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Lodge is special in the aftermath of the attacks in France with mead Tim

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Willcox, live in Paris. The headline. A major manhunt is

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continuing for a suspect still thought to be at large. Police carry

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out more than 100 and raids. Francois Hollande announces tough

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new measures. This war is another type, against a new sort of enemy

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and it demands a constitutional system that allows us to face this

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crisis. Details emerge about a 27-year-old Belgian man who is

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thought to have masterminded the atrocities from Syria. The

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international response, G20 leaders talk in Turkey amid signs of greater

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cooperation between Russia and the West over Syria. And after two days

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in the dark, the Eiffel Tower is lit up in tribute to the victims as

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France's most iconic landmark is bathed in the tricolour collars are

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presenting liberty, equality and fraternity. -- colours.

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A very good evening to you from Paris were after two days of

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darkness, the Eiffel Tower behind me is now lit up once again in the

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colours of the tricolour, red white and blue. It follows a day where a

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minute's silence was held not only here in France but right around

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Europe as well and also announcements by the French

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authorities of more than 160 macro raids, the detention of 23 people

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and the gathering of huge arms caches involving rocker launchers, a

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Kalashnikov rifle, handguns, combat gear and bullet-proof vests. Let us

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catch up with all the latest developers, this report by our

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Europe editor. A minute of silence

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for those murdered on Friday. Led in Paris by the French

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president, Ending everywhere with

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a heartfelt burst of patriotism. At this station in Paris,

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people told me the moment We French, the attacks were aimed

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at us, and my generation. TRANSLATION: We never thought that

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this would happen to us, This is the man investigators

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believe coordinated the attacks. 27-year-old

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Abdelhamid Abaaoud. He was born in Brussels

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and filmed here in Syria, The focus of the investigation is

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now outside France, with strong Police launched

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a big operation here today, hunting for the missing eighth

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gunmen from the Paris attacks. The brother of one

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of the suicide bombers. They did not find him, but another

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brother came forward with this We did not think for a moment

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that our brother was involved. We are thinking of the victims,

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of the families of the victims. You must understand as well

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but we have a mother, a family, Meanwhile, in France, two more

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accomplices have been identified. One of them worked

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on the 148 bus here in Paris. Overnight, France carried out a

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series of raids across the country. There could be plans

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for further attacks. At an extraordinary meeting

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of the French parliament today, President Hollande and said that

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France was at war. It is not a question of containing,

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but of destroying this organisation. The president wants to silence

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critics who say he is weak. He called for a state

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of emergency to be extended by three months and for

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constitutional changes to be made. After

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a long weekend filled with anguish, it was back to work for Parisiens,

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but far from back to normal. They are constantly

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on their smartphones, trying to digest a dizzying stream

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of rumour and arrests. There are robust statements

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from the French government, but on the street, people worried

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that the security of their country You see policemen and soldiers

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all over central Paris now. But tough political talk of a war

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on terror makes some Parisians nervous that there could be more

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violence here at home. So 5000 more police and security

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officers with more powers. The President is saying that this

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country is at war with an Islamic State, but the Prime Minister is

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saying that the jihadist Army were preparing more attacks, not only on

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France, but in other European capitals as well. Let us get more

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with our security correspondent. French officials are suggesting that

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this man, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, might have been the mastermind

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of the attacks. He is thought to he was

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behind the attended attack on a It was stopped only when the gunmen

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was wrestled to the ground by passengers.

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He is 27 years old, and a Belgian of Moroccan descent, who lived in the

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He claims to have stopped this police raid in January.

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He said that he was carrying out an attack, and his two

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It seems that other people who carried out the attack came

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One of the attackers, Samy Amimour, came from this building.

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In 2012, he was put under investigation

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It emerged that Samy Amimour's father tried to bring him back

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The family flat was one of those raided overnight.

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His neighbours had said that they had not seen him since he left.

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Others involved in the attack thing to be linked to Syria.

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A Syrian passport, almost certainly fake, was linked to a suicide

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The fingerprints match a refugee who arrived in Greece.

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He seems to have made his way across Europe.

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A leading French terrorism experts said the move of jihadists across

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Approximately 1000 have been there, they have already come back.

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They can train there, they can learn how to shoot, they

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They might be able to make a suicide belt.

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Basically, you learn the basics of guerilla warfare and terrorism.

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Today, police race took place in the Molenbeek district where to

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They were looking for remaining gunmen, but drew a blank.

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And so, the investigation and manhunt goes on.

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So, a swathe of police investigations across Europe's

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porous borders, a big focus on that district of Brussels as well. Let us

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go there now and get more from my colleague Christian Fraser. An

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extensive operation here today, which went on for four hours, a lot

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of police bands in Molenbeek. It was unsuccessful, so tonight the suspect

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is still on the run and you get the sense of urgency to try and trace

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him, they are going to apartments he might have been staining, calling on

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people he might have known. The problem here is there is a code of

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secrecy and not everyone wants to talk to the authorities. The reason

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we are here tonight, we are in a central square in Molenbeek, just

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behind me in this building, that is the family apartment of Salah

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Abdeslam. His mother is in there and that is where mohamid is staying,

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comforting his mother. You heard his statement earlier, saying that his

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mother is grieving for her son and for the relatives of the dead. We

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are 100 yards from the town hall and Mohammed has worked there. He said

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he is worried about the stigma that might be attached to the family now

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and the future of his job. He says he has a good alibi for Friday, one

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that the police believed, he said he did not know about his brothers and

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obviously, they are still, although they know he must be caught, they

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are concerned for his welfare. That is what his mother is saying. She is

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the mother of two microsomes, one is dead and one is the subject of an

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international manhunt. -- two sons. Thank you very much. The authorities

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here in Paris confirmed that the number of dead from Friday's attacks

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stands at 109. There have been reports that others had died, that

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is not the case. Nonetheless, more than 40 remain in critical condition

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-- 129. The majority of the people who died on Friday died in the

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batter clan concert hall and Lucy Williamson has been speaking to some

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of those who survived -- adam-macro. Around the corner from the Bataclan

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today, they remembered them, There were no crowds, no candles

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to mark this minute's silence. Just a lone survivor sitting with

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Friday's horrors in his head. Very slow, every three or four

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seconds they shoot somebody. They verify

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if the person was alive or not, These images, these stories, are now

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the collective memory of a nation. There in the different to previous

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atrocities here because, in these attacks, the target was

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everyone and the line between Marisha and her friend ran when they

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heard the gunfire, straight We weren't walking out

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of that building. Just,

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you don't survive things like this. All we could hear at that point was

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a stampede of people running Which could only have been people

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hitting the floor, But amid the emerging stories

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of survival and of loss, there are other endings still

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waiting to be written. Four days on, husbands, friends,

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daughters all missing As around them,

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Paris slowly begins to move on. This is where you come

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when there is nowhere else to go, when a minute's silence is just

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another minute of waiting for news The attacks in Paris and the wider

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threat from so-called Islamic State have dominated talks between world

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leaders in Turkey, a meeting of the G20. David Cameron said the heads of

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government had agreed a range of measures to share intelligence, to

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strengthen airline security and to cut off the terrorist access to

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money. He also held talks with Vladimir Putin who has been taking

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his own action against Islamic State and other rebel groups in Syria. Our

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correspondent is there. Not quite smiling

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for the cameras, but a shared struggle against terrorism has

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forced these two leaders together. There is no disguising

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the disagreements. President Putin commenting that

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UK-Russian relations had not David Cameron acknowledged

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the big divide between them has been whether President Assad can stay

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in power in Syria as Russia wants. I hope we can close

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the gap still further but it will France has launched another wave of

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air strikes against Isil in Syria. Mr Cameron does not have a

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agreement from MPs to do the same. How frustrating or even embarrassing

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is it, while you are asking him to focus on bombing Isil in Syria, you

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and the UK is unable to do that? There is a strong case for saying

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that Isil does not stop at the Iraqi I recognise the need to do more to

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build this argument, to build this case, to take Parliament with me.

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For now at least, Mr Cameron is relying on others to attack Isil's

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This is the apparent aftermath of a Russian air strike.

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The American president said the aim was to shrink Isil's territory to

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That's one of the challenges of terrorism.

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It's not their sophistication, or the particular weaponry that

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they possess, but it is the ideology that they carry with them,

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Here in Turkey, security has dominated the agenda.

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Mr Cameron revealed that UK intelligence agencies have foiled

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seven plots this year, with indications that one was

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There have been hours of talks at this summit and they could be

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inching towards a deal, but as world leaders depart, process in Syria.

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David Cameron says the key to Britain's long-term security is the

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peace process in Syria, but despite all the talk of compromise, there

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Our correspondent is also there and a little earlier we heard from him

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and asked his assessment about what progress he thought had been made so

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far at the G20. It is very difficult at events like this to distinguish

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between pure rhetoric and the result with lots of that and any tangible

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signs of progress. On the rhetoric, everyone has spoken of solidarity

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with France, the need to confront Islamic State, but we are also seen

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some practical measures being taken and a lot of talk about the need to

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deal with the financing of terrorist networks and also to do more to

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interject the movement of terrorist fighters who pose a threat in the

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countries of origin, the countries they pass through, the countries

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they eventually reach. Quite a concerted effort we will see on G20

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members on the part of G20 members to address those issues. We are seen

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in small ways, a small convergence of tactical measures on the

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battlefield in Syria. Vladimir Putin in his press conference earlier said

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that his military had been in discussion with members of the

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Syrian opposition who are supported by the West but who had been subject

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to Russian air strikes and that some kind of agreement had been reached

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not to have those groups. If that is the case, that is a small sign that

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the various parties involved in Syria are aligning their interests

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are little bit more closely than they were before. Paul Adams there.

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In a week that saw Islamic State attacks in Lebanon, Iraq as well as

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France, some people are wondering whether the attacks in Paris have

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overshadowed the impact of the conflict elsewhere. Our

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correspondent went to Beirut to talk to people there about a suicide

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bombing that had left 41 people dead. People quickly rallied in

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support of Paris, in the streets and on social media. The French flag is

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used in a show of unity. Lebanon had its share of the horror. This is the

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aftermath of a double suicide bombing by Islamic State that killed

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at least 40 people, only one day before Paris was hit. But the grief

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in Beirut did not stop people from sympathising with Paris. I feel it

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was such a sad thing and we have sent our condolences to everyone. We

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also feel sad for what happened in Beirut. And also solidarity should

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be all the same, for here and for there. People are people everywhere.

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There is a great sense of solidarity with Paris across the Middle East,

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with a growing concern that the threats posed by Islamic State has

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gone beyond the borders of the region. There is also the sense of

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here, that Arabs and Muslim Brotherhood painted with the same

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brush and here in Lebanon, growing frustration with the reaction to

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death in Europe differently to death in the Middle East. Campaigns

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calling for some -- support for their own Lawsons. When someone dies

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in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, in this region, we are covered as numbers.

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Our lives are not valued and covered as individuals with lives and who we

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are and what we do. We are just numbers, casualties of war. France

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has stepped up its attack on Islamic State. Russians have shown

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solidarity with France, the lit candles in an area that has been

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living under daily government but Bartman for months. As they

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condemned the Paris attack at this protest, they raised the question

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about solidarity with death in Syria. The French authorities have

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identified one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the

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stadium on Friday night. He blew himself up just before a friendly

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between France and Germany. That was attended by the French President.

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The Greek authorities say that he was 25 years old and originally from

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the north west of Syria. He travelled to a Greek island where he

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was processed in October and then travelled on to Western Europe

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through Serbia. We got this report from our correspondent. This is the

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point at which Ahmad Al Mohammad came ashore on the 3rd of October,

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just as these people are doing now. I have spoken to someone who

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remembers processing him that day in early October. He said he arrived on

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an inflatable dinghy with about 70 other people from Syria and

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interestingly, he told me that right from the beginning, he felt that

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something was not right about him. He seemed somehow separate from the

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rest and he told me that if there had been an intelligence officer

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here, he would have highlighted his concerns, but they simply do not

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have the capacity here on this tiny island to check everyone who comes

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in. They have had thousands and thousands every month. We should

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emphasise that most of the attackers in Paris appear to be of French or

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European nationality, this is one person who appears to be a Syrian

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refugee, but in the words of a German politician, this changes

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everything. What is happening now is the news that one of the Paris

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attackers appears to have smuggled themselves into Europe and that is

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going to make an already vexed and complex problem in Europe that much

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more contentious. Precisely that point will feed into the populace

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more right wing parties around Europe calling for an end to that

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influx of refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere. It

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is interesting that Francois Hollande in the past 48 hours has

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been holding talks with the leaders of all political parties here in

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France, including the leader of the most right wing party. She only has

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two deputies in the assembly but she has already come out and said that

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French -- Frist should not accept any more migrants and should not be

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sending them to villages, towns and cities around the country until the

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situation had been cleared up. The issue of the processing of

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migrants, the issue of the free travel arrangement, for example, is

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being discussed with much more scrutiny than it has before the

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attacks on Friday, which left 100 and to villages, towns and cities

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around the country until the situation had been cleared up. The

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issue of the processing of migrants, the issue of the free travel

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arrangement, for example, is being discussed with much more scrutiny

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than it has before the attacks on Friday, which left the events today

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over the last 12 hours. They showed a lot of strength, our

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lot of determination, very giving. -- she showed.

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He was the brightest person in the world.

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By the end of the week it will be colder and the Rugby snow in the

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forecast but before

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