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Are fleeing the Thai capital Bangkok as fear grips residents

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that the flooding is getting worse. This is the scene in the capital

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Bangkok, relief workers are expressing concern that the

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authorities cannot cope with the city's main river bursting its

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banks It is under water. We have seen this picture time and again in

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the past few weeks. Now, we are Hello and welcome to GMT. Also in

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this programme. Modernising the Commonwealth. Historic changes

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allow females the same succession rights to the thrown and monarchs

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to marry Catholics and the Formula One circus arrives in India but are

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locals paying too high a price. Welcome. It is 12.30 in London,

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early morning in Washington and 6.30pm in Thailand, where the

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authorities and the people are bracing themselves for more floods.

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So far, about 300 have died in the worse flooding to affect the

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country. Thousands of residents in the capital Bangkok have decided to

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leave the city, as fears mount that the main river may burst its banks

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in coming days. The city's second airport has seen aeroplanes

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standing on run aways awash with water. We have been following

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developments and have this update. The Government is warning that this

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weekend could be decisive in determining how much of Bangkok

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might fall victim to the floods, and the reason is we are about to

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go into a period of peak high tides. The Chao Phraya river which snakes

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through the capital, it is already swollen, the worry is it could

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burst its banks when the tide is at its highest. That means that bong

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cock would be vulnerable on two fronts. From here, because of the

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river, and also from the run off water that is bearing down the

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capital from the north. This road bridge has been closed to

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everything but essential traffic, so emergency vehicles, a few

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motorbikes have been going through, relief supplies. The reason is

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there is a community on the other side, but it is already under water.

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We have walked across the bridge, to the far side, the far side over

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the river. Look at this. It is completely under water. We have

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seen this picture time and again in the past few weeks. Now we are

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seeing it in districts in Bangkok. Roads that just disappear under the

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muddy water. People who are preferring boats to cars because

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cars can't get through most of this any more and groups of people that

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are packing up belongings, looking to find a way out. We have seen

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some coming in the opposite direction. Volunteers who are

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trying to help people, but people with supplies who want to try and

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stick it out in here. Some people who just feel they can't move all

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their families at this stage. You just look round, and see how high

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the water is already, you wonder how long they will be able to stay.

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We may try and get you some live response from Thailand later in the

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programme. The the meantime some of the other stories round the world

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today. The contrast between the heavily indebted nations of western

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Europe and the economic powerhouse of China sitting on multi-trillion

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dollar reserves is evident. While the head of the eurozone bail out

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fund is in Beijing, to try to explore ways to attract some of

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that cash into the newly expanded plan to solve the EU's debt crisis.

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In a moment we will discuss the story. First this report from our

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world affairs correspondent. So, will China use its Great Wall of

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foreign reserves to help Europe? The head of Europe's bail out fund

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hasn't come to China cap in hand, he says he doesn't expect a

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conclusive deal but he thinks Beijing will continue to buy his

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bonds I have had regular contact with the Chinese authorities, they

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are regular buyers of bonds, these are good commercial product, not

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linked to any other ideas. China's leaders will be conscious that the

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euro block is their biggest export market. Europe's leaders left

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Brussels having bought some time for the eurozone, with their last

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minute deal. But the verbal jousting continued after President

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Sarkozy made this comment about the country at the heart of the crisis,

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Greece. Neither Angela Merkel nor myself were in power when it was

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decided to allow Greece into theure row. Let us tell things the way

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they are. It was a mistake. Greece entered with figure thars were

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false and they weren't ready. Their economy wasn't ready for

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integration. It was the decision that was taken in 2001 and for

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which we are now paying the consequences. The Greeks response

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was to dismiss the remarks an their Foreign Minister told the BBC it

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was time to move on. This is a European issue, so scapegoating

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Greece is not the solution to European issue, Greece making

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changes is a solution to help bring a Europe closer to what it should

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always be. A union that together is more powerful than almost anyone, a

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union that divided can be weak. long-term health of the your row

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will depend on European leaders finalising the details of their

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plans. Perhaps getting those funds from China. The markets seem to

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have been buoyed up for now but by the evoefpbs the last few days but

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will be watching closely to see how Europe follows up on its plan. With

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me here is Rod Why. So, obviously big economic partnership between

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Europe and China, and the Chinese who won't want to see the eurozone

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fail. On the other hand if they give some money they won't give us

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freely are they, they will want something in return? They are not.

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They will be first of all they will be cautious about whether or not

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into vest. They want to make sure that they have a safe investment

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basically. If they do, they will want something in return, exactly,

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something probably something political, they have been asking

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for market economies status from the European Union for a long time.

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They would certainly want a greater say in international discussion, of

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how the international economy works. The G20... Like the IMF, we pay we

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want a bigger say. They would, and the G20 meeting is coming up they

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want their voice to be heard and taken more seriously. So, I mean,

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in a sense would they put a bullet to the head of the European, the

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old global powers and say "We will do this but we want this in

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return?" might that not cause some concern. I don't think there will

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be bullets to the head. The Chinese will say some helpful things. They

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have already said helpful things because they do want the European

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economy to recover, so they will say helpful things. How much

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helpful thing, how many they will do is another question... But they

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may say to the Europeans keep quiet about human rights and don't keep

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raising it? I don't think they would say it that bluntly, but

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certainly some Chinese lead verse said in the past if we do something

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for you then we would expect something back, and that would be a

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something that the Europeans need to understand. One gets confused

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when you look at the global picture, because China on the one hand says

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on climate inshoes we are a developing nation and so on, yet

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this is a demonstration of how clearly power is shifting from the

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west to the east, globally in terms of the money available, three

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trillion dollars worth that the Chinese have. What is China then?

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China is all these things. China is in many senses still a developing

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nation, there is a lot of very poor people in China, on the other hand

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China is very much a central power in the world today, and will remain

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so. And it is finding it difficult I think, to accustom itself to the

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new realities, to the new realities people are looking more to China

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for a lead, and for support on big economic issue, on climate issues

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and the other things. When you look at where power sits in the world

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Tay today, do you say look at Europe, heavily indebted, and yet,

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Asia, China in particular, booming and that is where the new power is,

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the new wealth is? Yes, but you have to keep these things in

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proportion, I mean, Europe is in difficulties but it is still a very

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wealthy place. And I think that although we see, we tend to see

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ourselves in a difficult position at the moment, that doesn't mean

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that power has shifted towards the east. We will see what happens on

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that EU bail out fund and whether the Chinese do help the Europeans

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or not. Thank you. Now, let us go back to our main story that we

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brought you at the beginning of the probg. The flooding in Thailand

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where the authorities taped people particularly in Bangkok are bracing

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themselves for worse to come, with fears that the city's main river

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may burst its banks in the coming day, we can speak to someone who is

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running a flood relief centre in the centre of the capital. Can you

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give us an update on just what you are doing to try to prepare people

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for the worst, are you helping people leave the city, are you

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trying to help those who are remaining to prepare themselves

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better? What we are trying to co- here -- do here is co-ed or nait,

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to assist in the flood... Sound am sorry, it is very hard to make

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out what you are saying. Let me just see, I think we are going to

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have to leave it. Very sorry about that, but I don't think the line

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was strong enough to bring you an update on the flooding, in Thailand.

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Some other news in brief now. The corruption trial of the former

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Prime Minister of Croatia has opened and adjourned in the capital

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pending medical reports. He is alleged to have benefited

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financially from high interest loans he organised to fund

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Croatia's War of Independence in the '90s. He denies any wrong doing,

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the trial is going to resume in a week. An Iranian actress sentenced

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to 90 lashess and a year in prison for appearing in an Australian film

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has been released. She didn't receive the lashes and had served

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almost four months in prison. Marzieh Vafamehr appeared in My

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Tehran For Sale, a film about the social problems of a woman living

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independently in Iran. In Canada, a small plane has crash-landed in a

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city street in van koofrbgs all nine passengers onboard were

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injured. The plane was approaching the airport when it went down. It

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caught fire and broke up on impact. A person on the ground was also

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hurtment some of the passengers are in a critical condition in hospital.

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Now, the humble aspirin is back in the news today. A new major study

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subjects a daily dose of aspirin should be given to people at high

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risk of bowel cancer. The study has found that two pills a day for two

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years reduced the incidence of bowel cancer in people with a

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family history of it, by 60%. The research es say treatment could

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stop up to 10,000 cancers over the next 30 years. Well, let us talk

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more about it. Joins us from Newcastle is the man who led the

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study Professor Sir John Burn. Tell us more about this, what did your

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study show? It is just bowel cancer or other cancers that might be

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reduced? We focused on people with an inherited predisposition to

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bowel cancer called lynch syndrome. They get other cancer, particularly

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of the womb, the exciting observation was as you say, we got

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a very dramatic reduction in bowel cancer, of more than 60%, but we

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also saw a similar reduction in other cancer, particularly of the

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womb. That fits in with the observational studies and follow up

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studys that have been gathered over the last 20 years that suggest

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people on regular aspirin do get fewer cancers. This is the first

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time though we have had a random control trial where people were

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blinded to whether they were receiving aspirin or dummy tablets,

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as were their doctors, we arranged to follow them for up to ten year,

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so it has taken in 1 years to prove this, but this is definitive

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evidence. And all right, we hear claims made regularly so anybody

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listening to this who may have a family history of bowel cancer,

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they just go and start taking the aspirin themselves, because I mean

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that is what might happen, or they obviously have to seek medical

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advice presumably? To some extent aspirin is an overthe counter

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preparation. There are ways you can avoid side effects and, there are

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well recognised ones. The figure you quoted of so,000 cancers

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preventable, that would be in the UK n this high risk group, and in

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that same group, if we did treat them with aspirin we would cause

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about 1,000 ulcers so there is a trade off. You get ten times as

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many cancer preventions as ulcers. As you become move your way down

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the scale, to people at lesser risk, the trade off becomes slightly less

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difficult or more of a challenge, but it is true to say, I mean

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certainly personally I started taking a low dose aspirin a couple

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of years ago, because the balance in favour of heart attack stroke

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and cancer prevention has to be set against a relatively small risk of

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ulcers, about one per1,000 patient years and that is a treatable

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problem so compared to the other problems it is a good trade off in

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most people's eyes. What is it about aspirin that gives it these

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properties? Sorry could you say that again p what is it about

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aspirin that gives it these properties? Aspirin gets its name

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from the white willow. My personal theory is it is main effect is the

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same in humans as plants. In plant, they make salicylates to induce

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programme cell death when the cells become infected. I think in humans

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what might be happening is salicylates enhancing that same

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programme cell death of cells that might become cancered in the future.

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So it could be in fact we are putting back something our ancient

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diet used to v because in the past we would have had a lot of that

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from wild plants. We don't get that any more because we grow plants in

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Thank you very much indeed. Still to come, spin, spin, spin. Who or

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are the real winners and losers in India's first ever Formula One

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Grand Prix? Now, joining me here is Sally with

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the business news and financial news. Another demonstration of the

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problems in the eurozone crisis, with some pretty bad employment

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figures from Spain? Absolutely. We were talking about the sticking-

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plaster over the debt but where is growth going to come from? We are

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seeing a new unemployment figures. Over 21%, which is the highest in

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any OECD country, in Spain. It is a big psychological barrier and if

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you dig into those numbers, it is the young people having real

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problems. Over 45% of young people do not have a job. Now that the

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construction boom is over, it really means, where is that growth

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going to come from? Elections are coming up next month and it is said

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that whoever wins that election will have to act very decisively.

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Clearly, the numbers are dismal and the only solution would be a

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radical, bold, brave reaction. I hope we will see this in the

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upcoming election. And Spain had its credit rating downgraded last

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week which makes it even harder to find the money for that growth.

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to about the EU bail out fund? They are looking to the Chinese for help

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on that? The Chinese have said they will do their due diligence and

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they are not going to rush into any decisions to provide that fund.

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They want to know what they will get in return. The EU will invest

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something like $100 billion into that fund. It had 3.2 trillion, so

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it has the money to do so. China says Europe has to take its own

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responsibility and cannot look for a good Samaritan to come along and

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bail it out. Europe should do that for itself. However, it is looking

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at the details of the fund. A professor from Peking University

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said that he believes Europe should not be borrowing from Trina,

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however. I think it indicates two problems. Somehow, the Asians

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arrived at his solution that the Europeans cannot arrive at and

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secondly, if the Asians do provide a significant amount of capital, it

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is going to be a case of exchanging long term benefits for short-term

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gains. There have been many views. You were chatting earlier about

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whether China should invest or not all stop looking at the markets, we

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can see the euphoria rally we had yesterday. The FTSE is up at 19%

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since its low at the start off August, so a lot of profit-taking

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going on. The other markets are also reining back slightly on that

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euphoria we saw yesterday with the You are watching GMT from BBC World

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news. I'm Zeinab Badawi. Here are the headlines: Thousands flee the

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Thai capital Bangkok as the flooding gets worse.

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And head of the eurozone's bail out fund is in China for talks to

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encourage Beijing to help rescue the European countries from their

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debt crisis. The Queen has opened the

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Commonwealth leaders' summit in Perth, Australia, with most of the

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54 member countries represented. A short while ago, David Cameron

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announced that the 60 nations of which Queen Elizabeth is monarch

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have agreed to remove gender discrimination in the order of

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succession to the throne. -- 16 nations. They also agreed to lift

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the -- lift the ban on it Monarchs marrying Catholics. Attitudes have

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changed fundamentally and some of the outdated rules, like the one on

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succession, just do not make sense to us any more. If the idea that a

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son should become monarch in place of a daughter just because he is a

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man or that a future Royal cannot marry a Catholic, these are the use

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of the past. Prime Minister Cameron, can I congratulate you on leading

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this initiative and offer your congratulations both as a Prime

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Minister and as a woman. And I am absolutely delighted that this

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moment in history is happening here in Perth. To our modern minds, it

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might seem simple and rational to make these changes, that there

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would no longer be a discrimination against women in the way the line

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of succession works and we would not continue the religious -- the

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religious prohibition against marrying Catholics. But just

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because they seem straightforward to our modern minds does not mean

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we should underestimate their historical significance. That was

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Julia Gillard, the Australian Prime Minister, at that Heads of

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Government Meeting in Perth. Much of the debate in the lead-up to the

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meeting has focused on Sri Lanka and international demands for an

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independent inquiry into accusations of war crimes during

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his 25 year civil war with the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka is due to

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chair the next summit in 2013, something many human rights groups

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consider unacceptable in the circumstances. We have Brad Adams

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in the studio with us. He is the Asia director for the Human Rights

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Watch group. Why do you feel Sri Lanka is not the right nation to

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host such a meeting? Well, there have been 40,000 deaths in the

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final stages of the war. We know the Army were targeting hospitals

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and populated areas, and they told civilians to move into no-fire zone,

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however, it became a free-fire zone. There have been many of these cases

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and so they are effectively being rewarded for this behaviour. It is

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shocking. The Commonwealth threw out Fiji for violating process and

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suspended Pakistan, and now they are rewarding Sri Lanka by letting

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them host this meeting, and it would be of great political benefit

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to Sri Lanka to do so. The United Nations has held a report but it is

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said they do not have the authority to hold such and investigation.

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Where do you go from here? Members of the Human Rights Council are

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also members of the Commonwealth and they have spoken out strongly

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about this. We cannot find a government that is not appalled at

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what the Sri Lankan government did. The Commonwealth has to decide

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whether they want to be relevant. They are dithering over a point

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over the human rights commissioner. Action it is being blocked. One has

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to wonder what the progress of rewarding Sri Lanka is, and I think

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the answer has to be that all these states are worried about

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discrimination themselves some day. Thank you.

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Formula One is making its debut in India this weekend, bringing its

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noise and glamour to the capital, Delhi. Some people are asking,

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however, whether Indians are paying too high a price for the World's

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most expensive sport, in spite of the expensive track built there.

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The spin machine is in overdrive. Formula One cars are raising

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through the centre of Delhi. Promoting it as the new sport for a

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rise in India and its burgeoning middle classes. There's a brand new

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track and stadium built on time and Dom budget. The organisers hope it

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will raise -- erase memories of last year's chaotic Commonwealth

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Games. But even the cheapest tickets are way beyond the pockets

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of most Indians. India is in the fast lane - that is the message

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here, ready to host the World's most expensive sports. But is it a

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sign that India is pulling ahead or just his wealthy elite? Just the

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other side of the track, it is a world away from the high octane

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glamour and speed of Formula One. Some have done well, getting

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compensation for the race track for their farmland. They have gone on a

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spending spree on new cars and houses. So, can everybody who has

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received compensation for the track put their hand up. But it's a

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lottery. Those with land are doing really well. Those without get

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nothing. With the land gone, this farm labourer now has no work. He

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cannot afford to send his children to school.

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TRANSLATION: I wish Formula One had never come to India.

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preparations for the multi-million- dollar race are now in Top Gear.

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The owner of India's Grand Prix teams as the country is now in the

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big league Costock I don't know why the media keeps focusing on the

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poor part of India. Sure Bob, -- sure, we have poverty. But many

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have a growing income per capita and an aspirational population that

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is very successful. The market is large enough. The country is

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roaring ahead in many ways. The danger is that it is becoming more

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