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Donald Trump sacks his controversial campaign manager.

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Corey Lewandowski was by Mr Trump's side from the start -

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why was he dropped at such a critical point?

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Authorities in Florida release details of conversations they had

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with the Orlando gunman during his attack on a nightclub.

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Also coming up, the UK parliament pays tribute to the MP Jo Cox,

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who was killed in her constituency last week.

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Just three days left before the UK votes to decide whether or not

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The US Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has dropped

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Corey Lewandowski had been working for Mr Trump ever

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since the wealthy New York developer began his White House

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The exact reason for his departure isn't clear yet.

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But a spokesman for Mr Trump's campaign said they were grateful

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for his "hard work and dedication" and "wished him

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The decision comes as Mr Trump faces strong resistance from senior

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members in his own party over his strident tone

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Let's get more from our correspondent in Washington,

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What does this say about the direction the campaign is taking? On

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the one hand, it is not unusual to have people that are very involved

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in one phase of the campaign to have a lesser role when you move to a new

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phase, which is the general election. It is a bit unusual for

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this very abrupt notice that Corey Lewandowski has been fired as he was

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so close to Donald Trump and he has come to his defence many times in

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the past. But what we have seen is that as Donald Trump was trying to

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make this transition from the primary is to the general election

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where you have to court the party, get more donors, face Hilary Clinton

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's world machine, this approach that Lewandowski was operating from was

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not appropriate. He brought in advisers to help him make that shift

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and there was a power struggle within the campaign that was making

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it quite dysfunctional and then in the last week the campaign had a

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really bad week. Trump made a number of statements that saw his figures

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dropping the polls. His own family members are involved in the campaign

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and they came to him and said you have to get rid of Corey Lewandowski

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and focus on the new advisers that are going to get us through the

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general election. It is the most public admission so far from Donald

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Trump at his campaign was in trouble and that he is trying to move

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towards a more conventional campaign. Briefly, tell us more

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about Corey Lewandowski and his more memorable moments during his time

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with Donald Trump. He has always been a controversial figure. Quite

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an aggressive approach, at one point he was charged with mild battery for

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grabbing onto a female correspondent, although those

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charges were dropped later. He was able to push Donald Trump forward

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but at the same time, he made a lot of enemies and he has just been on

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television now defending himself. He said that he was proud of his work

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in the primaries and achieving what I been achieved and he would still

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be supporting Donald Trump and downplayed all the criticism and

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speculation. He said this was a transition in the campaign and it

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was natural for the focus to go elsewhere. Staying in the United

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States. Transcripts of phone calls have been

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released between police and the Orlando gunman Omar Mateen

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who killed 49 people in a nightclub. Mateen spoke in Arabic and called

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himself an Islamic soldier. The FBI said he had spoken

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in a chilling, calm manner and appeared to have been

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radicalised within together in its grief, more

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information is coming to light about the horrific events that led to so

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much loss of life at the nightclub. The night of the attack, it is now

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known police were negotiating for nearly half an hour over three

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different phone calls with the killer. Omar Mateen. The FBI has

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released partial transcript of those calls. He identifies himself as an

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Islamic soldier, saying America had to stop bombing Iraq and Syria. As

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one battered one point, you says he has a suicide vest and threatens to

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detonate explosives in a vehicle outside the club. Not releasing the

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audio but I can tell you that while the killer made these murderous

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statements, he did so in a chilling, calm and deliberate manner. The FBI

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says it is still looking into the motives of the killer, including

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issues surrounding his mental health, his own sexual orientation

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and the means by which he may have been radicalised.

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The husband and two young children of the murdered British MP, Jo Cox,

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were invited to the British parliament on Monday to hear

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tributes to her from a packed House of Commons, which had been recalled

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On her empty seat on the famous green benches - two roses -

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a red one representing the Labour party and a white one for her home

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Our Deputy Political Editor, John Pienaar, was there.

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Two roses - white for Yorkshire and Labour red either side.

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For a single unforgettable hour, Parliament was no place

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One young MP's shocking death had moved many.

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With a rose on every chest, MPs high and low hoped that Jo Cox

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would leave a better politics behind.

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We need a kinder and gentler politics.

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We all have a responsibility in this House and beyond not to whip up

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David Cameron caught the mood, too.

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Most politicians try to improve lives.

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Jo Cox and her work for refugees had saved them.

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A passionate and brilliant campaigner whose grit

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and determination to fight for justice saw her time and time

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again driving issues up the agenda and making people listen,

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Quite simply, there are people on our planet today only

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But it was the closest friends who hit home.

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I remember worrying I had drunk too much wine earlier in the evening

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when I remembered it was the boat that was swaying and not me!

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To combat and guard against hatred, intolerance and injustice.

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To serve others with dignity and love.

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And that's the best way we can remember her and all she stood for.

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Her constituency will go on to elect a new MP but no-one

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And this was a loss felt across party lines.

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A Conservative not widely thought of as soft-centred

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Making common cause with a crusty old Tory, she and I became co-chairs

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There was just one moment more political.

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Another friend voiced what he believed would be Jo Cox's

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feeling about the Ukip anti-mass-migration poster.

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She would have responded with outrage and about the calculated

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narrative of cynicism and despair that it represents,

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because she understood that rhetoric has consequences.

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And when insecurity, fear and anger are used to light a fuse,

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Perhaps most moving, an MP who was another

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Children are being killed on their way to school.

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One in three children have grown up knowing nothing but fear and war.

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Those children have been exposed to things nobody should witness

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and I know I would risk life and limb to get my

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Applause is against the rules but they did it anyway.

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Every eye on Jo Cox's two children and her family who had watched it

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Afterwards, in Parliament Square, her parents, Gordon and Jean,

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The man charged with murdering Jo Cox, Thomas Mair,

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appeared before a judge at the Old Bailey in London

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on Monday, via videolink from the top security

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Belmarsh prison. The 52-year-old was

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He is charged murder, grievous bodily harm and possession

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He is due to appear before the same court for a preliminary

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After a pause in campaigning ahead of Thursday's EU referendum,

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following the death of Jo Cox, both sides have been back out

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Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, accused Prime Minister David Cameron

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and Chancellor George Osborne of implying that there was a link

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between the killing of the MP and the Leave campaign.

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Mr Farage said there was a "clear implication" from their remarks

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that the Leave campaign was responsible for creating

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Here's our political correspondent Alex Forsyth.

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A loss that left a country numb, an event so awful, it forced a pause

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Both sides called for more respect, left venom.

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But as the tributes keep coming, so too did the accusations.

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The political truce set aside, with one figure claiming rivals

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are making political capital out of tragedy.

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The Remain camp are using awful circumstances to try to say

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that the motives of one deranged, dangerous individual was similar

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of half the country, perhaps more, who believe we should leave the EU.

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Provoking reaction is no rare thing for Nigel Farage.

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This, the poster about immigration that caused such controversy.

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His latest accusations have been flatly denied by the Remain campaign

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and called for some, the tone for those arguing

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for Leave, for them to rethink and back Remain.

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Unfortunately, those of us at the outset with that very clear,

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inclusive, moderate vision for Brexit have, over

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time, been taken over by a message which is

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divisive, inward-looking, xenophobic.

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Unfortunately, it is creating deep divide and hate on our streets.

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The official Leave campaign maintains its message

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Today, invoking past battles for Britain, making

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the case of sovreignty with Second World War servicemen.

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We welcome them, we would love to have a union but built

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on a proper structure, not pencil pushers and

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This is a very different fight from the ones these veterans knew

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but the country's future is still on the line

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and with so much at stake, Leave campaigners say it is no time

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The public voicing their concerns and anxieties around not

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being in control of our immigration policy, about the impact

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of immigration on our public services and it is right that

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politicians of the day find the right ways in which to

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How does that make you feel when you are being accused

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as a campaigner of sowing the seeds of division and hatred?

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Well, that is not the situation or the position of Vote Leave.

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We have been clear during this campaign in terms of the case

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we have been making to the British public.

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Our case is about democracy, taking back control,

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when it comes to decision-making, away from those institutions

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of the European Union and putting power back in the hands

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The campaign teams know that with just a few days to go,

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there is a limit to the impact facts and figures will have.

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They are now appealing to emotion, to people's sense of national

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identity, to what they see as the UK's place in the world

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and that is why the tone is so important.

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And as this turbulent campaign takes off again for its crucial,

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final push, some fear of what has been said by both sides

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would be forgotten, even after Thursday's vote.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has told the BBC he won't hold back

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He insisted he'd fought a positive campaign, despite

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On the campaign trail on Monday, he said he didn't want to wake up

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on Friday having not warned people of the risks, as our Political

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It's easier to get around when police motorbikes clear the way.

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But the Prime Minister's path has not been as smooth

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It's a race helped by some Labour faces.

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Does he have any time he can repeat the mantras?

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I think we put a very clear argument, a positive argument

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There's nothing more positive than having a strong

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economy and more jobs, and that's the heart of our case.

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But has it been positive to tell pensioners they might

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To say that the leader of so-called Islamic State would be happy

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if we used our democratic right to leave?

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I don't want to be the Prime Minister who wakes up on 24th June,

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having not warned people of the risks of leaving

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Do you think this debate has gone too far?

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You've been calling colleagues liars.

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Today we have Nigel Farage accusing you of using the terrible death

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I would defend the points I've made about the Leave campaign's leaflets

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because I'm very concerned people are being asked to leave

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the European Union and the single market, costing jobs,

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and they are being asked to do that on the basis of some

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He is not so keen to sell you a car but very keen to sell

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you the single market, with this going from one factory,

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to another, to another, and then going around the Continent.

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The question you are being asked, stay or go, is not just

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Even in the EU, we can't put a cap on immigration.

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But we can make sure people are free to go and work in France, Germany,

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Italy, and EU nationals are able to come and work here,

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If people come here and can't support themselves, we can ask

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But it is true to say if somebody doesn't break the law

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and they are not making a claim on the state,

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they can come here in as many numbers as they want

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from the EU, we cannot limit it?

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There are 2 million Britons who live abroad and whose

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If Europeans want to come and live here, they can.

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And let's celebrate that there are 50,000 EU nationals working

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Do you wish you had made a more positive case for immigration?

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I feel we have made a positive case for our country being in.

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This last dash is for his future, too.

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Every mile and every minute still matters.

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This is about our future, our families' futures.

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If we walk out of that exit door, there is no way back in.

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It is not a decision for five or ten years,

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And I am really concerned we get it right.

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Our children are old enough to talk about it and Nancy stole some

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In badges to take them into school for the In campaign.

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But will the results surprise him on Thursday?

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Of course we've got lots more on this story online.

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Just go to bbc.com/eureferendum or download the BBC News App.

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There we've got a special live page with all the latest

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minute by minute updates, as well as background features

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including one that looks at which European Union country has

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the most British people living abroad there.

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Now a look at some of the day's other news.

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The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level

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So says the United Nations refugee agency.

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In a report to mark World Refugee Day, the agency said

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the total is now 65 million people - that's more than the

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It's an increase of nearly six million in just one year.

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And it means one in every 113 people on the planet is now either

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displaced, a refugee or asylum seeker, with half

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of all refugees children. In Iraq, the ongoing war

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on the so-called Islamic State displaced nearly 3.5 million people.

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The battle for Fallujah alone has made at least 80,000 people

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Many of these civilians have ended up in camps that lack basic

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necessities like drinking water, electricity and sewerage.

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Several camps have been subject to disease outbreaks in the past

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like measles and cholera due to poor hygiene conditions.

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The BBC's Ahmed Maher visited one camp in Baghdad

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We are here in a camp for internally displaced Iraqis in southern

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Baghdad. They escaped fighting, escaped with their lives and they

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ended up in such tents and camps and they suffering is continuing because

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of the shortage of food supplies, ranking water and medicine. Today in

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Iraq there are more than 3 million people who have been displaced from

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their homes in four main provinces. This man has lost his home. He

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sought refuge two years ago in this tent along with his wife and their

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six children. TRANSLATION:

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We used to have a big house and a farm, with cattle and sheep but now

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we have nothing. This is our future. Who can live like this? The United

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Nations marks the world refugee Day through a concert by the Iraqi

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musician. TRANSLATION:

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We are here to send a message that anyone can be displaced from his or

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her house because of the war and at any time, anyone, you and I, we

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should feel more for the refugees. These children were leading normal

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lives in their homes before being forced to flee for their lives with

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their families. Today they are having a miserable living conditions

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here in one of the camps for the displaced people and the refugees in

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Iraq. At least 24 people have

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died in separate bomb 14 Nepalese security guards

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were killed in the capital, Kabul, when a suicide bomber

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targeted their minibus. Hours later at least ten people died

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in the northern province of Badakhshan when the main market

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in Kishm was hit The spiritual leader

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of Bahrain's Shia Muslim majority community has been stripped

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of his citizenship, The Interior Ministry alleged

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that the cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim had promoted sectarianism and served

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"foreign interests" - Campaigners for relatives of those

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on the missing fight have released photos of personal effects. They

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want the families to study the items to see if they recognise them. The

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belongings include backpacks and purses. Experts warned they may be

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nothing to do with the missing plane.

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The Russian born actor, Anton Yelchin, best known

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for playing Chekov in the recent Star Trek films has been

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killed in a freak accident at his home in Los Angeles.

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Police say Yelchin, who was 27, became pinned against a wall

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when his car rolled towards him on his steep driveway.

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2015 was the "most dangerous year on record" for people

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around the world trying to protect their land

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That's the conclusion of a new report from the campaign

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It says Brazil was particularly badly affected, with at least 50

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people killed protecting forests and land from illegal

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From the Amazon, Wyre Davies reports.

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Brazil's indigenous tribes are as diverse as they are numerous.

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One thing they have in common today, perhaps above all else,

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is the relentless, insatiable pressure on their land

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The Ka'apor people of the eastern Amazon are fewer

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The jungle is their home, source of food and they have minimal

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But their lives and lands are under constant threat.

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"This is our land and we will fight to defend it,"

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says village chief Osmar Ka'apor, as the tribal council meets

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Since 2008, six Ka'apor leaders have been killed for trying

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to protect their land from illegal loggers and miners.

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For the Ka'apor, maintaining a traditional way of life,

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living in and off the forest, is what their existence is all about.

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They are prepared to defend this at all costs.

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But it puts them in direct conflict with others from the outside,

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who want access to the Amazon's precious resources as well.

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More than 5000 square kilometres of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

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80% of that is thought to be illegally cut and exported timber.

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Brazil's environmental agencies are fighting back

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but they are often up against powerful and corrupt

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TRANSLATION: We are facing a situation of organised crime,

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well structured and supported by people with money,

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using poor people to do their dirty work.

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A new report says that at least 50 environmental defenders,

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indigenous leaders and rural campaigners, were murdered

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The perpetrators are rarely, if ever, caught.

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The men who shot Dona Marina's husband have never been arrested.

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She says everyone knows who they are.

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A broken cross marks where Raimundo fell.

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The family have since fled their home and their land.

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"My life has no value now. Nothing," says Dona Marina.

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"My husband was threatened day and night but refused

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"I wanted to stay where he died but my son would not let me."

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While threats and intimidation have forced some communities

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to give up the struggle, it is not an option for the Ka'apor.

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Small in number, with their own language and traditions,

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this is more than a fight for their land.

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From me and the rest of the team, goodbye.

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Did you know whether France can sometimes become split, just like

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today's. It started off as one feature and then the top part of it

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sliced across, leaving this line of showers. We had a few of

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thunderstorms

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