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In Belgium, a man who attacked two police officers with a machete has

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The attack took place in the city of Charleroi.

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TRANSLATION: One officer was critically wounded in the face.

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The man was then shot by the police immediately.

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do posts already have a medal and we have had a world record in this

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winning goal. -- I am Chris Mitchell lived in Rio, we'll are the hosts

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already have a medal. A local election shock

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for South Africa's governing The party's worst results

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since the end of apartheid. The baby kangaroo who found

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a new family and celebrity We start in Belgium -

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where a man armed with a machete has The Prime Minister, Charles Michel,

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says the initial indications The machete attack happened

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in the city of Charleroi. The man was shot by police

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and died in hospital. He is reported to have shouted

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God is Great in Arabic during the attack outside the city's

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main police station. This is what a police spokesman had

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to say. TRANSLATION: Two female police

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officers were on duty, the individual took out the machete and

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hit our colleagues several times, one officer critically wounded in

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the face, the man was then shot by police immediately, dying shortly

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after arriving at the hospital. His identity is not yet confirmed.

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The attack comes at a sensitive time for Belgium.

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In March, bombers killed 32 people in suicide attacks at Brussels

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And now the Prime Minister said initial indications showed

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With more, here is Brussels correspondent Damian grammatical is.

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What we've heard is the Belgian Prime Minister,

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who has broken off his holiday in the south of France to head

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back here to Brussels for a security meeting tomorrow,

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now he has said that the initial indications are that this

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was terrorism related, but that's his initial assessment.

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What we know of what happened was that this individual approached

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this police station in the city of Charleroi.

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It's about an hour or so's drive to the south of Brussels.

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In the centre of town there, outside the police station,

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they had erected already an extra security check,

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so there was a wooden barrier, wooden hut there, where police

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were screening people, because there have already been

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threats against Belgian police in the past few months,

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in the sort of spate of terror-related

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Two police officers on duty there stopped the man.

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He pulled out a machete and attacked them before he was shot dead.

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So he certainly appears to have been trying to reach

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Let's turn now to the Olympic Games in Rio, where medals are now

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And the host nation have won their first medal -

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silver in the 10-metre air pistol competition.

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Brazil's Felipe Almeida Wu denied gold by a pinpoint last shot

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It is they are now's first ever gold medal. -- it is the first ever gold

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medal for Vietnam. We can now go live to Chris

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Mitchell. Fantastic for Vietnam! Yes, that was incredible but the

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biggest cheers were for Felipe. No Brazilian has won a shooting medal

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since 1920. He is 24 years old, the Brazilian, it was not unexpected but

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he was not one of the favourites. If you consider Felipe does not have

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professional practice as a ladies in Sao Paulo, having to borrow those

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for shooting practice, -- he does not have professional practice areas

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in Sao Paulo. It had not gone well for their football teams. The

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Brazilian side were booed off against their French team. The judo

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team was knocked out in round one. And organisational problems earlier,

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use of two hours just to get into Olympic Park, and the local

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organising committee having to issue a statement saying sorry. At last,

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some sporting success for Brazil. Also, the men's cycling that came

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past year a few hours ago, it was absolutely thrilling! What a

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wonderful race to look for spectators, book ended by the hills

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at both ends of the beaches, it was fast and thrilling and Greg van

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Aberaman, the Belgian, won it, this was his last chance to win an

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Olympic gold medal. All eyes had been on the Italian. I would he do,

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the Giro d'Italia rider? He was about to make his move and he came

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off the bike. -- high would he do? As did Geraint Thomas, the British

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rider, he has went to hospital for precautionary check. But cycling

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aficionados are saying this course was so thrilling that cycling or to

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make it part of their annual programme. Gold medal for Belgium

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from Greg Van Avermaet, which was not expected, especially since

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Belgium did not win a single gold medal in 2012. And a world record in

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the swimming pool, Adam Peaty in the heats of the 100 metres

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breaststroke, breaking his own mark, 57.55 seconds, it was not so long

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ago that no one could wreak the 58 second barrier, now this young Brit

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at his first Olympics shows he means business. It is likely to be

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head-to-head between him and the defending Olympic champion from

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South African. And excitement in the pool. And the first medal from the

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games that they had, which seems like a long time to go with the sun

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going down on the speech, but that went to the junior Thrasher of the

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United States in the air rifle ten metres

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-- Virginia Thrasher. The Chinese expected to do well, and probably

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had not even heard of Virginia Thrasher. She is 19 years old,

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wanting to become an ice dancer, only taking shooting is up a few

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years ago. She got on the team and came here with no expectations and

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when is the first gold of the games, what I want. If her and the United

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States of America. And we can have a brief look at the medals table. --

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what a great story for her and the United States. And the first gold

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for Vietnam. And of course the United States, who we expect with

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the biggest team here, when all this ends in about two weeks' time, they

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will be top of the medals table, with China chasing them. Perhaps

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Great Britain, depending on how well they do in the swimming pool and

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track, could be up there. So far with some problems with spectators

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getting in, and that controlled explosion down at the finish line of

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the cycling, it has been a good day for the Rio Olympics.

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Exciting stuff coming out of the first day. Any more highlights to

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look forward to? Well, yeah, the swimming tonight! It starts so late.

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Ten local time. This is to help out the Americans. Shall we say? It fits

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in with their televisions schedule back home. The likes of Ryan Lockley

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in the old. My favourite tonight will be the men's 400 metres

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freestyle, the young Australian, can he win gold after the disappointment

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of their cycle is not doing well earlier, can he give the Australian

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something to cheer? It would be a great story because earlier this

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year he was involved in a traffic accident, driving his car off of the

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cliff. He is OK, clearly, being at the Olympics, but can he beat the

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enigmatic Chinese swimmer who at the last rock championships didn't even

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turn up for the final and has served a doping ban before now. That is the

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battle I will be looking forward to. Several medals to be won but a late

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finish for the swimmers here in Rio. Lots to look forward to. Chris

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Mitchell, for now from Rio, thank you very much.

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And you can keep up to date with all our Olympics coverage

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There you'll find a all the latest results from Day 1 and the latest

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To South Africa now, where the final results

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in the country's local elections have been announced.

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In Johannesburg, the governing African National Congress

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But it's small consolation, given they've suffered

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their worst election result since the end of apartheid.

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The opposition Democratic Alliance made huge gains, claiming victory

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in many key regions, including the capital Pretoria.

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ushered in democracy in 1994, after the fall of

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It is also the first time that it has lost control

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The opposition DA won 93 seats in Tshwane,

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the metropolitan region under which Pretoria falls.

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While the ANC came in second, with 89 seats,

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South Africans still believe in a dream of

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South Africa still wants our country to prosper.

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President Jacob Zuma put up a brave face when he accepted the final

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He could not secure victory for his party in his

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Our democracy is maturing and we congratulate our people

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for their participation in the consolidation of democracy.

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The ANC also lost the historically important metropolitan region

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But the ANC, with 54% of the national vote,

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Observers say a whole host of corruption scandals,

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and internal party squabbles, are to blame for its decline.

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Milton Nkosi, BBC News, Johannesburg.

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Rebel groups in Syria say they've made breakthroughs in fighting

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against both government forces and the self-declared Islamic State.

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Rebel factions say they've managed to link up with their comrades

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in besieged eastern Aleppo, although sources close

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to the government deny they've been pushed aside.

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Further east, a combined force of Kurdish and Arab militias say

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they're close to capturing the strategic city of Manbij

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This report from the BBC's Middle East regional

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Rebels advancing, fighting their way into southern Aleppo, they see this

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film shows them storming a government military base. And it

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seems they made some impressive progress. The army was driven back

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at leaving behind its big guns. But the rebels wanted much more than

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this. Their plan was to push beyond the base and reach the rebel held

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neighbourhoods of eastern Aleppo. 250,000 people are besieged by the

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government there. The attacking rebel force was trying to break that

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stranglehold. And they say they have indeed managed to link up with their

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comrades in the east. But other reports indicate they have so far

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failed to establish a safe route that would end the blockade.

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Meanwhile, the government side has thrown everything into this fight.

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Bombing and shelling. It insists the rebels have made no breakthrough. It

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says they've been pushed back. Further north, another battlefield,

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the city of Manbij, it's been held by the Islamic State group, but a US

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backed force of Kurdish and Arab fighters has been advancing through

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its streets. It says it is close to capturing the city, that it now

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controls 90% of that, but the fighting is still raging on and, for

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the people of Manbij, the suffering continues.

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Alan Johnson, BBC News. Stay with us on BBC

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World News, still to come... It is believed fire at a French barn

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which killed 13 people was started by candles on a birthday cake. -- at

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a French bar. Two British climbers who went

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missing on Thursday have been found dead on the Matterhorn in the Alps,

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on the Swiss-Italian border. Italian rescue workers launched

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a search for the pair but the operation was hampered

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by poor weather. Authorities say both bodies had been

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found covered in snow, in a ravine. What we know is the bodies of these

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two British climbers, both men, both believed to be aged 67,

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were found at an altitude of 4,000 metres, covered in snow,

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and I would say the weather looks lovely here at the moment,

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but we've had torrential rain and high winds here in Switzerland

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and Italy over the last 36 hours and of course what falls as rain

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down here is snow up at 4,000 metres Temperatures we are told

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were minus 10 Celsius. This is BBC World News Today, the

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latest headlines... In Belgium, a man armed

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with a machete attacks two police The attacker was then shot

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and killed by police The very first gold of the Rio games

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is won by the American Virginia Thrasher in the women's

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ten-metre air rifle. A fire in a bar in France

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which killed 13 people - many of them teenagers -

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is believed to have been started The fire broke out during a party

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in the basement of the bar Officials described the blaze

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as "fast and intense". Police say the fire broke out around

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midnight in the basement of the bar. It had been packed with young

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people who'd come here Someone carrying the cake apparently

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tripped down the stairs and fell. The candles and sparklers then set

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off the deadliest fire there's been Neighbours heard the shattering

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of glass and thought, at first, it was an explosion.

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Another terrorist attack. TRANSLATION: There

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was panic in the bar. But unfortunately, those

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who were in the basement didn't I think some of those

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downstairs didn't burn, Police say the ceiling

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of the basement had been soundproofed with material

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that is reported to have caught fire with terrifying speed,

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releasing poisonous fumes. TRANSLATION: We're still shocked.

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We can't believe it. We came here to have a good time

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together. It's impossible to believe

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that this has happened. 13 people in their late teens

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and early 20s are dead, and one is fighting for their life,

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in a city still mourning the death of an elderly priest murdered

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by extremists last month. The investigation will focus

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on whether the bar had Officials in Chicago in the US have

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released video footage, showing the moments before

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an unarmed black man was Paul O'Neal died after

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a dramatic car chase. Our North America correspondent

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Rajini Vaidyanathan reports. A warning, you may find some

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of the images distressing. A police chase on the streets

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of Chicago, as a teenager is suspected of driving

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a stolen car. The driver Paul O'Neal refuses

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to stop as bullets fly in his path. He crashes into a police car before

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getting out and running As the pursuit continues,

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officers can be heard shouting at him before

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shots are fired. His bleeding body was captured

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on tape, but the moment The officer's body

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camera wasn't working. If you look at the video,

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one of the body cameras But that officer supposedly turned

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it on as he was Three officers have been

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stripped of their powers, As the police tried to hold a press

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conference on Friday, What if that was your son that

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got shot in the back? At a time when tensions between law

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enforcement and young black people in America remain high,

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what makes this case different from many other police

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shootings has been the speed Chicago's newly-created Independent

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Police Review Authority is promising But the release of the videos has

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been criticised by the head of Chicago's policing union,

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who said it was unfair to officers Rajini Vaidyanathan,

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BBC News, Washington. The man who tried to kill US

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President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is expected to be released

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from a psychiatric John Hinckley Jr was

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25-years-old when he shot and wounded the Republican president

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and three others in Washington DC. He was detained in a secure facility

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after being found not guilty After his release,

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Hinckley will move to live Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi,

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has suffered two days of flooding that have killed

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at least twelve people. of flooding that have

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killed at least 12 people. More than half of them

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died of electrocution. Others were killed when roofs

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and walls collapsed. The newly-elected chief minister

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of Sindh province has toured affected areas and says he's been

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in touch with key officials to drain flooded roads and rectify

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extensive power cuts. Away from the Olympics,

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there's plenty of other sport. Hugh Woozencroft has details

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of another defeat for Sri Lanka have won their

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first series against After beating them in a Test match

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for only the second time in their history last week,

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Angelo Matthew's team made it two in a row on Saturday,

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winning by 229 runs in Galle to take an unassailable 2-0 lead

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in the three match series. With only one Test victory in

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history over Australia, until last week, could Sri Lanka make it two in

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a week? On the third day in Galle, the Australians led by Captain Steve

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Smith and David Warner went on the offensive from the first over,

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looking like good strategy with 36 runs scored, then that's all

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changed. As soon as the Sri Lanka and spinners find there with them,

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David Warner went first and he was furious. Then the skipper Smith on

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review, faint touch on the glove, removing any touch of Australia

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saving this match. Sri Lanka soon had Mitchell Marsh out, as well as

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several of his colleagues. This the surface for the spinners and one of

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the Australians could not content with. Six wickets in the second

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innings making him the first Sri Lanka and to score 50 and get ten

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wickets in the same match. And not even a last, at 229 run victory,

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this is the first-ever series win against Australia and inside three

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days too, cause for celebration. I mean, it feels great. We played in

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the last two games, I thought we were brilliant, we were really

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clinical in the second Test match especially. And pressure going in to

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win the toss but I thought the toss was pretty vital. So winning the --

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the first hurdle was winning the toss, then getting their score on

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the board, because the wicket was getting worse and worse, so once

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again, it was a pretty special performance by Mendes is getting us

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to 281. And special mention for his first Test, coming back really hard,

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backing this potential skill, and he was one bowler that the Australians

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find it hard to score off, especially on this track.

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Transfer news from the Premier League.

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West Ham are set to pay $26 million for the Swansea forward, Andre Ayew.

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The 26-year old Ghana international scored 12 goals in 34 Premier League

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Ayew only joined Swansea on a free transfer 12 months ago.

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New signing Sadio Mane scored one goal and made another as Liverpool

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beat Barcelona 4-0 in a one-sided friendly match at Wembley on Sunday.

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A $44.5 million capture from Southampton,

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Mane struck a 15th-minute opener and then supplied the cross

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from which ex-Liverpool player Javier Mascherano

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Divock Origi and substitute Marko Grujic also scored.

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But for all the information from Olympic Games,

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Back to you. Absolutely it is. Thank you very

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much. In Australia, thousands of people

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have been following the story of a baby kangaroo,

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called Cuejo, who is due He became a local celebrity

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with his fight for life - Cuejo the joey receives

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some last-minute love After five months of care

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and two near-death experiences, he is now ready

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to go back into the bush. The kangaroo joey was

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rescued by local police in Australia's remote West

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in a town called Cue. His mother was hit and killed

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by a truck. Constable Scott Mason,

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who is trained in animal husbandry, Cuejo became a local celebrity

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and his growth was well-documented on social media, as was his next

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greatest challenge. Three months ago, he was nursed back

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to health again after being attacked He suffered wounds

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to his face and chest. Now the healthy ten-month-old

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will gradually be released The police have tweeted

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that he is already Very cute story there. We can bring

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you up to date from the Rio Olympics, with gold for Argentina in

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the judo. Kazakhstan and Japan shared the bronze. We can leave you

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with these live pictures from Rio on the first day of the Olympics.

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And a reminder that the first gold medal has been won by America and

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the women's ten metre air rifle, hosts Brazil taking their first is

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medal in the air pistol. And the first one for Vietnam, with their

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first-ever gold medal. That is all from me.

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Good evening. A beautiful day for most, lots of blue sky, sunshine and

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warm temperatures, such as here this afternoon, many seaside resorts

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across England and Wales looking like this. More cloud in

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