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The headlines: Another step towards Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's

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Turkey's president has told European leaders he won't change

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the country's anti-terror laws as required under a deal with the EU

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The Labour Party candidate is on course to win the London mayor.

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A senate committee in the Brazilian Congress recommends

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she should face an impeachment trial in the Senate

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Kim Jong-un has opened a political meeting by praising his country's

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nuclear weapons programme. This is insane. You can feel the heat. This

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is crazy. Also coming up: Fleeing

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the flames in Canada. Thousands of people already

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evacuated are on the move again. Turkey's president has told the EU

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it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel,

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saying, "We'll go our Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking

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a day after the Turkish PM, Ahmet Davutoglu, who had largely

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negotiated this EU deal, While Turkey is under attack from

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terrorist organisations from all sides, the European Union is telling

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us to change the anti-terror law in exchange for the Visa deal. You, the

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EU, will let terrorists build tents near the EU Parliament in Brussels,

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provide opportunities in the name of democracy and then tell us he will

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provide visas if you change our anti-terribles.

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Our Turkey correspondent, Mark Lowen, explains

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It's hard rhetoric from President Erdogan. His domestic support base

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is very conservative and sceptical towards the European Union. It is

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partly to raise the real possibility that this could well be a stumbling

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block on the way to ratifying that these and migration deal by the

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European Parliament and EU leaders at a summit at the end of June. It

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will alarm many European meat leaders who will see this as

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symptomatic of the fact that the Prime Minister who was forced out

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yesterday by President Erdogan who was the man who spearheaded the BZ

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deal. President Erdogan took exception to that, the fact he

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negotiated and apparently without consulting him. It could put that

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these are migration deal under threat, meaning the whole deal, were

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failed asylum seekers are deported to Turkey, could be jeopardised.

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Staying in Turkey and a gunman in Istanbul has opened fire

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at a Turkish journalist, Can Dundar, who is standing

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trial on charges of revealing state secrets.

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He escaped unharmed a TV reporter was injured. The gunmen was later

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detained. A Brazilian Senate committee has

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just voted to recommend that President Dilma Rousseff be

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impeached. Brazil's full Senate

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will now decide next week At that point, she would be

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automatically suspended from office during a trial which could last up

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to six months. The BBC's Camilla Costa

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is in Sao Paulo and explains what the president is

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accused of doing. Brazil is in the middle of a massive

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corruption investigation and Brazil's main oil company has not

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been formally accused of corruption and are benefiting herself but she

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has been accused at this point of trying to obstruct investigations.

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Even so, the impeachment process is actually about the labelling but the

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Brazilian budget, using money from public banks to cover gaps to make

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the government's finances appear better than they were. That happened

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in 2014, the year President Rousseff is re-elected. How important is this

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decision by the committee? It's not binding. Not really. At this point,

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the committee produced a report recommending that the proceedings

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move forward. It was expected that it would be approved as it is

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expected the full vote on the Senate will move forward with impeachment

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proceedings. But it's important because it was a thermometer of how

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is the support of President Rousseff in the Senate and currently it seems

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low. She only had five votes on her favour and the committee vote this

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morning so that probably indicates that a suspension and maybe even an

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impeachment down the road is very likely. What's behind this

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unpopularity that she's facing? Brazil is going through one of its

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worst recessions in decades. President Rousseff is largely blamed

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for taking bad economic decisions that in a way led Brazil to the

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recession the country is going through now. Two years ago, Brazil

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was in full employment and now it is just 10%. Of course, there is also a

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political situation going on. President Rousseff was seen as an

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authoritarian figure and a very difficult person to negotiate with.

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So she gradually lost a lot of support in Congress which also

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contributed to moving forward the impeachment proceedings and her

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popularity with the Brazilian people decreased a lot as well. She

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currently has some of the lowest popularity the country.

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Here in London, people have been casting their votes to elect

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The results are expected shortly with the opposition

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Labour party candidate, Sadiq Khan, currently in the lead.

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He'd become the first Muslim to hold the post.

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Rob, we are reporting he is likely to win. Any idea when we will get

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absolute confirmation? Very shortly. London has this very fancy

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electronic online accounting scheme. We have been able to watch inching

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along since 8am. All indications are that Sadiq Khan, the Labour

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candidates and possibly the first Muslim mayor a fairly major European

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capital, will be elected and should be allowed sorely. This would be a

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boost to the opposition Labour Party after a lacklustre set of results

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across the rest of the country. That's right. If you look at the

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result is that the opposition Labour Party has had in Scotland and the

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rest of England, it does not look like a party that is about to

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suddenly spring back to power in the national government. Or indeed for

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their leader, Jeremy Corbyn. One other thing to say about London is

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that it is very much a Labour city and what I mean by that is that the

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demographic very much point towards the Labour Party is a high immigrant

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population, immigrants normally vote Labour in Britain the same way that

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immigrant populations vote Democrats in the United States. It also has

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disproportionately young population. Young people are more likely to vote

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Labour. Nonetheless, it will no doubt come as a great relief to

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Labour to win the election. It's worth pointing out to our viewers

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around what that this is one of the most powerful political offices in

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the country outside Westminster. Or could we to see if he wins as

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expected? You are right that it is a powerful position in the sense you

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have got budget of $26 billion. That is no mean sum of money. You've also

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got the backing of 5.5 million registered voters. London is a

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powerful city. Sadiq Khan has said he wants to focus on London's

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problem of getting housing for poorer people and the cost of living

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in London and anyone who either Livesey or has visited the place

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knows exactly what that means. They will be hard tasks. The other

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element is, the elephant in the room, his ethnicity. He is a Muslim,

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the son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver, and while he has not

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campaigned as a Muslim, he has made the point, and people of all parties

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will hope he's right on that that imagine a boost it would give,

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imagined the message it was sent to ethnic minorities all over the UK if

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he is elected. The last time North Korea's ruling

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Workers Party held a full Congress, Jimmy Carter was in the White House,

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Leonid Brezhnev ruled in the Soviet Union

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and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, wasn't even born,

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but now he's been giving As he claims unprecedented results

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for his country's nuclear missile programme, some observers have

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suggested North Korea could stage a fifth nuclear test to coincide

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with this Congress. The BBC's Stephen Evans is one

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of about 100 foreign journalists who have been invited to Pyongyang

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under close supervision and explains It's certainly hard to tell what's

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happening outside Pyongyang and what is happening inside Pyongyang. I

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went to the pub this afternoon. Nothing odd about that, you might

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say, but it was a puppy in Pyongyang, we were passing thought

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let's give it a go. We went in, silence of the room, a lot of

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people, everybody looked round. There was a little bit of animosity.

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One guy gave you the death stare and did not let up in wartime and when

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we try to walk him, shoulders clashed. A lot of other people

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seemed to be apologetic about it. When we left the pub, we had some

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beers, the hostess if you like accompanied us down with a broad

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smile and was bowing to us. Now I think that is immensely helpful.

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There were ordinary people who had stripped away the propaganda that

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was coming from the top perhaps on both sides and were just warm human

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beings, holding their hands out across the back cultural chasm.

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In Canada, some of the 90,000 people forced by raging wildfires

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to abandon an entire city in the province of Alberta

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are having to be evacuated again as they find themselves once more

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endangered by the flames burning out of control.

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Some are having to make the risky journey in convoys of cars,

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others are having to be airlifted to safety.

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Our correspondent, James Cook, reports from Alberta.

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It is mid-afternoon on a bright, sunny Tuesday.

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But darkness has descended on Fort McMurray and 80,000 people

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Behind, on the left of screen, animals run from the forest.

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Those are burning embers flying through the air.

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People further on are being chased by the monster fire.

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These are the first mobile phone pictures from inside the

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Three days on, the fires are still burning and people

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Many thousands, who were trapped north of the city, are now being led

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Others are being flown to emergency centres like this one, more than 200

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Around 150 helicopters are still fighting this fire.

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The challenge for the pilots - and more than 1,000 firefighters

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on the ground - is clear from the air.

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The extent of this wildfire is breathtaking.

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We continue to monitor the situation closely,

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with high temperatures and shifting winds changing rapidly, we continue

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And the power of the fire is truly awesome.

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Well, this is what the firefighters are having to deal with.

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This is just erupted in the last 15 or 20 minutes.

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It's taken hold very, very quickly and the flames are

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As if that wasn't bad enough, temperatures tomorrow

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Now a look at some of the day's other news:

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Police in Pakistan say village elders ordered the murder

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of a teenage girl because she had helped a school friend to elope.

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The 15-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad

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and was killed before being put inside a vehicle

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In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, buildings have been demolished

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in the same area where an apartment block collapsed last week

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Eight buildings considered unfit for human habitation

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The 600 residents of the demolished buildings

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have been told to make their own arrangements.

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To Greece now where a three day general strike is underway

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with workers protesting against government plans to push

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Rubbish collection, public transport and news broadcasts

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The bombing of a refugee camp in Syria has been widely condemned,

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with the United Nations saying it could amount to a war crime.

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At least 30 people are thought to have been killed in yesterday's

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airstrikes near Sarmada close to the Turkish border,

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which local people are blaming on the Syrian government.

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Our correspondent, Will Ross, reports.

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On the horizon, evidence of yet another war crime in Syria.

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It's a refugee camp, Thursday's air strikes

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At least 30 people died here, including

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Families fleeing war, killed in a camp.

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This firefighter says the last body he took away was

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In a scene like this, it's hard to tell.

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May God burn them as they burned these

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people, says this survivor of the attack.

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The people living here in this largely rebel held area are in no

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They blame the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

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The United Nations has strongly condemned the air strikes.

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I'm sickened by the very sight, let alone the terrible news and tragedy

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this represents for people who have been killed and injured, but of

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course the suspicion will fall initially upon the Syrian government

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and we will want to make sure that they are,

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or whoever it is, are

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fully held to account for this absolutely abominable acts.

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Here, rebels and the Syrian army battle for

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control of already destroyed villages near Aleppo.

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This week, a truce was agreed to halt the

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relentless bombardment of Aleppo itself.

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But in Syria, peace deals don't involve all the fighting

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groups and don't cover the whole country.

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And although the government talks peace, President Bashar

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He wants the whole country back under

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More than 3000 people are reported to have been killed in

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Syria over the last month, despite an international push

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there seems to belittle hope of a ceasefire to stop

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Next Monday, the people of the Philippines will elect

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a new president along with more than 14,000 other officials

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It is the fifth general election since the overthrow of dictator

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Ferdinand Marcosand and his wife, Imelda, in 1986 - the so-called

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And as our south-east Asia correspondent, Jonathan Head,

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reports, the Marcos family is staging something of a comeback.

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In an election pact with familiar names and families, none is more

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famous or infamous than this man. And his mother. Still looking every

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bit the start of the show. Ferdinand Marcos Junior leads the polls for

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the vice President job. Within a decade, he might once again run this

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country. His father was overthrown in the first-ever people power

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uprising 30 years ago. With his wife, he was viewed then as a byword

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for greed and tyranny. How are you? But his son seems unfazed by the

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family's controversial history. How much of a problem as your Father's

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reputation been for your campaign? It has been a huge boost for my

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campaign! You don't feel the weighs you down at all? Quite the contrary.

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Up in his father's home province in the north, three generations still

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dominate electoral politics. And a museum glorifying the former

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dictator's life and achievements has become a popular attraction for

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Filipinos. It is remarkable that despite all the publicity about

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humans rights abuses, corruption and Imelda's shoes and jewellery, there

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is so much fascination, even admiration, for the Marcoss. But

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more than half of those eligible to vote will not even born when

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President Marcos was overthrown. They are seen as local champions

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here. They run the province well, people say. If I can vote ten times

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for him, I would, says Ms Taylor. It is a sentiment shared by a

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surprisingly large number of Filipinos these days. But not by

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this man. I was tortured for a week and put in isolation for nine

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months. It was an experience that I still remember. The families of the

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victims are upset. To Filipinos have short memories? Or is it that after

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40 years of democracy which has delivered little to most of them,

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they are ready to give the Marcos family another crack at the web?

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It's been six months since the worst environmental disaster

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The collapse of a dam near the city of Mariana released a wave of sludge

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that killed nineteen people, devastated villages and left dozens

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of cities with no water supply along the course of a river.

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Julia Carneiro reports from Mariana now, where reconstruction

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The materials of everyday life, now cemented together in random

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disarray, abandoned toys and clothes, a bed with no room. This

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was one of the village 's worst hit by a tsunami of mud after a Manning

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dam collapsed six months ago. The day huge travelled more than 600

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kilometres to the Atlantic and left a trail of destruction along the

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river. They are iron mine was run by San Marco. Around 150 families used

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to live here. Six months on, it is one of the few souls left. This used

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to be his home. It's a different world. You don't see anyone. It very

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lonely at night but I am staying here, God willing. This seems to be

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frozen and times. The sea of sludge gradually dried the whole villages

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buried under three metres of sunbaked mud. There is no saving

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bees ruins. This whole villages buried under three metres of

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sunbaked mud. There is no saving bees ruins. This Holbrook Village

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will have to be rebuilt on safer ground. And the colonial city of

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Marianna, some Marco has provided housing for the displaced families.

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Many will vote on reconstruction plans this week. San Marco is

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working to give people conditions at least as good or better than they

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were before the accident. Many question San Marco's claim. Here at

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this conference, an activist says they are setting the fox to guard

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the hen house. A settlement has just been approved. The company will

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create a $5 billion Fat fun to fix the damage. The settlement is not

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based in real assessment. The assessment of the situation.

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Therefore we don't know if it will be enough. After dark, the crowd

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gathered for a minute long siren to remember the victims. There was no

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such alert to warn residents of the danger when the dam broke. The river

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still runs a thick caramel colour. On higher ground, this man is

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starting his organic farm after it was cut off for months. This woman

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has lost her house but is finally working again. I am very happy to be

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here. I will be starting my own life, my routine on the farm. The

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city is not for me, I like the country. The disaster will be felt

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for years to come in a city dominated by mining.

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Now, he's been on our screens taking us to all corners of the globe

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for so long that it's hard to imagine life without him.

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Fortunately, Sir David Attenborough is still going strong as he prepares

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Sir David's made countless award-winning natural history

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documentaries including Life on Earth and the Life of Birds

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and he's brought us some very memorable moments.

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We have got rather different programme for you tonight.

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There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance

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with a gorilla. Than any other animal I know.

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Very striking when you sit this close to an orangutan to see how

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similar they are to human beings. Oh! This snow is not white. David

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Attenborough is also getting another honour.

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Boaty McBoatface will be the name of a British polar research vessel

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after all but not the one more than 100,000 people voted for.

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The name will instead grace a small remotely-operated submarine,

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while its mother-ship, the ?200 million research vessel,

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will be named after the British world-renowned naturalist and

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broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, whose name came fourth

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That's it for the programme. The weather is coming up next.

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