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The headlines: There are 30 gold medals to be won this Saturday
in Rio but for the host nation there is only one
Brazil's Olympic football team prepares to take on Germany
with Neymar poised to light up the legendary Maracana stadium.
I'm Alex South live in Rio where this football mad nation
is looking forward to a result that would wipe the memory of their 7-1
World cup defeat to Germany at the World Cup, two years ago.
A former US Navy Seal agrees to pay almost $7million dollars
for publishing this book without permission
Also coming up: London's 24 hours underground service is now running.
We look at the impact it's made on its first night.
We're now into day 15 of the Olympics Games in Rio
and the big event the hosts are looking forward
The Brazilians are facing Germany - hoping to get revenge
for their defeat in the 2014 World Cup semifinal.
Let's join Alex South now who's in Rio de Janeiro.
Old scores to settle here? Certainly is. That phrase 7-1 is a bit of a
swear word here in Brazil. They see it if they trip over or if something
goes wrong. It is synonymous with doing badly. Two years ago, Germany
thrashed Brazil on home soil and they are looking to put that right.
Was ill have never won an Olympic gold medal. They have one five gold
ash World Cup and they're looking to get a first gold medal and heal some
winds that have been left open by that addict defeat. It is hard to
put into words how much that affected the Brazilian psyche. I
love their football, it is like a religion here. All of a sudden, they
are not as confident, as Korkie, as arrogant as they used to be. This is
the nation of Samba, a love that football. They are scared of
Germany. We spoke to some of the fans to see how they are feeling I
of this game. We don't have this medal yet. So excited to get this.
We are trying to get this all the time. Oh, you know, for us, the most
important is the party. But, for sure, we would love to be with the
players and to be winners. Brazil is beautiful. We deserve it. I think
Brazil is the country football and for us, this is the type of game
that Brazil doesn't winds, the gold medal of the Olympic Games. Brazil
Brazell! Brazil obviously need is medal as well, they are doing
particularly well in the medal table either. They are hoping for a gold
here. As our Great Britain in the study Olympic oath. All eyes on Mo
Farah from Great Britain. Done fantastic in the medal table. Mo
Farah could get another gold medal. He is going in the 5000 metre final
this evening here in Rio. He won the Dublin London 2012, he is going for
the double double. We had about Usain Bolt's triple trouble. --
triple trouble. Great Britain are looking to surpass the medal hello
Ali from four years ago on home soil. We have had amazing run of
results that have put them ahead of China. Earlier in the day, Nicola
Adams won the boxing gold, to reproduce her success from London
four years ago and we also have a goal from Liam Heath in the kayak.
Golden Bay for Great Britain. Mo Farah today but all eyes here at the
Maracana are, a stream of yellow and green shirts, wanting that gold
medal that they have never won before. Lots of world cups, no
Olympic gold medals. As we know, Germany love to spoil party. They
absolutely do. To get all the results from day 15, head to our
site. Let's go to the US now. An American Navy Seal who wrote
a book about his part in the killing of Osama Bin Laden has agreed to pay
the US government almost $7 million The government has accused
the former Seal of breaking his confidential
non-disclosure agreement. Our correspondent David Willis
joins Osama Bin us live Tell us more about this Navy SEAL
and how he has found himself in this situation. He wrote this harrowing,
gripping account of his involvement in the raid on Osama Bin Laden's
compound. He wrote of been large in coaching and convulsing, as he put
it, as he and a colleague fired at him. He always contended there was
no leaking of secrets, of classified information in that book. The US
government, for its part, have said you have got to, under the terms of
the secrecy agreement signed by all members of the military, to present
manuscripts for books such as these in advance for clearance. That
didn't happen, and as is a result, there has been this four-year
protracted discussion between the two parties, resolved now, at some
expense to Matthew Bissell net. He has agreed to forfeit the royalties
he has received already for writing this book. Any royalties he might
receive in the future, the payments he gives -- gets for lectures given
on the book and also the US government's legal expenses. A clear
sign, I think, from the US government, that it tends to deal
harshly with those who seek to profit and to reveal what they
believe to be secret information. This book was written four years
ago. Why has it taken so long for this assessment to come to pass? A
good question. It is to do with that wrangling, basically. The US
government have threatened a criminal charges potentially against
him while this agreement now sends that possibility away. There are,
though, some who are saying that it is an indication of double
standards, if you like, on the part of the US government because members
of the CIA and known to have briefed the screenwriter of zero Dark 30,
which was Hollywood's account of the raid. Other former defence
secretaries here have written about it in their memoirs. It seems there
is one rule of the government decides to leak secret information,
it is quite another ever man, albeit a man who put his life on the line
in this operation, does the same thing.
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have staged
a protest in the capital, Sanaa, against recent air-strikes
Meanwhile, the coalition battling the Houthi rebes carried out several
bombing raids on a mountain overlooking the presidential palace.
Eyewitnesses said many of the demonstrators fled in panic.
Fighting is continuing in the north eastern Syrian city of Hasakah,
where government warplanes are in the skies again despite
It's unclear whether the aircraft were continuing to bomb the city,
which is mainly under the control of Kurdish fighters
The New York Times is reporting that companies belonging
to the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump are at least
The newspaper says this is twice the amount shown in public documents
Mr Trump claims to be worth billions but he's refused to disclose his tax
returns or allow an independent valuation of his assets.
Officials in southern California say that a massive wildfire
More than 80,000 people were ordered to leave
But firefighters say they now expect residents to begin returning.
The blaze has destroyed nearly 100 homes and burned an area of 58
square miles to the east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino
As David Campanale now reports, two sisters have been describing
for the first time how they escaped the fire's advance.
No! We've got to get out of here.
As the fire and smoke began to surround them,
these were the panicked and frantic seconds where life-and-death
as they escaped their home in south-east California.
It only took moments for the sisters to realise
the flames were on their doorstep.
This is Crystal Armstrong, and Sunshine, her sister, now safe
I have my twin sister. I have my husband.
She was the one who started filming as the flames came
It was 10.30, when I looked out the window and I seen the fire.
Then I called my sister to come and get me, because I had no way
Most of the animals were rescued, but even as this California wildfire
took almost everything she owned, Crystal remains thankful.
Firefighters in the county say the massive wildfire the sisters
escaped from was among the most ferocious they have ever seen.
The past 48 hours have seen some successes in containing the blaze,
which is one of a number in the State.
Many evacuees have been allowed to start returning to their homes.
But a prolonged drought has transformed swathes
of California into tinderboxes, ready to ignite again.
It sounds like the plot of a spy novel - police in Australia
are investigating how a listening device was planted in
a hotel room being used by the New Zealand rugby team.
The All Blacks, who are in Sydney for a test match
against the Wallabies, found the device
Their opponents deny involvement, as Phil Mercer reports.
The device, found carefully hidden in a hotel room in Sydney,
was reportedly similar to those used by law enforcement
It was discovered the day after the New Zealand All Blacks had
arrived to prepare for a rugby championship
Team officials say that they are taking the apparent intrusion very
seriously and have asked the police to investigate.
Earlier this week, we did find a listening device in a chair
We discussed it with the hotel, initiated some investigative
procedures and after talking to our Australian colleagues
in the last 24 hours, and the hotel, we've handed that
There's no indication yet as to who planted the bug, or why.
Australian rugby bosses say they had no knowledge or involvement
Some former players say there would be no point eavesdropping
So, could it have been a shadowy betting syndicate trying to gain
inside information on the world champions by nefarious means?
Reports say the listening device, found in an upmarket hotel
in Sydney, was expertly planted by experienced hands.
It could, however, have nothing to do with the All Blacks
and have been secreted with another target in mind.
The New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is a former
policeman, who may well have theories of his own.
Stay with us here on BBC News. Still to come, the BBC pop up bureau lands
in Russia, ready to bring you the stories that our international
viewers have asked us to cover. Brazil is taking on Germany
in the men's Olympic They're looking for revenge
for their 7-1 World Cup The former Navy SEAL commando has
agreed to pay the US government nearly $7 million for publishing
without permission a book about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Now, let's get the latest on the BBC pop up team. They have covered
America and India, now they have landed in the Russian capital
Moscow. This is BBC Pop Up. This is your
city, right? It is but a lot has changed lately. Some things will
never change about Moscow. Local things will always be popular here
and shopkeepers will sell everything. A lot of Russians feel
that Russia is treated unfairly. Particularly because of the
treatment of some athletes after the doping scandal and because of other
things. It is not that fancy, the brogues
are not that good. Maybe we should spread the money.
Always need to be entertained. It is the Russian feature. We need to be
entertained. That is why we have such interesting nightlife. And we
have also been getting social media suggestions about adoption and
Russian country houses. Stick around this month, we will be travelling
across Russia to document your ideas. We heard earlier about the
Olympics but what else has been going on in the world of sport? Matt
Smith is here to tell us. The IPC is hopeful that all the cuts
they have had to make to the forthcoming Paralympics
will not have a major Crucial funding which was set aside
has instead been spent There'll be less people working
on the Paras, among other changes. But Craig Spence, director
of communications for the IPC, is still confident the event
will be a success. What we want to do is ensure they
have the best experience and Paralympic and don't agree about
what doesn't work, they just maximise what is there and that is
what we are going to do on Rio. We are still, that we can do a great
games, there will be a bigger TV audience than ever before and we
believe the impact we made in 2012 in London will be the same in Rio in
2016. An away game at a windy Stoke City
was thought to be Pep Guardiola's first real Premier League test
as Manchester City manager, but he and they passed
with flying colours. City were impressive in the first
half and thanks to two Sergio Aguero strikes,
they went into the break One of Aguero's goals was a penalty,
but Stoke then got a spot And Bojan scored it to bring
the home side hope, but Spanish summer signing Nolito got two late
City goals to give City the 4-1 win. With the quality of the players and
managers, the manager... We have good players, good clubs, and good
clubs. And good players. They are so intelligent and immediately take
what we want. But from the beginning, we tried to fight and
talk about our spirit, to create team. It is important in the team
and that is why we did it. There was a shock result for
Liverpool at newly-promoted Burnley. First half goals from Wales
international Sam Vokes and Andre Despite having 81% of possession,
Liverpool rarely troubled Here are the rest of
the results on Saturday. Hull's great start to the season
continued - they are A Victor Wanyama goal for Tottenham
saw them defeat Crystal Palace. Chelsea came from behind,
away from home, to beat Watford 2-1. Everton came from behind too,
to win at West Brom. While in the late kick-off,
it was goalless between Arsenal and champions Leicester
at the King Power stadium. Fresh from their Spanish Super Cup
victory, Barcelona began the defence of their La Liga title with a heavy
home win against Real Betis. Lionel Messi, still recognisable
under that blonde hair, scored twice and Luis Suarez got
a hat trick in the 6-2 win over And all that without Neymar,
who plays for Brazil in the Olympic In Italy, champions
Juventus are in action That is all the sports are now. Here
in London, the Underground, which is the oldest of its kind in the world
has begun running around the clock service.
About 50,000 people used the service last night.
British Transport Police officers will patrol the network,
which operates on Friday and Saturday nights,
More rock star than politician, The London mayor makes his way
onto the first Night Tube train since they were introduced
This may not have been Sadiq Khan's idea but he was happy
It means if you work hard in central London as a nurse or doctor
or porter, or security guard, you can get back home quickly.
There wasn't too much extra work for police officers
although in the early hours most people using the service had
been out for the night, most could not believe it has taken
so long for a 24-hour tube service in the capital.
He was taking the Mickey out of me saying I was too excited about it.
Because I live in Brixton, we would never have come out
for drinks this far the other side of London.
We have been in Camden, life is much easier,
I'm pleased to be on the Victoria line.
It will change how people go out, and it will help people who live far
out in the north and south to get around.
We saw 50,000 people use the Central and Victoria lines last night.
Oxford Circus was the busiest station, 8,500 coming
through Oxford Circus and we saw a lot of people
There will be some cleaning up to do but this much excitement
for an all night service on the Victoria and Central lines,
with the Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines expected to follow
Let's return to the Olympics, which are drawing to a close.
Soon, the athletes will be heading home from Rio, but many to lives
All week we've been looking at Rio through the eyes of the foreigners
Chigusa is originally from Japan but now lives
in a favela by the beach, with her Brazilian husband
This is her experience of bringing up a family in Rio.
Schlatter job in the pan -- Japan for life in a favela in Rio.
The giant panda Bei Bei has marked his first birthday
at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC.
The cub and his mum were big fans of his card -
particularly special - as it was edible.
Bei Bei's name, means "precious treasure," and was announced
by First Lady Michelle Obama and Chinese first lady Pung Lee-ann
during an official state visit to the US last year.
That is it from me and the team. Thank you for being with us here on
BBC World News Today.