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Scotland's First Minister issues a fresh warning

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to the Prime Minister, in the row over another

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Nicola Sturgeon says if Theresa May blocked the vote,

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it would "shatter beyond repair" the idea of the UK as

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Let the Prime Minister be in no doubt, the will of our Parliament

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must, and will, prevail. Elsewhere, Gordon Brown sets out his vision,

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with a third option Also tonight, chaos at an airport

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in Paris, as a suspected radical Islamist is shot dead

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after attacking a soldier. The crisis over North

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Korea and its missiles. America and China

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issue a joint warning. And England's Grand Slam bubble,

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bursts against a green wall. How Ireland shatter England's

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dream of back-to-back Scotland's First Minister,

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Nicola Sturgeon, has warned Theresa May not to block her plan

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for a second independence referendum, if it's endorsed by

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the Scottish Parliament next week. She was addressing the SNP

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conference today in Aberdeen. Elsewhere, Gordon Brown

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entered the debate. The former Prime Minister

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called for the Holyrood to be given more powers,

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while balancing that with the need for continued

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co-operation with Westminster. Here's our Scotland

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editor Sarah Smith. And Nicola Sturgeon excited her

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party conference with a defiant message aimed directly

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at Theresa May and her refusal She has time to think again

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

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then within reason, I am happy But let the Prime Minister be in no

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doubt, the will of our Parliament The Tories' reluctance to allow

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Scotland a choice isn't They are now terrified of

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the verdict of the Scottish people. So the First Minister is now locked

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in this battle with the PM. And a former Prime Minister has just

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invited himself right In a speech in Kirkcaldy

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here today, Gordon Brown says I fear for bitter,

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acrimonious debate. If new powers over agriculture

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and fishing, VAT rates and the right to conclude international trade

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treaties were devolved to Scotland, he thinks there wouldn't need to be

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a vote on full independence. When the Scottish Parliament vote

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next week to request a referendum, does he think the Prime Minister

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should give her consent? I think it's very difficult

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for a British Parliament now to deny the Scottish people their right,

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if they wish to vote for it, But look, I want to wait and see

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what the Scottish Parliament does. I want to wait and see

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what the Conservative So to be absolutely clear,

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if the Scottish Government formally requests a referendum

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on independence and the Westminster Government denies that request,

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would that be a mistake? I don't think the Westminster

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Government is saying What the Westminster Government

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is saying, at the moment, She seems to be saying

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that she cannot block I'm not so sure that she alone can

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be the person who sets the timing. Nicola Sturgeon says she's willing

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to talk about when a referendum might happen but is determined

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there will be a vote 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

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the airport to close Police said the man was known

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to the intelligence services. From Paris, Lucy Williamson

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sent this report. Paris has got used to seeing

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security forces everywhere. As passengers queued for early

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morning flights, here at Orly, a 39-year-old man attacked

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a military patrol, wrestling a female soldier to the ground,

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in a bid to grab her weapon. He was quickly shot

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dead by her colleagues. TRANSLATION: He was holding

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the soldier by the neck and at the same time,

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he was holding onto her weapon. When we saw that, we realise

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today was really serious. The man has been nailed

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as Ziyed Ben Belgacem As Special Forces searched his

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flat today, his father, brother and a cousin

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were being questioned by police. The Paris prosecutor tonight said

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Ben Belgacem was radicalised while in prison for theft and drug

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offences and had arrived at the airport today

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with a Koran in his bag. TRANSLATION: He grabbed the soldier

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and walked backwards several metres, He said, "Put your weapons down

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and your hands on your head. Before arriving at Orly this

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morning, Ben Belgacem was stopped during a traffic check,

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where he shot a police officer He then hijacked another car

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and headed for the airport. Tonight, the southern terminal

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here at Orly has re-opened, as antiterrorist investigators

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begin their work. The cordon of security,

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that's gone up across this country over the past two years,

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held firm today, but it's another reminder of the fear that

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still haunts France. America and China say tensions

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on the Korean peninsula are now The US Secretary of State Rex

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Tillerson issued the warning alongside his Chinese counterpart

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in Beijing on the final stop Mr Tillerson is the first senior

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Trump administration From Beijing, our China editor

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Carrie Gracie reports. On North Korea, China and the US

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find it hard to see eye to eye. Only hours before Mr Tillerson's

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arrival in Beijing, his boss tweeted a complaint that North Korea had

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behaved badly, playing the US for years, with China

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doing little to help. North Korean missiles,

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armed with nuclear warheads, may soon be able to hit,

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not just American military bases in Asia, but American cities

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on the other side of the world. North Korean missiles,

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armed with nuclear warheads, The US wants China to persuade

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its ally to give up this arsenal, but in public

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Mr Tillerson was diplomatic. We share a common view and a sense

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that tensions on the peninsular are quite high right now and that

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things have reached a rather dangerous level and we've committed

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ourselves to do everything we can to prevent any type

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of conflict from breaking out. But how to prevent conflict,

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that's where the common ground end. China wants the US to stop

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threatening North Korea TRANSLATION: We could either let

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the situation continue to escalate, which will finally lead to conflict,

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or implement UN resolutions and try to reach a breakthrough

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on restarting dialogue. Dialogue with this man,

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The US says it can't happen

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until he dismantels nuclear weapons. China says, without

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dialogue, he never will. And while the big powers

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are deadlocked, he moves ever closer And Carrie is live for us

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tonight in Beijing. And so today Mr Tillerson is due

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to meet the chinese president? Yes. That's right. Dawn is breaking

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here. It's Sunday morning. In a few hours, Mr Tillerson will make a

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courtesy call on the Chinese president. It's a courtesy call with

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a purpose on this occasion. We believe they're going to formalise

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the ip I have tags from President Trump -- invitation from President

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Trump to visit Mr Trump's Florida resort next month for a summit. A

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lot will be at stake. There have been conflicting signals from the

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Trump administration on China. On the one hand, President Trump

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talking very tough on issues like North Korea, as we've just seen, but

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also on trade. On the other hand, backing down on some of his threats,

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for example, on re-examining the relationship with Taiwan. So

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no-one's really quite sure what the US policy on China is right now. Is

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it one of confrontation? Or is it one of engagement? So, it's very key

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To see how this summit goes and whether these two presidents can

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form of kind the personal trust which would enable them to overcome

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their natural rivalry. Thank you.

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

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visit to Paris, have met survivors of the Paris terror attacks in 2015,

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The couple heard their moving stories about the atrocity and

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praised them for their bravery. Our royal correspondent,

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Nicholas Witchell reports. Royal visits are all about the big

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picture and the shared experiences And so at Les Invalides,

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the military hospital in Paris, the Duke and Duchess met some

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of France's Second The will to stand together then

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remains strong today. On a morning when Paris was dealing

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with the incident at Orly airport, William and Katherine met two people

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who were victims of the Paris attacks in November 2015,

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when Islamist gunmen killed 130 people at the Bataclan theatre

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and other locations. They spoke to a fireman, who was in

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the audience at the Bataclan. Which is the hardest thing,

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the physical injuries They had both been

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a challenge, he said. Then they met a woman who was shot

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seven times that night. How is it for you re-adjusting

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to everyday life? Alongside personal encounters

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like these is the visit's overall purpose, and for once,

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as Brexit negotiations William and Katherine

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launched a programme called "les voisins",

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the neighbours, emphasising all those things from youth

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and sporting programmes to defence and economic issues which bind

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Britain and France together. The underlying message of a royal

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visit is often quite a subtle The message of this visit

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is that the relationship between Britain and France

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is so robust that Brexit need make Or as the Queen herself put it,

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in a message William read to a dinner at the British Embassy

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last night, "The ties which have stood the test

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of time will continue to prosper." England's dream of back-to-back

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Grand Slams in the Six Nations have been shattered,

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after Ireland beat England had already won

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the championship, but today's defeat means they've been prevented

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from setting a world record of 19 There is flash photography in his

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report. They arrived here as champions, now

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England aimed to be record breakers. This team chasing history

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rather than a trophy. Ireland however had other

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ideas the mood in Dublin At the end of a disappointing

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campaign, the hosts had a point to prove,

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especially here in a city In a game of shuddering intensity,

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the tone was set early on. English hopes of

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Grand Slams have been wrecked here before and sustained

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Irish pressure ended with Ian England 10-3 down at

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half-time and lucky not all of England's points

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came from the boot of Owen Farrell, the deficit cut

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to just four soon after the restart. It would be the Irish

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who continued to England turned to the bench for

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inspiration. This time it was lacking. The visitors never really

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threatening. Last year, Ireland ended New Zealand's 18-match winning

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streak. Now they've denied another bid for greatness. Chastened,

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England were at least champions. But they must now reflect on a first

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defeat in the Eddie Jones era. This was like a World Cup final. We got

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beat 13 hot 9. You -- 13-9. You come away with the Silver Medal. It

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doesn't taste good. It makes you want to get the Gold Medal. It was

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more about courage than class. In the first 20 minutes, that's where

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we built a bit of confidence in the game. This is not the way that

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England will have planned to celebrate winning the Six Nations.

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This side has come a long way in a short time. But today they failed to

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grasp a unique chance to do what no other international team has ever

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achieved. England's aim is to be the best in the world, but today showed

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there's still some way to go. A night of mixed emotions then for

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England. This will hurt, but it could just be the making of them.

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Dan Roan, BBC News, Dublin. It has just been announced that the

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legendary musician Chuck Berry has died aged 90. Famed for those

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rock'n'roll classics, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in

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1984. Police confirmed he passed away this afternoon in his home

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state of Missouri. You can see more on all of today's

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stories on the BBC News Channel. Good evening. There's been quite a

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bit of rain so far this evening across the north and the west of the

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UK. There's plenty more to come overnight. Strong winds too.

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