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06/02/2016

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BBC world news broadcasting in the UK and around the world. Headlines.

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Tens of thousands of Syrians are escaping fighting in the north of

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the country. Many stuck in freezing temperatures and the Turkish border.

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But Turkey says there is no need to allow them to cross its frontier. In

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Taiwan the search continues through the night was a five is the deadly

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earthquake, at least 14 people known to have died. After several hours

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with no good news we've had a flurry, first a little boy brought

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out alive, now this adult. We understand two more will be brought

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out, also alive. Lunch Mac a massive avalanche in the Austrian Alps has

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killed five skiers from the Czech Republic. And buzzing with life

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Brazil sets aside fears of the Zika virus for the annual Carnivore.

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-- for the annual Carnival. The numbers are staggering. One official

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says that over 35,000 Syrian refugees have arrived at the Turkish

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border in the past couple of days. It's after fighting intensified in

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Aleppo. Government forces backed by Russian air strikes are targeting

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rebel held positions there. The result, tens of thousands of people

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forced to escape and fleeing to the Turkish border town of Kilis in the

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north. Two geezers and is prepared to help the refugees by providing

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food and shelter but its border stays closed. Despite EU officials

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reminding Turkey of its international obligations by keeping

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its frontiers open. Our correspondence sent this report.

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Their only thought is escape, away from the madness

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Their aim was Turkey yet the border will not be open.

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35,000 people have gathered on the border, given food

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and shelter but not safe passage into Turkey.

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They are fleeing a two-pronged attack by Russian air

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strikes and forces loyal to Assad, rubble supply lines have been cut

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off, 300,000 civilians in Aleppo could be trapped.

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If the city falls it could be a fatal blow

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This man left Aleppo three weeks ago and still hopes

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to return but he says the city is enduring a nightmare.

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Living in Aleppo, actually, it is being

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You don't know how or when you will die.

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Because of Assad's aircraft or Russian aircraft,

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With the refugees cared for by Turkish groups

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on the Syrian side of the border Turkey says there is no need to let

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Could this country finally be closing its doors?

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We still keep this open border policy for

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these people fleeing from the aggression of the regime

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as well as air strikes of Russia.

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And these people are fleeing from such acts, so we need

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to keep this open-door policy for them.

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Turkey has welcomed more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees

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but its open door policy has precipitated

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So this country now faces conflicting pressures,

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to help those in need, while being told by the EU

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Turkey has long been the gatekeeper to

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sanctuary, but resources are stretched and it now faces

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a dilemma to give safe passage or decide a limit has been reached.

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are missing after a powerful earthquake hit Taiwan in the early

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hours of the morning, while people were sleeping.

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At least 14 people died after the magnitude 6.4 quake

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hit the south of the island, close to the city of Tainan.

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Most of the casualties were in a 17 storey building that

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Our Correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes is in Tainan.

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Nearly 24 hours after the earthquake struck they have not given up hope

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This is now the focus of the rescue, it

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huge 17 storey apartment block ripped from its foundations and now

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lying on its back.

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All day they have been pulling people out alive.

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But as night returned dozens of relatives waited anxiously,

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This woman is waiting for news of her nephew.

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Don't be scared, she tells her family on the phone,

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The rescuers have heard a noise, she tells me, they are pretty sure

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And then the moment she's been waiting for.

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Minutes later, on the other side of the building, another rescue.

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After several hours with no good news

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we've suddenly had a flurry, first they brought out the little

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boy alive and now they've brought out

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We understand there are two more about to be brought out

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It is a boost to those still waiting anxiously for news but the grim

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truth is that the easy rescues have now all been done.

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There are still over 100 people missing inside the rubble.

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The other question people are asking is why this particular building came

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down. It is noticeable that in the streets surrounding me, all of the

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buildings I have seen are completely unscathed but this building toppled

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over from a 6.4 earthquake. Buildings in Taiwan are supposed to

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be able to withstand quakes of this size and bigger. So the

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investigation will now focus on, was there a problem with this building,

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with the company that built the building, was the corruption

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involved, this building certainly should not have come down. More than

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100 anti-migrant protesters have brought the French city of Cali to a

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standstill. Hundreds of police in riot gear used

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pepper spray and teargas. Well, Tomos Morgan

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is in Calais for us - At around 1pm, anti-migrant

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protesters came here to Calais to protest against the migrant

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camp here on the edge They say the migrants have

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affected them in a big way, affecting businesses,

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and have really put a black mark Not all the protesters

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are from this area. Some are from other areas

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across the northern coast. Now, police tried to disperse

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the crowd as quickly as possible. Telling them if they wouldn't

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move, they would move They kettled off this main road

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in the centre of the town and used They used snatch-and-grab tactics

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to pull out certain individuals, those main protagonists,

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in an effort to release the tension Now, the French interior minister,

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Bernard Cazeneuve, actually banned Nevertheless, the protesters took

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to the streets in an effort In Macedonia, there have been

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clashes between police and taxi drivers who have been blocking

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a border rail crossing. Riot police

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used force to remove the drivers who were protesting

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on the railway tracks. Trains had to be halted

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for several days - delaying thousands of migrants

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and asylum seekers, waiting to cross Police in Austria say five skiers

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from the Czech Republic have been killed in a huge avalanche

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in the Austrian Alps, The avalanche engulfed 17 people,

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with search and rescue teams now A police spokesman says two people

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have been injured. TRANSLATION: Shortly after 12 noon

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and there was a huge avalanche at a mountain as high as 2857

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metres, in this area, Two groups were buried by this

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avalanche in the ascent. There were 17 people,

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one group of 12, another Five people were killed

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by the avalanche, two were injured, All of them seemed

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to be from the Czech It's been confirmed

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a passenger flight, which was forced to make

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an emergency landing in Mogadishu One passenger fell through the hole

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in the fuselage, which appeared shortly after take-off

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from Mogadishu. Several thousand supporters

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of the far right anti-immigrant group Pegida have staged a protest

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by the side of the River Elbe Similar, smaller protests have been

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planned in other European countries including France,

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the UK and the Czech Republic. North Korea has brought forward

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the time frame of a controversial satellite launch, according

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to regional governments. It's believed it could take

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place as early as Sunday. The announcement was condemned

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by world powers, which say it is a cover for a

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ballistic missile test. Here in the UK, the government has

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announced plans to provide specialist mental health services

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for survivors of Female Genital GPs, psychiatrists and counsellors

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will be given training to support victims of the practice,

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which has been described by campaigners

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as "gross child abuse". As soon as I read through this poem,

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I realised it was actually I was aged 11 and it

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was on my birthday. Poetry helping women who have

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experienced female genital mutilation to deal

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with its lasting impacts. They attend this clinic

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in West London, one of the only practices to provide

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specialised support. 42-year-old Christina,

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not her real name, had FGM performed I went to the room, and I was held

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down by four ladies. That's when they performed

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the circumcision. Right now I would say more

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than the physical part is the mental part, that's what I find difficult.

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I have flashbacks. It's estimated more than 130,000

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people in England and Wales are living with the

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consequences of FGM. Between July and September last

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year, nearly 1,400 cases were reported, with the highest

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number in the capital. What really came through,

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from the conversations I've been having and the conversations

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you have with people who have been through FGM, is that the trauma can

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stay with people for a lifetime. For women like Christina,

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trying to come to terms with their experience of FGM

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is a continuing journey. More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian

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women have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus,

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as the disease continues its rapid The virus has been linked

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to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents

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a child's brains from developing There are so far no recorded

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cases of Zika-linked Meanwhile in Brazil,

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where the virus is also a major the country's famous carnival

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celebrations have begun. Around a million visitors

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are expected in Rio as Julia Carneiro

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reports from Rio. It is the first day of Carnival

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in Rio and this is one of the many street parades happening

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across the city. 500 of them are to

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happen during Carnival. This one is traditional,

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they are playing old carnival songs that people here grew

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up with and this is a parade for children and babies

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so there are many families here. This is a good example

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of how people in Brazil learned to enjoy Carnival

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from a young age. But Carnival this year happens

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amid concern about the spread of the Zika virus and with all

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the recommendations being made to pregnant women to take

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precautions and not get infected But I've seen in many pregnant

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women here in the street Actually we are very concerned

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but we cannot stop life. It is Carnival, Rio,

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Brazil, we have to go out. We're very concerned

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and we are using protection. Zika, nothing gets in

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the way of Carnival, There is even a family all dressed

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up as the mosquito that transmits Because in the Carnival

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everything is upside down. make fun of everything

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so despite all the problems Brazil is facing, concerns over

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the Zika virus, the party Julia in a lively Rio. Stay with us,

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this is to come. The traffic will take a break of and R and R and R

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Caseload jazz song to one about traffic jams, this is how one may

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told drivers in his city. Two Americans have become the first

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humans to walk in space with no lifeline to their spaceship. One of

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them called and a piece of cake. Thousands of people have given the

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yachtswoman Alan McArthur is spectacular welcome in the Cornish

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port of Falmouth after she smashed the world record for sailing solo

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around the world nonstop. Thousands of people have fled fierce

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fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo and now they are stuck on the

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Turkish border. The search goes on through the night was a viva 's of

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this earthquake in Taiwan, at least 14 people are dead and more than 100

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are missing. Back to the main story. More about the refugee crisis

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unfolding on the border between Syria and Turkey. Tens of thousands

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of people are stuck on the Syrian side but the governor of the Kilis

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province believes there is no need to allow them to cross into Turkey.

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Instead the displaced are getting help in a camp outside Syria. Abdul

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Salaam Marjorie fair works for a Turkish Islamic charity relief

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foundation and gave me the latest on the number of refugees who have

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sought refuge in that camp. Around 50,000 but I believe there are

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45,000 at most because there is movement of refugees, some of them

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they go back, some of them moved because it is related to the

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conditions and how much they are afraid of the attacks. How long have

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they travelled for to get to the border? I met some of them, they

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said that they had walked for 20 kilometres until they reached the

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border. And what are conditions like in Aleppo? What are they describing?

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Say if I curated the area because the -- they evacuated the area

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because they got bombarded by Russian planes. The people around

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them were afraid. They left the area and they walked for long distances,

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one of them, some walking, some with cars. You seem to be describing

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desperate conditions that these refugees have escaped from. What are

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the conditions like on the border post? For the last three days we

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tried to fix things and we provided them with food. But still we are in

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need because we could not cover all the refugees. We fixed the tents

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beside the old camps which we had before, and still we have around

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10,000 people, they need also tents and food. Lets get all the sports

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news now. Quite a day for Leicester City fans, star striker Jamie Vardy

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has signed a new contract to stay at the club until 2019. That comes at a

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date when Leicester become Premier League title favourites with a 3-1

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win at Manchester City, two calls from Robert Huth and a stunning

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Riyad Mahrez goal gave them the win, 3-0. Tottenham Hotspur moved up to

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second with a 1-0 win over Watford. We played without pressure because

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we don't have to win the league. Now it is so strange, this league, this

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is a fantastic moment for the Premier League. Nobody knows who can

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win the league. We're here to enjoy with a lot

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of confidence and try to do our These are the other

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scores of the day. Aston Villa got only

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their third win of season. Sunderland came from two

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down to claim one point. Newcastle are now out

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of the bottom three. Confirmation that Spurs's 1-0 win

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over Watford takes them second England celebrated this evening

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after the opening day, of the Six Nations, they beat

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Scotland 15-9 to win the Calcutta In Eddie Jones's first match

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in charge of England his side struck first, George Crus in the 14the

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minute, Scotland didn't panic and captain Craig Laidlaw made

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sure they went in at half-time only one point behind after

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two penalty kicks. France claimed an unconvincing win

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over Italy to claim their first win. It is the first sporting event held

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in France says the Paris attacks in the Paris attacks in amber.

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It's Super Bowl weekend and when the Denver Broncos take

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on the Carolina Panthers it will be a landmark for American Football -

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Alex South is in San Francisco and has the all important facts

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and figures for you ahead of what is often described

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The famous Vince Lombardi trophy was first fought over in 1967 but it was

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not even Super. Its name was the not very catchy AFL-NFL World

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Championship game. The Super Bowl rules of the tongue more easily!

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Back then the average player got $6,000 a year. Nowadays that would

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take the lead's best paid player just over one hour to make. A big

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factor in the increased viewing figures are the famous half-time

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shows. In the early days you were lucky few got marching band but

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Michael Jackson 's 1993 performance changed all that forever, paving the

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way for some of the biggest names in music to gate-crash the party. And

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who could forget his sister's wardrobe malfunction in 2004.

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Players have changed as well. In the NFL size does matter. The average

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player in the 1960s weighed 251 lbs and was six foot three. Fast forward

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to 2016 and that looks tiny as most players way around 310 lbs and are

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around six feet five tour. You can't teach size but you can ask for a

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decent haircut occasionally. There have been many fashion disasters

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over the years, proving that money can't buy you everything! It should

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be a great event in San Francisco. A 150-year-old mouse trap has

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claimed its latest victim at a museum in Reading. It was caught in

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a wooden club dating from the 1860s in a storeroom at the Museum of

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rural life in the city. This special report.

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It was certainly not a narrow squeak for one unfortunate museum visitor

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who underestimated Victorian engineering.

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I was in the stores and I was getting out an object

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for an event called Animals at Reading, I wasn't expecting

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in the stores I noticed there was a mouse in one of them.

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It's a mystery why or even how the mouse conquered stairs

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and penetrated secure cabinets just to select from amongst thousands

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of exhibits the very thing designed to capture it.

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The mouse would come in through the top here,

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would go one way, end up in this small cage at the end,

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where the user would then be able to retrieve it and release it

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The trap was patented in 1861 with the bold claim

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The museum's collection of traps is monitored fairly regularly,

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but staff here have one big question to answer -

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was their unfortunate guest a scout, or part of a larger family?

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The trappings of fame mean this tiny museum is now getting inquiries

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from as far away as Australia and Canada, although it's as yet

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unclear whether the roving rodent will be buried or given a posthumous

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honour and be preserved as part of the exhibit.

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Another way to break news of major traffic closures, the Maher of Los

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Angeles want residents about was about traffic queues this weekend by

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singing this jazzy song. Hey, Los Angeles knows, we are always on the

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move but this weekend we're shutting down the 101 to rebuild the sixth St

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Bridge. We call it the 101 slow jam. I've asked my friends from Roosevelt

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high to help get the word out. You see, we're bringing down the sixth

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St bridge, making way for something new. A demolition will cause delays

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but sometimes, just sometimes, you have to get your hands dirty to

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build something beautiful. So on Friday night February five the 101

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freeway will take a 448 hours of R and R and R and R and B. The best

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thing you can do is stay clear of the area, but if you've got to get

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out on the town, with that and it was set up. All you got to do is

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follow the signs. L a Mayor not doing a bad job. That is all from

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me. Thank you for being with us. To join us again.

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