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A policeman has been shot dead on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

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A major security operation is underway.

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You have to stay back please! The Champs Elysees is closed because of

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shotguns, stay back. A gunman got out of a car

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on the busy boulevard and opened fire on a coach

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carrying police officers. The attack took place just

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under two hours ago - the entire area around the Champs

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Elysees has been evacuated. And meat we were moving towards the

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car and heard two or three shots. I didn't realise they were shots to

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start with. There was panic all around.

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Two other police officers have been injured -

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the French authorities say they are treating it

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This is the live scene in Paris now -

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the police say they're not ruling out the possibility that there

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It comes three days before the first round of French presidential

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elections. We'll have the very latest on this breaking story.

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We'll have the very latest on this breaking story.

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The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, casts himself

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as the anti-establishment candidate in his first major speech

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It's the establishment versus the people. It's our historic duty to

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make sure the people prevail. This election is about ensuring we have

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strong and stable leadership in this country in the national interest.

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Scientists says they have identified drugs that may be able

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to halt the progress of diseases like dementia and Parkinson's.

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The children of Syria displaced by war -

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a year after they were forced from their homes we return

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Later on BBC London, a couple who pretended their baby died on a bus

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are convicted of causing or allowing her death. There will be fewer buses

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on Oxford Street. Find out why. A policeman has been shot dead on

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the Champs Elysees in Paris after gunmen opened fire on police

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officers. The French Interior Ministry said the gunmen got out of

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a car and opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon. He tried to

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run from the scene but was then shot dead. The area around the world

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famous boulevard has been evacuated. Authorities are treating it as a

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terrorist incident. The attack comes three days before the first round of

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the French presidential elections. With the latest from Paris, Europe

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editor Katya Adler. You have to stay back, please. The

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area is dangerous because of shotguns. Please stay back. Tonight,

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France's worst fears realised, yet another terror attack and just two

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days before an all-important presidential election here. One

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policeman killed, another seriously injured in a shooting on the

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emblematic and busy Champs Elysees. TRANSLATION: I was walking on the

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pavement, there was a bus full of police, the man parked just in front

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of the bus, then got out a Kalashnikov and then he shot six

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times. I thought it was fireworks. Then he went and hid behind a lorry.

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TRANSLATION: We were moving towards a car and I heard two or three

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shots. I didn't realise they were shots to start with. Then there was

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just panic all around, everyone started running down the Champs

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Elysees just by instinct. I didn't stop to work out what was going on,

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I just ran, too. The attacker was then shot dead by police. Guns

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drawn, the police are showing people of the street. This country which up

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until just now was obsessed by politics and the upcoming election

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has been thrown back into a sense of fear it was just about recovering

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from after the mass Paris attacks over a year ago. Tonight, people in

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central Paris were too scared to leave their homes. The tension is

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palpable. Shots are being fired, is it gunshots? No. A sudden noise

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where we were was mistaken for gunfire and had police shouting us

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off the street. Metro stations in central Paris have been shut down

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for now as armed police spread across the streets of the capital.

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Tonight, Paris is fearful, and on high alert. Katya Adler: the BBC

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News, Paris. Our correspondent Christian Fraser

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is in the Champs Elysees. A developing, breaking story. What

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is the latest, Christian? I can tell you, the police operation that was

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under way for the last two hours around the Champs Elysees has come

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to an end. Police activity we're seeing is around that car, which has

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pulled up alongside the police van. Thereafter render it police officers

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working on that car. To the east of Paris they are going to an apartment

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they believe is linked to the attacker. We don't know yet whether

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a second attacker was involved. It is possible. The counterintelligence

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police here, DGS I, in France, say they know the identity of the

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attacker, it would suggest their may well be a terror link. Three days

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before a French election there will be working through the night to find

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out who this person was, who did he speak to, who did he know? And

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whether there is further risk. We understand President Francois

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Hollande has called an emergency meeting with his interior minister.

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They are currently in the Filise Palace going through the details of

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that attack. We are hearing updated news one police officer was killed,

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two injured. Taking place on one of the busiest streets right in the

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middle of Paris. Yes, we were broadcasting at the foot of the Arc

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de Triomphe. That is the Champs Elysees the other side. As we were

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broadcasting one or two police cars when pastors, then all directions,

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clearly would have got out on police radios that fellow officers were in

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difficulty. There was a rather bizarre situation where they stopped

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a bus on the roundabout that goes around the Arc de Triomphe. About

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six police cars swooped on this bus, armed police got out. Clearly they

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thought someone was on that bus trying to get away. For the hour

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that followed, there was a lot of panic here as people tried to get

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away from the area. There were armed police at the end of each street.

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Clearly, quite a serious situation developed over the course of the

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next hour, because the police just didn't know what they were dealing

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with. Christian Fraser with the latest in Paris. We can spread to

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Europe editor Katya Adler in our Paris studio. This attack has taken

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place three days before the first round of the French presidential

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elections. What could the impact be? First let me tell you the reason I'm

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in the bureau, we are just 200 yards from where the attack took place and

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police really just shoved us of the street. Of course, this is an attack

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French security services so feared might be planned to coincide with

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the French presidential election just a couple of days ago police had

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a raid in Marseille and found a house full of explosives. Just now

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we're hearing reports on French media that the attacker was known to

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police for links to Islamic extremism. And France, amongst all

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European nations, really been the most targeted. If this is confirmed

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as an Islamic fundamentalist attack. In these kind of events, since 2015.

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France has been under a state of emergency since then. The shootings

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tonight took place just as the French presidential candidates were

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holding their last televised debate. And at this moment we just don't

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know how it's going to affect the presidential election here on

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Sunday. Thank you, Katya Adler. We'll bring you the very latest on

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this breaking story later in the programme.

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The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has used his first major speech

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of the election campaign to pledge that he will put power and wealth

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in the hands of the people if he becomes prime minister.

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He presented himself as the anti-establishment candidate

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taking on what he called a system rigged against working people.

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And he told his supporters that the outcome of the snap election

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Meanwhile the Prime Minister has restated her commitment to cutting

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annual net migration to a "sustainable" level

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Here's our political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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No one's going to say they're all the same.

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And not the admirers of the Labour leader

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who queued round the block to

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We need something different, not more of the same.

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This is a man who should be leading the

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country, should be our Prime Minister,

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because he is offering a

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The left waited a long time for a leader like Jeremy

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But will the rest of the country rush towards him?

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The Labour Party that's standing up for

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working people, to improve the lives of all.

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It's the establishment versus the people.

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It's our historic duty to make sure the people

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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In practice, that means hikes to the

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minimum wage, bigger benefits for carers,

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higher taxes for some of the

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biggest businesses, who he said proudly should fear him.

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If I was Southern Rail or if I were Philip

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Green eyes be worried about a Labour government, I really would.

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If I were Mike Ashley or the CEO of a tax-avoiding

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corporation I'd want to see a Tory victory, I really would.

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Because those are the people who are monopolising the

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wealth that should be shared by each and every one of us in the

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But it means more borrowing and spending, too.

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Ideas that at the last election didn't do Labour many favours.

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What is it you hope to show to voters in the next seven weeks

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That they haven't seen in the last two years since

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Our message is one of inclusion and social

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get that message out across the whole country.

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This invited audience of loyalist leapt to their feet.

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This was a classic Jeremy Corbyn speech, the kind of speech that won

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He spelt out in sky-high letters how he will pitch this campaign.

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He's obviously a man of principle, a man

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Can he step up to the plate and the next level?

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Well, he's got 50 days now to do that.

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I'm really impressed, Jeremy has always said

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the right thing, he just never had the opportunity.

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Maybe decent people don't get elected, but he's also got an

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allotment, he makes his own jam, did you know that?

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Beyond the home crowd in seats like Luton, will

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Jeremy Corbyn and his team's campaign of us and then cut through?

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He's a modern socialist, and I think if

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I don't think he's a coherent leader.

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Inevitably, the Prime Minister claims Mr Corbyn is not up to it.

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Not least because unlike the Tories he won't commit as she affirmed

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today to the Tory ambition to cut immigration to under 100,000.

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No mention of the fact the target has

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This election is about ensuring we have strong and

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stable leadership in this country in the national interest.

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It's about strengthening our negotiating hand

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for Brexit and about sticking to our plan for a stronger Britain,

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developing a more secure future for ordinary working people in

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And Laura Kuenssberg is in Westminster for us now.

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So Jeremy Corbyn starting out as the underdog but clearly believes he can

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appeal. One thing is completely clear from today. Jeremy Corbyn is

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not going to be squeezed into any kind of election straitjacket, he's

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sticking to what he has always run on, sticking to the same kind of

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pitch that captured the Labour leadership for him. His appeal is

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clear, right round to the whole country. He says the Tories are the

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party of the few, Labour is the party of the many. And only he can

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somehow make the country fell for everybody. What he'll be tested on

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of course in the next seven weeks is whether that message can do more

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than put fire in the belly is of people on the left. Can he translate

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that into something that works for voters of all sorts of different

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varieties? People close to him believe they can put a significant

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dent in the Tories enormous poll lead. They believe the course of

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this election could turn quite sharply. Whether they can really

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close the gap when time is so tight, that's quite a different question.

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They are aware it's a tall order. But he's not stepping back at all

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from his message to try to come across as any more moderate or try

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to show in anyway is somehow not who he really is. There has been a

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development for one of Mr Corbyn's biggest backers, facing something of

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a challenge. This might sound very obscure but it's absolutely

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fundamental to the Labour Party's fortunes in this election and

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potentially beyond. Len McCluskey is the boss of Unite, the union, the

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biggest in the country and the biggest backer of Mr Corbyn. He's

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been facing a challenge to his leadership from a man called Gerard

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Coyne. That election has been relatively low-key, but it's drawing

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to a close. The ballot papers have gone out and counting is about to

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begin. Today, right from the blue, a dramatic twist. News which does

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Gerard Coyne had been suspended from his job at the union. It doesn't

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mean he's kicked out from being a candidate, but it does mean, just as

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this general election campaign is going, there is a question over

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who's going to be in charge in the offices of the place where labour

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absolutely needs their support. The result officially is not expected

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until next week, but we believe it might emerge tomorrow. You can't

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underestimate how much this backroom struggle has been a struggle,

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really, a proxy, for the whole future of the Labour Party. In the

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next couple of days, a big clue about how Labour will go forward

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very soon. Laura Kuenssberg, thank you.

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The deadline for parties in Northern Ireland to try to form

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a government has been extended to the end of June -

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beyond the forthcoming General Election.

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Several parties at Stormont have said talks were unsustainable

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as they'd be campaigning against each other.

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It also means the British Government avoids having to make a decision

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Launching the Greens' election campaign in Bristol,

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the co-leader Caroline Lucas said her party would stand up

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for equality and a bigger role for the state.

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She appealed to young people to vote Green -

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and said they'd been betrayed over tuition fees, a lack

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of affordable housing and inaction on climate change.

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The former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has told the BBC he will not be

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standing as a candidate in the forthcoming general election.

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Mr Farage has previously failed in seven attempts to get

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Ukip currently have no MPs after Douglas Carswell quit

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The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has been strongly

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criticised for failing to condemn new welfare rules -

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which mean some women will have to demonstrate they were rape

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victims - in order to receive benefits.

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Under the changes, tax credits will only be paid for a family's

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first two children - unless they can show that other

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Our Scotland editor Sarah Smith reports.

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Here's something you don't expect to see in the general election.

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Four rival party leaders all on the same side.

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Demonstrating against the so-called rape clause.

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The policy, introduced by the Westminster

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government, that limits tax credits to two children unless the mother

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declares a child was conceived as the consequence of rape.

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Inside the Scottish Parliament Nicola Sturgeon

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challenged the Tories Scottish leader to defend the policy.

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Do you support the rape clause in principle

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or do you, like me, think it is utterly abhorrent?

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I will answer the question the same way I

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answered it in the press this morning.

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If the First Minister doesn't like the two-child tax

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But the truth is, the truth is, this First

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Minister is always happier, always happy complaining about the UK

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Government than she is about doing anything herself.

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We have just seen in this chamber the true colours of

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If Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister there would be no rape clause.

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There would be no more housing benefit

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cuts and there would be no more austerity.

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And I will proudly campaign for that over the next six

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weeks as she campaigns for independence.

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So for the government to pass judgment...

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The two-child tax policy applies right across the UK.

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The SNP have made it a particularly hot political issue in Scotland.

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This row could be a problem for the Conservatives.

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They are hoping to attract the support of

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but who don't want Scottish independence.

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That's why all the other parties have come together to

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highlight a Tory policy that is not popular in Scotland.

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Ruth Davidson has worked hard to detoxify

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Successfully increasing their support.

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By attacking her on issues like benefit

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cuts, her opponents want to reverse the campaign to rebrand and

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reposition the Scottish Conservatives.

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Let's return to the main news tonight.

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A police officer has been shot and killed by a gunman

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on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

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Two other officers have been injured.

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Christian Fraser who's in the Champs Elysees.

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In the last few minutes we have received a clearer picture of what

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has happened. Extraordinary pictures of the immediate aftermath of the

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shooting and a grey Audi car pulled up alongside the police van and in

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this image the policeman clearly fires at somebody on the pavement. I

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was speculating earlier that perhaps there was a second attacker because

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of the activity that went on around this area shortly after that. They

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stopped a bus on the roundabout here and we're hearing from Reuters that

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perhaps there may have been a second attack and they have seen a document

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from the Interior Ministry of an arrest warrant for a second man that

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travelled into France from Belgium by a train but that is only from one

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news agency at the moment so I would express some caution with that.

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Politically we are hearing from Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon

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they are cancelling their campaigning tomorrow. Remember it's

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the final day of campaigning for them tomorrow so that is quite

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something, two days ahead of the election they will not go into the

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final rallies in Paris and elsewhere in the country. Francois Hollande

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has been in a meeting this evening with his interior minister and we

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expect an update from him shortly. I would just remind you there is a

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police operation live and ongoing in Paris at the moment. There is a

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search going on in the Department East of Paris. Francis to wonder

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State of Emergency and has been extended five times. The longest

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period France has been under a State of Emergency since the Algerian War

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in the 1960s. With this drip, drip, drip of attacks, the constant number

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of attacks we have seen in France, you would say it would have to be

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quite a brave new President that would lift the State of Emergency at

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the moment. Christian, thank you. Francois Hollande the President is

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speaking now and he has said he is convinced the attack in Paris was

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terrorist related. We will go back to the story later in the programme.

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A brief look at some of the day's other other news stories.

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A mother and father who tried to cover up their baby's death

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by pretending she suddenly became ill while on a bus in London,

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have been convicted of causing or allowing the death

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Jeffrey Wiltshire and Rosalin Baker were cleared of murder.

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The Old Bailey heard that 4-month-old Imani

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The pair will be sentenced next month.

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Public safety is at risk because police officers in England

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and Wales are being forced to fill gaps in mental health services,

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according to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

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Sir Tom Winsor says officers are being used as a service of first

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resort, when ambulances and beds aren't available.

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It's been described as 'potentially a major step forward'.

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Scientists have found a way of halting dementia

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The drugs used are already given to patients for other conditions

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As our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports,

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the next step is to begin trials on humans.

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This research mouse has a degenerative brain disease which

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This second mouse has the same condition, but is being treated

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with a drug that has kept it healthy.

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The lead scientist says patient trials could begin in a year,

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with the aim of halting Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease in humans.

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Halting is an incredibly important goal here,

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clinics, and if I could halt disease when people come to see me,

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then you could maintain a meaningful quality of life,

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independence, and freedom from institutionalisation,

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which would be an extraordinary achievement.

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So we're not talking about a cure for dementia,

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but drugs that might nonetheless slow Alzheimer's

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These neurodegenerative conditions involve the loss of healthy

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That starts with the build-up of faulty proteins, which triggers

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This makes the cells starve, and eventually die.

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The drugs prevent the defence mechanism kicking in,

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These Medical Research Council laboratories

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drugs which work in mice, and are safe in humans.

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One of the drugs is already used as an antidepressant.

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But Joy Watson is not getting her hopes up,

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because so many other Alzheimer's trials have failed.

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She was diagnosed on her 55th birthday, and now even a simple task

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You want to believe that it's going to be, you know,

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a fantastic thing that it's reported to be.

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But I don't allow myself to get that enthusiastic any more.

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You know, I'd rather wait until more substantial evidence

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This is the antidepressant which halted neurodegenerative

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But what works in rodents may not in humans.

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The patient trial results will be eagerly awaited.

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After six years of wars Syrians faced the largest humanitarian

:24:47.:25:00.

crisis in the world. Bwin says children have paid the heaviest

:25:01.:25:06.

price in the conflict. -- the UN says children have paid the heaviest

:25:07.:25:07.

price. Almost half have of Syria's children

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had to flee their homes. Millions are dependent

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on humanitarian aid. Last year we brought you the stories

:25:16.:25:16.

of two children from Syria, 12 months on our correspondent

:25:17.:25:19.

Caroline Hawley has been to see how To see her play, you'd have no idea

:25:20.:25:22.

what she's been through. Her family fled a chemical

:25:23.:25:26.

attack near Damascus Her mother had only

:25:27.:25:28.

a nappy soaked in Rouaa's been in this camp now

:25:29.:25:32.

for nearly half her life. And the playground is the best

:25:33.:25:37.

thing about it by far. It's fine by day, but at

:25:38.:25:39.

night, she says, she is This makeshift school wasn't

:25:40.:25:49.

here when we met her last. But the education she

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gets is basic at best. Rouaa wants to be a maths

:26:38.:26:41.

teacher when she grows up. No wonder her father

:26:42.:26:44.

lies awake at night Mustapha left Syria for safety and

:26:45.:27:02.

medical treatment but Syria's war will never leave him. It's lodged in

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his brain in the form of shrapnel from a barrel bombs. Mustapha is

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partially paralysed down his left hand side. His classmates have all

:27:14.:27:23.

lost their fathers. Mustapha and his little sister lost their mother too

:27:24.:27:26.

in an air strike. Three times a week, faithfully,

:27:27.:28:22.

she takes Mustafa to Mustafa wants to be

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a dentist when he grows up. For that he'll need

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the use of both his hands. But don't doubt this little

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boy's determination. Back to Paris now, a city facing a

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major terror alert following the shooting dead of a police officer in

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the city centre just over two hours ago. The gunman opened fire on the

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Champs-Elysees killing the officer and seriously wounding two others

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and he was then shot dead by police. It comes just three days before the

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first round of the country's presidential elections. Europe

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editor Katya Adler joins us from Paris. President Hollande has been

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speaking while we have been on air about the attack. What did he say?

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That's right, he spoke just after holding an emergency meeting with

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security advisers and confirmed tonight one police officer has been

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shot dead on the Champs-Elysees, two remain severely injured, he said

:29:40.:29:44.

they were convinced it was indeed a terrorist attack. He called it a

:29:45.:29:49.

cowardly assassination. He said that France's security services would

:29:50.:29:52.

remain highly vigilant he said over the next few days around the France

:29:53.:29:58.

presidential election, he sought to reassure French citizens who tonight

:29:59.:30:01.

are extremely scared, he said they have been protected and will

:30:02.:30:07.

continue to be protected. The attack took place just as the 11

:30:08.:30:14.

presidential candidates for Sunday's collection were taking part in the

:30:15.:30:17.

last televised debate. A number of those candidates have been tweeting

:30:18.:30:20.

their condolences tonight to the family of the policeman who was

:30:21.:30:25.

murdered. A number of the candidates have said that they would not be

:30:26.:30:29.

campaigning tomorrow, Friday, which is the last day of campaigning

:30:30.:30:34.

before Sunday's election. Of course, some of those candidates are more

:30:35.:30:37.

hard line on security than others but it's very hard at this point to

:30:38.:30:44.

say how tonight's attacks will affect France's presidential

:30:45.:30:47.

campaign. Europe editor Katya Adler in France, thank you. Chrissy and

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Fraser is on the Champs-Elysees. Christian, once again, a large part

:30:53.:31:00.

of Paris in lockdown and very nervous city. I'm looking at the

:31:01.:31:04.

Champs-Elysees and I can see armed police walking down the main part of

:31:05.:31:07.

the road. I don't know if people were in the restaurants and hotels

:31:08.:31:11.

which line the Champs-Elysees, whether there are still in there and

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under lockdown, it is getting close to midnight. Very nervous seen on

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that part of the Champs-Elysees. The police operation in terms of looking

:31:21.:31:23.

for an accomplice is over in this part of Paris but it is underway in

:31:24.:31:27.

other parts of Paris, to the east of the city they are searching an

:31:28.:31:31.

apartment. I was telling you a short while ago we believe there is an

:31:32.:31:34.

arrest warrant that has been put out for a second suspect. We don't know

:31:35.:31:38.

whether he was on the police say they are looking for second suspect

:31:39.:31:42.

who came into France from Belgium. They were, of course, feel full that

:31:43.:31:46.

something like this might happen in the run-up to the election. In fact

:31:47.:31:50.

the police said in certain parts of the country they would bring in

:31:51.:31:53.

private security guards to protect polling booths but as Katya Adler

:31:54.:31:58.

said there is a real fear for the election, with some candidates

:31:59.:32:01.

cancelling their rallies tomorrow but it will have an effect on

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turnout as well because some people quite simply will be too afraid to

:32:05.:32:09.

turn out. Christian Fraser in Paris, thank you.

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That's it from us. They will be continuing coverage throughout the

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night on the BBC News

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