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President Trump calls on Muslim nations to take the lead

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in combating terror as he makes a keynote address in Saudi Arabia.

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Drive them out, drive them out of your holy land.

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Mr Trump also accuses Iran of fuelling sectarian conflict

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South Korea's new government says the latest missile test

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by North Korea has dashed its hopes of forging peace with its neighbour.

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Although, the summit of achievement, the woman who climbed to the top of

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Mount Everest twice in one week. We will talk to her husband.

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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President Trump, who campaigned on a promise to stop all Muslims

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coming to the United States, has ended the last day of his visit

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to Saudi Arabia with a speech in front of 50 Muslim leaders.

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He used the occasion to tell them to take the lead

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in combating Islamist terrorism, rather than wait for American

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And he went out of his way to blame Iran, Saudi Arabia's biggest rival,

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for causing instability in the region.

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He accused it of fuelling sectarian conflict.

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You join us in Riyadh, where what is called the Riyadh

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President Donald Trump came to the Saudi kingdom,

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his first stop on his first foreign visit, to reset relations

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with the most-important partner of the United States

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in the Middle East, and today it was a speech to recalibrate

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the battle against forces of extremism and ideology.

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He made it absolutely clear the battle had to start

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He said that 95% of the victims of extremism are Muslims.

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He said, "America will stand by you, but you cannot wait for America

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Gone from this speech were the old phrases

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like "clashes of civilisation", gone too the phrase of Donald Trump

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which he used repeatedly during his election campaign,

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Today he framed it as a battle between good and evil.

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Let's hear more of what he had to say.

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The President has been on a mission into Middle East politics today

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and a charm offensive, meeting a host of Arab and Gulf

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One central geopolitical subject, the fight against Islamist

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extremism, and how to make good on his pledge to destroy

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But after the trenchant and, some would say, Islamophobic

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language of the election campaign, the President chose a much more

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This is not about different sects or different civilisations.

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This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate

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human life and decent people, all in the name of religion.

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This is a battle between good and evil.

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He said that if terrorism must be defeated, it was up to the people

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A better future is only possible if your nation drive out

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the terrorists and drive out the extremists.

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Drive them out of your places of worship.

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This speech was a far cry from the language that

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Donald Trump and his allies used during the campaign.

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No more talk about "Islam hates us", no more mention of this

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The one phrase that he chided Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

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for not using, "radical Islamic terrorism", was not even mentioned.

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Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete

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shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

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Radical Islam is coming to our shores.

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We have a radical Islamic terrorism problem, folks.

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Donald Trump has made a lot of friends with this

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visit and this speech, a more-inclusive tone,

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a pledge of American help, combined with a strong

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Exactly what his Saudi hosts were hoping for.

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What are the Saudis now expecting from the American President?

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We are joined by a Saudi political analyst.

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You wrote in Arab newspapers about this visit, the words

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of Donald Trump today, are they words that you welcome?

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Of course we welcome this visit, and we hope it will build

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a new strategy of assimilation to counterterrorism,

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because we want to do that with our allies.

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We want to invite them to be with us, for these efforts to be

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joint efforts to counter terrorism, and we want to explain

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to them what terrorism is, because what we have seen before,

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countering terrorism was not just on one side or the other,

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it was countering the side effects, not the roots.

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There was criticism that Saudi Arabia also has to deal

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with the roots of terrorism right here in Saudi Arabia.

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We are talking about the Iranian revolution that began in 79,

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they began with this destruction, and spreading their sectarianism

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Before that, we have not seen the devastation happen.

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This is the Saudi view of Iran, but some of your Gulf neighbours

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do not agree that Iran must be approached in this way.

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They would like to reach out to Iran, to talk

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We talked with our friends, we watched their media,

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If you just focus on that, Daesh, Al-Qaeda, those organisations,

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What they are looking for, they have the same way

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to attack Saudi Arabia, they think it is easy to control

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Those militias have leaders inside Iran, recruits.

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If we want to solve this problem, we have to counter terrorism,

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In 2009 Barack Obama spoke to the Muslim

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How can you be sure President Trump's engagement will be

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any different from that of Barack Obama?

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But what we can see or understand from this visit is that Mr Trump

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chose this to be the first foreign visit for him, and he is serious.

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He wants to secure the region, and he realised the danger

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of leaving Iran and militias working in the region.

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If we don't deter them, dismantle them, the world will suffer,

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If you want to secure our region, the whole world has to work

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together, and we do not have anything to hide.

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In his speech, President Trump also followed King Salman in singling

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He called on all countries to work together to isolate Iran,

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accusing the Islamic republic of fuelling "the fires of sectarian

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No discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete

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without mentioning the government that gives terrorists

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Safe harbour, financial backing and the social

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It is a regime that is responsible for so much

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From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds arms

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and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups

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that spread destruction and chaos across the region.

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For decades, Iran has fuelled the fires of sectarian

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It's a government that speaks openly of mass murder,

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vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America and ruin

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for many leaders and nations in this very room.

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Earlier, I spoke to Kasra Naji of BBC Persian Service,

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and he said Iran will look at President Trump's

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What I have seen is some of the tweets from some hardliners on

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Twitter, hardline elements in Iran, who say that every time we showed

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weakness, this is how our enemies behave. This is a reference to

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re-electing a moderate leader, rather than a hardline leader,

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President, with reference to the re-election the president yesterday.

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A lot of this is rhetoric, big sales of arms agreed to Saudi Arabia,

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which would be more alarming than words? Yes. $120 worth of hardware

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-- 110 Ilion dollars worth of hardware will change the military

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balance to some extent. I do not know how much, but it is one of

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those things that Iranians will watch. That might spur Iranians

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hardliners, who are controlling the Revolutionary Guards, and other

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centres of power, to push on with their ballistic missile programmes

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and that kind of thing. That was the point I was going to come onto, to

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what extent does this play into the hands of hardliners in Iran, who

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have criticised their president for signing a deal with Donald Trump's

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predecessor? If you are a country and you see other countries putting

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against you, you will strengthen your defences, you will get worked

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up and ready. This is what you might expect. I am sure the hardliners in

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Iran will push for this particular programme, the rearming of Iran,

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further militarisation, and all of that. That is the obvious outcome,

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if you like. After giving his 30-minute speech,

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President Trump, whose fondness for Twitter is well known,

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was due to take part in a Twitter But at the last minute,

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his daughter Ivanka had No explanation has been

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given as to why Mr Trump Ms Trump has sent Arab Twitter

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into overdrive and is currently trending with the top hashtag

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in Arabic, #Trumpsdaughter. Still to come, also will have failed

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to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years,

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despite a 3-1 victory over Everton. Welcome back.

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Donald Trump has called on Muslim nations to take the lead on

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combating terror in Saudi Arabia. In Scotland leaders of six political

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parties have taken part in a televised debate ahead of next

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month's general Britain's exit from the EU

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and the issue of Scottish independence from the UK have been

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central topics in the debate. What are the key moments? You said

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that independent and the decision for the UK to leave the EU would be

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key, we always thought they would be, and so they were. We had an

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independence referendum in 2014, most voters voted to stay in the UK,

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but the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been saying that since then the

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Brexit vote, where most voters in Scotland wanted to stay in the UK,

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has strengthened the case for a second independence referendum, and

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the SNP have sought to build the case to have another independence

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referendum, possibly doubled the end of next year. On the other side of

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the debate, we had the Scottish Conservative leader, whose party has

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emerged as the main pro-union party in Scotland, and she was putting

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forward the point that we had a vote in 2014, people had their say, and

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that should be the end of it. The key challenge for Nicola Sturgeon is

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building support for another referendum. During the debate Nicola

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Sturgeon made the point that her opponent, especially the

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Conservatives, spend more time talking about independence than she

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does, and she cannot get a word in. What Nicola Sturgeon did tonight was

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concentrate much more on other issues, which are playing out quite

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big on the UK stage, like changes to the welfare system. What about

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domestic politics? In Edinburgh the SNP are in power, unlike

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Westminster, where the Conservatives are in power. It is interesting,

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occurs even though big issues like justice and health and education are

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devolved to Scotland, they still get heavily discussed in Westminster

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elections. One of the most poignant moments tonight came during a

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discussion about the state of health service and we heard from a lady in

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the audience who was a nurse talks about not having enough money to buy

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food, about being on strike, she did not become a nurse to be out on the

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picket line, and the coolest urgent answered by saying that the Scottish

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Government had put more money into the whole service in Scotland

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compared to the rest of the UK and have protected health budgets, and

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that is one of the key issues which has been playing out in this

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campaign between the Conservatives and the SNP and Labour and Liberal

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Democrats, that they are anti-austerity parties, but the

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goods server did say that they have to make cuts in order to pay for

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future public services. South Korea's new government says

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the latest missile test by North Korea has dashed its hopes

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of forging peace with its neighbour. Earlier, North Korea

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launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile,

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a week after its last The South Korean military says it

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travelled around 500 kilometres This would be the tenth detected

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missile launch this year. It was launched from Pukchang,

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that's near Pyongyang, There's a game of bluff

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going on now, where you remember a month ago, President Trump used

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the word "armada" about the warships coming to this region, to deal

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with the provocation from Pyongyang. We've had two missile launches

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in a week, and by all accounts both of them have been successful

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and have demonstrated substantial Both these missiles,

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on the account of the military in Japan and South Korea,

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have travelled hundreds The one a week ago, outside experts

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reckon that it could, if it was reliable, hit US bases

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in the western Pacific. Nobody thinks, apart

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from Kim Jong-un, that North Korea has the ability to hit

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the continental United States at the moment, certainly not with

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a missile with a nuclear warhead. But pretty well all the outside

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experts think that advances are being made pretty quickly,

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and that he does have the ability to If you look for political

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significance in the timing, there was a bit of a gap in testing

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while the elections And a sceptic or a cynic would say

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that's because the leading contender, who actually won,

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was somebody who wanted much more That President now has a task,

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because he says, "Let's talk," but there's no sign of a favourable

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response from the North. A British mountaineer has confirmed

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that a famous feature near the summit of Mount Everest,

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the Hillary Step, This could make scaling the world's

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highest peak even more dangerous. Last year, pictures seemed

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to show the near-vertical 12-metre rocky outcrop,

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named after the first person to scale the mountain,

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Sir Edmund Hillary, Meanwhile, an Indian mountaineer

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is said to have reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time

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in less than a week. 37-year-old Anshu Jamsenpa

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made her first successful After a short rest she then turned

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around to repeat the feat today. Her expedition team says she's set

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a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain

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in a single season. Earlier, I spoke to Tsering Wange,

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the husband of Anshu Jamsenpa, and asked him how she is feeling

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after the two ascents. Well, I had the opportunity to speak

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to her at 2:30 Indian standard time today,

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as she was coming down from the Mount Everest

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peak towards the camp And when I spoke to her,

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she was in good health, she was very happy,

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she was descending. To make that ascent not once

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but twice is beyond the imagination It was her plan to do

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a double ascent, twice. Once, she did it in 2011,

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and 2014 she was at the base camp when an avalanche happened and 16

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mountaineers got killed, 2015, she again went,

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again unfortunately there was an earthquake in Nepal,

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followed by an avalanche. Again, there was more casualties,

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around 32 mountaineers died, and she had to,

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again, return back. So for the last three years

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she has been trying, What an achievement.

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Let's get the sport now. Real Madrid have won their first

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Spanish league title since 2012 after a 2-0 win away to Malaga,

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meaning they finish three points clear of Barcelona in second place,

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after they came from behind to win Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 25th

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in the Primera Division this season, which came in just

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the second minute. And then ten minutes

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after the interval, Karim Benzema confirmed the win,

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as Real lifted the title for the 33rd time, as they remain

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on course for a domestic league The team who Real will play

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in the Champions League final in just under a fortnight's time

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is Juventus, who also The Italian's were 3-0

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winners over Crotone, as they remain on course

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for the treble of domestic league Goals from Mario Mandzukic,

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Paolo Dybala and Sandro were enough for Massimilliano Allegri's team

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handing them a sixth successive Arsenal have missed out

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on qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in 20

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years despite a 3-1 Arsene Wenger's side failed to make

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it into the top four, missing out by a point,

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meaning they'll play in European football's

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secondary competition, the Europa League,

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in the next campaign. We had a spell during the season

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where it was the fickle. My situation was an influence at some

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stage on the group as well. We played in a hostile environment for

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the second part of the season, that did not help. Overall, I believe the

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players came back in a very strong togetherness in the last two months

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and responded exceptionally well. I am very proud of them in the last

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two months, they have shown exceptional strength.

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Arsenal miss out, meaning Liverpool return to the top European table

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for the first time in three years because of a 3-0 win over

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It meant they hung on to fourth position, with Manchester City

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Chelsea may have won the Premier League title

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more than a week ago, but they finally got their hands

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on the trophy on a day that John Terry announced he was retiring

:24:32.:24:34.

Antonio Conte, in his first season at Stamford Bridge,

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saw his side become the first English team to register 30

:24:38.:24:40.

top-flight victories in a 38-game season.

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The Blues sealed their sixth top-flight title on an emotional day

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for the 36-year-old captain, who held aloft his 15th major trophy

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World number two Novak Djokovic has announced that eight-time Grand Slam

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champion Andre Agassi will be his coach for the French

:24:58.:25:00.

It follows his surprise defeat to Alexander Zverev

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The 20-year-old German claimed his maiden Masters title

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after becoming the youngest player in a decade to reach a final at this

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level and will move to ten in the world following this victory.

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Djokovic, who turns 30 on Monday, was the previous

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But despite a clinical straight-sets win over

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Austrian Dominic Thiem on Saturday, the world number two Serb produced

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a flawed performance on Centre Court that saw him curse and swear

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as he struggled to find a way back into the match.

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An injury to the world number four Simona Halep was the decisive

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Although she would go on to win the set, Halep was never quite

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the same against Elina Svitolina who went on to win the match 4-6,

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7-5, 6-1 and capture her fourth title of the year to take her place

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It has been a weekend of two halves, many of us saw heavy downpours at

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times on Saturday, but Sunday has been turning warmer and drier.

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Through much

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