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I don't want to call it the whip, I call it the snake, you know.
So you call it whatever you want to call it,
that's what you learn from Muhammad, you know, be yourself.
The closer it gets, the more bitter the two rival campaigns get over
whether the UK stays in the European Union.
Now, two senior members of the same ruling Conservative Party,
but from opposite sides of the debate, have clashed.
The former Prime Minister John Major accused the Leave campaign
of misleading people over the costs of pulling out of the EU.
But Boris Johnson defended the Leave campaign's numbers.
Here's our political correspondent, Ben Wright.
But today, the former Tory prime minister let rip,
I am angry at the way the British people are being misled.
I think their campaign is verging on the squalid.
What they have said about leaving is fundamentally dishonest.
I think this is a deceitful campaign.
He used to be caricatured as grey, but this was a Technicolor assault
Vote Leave have said some of the cash Britain currently
spends on being a member of the European Union could be
But Sir John Major said leading Conservatives could not be trusted
Boris wanted to charge people for using it,
and Iain Duncan Smith wanted a social insurance system.
The NHS is about as safe with them as a pet hamster would be
He then turned to Turkey, saying the Leave campaign's claim
the country would soon join the EU was misleading.
Is it seriously suggested, as they do, that all 88 million
Apparently, for our higher National Living Wage?
On the one hand, they say migrants are depressing wages,
and on the other, people are flooding in to get our
Turkey has applied to join the European Union, and the UK does
The Government insists that's decades away,
but Boris Johnson defended the Leave campaign's decision
The statement Turkey is joining the EU is not true, is it?
Turkey has been joining the EU since 1963.
You join or you don't join, but it isn't true, is it?
That is what John Major was talking about.
Frankly, I don't mind whether Turkey joins the EU, provided
Turkey is bound up with the issue of immigration, and the Leave
campaign says outside the EU, total net migration to Britain
could be cut to the tens of thousands, a pledge
the Government has been unable to meet.
Unconditional numbers coming in not only depress
wages for working people, it is also a case that they put
considerable strain on public services, on housing,
on the National Health Service, and of course on school places.
We grew very successfully in the 1980s and 1990s with
This referendum is laying bare deep Tory divisions over Europe that have
existed since John Major was in Number 10 himself,
and somehow the Government will have to move beyond this,
Tory civil war over Europe is probably not a drama most
voters are interested in, and both sides are trying
to wrestle the arguments back to the issue at stake.
We have a short time to go until the referendum,
and what people want to hear are the arguments.
What we're setting out on the Leave side of the campaign is an agenda
for the Government to take back control on June the 23rd of a lot
of things that really matter to the people of this country.
There is a huge choice in front of voters,
the biggest in a generation, and in Leeds today the rival
campaigns were trying to clinch the undecided.
The arguments are fierce because the vote is getting close.
With me now is BBC political correspondent Tom Bateman.
We were seeing that the acrimonious incredible. How will this party
govern after the vote? What is really interesting is that you have
a former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, who during his time in office
was characterised and often caricatured as being rather monotone
and Dell, and yet what you had here was an incredibly spiky,
uncharacteristically brazen intervention into the referendum
campaign in which he was not only criticising those who want it in to
leave the European Union, but these are senior members of his own party.
He is a grant the figure of the Conservative Party, really laying
into people who sit around the government table here in the UK. It
shows you the heat this campaign is generating and the trouble they will
have tried to stick themselves back together after the referendum. If
one thing is clear, whoever wins the referendum, there will still be the
same government running the UK. And it is being run by people who are
now in open warfare. This is openly hostile behaviour between members of
the governing party in the UK. That will present a clear challenge after
the referendum. Just over two weeks to go. Do we have any indication
which way this vote is going to go? Well, there is a cause polling
evidence, as you would expect. However, it is important to say that
recent experience in the UK, there was a general election last year in
which the polls got things disastrously wrong and predicted an
outcome that didn't bear fruit at all. A lot of the campaign then was
spent discussing the possible permutations of a college in
government, because that was what the polls at the time was adjusting.
Lots of people have tried to learn the lessons from that and not put
too much emphasis on what the polls are suggesting. They have tended to
be around neck and neck, with perhaps a bit more emphasis on the
Remain side. However, more recent polls have suggested that Leave
might be pulling ahead. But it is important to treat those with a
pinch of salt. We also had another lesson recently in British political
history, which was the Scottish referendum campaign, Scotland
answering the question over whether it wanted to become independent. One
of the campaigning sides did very loud and energetic. You couldn't
miss their campaigners in the streets, and yet the result went the
other way towards the quiet majority who knew how they were going to
vote. So it is hard to tell in these binary decision referendums, which
way it will go. That is why you are seeing so much heat generated, as
the pressure is on. Thank you. The United States has been stepping
up air strikes in support of Kurdish and moderate Syrian rebel forces
in Northern Syria, as they take The US has moved an aircraft carrier
from the Gulf to the Mediterranean, It comes as Syrian regime forces
are reported to have crossed into the IS heartland
of Raqqa province. Our defence correspondent,
Jonathan Beale, is with US forces on board the USS
Harry S Truman carrier. America's most potent weapon
in the fight against so-called Islamic State has quietly been
on the move and changed It was launching strikes
from the Gulf, but is now somewhere The last time the US launched
attacks from here was 2003. These jets are flying their first
missions from the Mediterranean, and they are much closer
here to potential targets in Syria, where US special forces are already
operating on the ground. He doesn't want us to give his real
name, but he believes He's already dropped around 30 bombs
on IS targets. I've personally seen the forward
line of troops from the good guys When he launches, he knows
he will be flying He refuels several times as he looks
for a target. And when he returns,
he tells us he dropped a 1000lb bomb We had no preplanned target,
as it were, and then we talked on the radio with some of our forces
and we found out what our target So you're talking to US
people on the ground? It's not just US air power helping
in the push towards Raqqa. Nor is America the only outside
power trying to influence this war. And that may be another reason why
this US warship is now sailing Russia will soon be sending its only
carrier to these same waters. Jonathan Beale, BBC News,
on board the Harry S Truman. Let me take you to Louisville in
Kentucky, where Muhammad Ali's family is due to speak. We are due
to hear from his family, who will be holding this press conference.
Muhammad Ali of course passed away on Friday, 874. We will bring you
the latest as soon as have it. What inspires me most about Muhammad Ali
is staking a -- taking a stand for what you believe in. For him to take
a stand against the war when he did, at the height of his career, that
would be the equivalent of Brian James not play into my's final game.
So that is huge, what Muhammad Ali did. He was a man of strength, a man
of courage. Everyone admires him now, but there was a time when
nobody liked him when he made an unpopular stance. But the message in
his life is that if you stand for you believe in, you will be
remembered long after you are gone. STUDIO: We will hear from the
family. That will be in the next few hours. We will bring you that when
we can. Iraqi forces say they have taken
the southern edge of Falluja in their battle to remove
the so-called Islamic The operation has been
going on for two weeks now, but progress has been slow
with troops facing stiff Peruvians are choosing between two
conservative candidates Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former
President Alberto Fujimori, is battling Pedro Pablo Kuczynski,
a former World Bank economist. Suspected Islamist militants have
murdered the wife of a senior police She was stabbed and shot
as she walked with her son The Islamic State group
also admitted murdering There have been waves
of killings of minorities A woman has been killed by a shark
off the west coast of Australia - the second such death there in less
than a week. Police say she was diving in waters
near the city of Perth with a man The 60-year-old woman was diving
about two kilometres off the Mindarie coast near Perth
when she was attacked. She was with a 43-year-old man,
who told police that he felt something pass him in the water,
and then a violent commotion. Three men on a nearby
fishing boat saw that something was happening,
and went to assist. The other boat that was in the water
got between the male diver and the shark,
and he was able to get back into his own boat,
and he was able to pull the lady But the woman's injuries
were severe and proved fatal. The fisherman told the police
that the shark was longer than their boat, more
than five metres in length. The woman is the second
person killed by a shark in Western Australia in less
than a week. On Tuesday, a surfer's leg
was bitten off by a shark about 100 kilometres south of where the latest
attack took place. 29-year-old Ben Gerring died
from his injuries on Friday. An inspection of this damaged
surfboard showed On Thursday, a four metre long great
white shark was captured and killed, but it's not known if this
shark was to blame for Stay with us on BBC
World News - still to come: We investigate the illegal
trade in bushmeat - one of the world's growing wildlife
crimes. With less than three weeks
until Britain votes in a referendum on whether to remain
in the European Union, the former Prime minister John Major
denounces the Leave campaign. A Christian shopkeeper has been
hacked to death in Bangladesh, hours after the wife of a policeman was
killed taking her son to school. than initial estimates two years
ago, according to the UN's In a new report, they say
international criminal gangs are netting profits estimated
at $259 billion from ivory The Angolan government has pledged
to close down the biggest market Our southern Africa correspondent
Karen Allen reports from Luanda. A post-war generation may
struggling to find jobs, but here, business is booming
in the bushmeat trade. It may be illegal, but we didn't
have to look far to find it. Although it may offend
some sensibilities What they are selling
here is a gazelle or an antelope. And it's not simply
about traditions. One woman told me there is
an economic reason for buying this. Monkey, snake, wildcat,
gazelle, all for sale It may seem macabre,
but this woman is among the millions They can't stop it, she tells me,
and you can't compare the taste of this meat
and the taste of chicken. And this is just
the tip of the iceberg. Big crime syndicates
are using markets like this bushmeat and ivory on an industrial
scale, Wildlife, now bigger Access to markets is coming
with cheap motorbikes coming into the landscape,
enabling them to convert So the people are eating just
the heads and guts of these animals. They're eating the big cats,
moles and birds. It's cascading down
into the ecosystem. Soldiers are now being rebranded
as wildlife rangers as Angola promises to live up to international
commitments to scale up efforts Daily, the poachers
are killing animals. And we don't want them
to kill any single animal, Pristine and wild, for some
of the remotest parts of this region, there is still a chance
to protect the wildlife. A proposal for a major conservation
zone is now on the table, in an effort to cheat the criminals
and avoid the looming threat that these majestic creatures
could very soon face extinction. What a great day for Novak Djokovic.
Absolutely. Novak Djokovic has become only
the eighth man in history to win all four Grand Slams and he now
holds all four titles at the same time, after beating Andy Murray
in the French Open final. It's the one Djokovic had always
wanted, after being a losing finalist three times at Roland
Garros. But having won 11 Majors,
the French is his 12th. Murray, meanwhile, was hoping
to become the first British man to win the French since 1935,
but was outclassed after winning I am privileged and honoured to be
alongside Rod Laver Arena. Today, I probably experienced one of the most
beautiful moment in my professional tennis career. Next to this one, I
would probably say it was Wimbledon back in 2011. These moments are
remarkable and unforgettable. I didn't serve particularly well after
the first set, which can be a factor against him. He is one of the best
returners, so if you don't serve so well, it will make things tough.
That is the one thing right now that I could pick. I am sure there are a
few other things I could have done better. But he definitely raise his
game as well and deserved to win. One of those men looking happy, the
other sad, as you can understand. Euro 2016 is now less than a week
away, with hosts France opening the tournament on Friday
against Romania in Paris. But several other teams
in the tournament got their last bit of practice in on Sunday,
ahead of the tournament. Belgium beat Norway 3-2,
with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard The Czech Republic were shocked
at home to South Korea. Russia, who are in England
and Wales's group, drew, while the Welsh themselves had
a disappointing defeat against another Euro
2016 side, Sweden. It's done now. Disappointed, of
course we are. One thing I know about this bunch, they are a great
set of lads, fantastic people to work with. And it's up to me and my
staff now just to make sure we give them some reminders about what they
have done, but they are capable of, and make sure they are in a positive
frame of mind next week. Mo Farah broke the British 3,000m
record, as he dominated the field at the Diamond League meeting
in Birmingham this afternoon. While the 5 and 10k Olympic champion
wasn't racing against the most dangerous Kenyan or Ethiopian
athletes, he still impressed, and took a tenth of a second off
that British record. Incredible, I am happy with that. I
thought I had just missed it. You got it by a tenth. Close one! The
crowd made a big difference. Bit tired in the last lap.
40-year-old Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis won
America's Michael Rodgers finished second, with
The strongest field of the day featured three of the fastest women
It finished with an American one-two-three.
Kendra Harrison was first across the line, followed
by Brianna Rollins and Kristi Castlin.
Britain's Tiffany Porter finished in fifth.
And David Rudisha led from start to finish in the 600 metres. The Kenyan
was challenged, but held on for victory.
Muhammad Ali's family have said people from all over the world
are invited to his funeral in his hometown of
Aleem Maqbool reports from Louisville.
As a boy, Cassius Clay, as he was, came to this
His father painted the mural behind the altar.
And in their own small ways, people across this city are doing
the same, including outside Muhammad Ali's childhood home.
I am so beyond devastated, but he is no better place.
He is at peace, and there is no more suffering.
Young boxers here, of course, are thinking of him, too.
He said whatever he wanted to say to whoever he wanted to say it to.
My biggest lesson from him is, be yourself.
Flags across the city of Louisville at half-mast, including
here outside the huge arena where Muhammad Ali's funeral
His family said he was a citizen of the world, and would have wanted
as many people as possible from all walks of life to be
And the tributes from further afield keep coming, including from the man
who famously cried after beating Muhammad Ali
He would give the shirt off his back.
He didn't care about money or anything else.
If he walked down the street and people would say, hi, Ali,
That is what is wrong with people today, they don't do that.
Particularly poignant have been the words of Michael J Fox,
who suffers from the same disease that affected Muhammad Ali
Before I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, I admired him,
and I admired his athleticism, his poise, his class,
his style, his stoicism, his belief in what he felt was right
and his willingness to accept the consequences of standing
His doctor says in the final year before his death,
Muhammad Ali had been having a tough time.
That will be a distressing time for many around the world
who remember the man in his pomp, all power and elegance and grace.
Aleem Maqbool, BBC News, in Louisville, Kentucky.