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bringing the odd rumble of thunder. Good BA degree also warmer with

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highs of 16 to 20 degrees. The White House press secretary,

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Sean Spicer, resigns after President Trump appoints

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Anthony Scaramucci as his But the new man said

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there were no hard feelings. His attitude is Anthony is coming in

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let me clear the slate for Anthony, and I do appreciate that about Sean

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and I love him for it. But I don't have any friction with Sean.

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Torn apart by civil war, Yemen is now in the grip of what aid

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Palestinian leader suspends all of cholera in the world

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Palestinian leader suspends all conflicts with Israel amid clashes

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of the streets of A BBC investigation into online

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abuse reveals children as young as nine are being groomed

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using the Periscope app Hello, and welcome

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to World News Today. Donald Trump's press

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secretary Sean Spicer, one of the most recognisable faces

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of the White House It's apparently in protest

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at the president's decision to appointment a former Wall Street

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banker as his new head Mr Spicer, famous for his angry

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outbursts at reporters during media briefings,

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hasn't been as visible in recent weeks, prompting speculation

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he'd been sidelined. Sarah Huckabee 's Spicer will

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replace Mr Spicer. I'm grateful for Sean's work

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on behalf of the administration I wish him continued success

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as he moves on to pursue new Just look at his great

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television ratings. Sean will continue to serve

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the administration through August. The president has also

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appointed Anthony Scaramucci I have a statement on his

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appointment as well. Anthony is a person

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I have great respect for. He will be in a pool,

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an important addition to this He has been a great

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supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda

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while leading the communications We have accomplished so much

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and we are being given credit for The good news is that people get it,

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even if the media doesn't. Well, the man she was just talking

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about, is President Trump's new communications director

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Anthony Scaramucci, a former He took the opportunity to deny

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that there were tensions I would love to have Sean here. He

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decided that he thought it would be better to go and for me in relation

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to him it speaks volumes to who he is as a human being, as a team

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player. His attitude is Anthony is coming in, let me clear the slate

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for him. I do appreciate that about Sean and I love him for it. But I

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don't have any friction with Sean, I don't have any friction. This is the

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White House, the USA, we are selling the president. And I want to make

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sure that our cultural template is that we put the President's agenda

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first which is perfect for the American people and we serve his

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interests. So if we have a little bit of friction inside the White

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House as a result of that, it's OK, we can all live with that, either

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business person, I'm used to dealing with friction. That was Anthony

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Scaramucci, the new communications Scaramucci, the new communications

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director speaking in a press conference a little while earlier.

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Let's cross over to The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue

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is in Washington for us. He promised to answer lots of

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to what we had before. Very punchy, to what we had before. Very punchy,

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combative, briefings. He did one of those press conferences that people

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often do to clear the air, where you kind of advice as many questions as

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people can throw at you. So he went round the room asking, answering

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multiple questions and hitting some of the controversial issues that

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people will ask about him, number one, does he have a good

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relationship with the President's chief of staff. They have previously

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been questions about that. Number two, does he have the experience?

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He's been a financier in the past, not a communications person,

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certainly not someone in charge of the munitions for the White House.

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Three, can he get the White House back on track, get the what message

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out there. That is certainly the frustration on the part of the

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president that has led to this big change. He believes his message

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isn't getting across. And we have seen Sean Spicer bit by bit edged

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out over the last few weeks, doing fewer and fewer briefings, many not

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trip to Paris last week, did not get trip to Paris last week, did not get

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on the plane, not on Air Force One. And now he has finally had to

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resign. And I think that was coming, certainly the appointment of

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Scaramucci made it inevitable. It Scaramucci made it inevitable. It

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and Anthony Scaramucci said they and Anthony Scaramucci said they

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would refer back to President Trump. He is the boss, he is very much in

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charge in this relationship. I think that reflects the idea that Donald

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Trump believes he is his own best secretary. -- press secretary. He

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believes he can communicate better than anyone else. You often hear him

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bragging about the amount of people following him on social media. He

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knows how that can move the news cycle. He believes he has his own

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best spokesman. I think that is one of the frustrations he has felt was

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Sean Spicer. What you saw there was him getting some new people in that

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he trusts, I think he likes Sarah Sanders, her approach has been a lot

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more charming towards the press, she is more charming than Sean Spicer

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was. That is certainly true. But Scaramucci also knows the boss is

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understands the communications understands the communications

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business and Scaramucci will take his lead from him. Very

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diplomatically put. Thank you very much.

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Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak

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The aid agency Oxfam says this is the worst outbreak ever

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And, according to Oxfam, there are hundreds of thousands

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And this is a man made disaster: Yemen has been torn apart

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by a brutal civil war for over two years.

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The BBC's Nawal Al Maghawi is in Yemen's capital Sanaa.

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People here question how much more they can take.

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War and poverty have combined to mean cholera swept through this

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Unless treated quickly, this waterborne disease can kill.

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Most have walked hours to get treatment, but only the

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Aid agencies are doing what they can, but the magnitude

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of this outbreak is outstripping their ability to respond.

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One person dies in Yemen every hour from cholera.

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This is the world's largest humanitarian crisis,

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And civil servants like the doctors and nurses here haven't received

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There's one thing that people here keep telling me,

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and it is that they feel completely forgotten by the world.

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People face the biggest threat in rural areas.

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In this one village alone, 20 people have died

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Hours from the nearest town, it was impossible for people

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Together with his sister Hind, they can't afford

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The truth is that for many in this country there

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Here on the edge of the village is the only source of water.

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The people know it is infected, but with no other options,

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The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has suspended all official contacts

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with Israel until it removes metal detectors from the disputed site

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The installation of the detectors havs sparked running battles

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with Israeli defence forces and protesters that have left

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And so it began. What the Palestinians said would be a day of

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rage. They'd gathered in their hundreds, the Israelis said men

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under 50 would not be allowed to go into the old city and perform Friday

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prayers at the holy site. So the Palestinians prayed in the streets.

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And then the tensions exploded. The violins played out in pockets in

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different parts of occupied East Jerusalem. Fierce exchanges in the

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sacred city. When the tear gas eventually cleared, arrests were

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made. In Jerusalem and in violence in the West Bank, hundreds have been

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wounded. There were fatalities to. At the centre of attention, Muslims

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call it... Dues, the Temple Mount. Last week this was the scene of

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violence. Israeli Arab gunmen killed two policemen were hunted down and

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courtyard. So the Israelis installed these metal detectors at the gates.

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Palestinians vehemently opposed this. Many refused to go through the

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detectors into the mosque compound. Instead they started praying in the

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street outside. For these people, the new security measures are an

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attempt by their occupiers to secure more control over a place that sits

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at the very heart of the religious and political divisions between

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Israel and the Palestinians. Reasonable thinking, reasonable

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behaviour, and that extremism and racism is the way to solve problems.

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Palestinians in any case will not accept any compromise about the

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mosque. The Israelis say the detectors are only in place to keep

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everyone say. A week ago today Muslim radical terrorists went in

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and murdered two Israeli policeman after smuggling in rifles. The only

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way that we can defend ourselves is by placing those metal detectors.

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And so after Jerusalem's day of rage, then metal detectives remain

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in place, this latest bitter dispute is not over. The dangerous stand-off

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will continue. Let's take a look at some of

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the other stories making the news. America says it has withheld

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remaining military payments to Pakistan for this year because the

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secretary of December defence could not certify that Islamabad was

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headlining network. Pakistan has headlining network. Pakistan has

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already received more than half $1 billion in military aid this year.

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This decision means $50 million will not be released. The National

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Assembly in Venezuela has appointed 13 new judges to the supreme court.

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to the Supreme Court in a move that could spark a legal wrangle.

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The lawmakers say they have the right to name and fire justices

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under the constitution, but the Court itself has warned

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that the move is illegal and that the appointees

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The Supreme Court has blocked all bills introduced by the assembly

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since the opposition won control last year.

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The Emir of Qatar has been making a rare televised speech

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in which he criticised his Gulf neighbours for imposing

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a blockade on his country, which he described as a collective

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Despite this he said life was going on normally.

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He thanked both the US and Russia for their support and especially

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

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In the wake of Matic protests in Poland, Parliament looks super pass

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a bill about the Supreme Court judges.

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It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. A

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catastrophic engine fire is being blamed tonight for the first crash

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in the 30 year history of Concord, the world's only supersonic

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airliner. It was one of the most vivid symbols of the violence and

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hatred that tore apart the state of Yugoslavia, but now a decade later

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it has been painstakingly rebuilt and opens again today. There's been

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an increase in malfunctioning sperm an increase in malfunctioning sperm

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unable to swim properly. Thousands of households across the country are

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suspiciously quiet this lunchtime as children bury their noses in the

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final instalment of Harry Potter. Welcome to BBC World News today. Our

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mains headlines this hour. The White House press secretary,

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Sean Spicer, has resigned after President Trump appointed

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Anthony Scaramucci as his But the new man denied there

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were tensions over his appointment. The people of Yemen call for foreign

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help as cholera hits hundreds A BBC investigation

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has found evidence of being groomed on the

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live-streaming app Periscope. Launched two years ago,

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Periscope allows its millions of users to broadcast live

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from their phone. But our team found children

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streaming video live from their classrooms

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and even their bedrooms - Twitter, which owns the app,

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says it has zero tolerance Our correspondent

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Angus Crawford reports. Not learning, but broadcasting,

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live from the back of a lesson. But this isn't just

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an innocent chat. We found pupils live

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streaming across the country. And they've all been using this -

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Periscope, an app owned by Twitter, which allows users to broadcast

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live from anywhere. And our investigation found children

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using it in their own bedrooms and being groomed in front

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of our eyes. This child is still in her school

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uniform, probably 12, Talking straight into the camera

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and there is one, two, three, four, five, six,

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seven requests already. One of them is asking

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the size of her bra. Someone has just asked her

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to unbutton her shirt. The age limit is meant to be

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13, but we easily find So right now it's my first

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time playing this app. What do you mean by,

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"Up top, please?" We passed the details of all these

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children to the police, and showed what we found

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to the NSPCC's head Well, it's very

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disturbing, isn't it? To see children as young as nine

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when they're so vulnerable and being so clearly groomed

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for sexual purposes What's really worrying about

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Periscope is the way it uses maps. If I go live from here on a street

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corner in west London, then anyone can zoom in and find out

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exactly where I am. Twitter refused an interview

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request, but said in a statement, But our investigation showed

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children openly being groomed. The question for Periscope -

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can young people really broadcast Poland's parliament is expected

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to vote though a bill that would force the removal

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of the country's Supreme Court judges -

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a move which is seen to threaten The bill was passed

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through the lower house just nine Demonstrations are continuing

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in the capital Warsaw tonight in a last ditch effort to stop

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the bill from going through. Earlier I spoke with

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Dr Malgorzata Bonikowska from Polish think tank,

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the Centre for International Relations, about the divisions

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in the country as a result All the situation is really serious

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now and it is very sad because it seems we are losing the ability to

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discuss things. It is also among people. People, in Polish society is

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very divided. It seems like it is one step too far. No one says the

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ruling party doesn't have a right to post the changes, or implement

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reforms, but the way they are doing this and what they are proposing is

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very controversial and needs wide political debate. But the Government

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is not open to that. So the question is not open to that. So the question

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would be how are we able to build community if we just want to accept

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one point of view and Polish society as a very difficult and complex

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history. There are people who think many different ways here. Not all

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the people support the party. So the question is are we still able to

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make a dialogue to discuss. By the way, this is why people go out to

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protest and this is really serious. Protests are massive all over the

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country. Because we are very much, this is how we started our

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transformation process. In the late 80s, even before the Berlin Wall

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collapsed, we had a Round Table discussion, after 26 years it seems

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like this furniture is not needed and that is why people are wary and

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frightened. Because we understand very well that society is divided,

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we need to discuss the things, there are people who think in many

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different ways here, so only the way and dialogue can save us. Otherwise

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we are heading nowhere. So when you talk about dialogue, the EU has

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voiced its concerns. The Government have a rocky relationship with

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Brussels, but will they listen to what the international community has

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expressed? The answer is we do not know. We just hope they well. This

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is something we can expect from the US administration, in not a very

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formal way. Somehow behind-the-scenes this can happen

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and is definitely happening, this push for sitting together,

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discussing things with the opposition also, with the EU the

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situation is better because we are a member state so we are a part of the

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European Union. It means it is not really a foreign country or

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organisation for us, we are a part of it. We are a part of all the EU

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institutions. And of course for the European Union it is a very serious

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challenge now because one of the member states isn't behaving in the

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way the others do. So the question is what the European institutions

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can do. Let's get all the sports news. The

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American Jordan Spieth leads the open golf after overcoming some of

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the worst weather the British summer could throw at him. He's the only

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player to register two rounds under par at Royal Birkdale and has a two

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shot lead on six under par. Here is the leaderboard into the weekend.

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Only ten players under par in total. Spieth's two shot lead is over Matt

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Kuchar. He is a further shot Ian Poulter and the US Open champion

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Brooks Koepka. One of those players back in contention after a pretty

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good round in those poor conditions, Rory McIlroy, he hit a 68 today that

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leaves him on one under par. He is tied for sixth. Anything around even

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par in those conditions as readers go today. I dropped the best

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possible start, I continued where I left off last night, I made some

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birdies early on and that gave me a birdies early on and that gave me a

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bit of a cushion to play with. I bit of a cushion to play with. I

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needed to make some big up and downs around the middle of the round, but

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I did exactly what I wanted to do, get in and finish the tour

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management under par for the first two days. Let's see what the guys do

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this afternoon. Henrik Stenson is eight shots off the lead after

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burgled during Thursday's first burgled during Thursday's

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round, with value or personal items round, with value or personal items

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stolen. Not too much on the effect of today's round. But spending four

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hours with the police and going out to dinner. That was a different

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evening. Let's put it away. He seen Bolt has won his last race before he

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defends the 100 metres title in London. He won in the diamond league

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meeting in Monaco. Perhaps not the quality of field he will face in

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London but a season's best of 9.95 seconds nevertheless. And the first

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time he has gone under ten seconds for the whole of this season so far.

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Defending champion Chris flume has strengthened his trip on the Tour de

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France, maintaining a 23 second lead ahead of the final two stages. A

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Norwegian one stage 19, of the first time in six years. Here is more.

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Another day closer to Paris and it could not have been less eventful if

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he had written it himself. With so many tired legs after the Alps and

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so few top sprinters left in the race, a breakaway was allowed to

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stay away. 20 riders and whittled down to nine near the end and then

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by way of taking a roundabout on the right rather than the left, one saw

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the chance of a solo victory and a the chance of a solo victory and a

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Norwegian who lost in the tightest photo finish I've ever seen earlier

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in the race finally secured his first stage win since 2011 while

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Chris and the main field rolled home relaxed over 11 minutes later.

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And Chelsea have completed the signing of the Spain striker from

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real Madrid for a club record fee. The 24-year-old has signed a

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five-year deal and will join the Premier League champions on their

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pre-season tour of Asia. He scored 20 goals in La Liga for Real. That

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is all sportsmen. Royal visits can be tiring for even

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for the most experienced members of the family,

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but for two-year old Princess Charlotte, daughter

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of the Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge - at the end

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of the five day tour to Poland and Germany,

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it all proved a bit too much. As the Cambridge's prepared to leave

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Hamburg this afternoon, For rock from all of us, thanks for

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watching, see you

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