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Iraqi forces say they've taken control of the main

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base of the so-called Islamic State in Mosul.

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The remaining IS militants have been driven here but at what cost. This

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hospital complex which was a place of healing now lies in ruins like

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many other parts of Mosul. Scuffles in Hong Kong

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as its newly appointed China warns against any

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challenge to its sovereignty. World leaders pay tribute

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to Helmut Kohl, uniter of Germany and architect

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of the European Union's expansion. Helmut Kohl gave us the chance to be

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involved in something bigger than ourselves, bigger than our terms of

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office. Canada marks the 150th anniversary

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of its confederation. Half a million people are due

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to attend celebrations in Ottawa. And in Rugby Union, the Lions square

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the series in New Zealand, ending the All Blacks eight year

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winning streak at home. Hello and welcome

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to World News Today. We begin in Mosul, where

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after intense fighting, Iraqi forces say they've taken

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control of the so-called The militants have also been driven

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from a hospital compound, where several senior IS leaders

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were thought to have been hiding. But fighting is continuing around

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part of the Old City. Commanders say they are confident

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a final victory is in sight. Our correspondent Orla Guerin

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reports from Mosul. A symbol of victory,

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planted this morning in what was the main base

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of IS in Mosul. Troops weary after driving

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the militants from this vast medical complex but vowing to hunt down

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every last one of them. We will keep chasing them and those

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who support them, says this man. Commanders say they have removed

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a cancer here Our message is Daesh

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is not only an Iraqi problem, says the colonel,

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it is international. He was interrupted by a booby

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trapped bomb, the militants may have gone from here but they left plenty

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of threats behind. And plenty of wreckage in Iraq's

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second largest city. This is what victory looks

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like in Mosul after more The remaining IS militants have been

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driven from here but at what cost? This hospital complex

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which was a place of healing now lies in ruins, like many other

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parts of Mosul. The city may be regaining

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its freedom but there will be This territory has now been

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reclaimed but not before Commanders admit that even

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when it is, there's a real There have been scuffles

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between pro-democracy demonstrators and police in Hong Kong just hours

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after new Chief Executive It's 20 years since Britain handed

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over Hong Kong to China. Activists have accused Beijing

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of clamping down on free speech. But the visiting President Xi has

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warned against any challenge Not the images China wanted for the

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20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Democracy activists trying

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to gate-crash the party. Xi Jinping was safely inside, swearing in a new

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government and delivering staring words about Hong Kong's future.

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TRANSLATION: Any attempt to endanger china boss on sovereignty and

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security challenging the power of central government is an act that

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crosses the red line and is absolutely impermissible. Tough Love

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was the message throughout his tour of Hong Kong. Greetings, Comrade

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scum he shouted. Hong Kong may be special but it must learn to love --

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greetings, comrades, he shouted. Hong Kong may be special but it must

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learn to love the motherland. No sooner had President Xi left, than

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the streets filled with protesters, marking the anniversary of the

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handover in their usual style. Shouting at China patriots to go

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back to the mainland. Taiwan's flags among countless ways to defy 1-party

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China. China controls the hard power in Hong Kong, but this illustrates

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the problem it has with soft power. They did not come out to welcome

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president Xi, they did not come out to celebrate 20 years since the

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handover of Hong Kong. They are here on the street to demand democracy

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and cherish their right to protest. 20 years since the handover, and

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tacking between two Masters is getting harder all the time. The

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Hong Kong public want more say in their lives, and so does Beijing.

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Tonight is China show, but this city is profoundly uncertain about what

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the next 20 years of Chinese rule might bring.

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Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.

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Ukraine says Russian security services were involved in the cyber

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attack on the country earlier this week. The authorities in Kiev say

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they believe the attacks to have been carried out by the same hackers

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who targeted Ukraine late last year. The Kremlin dismissed the

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allegations as an founded. Qatar has rejected the list of

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demands by several Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia. But it says it is

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ready to engage in dialogue under the right conditions. The Qatari

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Foreign Minister spoke two days before an ultimatum set by those

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countries runs out. Efforts involving Russia are continuing to

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evolve the worst crisis in the Gulf for many years. Large numbers of

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migrants arrive in Italy. Nearly 11,000 migrants arrived on Italian

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shores in just five days last month. The EU commissioner said he

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understood why the situation was untenable.

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Helmut Kohl - the father of German reunification and the country's

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longest serving Chancellor in modern time -

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The service took place in Speyer Cathedral.

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His coffin was then taken away by an honour guard

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Earlier, world leaders, old and new, paid tribute at a ceremony

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in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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Helmut Kohl's Coffin brought into the parliament as world leaders came

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to pay tribute. This was a man who could do what many thought was

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impossible, making Germany one nation again but within Europe and

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without awaking the dark memories of the past. In speeches, they pay

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tribute to Helmut Kohl's achievement and his generous large personality.

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Friends from the past but the former Spanish Prime Minister and Bill

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Clinton who delivered a rhetorical toured a toured a force. Helmut Kohl

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gave us the chance to be involved in something bigger than ourselves,

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bigger than our terms of office, bigger than our fleeting careers,

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because all of us sooner or later will be in a coffin like that. And

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the only gift we can leave behind is a better future for our children,

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and the freedom to make their own choices, including their own

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mistakes. Angela Merkel, who had a note or is he difficult relationship

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with Helmut Kohl in recent years, said all that was now forgotten and

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Europe would be forever grateful for whatever predecessor had done.

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TRANSLATION: Thank you to the opportunities and chances you gave

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me, thank you for the chances you gave to many others as well. Thank

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you very much for the chances that we as Germans and Europeans have

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received. Thanks to you, you have achieved a huge amount, may you rest

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in peace. Now it is up to us to actually preserve and guard your

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legacy. I bow before you and your memory in gratitude and humility. It

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has of course been a sad occasion. The presidents of Helmut Kohl's

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without a reminder that this was the death of a man, not just a

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politician. But it is more than that. This has in effect being the

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European Union's first-ever state funeral, and if it has been

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conducted with such a sense of ceremony, it is because Europe's new

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leaders, especially Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel want to capture

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and distilled something of the spirit of Helmut Kohl which worked

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to such effect a quarter of a century ago. After the European fair

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wells, the German. Helmut Kohl's body was transported to his hometown

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where he was born and died, and then transferred by riverboat to the

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Cathedral of Speyer, a thousand -year-old building which he loved

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and which is said symbolised the essence of the European Union.

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Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come...

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As Canada celebrates its anniversary of independence -

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we explore the connection with a popular British TV drama.

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China marked its first day of rule in Hong Kong with spectacular

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celebrations. The Prime Minister said it was a new era for Hong Kong.

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The first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. Scientists in

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Scotland have produced a sheep called Dolly which was cloned in

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aiming laboratory. For the first time in 20 years,

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Russian and American spacecraft docked in orbit in an era of in

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space. Challenger powered past the Bishop

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Rod lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record which had stood

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for almost 54 years. There was no hiding the sheer elation of Richard

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Branson and his crew. The latest headlines: Iraqi forces

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say they've taken control of the main base of the so-called

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Islamic State in Mosul. Thousands have been demonstrating

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in Hong Kong, calling for greater democracy 20 years

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after the territory's President Trump has attacked US

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states refusing to hand over personal information -

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to a commission he created More than 20 states have

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declined the requests, saying they are unnecessary

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and violated privacy. Let's go to Washington -

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where we can join Laura Bicker. Laura, what do you think the

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president will do next, given that these 20 states have refused to hand

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over this information? His tweet kind of says, what are you doing?

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What are you trying to hide by not giving us this information? But the

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states that have been asked, more than 20 of them are refusing to

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comply. Let's go back a bit. He set up this election integrity

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commission back in May, because Donald Trump believes that millions

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of voters committed fraud, during the presidential election. One of

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the reasons he believes this is because it is said that Hillary

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Clinton won the popular vote, he won the electoral college vote so that a

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discounted state-by-state. He believes that there are millions of

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votes which have been cast wrongly or there has been widespread voter

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fraud. This commission was set up and on Wednesday, all states were

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sent a letter asking them to give the birth date, the addresses, the

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Social Security numbers and any felony is, Mr mean is that these

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voters may have committed in the past, hand over all this information

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within two weeks. Some of the states are simply refusing. They say that

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it is unnecessary. California has sent its reply. This is a democratic

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state. This would only serve to legitimise the false and already

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debunked claims of mass voter fraud by the President. It is not just

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democratic statehood rubbishing back. Mississippi for instance. The

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Republican secretary of state says they have rejected it on privacy

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grounds. They believe this information could be hacked by cyber

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security hackers. They have said Mississippi residents should

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celebrate Independence Day, it is a big holiday this weekend, and our

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state's right to privacy. They say they can go jump in the gulf of

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Mexico and Mississippi is a good place to jump from. Quite clear from

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Mississippi there. What Donald Trump does now, we will have to wait and

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see. It is an extraordinary row. What you think will happen next,

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given that the states have refused to give this information. Why do you

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think the president is so disgusted with this issue, given that he won

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the election? His claims have no evidence to back up this claim that

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there has been widespread voter fraud. There are some examples in

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some states where 100 votes have been found to perhaps not contain

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the name and address of voter. Part of the problem is registration of

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voters, 200 million voters right across the United States. He

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believes that some people who have died, have then stayed on the voter

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registration lists, and then someone has gone and voted on their behalf.

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One of the reasons he believes this is because of the popular vote,

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Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote, and he believes there has been

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widespread voter fraud and that many people did not vote for him, because

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they were registered Republicans and they may have voted Democrat. He is

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looking to see who voted when and where and how they voted in the

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past. The idea is to trace perhaps any voter fraud they may find. But

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as you have heard, so far, no evidence has been put forward to

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back this up, and state say to give all this information into weeks,

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over 20 states are saying they simply cannot do it. Laura Bicker

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from Washington, thank very much. Celebrations are taking place across

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Canada and hundreds and thousands are gathering in the capital to mark

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the 150th anniversary of Confederation. But some indigenous

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groups complain their treatment has been overlooked, something the Prime

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Minister addressed in a TV statement ahead of the celebrations.

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Meanwhile, Prince Charles, air to Queen Elizabeth who is Canada's head

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of state, has just received the order of Canada, the country's

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second-highest honour, to recognise service to the community.

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Our correspondent Gavin Hewitt is there on a busy Parliament Hill

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Tens of thousands of Canadians have gathered here on Parliament Hill in

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Ottawa. But then this is an important moment, to celebrate 150

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years of their identity, of their history, of their culture. There has

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been torrential rain that it has not deterred people. They come in

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ponchos. Some of them decorated with Maple Leafs. There is also a

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question about whether indigenous Canadians will be celebrating this

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last 150 years. Many of them have spoken of mistreatment, of broken

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promises, and of some violence against them during that period.

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Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went into a teepee for 40

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minutes to try and reassure them that they too could enjoy

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reconciliation in a modern culture which emphasised multilateralism and

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diversity. It may come as a surprise that part

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of Canada's Declaration of Independence was drafted -

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not in North America - The venue - Highclere Castle,

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where the British TV series The libraries of England's grand

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houses harbour many secrets. But amongst the 8,000 books

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at Highclere, better known to billions as Downton

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Abbey, was a corker. At the bottom of this

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page are three names, John Macdonald, GE

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Cartier, and Galt. So I did a bit of research,

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and within one second realised John A Macdonald became the first

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Prime Minister of Canada, and led this delegation

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hosted by the fourth earl. Over the year, they drafted

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the British North America Act. Actually, quite a bit

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of the constitution was written Perhaps they discussed it around

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this dining room table, perhaps they stood by the saloon

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fire on a cold, wintry day. With the government now modelled

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on the British Parliament, modern Canada was born

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on the 1 July 1867. I certainly was not aware of it,

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and I don't think enough The setting is hugely important,

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but it is also the important role I look forward to actually having

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the chance to make sure that it Diaries, telegrams and letters

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have been uncovered, adding real colour

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to these negotiations. UK-based Canadians invited

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to the castle were certainly moved. England is home to me,

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even though we have lived It wasn't just the constitution

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of Canada that was drafted The name of this new territory

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was decided here, as well, although there were

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other suggestions. Franklin was one, quickly

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followed by Guefeleland, before Lord Canarvon had his way,

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and Canada was chosen. For his work, the fourth Earl had a

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town named after him in Canada but left a legacy for both countries.

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The British and Irish Lions have produced one of their great

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performances to level the series against New Zealand and set up

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The Lions only clinched victory with a penalty

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Our sports correspondent Katie Gornall was at the match.

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Hope was beginning to fade but the Lions sprang into life. First

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through Toby Faletau and then a converted Conor Murray try brought

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the Lions level. With minutes remaining, Owen Farrell held his

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nerve to kick the Lions to a famous victory, and one which keeps the

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dream alive. I genuinely would only be happy if we got that Test series

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win next week. I am glad that we've got one game, I guessed, regards

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whatever happens, we will come back with some credibility and the Lions

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moving forward, and keeping the reputation of that. I will only be

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happy if there is a series win for us on the line.

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I am extremely proud of our legs. We said they were a good side right

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from the day they were selected -- I am extremely proud of our blokes.

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There are good side. Congratulations to the Lions. They worked their way

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back into the game and finally came back over the top of us in the last

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five minutes to get in front. Congratulations to them. Now we have

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got to go to Auckland and it is one each. We will all get excited that.

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Geraint Thomas has become the first Welshman in history to wear

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the yellow jersey of the Tour de France.

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He won this year's first stage in Germany, a 14 kilometre

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time trial through Dusseldorf, after completing it in an impressive

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Thomas's Sky team mate and defending champion Chris Froome

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came through the day unscathed, finishing in sixth overall.

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Thomas is the first Welshman to wear the yellow jersey. And maize in, the

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stuff of dreams. The tour is what got me into cycling. I remember

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rushing home from school to watch it. To be the other side of the

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camera and taking the jersey is incredible. It is my eighth grand

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tour. To finally win the stage and then the jersey is a massive bonus.

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Novak Djokovic has completed the ideal warm-up for Wimbledon

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by winning his first title since January.

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He beat Gael Monfils in straight sets at Eastbourne.

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Djokovic accepted a wildcard to play on the South Coast after his early

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It is always incredible winning on grass. This used to be the most

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common surface. Now we only have a few weeks in the entire season

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played on grass. This is the best possible build-up for me in

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preparation for what is coming up next week, and hopefully I will be

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able to take it from here. The world number three

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Karolina Pliskova could be a good bet for the women's

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title at Wimbledon. She had a walkover in her semi-final

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after Johanna Konta's withdrawal through injury,

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and she beat former World Number One

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Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Congratulations to her and that is

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all the sport for now. James, thank you. A busy programme.

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That is it from me and the team. Bye-bye for now.

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