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British police believe they have made "immense progress"

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in the Manchester suicide bombing investigation with many

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They are very significant, these arrests and we are very happy we

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have got some of the key players we are concerned about but that is

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still more to do. 28 people, including children,

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are killed in an attack in Egypt, as gunmen ambush a bus carrying

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Coptic Christians. A gun attack on a bus carrying

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Coptic Christians in Egypt has left at least 28 people dead,

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many of them children. We understand the president said the

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Government will take the utmost measures to guarantee the safety of

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Christians but a lot of people here do not believe that very much.

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Tough talks at the G7 as leaders reach agreement on extremism -

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but no deal on climate change as the US mulls over its position.

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The BBC gets exclusive access to incredible footage showing what

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young Western explorers discovered nearly 100 years ago.

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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Police in Britain say a large part of the network linked to Monday's

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terror attack in Manchester has been detained.

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22 people died in the attack including an 8-year-old girl

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The last of the victims was named this morning,

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Our UK Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford reports.

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An already vast investigation is still expanding.

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Each day counter-terrorism detectives raid more

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properties in Manchester, cutting through the shutters of this

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It was run by this man, a cousin of the Manchester bomber.

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Forjani was arrested earlier in the week with at least

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Police also raided another house in the middle of the night, bringing

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the number of people in custody at up to eight, all men,

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mostly Libyan and aged between 18 and 38.

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They are very significant these arrests.

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We are happy we have our hands on some of the key players

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There is still a little bit more to do.

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The bomber, Salman Abedi, came back to Manchester from Libya last

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Renting a flat in this block, he had bought many of the

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It was here he spent his last weekend, putting his bomb together,

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making the final preparations to attack a concert for teenage

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Detectives say they have made very significant finds and crucially

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believe they have captured a large part of his terrorist network.

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We have hundreds of officers that are

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working on this investigation from across the national counterterrorism

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police network and we have seized thousands of exhibits which are now

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I think it is fair to say there has been enormous

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progress with the investigation but still a lot of work to do.

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I understand the finds include bomb making chemicals but because of

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concerns about what might be still out there, the threat level

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The Home Secretary says people can expect

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much higher security at the 1,300 events across the country this bank

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I hope that they will take comfort from that, be able

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to feel more secure because we must not let this terrible terrorist

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Let us carry on this bank holiday weekend

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Already people getting away for the weekend can expect to find

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armed officers patrolling trains outside

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As the investigation into Salman Abedi's

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atrocity continues, we learn more about his father who was

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He is believed to have had strong connections to this man, Abu Qatada,

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who was suspected of being a senior Al-Qaeda

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This businessman says the bomber's father was always seeing

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He was one of his supporters this man told us.

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Whenever he went to London, they used to meet up.

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Detectives do not pretend to have the full picture yet, they are

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growing in confidence but for now, going into one of the most important

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weekends of the summer, everyone is nervous.

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Daniel Sandford, BBC News, Manchester.

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All of those who died in Monday's attack have now been named.

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Megan Hurley, who was just 15 years old, is the 22nd victim.

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The BBC's Danny Savage reports from Manchester on a community

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grieving for lost family and friends.

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People queued to buy friends and remembrance of strangers. It was

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inconceivable to try and understand how hard the families are feeling,

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especially with the children. It is shocking. I have been a

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Coronation Street Superfund... 20 menu called Martin was murdered on

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Monday night. The outgoing Coronation Street Superfund was well

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known online. As these possibilities got less and less you still had some

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hope there would be something and when they got the call that

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confirmed he had died in this explosion it is indescribable, your

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world just collapses. The final and 22nd victim was named today, 15 old

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Megan Hurley. Her brother was also seriously injured. A note on the

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family business only hints at the enormity of the tragedy. A picture

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of a horror which faced responders has also emerged. On the right is

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paramedic Adam Williams who is worried about the long-term effect

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on him and his colleagues. That is a big concern for us all, possibly

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myself, there will be some permanent scars they are. Emotionally. And I

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do worry my colleagues will suffer the same. There was a sombre and

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respectful atmosphere here. It may be four days since the atrocity but

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that is the blink of an eye and people are trying to come to terms

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with what happened and coming to pay their respects. 22 lives lost,

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countless others changed for ever. Families left with just memories of

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those who will never come home. There has been another attack

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on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Masked gunmen opened fire

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on a bus in the Beni Suef At least 28 people have been killed,

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- including children, as they were travelling

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to a nearby monastery. The Coptic Christian community,

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which makes up about 10% of Egypt's population,

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has suffered several major attacks The BBC's Sally Nabil filed this

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report from Minya province. I'm in front of a local hospital,

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the closest to the accident scene. Just a short while ago we saw some

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coffins of the victims coming out of this hospital and a lot of people

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here were very angry and they kept chanting,

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"With our heart and soul we will sacrifice "for

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the sake of the cross." The people here are disheartened,

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they are very angry with the Government and say

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the authorities should do more This is the second big

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accident to hit Christians I spoke to some of the people here

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who lost some of their relatives and they hold the Government

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accountable for what happened and say the Government

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is not doing enough. I have just came back from the crash

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scene and it is literally I spoke to some locals

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and they told me the accident, or the attack, happened at around

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8:30am and the police arrived three We have seen some forensic experts,

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we have seen a lot of police. They were quite tough with us,

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and they said no filming is allowed. We understand the president said

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the Government will take the utmost measures to guarantee the safety

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of Christians, but a lot of people here do not believe that very much,

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given the fact that attacks targeting Christians have become

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more frequent than ever. At least 80 people are thought

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to have died in Syria following what activists claim

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was a US-led coalition airstrike. The attack is said to have taken

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place in the town of Al Maya-deen, The Syrian Observatory

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for Human Rights claims the victims are relatives of members

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of the so-called Islamic State group The Observatory says it's

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the second strike on the town after more than a dozen people

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died on Wednesday. Donald Trump is taking

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part in his such meeting in Sicily, with heads

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of the world's major economies. He's not the only new

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leader at the table, it's a first for the French

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President Emmanuel Macron and the British Prime Minister

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Theresa May as well. But he may face the toughest

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debate on issues including And after Monday's deadly

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attack in Manchester, Mrs May has urged the group to do

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more to tackle extremism. Our Diplomatic Correspondent James

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Landale reports from Sicily. Over the centuries, this ancient

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hilltop in eastern Sicily has been But the players on this

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stage are facing a very modern challenge: The threat

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of global terrorism. Theresa May told her G7

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colleagues that they had to do more to combat the spread

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of extremism online. By making internet companies

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develop new technologies to identify and take

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down dangerous material. And in the margins, the Prime

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Minister had a private meeting with the new French president,

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where they discussed the recent attacks

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in The incident shows why

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it's so important for us And I look forward to the

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opportunity now to speak directly with you, but of course, but also

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the discussions here more widely at the G7 about how we can work further

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to defeat the terrorists. We will be here to

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cooperate and do everything we can to increase this cooperation

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at the European level. In order to do more and work

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with you against terrorism. summit, and the fear

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amongst his fellow leaders would walk his own path on issues

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such as trade and climate change. But the Italian hosts

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were doing everything they could

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to keep the summit together and heading

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in the same direction. And on counterterrorism,

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some said they were impressed by Mr

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Trump's determination. I totally agreed with him

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when he said that the international community, the G7,

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the United States, Europe, should be tough, even brutal,

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vis-a-vis terrorism and Isis. This afternoon, the G7

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will issue a statement condemning the Manchester bombing

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and agree to step up the fight Theresa May will leave early this

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afternoon so that she can continue to deal with the reality

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on the ground at home that has been We can now speak to James

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Landale in Taormina. It is a beautiful backdrop, we have

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had the usual divisions but there has been some agreement.

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Yes, there has been some unity, specifically over dealing with

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terrorism. The some have issued a detailed action plan of what they

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think they can do collectively to try and tackle what they see as a

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threat to every country. They have agreed a whole package of measures

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and will put more pressure on internet companies to develop new

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technology to identify, remove and block extremist material that could

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be seen to foster hatred but also material that is used to organised

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terrorist plots. The big question will be how the internet companies

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respond and can we actually put pressure on these companies to make

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a difference? They also agreed to do more to tackle the problem of

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foreign fighters. Now so-called Islamic state is losing territory in

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Syria and Iraq, it means they say this thread is evolving with more

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foreign fighters coming back to other countries and what more can

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the G-7 countries do to share expertise and help countries in the

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region identified these people, gather evidence and share

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intelligence. They also agreed to do more to tackle terrorist financing.

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So they have agreed a fee packaging. We sought one relationship that

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seemed to be blossoming with two particular world leaders.

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The interesting thing about this summit is it is a new eraMac because

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four of the seven leaders are here for the first time, one was

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Emmanuelle Macron and he got on very well, apparently with the Canadian

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Prime Minister. A lot of photos of them engaging together has led a lot

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of people to say this is the diplomatic bromance of the summit.

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But it illustrates the purpose of these events which is to give

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readers an opportunity to engage without the usual encumbrance of the

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officials and things that come with other summit so they can have the a

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few private moments to sit around a table and develop those kind of

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relationships. Those that will matter in the future when, for

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example, they might disagree, it means they have that personal

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relationship which they do not have at the moment because many of them

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are new on the international stage. Thank you, James. You will bring us

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the two from the summit tomorrow. For the meantime, thank you. -- day

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two. We heard James talking about Theresa May talking about what

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happened in Manchester. The pop star Ariana Grande who was performing

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when that happened, Ariana Grande has said her heart, prayers and

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deepest condolences are with the victims and she added she will

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return to the city for a benefit concert. Ariana Grande speaking out

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about what happened. We had one tweet from her after the event but

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this is her saying her heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences for

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the victims of the Manchester bombing and she will return to the

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city for a benefit concert. We will bring you any more details, if we

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get them. Let's take a look at some of

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the other stories making the news. Of violence is escalating in the

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Central African Republic. The latest bloodshed took

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A day after being charged for assaulting a journalist,

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Republican Greg Gianforte has won a special congressional election

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Mr Gianforte is a firm supporter of President Trump.

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He allegedly grabbed Ben Jacobs by the neck with both hands

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Sir Cliff Richard and British Police have settled a legal fight

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over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.

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The singer sought damages from the police, and from the BBC,

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over media coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014.

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Now, over to the Philippines, where the government says the city

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of Marawi has been invaded by foreign fighters

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For more than two days, the Philippine military have been

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conducting airstrikes in the city of Marawi,

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which sits on the southern island

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Our South East Asia Correspondent Jonathan Head

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Marawi is this a city of around 200,000 people in a Muslim area of

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Mindanao, traditionally Muslim, and the surrounding

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stronghold for one of the most militant Muslim groups.

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There are many different and groups fighting

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These conflicts have gone on for a very

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long time and it is often very complicated and confused

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The reasons the Government is talking about foreign

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fighters as they say a number of those killed

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among the insurgents, they have identified Indonesians and

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And certainly these groups are groups have

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pledged allegiance some time ago to the so-called Islamic state,

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so the Philippines Government is

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But this did start, really, as a botched operation

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to try and capture a very well-known insurgent leader.

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They got much more resistance than expected and they kind of lost

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control of the town, and I suspect this reference to foreign fighters

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and a foreign invasion is in some ways the Philippines Government

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covering up for the fact they have had a much bigger fight on their

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There has been foreign fighters before in the

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southern Philippines because it is so lawless

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it is a good place for local jihadists to go to train,

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It does not necessarily mean you have actually got an

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Islamic State army that has real links to Syria operations.

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One must be a bit careful about interpreting what

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To the US now, where, for the first time,

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the FBI's investigation into links between President Trump and Russia

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appears to have gone right inside the White House.

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His son-in-law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, is being looked

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at for meetings he attended last December with the Russian

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ambassador Sergei Kislyak, and a leading Russian bank.

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Mr Kushner's not suspected of any wrong doing, but investigators

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believe he has information relevant to their inquiry.

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Jared Kushner, seen here at his father-in-law's side,

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at a time when Donald Trump's faith in certain

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members of his inner circle is thought to be waning,

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the influence wielded by members of the first

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At the age of 36, Jared Kushner is the

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Jared Kushner is reported to have caught the attention of the FBI

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because of his meetings with this man, Russia's ambassador to the US,

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He is also thought to have met with a head of a Russian bank

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that was subject to sanctions imposed by

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Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, is under...

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We are learning Jared Kushner is under FBI scrutiny.

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Since it was reported last week by the Washington Post that a senior

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member of the Trump administration had been drawn into the Russia

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inquiry, this city has been agog with rumour and speculation.

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The person we were referring to last week is Jared Kushner.

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We have done more reporting to lock down that that person

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It was this man, Donald Trump's former National

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Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who was seen as the prime focus

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He was forced to resign after making misleading

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statements about the extent of his ties to the Russian ambassador,

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The suggestion that Jared Kushner might

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also have information of interest to the FBI is significant because

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it potentially places the Russia inquiry not only at the doorstep

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of the White House but in the Trump family circle itself.

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Responding to the allegations, Jared Kushner's lawyer,

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But whether it's Russia or anybody else, my total priority,

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believe me, is the United States of America's.

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President Trump has denied any suggestion of collusion

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between the Kremlin and his campaign but as it grows in size and scope,

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the Russia inquiry threatens not only to dominate

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the headlines here but to overshadow the legislative agenda

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At least 91 people have died in Sri Lanka after monsoon rains

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Officials say more than 100 people are still missing.

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Military units with boats and helicopters are helping

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Manivannan Thirumalai is the editor of the BBC Tamil and has been

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giving us more information about the situation in the country.

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They started the day before yesterday, we have been told.

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Torrential downpour in the southern and western provinces

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The meteorological Department has forecast another 24 hours of rain so

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it has been a consistently serious rainfall.

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91 people have so far been killed, ten people are missing.

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It is happening because Sri Lanka has consistently been

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These are sensitive environmental issues.

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Not enough attention is paid to these issues.

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With these early monsoons, when the early monsoons can

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of the deforestation that has happened in the country.

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BBC News has been given exclusive access footage taken by young

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adventurers exploring parts of the world that were completely

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These remarkable films, from the frozen mountains

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in the Himalayas to the searing Libyan Desert, have not

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seen the light of day for nearly a hundred years.

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This report by our Science Correspondent, Pallab Ghosh.

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This is the first ever view of Mount Everest from the air.

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It was shot in 1933 by a group of pilots who risked

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their lives to help create an aerial map of the mountain.

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The film is part of the Royal Geographical

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It includes the very first attempt to climb to the

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The climbers are treated to a ritual dance at a Tibetan monastery.

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aprons made from a lattice of human bones.

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His daughter recalls how her father filmed the expedition.

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He had a purpose built tent he'd taken with

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And at night, using water from the glaciers and

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yak dung as a source of heat, he processed

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Conservation specialists are painstakingly restoring 138

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films of some of Britain's greatest explorations frame by frame.

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One of them is of a young army officer

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crossing the vast expanse of the Libyan Desert by motorcar.

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Ralph Bagnold and his friends drove thousands of miles

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for weeks on end into the blistering heart of the Libyan desert.

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His son has read stories about these incredible expeditions,

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but it's the first time he's seen them.

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He even wrote a scientific papers about how sand moves.

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His research is helping space agencies to this day, to develop

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rovers that can drive across the surface of Mars.

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To see this film makes me feel very proud of him.

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We can all now relive these extraordinary adventures,

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stories from a bygone age when the world held so many mysteries.

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are amazing to think those films have not been seen for 100 years.

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You can get in touch with me on social media. For now, thanks for

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watching. Goodbye. Hello. This hot and dry sunny

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weather

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