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The Oxfam scandal in Haiti.

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Now the charity reveals it's

investigating 26 more cases

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of alleged sexual misconduct.

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Called to account by MPs -

Oxfam's boss admits the sex scandal

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has prompted thousands

of people to stop making

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donations to the charity.

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I am sorry, we are sorry,

for the damage that Oxfam has done,

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both to the people of Haiti

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and also to wider efforts

to aid and development.

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It comes amid fresh allegations

against another charity tonight.

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Also, in the programme...

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EXPLOSION.

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The suburbs of Syria's capital.

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Activists say up to 200 are dead

as government forces attack the last

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rebel stronghold near Damascus.

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The new treatment bringing hope

to children with a rare blood

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vessel disorder that

causes facial disfigurement.

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COMMENTATOR:

And Christie goes

down before they reach

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the very first corner.

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Team GB's Elise Christie crashes out

of the Winter Olympics,

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disqualified from her last event.

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Her dreams of a medal are over.

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# I've got new rules, I count 'em...

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And Dua Lipa - the 22-year-old whose

career began on YouTube -

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is now leading the way

at the Brit awards tomorrow.

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And coming up on Sportsday

on BBC News...

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Why Barcelona have Chelsea manager

Antonio Conte awake at night

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as the two sides prepare to meet

in the last 16 of

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the Champions League.

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Good evening and welcome

to the BBC News at Six.

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Oxfam has revealed that it's

investigating 26 more cases

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of alleged sexual misconduct

after it emerged that some

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of its former staff had paid

women for sex in Haiti

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when they were dealing

with the aftermath of

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the earthquake in 2010.

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Bosses from the charity

were questioned by MPs

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in the Commons today.

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They said the scandal had prompted

7000 people to stop making

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regular donations to Oxfam.

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Our Diplomatic Correspondent

James Landale reports.

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In 2010, Haiti was flooded with aid

workers, most there to help the

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country recover from the earthquake.

But seven men from Oxfam were also

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hiring prostitutes and bullying

colleagues, men who were eventually

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dismissed or allowed to resign.

Today, the charity's most senior

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executives were summoned to

Parliament to explain what had gone

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on and why Oxfam hadn't been more

open and done more to stop it

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happening again. Sorry wasn't the

half of it.

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I am sorry, we are sorry,

for the damage Oxfam has done.

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On behalf of the Council of Oxfam,

that we are ashamed of what happened

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in Haiti, we don't think

it was well handled.

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Please allow me to begin

by saying how sorry I am

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about what has happened.

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I am ashamed.

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In particular, Oxfam's chief

executive apologised for suggesting

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the criticism the charity

was getting was disproportionate,

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saying it wasn't as if babies had

been murdered in their cots.

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I do apologise.

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I was thinking under stress.

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I had given many interviews,

I had made many decisions

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to try to lead Oxfam's

response to this.

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Oxfam, he admitted, had not been

explicit about what had gone

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on and was now paying the price.

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7000 people had cancelled

their regular donations

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in the last ten days.

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Corporate sponsors were reserving

judgment.

How many more revelations

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have come to your notice?

Across

Oxfam Great Britain, we have had

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about 26 stories and reports come to

us that are either new reports come

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out as a result of these stories, or

earlier stories, where people said,

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I didn't necessarily report this at

the time.

MPs just couldn't hide

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their frustration.

You as an

organisation are dealing with these

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women and girls as if they are just

trinkets, and you can pay for them

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and give them a bit of aid and

that's OK. And you don't, when you

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know about it, the organisation does

not report it to the Haiti

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authorities. That's pretty shocking.

It's really heartbreaking that...

It

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is.

That we are in this situation.

But I want to assure you that we are

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not doing nothing.

From our point of

view, does it not look like Oxfam

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was more interested in protecting

its own brand than protecting

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vulnerable women and girls.

It may

look like that. I can't do anything

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other than say I think it was wrong.

I am conscious of the fact you

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didn't hold responsibility at the

time.

The committee chairman said he

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would now hold a full enquiry, the

fourth Oxfam is now facing, to

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ensure it gets hits house in order.

Oxfam is apologising to MPs, it's

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being more transparent. But what is

clear from today's evidence is that

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to recover public trust it will have

to change a culture that tolerated

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the exploitation of vulnerable

women. In the Commons, Oxfam was

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warned if new safeguarding

procedures were not in place by the

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end of next week, then current

government funding could be cut.

The

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UK Government reserves the right to

take whatever decisions about

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present or future funding to Oxfam

or any other organisation we deem

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necessary.

The real test will come

not in Haiti but the next time there

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is another natural disaster and the

world's aid industry is deployed

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once again. STUDIO:

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James is here now.

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Tonight there are fresh allegations

involving former boss at charity

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Save the Children.

This involves

somebody called Justin Forsyth who

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now has a senior position at a

Unicef, but who used to be chief

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executive for save the Radio 4 PM

programme, there were three separate

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complaints of inappropriate

behaviour towards female members of

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staff by Mr Forsyth before he left

in 2015 such as inappropriate texts

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and comments. In a statement this

afternoon Mr Forsyth says he made

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personal mistakes during his time at

save the judgment. He recognises

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that he had an suitable and

thoughtless conversations with

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colleagues that I now row caused

offence and hurt. When it was

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brought to my attention on two

separate occasions I apologised

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unreservedly to the three colleagues

are involved. The apologies were

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accepted and thought the issue was

closed many years ago. This is the

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second case involving Save the

Children in recent days. Over the

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weekend, Brendan Cox, the husband of

murdered MP Jo Cox, admitted he had

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made mistakes and behaved in a way

that had caused some women hurt an

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offence when he was director of

policy at the charity.

James

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Landale, thank you.

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Almost 200 people -

including children -

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have been killed on the outskirts

of Syria's capital

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Damascus since Sunday,

according to activists.

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Syrian government forces have

stepped up their bombardment

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of Eastern Ghouta -

the last rebel-held

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enclave near the capital.

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The United Nations has called

for an immediate ceasefire.

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Our Middle East Editor

Jeremy Bowen reports.

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His report contains distressing

images.

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This could be the beginning

of the end of a rebellion

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in Eastern Ghouta that

began in 2012.

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All the other smaller rebel-held

enclaves around Damascus have been

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starved and bombed into submission.

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EXPLOSION.

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Now, it looks to be

Eastern Ghouta's turn as the regime

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pushes for decisive victory

around the capital.

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Activists say this is

as bad as it's been.

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We can hear the shout and crying

of women and children

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through the windows of their homes

under the missiles and mortars

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dropping on us like rain.

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There is nowhere to hide from this

nightmare in Eastern Ghouta.

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A generation has been

born into the war.

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Dozens have been killed

by it in the last few

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hours in Eastern Ghouta.

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Over the years of siege,

they've set up a network

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of underground hospitals.

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This girl, named in Arabic,

Angel, escaped the worst,

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but will have to go back

to the streets to get home.

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And this is her area.

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With the regime

dropping what appears

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to be a barrel bomb,

unguided - an indiscriminate killer.

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The Syrian regime denies

attacking civilians.

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It says it's trying to liberate

Eastern Ghouta from terrorists.

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Eastern Ghouta is a sprawling mix

of concrete suburbs and farmland,

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starting about nine miles east

of Damascus' city centre.

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The Syrian rebels that have

controlled it since 2012 include

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several Islamist militias,

including one with its

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roots in Al-Qaeda.

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Eastern Ghouta is surrounded

by Syrian government forces.

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Before the war, it was just a short

drive from the Syrian

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presidential palace.

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Officially, it's been designated

a de-escalation zone,

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that is an empty phrase.

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Force decides what happens in Syria.

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After seven years, Syria's war isn't

ending, but it's changing.

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President Assad, with the help

of Russia and Iran, is now secure,

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but Syria is linked into a web

of war and power politics,

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which guarantees more bloodshed.

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How many times in the last seven

years have Syrians dug

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through the rubble for survivors?

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There's talk of safe

corridors out for civilians,

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but based on past form,

the regime once victory

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but based on past form,

the regime wants victory

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in Eastern Ghouta and

the surrender of the rebels.

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Jeremy Bowen, BBC News.

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The Brexit Secretary has insisted

the UK will continue to meet high

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trading standards when it

leaves the EU.

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David Davis, speaking

to business leaders in Vienna,

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said the UK wanted to lead a global

race to the top in rights

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and standards, not a "competitive

race to the bottom".

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Labour claims the UK will face

massive de-regulation after Brexit,

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threatening the quality of food

and the environment, as well as

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long-standing workers' rights.

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Here's our political

correspondent Vicki Young.

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The UK has decided to carve out a

different path to the European

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Union. But ministers don't seem to

be preparing for a sharp change in

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direction. The message here in

Vienna was more about reassurance.

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David Davis denying accusations from

Labour that the government plans to

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sweep away rules that protect

workers or the environment.

They

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fear that Brexit could lead to an

Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom.

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Britain plunged into eight Mad Max

style world borrowed from dystopian

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fiction. These fears about a race to

the bottom are based on nothing.

He

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argued that high standards could

help ensure trade with the EU

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remained as frictionless as possible

with both sides recognising each

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other's rules and institutions.

Is

that these goals will not change the

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kind of country Britain is. A

dynamic and open country. That

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supports businesses like yours to

grow, to invest, and to innovate in

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a competitive, open and fair market.

Some of the business leaders in the

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audience who want to keep close ties

to Britain were encouraged by David

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Davis' words.

I think his tone is

now different to what it was maybe

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one year ago. In reality, hopefully

it will bring us together.

In the

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end there will be closer

relationships between the EU and UK,

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otherwise nobody will win.

David

Davis' words today are a far cry

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from what many in his own party have

been saying about the needs to break

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away from the burden of EU red tape

that has been stifling British

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business for decades. He prefers to

talk now about ongoing cooperation

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and mutual trust with the European

Union after Brexit. Cabinet

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ministers have been touring European

capitals in recent days, urging EU

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leaders to be pragmatic about Brexit

negotiations. But Labour say it's

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the British government that needs to

make some decisions.

The problem is

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that you have David Davis saying one

thing, Boris Johnson saying

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something else, and the Prime

Minister saying almost nothing. It

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has got to be resolved. There is a

basic question here, do you want to

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stay close in trading terms to the

EU, or do you want to be distant and

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different question what David Davis

says he is certain that a good deal

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with Brussels is on the cards. But

discord among his colleagues need to

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be dealt with first.

Vicki Young,

BBC News, Vienna.

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The parents of the seriously ill

toddler Alfie Evans have

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lost their bid to prevent

doctors from withdrawing

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life-support for their son.

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The judge said he accepted medical

evidence that showed further

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treatment for 21-month-old Alfie,

who doctors say is in a vegetative

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state, was futile. The judge said he

reached his conclusion with great

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sadness. Adina Campbell is at the

High Court for us.

This was not the

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news Alfie Evans' parents were

hoping for. Bayard Italy

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disappointment with today's ruling

at the High Court. When the judgment

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was read out it took approximately

two hours. -- they are bitterly

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disappointed. Alfie Evans' father

sobbed uncontrollably. He was

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bitterly disappointed to find out

his son's life support would be

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withdrawn this Friday. They had

hoped to take their son Alfie to

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Italy where doctors there had

potentially, were going to see if

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they could prolong his life by

providing treatment, but that will

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not happen. The life support will be

withdrawn on Friday. This is what

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Alfie's Father Tom Evans had to say

outside court earlier.

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This isn't over, this

is just the start.

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I'm going to take this

absolute NHS down.

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I'm not giving up.

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My son ain't giving up.

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No one, and I repeat,

no one in this country's

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taking my boy away from me, no one.

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And they're not violating his right,

and they're not violating my right.

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My son's two years of age and he's

been sentenced to the death penalty.

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How wrong is that?

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Alfie's parents are now coming to

the end of this legal process. We

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believe they are going to appeal

this decision, but the life support

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machine is expected to be turned off

this Friday and with time running

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out, they have just three days to

go.

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The time is 6:15.

Our top story this evening:

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The Oxfam scandal in Haiti -

the charity reveals

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it's investigating 26 more cases

of alleged sexual misconduct.

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Both at home and abroad.

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And still to come, the local council

that's going to start giving

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thousands of kids a free meal,

every day of the year.

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Coming up on Sportsday on BBC News:

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Chelsea have the unenviable task

of stopping Barcelona as

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the two sides meet in the last 16

of the Champions League tonight.

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Nikki Cristou is 13 years old -

she was born with a rare blood

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vessel disorder that makes part

of her face swell causing

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serious disfigurement.

And it can be life threatening.

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Now research, involving

Great Ormond Street Hospital,

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has found the genes

responsible for the condition,

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which affects hundreds

of children in the UK.

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And it also identifies

existing cancer drugs

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as a possible treatment.

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Our medical correspondent

Fergus Walsh reports

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on the ground-breaking research.

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OK, so we need to do the eggs.

And froth the eggs.

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13-year-old Nikki Cristou

never knows when her face

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will start to bleed.

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She has a rare disorder,

which means high pressure blood

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in her arteries feeds directly

into her veins.

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It causes swelling, facial

disfigurement and life threatening

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bleeds from her nose,

and even her tear ducts.

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It's very scary, because you don't

really know if it's going to stop,

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how much blood you're losing,

and if it is really bad,

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then I can, you know,

become very light-headed

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and things like that.

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So I think when these bleeds happen,

you just know that

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it's time for an ambulance.

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Nikki has not let her condition,

known as AVM, hold her back.

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The winner of

Junior Bake Off is...Nikki.

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As well as winning Junior Bake Off

in 2016, she's also interviewed

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the Prime Minister for CBBC.

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So what were you like as a teenager?

Oh, gosh.

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Nikki has had hundreds of

appointments at Great Ormond Street

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Hospital, and 30 operations.

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How are you doing?

It's lovely to see you.

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You, too.

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I'm just going to have a little

feel of your face.

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And is now part of

ground-breaking research,

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which is led by her consultant.

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The team at UCL's Institute

of Child Health sequenced the DNA

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of more than 150 children

with her condition, and found

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it could be triggered

by four faulty genes.

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This is really an enormous step

for us, having discovered

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the genetic causes of these

in individual patients,

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we're now able to suggest

treatments, which could

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potentially slow

the growth, stop the growth,

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or perhaps even reverse

the growth of this condition

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in the longer term.

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And those drug treatments

come from an unlikely source.

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The gene mutations discovered

in this lab, which are responsible

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for these faulty blood vessels

also play a key role

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in the growth of some cancers.

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Now, the good news is,

there are several cancer drugs,

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which inhibit these faulty genes,

which can now be repurposed

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to treat Nikki's condition.

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This is your right eye.

And this is the AVM.

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Nikki's one of two

patients who are taking

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the targeted cancer drugs.

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Today, she is finding out

the results of some new scans.

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This looks good.

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It looks exciting that,

after six months, it seems

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to be holding the growth.

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That's really good, isn't it.

Yeah, that's so good.

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Thank you.

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It will be at least a year

before doctors know for sure

0:18:540:18:58

whether the cancer drugs Nikki

is taking are working.

0:18:580:19:00

But the discovery of the faulty

genes has given hope to patients

0:19:000:19:03

with this debilitating condition.

Fergus Walsh, BBC News.

0:19:030:19:11

KFC says disruption is expected to

continue across many of its

0:19:130:19:16

restaurants for the rest of the week

after a change of delivery supplier

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meant they ran out of chicken. The

company said that half of its 900 UK

0:19:190:19:24

outlets remain closed. The KFC

crisis has even prompted calls to

0:19:240:19:27

the police in London's Tower

Hamlets, they say it is not a police

0:19:270:19:31

matter.

0:19:310:19:33

One of Scotland's largest councils

is going to start providing free

0:19:330:19:36

lunches every day of the year

for thousands of children

0:19:360:19:40

from low income households.

0:19:400:19:42

North Lanarkshire council says it

will use sports centres and other

0:19:420:19:45

facilities to provide meals

when schools are closed.

0:19:450:19:50

Our Scotland Editor Sarah Smith has

been talking to some primary

0:19:500:19:53

school children.

0:19:530:19:54

Yeah, there's all different

things you can get.

0:19:540:19:56

My favourite's chicken curry.

0:19:560:19:58

It's tomato pasta.

0:19:580:19:58

So this is your favourite

meal you've got the day?

0:19:580:20:00

Yeah.

0:20:000:20:02

You get lettuce, and you have tomato

and you have all the pasta.

0:20:020:20:05

When I was at school,

school lunches were not something

0:20:050:20:07

you looked forward to,

but are they actually could you?

0:20:070:20:09

Yeah. Really good.

0:20:090:20:11

All the kids here do seem to

really enjoy their school meals,

0:20:110:20:13

and the teachers know that,

for some of them, it's the best meal

0:20:130:20:17

they're going to eat all day.

0:20:170:20:18

When the schools close,

quite a few of these kids

0:20:180:20:20

do, sadly, go hungry.

0:20:200:20:23

That's why North Lanarkshire Council

are to pilot a scheme providing free

0:20:230:20:27

lunches to kids who need them,

not just on school

0:20:270:20:29

days, but every day.

0:20:290:20:31

Every so often, you can spot

that someone's hungrier

0:20:310:20:34

than we would like them to be

after a weekend, or after late

0:20:340:20:37

holiday period in particular.

0:20:370:20:38

It can be individual children,

we know that food is an issue.

0:20:380:20:41

If you're hungry, you won't

learn and you won't achieve.

0:20:410:20:43

Other councils in the UK provide

meals during school holidays.

0:20:430:20:47

North Lanarkshire will be

the first to make free lunches

0:20:470:20:50

available 365 days a year,

from primary one up to the third

0:20:500:20:55

year of secondary school.

0:20:550:20:56

I know there are children out

there that don't get a meal.

0:20:560:20:59

Some adults go without to give

their kids during the holidays.

0:20:590:21:03

The children get full meals

at school, so in the holidays

0:21:030:21:06

and that, you give them a piece

for lunch, and they're, like,

0:21:060:21:09

"Where is my hot dinner?"

Ken?

0:21:090:21:14

40% of these children qualify for

free school meals.

0:21:140:21:16

But the school works hard to make

sure it's not obvious

0:21:160:21:19

who to avoid any stigma.

0:21:190:21:20

For the same reasons,

kids won't be coming into school

0:21:200:21:23

at weekends and holidays,

meals will be served in leisure

0:21:230:21:25

centres or community halls.

0:21:250:21:27

It will cost around £500,000 a year

to feed children who might not

0:21:270:21:34

otherwise eat a proper meal

over the weekend.

0:21:340:21:36

We know that when children

leave school on a Friday,

0:21:360:21:39

sometimes they're not eating again

until they return to

0:21:390:21:41

school on a Monday.

0:21:410:21:42

And that has a significant impact

on cognitive development,

0:21:420:21:44

it has an impact on behaviour

and concentration levels.

0:21:440:21:48

And we're hoping that this

will help close the poverty

0:21:480:21:50

related attainment gap.

0:21:500:21:52

Hungry children can't learn properly

or achieve their full potential.

0:21:520:21:55

North Lanarkshire might be one

of the most deprived areas

0:21:550:21:58

in the UK, but they hope that

doesn't mean that kids

0:21:580:22:01

here have to go hungry.

Sarah Smith, BBC News, Wishaw.

0:22:010:22:06

She was one of Team GB's big hopes

at the Winter Olympics,

0:22:060:22:09

but Elise Christie's dreams

of taking home a medal are over

0:22:090:22:12

after she was disqualified

in her 1000 metres short track

0:22:120:22:14

speed skating heat.

0:22:140:22:15

It was the last chance

for the triple world champion

0:22:150:22:17

after she crashed out

of her two other events.

0:22:170:22:20

Our Sports Correspondent David

Ornstein reports from Pyeongchang.

0:22:200:22:22

Just three days after leaving the

ice on a stretcher, Elise Christie

0:22:220:22:27

was back, her a wing tip hopes on

the line.

0:22:270:22:30

Away they go.

0:22:300:22:31

And Christie goes down

before they reach the very

0:22:310:22:33

first corner.

0:22:330:22:35

After crashing out of the 500

and 1500 metres, Christie's

0:22:350:22:42

bid for 1000 metre gold got off

to the worst possible start.

0:22:420:22:47

But having been tripped,

she earned a reprieve,

0:22:470:22:49

the heat would be rerun.

0:22:490:22:50

An ankle injury meant

her participation was

0:22:500:22:58

only confirmed in the hour before

the race, and although slow to get

0:23:010:23:04

going, she fought back impressively.

0:23:040:23:05

With half a lap to go, Christie's

in position to qualify here.

0:23:050:23:08

Battling through a physical

contest to finish

0:23:080:23:10

second and reached

the quarterfinals.

0:23:100:23:11

Or so she thought.

0:23:110:23:12

As Christie was

carried away in pain,

0:23:120:23:14

her night would take another turn

for the worse, the judges spotting

0:23:140:23:17

two infringements and disqualifying

the triple world champion.

0:23:170:23:19

So it's heartbreak

for Elise Christie yet

0:23:190:23:21

again after failing to win a medal

at the last Olympics four years ago,

0:23:210:23:25

history has repeated itself here

in Pyeongchang, her dreams ending

0:23:250:23:27

in bitter disappointment.

0:23:270:23:35

Right now, I'm a bit shell-shocked.

0:23:380:23:40

I worked so hard to come

back from this injury.

0:23:400:23:42

I think a thousand people

wouldn't have skated

0:23:420:23:44

with my ankle the way it was.

0:23:440:23:46

The only thing I can say is,

I promise Britain I will fight back

0:23:460:23:49

from this, and I will

come back for Beijing.

0:23:490:23:51

And hopefully, you know,

I can do Britain proud then.

0:23:510:23:54

It's going to come in nicely...

0:23:540:23:55

There was better news for Britain's

curlers as the men out dazzled

0:23:550:23:59

the colourfully dressed Norway,

and like the women who beat Japan,

0:23:590:24:05

can progress to the semifinals

with victories tomorrow.

0:24:050:24:07

In the figure skating,

Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

0:24:070:24:11

finished 11th in the free dance

final, an event that will long be

0:24:110:24:18

remembered for the world record

display of Tessa Virtue

0:24:180:24:20

and Scott Moir.

0:24:200:24:21

Skating together since childhood,

the Canadians took a stunning

0:24:210:24:23

second gold of the games,

and are now the most decorated

0:24:230:24:26

skaters in Winter Olympics history.

David Ornstein, BBC News.

0:24:260:24:33

And finally to the singer,

songwriter and model Dua Lipa.

0:24:330:24:37

She's just 22 years old

but already she's the most streamed

0:24:370:24:39

female artist in the UK.

0:24:390:24:47

She started her musical

career at the age of 15 -

0:24:490:24:51

posting clips on YouTube.

0:24:510:24:55

And it paid off because tomorrow

night she's up for five

0:24:550:24:58

awards at the Brits -

a record for a female artist

0:24:580:25:00

as Mark Savage reports.

0:25:000:25:01

# One, don't pick up the phone

0:25:010:25:03

# You know he's only calling

because he's drunk and alone

0:25:030:25:06

With more than 1 billion

views on YouTube, New

0:25:060:25:08

Rules has become Dua Lipa's

signature song, inspiring hundreds

0:25:080:25:10

of covers and tributes.

0:25:100:25:11

# I've got new rules, I count 'em...

0:25:110:25:14

I never expected New Rules

to do what it did.

0:25:140:25:17

You never expect it

to take a world of

0:25:170:25:21

its own, and it turns into memes,

and you have people, like,

0:25:210:25:24

recreating the dance moves.

0:25:240:25:30

Born in London to

Kosovan Albanian parents,

0:25:300:25:32

Dua Lipa returned to

Pristina when she was 13.

0:25:320:25:36

She lasted just two years before

flying the nest back to London.

0:25:360:25:42

I didn't feel like there was enough

opportunity for me to be able

0:25:420:25:45

to do this from Kosovo.

0:25:450:25:49

So when I moved back

to London at the age of 15,

0:25:490:25:53

I thought that I'm going to,

kind of, use social media

0:25:530:25:56

to my advantage.

0:25:560:25:57

And I'm just go to put

some covers online.

0:25:570:25:59

Before long, the teenager had

a starring role in this

0:25:590:26:02

X Factor advert.

0:26:020:26:03

But her music career

took longer to get going.

0:26:030:26:06

Dua's debut album

was delayed several times

0:26:060:26:09

while she built up

a huge live following.

0:26:090:26:11

Are you guys ready to sing with me?

0:26:110:26:15

# Oh baby, come on,

let me get to know you

0:26:150:26:19

# Just another chance

so that I can show...#

0:26:190:26:22

I think her record label have,

kind of, kept the faith

0:26:220:26:24

and let us spend a long time making

a debut album, and develop her

0:26:240:26:28

perspective and the kind of

pop star she wants to be.

0:26:280:26:30

And that kind of faith,

I think, is in short supply in

0:26:300:26:33

the music industry at the moment.

0:26:330:26:35

We're backstage here at the Brit

awards, where tomorrow night,

0:26:350:26:41

Dua Lipa will find out if she can

turn her five nominations into

0:26:410:26:44

actual prizes.

0:26:440:26:45

But whatever happens,

she says she hopes she is the

0:26:450:26:47

first in a new wave

of British female stars.

0:26:470:26:49

# If you don't like the way

I talk, why am I on your mind...? #

0:26:490:26:56

I feel like there are a lot more

female artists on the rise,

0:26:560:26:59

and there's going to be a lot more.

0:26:590:27:01

And we're going to see a lot more

females on those stages.

0:27:010:27:03

# If we don't mess

this whole thing up

0:27:030:27:05

# Guaranteed I can blow your mind

# Mwah...#

0:27:050:27:07

Mark Savage, BBC News.

0:27:070:27:08

Time for a look at the weather.

Here's Susan Powell.

0:27:080:27:13

We have had a good look at the

sunshine across the British Isles

0:27:130:27:17

today, particularly to the north and

west, with clear skies allowing the

0:27:170:27:21

warmth through the day we gained

today to radiate away. We will see

0:27:210:27:26

widespread frost developing tonight.

In the east, thicker cloud, and a

0:27:260:27:30

weather front that will feed drizzle

into eastern areas for the small

0:27:300:27:33

hours, but the temperatures are

above freezing for frost.

0:27:330:27:38

hours, but the temperatures are

above freezing for frost. We can see

0:27:380:27:40

the blue on the map behind me, -2 or

three as a starting temperature.

0:27:400:27:46

Frosty but a lovely looking start

for Scotland and Northern Ireland

0:27:460:27:49

with sunshine, always more cloud

around for England and Wales,

0:27:490:27:54

hopefully some brightness, but

perhaps cloud thick enough to bring

0:27:540:27:56

rain into the Midlands in the

afternoon. Top temperatures, 7-9, so

0:27:560:28:02

cooler than today. High pressure is

going to be keeping our weather

0:28:020:28:05

settled as we look into the

foreseeable future. The weather

0:28:050:28:08

front is the last one we will see

for some time. If you are a regular

0:28:080:28:12

viewer, you will get bored of the

higher pressure charts. Thursday,

0:28:120:28:16

high-pressure stored in the west to

the Atlantic, a fine day in the

0:28:160:28:20

main, but cloud around on Thursday,

hopefully bright spells as well with

0:28:200:28:25

easterly wind starting to nag to the

south of the British Isles. Four in

0:28:250:28:30

Norwich, it will feel considerably

colder, and that is a taste of

0:28:300:28:33

things to come. The area of high

pressure will not do to keep it

0:28:330:28:36

settled, it will build and build

three Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

0:28:360:28:42

moving up to Scandinavia, follow the

isobars back as a pipeline to show

0:28:420:28:45

you where the air coming our way

will come from. It start in Siberia.

0:28:450:28:51

That cold air will drift across to

the British Isles. Monday and

0:28:510:28:56

Tuesday next week, it will feel raw

with a biting wind.

0:28:560:29:01

That's all from the BBC News at Six,

so it's goodbye from me.

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