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the latest from the lakeside and the BDO darts. That is coming up in

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Sportsday, in 15 minutes, straight after the papers.

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Welcome to the papers. With us we have Susie Boniface, otherwise known

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as the Fleet Street Fox. And the energy times correspondent, Kiran

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Stacey. The FT carries a story on the share price fall on the US stock

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market and the problems facing Volkswagen. The Daily Express has a

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Sudanese man who tried to enter the UK via the Channel Tunnel has been

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granted asylum. The metro leads with claims the masked jihadi in the

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latest Islamic State video was a former bouncy castle salesman. The

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Daily Telegraph has details of the same man and says he fled to Syria

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whilst he was on bail. The iMac devotes its front page to Jeremy

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Corbyn's potentially controversial Cabinet reshuffle. The Guardian also

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leads with that story saying Hilary Benn and Maria Eagle are likely to

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be removed from their jobs. We will start with the daily to

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grow. I have heard a number of suspects who are over there have

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been fugitives from the law, effectively, from the UK. It seems

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like it. We heard of jihadi John and Mohammed Emwazi. Now this man,

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arrested in September 2014 alongside another man, who viewers may

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remember used towards TV studios pretending to be a respected face of

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mainstream Islamic thought. He was suspected of belonging to this band

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and then escaped bail. We do not know how. We do not know if he had a

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fake passport but he managed to leave the country, which as you say,

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quite a few other magician nationals have managed to do and get out there

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to fight for Syria. But this is all taking place against a background of

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British inaction in Syria. There has not been a military strike against

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Isis militants since Christmas Day. There is a lot of talk at the

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moment, ministers saying this is coming out because Isis is on the

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retreat. Well perhaps, but at least in Syria that is not necessarily

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because of British action, there is not a lot of bombing going on. Part

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of the reason, Susie, that they are suggested, not necessarily on the

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back foot is because the Russians are bombing some of the more

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moderate rebel groups who would be attacking them in the first place.

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Yes and it goes to show how much of a complete mess the Syrian Civil War

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and the middle east is at the moment. No matter who you bomb you

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are helping someone you do not want to be helping. There is an

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interesting stuff about this come at the bouncy castle jihadi. David

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Cameron said today that although the video that has been released.

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Despicable and shows the murder of five people, people should watch it.

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He urged people to watch for the gander from Islamic State, which

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seems quite bonkers. If you do watch it, Siddhartha Dhar, this man in the

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video is saying David Cameron, you will lose this war, we will bring

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sharia law to Britain. It has rings of Monty Python and the Black night.

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Comical Ali in the fall of Baghdad saying we have beaten the infidels.

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We have the SAS and RAF and air cover and Isis don't have any of

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that stuff. But most people know all of this. They know they are

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bloodthirsty, they are completely crazy and a threat on a number of

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levels. It's as if they don't need convincing that these guys are

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nutters. First of all this isn't really aimed at mainstream British

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audience. They are in Arabic so aimed at a different audience. One

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of the reasons ministers and security officials are saying this

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is desperate propaganda is because it looks like it might be aimed at

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people who could be splitting, people who are thinking is a bit

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tough and maybe they should go home or defect to another group. That is

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when these videos tend to be released, to restore morale within

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the group, rather than trying to convince the likes of us, the

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Western powers are failing. Staying with the Daily Telegraph. Hilary

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Benn may be safer as reshuffle turns to farce, what is going on? It has

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been a farce since the beginning. When Jeremy Corbyn appointed his

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first cabinet it was a bit of a shambles. They had to put in Maria

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Eagle because they did not have enough women. They said they had the

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majority of women in the Cabinet for the first time, but many women could

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not take part in it. That can be forgiven because he did not have a

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lot of time. He was just made leader and was expecting it, perhaps. This

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time we've had briefings with before Christmas there was going to be a

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revenge reshuffle. We have been briefing all weekend that there

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would be a reshuffle. The lobby journalists, who have access to all

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parties, were sitting there outside Jeremy Corbyn's office today, Wei --

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waiting patiently. Jeremy Corbyn said, I would like you not to be

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outside my office. Move along, nothing to senior. Later on someone

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came out with a cup of tea, so that was nice. And chocolate. Someone

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brought in chocolate. There is some happy feeling after all. We had a

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briefing saying Jeremy Corbyn's... People who do not agree with him or

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have to go. Maria Eagle, pro Trident and Hilary Benn, who humiliated him

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in the Syria debate. But it looks like it is not going according to

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plan. We were told it would be first thing this morning and then seven

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o'clock this evening. Now they say some announcement tomorrow. Hilary

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Benn was in their first for an hour. It implies it is not going according

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to plan. And some people are digging their heels in. And also a lot of

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people are not around. This is the thing about doing a reshuffle before

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the MPs have got back. He has not got hold of some of the people he

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needs to get hold of. The front page of the i. It could be that maybe he

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decided he is going to get rid of certain people, but others are

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suggesting hang on a second, if you to that there will be split and I

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will as well. The Guardian has an interesting take here. It says

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Jeremy Corbyn's ideal solution involves moving Hilary Benn and

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Maria Eagle to other senior posts but acknowledges this might not be

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possible if it would risk a damaging split. Well, that is just an

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astonishing thing to tell a journalist. I would like to do this,

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but I might not be powerful enough to do it. It is one of the reasons

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Labour MPs are tearing their hair out. It is not in doing this

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reshuffle, they haven't got the competence in the senior leadership

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to be able to carry it out with the gravitas he needs. We will have to

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move on. Is he telling journalists or telling those people who paid ?3

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to join the party? Never say you are powerless as leader, it is not a

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good idea. The Guardian, tension grows as Saudi allies cut ties.

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Serious impact for the wider world, if you think about it. Saudi Arabia

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and Iran having an argument long way away, it doesn't matter... But these

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are two opposing nations who would be having talks on the Syrian war,

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which does affect us, as well as the Yemeni war. If they are now not able

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to get round the table you are talking about more proxy wars in the

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Middle East, more refugees you're talking about more crises for us to

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deal with. We live in a global world and it will affect us. This boils

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down to a 1300 year old argument about which male relatives of the

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Prophet Muhammad gets to inherit the Crown. Some suggesting, Kiran, that

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that is part of the issue here, but it is political as well. It is about

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political influence in a region where they are both trying to get

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one up on the other. The surprising thing here is this execution of a

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Shia cleric, alongside 43 others. A very aggressive thing to do. People

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are still tried to work out what this guy did. He was certainly a

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radical cleric, someone who spoke up in favour of Saudi's Shia

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minorities. They accused him of trying to undermine the state and of

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terrorist offences. It is a way for Saudis to look repressed the sheer

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minority and is awaiting to the West, you might be doing a nuclear

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deal with Iran, but remember who the big fish are. A good way of

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splitting the West and Iran as well. The Daily Express. Channel runner

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given asylum. New migrant scandal. New migrant scandal, dreadful,

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dreadful, dreadful. The fact that someone who has run here from Darfur

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has been given asylum because we live in borderless Britain. If

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someone has been running through the Channel Tunnel at the age of 40, I

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might add, I think we should be signing him up for the Olympic team

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as soon as we can. Never mind deporting him. What is interesting

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is it doesn't mention why he has been given asylum, no mention of

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Darfur or the possibility this guy might be trying to stay alive. It

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turns out that people seeking asylum will take desperate measures to try

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and arrive in place. It is not a massive shock. People hide under the

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undercarriages of planes and on the job of trains. And a lot of them die

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in the process. You will be back in one hour and we will look at some

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more stories in the papers. Stay with us on BBC News, much more

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coming up. Now it is time for Sportsday.

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