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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK
I'm Alpa Patel, and here are the headlines:
The family Jo Cox, the British politician
murdered last Thursday, have visited the scene
Her sister thanked people for their support and said
For now our family is broken, but we will mend over time
and we will never let Jo leave our lives.
Meanwhile the man accused of her murder has appeared in court.
When asked his name, Thomas Mair said, "Death to traitors,
Belgium's Prime Minister calls for calm after three men are charged
President Putin says banning Russia from the Olympics is unfair,
following accusations of state-sponsored doping.
And home at last - the British astronaut, Tim Peake,
and his American and Russian colleagues return from space.
Just this smells of birth are so strong, and it's wonderful to be
back in fresh air, really good -- this smells of birth.
It is a killing that has shocked people here in Britain
The man charged with murdering the British politician, Jo Cox,
When asked his name, Thomas Mair replied,
"Death to traitors, freedom for Britain".
Meanwhile, Jo Cox's family has visited the village of Birstall
Our correspondent Ed Thomas was there.
So many people have come down here to stop and read the messages, see
the flowers, but perhaps today that toughest journey of all, the family
of Job Cox came down here. They saw all the support and they said thank
you to the people of this town -- Jo Cox.
It is hard to imagine this family's pain.
Gordon and Jean Leadbeater have lost their eldest daughter.
surrounded by the people of Birstall,
the flowers and messages, the lives touched by Jo Cox.
I do want to just start by saying thank you.
And we all appreciate this massively.
There are some things in life you should never have to do.
Last night, I had to go and identify my sister's body.
Yes, this was Jo Cox MP and she was many things to many
people in her too short life, but she was my sister,
my only sibling, my parents' first born child, a wife and a mum.
This was a tribute within full view of the place
And here Kim Leadbeater talked of her sister's values.
A campaigner, a champion of those in need.
Our parents instilled in us a real glass-half-full mentality.
And while I sometimes tend to add a large measure
of Yorkshire cynicism to this, Jo generally did not.
For now, Kim said her family was broken but would mend
and that they would never let Jo leave their lives.
She will live on through all the good people in the world,
and through her truly wonderful children, who will always know
what an utterly amazing woman their mother was.
She was a human being, and she was perfect.
The family of Jo Cox there. Meanwhile a man has geared at
Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of the MP.
52-year-old Thomas mare told the court his name was deaf to traitors,
freedom for Britain. Our home affairs correspondent Daniel
Sandford has more. Thomas Mair was swept into the court
building in a police van, part of a convoy that had
brought him from Yorkshire to the most important
Magistrates' Court in London following the protocol
used in terrorism cases. When he came into court
he was accompanied by two dock security officers and wore a grey
police-issue tracksuit. With short light grey hair
and a neatly trimmed beard, he stood up when asked to do
so by the court clerk. When asked his name,
the man in the dock said, "My name is death to traitors,
freedom for Britain." Asked his address,
he remained silent. Asked his date of birth,
he again remained silent. He's charged with the murder
of Jo Cox, the young, popular, pro-EU Labour MP
for Batley and Spen. She was repeatedly stabbed and shot
three times, in a killing which has shocked politicians and the public
alike and led to the suspension Thomas Mair is also charged
with possession of a firearm, a modified rifle, and an offensive
weapon, a combat knife, 77-year-old bystander Bernard Kenny
was stabbed in the stomach After the short hearing,
Thomas Mair was driven from court through the melee of photographers
to Belmarsh prison. He will be held there
until his next court appearance at the Central Criminal Court,
the Old Bailey, on Monday. Tonight there has been a message
from the husband of Jo Cox. Brendan Cox watched his wife's sister paid
tribute and said she spoke for all of the family, and she did her
sister proud. Belgian prosecutors have charged
three of the people detained Those detained are suspected
of plotting a terrorist attack, It comes nearly three months
after the deadly bomb Ministers held an emergency meeting
to discuss the raids overnight, the biggest coordinated operation
since the terrorist attacks The authorities said that they had
uncovered a plot which needed But they would not be drawn on
reports that attackers were planning to target football fans this
afternoon as they watched the Belgian teams match on a big screen
in the capital. The event went ahead as planned
although it was far from full. The Belgian Prime Minister said that
security would be increased at further events,
but they would not be cancelled. TRANSLATION: We should carry
on with our daily lives as normal. The work of the investigators
is paying off. Raids have been carried out,
enabling the judicial authorities to conduct anti-terrorist work
and to prevent attacks. 32 people were murdered in bombings
at the Metro station Since then the country has been on
high alert. The government has not raised the threat level higher in
light of these read latest raids but they come at the end of a week when
officials said they had received ports that fighters from the
so-called Islamic State group were underweight from Syria to Europe,
intent on carrying out more attacks in Belgium and France.
The German Foreign Minister has criticised Nato's policies
towards Russia as it conducts military exercises
He says extensive Nato manoeuvres could inflame tensions and urged
Nato to instead use more dialogue and co-operation with Russia.
An Egyptian court has sentenced the former president,
Mohammed Morsi, to life in prison for spying.
He was among a number defendants found guilty of passing secret
documents to the Gulf state of Qatar.
They included two Al Jazeera journalists who were sentenced
Thousands of people in Hong Kong have protested alongside
a book-seller who says he was detained and forced
to make a video confession while in detention in China.
Lam Wing-Kee is demanding more information about his case
after spending several months in detention.
He's one of five book-sellers allegedly detained for publishing
material critical of China's leadership.
The International Olympic Committee has backed a ban on Russian athletes
It comes after the governing body of world athletics extended a ban
on Russian competitors taking part in international events.
But the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said the ban
In Moscow they celebrated Olympics day.
A chance for Russians young and older to dream of Olympic glory.
But only yesterday, Russian sport received a body blow
The IAAF upheld its ban on Russian athletes.
Today Russia's Sports Minister said he feared there was now no chance
of Russian track and field athletes competing in Rio and
TRANSLATION: Europe is trying to pressure us.
Says Olympic science -- cyclist Nikolai Koch.
First it did it with sanctions, now it is using sport
Then the president of Russia's Olympic Committee joined the party.
Russia's Olympic chief was a man of few words today but the Russian
media has been scathing in its criticisms of the IAAF.
One newspaper described the continued ban on Russian
athletes as the worst decision in the history of world sport,
another said the IAAF was stuck with the cliche of Russia
President Putin said he thought the blanket ban was unfair.
Responsibility must always be individual, he said,
and why should clean athletes suffer?
But Russia has struggled to convince the world it is serious
It has a fight on its hands to clear its name.
After six months on board the International Space Station,
Tim Peake has touched down safely in Kazakhstan.
The British astronaut described the journey back as the best ride
of his life and said he was looking forward to a pizza and a beer.
Well, Major Peake was taken by helicopter to Karagandy airport
From there he'll be flown to Norway and then on to Cologne in Germany.
Our Science Editor David Shukman was in Kazakhstan
A race to rescue Tim Peake and his two colleagues.
A fleet of helicopters rushes across the empty
No-one knows exactly where and when the
I'm the only British journalist on board.
The pilot spots something high above us.
There it is, an incredible sight, the giant parachute.
Just drifting down through the clouds, the three
It looks like it's a very safe operation.
By now, radio contact is established but one
big challenge remains - the landing itself.
Touchdown approaching any second now, I think.
The rockets went off, breaking the fall.
Minutes later, the whole fleet was on the ground and the three
spacemen started to be pulled out of the capsule.
After six months without any feeling of weight,
Our first sight of Tim Peake, looking happy.
Tim, David Shukman, welcome back to Planet Earth.
Great to see you looking so well, tell me how you are
Just truly amazed, I mean, just the smells of
Yeah, it's wonderful to be back in fresh air, lovely, really good.
After half a year without feeling the warmth of summer,
and still in his space suit, he was overheating.
He managed a quick word with his wife, Rebecca.
Then he was carried off for a medical check.
He wants his time in space to be useful to research.
It's a remarkable sight to see you looking so well.
You know how many people have followed you on Twitter now.
I know, it's been incredible, it really has, I'm so grateful
for all the support and thank you to everyone who has helped
With the astronaut being checked, the capsule was rolled upright
An hour after landing and the capsule is still hot.
Being this close, I can smell how burnt it is.
It became charred as it descended through the atmosphere.
The spacecraft has returned laden with research samples.
The mission is over, but a lot of science
For the Russians, this operation is routine, but for Britain
it marks the first government-funded space flight.
And Tim Peake hopes that more will follow.
Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come.
Iraqi forces reclaim a government compound in the city of Falluja,
one of the key Iraqi strongholds of the self-described Islamic State.
There was a bomb in the city centre. A code word known to be one used by
the higher rate was given. Russian army experts were exploring a van.
The apartheid registration act forcibly classified each citizen
according to race. Germany's Parliament has voted to move the
government from Bonn to Berlin. The decision was greeted with shock in
Bonn. Just a day old and the Royal baby is sleeping in his cot at home.
He was taken to their up Hartman in Kensington palace. The real centre
of attention with the world was my first woman Russian cosmonaut. I
might be able to persuade the wife it would be a good idea if I could
get her to go up there for a little while.
Tributes continued to be paid to the murdered British politician Jo Cox.
Her sister by people for their support and said her memory would
live on. Belgium's Prime Minister calls for calm after three men are
charged with terror related offences.
In a battle that's been raging for more than three weeks,
the Iraqi military has announced that its forces have recaptured most
The city is 30 miles from the capital Baghdad and has
been held by the self-described Islamic State for longer
The UN says up to 50,000 civilians are trapped there.
Our correspondent Ahmed Mayor has the latest.
We are at the outskirts of the district in southern Falluja, this
symbolic and important Iraq each city. It is one of the main
strongholds for so-called Islamic State in Iraq and we're just a few
kilometres the city centre and the government compound which was
recaptured by the government forces. They raised the Iraqi flag in a
symbolic move because raising the flag over the government compound
means symbolically recapturing the city of Falluja. The battle is still
far from over but government forces have made significant progress and
in a very quick pace. TRANSLATION: We have achieved that the rate in
the key parts of Falluja things to our experience and proper landing.
The militants oche strategy was based on entrenching their defence
is life on the city but they collapsed in the face of our massive
force. And it is very noticeable from what we have seen ourselves,
the composition of the forces fighting to retake Falluja after
that controversy raised either participation of the Shia brigades,
now we have seen the Iraqi army, the police, federal police forces and
the elite anti-terror forces. From this other district in the city of
Falluja, BBC News. There's been more violence
at the European Championship - this time involving
fans from Hungary. About 100 Hungarian supporters
dressed in black clashed with stewards in Marseille ahead
of their country's It's understood many were trying
to cross into a separate zone Riot police quickly moved
in to quell the violence with authorities also
increasing their presence Let's get to the events on the
pitch. We will start at Euro 2016.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium recorded their first win
at Euro 2016 to leave the Republic of Ireland's chances of reaching
Ireland hoped for a vintage performance in Bordeaux
against a Belgian side with something to prove
after a lacklustre opening defeat against Italy.
Ireland's game plan was to clean their opponents where possible,
And it took the Belgian to get going.
But Martin O'Neill's side rarely threatened an attack that
Thanks to Wes Hoolohan on the line, it was goalless at half-time, but
Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku showed their skill.
Belgium finally started to live up to their billing. As the Irish
defence concentrated on marking Lukaku, axle with to nip in and it
was effectively been over. The side ranked second in the world
have announced After Eden Hazard had hurdled
Ciaran Clarke's clumsy challenge, he had time to do what he wanted,
setting up Lukaku for his second So the pressure is off the red
Dearbhail 's. -- devils. All Ireland could do was thank
the fans for their support. They can still qualify for the last
16 with a good result against Italy. Belgium also require something when
they play Sweden. On this showing, they won't be
waving goodbye any time soon. Iceland - the smallest
nation in the tournament - took on Hungary in the second game
of the day in Marseille. And after their opening
draw with Portugal, they picked up another point -
but it could so easily A day for the underdogs in
Marseille, just making it to France is cause for celebration, in Iceland
and then Hungary, and they keep defined the critics. Cristiano
Ronaldo said Iceland have a small mentality but did tiny population
are dreaming big. In the first task they created the better chances but
it took a slice of good fortune to make the breakthrough. That is not a
penalty for me. Amid the controversy they needed space calm head. Stop
for Gylfi Sigurdsson. A win here would put them on the verge of
progression to the knockouts. There were chances to extend the lead but
in the end they help to the cruellest of lovers. With this own
goal. Hungary could barely control their celebrations, the site of a
flare marring their big moment. And one final moment of drama. This
nation known for its volcanoes would however rock did if the striker had
scored here. Point Sarah, but for both of these underdogs, this
tournament is one to be proud of. And in the last match of the day,
Portugal take on Austria, into the second half and it remains goalless.
England made rugby history, beating Australia by 23-7
in Melbourne to become the first English team to win
It puts them 2-0 up in the series with one more game to play.
England took a first-half lead through their captain Dylan Hartley.
They had to withstand enormous pressure from the Australians
in the second half but a breakaway try from Owen Farrell in the final
Farrell ended the game with 18 points.
Earlier in Wellington, Wales held the All Blacks at bay,
a try from Alun Wyn Jones making the half-time score ten apiece.
But after the break, the All Blacks ran in four tries
with John Barrett getting the last of those as New Zealand won 36-2.
They lead the three-match series 2-0.
Let's return now to the news that the British astronaut Tim Peake
has returned to Earth this morning after six months at
From that first spacewalk, to running the London marathon
in space in zero gravity, his six-month mission
We will leave you with some of the highlights.
I certainly hope that I'm not the last UK
I hope there are many UK school kids today who can fulfil an ambition one
Breakfast this morning, scrambled eggs.
I'm looking forward to seeing friends and family again,
and looking forward to coming back to Planet Earth.
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