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From here in the BBC newsroom, we send out correspondents to bring


you the best stories from across the globe.


The Syrian refugees who now call Canada their home.


Lyse Doucet meets some of the thousands who have been


warmly welcomed, including some old friends.


Mind your language, Emmanuel Igunza reports on efforts to


save an African culture that is facing extinction.


As Rio celebrates its Paralympic success, Wyre Davies asks,


what will be the legacy for disabled people in Brazil.


TRANSLATION: Sport for me is my life, because without sport,


As tens of thousands of refugees from Syria head to Europe in search


of a better life, many may find themselves more welcome in Canada.


It has taken in more than 30,000 Syrians in the past 10 months


and the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the UN this week


that his country will do more to help Syrian refugees.


But as Lyse Doucet, herself a Canadian, reports from Toronto,


the rate of acceptance of these new Canadians


..these girls know their alphabet and a lot more about being Canadian.


Like thousands of Syrians, this family is sponsored


by individuals like Claudia who clubbed together to respond


What other question words do you use?


Her husband Andrew, an art dealer, helps three generations


of the family with their English and help them settle in.


It is the best way to integrate newcomers into the country,


to get them connected with the city, all the things that are available


and to create the warm arrival that sets the tone for the rest


A picnic in the park and a warm welcome from another


Their group raised enough to support the family for a year.


Everyone at this gathering is doing something similar.


You do hear critical voices, but for now the public mood


It is so striking just how different the mood is here than


But then much about Canada is different, every Syrian family


here was carefully vetted and then welcomed by families here in Canada,


and you haven't seen the kind of attacks here that have caused


But when you look at this you have to ask, could this


kind of model be adopted somewhere else?


Then suddenly, in this crowd, a family I know from Syria.


It has been more than two years, their lives were so desperate them.


She told me she would have dreams of people with their heads cut off. Now


her nightmare is over. These Syrians already


feel they belong here. This vast country has long made


space for new citizens, but like many other places


it is asking how many more How long will this


warm welcome last? Lyse Doucet, BBC News,


Toronto. Now, globally, hundreds of millions


of people speak English, but there are only nine people


in the world who can speak Yiaku. It is one of the rarest


languages in the world, spoken by the Yiaku tribe in Kenya,


and it is facing extinction. It is just one of hundreds


of indigenous languages Emmanuel Igunza has been to meet


the Yiaku, one of the smallest A community desperately hanging


on to its dying traditions. This young man is being


taught beekeeping. It has long been the mainstay


of the Yiaku people, but it started fading away in favour


of livestock keeping, because they were influenced


by neighbouring tribes, Decades of inter-marriage


with the Masai has seen much And now they are only nine elderly


people who can speak The elders have decided


to revive their language. This man tells me the community has


been forgotten and now they have taken the task of translating


and teaching the language Decades of illegal logging have


destroyed much of it, pushing the Yiaku community


out of the forest. Unlike the wealthier


and better-known neighbours, the Masai, the Yiaku people


are dependent on this Here is where they gathered


and hunted for food but even Not far from the forest is this


school built by the help Two times a month, students


here learn the language The old men actively


participate in the lessons, despite never having attended formal


education themselves. If these elders die,


then the language will die. Most of our cultures will die,


because they are the custodians This is one of the challenges


that the elderly are now dying There is no mechanism in place


to save the language This is one of the serious,


serious problems that needs The Yiaku community is so small


that it is not recognised among Kenya's 42 ethnic communities,


but they are refusing to give up on their heritage, despite knowing


that theirs is a race against time. Emmanuel Igunza, BBC


News, Central Kenya. It has been a long,


emotional summer in Rio and an incredible few


weeks of sport. The Paralympic games were initially


plagued with problems, but they have been widely seen


as a success. Now the fans and athletes have gone


home, what legacy will the games leave behind for disabled


people in Brazil? Wyre Davies has been speaking


to the next generation If the Olympic and Paralympic games


were all about inspiration and encouragement, then in David


they have found a champion. The 11-year-old from Rio is already


an accomplished surfer, now picking up another soon-to-be


Olympic sport and by the time the next games come around,


he has no intention TRANSLATION: Sport for me


is my life. Because without sport,


I am not David. I never thought I would be able


to skateboard like this. He lives in a country where 40%


of disabled children do not go to school,


where there is a huge gap in equality of opportunity depending


on race or social background. That has to change say campaigners


if Brazil is to build on Rio 2016. For those adolescents,


this cannot be a flash in the pan This means there are possibilities


for people with disabilities out there, that they may have assumed


were not possible for them, because of who they are or where they come


from or what colour they are. Putting on an expensive


summer of sport was a The first games to be held


in South America in a city and country that arguably had


more important priorities. Anxious to avoid accusations


of spending millions on white elephant stadiums that will never be


used again, Rio 2016 officials say many of the venues will have a life


once the games are over. The Arena of the Future will be


broken up, its materials used in the construction


of four new schools. Public support was initially


lukewarm, by the time the Paralympics came around,


ticket prices were cut, enthusiasm grew and the games


felt more inclusive. We showed that we could deliver


a cheap games, lots of legacy, improving lives, it will not solve


all the problems, there are still We know that, problems in Rio,


but the lives are much better because they were


inspired by the games. In the past few weeks,


Brazilians have found new Olympic and Paralympic heroes but the tough


funding decisions to come could make or break the ambitions of a young


boy inspired by what he has witnessed in his own city to one day


become an Olympian himself. Wyre Davies, BBC News,


Rio. Hello. Sunshine and showers tomorrow


on a fresh breeze. Tonight we


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