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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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The headlines: There are 30 gold medals to be won this Saturday

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in Rio but for the host nation there is only one

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Brazil's Olympic football team prepares to take on Germany

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with Neymar poised to light up the legendary Maracana stadium.

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I'm Alex South live in Rio where this football mad nation

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is looking forward to a result that would wipe the memory of their 7-1

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World cup defeat to Germany at the World Cup, two years ago.

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A former US Navy Seal agrees to pay almost $7million dollars

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for publishing this book without permission

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Also coming up: London's 24 hours underground service is now running.

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We look at the impact it's made on its first night.

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We're now into day 15 of the Olympics Games in Rio

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and the big event the hosts are looking forward

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The Brazilians are facing Germany - hoping to get revenge

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for their defeat in the 2014 World Cup semifinal.

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Let's join Alex South now who's in Rio de Janeiro.

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Old scores to settle here? Certainly is. That phrase 7-1 is a bit of a

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swear word here in Brazil. They see it if they trip over or if something

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goes wrong. It is synonymous with doing badly. Two years ago, Germany

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thrashed Brazil on home soil and they are looking to put that right.

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Was ill have never won an Olympic gold medal. They have one five gold

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ash World Cup and they're looking to get a first gold medal and heal some

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winds that have been left open by that addict defeat. It is hard to

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put into words how much that affected the Brazilian psyche. I

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love their football, it is like a religion here. All of a sudden, they

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are not as confident, as Korkie, as arrogant as they used to be. This is

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the nation of Samba, a love that football. They are scared of

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Germany. We spoke to some of the fans to see how they are feeling I

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of this game. We don't have this medal yet. So excited to get this.

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We are trying to get this all the time. Oh, you know, for us, the most

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important is the party. But, for sure, we would love to be with the

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players and to be winners. Brazil is beautiful. We deserve it. I think

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Brazil is the country football and for us, this is the type of game

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that Brazil doesn't winds, the gold medal of the Olympic Games. Brazil

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Brazell! Brazil obviously need is medal as well, they are doing

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particularly well in the medal table either. They are hoping for a gold

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here. As our Great Britain in the study Olympic oath. All eyes on Mo

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Farah from Great Britain. Done fantastic in the medal table. Mo

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Farah could get another gold medal. He is going in the 5000 metre final

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this evening here in Rio. He won the Dublin London 2012, he is going for

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the double double. We had about Usain Bolt's triple trouble. --

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triple trouble. Great Britain are looking to surpass the medal hello

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Ali from four years ago on home soil. We have had amazing run of

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results that have put them ahead of China. Earlier in the day, Nicola

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Adams won the boxing gold, to reproduce her success from London

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four years ago and we also have a goal from Liam Heath in the kayak.

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Golden Bay for Great Britain. Mo Farah today but all eyes here at the

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Maracana are, a stream of yellow and green shirts, wanting that gold

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medal that they have never won before. Lots of world cups, no

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Olympic gold medals. As we know, Germany love to spoil party. They

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absolutely do. To get all the results from day 15, head to our

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site. Let's go to the US now. An American Navy Seal who wrote

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a book about his part in the killing of Osama Bin Laden has agreed to pay

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the US government almost $7 million The government has accused

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the former Seal of breaking his confidential

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non-disclosure agreement. Our correspondent David Willis

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joins Osama Bin us live Tell us more about this Navy SEAL

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and how he has found himself in this situation. He wrote this harrowing,

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gripping account of his involvement in the raid on Osama Bin Laden's

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compound. He wrote of been large in coaching and convulsing, as he put

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it, as he and a colleague fired at him. He always contended there was

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no leaking of secrets, of classified information in that book. The US

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government, for its part, have said you have got to, under the terms of

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the secrecy agreement signed by all members of the military, to present

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manuscripts for books such as these in advance for clearance. That

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didn't happen, and as is a result, there has been this four-year

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protracted discussion between the two parties, resolved now, at some

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expense to Matthew Bissell net. He has agreed to forfeit the royalties

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he has received already for writing this book. Any royalties he might

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receive in the future, the payments he gives -- gets for lectures given

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on the book and also the US government's legal expenses. A clear

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sign, I think, from the US government, that it tends to deal

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harshly with those who seek to profit and to reveal what they

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believe to be secret information. This book was written four years

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ago. Why has it taken so long for this assessment to come to pass? A

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good question. It is to do with that wrangling, basically. The US

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government have threatened a criminal charges potentially against

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him while this agreement now sends that possibility away. There are,

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though, some who are saying that it is an indication of double

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standards, if you like, on the part of the US government because members

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of the CIA and known to have briefed the screenwriter of zero Dark 30,

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which was Hollywood's account of the raid. Other former defence

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secretaries here have written about it in their memoirs. It seems there

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is one rule of the government decides to leak secret information,

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it is quite another ever man, albeit a man who put his life on the line

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in this operation, does the same thing.

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Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have staged

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a protest in the capital, Sanaa, against recent air-strikes

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Meanwhile, the coalition battling the Houthi rebes carried out several

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bombing raids on a mountain overlooking the presidential palace.

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Eyewitnesses said many of the demonstrators fled in panic.

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Fighting is continuing in the north eastern Syrian city of Hasakah,

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where government warplanes are in the skies again despite

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It's unclear whether the aircraft were continuing to bomb the city,

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which is mainly under the control of Kurdish fighters

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The New York Times is reporting that companies belonging

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to the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump are at least

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The newspaper says this is twice the amount shown in public documents

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Mr Trump claims to be worth billions but he's refused to disclose his tax

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returns or allow an independent valuation of his assets.

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Officials in southern California say that a massive wildfire

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More than 80,000 people were ordered to leave

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But firefighters say they now expect residents to begin returning.

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The blaze has destroyed nearly 100 homes and burned an area of 58

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square miles to the east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino

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As David Campanale now reports, two sisters have been describing

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for the first time how they escaped the fire's advance.

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No! We've got to get out of here.

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As the fire and smoke began to surround them,

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these were the panicked and frantic seconds where life-and-death

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as they escaped their home in south-east California.

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It only took moments for the sisters to realise

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the flames were on their doorstep.

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This is Crystal Armstrong, and Sunshine, her sister, now safe

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I have my twin sister. I have my husband.

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She was the one who started filming as the flames came

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It was 10.30, when I looked out the window and I seen the fire.

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Then I called my sister to come and get me, because I had no way

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Most of the animals were rescued, but even as this California wildfire

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took almost everything she owned, Crystal remains thankful.

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Firefighters in the county say the massive wildfire the sisters

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escaped from was among the most ferocious they have ever seen.

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The past 48 hours have seen some successes in containing the blaze,

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which is one of a number in the State.

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Many evacuees have been allowed to start returning to their homes.

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But a prolonged drought has transformed swathes

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of California into tinderboxes, ready to ignite again.

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It sounds like the plot of a spy novel - police in Australia

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are investigating how a listening device was planted in

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a hotel room being used by the New Zealand rugby team.

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The All Blacks, who are in Sydney for a test match

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against the Wallabies, found the device

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Their opponents deny involvement, as Phil Mercer reports.

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The device, found carefully hidden in a hotel room in Sydney,

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was reportedly similar to those used by law enforcement

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It was discovered the day after the New Zealand All Blacks had

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arrived to prepare for a rugby championship

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Team officials say that they are taking the apparent intrusion very

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seriously and have asked the police to investigate.

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Earlier this week, we did find a listening device in a chair

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We discussed it with the hotel, initiated some investigative

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procedures and after talking to our Australian colleagues

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in the last 24 hours, and the hotel, we've handed that

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There's no indication yet as to who planted the bug, or why.

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Australian rugby bosses say they had no knowledge or involvement

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Some former players say there would be no point eavesdropping

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So, could it have been a shadowy betting syndicate trying to gain

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inside information on the world champions by nefarious means?

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Reports say the listening device, found in an upmarket hotel

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in Sydney, was expertly planted by experienced hands.

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It could, however, have nothing to do with the All Blacks

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and have been secreted with another target in mind.

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The New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is a former

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policeman, who may well have theories of his own.

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Stay with us here on BBC News. Still to come, the BBC pop up bureau lands

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in Russia, ready to bring you the stories that our international

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viewers have asked us to cover. Brazil is taking on Germany

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in the men's Olympic They're looking for revenge

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for their 7-1 World Cup The former Navy SEAL commando has

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agreed to pay the US government nearly $7 million for publishing

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without permission a book about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

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Now, let's get the latest on the BBC pop up team. They have covered

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America and India, now they have landed in the Russian capital

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Moscow. This is BBC Pop Up. This is your

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city, right? It is but a lot has changed lately. Some things will

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never change about Moscow. Local things will always be popular here

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and shopkeepers will sell everything. A lot of Russians feel

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that Russia is treated unfairly. Particularly because of the

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treatment of some athletes after the doping scandal and because of other

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things. It is not that fancy, the brogues

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are not that good. Maybe we should spread the money.

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Always need to be entertained. It is the Russian feature. We need to be

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entertained. That is why we have such interesting nightlife. And we

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have also been getting social media suggestions about adoption and

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Russian country houses. Stick around this month, we will be travelling

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across Russia to document your ideas. We heard earlier about the

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Olympics but what else has been going on in the world of sport? Matt

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Smith is here to tell us. The IPC is hopeful that all the cuts

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they have had to make to the forthcoming Paralympics

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will not have a major Crucial funding which was set aside

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has instead been spent There'll be less people working

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on the Paras, among other changes. But Craig Spence, director

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of communications for the IPC, is still confident the event

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will be a success. What we want to do is ensure they

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have the best experience and Paralympic and don't agree about

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what doesn't work, they just maximise what is there and that is

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what we are going to do on Rio. We are still, that we can do a great

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games, there will be a bigger TV audience than ever before and we

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believe the impact we made in 2012 in London will be the same in Rio in

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2016. An away game at a windy Stoke City

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was thought to be Pep Guardiola's first real Premier League test

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as Manchester City manager, but he and they passed

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with flying colours. City were impressive in the first

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half and thanks to two Sergio Aguero strikes,

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they went into the break One of Aguero's goals was a penalty,

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but Stoke then got a spot And Bojan scored it to bring

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the home side hope, but Spanish summer signing Nolito got two late

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City goals to give City the 4-1 win. With the quality of the players and

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managers, the manager... We have good players, good clubs, and good

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clubs. And good players. They are so intelligent and immediately take

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what we want. But from the beginning, we tried to fight and

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talk about our spirit, to create team. It is important in the team

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and that is why we did it. There was a shock result for

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Liverpool at newly-promoted Burnley. First half goals from Wales

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international Sam Vokes and Andre Despite having 81% of possession,

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Liverpool rarely troubled Here are the rest of

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the results on Saturday. Hull's great start to the season

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continued - they are A Victor Wanyama goal for Tottenham

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saw them defeat Crystal Palace. Chelsea came from behind,

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away from home, to beat Watford 2-1. Everton came from behind too,

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to win at West Brom. While in the late kick-off,

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it was goalless between Arsenal and champions Leicester

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at the King Power stadium. Fresh from their Spanish Super Cup

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victory, Barcelona began the defence of their La Liga title with a heavy

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home win against Real Betis. Lionel Messi, still recognisable

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under that blonde hair, scored twice and Luis Suarez got

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a hat trick in the 6-2 win over And all that without Neymar,

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who plays for Brazil in the Olympic In Italy, champions

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Juventus are in action That is all the sports are now. Here

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in London, the Underground, which is the oldest of its kind in the world

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has begun running around the clock service.

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About 50,000 people used the service last night.

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British Transport Police officers will patrol the network,

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which operates on Friday and Saturday nights,

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More rock star than politician, The London mayor makes his way

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onto the first Night Tube train since they were introduced

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This may not have been Sadiq Khan's idea but he was happy

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It means if you work hard in central London as a nurse or doctor

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or porter, or security guard, you can get back home quickly.

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There wasn't too much extra work for police officers

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although in the early hours most people using the service had

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been out for the night, most could not believe it has taken

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so long for a 24-hour tube service in the capital.

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He was taking the Mickey out of me saying I was too excited about it.

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Because I live in Brixton, we would never have come out

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for drinks this far the other side of London.

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We have been in Camden, life is much easier,

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I'm pleased to be on the Victoria line.

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It will change how people go out, and it will help people who live far

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out in the north and south to get around.

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We saw 50,000 people use the Central and Victoria lines last night.

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Oxford Circus was the busiest station, 8,500 coming

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through Oxford Circus and we saw a lot of people

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There will be some cleaning up to do but this much excitement

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for an all night service on the Victoria and Central lines,

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with the Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines expected to follow

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Let's return to the Olympics, which are drawing to a close.

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Soon, the athletes will be heading home from Rio, but many to lives

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All week we've been looking at Rio through the eyes of the foreigners

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Chigusa is originally from Japan but now lives

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in a favela by the beach, with her Brazilian husband

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This is her experience of bringing up a family in Rio.

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Schlatter job in the pan -- Japan for life in a favela in Rio.

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The giant panda Bei Bei has marked his first birthday

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at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC.

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The cub and his mum were big fans of his card -

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particularly special - as it was edible.

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Bei Bei's name, means "precious treasure," and was announced

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by First Lady Michelle Obama and Chinese first lady Pung Lee-ann

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during an official state visit to the US last year.

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That is it from me and the team. Thank you for being with us here on

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BBC World News Today.

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