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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK
It's 15 years since the 9/11 attacks - memorials have been held
to remembers the people who lost their lives.
But Hillary Clinton has to leave the New York memorial early -
after she stumbles and is helped into a car.
She later recovers, and says she's fine.
More than a million Muslims - gather on Mount Arafat
in Saudi Arabia, to perform the most important ritual of the Hajj.
A Belgian paralympics medalist denies having plans for assisted
I am still alive, and will enjoy every little, little moment in my
life. Memorial services to commemorate
the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 Almost three thousand
people were killed - when al-Qaeda militants
hijacked four planes. A third targeted the Pentagon -
and the fourth crashed Here's a look back at
how the day unfolded. The most enduring memorial to those
we lost is ensuring the America That we stay true to
what is best in us. Well Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton - had to make an early departure
from the ceremony after feeling "overheated",
but was later doing "much better," But it raises concerns about her
health, with the presidential vote Our correspondent Nick Bryant
reports from New York. A lot of people are wondering what
the big deal is, hot day in New York, Hillary Clinton emerged from
her daughter's apartment, looking fine. Donald Trump trying to make
our stamina and issue in the campaign, many people thinking it is
sexist. Right wing commentators and tabloids focusing on the
69-year-old's health. Donald Trump is 70. Hillary Clinton making light
of these rumours. On a late-night TV show offering a host to take her
pulse, to prove she was alive. These pictures are more damaging. They
will be harder to laugh. Rebel groups in Syria are still
considering whether to join a ceasefire due to take effect
on Monday. There are reports that one
of the most influential rebel forces, may reject
the agreement altogether. Meanwhile aid agencies -
are getting ready to take emergency supplies to besieged towns
and villages, if the Our immediate priority to bring in
life-saving assistance, food and medical supplies. That is what is
needed. Then we look at the mental health and emotional well-being and
children. You cannot do that by dropping off the basket. You need to
stay in there, deliver the kinds of programmes that can help people
recover from being under siege for years.
Well BBC Arabic's - Assaf Aboud, has gained rare access
to the government-held side of Aleppo Citadel.
A 5000 year old fortress - which has become a key battle ground
We're getting reports from Thailand that the 88-year-old king
is recovering from a respiratory infection.
A statement from the palace said Bhumibol Adulyadej
is the world's longest serving monarch, does NOT have a fever.
It also said an x-ray showed there was no inflammation
The king who was last seen in public in January has been receiving
hospital treatment for various conditions for the past year.
Gunmen in north-west Pakistan have shot dead Doctor Zaka-ullah Khan -
a leading figure in the country's drive to eradicate polio.
More than 80 people have been killed in recent years in attacks on polio
immunisation campaigns by Islamists who oppose them.
Three women who attacked a police station in
the Kenyan city of Mombasa - have been shot dead.
Police say they stabbed two officers and threw petrol bombs.
There have been a number of attacks in Kenya's coastal region in recent
years, many carried out by the Islamist group Al Shabaab.
At least eighteen civilians are reported killed in northern
Yemen after air-strikes by the Saudi-led coalition.
Residents in the Ar-hab district, north of Sanaa, said that warplanes
Apparently mistaking their machinery for a rocket-launcher.
When local people rushed to the scene, the aircraft returned
One of Britain's oldest Asian theatres has reopened
Tara Arts in South London began in the 1970s and gave many
Asian actors a platform to launch their careers.
goes up once again next week -
One of India's best-known poets, like I never heard before. Putting a
new twist to the traditional, that is what this place is all about.
They have applied the same formula to their new home. In Britain, there
is no theatre which has an earth page flow. I wanted to have that
here in our space. For me, that is the condition by which all theatre
lives, everywhere in the world it started on the earth. To have the
sense of being modern, into Dave's life, but having a dialogue with the
cast, really important. Local boy, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London
officially opened the theatre. Really pleased and proud to be here
today. This theatre is our country's first dedicated multicultural
theatre. I was born and raised up the road in a council estate, I have
long links with the theatre. Including volunteering, stuffing
envelopes, sending out promotional leaflets. Really important we have a
theatre we can be really proud of. The place literally means star, in
Gujarati. It represents the coming together of many cultures in
tooting, in London. With a new and improved building, high-profile
launch, it promises to tell stories from the Indian subcontinent, with a
very British twist. Stay with us on BBC News, still to
come dart all the latest action from Rio, on Dave four of the
Paralympics. -- day. Freedom was attacked to day, and freedom will be
defended. The United States will hunt down and punish those
responsible. Bishop Tutu becomes the leader of 100,000 Anglicans there.
The blacks in Soweto township as well as the rich whites. We say to
you today, in a loud and clear voice, and laugh of blood and fears.
Enough. The difficult decision be reached together, was one that
required great and exceptional courage.
It is an exodus of up to 60,000 people caused by the uneven pace of
political change in Eastern Europe. It's 15 years since the 9/11 attacks
- memorials have been held to remember the people
who lost their lives. But Hillary Clinton has to leave
the New York memorial early - after she stumbles and
is helped into a car. She later recovers,
and says she's fine. A million-and-a-half Muslims
from around the world have gathered in Mount Arafat to perform the most
important ritual of Arafat Day is the highlight of the
Hajj season. The most important ritual, pilgrims are estimated to
make a two-man Arafat before Sunset otherwise their Hajj will be
invalid. They spend most of the time praying, they believe all their
prayers will be answered on this day. They have two bears such hot
weather, more than 40 degrees, humidity quite high. On our way to
Arafat, we noticed how heavy security is, we passed by a number
of checkpoints, helicopters hovering in the sky every now and then.
Police forces all around trying to manage the huge crowds. Controlling
the massive numbers proves to be a challenging task for the Saudi
authorities. Last year was a disastrous season. Hundreds and
possibly thousands killed in a deadly stampede. Many of those from
Iran. Terry Brown not sending any pilgrims this year blaming Saudi
mismanagement of the Hajj. Saudi Arabia hit back saying Iran was to
politicise this ritual, they will not allow it. We talked to the
people to see what they think. TRANSLATION: Stampedes can happen,
not because of a lack of security, because of the people's behaviour.
Pilgrims then follow the instructions they are given. This
creates chaos. TRANSLATION: I cannot put my feelings into words. I am so
happy being gay, as if I am going to meet God, it feels like heaven.
Muslims who come to Hajj shed all signs of wealth, luxury and social
distinction. Men all dressed the same, wearing two sheets of
unstretched class. Women have to be covered up, uncovered faces, no
jewellery, or perfume. All about equality, humidity and emotion. --
devotion. They are forecast to win 58
seats in parliament - one more than the nationalist HDZ
party. The last administration,
led by the HDZ collapsed after only five months -
over allegations of corruption. Police have arrested
55 men on suspicion of aggravated trespass -
following an incident at a Sikh Temple in the central
English town of Leamington Spa. Officers were called
to the Gurdwara in the early hours of Sunday morning,
where they said they seized a significant number
of knives from the scene. Hundreds of thousands of people took
to the streets across Catalonia on Sunday to support a break
from Spain - which local leaders They gathered despite the legal
blocks by the central government and waved yellow
banners in time to music, symbolising the rhythm
of a beating heart uniting A Brazilian sprinter has won gold in
the T47 sprint in Rio. He pleaded two time world champion. Meanwhile
Britain's Rovers dominated. Rachel Morris winning gold, there was a
mixed doubles sculls gold, and the mixed coxed four goal made it
another one. Triathlon making its debut at the Paralympics. Grace
Norman beat the favourite, Lauren Steadman. A Belgian who won a bronze
medal denied press reports she intends to use her legal right to
die after the games. She has an incurable spinal the Jon Ashton
disease, she says she signed papers in 2008 allowing doctors to end her
life at the time of their choosing. She planned to enjoy life with
friends and families, offering inspirational talks to schools. This
is totally out of the question. Yes, this is my last Paralympic games. I
have a progressive disease. I signed my euthanasia papers already in
2008. Because it was really hard to handle, and to suffer with this
disease. Euthanasia, I can leave with a good feeling. Whatever
happened, I have my papers in my hands. But I am still enjoying every
little moment. When the moment comes, then I have more bad days
than good days, then I have my euthanasia papers. The time is not
there yet. Chelsea could not maintain their winning start to the
Premier League season, drawing 2-2 with Chelsea. Diego Costa scoring
early and late, never far from the action at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea's goals coming from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Leroy Fer. I'm happy
because my team played the second half with more aggression and
energy. Against a very strong team. I am happy, Chelsea did not deserve
to lose this game. That we had a good reaction in the second half.
After 90 minutes of fighting. For us, a good result. The Chelsea
defender Gary Cahill aired his frustrations in the build-up to
Chelsea's second goal. I know how hard it is to win this league, how
many errors you can have, in terms of dropping points. It has killed us
unfairly. For me, you can see the look on my face, incredible. The
worrying thing for me, which I said, there are three of you. Three of you
that can see that. One or two, two fouls in that situation. You can see
that. They cannot, between the three of them. They said they did not see
that. For me, incredible. Frustrated Gary Cahill. The final of the men's
singles at the US Open about to get under way at Flushing Meadows. Novak
Djokovic looking to win his 13th Grand Slam title. Up against the
number three seed, Stan Wawrinka. Nairo Quintana winning the Tour of
Spain. Completing the largely processional final stage into Madrid
comfortably. Winning ever Chris Froome by one minute, 23 seconds. In
the Tour of Britain, Caleb Ewan winning the final stage in London,
Steve Cummings safely negotiating the course to be crowned overall
champion. The two time runner-up finishing 26 seconds ahead of Rome
and Venice. That is all the sport for now.
Well let's return to the memorial events being held in New York,
to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The worst terrorist attack on US soil.
I've been speaking to two people - who were in New York
at the time of the attack, a Muslim-American activist
who was a student a the time, but first here's the thoughts
of George Faller, a firefighter who rushed into danger
Well, it was one of the worst days of my life, for sure. I was off
duty, called into the fire house. We commandeered a bus, we drove it
down, arriving just after the second collapse. It was like looking at
another planet, nothing I have seen before. What impacted your decision
to enter the towers? Your son was born just a few days before. Yes, we
make about when we join, we leave no one behind. I know if I was in
there, someone will be doing the same for me. So many firefighters
died helping people in the towers. How is the forced to date? Have they
recovered from that awful day? There are a bunch of guys who have not
recovered, a lot of health issues. Broken up families, post-traumatic
stress disorder 's. The vast majority, they have faced dramatic
growth. Creating new meaning, changing their lives for the better.
I look at my own life, in a very different place because of those
events. You have talked about the trauma. What did you see when you
enter the tower? What we saw, hard to see, or the dust and the smoke.
Doing searches, crawling through voids. No idea if it was going to be
another attack, another building collapsing, hours later. It was
chaos, the Fire Department has great leadership, but that they so much of
the leadership had perished. We did not have radios, a lot of chaos. It
made for a very confusing and scary day. Do you still have memories of
that day? Do you still have the trauma of the day, 15 years on?
Absolutely, I can still smell the smoke, the bodies, all the things we
have seen. It is imprinted in my brain.
I remember being in a chemistry class at a local community college
in Brooklyn. When we heard my professor's cell phone ringing, he
walked out and never came back. We went out of the campus outside, we
felt was little pieces of the paper falling from the sky. Our college
campus was on the beach, right across from Manhattan. The burned
paper came directly to us. We did not know what was coming on, it was
disturbing and concerning to the students. No Twitter, Facebook, live
television, no way of knowing what was happening. When Al-Qaeda took
responsibility, what was your reaction? I was horrified, to know
that anyone would dare or consider to call themselves Muslims, would
choose to kill innocent people from anywhere around the world,
especially my home city, New York. I was horrified from a very scary
time, continues to be a very scary time for Muslims, not just in New
York, but the United States. 15 years on, you have spoken of your
experiences of being in American Muslim. What is it like to date?
Being in American Muslim, it is very hard. In the United States of
America, our country has not healed since 9/11. Harder being a Muslim to
date, that it was weeks, days, months after 9/11. We have seen a
rise in hate crimes, opposition mosques. The laws being passed in
states to limit the way Muslims can worship in this country, the country
of religious freedom. Living in one of the most politically charged
environments. We have recently two women attacked right here in
Brooklyn, ten minutes from my house, pushing babies. This is United
States of America right now, scary times. We are dealing with it by
building allies building the Jewish-American, Christian American,
African American sisters and brothers. We will not affect
communities on our own, we allies to stand with us in saying and
Americans are part of the fabric of our society that they have always
been part of the fabric of America. That is it from me in the team,
goodbye for now.