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This is BBC World News Today with me Kirsty Lang. Terror strikes at a

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Christmas market in Belgium. Five people are dead and dozens injured

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after a gunman opens fire and throws grenades in Liege.

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Vital to life, but have they found it? Scientists report tantalises

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glances of the list of Higgs Boson article.

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Canada goes cold on stopping climate change - it pulls out of

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the Kyoto Protocol which caps greenhouse emissions, Colin it

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unworkable. It is now clear that Keele tour is

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not the path forward to a global solution to climate change.

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Anything, it is an impediment. Also coming up: His own party

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chairs has British bulldog spirit, but across Europe, Prime Minister

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David Cameron is accused of poor diplomacy. In politics there is one

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golden rule - you only walk away if you are sure that the others will

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come up after you to win you back. And offensive or inspired? The plan

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skyscraper in Seoul that is bringing back memories of 9/11.

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Fay hello and welcome. A grenade and gun attack in the

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Belgian city of Liege has left five people dead, including a baby girl

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and two teenagers and the attacker himself. Officials say 75 others

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were injured. A man opened fire in a city centres where that was full

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of Christmas shoppers, before killing himself.

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They ran for their lives this afternoon. 1230 in a European city

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centre. As rumours swirled that one possibly two or three gunmen on the

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loose. Shots were fired in the main square, next to Liege's Christmas

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market. And grenades were thrown. They were at least two large

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explosions. It is very terrible. I am still shocked. I just saw one

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man shooting people. And some explosion, two were three. All the

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people ran from there to here. Some people went into the shopping

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centre. Special forces won the city centre. Cutting it off and sealing

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off office and shop workers indoors. The attack happened just outside

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the main court house here. Many of the wounded were taken there. As

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ambulances struggle to get to them in time. I saw in the market all

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the people lying down bleeding. I stop my card to seek if I could

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help some people. All the people must have gone inside. By this time,

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it was becoming clear there was just one gunman. And now he lay

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dead, just off the main square. He killed himself, the police said. A

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33-year-old, he had previous convictions were gun and drug

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offences according to local media. This evening the Belgian King and

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Queen arrived in Liege to see the misery for themselves. Prosecutors

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say they do not know yet why this happened. What everyone here does

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not is that this was a day of panic, of death that few will forget.

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Let us go live to the city of Liege. Has any more emerged about who this

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gunman was? We know that he was a 33-year-old. He lived in Liege,

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Nordine Amrani. He was known to police and has previous convictions.

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He was due today to be having an interview with the police about

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other matters related to drug trafficking. But clearly that did

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not take place. He ended up in the square behind me, carrying out this

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terrible attack. Shooting from a rooftop and throwing explosives as

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well. We have heard from local media. It is believed five people

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in addition to the gunmen are dead. A two-year-old baby has now died,

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as has the 20-year-old. That is an addition to a 15-year-old boy, a

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17-year-old Beryl and his 75-year- old women. -- a 17-year-old goal.

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Thank you very much. Also this afternoon at man in the

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Italian city of Florence opened fire and killed two Senegalese

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street vendors. He also winded four others before turning the gun on

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himself. He was described as a far- right militants. Around 200

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Senegalese street vendors demonstrated after the shootings.

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It is perhaps the toughest question in physics - how did the universe

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start. Today scientists at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland say they

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may be close to an answer. They believe they have found evidence of

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the mysterious particle known as the Higgs Boson. It has the

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nickname the God particle because it is thought to be the original

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building block of the universe and explains why objects have last. Our

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science correspondent reports on what could be one of the more

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scientific breakthroughs of all time.

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In an underground laboratory near Geneva, the world's largest

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experiment is homing in on one of the greatest mysteries of the

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universe. Firing particles through a circular tunnel, scientists are

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closer to understanding the basic building blocks of life. This

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afternoon, a long-awaited announcement.. Her we are here

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today to hear the latest. Some of the brightest minds in physics

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gathered in one room, comparing findings from two experience that

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both point to the existence of a fundamental and -- fundamentally

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important article that it remained hidden until now. We will get a

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definite answer on the Higgs. We saw some tantalising hints today.

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To explore how the universe works, scientists have delved deeper into

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atoms and the strange world inside them. First there is the nucleus

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with electrons orbiting around it. That has been known for over a

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century. Inside the nucleus there are protons and neutrons. The

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journey goes on, inside them are quarks and other minute particles.

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But what gives these tiny thing substance or mass? The theory is

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that the smallest particles travel through force called the pigs field

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and they get slowed down by it. This is how the Higgs Boson works.

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You cannot see but you can see how it gives particle substance. The

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creation of matter. That is why these first answer so momentous.

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Every particle in your body at every Montes interacting with this

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field. It is like a cosmic treacle that permeates the universe. That

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is what gives particles mask and that it ultimately gives us

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structure. They come from two channels. One is a Higgs Boson.

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This results are being examined by signed is all over the world. Here

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are the students watch the events unfold. People have been waiting a

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whole is for this. I feel this is a special moment. It is nice to be

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part of the group that has had a big part in this. This

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extraordinary machine is so vast they lent me a bicycle to go round

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it. It has not given us a definitive answer. They may come

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next year. But these detectors have revealed vital clues about how the

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universe got started. I am joined by a professor Steven

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Weinberg, the Nobel winning Prize physicist who first predicted that

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Higgs Boson. How excited are you buy if what they announced today?

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It is extremely exciting. It is always amazing when things that

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were emerging out of mathematics and a theoretical way turn out to

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exist in Riyait -- existing in the real world. I must admit that it is

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always exciting. Did you expect to see this in your lifetime? Yes. I

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expected it to see it earlier. There was a large accelerator that

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was going to be built in Texas. Congress and this was done to

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cancel the 1993. If that had been built, we would have seen this a

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decade or so earlier. You were awarded the Nobel Prize for a

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Theory there predicts the particle. Does this prove you're right, your

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theory right? It proves that if this holds up, and we should add

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that, it proves the simplest version of the theory right. Most

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of the features of the Theory are well-established. There is a

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fundamental cemetery in Nature that of unbroken would prevent any

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particles, any element, from having masses. That symmetry has been

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broken. This experiment, if it holds up, will confirm the simplest

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idea of how that symmetry was broken. And how particles got the

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masses. But we are not there yet? CERN have said we have seen hits.

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Professor Higgs, after whom the particle is named, says he is not

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cracking open the sound -- champagne yet. Is that them being

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cautious? It is good to be cautious. Looking at the research articles

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that CERN put out today, my guess is that the chance of this being a

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statistical accident, a fluke, is probably less than 1%. But as every

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insurance company will tell you, things that have a likelihood of

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only 1%, do happened about 1% of the time. Thank you very much.

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Staying with his subject, I am joined by another physicist,

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Professor Jim Al-Khalili from central London. I am going to ask

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you that very difficult question - what does this all mean? Why should

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we all care? To begin with, it is not going to lead to some sort of

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technological breakthrough that will change are the peoples' lives.

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This is part of putting the jigsaw together of how the universe is

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made up. The Higgs Boson is the fundamental particle that explains

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why all the other particles, all the older building blocks have the

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properties they do. As Professor Steven Weinberg mentioned, the

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theory has been frozen for some decades. Finally we have some

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evidence a weak heart on the right tracks. -- have been proven.

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Brian Cox said it's like some cosmic trickle doubles as

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altogether. Someone said it is like a celebrity walking through a crowd

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of paparazzi. There was a competition. Almost 20 years ago

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for physicists to come up with that explanation. The celebrity who

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walks into a room with partygoers, the more famous there, the more

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there is a huddle of wannabes gathering around them. In particle

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physics, the equivalent is the more heavier particle is, the harder it

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is from A to B. So, yes it is like treacle. Without it, all the

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particles would travel at the speed of light. You can only travel at

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that speed if you do not wear anything. But we know that some

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particles are heavy and some are like. Why are they so different?

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The Higgs Boson is the particle version of the field, the field

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that permeates the whole universe explains why some particles are

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light and some are heavy. So it fits everything into place very

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nicely. And why is it called the God particle? This was a nickname

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it was given some years ago by an American physicist in trying to get

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across how important this article was to our fundamental theories.

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Without it we would have to go back to the drawing boards and start

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again. So the God particle is because it is a very powerful

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explanation that helps describe the rest of the particles. They all

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behave the way they do because of the Higgs Boson. It is a sort of

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missing link thought. It is not the last piece of the jokes. If it is

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confirmed, there are still more questions. There is still what is

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dark matter are dark energy? There are plenty more puzzles to solve.

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think I understand it a little bit The Russian President Dmitry

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Medvedev has said the new parliament chosen in the election

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earlier this month will have its first session on December the 21st

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- that's despite allegations of fraud. In a meeting with party

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leaders, Mr Medvedev acknowledged the complaints of malpractice, but

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gave no indication that he was considering a re-run.

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The Burmese opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi has been given

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official permission by the government to re-register - paving

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the way for it to re-join the political system. The party was

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declared illegal after it boycotted last year's election, which was

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widely criticised as unfair and undemocratic.

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Tunisia's new President Moncef Marzouki has said he will remain

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faithful to the goals of the country's revolution. At his

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swearing-in ceremony, Mr Marzouki said Tunisia was being watched as

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"a laboratory of democracy". Tunisia's mass protests were the

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trigger for the Arab Spring revolts across the region.

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The Palestinian flag is flying for the first time at the headquarters

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of a United Nations agency. It was hoisted at a ceremony at the Paris

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office of the cultural agency, UNESCO. The admission of Palestine

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as a member in October represented a symbolic victory in the

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Palestinians' push for an independent state. It sparked fury

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in Israel and the US. There's a confrontation in Papua

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New Guinea between two men who both claim to be prime minister. Sir

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Michael Somare was deposed in August while recovering from heart

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surgery in Singapore. But Peter O'Neill, who replaced Mr Somare and

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is recognised by parliament as the legitimate prime minister, has

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rejected a court ruling asking him to step down.

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Canada has pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on reducing emissions of

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greenhouse gases. The announcement comes the day after international

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climate talks in Dublin finished without agreement on a successor to

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Kyoto which expires at the end of next year. Canada's Environment

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Minister said that staying in the treaty would be harmful to his

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country's economy. It is the world's largest car-borne

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emitter, so China may not be the obvious candidate to lead criticism

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of Canada's decision to withdraw from kilter. Hence, from the

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Chinese foreign ministry, this response to the Canadian move.

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TRANSLATION: Canada's decision to withdraw it is against the efforts

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of the international community as - - and is regrettable. We also hope

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cannot double face up to its two responsibilities.

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But Canadian Government is unapologetic about its decision

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which was saved the country billions of dollars in fines for

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missing its Kyoto targets. They Kyoto protocol does not cover the

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world's two largest emitters, the United States and China, and

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therefore cannot work. It is now clear that Kyoto is not the path

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forward for a global solution to climate change. If anything, it is

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an impediment. The Government says it is still

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committed to addressing climate change in a way that is fair and

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does not harm the Canadian economy, but its move, the first formal

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withdrawal from Kyoto, has been attacked by environmentalists and

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opposition at home. Many see Canada's bombing past vans Industry,

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opening the way to death vast oil reserves, opening the way to that

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its move. Canada was already on the defensive

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at the latest international climate change talks in South Africa which

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a volley just concluded, but it says the deal which there is a way

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forward, aiming for a new pact covering all the big emitters,

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including China. The President of the European

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Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, as attacked David Cameron's use of the

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veto at last week's EU summit. He said that Britain's demand to

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exclude its financial institutions in the City of London had made an

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agreement impossible, and it would have harmed the EU's internal

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market. Gavin Hewitt reports. At the European Parliament, David

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Cameron was today the man who everybody seemed to want to talk

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about. His use of a veto to protect British interests has already drawn

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comment from that French President and the German Chancellor. Today it

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was the turn of the President of the European Commission to

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criticise the British for demanding safeguards.

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The United Kingdom, in exchange for giving its agreement, ask for a

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specific protocol on financial services, which was a risk to the

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integrity of the internal market. This made compromise impossible.

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Downing Street denied the Prime Minister had any intention to

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undermine the single market. But the prevailing view here at least

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was that Britain was now on its own. It politics there is one golden

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rule - you only walk away if you are sure that the others will come

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after you to win you back. French member of the European

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Parliament when father and demanded Britain be punished for acting

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selfishly. TRANSLATION: I think the British rebate is now offer

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question. Tax money should be spent on something other than selfish

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nationalism. He was referring to the rebate negotiated by Margaret

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Thatcher, and worth about 3 billion euros a year to Britain. Some

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British MEPs saw the crisis leading to Britain's exit from the EU.

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Britain is going to make the Great Escape, we will be the first

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European country to get our freedom back. There are is no question

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David Cameron and his use of the veto has irritated many people in

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Europe. But increasingly other national

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politicians in Parliament have raised concerns about the deal to

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enforce budgetary discipline, struck here last week.

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Back in London the Cabinet held its first meeting since the divisions

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emerged within the commission over Europe. Although the differences

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remain, David Cameron insisted the collision had been not been damaged.

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The condition is very strong, and the condition came together for a

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good reason, which was to put aside party interests and act for the

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national interest, particularly when there are so many challenges

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to a our economy. There are increasing doubts as to whether

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last week's summit has eased the the eurozone crisis.

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But is in Pakistan say they have freed almost 70 boys and men from a

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religious school in the southern port city of Karachi. Many were

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fined under grind in chains. The youngest was only seven years old.

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Two clerics were arrested but ahead of the school managed to get away.

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Pakistan's income a minister has ordered an investigation. Orla

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Guerin reports. Descending into a torture chamber,

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that is what local officials have called this basement. Still in

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chains down below, the men and boys who police say were kept like

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animals. Shackled, starved and beaten. It was known locally as the

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jail to madrassa. For those trapped here, that is what it was. They

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which tie us up, and chained asked 200 times. They were beating

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everyone too much, and they would not give us any food.

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The cleric insure charge of all this managed to make a getaway.

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Police are investigating any links with militants, as some pupils have

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claimed. Some -- so far there is no proof.

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After they were freed from the madrassa, the students were led

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away still chained together, because police could not find the

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keys. Some were said to be drug addicts or petty criminals. Sent

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there by their families for rehabilitation. Some parents even

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provided the chains. Others were enrolled at the madrassa for a

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religious education, some could not hold back the tears. Police say

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children as young as eight were beaten and shackled for

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disobedience. By day, parents gathered outside

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the police station, some angry that madrassa was close. We are not here

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to take our children back, this man said. We cannot control them. They

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will start stealing and misbehaving again.

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Their ordeal may be over, but these students will bear the scars. The

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madrassa is the only option for many of Pakistan's poor. This one

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was unregistered and unregulated, like thousands of others.

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Architecture is often a controversial subject, especially

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when a new building goes up. But plans for a new skyscraper in this

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South Korea capital of salt have been dismissed as tasteless. Why?

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Because many who have seen the design for the first time say it

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reminds them of New York's Twin Towers being demolished by the

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terror attacks on 9/11. Sol's city skyline, it never stays

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the same for long, and it is getting harder for new buildings to

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stand out. But this one has, before it has even been built. Two

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apartment blocks linked by what developers called a pixelated cloud.

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But which critics say it resembles the collapse of New York's will

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trade centre during the 9/11 attacks. TRANSLATION: Went I heard

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that, I was totally surprised and bewildered. It felt like something

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out of a novel, and because this is just one of many buildings in the

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development, I wondered whether it was a conspiracy.

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So embolism in building design is important in South Korea. The front

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gate of the main palace here was actually moved and rotated a few

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years ago to wipe out changes made under the an old Japanese colonial

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rulers. So the company says this latest row is not about

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insensitivity, it is about different cultural perceptions.

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TRANSLATION: Even if it does remind people of 9/11, there is no law

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saying it cannot be built. TRANSLATION: I know there has been

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criticism of this because it looks like the 9/11 attacks, but in my

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view it is in a piece of architecture at and I think it is a

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fantastic design. The apartment complex is part of a

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flagship project to redevelop a major site in central Seoul. The

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design will not be finalised until next year, but for now the

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pixelated cloud is here to stay. But even some at the development

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company admit they might feel differently if they were at New

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Yorkers themselves. Be interesting looking building. A

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reminder of our new its stories tonight.

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A man has opened fire and thrown grenades from a rooftop in the

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Belgian city of Liege, killing five people in a Christmas market before

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killing himself. 75 others were wounded, some seriously. The

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attacker has been named as Liege Western Nordine Amrani.

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Scientists working at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva say they have

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found signs of the elusive Higgs boson. They say they will have to

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carry out more work over the next few months to find conclusive

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evidence. That is all from the programme.

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From me, Kirsty Lang, goodbye for This evening we are at in for wet

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and windy weather, a company by gale-force winds. First this

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evening, us no warning affecting Northern Ireland, Scotland and the

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north-west of England. These tightly squeezed isobars mean we

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could have some treacherous driving conditions, but also a band of

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heavy showers sweeping through the South East of England, and

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Wednesday's forecast yet again dominated by frequent heavy showers.

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Many northern areas reasonably sheltered, but through the Midlands,

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showers and a rising by the afternoon. Southern counties of

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England are in the firing line to pick up a frequent heavy showers,

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but it is likely as we head through the day for southern areas they

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will mostly be of rain. Heavy showers across Wales, the risk of

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the odd rumble of thunder, and perhaps a little bit of sleet over

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the top of the high ground. Adding further north we are back into the

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cold air. There is increased risk that the showers affecting western

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areas of Scotland will fall as snow on the high ground, but nothing as

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