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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there will be

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another independence referendum - saying the wishes of

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the Scottish Parliament "must and will prevail".

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She was addressing her party's conference this

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Elsewhere, Gordon Brown has entered the debate.

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The former prime minister called for the Scottish parliament to be

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given more powers while balancing that with the need for continued

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Here's our Scotland Editor Sarah Smith.

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They won't take no for an answer. Nicola Sturgeon excited her party

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conference with a defiant message, indirectly at Theresa May and her

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refusal to allow a Scottish referendum. She has time to think

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again, and I hope she does. If her concern is timing, then, within

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reason, I am happy to have that discussion. But let the Prime

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Minister be in no doubt, the will of our Parliament must and will

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prevail. APPLAUSE The Tories were loved and still

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allow Scotland a choice isn't really hard to fathom. They are now

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terrified of the verdict of the Scottish people. Striding into the

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middle of the argument today, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. I fear

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for a divided Scotland. I fear for bitter acrimonious debate over

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perhaps two years, maybe even four years. And I fear we are now seeing

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people entrenched into extreme positions. He says he has a third

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option. If new powers over agriculture and fishing, VAT rates

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and the right to conclude international trade treaties were

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devolved to Scotland, he thinks there would need to be a vote on

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full independence. His interventions in the last Scottish referendum more

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influential, but he's been accused of not delivering what was promised

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them. In 2014 during the independence referendum you said if

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Scotland voted No we would be living in close to what would be a federal

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state, we are not, it's a broken promise. I said the federal powers I

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was proposing were welfare powers, employment powers, environmental

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powers, taxation power was. These powers were delivered. You said as

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close to a federal state as we could be within the UK. Yes because I

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think the UK now has to change, at that time I think it was impossible

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to envisage big regional devolution in England, I think that's now

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possible. Nicola Sturgeon will not sign off on anything less than a

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vote on independence for Scotland. So we have a stand-off between the

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First Minister of Scotland and the Prime Minister of the United

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Kingdom, neither of them prepared to back down. So what happens now? Next

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week there will be a vote in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh and

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they will certainly backed a call for another independence referendum.

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Nicola Sturgeon will go ahead and make a formal request to Theresa May

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for that referendum even though she knows what the answer is going to

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be. Then we'll see whether or not her offer to negotiate over the date

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of a referendum is taken up by the Prime Minister. Theresa May didn't

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say she would block a Scottish referendum outright, she said, now

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is not the time. Nicola Sturgeon wants to see when the time for

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another vote might be. A man's been shot dead at Orly

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international airport in France, after attempting to seize a gun

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from a soldier on duty. The incident forced the airport

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to close and flights be redirected. Police said the man was known

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to the intelligence services. They also confirmed

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he was the person who'd earlier shot and injured a police officer

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during a routine traffic From Orly, our Paris correspondent

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Lucy Williamson sent this report. Paris has got used to seeing

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security forces everywhere. At one of the capital's most

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protected sites today, an attack on As passengers queued

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for early-morning flights, a 39-year-old man from Paris's

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northern suburbs wrestled a female soldier to the ground

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and tried to grab her weapon. Before being shot dead

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by her colleagues. An eyewitness in the airport

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at the time described what happened. TRANSLATION: He was holding the

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soldier by the neck, and at the same When we saw that we realised it was

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really serious and we ran away. Police say the suspect,

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named as Ziyad B, shot at officers with a pellet gun early

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this morning during a traffic check. The Paris prosecutor confirmed

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he was on a criminal watch list and that intelligence services believed

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he'd been radicalised. His father and brother

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are now being questioned President Hollande said France's

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extra security measures had TRANSLATION: Anyone who was

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questioning the presence of military personnel in public

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places, like the airport, must understand that

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the military to reinforce our security it is essential that they

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responded to the orders given by me and the government.

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Tonight, the southern terminal here at Orly has reopened,

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as anti-terrorist investigators begin their work.

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The cordon of security that has gone up around

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this country over the past two years held firm today.

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But it's another reminder of the fear that still

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Finance ministers from the world's leading economies have failed

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to endorse free trade at their annual meeting in Germany.

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The G20 group made no commitment to fighting

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protectionism, when countries impose tariffs on imported goods,

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after the United States refused to sign up.

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Analysts say the move is unprecedented.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the second day of their

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official visit to Paris, have met survivors of the Paris

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Our royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell,

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Royal visits are all about the big picture and the shared experiences

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And so at Les Invalides, the military hospital in Paris,

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the Duke and Duchess met some of France's Second

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The will to stand together then remains strong today.

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On a morning when Paris was dealing with the incident at Orly airport,

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William and Katherine met two people who were victims of the Paris

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attacks in November 2015, when Islamist gunmen killed 130

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people at the Bataclan theatre and other locations.

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They spoke to a fireman, who was in the audience at the Bataclan.

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Which is the hardest thing, the physical injuries

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They had both been a challenge, he said.

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Then they met a woman who was shot seven times that night.

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How is it for you re-adjusting to everyday life?

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Alongside personal encounters like these is the visit's overall

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purpose, and for once, as Brexit negotiations

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William and Katherine launched a programme

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called "les voisins", the neighbours, emphasising

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all those things from youth and sporting programmes to defence

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and economic issues which bind Britain and France together.

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The underlying message of a royal visit is often quite a subtle

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The message of this visit is that the relationship

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between Britain and France is so robust that Brexit need make

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Or as the Queen herself put it, in a message William read

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to a dinner at the British Embassy last night,

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"The ties which have stood the test of time will continue to prosper."

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It's the final day of Rugby's Six Nations championship,

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and England have the chance to enter the history books, facing Ireland

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Victory would secure England back-to-back Grand Slams

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and would also mark their 19th successive Test win,

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It's currently approaching half-time at the Aviva Stadium and Ireland

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have their noses in front leading by 10-3 thanks to this try scored by

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Iain Henderson. And earlier Scotland beat Italy

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29-0 at Murrayfield. Tommy Seymour scored the last

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of their four tries, as Scotland finished

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the Championship with a convincing win that gives them a chance

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of finishing second There was a dramatic finale

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in Paris, as France beat Wales 20-18, after scoring a converted try

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in the 20th minute of overtime. Arsenal have suffered another defeat

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in a Premier League. The North Londoners lost 3-1 away to West

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Bromwich Albion. The match saw a fly-past by planes showing banners

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both for and against manager Arsene Wenger.

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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News Channel.

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We are back with the late news at 10pm.

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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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