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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Donald Trump claims the US presidential race is being rigged

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and says his rival Hillary Clinton should have a drugs test

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I don't know what is going on with her! But at the beginning of her

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last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end, it

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was like, take me down. She could barely reach her car.

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A deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions is hailed

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Also coming up, as thousands mourn the Thai King,

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what does it mean for tourists travelling their during this

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And it's the moment our Moscow correspondent has

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We get a look at the many faces of the Russian President

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in next year's edition of the Putin calendar.

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Donald Trump has been back on the campaign trail today,

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and has again denied allegations of sexual assault.

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He hit back at claims by a woman who said she was groped by him

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on a plane three decades ago, saying she was lying.

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The Republican presidential candidate also repeated his comments

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that the media is trying to rig the election.

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He also repeated his suggestion that the Democrat candidate, Hillary

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Clinton, is taking drugs. We'll speak to our correspondent

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in Washington in a moment. First let's hear some

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of what Mr Trump said We can't let them get away with

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this, folks. You have been seeing total lies,

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but we are going to stop We are not going to back down

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and remember this, it is a rigged election because you have phoney

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people coming up with phoney allegations with no

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witnesses whatsoever. Ending up from 20 years

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ago 30 years ago. How about this crazy woman

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on the aeroplane, OK? After 15 minutes, we don't know

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each other, but after 15 minutes she says, that was too much

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and I decided... With the ladies in this

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place, it will be Mr Trump referring there

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to allegations by Jessica Leeds that he assaulted her

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in the first-class cabin She said the assault lasted 15

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minutes. Well, for more we can join

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Laura Bicker, who's As he addresses another rally,

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another accusation is laid bare for him? Yes, a newspaper article in The

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Guardian has come out with yet another allegation from a woman who

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said Donald Trump forcibly kissed her 20 years ago. I count that that

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is allegation number 12 at this point in time. As he has always

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said, he denies these allegations. As you heard there, he calls this

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lies perpetrated by a mass media, controlled by Hillary Clinton's

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campaign. What he's saying to his supporters is, look, it is us

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against them. At his rally today he said, this is the arrogance of

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Washington and the righteousness of me and you, my voters, who will

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overcome this. This is how he's framing this. It's a case of, this

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is a Washington machine are used to be part of, I've now stepped out of

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it and I'm being punished for it. -- are used to be. And you, my

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supporters, can help overcome this if you go to the polls and vote for

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me on the 8th of November. This is a rigged system, he is saying, and

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he's eroding confidence before voters have even gone to the polls.

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I just want to play a little more from Mr Trump's rally on Saturday.

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He appeared to suggest that Hillary Clinton had taken drugs

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So athletes, they make them take a drug test, don't they?

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I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate.

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We should take a drug test prior, cos I don't know what's

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But at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up

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at the beginning, and at the end it was like, oh, take me down.

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So I think we should take a drug test.

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You mentioned he's trying to control this new narrative, him against a

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rigged system. Is that a definite game plan or is it a method of

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surviving? He's lost so much support from his own base, the Republicans?

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It is difficult to establish whether this is a game plan they've talked

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about and gone after. He's always been the antiestablishment candidate

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and that's always been his main selling point. This is the kind of

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thing they are really, as you can see, lapping up. They believe

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Washington has become too big and too controlling, and when it comes

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to Hillary Clinton, she comes from political lineage and is a political

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person. She speaks in political pros. Therefore he is the

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businessmen who has created all this business, trump Tower, golf courses.

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It is a campaign tactic that could well work, but when it comes to the

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rigged system, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager has put this out,

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and he says, this election will have a record turnout because voters see

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through Donald Trump's shameful attempts to undermine an election

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weeks before it happens, and when it came to those allegations of drug

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taking, a Clinton support group have put out a statement describing it as

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simply outrageous. Laura, thank you very much. She was live from

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Washington. Let's take a look at

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some other stories now. Talks on renewing a ceasefire

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in Syria have ended in Switzerland. The US, Russia and other regional

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powers took part. US Secretary of State John Kerry

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said that many ideas came from the meeting and that talks

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were candid and tense. Meanwhile, in Syria,

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Turkish-backed rebels are advancing on Dabiq,

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a symbolically important stronghold The small town holds great value

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to IS because of a prophecy of an apocalyptic battle,

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and features heavily Floods in Vietnam's four central

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provinces have killed at least 11 Seven people drowned

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or were electrocuted in Quang Bing province,

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four others were killed in three nearby provinces, and at least

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30,000 homes were submerged. More rain is also predicted to hit

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the country in the coming hours. Thousands of people in Milan

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have paid their last The Nobel Laureate died on Thursday

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after suffering from lung disease. Fo was famous for writing political

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satires including Accidental Death Of An Anarchist,

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a play that has subsequenlty been Nearly 200 countries have

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reached a deal to reduce The agreement, hailed

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as a "monumental" achievement, will cut the use of HFCs,

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which are widely used in fridges, aerosol sprays

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and air-conditioning units. Richer countries will start

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cutting back within three years, with developing

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nations following later. Around the world, demand

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for air-conditioners and other household appliances is soaring,

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as people in developing Another 1.6 billion air-conditioners

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are expected to be installed The amendment and decisions

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are adopted. And that's why the legally binding

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agreement reached in the Rwandan It requires that the greenhouse

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gases used as coolants in air-conditioners and fridges be

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phased out globally. It's a monumental step forward that

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addresses the needs of individual nations, but it will give us

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the opportunity to reduce the warming of the planet by

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an entire half a degree centigrade. The gases, hydrofluorocarbons,

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eventually leak out into the atmosphere from appliances

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like fridges and have a far bigger impact than carbon dioxide

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in trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere, the cause

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of global warming. Today's agreement commits

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developed countries, including the United States,

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to start cutting use of these gases While China and other developing

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countries have to make And India has even longer,

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till 2032, before it has to begin. For some environmentalists

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attending the talks, that's far too long to wait before

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developing countries have to start We are witnessing here in Kigali

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the power and the control and the dominance of the chemical

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industry over our process and environmental

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imperative has been lost. The deal is inevitably a compromise

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but could be a big step in preventing global temperatures

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rising by two degrees Celsius, the point at which it is feared

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climate change would As you heard in that piece,

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the deal has been described as "monumental" by the US

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Secretary of State. A short time ago, I was joined

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here in the studio by Richard Black, the director of the London-based

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Energy and Climate I asked him if he agrees

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with that assessment. I think it is a significant step

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forward. I wouldn't call it momentous. It is actually a logical

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thing to do because you are talking about a group of chemicals used in

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one industry, refrigeration and air conditioning, and we already had a

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mechanism in place which has phased out two other groups of chemicals

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from these industries, largely from reason is because they were

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affecting the ozone layer. So why not use the same mechanism to do

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another group of super greenhouse gases? It's certainly a logical

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thing to do but it's certainly not the whole shebang. Countries like

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China get a whole decade more to reduce their emissions and India

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gets even more. Too many concessions given to those countries and was

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this and what -- an opportunity missed? It's difficult. Every

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country stands up for what it wants and you can't force them to do other

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things, but having that delay is consistent with what happened to the

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ozone-depleting chemicals. But it is logical. Western countries have the

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money, technology and know-how and they also have consumers who care

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about these things, so in European countries, for example, very few

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fridges you buy would have HFCs in them because the industries have

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already made the transition, so it is really a question of the West

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helping developing countries to move their industry as well. And we have

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to make it worth their while to get on board with these agreements.

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Because the conventional wisdom is that being sustainable is expensive.

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Is that a fact of life or is new technology adopting a more

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profitable stance? There are some industries where it is very, very

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difficult to see how you can get to a low carbon future. Aviation is

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one. But with fridges, those are pretty simple things. You need fluid

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that changes from liquid to gas fairly easily and will take heat out

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of the room or out of the fridge compartment, so in a sense, you have

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a range of things you can play with. It is really just a technological

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thing that engineers have to do. A Saudi report on how its warplanes

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attacked a funeral in Yemen, killing at least 140 people,

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has blamed bad intelligence BBC Arabic's Karim Gohary says many

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will think the Saudis are just Initially we know the Saudis deny

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involvement. Then they said they would co-operate with an

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investigation which they are leading from the top, and now they have said

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it was one of their coalition planes that actually hit this funeral hall.

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I think one of the most interesting things is the details within this

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statement that came out of the preliminary findings. Things that

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refer to a party affiliated to the Yemeni presidency of the General

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chief of staff was the one which gave us the wrong information.

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Things like the decision being made without our approval in the command

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centre in Riyadh. These are questionable things. It would appear

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one way or another, or many will feel this way, that the Saudis are

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trying to pass the blame or the majority of the blame onto the

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Yemeni intelligence and government. Adam Baron, a visiting fellow

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at the European Council for Foreign Relations and expert

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on Yemen, says the Saudi admission raises more

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questions than it answers. It is significant that the Saudis

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are accepting responsibility from allies of the coalition for this

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strike. After all, this strike initially happened, at the time,

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there were denials from the Saudis and the Yemeni government in exile,

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backed by the Saudis, which in effect was responsible for this. In

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a lot of ways, this statement raises more questions than it answers. It

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raises the question of lack of intelligence, blaming the strike

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effectively on a rogue Yemeni FO 's jet dash project, which is

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interesting, but when you read through this report, it underlines

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the necessity of an international independent investigation into

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allegations of war crimes by both the coalition and by them and their

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allies in Yemen. This could be a positive first step but in a lot of

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ways, when you are dealing with things, it can be described as a

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first step but it's not closed yet. Stay with us on BBC News.

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Still to come: Chelsea start the Premier League

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weekend with a win, but both Scotland's First Minister,

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Nicola Sturgeon, But has for business and will stay

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at the heart of Europe despite the UK voting

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to leave the European Union. we know what kind of country we want

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Scotland to be, and I believe it is a vision that unites us, and

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inclusive, socially just and outward looking country. The question now,

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in this new age, is how best to secure it. Let's resolve as a nation

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to answer that question together. We have already come so far. Our form

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real journey has given us new confidence, new self belief,

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determination not to be taken backwards, but to finish building

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tomorrow's Scotland. Friends, the time is coming to put Scotland's

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future in Scotland's hands. These are the latest

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headlines: Donald Trump has once again asserted

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that the US presidential race is being rigged

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and says his rival Hillary Clinton

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should have a drugs The US has hailed a global deal

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to phase out HFC gases, a major cause of global

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warming, as monumental . But some environmentalists say

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it Thousands of people have been

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queuing outside the Grand Palace in the Thai capital,

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Bangkok, waiting to pay their respects following the death

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of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Mourners dressed in black

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are being allowed into the palace As the period of official

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mourning is taking place, what does it mean for the many

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millions of visitors In 2015, nearly 30 million people

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travelled to Thailand. Tourism makes up 10%

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of the country's GDP. On the surface, nothing much has

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changed on Thailand's beaches. But the death of the King has

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cast a shadow even here. I felt quite upset because you could

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see the emotion in people's faces. Everywhere in the streets,

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people were crying. The place was devastated,

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absolutely devastated. Tourists are being

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advised to be careful. Swimwear is still

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fine in the resorts. Away from the beach,

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though, the advice is to pack one It will be seen by Thais

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as a mark of respect. And people should

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watch what they say. Insulting the King

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can land you in jail. 72-year-old Colin Marsden

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says his Thai fiancee has made it clear just how sensitive

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a time this is. She will soon put me right

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and make me conform and do She'll make sure you do not say

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the wrong thing. Many clubs and discos are now closed

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for up to a month. But bars and restaurants

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remain open. You might be pleased to hear that

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you can still have a drink. But you might want to draw the limit

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just a little lower than normal. The message is simple -

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along with the sunscreen, At least 24 people have been killed

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and dozens injured in a crush at a religious gathering in northern

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India. It happened near the Hindu

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holy town of Varanasi as thousands of people tried

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to cross a narrow iron Panic apparently broke out

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after false rumours spread that the bridge had

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started to collapse. Some of those caught up in the crush

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have been describing what they saw. TRANSLATION: Suddenly the crowd got

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bigger. We were just standing there and suddenly people started to fall.

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Some had already fallen down. I was trying to stay standing but I fell

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and two or three people fell on top of me. I lost my purse in the

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process. People started to push each other from both sides of the bridge.

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In the middle there was a car. There was no space for people to move, so

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people started to fall on top of each other.

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Manchester City missed two penalties as they drew 1-1 with Everton

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku put the Merseysiders ahead

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just after the hour mark after a great solo run.

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City substitute Nolito then equalised eight minutes

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A point from their last two matches, but Pep Guardiola's side stay top

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We played good, we missed penalties, the chances, how we defend with the

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ball, they created just one chance in the game, it was a goal. That is

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why I'm sad. Not sad, disappointed for the players. To David did not

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deserve that. Compliments to Everton, two Ronald Koeman, for the

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massive defensive performance. That is why I just can say, well done. I

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think we had really very good defending. They did not create open

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chances. Yes, the two penalties. You need to be lucky that the goalkeeper

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Maarten Stekelenburg maybe had his best game of his life. They shot

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from De Bruyne. Another shot. We punish them at the first chance we

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got. Not many teams will get a point out of the stadium.

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In the early game, champions Leicester suffered another

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Bournemouth thrashed Hull City 6-1, as Mike Phelan took charge

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of the visitors for the first time on a permanent basis.

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Arsenal beat Swansea to signal defeat for Bob Bradley's

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West Ham were 1-0 winners at Crystal Palace.

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Stoke beat Sunderland 2-0, and Spurs were held to a draw

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Novak Djokovic smashed his racquet, tore his shirt and raged

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at the umpire as he was knocked out of the Shanghai Masters

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The clinical, calm world number one we're used to was

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Djokovic, who's the defending champion and a 12-times

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grand slam champion, made a catalogue of mistakes.

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He was broken once in the first set, and three times in the second,

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as he lost 6-4, 6-4 in his first-ever defeat to the Spaniard.

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Credit to Roberto. He was the better player, no question about it. In

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important moments, I had lots of chances, but I was losing my service

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game. In the important moments, he was more consistent. He was more

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solid. I made too many unforced mistakes.

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Andy Murray had his own anger issues in the other semifinal

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But the second-seeded Scot regained his composure

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and pulled out a 6-4, 6-3 victory to advance

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Valentino Rossi took pole at the Japanese MotoGP on Saturday,

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with his team-mate Jorge Lorenzo recovering from a dramatic crash

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Rossi, who is currently second in the championship standings

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behind Marc Marquez, lapped the circuit in one

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minute 43 seconds, passing the Spaniard late in a lively

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Lorenzo earlier escaped serious injury

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after his bike high-sided near turn two and hurled him into

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the air before he slammed back down on his back.

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The Spaniard was air-lifted to hospital for tests

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but returned to the track, shrugging off the pain to grab

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Fans of the Russian president Vladimir Putin can now

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get their hands on his official calendar for 2017.

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Steve Rosenberg has been flicking through the year ahead.

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Time flies. I cannot believe a whole year has gone by since the Putin

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2016 calendar came out. This is the 2017 calendar. 12 months, 12

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portraits of the President, Putin with a candle, Putin with a child,

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with a kitten, Putin by himself, with war veterans, and so on, and so

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on. 365 days of Vladimir Putin. This is August. Putin with a combine

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harvester, talking about the importance of bread. Putin with the

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Delta plane, and a crane, very fluffy and cute. In October, Putin

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with a horse, Putin dressed as a fighter pilot, who says that the aim

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is to create the kind of army that will guarantee Russia's sovereignty,

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the respect partners, and a stable peace. This is December. Finally,

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the calendar looks ahead to 2018. There is this portrait and these

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words. Vladimir Putin says Russia is a peace-loving and self-sufficient

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country. We do not need other people's territories, other people's

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natural resources, but if we are threatened, we are prepared to use

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weapons to guarantee of her security.

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What to get the person who has absolutely everything. That is all

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from the programme. Catch up with me on Twitter. Thanks for joining us.

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We will see you soon. We have seen different sides to them

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today, massive contrast in the weather depending on where

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