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This is BBC World News Today, with me, Karin Gianonne.

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Denmark has passed a controversial new law to deter

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migrants from settling in the country.

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Police will be able to seize valuables and delay family reunions

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In the sector and against children in

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Combatting the Zika virus - Brazil deploys the military to fight

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the disease that's sweeping across Latin America.

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A British man has been jailed for 19 years after pleading guilty

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to a string of sex offences against children in the Philippines.

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For the first time children are said to be spending more time online

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We'll be talking to a media analyst to find out.

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The Danish parliament has approved controversial plans aimed

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Under the law, asylum seekers will only be allowed to keep

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The bill was passed by a clear majority in the Danish parliament,

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The law also prevents asylum seekers from bringing family members

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Denmark expects to receive around 20,000 asylum seekers this year,

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compared to 15,000 last year, but critics of the new law say

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it is comparable to World War Two, when Jewish people

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Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen of the centre-right Venstre party

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has dismissed opposition to the changes.

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He's previously described the new legislation as

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"the most misunderstood bill in Denmark's history".

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It's thought other European countries could now

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Denmark's door is still open, but only just.

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More than 20,000 people arrived here last year to seek asylum.

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Today Danish MPs approved a plan designed to deter others.

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We are simply asking that if asylum seekers in the rare case

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where they do come with enough means to pay for themselves,

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then following exactly the same rules as for Danish citizens wishing

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to be on unemployment benefits, if you can pay for yourself,

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well, then, you should pay for yourself before the Danish

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The Danish authorities can now confiscate money and valuables worth

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more than ?1000 from asylum seekers, but not wedding rings or items

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And if a refugee is granted asylum, he or she must wait three years

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before other family members can try to join them.

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Omar's wife and two of his children are still in Syria.

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They don't want to help people, they just want to help

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Europe's leaders struggle for solutions, the Danish

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authorities say they are overwhelmed.

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These student volunteers teach Danish to refugees.

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I am a bit scared, actually, about the rhetoric used.

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Because I think it tends to overlook the fact that these people

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The UN has warned the law could fuel xenophobia.

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Other countries, Germany, Switzerland, also have the power

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to seize assets, but in practice it rarely happens.

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No one is sure how or if it will work here.

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For the Danish government today was all about sending a clear signal

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to would-be asylum seekers but at the same time they've

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sent a strong message to Brussels as well.

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When it comes to the refugee crisis, Denmark like a growing number

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of other EU member states, no longer trust Europe

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Our World Affairs Correspondent Jonny Dymond told me more

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about the significance of today's vote.

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This is about the Danish Government saying, enough, we have had enough

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migrants here and we want to put them.

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Remember, this thing about asset is only one aspect of the law.

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There are other parts of the law which make it much less friendly

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They have taken in 20,000 and it is a relatively small country.

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I think that is the primary point of this, first of all.

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We see Sweden taking in something like 160,000,

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Germany is taking in over 1 million, a proportion of the population.

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What Denmark says is, if you take Sweden and Germany out

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of the occasion, because they are such a for taking in so many,

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it has taken in by far the most per capita.

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Denmark has about 5 million population.

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Looking at a country like the United Kingdom,

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they have taken in very, very few migrants indeed.

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Other countries across Europe have taken in very few as well,

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If the migrants had been shared out in the way that the European

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Commission had wanted, this would not be such

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an extraordinary problem for countries like Denmark,

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Sweden and Germany, but there haven't been.

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They have clustered in countries that have previously shown a welcome

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to them, and now those countries, Sweden, Germany and Denmark,

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Briefly, Johnny, how much freedom do countries in the European Union have

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We have also seen extensive border controls.

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They have do stick to the basic rule, the 1951 Convention,

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which governs the treatment of refugees and those

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That is the court but they have a wide freedom in terms

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of their welfare rules, extension of residency,

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but as far as border controls is concerned,

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they can pretty much opt out of the Schengen deal agreement

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They have all had a meeting yesterday and said, we want to opt

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Schengen is under enormous strain, and with it, one of the core pillars

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Here in Britain, a 47-year old man has been sentenced to 19 years

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and six months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting children

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Trevor Monk was arrested in March 2015 on suspicion of paying

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for the live-streaming of child abuse from the Philippines.

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He travelled halfway around the world to abuse children.

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But the court heard that Trevor Monk crimes began

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I believe that you directed the girls activity...

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Using his computer and a webcam he paid to watch children

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in the Philippines being sexually assaulted, to order.

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When that was not enough for him he went there to carry out

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The mother and the daughter, the daughter took her clothes off.

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When officers from the National Crime Agency raided the home

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of Trevor Monk they found 80,000 obscene pictures of children

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The judge today said what he had done was abhorrent and depraved,

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and sentenced him to 19 years and six months in prison.

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Filipino TV reports raids and arrests almost every week

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on what police have called "cybersex dens".

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There is big money to be made and many are run by criminal gangs.

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We first exposed the scale of the problem two years ago.

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Whole neighbourhoods have been taken over by the crime.

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Often it is the parents who sell their own children for sex,

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both online and sometimes face-to-face.

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The families are engaged in the cybersex business.

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Some fathers and mothers bring the children here to show

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and they get paid from the owner of this house.

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Investigators believe that the sentence reflects the harm

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We believe 19 years and six months is a fair reflection of the harm

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of the abuse Trevor Monk inflicted on children across the globe.

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The fact that he was prepared to travel thousands of miles

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to abuse some of the poorest children in the world is a fair

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reflection of the case shows that in the age of the intranet,

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men like Trevor Monk are a danger to children wherever they live.

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The Brazilian government says it will deploy 220,000 soldiers

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in its fight to stop the Zika virus from spreading.

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It was first reported in Brazil last May but has rapidly spread

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to countries across South America, and up into Central America too.

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Scientists have warned that countries in Asia could also

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The virus, which is spread by Aedes mosquitoes,

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has suspected links to birth defects in babies.

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Some countries have warned women not to get pregnant for two years,

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Camilla Costa from BBC Brazil in Sao Paulo gave us more details

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about how exactly the task force is going to operate.

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The task force of army soldiers will be joining about 300,000

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health agents visiting residences all across the country to find

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breeding spots of the mosquito and eradicate them and destroy them,

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but also to warn the people about the risks that they run

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in their own houses, and to alert them about their individual

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responsibility and individual action that is required here to prevent

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the mosquito from breeding in their houses.

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We are talking about a very resistant mosquito, so people need

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to be aware of the fact that even a small bit of plastic can

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accumulate enough water for the mosquito to lay its eggs on,

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so this is the main task of the Army soldiers.

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This kind of deployment is not unusual in Brazil,

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but it had happened only in specific cities.

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This time it is a huge task force for the entire country.

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Brazil has not seen this kind of deployment

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Despite several thousand babies being affected by these birth

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defects, Brazil is not one of the countries telling women not

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One Brazilian health authority did say that the most sensible advice

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you could give to women was to avoid pregnancy at this point.

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Sometime after the Government issued an emergency health emergency alert,

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but this causes a lot of controversy in the country.

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The Ministry of health has been following the WHO in saying that,

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it's women's decision whether they want to get pregnant

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or not, and they should talk to their doctors about the risks

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The doctors also say that it is difficult

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for them to give orientation to their patients,

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because they do not really know when it is that the situation

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is going to be less dangerous for mothers.

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Do you get the sense of feeling in the country of anger,

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if you like, that these sorts of measures were not taken soon?

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In terms of the military being deployed now.

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There is some anger, but I would say there

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The military deployment in this scale, so far,

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has been more political as an announcement, than practical.

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They are supposed to deploy on the 13th of February

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but the ministry says that they are working this out

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The Aedes mosquito is something Brazil has had to deal

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with for decades now, so there is a concern

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that this is not enough, and a concern that the mosquito

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Now a look at some of the days other news.

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Police in Paris have clashed with taxi drivers who were taking

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The drivers are protesting against app-hailed

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Tear gas was fired at some of them and there were chaotic scenes

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The country's Prime Minister condemed the violence but said

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he would look at reforms in the industry.

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Malaysia's top prosecutor has cleared the country's Prime Minister

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Najib Ruz-uk of corruption in a long-running financial scandal. The

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Attorney General said a sum of $681 million that was transferred into

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his bank account was a million that was transferred into

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Saudi Arabian royal family and not linked to a controversial Malaysians

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state fund. New research in Germany suggests that the trend for Germans

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to move from the east to the west of the country has ended. Since 2012

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more people have moved into the former east Germany then moved out.

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However, this is limited to the big cities and

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has said his government would not resign or call

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More than 20,000 protestors gathered on Sunday in the capital Chisinau

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to demand Mr Filip step down, after parliament elected him under

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controversial circumstances last week.

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David Stern spoke to Mr Filip in his first interview

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If the government does not resign, the protesters have promised

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to start blocking roads into the capital and other acts

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What will be your reaction if they start to do this?

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Moldova is in a deep economic crisis right now,

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It's the first meeting between a Pope and a president

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Pope Francis welcomed Hassan Rouhani to the Vatican where they spoke

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of the importance of working together to tackle terrorism

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It comes as the Iranian President visits Europe to sign business deals

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after sanctions on the country were lifted.

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Nicholas Niksadat from the BBC's Persian service is covering this

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He says there was some controversy over the choice of venue

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I was surprised because this is not a purpose-built venue for a press

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conference. They are magnificent but belong to the municipality and I

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asked the people there are, why are you doing this year? The journalists

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were crammed for space. They kicked ass out immediately after the event.

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People could not file their footage. -- they kicked us out. Since the

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times of ancient Romans and ancient presence at? Persians at war used --

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inode doing business together. They statues were covered. The Italian

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side did not serve wine either on this occasion so as far as we know,

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Iranians asked for wine to be removed. It is common for wine to be

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a question but because it was the first time they were doing it in a

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museum, and might say it is safe to say the Iranians did not even know

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there would be statues. The organisers of Britain's National

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Lottery are looking for the winner They have received claims

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from hundreds of people saying they bought the winning ticket,

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but say it was lost, Camelot says it won't comment

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while it investigates. So far, the only information

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released is that the missing ticket was bought in Worcester,

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where Jon Kay is. The Ambleside Newsagents

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in the Warndon area of Worcester. They think, here, maybe this

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is the place that sold this lucky ticket, but it has not

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been verified yet. At one of, as we understand,

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hundreds of people who have come forward over the last few days,

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thinking, maybe it was then. Camelot are not saying

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where it was bought, only that it was sold

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somewhere in Worcester, because the identity

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of the location of the sale is part That verification process

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is going on at Lottery HQ. Here is the front page

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of the Worcester News today. One of the biggest lottery jackpot

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prizes that has ever existed. They say, here, a lady came

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in on Friday with what looked like a soggy, damaged

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ticket, but apparently had She said it had gone

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through the washing machine. That is one of those

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hundreds that has gone in, but other people have said

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they lost their ticket, maybe that they had it stolen,

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something like that. Hello.

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Good morning. Since you went public as having sold

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the ticket that maybe won the lottery,

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it has got a bit crazy. You have heard a lot

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of people coming in. Some people are saying they bought

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the ticket but have lost it. There are quite a few

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going on and Camelot have had lots of people saying

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they have lost them, so... What did you make of the people

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who have been coming here? If that was the truth,

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where were they until now? I doubt them in the sense that,

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if someone was doubtful in their own self, they thought

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they had the ticket and the numbers, One thing I have noticed

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in here this morning is that you are selling a lot

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of tickets as a result. Everybody seems to be playing

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the lottery, this morning. We hope and believe we are a lucky

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shop, so we are hoping It sounds like maybe

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you are the greatest winner Sadly not everybody can win,

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but maybe it could be someone. For the first time,

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young people under 16 are spending more time playing

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and socialising online than they do watching

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traditional television. And that, according to the group

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that carried out the research, is a "tipping point"

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in viewing habits. YouTube and Netflix emerged

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as the most popular ways to watch material, as our correspondent

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Duncan Kennedy reports. For young people the box has

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become a bit of a blank. Take the Clarkson family

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from Bournemouth - the typical

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British family swapping Isabella is 12 years

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old and uses her mobile device for social media,

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TV is much less important. If it is a family movie

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we will watch but other than that we do not

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watch it too much. Go upstairs and you find another

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device in the hands of She says television

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is just not mobile enough. Yes, because I do not

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really go on it much. Back downstairs, there

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is yet another device, this time being worked

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on by a seven-year-old Toby. You just sit around

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watching a screen. Toby and his sisters are typical

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of what is going on for top report today confirms a sea change

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in screen habits for children. They now view three hours online

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compared to just two 60% watch television

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on a mobile device. While 73% now have the internet

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in their bedrooms. Millions of people like the Clarkson

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family are still watching TV on TV. They recognise viewing habits

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and devices are now changing. It is a family time together

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that we do something and I like that he thought that,

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but for personal use, I think it is fantastic tool

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in the great thing for them to have. It is just that we're

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still learning about it. The report today says it is online

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channels like Netflix and YouTube that most youngsters

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are now watching. Television will never die out,

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it is too big a business. If television makers can respond

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to the new audiences and what they want, and embraced

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them in some way, use that interactivity to their advantage,

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then television is going It may be too early to sound

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the TV alarm bells yet. But for young people the heart now

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seems to be in a different place. I spoke earlier to Gill Hind -

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a TV Analyst at Enders Analysis - a research service which covers

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the media, entertainment and mobile I asked if she was

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surprised by the research. Much of this is actually down

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to the success of the internet, and in particular, the importance

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of the tablet and the smartphone. Smartphone penetration,

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amongst older children, Tablets, as the report shows,

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are in four out of five homes. What people do on the tablets

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and smartphones is a whole Whether it is playing games,

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watching people play games online, Whether it is watching

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YouTube or social media, They are hugely popular

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amongst this age group. That three hours we heard that

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children are spending online, do we know what principally

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they are doing? Is this TV consumption and all

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the rest you have just mentioned? There will be some TV

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consumption in that as well. When you have got your tablet

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or your smartphone, rather control, you now control

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what you watch and where you watch We will see people going upstairs

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and watching things on their own, In a sense, this is about

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independence and also impatience. If you are waiting for a TV channel

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to give you a certain programme, If you have a tablet,

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on demand, you can There is so much content

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out there now. The days of only having four or five

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TV channels and you knew you had to step down at 4:20pm

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to watch what you want, There is content absolutely

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everywhere from every sort of angle you could possibly look for,

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and you now have it at your fingertips and that

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is hugely important. Hugely important -

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what does that mean for TV's future We had one commentator say this does

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not mean the death of TV. Or it isn't the death

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of TV just yet? It is absolutely not

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the death of the TV. TV was always tied to the linear

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schedule and now it has changed. You can watch it when everyone

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but it provides challenges and opportunities for traditional

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broadcasters, and that is to make their content available on every

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single device, and provide compelling content that

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younger people want. And when you see a large television

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in the centre of a living room, the large family area,

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when the occasions that. There is your traditional

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Saturday night viewing, where there are big

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shows like Strictly... So it is live and still has that

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element of coming together. the soaps and the other shows

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that are still very important

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for both younger families Let's turn to something more

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traditional. Beatrix Potter is one of the most successful children's

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authors, selling more than 45 million copies of Peter Rabbit over

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the past century. Her stories have been translated into dozens of

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languages, so imagine the excitement is now a new one has been

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discovered, more than 70 years after the order's death. It features Peter

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Rabbit and it is called the tale of Kitty In Boots. It was rediscovered

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by a publisher. It will be published in September.

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You can get in touch with me and some of the team via Twitter.

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from me and the rest of the team, goodbye.

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Good evening. We have entered a changeable, and settled spell of

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weather. After a wet and windy Tuesday there is more tomorrow with

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more winds and more rain

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