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Another arrest has been made in connection with Manchester's suicide

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bombing. British police believe they have

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made "immense progress" in the Manchester suicide bombing

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investigation with many They are very significant, these

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arrests and we are very happy we have got some of the key players we

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are concerned about but that is The Egyptian president says

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the army has targeted a jihadist training camp,

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in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians

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which killed 28 people. We understand the president said

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the government will take the utmost measures to guarantee the safety of

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Christians but a lot of people here Tough talks at the G7 as leaders

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reach agreement on extremism - but no deal on climate change

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as the US mulls over its position. The BBC gets exclusive access to

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incredible footage showing what young Western explorers discovered

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nearly 100 years ago. British police have made another

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arrest in connection with the terrorist attack in Manchester. A

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total of 11 people have now been arrested. Despite progress in the

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investigation the terrorist threat in the UK remains at a critical

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level. And already vast investigation,

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still expanding. Each day counter-terrorism

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detectives raid more properties in Manchester,

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cutting through the shutters of this It was run by this man,

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a cousin of the Manchester bomber. Forjani was arrested earlier

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in the week with at least Police also raided another house

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in the middle of the night, bringing the number of people

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in custody to eight, all men, mostly Libyan

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and aged between 18 and 38. They are very significant

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these arrests. We are happy we have our hands

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on some of the key players There is still a little

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bit more to do. The bomber, Salman Abedi,

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came back to Manchester Renting a flat in this

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block, he had bought many of the ingredients

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for his device. It was here he spent his last

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weekend, putting his bomb together, making the final preparations

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to attack a concert Detectives say they have made very

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significant finds and crucially believe they have captured a large

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part of his terrorist network. We have hundreds of officers that

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are working on this investigation from across the national

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counterterrorism police network and we have seized

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thousands of exhibits I think it is fair to say there has

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been enormous progress with the investigation

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but still a lot of work to do. I understand the finds include

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bomb making chemicals but because of concerns

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about what might be still out there, the threat level

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will remain at critical. The Home Secretary says people

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can expect much higher security at the 1,300 events

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across the country this I hope that they will take comfort

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from that, be able to feel more secure because we must not let this

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terrible terrorist incident Let us carry on this bank holiday

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weekend with our family and friends. Already people getting away

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for the weekend can expect to find armed officers patrolling trains

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outside London for the first time. As the investigation

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into Salman Abedi's atrocity continues, we learn more

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about his father who was detained He is believed to have had strong

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connections to this man, Abu Qatada, who was suspected of being a senior

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Al-Qaeda member in London. This businessman says the bomber's

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father was always seeing He was one of his supporters

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this man told us. Whenever he went to London,

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they used to meet up. Detectives do not pretend

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to have the full picture yet, they are growing in confidence,

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but for now, going into one of the most important

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weekends of the summer, Daniel Sandford, BBC

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News, Manchester. Ariana Grande has issued a fresh

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statement. All of those who died in Monday's

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attack have now been named. Megan Hurley, who was just 15 years

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old, is the 22nd victim. The BBC's Danny Savage

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reports from Manchester on a community grieving for lost

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family and friends. People queued to buy flowers

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in remembrance of strangers. It was inconceivable to try

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and understand how hard the families are feeling,

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especially with the children. Martyn Hett was murdered

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on Monday night. The outgoing Coronation Street

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Superfan was well known online. As these possibilities got less

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and less you still had some hope there would be something

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and when we got the call that confirmed he had died in this

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explosion it is indescribable, The final and 22nd victim was named

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today, 15-year-old Megan Hurley. Her brother was also

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seriously injured. A note on the family

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business only hints A picture of a horror which faced

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first responders has also emerged. On the right is paramedic

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Adam Williams who is worried about the long-term effect on him

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

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possibly myself, there will be some And I do worry my colleagues

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will suffer the same. There is a sombre and

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respectful atmosphere here. It may be four days since

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the atrocity but that is the blink of an eye and people are trying

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to come to terms with what happened 22 lives lost, countless

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others changed for ever. Families left with just memories

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of those who will never come home. A development from Egypt, the

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president says the Army has targeted at jihadist training camp in

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retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians. Six air strikes were

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directed at a camp in Libya. This is where the Egyptian Government

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believes that militants responsible for the attack on Coptic Christians

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were trained but as yet no group has claimed responsibility for the

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attack in which at least 28 people were killed, including many

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children. They were pilgrims. This is the third major attack on Coptic

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Christians in Egypt in recent months.

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The broken windows and scattered belongings are testament to an

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attack that was merciless and highly co-ordinated. There were multiple

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gunmen who escaped across the sand in the off-road vehicles. Relatives

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of the dead said the authorities should be doing more to protect

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Christians who are obviously at risk. This was the scene just last

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month after Church bombings in northern Egypt. A nationwide state

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of emergency was announced and security was stepped up but many

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Coptic Christians say the authorities provide more lip service

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and proper protection. Dozens of churchgoers have been killed in

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recent months by the so-called Islamic State. It says that

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Christians are its favourite prey and has vowed to keep up the

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attacks. As well as the new threat from Islamic State many believers

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complain of an older problem, discrimination. Among members of

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Egypt's Christian community, the largest in the Middle East, there is

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anger and fear, and once again there is great.

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We are going to discuss those attacks further with a bishop from

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the orthodox Church in the UK. We are hearing about the air force

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carrying out strikes on the jihadist is that they believe carried out

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those attacks south of Cairo. The Coptic Christians in Egypt still

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feel that they are not being helped, that they are not being helped

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enough by the authorities, they feel targeted. It is not a matter of

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wanting to be helped. We are not looking for privileged treatment but

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we are looking for security and citizenship that embraces everyone

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and holds everyone accountable. I am sure of the details of these

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strikes. It is a strategic decision. What is more important is to deal

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the mindset in Egypt that has become such a fertile ground for things

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like this to take part in. A mindset that is so exclusive and narrow that

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it not only doesn't think that Christians should be equal, it is

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intolerant of their presence. That this right they become so

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dehumanised and objectified, that even children going on the monastery

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pilgrimage can become means to an end and can become targeted, on such

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a day of family joy and a spiritual experience. They were in an isolated

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area. From the previous attacks. There have been so many attacks.

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They have been targeting churches, and here we have this pilgrimage

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with children on that. It was a very isolated area. Should the half and

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guys with them? What is the solution? Monasteries are one of the

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pivotal part of spiritual life in Egypt, they are all isolated. On any

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given public holiday you may have up to 10,000 pilgrims at any given

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monastery. Armed guards would not be able to satisfy all that. But again,

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we saw a tragic event here in Manchester just last week. We have

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seen things across Europe. Trains will happen. There are those who

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will devalue human life. What we need to do is deal with the

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education and the poverty and the things that have two cure illness

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that is so intolerant of a sizeable community. We are talking about

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13-15 million people in Egypt, 15% of the population. The president has

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declared a three-month state of emergency. What else can he do? How

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do you achieve a change of mindset? This is a generation long exercise.

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You cannot expect things to change immediately that we can expect a

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more robust investigation, holding people to account, so it becomes a

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deterrent to those who may want to follow this end this or any other

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way. Thank you for talking to us. 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 a town 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. Our Diplomatic Correspondent James

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Landale reports from Sicily. There is a new package of measures

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they have agreed, identify, remove, block extremist material that is

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seen to foster hatred, but also material that is used to organise

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terrorist plots. The question there is hope internet companies respond.

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Can they put pressure on these companies that will make a

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

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foreign fighters. Note that so-called Islamic State is losing

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territory in Syria and Iraq it means they say that this threat is now

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evolving. More foreign fighters are now coming back to other countries,

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what more can the G7 do to share expertise to help countries in the

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region identify these people, share intelligence, all of those kind of

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things. They also agreed to do more to try and tackle terrorist

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financing. They have agreed a fee package of things to do.

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On a lighter note, one relationship seems to be blossoming between two

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particular world leaders. The interesting thing about this

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summit is it is a new era because four of the seven leaders

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are here for the first time, one was Macron and

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he got on very well, apparently, with the

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Canadian Prime Minister. A lot of photos of them engaging

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together has led a lot of people to say this is the diplomatic

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bromance of the summit. But it illustrates the purpose

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of these events which is to give leaders an opportunity to engage

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without the usual encumbrance of the officials and things that

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come with other summits so they can have a few private moments to sit

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around a table and develop Those that will matter

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in the future when, for example, they might disagree,

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it means they have that personal relationship which they do not have

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at the moment because many of them Lots more to come, including this

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remarkable film that has not seen the light of day for nearly 100

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years. The BBC gets incredible -- get exclusive access to this

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incredible footage. This is World News Today. Our main

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headlines. British police have detained another person in

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connection with the suicide attack in Manchester, saying they have

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arrested a large part of the network behind the bombing.

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The Egyptian president says the military has attacked a jihadist

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training camp following the deadly ambush on Coptic Christians. No one

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has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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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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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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Sports news. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are spending $55

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million to sign Ben and also that from French champions Monaco. The

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22-year-old will join the club at the start of July. He made more than

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50 appearances for Monaco this season including two appearances

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against Manchester City. He has featured 12 times for his country.

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He was integral to the Monaco side that reached the semifinals of the

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Champions League before they eventually lost to Juventus.

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She has recovered from a serious stab injury. There is flash

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photography coming up. She is also set to compete at Wimbledon this

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summer. She has not laid competitively since the attack. She

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will be seeded 15th fax to her protected ranking.

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This weekend Monaco hosts their latest Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg the

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reigning champion will not be involved, he retired after winning

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the championship last time. Our correspondent caught up with them

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and asked him if he would miss racing. I am completely fulfilled in

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that sense. That chapter is closed for me. I am looking forward now. I

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am excited about what is to come. Even excited, to be honest, looking

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back. For me it was the perfect ending, the perfect career, what I

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wanted to achieve. I am very happy and Blackie also to have that

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feeling and nice to have the opportunity at 31 to open up another

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three. It is the oldest trophy in

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international sport but Britain has never won sailing's America's Cup,

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this year and Ainsley hopes to change that. He and his team are

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hoping to win it. Qualifying has been delayed by 24 hours because of

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high winds in the North Atlantic. Ainsley was part of the team which

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won the last competition four years ago. It becomes a life of session.

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It is a complex game, setting up a new team. You need to raise funding,

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find the correct skill set, bring all that together, it does take

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time. It is hard as a new team to get into a dominant position in the

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America's Cup. That is what we are aiming to achieve. We have come a

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long way in the last 30 years. Whether or not they can achieve that

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in this particular cup remains to be seen. The biggest achievement if we

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can pull this off would be to win the America's Cup for Britain to

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stop look at our sporting maritime heritage, it is the one thing that

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is missing. It would be huge. BBC News has been given exclusive

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access footage taken by young adventurers exploring parts

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of the world that were completely These remarkable films,

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from the frozen mountains in the Himalayas to the searing

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Libyan Desert, have not seen the light of day

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for nearly a hundred years. This report by our Science

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Correspondent, Pallab Ghosh. This is the first ever view

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of Mount Everest from the air. It was shot in 1933 by a group

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of pilots who risked their lives to help create an aerial

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map of the mountain. The film is part of

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the Royal Geographical It includes the very first

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attempt to climb to the The climbers are treated to a ritual

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dance at a Tibetan monastery. aprons made from a lattice

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of human bones. His daughter recalls how her father

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filmed the expedition. He had a purpose built

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tent he'd taken with And at night, using water

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from the glaciers and yak dung as a source

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of heat, he processed Conservation specialists

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are painstakingly restoring 138 films of some of Britain's greatest

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explorations frame by frame. One of them is of

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a young army officer crossing the vast expanse

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of the Libyan Desert by motorcar. Ralph Bagnold and his friends

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drove thousands of miles for weeks on end into the blistering

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heart of the Libyan desert. His son has read stories about these

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incredible expeditions, but it's the first time

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he's seen them. He even wrote scientific papers

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about how sand moves. His research is helping space

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agencies to this day, to develop rovers that can drive

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across the surface of Mars. To see this film makes me

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feel very proud of him. We can all now relive these

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extraordinary adventures, stories from a bygone age when

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the world held so many mysteries. Our top story, British police have

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made another arrest in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing.

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Officers say they have made immense progress in the investigation and

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that most of the network believed to be linked to the killing of 22

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Ariana Grande fans have now been detained. That is all for now.

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