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A new twist in the race for the White House. New evidence will out

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and cast doubt on sexual allegations against Donald Trump. Obama warned

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the stakes could not be higher. Democracy itself is on the ballot

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right now, so if you want to send a message, make it allowed.

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There's an outpouring of grief on the streets of Bangkok as people

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Nigeria's President issues a remarkable rebuke to his wife

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I don't know what party my wife belongs to, she belongs to my

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kitchen and my living room and the other room.

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A shark breaks into a cage, and yes, there's a diver in there -

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Well staying with the theme of election battles -

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it's been another somewhat surreal and chaotic week in the US

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where there's now just 24 days left in the race for the White House.

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The election is won and lost in the swing states -

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and President Obama has been to one of those today - Ohio.

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Addressing a rally of Democrat supporters he used his speech

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to question Donald Trump's fitness to succeed him as President

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saying Mr Trump lacked the qualifications to hold office.

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Donald Trump's closing argument is what do you have to lose?

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All the progress we've made right now is on is on the ballot.

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All the progress we've made the last eight

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Democracy itself is on the ballot right now.

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So if you want to send a message, make it loud!

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President Obama speaking in Ohio there - Ohio has special

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significance too because no Republican candidate has

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ever won the Presidency without winning the state.

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Anthony is in Washington for us. We head and energised campaign speech

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for Hillary Clinton. Are we expected to see him and his wife in the next

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three weeks? Absolutely. I think the two of them are one of Hillary

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Clinton's greatest assets right now. Barack Obama is extremely popular,

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particularly for a president who has been in 480 times. Generally they

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tend to be lower it in likeability. His wife is even higher up than they

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are making a case for Obama's legacy. He was trying to rally

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debase and get them to turn out. That is the key, minority voters and

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young voters still love him and his goal over the next few weeks is to

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get them to show up at the polls. Looking at the Republican side,

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Donald Trump is due to speak shortly. He has promised new

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evidence. Are we likely to see another three weeks of purely

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personal attack and counterattack going forehead? That is how it is

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looking right now. Ever since that tape came out last Friday that had

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Donald Trump making off-colour comments about harassing women

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sexually. He said during the debate that this was just words. He opened

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himself up to this parade of women coming forward saying he made

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unwelcome sexual advances towards them. We are not done seeing those.

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We got another one today. His response is to go on the attack and

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it looks like he's going to stick to that thank you. Later in the

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programme we are reporting from the Key state of all higher will. No

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Republican ever has made it to the White House and not one that's it

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over. She campaigned vigorously

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for her husband in Nigeria's election two years ago,

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but Aisha Buhari has warned she might not back him

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again - unless he shakes President Muhammadu Buhari

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promised to tackle corruption and nepotism when he came

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to power but according to his wife he doesn't know most

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of his top officials. Speaking to the BBC Aisha Buhari

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said it was time her husband Well since then, President Buhari

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has shot back at his wife's comments telling her where,

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in his opinion, she belongs. I don't know which party my wife

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belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living

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room and the other room. I hope my wife will remember that

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I was in the field for The first time, I managed to succeed

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and the first three times I ended up So I claim superior knowledge of her

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and the rest of the opposition, because in the end,

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I have succeeded. The BBC bureau chief in Abuja,

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Naziru Mikailu, is the journalist who he did the original interview

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with Mrs Buhari. I spoke with him a short time

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earlier and asked him how Mr Buhari's response has been

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received in Nigeria. How is this playing out in Nigeria?

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What are the views on what he had to say in retaliation to what his wife

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said? There have been angry

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reactions from Nigerians, For example, we have people

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comparing him with US Republican We also have some people calling his

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comments this graceful and We also have some people

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calling his comments disgraceful and We also have people

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trying to say that the president might be a good

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leader, but a bad husband. People are saying, where was she

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when he was campaigning? Was she in the kitchen or the other room? Some

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people say that he was joking. In the last few minutes, the

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President's 's spokesman has said that the president was joking when

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he said his wife belongs to the kitchen. He wasn't trying to lower

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her status at all. Why has she doesn't make these comments so now?

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I think since the Government was formed and the president came into

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power following the main opposition parties and I think that left a

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vacuum within the Government with many people feeling that they have

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not been taken on board and the President's wife felt it was time to

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come out and speak hoping that her intervention would force the

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president to make some changes and so that the party will remain in

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unity and move forward, but it appears that the president is not

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willing to do that. Thank you for joining us.

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One of the kidnapped schoolgirls has been seeking to the BBC about her

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release. She was abducted back in April 2014, but she managed to

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escape in the hours following the mass kidnapping when she jumped off

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the truck. Our correspondent asked her for her reaction. I was so

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happy. Really, really happy that day is the day of joy. It's the day of

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happiness. Happiness for me to get my friends back. You must've thought

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that they would never come back? Yes, definitely. I was thinking they

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would never come back. Maybe they were dead by now, but everyday I had

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dreams about them that they came back. Of the girls released, did you

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recognise some of their names? Did you recognise some of them from TV?

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Yes. I recognised Agnes. She was a close friend? Yes. What was the

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first thing you wanted to tell them? I wanted to tell them that what had

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happened, it has already happened. They have to forget it all. It has

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already passed. They have to forget everything so that they will think

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about their future. They will not continue in that situation that they

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are in. We have never forgot the rest, because this is only 21 at our

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back. We have to keep demanding for the rest to be back with us. D1 of

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one of the cheap rock schoolgirls. Thailand has begun it's

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year of official morning following the death of King

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Bhumibol Adulyadej, Since then, the Crown Prince has

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made a surprising request, asking for a delay in the process

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so he and the people of Thailand Thailand's military government

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has now confirmed that 96-year-old, who's chairman

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of the Royal Privy Council, will act as regent.

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From Thailand, here's Jonathan Head. The last journey of a king whose

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long range defined the modern His body was carried

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in slow procession from the hospital where he died

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to the grand Palace. A sea of mourners dressed in black

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gathered for a The crowd stretched

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out, unbroken, across Bangkok's all wore ill quarter as

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far as you can see. It is hard to convey to you

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the extraordinary atmosphere here outside the grand Palace waiting

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to say a last goodbye to the man It is a powerful,

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shared sense of national grief felt across the country among

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people from all walks of life and As the hearse approached

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the palace gate, the hush Most could not see clearly

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that they sensed his arrival and started

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sobbing quietly oppressing their palms together

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They saw in this king a kind of talisman for their

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country, a man who represented tradition and modernity, a kindly

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And so, at the end, they struggled through their grief to

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sing the anthem composed especially for the King and sung at so many

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This last heartfelt rendition a way to say

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In other news, Israel has adopted a resolution that denies there

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connection to holy sites. It uses only the Muslim name for the holy

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sites which is known to Jews as the Temple Mount. Americans coming to

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Cuba will be allowed to bring home more cigars and rum under new

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measurements are announced by the Government. The news will be welcome

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to by the Cuban Government which ones to end the decade old embargo.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei

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Lavrov will be holding fresh talks on Syria in Switzerland on Saturday.

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Mr Lavrov said he had no special expectations and that his country

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does not intend to put forward any new initiatives.

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In Syria, President Assad has been speaking to a Russian newspaper.

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He remains unrepentant over his forces actions in Aleppo

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This is what he had to say about his army's attempt

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From a strategy point of view, a military point

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to be the springboard as the big city to move to other areas, to

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liberate other areas from the terrorists.

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To boost the terrace to Turkey, to go back to where they

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Aleppo is going to be very important as the springboard

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In Colombia earlier a deal was rejected to find a resolution to the

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crisis. The ceasefire issue to expire at the end of the month. We

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spoke to the top negotiator. The Colombian peace protest is in

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crisis. After years of talks in Havana, the signing of a final

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agreement was heralded as a moment of hope, but then came the cold,

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hard reality. A few days later in a referendum, the Colombian people

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rejected the peace steel on the table many saying it was too lenient

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on leadership. Specifically on guerrilla leaders. Number two in the

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and Leeds negotiator. He acknowledges the campaign byes

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victory, only just. It was a technical draw between the know and

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the yes. Do you know was consulted on a supplies. Many of those who

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voted against it say that it wasn't a vote against peace, just against

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this deal. Yes to peace, but not like this, was their slogan. The

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readership disagree with that completely. They want peace, well,

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we already have the instrument in our hands, the final agreement.

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Let's use it. Yes, we could add some of their proposals to enrich it so

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we have a strong final agreement, which is what we need. However, with

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thousands of grill is now waiting for the green light to disarm, they

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are neither at war or peace. That state of limbo cannot go on

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indefinitely. We need to come out of this situation of uncertainty

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quickly, it's true. That's why we reaffirm that the delay being caused

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by some parts of the no camp is intended to bring down the peace

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protest, but it will not succeed. He admitted to being a little surprised

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about the referendum results, but insisted they were not frustrated by

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the decision. He did say that time is now their greatest enemy. There

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is a sense that this crisis needs to be resolved soon, before the peace

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protest loses momentum. Unmanned drone aircraft are often

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associated with military reconnaissance and warfare,

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but in Rwanda drones are doing good, delivering vital medical supplies

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to remote hospitals. The idea is to save time,

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and lives, where travelling This could be the drone that

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catapults Rwanda and possibly the world into a faster way

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to deliver goods. US start-up Zipline has developed

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a fixed week drone that can automatically fly to its destination

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using satellite navigation up It comes down on what wasn't

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a brilliantly operational But this is bio-degradable

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and a one-time use. They don't need to worry

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about the environmental impact This is the blood that

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will be used by surgeons, As you can see, it's

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extremely well wrapped up. Rwanda's countryside may be

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beautiful, but the land of a thousand hills,

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as it's known, takes Patients brought to Rwanda's many

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district hospitals can face waits of hours,

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sometimes a day for blood or plasma The new service paid for by delivery

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by Rwanda's Department of Health starts with the text and finishes 20

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minutes later with the drop, avoiding the need

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for the drone to land. The Government pays us for each

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and every flight that we do, but the really cool thing

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is that these flights are actually about equal or a little less

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expensive than the way they were currently doing deliveries

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using motorcycles or trucks. Whilst some may find it hard

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to believe an African nation could lead the world

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in adopting drone delivery, its Technology Minister told me

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he was not surprised. Many African nations are looking

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at what's happening here to see if this drone can

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help their rural communities. The fact that its cargo

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is so precious and potentially life-saving and that the president

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has given this project his own personal seal of approval means

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that the team here will probably They'll be allowed to make a few

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more mistakes than other similar If this can be proven

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to be safe and reliable, this could be the future

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of drone delivery - not just in Rwanda,

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but around the world. Here are some pictures of a truly

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extraordinary escape. The footage shows the moment

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when a shark got into a supposedly shark-proof cage,

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with the diver inside. And just so you know, the diver

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escaped completely unharmed. An encounter with

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the great white shark. Lured to the viewing cages

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with a lump of tuna. Having taken the bait,

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it thrashes its way into the cage there is

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It will probably be able to turn and swim.

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You could not see immediately the sharp in there.

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You could not see immediately the shark in there.

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Until the shark bites its way through the top, blood

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This blood is not from the diver who is

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The guy that did not immediately pop up.

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Ming is an experienced dive master but

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never before can his skills have been tested like this.

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When the cage gave way, he'd drop beneath it.

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These shark cages are professionally engineered

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It was a freak accident, a shark in a tight corner

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with enough power to break the rail at the wrong moment.

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Well staying with the theme of election battles -

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The election is won and lost in the swing states -

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and President Obama has been to one of those today - Ohio.

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The loss of manufacturing of jobs in all higher will has led to some

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Democrats to rethink their political loyalties.

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In its heyday, this steel mill employed thousands of people, they

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are gone. The plant is shut, no one works here any more.

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It's been a hard world for a lot of people in this community.

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When you walked out of high school, as soon as you

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got your diploma, you can work out and go and get a job and start

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working at Ford, shipyards. You don't have that any more.

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Downey Road is another plant run by US steel which is still open, just.

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It only has jobs for 200 people. Mark Williams knows he is lucky to

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Mark Williams knows he is lucky to be one of them.

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Mark is a lifelong Democrat, who this year switched parties in

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I am upset, I am discouraged with the Government.

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There are people losing their houses.

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Mark doesn't like what Trump says about women and immigrants,

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but a few months ago, he met the candidate right

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here at the diner and he was impressed.

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I didn't particularly care for a lot of the answers that

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he gave me, being a union steelworker.

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You hear a lot about global trade deals here, none of it good. Those

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are the deals that they say kills this time, that made there is one of

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the more depressing places in America.

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On the main drag, the Clinton campaign makes a splash, but they

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know Trump has tapped into something here.

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I was born here, but I've lived here my whole life.

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Dan Ramos' family have been here for four generations.

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People have seen that the status quo has not gone well for us.

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We need to make sure that we build an economy that rises all boats

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I think that is what Secretary Clinton is pushing for.

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Closed factories litter in northern Ohio.

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Ghostly cathedrals to another time, a time before the double blow

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When factories that used to employ hundreds of workers now the click

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this, it's not surprising that people are angry.

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It's more human to blame other countries or immigrants

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than it is to blame computer ships or robots.

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This wrecked plant is as much the story of

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Susan Helper is a professor of economics, who spent a few

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years working in the Obama administration.

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We had a particular kind of globalisation.

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This protects large multi nationals, it is

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worried about things like intellectual property.

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Whereas they don't protect labour rights or environmental

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rights, so what you have is a globalisation that is really

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rewarding competition based on who can mistreat their workers

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Tom lost his job a year ago and has just been called back. Do you think

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any of the candidates from what you have heard can help? I think both of

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them can. I believe it's more about big money. Any politician could help

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us. It's just about who will step up and say we need this money and

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instead of taking it out of the country, bring it here.

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The candidates can promise the moon, but these steel

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mills will never provide jobs and livelihoods

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A new industry will have to revive Lorain.

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That's a challenge for whoever is the next president.

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That's all from the programme. Goodbye for now.

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Hello there. Some milder weather on the way. On the approach of this

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area of low pressure we will fine the wind

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