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President Trump calls on Muslim nations to take the lead


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


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


Mr Trump also accuses Iran of fuelling sectarian conflict


South Korea's new government says the latest missile test


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


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


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


Hello and welcome to World News Today.


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


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


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


He used the occasion to tell them to take the lead


in combating Islamist terrorism, rather than wait for American


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


for causing instability in the region.


He accused it of fuelling sectarian conflict.


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


President Donald Trump came to the Saudi kingdom,


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


with the most-important partner of the United States


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


the battle against forces of extremism and ideology.


He made it absolutely clear the battle had to start


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


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


Gone from this speech were the old phrases


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


which he used repeatedly during his election campaign,


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


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


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


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


One central geopolitical subject, the fight against Islamist


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


But after the trenchant and, some would say, Islamophobic


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


This is not about different sects or different civilisations.


This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate


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


This is a battle between good and evil.


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


A better future is only possible if your nation drive out


the terrorists and drive out the extremists.


Drive them out of your places of worship.


This speech was a far cry from the language that


Donald Trump and his allies used during the campaign.


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


The one phrase that he chided Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama


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


Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete


shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.


Radical Islam is coming to our shores.


We have a radical Islamic terrorism problem, folks.


Donald Trump has made a lot of friends with this


visit and this speech, a more-inclusive tone,


a pledge of American help, combined with a strong


Exactly what his Saudi hosts were hoping for.


What are the Saudis now expecting from the American President?


We are joined by a Saudi political analyst.


You wrote in Arab newspapers about this visit, the words


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


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


a new strategy of assimilation to counterterrorism,


because we want to do that with our allies.


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


joint efforts to counter terrorism, and we want to explain


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


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


it was countering the side effects, not the roots.


There was criticism that Saudi Arabia also has to deal


with the roots of terrorism right here in Saudi Arabia.


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


they began with this destruction, and spreading their sectarianism


Before that, we have not seen the devastation happen.


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


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


They would like to reach out to Iran, to talk


We talked with our friends, we watched their media,


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


What they are looking for, they have the same way


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


Those militias have leaders inside Iran, recruits.


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


In 2009 Barack Obama spoke to the Muslim


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


any different from that of Barack Obama?


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


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


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


of leaving Iran and militias working in the region.


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


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


together, and we do not have anything to hide.


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


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


accusing the Islamic republic of fuelling "the fires of sectarian


No discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete


without mentioning the government that gives terrorists


Safe harbour, financial backing and the social


It is a regime that is responsible for so much


From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds arms


and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups


that spread destruction and chaos across the region.


For decades, Iran has fuelled the fires of sectarian


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


vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America and ruin


for many leaders and nations in this very room.


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


and he said Iran will look at President Trump's


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


those things that Iranians will watch. That might spur Iranians


hardliners, who are controlling the Revolutionary Guards, and other


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


President Trump, whose fondness for Twitter is well known,


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


his daughter Ivanka had No explanation has been


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


into overdrive and is currently trending with the top hashtag


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


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


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


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


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


parties have taken part in a televised debate ahead of next


month's general Britain's exit from the EU


and the issue of Scottish independence from the UK have been


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


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


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


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


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


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


has strengthened the case for a second independence referendum, and


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


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


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


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


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


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


building support for another referendum. During the debate Nicola


Sturgeon made the point that her opponent, especially the


Conservatives, spend more time talking about independence than she


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


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


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


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


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


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


devolved to Scotland, they still get heavily discussed in Westminster


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


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


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


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


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


Government had put more money into the whole service in Scotland


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


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


campaign between the Conservatives and the SNP and Labour and Liberal


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


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


future public services. South Korea's new government says


the latest missile test by North Korea has dashed its hopes


of forging peace with its neighbour. Earlier, North Korea


launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile,


a week after its last The South Korean military says it


travelled around 500 kilometres This would be the tenth detected


missile launch this year. It was launched from Pukchang,


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


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


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


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


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


and have demonstrated substantial Both these missiles,


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


have travelled hundreds The one a week ago, outside experts


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


in the western Pacific. Nobody thinks, apart


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


the continental United States at the moment, certainly not with


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


experts think that advances are being made pretty quickly,


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


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


while the elections And a sceptic or a cynic would say


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


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


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


response from the North. A British mountaineer has confirmed


that a famous feature near the summit of Mount Everest,


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


highest peak even more dangerous. Last year, pictures seemed


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


named after the first person to scale the mountain,


Sir Edmund Hillary, Meanwhile, an Indian mountaineer


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


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


made her first successful After a short rest she then turned


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


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


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


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


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


to her at 2:30 Indian standard time today,


as she was coming down from the Mount Everest


peak towards the camp And when I spoke to her,


she was in good health, she was very happy,


she was descending. To make that ascent not once


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


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


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


mountaineers got killed, 2015, she again went,


again unfortunately there was an earthquake in Nepal,


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


around 32 mountaineers died, and she had to,


again, return back. So for the last three years


she has been trying, What an achievement.


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


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


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


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


in the Primera Division this season, which came in just


the second minute. And then ten minutes


after the interval, Karim Benzema confirmed the win,


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


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


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


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


winners over Crotone, as they remain on course


for the treble of domestic league Goals from Mario Mandzukic,


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


handing them a sixth successive Arsenal have missed out


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


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


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


meaning they'll play in European football's


secondary competition, the Europa League,


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


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


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


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


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


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


two months, they have shown exceptional strength.


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


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


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


Chelsea may have won the Premier League title


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


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


Antonio Conte, in his first season at Stamford Bridge,


saw his side become the first English team to register 30


top-flight victories in a 38-game season.


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


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


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


champion Andre Agassi will be his coach for the French


It follows his surprise defeat to Alexander Zverev


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


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


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


Djokovic, who turns 30 on Monday, was the previous


But despite a clinical straight-sets win over


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Through much


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