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North Korea test fires a ballistic missile, the first

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The US President has condemned the launch,

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and vowed to stand by allies to deter what he calls North Korea's

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14 retired Bishops accuse the Church of England,

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of ignoring the views of gay and lesbian christians.

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France edge Scotland in a tight Six Nations clash in Paris.

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And will La La Land, waltz off with top honours,

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America and Japan have strongly condemned North Korea

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for test-firing a ballistic missile, the first such launch since Donald

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was "intolerable,"

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while Mr Trump said the US would back Japan 100 percent.

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The missile flew for about 300 miles, eventually falling

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Our Tokyo Correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports.

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This is the launch of a Musudan ballistic missile.

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The same type that was fired from North Korea into the Sea

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Today's launch was almost certainly timed so that North Korea's dictator

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Kim Jong-un could crash a weekend party taking place on the other

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President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have been

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spending the weekend golfing in Florida.

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Mr Abe was not amused by the North Korean intrusion.

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TRANSLATION: North Korea's most recent missile launch

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North Korea must fully comply with the relevant United Nations

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In his response President Trump seemed less certain.

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Even neglecting to condemn the North Korean launch.

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Thank you very much Mr Prime Minister.

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I just want everybody to understand and fully know

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that the United States of America stands behind Japan,

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Kim Jong-un recently promised to test a much more powerful

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President Trump has vowed that will not happen.

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But it's not clear how he intends to stop it.

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North Korea already has short-range missiles capable

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And medium-range missiles capable of hitting Japan.

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The Musudan is an intermediate-range missile which may be able

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The ultimate goal is the so-called ICBM, able to hit parts

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For more than 20 years the outside world has been trying to stop

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North Korea with tighter and tighter sanctions.

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The border with China remains open and trade is flourishing.

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The United States and its allies will now move to tighten sanctions

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further and accelerate the deployment of new anti-missile

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But no one seems to have any idea how to stop North Korea

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from becoming a fully fledged nuclear missile armed state.

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Our correspondent David Willis is in Washington -

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is this being seen as a direct challenge to the new

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It is being seen as that by some here certainly. Prompting the

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question, how does the United States responded now? President Trump made

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various comments whilst he was on the campaign trail about North

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Korea, calling the leader Kim Jong in a bad dude. But also saying he

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would be willing to sit down and talk to him over a hamburger. This

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is an issue which has vexed American presidents all the way back to

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George Bush senior. But clearly neither sanctions or direct talks

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have yielded anything as far as the nuclear effort by North Korea is

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concerned. It is likely President Trump may fall back on China,

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seeking to get some sort of Weybridge, China being the main

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provider of food and energy to North Korea in an attempt to sort this

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problem out. But it's a thorny one and it has vexed as I say many

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presidents in the past. You David Willis in Washington.

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The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow

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insists he remains impartial in performing his duties, despite

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saying he voted Remain in the EU referendum.

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The revelation has led to repeated calls for him

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to stand down, as Chris Mason reports.

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The speaker, a role with a history dating back to at least the 14th

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century. Order, order. Sitting between the political parties during

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debates. But for the second time in a week it is John Bercow's opinions

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which have generated attention. Talking to students at the

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University of Reading he said EU migration had been a good thing and

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added... This may not be popular with some people in this audience,

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personally I voted to Remain. I thought it was better to stay in the

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European Union than not. He had already irritated some by accusing

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President Trump of racism and sexism. I would not wish to issue an

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invitation to President Trump... Some MP's club that but his critics

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are repeating he must be replaced. I am incredibly surprised the speaker

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has now expressed views on a number of issues, on Brexit, an

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immigration, on state visit, on diplomacy, he is incapable of

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impartially chairing debates in the House of Commons now and must go.

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And ally of the speaker told me he did not speak out during the

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referendum campaign and is scrupulously fair when checking

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debates. Plenty of MPs agree. I am confident John Bercow has got the

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numbers and support across the parties to see off this attempt by a

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handful of crusty Tories to unseat him. And those in government

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remained supportive too. I had more than six years as Europe Minister

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under David Cameron and in that time I never find the speaker was shy of

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calling lots of people who are critical of the EU to ask the

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difficult questions. The job description is clear, he is obliged

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to be politically impartial but for now at least he does not appear to

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be at much risk of being toppled. Protests in a suburb of Paris

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turned violent overnight, at a demonstration in support

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of a young black man allegedly raped by a police

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officer earlier this month. Tear gas was fired to disperse

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the crowds during clashes, The alleged victim of the rape,

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a 22 year old social worker, has appealed for calm after several

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days of protests. One policeman has been charged

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with rape, and three others with assault,

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in connection with the attack. Fire crews in Germany had

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to temporarily evacuate Hamburg Airport, after the spread

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of an unknown hazardous material left dozens of people

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needing hospital treatment. Both terminals were cleared

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and flights stopped, after numerous complaints of coughs

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and eye irritation. Firefighters later said they found

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an empty cartridge probably containing pepper spray

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for self defence use. 14 retired Anglican bishops,

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have accused the church of ignoring In an open letter they said

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an official report into the Church of England's position

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on homosexuality didn't contain "authentic voices" from the gay

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and lesbian community. The letter comes ahead of meeting

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of the General Synod, later this week, the body

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which approves church law. Here's our Religious Affairs

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Correspondent Martin Bashir. If the Church of England was tempted

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to believe that its recent report on same-sex marriage had settled the

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matter, then this letter is an indication that the issue is still

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tearing at the heart of church unity. The peace of the Lord be

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always with you. The letter says that the house of Bishops report

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which maintains that marriage is between a man and women, is not

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sufficiently inclusive. Our perception is that while the pain of

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LGBT people is spoken about in your report, we do not hear authentic

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voice. One of the signatories says members

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of the LGBTQ community have been The people who entered those

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conversations knowing that they would have to reveal

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themselves in a circumstance in which that might carry a price,

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in terms of their life, and their career, and they feel that

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what has come out here is a betrayal in the specific sense

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that their voice is not heard. For some attending morning worship

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in Leeds, it is time for same-sex The community of LGBTI people has

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not been fully heard. And I just think that is a terrible

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sadness in terms of the broad So long ago people could change

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their mind about slavery, Why can't they realise

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that we are real people But for evangelical Christians, even

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those who may be same-sex attracted, the critical issue is not

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inclusiveness, but obedience The teaching of the Bible says all

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of us are broken in different ways. All of us are broken

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in our sexuality, in fact. Whether that is heterosexual

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or homosexual, all of us have sexual desires that we all need to say no

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to, for the sake of our integrity The House of Bishops

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has called for a change That will be put to the test

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on Wednesday when members of General Synod will

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debate the issue. In football, Champions Leicester

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City are looking for their first Premier League away win

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of the season right now at Swansea. With just a couple of minutes left

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they 2- down. Earlier leaders Chelsea

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drew 1-1 at Burnley. But Burnley equalised thanks

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to a superb free-kick The result means Chelsea

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have a 10-point lead at the top. In Six Nations rugby,

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France beat Scotland 22-16 Scotland outscored France

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by two tries to one, but Camille Lopez kicked 17 points

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to guide France to victory. Here's our Sports

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Correspondent Patrick Gearey. Home of a rugby team built

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around a 150 stone pack. When faced with such

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an obstacle Scotland decided the best option was to distract

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them, then sneak around them. In this battle the French

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goliath had the slingshot in the form

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of fly-half Camille Lopez. With France now ahead,

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the battering rams set to With every charge they knew

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the Scottish wall would weaken, eventually somewhere

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a crack would appear. The gap began to seal once more,

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two penalties for Finn Scotland were back within two

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points at the break and gave chase early

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in Tommy Seymour took a punt,

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his luck was in and so too Now a chance for a two easy

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extra points, missed. Finn Russell's kick would have been

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emphatic in football but it was France took their chance,

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16-16, less than a quarter of an hour left, the French

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urged to the line, they went to No escape for Scotland

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though, they kept on cueing up Lopez who

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knocked them over. In the land of the giants Scotland's

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task was simply too big. Some of the biggest names

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in the film industry will be in London tonight,

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for year's Bafta awards. The musical La La Land leads

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the way with a record breaking 11 nominations,

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including Best Picture, And Viola Davis is tipped

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to win Best Supporting Actress for her performance

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in the film Fences, the story of the struggles of a black

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family in 1950s America. Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz

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is at the Royal Albert Hall. I have two seed, things are warming

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up here, it's almost turning into La La Land as actors and actresses from

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across the pond make their way up to the Albert hall just like... Just

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like Hollywood really except for the weather. Meryl Streep has walked up

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here, by all Davis walked here. La La Land is the movie everyone is

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tipping to clear up tonight but there has been a reverse were some

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critics and commentators have questioned the hype, is it as good

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as they say it is? Maybe there will be a surprise or two tonight, maybe

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Manchester by the sea, not Manchester in the UK, Manchester in

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America, the story of a family broken apart by tragedy with Casey

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Affleck taking the lead role and will probably pick up the bat

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tonight. That might get best film or possibly eye, Daniel Blake. A film

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which could, it's a film about the system crashing an individual up in

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Newcastle, gritty social realism typical of Ken Loach. Or maybe

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Moonlight, who knows. What we do know is that it will not just be an

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interesting night for the awards but potentially the speeches as well, we

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will be looking out for a political, a political podium that maybe we

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have not seen before at the sort of awards. All will be revealed in the

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next few hours. Thank you for that, from the Royal Albert Hall in

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London. In America, they're gearing up

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for the Grammy Awards, with Adele and Beyonce going head

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to head for some of the top honours. Adele is nominated in five

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categories, including best song for 'Hello,' and album

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of the year for '25'. While Beyonce with nine

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nominations in all, is also up The awards will be her

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first public appearance, since announcing her pregnancy

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with twins. There's more throughout the evening

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on the BBC News Channel, we are back with the late news

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at 11pm - now on BBC1 its time

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