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This is BBC World News, the top stories, the results are in,

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Kenyatta has been announced the winner of the election in Kenya, the

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opposition has rejected the result but the newly elected president had

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a consolatory message. I extend the handset Bury hand of friendship and

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partnership, this country needs all of us to work together in order to

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succeed. Donald Trump says his military solutions against North

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Korea are locked and loaded and in the last half-hour yet another

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warning to Pyongyang. If he does anything with respect to Guam or any

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other place that is an American territory or American ally he will

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truly regret it. Two trains collide in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

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Welcome to world News today, the Kenyan President Kenyatta has been

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re-elected as a result of the elections held on Tuesday, the

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result was announced this evening after the election commission

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tallied all the votes. Having filled the requirement by law and having

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turnout of 54.27% of the vote, I therefore declare Uhuru Kenyatta...

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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APPLAUSE I'm not finished the sentence!

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LAUGHTER I wish I said I wish to declare

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Uhuru Kenyatta as the President-elect. CHEERING

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APPLAUSE Speaking after the announcement

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Uhuru Kenyatta reached out to the opposition and called for unity

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across Kenya. To our brothers who are worthy competitors, we are not

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enemies. We are all citizens of one Republic. As with any competition

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there shall always be winners and there shall be losers but we all

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belong to one great nation called Kenya and I extend the hand of

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friendship, I extend a hand of cooperation, I extend the hand of

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partnership, knowing fully well that this country needs all of us pulling

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together in order for us to succeed and Kenyans want us to succeed.

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So like I said to my worthy competitor, especially the Right

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Honourable Raila Odinga, I reach out to you, I reach out to oiler

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supporters, I reach out to all who are elected on now the opposition

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benches, we shall work together, we shall partner together, we shall

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grow together, we shall develop this country together and we are there

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ready to engage, to dialogue, to discourse together. So that we can

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build this nation of ours together. President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta

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polled almost 10% votes than his rival Raila Odinga, the opposition

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has already rejected the result and complained of broad and hacking of

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the counting process. One of the things we need to stress is the

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opposition Raila Odinga's people were not at the announcement of the

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result. They were not, they were here earlier in the day holding

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meetings, they said they raised objections to the commission with

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regard to the count and they wanted those objections addressed but the

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condition maintained that the result is announced last so they left this

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venue in protest saying that they were not going to be party to this

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announcement because they were and happy with the process. So what will

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they do, go to the courts? How do they proceed? The international

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observers appealed to anyone who would dispute the result to go to

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the polls but we have had from the opposition coalition, we have heard

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it's not a route they would like to take, that they have gone to the

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courts in the past and lost, referring to 2013 when they

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challenged the result is this Britain court so they say it's not

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an option -- in the Supreme Court. So we wait and hear what the next

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course of action could be. In the meantime Uhuru Kenyatta received 54%

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of the vote, no real surprise about the fact he's a winner? That's

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right, the opposition however presented their own set of results

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which they said showed that Raila Odinga was in the lead but these

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results were rejected by the electoral committee saying they were

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the only body mandated by law to count and announce the results. And

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we have seen a lot of discussions that have been going on, a lot of

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pressure piling on the opposition to follow due process, the country has

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been anxious this week, people stayed away from work because they

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did not know how it was going to turn out. In the past elections have

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been marred with violence but this time around it has been peaceful

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save for isolated cases of small protests and just two parts of the

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country so far. People hoping the situation is going to continue but

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then the voice of the opposition leader is going to be very

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important, is he going to appease his supporters, what is he going to

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tell them? Is he going to accept the offer by the president to work with

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him? We are hearing reports some tear gas has been fired on protests

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in one part of Nairobi, these are some of the supporters of Raila

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Odinga and happy with the result. Of course it isn't poured on to state

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everyone was anxious about the violence which broke out ten years

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ago, not taken place than fully this time round. No, not at all. The

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reports we are hearing are small, one locality in the city. One slum

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in the West and town which is a stronghold for Raila Odinga, we

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understand there was protests as soon as the result was announced and

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police used tear gas to disperse the crowds. We will maintain, we will

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continue monitor the situation and update your viewers. Thank you very

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much, from the counting centre, thank you. These are alive pictures

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of supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta President-elect supporters, they are

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thrilled with the result, 54% of the vote the incumbent President Uhuru

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Kenyatta has received compare to the 44% the main opposition Raila Odinga

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has received, finally we have been waiting quite some time for this

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result to come through but we know finally know Uhuru Kenyatta has been

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re-elected as president of Kinga. -- Kenya.

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The escalating rhetoric between the United States and North Korea shows

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no sign of abating. North Korea accused Donald Trump of driving

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situation to the brink of nuclear war and in the past half-hour

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President Trump was asked by what he meant by locked and loaded. We are

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looking at it very carefully and I hope they are going to fully

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understand the gravity of what I said and what I said is what I mean

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so hopefully they will understand exactly what I said and the meaning

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of those words, those words are very easy to understand. We have tens of

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millions of people in this country who are so happy with what I am

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saying because they are saying finally we have a president sticking

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up for our nation and frankly sticking up for our friends and

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allies. This man will not get away with what he's doing, believe me. If

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he utters one threat in the form of an overt threats which by the way he

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has been uttering three years and his family has been uttering for

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years, or if he does anything with respect to Guam or anyplace else

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that is an American territory or American ally he will truly regret

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it and he will regret it fast. President Trump speaking in the last

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30 minutes, the rising tension has forced world leaders to encourage

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calm. Angela Merkel said they could be no military solution adding an

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escalation of the rhetoric is the wrong answer.

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After fire and fury comes "locked and loaded" -

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not the title of some Hollywood summer blockbuster,

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but the words of America's commander in chief,

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to describe his country's state of military readiness.

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These are the latest pictures of B-1 bombers stationed in Guam,

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the motto of this squadron - "Fight tonight."

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President Trump reminded people of that

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He's deploying social media to ratchet up his rhetoric.

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"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded,

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"Hopefully, Kim Jong-un will find another path."

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And last night, there was another personal warning

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He has disrespected our country greatly.

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He has said things that are horrific.

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And with me, he's not getting away with it.

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He got away with it for a long time between him and his family.

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As the government of Japan deployed missile interceptors to guard

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against North Korean rockets, international leaders essentially

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I'm firmly convinced that an escalation

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of rhetoric will not contribute to a solution of this conflict.

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TRANSLATION: When a fight has nearly broken out,

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the first step away from that dangerous threshold should

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be taken by the side that is stronger and smarter.

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Amidst this verbal brinkmanship, it's emerged the Trump

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administration has been secretly talking to North Korea

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about Americans in prison there, and deteriorating relations.

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The news came as America's Defence Secretary emphasised diplomacy.

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You can see the American effort is diplomatically led,

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it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results.

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And I want to stay right there, right now.

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The tragedy of war is well enough known.

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It doesn't need another characterisation beyond the fact

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Holiday-makers on Guam, the island North Korea has

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threatened with missiles, still seem unfazed.

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But amongst the beach reading this morning,

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a fact sheet from the Guam government, warning not

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As we heard since the report we had Donald Trump making his statement,

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another statement, Anthony, world leaders, even the Trump

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administration tried to calm things down, but Donald Trump is not

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listening. Key is not once again this afternoon he was leaning into

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his original remarks, when said if North Korea makes one threat, one

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over threat they will regret it, that's similar to what Donald Trump

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said a couple of days ago. It was not the fire and fury warning he

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made but he was talking about punishing North Korean threats and

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we saw people like Rex Tillerson and James Matus, talking about US

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military response to North Korean actions so once again it seems

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Donald Trump is saying, the mere threat could prompt response.

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Definitely worth flagging that up. He is standing by his earlier

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comments but as you say, James Mattis was playing this town, who is

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advising him to behave this way? During the campaign Donald Trump

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said he is his own best foreign policy adviser, that the generals

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are all well and good but he trusts his instincts and his instincts got

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him elected and he was going to use them while the leader of the

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country, and I think we are seeing that in play. He has criticised

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previous Presidents are not talking a strong game, not upping the

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rhetoric when confronted by North Korea so his strategy seems to be

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match over the top language with language of his own. But if we step

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back and look at it, his words are not necessarily being followed up by

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American action on the ground, if we were preparing for some sort of

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extended military campaign you would see troop movement and preparations

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which are not there right now, bombers are flying out of Guam,

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there are planned military operations with South Korea, but the

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sort of preparations for military action are not there right now. As

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always, good to talk to you Anthony. Stay with us, we have lots to come

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including all the sport, the opening day of the English Premier League

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season. The big crowds became bigger is the

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time of the funeral approached. As the lines of fans became longer the

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police prepared for a huge job of crowd control.

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Idi Amin, Uganda's former dictator has died at the age of 80. He has

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been buried in Saudi Arabia where he lived in exile after being

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overthrown in 1979. 2 billion people around the world

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have seen the last total eclipse of the sun to take place in this

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millennium. It began its journey off the coast of Canada, ending three

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hours later when the sun set over the Bay of Bengal.

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Welcome to BBC World News today. The main headlines, Kenya's Electoral

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Commission has announced that Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected

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president, the opposition has resurrected the result complaining

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of fraud. And Donald Trump escalates his direct towards North Korea as he

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warns 03 solutions to the stand-off are locked and loaded unless the

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regime backs down. At least 37 people have been killed in Egypt's

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worst rail accident in several years. Around 120 people were

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injured when two passenger claims collided head-on. The accident

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happened on the northern coastal town of Alexandria, the cause of the

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collision are still unclear. The preliminary cause right now is the

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person responsible for warning the coming train did not notice and did

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not warn it and this is why the incident happened. Like you said it

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was close to the city of Alexandria, the second-largest city, and where

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Egyptians head for summer vacation and that is what thousands of those

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people on the train were intending to do. You mention thousands of

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passengers is that her busy these trains would have been? Actually

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these trains are some of the cheapest, one of the cheapest

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trains, both of them, to Alexandria, there is no regulation in terms of

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having a specific seat allocated by your ticket so this is why it's

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always packed, the carriages are packed with passengers. Also an

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important contributing factor is the price, the fears for the railway has

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not increased in the past year saw the Egyptian government to her

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decision to float the pound in November 2016 and left the subsidy

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on fuel sending the price of transportation to this guy but

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trains remain the cheapest in the country and this was why it was the

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means of transport for many of these poor Egyptians who would not have

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afforded it otherwise. An update from Cairo. In case you have missed

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it the football is back, let's get all the sport.

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The 26 English Premier League season is underway starting on a Friday

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night for the first time ever and if this evening 's game is anything to

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go by its going to be a very exciting season. Two goals in the

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first five minutes and four in the first half, Lacazette scoring for

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Arsenal then Shinji Okazaki equalising for Leicester City, Jamie

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Vardy put Leicester ahead again but Danny Welbeck made it 2-2 at

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half-time but Jamie Vardy has scored in the second half, the latest score

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a 3-2, 76 minutes on the clock. Liverpool have not started their new

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season but are already in a battle to keep hold of star player Philippe

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Coutinho. He responded to the club responding saying they will not sell

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him to Barcelona by handing in a transfer request. It's turning into

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quite a saga, on Wednesday Liverpool rejected and ?90 million bid for

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Coutinho from Barcelona but it has emerged Coutinho has handed in a

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transfer request. That news emerging just hours after Liverpool issued a

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statement insisting he was not for sale and they would not be

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considering any offers. Liverpool I can tell you have rejected the

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transfer request, they insist he is not for sale but she suspected that

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saga is going to run and run. Brighton will be back in the top

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division for the first time in 34 years and the formidable opener on

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Saturday at home to big spending Manchester city. For us some great

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examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up and done well over a

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period of time and there are ones that have not, so yes, we will look

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for, to try and get as many good experiences and as much knowledge is

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what we can do and that's not just over this summer, that's as we go

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through this season because everybody will hit difficult periods

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and what you have to be able to do is overcome them periods. Brighton

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were just attempt to the English championship title last season by

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Newcastle, they play Tottenham or earn Sunday and despite missing out

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on so of their summer transfer targets, Rafa Benitez insists he is

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committed to the cause. Obviously I said how I feel during this summer.

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But at the same time I said that my commitment is 100% with this team,

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this club, in terms of trying to learn from the first game in the

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last one. So my ambition is to do well every single game to get three

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points and see where we are in the table. I am pleased with everything,

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to say that would not be true, but I'm not saying I will not do my best

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to be as high as possible in table. The athletics Championships turning

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into a bumper wheat from the USA, and the team have strengthened their

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position at the top of the leaderboard with gold. And American

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golfers dominating the leaderboard at the USPGA, the final major of the

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year, Kevin Kisner the outright lead halfway through his round four shots

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clear of Louis Oosthuizen. Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama both

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chasing their first major and are one shot further back on three

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under. Rory McIlroy is still struggling however, three bogeys in

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his last four holes, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott and Justin Rose also

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struggling to make the cut. That's all the sport for now.

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Thank you, babies are a big business and an increasing number of parents

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think what is best for their child has a high price tag. In America

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that is fuelled by a premium market as parents blow the budget to make

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sure they get hold of luxury brands. When we were growing up we never had

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these options. Shopping for a baby is not what it used to be. Women

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would come downstairs and we would call the stroller pets and they

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would start crying because there are so many options. An explosion of

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choice. It's an easy fold, a strap like that. Jamie is an expert in

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infant gear. A lot of Cribbs but people do the reverse investments,

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they will spend more money on the cred than the mattress. For him that

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the current boom started with the stroller. They were the catalyst for

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the baby gear render songs because they came out with a cool stroller

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and then all the others had to step up their game and that trickled down

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into other categories. In America women are waiting longer to have

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children so by then they have more disposable income and the industry

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is growing faster to cater to them. This year the global market is

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expected to reach $66.8 billion. For all the cuteness this is a

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billion-dollar industry with baby companies focused on trying to

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figure out how to get expectant parents to spend more. The choices

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can be built will bring. Here these parents are all too well aware of

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how daunting it can be. There is an upper tier of product available

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which is geared towards people that are extremely wealthy. It's easy to

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get wrapped up in it, it's very expensive. You can get so caught up

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on it especially at Instagram and lives these families have. They are

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always so beautiful and homes are so wonderful and they have so many

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perfect baby items so you think you certain things.

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Take every parent 's desire to get the best for the kids add to the

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consumer desire and big profits seem to be child's play.

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Expensive business isn't it? If you would like to get in touch on any of

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the stories we have covered I am on social media. Thanks for watching,

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