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North Korea is condemned for test firing a ballistic missile,

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the first since Donald Trump took office.

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Tonight, the regime of Kim Jong Un said

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the launch of the missile, which fell into the Sea of Japan,

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President Trump says America will defend it's friends.

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President Trump says America will defend its friends.

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The United States of America stands behind Japan, it's great ally, 100%.

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It's thought the North Korean missile

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may have been capable of hitting US military bases in the Pacific.

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the Church of England of ignoring the views of gay

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France in front with just over eight minutes...

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enough against Scotland, to win a tight Six

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The Bafta is awarded to... La La Land.

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all the right notes, winning five BAFTA's

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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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Tonight North Korea claimed the missile, which travelled around

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300 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan,

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This report from our Tokyo Correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes

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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

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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 side

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President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister,

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Shinzo Abe, have been spending the weekend golfing in Florida.

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Mr Abe was not amused by the North Korean

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TRANSLATION: North Korea's most recent missile launch

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North Korea must fully comply with the

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relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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In his response, President Trump seemed

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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 that the

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United States of America stands behind Japan,

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Kim Jong-un recently promised to test a much more

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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

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And medium-range missiles capable of hitting Japan.

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The Musudan is an intermediate range missile, which

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may even be able to hit US bases in Guam.

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

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For more than 20 years the outside world

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has been trying to stop 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 US and its allies will now move to tighten

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sanctions 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 from

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becoming a fully fledged nuclear missile armed state.

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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News, Tokyo.

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David Willis is in Washington. President Trump says America will

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back Japan 100%. Are there any more clues about how he plans to deal

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with North Korea? I should tell you climb a short while ago the North

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Korean news agency hailed this missile test as a success. As far as

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response from the White House, it has limited its response to a pledge

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of support for America's allies in the region. Disconcerting though

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this missile test may be for countries like Japan and South

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Korea, it also sends a shot across the bowels of the Trump

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administration for the simple reason it is widely thought North Korea

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could be just a few years away from developing a nuclear missile capable

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of hitting the United States of America. All of which makes this

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whole thing a great deal more pressing for the new administration.

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Previous presidents have tried sanctions, talks, and neither has

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succeeded in reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions. President

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Trump said on the campaign trail he would be willing to sit down over

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hamburgers with Kim Jong-un. Whatever direction he decides to

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take, he has to do something previous presidents have failed to

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do, and do it fairly quickly. 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 renewed calls for him to stand down,

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as our Political Correspondent Chris Mason reports.

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A role with a history dating back to at least the 14th

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Sitting between the political parties,

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But, for the second time in a week, it's John

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Bercow's opinions that have generated attention.

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Talking to students at the University of Reading, he said

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

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I thought it was better to stay in the

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Mr Bercow had already irritated some by

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accusing President Trump of racism and sexism.

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I would not wish to issue an invitation to President

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Some MPs loved that but his critics are repeating he must be

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I'm incredibly surprised that the speaker now has expressed

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On Brexit, on immigration, on state visits on diplomacy.

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He is incapable of impartially chairing debates in

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the House of Commons now, and must go.

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A spokeswoman for the speaker said he chose not to say anything

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during the referendum campaign, and is scrupulously fair when he's

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This cabinet minister said that was his

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I had more than six years as Europe minister under

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And in that time I never found the speaker was shy of

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calling lots of people who were critical of the EU to ask me

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Plenty of MPs do remain in team Bercow.

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I'm confident John Bercow has the numbers and support across the

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parties to see off this attempt by a handful of crusty

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The speaker's job description spells out he is obliged to be

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The question now is whether these latest remarks persuade enough MPs

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his time in the chair should end. It's being claimed Labour has

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"plenty" of potential leaders waiting in the wings,

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should Jeremy Corbyn choose One of the party's election

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coordinators also suggested Mr Corbyn could leave before

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the expected 2020 General Election. The comments came in response

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to the news that Labour has been assessing the popularity of shadow

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cabinet members, in focus Emergency crews in Australia

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are battling more than 90 wild fires burning across parts

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of New South Wales. Homes have been evacuated

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and roads closed. The affected areas have seen record

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breaking temperatures of more than 45 degrees celsius

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in recent days. 14 retired Anglican bishops have

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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

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

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is still tearing at the heart The peace of the Lord

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be always with you. The letter says that the House

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of Bishops report, which maintains that marriage is between a man

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and a woman, is not "Our perception is that

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while the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report,

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we do not hear its authentic voice." One of the signatories says that

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members of the LGBT community have Of the people that entered

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those conversations, knowing that they would have

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to reveal themselves in a circumstance in which that

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might carry a price, in terms of their life and career,

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and they feel that what's come out here is a betrayal in the specific

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sense, that their For some attending morning worship

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

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not been fully heard. I think that's a terrible sadness

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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,

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even those who might be same-sex attracted,

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the critical issue is not inclusiveness, but obedience

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to scripture and tradition. The teaching of the Bible is that we

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

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sexuality in fact, whether it's All of us have sexual desires we

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have to say no to for the sake of integrity as Christian disciples.

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The House of Bishops has called for a change

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That will be put to the test on Wednesday when members

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of General Synod will debate the issue.

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This weekend, Saudi Arabia has played host to the Director of

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the CIA, and the Secretary General of the UN, a reminder

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of the country's importance on the world stage.

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But the Kingdom is undergoing significant change.

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Although it's the world's biggest oil producer,

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a prolonged period of low prices has put enormous pressure

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on the economy, and there are also attempts to modify some

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of the country's strict social customs, like

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Our Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet reports

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Mohammed Abdu, allowed to sing live in his own country for the first

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It's the first of many concerts planned by a new

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ministry charged with bringing some fun to a conservative kingdom one

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And some Saudis don't want women at concerts like this.

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Yeah, it's too much and it's not good for

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But the pace of change is picking up.

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Dune bashing is one of the few thrills on offer at the

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There aren't any Saudi women here today.

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In this young country, two thirds of people

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The bright lights of Dubai or London are all too

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Now their rulers, including a 31-year-old deputy Crown

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Prince, are trying to encourage them to spend their time and money at

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But first of all we have to do have women driving and we have to have

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The winds of change started blowing from here.

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No other industry provides so much cash to

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But low world prices cut those earnings in half.

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And that means an end to the state's largesse.

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When I went to see the powerful oil minister

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in the capital, Riyadh, he

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For sure, there will be pain, the old

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adage, no pain, no gain is very much at play here.

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You're already hurting, especially the middle

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class, in subsidies to fuel, to water.

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And what those pains will do is they will mobilise

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people to do new things they are not used to doing.

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Saudis have enjoyed cheap petrol, lavish perks, no

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In the heart of Riyadh, this is the world's

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To change the way people live, create

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And there are equal opportunities for men and women to work here?

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Definitely equal opportunities, same working hours, same loads,

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everything is equal. The process takes different speed in different

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countries. Maybe we're not as fast as people would like us to be but we

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are going as good as it is for our own nation and our citizens. There

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have been plans to change this country before. So there is

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scepticism, too. To the outside world Saudi Arabia has long been

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viewed as a closed and conservative kingdom. It still is, but some

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things are clearly starting to change here. It doesn't include

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public discussion of its human rights record or any political

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reform. But for the majority of Saudis, other issues seem to matter

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far more. Lyse Doucet, BBC News, Jeddah.

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Now with all the sport, here's Karthi Gnanasegaram

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Last season's Champions, Leicester City, are now struggling

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They are just one place and one point above the relegation zone

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Fairy tales don't tend to have sequels. After the title win, which

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shook up football, there has been no happily ever after for Leicester

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City. Alfie Mawson's stunning strike for Swansea centre champions on

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their way to a fifth straight defeat. They are in a relegation

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fight but still in the Champions League. An honour or distraction?

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The Champions League is something different. No wonder, look at the

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numbers. Leicester are yet to score a goal in the league since 2017

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which has left them on 21 points, one above the bottom three. This

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time last year they were 153 points, top of the league and on their way

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to the title. Whatever happens to the likely lads? This was just last

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May. For a start the juggernaut busted engine. N'Golo Kante was sold

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to Chelsea in the summer. Leicester have become blunt at one end unto

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fragile at the other. See how easily Swansea bypassed them for Martin

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Olsson's goal. The club's owners will be wary of a return to the

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struggle Leicester were in before their remarkable rise. It has been

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some roller-coaster but they won't want to fall any further. Patrick

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Geary, BBC News. Chelsea are trying to replace

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Leicester City as Champions. They were held to a 1-1 draw

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by Burnley, thanks to an excellent Chelsea missed the chance to go 12

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points clear at the top of the table Scottish Cup holders, Hibernian,

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will face a fifth round replay against Edinburgh rivals Hearts,

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after they drew 0-0. But Rangers have booked their place

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in the quarter finals with a 2-1 win Rugby Union's Six Nations

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is continuing to provide France and Scotland were level

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with just ten minutes of their match remaining,

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but it was France that powered ahead to win 22-16 and inflict a tenth

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straight defeat on Scotland. Home of a rugby team built

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around a 150 stone pack. Faced with such an obstacle,

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Scotland decided the best option was to distract them

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and sneak around. In this battle, the French Goliath

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had the slingshot in the form With France ahead,

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the battering ram set to work. With every charge, they knew

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the Scottish wall would weaken. Gael Fickou spotted

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it, breathing space. The gap began to seal up,

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two penalties for Finn Russell, Scotland were back within two

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at the break and gave chase Tommy Seymour took a punt

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and his luck was in. Finn Russell's kick would have been

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emphatic in football Scotland kept them queueing up

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Lopez, who knocked them over. In the land of the giants,

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Scotland's task was simply too big. Ireland are top of the

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Women's Six Nations table The best cinematic talent

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from Britain, Hollywood and beyond came together

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at the Royal Albert Hall in London As predicted, it was the romantic

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musical 'La La Land', which won the greatest number

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of awards - as our Arts editor For tonight only, South Kensington

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in London has been turned into its own

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version of La La Land. Royal Albert Hall,

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for the 2017 BAFTAs. All the heat and talk has been

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about Damien Chazelle's homage to Hollywood,

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his film La La Land, which has got 11 nominations,

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but in the last couple of weeks there's been a bit of a backlash,

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with commentators and critics saying Maybe it's not as good

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as people say, which means perhaps tonight,

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at the BAFTAs, we could

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get a surprise or two. This country, the US and the world

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seems to be going through a In a time that's so

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divisive I think it's really special that we were all able

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to come together tonight, thanks Emma Stones's acceptance speech

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was in keeping with a generally reflective,

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earnest tone, set by the winners. Casey Affleck, the winner of the

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leading actor BAFTA was confessional.

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The reason that I act is because when I

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was a young kid, my mother would take me

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to meetings for children of

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It was terribly, but it was acting. -- it was therapy.

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Acting has sort of been that for me ever since.

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It seems like he's done pretty good, considering.

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Dev Patel won Best supporting actor for

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I'm in my kit with you! Raiola Davis won Best supporting actress for this

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powerful performance in a film about the African-American experience in

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the 19th 50s, Fences. The night finished on a lighter note courtesy

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of Mel Brooks, awarded a BAFTA Fellowship. Next stop, the Oscars in

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two weeks' time, in La La Land. You can see more on all of today's

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stories on the BBC News Channel.

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