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

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The headlines: Russian track and field athletes are banned

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The governing body of world athletics - the IAAF,

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upholds their suspension over allegations of systematic doping.

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The council was unanimous that the reinstatement conditions had not

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

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

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is convicted in Germany of being an accessory to the murder

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of 170,000 people. British police investigating

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

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

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tourism in the doldrums - the country struggles as it loses

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billions in revenue. Russian track and field athletes

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

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the governing body of world athletics, Sebastian Coe,

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says an existing ban on the Russian Athletics Federation

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over doping allegations Although good progress has been

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

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the reinstatement conditions and Russian athletes could not

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credibly return to international competition without undermining

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

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reinstated to membership But there's a glimmer of hope

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

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inspection team, Rune Andersen, said some might be able

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to compete, although not The task force does consider,

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however, if there are individual athletes who can clearly

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

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because they have been outside the country or subject

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

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apply for permission to compete Not for Russia, but

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as a neutral athlete. Alex Capstick was at the news

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

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give us a sense of how unprecedented this ban is?

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

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

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

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the General Secretary of the RusAF it is something they probably

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expected, especially after the report this week which highlighted

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existing floors which existed within the testing programme in Russia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Olympics. There was a hope that the IOC could

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

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

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

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

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have been operating outside the Russian system, for example working

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

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

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

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at the International Olympic Committee this week. They still

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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say. Russian state media and some Russian officials have been

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extremely defensive towards their sports structures, for example they

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still claim there is no direct evidence of Russian officials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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participating under the IOC flag because they might this perceived as

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

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

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police have said that links to right wing extremism

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and the mental health of the man suspected of killing

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the MP Jo Cox yesterday. The BBC also understands police

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have found Nazi regalia, including Nazi literature,

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

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is currently in police custody. Our correspondent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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wing extremism, which is a priority line of inquiry.

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

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

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

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newly arrived immigrants. He was arrested yesterday, and

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police said they are investigating suggestions he might have had mental

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health problems. But although neighbours had -- knew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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to himself. And behind closed doors. His mother

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

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

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

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happened. The children that's been left behind

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

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

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this each day, for the rest of our lives.

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

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

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West Yorkshire Police detectives are being helped in this investigation

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by the north-east counterterrorism unit.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Opposition leader

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Jeremy Corbyn have visited the village of Birstall

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in northern England, where the MP was killed yesterday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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proud that I was made in Yorkshire...

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

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

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

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

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street 24 hours ago. This man was there.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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day's other news. A search team has recovered

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the second flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed

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

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after the aircraft's cockpit voice The Airbus 320 disappeared

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

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been taken to hospital after collapsing on stage

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during a concert in Canada. Video footage filmed by fans

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

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

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page said he had suffered severe dehydration but "is expecting

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

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after one of the villages worst hit The International Astronomical Union

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has named the 9.8km At least 215 people were killed

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

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guard has been convicted of being an accessory to the murder

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of 170,000 people. Reinhold Hanning was sentenced

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

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at the Auschwitz death camp. Jenny Hill reports from

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the city of Detmold, Reinhold Hanning ran a dairy

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

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guard at Auschwitz. There is no evidence he killed

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

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machine which did. Perhaps just four people

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here today truly understand Today, they saw Mr Hanning sentenced

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to five years in prison. And for Leon Schwartzbaum,

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it is enough. Can you forgive Mr Hanning

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

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old, and he should tell This trial was about more

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

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it was something we can do to give the victims

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

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

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still alive, and Reinhold Hanning It is possible he will

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

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popular tourist destination, but visitor numbers to Turkey have

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

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

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

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

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of a return to stability. Our Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen

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reports from Antalya. High season in Turkey's tourism

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

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and Antalya is the worst hit. This Mediterranean gem drew

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

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

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

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last year, President Putin told the 4.5 million Russians

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who came here to avoid Several bombs by Kurdish militants

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and the Islamic State group The most lavish hotels

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catered to Russians; This owner on the local hotel board

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says it is a disaster. What is happening this year

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

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

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

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in Turkey will end In Antalya old town,

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they wait for customers that are not coming,

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

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

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neighbours... Accommodation closed,

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

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

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and prices dropped. I believe the prices are low because

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

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

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from the world's sixth most popular tourist destination

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

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but with the bombings continuing and an increasingly unpredictable

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president, people here feel there is little sign

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

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

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will have landed back During his six months on board

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the International Space Station he conducted more than 250

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experiments, carried out But as our science editor

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David Shukman reports, his final challenge is to return

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home to Earth safely. Tim Peake floating through

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the laboratory, here... After an uncertain

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start, Tim Peake soon So now after six months,

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

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

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

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

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

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has been very reliable. It begins with a final

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view of Earth. Three astronauts bunched

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inside the capsule. The craft hurtles down

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through the atmosphere. The heat shield

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

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Helen Sharman, remembers My chest was pushing down on top

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

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

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months, so suddenly he will feel weight,

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

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against the back of his No-one knows exactly

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where the spacecraft will land. This animation from the Russian

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Space Agency shows how planes It slows the capsule,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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multiple times, following a constituency meeting. The latest we

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

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

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

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certainly something that has affected the entire country here in

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

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from the programme. Next, the weather. For now, from me and the

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