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News Daily: Trump's Phoenix rally and princes' Diana reflections

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President Donald Trump has vowed to close down government if that is what it takes to build the wall along the border with Mexico, which he promised during his election campaign.

The US president told supporters at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being "obstructionist".

During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far-right groups "a platform".

Clashes took place outside the rally between anti-Trump protesters and police, who used teargas to disperse the demonstrators after they reportedly threw rocks.

Analysis: Six things that could topple Trump's wall

By Lucy Rodgers and Nassos Stylianou

Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall" between the US and Mexico was a rallying cry throughout his election campaign.

As president, Mr Trump has asked for design ideas for the barrier, with a chosen few to be selected this month for a prototype showcase this summer in San Diego, California.

Mr Trump says he wants a wall along half the 2,000-mile (3,100km) border - with nature, such as mountains and rivers, helping to take care of the rest.

However, the route crosses difficult terrain, is home to a lot of wildlife and cuts across land owned by Native American tribes as well as private citizens.

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Prince Harry 'glad' to walk behind Diana's coffin

Prince Harry has told the BBC he is "very glad" he joined the funeral cortege for his mother, Princess Diana, after previously saying that walking behind her coffin aged 12 was something no child "should be asked to do". Prince William, who was 15, recalled: "I felt if I looked at the floor and my hair came down over my face, no-one could see me." The pair were speaking in a series of interviews leading up to the 20th anniversary of their mother's death on 31 August.

'No direct jurisdiction' for EU court

The UK will no longer be under the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a "special partnership" with the EU, but it is "neither necessary nor appropriate" for the ECJ to police it. Critics say the word "direct" leaves room for the ECJ to still play a part. The pro-EU Open Britain group said the phrase paved the way for a "climbdown" over the jurisdiction of the court.

Doctors warn of vaginal seeding risks

New mothers should not embrace the trend of "seeding" their babies with vaginal bacteria, doctors have warned. The practice exposes children born by Caesarean section to bacteria that could have coated their bodies if they had been born vaginally. The idea is bacteria help train the immune system and lower the risk of allergies and asthma. But doctors in Denmark and the UK said there was too little evidence and it may be doing more harm than good.

What the papers say

The Daily Express is one of many newspapers reporting on Prince Harry's defence of how his father handled the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years ago. The newspaper quotes from an interview with Harry in a forthcoming BBC documentary, in which he praises the way Prince Charles comforted him and his brother Prince William in the immediate aftermath of their mother's death.

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