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Hello, I'm Philippa Thomas with BBC World News.

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Our top story: A scathing report into the conduct of world

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But it backs Sebastian Coe as the man to sort out the mess,

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saying his predecessor, Lamine Diack, had been the one

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responsible for organising and enabling conspiracy and corruption.

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My responsibility is to, of course, absorb the lessons of the past

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And the changes that I am making, I think, will do that.

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A series of explosions and running gun battles in the Indonesian

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capital leads residents to run for cover.

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The so-called Islamic State says it was behind the Jakarta attack.

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Film audiences worldwide certainly loved Alan Rickman.

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We look at the career and charisma of the award-winning British actor

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Also coming up: The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio,

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Another desperately damaging day for athletics.

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A report by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the WADA,

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says top officials at athletics' governing body, the IAAF,

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must have known about the scale of doping in Russia while it also

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detailed the IAAF's bribery and extortion of athletes,

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which it says came from the very top.

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Investigators believe this is merely the tip of the iceberg. A series of

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damaging revelations, blackmail and cover-ups laid bare in a damaging

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new report. The former President is facing prosecution in France but the

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report authors insist corruption was embedded in the organisation. It

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cannot be ignored or dismissed as they tribute to the odd renegade.

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The authors also outlined how individuals within the ruling

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council must have been aware of the doping concerns and the Law

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enforcement of rules. -- nonenforcement. Lord Coe joined that

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body in 2007 and has previously insisted he was not aware of the

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scale of the problems but today he received crucial backing as the

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current President to deliver reform. It is a fabulous opportunity to

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seize this opportunity and under It is a fabulous opportunity to

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strong leadership to move forward. There is an enormous amount of

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reputational recovery that has to occur here and I can't think of

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anyone better than Lord Coe to lead that. Lord Coe is now attempting to

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rebuild faith in his sport and this evening has acknowledged the past

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systemic failings. We needed to know more about that and we didn't and

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that was because our corporate governance is were clearly not good

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enough and too much power and subsequently malign influence got

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into the hands of too few people. The report also claims there may

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have been corruption in how World Championship or cities were

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selected. The IAAF must now decide how it responds to this latest blow

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to its reputation. We're joined now by the our sports

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reporter, Alex Capstick. Do you think said co-'s job is

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secure here? Certainly his every move will be scrutinised very

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closely, given the scale of the problems which had been identified

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that have come from within the IAAF. The problems within Russia, doping

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on an industrial scale, and now this corruption conspiracy, bribery,

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taking place at the very top of the organisation. Sebastien co-'s

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predecessor had a very small group that bribed Russian athletes who

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were potential... Who had potentially tested positive for

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doping and bribe them. The money was sent a company in Singapore and they

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were getting away scot-free. sent a company in Singapore and they

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have been found out and Lord Coe now has to rebuild the integrity of the

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organisation which, at the moment, lies in tatters. He says he's the

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man to do that. He arrived today at this press conference which is a

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surprise on himself. He was confidence he would not be tainted

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by this scandal and he believes he is the man to take this organisation

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forward and to take it out of the mess it finds itself in right. This

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is a very damning report mess it finds itself in right. This

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anyone really pay for the corruption mess it finds itself in right. This

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of world athletics? It depends who you are talking about. As far as

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Liam Diack is concerned and his son, they are under a police

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investigation. It is conducted by the French authorities. We will have

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to see how that plays out. The lady leading that organisation was here

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today. She gave us an update on their findings so far. Liam Diack

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accused of pocketing 1 million euros in bribes. They are in the firing

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line but have denied any in bribes. They are in the firing

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And then of course Russia itself is in a race against time to get a

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clean bill of health before the real Olympics. On Monday, the UN found

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horrifying conditions in Syria while delivering aid to the people trapped

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there surrounded by government forces. A small convoy is en route

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to two towns. The Saudi Foreign Minister,

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Adel al-Jubeir, is in London, where he's held talks

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with the US Secretary of State, At issue is whether talks with Syria

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scheduled for later this month will go ahead after relations

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between Saudi and Iran reached Our chief international

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correspondent, Lyse Doucet, Can these talks go ahead? Yes. It

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was the breakthrough in Saudi Arabia which allowed this progress we are

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seeing on the diplomatic and political front and moving towards

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the beginning of at least a dialogue on how to end this punishing war in

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Syria. Just after the New Year began, Saudi Arabia severed

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diplomatic relationships with Iran. Would it affect other issues? When I

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sat down with the Saudi foreign ministry in London, that is what I

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said. We hope they will. The Syrian opposition was gathered together in

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an unprecedented move. All of the factions were represented. They

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agreed a platform and vision for Syria. They agreed on what the new

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Syria would look like. And they picked their negotiating team. So

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now they are ready. It is the regime that has been dragging its feet. We

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will see. It said many things before that they did not comply with. We

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hope that talks will begin on the 25th so we can launch the process

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that will assume power from the regime. That will then move towards

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writing in new constitution. We hope that during the interim periods of

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this transition period, Bashar al-Assad will exit because he has no

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role to play. If the talks go ahead, you will have to sit at the same

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table as you are on. Will you be able to work together now you don't

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have diplomatic relations? Well, I think that the talks will be between

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Syrians and Syrians. We will not be round the table. But we are

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committed to the process in Syria, we are committed to what is called

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the Geneva principles and principles enshrined in the UN Security Council

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resolutions. You have talked with John Kerry. He is possibly leaving

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London to go to an announcement that sanctions will be lifted. Did you

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have concerns? We have concerns about Iran's behaviour in general.

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It is a country that has to decide whether it is a revolution or nation

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state. If it is a revolution, it is irrational and impulsive, difficult

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to deal with. If it is the nation state, they tend

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to deal with. If it is the nation rational actors and they know their

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limits and they work on the basis of what is mutually beneficial. With

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Iran, we are not sure, we don't know if it is a revolution or nation

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state. We hope it will see itself but what we have seen in the last 35

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years is a country that has used murder, terrorism, sectarianism,

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that has interfered in the affairs of others in the region in a very

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destructive and destabilising manner. That is what concerns us.

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They also have concerns about you and your behaviour in the region,

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your decision to cut off ties. What business does run have on it? It

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kills more than 100,000 people a year. That is their business. We

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don't know why they are put to death. In our case, it was

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transparent. Iran is arguing this man was a man of religion but he was

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a terrorist. He was recruiting, inciting, equipping, plotting and

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executing terrorist attacks to the death of a number of security

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officials. That is why he was sentenced to death. With all due

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respect to Iran, they have no business interfering with our

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judiciary. The last thing they can say is that Saudi Arabia engage in

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any kind of aggression towards them. We had been on the receiving end of

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their aggression for decades now. That is a snapshot of the acrimony

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there is. Run levels back the same accusations at Saudi Arabia. It

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depends on these two big powerhouses finding a better way forward.

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A series of explosions and gun attacks has rocked the Indonesian

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capital, Jakarta, leaving at least seven people dead.

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One explosion hit a branch of Starbucks cafe outside

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That was followed by a shooting at a police post and a series

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It all took place in a central area of the city, where there are several

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From high above, nervous onlookers watched in disbelief

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It was a battle in the main street, running through central Jakarta.

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Suddenly, there was panic, another bomb.

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And the crowds of shoppers and office workers scattered.

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The attackers then targeted a police box and engaged offices

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At this stage, they had no idea how many gunmen they were dealing with.

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One of the perpetrators was caught here, chillingly on camera.

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I was riding a motorbike when suddenly, the explosion went

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I saw people running away and two people lying

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I also saw two people on a motorbike with a backpack

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and they are the guys who threw the bomb.

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When we got near the Starbucks, there were two pistol shots

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followed by more explosions, up to eight.

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Then I saw the policeman lying by the traffic lights.

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Armoured vehicles were deployed and, within five hours, the authorities

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Five of the attackers lay dead along with two of their victims.

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But as they gathered evidence from the scene,

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Police trying to holdback crowds for fear of further explosions.

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We give our condolences on the occurrence of these events.

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We condemn actions that disrupt public security and disturb

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the peace of the people and sow terror.

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Indonesia had been bracing itself for just such an attack

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It's been six years since the last major bombing in the city andthat's

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But the war in Syria and the rise of Islamic State has reinvigorated

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And what we saw today may be the first consequence of that.

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Once again, the city finds itself cleaning up after an ambitious

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terrorist operation, knowing it could have been a lot

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more serious and that there may well be more to come.

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And you can get more information about the attacks in Jakarta

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We've much more on how the events unfolded,

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who carried out the attack and the latest images and video.

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Or you can also download the BBC News app from your app store.

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Now a look at some of the day's other news:

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The World Health Organisation has declared the ebola epidemic

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in West Africa is over after no new cases have emerged in Liberia

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The outbreak was the worst ever seen, killing over 11,000 people.

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The WHO has warned that more flare-ups could still occur.

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The share price of the French car manufacturer Renault plunged today

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when it emerged the company's offices were searched

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Market analysts suggested the search might be linked to the Volkswagen

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emissions scandal but Renault said tests on its diesel engines had

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found no evidence of emissions-cheating devices.

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A French schoolteacher is facing a manslaughter investigation

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after leading a group of teenage pupils on a skiing trip

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Prosecutors are examining why they were on a slope which had been

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Two French students and a Ukrainian tourist were killed in the disaster

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The award-winning British actor Alan Rickman has died.

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He was 69 and had been suffering from cancer.

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He was a star of the stage, TV and cinema, playing compelling

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leading roles in films from Harry Potter to Die Hard.

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Many of us will know him instantly from his languid diction

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His films ranged from the villain in the Hollywood blockbuster

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Robin Hood Prince of Thieves to Jane Austin's Sense and Sensibility.

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Jamie, the ghost of Truly Madly Deeply.

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Harry, breaking Emma Thompson's heart in Love Actually.

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And here, at the other end of the acting spectrum,

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Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans.

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And, of course, Snape in Harry Potter.

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Alan Rickman could say it all with a single look.

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He trained here at Rada more than 40 years ago,

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brought up in a west London council estate,

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I was one of those students who wasn't sure I could afford

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to stay there at one point, I used to have to go out every week

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and get an ?8 a week handout to stay there as a student.

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Well, my trip to the country to visit my more less immortal aunt...

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His extraordinary ability to convey both menace and charm

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was at the heart of his breakthrough role with the Royal Shakespeare

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In Sense and Sensibility he was directed by Ang Lee.

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I just heard this, it is sad news for me.

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To Hollywood, he was everything you could want in a villain.

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From his friends and fellow actors, there have been many tributes.

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Helen Mirren, JK Rowling and Emma Thompson, who said today

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He was a man who could fell you with a look, lift

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My feet will want to march to where you are sleeping.

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The shortlist for this year's Oscars has been announced with the epic

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thriller The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio,

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leading the Best Picture field with 12 nominations.

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He'll be up against Eddie Redmayne, who's been nominated for his second

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Oscar - this time for his role in The Danish Girl.

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Our arts editor, Will Gompertz, spoke to Leonardo DiCaprio just

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after he found out about his nomination.

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Leonardo DiCaprio as fur trapper Hugh Glass...

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coming under attack, while plying his trade in America's

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It was, you know, an epic art film, it was an experiment in every sense

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of the word, and it feels like we pulled something off here.

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You give everything you possibly can while you are on the set,

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then leave it up to the rest of the world to decide if it's any

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good or not and it's gotten a great response,

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It's a Western of sorts, an epic tale of endurance made

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Did you have any idea when you were making it,

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that this film would have the sort of impact it has had?

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The weirdest thing for me is that after so many months of seeing

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ourselves so full of beards and hair, smelling so bad and dirty,

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to see ourselves in tuxedos celebrating with champagne,

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will be one of the most funniest moments ever.

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DiCaprio's character is mauled by a bear,

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left for dead, and has to make his way across 200 miles

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He put you through a lot, nine months, terrible weather.

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It was like neorealism in a lot of ways, it was like a docudrama.

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But that was the exciting thing about the movie, we knew

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we were embarking on something incredibly unique.

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Everything about this film was big, including the budget overspend.

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Was there any point, Alejandro, when two words came into your mind

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when you were making this film - Heaven's Gate?

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It'll be a hell of a battle in the Best Actors category.

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Eddie Redmayne is hoping to repeat last year's successful

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for his performance in The Danish Girl.

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Other contenders are Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston and Michael

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Among other British hopefuls are veteran star Charlotte Rampling,

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who has been nominated for Best Actress in

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He's supposed to stop her mother, that particular mother

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And Kate Winslet was up for Best Supporting Actress

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The winners will be announced next month.

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Now, it was an audacious jewel theft in London's Hatton Garden.

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Valuables worth an estimated ?14 million were stolen in what's

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believed to be the largest heist in British history.

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Our correspondent, Daniel Sandford, reports.

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At first, it seemed like the perfect crime, Britain's biggest burglary,

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millions of pounds stolen from under the feet of London's diamonddealers.

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But, in fact, the ageing thieves were struggling with infirmity,

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even incontinence, and left a trail of CCTV evidence for the flying

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Brian Reader, Terry Perkins, Danny Jones and Kenny Collins

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Today, Carl Wood and Billy Lincoln were convicted by a jury.

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Hugh Doyle was found guilty of helping to move

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Like so many infamous crimes, it was plotted in a London pub.

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A group of old school thieves planning one last job.

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The ageing gang let themselves in through a back door and down

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the fire escape before using a lift shaft to crawl

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They then bored their way into the vault with a giant

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But the smashed alarm still got a signal out.

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Security guard Kelvin Stockwell was called from home.

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He checked the external doors but, as the police hadn't responded

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to the alarm, he left as the drilling continued

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The next morning, the gang drove off in their van,

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having failed to break into the vault.

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But two nights later, they returned, and this time, they got in. We

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couldn't resist seeing how easy was to actually get through. I am told

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it is possible. It looks very tight. I'm also told the best way to do is

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to use the Superman pose. That is difficult. I think you need to be

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pushed from behind. OK. Got my hand out now. Once that hand out, it's

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possible to crawl out. There out now. Once that hand out, it's

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are. The Hatton Garden gang broke into 73 safe deposit boxes and made

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off with ?40 million worth of gold, diamonds and jewellery. Many of

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their victims were uninsured. He lost hundreds of thousands of

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pounds. The police told me that the thieves had broken in. I was

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screaming. Look what has happened to me. I still feel dizzy all the time,

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I take a lot of medication. At first, the police struggled, but

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this distinctive white Mercedes led them to Kenny Collins and then two

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infamous thieves. The police put listening devices in two of the

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gang's cars. Audio recordings, these were tantamount to confessions by

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the gang. As the men tried to move their loot, detectives were watching

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and caught them red-handed. All except one. Seen here inside Hatton

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Garden is a man the gang called Basil and he is still missing along

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with ?10 million. A line coming out of the State

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Department saying, the US and Russian foreign ministers are to

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meet on the 20th of January in Zurich. Talks must go ahead.

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