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President Trump is to visit

Florida to pay his respects

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to the students and teachers killed

in the high school shooting.

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A candlelit vigil has been held

for the victims of the shooting.

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Some of those attending

chanted, "No more guns."

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Knowing that everything

has been cleaned up,

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like I was saying, you can't...

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You can almost imagine

just blood on the walls,

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bodies on the floor.

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No one's going to be able to walk

through that building, no one.

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We'll have the latest from Florida.

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Also this lunchtime:

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A dramatic fall in home ownership -

new figures show only one in four

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young people on middle incomes

succeed in buying a property.

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Oxfam International announces

a comprehensive plan

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and an independent commission

to deal with allegations

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of abuse by its staff.

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And building bridges -

the team from Chester Zoo helping

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the endangered orangutans of Borneo

move around their habitat.

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Is this the wrong that's going to

get Great Britain their first medal

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in these Winter Olympics?

And we'll

have the latest from the Winter

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Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Listen, I know hundreds of thousands

of people have stayed up.

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I also know from your mum and dad

that great auntie Elsie,

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I think she's 93, she has stayed

up as well.

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Amazing!

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I hope she gets some sleep then.

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And coming up in the

sport on BBC News:

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Defending champion Lizzie Yarnold

defends a slender lead

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in the second run of the

women's skeleton in Pyeongchang.

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Welcome to the BBC News at one.

President Trump with later today

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visit the scene of the Florida high

school shooting, which left 17

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people dead. Police say the shooter

has confessed.

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The FBI has admitted

it received a tip-off

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about Nikolas Cruz last year.

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Social media accounts show the

19-year-old posing with guns and

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knives. Thousands of people attended

a candlelit vigil in Florida.

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They came to mourn the lives lost

and the live scarred

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by this senseless attack.

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Neighbours, friends and the students

of Stoneman Douglas High comforted

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one another as best they could.

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Jet was among the students

who ran in the panic once

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the first shots were fired.

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He doesn't know if he can handle

returning to the halls

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where his classmates' lives

were cut short.

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I don't know if I'll be able to just

cope with walking through the bottom

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floor of the freshman building,

knowing that everything

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has been cleaned up.

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You can almost imagine

just blood on the walls,

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bodies on the floor.

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No one is going to be able to walk

through that building.

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No one.

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All 17 victims have

now been identified.

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Among them talented students,

star athletes and Aaron Feis,

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a beloved football coach

and security guard.

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He has been called a hero

for shielding children

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from the gunman's bullets.

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Nikolas Cruz appeared in court

briefly on 17 charges

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of premeditated murder.

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His lawyer said he was sad

and remorseful and described him

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as a broken human being.

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The Sheriff's Office said

he confessed to opening fire

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on his former school.

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He told authorities he bought

a drink at Subway and stopped

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at McDonald's after the rampage.

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On social media, Cruz

often posed with guns.

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And, in one post, he wrote he would

be a professional school shooter.

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Those who knew him were troubled

by his behaviour.

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I saw him in the backyard and he had

like a, I wouldn't say a BB gun,

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I wasn't exactly sure.

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And I was pretty young

so I told my mom and I said,

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Mom, it looks like he is

shooting at something.

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And the people who are behind us

have chickens and he was shooting

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at the chickens, so my

mom called the cops.

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He would steal other

neighbours' mail.

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The cops were always at his house.

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He hid my car one time and we went

to go and find out who did it

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and he was hiding under a bush

and he started pelting eggs at my

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friend and we were chasing him down.

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He has just always

been causing trouble.

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These terrifying scenes of students

completely helpless and trembling

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with fear have shaken the nation.

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And they have reignited

the debate on gun control.

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People here are in a state of shock

that someone in their own community

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could be capable of such killing,

and that their city now joins

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the long list of America's

school shooting tragedies.

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The President said he

plans to visit soon.

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Never one to shy away

from controversial decisions

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in the name of safety and security

for Americans, many wonder

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if he will come with new ideas,

and if he will remain silent

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on gun control.

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And Nada is in Parkland

in Florida now.

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The team unity has been through such

a trauma. -- the community. What

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more people saying, what do they

want done?

You know, it's

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extraordinary to hear from these

students, who speak so eloquently

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and with such passion, and you heard

very clearly from them, and I've

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spoken to some students at that

vigil, and from parents as well.

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They say they don't want to just be

another number. They are OK that

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videos of them showed them in some

of the most emotional states they've

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ever been in Arsene cross-country,

because they want people to

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understand what gun violence looks

like. They say they want changes

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made. The majority of Americans in

this country agree that there needs

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to be better background checks for

people with mental health, that they

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shouldn't have access to guns, that

there should be greater bans on

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automatic weapons, and yet in

Congress there is this divide, and

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the country is more divided than

ever on this issue. When you hear

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from people here, they say, despite

people in Washington being stuck on

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this issue, they hope around the

nation, there is some rallying for

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people to push for change.

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The number of young people in the UK

who own their own home has fallen

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dramatically over the last 20 years.

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Research by the Institute

for Fiscal Studies shows

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that the proportion of middle-income

earners aged 25 to 34

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who own a property dropped over that

period from two-thirds

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to just over a quarter.

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Our personal finance correspondent,

Simon Gompertz, reports.

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I've been living here

a couple of years now.

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Aged 30, keen to buy,

but shut out of the market.

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So this is my room.

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Tom Bourlet says renting here

in Brighton is money down the drain.

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But the house prices beyond him.

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It's completely out of reach.

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There is not a chance I will be

able to get the deposit.

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It's such a cost and with utility

bills, with the cost

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of trains going to London,

with my rent prices,

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it is just unachievable.

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And my friends, they are all around

the same age and none of us

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are on the property ladder yet.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies

looked at young people aged 25

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to 34 on middle-incomes,

at the moment, between 22,000

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and 30,000 for a household

after tax - in most cases,

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couples with children.

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Two decades ago, 65%

of those on middle incomes

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owned their own homes.

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That's dropped to just 27%.

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Most of the rest are forced to rent.

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The huge increase in house prices

is the reason why it has

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become so difficult.

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20 years ago, a young

family would need four

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times their income in order to buy.

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Now, it's more like eight times, so,

for increasing numbers,

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buying a home is just a nonstarter.

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The Government's Help To Buy scheme

is helping people afford more,

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particularly new homes,

and first-time buyers have

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had their stamp duty cut.

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But the problem is

also one of supply.

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Councils complain that developers

are sitting on planning permission

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for more than 400,000 homes that

haven't been built, and that is

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aggravating the shortage.

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It's really hard to see how

we can make this better

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when we are still seeing huge demand

for housing and that housing

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demand is not being met

with the right number of houses.

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So I think it is all coming down

to the individual now.

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They are having to make

the choices, they are having

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to decide for themselves -

do I want to rent and have

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the flexibility but pay more for it,

or do I want to make a lot

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of difficult decisions and get

on the housing ladder sooner?

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My mum always says she got

on the property ladder around 25,

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26, and she tells me the deposit

price and how cheap it was.

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Tom is aggrieved he is missing out -

part of a generation

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in which most people,

like it or not, are

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stuck with renting.

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Simon Gompertz, BBC News, Brighton.

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The head of Oxfam International has

announced what she's calling

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a comprehensive plan,

including an independent commission

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to deal with claims of abuse

involving its staff.

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Winnie Byanyima said the revelations

of sexual misconduct

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in Haiti and other countries

were a stain on the charity that

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will shame it for years.

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Our diplomatic correspondent,

James Landale, reports.

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The earthquake that struck in 2010

reduced much of a teaser rubble. But

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the after-shock is still being felt

by Oxfam. -- reduced much of Haiti.

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Oxfam's global head said sorry for

the sexual exploitation carried out

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by some staff from Haiti, something

she told me she only found out that

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last week.

Anyone who is being

attacked him -- a victim of abuse, I

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want them to come forward we will

atone for the past. Right now,

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thousands of Oxfam staff are doing

the right thing in the most

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dangerous places in the world.

She's

promising Tavernier checks on staff

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references, three times more money

spent on internal safeguarding, and

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a new arm's-length commission to

investigate Oxfam's handling of past

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cases.

Members of this commission

will be well respected, well-known,

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experienced women's rights leaders,

or human rights leaders.

Isn't that

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going to be seen as marking your own

homework? If you are paying for

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this?

They will be women and men of

integrity, who will facilitate a job

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for us. They will make their own

plan.

She couldn't guarantee there

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were no sexual predators still

looking for Oxfam, but she said more

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staff would be found accountable if

they are found to have mishandled

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past cases.

What hurts me most is

that, out there in Haiti or another

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country, there are some who are

women who are abused and you haven't

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received justice. For me, to deliver

justice for those people is more

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important than, say, the reputation

of Oxfam. These will be women and

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men of integrity, who will

facilitate to do a job for us. They

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will make their own plan. They will

make their own timetable. And we

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will just support them to ensure

they give us their independent

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report.

But this problem isn't

limited to charities and United

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Nations agencies and peacekeepers

have faced similar accusations of

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sexual misconduct, and the

organisation's Secretary-General, he

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promised he would take action.

This

is an important battle which will

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not be won in two or three days. We

need consistent commitment to gender

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parity, gender equality and at the

same time, reduction of sexual

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harassment.

What went on in Haiti

has cost Oxfam trust, money and

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celebrity ambassadors, but it's

shone a spotlight on an industry

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which until now has kept much of its

behaviour in the shadows.

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Theresa May is in Berlin to discuss

the impact of Brexit on security.

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She meets Chancellor Angela Merkel

this afternoon, in advance

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of a speech in which she's expected

to set out what sort of security

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partnership she wants with the EU

after the UK leaves.

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Let's speak to Berlin

correspondent Jenny Hill.

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This is always an important topic,

Jenny, the issue of security, but

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it's striking that this comes as the

heads of a number of security

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agencies come together to talk about

this issue.

Quite right, the head of

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MI6 and the French and German

intelligence agencies have just made

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an unprecedented joint appearance at

the Munich security conference,

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where they emphasised the importance

of international cooperation on

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security, even once Britain has left

the EU. That's a sentiment you can

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expect to be echoed by Theresa May

when she visits first of all Angela

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Merkel in Burlington, and then

addresses the security conference in

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Munich tomorrow. Her visit here is,

I think, eagerly anticipated, and

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that's because, behind the scenes,

there is a degree of frustration in

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Berlin. Earlier this week, the

German government said in no

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uncertain terms that it was high

time Britain firmed up its plans for

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Brexit, making the point that the

clock is ticking. In effect, it's

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time to tell the EU what Britain

wants. I think you can expect Angela

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Merkel to hammer that point home she

meets Mrs May. An interesting

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meeting, both leaders promising

their country is stable governments,

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and both women are struggling.

Angela Merkel is somewhat weakened

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domestically, still trying to forge

a new government, but whatever shape

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that government takes, however weak,

Germany's position isn't going to

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change. Access to the single market

for Britain means taking on freedom

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of movement in Berlin will continue

to insist there will be no cherry

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picking for the UK.

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Men who were abused by Barry Bennell

when he was a youth football coach

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have told the BBC they'll be seeking

compensation from the clubs he was

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with when he committed the crimes.

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Yesterday, Bennell was found guilty

of another seven counts of sexually

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abusing boys.

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He's now been convicted

of 43 offences

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between 1979 and 1990.

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Our sports correspondent,

Richard Conway, reports.

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No child should suffer

the way we did.

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For the survivors of Barry Bennell's

reign of abuse, the pain and memory

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of their ordeals will never fade.

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They are left instead to reflect

on how one of Britain's most

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prolific paedophiles was allowed

to get away with his

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crimes for so long.

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He got away with it

because he was so good

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at what he did in terms of football.

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His ability and skills.

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He groomed the parents.

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A perfect storm, almost.

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Until we grew into men and stood

up to him and put him

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where he should be now.

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Speaking today, some of those

subjected to Barry Bennell's abuse

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said they will now pursue civil

claims against the club

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--clubs connected to the case -

Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City.

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He ruined my life.

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If there is any compensation

or damages, of course

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I am going to take it.

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I do want an apology

to start off with.

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From Bennell?

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From the clubs he was involved with.

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Yes, he has ruined my life.

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Should I get something for it?

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I think I should.

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With hundreds of potential victims,

it could prove costly

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to the clubs involved.

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We need to consider the impact

on their lives, potential

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psychiatric and physical injuries

they have suffered,

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looking at potential

therapy costs for them,

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their children, their partners.

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And also looking at the lost

prospects in respect

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of education and employment

as professional footballers.

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Meanwhile, in a statement,

Crewe Alexandra said...

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But one former director said

he warned senior officials

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about Bennell's relationship

with young boys in the late 1980s,

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but the coach was allowed

to stay in his job.

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There was so much banter around

the dressing rooms and around

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the football club about it.

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You know, odd remarks getting

made here and there.

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If you did not know about it,

God knows where you were.

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You weren't at Crewe.

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Dario, will you stop and answer

questions for the BBC?

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Do you have a message

for the victims?

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Dario Gradi, Crewe's former manager

and the man who brought Bennell

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to the club has said previously

he knew nothing about the abuse

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and has maintained a silence

on the issue this week.

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Barry Bennell will be sentenced

on Monday and is facing

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the prospect of facing the rest

of his life in prison.

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This particular case may be over,

but the questions continue.

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Here at Manchester City, one the

club is connected to Barry Bennell,

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say they have heartfelt sympathy to

all victims, what they call the

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unimaginable

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unimaginable tragic experiences they

have had.

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have had.

Barry Bennell, the other

they say is a man called John

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Broome, they say is deceased, but

nevertheless those investigations

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continue. The numbers involved since

a number of former players came

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forward and gave testimony and spoke

of their stories, a staggering 294

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suspects across Britain, 839 alleged

victims of historical child sexual

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abuse in football. The FA, the

Football Association looking into

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its past and seeing what it knew and

when, half a million documents under

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review. The Barry Bennell case may

be done for now but the questions

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and scrutiny for football will

continue.

Thank you.

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Our top story this lunchtime:

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A candlelit vigil has been held to

remember the 17 people killed in the

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Florida high school shooting. Coming

up on the programme, how harmful

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could cleaning products be?

Scientists claim they are a

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contributor to air pollution. Coming

up in sport, the new Scotland

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manager is confirmed. A deal until

2020, 11 years after leaving the job

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for the first time.

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For people suffering lung problems

there's often an anxious wait

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for the test samples to be analysed.

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Now an international team

of scientists, including

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some from Edinburgh,

have developed

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a probe that goes inside the lung.

0:20:020:20:05

The probe can find and identify

an infection for the first time.

0:20:050:20:08

Details have been unveiled

in Austin, Texas,

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from where our science correspondent

Pallab Ghosh sent this report.

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Shrunk down to microscopic surmise,

a submarine team in the 1960s movie

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Shrunk down to microscopic size,

a submarine team in the 1960s movie

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Fantastic Voyage enter the body

of a patient to find

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the source of his illness.

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Can you see at captain?

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Yes, I see it now.

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50 years on, inspired by that film,

doctors in Edinburgh are sending

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a probe inside a patient's lung.

0:20:390:20:41

Journeying through the tiny airways,

they come across bacteria,

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which you can see in white.

0:20:430:20:47

The bacteria have been sprayed

with a chemical that makes them

0:20:470:20:50

visible when light is shone on them.

0:20:500:20:53

It's the very first time it's been

possible to see infection

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inside the human body.

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The real advantage here

is we are imaging and detecting

0:20:590:21:01

where the disease is in

the patient's lungs.

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And we are giving a diagnosis

or decision-making power

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within minutes or seconds.

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That's a big difference.

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The team are using it to test

if critically ill people

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are developing pneumonia.

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Patients in intensive care are given

powerful antibiotics

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as a matter of course,

just in case they

0:21:200:21:22

develop an infection.

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That there is a huge downside -

complications can arise,

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and it's thought tens of thousands

of people worldwide die as a result.

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There is a huge overuse of

antibiotics in intensive care units.

0:21:330:21:39

Clinicians simply do not

have the answers at their fingertips

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when they are administering

broad-spectrum antibiotics,

0:21:430:21:47

but this technology could give

them more information

0:21:470:21:49

about what they are trying to treat.

0:21:490:21:53

The same technique is also

being used in Texas to develop

0:21:530:21:55

a new test for malaria.

0:21:550:22:00

The scientists shine a light

on a blood sample and,

0:22:000:22:03

straightaway, they can see

if a patient is infected.

0:22:030:22:06

You can transmit it,

if you need a doctor

0:22:060:22:08

or clinician's input.

0:22:080:22:09

The aim is to shrink the setup

to the size of an iPad,

0:22:090:22:12

so it can be used in poor

and remote areas.

0:22:120:22:15

The main global need

is the diagnosis of

0:22:150:22:17

malaria in the field.

0:22:170:22:19

It will have a huge impact,

particularly for infants

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and the elderly, who are dying

at a tremendous rate

0:22:230:22:26

in these underserved areas.

0:22:260:22:27

Perhaps, as Hollywood predicted,

very soon miniature probes

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will be able to locate,

identify and treat a wide

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range of diseases.

0:22:340:22:36

Pallab Ghosh, BBC

News, Austin, Texas.

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Scientists in the United States say

that chemicals in many household

0:22:410:22:45

products are now a key contributor

to city air pollution,

0:22:450:22:48

rivalling some vehicle emissions.

0:22:480:22:54

The study

0:22:540:22:55

focussed on so-called volatile

organic compounds found in products

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such as cleaning fluids and paints,

our Environment Analyst Roger

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Harrabin is with me.

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And can explain more. You better

have and explain what sort of

0:23:050:23:08

problem we are looking at.

These

compounds typically have been

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noticed to be coming from cars,

based on oil based products on when

0:23:130:23:17

they turn into gases they combine to

form particles that can be breathed

0:23:170:23:23

deep into the lungs. Car-makers have

been under pressure to clear up the

0:23:230:23:28

organic compounds and have done so

successfully with catalytic

0:23:280:23:33

converters and better engine design

but as the amount of these have

0:23:330:23:38

dropped, so the amount of those from

other things in the household have

0:23:380:23:43

stayed the same or grown so

relatively in looks bigger and now

0:23:430:23:48

concentration, looking at pates,

perfumes, detergents, the sorts of

0:23:480:23:53

things you might smell and taste at

the back of your throat can form

0:23:530:23:56

harmful particles inside your home.

All of that said, is it also fair to

0:23:560:24:02

say we react to things differently

and not everyone will have that

0:24:020:24:07

reaction?

That is true. There is

another study coincidently from

0:24:070:24:10

Norway showing among a group of

cleaners, they suffered lung damage

0:24:100:24:18

similar to if they had been smoking.

That does apply generally and more

0:24:180:24:23

specifically you will know that you

go somewhere and somebody will say

0:24:230:24:28

that air freshener in the car is

terrible, I have to open the window

0:24:280:24:31

and you say what air freshener? Or I

cannot stand that perfume, oh, I

0:24:310:24:37

think it is lovely. People react

differently and it makes it

0:24:370:24:41

difficult to work out the rules

about this sort of thing. I think we

0:24:410:24:45

are moving into a more simplified

age. We

0:24:450:24:53

age. We know we have to use fewer

types of plastic and I suspect we

0:24:530:24:56

will have more fragrance free

detergents as we move into the

0:24:560:24:58

future.

0:24:580:24:59

A team from Chester Zoo is trying

to halt a massive fall

0:24:590:25:02

in the number of orangutans

on the island of Borneo.

0:25:020:25:04

A study has found

that within 16 years,

0:25:040:25:06

the population there has halved.

0:25:060:25:08

The researchers said

that while deforestation

0:25:080:25:11

was partly to blame,

a large number of the animals

0:25:110:25:14

were being killed by hunters

or as punishment for raiding crops.

0:25:140:25:17

Victoria Gill reports.

0:25:170:25:18

Hanging onto survival.

0:25:180:25:22

Zoo programmes like this

preserve small populations

0:25:220:25:24

of Bornean orangutans.

0:25:240:25:27

But, in the wild, they are being

pushed rapidly towards extinction.

0:25:270:25:30

Their rainforest home

continues to be cleared

0:25:300:25:38

for agriculture and mining,

but a 16-year-long study has now

0:25:390:25:41

revealed that Borneo's orangutans

are disappearing from areas

0:25:410:25:43

where the forest is untouched.

0:25:430:25:44

They are being targeted by hunters.

0:25:440:25:47

Even in the areas where we think

they're safe, we are losing them.

0:25:470:25:50

And in some of the large populations

where we have measured this loss,

0:25:500:25:53

it's 50% over 16 years.

0:25:530:25:57

It is an astonishing decline

at the population level.

0:25:570:25:59

Even without animals

being deliberately killed,

0:25:590:26:03

scientists estimate that

deforestation alone could wipe out

0:26:030:26:06

another 45,000 orangutans

here in the next three decades.

0:26:060:26:13

But this bridge-building project

is a much-needed sign of hope.

0:26:130:26:17

Where the forest is fragmented

by agricultural drainage ditches,

0:26:170:26:21

a team from Chester Zoo

and the Malaysian charity Hutan

0:26:210:26:25

is physically reconnecting it

with tough polyester straps.

0:26:250:26:30

This remarkable footage captured

by a tourist is the project's

0:26:300:26:32

first sign of success.

0:26:320:26:38

When these animals use their arms,

they move around, they move that

0:26:380:26:42

height, they swing in the forest

canopy and that's what they

0:26:420:26:44

rely on in the wild.

0:26:440:26:48

The zoo has learned from that

to build bridges that

0:26:480:26:51

will reconnect that habitat,

just like the ones

0:26:510:26:53

in the zoo enclosure.

0:26:530:26:54

To actually see them using them

and moving more freely

0:26:540:26:57

across this habitat,

that is so fragmented,

0:26:570:26:59

is a really positive sign.

0:26:590:27:02

This is very much

a short-term solution.

0:27:020:27:04

The long-term solution

is to reforest the area.

0:27:040:27:08

Palm oil grown here makes its way

into a huge variety of our food

0:27:080:27:12

and other products,

so conservationists are urging us

0:27:120:27:15

consumers to check it's

sourced sustainably.

0:27:150:27:18

Our choices, scientists say,

could decide whether there

0:27:180:27:20

is a future for these

critically endangered apes.

0:27:200:27:22

Victoria Gill, BBC News.

0:27:220:27:30

He's known as the Wizard -

now Dom Parsons is celebrating

0:27:300:27:33

the magic of winning Team GB's first

medal at the Winter Olympics.

0:27:330:27:37

The 30-year-old, who was classed

as an outsider, took

0:27:370:27:40

bronze in the skeleton.

0:27:400:27:45

And now all hopes are pinned

on the women carrying

0:27:450:27:47

on their winning ways in the event.

0:27:470:27:51

2014 gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold

is aiming to become the first

0:27:510:27:53

British athlete to successfully

defend a Winter Olympic title.

0:27:530:27:56

Our sports correspondent

David Ornstein is in Pyeongchang.

0:27:560:28:00

David. Britain arrived in South

Korea with a target of making it the

0:28:000:28:09

most successful ever Winter Olympics

but despite record levels of

0:28:090:28:13

funding, after six days of

competition, it was a story of

0:28:130:28:18

disappointment and they will yet to

set foot on a podium but today in

0:28:180:28:22

dramatic fashion, the weight came to

an end as my colleague Andy Swiss

0:28:220:28:25

reports.

0:28:250:28:29

From a 100-1 outsider

to Olympic medallist.

0:28:290:28:34

In a sport of eventful journeys,

Dom Parsons takes some beating.

0:28:340:28:38

His final run was an

emotional roller coaster.

0:28:380:28:42

Beginning in bronze position,

his supporters, including

0:28:420:28:44

parents Judith and David,

were starting to dream.

0:28:440:28:51

Nikita Tregubov's time.

0:28:510:28:52

But...

0:28:520:28:55

Slower by a mere two

hundredths of a second.

0:28:550:28:58

Can you believe it?

0:28:580:29:03

Well it will be an agonising wait

now for Dom Parsons.

0:29:030:29:07

In second place, but with two more

athletes still to go, has he done

0:29:070:29:11

enough for an Olympic medal?

0:29:110:29:16

Well it seemed unlikely.

0:29:160:29:17

Next to go, Martins Dukurs,

the world champion.

0:29:170:29:20

But, against the odds, he faltered,

and Parsons was gifted

0:29:200:29:24

a glorious reprieve.

0:29:240:29:27

Parsons unbelievably has his medal!

0:29:270:29:30

From despair to delight

in the blink of an eye.

0:29:300:29:34

I thought I had lost it

and made a couple too many

0:29:340:29:40

mistakes in that run.

0:29:400:29:42

But, Martins made more mistakes,

and he was the last person I thought

0:29:420:29:45

would make those mistakes.

0:29:450:29:47

For his parents, meanwhile,

the relief and pride

0:29:470:29:48

were overwhelming.

0:29:480:29:53

Gosh, he has earned it.

0:29:530:29:55

The last 11 years, he has dedicated

0:29:550:29:56

his life to skeleton.

0:29:560:29:58

How proud are you feeling right now?

0:29:580:30:03

I could not be prouder.

0:30:030:30:04

And here is the proof.

0:30:040:30:08

The sweetest of family reunions.

0:30:080:30:13

For Dom Parsons, the perfect ending

to a day of emotion and elation.

0:30:130:30:16

Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.

0:30:160:30:24

The women's event is under way with

defending champion Lizzy Yarnold

0:30:250:30:29

setting a new track record in the

first run and also Laura Deas

0:30:290:30:33

impressing in her second and they

sit third and fourth going into the

0:30:330:30:38

third and fourth runs, which

concludes tomorrow, on what could be

0:30:380:30:42

a Super Saturday for Great Britain

with medal opportunities in the

0:30:420:30:47

short track speed skating with Elise

Christie and freestyle skiing with

0:30:470:30:53

Izzy Atkin.

Jane. Thank you. That

brought tears to my eyes.

0:30:530:30:56

Time for a look at the weather.

0:30:560:30:57

Here's Stav Danaos.

0:30:570:30:58

Here's Stav Danaos.

0:30:580:31:01

It is another cold start this

morning but to compensate, a lot of

0:31:010:31:05

sunshine across the UK and this

glorious pictures sent in by a

0:31:050:31:10

weather watcher in Leicestershire.

For the weekend, subtle changes with

0:31:100:31:15

Saturday pretty similar to today.

Then turning mild on Sunday with

0:31:150:31:20

more cloud and outbreaks of rain.

Starting with clear skies this

0:31:200:31:24

morning but looking at cloud rolling

in from the west. It looks like

0:31:240:31:30

conditions will go downhill in

Northern Ireland and into western

0:31:300:31:32

Scotland and eventually western

fringes of Great Britain as we head

0:31:320:31:37

into the afternoon. Central,

southern and eastern parts will hold

0:31:370:31:43

onto sunshine and stay dry and

feeling mild in the south but cold

0:31:430:31:48

in the north. The breeze will pick

up as the weather front moves in and

0:31:480:31:52

brings rain and hill snow to

Scotland and maybe the far north of

0:31:520:31:57

England. They few centimetres of

setting snow in Scotland and the

0:31:570:32:01

Pennines. Clear skies in the east.

Not as cold further west because we

0:32:010:32:08

have cloud and rain. The weather

front will remain to start Saturday.

0:32:080:32:14

Central areas will have cloud and

outbreaks of rain, which moves

0:32:140:32:19

eastwards, so there could be showers

in Central and eastern England also

0:32:190:32:23

showers in western Scotland could be

heavy. That said, a lot of sunshine

0:32:230:32:28

and it should be pleasant. The winds

falling light. Between seven and 11

0:32:280:32:34

degrees in the South. You will

notice the temperature difference on

0:32:340:32:40

Sunday. This feature moving in from

the Atlantic. It is a warm front and

0:32:400:32:46

will have warmer air behind it, so

introducing cloud and rain. But

0:32:460:32:51

notice the colours pushing in,

initially to Northern Ireland and

0:32:510:32:55

then the rest of the country. Early

brightness we could seek early on

0:32:550:33:00

Sunday in eastern parts. Western

areas starting cloudy and damp. That

0:33:000:33:05

will move to all parts of the

afternoon. Claudio Bravo western

0:33:050:33:09

hills. The temperature is 9-11, or

12 degrees. Holding onto the mild

0:33:090:33:14

weather for the start of next week.

Rain at first but then things will

0:33:140:33:21

turn brighter and there is a

potential for things to be colder by

0:33:210:33:24

the end of the week.

0:33:240:33:25

potential for things to be colder by

the end of the week. Stay tuned to

0:33:250:33:27

the weather. Thank you.

0:33:270:33:29

A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime...

0:33:290:33:31

A candlelit vigil has been held

to remember the 17 people killed

0:33:310:33:34

in the Florida high school shooting.

0:33:340:33:38

That is all.

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That is all.

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