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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Bright lights at China's first G20 summit -

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but President Xi warns that the global economy

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And German voters look set to give Angela Merkel's -

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Christian Democrats an embarrassing defeat.

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Pope Francis declares Mother Teresa, a Saint,

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saying her work with the poor makes her a model for Christians.

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London on fire....as a sculpture depicting the city's skyline is set

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ablaze to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London.

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China has certainly put on an impressive show

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These were the impressive scenes at the opening night gala

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But while the entertainment was spectacular - the predictions

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for the global economy have been fairly gloomy.

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From the summit here's our Diplomatic Correspondent -

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In part the summit has been about ceremony and protocol. It wants to

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show to the world what it sees about its status as a world player and

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protocol about the fact President Obama did not get a red carpet. Who

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was to blame? They have discussed the world economy and how to

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kick-start growth. Truth be told they have not agreed very much on

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that. In truth the focus of the day has been about the meetings on the

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margins of the summit. The Germans talking to the top about EU

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migration. The Americans talking to the Russians about the possible

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cessation of hostilities in Syria. Lots of interest, two in Theresa

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May. She has been meeting people. They have becoming up to her, some

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formerly, some informally, wanting to get to know her. Her message was

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one of you shouldn't. Despite the vote for Brexit Britain is open for

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business but she has had a harder time getting that message across and

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some might have imagined. Resident Obama made it very clear that when

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it came to treat deals the US still wanted to do business with the EU

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and Pacific countries ahead of the United Kingdom. At the same time it

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emerged the Japanese government had published a 15 page document on what

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it sees as the central costs of exit to its firms in the UK. Things like

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the lack of Paris. That was an unexpected shock for Downing Street

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today. I think the Prime Minister has had a harder date than today.

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Tomorrow it will not get any easier when she has to meet the Chinese

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president and discuss her crucial decision to delay the big object of

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a nuclear power plant in Somerset that the Chinese want to invest in.

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Well as you were hearing - Japan has been warning the UK

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about the potential costs of the country's decision

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With more - here's our Business correspondent Joe Lynam.

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It is very interesting normally when a country has a problem with that

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country they mention it in a bilateral meeting and it does not

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get published. This was one published Ridley said the careful

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with the Brexit negotiations. Our Japanese companies are very worried

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they will lose out in this whole process. The arch Britain to

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continue free movement of people and stay within the single market and

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maintain our sporting rights for the banks and financial services

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companies. This is very unusual to see the least and ought to put

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Theresa May in a bind simply because the vote to leave the European Union

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had a huge element of restricting immigration from the EU. It will be

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difficult to restrict EU freedom of movement and at the same time keep

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all be good bet you want from the single market. Japan is voicing its

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concerns. Britain has an issue. How much is Japan worth to the British

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economy? It is the third-largest investor in Britain. It is not

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inconsequential what they do. A huge banking presence. Mitsubishi.

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Hitachi and a giant crane making factory in County Durham Ben Davies

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carmaking, Toyota and Honda and Nissan have huge plants in Britain

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and have been here for two or three decades. The worry is that if

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written leaves the EU without a fresh trade deal with the EU that

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could leave them relying on World Trade Organisation rules. There is

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an automatic tariff of 10% then applying to all cars made in Britain

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and then X ordered and will leave you need that 10% means they will

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make no money exporting cars from Britain. The Japanese government

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want an answer from the new British Prime Minister, when will they get

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that? If I knew that answer I could rush to the bookies and making a lot

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of money. This process could take use. The art Wai Phyo we're watching

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this closely and you have to be clean and transparent. We do not

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know what Britain's relationship with the EU will be like. We want to

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encourage companies to move headquarters from Britain to

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elsewhere. Exit polls in Germany's local

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elections show a populist anti-immigrant group has pushed

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing The exit polls put centre left

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Social Democratic Party in the lead and the anti-immigrant

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Alternative for Germany party, The vote is being seen as a key test

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of Mrs Merkel's popularity before Our Berlin Correspondent,

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Damian McGuinness, says this result looks ominous for the ruling

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Christian Democratic Union. Any news of any results yet? Yes,

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what we are seeing so far is pretty much what the examples have been

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telling us. This new anti-migrant party has scored well over 20% so

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far according to initial count estimates which is the strong. It

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really does boot Angela Merkel in third place. This is politically

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incredibly embarrassing for the Chancellor because her own

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constituency is in this region. Also as you quite rightly said this vote

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was really fought over the issue of migration and the main campaign

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issue for this anti-migrant party was Angela Merkel was Mac refugee

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standards and her welcome towards refugees. The other party campaigned

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against it and it seemed almost a quarter of the electorate agreed

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with them. This will get some of the critics of Mrs Merkel was Mac stands

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on refugees including those on higher on party it will embolden

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them be late which is importing given the fact we have a national

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election next year which Mrs Merkel may decide to run in. Having said

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all that, Mrs Merkel still has no clear rivals cause that is no one in

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the left-wing opposition who can really match her popularity. Even

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though her ratings have slumped still half of the people want her to

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remain Chancellor. Even though polls show that many Germans do not agree

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with her refugee policy, any Germans do. The country is divided over

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this. A lot of the supporters the left-wing opposition and she has

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brought the party to the Centre which is what some left-wing party

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members do not agree with. Tell me more about AF G and why they have

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done so well. They are new. The came on to the scene three years ago they

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have morphed into an anti-migrant party. They are playing on the fears

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some Germans have of immigrants but the cannot go so far. People say

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they are politically toxic, the accused of being racist so some

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other parties not work with them to the could never enter government.

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Thank you very much. Mother Teresa has become the Roman

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Catholic Church's newest saint. A huge crowd attended

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the canonisation mass The ethnic-Albanian nun

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devoted her life to helping the poor Here's our Religious Affairs

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correspondent, Caroline Wyatt Mother Teresa's face beamed out

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over St Peter's Square, where the faithful gathered

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from early this morning, including many nuns

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from the Missionaries Of Charity, an order she founded in 1950

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with just 12 followers. Its aim - to care for the poorest

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of the poor in India, Pope Francis praised the example set

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by Mother Teresa to all Christians, as he declared the Blessed Teresa

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of Calcutta a saint to be venerated by the whole

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Roman Catholic Church. Later, the Pope said

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St Teresa's mission of serving the poor and the needy,

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the elderly and the unwanted, was a way of shining

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a light in the darkness, and showing divine

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mercy here on Earth. Despite the heat and the tight

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security here at the Vatican today, the pilgrims came in their tens

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of thousands to celebrate the canonisation of this

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extraordinary woman, This woman prayed to Mother Teresa

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to intercede on her behalf and It was the anniversary

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of Mother Teresa's death and the medicine had not worked

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but I have faith in Even 19 years after her death,

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St Teresa remains an instantly recognisable figure for her work

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in the slums of Calcutta, where She was a saint before this human

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stamp was given to her. I have great respect

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and admiration for all that We have been to Calcutta,

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we have seen what she has done Saint Teresa's critics said she took

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money from dictators and her supporters suggest they should show

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the same love and mercy in the lives as they say seem to these dead in

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horrors. The mass was also watched in Kolkata

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- our correspondent, I have just come out from a special

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mass held at the Missionaries of Charity to celebrate

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the canonisation of Mother Teresa. There are people who have come

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from all over Calcutta and all over India, some from different parts

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of the world to celebrate this The service began shortly

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after Mother Teresa was canonised The nuns of the order

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that she founded nearly 70 years ago pledged to carry on the work

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that Mother Teresa did during her lifetime,

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working among the poorest of the poor, the dying,

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the destitute, and the orphans Some of the people who gathered

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here watched the proceedings live from the Vatican on a big screen

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that had been erected. Among those were some people whose

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lives have been directly I want to celebrate

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the life of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity

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and all the other volunteers have It was polio and geography

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and poverty that led me So the blessed Mother Teresa has

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become Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Her tomb lies just beyond

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the windows over there, a simple white tomb which draws

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visitors every single day. Even more people are expected

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to come now to visit this shrine and offer prayers,

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offer their respects, In other news Syrian government

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forces have recaptured several strategic areas

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in the city of Aleppo. Rebels fighters took the Ramou-sseh

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district on the south-western outskirts last month

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in a major offensive. It broke a government siege

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in the east of the city. The battle for those areas

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is reported to be continuing. There's transport chaos in Israel -

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as trains have been cancelled in a political and religious dispute

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over maintenance work. It took place on the Sabbath,

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the Jewish day of rest. The Israeli Prime Minister,

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Benjamin Netanyahu ordered rail maintenance cancelled in response

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to demands by Ultra-Orthodox He is now facing criticism

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for his decision, which has led to huge traffic

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jams and disruption. The United Nations has called

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for tighter regulation of the booming seaweed farming

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industry to protect the environment. Almost 27 million tonnes of seaweed

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is produced annually for use in foods, fertilisers

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and hygiene products. But a new UN study has found

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evidence that seaweed can In a report the UN recommends

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measures such as seed banks and monitoring

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for diseases to protect stock. Counting's underway in Hong Kong's

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Legislative Council elections. It's the first major vote

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in the Chinese territory since protesters took to the streets

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in 2014 calling for full democracy. Martin Yip - from the BBC

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Chinese Service says Right here hundreds of journalists

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that my Bacca waiting for the report of this legislative council election

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in Hong Kong. Further down we have thousands counting the ballots.

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Already we are hearing record-breaking numbers of turnout.

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The latest numbers we have are still from one hour before the ball was

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closed up we are talking about 52% of voters who came out to vote. 3.77

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million. That is already a record-breaking number. The highest

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turnout for this one was in 2004 when 55 cent of voters came out.

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This election is the most fragmented one since 1997. We had the 2014

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occupied central movement just before this election two years ago.

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That ended up with a more radical camp called the local lists and so

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did the umbrella soldiers. These are running in the election. So do the

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more recently from the pro-independence camp. They are all

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getting a share of the votes hope fully and by that I mean a

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significant lose to the hand Democrats camp. We are yet to see

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how bad it can be but do not forget there are still the pro Asian camp

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and it has also been occupying the majority in the reading Parliament,

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the legislative Council. So, how would the political landscape of

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Hong Kong change? That depends on what happens in the coming hours

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with the counting. Stay with us on BBC

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News, still to come... Find out why this giant replica

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of 17th-century London has been set on fire -

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to the delight of onlookers. Britain lost a princess today

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described either of those to him she reached out as irreplaceable.

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As China puts on a spectacular show for world leaders President Xi urges

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them not to let the lights go out on economic growth.

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Exit polls in Germany's local elections show a populist

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anti-immigrant group has pushed Angela Merkel's governing

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The government has said it's setting aside ?10 million to help Syrian

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It comes as it's revealed there are now 170 councils willing

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to help house the 20,000 refugees Britain has committed

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Around 2,500 refugees from Syria have

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already settled here - and our correspondent Matthew Price

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Tucked away in a small hairdressers this afternoon,

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we found one of the first Syrians to be resettled under

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I am living my life without hearing the voices of children

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When you hear these voices, you feel sad because

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She is getting language lessons here, helping out in the local salon

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In all, 20,000 Syrians will eventually be brought

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More than 2,800 have already been resettled here.

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The government will give councils ?8,500 for each refugee

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they resettle in the first year and that payment tapers

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Person by person, in places like this, this refugee resettlement

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There will be many people who say that 20,000 Syrians over a number

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And yet there will be others who will be concerned that even

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with the government help, some local authorities will be stretched.

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Are local councils convinced they have enough money for this?

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One of the reasons the Syrian scheme has been a success story and the UK

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response to the refugee crisis is it is voluntary,

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a partnership between central and local government and the funding

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means those councils coming forward are ones that know they have both

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housing available but also school places for children

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And all the time, the need is growing.

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In the northern Syrian city of Aleppo today, more

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Tragically, there are now more than 3.5 million Syrian

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refugees and I don't think there should be an upper limit.

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Britain should go further and faster.

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We should bring in those 20,000 refugees and then we should do more.

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Politically, that could be difficult.

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But for those already here, like this woman, this country

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Hugh Woozencroft has all the sport now...

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Hello the 'Route to Russia' has begun with the first 2018

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Northern Ireland reached the last 16 at Euro 2016 -

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That game is currently goalless with ten minutes left.

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While World Champions Germany lead going into the closing

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In Group F, England, who had a disappointing summer

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scored with the last kick of the match to beat

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The score was 1-0 and Gordon Strachan's site are currently

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winning 3-1. The Formula One drivers

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championship is now wide open. After Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg

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won the Italian Grand Prix to trim the gap on his team mate

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Lewis Hamilton to just two points. A mistake from the world champion

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allowed the German driver to capitalise with seven races

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of the season to go. It was the kind of knockout blow

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Nico Rosberg could only have creamed off. Actor missing out on pole by

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almost half a second to his rival Lewis Hamilton he would have been

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expecting to follow him to the chequered flag. The last six winners

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of the Grand Prix had started from the front. When the lights went out

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the world champion went backwards handing the league to his team-mate.

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He slipped to sixth and whether it his hopes of victory. Hamilton

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quickly got back up to fifth at it took 11 laps before he could get

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past the Williams. He did not have to rotate the Ferraris as the

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decision to make two pit stops allowed Hamilton to get past I just

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making one. Try as he might do was no way he was going to catch

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Rosberg. The German led by but one lap for his seventh win of the

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season and by cutting Hamilton sleep to two points there is no certainty

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over who will be world champion. Spain's Maverick Vinales has

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won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone -

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his first ever MotoGP victory. It's also good news for Suzuki

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who have their first win in this Honda's Cal Crutchlow,

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the first Briton to take pole since 1977, came second,

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with Italian Valentino Rossi Marc Marquez still has a 50-point

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lead over Rossi in Chris Froome's hopes of winning

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a first Vuelta a Espana suffered a blow after finishing more than two

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and a half minutes behind The Tour de France winner missed

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the day's breakaway allowing The Colombian went on to finish

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second on the 73 mile There are six stages

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of the three-week race left. Sweden's Alex Noren

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is the European Masters champion for a second time after beating

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Scott Hend in a play-off. Noren had trailed the Australian

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by a shot heading into the final round but a round of 65 allowed him

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to finish level on 17 under par. Hend found himself in a spot

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of bother on the first playoff hole as he hooked his tee

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shot into the trees. Noren took advantage and birdied

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the extra hole from 10 metres to earn his sixth win

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on the European Tour. Pakistan avoided a whitewash with a

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victory against England in Cardiff. Pakistan picked England into bat and

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Jason Roy responded with 85 from 87 balls. England said the target of

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303 for Pakistan to win at a four wicket partnership of 163 between

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the man of the match and Malik put Pakistan on the road to victory. The

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comfortably rounded off the win with an over to spear. The last match is

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E2020 international on Wednesday. -8 T20 match on Wednesday.

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A wooden sculpture of London's 17th century skyline has been set ablaze

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on the River Thames to commemorate the Great Fire of London.

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350 years ago this week a small fire that started

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in a London bakery spread across the city, destroying

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thousands of homes and St Paul's Cathedral.

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The sculpture was designed by American artist David Best

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and built with the help of disadvantaged youth

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Hundreds of Londoners gathered on the banks of the River Thames

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to watch the floating piece burn before it was put out.

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