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This is BBC World News Today with me Philippa Thomas.

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Women will be bishops in the Church of England after a vote today

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The vote comes 20 years after the first women priests were

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We'll ask what it means for the global Anglican Church.

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As the firing continues between Israel and Gaza, the UN says

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17,000 Palestinians from Northern Gaza are sheltering in schools.

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We look at one of the biggest maritime salvage

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operations in history, as efforts begin to re-float the

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Victory for Germany - the side celebrate becoming

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the first European team to win the World Cup in the Americas.

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Centuries of tradition have been overturned with a vote by the Church

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It's an issue that has deeply divided the church for decades.

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Just two years ago, a similar vote failed by the narrowest of margins.

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Today, both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prime Minister

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To remind you, it's 20 years since the Church of England first

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One in five within the Church of England are now women.

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The first female bishop is likely to be ordained next year.

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Mark Easton reports from the church's governing body,

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The leadership had asked for restraint and sensitivity,

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but those who have been campaigning for decades could not disguise

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In fact, even the archbishops of York and Canterbury could not

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20 years since the first women priests, the established

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church has finally agreed that woman can also be bishops.

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I have been campaigning for women in the church -

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not just for women to be ordained, but to be respected and valued.

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This is such a wonderful thing that has happened.

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The crucial vote, when it came, was overwhelmingly in favour - no

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The motion has been carried in all three houses.

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The watchword today has been ?unity?.

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The Church of England searching for a way to reconcile traditional

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religious beliefs and contemporary liberal values - profoundly held,

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This woman from Canterbury was among those who feared Synod was

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Have we said that the Bible doesn?t matter anymore and

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But many others thought the church was broad enough to

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The church now needs the different and special gifts of

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women in holy orders, not because of justice, but because of our need as

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The yes vote is a triumph for the deal-making skills and

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strategic thinking of the Archbishop of Canterbury - Justin Welby is

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The compromise was found with the help of professional mediators

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Opponents will be able to request a male bishop, with an ombudsman to

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The first female bishop could be named by the end of the year

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It may seem perfectly unremarkable nowadays, but the idea of a woman

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CoE vicar was hugely controversial just 20 years ago - The Vicar of

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Ladies and gentlemen, your new vicar.

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It was a change church leaders agreed in 1992 by just one vote.

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The first women were ordained in 1994,

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but it was more than a decade before Synod paved the way for a vote on

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women bishops and in 2012 the ruling body voted down the proposal -

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The then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said the Church of

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This famous picture shows the anguish of one supporter.

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Dr Paula Gooder was all smiles this afternoon.

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The tone in this Inner Chamber last time was really difficult and very

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The tone this time was very much more welcoming and accepting.

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?One church, one faith, one Lord?, the hymn says, but this was

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a historic vote to keep the Church of England together, to reconcile

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For international reaction let's go to the United States and speak with

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the retired Bishop of Maine, the Right Rev Chilton Knudsen.

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She joins me via webcam from the town of Bath in Maine.

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How significant step is this for the church? It is a major step. I am

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thrilled that have enormous compassion for those who are

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distressed about the change. This is as -- this is an adventure. It is

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stepping out in faith. Baptism is the sacrament that invites everyone

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into the church in equal partnership. England is following

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were others have led. There are Anglican women bishops around the

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world, so what do you think this might signal to others? That's

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right. There have been Anglican women bishops for a number of

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years. I believe the evidence is solid that the ministry of women as

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bishops has been blessed and has been a blessing to the church. What

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would your advice be to the first woman ordained here as bishops?

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There has been resistance, there are a feelings. There may be some who

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don't woman -- don't want women bishops about them still.

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Absolutely. The realistic viewpoint is that this legislation is not

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going to solve the concerns. It is simply going to open the door to

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another step in reconciliation and adventure. My three pieces of advice

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on any sister bishop he is a lack did and appointed anywhere in the

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Anglican Communion for the first time, first of all, keep a strong

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prayer life. That is where your sense of occasion comes from.

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Secondly, have a good support system of people who will listen to you,

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walk with you and tell you the truth and help you put yourself forward in

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a centred and focused way, even as lots of emotions stirred. Thirdly, I

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think it is important to keep your sense of humour and your sense of

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balance. Many things may be complicated and difficult, but often

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times the mere passage of days makes things look better and look easier.

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Do you think this will change the way women are regarded at other

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levels in the church as well? It is certainly made prayer that ways in

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which we regard women in every sphere of our lives will be elevated

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by this decision. Women need everywhere in the world to be

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affirmed, valued, acknowledged, there are gifts split to use for the

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welfare of the whole community. Thank you for your time.

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Well, let's cross to your riverboat took place at the General Synod.

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Robert Pigott is there. I'd believe you expected the vote to go through

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this time, not without a lot of heavy pressure, though. That's

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right. The pressure has been building steadily on the General

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Synod here. There has been an increasing alienation from the

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church and society, so people that the church serves have been

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embracing radical equality for years but it has been seen to be dragging

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its heels. It seems that the church is the signal that it now wants to

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be part of mainstream society. The other main thing that has been

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building over the years is the idea that the church has been alienating

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part of its membership, so the concern of a lot of people here are

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in favour of women bishops is that the traditionalists who did not want

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to serve under them would be cast out. The fact that they have been

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reassured by extra concessions, they have been placated with today's

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decision. Have you heard any members of the church say they will leave

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over this, or are the compromise is enough? I think those who have

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wanted to leave have already done so. There was a considerable group

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from the high end of the church who left when women priests were

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ordained for the first time 20 years ago. I think the numbers who would

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want to leave over women bishops have already done so. The Pope set

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up a special wing of the Catholic Church for Anglicans who wanted to

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make that decision. I don't really think there are many more people to

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go. There is this mood that there will be a place for them, and

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honoured place in Anglicanism for them. There will be a special effort

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to reinforce that you. The numbers who believe will be very slight, I

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think. 17,000 Palestinians from Northern

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Gaza have taken shelter in schools, according to the United Nations,

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after Israel said it would start targeting the area with airstrikes.

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A week of rocket and missile exchanges has now left more than 170

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Palestinians dead. So far there have been no Israeli fatalities. Jeremy

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Bowen has spent the day in Gaza. This is a typical street in Gaza

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city, not too poor or densely populated by local standards.

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Typical, too, because it has been bombed more than once. CCTV in the

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street last Saturday saw a group of men chatting on a front step. They

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were also under Israeli surveillance. When the Israelis kill

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them with a missile, the camera copyright. -- cut out. When we

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arrived soon afterwards, the family and neighbours were shocked and

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angry. Israeli military said they had killed three Palestinian

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fighters. Today, the place where it happened, the force of the explosion

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can be seen clearly. The Israelis had their target, you can see the

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shrapnel marks on the pavement. Sitting with this tab polonaise now

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is where the three men were sitting. They were killed instantly. Just a

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few doors up, on that step, were three other men, neighbours in their

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50s. They were killed to. --, too. They were just in the wrong place at

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the wrong time. Back in Gaza, a Palestinian human rights campaigner

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said Israel's strategy of hitting the homes of wanted them guaranteed

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that innocent people would die. They know they have committed war crimes,

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crimes against humanity and deliberately intending to destroy

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houses with civilians living in it. That is clearly illegal. The

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bombardment went on this morning. Israel has been accused of not

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distinguishing between military and civilian targets in Gaza. The

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Israeli government says that if Palestinian civilians die, it is the

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fault of her mass. We are dealing with the South. They are at terror

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group that reducing its own people and its own civilians to hide

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weapons and missile launchers and should on Israeli citizens. Israel

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calls them terrorists. Until the cease-fire comes, it looks as if

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there will be many more civilian funerals, too.

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Bowen has spent the day in Gaza. As salvage operations go, it doesn't

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get much bigger or more expensive than this one. The cruise ship the

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Costa Concordia has now been lifted about a metre above the seabed,

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where it came to rest in January 2012, in the final phase of an

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extremely delicate operation. 32 people died when the vessel struck a

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reef off the Italian island of Giglio and capsized. From Giglio,

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the BBC's Matthew Price reports. Looking out from the ferry to Judeo,

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you cannot miss the Costa Concordia. It is no longer a place

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of dreams, but that twisted, rusting wreck. At first light, the salvage

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engineers still did not know for sure that their audacious floating

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operation would work. Today we find that if the calculations were

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accurate, based on the assumptions. The weather is good and everybody is

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ready. For two and a half years this cruise ship has lain for lawn. Its

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bars and cafes saturated, lifeless, with much of the ship only

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accessible to divers. No longer. In September they pulled it up right.

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Today they pumped air into giant flotation tanks welded on the

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sides. Inch by inch, the Costa Concordia rose. Early afternoon, a

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grubby water line out. -- stood out. This is the biggest maritime salvage

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operation ever conducted. On board that ship, 32 people died, including

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a five-year-old girl. It was winter when the ship capsized. Passengers

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scrambled for safety after it hit rock is. Most of the 4,000 on board

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made live. The captain is on trial for manslaughter. This ship is about

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to embark on its final journey, taking with that the hundreds of

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salvage workers who have made decide on their home for the last two

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years. The Costa Concordia put Judeo on the map, but few here will be sad

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to see it go. Germany is still celebrating

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after its team's World Cup win - the first since East and

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West Germany came together. A quarter of a million people packed

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into the centre of Berlin last night partying into the early hours

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after Germany beat Argentina. Tomorrow even more people are

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expected to line the streets of the capital to greet

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the homecoming players. This is the moment that hundreds of

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thousands of fans and that the World Cup had been won. There was dazzling

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in the streets in Berlin. Germany, we're champions! We are champions

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excavation Mark this is exciting, this is exciting. And today, the

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clean-up. Down came the sponsors banners, ready for the victory

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parade tomorrow, when the World Cup winners will appear at the

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Brandenburg gate. Maybe with the Chancellor, Angela Merkel. She was

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in the changing room in Rio when they came off the field. She has

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tied herself to the success of the national side. World champion, the

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papers are full of football. But there is the morning after the night

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before, so the -- some reflection. They say that victory is about

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showing that Germany is in the top flight of nations. When West Germany

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one the World Cup in 1954, the team came home by train. They won it in

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1974 and 1990. Last night was the first time a united Germany had won

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it. Four times champions, and are there lessons for British football?

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The British league is the best in the world, but that is because they

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have all of these foreign stars. Sometimes you forget to put your own

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people into the team and give them experience, so they can be really

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experienced on the national level as well. The victory celebration was

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the modules. And it will be allowed tomorrow -- it was the modules.

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Germany is European football's success story.

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Germany was in fact so confident it would win the World

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Cup that it pre-printed a run of five million stamps commemorating

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its soccer victory - before the final game even took place.

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Just hours after Germany's victory, the country's

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German Finance Ministry presented a new stamp honouring the new

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"during the last few days, before the outcome" of the final.

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when Germany hosted the World Cup, made in 2006

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"but the plans got shelved as Germany didn't reach the final."

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Do we notice how much we take animals for granted, from food to

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A documentary being released in the UK tomorrow argues that

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The film, called "The Ghosts in Our Machine", follows

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the photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur as she documents animal stories

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across the US, Canada and Europe over the course of a year.

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I am joined by the director and producer of the film, Liz Marshall.

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Why The Ghosts In Our Machine? The ghosts are those animals that are

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often hidden from view. The film aims to eliminate their stories.

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There individual stories. -- to eliminate. As we are individual eyes

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animals and think of them as individuals. The truth is, there are

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billions of animals affected wee chap within the machinery of the

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modern world. -- which arch wrapped within the machinery of. When we

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think about eating meat slaughtering animals for their photo where, are

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bit animals -- are the elements that might surprise viewers in this film,

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you think? There are lots of surprises. They are hidden, these

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industries which use animals, and they are hidden from view. The

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subject, in and of itself, is rather surprising to the vast majority.

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Which kind of industries are you thinking of? Entertainer, in theme

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parks and zoos, for example, a subject that which is -- a subject

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that we cover. And animals used for biomedical research.

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Joining me from Coventry is the film critic, Scott Jordan Harris.

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Do you think this documentary is persuasive? It has some very

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disturbing images that will affect anybody who sees it. My only concern

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is that it does not fully acknowledge the nuances of the

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debate that those images throw up. I did not feel that the difference

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between animals being used for medical testing that might save

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lives and the difference between animals being used in entertainment

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and performance is sufficiently acknowledged. Although those behind

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the film might not think there is a difference between testing in

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animals and seeing them in a marine park, for example, many of the

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viewers will. I wonder if it will preach mainly to the converted. Your

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thoughts on that? This is a consciousness-raising film about a

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very tough subject. I think that we both agree that animals used in

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industry is a subject that we would rather not look at. And the film is

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an entry point, using the power of cinema, to persuade the viewer to

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actually look, to see them, the animals. We cover all of the

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different industries. We are not creating at Hauraki that dogs are

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more important than cows -- we are not creating a hierarchy.

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Collectively as a society, we are finally getting to the place where

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we can recognise that some animals are more significant... You are not

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ranking them in terms of intelligence in the animal kingdom?

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The film is trying to unpack that notion that there is a hierarchy,

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and it is not suggesting that animals should have the same rights

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as humans. The argument about rights pertaining to animals is very

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complex. And the film does not go there. Rather, the film is saying

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that this is a morally important subject, that we need to pay

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attention to, and it is presenting it and making an Aga meant for the

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case that we need to pay attention, we need to start listening to this.

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Scott, you were struck by that argument about animal rights and

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human rights, and how we should put them together. That is, I think, the

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crux of the film. That is what most people will find most disturbing. I

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was sad that that was not explored with the same rigour that it is in

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films like blackfish, animal-rights documentaries of recent vintage. The

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main thing, I hope that this helps people to go out and look into the

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issues themselves. You do not hear both sides of the argument in the

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debate but you will see an oft that you want to research it for

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yourself. -- PC enough. -- you see enough. Do you think that people are

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somehow being blind? It is a polemic statement and you obviously feel

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passionate about it. It is moral -- it is more of a philosophical

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conversation opener about something that people do not want to pay

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attention to. We are all complicit. It is a self reflexive title, The

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Ghosts In Our Machine, it is a big subject that deserves our attention.

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I would say that the time is now, on the heels of the green,

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environmental movement, and we are starting to recognise it seriously,

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that there are other species beyond ourselves, that matter.

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The South African novelist and Nobel Laureate, Nadine Gordimer,

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The anti-Apartheid campaigner, and close friend to Nelson Mandela,

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wrote 15 novels as well as short stories and works of non-fiction,

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many of which dealt with the moral and political issues

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South Africa faced under white minority rule,

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and the challenges it continues to face today.

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There have been spectacular scenes on the streets of Paris as France

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celebrates Bastille Day. Troops gathered on the shops of easy to

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mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

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Traditionally there is a grand military parade followed by

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fireworks across France. Bastille Day marks the storming of the

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Bastille prison which started the French Revolution in July, 1789. And

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some pictures that have just come along. These must be good. Dog

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owners in California put their pet dogs on the water. You can see them

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surfing. The waves are not massive so there were not many wipe-outs.

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And it is hard to judge how much the contestants are enjoying it, but

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apparently, we just had to bring that to you. That's all from us here

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Over the next few days temperatures are going to climb, but humidity

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will increase as well. For most of us on Tuesday it will be dry. The

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remains of a weather front still potentially across the south-east,

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first thing in the morning. That could produce some showers, but

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behind it, some breaks

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