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(generated from captions) Constitution is too large for them to ignore.

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Meanwhile we have seen borders that go unrespected, a military that's been diminished and promise after ringing promise to our veterans Trump
promptly forgotten. Then Donald Trump came along. And started saying what practically told us what everybody was thinking, that our leaders need to be stronger. Under Donald Trump our deals will be smarter. Our soldiers will have what they need and our veterans will have what they earned. We will secure our borders, protect our nation in all this, we will be more serious and when we do, this nation will start winning again!

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CHANTING

You know that's the message men and women in both parties have been longing to hear but none of us should think for one second that this will be easy. The outcome of this election depends on us and how we contend with an incredible onslaught that's coming our way. This won't be America's first glimpse of the Clinton machine in action. As Bernie Sanders can tell you.(LAUGHTER)This time around, she will have the press doing half her work for her. (BOO) The good news is it won't be nearly enough, not against a candidate who has captured the attention of the country the way Donald Trump has! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

On issue by issue he and I will take our case to the voters. Pointing out the failures of the Obama-Clinton agenda and showing a better way. We will win the hearts and minds of the American people with an agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America!

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Now the establishment in Washington DC thinks it's only a narrow range of voters giving Donald Trump a serious look. But I can tell you firsthand there's a lot of Americans out there who feel like Democrat politicians have taken them for granted. They don't want to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.

Those miners want an American energy policy and they know Donald Trump digs coal.

Americans who remember generations of hollow promises about safe streets and better schools and they know Donald Trump will fight for equal opportunity and he loves educational trois. Can (APPLAUSE)

Can (APPLAUSE)And it's Hispanic Americans who want jobs and tints for their families and know Donald Trump will uphold the law and get this economy moving for every American!

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The party of Lincoln was founded on equality of opportunity and during these difficult days, it will be our party and our agenda that opens the doors for every American to succeed and prosper in this land!

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You know in so many ways, the Democratic Party has abandoned those it used to protect. Maybe they have become too entrenched in power. So comfortable at times that they lose patience with the normal legislative process. It's so much simpler to impose their values by executive order or court action and make no mistake about it, Hillary Clinton has some big ideas along those lines too. (BOO!) As this election approaches, every American should know that while we're filling the presidency for the next four years, this election the
will define the Supreme Court for the next 40.

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We all better think very carefully about what this means for our Constitution and limited Government. Elect Hillary Clinton and you better get used to being subject to unelected judges using unaccountable power to take unconstitutional actions! Let me say for the sake of the rule of law, for the sake of the sanctity of life... For the sake of our Second Amendment... And for the sake of all our other God-given liberties, we must ensure the next President appointing justices to the Supreme Court is Donald Trump!

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And Hillary Clinton's record on foreign affairs gets even worse. You know it was Hillary Clinton who helped undo all the gains of the troop surge, a staggering failure of judgement that set ISIS on the loose. It was Hillary Clinton who instigated the President's disastrous agreement with the radical Mullahs in Iran and it was Hillary Clinton who left Americans in harm's way in Benghazi and after four Americans fell, said "what difference at this point does it make?"

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Lock her up!As the proud father of a United States marine, let me say from my heart, anyone who said that, anyone who did that, should be disqualified from ever serving as Commander in chief of the armed America!
forces of the United States of (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

Seven-and-a-half years of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's policies have weakened America's place in the world. Terrorist attacks at home and abroad, grim and heart-breaking scenes from France just a few short days ago and the attempted coup in Turkey all attest to a world spinning apart. History teaches us that weakness arouses evil. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's foreign policy of leading from behind, moving red lines, feigning resets with Russia and the rise, rule and Rayney of ISIS are a testament to this truth of history. . We cannot have four more years apologising to our enemies and abandoning our friends.

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America needs to be strong for the world to be safe and on the world stage Donald Trump will lead from strength! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

Donald Trump will rebuild our military and stand with our allies. Donald Trump will confront radical Islamic terrorism at its source and destroy the enemies of our freedom.

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)And if the world knows nothing else, it will know this - America stands with Israel!

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You know if you looked at the calendar this morning you might have noticed the presidency of months from
Barack Obama ends exactly six months from today.

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CHANTING

And this much is certain, this much is certain of the Obama years - they're not ending well. There seems to be so many things that divide us, so few great purposes that unite us as they once did. And it's at moments like this, moments when politics fail that I believe we would do well to remember that what united us far exceeds anything that sets us apart in America!

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That we are, as we have always been, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

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Should I have the awesome privilege to serve as your Vice President, I promise to keep faith with that conviction, to pray daily for a wise and discerning heart for who is able to govern this great people of yours without him. My fellow Americans, I believe we have come to another rendezvous with destiny and I have faith, faith in the boundless capacity of the American people and faith that God can still heal our land.

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But we have a choice to make. This is another time for choosing. If you want a President who will protect this nation, confront radical Islamic terrorism and rid the world of ISIS, if you want a President who will restore law and order to this country and give law enforcement the support and resources they deserve, if you want a President who will cut taxes, grow our economy and squeeze every nickel out of the Federal bureaucracy... (APPLAUSE)If you want a President who will build strong borders and enforce our laws... (APPLAUSE)If you want a that will up end the status quo in Washington DC and appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will uphold the Constitution, we have but one choice and that man is ready, this team is ready, our party is ready and when we elect Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, together we will make America great again!

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Thank you and God bless you and God bless the United States of America. That was the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, the Vice Presidential nominee, Donald Trump's running mate. That's the latest from the Republican National Convention where there have been extraordinary scenes over the last few hours. And we will bring you more of all the action very shortly.

In Turkey, President Erdogan has declared a 3-month state of emergency and has warned there will be more arrests in the coming days. He said the authorities would hunt down elements of the terrorist coup
organisation involved in the failed coup attempt. So far tens of thousands of people have been arrested, dismissed or suspended and a warning, there are graphic images in this report.

They had been told to expect a big announcement. Thousands crowded into squares across the country. As midnight approached, the President came on television and declared a state of emergency. It could mean sweeping powers of arrest and detention, press censorship, curfews, all under an existing article of the Constitution. TRANSLATION: The purpose of the declaration of the state of emergency is in fact to be able to take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law and to the rights and freedoms of our citizens in our country.

On the Bosphorus, the small boats conveyed the President's message of victory. On Taksim Square, an Ottoman band played military marches. Celebration to a warning rhythm. We met a widow who sells flags on the square. She is among many who want to see the coup leaders hanged.TRANSLATION: We want a beautiful Turkey. We don't want it to be like Syria or Gaza. We want peace in Turkey. They will never be able to split us up. We will never allow it.

It has been framed as a defining national moment, a people's victory. Epitomised by this extraordinary imagery, a man confronting a tank on the night of the coup attempt. He is run over once. Then gets up and is hit again. And yet he survives. The arrests and sacking of public servants continued today but there's no significant public outcry. Nobody that I've spoken with across the political spectrum or civil society wanted this coup to succeed. In Turkey cues have meant disappearances, and executions. As President Erdogan continues what he calls his cleansing of the state is how Farrell go and what kind of society he wants to create. The struggle now is not the old battle of secular versus Islamist but between those who wanted military Dick taltor ship and a democratically elected President who has steadily occupied power. This man criticised the President.He will begin to share power with civil society and political establishment more.What do you think is the more likely option?The second one.Is that blind optimism?It's optimism but not blind.In the afternoon they came from across communities to mourn the dead of the failed coup attempt. And tonight the crowds were back, cheering the President and knowing their country faces the most deep-rooted change in its recent history. Nate Schenkkan is from Freedom House. He warns of Turkey becoming a one-party state.It's time to panic about what's happening in Turkey. There has been a crackdown that has been going on in Turkey now for several years and it's been building steam, it's been gaining momentum and organisations like Freedom House and those who follow the situation closely have been sounding the alarm. What's happened now with a direct coup attempt, an attempt to violently overthrow the Government has intensified that crackdown so the same kinds of things that we've been seeing for the past several years are going to build steam even faster and we're going to see processes happen in months, not years. There is no question that the Turkish Government has the right and the need to fight back against those who would violently overthrow the Government outside of the constitutional system but it has to be done within rule of law, with full respect for due process, without use of torture which we are starting to see signs of, having been used against those who might be involved in the coup and also without widening it to include all sorts of enemies who night not have anything to do with the coup. When we start to talk about tens of thousands of people being affected, you can see this probably doesn't just include people actually involved in plotting the coup. The biggest danger is that Turkey becomes a one-party, one-man state that what has been a dominant party, a popular and a winning party, that has certainly run Turkey for the past 15 years, this becomes the only party and that that becomes the case not perhaps only just de facto but becomes de jure and that party is Erdogan's party, it's not a party he shares with anyone else.This has been described as Erdogan and his political allies striking down the secular state and it's been going on since 2003 which you referred to there. Is that how you see it?It's not. I don't think the Islamist relevant
secularist divide is the most relevant one. The movement that Erdogan is blaming, the Gulen movement is itself an Islamic movement. This is more about the consolidation of power under Erdogan and what Erdogan wants to achieve in his own personal rule about his family, about the people who are closest to him and about him himself, about his aspirations to be a powerful, redefining leader like at ta Turk who founded the Turkish Republic. There is no question the West and Europe overlooked what happened in Turkey for too long and acted as if things happening inside Turkey wouldn't spill out. Now is definitely a time when there is going to have to be a big long-term re-think about what the relationship with Turkey is and where that ends I'm not sure because I don't think anyone knows where Turkey is going to end. But at this point you can't say that Turkey is going to be the same kind of ally that it has been for the last 40, 50 years. A man charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation has been refused bail in a court in Sydney. 38-year-old Renas Lelikan is a Kurdish-Australian journalist. Police allege he is a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, otherwise known as the PKK. Renas Lelikan is charged with being a member of a listed terrorist group. This morning he chose not to appear at Parramatta Local Court. Instead he was represented by his lawyer who chose not to apply for bail. Now the prosecution had been seeking a 2-month adjournment to the case because of the amount of evidence that was seized during police raids in Dee Why and North Sydney yesterday. Some of that evidence included emails in Turkish and also photos, so no doubt those emails will have to be translated into English as part of court proceedings. Now the 38-year-old made head clients last year after his request for an Australian passport was denied on national security grounds. He was trying to leave an Iraqi refugee camp where he had been for nine months because of safety concerns. Now two months travel
late he was granted a temporary travel document. That allowed him to fly home. When he got to Melbourne Airport, he was pulled aside by the Australian Federal Police and questioned for ten hours but he was later released without charge. Now being a member of a listed terrorist organisation carries a maximum penalty of ten years behind bars. Now, Renas Lelikan is expected to apply for bail when the case resumes next Thursday at central Local Court. The ABC has been told dual Australian British citizen Adam Whittington has now been released from prison in Beirut. Whittington's uncle said he will undergo health checks before leaving Lebanon for his home in Sweden. It's believed he will travel to Australia next month. He spent three months after authorities charged him over the bungled kidnapping of two children in a case covered by Channel Nine's minutes prints program. Authorities in the US have described a Melbourne man's attempts to have sex with a six-year-old boy as horrendous. Michael Quinn was arrested in a hotel in Los Angeles in May after using pedophile sites to gain access to the boy. He was unknowingly talking to Homeland Security agents. He pleaded guilty after prosecutors agreed to seek a jail sentence but the judge could impose a greater sentence when Quinn reappears in October. The British PM has confirmed negotiations on leaving the European Union won't start this year. Theresa May made the comments during her first meeting with the German leader, whose influence in the EU could be crucial for Mrs May as she tries to protect British effect.
interests while Brexit takes effect. Europe correspondent Lisa Millar reports. The two most powerful leaders in Europe meeting for the first time. Theresa May will be hoping she has an ally in Angela Merkel as she takes Britain out of the EUI also want to be clear here today and across Europe that we are not walking away from our European friends.TRANSLATION: Irrespective of the decision the British people took to leave the EU, Germany and Great Britain have very close and friendly ties.But other European countries want to punish Britain for leaving. The German Chancellor offered breathing space and said it was up to Britain to decide when to trigger its exit. Mrs May said it won't begin this year.All of us will need time to prepare for these negotiations and the United Kingdom will not invoke article 50 until our objectives are clear.Even though it could be another six months before the official exit begins, there are signs the UK is scaling back. It won't take over the presidency of a key EU body, as planned. Instead concentrating on getting out for good. Last month's result dominated the new PM's first Question Time. We're leaving the EU and we're going to make a success of it.Can the PM reassure the people of Yorkshire when we do leave the European Union, she will insist on keeping her original promise to get the immigration figures down into thousands?
this country to the tens of thousands?The vote that was taken in this country on 23 June sent a very clear message about immigration, that people want control of free movement from the European Union.Making good on all of the Brexit promises could prove difficult.

Five people have been killed after a plane crashed into a bridge in Shanghai. The sea plane was carrying ten people, including two crew members when it crashed during a ceremony for its maiden flight. Chinese officials say one survivor is seriously hurt and is undergoing surgery while four others suffered minor injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Local media says the airline was the first sea plane operator in eastern China approved to carry passengers. A fire has engulfed more than 30 storeys of a residential skyscraper in Dubai. The cause of the fire isn't clear and there are no reports of any casualties. It's the latest in a series of high rise fires in Dubai in recent years, including a blaze on New Year's Eve in a 63-storey apartment block. A group of Taiwanese fishermen has set sail for the South China Sea in protest at this month's ruling by the UN-backed tribunal in The Hague. The ruling denied much of China's vast historical claims and rejected Taipei's right to an exclusive economic zone in the area. For once Taipei and Beijing are in full agreement with quhien rejecting the decision as little more than a political stunt.

Destined for it ewe abba, also known as tie ping in the South China Sea. It's the largest land mass in the Spratlys but can no longer be called an island. Last week the Court of Arbitration supported The Philippines argument that the Spratly Islands aren't islands because they can't sustain human or economic life. Taiwan said it wasn't officially asked to participate. Taiwanese politicians have flown to the area in protest. TRANSLATION: We want to go there to defend our sovereignty over tie ping island.The Taiwanese fishermen will soon join them hoping to join the tribunal wrong. TRANSLATION: When we get to tie ping island we will land, get fresh water to show the international community that tie ping island has fresh water and can sustain human life.Now defined as a rock, Itu Aba's territorial waters have been reduced to 12 nautical miles from the 200 when it was considered an island. Taiwan is not the only one to not support the decision.China will not accept any propostion or action based on the ruling. China remains firmly committed to safeguarding peace, stability of the South China Sea.The US chief of naval operations met with China's Navy Commander this week to discuss the issue. But the Chinese ambassador to the UK has questioned the US's role in the case.It's a part of their strategy to be, forgive my frankness, on the one hand they sent their warships, aeroplanes to challenge China's sovereignty. On the other they see this might be a good legal case launched against China. So as to try to humiliate China diplomatically, to damage China's image.China and Philippines have had informal discussions but Manila has turned down a proposal to start bilateral talks over the dispute. Parts of the South China Sea are also claimed by Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.

Senior figures in the Anglican Church in Newcastle say the church buried complaints about sex abusers including reports of a pedophile ring involving priests and lay people. The Bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson has told 7.30 there is a culture of mates protecting mates in the Anglican Church. The church's director of professional standards, Michael Elliott, says the Anglican abusers were worse they
than the Catholic Church because they cooperated with each other on a larger scale. The church's business manager, John Cleary, says he was subjected to death threats for trying to expose the truth. Five police officers have been released from hospital after being injured in a fire in Sydney's south. Police were called to a home at Botany Bay yesterday morning after reports of a man barricaded in a garage. Some officers were burnt when a fire erupted as they forced entry to the garage. The man at the centre of the stand-off who was injured in the fire also remains in a stable condition in hospital under police guard. Crime and youth experts are gathering in Melbourne today to discuss a growing problem with violent gangs. 200 Government and community representatives will attend the Victoria Police summit to discuss what has been described as a fast acceleration of offending by a small group of criminals, including the apex gang. Guy Stayner says the forum will look at the vulnerability to crime, substance abuse, employment opportunities and mental health. There has been concern with rising crime levels but also especially coming from youth offenders. What the Chief Commissioner of police, Graham ash Thon, told us before the summit started is in the last 12 months, Victoria Police have made more arrests than at any time in the organisation's history. Extraordinary statistics, but he said remarkably what is occurring is that it is the same offenders who are being arrested time again and again and again. He said the number of offenders is on the decrease but the number of crimes is increasing. A small percentage of offenders are producing a very large percentage of the crimes.We are doing heavy enforcement work for a while and over the last 12 months we have made more arrests than any previous 12 months in the police's history. We are doing a lot of heavy enforcement work but we are finding we are arresting the same young people again and again. It is spread over a number of different areas. There is the west, the outer south-east is a considerable problem. In the last few months, the number of car jackings has escalated. We have an increase in the number of home invasions. That has prompted reports of vigilantes across parts of Melbourne with people arming the
themselves with baseball bats and the like. Graham Ashton said this morning that is simply a counterproductive and ridiculous move, saying it will not end well for anyone that tries to tackle offenders were baseball bats. He is encouraging people to put the bats down and simply call police. This morning, there are 80 separate organisations being represented by the 200 people that are here. What the summit is about is an information sharing from all of the organisations to police but also police providing a lot of information to these different organisations so that together they can develop strategies in their own specialist fields to best combat ways of counter acting this crime spree. Graham Ashton said in talking to some of the young offenders, the real problem seems to be that they are disaffected. They see that there are no job opportunities for them, they don't see education as being a means for them to get a reliable job and they are saying that actually trying to or getting involved with drugs and dealing drugs is easier than going through the Centrelink process to get welfare payments. That is an extraordinary statement and these are the kinds of things that the organisations here will be looking to address, how can they make it easier for people to get accesses to services? Why is it that they find easier to get involved in crime rather than filling out a form to receive welfare payments? Back to the situation in Turkey now. A 3-month state of emergency has been declared by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following last week's attempted coup. It comes as 100 generals and Admirals, just under a third of the country's top military officers, have been charged in connection with the unrest. Around 60,000 people have been arrested, sacked or suspended now. He says the crackdown on those