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Chelsea's most successful manager -- is sacked AGAIN after a disastrous

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start to the football season - just 7 months after he led them

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The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde,

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is to face trial in France over a multi-million euro payout

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to a businessman when she was Finance Minister.

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First he was the Special One, then he was the Happy One -

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Jose Mourhino has been sacked as manager of Chelsea Football Club

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We don't know whether the club's owner Roman Abramovich has

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a successor in mind - but officially the search is now on.

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Chelsea are currently struggling at sixteenth in the Premier League

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table, one point above the relegation places

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Let's take a look at the statement Chelsea released about his exit.

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It confirms that "Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today

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And goes on to add: "Both Jose and the board agreed results have

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not been good enough this season, and believe it is in the best

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interests of both parties to go our separate ways.

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The club also pay tribute to him saying: "Jose leaves us on good

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terms and will always remain a much-loved,

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respected and significant figure at Chelsea.".

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In a moment we'll hear the view from Stamford Bridge,

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but first our correspondent Andy Swiss has more on the special

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It is surely one of football's most dramatic down falls, a few months

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ago, Jose Mourinho, celebrating a Premier League title, the is the

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Special One, seemed unsackable. But this season, the success turned

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sour. Calamities, and now the defeat of the Chelsea rein. Defeat, the

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final straw, with Jose Mourinho saying he felt betrayed by his own

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team. I have to look at some players, for

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one more time, in the eyes, to see if they feel Chelsea the same way

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that I do. If they feel our job the same way that I do. If they feel

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Chelsea the way that I do, and if they feel being a football

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professional the same way I do, for sure, some of them they have to

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react in a different way. Jose Mourinho's problems began in the

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first match of the season. His outburst at Evo Caneiro, sparking

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headlines and ultimately legal action. On the pitch things proved

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as turbulent. Chelsea's worst ever Premier League start, prompting

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frustration at Jose Mourinho, arguing with the officials. He was

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banned from the stadium. As the defeats mounted, Jose Mourinho was a

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man struggling for answers. One reason to be easy to fix, it is

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not one reason it is a combination of factors.

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Now the time for explaining has gone. Over two spells, Jose Mourinho

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turned Roman Abramovich's billions into success for Chelsea but now the

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rein of one of football's most charismatic and contention figures

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is finally over. I asked Joe Wilson what was the

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reaction to the announcement among the Chelsea fans and followers.

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It is an interesting question. I think as soon as many of us in the

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media heard Jose Mourinho almost turn on the players after the defeat

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on Monday night against Leicester stir, we assumed that this was

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inevitable. We began to wonder why Roman Abramovich was taking his time

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when he has such a record of hiring and firing some of the world's most

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famous managers at Chelsea. That, embodies their identity with regards

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to Jose Mourinho. And talking to people around the ground earlier,

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there was not universal approval for the decision to sack Jose Mourinho.

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Let's hear from them now. He has been here too long. At the end of

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the day he has been a good manager, he has done well, his time is up.

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Everyone has their time, that is his time. I think that they have treated

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him badly. The players have a lot to do with it, they should be ashamed

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of themselves. Shocked. I never saw it coming. If the business managers

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give him backing, you would expect it to stay that way. In the normal

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weekly conference that the manager would speak out has been cancelled.

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That suggests that Chelsea don't have anyone right now to replace

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him. Obviously there is money from Roman

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Abramovich but this is a club struggling at the bottom of the

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Premier League. They are still in the European Champions League. They

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will have the knock-out game in February. But I think that the fans

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would be yearning for a long-term strategy, some kind of planning and

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the manager to put it into effect. Pepe Guardiola would be ideal but

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the problem with that is that every big club in Europe wants him now.

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Joining us now is Martin Lipton, sports journalist at The Sun.

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Is this good news? Well, to lose this man, he has been outstanding.

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But this has not been working. There were a series of errors made on and

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off the pitch by Jose Mourinho at the club ever since the end of last

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season. His working relationship with the squad had become utterly

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broken to a degree it could not be repaired.

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So, I wanted to ask you who you think is the likely replacement,

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looking at what you have been writing, Martin, the name Pepe

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Guardiola comes up? There is no doubt, what soever if Roman Catholic

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roam to have his choice, Pepe Guardiola would be the next manager

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of Chelsea but he does not want to go to Chelsea.

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They are not going to get him. So where do they go? I suspect day

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aguow Sivilioni. I suspect an imminent appointment as early as

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tomorrow, I suspect it could be Guus Hiddink, he took over from call ary

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in 2009 and took Chelsea to the FA Cup final, with a victory there and

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the Champions League semi-final. What about Jose Mourinho himself?

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Presumably he is now waiting for job offers? And they will come. Do not

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worry. Real Madrid are looking for a new manager at the end of the

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season. Rafael Benitez will not last. PSG, they need a new manager.

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Manchester United may decide to get rid of Luis van Gaal. Jose Mourinho

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is an observe candidate. Manchester City, were they not to get Guardiola

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perhaps may go there. And other clubs, don't worry, he will not be

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short of offers. Thank you very much.

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The reaction to this story on social media has been quite big -

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as you can imagine - Mourinho is trending worldwide

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on twitter and some players have commenting as well.

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Former Portraguese international player Luis Figo has tweeted

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"All the best to my good friend Jose Mourinho,

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And Finally, Jan Aage Fjortoft - who is a former Middlesbrough

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You might remember the name Martin Shkreli from a few months ago

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- he's the young pharmaceutical entrepreneur who sparked outrage

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by ordering steep hikes in prescription drug prices,

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including one life-saving treatment that went up

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Here he is at the time justifying the decision which made him

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We are simply charging the right price that the markets have missed

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and we are doing something good with the profits, putting them in the

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patient's hands. Well now the the 32-year old has

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been arrested on charges which don't related to that drug

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or the current company he runs, but to two businesses

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he was previously involved in. An FBI federal investigation claims

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that he was involved in a multi-million

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dollar fraud operation. From Washington Jane Obrien told

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more about the allegations. Shkreli ran his companies like a

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Ponzi scheme. Where he used the subsequent companies to pay off

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other companies. So looking to my right and to the left he started out

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with a hedge fund in 2009 called MSM B Capital. He took in $3 million

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from investors, based on lies, about his prior performance, about his

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portfolios, and management funds. We were told about the background to

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the case. This morning, Shkreli was wearing a

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hoodie. Concealing the person as he himself described as the world's

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most eligible batch lower. Now he faces trial.

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That drug that leapt 5,000%, did it come down? There was global outrage

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about that? There was. Even the presidential candidates for the 2013

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election campaign started to talk about it, to say that there should

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abcap on pharmaceutical companies doing this sort of thing. Shkreli

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said that the price would be brought down but it was not a couple of

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weeks ago, it was announced that they would reduce the charge to

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hospitals. But patients could still end up when they leave hospital

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paying the full price and if they don't insurance companies have to

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foot the bill. So the company itself is still being looked into and

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someone else is paying the price for the drugs.

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A French court has ordered Christine Lagarde, the head

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of the International Monetary Fund, to face trial over her role

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in a pay-out of some 434 million dollars to businessman Bernard

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She was France's finance minister when the big pay-out was ordered --

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as compensation for the sale of a firm which he believed had been

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We can get more from our correspondent in Paris. Hugh, tell

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us more about what has been her role here? Right it is a complicated

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story that goes back to the early 1990s, when Bernard Tapi, a famous

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business person sold Adidas, the sports company. He thought he was

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defrauded in the sale. It was sold to the bank. So the liabilities

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ended up being the state's. He took the state to court over many, many

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years. Then in 2007, 2008 when Christine Lagarde was the Finance

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Minister, she decided Christine Lagarde was the Finance

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enough, to put it to arbitration. To put it to private arbitration and

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this would be a neutral way of settling the dispute. But the

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problem was that the arbitrators ended up with a generous settlement

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to Mr Tapi. 400 million euros, there was suspicions that all was not

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right. Christine Lagarde is not acuesed of being party to a

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stitch-up but she is accused of negligence. That the allegations is

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that she should as the Finance Minister have been more diligent in

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monitoring this and when the pay-out was so big in reviewing it and

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appealing against it. She did not. She says she wanted the whole thing

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over and it saved the state money in the long run by doing so. But it has

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dogged her. And now, after the last few years, the court, the special

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which tries former mshs so she may have to stand trial.

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In short it certainly is. I don't foresee this as rocking her

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presidency vote. She does have the possibility of running for a second

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term from when this ends next year. And this trial if it comes to pass,

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as she will appeal against the fact of having a trial would complicate

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that second term. France and Germany have

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thrown their weight behind proposals for a European border guard force

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with powers to intervene in EU member states struggling

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to regulate migration. At an end-of-year summit

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in Brussels, the German chancellor Angela Merkel said she strongly

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supported the plan by The French President,

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Francois Hollande, said he agreed The measure would primarily affect

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Greece and Italy, the point An EU report said Turkey had

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made little progress In a further sign of

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thawing US-Cuba relations, the American State Department says

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that an agreement has been reached to open up commercial aviation

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between the two countries. Officials say that the deal calls

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for 110 round trips to the island The news comes a year after plans

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to restore relations Speaking on the anniversary,

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President Obama said that the U.S. Still has differences with Cuba,

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including on human rights, But he said that change

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doesn't happen overnight. A temporary ban on the Facebook

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WhatsApp messaging service in Brazil A court in Sao Paulo overturned

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a judge's decision to suspend it for forty-eight hours

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across the country, Almost all cancers are caused

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by environmental factors and lifestyle choices -

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like smoking and drinking too much alcohol - that's according

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to the latest research But the new study is at odds

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with a report earlier this year which indicated that most cancers

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were down to bad luck and the result Our medical correspondent

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Fergus Walsh reports. There are choices we can all make to

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cut our risk of cancer. Most importantly not smoking. Having a

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balanced diet, and not getting obese, and protecting our skin from

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sun damage. But what proportion of cancers are really down to

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lifestyle, or just random chance events? The biggest cancer killer of

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women in the UK is lung cancer. Victoria Hurd lost her mum to the

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disease last year. As with most cases she had been a committed

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smoker. It's the second Christmas without my

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mum. It is devastating to know that my little boy will not really

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remember my mum when he grows up. When I look at young women smoking,

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I think that they are absolutely crazy, they will pay the price 30

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years down the line. They possibly could get lung cancer.

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Every family in the UK has been touched by cancer. There are 2. 5

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million people in the UK, living with a cancer diagnosis. When it

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comes to bad luck or lifestyle, researchers in New York

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mathematically modelled cancer incidents and conclude that between

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70 and 90% of the cases are the result of environmental factors and

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just 10 to 30% down to bad luck. That contradicts other US research

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from January which claim that two thirds of cancers were random.

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The latest research teams say that an unhealthy lifestyle is like

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playing Russian roulette with your health.

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There is an element of luck whether a person gets cancer or not. But if

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someone smokes or is exposed to other external factors, that is like

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adding two or three more bullets to the gun. So there is still an

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element of luck but the odds are stacked against that person.

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Old age is the biggest risk factor for cancer. While we cannot hold

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back time, a healthy lifestyle will lower our odds of getting cancer.

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And a host of other diseases. When it comes to public angry

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denunciations there are few better And when it comes to Turkey,

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Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, In his marathon annual end

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of year news conference, the Russian leader used crude

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language to describe the shooting down of a Russian jet over

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the Turkish-Syrian border. The event was not held

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at the Kremlin, but at Moscow's World Trade Centre

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because it's one of few places in the Russian capital

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which could accommodate the 1400 Vladimir Putin's end of year news

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conference is a marathon event with hours of carefully vetted questions.

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The President, who has ruled Russia for 15 years, often uses it to speak

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out about international disputes. There is no more pressing issue than

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this, the crisis sparked by the shooting down of a Russian fighter

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bomber last month by Turkey. A member of NATO. Today, Vladimir

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Putin made it clear that the crisis would not end until there were new

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leaders in Turkey. TRANSLATION: I think that the

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actions of the Turkish government against our planes is not a

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friendly, it is an enemy act. Our people have died. We are really

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enraged by the fact if it was really an accident, as Turkish government

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claims that they did not know it was a Russian plane, what happened? Did

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they pick up the phone to explain? The President went tonne use crude

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language to criticise Turkey's close relationship with the United States.

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And yet relations between Vladimir Putin and the United States seem a

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little better at the moment, at least over the attempt to push

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forward with a peace process for Syria.

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TRANSLATION: I spoke with John Kerry, our position is unchanged, it

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is a principle position. The Syrian people must decide who will rule

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them. people must decide who will rule

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By which standards, and in general, and an important thing, with

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support, with the initiative of the United States namely to increase the

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efforts of the United Nations. By the end of this marathon news

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conference, Vladimir Putin stressed how Russia and the United States

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agreed on the need for a new constitution for Syria and the need

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to find ways to oversee future elections there. Tomorrow Russia

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will support a draft UN resolution endorsing the Syrian peace process.

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How does an artist follow a world-wide mega-hit?

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Back in 2012, the Korean singer Psy produced and starred in a video

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It's now been viewed on the internet nearly two and a half billion times.

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Steve Evans has been talking to Psy about his new release.

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# Gangnam Style # Gangnam Style. Gangnam Style is

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the most watched video ever, with at least 2 billion hits. It was slick,

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catchy and immensely popular around the work. I met Psy to discuss it.

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He said that the success had been a dream and a nightmare.

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Honestly, I didn't even dream about being global something... Or being

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recognised by so many countries, or working with so many artists all

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over the world. But at the same time, what I meant by nightmare was,

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OK, if this party is over, I got to release a new one. How can I top

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this? That was the nightmare. Gangnam Style is a trophy in my

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life. So, let's say, if we are getting a trophy from somewhere, we

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are just putting it in a great place in my house in the livingroom and

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every time we see it we are happy, right. That is my trophy and then

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move on. right. That is my trophy and then

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# I got it from my right. That is my trophy and then

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# I got it from my daddy right. That is my trophy and then

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# I got it # I got it

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# Hey, where did you get that from. He moved on with another striking

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video, Daddy. There used to be a song called I Got

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It From My Mama. That is a man asking where did she get the

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beautiful body, she said from her mama. One day, I thought about the

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beautiful body, if ladies are asking me where I get the body from, I say

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I got it from my daddy. So I thought I could make a video, a favourite,

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Austin Powers, we have Dr Evil and Mini Me, right? So I thought I

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wanted to shoot the really weird daddy and son.

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Gangnam Style was amazingly successful, how do you keep your

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feet on the ground after that kind of success? You seem like a regular

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guy. How do you keep your sense? Thank you for saying that, that is

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my private agenda, to try to live as a normal person, as a citizen. As

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hard as it is but as a father, or as a husband, or as a human being. I

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think that artist and singer is not that special a thing but just one

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kind of a job, that's what I'm thinking. So when I stepped down

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from the stage, or when I'm not working with my job, I really try

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hard to live as a normal guy. With that recognition issue, outside of

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Korea, it is really easy. The only thing I have to do is take off my

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sunglasses and no-one is recognising me, so it is fine!

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Imagine you're faced with having brain surgery -

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the last thing you might want to do is put on a musical performance

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from the operating table - but look at this.

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seemingly happily playing his saxaphone, during an operation

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to remove a tumour at the Regional Hospital of Malaga.

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The unusual musical surgery, which took place two months ago,

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was orchestrated to minimize any damage to Carlos's musical ability.

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The 27 year old has now spoken about how relaxed he felt

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It felt like lying on a beach. I could not imagine it until later

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when I saw the videos. Two months ago, I was laying on a

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hospital bed. Now it is like I was born again.

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What an incredible man and an incredible team of doctors as well.

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Well just in case you didn't recognise the tune -

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That's all from the programme. I'm Philippa Thomas, thank you very much

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for being with us on World News Today. Goodbye for now.

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Hello. After mild night for many parts of the British Isles, it looks

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like the new day on Friday is a cloudy, mild affair and then some

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rain to be had over the western parts of British Isles. That comes

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as the weather systems in the Atlantic close on the north-western

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quarter. A blustery day in many

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