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A furious Donald Trump rounds on the media

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In a lengthy news conference, he accuses them of making his job

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much harder, and of painting a false picture of his administration.

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I turn on the TV, open the newspapers and I see

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Yet it is the exact opposite - this administration is running

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And the President announced he was preparing a new order,

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The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tells the BBC of his fears

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for public debate, because of fake news and extremist views.

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Growing concern for thousands of Vauxhall jobs, as Peugeot

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considers a takeover of the European side of General Motors.

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Passengers on Southern Rail are facing further disruption,

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after train drivers reject a deal to end their long-running dispute.

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The new friend is welcomed by a Petty Officer... -- a new wren.

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Marking the formation of the Women's Royal Naval Service.

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:

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After defeats for Arsenal and Spurs, can Manchester United

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We'll bring you news of their Europa League

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In a tempestuous news conference at the White House,

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which lasted an hour and a half, President Trump has

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rounded on his critics - especially in the media -

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and accused them of undermining his presidency.

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He sought to deny the existence of any compromising

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connections with Russia, and announced he was

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preparing a new executive order on immigration,

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To replace the one suspended by the courts. Jon Sopel sent us this

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report. Ladies and Antman, the President of

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the United States. At short notice a news conference was announced to be

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given by the president. Highly unusual. Ostensibly to announce his

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new choice as labour secretary but it was to get a whole load of his

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chest and the principal target was the media. The press have become so

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dishonest that if we don't talk about it we are doing a tremendous

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disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice, we have to

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talk about it, we have to find out what's going on. The press is

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honestly out of control, the level of dishonesty is out of control. The

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idea his administration was in meltdown... Nothing could be further

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than the truth. I turn on the TV open the newspapers and see stories

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of chaos, chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is

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running like a fine tuned machine. But how could he reconcile that with

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the travel ban that's been blocked by the courts? A question I asked

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after a little back and forth. Can I just ask you, thanks very much

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Mr President... Where are you from? The BBC. Impartial, free and fair.

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Sure, just like CNN, right? On the travel ban, we could bounce back and

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forth... On the travel ban, would you accept that that was a good

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example of the smooth running of government? I do, I do. Wait, wait.

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I knows you you are, just wait. Let me tell you about the travel ban. We

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had a very smooth roll-out of the travel ban, but we had a bad court,

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a bad decision. We're going to have to put in a new executive order next

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week sometime, but we had a bad decision. That's the only thing that

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was wrong with the travel ban. The other thing the president is in a

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rage about is the suggestion he's in the pocket of the Russians, too

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close to Vladimir Putin, too many shady business contacts. I own

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nothing in Russia, I have no loans in Russia, I don't have any deals

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Russia. President Putin called me up very nicely to congratulate me on

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the wing of the election. He then called me up extremely nicely to

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congratulate me on the inauguration, which was terrific. But so did many

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other leaders, almost all other leaders from almost all other

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countries, so that's it. Russia is fake news. All of which brings us to

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the firing of his national security adviser Michael Flynn. Why was he

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sacked? Was it he discussed lifting fractions against the Russians or

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was it that he misled the vice president? I fired him because of

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what he said to Mike Pence, very simple. Mike was doing his job,

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calling countries and his counterparts, so it certainly would

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have been OK with me... Donald Trump said his administration would crack

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down on the leaking of classified information and then at the end,

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something you never see a White House news conference, the president

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being heckled. If you have no connection to Russia, why don't you

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prove it? The White House as an witness to many historic occasions

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but probably never a news conference anything like that. It was part of

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relaunch after four turbulent weeks, although that's not how Donald Trump

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would characterise it, and also an attempt to save the American people

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don't listen to the press, listen to me. As Jon was saying the president

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fielded questions for 90 minutes and didn't hold back when challenged by

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representatives of the world's media, including Jon Sopel who joins

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us from Washington. Was this a man obviously trying to say he was under

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control or under great pressure? I think it was a man under great

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pressure but also a man who was enjoying himself hugely. This was

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the Donald Trump of the campaign. He was bantering and bullying in equal

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measure. The man who loved WikiLeaks during the campaign not loving leaks

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so much now he is governing. A man who hates the media so much... What

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really struggle me was how much time he spent watching television and

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watching the newspapers, when does he find time to govern in the midst

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of all of that? For all that he accused the media of being

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dishonest, there were a few untruths he spoke himself. Saying that Ronald

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Reagan, no one had got more electoral college votes since Ronald

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Reagan. That's just simply factually inaccurate. One other thing,

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apparently during the news conference and Republican Senator

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contacted us to -- distinguish news anchor with latex. He said, he

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should do this with a therapist, not on live to revision.

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Jon, thank you very much. Jon Sopel with his experience today at that

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news conference at the White House. The founder of Facebook,

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Mark Zuckerburg, has told the BBC he fears millions of people

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are withdrawing from the globally connected world and that fake news

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and the propagation of extremist views online have

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damaged public debate. It's unusual for Mr Zuckerberg

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to make an intervention of this kind, but he expresses concern

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that the process of globalisation is viewed with increasing

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hostility around the world. He's been speaking

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exclusively to our economics A global chief executive

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with global ambitions, part businessman, part politician,

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and today, adding his voice to the debate

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about the controversies of the moment - globalisation,

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the people who feel left behind, Mark Zuckerberg, the ultimate

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citizen of the world, speaking to his staff

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about global inclusion. We're also going to focus

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on building the infrastructure for community, for supporting us,

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for keeping us safe, for informing us, for civic engagement

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and for inclusion of everyone. Mr Zuckerberg spoke to me not

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so much about his huge and sometimes controversial business,

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but about his worldview, how global connectedness always

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beat building barriers. It was almost political,

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a manifesto, and very different in tone from "America first"

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and constructing those border walls. The first thing I tackled

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was globalisation and the moves He replied that people had

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lost their sense of hope. There are people around the world

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that feel left behind by globalisation and the rapid

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changes that have happened, and there are movements as a result

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to withdraw from some Mr Zuckerberg was one of the few

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tech leaders who didn't accept an invite to meet Donald Trump,

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but of course no one voted Is his voice a legitimate

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part of this debate? It's not coming completely

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out of the blue, nor does it seem motivated

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by commercial considerations. Sometimes we think business

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leaders are just taking a position because it

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benefits their pocketbook, but in this case that doesn't

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seem to be the case. He is actually taking

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a pretty big risk with users of the site by taking

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any political stand. From the moment you turn

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on your phone, you see Mr Zuckerberg knows his audience

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in the US and around the world is diverse,

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from the rust belts of Pennsylvania to the flip-flop wearers

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of California, but his message Coming together is

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better than division. He said, if people are asking

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the question, "Is the direction for humanity to come

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together more or not?" I think that

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answer is clearly, "yes." But we have to build infrastructure

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to make sure the global Fake news - that hasn't

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worked for everyone. Claims that the Pope supported

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President Trump was a prime example. Facebook has been criticised for not

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doing enough to clear its newsfeeds. The technology moves

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faster than the ethical practice of the technology,

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and Mark Zuckerberg is moving very quickly into an environment

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where I don't think that there is the infrastructure

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in place to make sure How does Mr Zuckerberg respond

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to the fake news controversy? He told me, "Misinformation

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is a big deal and that undermines having

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a common understanding. So does sensationalism,

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so does polarisation. I think there are things

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we can do to help create An everyday man in control

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of an extraordinary phenomenon used He's promised to control fake

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news and insisted to me, But he knows in today's

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febrile environment a plan for a connected world will be

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seen as an alternative manifesto. Facebook could find itself

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being fined in Germany if it refuses to remove stories

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which are shown to be false. The German government

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could become the first in the European Union to use the law

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to try to stop the rise Facebook says it's taking the threat

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seriously and is appointing its own Our media editor Amol Rajan sent

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this report from Berlin. Footage from Dortmund,

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West Germany, on New Year's Eve. A report on the influential

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antiestablishment website Breitbart suggested a huge mob attacked

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a church, while waving al-Qaeda flags and chanting

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"Allah Akbar" - "God is great". But there was no Islamist assault

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on this church, it was fake news. And the vicar mentioned

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in the Breitbart article, which is still online,

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fears the consequences. I was astonished,

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because it was a lie. The Reinold's Church

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was not burned down and no The false story about this church

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has helped to harden the political mood here,

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and with elections coming up there's a growing determination to take

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action against fake news. Here in Berlin, one party

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in the ruling coalition wants We want to force Facebook to build

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a permanent contact agency, where the law enforcement can reach

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them 24 hours for the whole week. The second point is we will define

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periods and in that period they have The third thing is that they have

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to pay a high fine if they do not These are independent fact checkers

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now used by Facebook. Refugees get the driving

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licence for no money, If they discover fake news,

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they mark it as false and send a warning message

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to German-speaking users. A lot of this fake news only focuses

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to bring hate to our communities. When this hate comes

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to an election point, and people have made their mind up

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on election day on the basis of hate and lies, then it's a big

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threat to our society. Anas Modamani knows

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what that feels like. He fled Syria and came to Germany

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in 2015 as a refugee. When the German Chancellor

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visited the hostel he was Soon it went viral,

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together with the claim More fake news, and now

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he's suing Facebook. TRANSLATION: It made me feel

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very bad, I even cried. Then I found out people

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were seeing me as a terrorist. Many Germans fear that false stories

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online could stoke the rise Fake news seems unlikely

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to disappear any time soon, and what's happening here could help

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determine the future The Business Secretary Greg Clark

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has been in Paris tonight, holding talks with the owners

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of Peugeot, the company that's hoping to takeover Vauxhall

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and the other parts of the European There are concerns about the future

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of thousands of jobs at Vauxhall's The president of General Motors

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was in London today, for crisis talks at the Department

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for International Trade. Our business editor

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Simon Jack is there tonight. What is the extent of concern about

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these jobs? I think ministers are very concerned. You can tell that by

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how fast things have moved. On Tuesday night we found out General

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Motors was thinking of selling, with advanced talks of selling its

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European business to Peugeot and Citroen. On Wednesday senior members

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of GM went to Germany to meet surprise politicians and unions are.

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On Thursday morning the president of General Motors arrived here and that

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no sooner had they finished talking Thang Greg Clark got on a train to

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go to Paris. Excuse me. To go to Paris to talk to Peugeot, Citroen

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and his opposite number in the French government. You can see they

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are taking this deadly seriously. You wouldn't be doing these kinds of

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moves that this pace if you want extremely concerned that over a

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thousand jobs are threats. On that note, it's not difficult to foresee

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this could become politically and extremely challenging thing for

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ministers and others. You will end up with a 3-way fight

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between France, Germany and the UK, for jobs. If you look at the map of

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General Motors and Peugeot Citroen, there's 14 plants in France and

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Europe for Peugeot and Citroen, eight. Opel as Vauxhall is known in

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Europe, and two over here, so you will have a 3-way tussle to preserve

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jobs in those countries. The French government has a 14% stake in

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Peugeot Citroen. The Peugeot family have a 14% stake in Peugeot Citroen.

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German jobs are three times more expensive to get rid of than UK

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jobs. With that background, Greg Clarke is going to have to use all

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the charm he used with Nissan, if he's going to persuade the new

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company to keep those jobs here in the UK. Indeed, Simon, Simon Jack,

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our business editor at the Department for International Trade.

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A deal to settle a long-running dispute with drivers

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on Southern Rail has been rejected by union members.

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It raises the prospect of further industrial action

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and disruption for hundreds of thousands of passengers.

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The deal had been negotiated by leaders of Aslef -

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the train drivers' union - but it was turned down

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Southern's parent company said it was "hugely disappointed".

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It's also involved in a separate and even longer-running

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Our correspondent Sangita Myska reports from Brighton.

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Southern Rail, the franchise at the heart of this most bitter

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Today, another twist, as the deal negotiated

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by the drivers' union was rejected by its members, threatening yet more

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We pay through the nose for public transportation and I do not think

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it's appropriate that we have lots of disruption.

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This is a national problem and they need to deal

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I have every sympathy with the train drivers and the guards,

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but I wish they'd just get round the table and

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We are pleased to announce that Aslef and GTR Southern have

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But it was that deal, backed by the union's leadership,

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that was today voted down by the rank and file.

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At the heart of the dispute is who shuts these doors.

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It's a job currently done by the conductors, but Southern says

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it should be the responsibility of the train drivers.

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The company says it's safe, as does the rail safety regulator.

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The train drivers we've spoken to today say they feel badly let

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down by their union, Aslef, that they had no choice

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They say it wasn't worth the paper it was written on because it doesn't

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They say by adding to their responsibilities, passenger safety

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Aslef says the deal they'd hammered out meant drivers would have

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to operate train doors, but there was also a guarantee

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that there would always be two members of staff on board,

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It's something the union representing the conductors

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The reality was there was a host of exceptions that meant up to 1800

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trains a day would be able to be run without a guaranteed second person.

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Southern Rail says it's disappointed with today's vote and there's

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still no word as to what Aslef's next move will be.

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What is for sure is that widespread disruption is on its way.

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Workers on Arriva Trains North are being balloted over the same

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issue and the prospect of industrial action on Merseyrail also looms.

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More than 70 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a suicide

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bomb attack at one of Pakistan's most famous shrines.

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The Islamic State group said they carried out the bombing.

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The Lal Shahbaz Qalander shrine in Sindh province

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was filled with worshippers when the bomber struck.

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From Islamabad, our correspondent Secunder Kermani reports.

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A time of worship turns to carnage in one of Pakistan's most

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A suicide bomber blows himself up, sending

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Survivors chant prayers as they crowd around

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the dead, whilst the injured are taken to hospital.

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TRANSLATION: The bomb went off where people were worshipping.

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Those of us further away managed to survive.

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The shrine was particularly busy tonight.

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Thursday evening sees special devotional services.

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The so-called Islamic State have claimed the attack.

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They and other jihadists believe the liberal Sufi Muslims

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As the group's territory in the Middle East shrinks,

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IS has gradually grown in influence in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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This week, Pakistan has been struck by a series of attacks

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right across the country by different extremist groups.

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Over the past few months the country has seen the numbers of those killed

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in terrorist incidents greatly reduce, but this recent upsurge

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Secunder Kermani, BBC News, Islamabad.

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A car bomb in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 45

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The Islamic State group said it was behind the blast,

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which targeted a market in the southern district of Bayaa.

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It's the third car bomb attack in as many days

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The police say the emergency services are struggling to cope

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The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, says he's been the victim

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of a smear campaign, following the controversy

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about his recollections of the Hillsborough disaster.

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He's apologised for inaccurate claims that he'd lost "close

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personal friends" in the disaster, but he says it's disgraceful that

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some have been questioning whether he was present at the ground

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Mr Nuttall was speaking in Stoke, where he's standing as the Ukip

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candidate in a parliamentary by-election a week today.

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Our political correspondent Ben Wright reports from the constituency

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Ukip, get him in, that's what we need.

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The Ukip leader hopes next week Stoke-on-Trent Central

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will turn from red to purple, giving the party at second MP.

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But Mr Nuttall has had a tricky few days, admitting that claims

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on his website at he lost close friends in the 1989 Hillsborough

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Ukip foot soldiers were on the ground today

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Paul Nuttall is not a man who normally avoids the limelight,

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We've been texting him, calling him for more than a day,

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His press team says he's working on a speech he's

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going to make tomorrow, but the other candidates

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This has been Labour turf since 1950.

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But at the last election, Ukip were second and since Stoke-on-Trent

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voted strongly to leave the EU, Labour's candidate has

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You've been tweeting about how much you hate Brexit,

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Well, when I tweeted it was my frustration

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at the fact the Prime Minister, after a number of months, had yet

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The Labour Party is, as far as I'm concerned,

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the only party that will deliver a plan for North Staffordshire,

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a plan to Stoke-on-Trent that will make Brexit work.

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The pits and pots that built this city have largely gone,

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It's a vibrant city with lots to offer and lots of friendly

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people and a real sense of creativity about it.

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Unlike the other parties we are not funded by millionaires.

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We're not based around a London centred agenda,

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At 25, the Tory candidate would be a young

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A lot of people have been saying to me they've felt let down

:24:25.:24:28.

That's why, that's one of my top priorities,

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and not just about more jobs in this city, we want to see

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better jobs, better skilled jobs and better paid

:24:36.:24:37.

jobs for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.

:24:38.:24:40.

Brexit cannot be ducked in this campaign, with the Lib

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We're standing up for people, for them to have another say, rather

:24:44.:24:47.

than a stitch up between ministers and Cabinet.

:24:48.:24:51.

Clearly not swerving scrutiny after all, this evening

:24:52.:24:56.

Paul Nuttall was at BBC Radio Stoke hustings and was asked about the

:24:57.:24:59.

There was a mistake on my website, which was

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I was there, I was at the game, I can prove I was at the

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Look, I thought I'd seen all lows in politics, this just isn't

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scraping the barrel, this is digging beneath a barrel.

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I believe I'm the best candidate on the panel, who can

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bring investment because I'm a national figure, I'm a national

:25:20.:25:21.

political leader, I'm a national voice and if I stand up in the House

:25:22.:25:25.

For Ukip this by-election will test its claim it can replace

:25:26.:25:30.

If Jeremy Corbyn's party doesn't hold it, Labour's

:25:31.:25:33.

Ben Wright, BBC News, Stoke-on-Trent.

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There are ten candidates standing in the by-election

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in Stoke-on-Trent Central next Thursday.

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You can find out more about them - and their policies -

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More than 500,000 children and teenagers in the UK are carers,

:25:51.:26:03.

who look after relatives who are ill or disabled.

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But budget cuts by local authorities are making it increasingly difficult

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for these young carers to get the support that they need,

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according to the Local Government Association in England and Wales.

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They say it's crucial for councils to have better relationships

:26:16.:26:18.

Our Midlands correspondent Sima Kotecha reports.

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In Dudley, 17-year-old Alex looks after his mum,

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I suppose you could say it's a big responsibility,

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but it doesn't really feel like it, because obviously it's what I've

:26:37.:26:40.

It's just the normal thing to go, "Have you had your tablets today?"

:26:41.:26:47.

So how many tablets does your mum take every day?

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He's her primary carer and is one of 700,000 young

:26:52.:26:57.

You do just want to throw the towel in sometimes and go,

:26:58.:27:04.

I've had enough, I don't want to do this any more.

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But you see at the end of the day, you just see how happy you make

:27:07.:27:10.

the person or the people that you care for, and it really does

:27:11.:27:13.

Some of these young people do get support from their local

:27:14.:27:17.

authorities, but the organisation which represents local councils

:27:18.:27:19.

in England and Wales says tight budgets means they're having to make

:27:20.:27:25.

tough choices about who gets help and who doesn't.

:27:26.:27:30.

There might be some people who are watching this thinking,

:27:31.:27:32.

is it fair to have a child helping you and being there for you,

:27:33.:27:38.

when actually the adult should be there for the child -

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I agree with that, to be quite honest, I really do.

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I wish that I hadn't got to rely on Alex sort of thing.

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So I've got to rely on him sort of thing, to help me.

:27:53.:27:58.

Not too far away in Wolverhampton, ten-year-old Ethan takes care

:27:59.:28:11.

With his mum, he's one of his primary carers.

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It feels a bit like a burden and sometimes he does things

:28:21.:28:23.

that makes us angry, but then he does lots of things that

:28:24.:28:26.

Noah has complex learning difficulties, which means

:28:27.:28:30.

he struggles with everyday tasks and needs to be

:28:31.:28:33.

The government says later this year it will publish a strategy that

:28:34.:28:39.

will outline what more it will do to help vulnerable young carers.

:28:40.:28:45.

There's an argument that being young and responsible for someone's

:28:46.:28:51.

well-being is a duty that is just too much, but in many of these cases

:28:52.:28:56.

When I tell people about it, it just makes me feel proud.

:28:57.:29:07.

Sima Kotecha, BBC News, in the West Midlands.

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A century ago, the Women's Royal Naval Service was founded,

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to boost the naval effort during the First World War.

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It was the start of a hugely significant change in the role

:29:20.:29:22.

Wrens - as they became known - served as dispatch riders,

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telegraphists, cooks, stewards and went on to play

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key roles in the Navy, in the Second World War and beyond.

:29:30.:29:32.

Our correspondent Duncan Kennedy reports from Portsmouth,

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where events will be held throughout the year.

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At 90 years old, Win Price still has an affection

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for the sea and the Wrens, who hold sway over her maritime

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memories, that first began when she joined

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I couldn't cook, so I opted for a steward.

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Proud then and honoured now to be celebrating 100 years of the Wrens.

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No, the ones before me were pioneers.

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NEWS ARCHIVE: She's the skipper and it's by her order that the mail

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boat stops at the ships named on that precious letter.

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The Women's Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917.

:30:31.:30:35.

By the Second World War they had become the home front force that

:30:36.:30:38.

Now a century of achievements are charted in this new exhibition.

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The strength of this exhibition lies in its detail and the telling

:30:49.:30:50.

This is the leave permit for a Jane Rossiter and it's

:30:51.:30:57.

She was obviously going home for Christmas.

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But then we know that Jane subsequently left the Navy and then

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re-enlisted at the outbreak of the Second World War, and here,

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In a hundred years, women sailors have gone from medics to marines,

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They've had to prove themselves, which they did really well.

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After that it was for the other women to embrace that change

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and they took it forward and it's continued to go forward.

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Now called sailors, not Wrens, women have seen a century of naval change.

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For those like Win Price, the exhibition is a proud salute

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Duncan Kennedy, BBC News in Portsmouth.

:31:43.:31:56.

Today's tributes to the Women's Royal Naval Service there. Newsnight

:31:57.:32:10.

is about to begin on BBC Two. President Trump's press conference

:32:11.:32:12.

was one of the strangest any of us can remember. We'll Biamou lies in

:32:13.:32:15.

what it says about the president and his

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