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Celsius. Sunday is cooler and fresher. There will be some early

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rain in the East which clears away. Then sunshine and showers. Goodbye.

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Coming up next, world News today takes a look at the latest global

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stories. Then at 10:40pm, The Papers discusses to my's headlines.

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Followed by another chance to see Newsnight at 11:15pm.

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This is BBC world news today, broadcasting in the UK and around

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the world. I'm Chris Rogers. The headlines, new footage emerges of

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the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of an African-American

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police in the city of Charlotte. Don't shoot him coming he has no

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weapon. The incident sparked widespread protests. A baby is

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pulled alive from the rubble of Aleppo as the city in June was one

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of the most intense bombardment since Syria's civil war began.

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Facebook share price drops after admitting over estimating average

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viewing times for video apps. We visit the new museum of

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African-American culture in Washington and the British architect

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who designed it. Welcome. The family of a black man

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shot dead by US police in Charlotte has released a video of the fatal

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encounter that has sparked widespread protests. The moment the

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lethal shot hit 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott cannot be seen but his

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wife is heard shouting to the officers that her husband is an

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armed. Let's show you some of this footage, a warning, it contains some

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distressing images. Don't shoot him, don't

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shoot him, he has no weapon. SHOUTING

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Don't shoot him. He didn't do anything.

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Drop the gun! He doesn't have a gun.

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He's not going to do anything to you guys,

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Keith, don't let them break the windows,

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come out of the car. Keith, don't do it.

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Keith, Keith, don't you do it, don't you do it.

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Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him?

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I know that much, he better not be dead.

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The family of victim released that footage after police refused to go

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public with their own footage. Mayor Charlotte says it should be released

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but only after a delay to avoid impeding the investigation. I lean

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towards transparency and everything our city does. However, I know there

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is a delicate balance when you have an ongoing investigation. I have

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heard from all sides of this and I absolutely want to move and want to

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be transparent. I know that when you have an ongoing investigation, when

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there are key pieces of evidence still to be collected, when there

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are key pieces of evidence still being gathered, if one piece is

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released early, it can jeopardise the integrity of that investigation.

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We want everyone to have full faith in what this investigation will

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produce. And in that, I am relying on our experts to say, we want all

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those pieces together to present a full picture. I do believe the video

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should be released. The question is on timing. And I am willing to work

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with our law enforcement officials to discuss when that's will occur.

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That was the mayor of Charlotte Jennifer Roberts. Let's go live to

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Washington, we can speak to Laura Bicker. We have seen the protests on

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the streets in reaction to hearing about the shooting. What should we

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expect now? In Charlotte, there is a curfew in place. The National Guard

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already in stand-by. They were there last night and again tonight. I

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think this will fuel the protesters' feelings that they are not getting

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the full picture from police. This is a community asking for

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transparency as you have heard. They feel they are more likely to be

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pulled over and arrested by police and shot by police. What we are

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seeing an increase in across the United States are people, as soon as

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any arrest is made, bringing out their own mobile phones and filming

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it so they have their own account of it. They do not trust the police to

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video it themselves. With the withholding of this camera footage,

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and you heard the protesters last night saying, release the footage.

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Withholding it will only fuel the anger which has already erupted into

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violence. Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for President,

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has urged for the videos to be released in the name of clarity and

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transparency and trying to build bridges. The governor of North

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Carolina Pat McCrory says there should be no political influence on

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this. But you heard from the mayor that the timing has to be right, and

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perhaps the timing is now. It isn't just Charlotte, you have been

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reporting on a number of the shootings for a long time. The sense

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you get around the world is that this is an increasing problem. Is

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that the right sense? I think it is a problem that has been ongoing.

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With regards to whether it is Facebook, Twitter, social media,

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when each of these videos come up, it's almost saying, this has been

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happening and here we are, able to show this. In Baton Rouge, where I

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spent a few weeks with protesters and the police, you have a group

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whose sole job it is to go around as soon as they hear there will be an

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arrest of a black man, they go and fill it to try to make sure they

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have a record of it. I spoke to one mother of a Dallas man who was shot

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by police, shot and killed by police and she goes around schools and

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talks to young black teenagers. Her first words of advice to those

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youngsters is, as soon as you are pulled over by police, start

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filming. This kind of distrust between the police and the black

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community is an underlying issue and it does need to be resolved. Laura

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Bicker reporting in Washington. Any hopes of a deal to build an already

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deeply flawed ceasefire in Syria have been smashed. Some of the

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heaviest bombing of areas in Aleppo since the start of the civil war,

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more than 90 people killed in attacks, according to medical

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sources. Raids have been carried out in these areas. US Secretary of

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State John Kerry says further talks on Friday with his Russian

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counterpart made a little progress on stopping the conflict.

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Our Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville reports.

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They have grown used to destruction in Aleppo but never on this scale.

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This man says a woman was killed here where three houses once stood.

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In the ruins of the Syrian ceasefire, Eastern Aleppo

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Here, they say they have never heard a louder explosion.

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And when the dust settles, and with a wary eye

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on the skies overhead, they search for bodies.

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Here in the dirt, in the doorway of a house, they have spotted

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The rescue workers have to move quickly before another air strike.

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Gently, they take away the stone and the dust, and they have

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The hospitals here are being overwhelmed again.

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They have lost six medical staff over the past two days of bombing.

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There have been nearly 250 air strikes in the past 24 hours,

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and in Aleppo it is not just civilians being targeted,

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Above, the sound of aircraft that have just bombed the neighbourhood.

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This is a base for the civil defence force, the White Helmets.

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Three of their rescue centres were bombed.

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TRANSLATION: There have been more than 25 raids

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The bombing has been relentless. The Syrian regime and its allies

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are now preparing for a ground offensive.

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TRANSLATION: This morning we heard an earthquake and went out and saw

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a huge hole in the ground. We thought, my God, what is this,

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what are we to him? Why does Assad hate us like this?

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May God have revenge on him, that oppressor.

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Dozens have been killed in the past 48 hours.

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They are still looking for the dead and missing.

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The ceasefire did not achieve peace, but may just have given Russia

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and regime forces time to regroup and prepare for one final

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We have managed to get hold of Kieran Dwyer, a unisex spokesman

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based in Damascus in Syria. -- a Unicef spokesman. We have had a

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Unicef statement saying water supplies have been cut off to

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Aleppo? Yes, Unicef are extremely concerned at the escalation of

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violence and attacks affecting children across Aleppo. The reason

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we have spoken up today, right now is that the entire water system for

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Aleppo city has been attacked and taken out so that water is no longer

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pumping the people in eastern Aleppo and Westerleigh Aleppo, all across

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Aleppo, nearly 2 million people, children across the city no longer

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have access to water and this could be catastrophic for all children in

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Aleppo. With the spread of waterborne diseases. In addition to

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the terror, in addition to children dying, in this increasing violence

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now, the threat of waterborne diseases has just been increased

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incredibly with two water pumping stations being taken out. Do you

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know, are you able to say if that was an act, to take out those water

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pumping stations or whether they are just victim of the onslaught of

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Aleppo at the moment? There are two particular water stations that are

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no longer functioning, both in the eastern part of the city. One of

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those stations was hit with attacks, we can't say precisely how it was

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hit. But it has been damaged and the ongoing violence is preventing

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repair teams to get in and assess and fix that pumping station. That

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pumping station pumps water to the entire population of the eastern

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part of the city, that's at least 200,000 people, and then in

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retaliation for the attack, a nearby pumping station that pumps water to

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the entire western part of the city, upwards of about 1.5 million people,

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that was deliberately switched off. One pumping station was hit by

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attacks on the fighting is stopping repairs and another one which has

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been deliberately switched off. Water in Aleppo is being used as a

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weapon by all sides and Aleppo's children are again paying the price.

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I know you are a UN charity, not a UN agency but you and your

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colleagues must be really frustrated today there seems to be very little

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progress in New York? Our frustration is the least of the

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problems. We are appalled that children in Aleppo who only a week

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ago were able to play on swings and we saw those pictures, children

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having a very brief respite, the choice to go back to fighting is

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putting children at great risk across Aleppo, paying a terrible

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price. We are seeing the escalation of that risk when the fighting takes

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no regard for important infrastructure like water. Water is

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life and we could see a catastrophic spread of waterborne diseases that

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could affect children across the whole city. Thank you for your time.

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That is the spokesman for Unicef, Kieran Dwyer on Skype. Let's cross

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to New York where we can hear the latest on the talks that have been

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held at United Nations. Laura Trevelyan joins us. What we just

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heard is that perhaps clear evidence of why what is going on in that

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building behind you needs to come to some sort of resolution. Yes, it is

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a world apart, in New York, it is a beautiful, sunny, late September

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Friday afternoon and we just heard a description of the agony of Aleppo.

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What has happened today is the Russian Prime Minister Sergey Lavrov

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and his US counterpart John Kerry met briefly and John Kerry said

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after that, a bit of progress had been made. We don't know what. The

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US - Russian ceasefire deal that was agreed last week is now in tatters.

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Following the bombing of that humanitarian convoy on Monday and

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now the Syrian military going into Aleppo. To retake the rebel held

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areas. What we are hearing is a very strong defence of the Syrian

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government's actions from Syria's strong ally Russia which has been

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taking air strikes to the last year in defence of Syria's President

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Assad. This was Russian's Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov speaking

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earlier, defending the action that Syria's military is taking and

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trying to retake those rebel held areas of Aleppo. TRANSLATION: During

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the period from 12th of September when the Russian and American

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document was formally enforced, after this date, almost 350 attacks

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of the position in Aleppo alone against the government and some

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presidential quarters, many people were killed including Syrian

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military and civilians and this is not the way, you know, the cessation

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of hostilities should be the main thing. But when the Syrian

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government responded to this attack, we were told this is undermining

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credibility of the entire exercise, therefore, they must not respond.

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Sit idle for seven days and maybe their position would be kind enough

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to agree that the cessation of hostilities should be maintained by

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the position as well. Russia's Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov

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speaking at United Nations a few hours ago. He is being very clear,

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talking about the 350 violations of the ceasefire. Blaming the United

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States for failing to control the rebel groups that it supports and he

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also blames the United States for failing to make a distinction to

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separate the more moderate rebel groups from the one linked to

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Al-Qaeda, the group has now changed its name. The blame really going on

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at UN headquarters in New York. The only thing agreed on at the moment

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is their original ceasefire plan is the only game in town and they want

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to try to revive it. But at the moment, no one can see quite how

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they will do it. Thank you. Do stay with us if you can add world news

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today. Still to come: a thumbs down for Facebook as it admits vastly

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overstating the amount of video its users watch.

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Ben Johnson, the fastest man on earth is flying home to Canada in

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disgrace. All athletes should be clean going into the game, I am

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happy justice is served. It is a simple fact this morning, these

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people were in their homes, tonight, those homes have been burnt down by

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Serbian soldiers and police. All the Taliban positions along here have

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been strengthened, presumably in case the Americans invade. It's no

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use having a secret service which cannot preserve its own secret

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against the world so the British Government has no option but to

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continue this action and even after any adverse judgment in Australia.

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Concorde had crossed the Atlantic, faster than any plane ever before.

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Breaking the record by six minutes. This is BBC world news today, I'm

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Chris Rogers and let's bring you up-to-date with the latest

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headlines. The family of a black man shot by police in North Carolina

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have released video footage. Syria's government continues its campaigns

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of air strikes in Aleppo, saying the bombardment is a ground operation.

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More in a moment. Let's get some reaction now to what appears to be a

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failure of talks in New York and a failure of a ceasefire in Syria. We

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will speak to a member of the Syrian opposition's high negotiations

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committee. Thank you for joining us. Your reaction is what we need to

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hear, but the lack of progress in New York and what seems to be a

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complete collapse of the ceasefire, particularly in Aleppo. The feeling

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here is that the delegations from the different countries of the

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important involved countries of the international community, those who

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form a group called the IFS gee, this group is now going home and

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will be watching from their TV screens, what is happening in

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Aleppo. The use of advanced cluster bombs on the population, on

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civilians, the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo will probably intensify

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over the coming days. Our feeling is we are going into a very dark tunnel

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and Aleppo is going to be a city where the plan is to wipe out what

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is left of this country. Of this city. And the population is likely

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to flee, as usual, so we will have a new wave of refugees, those who are

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able to escape the city, because it is already besieged. Here, the

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opposition has tried, has cooperated, has expressed its

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willingness to cooperate with the international community on an

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agreement, if it is enforced, if it is a credible agreement, we wanted

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some guarantees on how it would be enforced and whether it would be

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enforced. We don't have any agreement. I think we can draw a

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lesson today, if there is no credible threat of the use of some

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retaliatory measures against violations of an agreement, it will

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be worthless. Is the problem. People like yourself, John Kerry, Sergey

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Lavrov... Russia seems to be just on the same line, not to mention Iran.

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There are players out there who have no interest apparently in anything

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that would appease the situation. To take is back to some political

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process, allowed the stop of the refugee waves out of the country.

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That is where we are today. Can I ask you a question? Could you stop

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for just one moment? We are waiting for something that would have

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addressed the urgent situation in Aleppo in particular and beyond

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that, the horrors happening across the country in terms of cleansing of

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areas, demographic changes, procedures, threats, blackmail, all

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of this is taking place at the moment, everybody knows about what

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is going on, what will the international community do? Today,

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the message is, nothing. I think we will have to leave it there, we have

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run out of time to ask you any more questions. Let's bring you

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up-to-date with the latest on Facebook. It has overestimated how

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much video people have watched the last two years, an error affected

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the Facebook metric which was supposed to tell publishers for how

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long on average people had watched a video. The site's own estimates are

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an important tool for advertisers who use them to work out how popular

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they video content is. They said this error has now been fixed and

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had not changed how much advertisers pay per site. We asked earlier if

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the situation is gone parabolic to how advertisers on television are

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charged for breaks in the programme depended on the number of viewers.

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This is one of the key metrics advertising companies rely on to

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gauge where they will spend their ad budget. In the era of the internet,

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there is a lot more information available but as this shows, not all

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of that information is reliable. I think that is the key concern for

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the advertisers, they base decisions based on figures that now turns out

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to be overinflated. President Debana will officially open America's

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national museum of African American history and culture on Saturday. A

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striking modern design and the architect is British. Nick Briant

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has this report from Washington. This building occupies a plot on

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America's most honoured land, the national man of Washington but fills

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a gap in the national memory. The decades, African-Americans have

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campaigned for a museum that tells the epic story. Now it is about to

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be opened, by the country's first African-American President. It

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changed my career, my life. The architect is a dish who sees this as

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his opus work. Rather than designing a monument, he's constructed a

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living building. It reflects the ongoing struggle for equality. I

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think this building helps to really allow people to understand each

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other and understand how people are interrelated in many ways and how

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the path forward is not separation but understanding and coexisting so

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I think this building comes at an opportune time in America to really

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remind it of its incredible rich history and its contribution to that

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integration story. The building features milestone moments, like the

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black power salute at the Mexico City Olympics. Also the shackles of

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slavery. Also a celebration black culture and how it has defined

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American culture. These are all real, nothing is a reconstruction.

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That is chuck berry 's original Cadillac. Has it been a challenge

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for a British man to help tell an American story? It is a very weighty

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subject but I think what I bring to it as a professionalism about what I

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believe architecture can contribute to that. The building is steeped in

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symbolism, the latticework recalls the ironwork of free slaves in the

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American south. Windows look over landmarks as the freedom struggle,

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like the Lincoln memorial, the pulpit from which doctor Martin

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Luther King delivered his famous speech.

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That's all from the programme, from me and all of the team, thank you

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for watching. Hello, your next UK forecast is in

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