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praise on his new players, plus all the highlights from the Diamond

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League athletics in Rome. But is in 15 minutes after the papers.

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Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will bring us tomorrow.

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With us, a contributing editor for Esquire magazine John Harrison and

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Lynn Faulds Wood. Let's start with those front pages. The FT leads with

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the news that the European Central Bank has cut the deposit interest

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rate to below zero in an unprecedented move to encourage

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lending. The Telegraph has more on President

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Obama stepping into the debate over Scotland's future, while a photo of

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a D`Day veteran on in Normandy beach dominates the front page. The same

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image is the Metro's front`page, with the simple message, thank you.

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The Guardian has an exclusive interview with Jean`Claude Yunker,

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the front runner to become European Commission president, in which he

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says he will not beg Britain for the job.

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An image of a D`Day veteran dominates the temp won's front`page

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`` it dominates the Daily Mail's front`page. Arrested for having a

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fat kid is the Sun's headline, clipping the parents of an

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11`year`old boy were questioned by police after their son weighed in at

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15 stone. Let's begin with the foreign

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intervention, as it is being described, possibly an unwelcome

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one, in the Daily Telegraph. Is urges Scotland not to leave

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extraordinary union. Lin, you are bound to have a comment on this.

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Well, he was asked this question at the G7 press conference, standing

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beside David Cameron. And he just reacted and said, it is up to the

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folks of Scotland. I don't think he meant it to be as strong as it is.

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Well, people are looking for the nuances in these things. He talks

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about the need for a strong and United UK. Everyone is looking at

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the word United. It could be united in lots of ways. I don't think he

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stepped into this, he has been yanked into it. This was not a

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calculated intervention, I don't think. He has mouth some platitudes

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about strength and unity, which is what presidents do. The interesting

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thing to me is that Alec Salmond, very adroit at being able to turn

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anything to his advantage, has responded in a very low`key way. He

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has not said this is an affront to Scotland, stop interfering. He

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borrowed the catchphrase, yes, we can. So I think people are more

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exercised about the notion of a president discussing something in a

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foreign country than the substance of what he said. I don't think this

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will make any difference. It will not sway anybody? I don't think so.

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If David Cameron does the Scots, don't vote for independence, they

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will all say, sorry, up yours, we will do what we like. Are we allowed

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to say that? I don't know. A bit rude. But the Scots are a very

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independent minded lot. That does not mean they will vote for

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independence, but if you tell them not to, they will do it. The idea

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that a politician as skilled as President Obama is being dragged

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into something and is being conscious of what he might be asked

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and how he needs to do is bond, is that not naive of him? Well, he had

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a lot of things to think about. But he was standing about David Cameron

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`` next to David Cameron. Well, he could be interpreted as saying,

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stick together, folks. But if you look at his words, they are not that

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strong. If he wanted to make a strong in detention, he would have

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been a lot less opaque about it. He would have been very clear and said,

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we want Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. So the idea that

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it will anger Scots because it was an unsolicited intervention from

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abroad will not fly? It does not seem to have angered Scots. Alex

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Salmond handled it in his usual good way by saying yes, we can, and

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linking it back to Obama. I think Alex Salmond will be delighted,

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because it has elevated the issue to the international stage. For a day!

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Something else will be along in a minute. The no campaign has welcomed

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the president's contrition. That could mean anything. `` his

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contribution. There is a poster of him as the flying Scotsman. Somebody

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has said, does that mean lying Scotsman? It is amazing what a

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picture can do for your reputation. Staying with the Daily Telegraph,

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there is an extraordinary photograph on the front. It is a man who is an

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89`year`old veteran, one of many taking part in the commemorations on

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the Normandy beach chairs, revisiting gold be shut. `` Gold

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Beach. It is a fantastic image and an opportunity for people to say

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thank you to the few hundred veterans who are still left. It is a

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beautiful photograph. It is incredibly moving. The fact that the

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weather is so good has also lent a magical quality to these pictures.

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This is one of the things we can all unite around. When you look at the

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state of European politics and the fractiousness of it, you look at

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this time when we could all agree on something. There was a national

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purpose. And in the Daily Telegraph, it says he was there at 19. He said,

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we landed on the beach and saw this pile of blankets there. We just had

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one over us and went to sleep, because they were not ready to run

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up the hill yet and be shot at. I thought, that is amazing, a

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19`year`old being there for a start, and then just go to sleep on the

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beach until they were ready. They are under play what they did. They

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are so sanguine about it. This is our grandparents and our fathers'

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generations. Those are the kinds of people they were. There is a

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poignancy to this anniversary, because in ten years' time, it will

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be very different. Loss of the book will not be there. There is an

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extent to which this is the last elevation of this kind we will see.

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That adds an extra dimension to it. And one of the chaps was saying when

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they ran up the hill being shot at, we had a few skirmishes. They just

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talk about it like that when they were people dying all around. It was

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the turning point. Let's move on to the FT. Mario Bergoglio from the

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European Central Bank made a historic rate cut to stave off

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deflation. Interest rate have now dropped so low that they are under

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0%. They don't want the banks stashing their money with the

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European Central Bank any more and getting any interest. They want the

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banks to spend the money. They are putting 400 billion into the banks

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to lend to businesses to get Europe moving. But if we remember in

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Britain, when we gave the banks money to get businesses going, they

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sat on the money. So I hope they are doing something in Europe to make

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sure the same does not happen. The negative interest rate means it

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costs you money to keep your money on deposit. I did not realise this

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was possible. Apparently, you can. Didn't they do this in Japan a while

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back, when their economy was in a mess? They had gone to 0%, and that

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they had to drop it even further because they were very concerned. To

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an economic elite at like me, I feel I am being softened up in the UK for

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rising interest rates. We are hearing loss of stories about the

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inevitable rise in interest rates and that people will not be able to

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handle it. This is Europe heading in the other direction, lowering

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interest rates. I am in literature in economics, but it looks like I am

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in literature in economics, but it looks like a Dover agents `` a

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diverges between what is happening in the UK and the Eurozone. The

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Guardian still has a European flavour. You mentioned Jean`Claude

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Junker, described as the embattled and runner to head the EU executive.

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He says he will not come begging to Britain for the top job. On BBC News

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tonight, I think I saw him being rather rude by journalist who asked

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him a legitimate question, what about Britain? And he snapped at

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him. He was the lead runner before the elections across Europe, which

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showed that there is considerable anxiety about Europe continuing the

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way it has. These people should realise that they work for us. We

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don't work for them. They have to understand that we want change in

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Europe. Every country that voted signalled that. Stop heading that

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way when a journalist asks a question. It shows such a tin ear

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for the way European politics is moving. Even pro`Europeans recognise

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that there has to be reform. moving. Even pro`Europeans recognise

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that there Those behind the European project want to see it become more

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responsive. You don't want to see someone strutting around, saying, I

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do want to be forced to get on my knees before the British. What

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bothers me is the British press campaign. Something got lost in

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translation. There are some ground people in Brussels who think that

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they are above their station. If this chap is going to behave like

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that as well, let's get a woman in. I am sure there are grand women in

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Europe who are just as bad. They are wholly nice people. Fair enough.

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Vodafone reveals mass state surveillance. They have revealed the

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existence of secret wires that allow Government agencies to listen to all

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the conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in 29

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countries that they operate in. Are we surprised? I am not surprised.

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Liberty so they are terrified. I am not at all surprised. I am not sure

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be doing better at combating be doing better at combating

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terrorism and criminals? We are not doing badly at combating terrorism.

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It is better than it could have been. This is Guardian catnip.

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Julian Assange, surveillance state, the perfect story. But if it is true

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it is great they get it. I am surprised it is so small. We were

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talking about this earlier. With the best will in the world, it will not

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deliver the best pictures. It is hard to beat what you are seeing on

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the page. It is interesting that it continues their campaign about state

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surveillance and cross state surveillance. Whether we can get to

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the bottom of this and find out something new is happening, I don't

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know. Doesn't this seem like something we haven't already seen

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previously? I have not seen Vodafone admitting it and apparently it is

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huge that they are admitting it. If it is happening with Vodafone,

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surely it is happening with other networks. They have had to admit it

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for the article but it is a risk because people will try and decide

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who to go with. They might not choose Vodafone because they think

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they are being listened to. I don't care if people listen to me because

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I am not saying anything interesting. They have proactively

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released it almost as a kind of gambit against this continuing

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surveillance. The things they have asked today, they have publicised it

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because these are the things governments are asking them to do.

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Going back to the Telegraph, why hungry men like a super`sized lover.

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Men find the kind of voluptuous figure for which Rubens was famed

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attractive when they are packaged. Is this a reason not to go on a

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diet? I am on the slim side so I don't think I want to join in this.

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If I had that kind of figure, I would make sure that my man ate

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dinner before going out with him possibly. Does this ring true for

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you? It is a new one on me. In our currently well fed society, this

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could account for the popularity of the Kate Moss type, the extremely

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slim female. Maybe. Maybe it is one of those weird surveys. And what do

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women go for? If you have skipped a meal, you go for a larger man. It is

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equal, not just men. That is it for this hour. But they will be back

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with us at 11:30pm for another look at the stories making the front

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pages. Stay with us on BBC News. At 11 o'clock, President Obama's

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intervention in the debate about Scottish independence. Coming up

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next: Sportsday. I'm Nick Marshall`McCormack.

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Coming up tonight: Alex Oxlade`Chamberlain says his

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fingers are crossed he'll recover in time for England's World Cup opener.

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