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In Belgium, a man who attacked two police officers with a machete has
The attack took place in the city of Charleroi.
TRANSLATION: One officer was critically wounded in the face.
The man was then shot by the police immediately.
do posts already have a medal and we have had a world record in this
winning goal. -- I am Chris Mitchell lived in Rio, we'll are the hosts
already have a medal. A local election shock
for South Africa's governing The party's worst results
since the end of apartheid. The baby kangaroo who found
a new family and celebrity We start in Belgium -
where a man armed with a machete has The Prime Minister, Charles Michel,
says the initial indications The machete attack happened
in the city of Charleroi. The man was shot by police
and died in hospital. He is reported to have shouted
God is Great in Arabic during the attack outside the city's
main police station. This is what a police spokesman had
to say. TRANSLATION: Two female police
officers were on duty, the individual took out the machete and
hit our colleagues several times, one officer critically wounded in
the face, the man was then shot by police immediately, dying shortly
after arriving at the hospital. His identity is not yet confirmed.
The attack comes at a sensitive time for Belgium.
In March, bombers killed 32 people in suicide attacks at Brussels
And now the Prime Minister said initial indications showed
With more, here is Brussels correspondent Damian grammatical is.
What we've heard is the Belgian Prime Minister,
who has broken off his holiday in the south of France to head
back here to Brussels for a security meeting tomorrow,
now he has said that the initial indications are that this
was terrorism related, but that's his initial assessment.
What we know of what happened was that this individual approached
this police station in the city of Charleroi.
It's about an hour or so's drive to the south of Brussels.
In the centre of town there, outside the police station,
they had erected already an extra security check,
so there was a wooden barrier, wooden hut there, where police
were screening people, because there have already been
threats against Belgian police in the past few months,
in the sort of spate of terror-related
Two police officers on duty there stopped the man.
He pulled out a machete and attacked them before he was shot dead.
So he certainly appears to have been trying to reach
Let's turn now to the Olympic Games in Rio, where medals are now
And the host nation have won their first medal -
silver in the 10-metre air pistol competition.
Brazil's Felipe Almeida Wu denied gold by a pinpoint last shot
It is they are now's first ever gold medal. -- it is the first ever gold
medal for Vietnam. We can now go live to Chris
Mitchell. Fantastic for Vietnam! Yes, that was incredible but the
biggest cheers were for Felipe. No Brazilian has won a shooting medal
since 1920. He is 24 years old, the Brazilian, it was not unexpected but
he was not one of the favourites. If you consider Felipe does not have
professional practice as a ladies in Sao Paulo, having to borrow those
for shooting practice, -- he does not have professional practice areas
in Sao Paulo. It had not gone well for their football teams. The
Brazilian side were booed off against their French team. The judo
team was knocked out in round one. And organisational problems earlier,
use of two hours just to get into Olympic Park, and the local
organising committee having to issue a statement saying sorry. At last,
some sporting success for Brazil. Also, the men's cycling that came
past year a few hours ago, it was absolutely thrilling! What a
wonderful race to look for spectators, book ended by the hills
at both ends of the beaches, it was fast and thrilling and Greg van
Aberaman, the Belgian, won it, this was his last chance to win an
Olympic gold medal. All eyes had been on the Italian. I would he do,
the Giro d'Italia rider? He was about to make his move and he came
off the bike. -- high would he do? As did Geraint Thomas, the British
rider, he has went to hospital for precautionary check. But cycling
aficionados are saying this course was so thrilling that cycling or to
make it part of their annual programme. Gold medal for Belgium
from Greg Van Avermaet, which was not expected, especially since
Belgium did not win a single gold medal in 2012. And a world record in
the swimming pool, Adam Peaty in the heats of the 100 metres
breaststroke, breaking his own mark, 57.55 seconds, it was not so long
ago that no one could wreak the 58 second barrier, now this young Brit
at his first Olympics shows he means business. It is likely to be
head-to-head between him and the defending Olympic champion from
South African. And excitement in the pool. And the first medal from the
games that they had, which seems like a long time to go with the sun
going down on the speech, but that went to the junior Thrasher of the
United States in the air rifle ten metres
-- Virginia Thrasher. The Chinese expected to do well, and probably
had not even heard of Virginia Thrasher. She is 19 years old,
wanting to become an ice dancer, only taking shooting is up a few
years ago. She got on the team and came here with no expectations and
when is the first gold of the games, what I want. If her and the United
States of America. And we can have a brief look at the medals table. --
what a great story for her and the United States. And the first gold
for Vietnam. And of course the United States, who we expect with
the biggest team here, when all this ends in about two weeks' time, they
will be top of the medals table, with China chasing them. Perhaps
Great Britain, depending on how well they do in the swimming pool and
track, could be up there. So far with some problems with spectators
getting in, and that controlled explosion down at the finish line of
the cycling, it has been a good day for the Rio Olympics.
Exciting stuff coming out of the first day. Any more highlights to
look forward to? Well, yeah, the swimming tonight! It starts so late.
Ten local time. This is to help out the Americans. Shall we say? It fits
in with their televisions schedule back home. The likes of Ryan Lockley
in the old. My favourite tonight will be the men's 400 metres
freestyle, the young Australian, can he win gold after the disappointment
of their cycle is not doing well earlier, can he give the Australian
something to cheer? It would be a great story because earlier this
year he was involved in a traffic accident, driving his car off of the
cliff. He is OK, clearly, being at the Olympics, but can he beat the
enigmatic Chinese swimmer who at the last rock championships didn't even
turn up for the final and has served a doping ban before now. That is the
battle I will be looking forward to. Several medals to be won but a late
finish for the swimmers here in Rio. Lots to look forward to. Chris
Mitchell, for now from Rio, thank you very much.
And you can keep up to date with all our Olympics coverage
There you'll find a all the latest results from Day 1 and the latest
To South Africa now, where the final results
in the country's local elections have been announced.
In Johannesburg, the governing African National Congress
But it's small consolation, given they've suffered
their worst election result since the end of apartheid.
The opposition Democratic Alliance made huge gains, claiming victory
in many key regions, including the capital Pretoria.
ushered in democracy in 1994, after the fall of
It is also the first time that it has lost control
The opposition DA won 93 seats in Tshwane,
the metropolitan region under which Pretoria falls.
While the ANC came in second, with 89 seats,
South Africans still believe in a dream of
South Africa still wants our country to prosper.
President Jacob Zuma put up a brave face when he accepted the final
He could not secure victory for his party in his
Our democracy is maturing and we congratulate our people
for their participation in the consolidation of democracy.
The ANC also lost the historically important metropolitan region
But the ANC, with 54% of the national vote,
Observers say a whole host of corruption scandals,
and internal party squabbles, are to blame for its decline.
Milton Nkosi, BBC News, Johannesburg.
Rebel groups in Syria say they've made breakthroughs in fighting
against both government forces and the self-declared Islamic State.
Rebel factions say they've managed to link up with their comrades
in besieged eastern Aleppo, although sources close
to the government deny they've been pushed aside.
Further east, a combined force of Kurdish and Arab militias say
they're close to capturing the strategic city of Manbij
This report from the BBC's Middle East regional
Rebels advancing, fighting their way into southern Aleppo, they see this
film shows them storming a government military base. And it
seems they made some impressive progress. The army was driven back
at leaving behind its big guns. But the rebels wanted much more than
this. Their plan was to push beyond the base and reach the rebel held
neighbourhoods of eastern Aleppo. 250,000 people are besieged by the
government there. The attacking rebel force was trying to break that
stranglehold. And they say they have indeed managed to link up with their
comrades in the east. But other reports indicate they have so far
failed to establish a safe route that would end the blockade.
Meanwhile, the government side has thrown everything into this fight.
Bombing and shelling. It insists the rebels have made no breakthrough. It
says they've been pushed back. Further north, another battlefield,
the city of Manbij, it's been held by the Islamic State group, but a US
backed force of Kurdish and Arab fighters has been advancing through
its streets. It says it is close to capturing the city, that it now
controls 90% of that, but the fighting is still raging on and, for
the people of Manbij, the suffering continues.
Alan Johnson, BBC News. Stay with us on BBC
World News, still to come... It is believed fire at a French barn
which killed 13 people was started by candles on a birthday cake. -- at
a French bar. Two British climbers who went
missing on Thursday have been found dead on the Matterhorn in the Alps,
on the Swiss-Italian border. Italian rescue workers launched
a search for the pair but the operation was hampered
by poor weather. Authorities say both bodies had been
found covered in snow, in a ravine. What we know is the bodies of these
two British climbers, both men, both believed to be aged 67,
were found at an altitude of 4,000 metres, covered in snow,
and I would say the weather looks lovely here at the moment,
but we've had torrential rain and high winds here in Switzerland
and Italy over the last 36 hours and of course what falls as rain
down here is snow up at 4,000 metres Temperatures we are told
were minus 10 Celsius. This is BBC World News Today, the
latest headlines... In Belgium, a man armed
with a machete attacks two police The attacker was then shot
and killed by police The very first gold of the Rio games
is won by the American Virginia Thrasher in the women's
ten-metre air rifle. A fire in a bar in France
which killed 13 people - many of them teenagers -
is believed to have been started The fire broke out during a party
in the basement of the bar Officials described the blaze
as "fast and intense". Police say the fire broke out around
midnight in the basement of the bar. It had been packed with young
people who'd come here Someone carrying the cake apparently
tripped down the stairs and fell. The candles and sparklers then set
off the deadliest fire there's been Neighbours heard the shattering
of glass and thought, at first, it was an explosion.
Another terrorist attack. TRANSLATION: There
was panic in the bar. But unfortunately, those
who were in the basement didn't I think some of those
downstairs didn't burn, Police say the ceiling
of the basement had been soundproofed with material
that is reported to have caught fire with terrifying speed,
releasing poisonous fumes. TRANSLATION: We're still shocked.
We can't believe it. We came here to have a good time
together. It's impossible to believe
that this has happened. 13 people in their late teens
and early 20s are dead, and one is fighting for their life,
in a city still mourning the death of an elderly priest murdered
by extremists last month. The investigation will focus
on whether the bar had Officials in Chicago in the US have
released video footage, showing the moments before
an unarmed black man was Paul O'Neal died after
a dramatic car chase. Our North America correspondent
Rajini Vaidyanathan reports. A warning, you may find some
of the images distressing. A police chase on the streets
of Chicago, as a teenager is suspected of driving
a stolen car. The driver Paul O'Neal refuses
to stop as bullets fly in his path. He crashes into a police car before
getting out and running As the pursuit continues,
officers can be heard shouting at him before
shots are fired. His bleeding body was captured
on tape, but the moment The officer's body
camera wasn't working. If you look at the video,
one of the body cameras But that officer supposedly turned
it on as he was Three officers have been
stripped of their powers, As the police tried to hold a press
conference on Friday, What if that was your son that
got shot in the back? At a time when tensions between law
enforcement and young black people in America remain high,
what makes this case different from many other police
shootings has been the speed Chicago's newly-created Independent
Police Review Authority is promising But the release of the videos has
been criticised by the head of Chicago's policing union,
who said it was unfair to officers Rajini Vaidyanathan,
BBC News, Washington. The man who tried to kill US
President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is expected to be released
from a psychiatric John Hinckley Jr was
25-years-old when he shot and wounded the Republican president
and three others in Washington DC. He was detained in a secure facility
after being found not guilty After his release,
Hinckley will move to live Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi,
has suffered two days of flooding that have killed
at least twelve people. of flooding that have
killed at least 12 people. More than half of them
died of electrocution. Others were killed when roofs
and walls collapsed. The newly-elected chief minister
of Sindh province has toured affected areas and says he's been
in touch with key officials to drain flooded roads and rectify
extensive power cuts. Away from the Olympics,
there's plenty of other sport. Hugh Woozencroft has details
of another defeat for Sri Lanka have won their
first series against After beating them in a Test match
for only the second time in their history last week,
Angelo Matthew's team made it two in a row on Saturday,
winning by 229 runs in Galle to take an unassailable 2-0 lead
in the three match series. With only one Test victory in
history over Australia, until last week, could Sri Lanka make it two in
a week? On the third day in Galle, the Australians led by Captain Steve
Smith and David Warner went on the offensive from the first over,
looking like good strategy with 36 runs scored, then that's all
changed. As soon as the Sri Lanka and spinners find there with them,
David Warner went first and he was furious. Then the skipper Smith on
review, faint touch on the glove, removing any touch of Australia
saving this match. Sri Lanka soon had Mitchell Marsh out, as well as
several of his colleagues. This the surface for the spinners and one of
the Australians could not content with. Six wickets in the second
innings making him the first Sri Lanka and to score 50 and get ten
wickets in the same match. And not even a last, at 229 run victory,
this is the first-ever series win against Australia and inside three
days too, cause for celebration. I mean, it feels great. We played in
the last two games, I thought we were brilliant, we were really
clinical in the second Test match especially. And pressure going in to
win the toss but I thought the toss was pretty vital. So winning the --
the first hurdle was winning the toss, then getting their score on
the board, because the wicket was getting worse and worse, so once
again, it was a pretty special performance by Mendes is getting us
to 281. And special mention for his first Test, coming back really hard,
backing this potential skill, and he was one bowler that the Australians
find it hard to score off, especially on this track.
Transfer news from the Premier League.
West Ham are set to pay $26 million for the Swansea forward, Andre Ayew.
The 26-year old Ghana international scored 12 goals in 34 Premier League
Ayew only joined Swansea on a free transfer 12 months ago.
New signing Sadio Mane scored one goal and made another as Liverpool
beat Barcelona 4-0 in a one-sided friendly match at Wembley on Sunday.
A $44.5 million capture from Southampton,
Mane struck a 15th-minute opener and then supplied the cross
from which ex-Liverpool player Javier Mascherano
Divock Origi and substitute Marko Grujic also scored.
But for all the information from Olympic Games,
Back to you. Absolutely it is. Thank you very
much. In Australia, thousands of people
have been following the story of a baby kangaroo,
called Cuejo, who is due He became a local celebrity
with his fight for life - Cuejo the joey receives
some last-minute love After five months of care
and two near-death experiences, he is now ready
to go back into the bush. The kangaroo joey was
rescued by local police in Australia's remote West
in a town called Cue. His mother was hit and killed
by a truck. Constable Scott Mason,
who is trained in animal husbandry, Cuejo became a local celebrity
and his growth was well-documented on social media, as was his next
greatest challenge. Three months ago, he was nursed back
to health again after being attacked He suffered wounds
to his face and chest. Now the healthy ten-month-old
will gradually be released The police have tweeted
that he is already Very cute story there. We can bring
you up to date from the Rio Olympics, with gold for Argentina in
the judo. Kazakhstan and Japan shared the bronze. We can leave you
with these live pictures from Rio on the first day of the Olympics.
And a reminder that the first gold medal has been won by America and
the women's ten metre air rifle, hosts Brazil taking their first is
medal in the air pistol. And the first one for Vietnam, with their
first-ever gold medal. That is all from me.
Good evening. A beautiful day for most, lots of blue sky, sunshine and
warm temperatures, such as here this afternoon, many seaside resorts
across England and Wales looking like this. More cloud in