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This is BBC World News Today with me Tim Willcox.

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The Headlines: Could Donald Trump seal deal for the Republican

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presidential nomination within the next few hours?

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Voting is underway in Indiana where his two remaining Republican

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rivals have staked everything on a Stop Trump alliance,

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but his momentum is looking increasingly unstoppable.

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What do you say is to stop Trump forces? Get over it. We need help.

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What we are doing now is not working.

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An all day all night party for Leicester City Fans,

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as they celebrate their team's 5,000/1 victory in the

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We were here to 1am, partying all night. Unbelievable! We are back

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again today. Also coming up: The Olympic

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flame arrives in Brazil but will Dilma Rousseff still be

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standing on the Presidential podium And we're on board the first

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American cruise ship Donald Trump smells victory,

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with many now thinking he's just hours away from delivering

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a knockout blow to his rivals to clinch the Republican party's

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nomination for President. Will Indiana be Ted Cruz's last

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stand against the Trump juggernaut, and the end of the run

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for Bernie Sanders Polls are due to close

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in a few hours. From Indiana, Nick Bryant

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sent this report. Trump, yeah, how

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you guys doing today? Lovely smile ladies,

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it is good to see smiles. This is a State where Donald Trump

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could effectively seal the deal and queues outside this rally

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in Indianapolis suggest What do you say to the Stop Trump

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forces? He is going to make

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America great again. What we are doing

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now is not working. The yearning for something

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different, the rejection of politics as usual, has propelled

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the billionaire's He is closing in on the

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presidential nomination. His hostile takeover

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of the Republican Party is close We are way over and way ahead

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of projection and we will do it on the the first ballot,

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but if we win Indiana it's over. If Donald Trump wins Indiana,

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he becomes virtually unstoppable. This is the do or die moment

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for the Stop Trump forces. This was a rally for his main rival,

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Ted Cruz, just down the road and look at the space

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she has to play in. But his supporters, many of them

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evangelical Christians, Do you think he can

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stop Donald Trump? But Cruz isn't just relying

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on divine intervention. He has cut a deal with the other

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Republican left in the race, John Kasich, in a bid to unite

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the anti-Trump vote in Indiana. Do we get behind a campaign that is

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based on yelling and screaming Or do we continue to unify behind

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a positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative

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campaign? The problem for the Texan Senator is

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a lot of people just don't like him. A senior Republican described him

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as "Lucifer in the flesh". Senator Cruz, do you really think

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you can stop Donald Trump? So are we looking at

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Cruz's last hurrah? Let's go live now to Laura Trevelyan

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in Indianapolis, Indiana. If he gets this, is he unstoppable?

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He would be. Indiana is called the Crossroad State of America will stop

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there are 57 delegates up for grabs tonight. If he were to win the

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majority he would then be only within a couple of 100 delegates of

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the magic figure. He could clinch the nomination and stop all this

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talk about contention in Cleveland. California votes on June seven, that

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is the most delegate rich state left to vote and Trump is ahead there. If

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he wins big as he would say tonight he is well on the way. It would mean

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Ted Cruz can't get enough to win the nomination. If he can't win tonight

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in what is a socially and Episcopal stable state, if he can't win here

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then he can't plausibly claim anymore to be able to stop Trump

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because Trump will have the maps and the momentum.

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Do you get a sense that Donald Trump is healing the wounds within the

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Republican party? Is he finally being seen as somebody who could

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unite? Well, before this morning I would

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have said yes, but what has happened today in this Indiana primary has

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been a bit of an all time low in what has already been mud wrestling

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primary. Donald Trump was on national television and he talked

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about the allegation that Ted Cruz's father was photographed at the

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assassination of John F. Kennedy. Ted Cruz responded to this

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allegation saying it was nuts and caused Donald Trump a narcissist and

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pathological liar. The two men were really going at it. With allegations

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like that, conspiracy theories like that, it makes it harder for Trump

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to unite the party around him. But one thing going in his favour is

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these delegates that will go to the convention, those who were behind

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Cruz now say they may come behind Trump. Fascinating.

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We will keep you up to date on the Indiana results,

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and you can also follow the story on our website, including taking

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a close look at the delegates tracker and the detail on Trump

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Also keep across our twitter feeds for all the latest.

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Improbable, impossible, a miracle, those are just some of the words

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being used to describe Leicester City's victory,

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winning football's Premier League title despite almost

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There have been huge celebrations that began last night

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and continued through the day, Leicester fans just

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Leicester City, players, coaches and the club's owners,

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together for the first time since they were crowned the latest

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and least likely winners the Premier League has ever seen.

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I feel good, it was an amazing achievement for me, for the lads,

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Last night, the squad watched as Spurs's draw against Chelsea

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Today, the fans continued their celebration, the like of which this

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It's going to make such a difference.

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People have been saying about Richard III, do you think

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it is luck on the team, but he doesn't play

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We were here until 3am, partying all night.

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I have just renewed my season ticket.

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If ever there was a David against Goliath story in sport...

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This is a story that translates to all, Leicester,

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capturing the global's imagination and making headlines everywhere,

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from the United States to Thailand, where Buddhists

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The club owners flew into the humble training ground earlier

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to congratulate a team that has turned the football

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Back in League 1, we used to sell out half a stadium.

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They have stuck through the team, thick and thin, it is

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good that they enjoy it like the players do.

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The city was brought to a standstill as the players

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arrived at a restaurant for a celebratory lunch.

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It is a fairy tale, if it ever gets topped,

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I would love to be there and see that.

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I can't see anybody getting over this.

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Leicester's triumph has put a smile back

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Even if, in time, it proves to be a glorious one-off,

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it is a club that will forever be synonymous with sport's enduring

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For decades, Turkish citizens have had to apply for visas to travel

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to the European Union, a process that can take weeks.

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For decades, Turkish citizens have had to apply for visas to travel

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The European Commission is set to announce whether Turkey's dream

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of visa-free travel to Europe will become a reality.

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It's supposed to be part of a deal with Ankara over the migrant crisis,

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but critics say it would be rewarding the Turkish government

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as it clamps down on free speech and human rights.

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This is the ritual for Turks who travel to the EU.

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Incessant queues, their applications sometime rejected.

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Brussels is likely to recommend that Turkey should now get visa free

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travel to the EU Schengen zone, with the recent migration deal

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It is so irrational, unacceptable, for human dignity.

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And for the basic rights of free travel.

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Turkey accepting migrants deported from Greece and clamping

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The Turkish government knows it has leverage over Europe.

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The PM insists no visa waiver, no migration deal.

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These are free travel has been Turkey's dream since it applied for

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membership decades ago. Other countries, from the Balkans

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to South America, have achieved it. But the EU is more apprehensive

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about Turkey, and as EU scepticism and the right wing have risen

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across Europe so have fears about an 80 million

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strong Muslim country. But some say the fears are created

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by populist EU politicians. Many of the political elites

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have an image of millions of Turks flooding into

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the EU looking for work, This would not be the case echoes

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it would not give them It wouldn't give them

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the right to social benefits Is this the government

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Europe should reward? Attacking protesters at a takeover

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of a national newspaper. Critics have been silenced and violence has

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been stoked in Kurdish areas of the country. One opposition channel is

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worrying about plummeting fresh freedom and Europe kowtowing to the

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president of Turkey. The EU should stick to its principles this time.

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If anything was given to the Turkish government under these circumstances

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I believe that the government won't hesitate to take over all the media

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landscape here in Turkey. If the price of stopping the migrants is to

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enjoy Turkey's floors, they will be heavily criticised.

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Europe knows if it shuns it's difficult but important neighbour,

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Now a look at some of the days other news.

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Russia's Foreign Minister says he hopes a cessation of hostilities

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in Syria will be extended to the city of Aleppo

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Sergei Lavrov was speaking after talks in Moscow with the UN's

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More than 250 people, many of them civilians,

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are reported to have been killed in Aleppo in the past ten days.

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A one-year-old girl has been rescued from the ruins of a building

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which collapsed four days ago in Nairobi.

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The Kenyan Red Cross say the baby was severely dehydrated and has been

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Twenty two people died when the six-storey building

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Police in Germany are investigating the deaths of at least two young

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women say they were the victims of a couple who held them

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They say the couple, a man in his 40s and his ex-wife,

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used dating adverts to lure the women to their home

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in north-west Germany, where they were chained up

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King Felipe of Spain has formally dissolved parliament and called

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fresh elections after months of political stalemate.

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The vote scheduled for the 26th of June follows the failure of rival

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parties to form a coalition in the wake of inconclusive

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Italy's highest court has acquitted a homeless man of stealing

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It has been a picturesque and historic Cruz.

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The first American cruise ship to go to Cuba in decades has pulled into

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port. but cruise liners are sailing

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from Miami to Cuba again. To send them on their way, good

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weather, calm seas and cold drinks. As the Adonia pulled away

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from Miami's iconic South Beach, the patriotism of both

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countries was on show. This is the latest

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and much-awaited stage in the thaw between

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Havana and Washington. But this cruise

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almost didn't happen. Cuba only recently lifted a ban

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on Cuban-born nationals Some in Miami took to the seas

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to repeat their long-standing While the Adonia might be

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the first US passenger vessel to make this trip

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since the Cold War, the company behind it wants

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many more to follow. So resolving the Cuban-

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American migration issue was key. It was important for us that,

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not just for our travellers but also for our employees

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here in Miami - so many of them are

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Cuban-born Americans - we wanted to ensure everybody had

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the opportunity to sail with us. So we are really proud to be part

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of this historic moment. most passengers were not thinking

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about the politics. They see the cruise

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as an opportunity of a lifetime. Rick Schneider and his husband

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are ticking off an item My partner and I were in Key West,

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55 or 56 years ago. And he said to me, "You want to take

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the ferry over to Havana?" And I said, "I don't know,

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let's do it next time." Then along came the revolution,

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and this is the next time. the passengers awoke to the sight

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of Havana on the horizon. So there they are, the key landmarks

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of Havana - the Habana Libre,

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the Hotel Nacional, And although a lot has been said

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about this trip, about how historic it is,

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actually, when you are coming

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on a cruise ship - the first in over half a century -

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it does feel pretty momentous. As the Adonia got closer, crowds

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gathered on the shore to greet them Fittingly, the first person

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of the ship was a Cuban-American hand-picked by his employers,

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the Carnival Company. Whether this new cruise service

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brings positive change Certainly, more tourists

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means more work and income for some. Others, though, have a residual fear

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that the island might once again become a weekend jaunt

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for wealthy Americans. The Olympic flame has begun

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a journey through more than three hundred towns and cities in Brazil

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that will end with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio

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de Janeiro in August. President Dilma Rouseff lit

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the torch at the presidential palace in Brasilia, promising the games

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would be a success despite political For more on this the BBC's

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Julia Carniero joins us from Rio. That is the big question, isn't it?

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Yes, the torch was touring the capital today. It was a relief from

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all the political news that usually comes from the capital to have

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something different happening. But as the torch was going through the

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building in Congress there was a meeting to decide the next steps in

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the impeachment proceedings. There will be a big vote next week to see

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if impeachment proceedings go ahead and F Dilma Rouseff will have to

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step down and make way for the vice president to step in temporarily. It

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could be for up to six months which means she will not provide over the

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opening of the Olympics at all. Despite all this political turmoil

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it was a very festive beginning to the torch relay in Brazil. We've

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been seeing also the day the torch touring across Brasilia, going to

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the iconic buildings in the city such as UNESCO heritage sites and it

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went in a speedboat, in a swimming pool, into the football stadium, one

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of the stadiums that will stage -- that stage the World Cup matches the

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few years ago. There were some moments that the testers, supporters

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of the president tried to get in the way of the relay, but they were held

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back by guards who were keeping the passage open for torchbearers. After

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today, we'll see the relay go on to more than 300 Brazilian cities,

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across the sprawling mass of the country. The biggest country in the

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world, it will be carried by 12,000 torchbearers.

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Thank you, very much indeed. The father of a five-year-old Afghan boy

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who was photographed wearing a home-made football shirts say they

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have been forced to leave Afghanistan due to threats. The boy

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was presented with a shirt by the soccer star himself.

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When the boy wore a plastic bag T-shirt bearing his favourite

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player's named Little did he know that Lionel Masi would send him the

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real thing. The five-year-old is now the proud owner of two signed

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T-shirts and a ball. But the sudden fame has come at a

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price. He and seven members of the family have had to flee Afghanistan

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after threats of kidnap. A few days ago I got a call from a

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local gangster. He thought that since my son received these T-shirts

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maybe he got some money from him. He wanted his share. It was a very

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risky situation so we left. Since he arrived at the border. The

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little boy has been followed by camera crews. He has bought his

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prized gifts, and his original home-made T-shirt. But the star

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treatment has done little for the family's dire circumstances. His

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father says he sees no future for his son here. The five-year-old is

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very clear about where he wants to go.

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Messy, you know how much I like you, now I want you to invite me so I can

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come and see you. And until he meets the iconic

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footballer this little boy will spend time honing his skills.

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Let's go back to Leicester now and their incredible victory

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Martine Croxall has been in Leicester watching

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Are they still going? I can barely hear a word anyone says to me! I've

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been deafened by singing and shouting. I get the chance to come

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home to Leicester for some fantastic stories, last year it was the real

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internment of a medieval king, this year it is Leicester City doing the

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impossible, winning the premiership! Everybody said they would never do

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it, they are too small a team, they don't spend enough on their players.

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But they have been proved wrong. They started off the season 5000 to

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one, the possibility of them winning this title. This Saturday after

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their match with Everton they will lift that trophy. Nobody can quite

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believe it. In the 132 year history, they have not spent as much on their

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players as Manchester United have spent in the last two years, which

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just tells you how big this achievement is. How will it change

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Leicester? They have a pretty successful rugby team, is it going

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to materially change Leicester, do you think? Yes. In many ways. This

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feels like a repeat of an extraordinary cycle of sporting

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success. I worked in 1996 and 1997 when all the sporting teams in the

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city, the Tigers, the cricket team and Leicester City were enjoying

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sporting success, but winning the League Cup as they did in 1997 is

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nothing like the achievement that they've managed here and now.

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Imagine all those internationally famous teams like Chelsea, Arsenal,

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Liverpool, nobody thought for one minute that little old Leicester

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could do it. It's thanks to the team really working together, they are

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not made up of expensive players who are real stars, but that could

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change, of course. But the manager has dealt with them

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in an understated way. He said let's just get to 40 points, we can only

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think about 90 minutes at a time, and then, on Monday, it all came

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down to whether Tottenham could beat Chelsea. They had to beat them. But

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it was a draw, to all, and so around 10pm last night, British time,

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Leicester City fans turned up you, they blocked the roads, traffic

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couldn't get through and they'd just been having a party ever since. The

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manager promised them pizza, and he took them to an Italian restaurant

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just a couple of miles from the centre of town, thanks to social

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media the crowd found out and they were mobbed when they came out of

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the restaurant. When the victory parade happens in

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maybe a couple of weeks' time I am sure there will be hundreds of

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thousands of people from all over the place who will turn up to wish

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the team well. They will be able to play in the

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Champions League next season which brings extra money and extra

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pressure, and now the team have to try and hold together and make sure

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that not too many players are tempted by the bright lights and

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large paycheques of other football teams who are bound to be interested

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in them. Thank you.

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They've got the moves, a new dance video featuring police

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in New Zealand shows officers in a different light.

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And those are the pictures we'll leave you with.

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