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Italy mourns the 300 victims of Wednesday's earthquake.
A state funeral is held in one of the worst hit towns.
TRANSLATION: My colleagues and I were the ones
who arrived straight after the earthquake struck in the middle of
the night. We wanted to rescue people and being here was the least
we could do. The last buses carrying armed rebels
and civilians have been evacuated from the besieged Syrian
town of Darayya. And why Donald Trump's doctor says
he'll be the "healthiest individual And flying just a few thousand
kilometres from the swirling cloud tops of Jupiter, a Nasa probe hopes
to capture pictures of the planet's weather systems.
Despite the aftershocks - a mass funeral has been
in central Italy for the hundreds of people killed after
At least 290 people lost their lives.
President Sergio Mattarella, seen here comforting one victim,
and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi both attended the main service.
Mourners applauded as coffins were placed in hearses
A local bishop pledged that communities would be "rebuilt
Earlier the Italian President visited Amatrice -
There, more than 230 people lost their lives.
Officials say the search for survivors will continue
until they are certain that no-one else was alive.
Our correspondent James Reynolds sent this report.
This morning, in a municipal gym, Italy improvise a state funeral.
The country's president tried to comfort each family.
He has declared this a day of national mourning.
The coffins of more than 30 victims were lined up.
They will all be buried in the ground that claimed their lives.
During the service, a bishop announced
In this hall, on this day, consolation came without words.
TRANSLATION: When the earthquake struck, my friend tried
Among the congregation, there were a number of rescuers
taking their first break from the relief efforts.
TRANSLATION: My colleagues and I were the ones who arrived
straight after the earthquake struck in the middle of the night.
and being here was the least we could do, to be year.
This for Italy is its most intense period of mourning in years.
The country will hope that this ceremony and these crowds will have
given some consolation to the families of the dead.
This man just wants to see what has happened to his house.
Firefighters took him through the ruins of his village
We left the house a couple of days before the quake, he says.
His neighbour, who was here, was killed.
Relief workers allow survivors to pick up belongings
They carry away pieces of their old lives which they will
James spent the day in Amatrice and he told me how people are coping
almost three days on. A lot of the town isn't here any
more. It a lot of the survivors have been moved to sports tents. Most of
the people you see in the town are rescue workers, firefighters, even
police officers and the army as well and structural experts. This has
become an area which they will still tried to recover bodies and try to
rebuild. What about the rescue effort, is
there any hope any survivors will be found? Not from anybody my
colleagues and I have spoken to in recent days. You can probably hear
that a digger is going past. The relief work is still continuing but
nobody expects anyone else to be found. The most recent body to be
pulled out of the rubble was on Wednesday evening and that was
several days ago and they don't effect any change. 2500 people have
been made homeless, what talk is there of the reconstruction effort?
I think that is still too early, but it is something New Year people
talking about amongst themselves. My colleagues and I were in a small
village on Friday and they said they didn't think there was any future,
that it would simply be raised to the ground and people moved
elsewhere. The arm not just worried about losing their past, they are
worried about losing their future. They think their memories have been
destroyed and they are not sure where they will live in the future.
And there's much more detail on the Italian earthquake
You'll find latest updates, stories of people who survived
the tragedy, and aerial photography of the affected areas.
Or you can download the BBC News app.
Let's go now to the Syrian town of Darayya,
which has been under siege for four years.
Well, a deal struck between the government
and rebel groups has meant that all rebel
fighters have left the town, according to the army.
Leaving Darayya, perhaps never to return. The last buses taking rebel
fighters out of the town on the outskirts of Damascus which held out
for four years. Fighters chose to keep their personal weapons and have
headed to revel in areas north of the capital, with their families.
Convoys of buses took thousands more to reception centres and an
uncertain future. Soldiers celebrated their passing, hailing
the exodus as a big victory for President Assad.
TRANSLATION: After five years of military
operations by the Syrian government forces, don't riot -- Amatrice is
finally liberated. Later, the armed residents and rebels will be
relocated. As the evacuation unfolded, mouth on talks were being
held in Geneva between John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov. Represent a size
on opposite sides. They reached the concrete agreement on a way to start
abortive peace talks but they say they are getting closer and
discussions are continuing. Mr Kerry said that they had at least achieve
clarity. Something which is lacking on the ground in Syria. A new twist
emerged this week as Turkey launched an incursion this week, targeting
Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces. They are part of an alliance
which the US force banks. That offensive has been intensified.
Turkish warplanes have been in action against Kurdish fighters. It
regards the Kurds as as big a threat as the IS. It is yet another
publication, raising the stakes in the conflict.
Let's take a look at some other stories now.
Russian authorities say at least 17 people have been killed by a fire
at a warehouse and printing press in Moscow.
The victims are reported to be migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan
who worked and lived at the warehouse.
About 30 French mayors have been urged to follow a court
ruling which overturned a controversial burkini
France's top administrative court suspended the ban in Villeneuve
But a number of mayors have said they will continue
Facebook has announced that a feature on its site which shows
which stories are trending will no longer be produced by staff, but by
an algorithm. It comes after the giant was accused of left-wing bias.
Physical fitness has become the latest flash point of the US
Donald Trump's doctor has just admitted he spent just five
minutes writing a note - which says the 70-year-old would be
the "healthiest individual ever elected to the Presidency".
Laura Bicker in Washington has more.
It started by Donald Trump himself, who said that Hillary Clinton lacked
the physical and mental stamina to deal with the so-called Islamic
State group. He also implied that she has the language disorder
dysphagia. So it went on all week. Hillary Clinton went on a talk show
and asked the interviewer to feel her pulse, to laugh it off. Then
everybody remember that last December, Dr Harold Bernstein wrote
a letter about Donald Trump's health, saying that his laboratory
tests were astonishingly excellent and his strength and stamina was
extraordinary and as you imagine, that he would be the healthiest
individual ever elected to the presidency. So NBC traction down and
it does seem that the doctor admits writing that note in five minutes.
While waiting for a limousine. He also was asked about the language
that he used. He said, I think they're probably picked up Donald
Trump's kind of language and then just interpreted it to my own. Let's
talk about immigration. Donald Trump has said quite a few controversial
comment on that. Is he softening his position on the topic? Well, Donald
Trump has built his candidacy on his stance on immigration. He says he
will deport 11 million illegal immigrants and build that "Big
beautiful wall" on the Mexican border. There has been a softening
of this stands recently. He told Fox News that certain people could stay
if they paid their taxes. He went the next day to flip-flop on that
and said that everybody had to go back. He was supposed to make an
immigration speech on Thursday. That was cancelled and his campaign
manager is now talking about the deportation squad that was talking
about the -- that deportation squad to move these people said that this
policy was to be determined. We are waiting to see what it stands will
be. He is due at a rally in Iowa and it will be interesting to see what
happens there. Stay with us on BBC
World News, still to come... A lucky escape for some motorist as
a footbridge collapses on a motorway.
There is no doubt that this election is an important milestone in East
Timor. It will take months and billions of
dollars to repair what Katrina achieved in just hours.
Three weeks is the longest the great clock has been of duty in 117 years.
So it was with great satisfaction that clockmaker John Vernon swung
the pendulum to set the clock going again.
A day of national mourning in Italy, with a state funeral for 34 more
The last buses carrying armed rebels and civilians have been evacuated
from the besieged Syrian town of Darayya.
Police in Bangladesh say they've shot dead the man suspected
of planning last month's attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed
He and two others were killed in a shoot out after
Our correspondent Akbar Hossain has more.
The death of the man is not surprising to many as police had
declared $25,000 reward for providing information. He is
described as the organiser of the attack on the cafe in temperate --
Dhaka. It was attacked after a tip-off was received. Suspected
Islamic resistance were shot dead in the operation along with the man, a
Canadian who returned to this area a while ago. Police said they had been
following him for a long time. We completed our preparation overnight
before conducting the raid. Our main anti-terror operation lasted for one
hour. After that we got inside the house and found the dead bodies of
three militants including this man. The photos matched with one of the
dead religions. It proves that he is the man, that we were looking for
for a long time. The death of this man has been described as a success
for ongoing terror raids. Senior officers claimed that he planned the
whole terrorist attack attack on the cafe and played a role in organising
a local jihadi groups which is loyal to Islamic State. And the desk is
facing international pressure following the attack. The Prime
Minister declared that her government will show no mercy to
Islamic militants. Police believe that with the death of this man,
they are on the verge of crushing Islamic militancy in Bangladesh.
A bridge over a main motorway in the south east of England has
A pedestrian footbridge was brought down after a lorry crashed into it -
showering debris onto the road underneath.
Fortunately nobody is thought to have been seriously hurt.
The driver of this truck is counting his blessings.
The footbridge just misses cab as it fell.
A motorcyclist is pinned to the ground with suspected broken
For many others, this was a close call.
We were literally a few cars behind so we just saw the bridge
come down and obviously, not really expecting that sort
of thing to happen, so it was a shock.
It is thought that the lorry, carrying a digger, may have been
travelling on the hard shoulder of the east side
On one of the busiest days of the bank holiday weekend,
the closure of the bridge caused disruption.
This is one of the main routes to France.
There were astonishingly no other injuries in this accident
and when you get this close, you can see just how many lucky
-- how many lucky escapes there were.
Even the driver of that white truck walked away shaken
As well as the fallen concrete beam, the lorries would have to be moved
and the rest of the bridge will have to be made safe or demolished.
Luckily, this is a story of disruption, not a disaster.
Now some sport. A late winner from Marcus Rushford made sure Manchester
United keep their 100% start to the season with a 1-0 win at Hull city.
United put pressure on the defence all game but it was 18-year-old
substitute Rasch Road who made a difference. He scored in the 92nd
minute. That gives United their third league went after -- out of
three. It's an amazing feelings are scored the winner at an away game.
Just happy to get the three points. Did they manage to give the special
instructions? He said go on and do my best to help the team with the
game and that's what we did. Everyone has been together for 90
minutes and I'm just very happy. Chelsea made it three wins from
three as well in the league. They are under Antonio Conte now. They
beat Burnley 3-0 thanks to goals from Eden Hazzard and Willie and.
There was -- defeated Burnley have three defeats from their opening
three games. Leicester City got their first win beating Swansea 2-1.
Jamie Vardy scored his first goal of the season. Mahrez missed a penalty
before Wes Morgan added his goal after the break. There was a
consolation goal for Swansea. Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool drew
1-1 in the early kick-off. Everton have moved up to second,
their best start to a season in years. Leighton Baines's penalty was
saved only for the ball to rebound off the head of Shay given for an
own goal. Sunderland were ahead 1-0 before Jay
Rodriguez scored for the other side. And Arsenal beat Watford by three
goals to one. In Florida, the West Indies have won
the most remarkable match of 2020 cricket with Dwayne Rather taking
the wicket of captain MS Tony on the final ball. India needed to to win
and one to force a super over. They had piled on the attack. In the
first of 2T20 into an -- International is added venue.
India lost by a single run. Elsewhere in cricket, new South
Africa -- South Africa are 283 for three against New Zealand. The top
four or added half centuries. England had taken a 2-0 win in their
best-of-5 series against Pakistan after a 4- wicket win at Lord's. A
big score from Joe Root help the host toward their target of 252.
Pakistan recovered from 2-3 with a century and an unbeaten
half-century. Game three is at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Tuesday.
The world number one Novak Djokovic admitted that he is not 100% fit as
he prepares to defend his US open title on Monday. He has been
struggling with a wrist injury which went in first round loss at the
Olympics and forced him to miss the Cincinnati Masters. He now knows it
is healing and he's delighted to be back on the big stage. Hopefully,
physically as well I will be enabled to perform my best. At the moment, I
know that there is a little room still for me to get better
physically and hopefully that will be the case in the next couple of
days. And then when the tournament starts, all the doors are open. You
can catch up with all the sport on our website. That is all from me for
now. A Nasa spacecraft has
made its closest ever approach It soared two and a half thousand
miles above the planet at a speed of around 130 thousand
miles an hour. It was carrying a panoramic camera
on board - and Nasa are expected to release those images
in the next few days. Jonathan Amos, who told
us what we can expect. We have never sent a probe close to
Jupiter, this close to Jupiter during his operational phase. It
will gather lots of high-resolution images and we have never had that at
Jupiter. We are expecting something bridges rectangular. The camera was
not switched on back in July when the probe arrived. The engineers
didn't want the bother and convocation of having to take pretty
pictures at the same time. The probe went around Jupiter. It has gone all
the way around and come back in and the camera is switched on and we are
expecting for Nasa to release some remarkable images.