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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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I'm Alpa Patel. Here are the headlines.

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There's no blanket ban on Russia's athletes going to the Rio Games.

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Russia welcomes the International Olympic Committee's decision

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but the US anti-doping agency says it is a "blow to clean athletes."

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As the people of Munich mourn the victims killed

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in Friday's shooting, investigators say the teenage gunman

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had been planning the attack for more than a year.

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Funerals have been taking place in the Afghan capital, Kabul,

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for more than eighty people killed in a suicide attack on Saturday

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A parade into Paris for Chris Froome who's made history winning his third

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The International Olympic Committee has decided not to ban all Russian

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That's despite finding that Russia was involved in a state-sponsored

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The IOC said it would be up to individual sports' governing

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bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be

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The US Anti-Doping agency condemned the ruling saying the IOC had

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"refused to take decisive leadership" and had left

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But the International Tennis Federation said it welcomed

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the decision allowing clean athletes to go to Rio.

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It said Russia's seven nominated tennis players would be competing.

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Russian state organised doping, which has brought its much

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success in recent years, has been exposed.

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But with just 12 days until the start of the Rio Olympics

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the IOC today resisted calls for a blanket ban on its team.

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No Russian athlete can compete unless he or she meets some

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The International sports federations will carry out an individual

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analysis of each athlete's anti-doping record, taking

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into account only reliable international tests.

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Russia wanted to send a 386 strong team to Rio,

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but that number has already been reduced by 68 following a failed

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appeal against an existing ban on its track and field team.

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Now 27 remaining sports federations must now decide which Russians can

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go but they are facing a race against time.

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Despite outward appearances, Russian ministers are tonight

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We take the investigation very seriously and we are waiting to work

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With the Olympics looming, given the weight of evidence

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against Russia, many feel that this has damaged people's trust in Russia

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I think they have affected the Olympic movement.

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I worry about the future of clean sport.

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I worry about the future of clean athletes the Olympic Games.

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The IOC has also decided that the whistle-blower cannot go

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Having failed what it calls ethical criteria.

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In central London today before the IOC made its announcement

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British athletes celebrated their Rio selection while insisting

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Mo Farah may be preparing to leave for Brazil in his quest

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But the row about Russia's participation is going to overshadow

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You feel sorry for the clean athletes who are a part of it,

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but at the same time it is the whole country.

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We will let the right authority deal with it.

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But at the same time concentrate on what we are doing

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With days to go until the Olympics gets underway this should be a times

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But the decision leaves many Russian competitors in limbo

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BBC's Sarah Rainsford joined us from Moscow a short time ago

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and I started by asking her how the IOC decision had

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As far as Russia was concerned, it was a campaign they had to win. They

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had to try to persuade the IOC not to make individual athletes who

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argue that they are clean paid the price that those who have been

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doping and they believe they have won that argument, the proof of it

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being there will be no blanket ban. That would have been a humiliating

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decision for Russia. This is a country that sees itself as a

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sporting superpower and the idea that all Russian athletes will be

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banned from the Olympics, that a Russian flag would not fly there is

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something that Russia did not want to see happen. They have avoided the

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worst possible outcome, but what we have now is the decision is left to

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individual sporting federations. Decisions that will take place less

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than two weeks before the games begin. 12 days to go, is that enough

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time? We have heard from the International tennis Federation

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which has said that as far as it is concerned, Russian players should be

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cleared to compete. They are subjected to rigorous testing abroad

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and therefore the suggestion they are cheating is not there. As far as

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the Federation is concerned, they should be clear, but there are other

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new procedures they will have to go through for those players to make it

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to Rio. Each federation was at its own criteria. It is very complex, we

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don't know how it will play out, and other athletes who are clean and

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have not been doping, it is an extremely nervous wait. Russia's

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federation has been damaged. What has been the reaction where you are

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to state-sponsored doping? That is right and Russia continues to insist

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there is no programme of state-sponsored doping. We have

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heard that from the sports minister over the past few days. He has told

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us there was no programme to cheat in sport. He has talked about

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individuals being copper bowl and therefore argued that the whole

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Russian team should not be penalised for that. -- been culpable. However,

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there is a devastating picture of cheating in Russian sport.

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On the line is the former British Olympic Swimmer

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She won her olympic medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow,

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and two gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

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Thank you very much for being with us. Firstly, what is your reaction

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to this decision? Just disappointment really. This was a

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prime opportunity for the IOC to make a stand for clean sport. The

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ruling was made behind the IAAF. It may be legally viable for them to

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make this roof chilly-macro move, but I am disappointed. The report is

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damning. The fiasco two years ago makes a mockery of the Winter

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Olympics. I find it extraordinary that this is what the IOC has done.

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Russia argues that a blanket ban would punish clean athletes. What is

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your view on that? Who are these clean athletes? Are they athletes

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that have not been caught? Thousands of samples were thrown down the

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toilet. Who are these clean athletes? Sadly, they will go to Rio

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and people will not cheer when they walk into the Olympic Stadium or

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when they win a medal because they will think they have won them

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because they are doping. There will be instances over the next months,

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maybe years, where we find out that they have been doping and medals

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will be taken away from them and given to the people that deserve

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them. It is not fair. What is your experience of this? We have been

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through this once before and it is difficult to deal with. I strongly

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believe there are two sections of society that the IOC should be

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protecting. First and foremost, the clean athletes because that is the

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job, but they should we protecting the young co-worst Russians who are

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being given these drugs that could have long-term effects on the

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health. I did a documentary for Channel five and one of the athletes

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I met is seriously ill because of the drugs she was given. It is

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important that these two sections of society are looked after by the IOC

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and they are shirking their responsibilities by passing this

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over to the sporting federations. Thank you very much for your

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thoughts. Meanwhile, questions have been

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raised about the state refused to move its athletes

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into the the accommodation, Athletes are staying in nearby

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hotels while cleaners and maintenance staff try to fix

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issues including blocked toilets, exposed wiring, leaking pipes

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and unlit stairwells. Some apartments have water running

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down the walls and a strong The head of the Australian

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delegation Kitty Chiller says while other areas in the village

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are among the best she's seen, athletes won't move

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in until the accommodation We will reassess at the end

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of the day and again tomorrow, but at this stage, seeing

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the progress that has been made this morning already, I am

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reasonably confident that we will be able to enter the

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village on Wednesday. I certainly hope that

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that is the case so we can all get on and enjoy a positive

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and successful Olympic sporting experience which is what

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we are all here for. To Germany where thousands of people

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have gathered outside the Munich Olympia Shopping Mall

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where nine people were Police say they are building

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a clearer picture of what drove Our correspondent Chris Buckler

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is in Munich. The fear and even shock

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is starting to fade in Munich, but the grief is obvious

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in the street where people For some it is also

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an understandable sense of relief. TRANSLATION: I heard the shooting,

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I heard the sirens, I knew my sister In the beginning I didn't know

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what was going on with her. She wanted to take the subway to get

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there and I had no idea The images of the attack show a

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teenager targeting other teenagers. It is clear that David Sonboly had

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some mental health problems and detectives are believed to have

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found information about mass shootings when they searched

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the flat where he lived Neighbours say he was quiet, alone,

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but they never imagined How he got this gun,

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that is the main problem. There have been calls

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here in Germany for tighter controls on the sale of weapons,

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but this country already has relatively strict gun laws and that

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legislation has been tightened in the last ten or 15 years

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as a result of two school shootings. Much of the investigation will focus

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on how an 18-year-old living There has been some speculation

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that he may have bought it off TRANSLATION: There is a chat log

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on the dark net which indicates he got the weapon from the dark net,

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but we are only at the beginning The police believe this attack had

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been planned for a year, but the families of the victims can

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in no way have been prepared Also in Germany, a man armed

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with a machete has killed one woman and wounded two others in the city

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of Reutlingen in the Police say the man is a Syrian

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asylum-seeker, and has The motive for the attack is not

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clear, but police say there is no indication

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it is linked to terrorism. Let's take a look at

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some other stories now. Four Chinese officials have been

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suspended following devastating floods that left more than 200

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dead or missing. Torrential rains hit

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the north of the country, forcing more than 300,000 people

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from their homes and leaving many Thousands of people have protested

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about the lack of warning Thousands of homes remain under

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threat in the US state of California with two massive wildfires continue

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to raze the dry hills. The fires have been

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burning since Friday. Local police are investigating

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the discovery of a body inside a burned car in one

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of the fire damaged areas. A big rally has been taking place

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in Istanbul's Taksim Square, to celebrate the failure of the coup

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against the government on July 15th. In a rare show of unity,

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supporters of the opposition Republican People's Party have come

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together with those from the wake

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of the government's crackdown The BBC's Nick Thorpe reports

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from the rally in Taksim Square. We have seen the rally after rally

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in Turkey in the past week celebrating the survival of

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democracy. The difference here is that the two main parties are

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celebrating as well. Speak up after speaker has been talking about the

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value of unity in Turkey at the moment. Top officials from the

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governing party were also invited here. It is not just an opposition

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event. The speakers have also been emphasising human rights and the

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freedom of press. Not just the survival of democracy, but

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inequality as well. Stay with us on BBC World News,

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still to come: The US Democratic party gathers in Philadelphia

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to officially nominate We'll be live at the convention

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centre with the latest. A decade later, Yugoslavia has been

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able to open the bridge that was damaged. Thousands of households are

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quite this lunchtime as children bury their noses in the final

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instalment of Harry Potter. there will be no anklet bland for

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Russian athletes. Individual sporting federations will have to

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make the decision instead. in Friday's shooting,

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investigators say the teenage gunman had been planning the attack

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for more than a year. The Democratic National Convention

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begins on Monday in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

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a couple of days after hopeful US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

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revealed her running mate to be Rajini Vaidyanathan

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is in Philadelphia now, on the eve Tell us what we can expect from this

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convention. We are going into the convention with a scandal at the top

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of the Democratic party because it emerged at the weekend that e-mails

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have been linked to the WikiLeaks organisation which suggested that

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the Democratic National committee had favoured Hillary Clinton during

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those presidential primaries over Bernie Sanders and as you may

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remember, it was a bruising campaign between the two candidates. There

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were e-mails which suggested that the Democratic party had tried to

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smear Bernie Sanders as well. We have just heard a lot of the now

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that the chair of the Democratic National committee is going to step

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down at the end of this week, but it is an embarrassment for the party

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because this week was all about presenting a show of unity, not

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division. Bernie Sanders will be appearing at the convention. This

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could get uncomfortable, couldn't it? Yes, he's going to address the

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convention stage behind me on Monday night. Aides close to him say he

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will attack Donald Trump and broaden his message for a political

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revolution. We can expect a lot of anger from the Bernie Sanders

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supporters who will be here this week in light of those e-mails. Of

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course this all leads up to Thursday night when Hillary Clinton will

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formally accept the Democratic party's nomination as presidential

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candidate. The first woman in the United States to ever do so. An

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interesting week ahead. Thank you. In Afghanistan, the first funerals

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are being held after 80 people were killed in a suicide attack

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in Kabul on Saturday. The bombing, one of the worst

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in many years, targeted crowds The so-called Islamic State has

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claimed responsibility, marking the first time the group

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have carried out an attack The Afghan government assigned

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a team to investigate this incident, yet there is not much more

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information and officials say the It is expected that the Health

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Minister will release the final figures at a press conference

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later this evening, but so far it is confirmed more than 80 people

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were killed and more than 230 Until this afternoon some

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people were searching One person told a BBC reporter that

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still there are three family members missing that they did not find

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in hospital and they did not find the remains

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at the scene of the attack. Sport now and a full round-up

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from the BBC Sports Centre. Chris Froome has won the Tour de

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France for the third time becoming the first Briton successfully

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to defend the title. Froome crossed the finishing line

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on the Champs Elysees in Paris arm The Kenyan born British rider

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finished safely at the back He had held a lead of over four

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minutes going into the largely ceremonial race climax

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through the streets It feels amazing. It really could be

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the first one over again. It is special. The combination of months

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and months of hard work, my team-mates, such support. Standing

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here is monumental. Russia will not receive a blanket

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ban from the Rio Olympics following The International Olympic Committee

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will leave it up to individual sports' governing bodies to decide

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if competitors are clean and should President Thomas Bach has defended

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the decision in an interview Every human being is entitled to

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individual justice. There we have set the bar to the absolute limit

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for how Russian athletes can achieve to compete in Rio. All of them have

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to meet individually these number of very strict criteria we have

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established today. Adam Pengilly is an IOC

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member from Great Britain, He's told us he's disappointed

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by the decision taken today. I think my initial reaction is one

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of disappointment and of embarrassment in some ways, to be

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honest. I would've hoped that the leadership at the IOC, the

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organisation I am a member of, would have taken a principled stance that

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helped the long-term cleanliness of sport to rid us of the scourge of

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doping. I am not sure I believe there would be a blanket ban. That

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is the position though I thought was the correct one, that the Russian

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team should be excluded. I said it is not an easy decision because in

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that situation there would be in this and athletes who would miss

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out, but there are innocent athletes who have missed out in the past and

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there will be in the future. I think if this situation is not tackled

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really hard, and I am not sure we have taken the right decision here.

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Britain's Lewis Hamilton leads the Formula One championship

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for the first time this season after victory at the

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The reigning world champion didn't start on pole position,

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but soon got the better of his Mercedes team mate

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Nico Rosberg - with his record fifth race win at the Hungaroring.

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So Hamilton is now six points clear of teammate Rosberg at the top

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The Mercedes pair are comfortably ahead of Daniel Ricciardo,

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who is third in his Red Bull, as well as the Ferrari duo

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of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel

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and Max Verstappen, who is in sixth.

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Venus Williams is aiming to win her 50th WTA title in a little less

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She faces Britain's Johanna Konta in the Bank of the West

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Classic in California - Konta is aiming for her

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Williams - who turned 36 last month - beat Alison Riske

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She sailed through the first set but struggled with her

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Despite missing match points at 5-4 she eventually went on to win

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To get to the final Konta beat the second-seeded Slovakian Dominika

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Unlike Venus Konta dropped just six points on her serve.

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The British number one is rising through the world rankings having

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reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January.

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Now, if you are uncomfortable with height you might want to look away

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because the world cliff diving Championships have been taking race

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in France. The winning jump came from Britain's Gary Hunt who jumped

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off of a platform made this tower. Pretty good. The technical

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description for that is a back three somersaults. If you missed it the

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first time, here it is in slow motion. That is it from me. Goodbye

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for now.

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