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Trump versus Clinton - the first televised TV showdown
face to face between the two US presidential candidates gets
The stakes couldn't be higher - the prize couldn't be greater.
Will either Clinton or Trump inflict real damage on the other?
I'm Lyse Doucet live in Cartagena in the north of Colombia,
where a historic peace deal will be signed in a few hours
to bring about an end to more than 50 years of conflict.
The UN says conditions in Aleppo have reached new heights of horror.
We have a rare insider's account of life
Like a born champion he made no mistake.
And President Obama calls him the King.
We remember the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer -
Hard to exaggerate the attention it's getting - or its importance.
When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head to head
in a few hours from now, in the first of the US
Presidential TV debates, just about anything could happen.
Donald Trump was as rude as he was brutal in the Republican
debates, so the question is - will Hillary Clinton allow him
90 minutes, where he could be exposed on detail.
It's guaranteed to have a massive audience and every question
With a look at what to expect, here's Barbara Plett-Usher.
For the first time since the primaries, the candidates
But now, facing off against each other.
It will be one of their last chance to alter the course of the race,
Presidential debates can brand candidates as winners or losers.
Remember John F Kennedy's breezy, youthful glamour
against Richard Nixon's sweaty five o'clock shadow.
Or Ronald Reagan's simple good-natured style against Jimmy
With the shock value of reality TV star Donald Trump, this time
the presidential debate is on course to be the most watched
Voters have seen Mr Trump belittle his male opponents.
But that bullying style could backfire with
So far though, he hasn't been holding back.
If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think
If affordable child care is playing the woman card, then deal me in.
This is Hillary Clinton's comfort zone.
She's an experienced, competitive debater, super prepared.
She'll be trying to rattle Mr Trump, get under his skin.
He, on the other hand, much prefers 140 characters.
But can he stay focused for 90 minutes of substantive questions?
Up until now, the two candidates have been judged
So could he win simply by doing nothing outrageous,
while Mrs Clinton would have to put in the most polished
Millions of Americans will be tuning in to find out.
Kim Ghattas is in our New York studio.
Hearing predictions about a Super Bowl sized audience, this promises
to be quite an event. Yes, this will be a national gathering around TV
sets around the country, there will be hundreds of what parties by
different campaigns. This will be a highly anticipated event, the most
anticipated in American political history. Three out of four Americans
have said they will watch, around 100 million people and add the
millions of people tuning in and around the world because a US
election has ripple effects around the world. The key question is what
to expect and it will be unpredictable because we don't know
what style or personality doubled from will bring to the stage, will
he be his usual unpredictable self shooting from the hip trying to
rattle his opponent, belittle her the way he did in the republican
debates, or will he try to lay low to prove he can be presidential and
stay focused on the substance. He hasn't given many policy details so
far in this campaign. Then on Hillary Clinton's side, as we just
heard there, the bar is quite high because she needs to show not just
that she is a policy wonk with experience but she has to sweat me
and decided voters who are still out there, especially at this moment
when the polls are tightening and some polls showed Donald Trump in
the lead. She has to do what no one has done before, which is win in a
debate against Donald Trump. He had 12 debates with his Republican
opponents and came out on top at the end. Thank you, Kim.
You can watch full coverage of that first Presidential debate
It's taking place this Monday evening
in the States - that's 0100 GMT on Tuesday.
And do have a look at the BBC website, for analysis
of the election from our correspondents and editors reporting
The conflict between the Colombian government and FARC rebels has
lasted more than 50 years, cost more than a quarter
of a million lives, and led to the displacement of millions.
But in just a few hours' time, that civil war will officially come
to an end when a peace deal is signed in the city of Cartagena.
Our Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet is there.
What they wrote it has been to get to this point. What a road, a very
violent road. Columbia has long been a byword for the worst of atrocities
and now here in the old city of Cartagena in the north of Colombia,
history will be made, ending a 52 year war. They are saying here it is
the end of the Cold War. The FARC thriller movement established in
1954, the last of the movements inspired by Che Guevara, and the
Colombian government signing a peace deal with a pen made from a bullet
from that work which left many tens of thousands dead, kidnapped and
disappeared, but making peace with FARC has left Columbia polarised as
too many think they are paying too high a price and FARC is getting
away with its crimes. In the moment we will speak with one of the
negotiators but first let's look at our report on the mood in Colombia.
There has been a lifetime of an ugly war in the pristine mountains
Some of the worst atrocities took place here, and the scars remain.
And people can't forget the brutality of the FARC.
This woman's family fled the fighting, like
"They would recruit not just men but women too," she says.
"We were all afraid we would be killed.
They would make you cook for them and then kill you."
FARC murdered his two brothers, but he is ready to make peace now.
"We will eradicate a brand name," he says, "for terrorism,
I went to meet the deal's chief architect, the President,
This is the last conflict in the western hemisphere.
The oldest, the cruellest, the Cold War is really ending
on Monday when the agreement is signed, so it has
Not yet, until it is approved, not until the second you get a yes.
I am absolutely sure that it will be approved.
Everyone, including FARC, wants this war to end, but at what price?
The fighters are to give up their guns and criminal activity,
They will become a political party and face a special tribunal
The critics say they are getting away with it.
My instructions to negotiators were, you go and seek the maximum justice
This deal promises Colombians a better future.
And in Bogota's main square, we heard worry
TRANSLATION: These people putting down their guns,
all they have ever done is extort money, commit crimes.
President Santos told us this is the best chance to peace
Do you have a plan B if the people of Colombia vote no
We will go back six years and continue the war
The campaigns to vote "si", yes, or no, intensifies.
If the polls are to be believed, a majority believe this deal
is the best chance to end the war, even if peace will be just as hard.
Years of negotiations took place in Cuba and other capitals in this
region and also years of secret talks. Norway and Cuba were involved
and advice came from individual mediators including Jonathan Powell,
the chief negotiator of the Northern Ireland peace deal, who advised
President Santos and is now trying to work on Syria. Explain to us how
important this achievement is. This is a major achievement, 250,000
dead, tens of millions displaced, the last gorilla war in Latin
America. What is it about this one that has succeeded? We see very few
peace deal signed around the world. You usually get to agreement where
there is a mutually hurting stalemate when both sides cannot win
and the Defence Minister and president hit FARC hard, so both
sides were prepared to come to agreement. President Santos played a
big political price for this and has succeeded. He said he had been
struck an IRA bomb when he was in London decades ago and took advice
from you. What are the lessons from Northern Ireland you brought here
that work? One important thing he did was learn lessons from failed
processes in the past, a process ten or 15 years ago which field, they
had an agenda with 100 points and it was not serious, and they learned
from Northern Ireland. We had experts who had experience in the
Middle East and South Africa and they brought in together to learn
lessons and apply them here and one important one was firm foundations
for the negotiation. They had one year where they drew up an agenda
with only five points to talk to them about, and because of that he
succeeded. Do you think it will stick? It would be difficult, he has
to win a referendum like we did in Northern Ireland and that was touch
and go, and then he has to implement the agreement. Two thirds of
agreements failed during implementation and this one will be
hard, this is a violent country geographically challenged so making
this happen will be difficult but I think it will work. And from here
you will go on to discussions about Syria, it is tragic to see Syria in
five years has more dead than Colombia in 50 years, so with there
be any lessons from this process for those struggling to get people to
the table in Syria? I think there are, people can look here and see
you can succeed. That may be some way off in Syria where we look at
the tragedy in Aleppo but even that conflict will end in the
negotiation, we know that when we looked around the world and we have
to work towards getting to that peaceful outcome and I hope it comes
soon for the good of people in Syria. In that conflict and this
one, one problem is how to achieve the balance between peace and
justice. Critics say President Santos is letting FARC get away with
their crimes. You have to strike a balance. In Northern Ireland we let
IRA terrorists out of jail after just two years, even murderers, and
most agreements and in amnesty for terrorists. This is the first time
it hasn't ended that way because of the International Criminal Court,
you cannot just let people go, there has to be justice and they have
struck a balance between justice for the victims and making sure there
will be no victims, because if you were a pure rest on the justice side
there will be more people dying. If you say to wait terrorist leader you
have to sign this and go to jail, they will not sign that, but I think
they have the balance here. And having got FARC to agree, can they
be trusted? You only trust people as far as the implement what they have
and a piece of paper does not make you trust each other any more, it is
only when you do the things you have said that trust is built. If you
look at that FARC convention last week, it looks like there are
serious, they want to be a civil party and it looks like this is the
end of the last civil war in Latin America. Jonathan Powell, thank you
for joining us here, dressed in white as all the guests from around
the world have been asked to do, including Presidents and prime
ministers including Secretary of State John Kerry, who will be
watching as he has struggled to make process in Syria, but for Colombians
who support this process, it is a day to celebrate. That is all from
us here in Cartagena. And of course we will have live
coverage of that signing in a few hours' time,
and to find out more, There's in-depth coverage there,
including a page all about the FARC - the origins
of the group, what they fought for and what brought them
to the negotiating table. Russia is warning the chances
for peace in Syria could be undermined by British
and American claims Moscow has committed war crimes
in the northern city of Aleppo. The BBC's Panorama has
been following the lives This report from Quentin Somerville
contains - from the start - Aleppo has never been
more overwhelmed. At the hospital the wounded
lie in hospitals. They are fast running out
of medical supplies. Four days of relentless Russian
and Syrian bombing of The bombs are bigger and the air
raids more intensive now. 61 children were admitted to city
hospitals overnight. In one, five died at the weekend
because there were no ventilators. The BBC's Panorama has been
following Ismail, a rescue worker. The regime dropped two
barrel bombs here. Aleppo has had no time
to catch its breath and here there is no
time to grieve. Sometimes I get the feeling I am
living the last days of my life. Aleppo is burning without any
mercy, killing everything. Armageddon, apocalypse -
strong words are being used But sometimes it's the quietest
moments that reflect Mohammed calls for his
son Husan. The family moved
here five years ago. They never thought it
would end like this. But then who could have
predicted Aleppo's horrors? The full panorama programme is on
here tonight at 8:30pm. It is also on on Saturday 1st of October at 930
GMT. If you miss that then it'll be
on again on Sunday second October Humanitarian aid has finally reached
four besieged areas in Syria that have received nothing
for six months. The International Committee
of the Red Cross said convoys delivered food and medical supplies
for 60,000 people to towns near Damascus and villages
in the Idlib province. Last week, the UN suspended aid
deliveries across Syria for 48 hours Now a look at some of
the day's other news. The French President has said
he intends to close the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais
by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum
seekers around the country. Anyone not given asylum
in France will be deported. During a visit to the port
in Northern France, Francois Hollande has urged Britain
to play its part in tackling He said Britain's vote to leave
the European Union did not absolve Police in the US state of Texas say
nine people have been injured in a shooting near a shopping centre
in the city of Houston. The police say they shot and killed
the suspect, describing him Police say no-one else was thought
to be involved. Police investigating
the disappearance of the toddler Ben Needham, who vanished 25 years
ago, have begun excavation work at a Ben was 21 months old
when he was last seen, and officers believe he may have
been accidentally run over Behind blue and white
British police tape, a corner of a Greek island
is cordoned off. This is the house where Ben Needham
was last seen alive. Officers now believe he could have
been accidentally run over and buried by a bulldozer
here on the day he vanished in 1991. It's got to be said,
I'm optimistic that we may find something of significance that's
going to assist us in giving The senior officer here is hopeful
that this mystery could finally be Every item that we find
is going to be meticulously looked at, and made sure
that it is either something The earth is going to be lifted,
it's going to be gone through in finite detail,
just to make sure that we Ben Needham was 21 months
old when he vanished in Kos. His family has always believed
he was abducted and is still alive. But his family has now been told
to prepare for the worst. Specialist officers are expected
to dig in this olive grove and an adjoining
field for up to 12 days, looking for any trace of the little
boy last seen playing outside this Another search here four years ago
brought his traumatised mother I will never give up,
and we will do whatever it takes to find Ben,
and let him know And if nothing is found here,
Ben Needham's family will forever be wondering what happened
to their little boy. The tribute from Jack
Nicklaus couldn't have been simpler or warmer -
"He was the King of our sport He was talking about Arnold Palmer,
who's died at the age of 87. In a sparkling career,
he won over 90 tournaments, Adrian Hobart looks back on a career
that included so much more Not many sportsmen truly justify
a nickname as grand as The King. But for Arnold Palmer,
the accolade was entirely apt. His attacking style of golf
and genuinely warm personality made both a sporting and cultural impact
across the United States in the late 1950s, when television began
to draw big audiences. But more than that,
he loved the game of golf. I always say one thing -
that if I can teach a young man coming along, and I've seen a lot
of them, I can go back to Nicklaus and others,
if I can teach them to leave the game better when they leave than
they found it when they arrived, His success on the course started
in the 1958 Masters. And he would go on to win seven
Majors in seven years, often going down the stretch
with his great rival Nicklaus describes Palmer
as an icon, a legend, a pioneer. He showed his entrepreneurial side
as he teamed up with lawyer Mark MacCormack to form
the marketing company IMG, that paved the way for future
generations to reap huge rewards Every player that's here
that plays on Tour... I mean, he did so much for the game
of golf at a time when golf I mean, he leaves a legacy that
nobody else in any other sport, I think he has left the biggest
legacy of any sports star. Palmer's patronage of
the Open Championship in Britain And he encouraged more
of his compatriots to fly the Atlantic to play
the oldest Major Championship. Having a connection
with fans was key. He made sure every autograph
was legible. He actually disliked
being known as The King. His genial nature and love
of the sport saw him play "I'm not interested in being
a hero", he once said, Speedy sausage dogs have been
entertaining crowds at Melbourne's annual Dachshund Race.
The charity event sees the animals compete on a 15-metre track
in their smart black The canine competitors showed
off their creative outfits, with one resembling a cowboy
and another dressed as a tank. One of the sausage dogs could even
be seen sporting the traditional Australian red and yellow
lifeguard uniform. Some good strokes going on well as
well. I know my sausage dog could have given some have run for their
money. If you want to get in touch with us
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