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me Daniela Ritorto. The headlines tonight...

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Diplomatic damage, in the wake of the Edward Snowden saga.

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President Obama cancels a meeting with Vladimir Putin, just days after

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Russia granted temporary asylum to the US intelligence worker.

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A massive fire rips through Kenya's main airport, affecting passengers

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and trade to East Africa. Also coming up - a house of horror

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is destroyed in Ohio, to the relief of the three women held captive by

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Ariel Castro for a decade. It was important to be via today because no

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one was there for me when I was missing. I wonder people overreact

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to know, especially the mothers, that they can have strength and

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hope. And forget about using space rockets

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and rovers. We travel to the inner reaches of our own planet, to learn

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more about alien life. Good evening. The international

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airport in Nairobi has been reduced to each are dreck after a huge fire

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ripped through the airport. Passengers are facing huge delays

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and diversions. There are reports that international flights will land

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again from Thursday. The international airport early this

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morning. It is the biggest airport in Africa and it was turned on an

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inferno. It happened just after dawn in the emigration section. It spread

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quickly. Fire crews battled for hours to bring it under control.

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They even ran out of water at one point. For passengers, there was

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confusion and dismay, although no lives were lost, many were critical

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of the official response. We did not get assistance. I had to go

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downstairs. It was not easy with all this smoke. We did not appear to be

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any plan of action. People were running from left to right and then

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I could see only one Fire Brigade coming and people were very worried.

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We have no idea what is going to happen now. We are still waiting to

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wait for the officers to open so we can get more information. This is

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the impact of the devastation -- everything so in litres of water and

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the roof has completely come down. We're not sure when repairs will be

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started, but when that happens, it will have a huge impact on the end

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of the economy of the area and the region as a whole. The present most

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keen to cash as you ever learn of the future of the economy. I will

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reassure international passengers that everything is being done to

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restart operations. Because of the fire is not yet known. Security

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officials say they are waiting to see the damage before the draw any

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conclusions. But it may take a bit more time before repairs are

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started. And you strain of flu has probably been passed from one person

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to the other. More than 130 people in China have been diagnosed with

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the new strain. Most cases have been traced to contact with infected

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poultry, but no experts say one person who died from the flu seems

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to have caught the disease from her sick father. This is the virus -- a

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deadly strain of bird flu, no thought to have passed between

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people for the first time. Most people who have contracted the virus

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had visited the market selling live birds or had contact with live

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poultry. The 60-year-old man is the focus of new research published by

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the British medical Journal. He regularly visited the life poultry

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market in eastern China and became ill in March. His daughter looked

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after and before he was taken into intensive care, he later died of

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multiple organ failure. She too has now died because of multiple organ

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failure. She is not believed to have had any exposure to live poultry.

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The virus strains the contracted when nearly genetically identical

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and it has the strongest evidence yet of the finest being passed

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between humans. 16 years ago, the bird flu virus in 1997 made the

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headlines. It has since killed in 400 people. It was only in March

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this year that the new virus was detected in eastern China. 133 cases

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have now been reported, with 43 deaths, all of them in China and

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Taiwan. This is an unusually high rate for a new infection. So how

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worrying are these latest developments? Expats in the virus

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does not transmit easily. They seem it is not surprising that under

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close contact, some transmission is seen and it does not mean the virus

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is any closer to starting a pandemic. If the United States had

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not made it clear enough that they wanted help in detaining Edward

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Snowden, then Russia's move to grant the former intelligence contractor

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asylum was the final straw. Now, in a rare diplomatic rebuke,

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the White House has announced that President Barack Obama is wiping

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from his diary a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in

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Moscow. The Kremlin said it was disappointed by the move. The

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decision comes after the president appeared on each actual in the

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United States saying they were disappointed with the Russian

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decision to offer Edward Snow Dome asylum. There are times when they

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seem to go back to you a Cold War thinking and Cold War mentality.

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say to president Hooton, that is the past and we have got to think about

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the future. There is no reason why we should not be able to cooperate

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more effectively than we do. White House has released a

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He joins me from there now. Thank you very much for joining us. It is

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pretty provocative? Yes, on both sides. On one side, the Russians

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have signalled that they are just not seriously interested in engaging

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with the United States on a number of issues. It is not just Edward

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Snowden. We have been trying to make progress on Syria. We have been

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trained to make progress on nuclear reductions. The Russians have simply

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said no, we're not ready to make progress. It is a lesson we should

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have learned before. This is a relationship which goes in cycles of

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up and down and we know when we close the door on it, that is just

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justifying another down cycle. I am not hopeful. Things look pretty bad

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in the short-term. If there are consequences of a breakdown on a

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freezing and relations? What is the outcome? The White House have stated

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pretty clearly that they do not want the relationship to end, that they

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are so disappointed with this nonresponse and non-engagement by

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the Russians. They are expecting Russia to throw them a bone on any

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issue. Russia is not a society we're decisions get taken a working level.

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There is one person deciding. His name is Vladimir Putin. By not

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engaging at the highest level and thinking that it is not worth it

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because they cannot predetermine that things will have a positive

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outcome, there is a fear to take any risk to invest in their

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relationship. If they do not have the guarantee that there will be a

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positive outcome, the did not seem interested. There is not going to be

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another reset. You cannot do that once in an administration. That

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opportunity has come and gone. It is not all bad. John Kerry is still

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meeting with his counterpart on Friday at the lower level. It would

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appear that it is business as usual they are. Maybe. But business as

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usual has not been a good thing. has seen a failure to communicate on

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issues we had taken four counted. Look back at the Boston bombings in

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April. We found out they had connections with Russia and the

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could have been better intelligence sharing with them which could have

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saved American lives. We really should have received a memo from

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them at that time. You cannot take a temporary pause in United

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States-Russian cooperation. The problem with the meeting on Friday

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is that we have cancelled the summit and that is predetermine the outcome

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of Friday. It is not going to be productive. What are they going to

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propose, knowing that from the top, the signals are negative? Thank you

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very much for joining us. As that diplomatic spat plays out,

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efforts have been made today to smooth over tensions between three

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European partners. David Cameron has phoned up his Spanish counterpart to

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talk about the controversy over the British territory of Gilbraltar,

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which sits just off south Spain. Last weekend, there were long delays

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at the border crossing. The rigorous Spanish checks followed Gibraltar's

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move to create an artificial reef in disputed waters. Tom Burridge

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reports from the tiny British territory. Today, more delays from

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those crossing into Gibraltar. The rock on the southern tip of Spain.

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The waters around Gibraltar are disputed. Near the coastline of the

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coastline of this British territory and though the sport. This is the

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focus of the road. The Gibraltar government said it would an

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artificial reef and the water to protect marine life. Spain said they

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were dumped to stop Spanish boats fishing year. Gibraltar often feels

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very British. The words of the Prime Minister today will be welcomed

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here. After speaking to his Spanish counterpart, David Cameron

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reiterated his commitment to Gibraltar. He contended delays on

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the border, but said both countries would need to seek a solution to the

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fishing dispute. For the 10,000 people who live in Spain but what

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can Gibraltar, in places like this restaurant, perhaps some relief.

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Almost everyone living on either side of the border has been

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affected. The problem is the frontier. When there is a political

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situation like this, their reactions are extreme, the result is that

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innocent people have to suffer. Why? At least there is no talk, but a

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solution to the escalating tension has still yet to be flown to the

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waters around this disputed region. Letters have a look at some of the

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other news. . Yemen is conducting a massive

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security operation to protect government buildings and other key

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targets against possible attacks from Al-Qaeda. A Yemeni government

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spokesman says authorities have foiled a major plot to seize ports

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and blow up oil pipelines at the end of Ramadan.

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Egypt's interim government says international efforts to resolve the

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stand-off with the Muslim Brotherhood have collapsed.

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Negotiators have been trying to broker a deal in Cairo, after

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Mohammed Morsi was removed from power last month by the Egyptian

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military. More than 100,000 people have been

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killed since Syria's conflict began in March 2011. Just today, activists

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say the army has killed 62 rebel fighters in an ambush in Damascus.

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Trying to figure out precisely what is happening in the country is not

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easy. Our World Affairs correspondent has been piecing

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together the information coming in from both sides of the conflict. The

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fighting in Syria rages on, with both the regime army and the

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opposition troops claiming parts of the country. Letters take a look at

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the map. Now, remember where the initial conflict was focused, the

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Syrian army was able to reclaim it with the help of the Lebanon on

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militant group Hezbollah. Now, letters take you to the area of the

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capital. Areas in the east of the country are -- the city are in rebel

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hands. But there are fierce battles going on in Damascus in the north

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and south of the area. The regime are wanting to reclaim districts

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close to the road to Jordan. Let us know take you to the city of horns.

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Shelling as a daily occurrence in this part of the city. The

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government has reclaimed a couple of districts. Person 's will and is in

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these uses are still is a difference you are a visual and hope all is the

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film 's is a It is significant that the rebels have control in the

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north, over the Turkish-Syrian border, as as well as some parts of

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Deraa, on the Jordanian border in the south. Fair and in a The key

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thing is, the government controls some of the major roads - for

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example, from Damascus to Jordan, and from Damascus to Beirut and

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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Lebanon. Full and well and you... Is this is a little so is this - - the

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government is trying to have some breakthrough. The situation is, the

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concept of victory for both parties is different. The victory for the

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regime is controlling every single village in the country, so it is

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geographic. On the other side, for the opposition, seeing Assad ousted

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is the end of the war, regardless of any geographic victory. There is a

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big difference between both sides. Meanwhile, they are trying to gain

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more ground and preparing themselves for the future. It is difficult

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financial is winning and who is losing. The objectives of both sides

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are different. Yes, definitely. And especially the opposition is now

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divided into different parties. The Islamists have different names. In

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you have the FSA, fighting against the regime. This is all affecting

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everything. What is going to happen next? It is difficult to predict.

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can see there is no breakthrough so far, and the end of the war should

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go through an international understanding between the big

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players. We will see. Very good to talk to you.

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Our house work former American bus driver held three women for a decade

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has been demolished. Ariel Castro was jailed for life last week after

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pleading guilty to several hundred counts of kidnapping and rape.

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Michelle Knight watch the demolition. She was one of the women

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abducted by him. Nobody was there for me, and I want the people out

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there to know they can have strength, they can have hope, and

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their child can come back. It is a question we have often asked. Is

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there anyone out there? Learning whether extra-terrestrial life

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exists is one of the biggest challenges of science, but now it

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seems the best place to learn about this could be right here, in the

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rocks beneath the Earth. Scientists have started a new research project

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deep underground in England's north east. And as Rebecca Morelle

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reports, it could hold the key to finding out whether life could

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thrive on other planets. On a journey beneath the Earth. A

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descent into one of Europe's deepest mines. We're more than a kilometre

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underground. Here, miners have been extracting salt and pot ash since

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the 1970s. But these underground rocks hold something more. Down

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here, it's dark, it hot, it's dusty. You can even taste the salt in the

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air. But this kind of extreme environment is just like those found

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on other planets, and scientists say that studying the tiny organisms

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that live here can help them find out whether life can thrive up there

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in space. What we've got here is salt in contact with water. It's

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essentially table salt. It might look barren, but this place is

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teeming with life. Microbes invisible to the naked eye are

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everywhere. If you look at Mars, you will find salt on the surface of the

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planet. If you look at Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, you will

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find a salty ocean beneath an icy crust. There are salts everywhere in

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the universe. If you want to understand whether life might be

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able to originate and grow in some of these extraterrestrial

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environments, you need to come to a dark, salty environment. The salts

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are taken to the subterranean laboratory. It's early days, but

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genetic tests are revealing unusual species in the mine. The hope is if

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life can cope with the tough conditions here, perhaps it could be

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found in harsh environments beyond the Earth. It does seem a

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contradiction that you can do that, and you've got the big questions

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about what the universe is made of and is there life on other planets,

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and yet here we are, standing underground. This sort of

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environment allows you to do that sort of study. Scientists say the

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best way to understand extraterrestrial life is to start in

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places like this. While there might be intelligent advanced beings out

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there, the chances are, any aliens would be simple bugs like the ones

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found here. For 20 years, an abandoned series of

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factory buildings in Long Island City in New York has been one of the

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world's prime legal outdoor graffiti spaces. But soon artists may have to

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take their spray cans somewhere else. There are now plans for the

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site, called five Pointz, to be demolished to make room for two

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high-rise towers for residential flats.

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Most cities, like, every city has a Hall of Fame, so I would say five

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Pointz is, like, New York's Hall of Fame. I mean, five Pointz is by far

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the biggest graffiti convention, we'll say, where anyone can just go

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and paint. Five Pointz is the largest legal aerosol art centre in

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the world. We get an average of seven to eight tour buses, 51 to 61

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seaters, every week. Every major tour operator brings people here.

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The owner of the building purchased it in the early '70s and at this

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point, he wants to cash in, and he wants to put up two towers and

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destroy the building. We never gave the buildings to the artists. They

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have always been our buildings. However, over 20 years, the artists

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have been here working on the walls without any trouble. They've always

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had the freedom to do what they wanted to do. Now, we want to do

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what we want to do with our property, and that is to build two

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towers and grow with the growing neighbourhood. We've been a part of

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the fabric of Long Island City for 40 years. We understand and listen

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to the community and what they have to say. But, you know, it's time.

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The committee is changing, and I don't think they understand this is

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our property and we would like to do what we think is right for the

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neighbourhood and for ourselves. developer is talking about 1,000

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apartments on that site. In the New York City real estate economy, that

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is potentially going to net the developer, after expenses, after

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construction costs, something probably in the order of $300

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million. So, that's the mathematics. Technically, we never allow any

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political content or religious content or pornography or anything

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offensive on the building. Luckily for us, they never look at the wall

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and they have no understanding of the art form. It basically says, eat

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or be eaten. At the end of the food chain is a corporate looking guy

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with a briefcase in the suit, and the artists came all the way from

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Germany and Austria. Five Pointz is a snapshot of this moment in time.

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New York's population is growing, its economy is growing, and anything

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that is less than economically the highest and best use of a piece of

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property has a very difficult time holding on.

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A reminder of our main news: President Barack Obama has cancelled

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a planned meeting with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow

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next month. It follows Russia's decision to

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grant temporary asylum to the fugitive American intelligence

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analyst, Edward Snowden, which the White House said had further

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strained relations. Moscow said it Goodbye for now.

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Temperatures will be falling sharply over the night. Another chilly start

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tomorrow morning. Temperatures fall away. There is no real weather

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systems close by. This weather front will change things a little bit

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during the latter half of Thursday, bringing some cloud from the West.

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Foremost, it is dry night and a fine day tomorrow. We will see a few

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scattered showers developing. Very much hit and miss. Temperatures will

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still get up to 20 degrees or more. Public right across East Anglia and

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the south-east. Highs of 2324. The south-west, cloud will increase.

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Rain edges its way towards Pembrokeshire. For most of Wales, it

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