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Tonight at Ten - yet more pressure for the NHS in England,

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with the worst-ever waiting times in accident and emergency.

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The latest figures show a record number of patients spent more

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than four hours in A in December, and leaked figures suggest January's

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It's really not a great patient experience for many of our patients

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That's what the staff tell me as well.

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But NHS managers say staff are working flat out

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to provide a good service, and the vast majority of patients

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It's not acceptable and it's not what we want.

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We have planned more this winter than ever before.

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That planning has worked in most places.

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But some places are under intense pressure.

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We'll be examining the latest figures -

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and we'll be taking a look at the system in Germany,

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where spending on health is the highest in the European Union.

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The scheme to bring child refugees to Britain from Europe

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The Archbishop of Canterbury says he's saddened and shocked.

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A vigorous welcome in the Oval Office for new US

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions - the most controversial

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Chaotic scenes in the South African Parliament,

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as President Zuma is accused of promoting rampant corruption.

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And we talk to the British sprinter who competed in Rio -

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who's now hoping to rebuild his running career after

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News: Find out if the Leeds Rhinos

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could hold onto the lead, and beat St Helens in

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the first match of the new Superleague season.

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Record numbers of patients spent more than four hours in accident

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and emergency units in England in January, according

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During a difficult winter for the NHS, January seems to be

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the worst performing month in the past 13 years.

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The figures also suggest record numbers of people waited longer

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than 12 hours for a hospital bed, once they'd been seen.

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The doctors' union, the BMA, has accused the government

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of failing to grasp the seriousness of the situation, as our health

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Scenes like this on BBC News this week have highlighted the immense

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Here at Royal Blackburn Hospital, rated as good by inspectors,

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some patients waited up to 13 hours in A

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Official figures have confirmed that it was the worst

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December for waits since modern records began.

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Today at Hillingdon Hospital in west London, things were a bit calmer,

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but managers confirm that they've been stretched to the limits.

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It's been fairly relentless in terms of November

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I'm confident that the safety of our patients is being maintained

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at a high quality, but it's really not a great patient experience.

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In December in England, 86.2% of patients were treated

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or assessed in A within four hours, the lowest since

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That was below Scotland, where 92.6% of patients

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In Wales, the figure was 81%, and the percentage

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in Northern Ireland was just under 70 - all below the 95% benchmark.

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In England, the number of patients stuck on trolleys or chairs for more

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than four hours before a bed could be found was nearly 61,800 -

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It has been a steep climb this year, but the thing that has changed

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the most has been not the 2% or 3% increase in demand,

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but the 40% increase in the delays in moving patients,

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helping them get back to their homes and back into the community.

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With the A target being so badly missed, there's now a debate

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about whether it should be dropped or amended.

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There's a certain art in setting the bar at the right level.

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The fact is that the NHS has been meeting, for example,

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It's only recently that it started to go wrong.

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So we need to examine the reasons why it's

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Many hospitals like this one are running at 95% of capacity.

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That means they're nearly full, so with more emergency cases coming

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in and difficulties discharging some patients back into the community,

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some of those needing surgery are having to wait longer.

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Even cancer patients like Martin are affected by delays.

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Until this year, that's been very rare, as hospitals prioritise cancer

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treatment even during the busiest weeks of winter.

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His operation was cancelled minutes before it was due to take place.

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He's now had the surgery, but he says it was a

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Very anxious not to go through all that again,

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Your mind and that is going overtime.

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December's A performance figures in England were poor,

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but NHS documents leaked to the BBC suggest that they were

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It's clear that hospital staff are working at full stretch.

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Winter is far from over, and the intense pressure seems

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This week has brought many calls from staff and patients for more

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But some experts insist that the current problems

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are not being caused solely by financial factors.

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Branwen Jeffreys has been to Germany, where spending

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on health is the highest in the European Union,

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They never worry about a lack of beds.

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Germany has almost three times as many as the UK.

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One day after the operation, I can walk.

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For George, that means almost no waiting.

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In England, patients wait several months.

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For George, it's been just a few weeks since the decision was made.

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I have to decide when I want to take the operation.

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Normally, it takes three or four weeks to get

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All of this paid, for by health insurance, 14% of George's salary,

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Germany's health system is convenient, but expensive.

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And that worries doctors like Martin Wetzel.

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So in order to save money in the long term, they're

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putting more effort now, and more time with patients, into convincing

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It's a lot of time to convince him to try another way, that it would be

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better to lose ten kilograms of weight to solve

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the problem with his diabetes instead of taking pills.

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Do you have the time now under this new system?

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Doctors here in the Black Forest have been given a financial

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incentive to make patients healthier overall by joining up care.

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Many parts of the NHS are trying to do the same.

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Here, there are cheaper gym sessions,

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It's subsidised by health insurance, and it's saving money.

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As a result, they're spending 6% less on looking after patients.

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So I asked the health manager running it all,

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why isn't the rest of Germany worried about cost?

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The economy runs so well in Germany, so their social health institutions

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and the insurance funds have no problems.

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But everybody knows it is just a question of time.

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It may result in five years or it may result in eight or ten years,

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The rolling countryside of Thuringia, hundreds of miles

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villages where there are more old faces than young.

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There is more money in the German system, but that doesn't mean

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Here in what they call Germany's green heart,

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they have a terrible shortage of GPs.

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And it's because of that that they are finally beginning

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Many doctors still work alone in Germany, but here they are having

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to use nurses more to help GPs provide home visits

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They don't have relatives, so doctors have to make home visits.

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There's often not enough time in the day to do that.

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That's why we enabled a few years ago nurses to make home visits.

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A visit from the nurse keeps these older patients well.

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Germany's population is one of the fastest ageing in the world.

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They have the money now to make the changes needed in the future.

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Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News, Thuringia.

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And tomorrow on BBC News, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

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will be responding to the issues raised by our coverage this week

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There'll be more details online at bbc.co.uk/health.

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Ministers have been forced to defend their decision to abandon

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a scheme to bring vulnerable refugee children to Britain from Europe.

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The Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the project, devised

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by the Labour peer Lord Dubs, risked encouraging people

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traffickers, which is why it would close next month -

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Campaigners had hoped to bring in 3000.

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Labour said the decision was shameful, and the Archbishop

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of Canterbury said he was saddened and shocked.

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Our home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford has the story.

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Stranded at a hostel in Athens, this 17-year-old Afghan refugee

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He wants to come to Britain and was being helped

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But the government scheme to assist unaccompanied child refugees

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in Europe with no family in the UK, which has taken 200 so far,

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If I am stuck here, it's really hard to me to achieve my aims,

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to achieve my goals, because here there is no

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perfect school or perfect college for the refugees.

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NEWSREEL: 200 girls and boys wave a greeting to England.

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It was the Kindertransport that saved thousands of Jewish children

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from the Nazis that inspired those who persuaded the government last

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year to take in more of today's child refugees crossing Europe.

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It's a comparison ministers think is unfair.

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Well, I'm a refugee and I came to England at the age of six.

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Among those saved in the '30s was Lord Dubs, who led the push

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This afternoon he told me the government had

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When there is something that calls on humanitarian action,

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and when as I believe the majority of British people support that

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humanitarian action, I think the government are behaving

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very shamefully by saying, no, we don't want any more of this.

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I think it's disappointing and shabby, and I don't think

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Those who want to help more child refugees,

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including the Archbishop of Canterbury, said today

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that the government was going back on commitments it made last year.

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But ministers say to that that there's no point in inviting

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thousands of children here if the local councils,

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who will have to look after them, can't cope.

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These are children who need looking after over a period.

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When we accept them here, it is not job done.

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It is making sure that we work with local authorities,

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that we have the right safeguarding in place.

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Called to the Commons to defend her decision,

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the Home Secretary even found opposition from a few

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But councils warned that caring for refugee children is expensive.

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It costs on average ?50,000 to support a child in the UK care

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system, and every unaccompanied refugee child is entitled to exactly

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the same care and support as a child from the UK.

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We need to make sure that where those costs are rising

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There are tens of thousands of refugee children still in limbo

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in Europe, but ministers prefer schemes that take children

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who are even more vulnerable, from camps near to Syria.

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And the Home Office said that in all, 8000 children

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were given refuge of some sort in the UK last year.

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Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court has described

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the President's attacks on the judiciary as "demoralising"

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The comments by Neil Gorsuch were made in a private conversation

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with a Democratic senator, but later confirmed

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During the day, one of the President's most

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controversial cabinet nominees, Jeff Sessions, was sworn

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Our North America editor Jon Sopel has the latest.

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I, Jeff Sessions, do solemnly swear...

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It hasn't been neat, it hasn't been easy,

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but Senator Jeff Sessions, a hugely controversial choice

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over an allegedly racist past, has finally won approval to be

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And it's clear that he and the president are on the same page.

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We have an increased threat, since I was United States

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Mr President, you have spoken firmly on that.

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You have led this nation, to say we're going to respond

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effectively to the threat of terrorism, and you can count

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on your Department of Justice to do so in an effective way.

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But Donald Trump's plan to ban migrants from seven mainly Muslim

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countries isn't going to be decided by the Justice Department.

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It is going to end up here, at the Supreme Court.

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And his recent denunciation of federal judges involved in that

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Astonishingly, even his pick for the Supreme Court

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has called the move "disheartening and demoralising."

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Judge Gorsuch, who has been touring Capitol Hill offices to win

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support for his nomination, wouldn't express those

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He did reveal this in a series of private meetings.

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You misrepresented his comments totally.

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His comments were misrepresented, and what you should

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do is ask Senator Blumenthal about his Vietnam record.

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It didn't exist, after years of saying it did, so ask

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Senator Blumenthal about his Vietnam record.

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He misrepresented that, just like he misrepresented Judge Gorsuch.

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There is no question that Judge Gorsuch said

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that these attacks on

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the judiciary are disheartening and demoralising.

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There were White House staff in the room, and his own spokesman

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The judiciary and executive are two separate branches of government

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that are meant to keep their distance.

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Judge Gorsuch, when he was unveiled at the

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White House last week, seemed determined to do that quite

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literally, though it seems to be something to president is struggling

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President Trump is continuing to defend his travel ban

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against seven mainly Muslim countries, as the courts

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Mr Trump is claiming that American public opinion

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He made immigration one of his main campaign themes.

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One of the states where Mr Trump gained particular

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Our correspondent Aleem Maqbool has been there, to find out what people

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make of the argument over travel and immigration.

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Beautiful Alpine Montana is the size of Germany.

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It's got a population of just 1 million, but fewer than 20 refugee

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families have been resettled in the entire state

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And yet this is where some of the strongest views

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I believe that what we have seen with our president

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This is a man who couldn't be happier.

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Hollis is heavily involved in local politics and he's a preacher.

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His Christian compassion, though, does not extend to those he feels

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There you go, kids, that will keep you warm.

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If they come among us and then try to enact something,

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If groups of radical Islamic people begin to show up who will eventually

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attempt to harm our women, those militant people need

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to understand that the women of Montana are armed.

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Hollis says those who are protesting against Donald Trump's immigration

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policies do not represent the real America.

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This is a local rally in support of the refugees.

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Not a bad turnout for a weekday lunchtime in the snow, perhaps.

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But these are certainly not the loudest voices on this issue

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The state has one of the most high-profile anti-immigrant

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campaigns and before the election, had one of the biggest anti-refugee

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The anger for many is directed mainly at Muslims, something local

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politicians are tapping into - some would say even fuelling.

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After days of debate, the State Senate has just passed

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a bill to say Sharia law can't be applied in Montana.

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This woman and her family arrived here just a couple of months ago.

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They fled Eritrea with no choice about where the UN sent them.

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After more than four years of vetting, they landed in Montana -

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nervous, shy about talking on camera, adjusting to a different

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world, and to this storm of anti-immigrant sentiment.

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But as far as many here and across America are concerned,

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there is simply no room for new immigrants, to whom the door

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There were chaotic scenes in the South African Parliament,

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as President Jacob Zuma tried to deliver his annual state

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Opposition MPs called the president a "scoundrel"

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and "rotten to the core" because of corruption allegations.

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The president ordered the deployment of troops around

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the parliament building to deal with thousands of protestors.

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Mr Zuma and his government have faced allegations

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of corruption for over a decade, as our Africa correspondent

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The gloom here in Port Elizabeth can feel relentless.

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It's a rough city, worn down by corruption and neglect,

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and a revealing place to judge South Africa's future.

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This place has become known as Toilet Valley.

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The neighbourhood was supposed to house thousands of poor families.

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Somehow, the toilets got built, but no homes.

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They tell us we're going to get houses in three months' time.

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Three years that you've had this beautiful toilet

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No wonder people are losing patience.

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As the poor struggle here,

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the powerful are looting with impunity.

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It's negligence from those who have been entrusted to deal

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Well, it boils down to corruption. You can't run away from it.

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It's the same story with these buses, which have sat unused

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in a depot since they were brought in for the 2010 World Cup.

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The corruption here is quite breathtaking.

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This one bus scandal alone has cost the city more than ?100 million,

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and that's just a fraction of what has been

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To many in South Africa, the blame goes all the way

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to the top with the example set by President Jacob Zuma,

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arriving this evening to address parliament in Cape Town.

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Tighter security is becoming something of a habit here.

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Inside, opposition MPs interrupted the President's speech...

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An incorrigible man, rotten to the core.

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..Reminding him that he'd broken his oath

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of office in relation to a corruption scandal.

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Eventually, political theatre turned into something more violent,

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security guards called in to eject the protesting MPs.

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get his chance to celebrate his government's achievements.

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We are building a South Africa that must be free from poverty,

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But the political mood here is sour, and likely to get worse.

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But as gloomy as things may seem here, there's change in the air.

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Here in Port Elizabeth and in other key cities,

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the opposition has been winning power in local elections,

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nudging South African democracy in the right direction.

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The result, a frenzy of initiatives in Port Elizabeth,

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the former opposition now keen to show it can fix the city and,

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who knows, maybe win power nationwide in 2019.

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The result, a frenzy of initiatives in Port Elizabeth,

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the former opposition now keen to show it can fix the city and,

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who knows, maybe win power nationwide in 2019.

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is this the way out of trouble for South Africa?

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This is the only way out of trouble for South Africa.

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That is why it is so critical for us to have achieved

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what we did in the last local government elections.

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We are steadfast that by 2019, we will put a coalition government

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together that will govern South Africa

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where we bring all people together.

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That's a message that has begun to gain momentum.

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If they keep on being competent and they don't lose motivation

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as time goes, then South Africa is set to boom.

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Perhaps, but in Toilet Valley, they're still waiting for homes.

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South Africa's economy remains stagnant, and the challenges

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Andrew Harding, BBC News, in Port Elizabeth.

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A brief look at some of the day's other news stories.

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Four men who were part of a gang that sexually exploited teenage

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girls in Rochdale are facing deportation to Pakistan.

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The men - British nationals of Pakistani origin -

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were jailed for between six and 22 years.

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Immigration judges have rejected appeals against plans to strip them

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The City of Edinburgh Council says it'll examine all

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the recommendations of a report which found poor quality control

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was to blame for a wall collapsing at a primary school a year ago.

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The incident led to the temporary closure of 17 other schools

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which were built as part of the same private finance agreement.

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New data from the Department for Transport shows record levels

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There were over 320 billion vehicle miles travelled last year.

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This is the most ever recorded and is 2% more

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than the pre-recession peak, in the year ending September 2007.

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Four of Labour's newest MPs have been promoted

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The mini-reshuffle was necessary after a number of the Shadow Cabinet

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defied the leader's order to support the Government's Brexit Bill.

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There are now 14 women in Mr Corbyn's 29-member Shadow Cabinet.

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In Egypt, the only centre for treating victims of torture has

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been closed without warning by the authorities.

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The security forces of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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are accused of regularly torturing detainees as they try to crush

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It's an allegation his government denies.

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From Cairo, our correspondent Orla Guerin reports.

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Here in the shadows, in a rundown apartment block,

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But today, therapists and doctors sat idly outside

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after police shut down the El Nadeem Centre -

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the only refuge in Egypt for victims of torture.

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One of the co-founders told us their services are crucial

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When it comes to police stations and prisons,

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the map of torture in the country is the map of the country.

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There isn't a hamlet, a village, town, city,

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That's denied by the authorities, who speak only of isolated cases,

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but the centre has treated thousands since 1993.

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Now for the first time ever, there's no entry.

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Well, other doors here may soon be closed.

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More human rights organisations are being targeted -

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they've been accused of illegally receiving foreign funding

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Campaigners say the aim is very clear - to silence anyone who dares

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But some torture victims continue to speak out,

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Recently, he told us what happened after his arrest in 2014.

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TRANSLATION: I was abused at the checkpoint where I was arrested.

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Then they transferred me to the police station.

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I was electrocuted on my private parts.

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They kicked me with their military boots and hit me with sticks.

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Having spent more than two years in jail, yesterday

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he was detained again, snatched off the street along

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He says he was blindfolded and interrogated for hours.

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Mahmoud used to turn to the El Nadeem Centre for help.

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Now he, and many others, have nowhere to go.

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There is more pressure on the Football Association tonight, this

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time from MPs. They have passed a motion of no-confidence in its

:28:11.:28:12.

leadership and have called on Parliament to step in and reform the

:28:13.:28:16.

organisation. While the vote was largely symbolic, ministers have

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warned that the FA needs to modernise or it might lose millions

:28:20.:28:20.

of pounds public funding. Two of Britain's best sprinters -

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James Ellington and Nigel Levine - were involved in a road accident

:28:27.:28:29.

last month, and their injuries were described

:28:30.:28:31.

as "career threatening." They're now back in the UK

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receiving treatment, and one of them, James Ellington,

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has been discussing what happened with our correspondent

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David Ornstein. James Ellington is one

:28:38.:28:43.

of Britain's finest sprinters, But today, he's

:28:44.:28:45.

learning to walk again. Three weeks ago, Ellington

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was involved in a head-on collision as a passenger on a motorbike

:28:53.:28:55.

during a training camp in Tenerife. I was on the floor and there

:28:56.:28:59.

was blood everywhere, and I looked at my leg and my leg

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was in pieces I lost six pints of blood,

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so I was kind of laying there, thinking to myself "What the hell

:29:05.:29:10.

is going on?" This was the x-ray

:29:11.:29:12.

of his right tibia. Ellington's surgeon

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described the injuries He suffered an open fracture

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of his right leg, a broken left ankle and damage to his pelvis

:29:20.:29:26.

and an eye socket. The crash was so horrific that

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I don't think most people would have survived,

:29:31.:29:32.

to be honest. So when I was laying

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in the hospital bed in Tenerife and I saw my team-mates coming

:29:35.:29:36.

to visit me, they looked pretty emotional but I was saying

:29:37.:29:39.

to them "It's cool", because I knew I was lucky

:29:40.:29:41.

to be alive. 2016 was Ellington's

:29:42.:29:45.

best year to date. He competed against the likes

:29:46.:29:47.

of Usain Bolt at the Rio Olympics. Four years earlier,

:29:48.:29:51.

he auctioned himself on eBay, just to fund his journey

:29:52.:29:53.

to the London Games. What is your outlook

:29:54.:29:57.

for your future as a sprinter? Being an athlete and a determined

:29:58.:30:02.

person, I think this is going to be Imagine that, being on the track

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after what you've been through. That belief is familiar

:30:07.:30:14.

to Ellington, but success now Tonight, we will be speaking to

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Britain passed by top cop, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. He has been the

:30:41.:30:44.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner for over five years, but is about to

:30:45.:30:47.

step down so that he can give us an honest view of how well the police

:30:48.:30:56.

are doing. Join me now on BBC Two. And in the next few hours, we are

:30:57.:30:59.

expecting the federal appeals court in California to release the

:31:00.:31:03.

judgment on the travel ban ordered by President Trump and to declare

:31:04.:31:08.

whether that is legal or not. Full coverage for you online and on the

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BBC News Channel.

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