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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Britain and the US warn of fresh sanctions on Syria and Russia over

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Syrian rebels capture the town of Darbiq from the so-called

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Islamic State - a town central to the group's

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The 15-year-old daughter of the US sprinter Tyson Gay has been killed

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Donald Trump says the US election is being "rigged"

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against him, not just by the media but at the places people vote.

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And these two Chinese astronauts will launch

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into space in a few hours, for a 30 day mission on board

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The United States and Britain say they're considering more sanctions

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against Russia and Syria - because of their actions

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Around 250,000 people are under siege there.

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These pictures from today show the heavy bombardment

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on the rebel-held parts of the city, that some reports describe

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Speaking in London at a meeting, the US Secretary of State,

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John Kerry described the killing of civilians in the city

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The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said life in Aleppo

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was like a "medieval siege" and went on to describe

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There is continuing bombardment of innocent civilians. 100,000 kids

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under a terrible, medieval siege. Casualties continue to mountain more

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and more people, as a result of this action by the Assad regime and its

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supporters, are being radicalised. We are considering additional

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sanctions and we are also - let me playing it clear - President Obama

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has not taken any option off the table at this point in time. We will

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see where we are in the next few days in the context of the

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discussion we are having. Meanwhile opposition fighters

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in Syria - backed by Turkey - say they have captured

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the symbolically important town of Darbiq from the so-called

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Islamic State.The town is close to the Turkish border and holds

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great value to IS supporters - because of a folk belief that

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an apocalyptic battle with the west of a wider offensive

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by Syrian rebel groups. To explain more - here's BBC

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Arabic's Karim Gohary. It is a bi-word for the Islamic

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state group in its fight against its enemies or the West specifically. In

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terms of strategic significant, it is not really so significant, it is

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only a small town. Yes, it is not very far from the Turkish border.

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It's a backwater, really, so strategically, it is not that

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important. However, symbolically, in terms. Ideology and the propaganda

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machine that IS has been pushing since it emergedes, Darbiq has been

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significant. Their online magazine is called Babiq and their media

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operation is a named related it the same area. It tries to draw on a

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saying by the Prophet Muhammad that the final hour, when this battle

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will incur in Dabiq, in the time, when they were talking about the

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Romans or who they would refer to as Christians, buttist Islamic State

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has been using that to push for a sense in any kind of followers who

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wanted to support the group. Recently they downplayed the a

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little bit although it September supposedly 1,200 fighters to defend

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it, but it fell very quickly according to rebel groups and

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accord, as well to Turkish media. In a few hours' time. They just wru.

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Maybe they knew tactically at the wouldn't be able to stand up to the

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bombardment from the Turkish Army and coalition fighters as well.

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Well, earlier we heard earlier from the US Secretary of State

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and the british Foreign Secretary talking about Syria.

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Well, they've also been discussing the war in Yemen.

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They've called for an unconditional ceasefire, to begin within days.

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It's important to say both countries are providing support

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in the country. against Houthi rebels

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It comes after airstrikes a week ago killed up to 140 people at a funeral

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The Saudis blamed faulty information, but the incident has

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raised new concerns about its air campaign - which the UN says has

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been the main cause of civilian deaths in the country.

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The 15-year-old daughter of the US sprinter, Tyson Gay, has been shot

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Trinity Gay died after what witnesses say was an exchange

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of fire between two vehicles, in the city of Lexington.

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Let's speak to Dorian Craft, who is a sports reporter for Lex18News.

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She joins me live from Lexington, Kentucky where Trinity was from.

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Thank you for being with us. Do you have more information about this

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shooting and what happened? The information that we have you right

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now is that around 4.00 eastern time there was an exchange of gunfire

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between two vehicles outside of a cookout restaurant about three miles

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from where our station was located. Trinity Gay was not in the car, she

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was caught in the crossfire. The information we have now is she was

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struck in the neck and taken to the University Hospital where she was

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pronounced dead. At this point in time the informing we have is that

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the police have identified one car, they have ghot two people for

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questioning and are still on the lookout for the second vehicle but

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that's all we know right now. Dorrian, I understand your station

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has actually spoken to Tyson Gay, what did he say? Yes. Tyson Gay is

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close to my sports director, Alan Cutler, when he talked to him this

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morning he said he and his daughter were very close and he doesn't

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understand what happened is going on, and obviously under grief and

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shock. Trinity was with him a few weeks ago for their fall break. Mr

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Gay is on his way back to Lexington today. We do not know at this time

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when he will be getting back to town but right now still searching for

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details. What about Trinity Gay, tell us more about her. She was an

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athlete, I understand? She was. She was following in herth faer's

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footsteps. She was at a high school, which is where her father, Tyson

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ran. She was a sprinter, she finished fourth in the 400 m at the

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state meet and fifth in the 200 and she was part of the relay team. She

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was very successful athlete and her father holds the record for 100 m

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for the state in 20001. Obviously a lot of talent following in her

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father's footsteps. Absolutely. A very sad story. Thank you very much

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for being with us. Let's move to France -

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where campaigners are calling on the British government

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to urgently speed up its plan to resettle hundreds

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of unaccompanied children stranded at the camp known as

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the Jungle in Calais. There have been renewed clashes

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between French police and some migrants, ahead of the demolition

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of the camp within days. Our Special Correspondent,

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Ed Thomas has spent the last week at the Jungle, and sent us this

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report. The rush to escape

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the panic and the tear gas. 16 years old, and like many,

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a teenager alone, looking Some of the children trying to get

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in those trucks were as young These are the images that make

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many in Britain nervous. Mohammed says he has

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no family in the UK, But hundreds of teenagers here say

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they do have relatives in the UK They are 14 and 16 and say they left

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Afghanistan six months ago. He says he is sad and wants to be

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with his father and His brother tells us

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he is desperate. "We have given our names in,

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we don't know what to do," he says. If their family links are proven,

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the British Government has promised But first, Britain and France must

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agree who will care Well, our correspondent Gavin Lee,

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spoke to me a little earlier about how the British government

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was going to help unaccompanied Well, the British Home Secretary

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Amber Rudd has said last week that all of the eligible cases,

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children between eight and 17 who have family in the UK

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who are here all alone, she would be prepared to take

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as many as possible. We think it varies, but aid agencies

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estimate that between 1000 to 1300 potentially who they believe

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are here alone. Maybe half of those

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have links to the UK. Now, what will happen tomorrow,

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we are expecting hundreds of children, hundreds of people

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who think they may have a chance to register here as part

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of a fast track process. They will go to a secure area

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and as well as genuine cases of vulnerable children I am told

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there are lots of people who are adults who are chancing

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their luck who will say rather than getting on the lorries

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and try to illegally stow away, say that they are 17,

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so this may take some days. It is something that the French

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government have asked the British officials to be quick

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about but I cannot see Donald Trump has ramped

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up his allegation that the US election is being rigged against him

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- as a new poll showed the Republican presidential

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candidate drifting further behind his Democratic opponent

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Hillary Clinton. Mr Trump said on Twitter: "The

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election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media

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pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many

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polling places. The comments come after several

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women have made claims of sexual He says they are all lies,

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and are part of a coordinated effort Donald Trump complaining about P a

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long list of things. What exactly is he complaining about here? Well when

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it comes to the message that the election is rigged it is something

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he has been talking about for months but it has become a central feature

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of his campaign. That's happening as the poll numbers begin to slouch but

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his language is very different from that of his running mate, who has

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said today that they will respect the outcome of this election. He

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believes the other think the media is against him, and yes, there is

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some sort of conspiracy led by the Clinton campaign but he says America

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have a long history of the peaceful transfer of power. But then, just

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hours after his running mate says this, Donald Trump releases that

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tweet. Still talking about the election being rigged. Just by the

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Clintons but also at the polling booths. Now there is no evidence to

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subbe stanciate this claim but what it does do is still paints him

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further as theant establishment figure to his supporters going

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against the Washington elite it also gives him a chance if he loses to

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say - it was rigged all along but the discussion is now at the point

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where people are asking - will he concede if he loses and if he

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doesn't, what will happen to his millions of supporters, now he is

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questioning the legitimacy of the election. Will they go on to

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question the legitimacy of whoever becomes president. Laura this is all

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being played out on social media a very bitter campaign indeed. What

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are the polls saying? How are voters taking all of this? There are

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different polling margins. One poll has come out with giving Hillary

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Clinton a four-point lead. Another a 7-point lead and another one, an

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11-point lead. So the polls are saying very different things.

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However in key battle ground states, Hillary Clinton does look to be

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pulling ahead and that's indicative. The problem for Republicans is what

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do they do now? Do they associate themselves with Mr Trump and gather

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his supporters or do they step back and say - no, no, we don't believe

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the same as he does and hope their supporters go to the polls? I think

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they are in a tricky position. As for Hillary Clinton she has to

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battle, perhaps, apathy. Perhaps many voters will sit at home and go

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- well, I'm not so sure Hillary Clinton viet one. I will don't want

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to vote for Donald Trump either but I'll not bother going to the polls.

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She has to get her vote out. There are still challenges on both sides

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with 4 days to go. Lawyeria, an interesting campaign, thank you very

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much. . Stay with us on BBC News. Stay with us on BBC News,

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still to come: In Iraq, the UN is preparing for a huge

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displacement of people The Foreign Secretary has

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defended his decision to write a draft newspaper article in favour

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of the EU, two days before Boris Johnson said the UK's decision

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to leave was right, and he was simply trying

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to clarify his thoughts. I was wrestling with it, like a lot

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of people in this country. I wrote a long piece that came down

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overwhelmingly in favour of leaver. I then thought - I'd better see if I

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can argue the alternative case so I wrote a semi parodic article in the

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opposite be sense which misterously found its way into the paper this

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morning. But I set them intooifd signed it was blindingly obvious

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what the right thing to do was. I think the people made the right

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decision. They voted very substantially to leave the European

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Union and that is what we are going to do and we are going to make a

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great success of it. This BBC World News Ing. The latest

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headlines: Britain and the US warn of fresh

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sanctions on Syria and Russia over The 15-year-old daughter

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of the American sprinter Tyson Gay has been killed

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in a shooting in Kentucky. We'll start with football,

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and the English Premier League. Middlesborough's shaky start

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to the season continues. An impressive long distance

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effort from Jose Holebas And Southampton are up to eighth

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in the table after a brilliant second half saw them beat

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Burnley 3-1. Great team performance again today.

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Fist half we should have went in. We should have scored one or two. Good

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chances to be honest. I thought I really fancy myself. We knew it was

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going to be a frustrating afternoon if we didn't score early. Their team

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can have a go in the second half. We came out and scored early. We

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fancied ourself. The only unfortunate thing is we have lost a

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clean sheet but if that's the only thing to worry about after seven

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games, we are happy. They are a good side. We tried to get something of

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it. They had three, four chances, the game could have been an even

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bigger score line. It is nothing to do with me making excuses, you need

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the big decisions, noernt. We didn't get one the first game, or last

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week, or a couple of weeks ago against Arsenal. Or today T doesn't

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guarantee the end result but it makes it interesting when we go 1-0

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up away from home. Tributes are being paid

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to the former Ireland rugby union international Anthony Foley,

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who's died suddenly He was head coach of Munster,

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and passed away overnight in Paris, ahead of the team's

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match against Racing 92 He won 62 caps for Ireland in a ten

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year international career, He also played over

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200 times for Munster. Complete shock is the only way to

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put it. I mean it is just hard it get your head around what has just

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happened. A young man in his prime, just taken away like that and so

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suddenly. And from a rugby perspective, from the rug by

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community, a rugby family - rugby family in Ireland, he was part of

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the fabric of Irish rugby. Two matches did take place

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in the European Champions Cup. Bordeaux beat Ulster 28-13

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and Clermont Auvergne had a bonus Andy Murray's year continues to go

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from strength to strength. He's earned his sixth title

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of the year, winning the Shanghai Masters,

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just a week after his Up against Spain's Roberto Bautista

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Agoo, Murray stuttered in the first He found his rhythm in the second

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though, taking that 6-1. It means Murray is now edging closer

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to Novak Djokovic at the top Sweden's Alex Noren good form

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in 2016 continues, winning England's Lee Westwood finishing

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strongly with a round of four under par to finish third on 15

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under for the tournament. Noren finished on 18 under -

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two strokes clear of Let's turn to Iraq now,

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and thousands of leaflets have been dropped over the city of Mosul -

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containing safety information ahead of an operation to recapture it

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from so-called Islamic State. Iraqi ground forces

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have moved into place - in the south and east of the city,

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in preparation for the offensive Mosul is Iraq's second largest city

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- the UN estimates 1.5 million It also says up to 1 million people

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in the city and surrounding towns could be displaced as

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a result of the operation. That's in addition to more

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than 3 million across Iraq - Well, the UN Refugee Agency has

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spent months preparing to help tens of thousands affected

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by the operation. I spoke to Filippo Grandi

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the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees earlier,

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he told me that the We are ready with equipment, shelter

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and other types of equipment to provide it to about 400,000 people.

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And this is still a small figure because we could have a much bigger

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emergency than that. And to complete our preparation, we need more

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resources. But, of course, equipment, tents, shelter equipment

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is not the only thing that is needed here. We also need and we have got

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these assurances from the Prime Minister today, I saw him this

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morning, we also need the Iraqi forces to adopt an approach which

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is, of course, military in its objective but which also respects,

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protects civilians. This is extremely important at this very

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critical juncture. You said, you know, you are ready for 400,000

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people, but many more are expected to believe. - to leave Ye, this is

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the preparation for the initial phase of this offensive. We are

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scaling up on a daily basis, with more tents, more items, more relief

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items to distribute people with more stuff ready to monitor the

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situation, with more sites being prepared to receive people. You

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know, the big uncertainty here is that we don't know how the war will

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move. We don't know what the pattern of displacement will occur. We need

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to remain extremely flexible but one thing is clear, we need more

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resources. UN HCR, my organisation alone, asks for $200 million to

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prepare for this offensive and we are still short of a very large

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amount of this money, we are still short of $120 million out of this

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comprehensive appeal that we have made. So, I'm urging, from Baghdad,

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here, from Iraq, I'm urging donors to really step up and arow us to

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complete the preparation. What do you think about IS? Do you

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think they are going to allow civilians to leave Mosul? We really

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don't know what will happen. There are many scenarios being talked

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about. We talked with the Iraqi Government, like I said I met this

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morning with the Prime Minister and I must say I was very impressed by

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what he told me, that they have impressed, themselves on their

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security forces, the importance to protect civilians. This is krush,

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because - this is crucial, because if civilians feel protected they

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will flee in much smaller numbers or maybe not at all. If the

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displacement can be minimised and this is the objective of the Iraqi

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forces, this, of course will be beneficial to call. But that

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approach to quality, the moderation of that approach, the respect for

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women and children and other civilians will be key and, you know,

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this is always very difficult to achieve in war, in conflict but we

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hope that lessoned learned in previous Owensives, will be applied

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this time around. - in previous offensives.

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China is to launch two men into orbit in the next few hours,

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as it continues to develop its ability to explore space.

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The astronauts will take off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre

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with the Tiangong 2 space station, then spend a month on board

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This mission, the two astronauts will be going into space for 33 days

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in total. The spaceship will dock with

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Tiangong 2 which has been in space already. They want to have a

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permanent space station by 2022 and in this mission they will do a a

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series of experiments and also try to I a sows the possibility of

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keeping astronauts, should they fall in, in space from the ground. So

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this is a very dig deal for China. Now the Pentagon has long been

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stating their concern on China's space programme, in fear of an arms

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race in space but China insists it is not to do with any space warfare,

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it is about people development in space.

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From me, Alpa Patel, and the rest of the team, goodbye.

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I hope you had a nice weekend. You probably saw some sunshine and

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probably some heavy showers as well. It has been that kind

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