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This is BBC World News Today. Police in Spain stay terror network behind

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Thursday's attack was planning a much bigger atrocity. This is the

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scene live in Barcelona. Hundreds of candles mark the spot where the

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biggest attack took place. Side by side for a minute's silence, the

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king of Spain and the Prime Minister. Two people die and at

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least six others are injured in a stabbing in Finland. Police say it

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is not being treated as a terrorist incident. President Trump fires his

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chief strategist Steve Bannon. Welcome to World News Today. Police

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in Spain say that the Jihadist who killed 14 people in two vehicle

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attacks had been planning a much bigger atrocity involving

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explosives. The police say the plot seems to be disrupted by the

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explosion of a bomb factory. 13 people were killed and scores

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wounded yesterday when a van was driven into crowds in the centre of

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Barcelona. During the night, five suspected terrorists were shot dead

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in a coastal town of Cambrils after they drove a car into people killing

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one. Four people have been arrested in connection with the attacks. My

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colleague is in Barcelona. Across another European

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city touched by terror, one minute of stillness filled

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the space that words could not. A void with a single

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burning question - why? Then, as King Felipe

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and Prime Minister Rajoy looked on, No tinc por!

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No tinc por! But the previous 24 hours

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of violence were shocking. This, a street in the coastal

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town of Cambrils. A terror suspect is cornered

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and is wearing what police They decide there is only

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one course of action. The dead man was one of five

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who tried to mow people down All the attackers were shot

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by police and investigators now believe they were part

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of a terrorist cell of eight to 12 people,

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some of whom were in this house, 120 miles from Barcelona the night

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before, when a blast killed one It's thought explosive devices

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were being prepared, as well as the blueprint

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for Barcelona's Las Ramblas attack. Nick Mouncey and Stephanie Walton

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from Lincoln were caught up in the panic as a white van ploughed

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into the path of hundreds of people. They ran for cover

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into a nearby cafe. The only thing that was going

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through my head was the Paris, and the London attacks,

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where the attackers would come through restaurants and bars,

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shooting and stabbing people. I just thought, oh, my God,

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we're going to get shot, Nick, It just felt like it was

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never ending, wasn't it? When we turned around,

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on that first bang, everybody on the floor,

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bodies everywhere, there were kids I can't seem to shift that

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from my mind at all. It is absolutely heartbreaking,

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what people have gone through here. You run in in sheer panic and terror

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because you don't really understand what's happened for probably

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about a minute or two. And then when you see the people

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on the floor, you realise Police have released this

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image of four suspects. A young Moroccan man,

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Moussa Oukabir, and three others. His older brother, Driss Oukabir,

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was arrested yesterday. This evening, more details

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are emerging of the victims, Like Bruno Gulotta, who was 35,

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from Rome, on holiday with his wife and two

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young children. A little boy

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and girl, now left fatherless. And there are concerns

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for Julian Cadman, who's seven and thought to have dual Australian

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and British nationality. He hasn't been seen

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since the attack. 24 hours after the blood-letting,

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this is Las Ramblas. Where a few hours ago bodies lay,

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now there are flowers. And on the boulevard where the white

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van eventually crashed, So many have told us

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life must go on, But lives have been

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changed here forever. Later on we will speak to a

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terrorism expert. Now Finland, where police say that two people have been

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killed and at least seven have been injured in a stabbing attack in the

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city of Turku. A young man has been arrested. He is thought to be the

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only suspect. Authorities say they're increasing security. The

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European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker said:

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I spoke to a journalist from Finland who was near by when the attack

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happened. I asked him what he saw. I was at the bank in the central and I

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just saw people panicking outside the window. People running towards,

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after another, I don't know the reason they were doing that. When I

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come out I seen they were shouting, catch the terrorist. Just a few

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seconds later I have seen that the two ladies have been stabbed in

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front of bank and I just ran into one of the worst one, a little bit

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older lady, just around the corner from the place I was in and I tried

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to give her first help and at the same time tried to call the police

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and the ambulance. It was really chaos at that time. This was one of

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the people that had been attacked? Yes. Yes, then we tried to

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concentrate on that lady, to save her life if we can and at the same

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time call the police and the ambulance and then after that for

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after about ten minutes, the ambulance came there and tried to

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give her treatment and take her to hospital. So sit was very, very bad

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situation especially for this lady, because it was... We thought that

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I'm quite surprised if she survived. I know you then went to the press

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conference that the authorities gave. What points of information do

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you think stood out from what they said? Not so much. You know what we

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are talking about the country that has been very peaceful for a very

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long time. One of the best civilised countries in the world Finland and

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outside people in Finland are generous and civilised and they

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always come to help. People were shocked in every where of this

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country, because we thought that this might not happen. We have seen

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the TVs in Barcelona and in France and Belgium, but we thought Finland

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might be a bit different. We are not a colonised country. When I see the

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police today in the press conference, the things you can see

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from there is that everything is about the beginning. They don't want

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to give anything away. They don't think, they don't want to say this

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is terrorism or a terrorist act. The only thing we got from there is we

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tried to find out, there was eight people, there was nine people

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altogether, two has been dying and seven injured in total today. So

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everything is about just trying to find out what was the motives, who

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was this guy, why he did what he has done. Is that resulted to Barcelona

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or whatever it happened. That is all the questions that haven't been

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answered. A journalist from Finland speaking to me earlier. Now

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President Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is out. The white

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house chief strategist, who helped the president win the election is

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the latest to get the push. Let's get the latest from Gary O'Donoghue.

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We were not sure whether he was push Orde resigned, but we know now he

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has been fired? Yes given the big heave hoe by President Trump and

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speaks of speculation. Some suggestion he may have tendered that

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resignation a couple of weeks ago, but officially today now we know

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that he is out, out for a number of reasons. He made some enemies in the

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White House, in the national security advisor and the president's

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son-in-law. He had been accused by Donald Trump himself of being behind

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some of leaks from the White House and he has been given a bunch of

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unauthorised interviews, including one in which he said North Korea was

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a side show for the administration. That is totally at odds to what this

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White House thinks. Will it matter that he goes? He does represent the

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right of centre, the alternative right as it is sometimes called. He

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is accused by critics of being a neo-Nazi sympathiser, something he

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has denied. But he is popular with that right-wing base that helped get

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Donald Trump elected. The sort of poor, white, working class, voters,

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so his departure will not be welcomed by them. We have seen on

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one particular right-wing web-site, some warnings to Donald Trump that

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he shouldn't become a hostage to the sort of mainstream traditional

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Republican views, otherwise some of his base may well turn on him.

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Donald Trump was criticised for being slow to condemn the far right

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protest in Charlottesville. This isn't why Steve Bannon has been

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fired. There hasn't be a change of direction from Donald Trump? I don't

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think so, to some extent getting rid of Steve Bannon may ease some

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pressure on Donald Trump and lead some people to think, well, you

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know, he is trying to send a bit of an indication about the way this

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thing has been handled. But in the majority of this situation, Donald

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Trump has inflicted the problems on himself by coming out firstly and

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saying there was violence on many sides. Then appearing to sort of toe

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a more traditional line and condemn the neo-Nazis and then go back do

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his original line in that extraordinary slanging match with

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the press. So I don't think Steve Bannon can be blamed for what

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happened this week. But his departure may ease some pressure. I

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would be surprised if you see a massive ideological gear change as a

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result of his depart when you are. Because Donald Trump know what is

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got him elected. Thank you very much. Stay with us here on BBC world

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News. We have more to come, including didn't he do well? The

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king of British Saturday night TV entertainment has died at 89. We

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look back at the life of Sir Bruce Forsyth.

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Washington is today assessing the political health of world's most

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powerful man. I did have a relationship with her that was not

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appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. In South Africa, 97 people have been

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killed today in one of worst days of violence between rival black groups.

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Over the last ten days, 500 have died. Russia is observing a national

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day of mourning for the 118 who died on board the Kursk. We are with them

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in our hearts. The Pope has celebrated mass between two and a

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half million people in Poland. Stay with us, chanted this ocean of

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humanity. Well, well, joked the Pope, so you want me to desert Rome?

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Welcome to BBC World News Today. The headlines: Police in Spain say that

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the Jihadist behind Thursday's van attack had planned a much bigger

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atrocity involving knives and explosives. President Trump has

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fired his chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Now let's return to our top

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story and Barcelona is the latest European city to suffer an attack

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where vehicles have been used to mow down people. For the authorities,

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such attacks are difficult to prevent and many have been wondering

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what more can be done to stop them. Let's cross live to speak to a

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lecturer in politics and terrorism in Madrid. When it comes to this

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particular area of Spain, it has been known as a hotspot for this

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type of activity for some time. Just tell us about the area itself. It's

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the region which has the biggest Muslim community in Spain. It also

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has the highest rate of detention related to Jihadism in the latest

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year. And it has been known for the activity of radical preachers and

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very importantly of organisations which are legal like Tablic that are

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also known for extolling a type of ideology which is very close to

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violent Jihadism. Sometimes this type of organisations can act as...

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Fire walls for Jihadism. But sometimes they act and play the role

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of convoyor belts to Jihadism and Catalonia has been known for this

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activity. Just two years ago a number of businesses were cracked

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down upon for financing terrorism, money was being sent from Spain to

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the Middle East? Yes, there has been some detentions, arrests because of

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activities related to terrorism, among them the ones you described.

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Some years ago, there was a plot foiled in Barcelona. It is in fact

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the only plot that has been attempted since the terrorist

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attacks in Madrid on March 11th 2004, although it has been a high

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activity of Jihadist in Spain, very few plots, only the one that I

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described in 2008, which was foiled, an attempt to attack the underground

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in Barcelona and the one attack we have seen in the last couple of

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years. I know it is Arley in the investigation -- early in the

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investigation, but do you think it was an inspired attack by Islamic

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State or was there something more direct? Yes I think it is a very

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important issue. Because some of the media are accepting the

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interpretation of events from Islamic State, the body of the

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. But we are we have

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to bear in mind this has occurred in the past and it has been proven

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there was no links to the terrorist group itself. It was basically

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previous terrorist attacks in Europe like in London or Berlin, they were

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perpetrated by individuals who were definitely inspired by this type of

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ideology of the Islamic State, but without any concrete link with the

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organisation. So in this case, the second hypothesis seems at the

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minute more plausible, which is that these individuals did not have

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direct contact or didn't follow orders from the terrorist group,

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which is quite weakened at the minute, the Islamic State, but they

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were inspired by their ideology and perpetrated this terrorist attack

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trying to acquire as the means fairly rudimentary as we have seen.

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Thank you very much for sharing your expertise. Now all the sport and the

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sporting world has been responding to the attacks in Barcelona. Yes on

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Friday, Spanish football was united in reflecting on the terror attacks.

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Many clubs held silences ahead of training and players will wear black

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arm bands this weekend. Barcelona led the tributes. The same as

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Madrid. And there was a front-page that say, today we cannot speak

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about sport. As well as black arm bands, there is a minute's silence

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ahead of the matches in the La Liga. Barcelona don't play until Sunday

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and later that day Real Madrid start their campaign. For a third time,

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Liverpool have turned down an offer from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho

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believed to be in the region of $146 million. Liverpool say the Brazilian

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is not for sale. Barcelona consider Coutinho a replacement for Neymar

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who, left to join Paris in a record deal earlier this month. Tottenham

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have signed a defender Davidson Sanchez from Ajax. The Columbian

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will be the club's first summer signing. He will ease anxiety for

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fans who have been concerned about the club's lack of summer signings.

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The deal is subject to a medical and a work permit. Chelsea boss Antonio

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Conte has been speaking and laughing about Diego Costa's situation. He

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had told the striker he had no future at the club and since then

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the pair have had a bitter relationship. Antonio Conte has

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managed to see the funny side when asked about the striker, saying he

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would be treated like criminal. LAUGHTER. It's great. It's great.

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I'm not interested to continue this issue and I repeat, for me, he is

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the past. Stop. Rain stopped play on the second day of the first Test

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between England and the West Indies with England in control. Alastair

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Cook struck a double century as England declared on 514. The West

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Indies reply got off to bad start, losing Brathwaite for 0. But they

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reached 44-1 before the rain set in for the evening. In the Solheim Cup,

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an impressive performance from Team Europe mean they lead day one. After

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the foursome play, the Europeans managed a two and a half lead to a

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one and a half lead. Going on is the four ball and the Americans are

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fighting back. That is all for now. Thank you. One

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of Britain's best known entertainers, Sir Bruce Forsyth has

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died at the age of 89. He was famous for his catch phrases and his

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dancing. He entertained generation after generation. We will leave you

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with David Sillito looking back at his life.

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Live from London, this is Strictly Come Dancing.

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When it comes to TV history, Bruce Forsyth was simply

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Strictly Come Dancing, the last hurrah in a career that

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The Boy Bruce, The Mighty Atom was just the beginning of a life

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Business, that's exactly what he had.

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There are things he could call on, he could handle it.

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And when things went wrong, he could step in and put them right.

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That's when he was in his pomp, live.

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Sunday Night at the London Palladium in the '60s was his big break.

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Beat The Clock showed that he could make a game show

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must-watch TV and turn members of the public into

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And nowhere showcased the talent better than

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The catchphrases became part of national life.

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Among the tributes today, the director-general of the BBC

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Lord Hall said he was one of our greatest entertainers.

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After that, Play Your Cards Right on ITV -

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Tony Blair insists that weapons of mass destruction

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Well, it would be nice to see them, to see them...

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On Have I Got News For You he reminded TV what a pro he was.

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If he had a regret, it was not making it in America,

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in films and his main love, as a song and dance man.

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It'll be like The Generation Game, all right?

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You're never quite prepared for the end, are you?

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He was such a remarkable, iconic figure.

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There's no more remarkable in all of television

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history in this country, that's the kind of man

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He first appeared on the BBC in 1939.

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70 years later, he was still there - still the king of Saturday night.

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Hello I would like to start by telling you about our tropical storm

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that formed last night in the Atlantic. That is Harvey and there

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could be more. For Harvey, through Friday it has been moving into the

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wind ward islands, and for the likes of Martinique, up to 100 millimetres

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of water could fall and it could give large waves and currents and

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some damaging winds before it moves away and heads towards Mexico. Now

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further north we have got lumpy cloud showing a showery day on

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Friday across the United States and Canada. The showers will continue

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through Friday and into the weekend. That just poses the risk of a lot of

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cloud for those hoping to take in the solar eclipse on Sunday. If you

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have plans to go, stay tuned. The risk of wild fires is high in

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western Canada and the winds are not light either. This week has been

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dominate bed d by the floods in Sierra Leone. More rain is expected.

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We have had a brief respite, just a few showers. But the showers have

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been gathering in intensity and in area as you can see. They're not far

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from the Freetown area and we expect more intense rain to come about and

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last into next week. So that may hamper the clear up operation here.

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In India, to the north, where we have had severe flooding, it is at

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least slightly drier. The energy is making its way across central and

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eastern India and there are warnings for here where we think the focus of

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heaviest of the rain will be through the weekendment but still more rain

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to come down. So expect further severe flooding in places. It has

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been a windy end to week in south-east Australia and it looks

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windy to the south-west and it is windy into the weekend. A nasty area

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of low pressure for New Zealand will keep things unsettled and

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temperatures will drop as that windy weather moves in, bringing some snow

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to the hills. Some showers developing late on Friday and

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lasting into the weekend across the Alps could give problems for Poland

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and Germany. It is hotting up in the south through the weekend and next

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week. Cooler further north. But Darren will have more on that for

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you later.

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