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This is BBC World News Today with finding any more survivors- Italy

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suspends the search for would-be migrants whose boat capsized on

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Thursday. Rough seas prevent divers from searching the wreck near the

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island of Lampedusa. More than a hundred people died in the disaster,

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Violence erupts in Egypt - security forces clash with supporters of

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Violence erupts in Egypt - security Also coming up: Playing dead to

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survive - the remarkable story of how one family escaped the Nairobi

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were talking to me but a tonne Pentre race by head. I could hear

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this lady Angelina and less than five seconds later two shots. And 40

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years on - how correct was a famous BBC science journalist in predicting

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what our lives would be today, and still unaccounted for after their

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Rescuers have so far found more still unaccounted for after their

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100 bodies, and 155 people have For this family a middle-class

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idyll has now been shattered. It's World Cup in Qatar is stirring a

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decision on whether the World Cup in Qatar will be moved from summer

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to winter until next year, because of high summer temperatures. But it

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has agreed to set up a task force to look into alternative dates for

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the tournament. Temperatures during the summer in Qatar can reach more

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experts say that could put players and thousands of travelling fans at

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A few minutes before I came on air I spoke to Nasser Al Khater, the

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executive director of the Qatar I spoke to Nasser Al Khater, the

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-- went to 22 Committee. There will be a consultation period and any

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decision we make will be before be a consultation period and any

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World Cup in Brazil. After the one -- after the consultation period,

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whether it is moved to another period I cannot tell year but I

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whether it is moved to another tell you we have bid to a summer

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delivery are for a summer World tell you we have bid to a summer

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and all of our plans including trawling technology will continue

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regardless of the timing of the tournament. Who made a request for

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perhaps look at alternative dates? VR Supreme Committee did not make

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this request. This is something VR Supreme Committee did not make

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would have to ask FIFA. Were you consulted by FIFA when they made

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consulted? We knew that they wanted to look at this and there was going

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to be a form of consultation so to look at this and there was going

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had some idea about it. We did not know exactly the form and the task

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force until today. Did FIFA ask know exactly the form and the task

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your opinion or your input in this period. If this consultation period

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fall, spring, as long as there is period. If this consultation period

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cannot rule out the fact that these may take place in the winter? No,

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we cannot rule out anything with it summer, right now it is open. Do

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you have an open mind and accept that there are concerns about the

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heat for the players and for the fans? Do you understand as worries?

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I can understand people who have not visited Qatar and people who

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have not seen what goes on on the ground here having those concerns

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but I am standing in our stadium at the moment and the temperature

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outside is in the 30s and in the stadium it is 21 degrees so it is

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quite cool inside the stadium. I know what Qatar is capable of doing

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and I have seen cooling technology renewable energy work. I have seen

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research on public space cooling and I know that it is something

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that we are capable on delivering and it is an important legacy for

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regions with similar climate to and it is an important legacy for

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providing them with a solution. Briefly, there have been concerned

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over the construction practices Briefly, there have been concerned

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70 Napoli's workers have died. The sufficient safety, that the safety

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procedures are lacking. What is can tell you, on behalf of Qatar

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2022 Committee, we have a workers' charter and we have worked with

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Amnesty International on working out congratulate -- contractual

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language to be added into all about contracts. It is something we have

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been working for over a year now and implementing the contracts to

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standards by as will be maintained and force and will also be audited.

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For us, we have no concerns in this regard. Once we start our projects

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very soon I think we will be able international industry standards in

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terms of workers' welfare. That international industry standards in

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Nasser Al Khater talking to me a Now a look at some of the day's

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One of Vietnam's most prominent military leaders, General Vo Nguyen

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the defeat of both French colonial forces in the 1950's and the US

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the defeat of both French colonial the Vietnam War. He was a national

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hero whose legacy is seen as only second to Ho Chi Minh. General Giap

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with a process that could soon second to Ho Chi Minh. General Giap

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former premier's court conviction Investigations are continuing in

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led police on a car chase. Police Capitol Hill, where Congress meets.

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led police on a car chase. Police Investigators have been searching a

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technology, and sometimes it's Investigators have been searching a

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who has a good track record of predicting how our lives might

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who has a good track record of presenter James Burke. Back in

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who has a good track record of the BBC magazine the Radio Times

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asked him to gaze into his crystal computers in offices, schools and

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homes. So, 40 years later, we've now asked him to predict the future

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Burka's world of the future is a doctor sees -- dossiers, identity

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individual. He believes the storage of information and data banks will

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be accepted by the young. Computer Aided Learning Systems will provide

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every child with its own plug-in super teacher. A nano fabricator,

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in simple terms, assembled atoms into molecules and molecules into

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stuff. The basic fabric data will autonomous, capable of supplying

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themselves with any material that Chardonnay to a piece of gold to a

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break. If you wanted, you can make it. The feed stock of air and water

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and dirt will not cost much, you can did it out of the garden. This

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is the distant future. The nano fabricator will allow you to live

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where the you like. If you want fabricator will allow you to live

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live in Antarctica, you can live in Antarctica. You will not pollute

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because one of the tricks is that nanotechnology means there is no

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tech -- there is no pollution. You wake up in the morning and a house

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windows to show the scene that you like and the virtual reality is

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windows to show the scene that you real you do not know you are not

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there. You can have breakfast with your friends to a 3 D holograms

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there. You can have breakfast with only when you try to put your hand

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through them you realise they are not real. They are sitting across

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the room from you talking to you. You can get all the concerts and

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theatre as an all the plays and You can get all the concerts and

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can have the Globe Theatre in your house presented by avatars, 3 D

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hologram avatars, playing the roles. The technology will be easy. As

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Richard find him and said 50 years ago, there is no physical law that

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prevents this stuff from happening. The real problem is how to deal

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with a socially. If I am right in believing that the last how would a

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institutions are there to help us million years has been us trying to

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institutions are there to help us deal with that, and the answer

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institutions are there to help us what governments will do is nothing

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institutions are there to help us biggest physical change will be

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institutions are there to help us we leave the environment alone.

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with gardens. My goodness! James we leave the environment alone.

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with gardens. My goodness! James Burke there on the Utopian awaits

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us all if we can live for the next Burke there on the Utopian awaits

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