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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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The headlines: Russian athletes are banned from competing

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at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal.

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Tragically, this situation is not about athletes cheating the system,

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but about a state-run system that is cheating the athletes.

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I'm Chris Mitchell live in Rio, where Russia has announced

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that's it's to appeal against the IPC decision.

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I'll bring you the latest on that and today's Olympics action.

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President Oden has addressed thousands of people at a mass rally

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in Istanbul in protest against last month's military coup.

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A state of emergency is declared in Macedonia after 20 people die

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And Oscar Pistorius is treated in hospital

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for injuries to his wrists - his brother denies speculation

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The International Paralympic Committee has banned the entire

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Russian team from competing in next month's Paralympic Games.

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It's because of what it called the country's state

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Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko offered full support

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to the Russian Paralympic Committee to appeal the decision.

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Let's get more reaction from our sports correspondent

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Is this a surprise given the IOC's decision not to introduce a blanket

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ban on athletes? This also prized many, many people in the sporting

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world because it is only days ago now that the International Olympic

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Committee chose another course, but the IPC and the IOC are working on

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the same information, from the same report, the McLaren report

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commissioned and suggested that Russians should be banned from the

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Olympic Games. Taking place right now behind me but there are Russians

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there competing. They will not be Russians competing at the Paralympic

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games taking place in just a few weeks' time. I would say various

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great surprise at this from onlookers looking in perhaps, people

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feeling different. They had a feeling the IPC, it is younger and

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has less pressure from outside sources on it, but it was

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interesting to see the head of the IPC be so with the ring in what he

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called the disgusting way that Russian athletes and athletics and

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state-sponsored doping has been allowed to happen. He did not mince

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his words. The facts do hard. They are an unprecedented attack on every

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clean athlete who competes in sport. The anti-doping system in Russia is

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broken, corrupted and entirely compromised. The Paralympic movement

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is one giant family and I had hoped that something like this would never

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rear its ugly head in our movement. Everything we have observed goes

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against the very spirit of sports and everything the Paralympic

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movement stands for. This is why we feel that we had no option but to

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take this action. Tragically this situation is not about athletes

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cheating the system. It is about a state-run system that is cheating

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the athlete. I believe the Russian government is catastrophically

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failed its power athletes. Their medals over morals mentality

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disgusts me. The complete corruption at the anti-doping system is

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contrary to the rules and strikes at the very heart of the spirit that

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Paralympics sport. It shows a blatant disregard for the health and

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well-being of athletes and quite simply has no place in Paralympic

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sports. Their thirst for glory at all costs has severely damage the

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integrity and image of all sports and has certainly resulted in a

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devastating outcome to the Russian Paralympic committee and para

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athletes. As I said, he did not mince his words at all. I am joined

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by Ed Harry, the BBC's Paralympic athletics commentator. Why have the

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international Paralympic committee taken a different route to the IOC?

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They have both read the same report, the McLaren report on the eve of

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these Olympic Games. It says the IOC have not talked to me about the

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report. Instead of taking it for what it cities which is evidence of

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a broken system, the IOC has picked out individual names to ban. The IPC

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have never stopped speaking to Richard McLaren. It has been a

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constant back and forth between them and they agree with him, it is

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evidence of a broken system and a system which involved in Russia para

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athletes, athletes between 2012 - 15 whose positive samples were hushed

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up and released as negatives and secondly at the Sochi Winter

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Paralympic games, samples were tampered with and replaced with

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clean ones. Enough evidence save the IPC to issue this band. Listening to

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Sir Philip Craven, he did not mince his words. The president of the IOC

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was far more diplomatic. You know Sir Philip Craven, why has he chosen

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such strong words? The International Paralympic committee has never been

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touched by a scandal like this and going back to the first report, the

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IPC said time and again what it did not show up concerning Paralympic

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sport. But their dialogue with Richard McLellan has revealed it

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most certainly is. They are the governing body in so many cases for

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their sports. It's a point I made in my preamble is that the

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International Paralympic committee is younger and perhaps has less

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pressure on it. Is there any truth to that? You can say less pressure

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from some sponsors. Much has been said of any personal relationship

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member says have with members of the Russian government but this is the

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head of a governing body saying he is disgusted with how a government

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has acted. There has been strong rebuttal of that. The sports

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Minister of Russia has said they will fight for their Paralympic

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place and the head of the Paralympic committee has said it is a huge

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injustice but Sir Philip Craven says he feels sympathy for clean athletes

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but they have broken the rules. They cannot be a member. They cannot be a

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member of the Paralympic community at this time. I want to bring in

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Kate Gray, a former Paralympics for Great Britain. Kate, briefly, what

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were your thoughts when you had that Russia had been banned? When I heard

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the news and I know other athletes felt the same, was shock and

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surprise. We thought the Paralympics would follow the IOC. That has not

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been the case. I think for many of the athletes, we were not expecting

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it at all. We assumed it would continue on and Russia would compete

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at the highest level, but that isn't happening. Speaking to fellow

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athletes, they were surprised this has happened but I guess they

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received enough information to believe Russia should not be allowed

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to take part and that is the process they will follow. Kate, how will

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this affect the Paralympics? Russia have a big team, will we noticed

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that they are not there? That was my immediate thought because Russia

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finished second on the medals table in London 2012. They are a dominant

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force, one of the leading nations in Paralympic sport said there will be

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a big gap when those athletes do not compete. I am a former swimmer,

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Russia has always been one of the top nations in swimming and there

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will be laid is empty because they are not competing and for those

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athletes that are clean, is it fair for them to be not competing there?

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It will have an impact on the competition in Rio. You know Sir

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Philip Craven as well, you have spoken to him many times and you

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have heard what he has had to say today. Were you surprised that he

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was so strong with his criticism of Russia and their system? I think he

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was conscious of isolating the Paralympic committee from the IOC.

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He wanted people to believe they had gone about their own investigations

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to make this decision and they wanted to show they were not going

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to have cheats. We might be a new and growing movement, but he was not

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going to stand for any cheating, he wants it to be a fair, clean, equal

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playing field and that's why he said what he said. He did not mince his

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words, he almost seemed angry, frustrated and I guess that is the

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case because I have been in sport for over ten years whether competing

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or beyond that, and I have never come across doping, especially on

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that level. He is properly shocked like everyone else is that it has

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been taken to such a high level. Thank you very much. Appreciate you

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joining us here. Pegs or so to Ed Harry. The games continue here in

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Rio. We had a spectacular road race in the cycling. This time for the

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women. It was just as thrilling. Anna van de Breggen got it. She is

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now the gold medallist. Lizzie Armitstead, the British rider who

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was here even though she missed three out of competition drug tests,

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one was expunged so she was able to compete, she was a medal prospect

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but she could only manage fifth place. Plenty of crashes in that

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race but everybody is OK. That was perhaps the biggest story of the day

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but they will be more here in Rio because we have the swimming finals

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coming up later and it will be our first chance to get a closer look at

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Michael Phelps. He has 18 gold medals, he retired after London, but

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he thought he would come back here and get if you more. He will be in

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the relay tonight before he begins his butterfly exploits tomorrow. We

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will see you again here but back to you.

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To Turkey where hundreds of thousands of people are attending

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a mass rally in the country's largest city, Istanbul.

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It's to protest against last month's attempted coup

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President Erdogan has been addressing the crowds.

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He said the coup attempt shows that the nation is not just

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resilient against political, economic, and diplomatic attacks

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A sea of red flags. Turkish people gathered in an unprecedented show of

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support for their country and their president. After the coup attempt of

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the 15th of July, he now appears stronger than ever. Similar rallies

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were held across the country. The president said he would take action

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against those behind the coup, possibly reintroducing the death

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penalty. TRANSLATION:

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They say there is no death penalty in the EU. Well the US has it, Japan

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has it, China has it, most of the world has it said they are allowed

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to have it. We used to have it until 1984. Sovereignty belongs to the

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people so if the people make the decision, I'm sure political parties

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will comply. For his supporters this was a moment of triumph after decade

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us and fear of the night of the failed uprising. Turks are

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determined to have democracy. God knows how many people are here and

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they from different political views, different religions and all are here

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to show that despite all our differences, we want to live in

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solidarity, upholding democracy. But it was not just followers of the

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president who joined in the valleys. The opposition took part also

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although the Kurdish party was not invited.

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TRANSLATION: The world is seeing the Turkish

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people today. They are seeing how successful and determined we are,

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how loyal they are to their country. Protesters demanding the death

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penalty for the man accused of masterminding the coup. The US

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-based Muslim cleric Fattullah Gulen. He denies the charges. Tens

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of thousands of teachers, judges and military officers have been

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dismissed or arrested since the uprising. President Erdogan has been

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accused of taking the clamp-down too far. People are gathering here with

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their friends, children in a massive display of solidarity. The coup

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attempt deeply unsettled people here. There are some parts of

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Turkish society which are concerned about the extent of Mr Burdekin's

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purges but the people here are celebrating their victory over the

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coup. -- President Erdogan. The scale of these demonstrations sends

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a powerful message. In a time of uncertainty, many Turks are rallying

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around their leader. An emergency has been declared

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in the Macedonian capital Skopje. It's after fierce rain storms

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and strong winds Several main roads in

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the city have been flooded, Reports from Skopje said the water

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level in the worst affected neighbourhoods left many houses

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flooded and without electricity. Some buildings are reported

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to have collapsed. Torrential rains flooded

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many of the city's roads with some Parts of the city's ring road

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was swept away, dragging cars into More than 20 people

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were reported to have received Army and special police

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units as well as trucks loaded with drinking water were seen

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heading for the most affected areas. Three villages in the north-east of

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the country were cut off because of Everything I have now

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has been flooded, everything I have been

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building has been destroyed. More rain is forecast

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for Sunday evening. Still to come: We will take you back

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to Rio to meet a man on a mission to help the children of the favelas get

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in touch with the country's rhythms. Here in the UK, People living

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in areas affected by any future extraction of shale gas could be

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paid thousands of pounds It's one of the options

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in a consultation due Kim Hagen from the Campaign

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to Protect Rural England said the impact of fracking went

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beyond individual households. It is not just individual households

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affected. Fracking has much wider implications and I think the first

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point being it concerns the industrialisation of our

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countryside, including areas adjacent to national parks such as

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the Lake District National Park which is already under pressure of

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development in the energy infrastructure sector. These areas

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as a whole will be affected. Not just the individual households in

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it. Think of increased traffic, noise pollution, light pollution and

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it is something many of these households have expressed in their

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concerns initially. This is BBC World News Today. The headlines:

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Russia is to appeal after being banned from next month Paralympics

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in Rio over allegations of doping. President Erdogan has addressed

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hundreds of thousands of people at a mass rally in Istanbul in protest

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against last month 's military coup. Oscar Pistorius has been treated

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in hospital after suffering His brother Carl has denied reports

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that he tried to commit suicide. The athlete is serving six years

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in prison for the murder of his His brother says he slipped and fell

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in his cell, and that reports in a local paper that his injuries

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were intentional are untrue. With more here's our correspondent

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Milton Nkosi from Johannesburg. What we know is that Oscar Pistorius

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was released from prison on Saturday after telling authorities in prison

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that he hurt his wrists after he fell from his bed but the city press

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newspaper say they spoke to a prison inmate who knows the section where

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Oscar Pistorius is locked up and he told them that Oscar Pistorius hurt

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his wrists intentionally. The newspaper continues to say that when

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they came here to this hospital west of Pretoria, two hospital guards

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told them that when Mr Pistorius arrived here, he had bad cuts on his

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wrists and doctors were rapping bandages around them. He was

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discharged and taken back to prison. And then Mr Pistorius was brought

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right here, the correctional services. His brother Carl Pistorius

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took to social media to say reports are untrue, baseless and

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sensational. The Women's Road race

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at the Rio Olympics was marred by a crash in the closing stages

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involving the Netherlands It was the gold medal won by her

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team-mate Anne van de Breggen but the former British Olympic champion

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Chris Boardman believes the Rio course was too dangerous. I

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mentioned earlier that I am past commenting, I'm quite angry about it

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because I went down there with you and we had a look at the course and

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we saw those edges and we knew this was way past being a technical, this

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was dangerous and people who designed the course and said, what

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safety features has seen it as well and left it.

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England have beaten Pakistan by 141 runs to take a 2-1 series lead

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After setting the tourists 343 to win.

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England took six wickets in the middle session of the day -

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Chris Woakes and Steven Finn taking four of them for one run in 23

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Pakistan's last-wicket pair of Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali delayed

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defeat with a stand of 50 in 67 balls, but Sohail was caught

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and bowled by Moeen Ali with 13.1 overs remaining.

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The final test starts at the Oval in London on Thursday.

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I spoke at lunchtime, on day one, it felt like, that one heavy roller at

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the beginning took the pace out and we just, we had to hang in there for

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a lot of that game. We really were fighting to stay in the game but

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have the belief if we could take them, it was a great credit to every

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of us who fought like that to win. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner

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as Manchester United beat Leicester City

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in the Community Shield In the traditional curtain raiser

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to the Premier League season, FA Cup winners United went

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ahead in the first half through Jesse Lingard,

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but Jamie Vardy capitalised on an error from Marouane Fellaini

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to equalise for the league champions Ibrahimovic's 82nd minute header

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gave Jose Mounriho his first And there's more good

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news for United fans - Paul Pogba has been granted

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permission by Juventus to have a medical at the club, ahead

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of a reported world record transfer. Hundreds of thousands of Rio's

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poorest people live in the favelas - basic housing that rises up

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into the mountains of the Olympic city and so does

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a trumpet-playing Englishman. He was inspired by Brazilian music -

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and now he's on a mission to help the children of the favelas get

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in touch with their Forget Wembley or the Maracana

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Stadium, I reckon that this is the best spot in the world

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to be playing football. High up in the hills, with views

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overlooking the city of Rio. Football is in the DNA of Brazilian

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kids, but there is something even What is a man from Doncaster do

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ending up here in the favelas? There is a link, because Doncaster

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has a lot of music going on, I fell in love with Brazilian music,

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and eventually came to Rio Rio is a really important

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town for Latin music, so it is sad that there are problems

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with music education here. Basically, four children don't

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get the chance to learn or play instruments,

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or get the chance to The system of music education

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in schools is not there, so I really wanted to do

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something about that They can't afford to buy their own

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instruments, so how did they get hold of them? Is a cool instruments

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are 2-3 times more expensive in the UK here. It reduces the chance of

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children buying them so we got the instruments, most are donated in the

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UK. Can I be part of the band? Absolutely.

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My dream is that we have a music tradition here that mixes the

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Brazilian traditions with New Orleans jazz tradition instruments

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and recreate something new in live music.

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The headlines coming up in a couple of minutes. You can get in touch

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with me on Twitter. That's it from me and the team. Goodbye.

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