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This is World News Today. Inside Syria we have a special and

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harrowing report based on eyewitness accounts from Homs. A

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residents fleeing the city tell the BBC's reporter of atrocities

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allegedly committed by government forces. We managed to cross the

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checkpoint but two of my brothers were detained. I managed to save

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one but they took one with them and killed him.

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As the UN atomic watchdog warns of Iran's nuclear capabilities,

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Israel's Prime Minister tells Barack Obama he will not hesitate

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to defend his people. My supreme responsibility as Prime Minister or

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Israel is to ensure that Israel remains the master of its fate.

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Now Vladimir Putin is going back to where he thinks he belongs, the

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Russian presidential office, how will he cope with a new and

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emboldened protest movement? Also coming up in the programme,

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the struggles in Somalia. We report from by dollar, the town that was a

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key stronghold of the militant group. Now it has fallen to

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Ethiopia and Somalia troops. And getting ready for a royal visit,

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but are Jamaicans heading for a Welcome. People fleeing homes have

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accused the Syrian security forces of committing atrocities in the

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city. They talked of intimidation, disappearances, murder and other

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crimes against humanity like cutting the throats of prisoners.

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Troops and paramilitary took full control of the neighbourhood of

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Homs over the weekend, which had been under bombardment for a month.

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Our correspondent and cameraman send his exclusive report on the

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outskirts. -- from the outskirts.

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On a road out of Homs... Just part of the exodus from Baba Amr. They

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endured weeks under bombardment and then fled, panicked, before troops

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arrived. A TRANSLATION: We have no armed gangs!

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We and our children are forced to free our homes under the cover of

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darkness! People are terrified of what government forces will do now.

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This group and walked for three days to avoid the soldiers. Here's

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why. Whoever is taken at a checkpoint will be cured, he says.

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-- will be killed. They took a husbands, they took them at the

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checkpoint, he cries. Everyone shares the same fear - that there

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has beens are not coming back. -- that their husbands are not

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coming back. For now, they're on their own with nothing. It is

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absolutely freezing here and these kids have got a night in a house

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with no heat and no electricity, and more than that, they are

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wondering what on earth has happened to their father. This

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family say they witnessed a massacre. On Friday, troops took 36

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men and boys from one district. They killed them all.

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TRANSLATION: My son's throat was cut. He was 12. They butchered four

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people. The soldiers were using knives and killing people like this.

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The victim's hands were tied up. -- the victims' hands.

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TRANSLATION: Will manage to cross the checkpoint but two of my

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brothers were detained. I managed to save one but they took the other

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and killed him. My father's life isn't worth more than that of the

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young people we have lost. Can such horror stories be true? These men

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defected from an elite army unit only last week. They told me that

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civilians were targeted, prisoners killed. A lieutenant gave us the

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orders, he says. We were told in this operation, should at anything

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that moves. Civilian or military, you should at it. -- you should.

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Orders were given to tell people we were about to execute. This is the

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price of freedom you are fighting for. People killed for no reason

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The people of Baba Amr say they are victims of a crime. The outside

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world will want proof. Briefly, they defied the regime. Now, they

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are scattered, their uprising crushed. There is international

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outrage. But no agreement about how That special report there. Now

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let's take a look at some of the other news. Iran has announced the

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official results of its parliamentary election. Iran's

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Interior Minister said that the turnout was 64%. Supporters of the

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Supreme Leader have made significant gains from conservative

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rivals who back the President. The vetting process and should

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reformists were virtually absent from the ballot.

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Authorities in Congo have appealed international help after a series

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of explosions at an arms capital -- arms depot in the capital. As many

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as 1,500 were injured and 150 killed. They are trying to find

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survivors in collapsed buildings. The trial of the former Prime

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Minister of Iceland has begun. He is accused of negligence in his

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handling of the 2008 crisis which severely undermined the Icelandic

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economy. He is the first leader to face criminal charges arising from

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the financial turmoil. There was never any doubt that

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Vladimir Putin would win Roger's presidential election. He told his

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supporters he had won an open and on his battle. International

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monitors said that while he was a clear winner, however, there were

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irregularities. Official figures show him gaining 64% of the vote

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bhangra, but one Russian monitoring organisation believe he won just

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over 50%. This evening in Moscow, supporters and opposes held rallies.

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Opposition groups asked -- are staging what they say will be the

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first of many protests against his victory. In Moscow, police have

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arrested a number of protesters. In an interesting move, the part --

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the current President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a review of

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the case involving be oil tycoon. He was convicted in trials that he

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says what punishment for political ambition. He was Russia's riches

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man when he was arrested for tax evasion.

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We are joined by a Russian journalist and former adviser to

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Boris the odds in an Vladimir Putin. And also a member of the endowment

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think-tank. Alexander, Vladimir Putin may have won but surely at a

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cost to his legitimacy? I don't think it was at a cost because, to

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be quite honest with you, I was expecting more problems. I was

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expecting their position to come up with some specific facts about vote

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rigging. At the moment, we don't really see any specifics of the

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facts and 63% is 63%. You cannot read that. So it was by Russian

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standards a small -- a smooth election. Good evening. Many say

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that to focus on that count and the result is maybe not the right thing

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to do. You should look at the race in the first place, and anybody who

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was a truly credible opposition figure could not stand. You

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basically have to get presidential approval? I think the result of the

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elections is and was very expected. As we know, the provenance was that

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Vladimir Putin would get something around 60% and he did it. Finally.

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So we don't believe there is real opposition. The real opposition can

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continue its struggle. And even more, sometimes it seems to me that

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next week, next month, maybe we will observe a certain revenge of

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Vladimir Putin because he was so disappointed with the mass protests

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and manifestations, the mass media. So I think in large, in April, in

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May, we will see very interesting situations and maybe a

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confrontation between Vladimir Putin and his team and those who

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are against him and it will be deeper than now. Breathing that is

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right or will Vladimir Putin have to come to terms with the fact that

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Russian society is changing? -- do you think that is right? I think

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this election was the last Soviet- style election in the history of

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Russia because we have come to a point when the new generation is

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coming on, and I think we will see the disappearance of some of those

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so-called candidates. And I think it is time for the opposition to

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find a United figure. Somebody who could unite everybody. Somebody

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like the Liberal candidate, but he could not stand? Well, he probably

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would have received quite substantial votes, but I think he

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is also part of the old system. Part of the old government...

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might arise? A will not give names now but... For the former Prime

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Minister? Christie and of his part of the old system. He is not

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somebody new or somebody people would like to be associated with. I

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think in the next few years, we are bound to see the emergence of new,

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dynamic politicians. Let's see what our man in Washington has to say

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about that. I rather agree. The problem is that Vladimir Putin and

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his team, we have to understand that finally society in Russia has

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drastically changed. If they don't understand that and if they will

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not understand it, I am afraid that they will continue to carry out

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their politics by the same methods. And it's very dangerous because it

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could lead to some, I would say, not revolution but some deep

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misunderstanding between the ruling elite and the rest of society. And

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as far as a new government, I don't know, because in that election, we

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observe the activity of many. But I don't know if they will be

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successful. A very briefly, Alexander, do you think Vladimir

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Putin realises things have changed? We have seen the review of this

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case. What do you make of that? think he is gradually and slowly

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realising things are changing. He is feeling uncomfortable about it

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and is not really sure how he should handle the situation. And I

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think he needs to change, otherwise he will not be able to continue.

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Thank you to you both. It is a balancing act that is

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likely to tax even President above's was careful speech writers.

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How to respond Israel's concerns posed by Iran's nuclear weapons

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without ratcheting up the pressure for military action. -- Barack

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Obama. Both Israel and the US have accused Iran of trying to develop

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nuclear weapons, something Tehran denies. However, the two differ

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over how to respond. Binyamin Netanyahu says time is running out

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a military action should be considered against nuclear sites.

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Obama says that while all options remain on that have -- on the table,

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a new type of diplomacy should be given a chance to work first.

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regime has to make a decision to move in that direction, a decision

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they have not made so far. And as I emphasised, even as we will

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continue on the diplomatic front, we will continue to tighten

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pressure when it comes to sanctions. I reserve mm-hm options. And my

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policy here is not going to be one of containment. It is prevention of

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a rank obtaining nuclear weapons, and as I indicated yesterday in my

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speech, when I say all options are at the table, I mean it. For his

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part, Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated his appreciation for US support but

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stressed that his country's security comes first. Israel has

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the sovereign right to make its own decisions. I believe that is why

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you appreciate, Mr President, that Israel must reserve the right to

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defend itself. And that is the very purpose of the Jewish state - to

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restore to the Jewish people control over our destiny. And that

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is why my supreme responsibility as Prime Minister of Israel is to

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ensure that Israel remains the master of its fate. Joining us now

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from Tel Aviv is the former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations,

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who is a member of Binyamin Netanyahu's Pardew. When you hear

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Binyamin Netanyahu speak like that,... I and sorry. Former

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ambassador to the United States. Did I say United Nations?! Sorry!

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It is OK! When you hear Binyamin Netanyahu speak like that, do you

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get the impression he genuinely believes that Israel could take

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some sort of action against Iran on its own even if America didn't back

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it? And that is not the case, is Israel is not against sanctions.

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The sanctions have worked up to a certain point. But sanctions cannot

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really be effective unless there is the threat or risk of military

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strike involved in that. Otherwise the Iranians will misread that

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message. Listening to President Obama's forceful speech yesterday,

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the Iranians, everything is in the eye or the year of the beholder,

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they may have misunderstood the message and might have thought to

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themselves, well, we can continue creating our nuclear option while

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we are talking to the big powers, the members of the Security Council

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and Germany and so on. I think President Obama tonight, before the

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meeting, made an important addition when he said not just not

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containment, but he said preventing. That means the United States is

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determined to prevent the Iranians having a nuclear weapon. Some you

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believe that Barack Obama is really singing to the same tune as

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Binyamin Netanyahu when it comes to Iran? Both have the same interest.

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Both have interests to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon. But for the

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United States cities are very important strategic interest and

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political interest. For Israel and some of our Arab neighbours, it is

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an existential issues. Therefore, I think President Obama said in his

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speech and Netanyahu reiterated that today, that Israel has the

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right to defend itself by itself, should determine it is necessary.

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Obviously we want to work in co- operation that the US and the rest

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of the democratic society, but if this should not be given, and there

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is a certain difference of opinion about the time element. How far are

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the Iranians with creating a bomb? That is the problem. On that time

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element, sanctions are getting tougher all the time against Iran,

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give sanctions the time to work. Look at North Korea. Everybody

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mentions that. North Korea was able to produce a bomb, they have a bomb

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despite of sanctions. The Iranians are much stronger than the North

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Koreans. The Iranian people are not at the point of stopping. They may

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go about having a democratic, diplomatic talks and continue to do

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what they wanted to in building the bomb. In recent months the Somali

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militant group Al-Shabab has been severely weakened. As a sign of its

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declining military strength, the Al-Shabab stronghold of Baidoa was

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recently captured by Ethiopian troops fighting alongside the

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Malian soldiers. A rare chance to go deep inside Somalia. A flight to

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a town which until just a few days ago was a key Al-Shabab stronghold.

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Landing at the airstrip it is immediately clear who controls

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Baidoa now. Ethiopian soldiers with plenty of firepower. The visit was

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organised by the Ethiopian army, keen to show that it is winning the

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war against Al-Shabab. A look inside what was the Islamist

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militant's based. On the walls are jihadist graffiti. The images of a

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war that has drawn in foreign fighters from across the world. The

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weaponry of the Al-Qaeda linked militants. Some of these were

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captured, others were abandoned as the Ethiopian and Somali troops

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advanced across the country. There was a very small and re ambush but

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there was no such problem. A key ally of the West, this is

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Ethiopia's second major military offensive in recent years to stop

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the Islamists from controlling Somalia. About three years ago,

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Somalis were celebrating on the streets of the Ethiopian army

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pulled out. Those soldiers are now back. The challenge for Ethiopia is

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to ensure this incursion is not as unpopular as the last one. It's not

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seen as a foreign military invasion. On the streets many businesses have

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stayed shut. Partly because the battle for Baidoa may not be over.

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No one knows how long the Ethiopian civil state, so there's a fear that

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Al-Shabab could return. In the presence of Ethiopian officials,

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Somali elders said they were grateful for their help in tackling

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the militants. Sheikh Amin chav do -- Sheikh Amin Abdou said the

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fighters would be welcomed back home if they were to come in peace.

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The ingredients of terror preferred these days by Al-Shabab. It has

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promised blood shed in Baidoa. The militants are weakened but not

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finished. Tomorrow in the United States it is the Super Tuesday

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contest for the Republicans, when 10 states choose whom they want to

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challenge Barack Obama for the presidency. We are looking at the

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chances of the final candidates. Adam Brooks profiles Rick Santorum

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in a moment. First, Steve Kingston reports on the front runner, Mitt

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Romney. If you want to place a bet on who will challenge Barack Obama,

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this is your man. Mitt Romney remains the likely nominee. But

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he's a fraud front runner whose failed to inspire the Republican

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base. In 1985, I helped found a company. At first we had 10

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employees, today there are hundreds. His pitch is simple. That troubled

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times call for a leader with a proven business record. ACPO for

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America. His mission, to reap massive rewards... But his rivals

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have sought to turn that record against him. Portraying him as a

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heartless venture capitalist, more concerned about profits than people.

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For tens of thousands of Americans... Today, Mitt Romney is

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worth an estimated quarter of a billion dollars. Well that at times

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has made him seem out of touch. 10,000 box. He drives a couple of

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Cadillac, actually. On policy, health care is an achilles heel.

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Because Mitt Romney's Massachusetts was the model for the Obama reforms

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so detested by republicans. Others have made an issue of the

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candidate's Mormon faith, which is viewed with suspicion by some

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evangelical Christians. A strong Super Tuesday would make Mitt

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Romney the nominee in all but name. But the internal fight has left him

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bloodied. Restore America's greatness. Rick Santorum was a

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senator from Pennsylvania. He lost back seat in a crushing defeat six

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years ago. But now he is back and once the Republican nomination.

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Wow! Ladies and gentlemen, I don't stand you to claim to be the

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Conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. I stand here to be the

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Conservative alternative to Barack Obama. He shocked the Republican

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Party by winning races in two key states. That has made him a real

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contender, although he has little money and less organisation. Strong

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families, strong faith communities. He draws support from social and

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religious Conservatives. He believes that Christianity should

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have much more prominence in public life. I don't believe in an America

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with a separation of church and state absolute. He is critical of

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abortion and gay rights. His critics accuse him of imposing his

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family values on everybody else. Earnestness and sleeveless sweaters

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are his trademarks. But if you want a sense of how vicious this

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presidential race is becoming, what Rick Santorum on President Obama's

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desire to send more Americans to college. He wants everybody in

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America to go to college. What a snob. Rick Santorum is now chief

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challenger to Mitt Romney for the Republican ground. But he needs

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convincing victories in Ohio and Tennessee to stay credible. The

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Queen's grandson, Prince Harry, has been in the Bahamas as part of

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eight official visit to the Caribbean. He spent much of his day

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in the capital, Nassau, meeting school children. He went on to what

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a celebration parade for young people. After the Bahamas, Prince

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Harry will be heading for Jamaica. It's part of the celebration to

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mark 60 years of the Queen's reign. But the Principles visit to Jamaica

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comes at a time when Jamaicans are debated whether to declare a

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republic. The gardens are getting a final manicure and the building a

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new lick of paint for a very special guest. Workmen preparing

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King's House, the official residence of the Queen's

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representative in Jamaica - the Governor-General - ahead of Prince

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Harry's visit. This is his first trip on behalf of his grandmother.

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But he now finds himself in the middle of a debate about the future

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of this island and the monarchy. It was here, less than two months ago,

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backed the country's war in a new Prime Minister, who made

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constitutional change a key policy for the government. We need to

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complete the circle of independence. In this regard, we will therefore

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initiate a process of our detachment from the monarchy.

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Elizabeth II is also the Queen of Jamaica, and has often visited. But

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ministers now want a change. It's only the full support of the

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government and the opposition, the conversations have already begun

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with both sides in favour. We have strong historical links, cultural

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links, trade ties. British people must and take this as a slight.

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It's not about that, it's just about a country coming of age and

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wanting to have an indigenous head of state. The country will then

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need to hold a referendum on replacing the Queen that could go

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either way. Being a part of the Commonwealth, which includes being

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a part of the United Kingdom as well, would be a very great thing

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for Jamaica as well. We are never going to know how to actually do it

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ourselves if we don't take that first step. With Jamaica battling

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high unemployment and debt, some people here wonder whether it is a

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priority. I don't know that he not thinking has been put into what

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these costs are. The costs on not gigantic but they are heavy enough

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to be compared with what could be done with that same sort of amount

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of money if it were put into crime- fighting or health care.

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process for Jamaica to become a republic could take less than Agger.

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An official statement from Buckingham Palace said the issue is

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entirely the matter of the Jamaican Our top story. In Syria, people

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fleeing Homs have told our correspondent that the security

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forces have committed atrocities they including summary executions.

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That's all from the programme. Next, If you were lucky enough to have

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sunshine today, tonight, with those clear skies, it's likely to turn

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cold and frosty. A chilly start for most places first thing tomorrow.

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Away from the far south-east and far north-west. For South Eastern

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areas, still the legacy of bad weather front tomorrow clearing

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away. But from the north-west the weather fronts push in through the

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night, bringing a strengthening winds the Northern Ireland and

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western Scotland. Rain later in the day with cloud rolling in as well.

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For eastern areas it will be a bit cloudier, temperatures perhaps held

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up overnight. But for much of northern England and the Midlands,

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a cracking sunny start backstays throughout the day. For East Anglia

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and the south-east, the wet weather will ease off. A fine start to the

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day through south-west England and Wales. In the afternoon the winds

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freshening a touch from the West, and little more cloud rolling in.

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Nevertheless, still relatively mild. Into Northern Ireland, a cloudy

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start for many. The winds will freshen and then the rain arrives

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through the afternoon. Freshening winds also bring outbreaks of rain

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to western Scotland but more eastern areas will stay dry for a

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