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This is BBC World News Today, reporting from Washington.

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The suspected bomber behind attacks in two American states is arrested,

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28-year-old Ahmed Khan Rahami, a US citizen of Afghan descent,

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is injured, along with two police officers,

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This is the moment police carry out a controlled blast on one device.

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Rahami is suspected of planting bombs in New York

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The mayor New York says new information

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is coming in all the time, in a fast-moving investigation.

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Based on the information we have at the moment, we believe this was an

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act of terror. The German Chancellor

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admits her open-door policy during the migrant crisis

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is a factor behind her party's huge And what does this CCTV tell

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you about the Russian election? The man suspected of carrying out

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bomb attacks at the weekend in New York and New Jersey has been

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taken into custody, He has been named as Ahmed Khan

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Rahami, a 28-year-old US He had been discovered

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sleeping in a bar doorway. Rahmani, along with two police

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officers, was injured This is a suspect who police believe

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carried out the New York bombing. Bloodied and bandaged,

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following a shoot-out with police. Now in custody after

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a dramatic manhunt. His name is Ahmad Khan Rahami,

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a 28-year-old naturalised US citizen The police had released photographs

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of him early this morning after he was spotted on surveillance

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footage at the sight of the New York bombing and also where a second

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device was found just streets away. The public had been warned

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that he was armed and dangerous. 12 shots rang out,

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I guess he got it by them. The morning started with two bomb

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squad robot sub investigating a suspicious package which exploded

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before they could even deactivated. It had been left near a railway

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station in the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the blast clearly

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took detectives by surprise. This is a town where

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Ahmad Khan Rahami lives and an investigation quickly

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turned into a manhunt. The FBI carried out searches

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at his family's business, a fried chicken restaurant

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with the authorities say he worked. They have been investigating

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possible links with a spate They began on Saturday morning

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when a pipe bomb exploded ahead of a charity run ahead

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the struggle for Marines. That was followed on Saturday

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evening by an explosion in Chelsea New York which injured

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29, a second device was found nearby, both work shrapnel

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filled pressure cookers. The same evening nine people

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were stabbed at a Minnesota shopping centre by a man of Somali origin

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who was later shot dead by police. So-called Islamic State has

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claimed responsibility. Late yesterday evening,

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a backpack with explosive devices Speaking in New York,

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where the attacks of 9/11 were commemorated last week,

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the President was defiant. By showing those who want to do us

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harm that they will never beat us, by showing the entire world that

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as Americans we do not and never will give in to fear,

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that is going to be the most important ingredient in us defeating

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those who would carry out On the streets of New York,

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what authorities are calling the biggest security presence

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in the city has ever seen. With 1,000 additional police

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officers and national guardsmen This week, security was already

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going to be tight with more than 130 heads of state

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and government attending the United Nations General Assembly,

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but extra precautions The police clearly believe they now

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have the New York bombing suspect in custody, one

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of the questions now, or was he a lone wolf

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or part of a wider plot? Nick Bryant, BBC News,

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New Jersey. In the last 30 minutes, police have

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said they have no reason to suspect it is more than one person involved.

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Based on the information we have no, we have every reason to believe this

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was a terror attack. There is still a long investigation ahead. We

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believe this was an act of terror. Because this is an ongoing

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investigation, we should all remain vigilant. Anyone hearing any

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information or seeing anything, anything which may be of assistance

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to the authorities, please be vigilant and parade that

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information. Our correspondent Barbara

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Plett-Usher is in New York. What more have the official has been

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seeing? They were stressing this is very much an active investigation.

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But that is clearly a palpable sense of relief. The priority was getting

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the suspect. Now they have him in custody, the killer con to his

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motivation, to whether he was working alone or with anyone else.

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His photograph was distributed earlier in the day. The did not

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believe there was more than one individual involved, but they were

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following up other investigations to find out extra information. We were

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also told that the vigilance would continues. The security presence

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would continue, is special because the United Nations General Assembly

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is being convened in the city. Security services where asked the

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man had been on a security watch list, as far as the wearer and we

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are, he had not been. There had been criminal incidents, but not terror

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related. It is believed he did not come to the attention in that regard

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before this situation. With me now is James Jay Carafano,

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a leading expert in national security and foreign policy

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challenges. Thank you for joining us. We are

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getting more information about this from FBI the. The CV did not have

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any motive is yet? Is that surprising? Not at the moment. They

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will love to interview his friends, his family, the man himself. They

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will also go through his previous records. It is easy for someone to

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see this as an act of terror, to actually charging someone with the

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claim of terrorism, which requires the intent behind for it to be done

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with the political or social purpose. The believe he was working

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alone. The believe five other people were questioned and remain in

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custody, however. It is typical for a bunch of people to be interviewed.

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They may or may not be involved. It is not unusual. The term cell is

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actually very unhelpful. The man may have acted alone, with regard to the

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organisation, we have seen this and other terror plots. None of them

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have been done by individuals doing everything themselves, but there is

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a difference between the and discussing things with other

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associates. Sometimes, the fraternising different masks, but

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maybe did not find anyone on the other was radical enough. It is all

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about indications. Apparently, he was not on the radar of the

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authorities. Again, that is again the unhelpful statement. You are

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going to gather a lot of information no. They will then find out what

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they don't actually know about the individual. That is another

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question, should his top with other people in the community have made

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him an indicator? That is a sort of thing they will be wanting to find

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out. You can find out more

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about the unfolding Just go to bbc.com/news,

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where you can find live updates and analysis

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from our US correspondents. German Chancellor Angela Merkel,

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has accepted responsibility for the historic losses suffered

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by her Christian Democratic party in Berlin's state

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elections on Sunday. Calling it a bitter result,

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Mrs Merkel conceded that her open-door refugee policy

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was a factor. The CDU polled under 18%

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of the vote, but the right-wing anti-migrant party, Alternative

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for Germany, made big gains and will enter the state

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parliament for the first time. Here is Angela Merkel speaking

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at a press conference today. TRANSLATION: I've for a long time

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relied on the Dublin agreement that, to put it very simply,

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removed the problem for us Germans. If I could, I would turn back time

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many, many years to prepare better with the entire Government

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and all those responsible for the situation that hit us

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unprepared in the summer of 2015. Jorg Luyken is the German editor

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of online news network The Local. She joins us know. How significant

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is this for Merkel? It could be significant in the sense that this

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is the second election this year that her party has been

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underperforming. It is equally as important as the previous state

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election. Berlin is actually one of the smaller German state and perhaps

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is not representative of the whole country, so this result could be

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getting blown out of some proportion. But every for the defeat

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that she has, it places more pressure on Merkel, with this focus

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on the refugee crisis, which she acknowledged for the first time

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today has been damaging to her party. She was admitting this mix --

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mistakes that had happened. We will have to cut that interview. Sorry

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about the same quality on that. Now a look at some of

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the day's other news. A lawyer for Michael Schumacher has

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told a court in Germany that the former Formula 1 world

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champion "cannot walk" following his skiing injury two

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and a half years ago. The revelation came

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as part of a lawsuit The magazine had reported

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that the seven-time world champion could manage some steps

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with the help of therapists. The most senior Google executive

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outside Silicon Valley has said Britain should not be distracted

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by Brexit and should focus on supporting the growth of global

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technology companies. Matt Brittin, the head

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of Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa business,

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said the vote to leave the European Union was a "local"

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issue, and that conditions for success in the technology

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business were improving. Doubts are increasing over

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the ceasefire in Syria, with the Syrian army

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declaring it over. The Syrian military command blamed

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rebels for repeatedly violating the truce,

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which started seven days ago. The rebels have made

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the same accusations Russia said it was senseless

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for the Syrian army to respect Syria is on the minds of world

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leaders as they arrive in New York, as they decide on how best to deal

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with Europe's ongoing Huge numbers of desperate people

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continue to make the journey, from northern Africa

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and the Middle East - mainly Syria. But the vast majority of those

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who have fled the country have Of the 2.7 million who are now

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in Turkey, just under Fewer than one in four of them

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are getting any form of education and many of them are

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having to work instead. We have been speaking to two young

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boys working six days a week Caroline Hawley and cameraman

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Sakir Khader have their story. Like many of the other children

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working in this shoe factory, The rest of Kamil's family

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was planning to flee to Turkey, to, but got cut off by

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fighting around Aleppo. 12-year-old Hussain also works 12

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hour shifts in a nearby factory. We asked Hussein why

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he isn't in school. The story of two boys fleeing

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the conflict in Syria. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan

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is at the United Nations. A very busy week as the world

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leaders gather in New York City. What is likely to top the agenda?

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This was the first-ever summit on refugees. That will continue during

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the week. The overarching theme of all of this is the situation in

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Syria. More than 5 million people have fled. That is the theme and

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today there has been criticism of the document that world leaders came

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up with, which was criticised as not being specific enough. The United

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Nations Secretary General got world leaders to agree that 10% of the

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world's refugees should be resettled manually. That was not agreed on

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today. Tomorrow, it will be interesting to see the specific

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refugees summit. Skiing with Syria, what is the latest with the

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ceasefire, which is apparently hanging by a thread. I spoke earlier

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to the united states ambassador to the United Nations. Reports are

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coming through. There has been a lot of meetings. There are reports

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coming out of Syria and people are trying to process what is happening,

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but it is very much still on. The believe that the Russians have to

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ratify what the position is of the civilian government. There has been

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mistrust on both sides. The worry for everyone here is that the

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ceasefire, users, what does that mean for the hopes of settling the

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crisis? Nothing good. Very quickly, what is the security of the sphere

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like in the city at the moment? It is extremely high, as you could

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imagine. When I went to get a coffee, I win by a police truck,

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which had 20 SWAT team member Senate, packed with kit. It is not

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the sort of thing you normally see. It is never usually at that level.

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Obviously, that being deployed in the week of the bombing in Chelsea

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and New Jersey in recent times. Vote-rigging allegations at some

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polling stations - and the lowest They are among the issues after

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Russia's parliamentary elections. In Russia, President Putin has

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tightened his grip on power But the turn-out has been

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described as the lowest There have also been claims

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of vote-rigging violations Our Moscow correspondent

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Steve Rosenberg reports. In Moscow today, they announced

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a Kremlin landslide. President Putin's party had won

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three quarters of the But there are reports

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of election fraud. Russia's election chief

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promised to investigate This video is from a polling

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station CCTV camera. Thinking that no-one is looking,

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she takes a pile of ballot papers. The woman in black tries

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to cover her as she stands at the ballot box

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and stuffs them in. It's a similar picture

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at this polling station. Another official, who appears to be

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stuffing the ballot box. Here, Russian police have

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opened a criminal can. But Vladimir Putin can afford

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to look pleased. Perhaps more than anything,

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it is his personal popularity in Russia, his 80% approval rating,

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which helped the party he created This election was about more

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than just electing a new parliament. In a year and a half's time,

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Russians go to the polls to choose a new leader and with his party

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having done so well in this vote, Vladimir Putin is almost certain

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to run for a fourth term Unlike the last election,

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fraud at the polls hasn't sparked "I'm worried by reported

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violations," she says, "but I think the authorities

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are trying to clamp down on this." "What good would

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protesting do?", he says. "The last time people did that,

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some of them were taken to court." This victory leaves Putin more

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powerful than ever, but don't expect him to quit the Russian

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stage any time soon. Game Of Thrones has once again ruled

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over American television's most prestigious awards

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ceremony, the Emmys. The hugely-popular fantasy show

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won Best Drama Series The People versus OJ Simpson:

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An American Crime Story, And our very own colleagues at

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the BBC also picked up some awards. With the story of the night, Peter

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Bowes reports from Los Angeles. Television's biggest night on one of

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Hollywood's hottest days. Basking in the sun

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and the spotlight, some The dramatisation of a court case

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that gripped America more than 20 The People v OJ Simpson:

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American Crime Story Several of its stars

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also received Emmys, including Sarah Paulson,

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who played the prosecutor Marcia Clark, once a figure

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of ridicule in America. The more I learned about

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the real Marcia Clark, not the two-dimensional cardboard

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cut-out I saw in the news, the more I had to recognise that I,

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along with the rest of the world, had been superficial

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and careless in my judgment, and I'm glad to be able to stand

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here today in front of everyone There were also Emmys

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for BBC productions. Susanne Bier was honoured

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for directing the crime While Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

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was named Best TV Movie. I would like to thank in some detail

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now, but I'm not going to because it's been a long night

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and they're all British so I will just go

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home and phone them. Dame Maggie Smith had already become

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the butt of a joke about not turning up for the show,

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when her name came out Maggie, if you want this,

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it will be in the lost and found! With a total of 38 wins over

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the years, Game Of Thrones It's now the most decorated

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narrative series in history. And before we go, we wanted to show

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you these amazing pictures from the Triathlon World Series in

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Mexico. Britain's Johnny Brownlee

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was leading in the closing stages and was set to claim his second

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world title, when he almost His brother, Olympic champion

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Alistair, who was in third place, managed to help Johnny over the last

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half a kilometre before, quite literally, throwing him

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across the finish line. He did not win the race in the end

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and was beaten to first place Johnny tweeted a photo of himself

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in hospital after the race and said, "Not how I wanted to end the season,

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but gave it everything. "Thanks, Alistair, your

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loyalty is incredible." You can see more on this

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story on Sport Today. A man wanted in connection with

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explosions in New York City and New Jersey has been taken into custody

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after exchanging gunfire with police. He has been named as Ahmed

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Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghanistan

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dissent. The president urged people to remain calm. You can find more

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about these on our website. You can find live updates and analysis from

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all our correspondence in the United States.

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But for now from me, Rajini Vaidyanathan,

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Good evening. Nothing too extreme on the horizon over the next

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