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Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby whose medical care

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was the subject of a court battle has died, a week before

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The Pentagon confirms that North Korea has test-fired a second

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It flew for 45 minutes before landing in the sea.

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Donald Trump takes cover after a setback in the Senate and a public

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row between two of his closest aides.

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Also, volunteers trying to save Canada's wild horses from hunters

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before it's too late. Hello and welcome

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to World News Today. In the last hour it's been confirmed

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that the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has died,

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a week before his first birthday. It's thought he was moved

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to a hospice today from Great Ormond Street children's

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hospital where he was being treated. This is Charlie Gard without

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breathing or feeding tubes, before his devastating genetic condition

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emerged, which causes progressive By his side throughout

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have been his parents, They refused to accept Charlie had

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suffered catastrophic brain damage and raised funds online for

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experimental treatment in the United Great Ormond Street Hospital applied

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to court to end Charlie's life-support, and every

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judge backed them. At the UK Supreme Court, with

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Charlie's parents sitting behind, the hospital's barrister

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said his suffering should end. The reality is that Charlie

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can't see, he can't hear, he can't move,

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he can't cry, he can't swallow. Immensely sadly, his condition

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is one that affords An American doctor offering

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to treat Charlie with this experimental powder had not

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seen his full medical records and it took six months before he came

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to London to Finally, at the High Court,

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Charlie's parents abandoned their legal fight, saying

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that time had run out. Our son is an absolute warrior

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and we could not be prouder of him His body, heart and soul may soon be

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gone, but his spirit will live on for eternity and he will make

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a difference to people's A private family tragedy

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was fought out in public. Doctors and nurses at

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Great Ormond Street, renowned children's hospitals,

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received abuse and even death threats, which Charlie's

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parents condemned. Pro-life groups adopted the cause

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and Charlie's plight became an international issue

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when both the Pope and Donald Trump The judge said it was

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a pitfall of social media that people commented

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without knowing the facts. Charlie would have been

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one on August the 4th. His parents said

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they were sorry they could not save him, but would set up

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a foundation to help other sick The Pentagon says it believes

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North Korea has conducted another There are reports that the missile

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landed in Japanese waters. The Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary

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said it flew for about 45 minutes. That's longer than the missile

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tested in July which Pyongyang claimed was an intercontinental

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ballistic missile capable Our correspondent,

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Rupert Wingfield Hayes - who's in Tokyo - says this latest

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missile test is not a surprise. What do we know about this latest

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test? We have just heard from the department of defence in Washington,

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who say their telemetry shows that it flew for about 1000 kilometres.

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They say they are still working on the exact data to try to work out

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what range this missile might have been, but they say it was an

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intercontinental ballistic missile. That is what they called it,

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although strangely they said it posed no threat to the USA. There

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some other specialist who disagree with that because North Korea's

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recent test, this one tonight and the one on July four, clearly are

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aimed at extending the range of North Korea's missile force well

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beyond Japan and the Western Pacific. And having a missile

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capable of reaching the mainland US. The fact that this one a night

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sleeper 45 minutes may be some indication that this a longer range

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missile than they have tested before because that is the longest any test

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flight has taken so far. How concerned are Japan for what is

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happening right now and what it means for the months and years

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ahead? Japan is deeply concerned about these tests. Not only because

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of what it represents in the growing capability of North Korea's missile

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arsenal, but because these are falling close to Japanese waters and

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this one tonight in side -- inside Japan's exclusive zone. There will

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be shipping and fishermen out fishing tonight. We don't get anyone

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in these tests and so even these tests are a threat to Japanese

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people and Japanese livelihoods and the Japanese Goodman is deeply

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concerned. Thank you very much. Even by the standards

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of his chaotic administration, its been a wild few hours

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for President Donald Trump. The Senate has rejected yet another

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attempt to repeal the health care And two of his top staffers appear

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to be virtually at war. The BBC's Jon Sopel

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reports from Washington. The history books will

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record that before 2am this morning, Donald Trump's

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promise to repeal and replace Obamacare that he said

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would be so easy, crashed and burned

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on the floor of the Senate. Outside, opponents who had

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been waiting celebrated. The coup de grace was delivered

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by Senator John McCain To gossips and sharp intakes

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of breath, the person the president had hailed as a hero earlier

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in the week from returning from treatment to vote,

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now the villain of the piece. It left the Senate leader ruing

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a humiliating defeat. This is clearly a disappointing

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moment, from skyrocketing costs to the plummeting choices,

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and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered

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through an awful lot under But that wasn't the only

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drama unfolding. Here at the White House,

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the most extraordinary bare knuckle cage fight has broken out among

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the three most senior people in the West Wing

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who aren't the president. The new communications director

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Anthony Scaramucci talking in abusive and obscene terms

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about the Chief of staff, and Anthony Scaramucci has apologised

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for the language used, In his conversation

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with the New Yorker magazine, Anthony Scaramucci said

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of the Chief of staff: And earlier in the week,

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Anthony Scaramucci told the BBC that his style was

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going to be more direct. One of the things I cannot stand

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about this town is the Where I grew up, we are front

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stabbers, we tell you where Donald Trump left Washington

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a short while ago to fly to Long Island, New York, to look

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at efforts to curb into gang rivalry Laura Bicker is in

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Washington for us. Donald Trump is touching down. We

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will go to his speech as soon as it begins. This has been an incredibly

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tough week, a tough few days for him again. Well, it started off the week

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on Monday with Jarrod Krishna, his son-in-law being questioned by those

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investigating the alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential

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election. They tried to draw a line under that and then the weekly to

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get more and more tumultuous love there was those transgender in the

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military tweets that he put out early in the morning, catching the

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Pentagon off-guard to the point where, in fact, they are not quite

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sure what the policy is going forward. And now here we are as he

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takes the stage, his own White House appears to be at civil war and at

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loggerheads. We have yet to hear how on earth that debacle is going to be

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sorted out. Let alone when it comes to the health care vote. One of his

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key promises, his key pledges that he made from coast to coast. Today

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he is concentrating on gang violence and disrupting drug cartels. Spent a

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lot of time right here. I was in Queens, so I'd come here and this

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was like the luxury location for me and I love it, I love the people

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here. Even coming from the airport, I sat with Nicky Helly who is here

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someplace. Our ambassador who was so incredible. She has seen crowds in

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her life and she said, boy, those are really big crowds. Rows of

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people... If Donald Trump refers to any of the questions that have come

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up this week, we will go back to that speech. On the question of

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health care, which is a key policy pledge, what happens next? Part of

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the problem is we have now got a Republican party that is bruised and

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battered and trying to pick up the pieces. How do they move forward?

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The Speaker of the house, Paul Ryan, said earlier today that he is

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disappointed, frustrated, but he wants to move forward. John McCain,

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the one person who cast that decisive vote, a veteran senator, 80

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years old, came back despite having that diagnosis of brain cancer to

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cast that decisive vote. He too says he wants to see more working across

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the aisle. How Democrats and Republicans worked together on the

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health care bill is something else entirely, because simply working

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between party lines just doesn't seem to work. How they move forward,

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we will just have to wait and see in the next few days. Thank you very

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much indeed for that. We will keep across Donald Trump's speech in case

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there is any update on health care or his Warringah team in the White

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House there. Let's move on. Supporters of Pakistan's former

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif say he will use all the legal options

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available to defend his name. Mr Sharif was forced to resign,

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after the supreme court disqualified him from office

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for life over It's the climax of a saga

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prompted two years ago by the Panama Papers -

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leaks which linked Mr Sharif's three children with offshore companies

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that allegedly enabled money laundering or tax evasion

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during the buying of Our Pakistan correspondent

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Secunder Kermani reports. For opponents of the Pakistani Prime

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Minister, today's court decision is a huge and unprecedented victory

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for accountability in a country where politicians often

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have a reputation for corruption. Today, Nawar Sharif resigned

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after the highest court A panel of five judges unanimously

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decided he had not been honest when explaining his and his family's

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financial dealings to The Supreme Court has

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led from the front. And insha'Allah,

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democracy will strengthen. Democracy will evolve in Pakistan

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and insha'Allah, we will be able The allegations against Sharif

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revolve around four luxury The documents from the Panama Paper

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leaks revealed were linked The Pakistani Supreme Court has been

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trying to establish where the money The Prime Minister's

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daughter, widely seen as his political successor,

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as well as her father, will now face further inquiries

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by the national anticorruption body. No Prime Minister in

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Pakistan has ever completed Sharif served twice in the '90s, but

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was overthrown in a military coup. Some of his supporters have claimed

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the allegations against him now are an attempt by the country's

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powerful army to oust him again. His family have always

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denied any wrongdoing and outside the court some

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of his ministers remained defiant. TRANSLATION: No matter

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who becomes the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister in the hearts

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of the Pakistani people The ruling party will now have

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to nominate a new leader, but with elections due to take place

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by the middle of next year, the country is

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facing real uncertainty. We're going to return to our top

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story. News has emerged in the last hour that the baby Charlie Gard has

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died. Of course it was very tragically expected news, but it is

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incredibly sad. It has been such an awful saga. This was a boy that was

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born in 11 months ago, apparently are normally healthy boy, but it

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soon became apparent he had this rare genetic condition that lead to

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terrible brain disorders and also muscle wastage and doctors in March

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in London decided that his life was no lover tenable. To ease the

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suffering they would have the right as doctors did turn off his

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life-support systems and his parents thought that to the snail. This

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became a very protracted, public battle between the parents, who said

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they had the job's best interest at heart and they should be able to

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take into the USA for what they said was revolutionary treatment, was

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unproven, never been tested on anybody before. They have the money

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to do that. But the courts and doctors were acting in their belief

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in the best interests of the baby, a baby who was clearly not very well.

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The doctors said it would not have been in his best interest to taken

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away. It was a very public protracted battle and sadly the boy

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has died. It was awful for the parents. They have released a short

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statement. Our beautiful little boy has gone. We are so proud of you,

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Charlie. That was Connie Yates, Charlie's mother. She has had an

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awful time. She believe right up to the last midst that the hospital

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have let them down. She accused yesterday of denying them their last

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wish. The parents having accepted in the court this week that Charlie

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could no longer be saved. They wanted to take him home to spent the

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last few days with him, but doctors again said that would not have been

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possible because the conditions, the medical equipment simply wasn't

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there and that Charlie had to be allowed to die in a medical

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environment. He was taken to a hospice and his life-support system

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was turned off. Great Ormond is a world-renowned children's expert

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Centre. It has been very difficult for them. What does this mean for

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future difficult cases? I am not sure it will change much. Of course

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the parents have a right under the law in the UK, but still the courts

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and doctors will act in the child's best interest. At the start of this

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case, great Ormond contacted specialist from around the world in

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this condition to see if anything could be done and they clearly

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decided nothing could be done. Thank you.

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

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Police in Germany say a man armed with a knife has attacked people

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in a supermarket in the northern city of Hamburg.

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Police say one person was killed and four others injured.

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The police say a man - who attacked apparently

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people at random - has been detained.

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The police say they have no clear idea of the motive and are not

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One person has been killed in Helsinki after a man

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Four others have been taken to hospital.

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Police say the driver - a man in his 50s -

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They say the man appeared to be drunk.

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A court in Istanbul has ordered the release of seven suspects

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in the controversial trial of staff from a prominent Turkish

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They were jailed on charges of "supporting terrorism",

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in a trial seen as a test for press freedom under President

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The judge ordered that four other journalists from the Cumhuriyet

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Aid workers in Greece say they're dealing with hundreds of extremely

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vulnerable refugees being held on the island of Lesbos.

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Many have been tortured and sexually abused by members of the so called

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Those who ARE classed as extremely vulnerable,

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are supposed to be moved to Athens for specialist treatment.

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Life inside Moria migrant camp, Lesbos.

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Rare footage from a place journalists are banned.

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It shows tents have been replaced by containers,

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a reflection of Europe's waiting room being made more

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long-term for the 4,000 being held on the island.

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Violence, writing and fires are becoming routine. The camps are full

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and migrant boats are still going. Since so-called Islamic State

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started to lose ground, many who have arrived in Greece have escaped

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detention. Men tortured by firefighters, women used as six

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slaves. Some are pregnant. It is worsening problem on an Origi

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volatile island. We're very worried, we think we need

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to improve the healthcare If they're vulnerable they need

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to be recognised as such and may need to move somewhere

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where they can get care. The reality is there isn't this care

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here on the island and they need to move to the mainland

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to receive it. Scars from years of torture,

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Osama was once a Syrian policeman but was caught by rebel groups

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and sold to IS. He said he was regularly beaten

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and sexually abused by his captors. TRANSLATION: I've been

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in captivity for three years, I lost my family, I lost my wife,

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I haven't heard anything about them. He tells me he was able to escape,

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hoping for a new life in Europe. TRANSLATION: The tension

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will only rise here. Sometimes I feel if I had been

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killed in Syria it would be better The Greek refugee policy is clear

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that extremely vulnerable migrants should be taken off the island

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quickly for specialist I would like at this point to remind

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that 30,000 people have come through the island since March,

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2016, so there can be individual cases, some individual cases,

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where they may not have been The Greek government is promising

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to take extremely vulnerable Those needing the most help,

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for the moment, are still This weekend Europe will mark

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the centenary of the First World War The campaign, fought north

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of Ypres in Belgium, lasted over three and half months

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and led to around half One of those killed

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was George Baxter Lowson. He was 30 and came from

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Tottenham in London. His story has inspired

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two local teenagers - who have learning disabilities -

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to pay their own musical tribute, Jonathan and Zach from

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the Vale School in Tottenham are about to record their tribute

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to a man they'll never meet, but a man who's become

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part of their lives. We looked up where the grave

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of George Baxter Lowson was, Because we've got disabilities, it's

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very hard, but I feel me doing this song has made me more confident

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because I'm not doing it for myself. This isn't just a tribute -

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it's an expression of # All I see is death, death, death,

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death in those places # Names, the names,

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the names with no faces # Soldiers lost and

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gone without traces As Ypres prepared for this

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weekend's commemorations, Vale School performed

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their tribute in a city Their words and music are a new

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connection to one man from I think he would be proud of

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this music, proud and pleased. He's not with us,

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but with this song, So we just wanted

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to give him something. For more than a century horses known

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as wildies have roamed free But recently their numbers

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on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains

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have been dwindling. Natural predators and culls

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to prevent them from harming Today less than 800 wildies remain

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and now a team of volunteers is taking a new approach

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to save them. One only has to go out

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there and watch a herd roaming the hills just to really get a sense

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of what it used to be If we lost the Alberta Wildies,

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I think we'd be losing a big part They were just

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considered feral, stray. Nobody cared about them,

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nobody wanted anything to do with them, and so they were rounded

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up, they were killed, In the wild horse herds,

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one that lived closer to the private land and the forest,

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the young boys get kicked out by themselves and maybe

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join up with a couple Most of the boys that we have

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in the barn right now, They got onto private land,

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trying to get close to find The contraceptive is administered

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via a dart, so it's a disposable It is a true contraceptive,

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it's not sterilisation. The mare will get bred

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and she will have normal behaviour, I didn't start with horses

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until about ten years ago. My daughter got a horse

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and when she went off to college, Every day, there's something

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you learn and can teach them, too. I go out in the woods and I'm on my

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horse or I'm just in my vehicle. I still get really excited

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and my heart just, oh, it just warms me up

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inside and the more people I can bring out there to show them

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and the more people I can tell Don't forget you can get

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in touch with me and some of the team on Twitter -

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I'm @geetagurumurthy We will be speaking to some from the

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Japanese Embassy a little later. Stay with us if you can.

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So we come to the weekend. The last weekend of July and it's looking

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more autumnal than

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