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Good afternoon.

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The government has threatened to cut

off all state funding and help

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for Oxfam and other charities

if they fail to ensure

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that vulnerable people

are properly protected.

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The International Development

Secretary, Penny Mordaunt,

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has described as "horrific"

the behaviour of some of Oxfam's

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workers in Haiti, who were accused

of using prostitutes

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in the aftermath of

the earthquake there in 2010.

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Angus Crawford reports.

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First Haiti, no Chad, one of the

poorest countries on earth. New

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allegations that a number of Oxfam

workers paid local women for six. --

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sex. The head of the mission at the

time, Roland van Hauwermeiren, was

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the same man who five years later

and Haiti resigned after admitting

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using prostitutes. Four others were

sacked. Oxfam will not confirm the

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details but says it is shocked and

dismayed by the report, which

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highlights unacceptable behaviour by

a small number of people. As the

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scandal grows, the International

Development Secretary, Penny

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Mordaunt, has sent a strong warning

to all British charities receiving

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public money, they will lose the

cash if they cannot show a robust

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approach to safeguarding.

I am very

clear, it does not matter whether

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you have got of whistle-blowing

hotline, it does not matter if you

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have got good safeguarding practices

in place, it's the moral leadership

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at the top of the organisation is

not the, we cannot have you as a

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partner.

She said Oxfam did not give

her department to fill facts about

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what happened in Haiti. At a meeting

tomorrow, the charity will be given

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one last chance or be stripped of

its public funding. Today, more

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revelations about the aid agencies,

reports Christian Aid, Save the

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Children and the British Red Cross

of all investigated staff over

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sexual misconduct allegations, and

some of who know the sector well are

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not surprised.

People need to

realise

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realise that the vows majority of

aid work in crisis situations is

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extraordinary, it saves lives, it

helps people who are vulnerable, but

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aid agencies need to do more that

the best people are going into these

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areas, they are monitored, and these

people who are very vulnerable, they

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have a voice in how this unfolds.

The government is now demanding

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every charity receiving taxpayers'

money disclose all past and current

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cases of sexual misconduct. A

scandal affecting one charity is now

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threatening to engulf the entire

sector. Angus Crawford, BBC News.

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The Prime Minister and other members

of her cabinet are to set

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out their policy on leaving

the European Union in

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a series of speeches.

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During the campaign,

dubbed "the road to Brexit"

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by Downing Street, they will

describe the kind of future

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relationship they want the UK

to have with the EU.

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Our political correspondent

Emma Vardy is here with me.

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So what can we expect?

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Theresa May has been accused of

kicking they can down the road when

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it comes to nailing down exactly

what the government wants for

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Britain after Brexit. Do we want to

remain close to the EU in some

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areas, or do we want to break away

and do our own thing in others? The

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EU will be setting out its

negotiating position in a matter of

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weeks so we cannot put it off any

longer. The senior members of the

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Brexit Cabinet will be going to

Chequers to try to resolve their

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differences.

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On Wednesday the Foreign Secretary

will kick off a series of speeches.

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We are told Boris Johnson has the

impossible task of trying to unite

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levers and Remainers with his

speech. Then the road to Brexit will

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culminate with a speech from Theresa

May in the next few weeks. There is

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one big hurdle, getting the other 27

EU countries to agree.

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Thank you very much. Emma Vardy, our

political correspondent.

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More than a third of child deaths

and serious injuries caused

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by neglect in England are linked

to parents who drink

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too much, according

to a new Parliamentary report.

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It also found that nearly

all councils have cut their budgets

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for alcohol support services.

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Our health correspondent

Adina Campbell has more.

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Dad of six Josh Connelly knows

first-hand about the damage alcohol

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can have on a family.

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His father was an alcoholic,

and died when he was nine.

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I remember one particular incident,

he smashed all the windows through,

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by the door, and he was waving

a knife through one of the windows,

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and the police coming up

and taking him away.

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At the same time I was trying

to deal with it all,

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you're also trying to keep it

secret, so it is about

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just suppressing it,

and then you naturally get

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unhealthy coping mechanisms.

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The impact of parents abusing

alcohol in England are outlined

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in a new Parliamentary report.

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It found more than a third of child

deaths and serious injuries

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through neglect were linked

to parents drinking alcohol.

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While nearly two-thirds of all care

applications involved misuse

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of alcohol or drugs.

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And children with alcohol dependent

parents had feelings

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of stigma, shame and guilt.

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The report also used data

from a Freedom Of Information

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investigation, which found almost

all councils in England

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are cutting back their budgets

for this kind of care.

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The government says work is under

way on a new children

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of alcoholics strategy,

in addition to new higher duties

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to target cheap alcohol.

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Josh has turned his life around,

but he believes there are many

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children who will end up

suffering in silence.

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Adina Campbell, BBC News.

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A man from Walsall has been

charged with killing his

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eight-year-old daughter.

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Mylee Billingham was found stabbed

at her father's house in January.

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William Billingham has also been

charged with making threats to kill.

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A helicopter has crashed in the

Grand Canyon, killing three people.

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At least four others were hurt. It

was thought to be carrying

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holiday-makers. The cause of the

crash is not yet known.

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The Foreign Secretary,

Boris Johnson, has met

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the leader of Myanmar,

Aung San Suu Kyi, for talks.

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Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslim

refugees have crossed the border

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into neighbouring Bangladesh

after a crackdown by

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the military.

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This report from Reeta Chakrabarti

contains flash photography.

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There were smiles this morning

as Boris Johnson shook hands

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with Aung San Suu Kyi

in the capital, Naypyidaw,

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but the plight of the Rohingya

people will be a difficult topic.

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The Burmese leader has suffered

a spectacular fall from grace

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in international public opinion

after failing to defend

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the rights of the Rohingya.

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Boris Johnson met some

of the refugees on a tour of one

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of the camps in Bangladesh

yesterday, and said that

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international diplomacy needed

to focus on a safe and dignified

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return home for them.

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It's about finding a political

solution, finding an answer

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in Myanmar, from Burma,

creating the conditions for a safe,

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dignified return for these people.

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That's what they want.

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They do want to go back,

but they don't feel safe.

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But he admitted that right now that

seemed a distant prospect.

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Later today, Mr Johnson will be

taken by the Myanmar military

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on a tour of Rakhine state

from where the refugees have fled,

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alleging arson, looting, rape,

and murder by soldiers

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and Buddhist mobs.

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Reeta Chakrabati, BBC News,

Naypyidaw, in Myanmar.

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Great Britain has narrowly missed

out on a first medal

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of the Winter Olympics.

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On another day of freezing

temperatures in Pyeongchang,

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cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave

was in the silver medal position

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with just over a lap to go.

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He eventually finished in seventh,

Britain's best ever Olympic result

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in cross-country skiing.

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Andy Swiss reports from South Korea.

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The Winter Olympics

at their most wintry.

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Minus 16 and bone chilling winds,

but Andrew Musgrave

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was about to warm the spirits.

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And they are under way...

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Cross-country skiing

is not one of Britain's

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traditional Olympic strengths.

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Their previous best,

Musgrave's 29th in Sochi,

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where he said he skied

like a tranquilliser badger.

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Not here.

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With barely a lap to go,

there he was, remarkably in silver

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medal position.

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Could he hang on?

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Well, not quite.

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As Norway's Simen Hegstad

Kruger raced to gold,

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Musgrave faded to seventh.

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But with his best events

still to come, some feat.

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Well, what a result

that was for Andrew Musgrave.

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He could not quite get

that first medal for

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Britain, but even so,

the performance of his life.

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With a lap and a half to go,

I was feeling good, pretty

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confident, I thought

I would

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be able to get a medal.

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I actually could not

quite keep up that pace.

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The last lap was pretty tough.

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But on a day when some events

were postponed due to high

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winds, one man soared.

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At the age of just 17,

America's Red Gerard spinning

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to snowboarding gold,

a teenage triumph

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to light up these Games.

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Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.

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You can see more on all of today's

stories on the BBC News Channel.

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The next news on BBC One is at 6:05.

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Bye for now.

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