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The UN votes unanimously in favour of new and tougher sanctions

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against North Korea after last month's long-range missile tests.

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This resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package

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ever levelled against the North Korean regime.

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor is sacked by the country's

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new constituent assembly - she says it wanted to stop her

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Police in Italy are investigating the kidnapping of a British model

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who was held captive for nearly a week.

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And the legend that is Usain Bolt, books his place in the 100m final

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at the World Championships here in London - his final

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The United Nations Security Council Has Voted Unanimously To Impose

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tough new sanctions against North Korea.

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The resolution was drafted by the United States, and it comes

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in response to two long-range ballistic missile tests last month.

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The sanctions aim to deprive Pyongyang of more

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Speaking at the session, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

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North Korea's irresponsible and careless acts have just proved to be

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quite costly to the regime. This resolution is the single largest

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economic sanctions package ever levelled against the North Korean

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regime. The price the North Korean leadership will pay for its

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continued nuclear missile development will be the loss of one

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third of its exports and hard currency. This is the most stringent

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set of sanctions on any country in a generation. Lets get more on this,

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because Laura Becker is following events from Washington. Some unity

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to the Security Council, they're obviously very worried about North

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Korea's nuclear-weapons programme? The US are taking this threat very

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seriously, that's two missiles fired in a month, an analyst believed they

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could be capable of hitting the mainland of the United States. Now,

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obviously, that is contested by many, but they're not taking any

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chances. In the last few hours, Donald Trump is there's National

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Security adviser has said they will not tolerate these threats. In the

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last month, you've heard there from Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to

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the UN, she has been trying to work with the other members of the

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student council to come up with this resolution. But they've managed to

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do is come up with a package of measures which will hit Pyongyang

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with a $1 billion worth of export funding. It will strip that await.

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The idea behind that is that. Then getting the funds necessary to

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plough that money into his missile programme. The key to all of this is

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China, because China trade around 90% of North Korea's trade is with

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China. The idea is that if China is on board, the sanctions could

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actually have some teeth. But you have heard there that China has

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backed the Security Council measures, but it's also had a bit of

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a swipe at the US. The last 18 minutes it has announced that it

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wants the US to halt its deployment of an anti missile defence system

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will stop it is based in South Korea, China believes it's a threat

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to its own national security and wants the US to remove it. So now we

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know what China once in response to its backing, it's asking the US to

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take away its military presence near them. Has there been any reaction

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yet from North Korea? Within the last few hours before the sanctions

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were even voted upon, North Korean state television had published a

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series of statements, very defiant statements, thing they would not

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tolerate the sanctions and it would not work to stop them rallying

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around their party and rallying around their leader. So this is the

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latest set of sanctions, and it seems Kim Jong-un is undeterred.

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Just hours after it was sworn in, Venezuela's new constituent assembly

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has voted to sack the country's top prosecutor, a vocal

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The controversial assembly - which is dominated by

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Government supporters - decided to remove Luisa Ortega from

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Earlier, dozens of National Guard officers in riot gear took up

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position around her office preventing her from entering.

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It didn't take long for Venezuela's chief prosecutor to take the

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consequences of her opposition to the constituent assembly. Just hours

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after the controversial new legislative body was sworn in, Ms

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Ortega's office was around by security forces. She better

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photographers on to her Twitter account of National Guard officers

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in riot gear, and she said she denounced the siege in front of the

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national and international community. A prominent member of the

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new assembly, the country's Foreign Minister, indicated such

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high-profile opponents could face which -- swift action. She has

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become a vocal opponent Nicolas Maduro. First she led outcry as the

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Supreme Court briefly took control of the powers of the National

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Assembly. Since the constituent assembly was proposed, she has

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consistently denounced it publicly and brought legal action to hold its

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advance. And Will Grant joins us

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now from Mexico City. Tell us more about Luisa Ortega and

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at how was she regarded in the country? There are the years, she

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was considered a Loyalist to give Chavez and then to Nicolas Maduro.

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And she was a Laurus, she was socially with the revolution, there

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is no doubt about that at all. They met a few weeks ago there was a step

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by the Supreme Court in Venezuela to store the powers of the National

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Assembly. The outcry about that in Venezuela and around the world was

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led by Luisa Ortega. They step back from the brink, but was then the

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decision was taken to great this new constituent assembly, the one that

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is causing all the controversy at the moment. She has consistently

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remained in opposition to that. She says it's unconstitutional and she

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is the last defender of because digestion as the country's top

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prosecutor. Susie he's moved from a Loyalist advice to a opposition won,

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even though she's not aligned with the opposition. But she's certainly

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butting heads with Nicolas Maduro, and now it seems he's taken a final

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decision to remove her from the post, know that this new institution

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has been installed. How worrying is this move? It looks like President

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Madden oh is digging in his heels here? It's just so swift, it was

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immediately after this new legislative body that took office,

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one that is not just not reckon I is by the opposition and millions of

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Venezuelans who didn't turn out to vote in the election, but also by

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neighbouring countries, by the EU, by the State Department under Donald

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Trump's administration, and it's causing Venezuela to be removed

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indefinitely from the South American trading block. The repercussions of

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this, it is an extremely radical step, but it's one in keeping with

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what Mr Maduro and his top officials say that they are doing with the way

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they are moving the country, what this new constituent assembly is all

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about. He's showing no signs of relaxing and it certainly digging in

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his heels for the time being. Thank you very much.

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

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Campaigning in the Kenyan general election has officially closed

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ahead of Tuesday's vote, with the two frontrunners

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President Uhuru Kenyatta led his supporters in prayer

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His main challenger, Raila Odinga, was cheered by a huge crowd

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at Uhuru Park in the centre of the capital, Nairobi.

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And in Rwanda, supporters of President Paul Kagame have been

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celebrating after he won a third term in office, with

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The Electoral Commission said partial results of Friday's election

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The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has

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warned the United States against jeopardising its nuclear

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deal with world powers, saying President Trump

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He was speaking at his inauguration, after being elected

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for a second term in May, at a ceremony in Tehran.

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Mr Rouhani accused the United States of trying to undermine Iran's

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Police in Italy are investigating the kidnapping of a British model

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who was held captive for nearly a week.

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The young woman, who has not been named, had gone to Milan

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for what she thought was a photo-shoot.

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Detectives say her captor drugged her and tried

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A Polish man - who lives in Britain - has been arrested.

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The 20-year-old model arrived in Milan for a photo shoot in one of

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these apartments in the city centre. It's said that this is way sure was

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attacked by two men and was drugged. The leaves have reconstructed how

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she whispered into a bag and then bundled into the boot of a car also.

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It was driven to an abandoned shop on the outskirts of the city. Then

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to this cottage in the mountains near Turin.

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TRANSLATION: Victim was drugged with ketamine and then driven four hours.

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We can only imagine what might have happened its she had had an asthma

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attack. It is understood that while she was at the cottage, the woman

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was handcuffed a chest of drawers. Her kidnapper is alleged to have

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tried to sell her for sex online, and demanded a ransom of over

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$350,000 from her agent. After six days she was released, although no

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ransom was paid, apparently because the kidnapper find out she had a

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child. TRANSLATION: The perpetrator was a

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dangerous person. Keep in mind, yet reduced themselves as someone

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willing to find final solutions, both as a paid killer and part of an

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organisation that works in the dark wave, offering mercenaries services,

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bomb attacks, kidnappings and so on. The Polish man said to be resident

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in Britain has been arrested. It's said this happened after he was seen

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taking the woman to the British Consulate. UK Foreign Office said

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they had been providing consular support to a woman in Italy. This is

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a story that pulls into sharp focus the potential dangers for young

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people trying to get on in the modelling industry.

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

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arrive for their summer vacation, but how much of a holiday will it

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The UN votes unanimously to impose new tougher

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sanctions on North Korea after last month's long-range missile tests.

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor is sacked by the country's

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new constituent assembly - she says it wanted to stop her

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Like many other residents of Washington DC, President Donald

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He will spend 17 days at his private golf club in New Jersey,

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for what the White House has billed as a "working vacation".

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Mr Trump is known for branding himself as an tireless worker,

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so the nearly three-week holiday has raised a few eyebrows.

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We'll be in New Jersey in just a minute, but first,

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a couple of years ago, the BBC did a little research about

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how many days a year Americans take off.

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Uh-huh you uh-huh you always had to be available. There's not usually

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someone to do the work for you, so you have to come back to the

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mountain of work you left behind. You save those days up just in the

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event of an emergency. Media child needs surgery, maybe yourself. You

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always have that time available to you.

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Even when I'm on vacation, I can't relax, because I worry. I am a

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Christian Brit on the telephone to wherever I need to be. I'm never

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relax. If you're working all the time, you

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get burned out really fast. To take vacation time, spend time with the

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family, do anything, you reset your brain. Got to have your quiet time

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to do what you need to do. I'm from Germany. I needed to take

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all my days. NPR's White House reporter

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Scott Horsley is in New Jersey, following Donald Trump's

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summer holiday. It is typical for presidents to get

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out of town, out of Washington, DC, in the August, when they swamp Kabir

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specially swamping. 17 days is a little longer than some presidents

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have taken, but a correspondent for CBC -- CBS radio has demonstrated

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that while President Trump has taken more days away than his immediate

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predecessor, President Obama, he is taken less time away then say George

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W Bush did. It is interesting, what you're sing about President Trump,

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because he criticised President Obama for taking too many vacations.

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It is all that he's taking a 70-day holiday? He criticised as an Obama

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for taking time away from the White House, but also for not using his

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frequent golf outings more strategically to cosy up to world

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leaders or lawmakers. The current White House is being very sensitive

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to that, and one side of that is, even when Donald Trump is as one of

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the signature golf courses, which he spends a lot of time at, the almost

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always refused to confirm that he's actually playing golf. We often have

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the weight until his coal miners had tweeted out a photograph to learn

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that you has been officially on the links. -- his golf partners. What

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are Americans making of this, given they don't traditionally take many

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holidays? 17 days would be a long vacation for most Americans. I think

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the culture is so polarised right now, this will be viewed through the

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same course aims at most issues are. -- partisan lens that most issues

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are. When President Obama took his Martha's Vineyard at vacation coming

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here just been wrestling with the economic crisis for the first seven

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months. He had bail that General Motors and Chrysler. Yet been

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working towards, although not yet passing the health care bill. He had

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been working towards the not yet passing a financial reform overhaul.

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President Trump comes into this vacation with very little to show

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for a specific month in office. The Republican-controlled house and

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Senate have yet to pass the Obama Kare Repeal Bill there been talking

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about for the past seven years. The push for tax reform is in nascent

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stages. This is a working vacation that comes after not a whole lot of

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finished work for this president. Lets get some sport he's Catherine.

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Only one place to start, these finals of the 100m and Usain Bolt's

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bid for glory. He is in the final, though he didn't win his semifinal.

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He was well behind at the halfway stage, but is customary surge saw

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him claw back the deficit, only finishing a fraction of a second

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behind Christian Kallman. Nevertheless, and that is the first

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time Bould has lost a semifinal at a world champion tips or another big

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gains. And the final is less than half an hour away now. The Olympic

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champion and gold-medal favourite Nafi Thiam is out after four

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disciplines they had to happen. She has led all the way, and this

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evening, she remains very much on course to win the world title to add

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to her Olympic gold. Another blistering performance from the

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world-record holder from Ethiopia, she is drawn to gold in the 10,000m.

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Well over half a lap ahead of the rest of the field in one of the

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greatest distance runs in history. Her compatriot came in second, but

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finished over in minutes behind. On day two of the fourth and final test

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event between England and South Africa, the hosts finished on top.

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Jonny Bairstow the main man in the opening session, helping them to a

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opening total of 362. He felt one run short of his century, but by

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then the damage had been done. Anderson dismantled the South

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African batting, taking four wickets to leave South Africa reeling on

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220-9. 142 runs behind. I quite like the pitch. There was a bit of

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something there. It was more up and down any bit sideways. So when

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you're feeling the game like that, your confidence is always up. You

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feel if you, even if you leave a few runs, you're in the game and get a

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wicket at any stage. We did very well. I think the wicket has

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deteriorated a little bit. He is saying he bowled with a well, as in

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Versailles, a few dismissals have put up with assets in a spot of

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bother. There has been a fightback on the cards after day three of the

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second test fixture between Sri Lanka and India. They bowled the Sri

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Lankan is out for 183. The hundred 91 stands for the second means there

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is still some life in the second test look Sri Lankan are behind, but

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have eight wickets in hand after stumps on day three. For those

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banned uh-huh those fans who didn't spend time outside the hotel 20 get

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a view of the world's most exerts a player, Neymar was on the turf of

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the part of grants. You miserable world-record $263 million from

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Barcelona to pay a shave. He was on the pitch effort of the opening

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match of the season. The fans were treated to a couple others tricks,

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he didn't play because his paperwork wasn't processed in time for the

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game. Paris Saint-Germain missing him, they ran out winners thanks to

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goals from a story and kabaddi. In the goal today, a good day for

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Kim retains lead into the final day, she shot a six under, and Park got

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an eight under. Nvidia's Georgia hole is charged in second. Regular

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match. As we've heard, in just under

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30 minutes, Usain Bolt will run his final individual race,

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after a decade of dominating This race is being watched closely

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around the world but none more so than in his home

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country, Jamaica. The race is of course

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being watched closely in Bolt's And from Kingston,

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we can join Nick Davis, Everyone is glued to a TV set. I am

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at the main bus station. Big screens behind me. People are gathering,

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slowly but surely, very much a trickle now, because there's holiday

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weekend. It's really, really hot. Lots of people are probably watching

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at home able to enjoy a cold drink rather than set out in the hot son.

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There are millions of people watching all of the world to see if

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Bolt can do it. He will be missed the world over, but this is a man

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who lives and trains in Jamaica. Lives and trains here and does a lot

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for the local economy. A lot of people don't realise that pretty

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much most youngsters... Because of his impact on the economy, Jamaican

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people really want him to have a wonderful retirement and hopefully

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make space for other talent. Jamaica is a factory as printers, male and

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female, who dominate. -- a factory of sprinters. Is there any idea what

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Bolt will do next? Well, the Government of Jamaica keep asking if

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he will go into politics. He denies he wants to do that. I think he

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wants to take a well-deserved break. You's Soren Dymond denies he's bit

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lazy, so maybe he's that takes time to relax.

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Don't forget you can get in touch with me and some

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