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US-led coalition forces kill dozens of Syrian soldiers in an air
strike they mistakenly believed was targeting
This comes just hours after Russia said the situation in Syria
This comes just hours after Russia said the situation
in Syria was getting worse, with President Putin accusing rebels
A Belgian teenager has been helped to die.
It's the first case since a law was passed allowing terminally-ill
Hillary Clinton accuses her presidential rival Donald Trump
of inciting violence, after he says her armed protection
should be taken away to "see what happens".
And the World biggest beer festival the Oktoberfest opens in Munich,
but there's tight security because of terrorist fears.
The United States has admitted coalition warplanes fighting
the so-called Islamic State in Syria may have accidently bombed
government troops, killing many soldiers.
The incident happened in the east of the country near
There are conflicting reports about how many people
Let's go straight to the BBC's Laura Bicker who's in Washington.
At a time that the United States is trying to hold together a very
fragile ceasefire, it may have made a mistake. This statement from US
Central command admits they were carrying out the time they thought
they were targeting the so-called Islamic State at that
However, when they heard from their Russian counterparts that it was
possible they may be heading and striking Syrian forces, they put a
halt to those in strikes. No, it does say in this statement that they
would never intentionally strike Syrian forces and they would be
looking to see what lessons could be learned. To mitigate it, they said
they had been tracking this particular group of Islamic State
forces for some time. They say they have been carrying out strikes in
this area for some time and they had told their Russian could the parts
about these coalition strikes. As I said earlier, at this very time when
they are trying to negotiate and to hold together a ceasefire on a day
when Russia has been accusing the United States of not doing enough to
keep it together in Sevier, this happens.
What chance now of them coordinating an ear strikes?
That was a Russia's accusation all along. They said they really want to
negotiate with the United States, they want to know of the positions
and use their intelligence and it is something that yesterday during the
White House briefing, a number of reporters brought up that there was
disquiet in the Pentagon that if the spire holds, that position is known
to the Pentagon may be made known to the Russians. If the ceasefire
holds, that is what the Secretary of State, John Kerry, has promised the
Russians but only if the ceasefire holds. The United States position on
a ceasefire is that if the humanitarian aid needed in Sevier
does not get through, there will be no deal on negotiations to fate
Islamic State and share information. They are kind of at an impasse at
the moment. The statement has just come through and there are
developments continuing to happen, so it be interesting as we head into
the next few hours, to see will happen.
Getting aid through to where it's needed
has been made harder because of this twist.
Now, some believe accepting them would only provide
short term relief and not a long-term solution.
Aid has been promised but is yet to arrive in eastern Aleppo,
Here, people have taken to the streets to say it's not welcome.
They protest that opening a road for a few trucks
They want a long-term solution which will allow for the road
to remain open permanently so some sort of normal life can resume.
TRANSLATION: We're here to say no to the aid convoys that
The UN is in partnership with the regime.
Things are calmer now than before the ceasefire on the Costello Road,
the only road into rebel-held areas of the city.
Both the US and Russia say they want the truce to be extended,
but have accused each other of not doing enough to make it work.
Washington says Moscow must use its influence with the Syrian
government to allow aid convoys to reach Aleppo.
Moscow says they are not being transparent about the terms of the
ceasefire. The only reason they are not as because the international
community will immediately find out who is not abiding by the deal.
As the blame game continues, this is the reality of life for some.
This family is now living in a cemetery after their home
TRANSLATION: We have been here for three months and my son
When our house was hit, his head was hit hard
Ever since, he has had difficulties communicating.
The UN says it's still waiting for permits from the Syrian
government to allow aid trucks into opposition areas.
But this protest shows their arrival will not be welcomed by all.
A terminally ill teenager in Belgium has been allowed to die
in the first such case since a law was passed two years ago.
Belgium is the only country in the world that allows children
In a minute, we'll hear from a senator who's been one
of the driving forces behind the legalisation,
but first to speak to the local media was one of the country's
euthanasia experts, who also sits on a Federal Control Board.
It concerns a miner who was suffering pain from a terminal
illness. Fortunately, doesn't happen often that young people are
terminally ill. We have created this is that they can ask the question.
They don't necessarily need to ask it, but the fact that it is possible
mix a big difference to the lot of people.
Supporters of the Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton,
have condemned her Republican rival, Donald Trump, for suggesting that
since she backs greater gun control, her bodyguards should disarm.
Let's take a minute to hear how he put it.
She is very much against the second Amendment, she wants to destroy your
second Amendment, guns, guns, guns, right? I think that what she would
do -- what she should do, she goes around with armed bodyguards like
you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards drop all
weapons. They should disarm. Right? I think they should disarm,
immediately? What do you think? Yes? Take their guns away. She doesn't
want guns. Let's see what happens to her. Take their guns away. OK? It
would be very dangerous. Well, here's the statement from
Hillary Clinton's campaign manager. He says "Donald Trump has a pattern
of inciting people to violence. Whether this is done
to provoke protesters or casually or even as a joke
it is an unacceptable in anyone seeking the job
of Commander in Chief. He is unfit to be President
and it is time Republican leaders stand up to denounce this disturbing
behaviour in their nominee." Aaron Blake is a political
reporter with The Washington This is not the first time he has
made similar comments. How has this content? Reaction is a little bit
muted because it happened only faking it heading into the weekend
but this is a really -- this is really a continuation of the a lot
of rhetoric that comes on the border of talking about specific acts of
violence. He has previously talked about taking guns away from our
armed guards and he has also said at one point that he believed people
who supported the second Amendment, the right to have guns, they have
something to say about the Kent of judges that Halladay Clinton would
one day appointed to American courts, so she is right, not close
to the fine before and I think last night he got even closer than before
to projecting an image of violence against Hillary Clinton -- Hillary
Clinton. Once again we have seen her on the back foot trying to defend
these kinds of claims. Defender is one way of looking at it. One way is
saying that it adds to our case that Donald Trump is not a particularly
presidential candidate. She is saying that he cant be trusted, she
is too loose with his lips, that he says things that are outrageous and
not worthy of the United States president and that is why her
campaign put that statement last night. They see an advantage in
continuing to press this case that he is just not a serious and well
thought out candidate and I think the comment last night and the
reaction that we have seen to it in some ways play into the Clinton
campaign 's hands. He has a way of dominating what he called the news
cycle. What does this do for Americans that are watching? Does it
create apathy or are they excited by these sorts of contradictions and
these controversial remarks? Well, it is certainly a campaign unlike
anything we have seen before, with the kind of comments from a
candidate like we have never seen before. He is certainly an
unprecedented type of presidential candidate. But it doesn't seem to be
something that the American people are impressed with at this point.
Donald Trump and Helen the Clinton are both the most unpopular
president candidates in modern history. Donald Trump is even more
unpopular. There may be that there is some entertainment value share
but Americans are telling pollsters that they are simply not
entertained. Let's take a look at
some other stories now. French police have conducted
a huge security operation in the centre of Paris
for what turned out People were warned to stay away
from a busy shopping district in the city after reports of gunfire
and even a hostage situation The authorities say the situation
is now calm and there is no danger. Thousands of people
in cities across Germany have taken to the streets in protest
against a controversial trade agreement between the US
and the European Union. Opponents of the Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership or T-TIP say it will lower
standards on food and They also fear it could
lead to job losses. President Obama says
he wants to wrap up the deal Thousands of people in Brazil have
attended the funeral of a famous actor who drowned in a river
where the crew had been recording scenes for the country's
most popular soap opera. The death of Domingos Montagner
on Thursday shocked the country. Stay with us on BBC
News, still to come. Nico Rosberg qualifies in pole
position for the Singapore Grand We'll have a full sport roundup
in the next few minutes. The headlines.
broadcasting in the UK US-led coalition forces kill dozens
of Syrian soldiers in an air strike they mistakenly
believed was targeting This comes just hours after Russia
said the situation in She's the bureau chief
there for the Washington Post It's an amazing development today
with a submission from the United States. What does this mean for the
ceasefire or any prospect of coordination between Russia and the
US going forward? It doesn't look very good for the ceasefire. It was
already in deep trouble and we hadn't seen any of the steps that
were supposed to happen happen and now we have these allegations that
the US has killed as many as 60 Syrian troops. The Russians are
saying that this proves the Americans had to coordinate air
strikes with them. This is something the US has said and on the happen
when the fighting stops and aid is delivered to Scythians. Those things
have not happened. This is putting the ceasefire and a difficult
position. Just today, President Obama has released a briefing and
the thought is that there was no other legitimate option but to work
with the Russians. Is that the view that will be held at the coming
days? It will certainly increase pressure on the Americans to work
with the Russians. The statement came out acknowledging that the dead
you for joining us. Unfortunately, Joel Lane out of Biarritz has
deteriorated too much for us to stay with it. Thank you for staying
weathers and for your analysis. -- staying with us.
Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels say they will continue their fight
for social justice under a peace deal with the government.
The rebels are holding their final congress as an armed group,
before they transition into a political movement.
Representatives from FARC are expected to ratify
the deal at the gathering, the tenth congress to date,
but the first time they have allowed journalist to attend.
The BBC's Natalio Cosoy was one of the reporters there.
This is a road leading to the conference of far. -- -- FARC.
Everyone has to pass through here. They are sharing the space with
dozens of journalists who also stay here. Very basic buildings which are
reasonably comfortable. Of course, a restaurant. In the centre of the
conference area, this, a big stage on a huge field, as if this was
something like a pig in -- outdoor festival.
No they will discuss the agenda, to become a non-armed agenda and agree
on a peace deal reached in Havana. The world's biggest beer festival,
Oktoberfest, is underway in Munich but security has been
tightened this year. The authorities fear that the event
could be a target for terrorists, following deadly
attacks in the summer. For the first time, the Oktoberfest
site is completely fenced off as our Berlin correspondent
Jenny Hill reports. Balancing old traditions
with a new way of life. 6 million drinkers celebrate
Oktoberfest. This year they are searched
on the way in, rucksacks are banned Last year you are coming up
to Oktoberfest, you are going there, everybody is happy and this year
you are coming there, there is a fence, everybody
is telling you where to go and so, But it is not too bad,
I say. People can enjoy themselves
and the people that are here, I say Munich, Germany
is taking no chances. The Government acknowledges
that IS is using the refugee crisis It's been a year since ten
of thousands of refugees arrived at this station and were greeted
by crowds of cheering Germans. Angela Merkel is struggling
to reassure the German public, many of whom fear that
when she opened this country's Mrs Merkel doesn't impress
the Bavarian Government, either. The refugees are one
challenge for Europe So, we have to have more controlling
on the borders, the outset borders of the European Union
but in Germany, too. For the first time, Oktoberfest
is completely fenced in. A country that prided itself on open
borders is now putting up Let's get the latest sports
news from John Watson. We start in Rio on the penultimate
day of competition, a day which was marred by a serious
incident involving a para cyclist The 48-year-old was treated at the
scene but later died of his injuries. It is the first death at
any Olympic or Paralympic games since 1960.
There have been five matches in the Premier League today
The big story, Manchester City who stretched their lead at the top
of the table to five points after a hugely impressive 4-nil
Bournemouth's new star loanee Jack Wilshire couldn't
They were 2-0 up at half time after goals from in form Kevin De Bruyne
and Kelechi Iheanacho, the transformed Raheem Sterling
and Ilkay Gundogan scored the other two after the break.
So with eight wins out of eight in all competitions at City
I don't know what will happen in the future, I don't have a crystal ball
to know what will happen. You start to convince the players, and of
course, the results help, for example our performance today is
much better than our first performance against Sunderland. The
team are getting better and getting better but the result and the
beginning helpless to take confidence and in the last games we
played well. Everton moved up to second
following a 3-1 over Middlesbrough. Third-placed Arsenal were 4-1
winners at Hull. Alexis Sanchez scoring twice
and missing a penalty. Reigning champions Leicester
got their season back on track Now we play very, very well. I am
very satisfied with our performance after the national victory. It was
important to win in the Premier League. -- International. We played
well. I think our fans are very, very happy.
Lewis Hamilton has a real battle on his hands to retain his
World Championship title after his nearest rival Nico Rosberg
took a stunning pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Rosberg was a massive 0.704 seconds ahead of his Mercedes team-mate
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will be second on the grid in Sunday's race
with Hamilton beginning the race in third.
Andy and Jamie Murray kept alive Great Britain's hopes of retaining
the Davis Cup with a four-set win over Argentina in
The Scottish brothers beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo
mayor to cut Argentina's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five tie in Glasgow.
Andy Murray and either Kyle Edmund or Dan Evans must win singles
matches on Sunday to give Britain victory.
After the doubles Juan Martin Del Portor said he might not play
The winners of the tie will face France or Croatia
The Canadian author whose book became the hit film Field
WP Kinsella published more than 30 works but his
baseball-themed fantasy novel is what he is best known for.
Shoeless Joe was adapted into the 1989 film
Agent says the writer's death was doctor-assisted,
The remainder of her remaining news this.
-- is remainder of our main news this hour.
US-led coalition forces kill dozens of Syrian soldiers in an air
strike they mistakenly believed was targeting
The Russian military said at least 60 soldiers had been killed and many
more injured in the air raids. From me and the rest
of the team, goodbye.