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Still trying to free passengers from the wreckage. China reacts after an

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international tribunal ruled against it in the South China Sea dispute.

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President Obama intends to heal racial tensions as he joins Dallas

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in remembering the police officers who were killed. We will be live at

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the service. Follow my leader. Bernie Sanders gives his support to

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Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the White House. I

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intend to do anything I can to make sure she will be the next president

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of the United States. It all ends like this. Furniture removal for

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David Cameron on his last day as British-born Mr hello and welcome.

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Investigators have tried to find out what caused trains declared in

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southern Italy killing 23 people and injuring dozens more. Pictures of

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the crash site show the extent of the damage with the front of the

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carriages completely destroyed. The emergency services are still trying

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to free passengers from the wreckage. Some of the injured are in

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critical condition. The two trains crashed on a single stretch of

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training. Our World Affairs Correspondent now reports. The two

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local trains smashed into each other this morning. They carriages which

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took the full impact ripped apart. They breed scattered through the

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olive groves. A massive rescue operation has been underway for

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hours. Teams picking their way through the mangled carriages in

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search of survivors. Finding many who had been injured. Others are in

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a state of complete shock. I was thrown forward. It all happened so

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quickly. I saw my mum on the ground, my mother and sister bleeding. The

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people on the train helpers. I am eight months pregnant. The trains

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are owned by a local private company. They collided on a section

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of single-track. There are reports that an automatic braking system

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failed. The train drivers were unable to see each other because of

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a dent in the track. A field hospital has been set up nearby.

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There have been happy lives for local people to donate blood. This

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has been one of the worst train crashes in Italy over the past

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decade and the government has pledged that investigators will find

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out what caused it. In the last few minutes, the BBC has arrived at the

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crash site. This is the location of the crash happened this morning in

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southern Italy. We think that at least 23 people died. Two trains

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were travelling on this single real track line. They came into a head-on

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collision which destroyed a different carriages of both trains.

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The rescue operation is ongoing. The recovery of the wreckage is ongoing.

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The Italian government have said they will do everything they can to

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investigate how this will happen in such a quiet stretch of Italian

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countryside, that these trains crash against each other and created so

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much tragedy. This area has been turned into a risky operation. There

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is a medical centre treating the injured. Some have been taken to

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hospitals in the region and some relatives of the victims are also

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here, waiting for news. What did cause a train crash in Italy? You'll

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find the latest details on our website, including more from

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reporter. All the information is on the BBC website. China has lost its

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legal battle to be granted ownership of almost all the South China Sea.

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An international tribunal found there is no legal basis for China to

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claim rights within the so-called 9- line. It foundation had no

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entitlement to the economic zone around the site. The ruling has said

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China violated the Philippines's exclusive economic zone by creating

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artificial islands. Beijing says it doesn't accept the ruling. This is

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how China prepared for the ruling. A week of war games. In and around the

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disputed area of the South China Sea.

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It was of strength. All part of strength. All-party propaganda push

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in the run-up to a ruling that China had already dismissed as a farce.

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The BBC to over some of the disputed area last year. They are barely

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specs on a map. This is near the Philippines. The rocky outposts that

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China has transformed into military bases. Years of huge dredging

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operations and costly construction, new landing strips and harbours

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built. All that now ruled illegal. For the Philippines,

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this is like a David Chinese state media instantly

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dismissed it as null and void. The Philippines strongly

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affirms its respect for this milestone decision as an important

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contribution to ongoing efforts in addressing disputes

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in the South China Sea. This is the worst possible outcome

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for the Chinese government. Now, we know that Beijing is not

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going to abide by this ruling. But what we don't know

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is what comes next. How strongly will the

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government here react? China's President Xi Jinping didn't

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look like an angry man as he attended to other business -

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meeting the EU's top two officials in Beijing just

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after the ruling was made public. There is no doubt it

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matters, though. It is a complete rejection

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of China's historic claims. But it won't stop the increased

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assertiveness, as China looks to expand its influence way

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beyond fishing boats. Let's talk more on this. Douglas

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Bader is an adviser on Asian affairs. He is now vice president at

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a Washington -based fallen piracy think tank. Thank you for joining

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us. China have publicly stood firm saying they would not be bound by

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this ruling. RB on a course for get my attention or will China, behind

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the scenes, use this as an opportunity to de-escalate? That is

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the big question. I think Chinese use of military exercises and strong

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propaganda push over the last few weeks could very well be an effort

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to show the people of China that, whatever the outcome of the panel

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review, that China had done what it could to stand up for the

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traditionally understood interests in the South China Sea. Then move on

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to a more constructive path. Alternatively, we could see tensions

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mount a game and the hardline choice being made by the Chinese leaders.

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This is a turning point. It is a time when the other concerned

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governments ought to do what the Philippine president and Foreign

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Secretary have done which is talk down the tensions and talk of

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cooperation. Chinese media said the country would be open to join

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developments for a win - win scenario. What would that look like?

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There is a tremendous amount of fishing going on depleting

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resources. Finding a way to governing fishing, having the rules

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for fishermen with traditional right to fish there would be a good start.

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There is also reputed to be oil and gas, enough to be worth recovery and

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they could find ways to deal with that. They have just had a huge

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clearing away by the panel in the cake of some of the things that were

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complicating the potential for negotiations. We no longer have

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conflicting economic zones. We no longer have islands with special

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characteristics. They are all rocks now. They have less entitlement. The

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US have warships in the area. They welcomed this ruling. Is this all

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about, for them, regain balance of power in the Pacific? It is good for

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the US. It is a good idea to keep a low profile when we go about our

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normal security, economic and other diplomatic business in the region.

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For China, it is a chance to take stock. They have watched the tough

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measures in the region drive the neighbours into the arms of

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Washington. It would be smart for China to say to itself, OK, is this

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the Way we want to go or find a more constructive way to stabilise

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relations with our nearby neighbours and reduce the incentives for the

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years to get more involved militarily. Thank you for shedding

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light on the South China Sea dispute. That is Douglas Powell over

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in Washington. President Obama is due to speak at a memorial service

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for five policemen covered -- killed by a sniper in Dallas. The president

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and his wife will meet the families of the officers. Let's take you live

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now to those memorial service is well underway and we can listen in

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on matter. Policing can both be strong and smart. Men die for the

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rights that this country was built on. In short, I have never been more

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proud of my city. Our city. While we did nothing wrong, there is a reason

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this happened here, this pace, this time in American history. This is

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our chance to lead and build a new model for a community, for a city,

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for our country. To do that there will be tough times ahead. We will

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mourn together. Together is the key word here. We may be sad, but we

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will not dwell in self pity. We may weep, but we will never whine. We

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have too much work to be done. We have too many bridges to build that

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we will cross together. This I know. This I know will happen. Thank you.

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You are listening to Mayor Michael Rawlins of Dallas in Texas. A

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memorial service for the five slain police officers who were killed by

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sniper fire last week. We are expecting President Obama to address

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this crowd. He cut short a trip to Europe to be here. A log of racial

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tensions have heightened in recent weeks around America and this

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memorial service 95 officers who lost their lives on Thursday. God,

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you are uniquely qualified. Let's look at some of the other news.

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Italy faces two decades of stagnant economic growth.

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That's the warning from the International Monetary fund.

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It would mean Italy wouldn't return to its pre-financial crisis state

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By that point, the report says, its economy would be outstripped

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The international airport has re-opened in the capital

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of South Sudan, where a ceasefire appears to be holding.

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The UN says almost forty-thousand people have been displaced

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by several days of fighting between rival factions supporting

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Aid workers say the humanitarian situation

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"Hang on a minute, I'm busy".Is this a new way to deter

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Well, it worked for this kebab shop owner in New Zealand.

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Surveillance footage shows the man, armed with a gun, demand

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money from Said Ahmed, who continues serving a customer

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until the would - be robber - obviously confused - leaves.

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It seemed like it would never happen but Bernie Sanders has FINALLY

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endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee

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The former rivals stood side-by-side in New Hampshire

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as the Vermont Senator pledged his support.

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Despite their differences, Mr Sanders said it was important

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that Mrs Clinton defeats Donald Trump in November.

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This campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or

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Bernie Sanders or any other candidate who sought the presidency.

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This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing

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the very serious crises that we face. There is no doubt in my mind

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that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the

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best candidate to do that. Mrs Clinton meanwhile paid

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tribute to Bernie Sanders As Bernie will tell you, talk is

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cheap. We need to keep fighting to make sure everything we have stood

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for Israel in the lives of people across America. This amazing country

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of ours is worthy of our best efforts. This election, let's send

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the message in America. In America, we don't enter each other down, we

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left each other up. We build bridges, not wars. We put common

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interests ahead of self-interest. We stand together because we are

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stronger together. Our correspondent Gary

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O'Donoghue is in Washington. He took a long time. Why did he take

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so long? It did take a long time, particularly because they have been

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fighting one another since the middle of last year. Bernie Sanders

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went right to the end of the primary process, even though,

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mathematically, he lost some time before that. He had the money to go

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right through to the end. Even at the end, 27 days ago, we were

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waiting to see when he was dead. Now, he has and he has used the E

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word. The endorsement. That will be a relief to the Clinton campaign.

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She had to stand 3/2 an hour of Bernie Sanders's speech, modelling

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and agreeing all the way through and he has extracted some changes to the

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Democratic platform, the party document on which they are supposed

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to fight elections, namely things like an extended minimum wage,

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opposition to certain trade deals and changes to health and education

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care. The question will be now gone forward, just to what extent he goes

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out and campaigns for and, more importantly, enthuse those young

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people who turned out to rally. He did endorse, but it was a complete

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love in. He used much of the rhetoric he has used for the past

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few months, implying it was nothing more than a numbers game. He did say

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that and he also said it is a bigger thing than about any one candidate,

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white sheets did the clapping and Nottingham. It was a pretty awkward

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affair, to be honest. It is probably the best they could hope for. There

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clearly isn't some warm chemistry between them. They have only sat

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down 1's face to face on their own and that was just on the end of the

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primary process. It is a very awkward thing. He believes he has

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built this revolution, political revolution, she has developed a huge

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donor base, a huge activist base. Those things are really important to

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Hillary Clinton. She has been around in the political sphere for two

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decades. She is good to win an election on the promise of the

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future. She will want to have those young people going out and

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campaigning and arguing for her. Thank you for shedding light on the

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nomination race as we head to the White House, 2016.

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As Britain's Conservatives unite around a new leader

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and Prime Minister - the opposition LABOUR party

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Officials are ruling on whether the current leader

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Jeremy Corby needs fresh nominations to stand again.

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Meanwhile, his challenger Angela Eagle has seen

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Here's our political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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A bit of politeness, please, can you all make way?

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Jeremy Corbyn fought through the Labour establishment to

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Can you guys be really kind for once and let

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His refusal to make way, though most MPs want

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him gone, mean Labour is stuck in a stalemate.

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It's not about luck but the meaning of

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MPs who want Mr Corbyn to quit believe that under the rules he

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does not have an automatic right to stand again as leader.

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But his supporters have had legal advice

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It's cut and dried and eventually, we will

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sort this matter out and Jeremy will remain.

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Most MPs believe his useful time as leader is over, and the

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rules say he would need the support of more than 50 of them to run

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After dozens of resignations, that's just not likely to happen.

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So in effect, this meeting could kick him out.

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We have now got a new Prime Minister coming in tomorrow.

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think that will concentrate everyone's minds very carefully.

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Does that mean Jeremy Corbyn must go soon, if you're saying that?

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Jeremy Corbyn is the elected Labour Party leader.

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The build-up to the meeting has been frantic.

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Mr Corbyn's allies even tried to shove one MP off

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the crucial committee in

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What happened to you in the middle of the

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I was asleep in the middle of the night.

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They went in for hours of

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discussion and one big decision at the party HQ.

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There is a leadership contest in Labour, so should Jeremy

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Corbyn, the current leader, be allowed to stand

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without getting dozens of

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This isn't just some strange fuss outside

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an anonymous London office block on a wet Tuesday afternoon.

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The NEC is a mix of Labour MPs, union officials,

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ordinary party members, and they are roughly split

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between those who want Jeremy Corbyn to stay and those who

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A brick was hurled through the Merseyside

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office of the MP who wants to be Labour's next leader.

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Then Angela Eagle had to switch venues on a

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campaign tour in Luton because of threats.

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T-shirt of the Corbyn-backing Momentum group, still tracked her

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The leader condemned any abuse but Angela Eagle, who wants to

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replace him so badly, says it's not enough.

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They are being done in his name, and he needs to get control of

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the people who are supporting him and make certain

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this behaviour stops and

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It is bullying and has absolutely no place in politics in

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But Mr Corbyn does still have the muscle of

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most of the unions on his side, and, it's thought, most of the party's

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An attempt to kind of keep Jeremy off the paper

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And I'm desperately hoping that that doesn't

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I hope common sense and a bit of decency prevails at the NEC

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Disquiet about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership spilled

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out from Westminster's backrooms into public view long ago,

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but the charge against him maybe far from over.

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Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News, Westminster.

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And drama of another sort in Downing Street.

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David Cameron , the outgoing British Prime Minister,

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The harsh reality of politics.the removal vans are in -

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and Mr Cameron and his family are moving out of their home

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of the last six years - just one day after he announced

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he was stepping down to allow his successor,

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On Wednesday, she officially becomes Prime Minister once

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Mr Cameron has handed in his resignation to the Queen.

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It is quite an ordeal getting our bearings. There she goes, back

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again. More photographs outside her new home, number ten Downing St.

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Let's take you back to the memorial for the five police officers killed

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on Thursday. Our correspondent, David Willis, is in Dallas. David,

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it is an emotional day. An important day. What is the mood like in

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Dallas? The mood is one of great sorrow and reflectiveness. It is an

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indication, perhaps, of the fine line that President Obama is

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attempting to work when police on the one hand and protesters on the

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other, between white and black. On the way here, on Air Force One, he

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placed phone calls to the relatives of golden sterling and the Landrieu

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Castillo, the two black men who died at the hands of white police

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officers last week, sparking protest we haven't seen across America over

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the last egos. The interfaith service got underway a short while

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ago. President Obama is there. So to former President George W Bush and

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the vice president. We heard from the Mayor of Dallas, Mark Rowlands,

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saying we will not whine. We have too many bridges to build. I wonder

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how people are reconciling the emotions today? The police officers

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were slain protecting people are being commemorated here, but the

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police force is intertwined with the issue of racial tensions in the

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country. Absolutely. We may well see a reflection of that in the remarks

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that President Obama makes today here. It is likely as well that he

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will return to a theme he has on before, making the point that this

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is not just an of policing, of police brutality, but a wider issue

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of economic disparities, of the lack of access in certain communities

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here in America to such things as basic education, health care, even

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healthy food, for example. The president perhaps making the point

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that the one thing that people in certain communities in America,

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certain disadvantaged communities here, can be assured of his robust

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law enforcement. Clearly, the whole picture has to change if America is

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to change. People desperately wanting leadership. Many people

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argue that President Obama would have been the best person to offer

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that he is now leading -- leaving the White House. There was so much

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hope. That was the motif of the Obama administration, the Obama

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candidacy for president, that message of hope. With just a few

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months left in the White House he has got some way to go towards

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bringing that hope back to some sense of reality. David Willis in

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Dallas. As we leave David Wiese returning to the pictures of the

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memorial service for those five officers killed on Thursday.

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President Obama, there he is, due to speak very shortly. We will bring

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you all of that on BBC world News. Stay with us for now. It is goodbye

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from the end of that on BBC world News. Stay with us for now. It is

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goodbye from me and the team. Tuesday afternoon was a wash-out

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across some parts of the country, especially the Midlands and the

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south-east. Wednesday, more showers on

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