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You may be shocked and pleased to hear what the art from this stall is

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really worth. Hello and welcome. The case of this

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missing child gripped written and the world. Madeleine McCann

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disappeared from her parents' holiday apartment from Portugal six

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years ago. The Portuguese police shelved their investigation five

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years ago but in the next few hours it is detectives will launch a new

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European appeal. They have issued an e-fit of a man who they believe

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could provide vital clique -- vital clues. They believe he was seen on

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the night Madeleine was abducted carrying a blonde child wearing

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pyjamas. Is this the man who holds the key to

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the Madeleine McCann case? Two e-fits of the same man seen carrying

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a girl towards the beach on the night Madeleine McCann disappeared.

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The sighting was during the evening and it was of a man walking down the

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street with a child in his arms He was a white man with dark hair and

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the child was described as Rita four with blonde hair, wearing pyjamas,

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and that is why we are so interested. -- three 24.

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At 8:30pm we know that Madeleine and her brother and sister were left in

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the apartment while her parents went for a meal. At five past nine Gerry

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McCann checked on his children. At ten o'clock Kate McCann found that

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Madeleine had disappeared. At the same time the man whose e-fit has

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been released was seen making his way to the beach. It stares out of

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Portuguese TV screens today. Many locals welcome the latest effort.

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TRANSLATION: So many years have gone by. They did not find anything then

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so let's hope she is found now. It is not just the local press. Six

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years on, this case fascinates the world. The Crimewatch material will

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be shown in the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. It is generating

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headlines across Europe. It is important that this is broadcast

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because sometimes people think, I was there and I saw something. Six

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years is a long time. What the police want to do is make at that

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crucial night come alive. They have produced a detailed reconstruction

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of what they think happened. We are not the ones who have done something

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wrong, it is the person who has gone into the apartment and taken that

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little girl. The attention once again turns to Praia da Luz. The

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town president says he hopes it will make a difference. We will have to

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start again, yes. I want to see this finished. British police say this is

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an important moment, a search for fresh clues, six and a half years

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since a girl disappeared. All sides in Washington agree they

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have a big crisis on their hands. They are into week three of the

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partial shutdown of the US federal government and on Thursday the

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government may run out of money to pay its debts, so there is a big

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meeting due shortly between President Obama and Congressional

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leaders. Speaking at a local food kitchen President Obama had this to

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say. There has been some progress on the side of the Senate. Republicans

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recognise it is not smart, it is not good for the American Let's go live

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to Washington. The president said he hopes cooperation will prevail. What

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does it feel like to be in Washington watching this?

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It still feels pretty shut down but the president is not the only person

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voicing optimism. The Republican minority leader also voiced

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optimism, so it seems that something is in the works. We know that

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outline of what they are talking about. Both sides want to enter the

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shutdown and somehow lifted this restriction on US government

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borrowing and they want to come to a longer-term deal on finance in the

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US government and, also, it seems that senior Democrats and

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Republicans are prepared to repeal attacks on medical devices. It seems

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that somewhere in there is the parameter of a deal. Negotiations

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are happening in the Senate, but would it be passed by the House of

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Representatives which is Republican-controlled, so a lot of

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action here. The devil is going to be in the detail. It is also about

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the power that tea party Republicans excerpt.

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It is partly about that, it has been driving Democrats in not wanting to

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make a deal. The opinion polls are saying that Republicans are

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suffering more and getting the blame from the public from the government

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shutdown. The president 's approval rating is not high either. If we get

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the prospect of a default, it'll be a pox on everyone's houses, so there

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is pressure on both sides to reach a deal.

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Malaysia 's Court of Appeal has ruled that Christians cannot use the

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word Allah to refer to their God. The judge has said the term Allah

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must be exclusive to Islam or there could be public disorder. More than

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60% of Malaysia 's population is Muslim and conservative groups have

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welcomed the court ruling, but Christians argue they have used the

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Arab word which predates Islam. It is. They say they will appeal

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against the ruling. These Muslim groups feel they are

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under siege. They believe that Christian minority is urging

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followers out of Islam. The use of the word Allah is seen as part of

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the plan. Today the protests have one message, that the word Allah is

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only for Muslims. TRANSLATION:

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It is our religious duty to protect a word, that is why we are here to

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show our support for this holy Word. The case has dragged on for five

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years and today government lawyers got exactly what they wanted. The

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judging panel unanimously agreed that Allah is not an integral part

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of Christianity. One judge even questioned why Christians are so

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adamant on using the term, but judge officials say they have been printed

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in the word Allah in Malay eyeballs for centuries without incident.

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Allah is a term in the Middle East and Indonesia that is used by both

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Christians and Muslims. You cannot say that all of a sudden it is not

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an integral part. The Malay language has many borrowed words. Allah is a

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borrowed word. The case has baffled Muslim scholars outside of the

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country but this is what the government is worried will happen if

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Christians continue to use the word. Churches were firebombed in 201 and

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also Muslim prior halls. Some Malaysians believe the governing

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body is using the ruling to boost its Malay -- it's religious

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credentials. It has put in call the government's call for national

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unity. After the ruling Muslims prayed but this case is far from

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over. Christians say they will take this case to be highest court in

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Malaysia. They say it is unconstitutional for any government

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or court to tell them how they can worship.

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Now we are going to bring you a brief look at the day's other news

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before going back to that story 1200 people have been arrested in

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Russia in a raid targeting migrants at a Moscow market. It follows an

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attack on a vegetable market and rioting over night. Police say they

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are investigating some of the workers for possible criminal

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connections. Riots broke out about the killing of an ethnic Russian

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man. At least 115 people in India were

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killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival. Police said it was fuelled

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by rumours that a bridge that - a bridge was about to collapse.

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Authorities have been criticised for failing to take necessary security

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measures. One of Somalia's most notorious

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pirates has been arrested in Belgium. The man was lured to

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Belgium on the promise that he would be an adviser on a film about piracy

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but instead he ended up in custody. In January he denounced his life of

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crime but he was still wanted for hijacking a Belgian ship four years

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ago. A man has been arrested after trying

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to enter Buckingham Palace with a knife. The 44-year-old man was

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stopped by police trying to enter the Northgate. The Queen was not in

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residence at the time. -- the north gate.

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Now to the problem of migrants making the potentially deadly

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journey across the Mediterranean. Today Italy ramped up its

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surveillance of the waters around Lampedusa. The island has become a

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gateway to Europe for thousands of people migrating to Europe from

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Africa. The Coast Guard says 36 people have lost their lives in the

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latest two syncings. -- sinkings. A bright light for a sombre task.

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-in silence. Then some mourners are overcome by emotion is. -- deafening

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silence. The body of a child, the only white one, was coming out of a

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ship. Eritreans and Ethiopians living in Italy came to pay their

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respects. TRANSLATION: We urgently need to

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find a way to be able to regulate this low, to put an end to these

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tragedies. It is inconceivable. It is not in anyway understandable and

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it is certainly not acceptable. Migrants often say they are ready to

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face the perilous journey in hope of a better life. This woman managed to

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reach Italy four years ago from Eritrea. TRANSLATION: I came by ship

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as well but on my journey I saw terrible things along the way. I was

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arrested in Libya for one year. I saw a lot of bad things but God has

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let me through all of this and so I am here now. Many migrants here hold

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her view, that hope of a better future makes many risk it with what

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ever they can. The boats continue to come on to mainland Europe and the

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bigger question many are asking is how do you deal with this increasing

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problem. The Italian government has given 190 million euros to the

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problem. This is to establish centres to process immigrants.

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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide.

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Almost all cases are caused by human papillomavirus. Here, girls aged 12

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and 13 are given a vaccine to prevent it but the disease kills

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thousands of women globally every year, with the vast majority of the

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cases in developing countries. Now girls in those countries are

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starting to get the vaccine as well. Laos is one of the first

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countries to benefit and focus was sensed this report from there. -

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Fergus Walsh sent this report. The vaccines they received in

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childhood stop them getting childhood diseases and now they will

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be protected against a disease which affects women in the prime of their

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life. Laos is one of 14 developing countries with plans to introduce

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the vaccine in coming years. This is a milestone in women's health. These

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girls are benefiting from a vaccine which is often routine in wealthier

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countries but in poorer nations the immune eyes Asian has the potential

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to save the most lives. -- immunisation. It has been made

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possible I GAVI, the global alliance of and immunisation. -- possible

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by. 85% of women who die from cervical cancer are in the

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developing world. This is estimated to double, which is why the vaccine

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is so important. Health care here is basic and even in the capital. A

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senior doctor tells me there is no national screening programme for

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cervical cancer that could detect the disease earlier. In Laos there

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is no radiotherapy for any cancer patient. It is so hopeless, you feel

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like, I cannot do anything. This woman's mother died from cervical

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cancer. She and her niece nursed her through a long and harrowing

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illness. It was painful to see her suffering, she told me. She was in

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agony, we had to spend a lot of money on treatment, none of which

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saved her. Denise should not suffer the same fate as her grandmother. --

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the niece. The HPV vaccine is being supplied for a fraction of the cost

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paid by wealthier countries but developing countries must supply the

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nurses and show the commitment needed if pilot projects like this

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are to become full national programmes, protecting women's

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health for decades to come. Let s pick up on the Malaysia and court

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decision we were telling you about that only Muslims can use the word

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Allah. David Thomas is a professor of Christianity and Islam at the

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University of Birmingham. Thank you for joining us. I want to put to you

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first, the court said the word is not an integral part of

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Christianity. Well, the word God is an integral part of Christianity and

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if you translate that into Arabic, which would be the language from

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which the religious terminology in Malaysia is derived, then the

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natural translation is Allah. From your point of view, the court ruling

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today isn't really theologically sound? It does seem strange, from a

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theological point of view. If I could say, in Islam there is a

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strong belief it is the foundation believes that there is only one God

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and therefore every faith, Christian and Jewish and Muslim, will believe

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in the one God. The name of the one God, given in the Koran is Allah. It

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is the word used in Arabic. It might be worth noting that for the first

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centuries of Islam, when Christians and Muslims were meeting one another

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and discussing matters of a almost on a daily basis, this would be in

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the Islamic world where Arabic was the language, the world -- the word

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Allah was used by both and there is no indication of any sense of ill at

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ease on the part of Muslims. Yet, as you know and you have seen yourself

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in Malaysia recently, there is more than an ease. It has become a very

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heated, political issue. It definitely has. I was there a few

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months ago and I was aware of debates between more conservative

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Muslims and what you might call more liberal minded Muslims about this

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very issue. I would have thought that there is possibly a certain

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amount of fear on the part of some Muslims in Malaysia and it is worth

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stressing that it is some Muslims in Malaysia, by no means all Muslims,

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that if the same word is used for God, then certain parts of the

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populace might feel that there is really not that much difference

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between Islam and Christianity. Their grounds for that fear? Have

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you seen it happen elsewhere? I know conversion a great fear. In the

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post-colonial error, where mission is still seen as something that

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comes from the west, there are grants for such fear. I think that's

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what Malay Muslims would look to their neighbours in Indonesia where

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there is some information, there is some evidence to show that people

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have moved from one face to the other because they don't

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appreciate, possibly, the differences between them because the

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same words are used. Thank you very much for your time.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross says that three out of six

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of its workers, plus a member of the Syrian Red Crescent have been safely

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released after being abducted. Their plight highlights the dangers faced

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thereby aid workers as well as journalists and no weapons

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inspectors. The head of the organisation trying to dismantle the

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chemical arsenal, the group that just won the Nobel Peace Prize, is

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calling for short cease-fires to allow sites to be inspected.

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A routine live broadcast on a pro-regime TV channel, the

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interviewee in the Damascus studio was talking about the explosions

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carried out by rebels and exactly that happened.

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He soldiers on, saying we are OK, we are co-dash-macro we are OK, but

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then there is an even bigger blast. The sound had clearly gone and the

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interview was cut short at that point. Dramatic though the

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explosions may have been, they're in patterns more propaganda than

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military. The only casualties seem to have been the suicide bombers

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themselves. The perimeter wall of the broadcasting building was

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damaged and showed that bombers can penetrate into why security areas.

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Much more serious in terms of impact was the abduction of all seven

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personnel on an International Red Cross convoy by armed men in the

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north-west of the country. Full of the kidnapped workers have been

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freed. The three others are still being held, it is not known by which

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group. The Red Cross says it is not suspending its work, but will take

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stricter precautions. We call on the groups who are

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holding them to release them immediately and unconditionally The

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reason is, we are here to serve the Syrian people. The international

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team of chemical weapons experts has set out for another day of verifying

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and destroying the equipment used to to deliver deadly weapons. So far

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they have not bumped into problems on the ground. Virtually all of the

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chemical sites are in government held areas, but they do have to

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cross lines from time to time and are taking nothing for granted. The

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US Secretary of State met with the peace envoy in London to discuss

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holding a settlement conference next month. John Terry made it -- John

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Kerry made it clear he wanted to end President Assad'.

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President Assad has lost the legitimacy to be a cohesive force

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that could bring people together. It is clear that in implementing Geneva

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one, which is the only purpose for having the Geneva conference now,

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there has to be a transition government.

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That may be aimed at persuading the rebels to attend, but it is not the

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way the Syrian government and possibly the Russians see it.

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America's main job is to get the divided opposition to form a

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credible delegation. That is a tall order, so far it has not even been

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possible to set a date for the talks.

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If you had the chance, how much would you play -- pay for a Banksy?

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He normally sells in top galleries for $200,000, but when he put his

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work on sale in a New York street he did not get many takers.

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All this month, his graffiti has been the talk of the town and the

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focus of countless smartphones. When Banksy set up a stall in Central

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Park, selling work for $60, few paid them any attention. These bargain

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basement Banksy's are worth up to $20,000. It took over four hours to

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make the first sale and then the woman managed to negotiate a 50

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discount. This man from Chicago bought four, saying he needed

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something to fill the wall space in his new home. He walked away with a

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fortune. Over the course of the day, just eight works were sold

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producing morning after agony for this art loving city.

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Yesterday you could have got a Banksy to $60. Too bad I wasn't over

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there. I don't know how people didn't realise what it was. The

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irony is that some New Yorkers were trying to cash in on the month-long

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show. They had got as far as ripping off the doors of this graffiti

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strewn car. The chance to make an honest buck has gone away.

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Just time to remind you of our main news. British police have launched a

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new Europe wide appeal about Madeleine McCann releasing a photo

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of a man who may hold vital clues to the disappearance six years ago

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That is all from the programme. From May and the team, thank you for

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watching. Good evening. After something of a

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mixed bag during Monday for many of us, it looks as though Tuesday is

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going to be a better day. It may not seem like that first thing because

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central and eastern parts are going to have to do a bit of brightening

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up before we see a decent spell of sunshine. Monday 's wet weather

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eventually pushing away towards the near continent and then this brief

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window of drier weather. Watch out for mist and fog first thing.

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Gilfach and low clouds across eastern areas. In the afternoon

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really gets going to the extent that we see sunshine break out the east

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of the Pennines. Low-pressure adjacent to the far east of these

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ganglia. As we dressed -- drift across southern England, brighter

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prospects. For Wales, the West Midlands, the north-west of

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