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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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I'm Alpa Patel. Here are the headlines.

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There's a controlled explosion at Old Trafford as Manchester

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United's last Premier League game is abandoned.

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In France - 17 women who have served

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as ministers say they will no longer stay silent on sexual harassment.

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Also coming up - the leading campaigner for the UK

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compares the aims of the organisation to

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And 18-year-old Max Verstappen becomes the youngest ever winner

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Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion

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at Manchester United's home ground, Old Trafford.

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Police described the object as looking incredibly

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like an explosive device, but concluded it was not viable.

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The discovery forced the abandonment of the club's final game of

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Well, from Old Trafford we join Andy Swiss.

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As the players warmed up just 20 minutes before kick-off,

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The instruction for fans in two stands to evacuate from the stadium

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after a suspect package had been discovered.

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As the players, including United's Michael Carrick,

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digested the news, the remaining thousands of fans inside the stadium

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Most appeared to remain calm as they exited.

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Amongst them, a group who came all the way

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It is the right decision that the security of the fans

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When you left the ground and asked a security guard,

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what is going on, they were like, we don't know, just wait outside.

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It kind of put us in a panic.

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The emergency services arrived at the ground as well as the bomb

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disposal team, who carried out a controlled explosion.

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In footballing terms, this was one of the biggest days

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of the season, with United hoping to win a place in

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Instead, the sport has been overshadowed by concerns

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over security at one of the game's most famous venues.

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To France - where 17 female politicians,

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have said in an open letter saying they will no longer stay silent

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It follows the resignation of Denis Baupin - the Deputy speaker

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of the French National Assembly - over sexual harassment allegations,

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Well one of his accusers - Annie Lahmer - has been speaking

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to French television. She says she hopes the letter will

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TRANSLATION: The pain has subsided over time, but my personal pain has

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not subsided. We need to be able to talk about it. But above all, I want

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this to free up other women so that they feel that they can talk about

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these kind of incidents. Following the story

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is our correspondent He told me why these former

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ministers are taking this stand. This issue has been dominating the

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French media. Denis Baupin is a member of the Green Party and the

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significant politician. The Green Party on the left are the forefront

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of the fight against sexism and so forth. But it is not immune from the

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clubby masculine atmosphere that this is all about. Denis Baupin, the

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Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, very well known in French

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politics, forced to step down after these eight women, cracker Mac of

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whom gave named testimony, described how he had sent them explicit text

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messages or in one case even groped one of them after a meeting. He

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resigned. Huge outpouring of outrage across the political spectrum, of

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course. Some woman said that this happen before, and every time there

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is an outpouring of discussed, but it still goes on, hence this letter

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today from these eminent women who say, really, this time, things have

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to stop. In general, things are improving in France, but at a slower

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pace than in other countries and in a very male atmosphere that French

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politics still is, and this kind of behaviour does go on. 17 signatories

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to this letter, Christine le regard one of them. What are they calling

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for to sort this out? In a way, it is just more rhetoric adding to the

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many expressions of outrage. They have some particular ideas about

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toughening legislation. Many of these ideas are already in hand. The

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women's rights Minister has been on television, saying that she welcomes

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this intervention but that some of those ideas will be on the statute

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book, for example limiting the statute of limitations when it comes

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to sexual aggression. At the moment, the alleged offences of Denis Baupin

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could not the prosecuted because they happened a long time ago.

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Women, in the immediate aftermath of an event like that are not happy

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about coming forward. One idea would be to lengthen the statute of

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limitations so that after some years it is possible to prosecute and to

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make it possible for associations to launch prosecutions in order to

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spare women who are sometimes reluctant to come forward and maim

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themselves in these cases. Staying with politics -

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but this time in the UK - because a leading campaigner

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to leave the European Union has caused outrage after he compared

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the aims of organisation Boris Johnson said the ambition

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of some in Europe is to create a single super-state,

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the same as the Nazi leader. Boris Johnson rarely does "subtle",

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but his latest intervention in the referendum campaign has

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sent sparks flying. A leading Leave campaigner,

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Mr Johnson said the last 2,000 years of European history had seen doomed

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attempts of recreating the Roman Empire bny trying to unify

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it. Any mention of Hitler

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in the EU debate was always Fellow Leave campaigners said his

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reading of history was right. Boris was making a carefully

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calibrated historic comparison. All of these figures,

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Philip II of Spain, Louis XIV of France,

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Napoleon and Hitler were all trying They wanted to do it by force.

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The EU is doing it by stealth. But Boris Johnson's words incensed

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Remain campaigners. I think trying to compare

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what Hitler and the Nazis did, the millions of people who died in

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WWII, the Holocaust, to the free democracies of Europe coming

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together to trade and cooperate, and in the process to help bring

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peace on the continent of Europe, Europe's history and Britain's place

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in it has become Glowering over Parliament is

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Churchill. His own views on Europe are being

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pressed into service by both sides. The past is being invoked

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to stir our emotions, our gut feelings, and that is

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what Boris Johnson mentioned But this referendum

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is about the future. Today, the Governor of the Bank

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of England, who doesn't often do interviews,

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decided to repeat Our judgment is there's a risk

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that growth And inflation notably higher

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in the event of a leave. The governor has now strayed

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into the expression of what is a simple,

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personal prediction. I don't actually think

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it is possible for him to say with any absolute accuracy that

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that will happen. Boris Johnson's comments

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have whipped up The Leave campaign knows that

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many big economic voices are sceptical of their case,

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but this referendum Motor racing now and Max Verstappen

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has created Formula 1 history with victory in the Spanish Grand

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Prix. The 18-year-old has become the youngest ever Grand Prix winner

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in the history of Formula 1, holding Verstappen was only promoted

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to the senior Red Bull team a week ago and was making

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his debut for the team. The Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton

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and Championship leader Nico Rosberg crashed into each other

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on the opening lap. More for you on the story later

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in the bulletin with Sport. Police in Bangladesh have arrested

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a man in connection with the murder Xulhaz Mannan was hacked to death

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in Dhaka last month. Police say the suspect belongs

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to an Islamist group. At least 20 people, including

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academics, secular bloggers and members of religious minorities,

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have been killed in recent attacks Authorities in Yemen say at least

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25 police recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack

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in the southern city of Mukalla. The Islamic State group has said it

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carried out the bombing, which took place as the recruits

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lined up at a police headquarters. The Philippines' new

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president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has reaffirmed his tough policies,

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confirming he will press Congress to lift a suspension

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on the death penalty. He also said he will order security

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forces to shoot-to-kill suspected

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criminals who resist arrest. His firm stance on policing

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was the hallmark of his election campaign, sweeping him to victory

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during the presidential

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elections earlier this week. Mr Duterte was nicknamed

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"The Punisher" for his record as the crime-crushing mayor

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of the southern town of Davao. His latest announcement on his tough

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new policies were met with a mixed TRANSLATION: His solution is simple

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and his political role is there. He says he will restore the death

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penalty in six months' time. When he says at the Supersport time I will

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reduce illegal drug manufacturing and distribution it is something

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significant. You can fuel the hope. You really feel that change is

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coming. TRANSLATION: The issue of poverty

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has not been addressed at all. If people commit crimes it is because

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of desperation brought about by poverty, gross inequality of access

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to education and a lack of rehabilitation in the Justice and

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penal systems. The death penalty for North cannot resolve the problems of

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an unjust system. A former CIA agent has confessed

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that it was his tip-off to the South African police that led

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to the arrest of Mr Mandela - considered a terrorist

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at the time by the United States and others - went on to serve

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27 years in jail for resisting

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white minority rule. Later of course he became

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the country's first black president. The revelation made by American

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spy Donald Rickard - and reported in the Sunday Times

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newspaper - appears to confirm long-running suspicions that

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Mr Mandela was being trailed The BBC's Karen Allen

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is in Johannesburg. The circumstances around the arrest

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of the late Nelson Mandela back For the first time we have a CIA

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operative, the late Donald Rickard, who admits he was the man who tipped

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the South African police off. It is something that basically

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confirmed suspicions that have been swirling around South

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Africa for many decades. You had to remember the context.

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This was Cold War politics. Back in 1960, the ANC,

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the resistance movement, Nelson Mandela led the armed wing

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of that resistance movement, and had received military training

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in Algeria, in 1962. He was arrested just

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a few months later. This CIA operative said

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he did not regret what he did. He said at the time Nelson Mandela

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was considered the most dangerous communist outside

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of the Soviet Union, although Nelson Mandela always

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maintained that he was never

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a member of the Communist party. It is likely to put more pressure

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on the CIA to try and release more There have been precious Freedom

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of Information requests to try and obtain that information

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and they've managed The African National Congress,

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the government of South Africa today, a spokesman today said

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he was not surprised that this CIA operative had been named,

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and he said he believed there were still members of the CIA

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meddling in South African politics today, because he said

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they want regime change. Stay with us on BBC News,

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still to come: A political song from Ukraine

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that's angered Russia wins the 2016

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Eurovision Song Contest. Here in the UK David Cameron has

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promised more support for children, when they leave local

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authority care in England. The Prime Minister will use

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the Queen's Speech this week to outline proposals,

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including a commitments The Prime Minister has pledged to

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create a covenant, promise laid out in law to everyone who has been

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through the care system. It would ensure that those who leave care

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would be guaranteed access to jobs, housing and a doctor. They would be

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given a mental until the age of 25 that would offer them both emotional

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support and practical help. The Prime Minister says this is about

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ensuring that those who have had a difficult start in life would still

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have the chance of a brighter future. There will be changes on the

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issue of adoption. David Cameron has described himself as unashamedly

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pro-adoption. The latest headlines: Bomb disposal

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experts have carried out controlled explosion at Manchester United's

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Old Trafford stadium. Police said it looked

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like an explosive device. Andy Swiss joins me from Old

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Trafford. Has there been any development in the last hour on

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this? It has been a dramatic afternoon. Just to remind you what

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has happened at Old Trafford. At about 2:40pm, 20 minutes before

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kick-off, the players were warming up on the pitch, thousands of fans

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had taken their seats inside the stadium. Then SH came out across the

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tannoy telling supporters in two stands at Old Trafford that they had

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to evacuate because of a suspicious package inside the stadium. Both

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stands started leaving the stadium. Sniffer dogs were brought in. Just

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after 3pm, when the match had been supposed to kick-off, another

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message came across the tannoy telling the rest of the fans that

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the match had been abandoned. Then they had to leave the stadium as

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well. They left the stadium calmly, we have to say. There was no great

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panic. Emergency services arrived. Bomb disposal units arrived. They

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went inside the stadium. 6pm, three hours after the match had been

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abandoned, a statement was released by Greater Manchester Police saying

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that a controlled explosion had been carried out at Old Trafford on what

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was described as an incredibly lifelike explosive device. Full

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assessment has been concluded and it has been found that the device was

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not viable. Although it was not viable, it has caused huge

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disruption for thousands of fans who had come to watch this match and

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also what was potentially a pivotal match at the end of the Premier

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League season. That will now be rescheduled. This was a significant

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match for Manchester United. Do we know when it might be rescheduled?

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This was supposed to be the last weekend of the Premier League

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season. There are no other Premier League matches to come. That makes

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it particularly problematic Allsop Manchester United play in the FA Cup

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final on Saturday. There had been suggestions that they would replay

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the match this week. There is no other real time slot. Other clubs

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apart from Manchester United, it is the end of their season. Players

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aren't you to go for international duty so they will have to try and

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reschedule the fixture for some stage this week. -- players are due

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to go. Let's get the sports news. The final Manchester United game of

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the season was called off the cause of that suspect package. 75,000 fans

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were left disappointed by evacuate before kick-off. The match will be

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replayed on shoes they 17th of May. United had hopes of reaching the

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Champions League next season but local rivals Manchester city got the

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point they needed to secure a top four finish. They drew 1-1 at

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Swansea city in Manuel Pellegrini 's last game as city manager. We knew

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that we needed one point today to have a spot in the Champions League

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next year. And that was what we did. Were you aware of the problems at

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Old Trafford, that the game was not being played, and did that affect

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wings for you? We didn't know before the game that the game was

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abandoned, we didn't know why. I hope that it was nothing important.

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But we were just depending on what we must do here, and things were in

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our hands. The Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was given a standing

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ovation by his fans after they thrashed Tottenham 5-1 at St James

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Park. He has a break clause in his contract he would not be drawn on

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his future. That defeat for pot them and the 4-0 win for Arsenal over

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Aston Villa means that Arsenal leapfrog Spurs into second on the

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table. It was an emotional game for Mikel Arteta who played what is

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likely to be his last game for Arsenal. For the manager it was a

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rewarding day. It was harder than ever this season but in the end, the

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fact that we did not give up, we were under huge pressure, we kept

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our togetherness, and that is part of the DNA of this club. And we have

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done that to the last minute of the season. And that is why we are an

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front of them. Champions Leicester completed their dream season with a

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1-1 draw away at 2015 winners, Chelsea. John Terry spoke on the

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pitch. He reiterated he would like to stay with the club. He has not

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decided yet whether to accept a new one-year contract extension. This is

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how the top of the Premier League ends with all but that abandoned

:20:52.:20:55.

Manchester United against Bournemouth game having been played.

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That defeat to Spurs moves them down to third with Manchester City

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climbing that final Champions League place. Southampton after, but they

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are guaranteed to join Manchester United in next season 's Europa

:21:10.:21:16.

League. Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to win a race as he

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took Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. The 18-year-old took advantage of

:21:20.:21:24.

Mercedes favourites Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashing in the

:21:25.:21:28.

first lap. It was his debut race for Red Bull. The previous record was

:21:29.:21:33.

held by Sebastian Vettel at 21. After the race was Berg had this to

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say about this incident but Hamilton. I tried to stop them as

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early and as clear as possible to make sure that he does not try to go

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down the inside. I was really surprised, didn't expect him to go

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down the inside anyway and I was surprised that he did. And that was

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it, really. After that, next thing I knew we were in the sand trap. One

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week before the 29th birthday, Andy Murray has chalked up a notable

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victory over rival Novak Djokovic. He gave a superb display to win the

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final of the Italian open, beating the world number 16-3, 6-3. Serena

:22:16.:22:22.

Williams ended a nine-month title drought by taking the women's event.

:22:23.:22:28.

She beat fellow American Madison keys to seal her fourth- when Rome.

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-- her fourth title in Rome. Ukrainian politicians have held

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their victory in the Eurovision Song Contest as a continent wide

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endorsement of their position in the conflict. On the other hand, Russia,

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which came third, claimed that the competition was hijacked if

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politics. The final vote. And the dramatic moment Ukraine conquered

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Eurovision. The winner, Jamala. Ukraine had beaten its bigger rival

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Russia into third place. Jamala sings about the year, 1944, when

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Josef Stalin ordered the deportation of all Crimean Tartars. Many people

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interpret the song as a comic on Crimea today, after Russian

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annexation. Russia has reacted angrily to the Ukrainian win. After

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the contest, live on Russian TV, there were accusations of a fix.

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Russia had won the popular vote, but not the support of the jury 's.

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Studio guests claimed that the singer was a victim of political

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voting. In Moscow today there's been a chorus of disapproval of the

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Eurovision result. Politicians have been dismissing the contest as a

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political battlefield, claiming that the Russian defeat is part of a

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Western campaign against Moscow. One senator suggested that Russia should

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boycott next year 's competition in Ukraine. This Russian MP believes

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the West is waging an information war on Russia that has now spread to

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Eurovision. TRANSLATION: The jury 's were

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influenced by an information campaign against Russia, she tells

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me. It claims that everything in Russia is bad. That all sportsmen

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take doping and that Russians are aggressive. Russia went all out to

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win this year 's Eurovision. If it does take part next year, and if

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relations with Chievo remain pens, the Ukraine could prove a difficult

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stage. The world is more interconnected

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than ever before. It is becoming more connected every day. Building

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walls will not change that. In politics and in life, ignorance is

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not a virtue. APPLAUSE

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It is not cool to not know what you are talking about. President Obama

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ending the programme. That's it from the team here. Thank you for joining

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