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This is BBC World News Today with me, Zeinab Badawi.

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Europe's debt crisis hits the euro- zone's third biggest economy. The

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Italian Senate votes for an austerity budget to stave off an

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international financial bailout. And how credit-worthy is the United

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States? It faces a possible downgrade over its public debt.

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Facing the music. Rupert Murdoch and his son James agree to appear

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before a parliamentary committee on the phone-hacking scandal. At you

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cannot hide away from this level of public anguish and anger and

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interest. We venture into Syria and speak to

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the Syrian soldiers who refuse to open fire on unarmed civilians.

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And why theatre-goers in Britain won't be left wriggling

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uncomfortably in their seats anymore, as many theatres get a

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Hello and welcome. The Italian Senate has approved an emergency

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austerity budget worth almost 50 billion, in an effort to prevent

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the European debt crisis from engulfing the country. The cuts are

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being rushed through after financial markets began speculating

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that Italy was facing difficulties servicing its large debts. The

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lower House of Parliament is due to vote on the issue on Friday, and is

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also expected to approve the measures to try to balance the

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budget. Richard Galpin reports. Italian senators arrived at

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Parliament knowing that their country could now be drawn into the

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crisis affecting the euro-zone. Today, they came to debate the

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government's plan to reduce the huge amount of public debt the

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country has accumulated. In total, Italy owes 1.6 trillion Euros. This

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makes it the most indebted country in Europe. It has more outstanding

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bonds than Greece, Ireland and Portugal put together. And now, the

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borrowing costs are going up sharply. As investors get

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increasingly nervous about the stability of the economy. No

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surprise then, that in the Senate today, desperate appeals from

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ministers. No one writes about it like this without wanting the

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common good, without balancing the books, the public debt, and the

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fear that the past will devour our future. The country is watching us.

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They are looking at the government, and the opposition he differ but

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are not divided. These appeals work. With a clear majority of senators

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voting in favour of the austerity measures. These measures aim to

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save 47 billion euros over the next four years. By cutting Minister's

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pay and expenses, extending recumbent -- current hiring freeze

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in the public sector and Gatting -- cracking down on tax exemptions.

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But almost all of these cuts will only be implemented in 2013 and

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2014, by which time there will be a new government. Unfortunately it

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seems to me that the political system is not prepared to face

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these kinds of situations. And the tendency of politicians is usually

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to look at the short term when it comes to benefits, or benefiting

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their own gains. And unfortunately, there is a lack of vision.

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despite this, the markets have responded positively to the Senate

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vote, and to the news that today, the government managed to raise

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another 5 billion euros by selling more bonds. On Friday, the people

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of Italy will see if the lower house of parliament also bodes

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through the austerity measures. Everyone here is aware that the

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Italian economy, Europe's third- largest, could bring down the

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entire -- entire euro-zone if it also needs a bail-out.

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And in the US, the world's biggest economy is also saddled with a big

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debt. And the politicians can't agree what to do about it.

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President Obama has been urging a change in the country's debt

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ceiling in meetings with congressional leaders. If there's

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no agreement, the credit ratings agency Moody's has said there's a

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small but increasing risk that the US government will default on its

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debt. The gulf between the Republicans and Democrats over

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The President continues to insist on raising taxes, and they are just

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not serious enough about fundamental entitlement reform to

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solve the problem for the near two intermediate future. I want to get

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there, I want to do what I do think is in the best interest of the

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country. But it takes two to tango, and they are not there yet.

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need for the United States to take action so that it fulfils its

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obligations and pays its debts, as it has in the entirety of its

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existence, is not a democratic problem, it is not a Republican

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problem. It is an American problem. Clearly if we went so far as to

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default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. Because the Treasury

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security is viewed as the safest security in the world. It is this

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have -- basis of most of our financial system. And the notion

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that it would become suddenly unreliable would throw shockwaves

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through the global financial system. I think we all know that our

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leadership has concocted a scheme where at the folk on the other side

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of the Isle can allow the debt ceiling to increase, and continue

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to appeal to their constituencies for the election. I look back at

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the week's discussions about how to solve the debt crisis. To get an

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overall picture of the debt crisis hitting countries like the US and

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Italy, we're joined now by Douglas Elliot, a former investment banker

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with JP Morgan and now with the Brookings Institution.

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Is it fanciful to talk about the United States possibly defaulting

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on its debt, or is this just politics, or is there a real risk?

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Sadly it is not fanciful. There is a real risk. If we do, it will be

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for a short period. But it is very important that does not happen at

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all. As one of the previous speaker is said, the markets rely on this

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being the bond that always pays. That always does what it had

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promised to do. What is the likelihood then? Housing could be

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Democrats and the Republicans actually come up with some sort of

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action plan? I personally think that it will happen very close to

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3rd August, the date that has been set as the last minute. Just

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because that is the way things work in Workington. But I do think there

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is a high probability the right thing will get done. You may be

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familiar with the Winston Churchill quote to the effect that America

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always does the right thing, after trying everything else? What is the

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right thing? The Republicans says Ben less, the Democrats say they

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have to look at taxes... The key here is that we do not default.

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There is time for us to work through the budget differences. I

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think it was a mistake in the first place to make this the a date which

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we had to try to reach agreement by. We have time for a normal process.

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Let us not make anyone worry we will not pay our bills. Turning To

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Italy, they have approved the austerity measure. But the impact

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is not until 2013 -- 2013. It is still a big step forward. The good

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news is that it is a wealthy countries. The reason that people

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are worried about it is a combination of the fact that it has

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a lot of dead, and that its political system works badly. --

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debt. But I think they will pull together. The opposition is

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supporting the Budget, as we saw their. They will do what they have

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to. Thank you for joining us. At first Rupert Murdoch declined

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going before a parliamentary committee looking into the phone-

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hacking allegations. But by the end of the day he changed his mind, and

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said that he and his son James will now answer questions from Members

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of Parliament. One of his senior executives, Rebekah Brooks, had

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already agreed today to appear before the committee next week.

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She's a former editor of the News of the World, the newspaper that

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has been at the centre of the storm. James Landale has been following

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the day's developments. Parliament has already cost them

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the News of the World and BSkyB. Now it wants to hold Rebekah Brooks

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and the Murdochs to account. To answer the questions that MPs and

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the public want asked about just why so many people's bones were

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hacked in the name of news. It was a summons they could not ignore a.

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My message to Rebekah Brooks and G Rupert Murdoch is to do the decent

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thing. You cannot hide away from this level of public anguish, and

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anger, and indeed interest. first, Rupert Murdoch and James

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Murdoch were reluctant. In a letter this morning, he told them he could

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not attend. However, I am fully prepared to give evidence to the

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forthcoming inquiry. His son James has said he could not make it

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either. But I would be pleased to give evidence to your Committee on

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the 10th or 11th August. Rebekah Brooks said she would be available

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to appear before the committee, and welcome the opportunity to do so.

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But she said she would not be able to discuss anything they related to

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the ongoing police investigation. Here in Westminster, the talk was

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of a formal summons. A fine, even imprisonment in the bowels of

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Parliament. Within hours, it appeared that the threat had worked.

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They changed their minds and said they would now, and answer the

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questions. These are just some of As for Rebekah Brooks, she will be

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asked about what she told MPs the last time. We have paid the MP --

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the police for information in the past... I hope that the committee

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will want to hear the trees. We want to get to the facts. This is

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not about a lynch mob or an opportunity to throw abuse. This is

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about hearing what exactly has been happening. The lawyer representing

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the family of Milly Dowler had his doubts. They will be sceptical

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about anything, that they will hear the three monkeys. They will say

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that they have not heard of any of it, and that nobody was speaking

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about it. One man who could not evade a summons was Neil Wallis,

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Andy Coulson's former Deputy, he was arrested and bailed over

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allegations of phone hacking. It emerged that he had been doing PR

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work for Scotland Yard. Once again, MPs have got them on the backs that.

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And the scene is set for an extraordinary confrontation between

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the power of the media and the power of Parliament. For once, the

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word historic is not a cliche. Now a look at some of the day's

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other news. The Indian government has put its

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cities on high alert after Wednesday's simultaneous triple

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bomb blasts in the business capital Mumbai.

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Mourners gathered at the city's burial grounds and crematoriums on

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Thursday for the last rites of their loved ones, a day after the

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bombings in India's financial capital killed at least 17 people.

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It was the country's worst strike since the 2008 Siege of Mumbai,

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which killed 166 people. The newly-independent state of

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South Sudan has been welcomed into the United Nations at a session in

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New York. The UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, called it an important

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milestone for the new state. South Sudan declared its independence on

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Saturday after decades of civil war. BBC reporter Urunboy Usmonov has

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been released on bail after being held in detention in Tajikistan for

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a month. He was detained on charges of having links with a banned

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Islamic party. Mr Usmonov is at home with family, but he's required

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to stay in the country while the legal process continues.

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An unfinished early Jane Austen manuscript has been sold at auction

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for more than $1.5 million. Sotheby's say the draft for The

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Watsons is the earliest surviving manuscript for a novel by Austen.

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It was probably written in 1804. In Afghanistan, a memorial service

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for President Karzai's brother has been the target of a suicide attack.

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Five people were killed in the blast at a mosque in the southern

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city of Kandahar. It comes on the same day the UN released a report

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on the dramatic rise in civilian deaths in Afghanistan. Nearly 1500

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civilians lost their lives in the crossfire of the battle between

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Taliban insurgents and Afghan, US and NATO forces. From Kabul, Sanjoy

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Majumder reports. Another deadly attack, and -- at

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the heart of Kandahar. Top officials were attending a prayer

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service for the President's half brother. They were quickly whisked

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away, elite police unit secured the area. Among the dead, an

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influential cleric, a man opposed to the Taliban. The bomber may well

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have been targeted at the elite gathering. But like so many other

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attacks, the brunt of it was born by ordinary people. But more people

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are also dying from NATO air strikes. Late on Wednesday, six

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villagers died in this raid. During an operation to flush out

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insurgents from near the Pakistan border. Among the victims, women

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and children. It has led to a wave of anger among Afghans. Protests

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have taken place pressing for the withdrawal of Western forces. That

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is about to happen. But some are wondering at what cost? Starting

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next week and over the next few months, thousands of NATO troops

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will begin at withdrawal from Afghanistan. They will hand over

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security to local forces. Already, questions are being raised about

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whether they are ready to take on the role, especially after these

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I have been talking to her -- to Staffan de Mistura, the Special

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Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission

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in Afghanistan, and I asked him how damaged the reputation of Karzai

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and his family is as a result of the current situation.

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It is damaging in the sense that Kandahar is a crucial place, an

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iconic place, but also it is damaging to whoever did this attack.

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They have been doing it in a mosque during a religious ceremony, in a

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sacred place for Islam. From that point of view, from Mike -- in my

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opinion, it damages the people who did the attack more. There are

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reports that President Karzai has installed another brother to

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oversee his interests in Kandahar. Is the international community

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perhaps backing the wrong horse here? Shouldn't you be trying to

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make more contact with Taliban members in Kandahar? There is no

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question that Kandahar is a critical place for not only

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contacts with the Taliban but certainly with the community of the

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Pashtuns, who have been feeling disenfranchised to a large degree

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and to a certain degree this has contributed to their support for

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the Taliban. That is why Kandahar is so iconic, not only because that

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is where the Taliban started but because it may be the place where

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we start to have a discussion with the Taliban. Can you do that at the

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same time as backing President Karzai's attempts to fill the power

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back -- power vacuum by putting another brother in? We are in

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Afghanistan. In Afghanistan you taught and you shoot at the same

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time, these days. -- you talk. You need to have interlocutor ofs who

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have sufficient power to talk. Into loquiturs. This is a terribly

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delicate period when the two elements coincide. And we will see

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more of this, I'm afraid. Spring and summer will be very rough.

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spike in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to last year

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would suggest that it is very hard for you to talk about progress

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being made in the fight against the Taliban. 1462 civilians speak for

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themselves. The Afghan civilians have been a highest victims of this

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long conflict. We have been telling the Taliban just today, look, the

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type of minds you are using, pressure mines, anybody can step on

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them. Everybody except military is stepping on them. That is why we

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have so many civilian casualties, so you, the Taliban, are

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accountable to 80 % of the casualties. Can't you add least

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stop that element as a sign to the population? That is the message we

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give to them. There has been sufficient reason to be worried

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about their own casualties during air attacks. The conclusion - there

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is a need for just now to avoid civilian casualties. If we want to

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get to what we hope is a proper dialogue.

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That was the UN spectrum -- special representative in Afghanistan. To

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Syria, and there are reports from the east of the country that two

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people have been killed in continuing demonstrations against

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the rule of President Assad. 1400 civilians and 15 hunt -- 1500

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security personnel have been killed in the country. Foreign journalists

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are unable to journey freely in the country but our correspondent has

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crossed into Syria from the Turkish border town of Guvecci.

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This is the only way to report freely in President Assad's Syria.

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Taking the smugglers' route through the mountain. Everybody treads

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carefully to avoid the Border Guard. The patrol passes and we are told

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to run. Since this conflict began, the

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Syrian regime has tried to control what the world sees and hears. We

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have come to find out what it is like.

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We are now travelling on the Syrian side of the border. As you can see,

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we are keeping a pretty low profile, we are actually in the back of a

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farm ats -- Farm a's truck. -- farmer's. The security forces have

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tried to crush anti-government protests here, forcing more people

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to leave their towns and villages. We are taken to a camp in the woods.

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It is not much but it is home. Thousands of families have been

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forced into hiding. And they treat strangers with caution. Some have

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been here for months. They all have a story to tell and it is

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remarkable how similar they are. Terrorised by government attacks,

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living in fear of a light -- late night village from the regime's

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thugs. What has life been like here for

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his wife, his children? TRANSLATION: The Syrian army and

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secret police move around in the trees and check upon the people.

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They want to plant weapons on people and accuse them of being

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criminals. They damaged our house is. This is why nobody will return

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to their homes. The Syrian army keeps a watchful

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eye through the hills. Unlike Egypt and Tunisia, they have taken sides

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with the regime. Now, read testimony of what that means. Some

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beer is a soul -- soldier from Damascus who deserted after being

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given an order he would not follow. -- Samir. He was told to shoot

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unarmed protesters. Just look at this rare demonstration in Damascus.

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The BBC has been given this footage, which shows what happens to those

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who protest. We can't verify this but it appears that regime thugs

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threatened and beat those who want change. This is now a youth but --

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a fight for their future and in a country which is a fragile mix of

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race and religion it is a battle for the shape -- the future of this

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region. It will be a long, bloody struggle for their future.

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Reporting their from inside Syria on the ongoing troubles in the

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country. On a lighter note, theatregoers in

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the UK will know that often seats can be pretty uncomfortable. In

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fact, they have barely changed for a century in some cases. Now one of

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Britain's biggest theatre groups is replacing all 40,000 of its seats

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with ones that they say will stop people fidgeting from discomfort.

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David Sillito went to try them out. They were built to be palaces of

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pleasure but many of Britain's ageing theatres have never been

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entirely comfortable, as a theatre critic Mark Shenton knows.

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The width is very poor. I am a big guy but that should not be fit -- a

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deterrent. The legroom is a shocking. And backache? I had a

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major operation on my back just before Christmas. I would love to

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say it was caused by these seats. I am sure it has not helped.

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The endless search for a comfortable position is caused, it

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is claimed, by the fact that most of the seats slump and do not allow

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the spine to take the weight. There is a limit to how far you

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will let your head drops so you will move and look for a bone to

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take the weight. This is the new seat. It keeps you

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bolt upright, which, it is claimed, will stop fidgeting and sleepiness.

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Bass slumped spine goes up. -- A slumped spine.

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I can already feel an improvement. Whether or not I will fill this in

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10 minutes' time is another question but it is definitely an

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improvement on what we we had upstairs.

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But the wit is still only 17 inches. When certain train companies

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recently adopted that narrower width, some commuters were not

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pleased. His there based -- perfect seat for the modern bottom? -- is

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there a perfect. Here at the Design Museum they take sitting very

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seriously, with a collection of dozens of solutions for taking the

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weight of your feet. When it comes to wit, there auditorium seats give

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you 23 inches. -- and width. Any small and I might be

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uncomfortable. A lot of designers considered the ultimate product if

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they can design something really perfect.

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The new shape may reduce fidgeting but, with profit demanding they fit

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the same space, elbow room is still very Victorian.

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I can vouch for the studio seats here. They are very comfortable. No

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fidgeting from me. From me, as Those parts of East Anglia that saw

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rain today will have a drier, warmer day today -- tomorrow, but

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elsewhere there will be thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain. This

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weather front will be a big player for the weekend, rain, showers and

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strong winds. Friday is the transition day, we introduce

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thicker cloud and mostly light rain into western parts of the UK.

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Holding on to sunshine the most in the east of England. Norwich has 24

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degrees, compared to 15 degrees today. Further west, there will be

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a freshening south-westerly wind and temperatures will be lower

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compared to today. 18 degrees in Plymouth, and there will be

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outbreaks of mostly light rain working into England and Wales and

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Northern Ireland for most of the day. It will tend to come and go

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but it will be fairly grey and dismal. Brain edging further

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