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This is BBC World News Today, I'm Duncan Golestani.

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Spanish authorities have confirmed that the seven-year-old

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British-Australian boy, Julian Cadman, was among

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those killed in the Barcelona terror attack.

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Police are investigating whether the arm of a Moors directed the

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Barcelona terrorist cell and whether he was killed when their bomb

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factory blew up. The next stage in defeating so-called Islamic state,

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thousands flee Tal Afar as Iraqi forces tried to retake the city.

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And the King of Comedy, film star Jerry Lewis,

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has died in Las Vegas, he was 91.

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It's been confirmed that a seven-year-old boy who'd been

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missing since the Barcelona attacks on Thursday is among the dead.

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Julian Cadman, who held joint British and Australian nationality,

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He became separated from his mother when a van was driven

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His family said they would remember his smiles and hold his memory

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14 people were killed in that attack and a second

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The police have revealed extremists had planned to detonate

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This morning, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica -

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monumental, unfinished - gave the city a place in

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Renato was one of the first in the queue.

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Because this city is a symbol of freedom.

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The people of Barcelona now realise that they are as vulnerable as

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Change the way their city lives or carry on as before?

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The Archbishop of Barcelona asked the

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And he offered consolation to the bereaved.

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The Cadman family now mourns seven-year-old Julian, the youngest

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He and his mother were together on

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The street in which he was struck has been taken back by

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The Ramblas Avenue has become its own memorial.

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Spanish police say the attackers planned to detonate three huge

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bombs, revealing that more than 100 gas canisters were found at what's

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thought to have been a bomb factory near Barcelona.

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The father of two attackers shot dead by police on Friday has told

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the BBC he blames the imam at their local mosque

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Our correspondent Wyre Davies reports from the town of Rippol,

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Captured by CCTV and mobile phone, the horror and panic

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As a white van hurtles down Las Ramblas,

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killing 13 people and injuring more than 100.

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But we now know it could have been much worse,

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if the attackers had carried out their original plan

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This is the small town of Rippol, in the foothills

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of the Spanish Pyrenees, where at least eight,

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perhaps all 12, of those accused of being involved

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Most were of Moroccan origin and prayed at the local mosque.

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The name of the one attacker still at large, Younis Abouyaaqoub,

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written on the wall with others who contributed to mosque funds.

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But police are asking if this man, Abdelbaki es Satty,

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the imam at the mosque, was the cell leader

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This was his tiny flat at the top of a building in the town.

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His bedroom has since been emptied of everything by police.

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According to people at the mosque, he left two months ago to go

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on extended journey to Morocco, but we know from his flatmate

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here - who won't be filmed - and others in the town

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that he left as recently as last Tuesday, very suddenly.

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All that's left here is his small Koran and his empty bedroom.

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Today, I spoke to Hechami Gasi, the devastated father of two of the

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attackers from Ripoll, Mohammed and Omar Hychami.

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The last time I saw my youngest son, he told me, was at 3pm

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on Thursday, just hours before the attacks

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Hechami roundly blames the imam for radicalising his

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TRANSLATION: He took his young, impressionable minds.

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Messed around with their brains, and now they are dead.

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My sons and the others, it's all the imam's fault.

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It's believed the imam was killed in the explosion that destroyed

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a bomb factory in the town of Alcanar last Wednesday.

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It was there that police found 120 large gas canisters,

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which they say were to be used to make three car bombs.

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But the explosion at the house forced the gang

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Here in Ripoll, whose sons carried out these horrific attacks,

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there is a determination that, however brutal, what happened must

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not be allowed to tear apart as tolerant and peaceful community.

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The United Nations says 14,000 people have fled

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from the the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, where Government forces have

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launched a major offensive against so-called Islamic State.

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About 2000 militants remain in the city, which has been bombed

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The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, said the militants

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have no choice other than to leave or be killed.

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Fighters take their positions in the battle against so-called Islamic

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State for Tal Afar. The city is the Iraqi Government troops' next

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target, five weeks after they declared victory over the militants

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in Mosul. Exposures could be seen as the Iraqi forces advance on the

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outskirts of Tal Afar. The US says it carried out air strikes to

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support the troops. In a televised speech, the Iraqi Prime Minister

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said the jihadists have a choice will stop TRANSLATION: I tell Daesh,

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you either surrender or die. As we promised before, we promise

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now, we will continue the liberation process. Thousands of civilians have

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fled Tal Afar at that has been controlled by so-called Islamic

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State since the 2014. It has been a very difficult journey and a very

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difficult climate and circumstances. The closest areas where people can

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get any support or be received in the screening sites where

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humanitarian organisations like Oxfam are present, providing

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emergency food surprise and jinking water, is ours. It is ours and hours

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of walking through desert under a temperature of 50 degrees.

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Transition mag thank God we fled. The situation over there is dire.

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They have no food or water anything to drink. Several areas around Tal

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Afar was taken in the first days of the offensive, according to reports

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in the country. Meanwhile, in a statement, I have said it had

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destroyed several vehicles baloney to Shia military groups.

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The South African Government has granted diplomatic immunity

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to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe.

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The decision cleared the way for her to leave the country

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without answering to police over an allegation that she

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Grace Mugabe and her husband, President Robert Mugabe, landed in

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the capital Harare in the middle of the night. The first lady as Barclay

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managed to go back home without facing criminal charges. The South

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African Government granted her diplomatic immunity, saying she was

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in the country on official business. President Mugabe has been attending

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a regional leaders' conference in Pretoria on Sunday. His wife was

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supposed to make an appearance, but didn't show up. This African

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authorities insist that their decision was motivated in order to

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maintain good relations with Zimbabwe. For the victims's lawyers,

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justice needs to be served. This is the 20-year-old model who is

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accusing Grace Mugabe of assaulting her with an electric extension cord.

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She claims she was offered a blank check to make the matter go away.

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They may she wants the first lady to be prosecuted, and now her legal

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team is planning to challenge the decision to grant immunity. In

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Zimbabwe as well, opposition members a Grace Mugabe needs to apologise.

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You cannot go on and beat somebody's child. I think this needs a lot of

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introspection. I want to say that she certainly needs to go for anger

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management. Mrs Mugabe has become a dominant figure in the ruling party.

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With elections scheduled for next year, she has publicly urged her

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93-year-old husband to name a successor. It remains to be seen in

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the events of last week will damage her chances in the battle for power.

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Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in

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support for pro-democracy activist who last week. The men were

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originally given non-custodial sentences for their involvement in

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mass demonstrations in 2014. The Hong Kong Government has pushed for

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harsher sentences. A court in Bangladesh has sentenced is almost

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militants today. It was for a plot to assassinate the then opposition

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leader, now Prime Minister at a rally. The accused said they would

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appeal. Stay with us on BBC

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World News, still to come: The Afghan pop star, Aryana Sayeed,

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on the challenge of performing in a country where music concerts

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haven't always been allowed. Spanish authorities have identified

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three more victims of the Barcelona attack, including Julian Cadman, a

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seven-year-old boy with Australian-British nationality. The

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USA's thousands of civilians are fleeing Tal Afar as Iraqi forces

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look to liberate the city from Islamic State.

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Let's stay with that story, joining me on Skype from Erbil

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is Bruno Geddo , he's the representative in Iraq

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for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Thank you for talking to us here. Can you tell us what is the

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situation for those still trapped in Tal Afar? The situation is extremely

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tired. We don't have much information filtering out of the

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city. People are surviving on water, dirty water, and bread for almost

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three months. There is no electricity, no health care. Hardly

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any food to go around. This constant terror of being killed by sniper

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fire or by landmines if they tried to flee, because the policy

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forbidding people to flee the caliphate. Anybody trying to flee

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will be immediately executed. It is a question of terror if you stay and

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terror if you try to flee for your life. And get some civilians are

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managing to flee. Are they telling you what that journey is like? The

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journey, they are telling us, is awful, terrible. Because they have

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to track for up to 20 hours, basically with very little food and

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water, in temperatures that in daytime go up to 48 Celsius. They

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arrive, they are completely exhausted at the mustering points,

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where they are then taken to our counts. A sinister reach these

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points, many of them are winded, from gunshot wounds, and need

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immediate medical care because there is a risk being caught by sniper

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fire when they tried to flee from Tal Afar. In terms of those camps,

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do you have enough in terms of capacity, equipment, food and water?

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We are prepared for what we saw in west Mosul. We have spare capacity,

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but this is not enough. This is a conservative number which may still

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have to flee. We have received thousands in the last two weeks, but

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we could receive another 40,000 in the next week. We need more capacity

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to receive people around the clock. Right now we have capacity to host

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an additional 28,000 people, especially for those being Tal Afar.

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We have to rush against the clock goals we have to leave it there,

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we're up against the clock. Thank you for talking to us.

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One of Afghanistan's biggest pop stars, Aryana Sayeed has held a

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concert in car despite threats will stop amid tight security, she drew a

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crowd. Miss Sayeed is not displaying her long hair and displaying figure

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hugging outfits,. She wanted her female fans to defy those who are

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against it. A pop concert in the heart of

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Carville. Aryana Sayeed is entertaining her fans. It was held

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to mark Afghanistan's Independence Day. Hundreds of young men and women

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waving Afghan flags dance to the tune. They wanted to send a message.

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Despite the threats, I didn't think such a big number of girls were

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detained here. For so, the number of women is bigger than men. I asked

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some of the girls, why are you here? They tell me they were here to defy

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those who were against the concert. It is rare in Afghanistan for a

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female star to hold a concert. Ms Sayeed, described by her fans as

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Afghanistan's Kim Kardashian, is known for her long hair and figure

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hugging outfits will stop the music is a combination of traditional and

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folk songs, rendered as music. She highlights women's issues in her

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songs. Clerics oppose her show, saying it was against Afghan

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culture. She has received a number of death threats for her outfits and

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public appearances. A day before the concert, Ms Sayeed city was

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determined to go ahead with the concert, despite the threats. There

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are certain people in a canister and in the Afghan community have been

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against music, celebration, even New Year. They are against everything,

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all the time. And I feel like today, we need to stand together and fight

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against them. Her concert was originally scheduled to be held in a

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stadium in Aryana. They know it was at a different location due to

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security concerns. Ms Sayeed said you wanted to highlight that Afghan

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women were still not free, 98 years after independence. She says she

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will fight for the freedom of her music.

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Less time with this evening's football, heading to La Liga first,

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where emotions were high of Barcelona's match against rail

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Betis. Tributes were paid to the victims of 30's terror attack, with

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the Barca players wearing message of solidarity on their shirts. In the

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match itself, the Catalan side took the lead early on. Surgery Roberto

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got the second as Buster Winer 2-0. This evening sees Real Madrid away

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to Deportivo. Tottenham was McIlroy is at Wembley continue, they were

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beaten two by Chelsea. Marcus Alonso scored both for Chelsea in Tottenham

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boss might first league match at the National Stadium. Mauricio

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Pochettino's side played with real viral but currently get a goal

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through Michy Batshuayi's FoneBlog. Alonso got the winner as he slipped

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the ball under Hugo Lloris. For sure, a big when, in his not easy to

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play away and to win. I can see that Tottenham are a very strong team,

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and for us, it was very important, this win. I think an amazing

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performance, for character, for will to fight, from my players, and this

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is important. I think we deserved more. They were very clinical, able

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to shoot on target. We created a lot of chances and I think we were

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better. But football is funny, you can be better, but if you are not

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clinical in front of the latter, you can lose. Huddersfield made it two

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wins from their first two games in a Premier League and currently sit

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second in the table behind Manchester United. Aaron Mooy's

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second-half strike saw of Newcastle United. The Australian's palazzo one

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of the highlights of a disappointing match. The first Premier League home

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game in the club's history, and the club is more than 100 years old. It

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is especial day and a successful day as well. I think we have seen a game

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where both teams are very strong and the defence. They are very

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organised. We knew we had happy if we wanted to be successful today. I

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was very happy with the performance of the defence and we had this one

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great moment from Aaron Mooy where we scored the winner. This was

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enough today. There is a good workload together in the defence to

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keep them away from our palazzo and be successful. Credit now and in

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beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their first one-day international on

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Sunday. Chasing 217 for victory, Indian put together an unbeaten 197

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stand to reach their target in less than 98 overs. India lead the series

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1-0. Finally the Belgian rider has won the first stage of the wealth as

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I near. He won over a flat stage which has a sprint to the line.

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That's all the sport for now. The American actor and

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comedian Jerry Lewis has From his long-time double act

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with Dean Martin in the 1950s, he went on to a solo career

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in films, TV and musicals. He also spent many years

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campaigning for research Jerry Lewis' goofy comedies made him

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the world's best paid movie star. With their visual gags,

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the cartoonlike nature of his films left some people cold

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but they were immensely popular. I wrote the joke thinking,

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wouldn't it be marvellous if the elastic face that we have,

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that can do so much, would it not be marvellous

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if our bodies were elastic so that we could do just as much

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with them in animation? He was born Joseph Levitch in 1926

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into a family of Jewish Following his stage debut

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at the age of five, he went on to play -

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to great acclaim - Aged just 20, he teamed

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up with Dean Martin... No, forget it, I'm

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not going to do it. Their combination of sophistication

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and slapstick brought a decade of success,

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during which they starred Now, look, this weekend

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would be a perfect He thrilled as the talk show host

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stalked by Robert De Niro The French, who considered him

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a genius, awarded him But it will be his manic comedy

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performances for which Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, who died at the age of

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91. In World War II warship has been

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found in the Pacific Ocean, ready two years after it was sunk by a

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Japanese submarine. The USS Indianapolis was discovered 18,000

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feet beneath the surface by an expedition crew, led by Microsoft's

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co-founder. That's the way it's looking, stay with us here on BBC

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