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Paralympic Games will be scaled back. Never before in the 56 year

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history of the Paralympic games have we witnessed circumstances like

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this. claimed he was robbed at gunpoint

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issues an apology. Ryan Lochte says he should have been

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more '"careful and candid'' in describing events after a night

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of partying Standing up for the Soviet Union -

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25 years after an attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev,

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why do some Russians still dream We begin in Rio where attention is

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turning to the Paralympic Games. There will be reductions due to a

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budget shortfall. What more can you tell us about this decision? The IPC

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making these and expense because time's organising committee has not

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raised enough money to fund the Paralympics it is 19 days to go

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until the start of the Paralympics. There are concerns about the budget

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for the games. The Beijing and London Paralympics

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were game-changers for disability sport, generating not only

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unprecedented levels of interest, The hope was that Rio 2016

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would continue the momentum, but a financial crisis has meant

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major cuts have had to be made just weeks before

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the action gets under way. Never before in the 56 year history

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of the Paralympic Games have Clearly Brazil is in a far

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different position now, to the one it was in October 2009,

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when it won the right A raft of cuts were today announced,

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including the closure of one park, the second largest of the four zones

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used for the Olympics. There will also be a downsizing

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of the workforce, the closure of some media centres and cuts

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to transport services. Funds meant for the Paralympics have

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had to be diverted to resolve issues affecting the ongoing Olympics,

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repairs at the Athletes' Village, security and the treatment

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of the green water Crucial travel grants almost three

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weeks, overdue meaning as many as 50 countries may not be able to afford

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to send athletes. It is clear that the Paralympic

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budget has been cannibalised to backfill gaps in the budget

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and that can only have a negative Desperate disappointment

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for the athletes, desperate disappointment for the people of

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Brazil. This is the second largest sporting

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event on the planet. This is no way to go

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about organising it. This is no way to go

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about delivering it. Only 12% of tickets

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for the Rio Paralympics have so far been sold,

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and some who have travelled This is one time in the life,

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and I think Brazil must be generous, Today, at Rio 2016's main ticket

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office Paralympic tickets could only Olympics is much more popular

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than the Paralympics, Brazilians are left to do

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in the day before, yes. The Olympics took a big risk coming

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here to South America For the second great

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sporting event of the summer the stakes are higher still,

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and the fear is lasting damage could be done

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to the Paralympic movement. Other news overshadowing the game 's

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entire Mac and that is the case involving US swimmer Ryan Lochte. He

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has apologised for his behaviour. He says he should have been more

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responsible and how he handled this case. This involves that alleged

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robbery that took place. Arriving home today to offer

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swimmers caught up in a saga that almost threatens to eclipse

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America's domination of the Olympic games. The dispute centred on what

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they, Ryan Lochte, and a fourth summer, got up to after they left in

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Rio nightclub on Sunday morning. Ryan Lochte Green tea had been held

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up at gunpoint at CCTV footage showed a different story. It showed

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the men arriving at eight Rio petrol station and leaving after

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vandalising a toilet. A gun was pulled on them not by a robber but

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by a security guard demanding compensation for the damage. Ryan

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Lochte with Brazil shortly after the men returned to the Olympic village,

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leaving another man to carry the can. He has now agreed to pay

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$11,000 in the hope of getting his passport back. TRANSLATION: During

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the time they were at the gas station there was nothing that could

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have led them to think they were victims of a robbery, no indication

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of any sort of violence. Ryan Lochte has now apologised for his actions.

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He said he should have been more careful and candid and had learned

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valuable lessons. It was an apology that Olympic organisers and

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Brazilian officials had been waiting for. We are glad of the apology. We

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welcome it. It is appropriate. We hope we can carry on as we have

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been, concentrating on the sport which has been marvellous. US

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Olympic officials have also apologised for the incident. It will

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be up to them to decide whether Ryan Lochte and his team-mate should be

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punished for bringing about this unseemly saga.

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Wet as focus on some sports. Some results. The USA have won against

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Italy, 12-5, in the women's water polo final, getting big old fear.

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Russia have won a bronze against Hungary women's football, Brazil

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have been defeated by Canada. To -- the final will be between Sweden and

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Germany. The women's hockey final, Team GB will take on the

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Netherlands. 22 gold medals up for grabs including one tonight behind

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me. Usain Bolt in the four by 100 relay final, he will dry to get his

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third Olympic gold in Rio. We will be following that very closely.

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Thank you. So let's see where things stand

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in the medal table as we enter Day There has been some movement in the

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last couple of hours. The United States is still leading

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the pack, they've now hit the 100 medal mark -

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that includes 35 golds. They're followed by Great Britain

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in second place with 23 gold medals. China, Russia and Germany make up

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the rest of the top five. Republican presidential nominee

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Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned just two

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months after taking the job. His departure comes after documents

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allegedly linked him to suspected corruption in Ukraine -

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which he denies. Niall Stanage, Associate Editor with

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US political newspaper, The Hill. You do not start messing about with

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your campaign team at this point. And a previous member of the team

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was pushed out. This adds to the chaos of the campaign. Paul Manafort

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has worked with George Bush senior, Bob Dole, he is seen as a long-time

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Republican operative and is credited with stealing the Donald Trump

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campaign towards a more conventional style. Does his departure mean we

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will see a return to the original way that Donald Trump started out,

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with a brash and unconventional approach. That is conventional

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wisdom in Washington. The man who has replaced Paul Manafort is an

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executive with a very conservative, very hard charging news

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organisation. The feeling here is that Donald Trump felt that Paul

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Manafort was trying to constrain him too much. This is a return to the

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idea of letting Donald Trump be Donald Trump. Whether it works or

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not is another matter. Has anybody said anything about Paul Manafort's

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exact reasons for leaving the team? Not really. There are a combination

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of factors. There is that you clean issue which you mentioned. There is

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also the fact that once the new people were brought on board it

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seems like Paul Manafort was being sidelined. Initially he said that he

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was going to continue in the campaign, he was going to offer some

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long-term vision for the campaign. That that does not appear to be the

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case. His responsibilities were essentially taken away from him. The

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other surprising thing is how quickly he left. He only joined two

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months ago. Yes, that is quite a short tenure. The schools to the

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centre of Donald Trump and his campaign, apparently oscillating

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between running a very free form improvisational outsiders campaign,

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and trying to do something more conventional. Paul Manafort was

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identified with the more conventional approach. Note Donald

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Trump seems to have decided that was not working for him so he is

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returning to his original stance. You mentioned the two new additions

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to the team. What more do we know about them and their background?

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Steve Bannon is an executive in Washington. He is independently

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wealthy. He is connected with quite hardline conservative circles here.

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He is also a film maker. He made a flattering documentary.

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Kelly and Connolly is primarily a pollster, but now she will be

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serving as Donald Trump's campaign manager. She has worked with other

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fixtures of the Republican Party. She is perceived as specialising in

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making the Republican message more appealing to women. Female voters

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have been a lack of support for Donald Trump.

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The north Eastern city, the Syrian regime says fighting broke out after

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eight militia tried to take control of the city. The battle marks one of

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the deadliest between the Syrian Government and a key US ally. Stay

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with us. Still to come. We are back in Rio looking at the Art and

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capturing that perfect photo on the athletics track.

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Dexter Neal, who was three years old, died after being attacked by a

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dog. A 29-year-old woman has been arrested. A reporter has been

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following developments. The attack was yesterday. Emergency services

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were cold. An air ambulance took the boy away but he died later in

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hospital. Dexter Neal was from a street just around the corner. It

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would seem that he was perhaps a neighbour but police are not

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confirming any more details as to exactly who lived here, nor who the

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woman was arrested here for allowing a dog to be dangerously out of

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control. These are the latest headlines. Time

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that's Paralympic games are to be scaled back because of low ticket

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sales and a lack of sponsorship. US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has

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apologised for false claims that he was robbed at gunpoint, saying he

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should have been more careful and candid.

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We've seen how banning burkinis on beaches in Cannes re-ignited

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the debate across France about what is acceptable

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On Friday Nice became the latest French resort to ban the full body

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Now Germany's interior minister has suggested something similar

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The proposal would prevent anyone from wearing a face covering

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in schools, universities, nurseries, public offices or while driving.

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Thank you for speaking to us. Why do you think this debate is happening

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now? For the past year the atmosphere in Germany has become

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tense in regard to Muslims. We have had debates around the burqa for

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many years. As public intellectuals who stand for multicultural bar use,

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-- this is about eight more general topic. The direct of Islamism, it is

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being reduced to one topic and they come up with a populist way of

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treating this topic which is making it impossible to tackle the reality

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we live in, the complex reality we live in. Let me put to you what the

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German interior minister says, he says it is about social cohesion, he

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said showing the face in public was essential to that. He is talking

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about a partial ban in places like schools and universities and public

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offices. What do you say to his suggestion

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that it is sit -- that it is essential to social cohesion to show

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one's face? There are only a small number of women who where the face

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feel. I do not defend the face veal but I am worried about why we're

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having discussion now. -- the face veil. Why do we now have to discuss

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this piece of fabric? It is about gaining votes from the far right.

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The local elections have shown as that the AfD has risen and there are

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a large and of people who have become quite in the views and who

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are afraid of Muslims and they are trying to gain these voters. The

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voice we need at this moment in Germany would be a strong voice to

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see society is complex but we will be able to tackle this complexity.

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There are no easy answers to the problems we face and today's world

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but we will be able to deliver complex answers. Whoever gives easy

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answers to complex problems is being applauded. But this is not how

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society works and this is not how we will be able to live in a

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multicultural society in peace with tolerance. It is not a sustainable

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way. Some of the day 's other news now.

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Now a look at some of the day's other news.

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The governor of the US state of Florida has confirmed

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that there is a new area of Zika virus transmission.

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Governor Rick Scott said five cases of local Zika transmission had been

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found in the Miami Beach area, popular with tourists.

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One person is a resident of New York, one person as a resident of

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Texas. Three of these people travelled to me a mere. The

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Department of Health B active transmissions of this virus are only

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coming in the areas of meandering beach between eight and Twenty St,

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an area just under 1.5 miles. Police in Mexico have been accused

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of executing 22 people during a raid on a drug

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cartel last year. The government's human rights body

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has been investigating the clash, which happened on a ranch

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in the Western state A total of 42 suspected members

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of a drug cartel died, 25 years ago communist hardliners

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attempted a coup against the Soviet Within three days the coup had

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collapsed - and a few months later, Nowadays there seems to be growing

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nostalgia for the USSR. Our Moscow correspondent

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Steve Rosenberg reports from the Town of Yegoryevsk

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80 kilometres from There are many streets

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in Russia like this one - named after a country

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that no longer exists. In Yegoryevsk, Soviet

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Street has a church. Communism had tried

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to destroy Russians' faith. But here is the paradox -

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25 years after the failed coup that sparked the end

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of communism, many Russians see "The USSR was a huge country

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with many different peoples", Father Raman tells me,

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"it pains us that first the Tsars and then our great grandfathers

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worked hard to make this one nation Outside church, pensioners sell

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fruits and vegetables from their gardens

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to make ends meet. Lucia told me that she wants

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to go back to the USSR. "I don't know what democracy

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is," Lucia says. "What I do know is that today,

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food prices keep rising and so do my gas,

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electricity and water bills. Maybe that's what they

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mean by democracy". Oleg, an engineer, was 11

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when communist hard-liners tried to But it's Gorbachev he blames

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for losing an empire. "I'm for a strong power", Oleg says,

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"the kind of country The failed coup of 1991

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was a watershed moment for Russia. It led directly to the fall

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of the USSR, to the collapse Today, surveys show that Russians

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are increasingly confused by what happened in August 1991,

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by who was against who, by what it all meant, and many here,

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even those who don't remember the Soviet Union, would

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like to turn back the clock. At the Soviet Street amusement

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park, the Soviet Union "It is a shame the USSR

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collapsed," Yelena says, "in the Soviet Union,

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children could go to summer camp It is a rose-tinted view of history

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which today's Russian leaders do For a resurgent Russia craves not

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only a glorious future Let us take you back to Rio.

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Back at the Olympic Stadium, people are starting to come here, where we

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send both could make this study going for his third gold medal. --

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where Usian Bolt could make history. It was one of those feelings of, I

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cannot believe that happened. I plan to use a small shutter speed, the

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next thing was he looked directly at me, it made a special image. I was

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shooting at a small shutter, I chose the 70 metre mark, I did not plan

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for the reaction that some ten up in a split second, portrayed him as the

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show man, the entertainer,. Did you think this would be one of the

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symbols of this games? I am not sure about that but when I saw the big

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grin and all the elements that when to make the picture what it is I

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knew it would be one of those memorable ones that does not happen

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often but when it does it is amazing. It is my favourite image I

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have taken. I am proud I was able to share it with the world. It is a

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good feeling. It may not ever happen again so I am enjoying it. Where are

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you lucky? Definitely an element of luck. You create your own luck. A

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lot of preparation and into track and field and coming back event.

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Even though I think I know what he does, expect the unexpected with the

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world's fastest man. Seeing him enjoying what he does, that is why

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he resonates with the masses. He is a popular athlete. You have told me

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that you also enjoyed the photo of the watcher Paul, the photo that was

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taken during a competition. That was captured by a photographer

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using a robotic camera underwater. It is almost like an artwork. It is

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giving a different perspective. Thank you. You can find the latest

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viewers -- you can find the latest news on the website. Thank you.

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Goodbye. It's me feel more like autumn over

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the next few days. This area of

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