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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Survivors watch as the US president and the Japanese Prime Minister

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pay their respects to the 70,000 who died.

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With the memory of the morning of August six 19 45 must never fade.

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That memory allows us to fight complacency. It feels our moral

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imagination. -- is fuels. A judge orders Jonny Depp

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to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife Amber Heard,

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after she accused him More than 100 leading scientists say

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the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika

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outbreak. A final reckoning for Argentina -

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in the next hour a court is expected to deliver a verdict on former

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military officers accused of hunting down and killing political opponents

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in South America. A new adventure

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for an old favourite. We celebrate 90 years of

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Winnie-the-Pooh. president has visited the first city

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destroyed by an American At least 70,000 people were killed

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in Hiroshima on the sixth of August 1945 - tens of thousands

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more went on to die Three days later a second

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bomb killed at least The Americans say the attacks did

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much to bring the war There was no apology

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from President Obama, but speaking to an audience

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which included survivors of the attack, he reflected

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on the lessons from the day when, as he put it,

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"death fell from the sky From Hiroshima,

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John Sudworth reports. 71 years ago a US President sent

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a single bomb to destroy Today, a holder of that

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same office came here for the first time, standing next

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to the Japanese Prime Minister It's impossible to deny,

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of course, the deep The huge media presence

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are here to see the leader of the only country ever to have

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used an atomic weapon paying his respects in Hiroshima,

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a city that has come to symbolise On a bright, cloudless morning,

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death fell from the sky A flash of light and a wall

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of fire destroyed a city, and demonstrated that mankind

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possessed the means From the instant of the first

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blast... President Obama has made it clear,

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though, that he is not here to offer an apology

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for an act his predecessors have I said to my friend,

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look, beautiful, aeroplane As she pointed, the bomb exploded

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in the sky above her. She still suffers the effects

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of the serious burns today. What do you think about the visit

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by President Obama to Hiroshima? I was very happy to hear that,

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because that is one But, as always, a short distance

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from the President stands an officer carrying America's

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nuclear launch codes. It's a reminder of the reality,

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on a day strong on symbolism Some breaking news -

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an American entertainment website is reporting that the actor

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Amber Heard, who is filing What is happening? A court has

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ordered that Johnny Depp stay away from his estranged wife, Amber

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Heard. That is why -- that is because she has accused of domestic

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violence. She says he threw her mobile phone at her, during a fight

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at the weekend, striking her eye and her cheek. And in the documents to

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the court, it has been reported that there was a photo showing the

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injuries that she sustained during this alleged incident. She also

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accuses Depp of pulling her hair repeatedly and also striking her and

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hitting her repeatedly. She says the actor was high on drink and drugs at

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the time. As I say, the judge has ordered that he stay away from her,

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until another court hearing on the 17th of June. Johnny Depp himself

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has not responded to this but his lawyer has said that he will honour

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this stayaway order by the judge. And he is currently in Portugal with

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his band. A huge amount of media interest. The couple only married

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just over a year? That's right. They met in 2011, on the set of a film.

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But they really gained international prominence only a month ago when

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they were back in court in a different way, you may remember they

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were accused of illegally smuggling their dogs to Australia while they

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were filming there. Last month they delivered a bizarre video apology to

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the court in Australia for that incident. And that was one of the

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last times that people around the world saw them publicly. Then we

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heard the news this week that Amber Heard was filing for divorce, citing

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irreconcilable differences. Thank you very much.

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More than 100 international medical experts have

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published a letter urging the World Health Organisation

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to consider whether the Olympics Games,

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due to open in August, should be postponed or moved

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from Rio de Janeiro because of the Zika virus threat.

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The experts, from over a dozen countries,

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said there was a clear threat to global public health.

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They called on the WHO to set up a panel of specialists to advise

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On Thursday, the head of the Atlanta-based Centers

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for Disease Control said the Zika outbreak in Brazil did not pose

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enough of a threat to warrant cancelling the Olympic Games.

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The US military says the leader of so-called Islamic State forces

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in the Iraqi city of Falluja has been killed in fighting along

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A US colonel said more than 20 coalition air strikes have destroyed

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IS positions over the past four days.

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The UN says hundreds of families have escaped the besieged city -

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although thousands remain trapped - as Iraqi government forces attempt

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to recapture the area from the Islamic State group.

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Some 50,000 civilians still remain trapped inside Falluja and they are

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prevented from escaping by Isil as the government continues, the city

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continues to come under heavy bombardment by the Iraqi forces.

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Food has been in very short supply. We are hearing accounts of people

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are relying on expired rice and dried dates and that is about it for

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their diet. We have also heard reports of starvation related deaths

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among the population there. This is from the people we have interviewed,

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or our partners have interviewed, who have escaped.

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Iraqi soldiers have fired tear gas to disperse protesters gathered

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near Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

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Several protesters were injured in the incident.

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Protesters loyal to the influential Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have

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been calling for comprehensive reforms for months.

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A few weeks ago, demonstrators broke through the blast walls surrounding

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the Green Zone and into Iraq's parliament and government offices.

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Many motorists across France are still having trouble finding

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fuel, as a result of strikes and blockades by

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All but one of the union blockades at fuel depots have

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But shortages have caused long queues at petrol stations.

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President Francois Hollande, has said he will stand firm over

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the changes to labour laws which have prompted the strikes.

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Brazilian police are searching for more than 30 men -

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suspected of raping a sixteen year old girl and then posting videos

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The teenager reportedly went to her boyfriend's house in Rio de

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Janeiro on Saturday before waking up naked and surrounded by armed men.

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Arrest warrants have been issued, including one for the boyfriend.

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Our correspondent described the timeline. The initial reports coming

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out described what happened. She was apparently under the effects of

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drugs, unconscious, and woke up surrounded by these men. That is

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what she described to the police a day after having gone to visit her

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boyfriend in a shanty town in Rio. And she was silent about what had

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happened until the case came out on social media. This video was posted

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on social media, a 42nd video showing her naked and with men

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surrounding and jeering -- a 40-2nd video showing. This was on top of

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all the pain she had gone through. It has caused an outrage on social

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media and lots of angry reaction here with people calling for an end

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to this situation, an end to what they are calling a culture of rape

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in Brazil. In 2014, there were 50,000 cases of rape reported and

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there is a fear that that is still under reported because so many

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victims fear coming forward, fear talking about what happened in case

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they are stigmatised or even blamed. I suppose that is reflected not just

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in the video that was circulated but the comments left on it. Some people

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say that she deserved what she got? Exactly. It was a terrible moment of

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congratulatory comments filled with misogyny at first and then later on

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we saw other voices come in and add to the discussion with outrage and

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anger about what had happened. The first comments were taken off-line.

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But I think it is a very clear example of how things are twisted,

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how the victim is made to blame. There was lots of information about

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her, that she was a drug user, that she was 16 and already has a

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three-year-old child and that is suddenly being used to question her

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behaviour. But she posted a comment on Facebook thanking people for

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their support and said that she had expected to be badly judged by

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society and it was a relief that she was getting all this engagement to

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defend her and defend women's writes.

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Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come:

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the 96-year-old surgeon who gave his name to the anti-choking manoeuvre

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he developed uses the technique to save a fellow resident

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50,000 people had taken part in an event to help aids in Africa.

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Taunting was led to scuffles and full-scale riots as the Liverpool

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fans broke out of their area and into the Juventus enclosure. The

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Belgian police had lost control. The whole world will mourn the tragic

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death of the father of the Indian people, Mr neighbour.

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The Oprah Winfrey show comes to an end after 25 years and 4500

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episodes. The chat show has made one of the richest people on the planet.

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Geri Halliwell has left the Spice Girls. I don't believe it! She is

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the one with the bounce on the go, not her, why?!

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Barack Obama meets survivors of the atom bomb attack

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on Hiroshima, during the first visit to the Japanese city

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by a serving US president since the Second World War.

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A judge has ordered Johnny Depp to stay 100 yards away from his

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estranged wife, Amber Heard, after she accused him of hitting her. Now

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let's turn to the sports news. Jose Mourinho says it is a special

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honour to be appointed manager of United. He replaces Louis Van Gaal.

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It has taken several days of negotiations to agree the deal. The

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53-year-old has won league titles with every club he has managed and

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appears as focused as ever on making this new job a success. I want to

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win and more than that, I need the supporters and the players to feel

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that I say that but I think we can really. It is not just to say it.

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So, yes I want to focus on the history of this giant club and give

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what I have and what I don't have so I will give absolutely everything.

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It is two weeks ago before the European champ and ships in France.

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It busy time for international friendlies. England are 2-1 up

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against Australia, Marcus Rushford becoming the youngest England player

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to score on his debut. Northern Ireland are up against

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Belarus. The world number two, Andy Murray,

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has booked his place in the last 16 of Roland Garros, finally enjoying a

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straightforward match with a straightforward win over Croatia's

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Evo Karlovic. He took the first two sets in an hour but Karlovic pushed

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him all the way in the third and Murray eventually took it 7-6. He

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will face another big server in round four. I served quite smart for

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the most part. A high percentage of first serves, quite a bit into his

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body, as a bigger guy he is not -- it is not as easy for him to get out

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of the way. And then my first job after the server, I was making him

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move and dictating some of those points. So that was positive.

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And Rafah Nadal will not "Tenth title. He has pulled out with a

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wrist injury. The International Olympic

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Association -- committee has said that registry competitors have

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failed drugs test. More could be coming out in the coming weeks.

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Samples were retested based on intelligence gathering and athletes

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from five different sports and six countries

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tested positive. If you remember in the lead up to 2012, organisers said

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they had state-of-the-art facilities which would make it hard for drug

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cheats to evade the system. They were going to check more blood and

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urine samples and an unprecedented amount, more than any other games.

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But you can only test for what you know people are taking. So sometimes

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there is a time lag. That is why there is a time lag. That is why

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they store the samples and they go back and test when testing

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procedures become more sophisticated. The worrying thing is

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that the IOC said that this process is ongoing so there are

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possibilities of more tests to come. Concerns are raging over the Zika

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virus. 100 medical experts urge for the games to be postponed or move.

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The letter was sent to the world of organisation. And that is the sport.

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The final verdict in an historic human rights trial is expected

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Operation Condor was a campaign of state-sponsored terror organised

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by South American dictatorships in the 1970s.

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The US-backed regimes conspired to hunt down,

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kidnap and kill political opponents across South America and beyond,

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as Irene Caselli reports from Buenos Aires.

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40 years ago, this woman was kidnapped and held illegally in this

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before being sent back home. In the before being sent back home. In the

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process, she was separated from her son, Simon. They were reunited 26

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years later. TRANSLATION:

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I think that I spent most of the time here. The cold was terrible,

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but the screen were worse. The screams of those who were being

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tortured were the first things you heard, and they made you shiver.

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That is why there was a radio blasting day and night. What hurts

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me most here is the staircase. They took you upstairs and that is where

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the questioning and torture darted. I think I screamed, I realised it

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was a sign of life, and it was was a sign of life, and it was

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impossible to hold back. If you scream, the others knew you were

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alive. During the Cold War, South American dictatorships came together

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to systematically eliminate leftist opponents. It was a transnational

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plan called Operation Condor. Over the past three years, the historic

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trial in Argentina has specifically focused on this conspiracy.

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TRANSLATION: This trial has focused on other

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trials. There are huge numbers of documents. We are not focusing in

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one trial or in one country. We are looking at what happened in Uruguay,

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Brazil, and Chile. Uruguayans like this woman consider Friday's trial

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particularly significant because courts in her country have never

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tried ex-military for torture. Along a fellow defendants, there is a

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fellow Uruguayan. It is a milestone in human rights. In the past we had

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international courts but we have international courts but we have

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here a domestic court here in Argentina which is prosecuting

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transnational crimes that were committed in an organised fashion by

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Sikh states in Latin America. Testimonies of survivors of torture

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centres have been fundamental in determining the scope of Operation

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Condor. Today, 40 years later, many people will finally see some

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justice. Now - if ever someone

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was in the right place at the right time -

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the surgeon whose name was given to the anti-choking manoeuvre

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he developed has used At the age of 96, he saved

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an 87-year-old woman. Dr Henry Heimlich performed his

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famous 'Heimlich Manoeuvre' on a fellow resident

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at the retirement home He dislodged a piece of hamburger

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from Patty Ris's airway - after she'd been choking

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and unable to breathe. She was sitting in a chair and I

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turned her around so that her back would be exposed to me. I put my

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arms around her and pressed where I described it, below the rib cage.

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And I did three compressions and this piece of meat came out and she

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started breathing. I wrote my thank you note to him for saving my life.

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right next to you so you could save right next to you so you could save

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my life. Because I was gone. I couldn't breathe at all for a long

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time. Fantastic story. Elizabeth is celebrating her 90th

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birthday, as is Winnie the blue. To celebrate this, the story has been

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written, Winnie the pool and the Royal birthday.

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That harm is fit for a Queen... Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Christopher

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Robin and Dior. Much like characters have a new adventure in Buckingham

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Palace. The story is narrated by the actor Jim Broadbent. It's a lovely

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story, celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday and also Winnie the Pooh's

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90th birthday. My first there was named Pooh after him. I had to, but

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he was always the favourite. It is an honour to narrate a brand-new

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story. The first Winnie the Pooh book was published by AA Milner in

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1936. Christopher Robin was named 1936. Christopher Robin was named

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after his son. One of the first books was dedicated to the Royal

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Princess Elizabeth. From childhood, she was declared to be a fan. But

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the two have not been able to meet. There was a starring in the crowd.

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It's the Queen! The Queen is coming! And she was greeting the crowd as

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she met -- as she went. Winnie the she met -- as she went. Winnie the

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Pooh passed by Harrods which is described in the story as a grand

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old shop which Winnie the Pooh found the familiar. Fans will know that it

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is familiar because the story is based on a real teddy bear bought

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from Harrods. This is what the original one was like. Christopher

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Robin's mother bought this in 1930 14 Christopher Robin's first

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birthday. She did not know then that he would turn into the most famous

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bear in the world. He was a British made teddy bear, 18 inches, and

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would have cost 13 shillings and sixpence, the equivalent of ?27

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nowadays. Today, Winnie the Pooh has been translated into more than 40

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languages. In this latest tale, he meets a new generation. The Queen is

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said to have been happy for the project to go ahead, celebrating a

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very happy birthday with an old friend.

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Archaeologist in Boston have located a shipwreck from the 1870s. It was

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in a Seaport district and which was land failed -- filled with land over

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a century ago. It was filled with line.

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The Sydney Opera House in Australia has been been lit up with works

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It's part of the Vivid Sydney festival which has become

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Let me leave you with a taster of the spectacular light show

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