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This is BBC World News Today. I'm Kasia Madera.

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France pauses to remember the horrific truck attack a year ago

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in Nice, in which more than 80 people were killed as they

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Just a few hours ago, he was playing host to Donald Trump -

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President Macron promised nothing will break the countries' alliance.

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A man with a knife has attacked foreign tourists

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Two people have been killed and several others wounded.

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Well, they wanted their wedding dance to be knock-out.

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The couple whose Dirty Dancing routine didn't

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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The French President Emmanuel Macron is attending a ceremony in Nice

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to commemorate the victims of last year's Bastille Day terror attack,

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Mr Macron is expected to have a private meeting

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with victims' families and survivors later.

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In the evening, there is a concert and a candelit vigil.

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Earlier, Mr Macron hosted President Donald Trump in Paris,

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at a military parade marking France's national day

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and the hundredth anniversary of the Americans' entry

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APPLAUSE Today's events were not about the

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ties between men but between nations.

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Even so, the growing personal alliance between Donald

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Trump and Emmanuel Macron was on display.

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They were joined as symbols of their two nations by Armed Forces

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from both America and France, beginning with a fly-past from

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There are soldiers led the parade together, in

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tribute to America's role in World War I.

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The US is an ally of theirs, sometimes you don't think so but

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France is there for us and we are there for them.

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president and we are proud to have him here.

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Speaking to crowds in central Paris, Emmanuel Macron

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thanked the US for the choice it had made a century ago, and said that

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France and America would never be divided.

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The France of today was one of two, with a military band playing music

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The changing culture here is mirrored by changing

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The security threats have changed over

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the past few years, repeated terror attacks

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have refocused attention on

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safety at home and the values that France has chosen to protect.

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The ceremony ended with a military band

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playing the city anthem of Nice, scene of the last major terror

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attack in the country one-year ago today.

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Tributes were laid in Nice to the 86 people who died in the attack

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This afternoon, President Macron flew from Paris, to join

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The debate still hangs over this country as it

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Anne-Elisabeth Moutet is a political commentator

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Of course, this has been a difficult day for France, but also at the

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beginning of the day, we saw that huge military parade and this

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reaffirmation of the relationship between France and the United

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States. It got off to a bumpy start between Emmanuel Macron and Donald

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Trump. What do you make of it today? Today they were each serving the

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other's interests. That was a win, win situation in so many ways.

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Donald Trump is under a great deal of scrutiny and criticism in

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America. He has lots of awkward questions being asked even in the

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press conference yesterday in Paris about his family's ties to rush.

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Looking presidential and being greeted in Paris about President

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Emmanuel Macron and having this whole trip in Europe with this

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important speech that he made, that was relieving the pressure of it. In

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terms of Emmanuel Macron, he is making the point that the diplomatic

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point centre of Europe is no France. His wife came yesterday morning and

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they had talks. Two weeks ago, the received Vladimir Putin at

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Versailles. Now he has Donald Trump next to him. You have this idea that

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especially since Britain has left the European Union, France is the

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major nuclear power, major military power is bidding for Europe. Of

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course, we saw the vulnerability of fans as well. That horrific attack

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that happened exactly one year ago. The commemorations taking place.

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This shocked the city to the heart of France itself. That is...

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Certainly, it's important, but it's also something that is bringing the

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French together, rather than spotting them apart. The fact that

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President Emmanuel Macron gives such important to this whole event was

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one way of bringing the French together. At the same time,... I

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would say that it in many ways was important. The other thing is that

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unfortunately France as a European nation, as much as we have in

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Britain shown, we are in the same situation. It brings our comment

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destiny and threat together more than anything else I should say.

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Political commentator and columnist at the Telegraph, thank you very

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much for sharing your thoughts. We hope that President Trump at that

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whirlwind trip across Europe and he is now on his way back home but he

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is facing a barrage of questions about his son. That is because of

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new revelations that a former Soviet spy was in the room when Donald

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Trump Junior met a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential

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campaign. Lots to discuss. It seems like the story is changing

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everything a day. Where are we now? When Mr Brooke, the meeting was

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supposed to be about adoption. Whether or not Americans could adopt

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Russian babies. That is what Donald Trump Junior said. As the days wore

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on, the story started shifting. The New York Times kept finding out

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more. When it became clear that they were going to publish another story

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revealing that in fact the whole pub point of the meeting was to find

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dirt on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump skip to the New York Times and

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published the e-mail exchange that he had with this Russian lawyer or

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at least the prison is that of the meeting. Now, it transpires that

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another person was in the room and this person is a US citizen, but

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Russian born and had ties to the Russian intelligence. The plot

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thickens, it becomes more and more murky. The big question of all is,

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how much did Donald Trump, the president of the United States, know

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about this meeting and did it constitute any form of collusion or

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was it as the trumps are trying to say, just simply a run of the mill

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meeting to find out what they could about the opposition? Obviously,

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there are so many questions. The Democrats are continuously applying

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pressure on the companies to in, but so I know the Republicans

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increasingly. This is the big problem for the Trump

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administration, because as all this is unfolding, you have the Senate

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hold-up on Capitol Hill trying to work through the highly contentious

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health reform bill. The Senate leader has already told them they

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cannot go on their education and the sort this out. That is what they

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want to be focusing on. In the meantime, all this suspicion and

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speculation about Russia continues to engulf the White House, which

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means that Donald Trump isn't giving any guidance to legislation such as

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the health care reform. It's a massive, massive distraction. The

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Republicans have had to deal with this ever since he took office and

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we are becoming sick and tired of it. The issue is, at what point do

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they break ranks and say, enough is enough. I wonder if Donald Trump is

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looking forward to coming back home. As always, thank you very much for

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the time being. Another attack on a tourist resort in Egypt.

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Two foreign women have been killed and four others wounded in an attack

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on a coastal resort by a man armed with a knife.

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The attack took place at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

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The authorities say the two killed were German -

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intial reports had identified them as Ukrainian.

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The latest reports say two of the wounded are Czech nationals.

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Authorities say the assailant has been arrested.

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What we know so far is that two ladies were killed.

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According to the governor of the Red Sea, they were

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I mean, they were not coming for a short visit, but

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We also know that four others have been wounded

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and they have already been admitted to a nearby hospital,

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where they are receiving treatment for their wounds.

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According to the Ministry of interior, the attacker managed to

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sneak into the holiday resort through swimming from a nearby

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He stabbed six ladies before he got arrested, and he is

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currently being interrogated by police authorities.

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This is the second incident to happen in

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Last year, in January 2016, a couple of attackers managed

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At that time, these attackers were said to

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Up till now, we did not know what the motivations

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behind these attacks are, but they will definitely raise questions

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about how tight the security measures put in place at such an

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And the big question will be about the

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impact that this will have on the tourism industry

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in Egypt as a whole, which is already struggling.

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Two Israeli police officers have been killed in a shooting

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Police say three attackers, all of them Arab-Israelis,

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were shot dead after fleeing to a nearby sensitive holy site.

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After the attack, the Israeli authorities took the rare step

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of closing the al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers.

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In the grounds of one of Jerusalem's holiest sites, Israeli police

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pursue three men fleeing after shooting as their officers outside.

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There is a hail of gunfire and the attackers are killed

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in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a place that is

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known to Jews as Temple Mount and the regular flash point in the

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Ambulances rushed the injured to hospital, but to the

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The attackers were all found to be Arab

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It was just inside this gate that the shooting

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Now Israeli police have locked down the area.

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Normally, big crowds of Palestinian worshippers would be heading inside

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to the al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers.

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But today, in a very unusual step, the compound is being closed.

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With police posted at every entrance to the Old City, the police

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say that red lines have been crossed.

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We'll have to consider all the security arrangements taking

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place on the Temple Mount, because we are in charge

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and we want to take care of the security of everyone

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who's coming to pray here, who's coming to visit.

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I repeat again and again, we are calling everyone and

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The Palestinian president did condemn

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While the Islamist group Hamas praised it.

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Meanwhile, as Palestinians were stopped from

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heading to the mosque to pray, tempers flavoured.

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The people who make the incident were killed.

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If the mosque will not be open, we are going to have more

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It is 50 years since Israel captured and occupied the Old

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The concern now is that this attack could be a spark

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Here in London, two teenagers have been arrested after a series of acid

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Five people had acid thrown in their faces,

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One is said to have life-changing injuries.

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The attacks were carried out at five separate locations

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in east London, within the space of less than 90 minutes.

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This report, from our home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford,

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contains some disturbing images from the start.

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In the aftermath of an acid attack last night...

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Police officers desperately trying to reduce the burning

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John Moody watched the whole thing from the window of his flat.

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And one of the officers said to him, quite firmly,

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"I'm going to pour this into your eyes, keep your eyes open."

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The guy did exactly what he was told, because

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They were just dousing his head and his entire body with water,

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The attack on a 32-year-old moped driver here turned out to be

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the first of five over the next hour and a quarter,

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all involving acid being thrown at the victim.

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At every crime scene, the target had been driving a moped.

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was left with life-changing injuries because of the acid used.

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The Prime Minister said the attacks were horrific.

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Police have arrested a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.

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National statistics for acid attacks are hard to come by but in London,

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they have risen from 129, two years ago, to 224, last year,

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and by April this year, there has already been another 66.

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One of the most high profile recent attacks was last month,

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when 21-year-old Resham Khan and her cousin, Jameel Muhktar,

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were targeted while sitting in their car at a traffic light.

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We are concerned because the numbers appear to be going up.

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we will enforce the law as we can,

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and we are working with the Home Office to see

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Stephen Timms is one of the MPs in east London

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where the problem is most acute, he has been campaigning for a change

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in the law and will lead a debate on acid attacks next week.

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I would like the Minister to confirm on Monday that the possession

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of acid will be an offence in future in exactly the same way that

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possession of a knife is an offence today.

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I would like the law to be changed so that sulphuric acid will only be

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It seems that some criminals are using the laxer rules on acids

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to avoid the tough laws on carrying a knife.

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The Home Office has promised to take action but changes

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China is under growing pressure to release the widow

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of the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died

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of liver cancer under police watch on Thursday.

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He'd taken part in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989

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and was jailed after calling for political reform and greater

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His widow Liu Xia, has been under house arrest since 2010.

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But China has rejected international criticism, saying the case

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But on Thursday, he died in police custody

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with his wife at his hospital bedside.

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These pictures were only recently released after criticism of

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the Chinese authorities for blocking his medical treatment

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Whilst the world mourned his death, there are growing

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concerns for his wife, Liu Xia, who has been

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under house arrest for the

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Liu Xiaobo's course was set in 1989, during the democracy protest.

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Over the following years, he spent

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much of his life in and out of prison for trying to secure greater

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I think that over the long term, there

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is absolutely no doubt that his legacy will be important.

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He had the courage to stand alone, confronting

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one of the most powerful governments on earth.

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In 2010, he won the Nobel Peace Prize, but he was soon back

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The empty chair becoming a banned expression

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Chinese censorship is formidable, and few here know

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TRANSLATION: We know relatively little about him, so there is no way

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I can really give a comment on what he said.

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Reaction and criticism from around the world has been pouring

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in, much to the consternation of Chinese authorities.

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The Chinese mistreated him in prison,

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We would hope that they would have allowed

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him to leave the country to receive a medical care.

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But China has rejected international criticism, saying the

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case is an internal affair and foreign countries are in no position

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Attention has now turned to his widow, Liu Xia's fate.

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There is a growing chorus of international voices,

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including the Nobel committee, calling on Chinese authorities to

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allow her to leave the country should she want to.

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For her supporters, their top priority is to

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Please, do not fail again to save Liu Xia.

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I urge the world leaders, suspend all official interactions

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with Chinese Government until Liu Xia is saved.

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Liu Xiaobo once warned, if you want to enter hell,

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Over the past 20 years, China has moved from the margins

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of the world economy to a trading superpower.

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It's planning to finance and build a trillion dollar rail route

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This week our China Editor, Carrie Gracie has been

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following that 11,000 kilometre route from China to the UK.

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Now here is the question, shall we have jam first

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Lessons in the British tradition of afternoon tea from a Chinese

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She plans to take her pitch from an Essex

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A communist state, perhaps, but one with a

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healthy appetite for the rituals of the British ruling class.

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Her jam is with berries straight from

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China's consumer is getting choosy about food quality.

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A huge market, but hard to stand out.

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I think mostly at the beginning of the journey,

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The Chinese are a curious country ought to raise consumers,

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Another challenge, to cut the time from

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British strawberry farm to Chinese tea table.

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She is hoping new transport routes will help.

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engineering, now it's China's great age of the railway.

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Carrying UK hopes for post-Brexit markets.

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From the British end of the New Silk Road

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Three weeks later, and those British kids from the

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train are on display at a Chinese trade fair.

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It's a local stir-fry which captures the crowd.

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British companies can benefit from China.

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Peter Bud surveys landmarks his firm has helped put on the Beijing map.

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China's promised billions to build across 60 countries.

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And he worries UK companies are slow to seize the moment.

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There is the degree of cynicism about China as the market.

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A lot of them have had experiences way back in the past and they don't

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It is quite upsetting, actually, sometimes.

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There is more opportunity here than we are actually taking.

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The ancient Silk Road was about following opportunity.

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Back then, it was driven by private traders from

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The new version is Chinese state money and muscle.

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If it succeeds, it will make China a superpower again.

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Even mightier, perhaps, than the empires of old.

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But if it fails, it leaves a legacy of bad blood,

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which poisons China's future and taints even the grandeur

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You can see much more on her journey across the New Silk Road in Our

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World next week. For many couples planning

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to get married, the first dance is a key event -

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and a chance to make a big For one couple here in the UK,

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that meant trying to recreate the scene from the classic 1980s

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film, Dirty Dancing - the one you can see

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in the screen behind me. The move is in Dirty Dancing doesn't

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get much more romantic than that. I think it is just Patrick Swayze, he

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has got it all. And he may not be Patrick Swayze, but Sharon wanted

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his moves at their forthcoming wedding dance. Just thought it would

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be something different. Everybody has a slow dance. Without we would

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jazz it up little bit. Their first chance to practice, the beer garden

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in Weston. We had a couple of drinks and then our niece and nephew got up

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and they did it and Sharon turned around and said that would be a good

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idea for us to get a bit of practice in. This is the move they tried to

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recreate. You had your hands on my hips ready

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to lift. I did manage it and then the next thing we knew, we were flat

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out on the floor. I was unconscious and you were struggling to catch a

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breath. An ambulance and rapid response vehicle were called. I

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think I got knocked out and went back with my head. I think that is

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how I rendered myself unconscious. They had had a CT scan. They could

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be on an ECG as well, because about six years ago I had a mild heart

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attack. They were just being careful. Over six hours later, they

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were both discharged. The wedding is set for October next year. The

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choice of bands has been given a rethink. We will just have a smooch

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I think. I love them for actually doing that interview. Good luck to

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them. I hope they have a fantastic wedding. Thank you for watching.

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