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children - persuaded by a policeman to leave their hiding place and

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Hundreds are killed in an earthquake in Pakistan, as entire villages

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elephants die as ivory poachers poison a watering hole at Zimbabwe's

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largest game park. We find out more about their latest brutal tactic.

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And - short of money? Have an "it" fashionistas are using handbags

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Hello and welcome. New pictures emerged of a dramatic rescue from a

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shopping mall siege in Kenya. These as the country began three days

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shopping mall siege in Kenya. These mourning for the beacons of the

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terrorist attack. 67 people are known to have died. Dozens more

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terrorist attack. 67 people are still missing, with Kenyan troops

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wreckage to look for more bodies. Startling new footage from the first

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day of the attack. Lying in the centre, a plainclothes policeman. On

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the left, a mother and her two children. But they are only playing

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dead. They are too scared to move an inch. The policeman crawls over

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dead. They are too scared to move an finally as waves the traumatised

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family to run while they still can. Today Nairobi's Westgate shopping

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mall remained sealed off. Soldiers have now finished checking for VB

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traps, allowing forensic experts in to try to identify the bodies left

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examinations are going on. We expect that the exercise or forensics audit

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will take not less than seven days. Meanwhile, many people are still

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searching the mortar is here for relatives. There is still confusion

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Somalia's militants Al-Shabab, who today said more than 100 civilians

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have died. More footage of the attack has now emerged, people being

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rescued here. Six British people are attack has now emerged, people being

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rescued here. Six British people are known to have died. This is not

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rescued here. Six British people are an atrocity that threatens Kenya. It

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to shoulder with the Kenyans and we is for all of us. We stand shoulder

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to shoulder with the Kenyans and we are here to work closely with the

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efforts to support which is National 's involved. Today Kenya is starting

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some marking it I donating blood for pensive. We have not be able to

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some marking it I donating blood for answers, really. The residence is

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some marking it I donating blood for is a global problem, not just a

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some marking it I donating blood for As Andrew was saying, the siege

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lasted four days and most Kenyans is believed it is all over. Fears of a

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reprisal against Nairobi's sizeable Muslim community have so far proved

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unfounded. We have been speaking to well as the head of Kenya's Muslim

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body. The siege may be over but well as the head of Kenya's Muslim

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generosity of Kenyans continues well as the head of Kenya's Muslim

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water and drinks. These donations affected by the attack, as well

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water and drinks. These donations security officers and volunteers.

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collected a lot of food that we security officers and volunteers.

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to send to the Red Cross so that they can now provide it to wherever

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it is needed. Yet another signed by Kenyans of solidarity, this time it

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is from Somali women who live here. This for them is a message they

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is from Somali women who live here. standing united with the rest of the

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country against the attackers. This is a community that has in the past

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the affected by grenade attacks blamed on the Al-Shabab. Many here

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must be punished as he did, and blamed on the Al-Shabab. Many here

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are Somali people 's. We are against anyone who is against any innocent

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person. Not also someone is our Al-Shabab and not all Al-Shabab

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person. Not also someone is our Somalis. -- not all Somalis are

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Al-Shabab. We are also affected because we are Kenyans. TRANSLATION:

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We are all Kenyans and we should not gestures like these are just a

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reminder that the Somali community is just as Kenyan as the rest of the

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citizens. There are many refugees from Somali also hosted here. So

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fears of a backlash of real in this community. And so... Other news

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fears of a backlash of real in this killed by a powerful earthquake

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fears of a backlash of real in this yesterday. Entire villages were

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flattened by the quake which struck in the remote area of Awaran, making

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it difficult for doctors and aid workers to care for the survivors.

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shaken to ruins within seconds. Villages of Rick and mud homes

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shaken to ruins within seconds. Hundreds of people died. Survivors

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hospitals kept patients outside Hundreds of people died. Survivors

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this remote region of Pakistan are where my wife and children are.

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this remote region of Pakistan are Pakistan's largest and empties

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this remote region of Pakistan are enough to create a brand-new island

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this remote region of Pakistan are just off the coast. A rare but not

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unknown phenomenon, the result of an undersea arcana. Seismologists

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suggest it will erode within months. Back inland macro, the Army drafted

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in troops to help with the rescue but a local insurgency could make

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that operation harder. Authorities medicines and food. Hospitals have

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been overwhelmed and the scale of the disaster is still emerging.

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Children returned to school across Lebanon this week after their summer

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break but they're not enough places for most of the 400,000 who fled the

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fighting in neighbouring Syria, for most of the 400,000 who fled the

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now they have another major problem, child labour. The BBC has secured

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rare access to the eastern fields of Bekaa Valley, where more and more

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Just after dawn, it is time to go. But these children are not boarding

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the school bus. The truck is taking them to the fields, to work. They

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are not dressed for it. They are far too young. It is no life for a

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child. But now these young refugees labourers. They cost much less.

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children are harvesting crops on Lebanese farms. Grapes, potatoes.

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Today it is courgettes. A Syrian middleman keeps them in line and

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keeps a share of the wages. It is hard work. 13-year-old Ahmed tells

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me his hands hurt. But he has to do it to support his family. Tarek

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Mazloum is from a local charity trying to help Syrian refugees.

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Mazloum is from a local charity have you seen here in the fields?

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They are between four and 14. They Charities like his ensured children

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also get some education. Even if it is just informal classes in the

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middle of their tented settlement. behind. Nothing about these Syrian

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children's lives is as it should be. Working in the fields at such a

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young age, owing to the makeshift Working in the fields at such a

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classes in the open air. But it Working in the fields at such a

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Syrian children into the Lebanese Working in the fields at such a

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There are six children in this Working in the fields at such a

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fields. TRANSLATION: I feel like my heart has been ripped out. But what

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can I do? If they do not work, we cannot live. Even those tasked with

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protecting children are shrivelling to finances to a problem that is

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struggling to find an answer to to finances to a problem that is

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problem that is getting much worse. The numbers are large because the

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families are destitute and need The numbers are large because the

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money. But it is up to us to find a solutions to end child labour or to

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end the punishing war. But Syria's future is being destroyed here,

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end the punishing war. But Syria's 81 elephants have been killed by

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cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe's largest game park. It was put in the

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water holes of the grazing areas in park mashed. -- in park mashed

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water holes of the grazing areas in Hwange National Park. Elephant tusks

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are highly sought after for Asia's ivory trade, even though it is

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illegal. Tom is an elephant expert at an organisation that monitors the

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ivory trade. He is based in the capital of Zimbabwe and joins me via

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a Web camp. Is this unusual, or capital of Zimbabwe and joins me via

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growing trend, to wipe out entire herds of elephant? These horrendous

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massacre is that not only take out entire herds of elephants could

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leave behind a deadly poison that then impacts all kinds of other

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wildlife, just a month so, a single elephant park had a over 600 dead

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sophisticated in the poisons they are using and the planning that

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sophisticated in the poisons they into this? Absolutely. Organised

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criminals... INAUDIBLE More ivory is moving into the illegal markets

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criminals... INAUDIBLE More ivory is Asia than we have seen in decades.

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Just over the last six years, the illegal trade in ivory has more

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Just over the last six years, the tripled. These multiple killings are

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very prominent in central Africa. We are now seeing this occurring in

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places like here in Zimbabwe. It is really a crisis that we are facing.

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We are having a little problem with the sound but I do want to ask you,

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how much can the Government do to try to tackle this? To get to the

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Even in the best countries. Without poachers. This is obviously a big

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Even in the best countries. Without is really a war that we are facing.

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diplomatic missions in gauged in -- in gauged in the illegal trade.

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Sorry about the problem with the sound. Now we are going to take

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Sorry about the problem with the to the United Nations in New York.

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It has said it mourns the victims of the Pakistan earthquake. It is in

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close contact with the Pakistani government. UN members are also

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working hard to find a deal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. There

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is a lot of talk at the General assembly this week about Iran and

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the emergence of a new relationship perhaps between Iran and the West.

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It is a good time to speak with perhaps between Iran and the West.

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humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, Valerie Amos. I

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know that you have been looking relief coordinator, Valerie Amos. I

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the situation in Syria, which is deteriorating? The humanitarian

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situation is getting worse by the day. I am particularly worried by

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the levels of violence and brutality that we are seeing and the fact

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the levels of violence and brutality we are not able to get too many

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places to get to the people who we are not able to get too many

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our help. One of the points I have been making very strongly is that

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yes, the chemical weapons resolution is important and that is being

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negotiated. But do not let us forget the origin humanitarian needs on the

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ground now. I have put some requests to the Security Council which I

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ground now. I have put some requests political solution. That is made

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recognised opposition loses support on the ground. There is a sense

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recognised opposition loses support fragmentation? There is a huge

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amount of fragmentation on the ground. I was there very recently.

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There are so many groups we have to negotiate with to get aid to people

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who needed. And of course you have opposition, recognised by many of

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the country Nations. -- recognised by many of the countries at the

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United Nations. But getting them to have the conversation they need

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United Nations. But getting them to have, to agree on the transition

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Syrian people, that is what is have, to agree on the transition

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Syrian people, that is what is urgently required. We want to see a

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to members of the United Nations urgently required. We want to see a

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on children, on women, on ordinary the significant numbers of refugees

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neighbouring countries, who are the significant numbers of refugees

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being forced to tout for manual children have been traumatised

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we have lost a generation of Syrian children, that this is Syria's

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future that is being destroyed. children, that this is Syria's

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increasing sectarian nature of the conflict, so that the stability

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increasing sectarian nature of the communities, all of that is now

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shattered. Do you feel there should be more onus on political leaders to

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keep up the pressure for those who can give aid? There is a sense that

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a lot of energy has been diverted strongly that the international

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political leadership needs to come together, that the permanent five

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members of the security council needs to come together and agree not

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humanitarian side or on chemical significant influence and authority

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on the different groups operating is nearly three years. More than

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100,000 people have died. This is international community. It cannot

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solution. Valerie Amos, I would international community. It cannot

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like to ask you about the situation in Pakistan, where we are still

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getting details from Balochistan. Has the Government reached out to

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the United Nations for aid? We have offered our help and support to

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the United Nations for aid? We have Government. Our hearts go out to

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those people who are victims of Government. Our hearts go out to

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Government have not yet indicated what help or support they would

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Government have not yet indicated from us. But we are ready to assist.

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Valerie Amos, thank you very much. Thank you very much. The FBI has

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released disturbing new pictures of the man who killed 12 people in

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released disturbing new pictures of shooting rampage in the Washington

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Navy Yard. The pictures show Aaron Alexis entering a building and

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walking calmly down a corridor apparently looking for targets.

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walking calmly down a corridor low-frequency radio waves. Police

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believe he acted alone. Russian Greenpeace activists who protested

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they are not pirates. Coastguards Greenpeace activists who protested

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have taken the 30 activists off Greenpeace activists who protested

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their ship and detained them in Greenpeace activists who protested

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A Chinese man has had a new nose Greenpeace activists who protested

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grown on his forehead, at a hospital accident in August last year, but

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didn't seek treatment. This lead to an infection, meaning surgeons were

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unable to save his nose. Instead, in top story. The Kenya and Interior

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Ministry -- the Kenyan Interior Ministry says forensic experts are

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examining the Westgate mall. We Ministry says forensic experts are

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get the latest from Will Ross. Is this a 24, seven operational until

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shopping centre? It is not clear through the night. Certainly it

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shopping centre? It is not clear take some time to sift through the

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rubble, to lift some of the heavy concrete. After that huge fire that

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was burning for more than a day concrete. After that huge fire that

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a half, we think that was the cause of some of the floors collapsing on

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the building. We understand there are still some bodies in there.

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the building. We understand there Interior Minister did not think

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the building. We understand there was a high number. Forensic experts

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countries, including the United States, Britain, Israel and Germany.

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They are leading the way on the forensics work. It is not going

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They are leading the way on the be a quick process. At least seven

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days. The hope is that the forensics work is going to point to, to give

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days. The hope is that the forensics us some clues as to where these

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people work from. Working with Interpol, that may help put the

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jigsaw puzzle together as to who these gunmen were and where they

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were from, so that Kenya and other countries can learn more about this

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al-Shabab group and perhaps this faction of al-Shabab, if indeed

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al-Shabab group and perhaps this was a faction. Thank you very much.

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We are going to finish with some light relief. You may have thought

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that a handbag, while an essential accessory for some, only has limited

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uses. But in Hong Kong, the huge prices people are prepared to pay

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for designer items have given them a new role as collateral for securing

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world-class financial district, new role as collateral for securing

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traditional Chinese pawnshop. If I need cash quickly, I can offer

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something of value, such as my gold wedding ring, as collateral. I can

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get my ring back if I repay the wedding ring, as collateral. I can

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plus interest over a certain period of time, usually within the four

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months. Besides Jewry, electronics and other valuables are accepted.

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But here in Hong Kong, fashionistas collateral. Designer handbags. This

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traditional pawnshops? Because they a short appraisal, he is given a

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traditional pawnshops? Because they do not give you a grace period.

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traditional pawnshops? Because they addition to a grace period, here I

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TRANSLATION: We have male and female customers bringing their bags here.

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They may cost tens of thousands customers bringing their bags here.

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run into financial problems, says Nury Vittachi Tomer columnist and

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author. --, . You could just pretend Nury Vittachi Tomer columnist and

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you have lost your handbag. You Nury Vittachi Tomer columnist and

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your back, you tell your friends that you left your handbag on a

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bus. Then you are home free. It that you left your handbag on a

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borrower defaults, the pawnshop simply keeps the bag. No credit

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reports, no records. Well-suited for Time to remind you of the main news.

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Forensics experts in Kenya are examining the Nairobi shopping mall

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attacked by Islamist middle and examining the Nairobi shopping mall

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militants. It could take around

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