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More than 800 households and tower blocks in Camden, north London, are

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to be evacuated because of safety concerns over cladding in the

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aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Grenfell changes everything

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and I don't believe we can take any risks with our residents' 's safety.

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The British Prime Minister Theresa May has been told her offer for EU

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My first impression is that the offer is below

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expectations and it risks worsening the situation of citizens.

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Reports from Turkey say five people have died

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after being electrocuted at a water park.

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in their row with Qatar, the owner of the broadcast network.

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The issue a list of demands in a growing crisis.

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Welcome to world leaders today. More than 800 Hollings in tower blocks on

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a council estate in Camden, North London are being evacuated because

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of safety concern. Camden Council says residents in flat in five

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towers and the Chalcots estate will be moved for urgent safety work. It

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follows the fire in last week in which 79 people died. The last few

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minutes, we have heard from Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council. She

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explained why the decision has been made. Ever since the tragic fire at

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Grenfell, we have done everything we can to check the safety of our blog.

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On Wednesday we were first in the queue to check the cladding on our

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blocks. What we found was the installation was safe but the

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external cladding was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not

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fire retardant. Obviously this was very disappointed and we share that

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disappointment with our residents. We've had a public meeting on

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Thursday with residents were they concerned about fire safety that I

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hadn't been aware of. I immediately asked council staff and Fire

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Services to be in those blocks making the text. They said they

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could -- they said they could not confirm

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safety. I have made the difficult decision to move residents into

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temporary accommodation while we were make urgent changes. I know it

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is difficult but Grenfell changes everything and we cannot take risks

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with our tenants' safety and have put them first. We made the decision

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to move people into temporary accommodation, probably, about two

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hours ago, in conversation with Fire Services and staff will we knew that

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we could not be sure that people would be safe in their building.

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This evening. We have moved incredibly quickly to inform

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residents, set up a centre, move people into hotel accommodation or

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where they can, stay with family and friends. What time will you move

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residents? People are on the ground now talking to residents, working

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with them, do you move them to the rest centre. It's happening

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immediately. We have Fire Services on the ground to explain what's

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going on, do this whole process we have an open and transparent with

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our residents, we will continue to be safe. We know it's scary time but

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we will make sure they stay safe and that is happening right now. Georgia

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Gould there is explaining the urgent evacuation here in north London, of

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800 households in one estate. We'll keep you updated on that.

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European leaders have criticised the offer to EU citizens

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Prime Minister Theresa May after the start of Brexit

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It is exactly a year since the Referendum vote which has

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The British Prime Minister is now weakened with a minority Government

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In her offer, she says EU citizens can stay in the UK if British people

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who live in Europe are given a similar deal.

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Theresa May says that her plans will see no families split up

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EU citizens with five years' residence would have 'settled

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status', meaning lifetime access to free health care,

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And there would be a grace period for newer arrivals

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The BBC's Laura Kuennsberg reports from Brussels

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Goodbye to the flag, goodbye to this town.

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A year ago today, Britain decided this place would be

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But what the picture outside will look like for millions who have

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made their lives around the continent is now

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We've set out what I believe is a serious offer, a fair offer,

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that will give the reassurance to EU citizens living in the UK.

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One-two-one attempts to sell her plans.

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But citizens who have lived in the UK for five years

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And until we leave the union, others could come.

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But her EU rivals have plenty of questions.

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What about Spaniards now in the UK with family abroad - or anyone else?

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Is the cut-off date when the Brexit process started, or the moment

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Not until Monday will ministers at home be ready

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Are you getting a clear idea of the kind of Brexit

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We want to be sure the rights of citizens are protected.

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There are a lot of our citizens who are not covered

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She might not have gone far enough here, but for many at home

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It gives those 3 million EU citizens in the UK certainty

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about the future of their lives, and we want the same certainty

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for the more than 1 million UK citizens who are living

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You've always said voters gave politicians a clear instruction

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But under your plans, for nearly another two years,

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as many Europeans as they like can still come to live in the UK.

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For many voters, do you think that will really sound

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What voters voted for when they voted to leave

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the European Union was to ensure that outside the European Union,

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the United Kingdom could establish our own rules on migration,

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on movement of people from the EU into the UK.

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Away from home, there is relief that at last the UK's putting

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TRANSLATION: It's a good beginning, but not a breakthrough.

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We've understood the UK doesn't want to give

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They, just as they left together, will decide together with the rest

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My first impression is that the UK's offer is below our expectations.

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And that it risks worsening the situation of citizens.

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Reservation is shared by the opposition.

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Who, in contrast, their leader is loving his time in the sun.

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We should not be negotiating like this.

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What we should be doing is unilaterally saying,

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as Labour has said from day one after the referendum,

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but all EU nationals should be given permanent residence' rights.

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Concerns over these proposals reflects Theresa May's 3-way bind.

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A united in opposing front here in Brussels,

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clashing expectations among the public at home, and at her back

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inside her own party, different strands of thinking and demands.

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And even a leader at the peak of their powers would struggle

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Prime Minister, did your proposals go far enough?

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But relieved, perhaps, too, to be away from hostility at home.

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But governing is doing, not just fending off enemies.

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Theresa May, at least today, has been doing that.

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the US has played down the dispute between Qatar and its neighbour.

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Earlier today, the Saudis backed by Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, issued

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13 demands that Qatar must meet within ten days.

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It's the worst political crisis in the Gulf region for decades. Now

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Qatar has been given just ten days to comply with a list of demand if

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the blockade is to be listed. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt and Bahrain

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accused catarrh of funding the powerless groups and fostering

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instability, with the demand. What is on the less? According to a list,

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Qatar has been asked to curb trade relations with Iran. And close the

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Turkish military base, something Ankara is willing to do. And then

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there is Al Jazeera, supported by Qatar's government, one of the most

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widely watched Arabic channel. Qatar, according to the demand curve

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must shut down the channel and its affiliates including an it English

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network. It has been subjected to weeks of sanctions. Earlier this

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week, the US expressed its frustrations, saying Qatar must set

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up a reasonable and actionable conditions for listing them. Now it

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has been two weeks since the embargo, we are mystified the Gulf

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state has not released to the public or the Qataris the details about the

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claims they are mating towards Qatar. The list has been made public

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but we are waiting for a response from the Ojha. That includes demands

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that Qatar has already insisted it would never be willing to make.

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As we heard that, closure of Al Jazeera is one of the main demand. I

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spoke to the Mark Bell Shabbat, a young senior journalists and

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spokesman for Al Jazeera and said if they are worried about closure. Not

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at all. We have grown accustomed to this pressure that has been exerted

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on us ever since the inception of Al Jazeera, more than 20 years ago. We

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were the first Independent news network in the Arab world, as a

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result because we continue to speak truth to power and provide

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information to the citizens not only now of the Arab world but the entire

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globe, there are governments who have probably the worst track record

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of human rights, the worst track record of respecting freedom of

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expression and information, and all other human rights. They insist on

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cracking down on us. We have grown accustomed to that. We will continue

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our message which is clear, to provide balanced, quality

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information and news to our viewers wherever they may be. It is their

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right, enshrined by the UN Charter for human rights, the Freedom of

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information, it is something we held sacrosanct regardless of what other

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political developments are going on, those are four different countries

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to deal with between themselves. As Al Jazeera, as journalists, the

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message is clear and that is sacred. It is a message we will continue

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regardless of what happened. Have you reported the criticisms of

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Kabsa, made not only by the Gulf states but also by others

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previously, that it has funded militant groups from sunny or Shia

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side? We have reported news whenever it has happened. I myself have done

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report on the board treatment of migrant workers in Qatar and the

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need for the Qatar government to improve the condition. But reports

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in other Qatar funded groups are not providing any evidence from less

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time of the journalist perspective, they are meaningless. It's a duty of

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institutions and the journalism industry that they don't announce

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propaganda that is being pushed by certain Gulf countries either

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through e-mails of ambassadors in Washington or other institutions

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they have bought out or to correspondence like we saw who was

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sacked from the Wall Street Journal in the past 24 hours, that we

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shouldn't be peddling out that propaganda. At the risk of showing

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these props is not so great, here are some of our internationally

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recognised awards. This is the Peabody award which Al Jazeera one.

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This is the Royal television Society award. Al Jazeera is acknowledged by

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all the major institutions, by all our viewers as being quality

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information and quality news. There has beenbeen a terrible

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incident at a water park Its thought three children,

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and two adults who tried to rescue Ozge Ozdemir from the BBC

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Turkish gave more details. Three children right now, while they

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were swimming in the pool, though of electricity and the owner of the

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pool and his son tried to jump in the pool to save the kids, so

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unfortunately five of them have died. There were a couple of other

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people trying to help them, they were also trying to jump to be pool

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but they understood there was electricity in the pool, so they had

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some minor injuries. But the thing is that unfortunately five people

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have died. We don't want to speculate about exactly what has

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happened here, it is absolutely tragic obviously. Do we have any

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idea about the safety precautions that were in place there or the

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safety record Germany? The news agency, one of the biggest ones in

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Turkey, they are reporting about the cables around the pool, I guess

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there were some restoration that was going on over there. So

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unfortunately right now we don't know the real reason, but the

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speculation is that there were some cables and that was one of the

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reasons for that. Is that those kind of accidents, everyone right now on

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social media are talking about the neglect in that kind of event.

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Beforehand, maybe not that kind of an accident but we also know that

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there was such were some accident and funfairs, some children died

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because of the precautions not being taken so seriously. So those kind of

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accidents can be talked about in Turkey.

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Stay reverse here on BBC World News. Still to come, I speak to a rugby

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legend ahead of the first Test match between the British and Irish Lions

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and New Zealand in Auckland. Members of the neo-Nazi resistance

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stormed to the World Trade Center armed with pistols and is shot down.

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We believe that according to national law that we have a right to

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claim certain part of this country of our land. I take pride in the

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words, blocks. Ich bin ein Berliner. He pleaded

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guilty to murdering John Manning. Research Council say that the great

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increase in line cancer is due may leave that to smoking tobacco.

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Closing time for checkpoint Charlie which has starred on the border as a

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mark of our determination to defend the city. -- Allied determination.

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This is BBC World News today. 800 households in tower blocks in

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Camden, north London, are being evacuated because of safety concerns

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over cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire. And other news

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today, a cool response from the EU's top bureaucrat to Britain's's first

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bid to the divorce talk. he says the offer about the status

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of EU citizens here Trump's health bill is facing

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criticism. He said he was happy with it. Earlier I spoke to a

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correspondent to say what this would affect the bill. This Republican

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senator has said he will not support the bill in its current form. That

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means that this bill is in its current form will not pass the

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Senate. This would be an embarrassing and major blow both to

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Donald Trump and to the Republicans who have had several goes at writing

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this legislation, this key piece of legislation which was a campaign

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promise. To put it into perspective, when you look at the Senator's state

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of Nevada, it is one that Hillary Clinton won, he is up for real

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action next year, and many of people in the state rely on Medicaid. It is

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for the poorest in America. Under this legislation, it would be

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heavily rolled back over the next three years. Many people fear that

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the likes of Nevada, there would be a number of people who would not

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survive with regards to getting the health care that they need. And in

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one meeting, town hall meeting, that he had when he went back, he was

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bombarded with questions about health care. Within the last hour,

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he has said he will not reported. The fifth Republic and to do so. On

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the right flank of the party, you have those who fear that this

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legislation does not go far enough. They want more of this Affordable

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Care Act swept away, it's a party that is currently not looking United

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and certainly not on the same page. Donald Trump said he was in a right

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to deliver to bring change, but is crucial. On the other foreign policy

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flank, Trump is facing fire and the Russian investigation. Bring us

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up-to-date about that and Robert Mueller. When it comes to Robert

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Mueller, we have heard from the White House secretary Sean Spicer

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that he won't be firing Bob Miller, -- Robert Mueller, and whether or

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not Russia meddled in the election and collusion between Russia and the

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US. It looks like he's not going to be fired. But he certainly the kind

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of president in that interview and the clip you heard, is throwing some

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doubt as to how independent Mr Miller may be. He seems to have been

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friends with Britain -- with James Kelly. The FBI director gave

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testimony about conversations about what he believed in place in which

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emit James Comey said dropping -- asking to drop investigations into

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Michael Flynn, the former security adviser. Then there was that the

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battle about whether or not there were tapes of that conversation.

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Trump hinted they were, yesterday we got the news that there are not.

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When it comes to the account of these conversations, President Trump

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does not have the backing of a tape, James Comey has those

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contemporaneous memos that he took after each visit. By throwing,

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perhaps, some shade and Robert Mueller, perhaps he's trying to say,

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look, hang on a second, Robert Mueller will take James Comey's side

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on this Only a few hours to go now before

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the first Test match between the British and Irish Lions

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and New Zealand in Auckland. The bookies make the All Blacks firm

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favourites for the game, but many analysts think it will be

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tight - with the set piece The All Blacks also

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have a formidable record at Eden Park and haven't lost

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there in over 20 years. David Campese won the World Cup with

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Australia in 1991 and also played He gave me his thoughts ahead

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of the first test on Saturday. I think there's going to be a very

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interesting Test match. I think the first couple of games, the Lions

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struggled. But to beat the Crusaders, who are leading Super

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Rugby down here, and then beating the Chiefs, was a bit of a blow to

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the all Blacks. It looks like it. Looks like an interesting game and I

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spoke to one gentleman at the Hong Kong sevens, at the airport, you

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said you are lucky, you have four teams he played well in the six

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Nations and you have a lot of players to choose from. I think

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tomorrow, it will be a surprise. The Lions, if you look at the way

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they've been playing, they have some good players. Sam Warburton was the

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captain, he's on the bench. That shows you the players are standing

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up to be counted. I think the all Blacks last week 170 80, but it's

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not really a great sort of warm up to a British and Irish Lions team

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that has a good defence, good set pieces, and good attacking players.

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I will be interesting. I think the all Blacks win by five

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or ten points. The all Blacks have not lost a game at the stadium since

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1994. For those of us who are not rugby legends, can you explain to us

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why this is such an incredible moment? It is. I was fortunate in

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1986, going back a few years, we won the cup against the all Blacks in

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New Zealand. It's not an easy feat to do and we haven't won since. It's

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a bit like to the English or Cardiff Arms Park to the Welsh or

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Murrayfield in Scotland. That is a tradition, that's what Eden Park is

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to the all Blacks, where they win everything, why they play games

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there. There's something about the ground. Some sort of tradition or

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this is where we started, this is where we have laid our bodies on the

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line to win. That is why it is such a hard place to play. But again,

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anything is possible. The French did it in 1994. So in that year, the

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Springboks had a draw with the all Blacks. It can be beaten but again,

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you have to play your best rugby on the day. The all Blacks are a great

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team, the best in the world. They've got great skills, and great

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individual playmakers, guys who can create something from nothing. But

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in the Lions you also have great players as well. It's one of those

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Test matches where you'll sit there and watch on the edge of your seat

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for 80 minutes. But I think that's the tradition of rugby, why the

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British Lions get so much attention around the world, is the only chance

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from players from Ireland who beat the all Blacks but the Welsh and

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Scottish have a chance to beat the all Blacks in one team. Sam

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Warburton was left out, what do you make of that? I think that shows you

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the of players he has. When you have players who are performing, it

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doesn't matter who is captain, the coach will have players on form. He

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has a good scrum, a great set of back rowers, and that what happened.

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If you don't perform, you get kicked out. Stay with us.

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