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There's further upheaval for Donald Trump as White House

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press secretary Sean Spicer resigns after a disagreement with

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the President over the appointment of a new communications director.

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

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agencies say is the worst outbreak of cholera in the world

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A BBC investigation into online abuse reveals children as young

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as nine are being groomed using the Periscope app

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Searing lyrics and musical curiosity...

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We look back at the life of Linkin Park singer

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Chester Bennington, who has died aged 41.

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer,

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one of the most recognisable faces of the White House

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It follows the US president's appointment of a former

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Wall Street banker as his new head of communications.

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Mr Spicer, famous for his angry outbursts at reporters

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during media briefings, hasn't been as visible in recent

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weeks, prompting speculation he'd been sidelined.

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He said he will stay in post for a few weeks to help the transition. We

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are expecting a live press conference shortly, but first up

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macro I'm now joined in the studio

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by our Washington Correspondent macro Correspondent

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Rajini Vaidyanathan. and not above evil. Sean Spicer was

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the Faith -- a lot of up evil. Sean Spicer became the face of the White

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House. He became the story. He gave a frosty news conference when he was

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talking about the number of people who came to the inauguration and at

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the end, he stormed out. It set the tone for the relationship between

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the White House and the media. He became well-known in popular culture

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because he was parodied on Saturday Night Live, a popular comedy show.

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He became the story. One of the biggest issue is when it came to the

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relationship that we have with the president is that President Trump

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thinks on his own and does not always communicate what he is

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thinking to his own press secretary. Often you saw Sean Spicer having to

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say, the Tweet speaks for itself because the president was

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circumventing his own communications team. So there was speculation for a

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while that his days were numbered but we did not expecting to go in

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this manner. It's a surprise that this new person is going to be the

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head of Kevin occasions. Sean Spicer did not have the easiest job in the

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world, but the New York Times say that he resigned because he opposed

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the new appointment. What does this say about the White House

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administration? Let's just explain about the new man. He is in New

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York, Wall Street financier. He owns Skye Bridge capital, he is a hedge

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fund man and teen owes Donald Trump from his New York -- and he knows

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Donald Trump from his New York days. He spoke out in favour of Donald

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Trump. Donald Trump will feel that he has his loyalty. That is so

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important to be president. He likes to surround himself who is saying

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from the same in sheet as him. But in many ways it is an interesting

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appointment. He has no experience. It says that other people like the

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chief of staff oppose him. This is Donald Trump draining the swamp. A

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nonpolitician bringing in another nonpolitician to the White House.

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Sean Spicer is an establishment politician. He was press secretary

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for the Republican National committee. An establishment

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politician who understand the mechanics of it. That sums up what

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is a divide in the White House, the establishment people like Sean

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Spicer who have come from the Republican National committee and

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seasoned political operators, and other people without political

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experience who have been hired by the president. The president prefers

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those who are more loyal and perhaps tell him what he likes the year. We

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will have to wait and see but we are expecting a press briefing shortly.

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We are expecting the deputy press secretary, who has been increasingly

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more visible recently, Van Sean Spicer, she will say a few words.

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That is a live shot their of the White House. That is where we are

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expecting the press conference to take place. Now a reminder of what

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has been going on with Gavin Hewitt. Sean Spicer, the White House

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press secretary, and one of the faces of the Trump

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administration, has resigned. Spicer has been involved in a number

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of high-profile controversies. Early on, he found himself having

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to defend the crowd size at Donald Trump's inauguration,

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compared to that of Barack Obama. This was the largest

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audience to ever witness an inauguration period,

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both in person and around the globe. The pictures clearly

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suggested otherwise. Then there were Sean Spicer's

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about comments Hitler and the use of chemical weapons that

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drew international criticism. We didn't use chemical

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weapons in World War II, You know, someone as

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despicable as Hitler, who didn't even think to the,

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to the using chemical weapons. Sean Spicer found himself

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under close scrutiny from Donald Trump, who prizes

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good on-camera performances. In particular, President Trump began

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looking for a strong defender as his problems mounted,

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in particular with the investigation into whether there was collusion

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between the Trump campaign and Russia during last

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year's election. So today the president

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appointed Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier,

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as his communications director. Shortly after, Sean Spicer abruptly

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resigned, suggesting some turmoil In recent times, there

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were indications Sean Spicer He was giving fewer and fewer

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on-camera briefings. But his allies say there

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was a deeper problem. He was out there defending

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White House policy only for the President himself to issue

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a tweet later that seemed Today's moves indicate that

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Donald Trump, under pressure, sees the need to have an able

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communicator who will both defend Yemen is now facing

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the worst cholera outbreak The aid agency Oxfam says this

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is the worst outbreak ever And, according to Oxfam,

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there are hundreds of thousands Yemen has been torn apart

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by a brutal civil war The BBC's Nawal Al Maghawi

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is in Yemen's capital Sanaa. People here question how

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much more they can take. War and poverty have combined

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to mean cholera swept through this Unless treated quickly,

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this waterborne disease can kill. Most have walked hours to get

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treatment, but may be Aid agencies are doing

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what they can, but the magnitude of this outbreak is outstripping

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their ability to respond. One person dies in Yemen

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every hour from cholera. This is the world's largest

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humanitarian crisis, And civil servants like the doctors

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and nurses here haven't received There's one thing that people

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here keep telling me, and it is that they feel completely

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forgotten by the world. People face the biggest

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threat in rural areas. In this one village alone,

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20 people have died Hours from the nearest town,

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it was impossible for people Together with his sister

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Hind, they can't afford The truth is that for many

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in this country there Here on the edge of the village

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is the only source of water. The people know it is infected,

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but with no other options, Let's take a look at some of

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the other stories making the news. The US Secretary of State,

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Rex Tillerson, says Washington is satisfied with Qatar's efforts

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to implement an agreement to halt Mr Tillerson said that in response,

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Qatar's neighbours should Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain

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have plunged the Qataris into economic isolation

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after accusing them The United States says it has

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withheld remaining military payments to Pakistan for this year

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because the Secretary of Defence, Jim Mattis, could not certify that

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Islamabad was taking sufficient Pakistan has already received more

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than $500 million in military aid this year and the decision

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by Mr Mattis means $50 million An official report in India says

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that food served on board the country's trains and at railway

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stations is unfit The annual audit report

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said its inspection had found that some food was contaminated,

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while packaged and bottled items Palestinian authorities say three

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people are dead and dozens more have been injured as running battles

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continue to erupt with Israeli The violence was sparked after tight

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security restrictions were placed on one of Jerusalem's

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most holy sites. The Palestinian Health Ministry

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attributed two of the deaths to Israeli gunfire but

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the circumstances surrounding Tom Bateman is following events.

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People have been trying to get past these police lines.

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There is a crowd made up entirely of men. They have been at this

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barricade where they have been held back as metal security gates. In

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this very large crowd, what has been happening is occasionally a woman

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has come through, the crowd have led them through and the police are

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allowing them through. Police are allowing them as well. Because women

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are allowed. There is a situation of tension with people trying to come

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through and the police pushing them back. A few moments ago, we see

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people running from officers, pushing back and tear gas being

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thrown. Our correspondent doesn't is in

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Bethlehem and sent this report. Palestinian worshippers

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across the West Bank aren't praying inside their mosques today

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but they have come outside here in Bethlehem, there on the streets

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under the hot sun with their prayer mats and this is a symbolically

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important location because just along there is the road to Jerusalem

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and it's now blocked You can see the Israeli military

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watchtower over there. The Friday sermon has been

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about the need to protect the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome

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of the Rock that lies Palestinians see themselves

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as the guardians of these places, the third holiest site in Islam,

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and emotions are Palestinians took a decision

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to fight for their dignity. All the people who are coming

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here came here to raise their voice. Jerusalem is a red line,

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we will not allow occupation Now those unusual prayers are turned

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into protest very quickly. Already there has been skunk water

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fired, a sticky liquid, by the Israeli soldiers,

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they are using stun Now I want to take you back to

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Washington where we are waiting for a briefing. We are expecting the

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deputy press secretary to give us a little more detail on the breaking

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news that Sean Spicer has quit. Reportedly in protest at a shake-up

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of the communications team. He was reportedly unhappy with the

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appointment of a new communications director, effectively a boss for

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Sean Spicer. That is Anthony Scaramucci, who has been picked for

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the role that Mr SpicerSpicer partially filled. We will bring you

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the briefing when it happens. Holidaymakers have been describing

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scenes of panic as a powerful earthquake struck the Greek

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island of Kos. Two people have been killed

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and at least 100 people injured. The quake, with a magnitude of 6.7,

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also caused floods in the streets Our correspondent Mark Lowen reports

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from the Aegean coast. 1:30am in the Turkish

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resort of Bodrum. A night out turns to panic

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as the ground shakes. Footage from nearby shops showed

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the impact as the earthquake The epicentre, the Aegean Sea

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between Bodrum and the As streets in Bodrum

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were flooded, residents ran, fearing for their lives,

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and for the after-shocks. A Turkish and a Swedish tourist

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were killed as the roof of a Bar collapsed and scores were injured,

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some jumping from 200,000 holiday-makers were said

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to be on the island, We were literally

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ripped from our sleep. The bed shook uncontrollably,

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the room shook from side to side. At first light, the damage

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in Kos was clear. Parts of the cathedral

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were turned to rubble. It was rebuilt 80 years ago

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after the one that stood Nature is striking again,

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crushing what lay in its path. We heard glasses coming

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off our shelves. We heard all the bathroom glass

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smash from the living room, so we got up and you were swaying

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from side to side, literally. In Bodrum, fishing boats

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were upturned by the tremor. 200 Turkish nationals

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were evacuated from Kos, including some of the injured,

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taken by ferry to Bodrum The earthquake was shallow,

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but was lessened by the sea, Greece and Turkey are

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seismically active - both are on significant fault lines,

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and have suffered huge With the ferry port in Kos damaged,

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the airport was under pressure. Some taking refuge from the heat

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as flights were delayed. A holiday idyll turned to terror

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as dozens recovered in hospital and Greece takes stock

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of a traumatic night. Mark Lowen, BBC News,

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on the Greek coast. A BBC Investigation has found

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evidence of children as young as nine being groomed on the live

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streaming app Periscope. Launched just two years ago,

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it allows its millions of users to broadcast live from their phones

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- and can reveal their location. But our team found children

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streaming video live from their classrooms

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and even their bedrooms - and clearly being groomed

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for sexual abuse. Despite this, Twitter -

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which owns the app - claims it has "zero tolerance"

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for this kind of conduct. Lots more on our website about that

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investigation. We have been given a two minute

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warning for the briefing at the White House. We are expecting the

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deputy secretary. Now we are not surprised that Sean Spicer has

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resigned, but he was so loyal to Donald Trump, he took so many hits

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for him and now he feels compelled to resign. There has to be something

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behind that. What this reveals is the split in the White House. Sean

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Spicer used to be the spokesperson for the Republican National

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committee and used to work for the White House chief of staff. He was

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somebody who opposed Anthony Scaramucci getting a White House job

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in the past. So there is the Sean Spicer faction, the establishment

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faction and we are hearing that Jarrod Kushner and Ivanka Trump

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really supported Anthony Scaramucci but people who came from a right

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wing media outlet, Breitbart, he opposed it. But Donald Trump... Here

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to criticise for the last six months because the message has not been

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clear and some people are saying that by appointing Anthony

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Scaramucci, the message will continue to be all about Donald

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Trump. There are some people in the Republican party, party people, who

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are concerned that policy and the agenda is not getting out enough.

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This is a finance man, no experience in communication, part of the New

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York establishment, that tells us something? It does. Donald Trump ran

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on a promise to drain the swamp. He extolled the virtues of being a

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nonpolitician. He has appointed another nonpolitician to his White

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House. In his cabinet there are a lot of other people who come from

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highly paid corporate jobs who are now sitting in Cabinet roles.

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Obviously, this is not a cabinet role, but it is important. President

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Trump is aware that his approval ratings are low although he has a

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devout bases support him. But he doesn't like criticism and he

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doesn't like the idea that people might be criticising and mocking his

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presidency. So he wants to reset the way that messaging comes out of the

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White House. And when you look at who the support -- when you look at

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who has supported this appointment, he might be sending a message to his

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chief of staff that his days could be numbered. And as we wait for this

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press briefing to take place, we have seen Sean Spies are getting up

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at these awkward briefings. The first one was quite, two, he became

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a caricature. Yes, and usually as White House secretary, you are not

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the story. And he became parodied on shows like Saturday Night Live and

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his status became a far more -- far more reaching than the Washington

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people who watch these briefings. In fact back in fabric, people said

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that he got ratings like a soap opera. People tuned into his

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briefings like you have never seen before. But in many ways, with the

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president tweeting his messages directly, Sean Spicer was often

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unsure of what the message was. Survey paints a picture of the

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confusion in terms of what message the White House once the project

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into the presidency -- two months into the presidency.

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Let's cross live now. The president will welcome survivors

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of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Other messages are about the made in

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America label but the most prized thing to have come out of our

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country are the brave men and women who have risked their lives

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protecting the freedom of Americans and our allies around the globe. If

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you minutes ago, the prizes and signed an executive order to ensure

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that these men and women will have the supplies they need to keep us

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safe in years ahead. This order commission is the first ever hold

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government assessment of America's defence industrial base, the first

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time since President Eisenhower that an American president is investing

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personal attention into this. President Trump is committed to

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maintaining the secure supply chains and robust workforce that will

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support our nation's heroes fought decades to come. Next week we will

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be highlighting American heroes like the World War II veterans, the first

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responders, and the boys and girls who will grow up to become the next

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generation of leaders. On the topic of the men and women who protect us,

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the President commended the house yesterday for voting to reauthorise

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the Department of Homeland -- Homeland Security. That also

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authorises Customs enforcement for the first time. Secretary Kelly has

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already made big progress in ending illegal immigration is and enforcing

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the laws of the United States. This bill represents the President's

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strong desire to make progress continue. Republicans this we

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continue to work towards our shared goal of saving Americans from the

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disaster of Obamacare. The secretary of health and human services posted

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representatives from several grassroots organisations to take

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action -- to call the president to take action. These groups want

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lawmakers to know that their members want lawmakers to follow through on

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their promise to the American people. Finally, a statement on the

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resignation of Sean Spicer. The president says he is grateful for

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the work of Sean Spicer and wishes him continued success. Just look at

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his great television ratings. Sean Spicer will continue to serve the

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administration through August off-macro we are watching a press

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briefing from the life -- White

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