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Another allegation of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. The

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day after he said all the claims were lies a woman comes forward to

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say he should she was groped at a tennis tournament in 1998. He walked

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up to me and reached his right arm and grabbed my right arm. Then his

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hand touched the right inside of my breast. It comes after the final

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presidential debate when Donald Trump refused to guarantee he'd

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accept defeat if he lost the election. At his latest rally, he

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had this to say. I will totally accent the results of this great and

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historic presidential election, if I win. We will look at who were in the

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debate and ask what we can expect next in the most unpredictable of

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elections. Also, Iraqi forces are less than ten miles from the city of

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Mosul as Islamic state fighters put up resistance. We have to stay on

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the asphalt. Troops have been planting bombs around here for so

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long. And what happened when Britain's Brexit Prime Minister had

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to meet the people she was to thrash out a deal with. And no message from

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Mars, still unable to reach the Mars lander.

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For Donald Trump, the allegations just won't go away. He's been

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accused of impropriety by a dozen women. In the last few hours, that

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rose to 13. This is the woman with her lawyer, she said she had been

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approached by Mr Trump at the US open tennis tournament in 1998. Here

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is what she claimed happened. He reached his right arm and grabbed my

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right arm. Then his hand touched the right inside of my breast. I was in

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shock. I flinched. Don't you know who I am, don't you know who I am?

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That's what he said to me. Mr Trump has not responded to his latest

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allegations but he has previously denied other similar claims made

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against him. We can cross live to New York where the news conference

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was held. What else did she have to say? She basically said it was

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because Donald Trump had so strongly denied past allegations from these

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other women that she decided to step forward. She said it was her duty as

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a woman, a mother and American citizens to come forward with her

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story and while she anticipated that Mr Trump would call her another

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nasty woman she wanted to lend her support to other women. She said

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that she was waiting for a car to take her home when Mr Trump and

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other gentlemen were beside her. She said they made remarks treating her

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as an object and she came on to say that he came closer to her and

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touched the inside of her right breast. She was tearful at the press

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conference with her lawyer and its -- she said that it had changed her

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life and that coming forward had been very empowering for her. This

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came after the last of the presidential debate in Las Vegas.

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Donald Trump refused to say whether he would accept the result. I will

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look at it at the time. I am not looking at it. What I've seen is so

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bad. She should never have been allowed to run for the presidency

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waste on what she did with e-mails and other things. What I'm saying is

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that I will tell you at the time. I will keep you in suspense. Since the

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debate Donald Trump has travelled from Las Vegas to the key state of

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Ohio where he has been campaigning. He gave clarification to his

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remarks. I would like to polymers and pledge to all of my voters and

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supporters and to all of the people of the United States, that I will

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totally accent the results of this great and historic presidential

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election, if I win! CHEERING No sooner was the debate over than

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the argument over who had one got underway. A number of organisations

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held polls. These are the latest verdicts. This gave Hillary Clinton

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a clean sweep of all three debates. CBS carried out polling in 13 key

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battle ground states. But Mr Trump can rely on the Washington Times

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that came out in his favour. This poll also had him on top. There is

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only one poll that matters, the presidential result itself. That is

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only 18 days away. Philip Elliott is the Washington correspondent for

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Time magazine. Your response to Mr Trump saying he will accept the

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result if he wins. This was a remarkable statement from a major

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candidate. It flies in the face of all tradition.

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That no other time has the nation been so deeply divided as at this

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Never has the nation moment. So close to the election

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Never has the nation been so with two

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Never has the nation been so divided.

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Never has the nation been so with two candidates who really,

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there are no undecided voters left in the

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there are no undecided voters left divided. His

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there are no undecided voters left in the country.

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there are no undecided voters left divided. His performance was

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in the country. His performance last night was

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in the country. divided. His performance was better,

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His performance last night was better,

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divided. His performance was better, don't

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divided. His performance was better, better, do

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divided. His performance was better, don't you

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divided. His performance was better, better, do you

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divided. His performance was better, don't you think?

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divided. His performance was better, better, do you not think? Will we

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have better, do you not think? Will we

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don't you think? Will he better, do you not think? Will we

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have done enough to win over better, do you not think? Will we

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don't you think? Will he have won better, do you not think? Will we

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have done enough to win over those key voters?

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don't you think? Will he have won over

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don't you think? Will he have won key voters? For

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don't you think? Will he have won over key

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don't you think? Will he have won key voters? For the

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don't you think? Will he have won over key voters?

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don't you think? Will he have won key voters? For the first time in

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this campaign Mr Trump practice key voters? For the first time in

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over key voters? For the first key voters? For the first time in

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this campaign Mr Trump practice the debate.

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this campaign Mr Trump practice the over key voters? For the first time

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debate. He over key voters? For the first time

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he practised over key voters? For the first time

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debate. He and Chris over key voters? For the first time

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he practised a debate. over key voters? For the first time

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debate. He and Chris Christie, one of his top advisers, spent some time

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going of his top advisers, spent some time

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he practised a debate. He of his top advisers, spent some time

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going through. Here of his top advisers, spent some time

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he practised a debate. He actually of his top advisers, spent some time

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going through. Here is a he practised a debate. He actually

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spend some time he practised a debate. He actually

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going through. Here is a question, how would

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going through. Here is a question, spend some time going through

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going through. Here is a question, how would you

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spend some time going through answering questions.

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spend some time going through how would you answer that? It was

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such a novel concept for him. We're a Secretary

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such a novel concept for him. We're answering questions. It

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such a novel concept for him. We're a Secretary Clinton has

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such a novel concept for him. We're answering questions. It is a

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such a novel concept for him. We're a Secretary Clinton has spent days,

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if not weeks working towards this. He

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if not weeks working towards this. answering questions. It is a novel

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if not weeks working towards this. He delivered

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answering questions. It is a novel concept

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answering questions. It is a novel He delivered a much better

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performance. It might He delivered a much better

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concept for him. He delivered He delivered a much better

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performance. It might be He delivered a much better

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concept for him. He delivered a better

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concept for him. He delivered a performance. It might be too little

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concept for him. He delivered a better performance but

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performance. It might be too little too late.

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performance. It might be too little better performance but it

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performance. It might be too little too late. Voting is underway

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performance. It might be too little better performance but it might

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performance. It might be too little too late. Voting is underway in

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several too late. Voting is underway in

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better performance but it might be too late. Voting is underway in

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several states. better performance but it might be

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too little too late. better performance but it might be

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several states. He mentioned Ohio were Mr Trump is today. Voting is

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underway, people are casting ballots and have made up their minds.

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There are no do overs Sir Roger Bouchar ballot in the box. Is it

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Many Republicans concede magazine this week is in meltdown.

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The campaign is any total meltdown. The Republican Party is at the

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moment of crisis. Many Republicans concede that the White House 's has

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gone. The Senate is likely to go in favour of the Democrats. If Mr Trump

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continues to inflict pain and uncomfortable moments on his

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Republican Party, the House of Representatives designed not develop

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until at least 2020, it could tip to the favour of the Democrats. What do

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you make of Donald Trump's argument that there is the Democrats. What do

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you make of Donald Trump's argument that there is this silent, are --

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Army trying to tonic for him on voting day? It could be real. We

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just do not know. But it is one thing to show up for a Donald Trump

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rally and scream and chant and swear at the root porters assigned to

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cover Mr Trump and another to take the time to register to vote in many

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places. And to show up and cast a ballot. Running for president is

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hard. Mr Trump is it a very steep deficit. Helen Clinton has offices

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at pretty much every city and town and community and village and Hamlet

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in America, whereas Mr Trump and some of the key swing states has

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just a handful. He is massively outgunned on the ground. There is no

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catching up at this point, no amount of money can catch up to what

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Secretary Clinton has bid. Good to get your thoughts, thank you.

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Iraq's Prime Minister has said the operation to recapture the city of

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Mosul, the last major stronghold of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq

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is progressing faster than planned. 1.5 million civilians are trapped.

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In the past 48 hours Iraq and government forces have made

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significant gains to the south, while the cadiz Peshmerga allies are

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advancing north and east of the city. The coalition's highest

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commanding officer has told the BBC this would be a long war but not --

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would not be drawn on how long the liberation of those would take. Our

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correspondent is with the Kurdish forces attacking the town. Here is a

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report. With first light, the cards began a

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major assault on IS positions. Here, just nine miles from Mosul. The

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militants replied with tracer fire. Then this. A threat from above. I IS

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drone was over our heads. The best merger tried frantically to shoot it

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down. -- Peshmerga. A booby-trapped drone killed two

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Kurdish fighters earlier this month. This one got away. Then there were

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two. One was brought to earth. But IAS weren't finished yet. Far

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from it. Suddenly, a warning. "Get Down, there's a sniper.". We managed

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to listen into their communications. They tried to coordinate a counter

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attack on the troops. One commander says, tried to engage them on the

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bridge. The assault continues. In less than 60 minutes, the village

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fell. We are entering an area Kurdish forces have just taken. This

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village was a IS stronghold. The further they go forward, the more

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resistance they expect to face from suicide bombers. We have to be very

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careful here. We have two stay on the asphalt. The truce believe that

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IS has spent months planting roadside bombs here. They know there

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are many hazards on the journey ahead but there is a sense that the

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noose is being tightened. A smooth constructive and Audley Brexit,

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according to those in the know. In terms of what Theresa May is hoping

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for as Britain readies itself to leave the European Union. She has

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the chance to make her case at a summit in Brussels. Officially,

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Brexit wasn't on the agenda but it was the first question journalists

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wanted to ask when Theresa May arrived. I'm here with a very clear

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message. The UK is leaving the EU that we will continue to play a full

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role until we leave and will be a strong and dependable partner after

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we have left. It is in all our interests to continue to work

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together. Including at this summit. So what might other leaders at the

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summit be expecting. My colleague Ross Atkins did his best to find

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out. BBC News. Ross Atkins, BBC News. Is it inevitable that UK is

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going to leave the single market? They have decided to and they want

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full access after leaving the European Union. That is only

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possible by accepting the fundamental rules of the European

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union. By refusing to compromise on freedom of movement are you making a

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hard Brexit inevitable? I don't know a compromise because there is no

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negotiation without notification. Some people say that the reason

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there will be compromise is because Germany's economy is reliant on

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exports to the UK. Nobody spoke about that. Do you stand with the

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German Chancellor? No answer to that question from the chairman of the

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European Parliament. BBC News, what do you expect to hear from Prime

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Minister may this evening? A question in English that can be

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translated. Do you think a preoccupation with unity is

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preventing strong measures on migration, for example?

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What will you say to Prime Minister Theresa May over dinner? What is

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your message to the UK? Thank you very much. Ross Atkins

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will be back on BBC News channel at 2000 GMT. I want to take you back to

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our top story. We have received a statement from the Donald Trump

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campaign following new allegations of sexual misconduct. It says,

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"Another publicity seeking attack. The Clinton campaign. Add nothing to

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smear Mr Trump. We reject these fictional stories. A clear effort to

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benefit Hillary Clinton." Rights campaigners in the UK have welcomed

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a government decision to posthumously pardoned thousands of

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gay and bisexual men convicted of offences that have since been

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abolished. This comes after the Enigma code breaker Alan during was

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pardoned. Those living with convictions can apply to the Home

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Office to have their name cleared but some say that isn't enough. As

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you can see, Peter Tatchell is with me in the studio. You think it is

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enough? I think it is a valuable step forward but we need more. We

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need more, an apology, possibly compensation to the men who suffered

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because of their conviction under unjust, discriminatory anti-gay

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laws. Somewhere between 50,000 to 100,000 gay and bisexual men were

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persecuted under these laws in the 20th century. Many of them went to

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prison and in prison they were beaten up, by prisoners and even

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warders, they lost their jobs, homes, were attacked by mobs in the

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street. Many were driven to mental breakdowns and some committed

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suicide. And apology is on the cards as well as a pardon. An apology

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recognises that a grave injustice was done. A pardon is ambiguous

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because it implies that you did wrong but are forgiven. In my view,

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those men did no wrong. It was consenting, adult behaviour. No one

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was harmed, no one complained. They shouldn't have been arrested. Do you

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think you will get an apology? In the

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end, because the apology to Alan Turing set a precedent. Theresa May

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is keen to present her government as a liberal and modernising force and

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she will want to go the extra step to ensure that the principles

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applied to Alan Turing will be applied to all gay men. Thank you

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very much for coming in. This time yesterday the European Space Agency

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was holding its breath for news on whether it had successfully landed a

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craft on Mars. It says it doesn't know what has happened to the craft.

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Signals indicate that the mothership is orbiting Mars but no signals have

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been detected from the craft itself. Despite this, the European Space

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Agency isn't giving up. We have got the data, we have got the knowledge.

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OK, the final step, to have a soft landing with communication is not

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confirmed so far but I am very happy that we have the major goals that we

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try to achieve. Let's take a look at some other news. A ceasefire in

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Yemen appears to be holding despite sporadic clashes. The truce came

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into force at midnight amid air strikes on the rebel capital that

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have now stopped. Reports say North Korea has failed in an attempt to

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launch an intermediate range missile. The latest attempt comes

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just a week after a similar attempt. Sources say that the missiles didn't

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travel before exploding. For the first time, MPs have backed calls

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for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood following the

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collapse of his former department store BHS amid a huge gap in its

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tension scheme. When this gorilla escaped from its cage, armed police

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were summoned to help with the panic. It turned out that the

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silverback wasn't interested in causing damage but binge drinking

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huge amounts of blackcurrant cordial. Sarah Campbell has the

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story. Back in his enclosure, enjoying afternoon tea. A week after

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he escaped out of his den into a staff only area. Luckily, the keeper

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knew him well enough to keep him calm. He pottered out the door that

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had not been secured. His keeper chatted to him and calmed him down.

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Just as normal and backed away. At that point, he was just exploring

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the environment and pottered into a store room next to his den. He was

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delighted to see extra treats. He took five litres of blackcurrant

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squash but he is a big lad and he can cope with that on a once off

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basis. The zoo insists the public were never in any danger. Satisfied,

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he was tranquillised and carried back to the enclosure. Check your

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locks, that is the lesson to be learned. One thirsty gorilla! Now,

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more on the main news this hour. Social media is playing such a

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prominent role in this election and bloggers have something else to

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write about. At the second debate, Donald Trump triggered a twitter

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hashtag as he described comments he had made as locker room talk. This

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time it was about bad hombres. We have bad, bad people that have to

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get out. We are going to secure the border and later we will make a

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determination as to the rest. We have got some bad hombres and we

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need to get them out. Within minutes the hashtag bad hombres was

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trending. There was the usual mixture of the concept with popular

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media. This from the film starring Steve Martin. Others claimed to

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confuse the phrase with the name for a hairstyle technique which in this

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picture has gone completely wrong. Some Donald Trump supporters tried

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to reclaim the hashtag and turn it against Hillary Clinton. Let's

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update you on where the latest poll of polls stands. This is how it has

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developed over the last month. Mrs Clinton has had a consistent lead

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but Mr Trump has been closing that gap in the run-up to Wednesday's

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debate and was trailing by just four points. Don't forget, there is much

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more on our website. Just log on. A reminder of the main news this hour.

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In the last few minutes Donald Trump's campaign has denied the

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latest allegation of sexual misconduct made against him. This

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woman says he molested her in front of a group of men at the US tennis

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open in 1988. Mr Trump's team have now said that this was just another

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coordinated publicity seeking attack that the Clinton campaign will stop

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at nothing to smear Mr Trump. Give me a break, he said, voters are

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tired of these antics and reject these fictional stories and the

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clear efforts to benefit Hillary Clinton. That said from me and the

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