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This is BBC World News Today, with me, Reged Ahmad.


The headlines: Russian track and field athletes are banned


The governing body of world athletics - the IAAF,


upholds their suspension over allegations of systematic doping.


The council was unanimous that the reinstatement conditions had not


been met. And that Russian athletes could not creditably return to


international competition. A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard


is convicted in Germany of being an accessory to the murder


of 170,000 people. British police investigating


the murder of MP Jo Cox say alleged links to right wing extremism


are a key line of inquiry. And coming up: Turkey's


tourism in the doldrums - the country struggles as it loses


billions in revenue. Russian track and field athletes


will not be able to compete The president of the IAAF,


the governing body of world athletics, Sebastian Coe,


says an existing ban on the Russian Athletics Federation


over doping allegations Although good progress has been


made, the IAAF council was unanimous that RusAF had not met


the reinstatement conditions and Russian athletes could not


credibly return to international competition without undermining


the confidence of their As a result, RusAF has not been


reinstated to membership But there's a glimmer of hope


for some Russian athletes. The chairman of the IAAF's


inspection team, Rune Andersen, said some might be able


to compete, although not The task force does consider,


however, if there are individual athletes who can clearly


and convincingly show they are not tainted by the Russian system,


because they have been outside the country or subject


to other, strong anti-doping a process through which they can


apply for permission to compete Not for Russia, but


as a neutral athlete. Alex Capstick was at the news


conference in Vienna. Let's have a chat to him. Can you


give us a sense of how unprecedented this ban is?


This has never happened before, to ban an entire nation from competing


in the track and field programme, the blue ribbon event. It has been


greeted with disappointment back in Russia, although I think talking to


the General Secretary of the RusAF it is something they probably


expected, especially after the report this week which highlighted


existing floors which existed within the testing programme in Russia.


There was talk of you're in samples that were faked, intimidation of the


testers. And as far as the IAAF are concerned they came to the


conclusion that Russia had not done enough, that the ban should remain


in place because they had not met the criteria. And the man who led


the task force, you heard him there, he stated quite clearly three


criteria that had not been met. The deep-seated culture of tolerance in


Russia, that was still there. There was still doping. He said there was


a strong and effective anti-doping infrastructure which was not in


place. He said the Ministry of sport, far from supporting the


anti-doping effort, had in fact orchestrated systematic doping, that


is why they came to the conclusion. Lord Coe said it was a difficult


decision, but a unanimous one, that is why they have come to the


conclusion that Russian athletes cannot take plate's part in the


Olympics. There was a hope that the IOC could


overturn this band, wasn't that? There was a help that they might


come to a compromise to allow some Russian athletes who could prove


they were cleaned, to take part. They today have said that athletes


who can prove they are clean, and by saying that they have to prove they


have been operating outside the Russian system, for example working


with foreign coaches abroad, if they can say that, they might be able to


compete as individuals, but not under the Russian flag, under a


neutral flight. The Russians now are pinning their hopes on this meeting


at the International Olympic Committee this week. They still


haven't given up hope that more of their athletes might be able to


compete, but under the Russian flag. Let's go to Moscow now,


to the BBC's Olga Ivshina. -- here in Broadcasting House. What


has been the reaction outside -- out of Russia? Officials are reacting


and sportsmen are reacting, and they all say they are extremely


dissatisfied, and the Russian sports minister has said they are going to


take this case into court. He has not specified which caught yet, and


also some Russian sportsman, clean sportsman, they say they are going


to appeal this decision. And for example two times Olympic champion,


this is her fifth Olympic games, she is two times Olympic champion, she


claims her dream has been stolen. And yes, she is going to appeal and


she is begging to be allowed to participate. Presumably it is hoped


this sort of ban will encourage Russia to change its ways. Do you


think that will be the reaction now within the country? It's hard to


say. Russian state media and some Russian officials have been


extremely defensive towards their sports structures, for example they


still claim there is no direct evidence of Russian officials


supporting or promoting doping. They just say this -- so they basically


picture this as an anti-Russian conspiracy, as just a political


thing, which happen. I think it is unlikely. There has been a huge job


done, but I don't know whether they are ready to implement further


changes. We are hearing that some Russian athletes outside of the


system might be allowed to compete, under some sort of neutral flag. Do


you think they will do that? Or will there be some sort of national


pride? A few sportsman have said they would participate under an IOC


flag. One has said she has never been caught, so it doesn't really


depend on the coach, it depends on your dedication, on your attitude.


But the atmosphere in the country is I guess that they will not miss


participating under the IOC flag because they might this perceived as


traitors, if they do so. All that, thank you very much. --


thank you very much for your time. In the past hour, British


police have said that links to right wing extremism


and the mental health of the man suspected of killing


the MP Jo Cox yesterday. The BBC also understands police


have found Nazi regalia, including Nazi literature,


in his home. Tom Mair, who's 52,


is currently in police custody. Our correspondent


Daniel Sandford has more. Known to his family as time -- Tom


Mair, to his neighbours as Tommy, this is the only suspect in what


police called a targeted killing of Jo Cox. These are the receipts,


uncovered by an American civil rights group, which appear to show


he had links with the national Alliance, a US neo-Nazi group. One


dated 1999 suggests he bought a book on explosives, and the improvised


munitions handbook. He also ordered a book given to Nazi party recruits


in Hitler's Germany, and he subscribed to extreme right-wing


magazines for several years. None of this paper trail is recent. We are


aware of the influence in the media of the suspect being linked to right


wing extremism, which is a priority line of inquiry.


At Tom Mair, -- at Tom Mair's house, I understand detectives found Nazi


regalia, books and literature, but his neighbours paint a different


picture, of a quiet man, a keen gardener who even taught English to


newly arrived immigrants. He was arrested yesterday, and


police said they are investigating suggestions he might have had mental


health problems. But although neighbours had -- knew


he had epilepsy, they were unaware of depression or schizophrenia.


I was a nurse for 40 years, and I am sure I would have picked that up.


There was never... I know he was alone, and that in itself can be


depressing. But there was never indication that he was mentally ill.


Nobody we have spoken to that new Tom Mair well have nil -- had any


idea about his political views. The opinions he had, he kept very much


to himself. And behind closed doors. His mother


lives in a bungalow nearby. She was too upset to talk to the media, but


her good friend and neighbour said he had been a good son who helped


with shopping and pleading, and that his mum was devastated by what had


happened. The children that's been left behind


without a mother, we are heartbroken and so sorry. We cannot understand


why, I know it's never going to go away, and we will have to live with


this each day, for the rest of our lives.


Because of the identity of the murder victim and the possible for


the right motive, this is being seen as potentially a political crime.


West Yorkshire Police detectives are being helped in this investigation


by the north-east counterterrorism unit.


British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Opposition leader


Jeremy Corbyn have visited the village of Birstall


in northern England, where the MP was killed yesterday.


They laid flowers at a monument near where she was attacked.


The British Parliament will be recalled on Monday for MPs to pay


A realisation here of what has been taken. With every hour, more


flowers, for Jo Cox. Messages from those she never met. The MPs, prior


to call her a friend. And the words of the people she helped.


She was approachable, she was kind. She must have said to her kids "See


you tonight." It is such an inhumane act. And today, politics were put to


one side. Campaigns on hold. David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn. United in


their respect, for a local MP. If we truly want to honour Jo Cox, we


should recognise that her values, service, community, tolerance, the


values she lived by an work by, those are the values we need to


redouble. She was an exceptional, wonderful, very talented woman,


taken from us in her early 40s when she had so much to give.


And this was Jo Cox. Friends talk of that smile. A sense of fun. I am


proud that I was made in Yorkshire...


Her maiden speech in the Commons, speaking from the heart. I look


forward to representing the great people of Batley over the next five


years. What is left behind. The town, for now patrolled by armed


officers. As detectives speak to this man, Tom Mair, arrested on the


street 24 hours ago. This man was there.


He rang 909. There were people stood all round. People screaming. We


cannot forget, when you rang the police, what did you say? I told


them to basically get here as quick as you can bring the firearms team


ambulance, everything. And that poor girl. She suffered yesterday. In


just a few minutes, so many lives were changed here. He was somebody


who believed in people... Catheter was meant to meet Tim Peake


yesterday. She was killed one hour before. It didn't matter whether you


were a single parent who wanted support or you were a refugee in


Syria. And how will you remember her? As somebody who stood up for


what she believed in. But did it with a smile. And that was Jo Cox. A


wife, mother and passionate campaigner. Now look at some of the


day's other news. A search team has recovered


the second flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed


last month in the Mediterranean. It's been found a day


after the aircraft's cockpit voice The Airbus 320 disappeared


on its way from Paris to Cairo American rock star Meat Loaf has


been taken to hospital after collapsing on stage


during a concert in Canada. Video footage filmed by fans


in Edmonton captures the moment the 68-year-old singer


fell to the ground. A statement on Meat Loaf's Facebook


page said he had suffered severe dehydration but "is expecting


a speedy and full recovery." A crater on Mars has been named


after one of the villages worst hit The International Astronomical Union


has named the 9.8km At least 215 people were killed


in the village when the quake A 94-year-old former Auschwitz


guard has been convicted of being an accessory to the murder


of 170,000 people. Reinhold Hanning was sentenced


to five years in prison for his role in facilitating the slaughter


at the Auschwitz death camp. Jenny Hill reports from


the city of Detmold, Reinhold Hanning ran a dairy


shop until he retired, but before that he was an SS


guard at Auschwitz. There is no evidence he killed


anyone, but the court ruled he was part of the Nazi


machine which did. Perhaps just four people


here today truly understand Today, they saw Mr Hanning sentenced


to five years in prison. And for Leon Schwartzbaum,


it is enough. Can you forgive Mr Hanning


for his part in what happened? We are both 95 years


old, and he should tell This trial was about more


than establishing one man's guilt. In the words of the judge,


it was something we can do to give the victims


of the Holocaust at least And it was an opportunity for this


country to re-examine its darkest There are so few wartime Nazis


still alive, and Reinhold Hanning It is possible he will


never serve his time. It was the world's sixth most


popular tourist destination, but visitor numbers to Turkey have


slumped by around 40%. It's after security threats


and a row with Moscow after a Russian jet was shot down


by Turkey last year. Well, Turkey stands to lose billions


of dollars in tourist revenue, and there's little hope


of a return to stability. Our Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen


reports from Antalya. High season in Turkey's tourism


capital, a place where sun-seekers Turkish tourism is in crisis,


and Antalya is the worst hit. This Mediterranean gem drew


12 million tourists last year, But Antalya is down by 45%,


a similar drop across the country. Brits and Germans have fallen


by a third; Russians by 95%. After Turkey downed a Russian jet


last year, President Putin told the 4.5 million Russians


who came here to avoid Several bombs by Kurdish militants


and the Islamic State group The most lavish hotels


catered to Russians; This owner on the local hotel board


says it is a disaster. What is happening this year


is the rock bottom I don't want to think about if it


gets any worse worse. I don't want to think


about if it gets any worse. The whole tourism sector industry


in Turkey will end In Antalya old town,


they wait for customers that are not coming,


the crisis having a knock-on effect. This man says there is one man


damaging Turkey's image. The Government's relationship with its


neighbours... Accommodation closed,


areas like a ghost town. This hotel should be 70%


full, but it is at 15%. Staff have been fired


and prices dropped. I believe the prices are low because


of the current situation here. People are afraid to come over


because of the terrorist threats. How fast Turkey has fallen -


from the world's sixth most popular tourist destination


to scenes like this. It might just about cope this year,


but with the bombings continuing and an increasingly unpredictable


president, people here feel there is little sign


of improvement on the horizon. It could take years for Turkey's


tourism jewel to shine again. This time tomorrow, Tim Peake


will have landed back During his six months on board


the International Space Station he conducted more than 250


experiments, carried out But as our science editor


David Shukman reports, his final challenge is to return


home to Earth safely. Tim Peake floating through


the laboratory, here... After an uncertain


start, Tim Peake soon So now after six months,


it's time to come With astounding views down below,


he took every chance to get But mainly he has been busy


with research, right up till the When Tim Peake returns to Earth


tomorrow, this is the vast, The Russians have always brought


people back from space to this area, For decades now, the process


has been very reliable. It begins with a final


view of Earth. Three astronauts bunched


inside the capsule. The craft hurtles down


through the atmosphere. The heat shield


reaches 1,600 degrees. And Britain's first astronaut,


Helen Sharman, remembers My chest was pushing down on top


of my lungs, so breathing You really had to force yourself


to breathe in. Tim won't have felt weight for six


months, so suddenly he will feel weight,


he'll feel like he's He will feel his back


against the back of his No-one knows exactly


where the spacecraft will land. This animation from the Russian


Space Agency shows how planes It slows the capsule,


but sends it into a violent swing. So half a year of flying over


Earth will come to an end It is now Tim's last night on board,


and tomorrow he will descend The latest game at Euro 2016 was


briefly stopped after flares were thrown on the pitch. The referee


halted the match between Croatia and the Czech Republic for four minutes.


They appeared to have come from the Croatian supporters section. Croatia


were leading 2-1. The Czechs managed to equalise. The early game was won


by Italy over Sweden, and Spain against Turkey kicks off in about


one hour. We want to take you know to Westminster in London, where


individual is underway for the MP Jo Cox, who was killed yesterday. You


can see a small gathering there. -- a vigil is underwear. -- underway.


This is Westminster Abbey, and people are gathering just to pay


their respects. The Labour MP Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed


multiple times, following a constituency meeting. The latest we


are hearing today is that UK police are probing far right links of the


murder suspect, and they are also looking at the mental health of the


suspect. They have said that is a clear line of inquiry. And it is


certainly something that has affected the entire country here in


Britain. And that was the Labour MP Jo Cox, killed this week. That's it


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