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The UN accuses both sides in Yemen's civil war of killing

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Real have a special report from inside the country and its

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struggling hospitals. All these people have spent all the money they

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have two get treatment. Now the electricity is off. All the machines

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are all, all the individuals are off.

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After its previous handset burst into flames Samsung

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attempts a comeback with a new flagship phone.

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Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a creeper standing to close during

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the campaign for the White House. Also on the programme -

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I wouldn't let it break me - Prince William describes how

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he dealt with the death of his Hello, and welcome

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to World News Today. The youngest and most vulnerable

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are bearing the brunt UN documents, obtained by the BBC,

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accuse both sides - the Saudi-led coalition supporting

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the government, and the Houthi rebels - of killing

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and maiming children. of blocking the delivery

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of desperately-needed Yemen has been at war for three

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years now and has become the world's The BBC's Nawal Al Magafi has

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this special report. You might find some

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of the images distressing. Many of Yemen's children have

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only ever known war. And Hudaydah Central

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Hospital is full of them. Victims of a conflict that has

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left their country battered, I first met Dr Abdullah

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Al Zuhayri a year ago. He tells me things

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are now much worse. TRANSLATION: We have

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started to see so many more Now, it's not only

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the poor bringing their children here, we are seeing cases

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of severely malnourished children He takes me to meet this boy,

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just three years old, He needs intensive care

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but there are no beds available. As we talk, the doctor

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interrupts us. A bed has been freed

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and he is rushed This is one of the area's

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last functioning All these people have spent all

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the money they have to get this far. Now the electricity

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is off, so all the machines are off, all be incubators

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are off, all the oxygen has stopped. The war between the Saudi backed

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government and the Houthi rebels The region's richest nation

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bombing its poorest. It's killed thousands

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and left millions homeless. Wherever you go, displaced

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people line the streets. With all borders closed,

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there's no escape. Even the refugee camp offered no

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protection for Mohammed and Hudaydah is Yemen's main port city,

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it should be a lifeline, but now it's barely operating,

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after the Saudi coalition bombed the cranes

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and blocked their replacements. Food should not be

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a weapon of war, food 95% of all the food

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that we need to feed the innocent people comes

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through this sport. If this port is bombed

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and completely made useless, literally hundreds of thousands

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of children will die and millions of But it's not just

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starvation that the Yemen now faces the worst cholera

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outbreak in the world This 13-year-old caught it

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along with 18 members of In the intensive care unit we get

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a desperate call from As his father says goodbye,

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the family asks us to carry on filming, to show the world

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these heartbreaking images. Another child born into a war that

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has now taken his life. Fatimah Baeshen is the Director

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for the the Arabia foundation and she joins me now from

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Washington. Thank you very much for your time

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today. There can't be any of us seeing these images from Yemen who

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are not moved by them. Would it be to get a dingy country if the Saudi

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led coalition where not blocking the extra being delivered? -- to get a

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death into the country. A viewpoint, it is unfortunate what is happening

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in Yemen but Jabba discussion, we have to take a step back and discuss

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several points. -- in order to have a discussion. It was a delicate

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situation engines of food, water, and the structure. Need to rain in

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Yemen does not lend itself to readily disseminating aided

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unfortunately. -- the ground in Yemen does not lend itself. Although

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Saudi Arabia is leading this coalition and taking a hard line

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defence for defending its borders. There has been a lot of speculation

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around the extent of the Houthi led rebels but over the last few months,

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we have seen an increase and several indicators have shown are as that

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the Houthi rebels are in fact supported by... Let me take your

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list of three points and add a fourth, which is that the Saudi led

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coalition has a blockade in place which even the world food programme

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has said risks making aid a weapon of war. Why does it not believe that

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and algae aid to get to the people who need it? -- why do they not lift

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the blockade? It is all about proxy fighting and the Houthi rebels, not

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being dismissive to human rights issues on the ground and

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significantly scaling the imaginary aid efforts not only across Yemen

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but across all of it. -- the humanitarian aid. They have taken a

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two pronged strategy in terms of dealing with the Germanic Kerry in

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crisis with respect to the cholera outbreak. -- the humanitarian

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crisis. It is dealing with the contagion to begin with, Colorado

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specifically, that was in Yemen, Saudi Arabia did not bring that. --

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Colorado specifically. In terms of blockades...

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And in terms of some places and the airport, transferring critical

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infrastructure to respected Yemen citizens on the ground. They have

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rejected the proposal. We wanted to you more but he had to leave it

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there because President Trump is speaking in Reno in Nevada. He is at

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the American Legion convention which is taking place in Reno and these

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are the pictures we have coming in. Let's listen to what he is saying.

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The American Legion has told our young people the principles of

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American is, you emphasise the need to preserve the nation's cultural,

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moral and patriotically values. You encourage the observation of

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patriotically holidays. You stress the need to enforce our laws,

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including our immigration laws. APPLAUSE

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We will keep listening to what President Trump had to say and if

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there are matters of note, legal passim onto you. Onto a related

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story. In her new memoir, Hillary Clinton

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has called US President Donald Trump a creep and detailed how Mr Trump's

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behaviour during one of their election debates

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made her skin crawl. Mrs Clinton has herself

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voiced the audio version of the memoir which dissects her

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failed presidential campaign. Gary O'Donoghue is

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live in Washington. While it adds to the intrigue of our

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understanding of the presidential campaign, I can't imagine Donald

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Trump is losing too much sleep over this memoir. Now, I then think so.

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It is clearly Hillary Clinton going over the story again in her head,

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trying to work out how she lost the election. Clearly something still

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very painful to her and that is obviously a moment in time that she

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has really focused on. A war if moment, if you like. Interestingly,

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right in the end of that extra, a much wider point. -- a what if

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moment. Smiling, taking it, not responding. That could be something

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you could accuse her of doing very long in many ways. Not really

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opening up or doing the human being, the natural thing, which a lot of

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people criticise her in all sorts of Sears store. I was at that second

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delay and that would have been amazing if he had done that. Bearing

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in mind, it was two days after the access Hollywood takes came out

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where Donald Trump had joked around... The wrong word, joked

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around, but talking about grabbing hold of women and etc. It would have

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been electric. Thank you very much indeed. We'll be talking later on

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BBC World News. Let's take a look at some of

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the other stories making the news... The US Navy - has fired

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the commander of its Seventh Fleet, following four accidents involving

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American warships in East Asia. The latest, involved

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the USS John McCain - ten sailors are still missing,

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after a collision near Singapore. The Navy said it had lost

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confidence in the ability of Vice Admirial Joseph oh-coin

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to command. North Korean state media says

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Kim Jong-Un has ordered the production of more rocket

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engines and missile warheads. Pyongyang has continued

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to develop its rocket and missile programme despite the threat

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of United Nations sanctions. South Africa is holding its first

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online auction of rhino horns, despite strong opposition from some

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conservationists, who fear it Hundreds of horns, which can fetch

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tens of thousands of dollars They cannot be exported

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from South Africa because of a long-standing global ban

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on the international trade. Now, think of an exploding

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smartphone and your mind immediately But now the company is hoping

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to extinguish memories of that PR disaster with the launch

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of its latest device, Last year's global recall cost

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Samsung five billion dollars - not to mention the damage

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to the brand as one device Let's speak to tech expert

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Charlie Brown, who has been at the launch of the Note eight

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in New York. Tell us what you saw. Good evening.

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The launch was an extravaganza of sights and sounds. What is clear is

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that Samsung is trying to convince the world that the battery issues

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they had in late 2016 are behind Ben and the new Note, the 6.3 end

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smartphone, is an incredible offering for people who want a big

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fan and that sort out those battery issues of one of the things they did

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say is that they have a new quality control process in place for battery

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checking. They did manufacturer battery themselves but they say they

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are checking them a whole lot better these days. One in the examples they

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used was the Samsung Galaxy S8. They want that and said they didn't get

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any problems like they did last year. What does this phone do? The

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first thing they did was put to lenders in the phone, most people

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when they buy a phone, they are buying a new camera. -- they put two

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lenses in. A and a telescopic lens are now in it. It means the venue is

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urgently taking the photos, and undo the fact that most of us can't take

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you good photos. Another thing is that they have kept a number of

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features. -- a wide angle lens. You can write on the phone with a smart

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stylus. They have a very clever desktop dock that you can plug the

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phone into and use the phone as a desktop replacement. If you don't

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want to carry a laptop or have a desktop PC at home, you can actually

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use this phone, it's that powerful. You can play video games, make

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music, manipulate images as well. They don't all come out in

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mid-September, cost almost ?1000 and it releases, the top end of the

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pricing structure for smartphones but what is interesting is, any

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phone market right now, those Western countries, large format

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phones are the largest growing area of the market so it is important

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that Samsung get this new Note eight correct. Thank you for being with

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us. Now to Syria where, bit by bit,

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the so-called Islamic State's In an exclusive report,

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our chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet,

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is on the front line of that battle. She's joined President Assad's

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forces, as they re-take more territory, held

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by the militants for years. This is the man leading the Syrian

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army against Islamic state, in He wants to take us

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to the front line, to see He vows with a soldier's swagger

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to take back all of Syria. Tens of thousands of

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men under his command. TRANSLATION: I am

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hell-bent on victory. I am a commander on the ground,

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and I have been wounded He is on the EU sanctions

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list, accused of suppressing peaceful

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protest in 2011. The general laughs it off,

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insisting he is fighting terrorism. This is now the Army's

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forward firing position. Days ago, this area was under

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Islamic state control. Now their fighters are

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just over the horizon. The soldiers tell us that this

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latest operation destroyed the closest positions of Islamic state,

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just over that ridge. So that is going to

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allow the Syrian army and its Russian and Iranian allies

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to move forward by a number They are heading towards

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the next province. That is the next big target

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for the Syrian army. We are heading back

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to the desert town. This military might and everyone

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backed militias are crucial here. This town, when Islamic state

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arrived two years ago, almost It sits on a strategic crossroads,

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gas fields all around here. The soldiers take us

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into what they say A box of munitions lies next

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to a jumble of women's clothing. The soldiers tell us

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IS kept women here. In many houses, they say they found

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cords like this, hanging from hooks. They say they have

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been used for torture. But there is no one

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here now to confirm It is kicked back into

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life to be a car bomb. TRANSLATION: We are

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proud to get it back. Prince William has been describing

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how he did not want the memory of his mother to breaking her fear of

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damaging her legacy. Ian Prince Harry have been speaking to a BBC

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documentary marking 20 years since Diana Princess of Wales was killed.

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This report by our royal correspondence contains flash

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photography. 20 years ago they were children,

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doing their best to cope with their own grief amid the close

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attention of a grieving nation. It had been their father who had

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had to break the news to William and Harry

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that their mother was dead. They had been at Balmoral

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and in the documentary they say how relieved they were that the Queen

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had kept them there for a few days. They were grateful

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too to their father. But the solitude of

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Balmoral had given way They had come out to meet people

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outside Kensington palace. And it is clear that they found

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the whole experience bewildering. I couldn't understand then,

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says William, why people were so upset over someone

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they didn't know. The public grieving reached

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its height on the day And they start walking

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down the road... William and Harry were determined

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not to show their emotions. The decision for them to walk

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behind their mother's often was a collective,

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family decision, says William. More than anything else they wanted

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to honour their mother's memory. When you have something

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so traumatic as the death of your mother when you are 15,

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as very sadly many people have experienced, and no one

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wants to experience, You know, it will either

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make or break you. I wanted her to be proud

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of the person I would become. I didn't want her worried

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or her legacy to be that you know, William and or Harry were completely

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and utterly devastated by it. And that all the hard work

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and all the love and all the energy that she put into us

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when we were younger In the years since Diana's

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death her sons have taken up many of the causes

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that she championed. The pain may have softened,

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but in Harry's case there is still anger towards the French

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photographers who pursued Diana's speeding car

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into the Alma tunnel in Paris. I think one of the hardest things

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to come to terms with is the fact that the people that

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chased her through, into the tunnel, were the same people that

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were taking photographs of her while she was still dying

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on the back seat of the car. And those people that caused

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the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying

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on the back seat. And then those photographs

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made their way back to news 20 years have passed,

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there is a generation now with no But for many it remains

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a week in Britain's recent history which retains

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its emotional resonance. Now you'll remember the stunning

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images of the solar of the the disc of the moon -

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as it starts to cross But look at that small

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black dot, moving across. That's actually the International

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Space Station, effectively It was travelling at

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five miles per second - so it didn't take long -

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for it to move out of camera range. A reminder of our top story, the

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youngest and most vulnerable are bearing the brunt of the war in

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Yemen. UN documents obtained by the BBC accused both sides of killing

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