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North Korea claims its latest intercontinental ballistic missile

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test proves ANY target in the US is now within striking distance.

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The White House War - Donald Trump names General John

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Kelly as his next chief of staff after days of public in-fighting.

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Done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody.

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An interim Prime Minister is chosen by Pakistan's ruling party,

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but he'll only stand-in until the brother of ousted leader

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I have a 45-year-old female on the phone who says she has a boa

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constrictor stuck to her face. Also in the programme -

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the emergency call from a woman in the US who was being attacked

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by a Boa Constrictor. Hello and welcome to World News

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Today. South Korea says it will speed-up

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the deployment of the remaining components of the American

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THAAD anti-missile system. It follows North Korea's

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latest rocket test. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has

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claimed the US mainland is now The launch has been condemned

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worldwide with China also From Seoul, here's our

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correspondent Karen Allen. Cloaked in darkness,

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state-run TV captured the final A potent symbol of North Korea's

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defiance in the face its leader Kim Jong-un

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there to witness it all. And the moment that Pyongyang

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thumbed its nose at the world. The second launch of

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an intercontinental ballistic It travelled higher and further

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than the missile fired before, eventually splashing down

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in the ocean off the coast of Japan. Then came the official

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confirmation from Pyongyang. The newsreader announcing that this

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test was proof that the whole Pictures show a triumphant

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North Korean leader. In Washington, President Trump

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described the test The reaction from North Korea's

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neighbour in the South TRANSLATION: South Korea strongly

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condemns this reckless act, dashing the international

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community's hopes of eased inter-Korean military tensions and,

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in particular, Seoul's offer These joint US-South Korea military

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drills a response to the launch, designed to send a clear message

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that Seoul and Washington stand shoulder to shoulder in the face

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of an increasingly belligerent The US already has battleships

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in the Pacific Ocean. Now it's promised to scale

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up its strategic assets in response More aircraft carriers and stealth

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bombers could soon be on the way. A jubilant Kim Jong-un wants US

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recognition as a nuclear power. Instead, in the wake

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of another missile test, he is likely to face stiffer

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sanctions, with China and Russia under pressure not

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to stand in the way. Terence Roehrig is the Director

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of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group This missile went higher and

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further, alarming, do you think? Certainly, it is part of the

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progression of North Korea improving its capabilities. It is showing,

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evermore, it is able to reach the United States and therefore

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believing it has a deterrent capability to prevent the United

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States, as it believes, from perhaps conducting some sort of a regime

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change operation. Is the US in him and in danger? I don't think so.

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What you have going on is deterrent on both sides. We have, for years,

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been in the goal of trying to deter North Korea of a Korean War style

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event. That has been successful for over 60 years. I am expecting that

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will be continue to be successful. In return, North Korea is trying to

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deter others. So we have deterrence going from both sides of the

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strategic equation and the key will be to be able to maintain some sort

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of strategic stability, in spite of these changes. We heard in that

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report, the US is about to scale up its military deployments, are we

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about to see some confrontation? Know I don't. I think we will see

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continued posturing on both sides. The United States, is likely to, it

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in conjunction with South Korea, conduct a number of things. Efforts

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to pass another Security Council resolution. We will see how the

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Chinese and the Russians respond. We will see some of these efforts to

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bring other strategic assets to the region to reinforce the alliance,

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reinforced deterrence. South Korea considering its hesitation to deploy

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the other batteries. But the strategic problem is still going to

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be there, as very unlikely, North Korea will ever give up its nuclear

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weapons. Thank you very much. There's plenty more on this

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story on our website, including analysis from our

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Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus on how the United States

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could defend itself. It has been a fast-paced week in

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Washington. The latest high profile departure

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from Donald Trump's administration is the President's,

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now former, chief of He was the subject of

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a tirade of abuse last week from the new White House

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communications director. Mr Priebus, whose tenure

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was the shortest of any White House Chief of Staff in modern

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US history, has been replaced by John Kelly, a former General,

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who President Trump praised for his work as head

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of Homeland Security. Done an incredible job thus far,

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respected by everybody. Our Washington Correspondent Laura

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Bicker gave us reaction Well, the Republican

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party has been praising Reince Priebus, who is,

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in effect, one of their own. That could be part of the reason why

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Donald Trump never seemed Remember, he was appointed Chief

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of staff because he was part He also knew how those levers

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in Washington should work. But as the six months wore on,

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Donald Trump has reportedly described him as weak and also said

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he questioned his loyalty. And now he has turned to someone

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outside of the political sphere. He is looking to someone outside

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of the swamp, as he called it. He is an marine general,

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4-star general, who could impose some kind of perhaps military

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discipline on a rather He is also seen as having done

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a remarkable job as head So how he'll do in the West Wing,

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we'll have to wait and see. And what we are seeing

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is a Republican party and a White House who seemed to be

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distancing themselves Yes, and the other defeat this week

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was of course over health care and Donald Trump has been

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tweeting over that. What impact do you think

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that might have? Well, the defeat of health care

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is something all Americans I have travelled the length

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and breadth of this country and it's And that is because for those

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who rely on the free health care they now get under President Obama's

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reforms, without it, they don't know how they'll cope,

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they don't know how they'll And for those who are middle

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class, middle income, hard-working families,

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feel their premiums have shot up And that is one of the reasons why

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Donald Trump is trying to get this done, but his frustration is clear

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because there are political And this morning on Twitter,

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he's blaming those political systems and blaming the Republicans

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for defecting, rather So the effect of distancing himself

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from the Republican party could be a good one for the president,

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because he then can blame the party for his problems,

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rather than his own presidency. Nawaz Sharif, has named his brother

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as his ultimate successor. Mr Sharif, who was forced to resign

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over corruption allegations, has appointed a caretaker leader

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until his sibling, Shahbaz Sharif, It's a move that's been

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criticised by the opposition, Rain poured down as the ruling party

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gathered to choose a new leader. Many in Pakistan hope yesterday's

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Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was unfit to

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hold office, would begin a cleansing of corruption within the political

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class. The disgraced former Prime Minister

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today denied any wrongdoing, before introducing the new leader. His

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brother, Shahbas Sharif. An interim Prime Minister will hold the fort

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until Shahbas Sharif gets a seat in parliament. You would have thought

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keeping the party leadership and therefore the Prime Minister ship

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Pakistan within the same family, would be controversial. But the only

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rally anywhere near the Pakistani capital today, was of supporters of

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the ruling party. Whatever reservations Pakistanis may have

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about power staying within this family, the fact is, under Nawaz

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Sharif, the country has prospered. Terror attacks are down and the

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economy is growing steadily. Let's take a look at some of

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the other stories making the news. Poland's nationalist government has

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hit back after the European Union started legal action over reforms

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to the Polish legal system. The European Commission said

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the new rules allowed the justice minister to exert influence

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on individual judges by deciding how But the Polish Foreign Minister said

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the Commission's actions Two people have been killed

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in a stampede during a football Police say too many people had been

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trying to enter the stadium, that once hosted the 2010

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World Cup final. Kenyan police say unidentified

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gunmen have attacked the home of Deputy President William Ruto,

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in the western town of Eldorett. Local reports say a police officer

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manning the gate was injured. Mr Ruto and his family were not

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at home at the time. The incident comes ten days before

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Kenya holds presidential, Colombia's president says

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he won't recognise the result of Sunday's vote in neighbouring

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Venezuela. It's to elect an assembly with the

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power to rewrite the constitution. It came as protests

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against the government's plans gained momentum

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in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. This is the Avenue, one of the main

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arterial roads in eastern Caracas. Normally it would be full of traffic

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and pedestrians. This is one of the main parts through the city, but

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today it is just barricaded completely. The streets are

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deserted, every few hundred metres, there is rubbish, barbed wire, young

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men and women sitting out, protecting the streets from anybody

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coming through, any traffic. This is the environment in which Sunday's

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vote is due to take place. It is happening not just in this part of

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Caracas, but across the city. Wherever there are neighbours who

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are opposed to the administration and Sunday's vote, which they see as

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the final imposition of a dictatorship in Venezuela, people

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are turning out and closing the streets and they say they will

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continue to do so until they can effect a change in the country.

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The US space agency Nasa has ordered an investigation after confirmation

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astronauts were cleared to fly while drunk.

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The last foot patrol in South Armagh, one an everyday part of the

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soldier's lot, drudgery and danger. Now know more after almost four

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decades. If you are in a private house, not doing any harm to anyone,

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I don't see why all these people should wander in and say you were

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doing something wrong. Six rare white line clubs are on the prowl at

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Worcestershire Park and they have been met with a roar of approval

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from visitors. They are lovely, really sweet. Really cute.

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North Korea claims its latest intercontinental ballistic missile

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test proves that any target in the US is now

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Donald Trump has named General John Kelly as his next

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chief of staff after days of public in-fighting.

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The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has offered her

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"deepest sympathy" to the relatives of a man who killed in a knife

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Mrs Merkel promised a full investigation into the attack

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which was carried out by a known Islamist.

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Our Berlin correspondent Damian McGuinness reports.

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This mobile phone video shot by an eyewitness,

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shows a group of local residents trying to stop the attack

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They were in a nearby cafe when he ran past,

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attacking people on the street with a large knife.

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The men grabbed chairs to bring him under control,

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TRANSLATION: A woman ran and shouted, there

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People got up and there was panic on the other side of the street.

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20, 30 people fleeing before the attacker.

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Some people stood up, armed themselves with chairs

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and tried to stop him, to surround him and chasing.

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and tried to stop him, to surround him and chase him.

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He stopped at the crossing and wake the knife and shouted God is good.

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He was then cornered further along by other people.

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German officials said the attacker came to Germany in 2015

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His application for asylum was rejected.

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He was known to be an Islamist, but wasn't considered dangerous.

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TRANSLATION: I can say at the moment the perpetrator's motive

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on the one hand, connected to Islamist motives.

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On the other hand there is also evidence of mental instability.

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We are currently assuming it is a mix of both, it is not yet

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The attack happened on Friday afternoon.

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The man went into this supermarket, grabbed a large kitchen knife

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from a shelf and stabbed a nearby 50-year-old man to death.

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He then attacked other people in the shop, before running outside.

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It was thanks to these local men, now being called heroes of hamburg,

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It was thanks to these local men, now being called Heroes of Hamburg,

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that more people weren't injured or killed.

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Sri Lanka has signed a billion dollar deal with China

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for the control and development of a deep sea port.

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The site is in the strategically important southern Sri Lankan

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town of Hambantota, near the main shipping route

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The agreement had been delayed because of local concerns

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that the port could be used by the Chinese military.

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Our South Asia editor, Anbarasan Ethirajan, has more.

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Located in southern Sri Lanka, Hambantota port straddles the

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world's busiest East, West shipping route. Built with Chinese financial

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assistance in 2010, the port was supposed to transform the poorer

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regions in the area, but it has been making losses. Now, Colombo is

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releasing the facility to China for a deal worth more than $1 billion.

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China says the portable play a crucial role in its initiative to

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boost trade with the rest of the world.

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We will make sure that Hambantota port will gain status as a gateway

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to the spending and economics of the African region well we have similar

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deals. The Sri Lanka government says the money will be used to repay part

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of its debt and the country and mitts it is struggling to repay. Of

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course there is debt. We had to carry the burden. We still have two,

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as I have been showing in some of the recent press conferences, Sri

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Lanka have to pay huge amounts of interest. There have been protest

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over the planned Chinese industrial park to be set up near the port.

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Villagers are scared they will be forced out of their homes.

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Neighbouring India is also nervous, with Beijing getting a foothold

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close to its southern tip. For now, Colombo insists the Sri Lanka Navy

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will be in charge of the security of the port and no foreign navy will be

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able to use it as a base. It is hard to predict how China will respond if

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it's huge investments overseas are threatened in the future.

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The Netherlands are through to the semifinals of the women's European

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football championships. They beat Sweden 2-0. A goal in each half for

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the Netherlands, who have reached the last four since 2009. Torrential

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rain in Rotterdam has meant Saturday's second quarterfinal had

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to be postponed. Germany will now play Denmark on Sunday at midday,

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local time. England take on France in their quarterfinal on Sunday who

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have beaten the lioness is in their last three major tournaments.

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England haven't won against them since Mark Samson took over in 2013,

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but that is a record be confident they can change. Mentally, we

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believe we can beat them. We have been close in the past. An 87th

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minute equaliser in 2011 and then beaten on penalties. We put them out

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of the qualification for the World Cup in 2006, but got two draws. It

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was an away draw that put us through. We were close back in

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March. We are in a different place now, physically better prepared and

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hopefully that will get us along. England's cricketers will hope the

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better weather as they tried to build a commanding lead in the third

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test against South Africa at the Oval. The home side 74-1 in their

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second innings when rain stopped play on day three, leader of 252

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runs. Toby Roland-Jones got fifth wicket as the tourists were 175 all

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out. If we can get up to hoards daily-macro up towards the 400, in

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reasonable time, we will be happy with that. I'd hope we can bowl them

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out in a day, in a session. We have some big hitters to come in towards

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the backend who can speed up the run rate. So that will be the way we

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will be looking to go about it, I would imagine.

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A 17th test century from Virat Kohli has helped India win their first

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test against Sri Lanka. They declared on 240-3, setting Sri Lanka

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a daunting victory target of 550 and with injuries, Sri Lanka were out

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the 245 all out. Sebastian Vettel will start the

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Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position as he looks to extend, what

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has become a slender lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship. The

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German is just a point ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the standings, but

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will be part of an all Ferrari front row after Kimi Raikkonen was second

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quickest. Hamilton could only qualify fourth. Also behind his

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Mercedes team-mate after completing just one lap in the shoot out for

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pole position. Paul di Resta, driving for Williams after Felipe

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Massa was forced to pull out to illness. He qualified 19th, his

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first Formula 1 race in three years. There is more on all of those

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stories on the BBC Sport website and the round-up of all the action from

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the world swimming Championships in Budapest.

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That is all that daily-macro the sport for now.

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Now to a rather unusual emergency call in the US state of Ohio.

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A panicked woman on the phone is heard asking for help

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because she was being attacked by a large boa constrictor.

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9/11, what is the location of your emergency. I have a boa constrictor

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stuck to my face. You have a what? A boa constrictor. In her own

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backyard, a woman was strangled by the very snake she rescued a day

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earlier. When firefighters arrived minutes later, they found the woman

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laying in her driveway with the 1.6 metre boa constrictor wrapped around

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her body. They used a pocket knife to cut the snake's head. The victim

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was treated for nonlife threatening injuries. Just really pleased with

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the paramedic' response. To think that quick, to take the pocket knife

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out and do they did, but obviously they had to destroy the slate. Boa

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constructors are tropical to Central America and while they are

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nonvenomous, they squeeze their prey and swallow them whole. The victim

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kept no fewer than 11 snakes in her home. Rachel Carey, BBC News.

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North Korea claims its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic

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missile proves it now has the ability to strike any target

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Western experts who have examined data from the launch agree that most

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major US cities could now be in range.

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That is it from me and the team. Goodbye for now.

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It was the central third of the UK that saw the best of the weather.

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Across the North, mixture of sunshine and

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