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An airport in Paris has been entirely evacuated and all flights
redirected after a man was shot dead by security forces.
He wrestled a soldier to the ground and took her rifle.
Police said he was on a security watch list in a country that
remains on high alert for terror attacks.
Once again French security forces scramble to deal
with an incident in the capital, this time at Orly Airport.
These elite officers know that a man inside,
who tried to grab a soldier's gun, has been shot dead
but they don't know if there are any other suspects
still on the loose in the terminal, or if there are explosives.
Meanwhile, thousands of passengers poured out of the building
after being ordered to evacuate and are now stranded.
TRANSLATION: He was holding a soldier by the neck.
And at the same time, he was holding on to her weapon.
When we saw that, we realised it was really serious and reran away.
The security forces have not found any other suspect but say the man
who was killed was known to the intelligence agencies and had
shot and lightly injured a police officer in the city earlier.
Part of the airport may remain closed until this evening
with anti-terrorism officials now dealing with the case.
Gordon Brown has entered the debate on whether there should be a second
referendum on Scottish independence by calling for a "third
The former Prime Minister says it's possible to balance the call
for autonomy with the need for continued
He called for more powers to be devolved after Brexit.
Here's our Political Correspondent, Iain Watson.
This is everyone's flag. Everyone's country. Everyone's culture and
everyone's streets. At the 2014 referendum
he was credited Gordon Brown says voters in Scotland
shouldn't have a stark choice between independence
and the Conservative Under my proposals we keep the
Barnett Formula and keep the fiscal transfers, but we bring the powers
to deal with agriculture and fisheries back to the Scottish
Parliament. So you have the powers and you have the resources, the
Conservatives won't give you the powers, and the nationalists can't
raise the resources, we can do both. His solution is to strengthen the
Scottish Parliament after Brexit. It would take powers back
from Brussels, get control of VAT rates and negotiate treaties
with other European countries. So the world has changed, but it
hasn't changed the way that the Scottish National Party want it to
be. The world as changed in the sense that we've got to face up to
the post Brexit realities, but it doesn't make the case for
independence stronger. I'm afraid it makes the case weaker, but it does
make the case for what I am proposing.
Here at the SNP conference they are not too chuffed. They think Gordon
brown is trying to overshadow Nicola Sturgeon's big speech, but they say
even if his ideas were credible, Labour would simply have no means of
delivering them. The Labour Party is in third place in Scotland. It's not
even a political force. The Labour Party is divided in Westminster.
Labour basically couldn't deliver a pizza!
Nicola Sturgeon intends to keep her focus on full independence.
Live now to our Scotland Editor, Sarah Smith, who is in Kirkcaldy.
So Sarah, why is Gordon Brown intervening now?
Well, he says that this third option, as he calls it, is an answer
to Scotland's constitutional question. So he's speaking out now
in the midst of this battle between Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May over
whether there will be another referendum on Scottish independence.
Gordon brown says that can be avoided if more powers were
transferred to the Scottish Parliament and people were to adopt
his plan, but the problem for the Labour Party is it is very difficult
to get voters to listen to them at a time when they are watching the
battle between the SNP and the Tories play out and there is a
credibility issue, Gordon brown is promising new powers for the
Scottish Parliament during the 2014 referendum and there is a perception
that they simply were not delivered so people may not believe him this
time that more powers would be coming to Scotland if there isn't a
referendum on independence. Sarah, thank you.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the second day of their official
visit to Paris, have been meeting survivors of the Islamist attacks
Our Royal Correspondent, Nicholas Witchell, is in Paris.
It is 16 months since those attacks in November 2015. This city has been
reminded this morning of the nature of the threat and the need for
vigilance by the incident at Orly. But the military hospital in Paris
the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met two people caught up in the
attack on the Bataclan and a restaurant in the city that night.
They sat in a room with them. They heard about what happened that
evening. They heard about their recovery which has been both a
physical and a mental recovery from the trauma of those attacks. Also,
William and Catherine met veterans of World War II and that's a
reminder, you know, that Royal visits are about the bigger picture
of the relationship between two countries and the message of this
Royal visit, of course, is very much that the relationship between
Britain and France is so multi-layered, is so robust that
Brexit need make no material difference to it.
Nick, thank you. You can see more on all of today's
stories on the BBC News Channel. Hello there. A very good afternoon
to you. It is a cloudy story out there for most of us for the rest of
the day and if you're settling into take in some of the Six Nations
action expect cloudy skies overhead at our matches in Edinburgh, Paris
and Dublin. Could be just the odd spot of rain around as well. That
really is the story for most of us this afternoon. This from one of our
Weather Watchers in Worcestershire earlier on.