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This is BBC world News today. Here are the headlines. The UN Secretary

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General says the use of heavy bombs in Syria could amount to a war

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crime. The chilling violence in Aleppo is condemned as people beg

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the world for help. I call on people to come to help us. We are dying.

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The brocade, destruction, killing. May God hold them to account. The

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left-wing leader of Britain's Labour Party is re-elected. Can Jeremy

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Corbyn ever wind power? President Obama has opened the first ever

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National Museum of African American history in America. The story this

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museum tells. One of suffering and delight. One of fear but also of

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hope. And Arsenal overpower rivals Chelsea. All the details coming up

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in sport. The UN general secretary General

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says the use of heavy bombs in Syria Ban ki Moon condemns what he calls

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the chilling violence in Aleppo - as people beg for help

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from the outside world. backed by the Russians --

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appear to have captured a key rebel stronghold near the northern

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town of Aleppo. Many people are believed to

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have died. is in an area known as Handarat -

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which sits on high ground To the South, bombing in the suburb

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of Bab al-Nairab has damaged Could this latest win mean the end

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for rebel held Aleppo? Syrian government forces released footage

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today, purporting to show capture of this northern opposition stronghold.

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It is important because it sits on the main road into Aleppo and it is

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from where rebels have been able to get supplies into the East. Now it

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is gone and with Castella Road in government hands, they could be cut

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off. The town was one in an offensive the authority said would

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soon come to East Aleppo itself, after what they called preliminary

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epitaxy. Those air strikes did not relent today, leaving scores under

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the rubble. TRANSLATION: Early in the morning,

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they hit us with a powerful missile. There are still people there. They

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are destroying the country, and there is merit -- no medical aid.

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They have killed many people. Many are under the rubble and we are

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still pulling them out. The Syrian Observatory for human rights said at

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least 25 have been killed. Many could lie under this. There was a

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market here. Residents were queueing to buy yoghurt when a strike hit. A

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simple task requiring lethal risk. The main water supply to the east

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was also hit. 250,000 people now face with drinking highly

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contaminated water. I call on honourable people

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to come and help us. But calls like these

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have run out for years. At the moment but they are not

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making much difference. John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov's

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meetings are at an end with no The blame game over

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who is responsible continues We can now speak to Jan Egeland

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who is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council

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and also special advisor to the UN on Syria Here in the UK -

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the controversial leader of the main What do you make of the comments

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that the weapons used could amount to a war crime? It is an incredibly

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strong statement. In line with this unprecedented attack from the air in

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a heavily populated area, which is eastern Aleppo. The Secretary

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General says this use of indiscriminate weapons, in century

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weapons, up big bunker, Buster bumps and so on, could be war crimes. This

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is full of women, children, wounded, sick and the elderly. On that note,

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we are hearing of the bombing of a water pump in Aleppo. What more do

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you know about that? This water pump was hit repeatedly. It is now not

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functional. The quarter of a million civilians in eastern Aleppo are

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without drinking water. Apparently armed men in eastern Aleppo

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responded by cutting water supplies to West Aleppo, which is

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government-held. One wrong does not merit making another. We have heard

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of the most desperate situation in Aleppo. What do you think is the

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most pressing need? Three things now. They have to stop this bombing

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of civilians. I mean, there has to be cessation of hostilities again.

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Here we need US and Russian leadership. Russia is bombing

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apparently with the Syrian government. We need is a cessation

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of hostilities for the sake of civilians. Secondly we need

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humanitarian access to eastern Aleppo. We have dozens of trucks

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fully loaded. The UN, Red Cross, red Crescent -- red Crescent and

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non-government organisations could go to these people tomorrow. We need

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access and a pause in the fighting for that. Finally, we need to come

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back to the political process. Many seem to believe there is a military

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solution. You can bomb your way to a solution. You cannot if there is

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only a political solution. Have you been able to have any aid convoys in

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Syria. Today, we were able to reach, courageous aid workers went into

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homes, which has been besieged for a long time. The civilian population

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was in a bad shape. We went to an opposition held besieged area

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outside of Damascus on Thursday and we hope to go to other places

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tomorrow. There is not a lack of will by the UN to aid people, there

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is a lack of willingness of armed activists and their international

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sponsors to allow us to help the civilian population. Thank you very

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much your time. opposition Labour Party -

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has been re-elected. That's despite being rejected

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by the vast majority Here's our political

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correspondent Rob Watson - a warning his report

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contains flash photography. Jeremy Corbyn, the one-time outsider

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of British politics, is back stronger than ever, easily beating

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his challenger, Owen Smith. I want to thank the more than 300,000

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supporters who have given me their support and trust in this labour

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leadership election. I am honoured to have won the votes of a majority

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of members, affiliated supporters, and registered supporters, who have

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given me a second mandate in a year to lead our party. Mr Corbyn now

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wants the party to unite around his anti-austerity message. Elections

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are passionate and often partisan affairs. Things are sometimes said

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in the heat of a debate on all sides, which we sometimes come to

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regret. Always remember in our party we have much more in common than

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that which divides us. Many in the party still believes he is a poor

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leader, whose brand of 1980s they should it is a recipe for electoral

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disaster. It won't be easy bringing the party back together. I don't

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think he can rebuild Labour's reputation in the country. I will

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not be sitting on his cabinet but I will do what I have always done, the

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labour, loyally serve this party and make sure that from the backbenches

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I continue to make the arguments I have major in this campaign. The

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victory was overwhelming, getting more than 60% of the nearly half a

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million votes cast. Making his position as leader unassailable. Mr

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Corbyn's, as it was this time last year, is that it is one thing to

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infuse thousands of your own party activists and quite another to

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persuade Britain's 46 million also eligible voters who, for now at

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least, show little desire for a massive shift to the left. As well

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as permanently shifting Labour politics to the left, there are

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other potential consequences of Mr Corbyn's re-election. Criticised for

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his lacklustre campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU, he is now

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against a second referendum. Perhaps making Brexit likely to happen

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sooner rather than later. Some other news.

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Junior doctors in the UK have suspended their

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Medics were due to hold a series of five day strikes

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They're protesting at new contracts and working hours.

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Union leaders say the decision has been taken in light

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of feedback from doctors, patients and the public.

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Police in the UK have launched an investigation into claims photos

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belonging to the Sister-in-law of Prince William,

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who is second in line to the throne, have been hacked.

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The pictures taken from Pippa Middleton iCloud account

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are believed to include images of the royal family.

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The world's largest conference on the protection of endangered

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species has opened in South Africa amid divisions over how

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Namibia and Zimbabwe are seeking to liberalise the restrictions that

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prevent them from selling ivory, while other African countries

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Let's go to the US state of Washington -

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where police are continuing a manhunt for a gunman who opened

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fire in a department store - killing five people.

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They describe him as Hispanic looking and armed with a rifle.

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The attack happened in the town of Burlington just over a hundred

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Ben Hennessy has the latest - and a warning that his report

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Comforting one another as best they could. The small community of

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Burlington woke to the narrative that their town had become the

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latest scene of a United States mass shooting. All this in the knowledge

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the man responsible is still being hunted by police. There are people

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waking up this morning and the world has changed for ever. The city of

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Burlington has changed forever. The shooting happened about 7pm on

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Friday. Police are releasing more details about what unfolded and the

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victims involved. The suspect entered the mall without a weapon.

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About ten minutes later entered Macy's with a rifle and fired

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multiple times. Struck again four females, ranging in age from a

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teenager to seniors. Also a male was struck and all four of those were

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mortally wounded. The male victim of later died in hospital. Authorities

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know little about the man responsible or his motives, despite

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still being on the run. Police say there does not appear to be any

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further from threat. For now, the community of Burlington in the

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American Northwest remains on edge. I know that now the support is for

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them, to help extend the long arm of the law bring them to justice.

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Stay with us on BBC News, still to come: Sheer colour.

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We'll find out why a farmer in northern England has

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There's been fierce fighting between government

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forces and rebels over rebel stronghold on the outskirts

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of Aleppo, as the aerial bombardment of the city continues.

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A huge manhunt is under way in Washington state for a gunman

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who killed five people at a shopping mall in Burlington.

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President Obama has officially opened the America's first

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National Museum dedicated to African American History.

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Inside are nearly three thousand exhibits charting how black people

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escaped slavery before being given the right to vote

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Few thought this day would come. It is 100 years since the idea was

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first raised. For those who fought for it, this museum is not just a

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building, it is a dream come true. Change does not roll in on the

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wheels of inevitability, but it comes through continuous struggle.

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We must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. The dark

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bronze lattice structure stands in contrast to the Washington Mall's or

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monuments. The designers is deliberate and based on ironwork

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crafted by enslaved African Americans. Inside, the pain, the

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suffering and victim of those who fought for freedom have found a

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home. In a powerful ceremony, the museum was dedicated by this

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country's first black president. Barack Obama could not hide his

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emotion as he talked of the callous hands who had helped to build this

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democracy. Like all of you, Michelle and I will build to come here, to

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this museum, not just bringing our kids but hopefully our grandkids. I

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imagine holding a little hands of somebody and telling them the

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stories that are enshrined here. And, with the help of four

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generations of the descendants of slaves, the bell of freedom was

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wrong. To its chimes and echoes of church bells across United States,

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the first visitors were allowed inside. Millions will get a chance

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to see this story, won the president said to not just belong to black

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Americans, it belonged to all Americans.

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Leaders of Central European and Balkan countries have been

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meeting to discuss the migrant crisis, amid tensions

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The closure of the so-called Balkan route in March has stranded

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thousands of people in Greek camps with more coming every day.

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The pressure is on to find a solution.

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So what, if anything, has been achieved in Vienna?

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The leaders are meeting in Vienna to try to take stock of the situation

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of migration along the western Balkan route.

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There were calls for beefed up border security.

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There were calls for more help for Greece.

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They said they wanted to see the turkey deal with

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That was an idea they said could also apply to other countries

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that perhaps Europe ought to have deals with countries

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like Afghanistan and Pakistan and countries in Northern Africa,

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This is what the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, had to say.

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We discussed today that it is necessary to finish the treaties

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with third states as soon as possible, especially with Africa.

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We want to clarify that everybody who is not allowed to stay in Europe

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for humanitarian reasons will be taken back to their homeland.

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There is a real sense of European leaders are still divided

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The Hungarian Prime Minister is a very big hardliner

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He said what Europe needed to do was to set up what he called

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a gigantic asylum camp in Libya for African migrants.

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A place where their asylum claims could be processed.

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We did not hear the same sort of calls from the Austrian

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Chancellor, who was the host of this summit.

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The migration flows along the western Balkan route have

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Some people are still getting through.

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Angela Merkel said there were signs of progress but Europe still has

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quite a long way to go before they reach any type of comprehensive

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Let's get some sport. Here is James. You have to go back to December 2010

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defined the last time Arsenal won at home to Chelsea. They were dominant

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against them in the Premier League earlier. Ozil put them 3-0 up before

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half-time, and it stayed that way. Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott got

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the other goals. It was an outstanding team performance, I

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would say. We played with team spirit, collective pace. Quick

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movement, always in a positive way, a committed way. In the team way. I

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am very pleased, especially with our first half. It was absolutely

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outstanding. We must reflect a lot after this performance. I think that

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from the first minute we have had a bad attitude. I think that it is

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important to understand that we must work a lot to improve. Now, I think,

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we are a great team only on the paper and not the pitch. There were

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26 goals among the seven other games. Five of them were at Old

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Trafford where Manchester United beat Leicester City. Paul Popper

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scored his first goal for the club. -- Pogba. Wayne Rooney was left out

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of the starting 11. It is about performances and collective

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performances. We beat the champions. We did not beat an ordinary team.

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Everybody knows how difficult it is to play against Leicester, so we are

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happy. Was it just a case of players playing in the way you would expect

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them to go their pedigrees? We had matches where we did not start so

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well. We were not so consistent. Today we start really well. We

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started well the first 20 minutes. We work on the match. Putting them

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under pressure. The first goal, it went into the corner. We had to

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concentrate. We lost our calm. After the first half, it was very

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difficult to go back. The biggest win of the day was at Anfield,

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Liverpool bumped Hull City 5-1. The visitors had been reduced to ten men

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earlier in the game. A player was sent off for handball. Adam

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Lallana's opener. Philippe Coutinho rounded off the scoring. There was a

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second half consolation for the visitors, who dropped into the

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bottom half of the table. Brilliant. An amazing first half in all parts

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of the game. Our attacking game, our build-up, creating chances and

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scoring goals. World-class performance in Canterbury is in in

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the first half. -- counter pressing. We did not give Hull City and

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opportunity to get confidence in the first half. It was wonderful to

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watch. Elsewhere, Bournemouth beat Everton.

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There was also a very late goal at Sunderland work Crystal Palace came

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from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Christine Benteke with their third. Manchester

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City 13-1 at Swansea. That is the sport for now.

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A farmer has come up with a novel way of deterring thieves

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from taking his sheep - by dyeing them bright orange.

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Pip Simpson took the decision to spray-paint his entire flock

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after 300 were stolen in just four years.

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Ian Haslam reports from the Lake District.

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Meet the orange residents of Poole Bank Farm.

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And this is Pip, the farmer whose bright idea this was.

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And it was a really bright colour that nobody else had done,

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so it was just a case of trying to be different.

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We have got a massive problem with theft.

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Over the last few years, we've had upwards of 300 pinched.

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And so, yeah, we've had to try and stop that.

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I'm hoping that whoever's pinching them, they won't be able

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to hide them because they are illuminous orange.

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He's being supported by the National Farmers Union.

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We're helping get police officers onto the farm so they can understand

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the sheep farming here, the terminologies used,

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And if there's anything suspicious or out of the ordinary going on,

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Pip's quirky way of dealing with the problem has brought

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Now you've got about 30 tourists coming to see your sheep,

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The sheep will remain orange until shearing next summer.

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Pip hasn't decided what colour, if any, they'll be next.

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That report ending our programme. Goodbye.

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Hello. Sunshine and showers tomorrow on a cool breeze. Tonight we have

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some wet weather spreading across the country. On

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