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Coming up on the Film Review, . 's Pocket, stirring Philip Seymour

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Hoffman and the rest of the week's top releases.

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`` starring. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. We have barred the door

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but they are still here. With me are James Rampton, Features writer for

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the Independent and the barrister, Sophia Cannon. There is no escape.

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Tomorrow's front pages. Many of the papers including the Times are

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dominated by the situation in Iraq. The Times leads on the situation in

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Iraq and reports that David Cameron is coming under increased pressure

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to launch air strikes against jihadists in the country.

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The Telegraph has a picture of a Yazidi woman cradling her child in

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Iraqi Kurdistan. The story to the right focuses on Government plans to

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clamp down on trusts designed to avoid inheritance tax.

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The Guardian says at least half of the 40,000 people besieged by

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jihadists in northern Iraq have escaped in the past 24 hours, aided

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by Kurdish rebels who crossed from Syria to rescue them.

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The Independent reports on claims that women and children have been

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buried alive by Islamists in Iraq. The Mail says the number of foreign

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criminals avoiding deportation rose by 50 per cent last year.

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Kellie Maloney is on the front of the Mirror, talking about her

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decision to live as a woman. Maloney is on the Sun's front page

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too. The Express leads with news of a

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breakthrough in the treatment of arthritis.

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Only one place to begin and that is with the story of the fate of some

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of the Yazidi community as we know because many are making their way to

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mount Sinjar or without water or food and the Metro has it on its

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front page. It says that 500 have been put into mass graves in Iraq

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and some of them went dead, they were historical and biblical

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references abound here. We don't know if this is true. We are looking

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for other sources other than this Iraqi minister. If this is true, it

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is a new depth for ISIS, the first or the fourth caliphate. How can we

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not be challenged by this into action? We will come to that in a

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moment. The pressure has been reported on David Cameron in the

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Times. Just when you think you could read anything more atrocious, along

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it comes. Shocking applies in this case. It is something I had to read

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twice to believe it was being written. The idea of placing 500

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people, some of whom are live, in a mass grave conjures images of

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terrible genocide from the past. Many past atrocities that people

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will think of when reading of this. Another story emerges that 300

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Yazidi women have been kidnapped and will be put into slavery. Yet again,

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women at the forefront of war and treated as cattle. Like with Boko

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Haram. Indeed. This is the core issue, women are seen as the spoils

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of war. That in itself should be made a war crime. One of the last

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things he did, William Hague, was have the conference about rape being

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used as a war crime. He met with Angelina Jolie and everyone said he

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was starstruck, though it was right to highlight the issue `` had the

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conference. It is another reason to take action. Let's talk about that.

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The Times has a headline, send in warplanes, Tories urge David Cameron

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to recall Parliament. It is summer recess at the moment. David Cameron

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under pressure to launch an air strike against jihadi is in Iraqi

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and supply weapons to the Kurdish forces. `` jihadis. There is dismay

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at about the fact that we are only sending humanitarian aid. They're

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terrified of the disaster of the Blair`Bush invasion ten years ago

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and the catastrophic aftermath of that. That is one reason by

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President Obama has been cautious `` one reason why. He is terrified of

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being tired as the new Whoosh because he ended in catastrophic

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failure `` Bush. At the moment, we have Ed Miliband's opposition in

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distinction to David Cameron's coalition. One looks like a

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government in waiting and one looks like somebody waiting to leave. We

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don't have direction. Why not recall Parliament? There is a case for

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that. The stories we have heard tonight and previous week, Dyer ``

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previously, in the call for comments, and thank you for this, he

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agrees with your comments. Even if you believe the invasion of Iraq was

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unjustified, it should not widely held the view will be amongst

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the British public if they here we go again. Another conflict.

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The only debate I know of is on social media. The correct forum for

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this is in Parliament. He'd you know Parliament has only been

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times in 30 years? It may be that the horror of what is

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is our fault, we have to look at this and right this wrong. Last year

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they were recalled to discuss Syria, worth a? No, it was the London riots

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`` weren't they. If there is a case for it, this must be it ignores this

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is barbaric. `` this must be it because this is barbaric. The Yazidi

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story. People who have fled to the Sinjar mountains to escape. The

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story we concentrate on is above that, legislate now to keep children

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safe online warns a charity chief. This is the managing director of the

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charity Beat Bullying. He expresses the concern that we are not far away

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from the internet becoming so lawless that it is too dangerous for

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children to use. He uses the phrase, lawless jungle. The abuse is getting

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so bad that it is leading to self harm and suicide. The figures beggar

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belief. Cyber bullying affects one in three young people with one in 13

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so consistently bullied that it leads to self harm of suicide. That

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terrifies me. I have three teenage girls. I haven't spoken to them for

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20 years because they are on the internet so much. Not quite true.

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The obsession of young people with the internet and social media and

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with their phones is so great now that they live their lives through

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these media ad that worries me. Not only as a father but as they never

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of society `` and that worries me. It is leading to terrible bullying.

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The shock is worrying about sex offenders and now he will have to

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worry about peer to peer pressure that children face everyday. Cyber

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bullying that has driven some children to suicide. It is the

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subtlety of websites playing to normal fears, am I too thin or fat

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or popular enough? It is a step down from self harm to suicide. The

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teenagers that have killed themselves into online bullying and

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that being cited is quite clear. There is no off button and we need

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to regulate it. From a legal point of view, where do you start? From

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some sites I have read about thinspiration sites where young

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girls with eating disorders postage of themselves getting thinner and

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they are applauded and sometimes encouraged to get even thinner. I

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would close them down instantly. I don't care about free speech. There

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is the danger that they can be reproduced. As much as a government

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intervene, `` as a government can intervene, I believe they should.

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Indeed. If we start the debate now in 2014, hopefully by 2019, we will

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have parameters of what is safe and what is not safe and a dark area of

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the internet being regulated. It sorts of sites should be put into

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that no go area. Might it be that we have sections of the internet where

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you have to opt in, you are automatically opted out, I don't

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know if it is possible. Look what happened, when the internet service

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providers were spoken to by the government, they have now had to put

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in an opt in button for pornographic material. Perhaps this material

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should go into that part of the internet. Regulated, hopefully,

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safe. Moving on to the Daily Mirror, agony of boxing legend, secret life

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of boxing legend drove me to suicide bid. This story was featured in the

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Sunday Mirror how Frank Maloney, known as a boxing promoter who took

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Leonard Lewis to the World Championships has been struggling

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all of his life it would appear, having been married twice with

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children, he feels he was in the wrong body and has now chosen to

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live as a woman. Her name is Kelly. They want to undergo gender

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reassignment surgery. The courage of the paper talked about in speaking

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up, having worked in that incredibly macho world. It is hard to think of

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a more macho environment he could have come from in boxing and a more

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difficult world he would have been in to come out and wanting to go

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through this procedure. I salute him. I think courageous doesn't sum

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it up. He said he wants to set an example for people and destigmatise

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it and show that it shouldn't be an issue. What do you think? I have

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been uncomfortable reporting this issue, even discussing it. First of

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all, the headline, they are still calling her frank. It is still that

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element of ridicule `` Frank. She is Kelly, that is how she has chosen to

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be identified. She has had to sell this story in order to pay for the

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transition and any operation that she wants to feel complete and

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whole. It is Debra Gate in an humiliating `` degradation. The

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story being sold feels the issue that it is different it is wrong. It

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feels transphobic and hatred. I feel uncomfortable. Does it really? The

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way the article was written was supportive of Kelly's choice and the

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bravery to speak out. I hope they started by calling her Kelly. They

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still allude back to the old life and the fact that Kelly has sold her

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story to pay for this is humiliation. She shouldn't have to.

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Kelly, I wish you all the best. A lot of support on social media. A

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take on board what you are saying, however, is more famous people, and

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statistically there must be people going through these crises, which

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obviously was for him, come out and say I have gone through this...

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Sorry, I have come out the other side and hopefully everything will

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be OK, I think that does destigmatise it. She says she will

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retreat from the spotlight once she has done this and leave the life of

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anonymity. `` lead a life. I hope that the media respect her and her

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views. The Daily Telegraph warns that this one can damage your

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health. Wine bottles should show health risks and the number of

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calories it contains. Were not allowed any fun any more, are we? ``

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We're. I think that prohibition springs to mind and the ideas that

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fun is illegal. I take on board the fact that alcohol is damaging to

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society. It costs ?21 billion to the economy, the damage that alcohol

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reeks. People are grown up and they know the damage that alcohol causes

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and they can make their own choices about it `` wreaks. Would it stop

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you drinking? The calories would. We already know how many units are in

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there. Calories. We need to say to the young man down at the pub, it is

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going to make you impotent. To the mum looking at her figure, it is

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going to put something on your rear. We need to attack each element of

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society. I don't know how to appeal to your age group? We are past

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helping, I am afraid. The idea of temperance and is a brighter you

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will see very much as being not socially active if you don't drink.

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`` Sobirety. `` Sobriety. In January, everybody went dry, lost

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weight. They got used to the idea that alcohol isn't that integral to

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society and that we can do without it. I agree that we should drink

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less but I think people should make decisions about it, they shouldn't

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be told by the nanny state. The whole messy Reagan thing a dense

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drugs doesn't work. If the government tells a young person not

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to do something, they are more likely to do it. `` thing about,

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drugs don't work. That is it for the Papers. Coming up next on BBC News,

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it is time for the Film Review.

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