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200 metres. We will have a report from the oval, where England's

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bowlers got the fifth Test off to a good start. Axing 15 minutes. ``

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that in. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are Kevin

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Schofield, Chief Political Correspondent at the Sun, and the

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broadcaster and author Dreda Say Mitchell. Tomorrow's front pages.

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The Financial Times says the Ukraine has destroyed part of a Russian

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armoured column which had reportedly crossed into its territory.

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The Independent has a striking image of a woman and her sick husband at

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an Ebola ward in Liberia. The Daily Mail has an interview with

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the wife of a man beaten by masked burglars in his London home.

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'Police defend televised raid on Sir Cliff', is the headline on the front

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of the Telegraph. The Mirror also has more on the decision to search a

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house belonging to Sir Cliff as well as allegations that I.S militants

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are hacking into celebrity bank accounts.

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The Guardian claims a report surrounding the horsemeat scandal

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has been shelved until at least the autumn.

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The Times reports that America is considering airstrikes around

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Baghdad to protect Iraq's new leadership from the threat of

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Islamic militants. And the Herald pictures a triumphant Team Scotland

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showcasing their Commonwealth medals at a parade in Glasgow. Good

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evening. Two stories dominating the front pages tomorrow. One of them is

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on Sir Cliff Richard. Police say more witnesses have come forward

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over the allegations that he strenuously denies. He says he will

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co`operate with the police investigation. They also say 10,000

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fans have sent messages of support to him. The Times, an interesting

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take on developments in Baghdad. What are the details? It seems like

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we are facing a new phase of the crisis. An Admiral of the US Navy

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has revealed that President Obama has given the go`ahead for US

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military to step in, if Islamic State enter Baghdad, primarily to

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protect American personnel but clearly Baghdad would be a key

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victory for the Islamic State and if they were to cease Baghdad we would

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be entering a whole new phase of the crisis. Interesting because it says

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a former senior official at the Pentagon has warned that air power

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alone isn't enough to secure Iraq. President Obama is placing a lot of

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responsibility on the Iraqi government. He should all stop but,

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as I said earlier, this country has been in crisis for a long time. ``

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he should. But, as I said earlier, this country has been in crisis for

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a long time. If you have a country where the leadership isn't holding

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itself together, that isn't able to protect its citizens and leaders

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have been saying for a long time that effort `` ethnically they are

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very different, maybe there is an opportunity to do this. Maybe this

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is a question people have to start grappling with because they should

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be able to protect themselves. How do you feel about the fact that EU

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member states can now on the Kurds? But you don't want more confusion. I

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think people have to fill... If the Kurds have arms, they feel they

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might use this to start their own state, so people have to be clear

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what the possibilities actually for the future. I think the whole

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question is of self`determination. Do you think people, especially in

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Britain and also America, are worried about being drawn into

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another conflict? Definitely. We saw that this time last year and its ``

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with Syria. We actually did a poll this week for the Sun. There is much

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more support for military action in Iraq this time than there was in

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Syria last year, as a way of defeating the Islamic State. But, as

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a country, we are still just getting out of Afghanistan, there's no great

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appetite for military action. But in this specific case, I think the

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government wouldn't have to try too hard to sell it to the public, if it

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was sold on the basis that we are trying to stop maniacs from killing

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innocent people. Another issue that many people are concerned about is

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Ebola. Harrowing picture on the front page of the Independent. Can

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you describe it? It's one story that tells hundreds. It is. It's shocking

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in terms of the colour. It looks so bleak. You've got a couple, the

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husband on the floor. You just wonder where the medical staff. The

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wife is just holding her head. What this picture really gives is a sense

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of helplessness. Who is going to help us out of this? That the big

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question. Is the outside world going to take this seriously enough to

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actually getting there and helping people? It doesn't get... This is

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really bleak. Really bleak stuff. To me, that's enough for us to think we

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need to go in there and get something sorted out. What's

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especially terrifying about Ebola is there's no cure. It's so fast

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moving. It's relatively easy to catch. Once you've got it, there's a

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90% chance you will die. Terrifying. At the moment it is contained in

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Africa. As a disease it's been around for a long time, it hasn't

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just sprung up, but there's obviously some kind of progression

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that happened with this disease and that's why it needs to be taken very

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seriously. I spoke to a gentleman who has dealt with three Ebola

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outbreaks. Two in the 70s, one in the 90s. He said the only way to

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stop the spread of this is by getting into the clinics, getting

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into the hospitals, sanitising them and getting the staff to have strict

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regulations. I think a lot of the problem is where this is. These are

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countries that don't have these resources. It seems to be getting

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out of control. They say six months to get it contained. That's a long

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time, a lot of people who will be lost in that time. Absolutely. If

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it's about sanitisation, there's not that much to do really. It's not

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like there are bigger things that maybe you have to do. If it's that

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type of level, that should be easy to do. At it is quite a large area.

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But, still, that's basic medical treatment. Ukraine continues to

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dominate as well. The Guardian has donated much of its front page to

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claims from Ukraine that it has destroyed Russian military

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vehicles. Conflicting reports from all sides about what's going on. The

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ongoing crisis in Gaza and Iraq have almost taken the world's attention

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away. But the situation there is obviously not getting any better.

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Ukraine claim they have destroyed vehicles moving into Ukraine, from

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Russia. Russia says that's not true. You just get this sense that this is

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not something that has a solution on the near horizon. Two or three weeks

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ago it was all we were talking about. Ukraine and Russia. But we

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have taken our eyes off the ball a bit. When you say that, giving

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journalists, the media? Or do you think governments? Political leaders

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have imposed sanctions on Russia. They've retaliated I banning some

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stuff from the West. `` by banning. It doesn't look like Putin is going

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to back down. He isn't that type of character. Perhaps more sanctions,

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targeting those closest to Putin, the oligarchs. I think something

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needs to be done because clearly it's not getting any better. I know

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this is something you feel strongly about. There is a humanitarian

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situation as well. It does need`year`old. It absolutely does,

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whether that's from Russia or whatever. `` need aid. I think is

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humanitarian so`called convoys seem to `` provocative. Look at the

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conflict around the world, you are right, the gaze went off this but

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there is so much conflict going on around the world. We have to step

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could ask ourselves as human beings, what are we doing? It does seem like

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the world is in crisis. And the people who pay the price our

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children and people who have nothing to do with these conflicts. Your

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paper brings an issue much closer to home, on page four. Foreign language

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is the headline. Tell us about this. The Sun has been doing some

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research. In the last year, prisons spent ?1 million on interpreters for

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foreign prisoners. That's a lot of money at a time when we are having

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to make cuts to bring the deficit down. I can see why people would be

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up in arms about this. Personally, if I was in a country where I

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couldn't speak the language and I got arrested, I hope there would be

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an interpreter for me. But the bigger picture is that the

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government is struggling to deport foreign prisoners who basically are

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at the end of their sentences. There is a rise in the population? Yes.

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Because, for whatever reason, they are still there, which is adding to

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the issue of interpreters. Strangely, there is a huge

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disparity. Some prisons spent ?200,000, others only ?5,000. The

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question is why some prisons... Clearly they have more foreign

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prisoners and need more translators. Moving on. Going back to the Times.

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This is interesting. Page six. Scots independence a bad idea, coming from

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the Australian Prime Minister. Were you going to talk about this? I just

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hope Tony Abbott isn't on Twitter because if he is he will wake up

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tomorrow morning to a deluge of abuse from enthusiastic, shall we

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say, supporters of independence in Scotland. But he has been asked for

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his views. It is the first time we have heard from a foreign leader on

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this. Barack Obama was asked at a press conference that he sought back

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to the union. But this is the most outspoken by far. He is basically

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saying Scottish independence would be a threat to international order.

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It would be a blow for the friends of freedom, as he says. It is

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pretty... Kind of over blown. Is known for being outspoken. I don't

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see these comments going down very well. Rowe I understand why people

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might want to think about it. `` I understand. Do you find yourself

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engaged in what's going on in Scotland? I think about nationalism

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and why people need to all of a sudden tie themselves to their flag

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and really separate themselves from other people in a union. It is

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interesting in history when those things happen. When the UK was

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created, the Scots became Scottish, the Welsh became more Welsh and in

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which became more English. That make sense. You do step back when you

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have this moment and think about your identity. Issues about

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ethnicity, what defines me in terms of culture, what defines me in terms

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of language. That's what's very interesting.

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It's got people here interested. It has captured the imagination because

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it is a seismic event . It is a once in a lifetime

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opportunity to get independence. It is permanent. You can change your

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mind in five years in the general election. `` can't. It's good to

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hear people talking about the future. It is good we got something

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out of you in the end. I wasn't going to let you off. Thank you for

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going to Sportsday. Hello and welcome to

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Sportsday. I'm Nina Warhurst. Team GB stay top of the medals table in

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Zurich. Adam Gemili clinching gold in the 200m in under 20 seconds,

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taking the night's medal tally to five at the European Athletic

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Championships in Zurich. England's

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