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Our top story: The race for the White House heats up.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders - both outsiders in their parties -
claim decisive victories in New Hampshire.
But can either of them become US President?
Three months on from the Paris attacks, lawmakers approve
a controversial bill to strip people convicted of terrorist offences
German media reports say a signal controller is at the heart
of the investigation into the train crash that killed 10 people.
And composing the purr-fect tune for your feline -
but how do we know if it's music to their ears?
Republican Donald Trump and the left-wing Democrat Bernie
Sanders are a step closer to winning their parties' nomination
for the US presidential election in November.
Donald Trump got twice as many votes as his nearest rival -
while Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more
Our North America editor Jon Sopel has more.
At 8 o'clock last night, the news of the unusual seismic
activity in what they call the Granite State.
It predicts that Donald Trump will win...
Heralding a political earthquake and two landslides,
one on the left, the other on the right.
At Trump headquarters, the news that their man had won
I wanted to congratulate the other candidates, OK?
You know, it's always tough and then tomorrow, boom, boom.
Then it was on to his favourite riff, winning.
We are going to win so much, you're going to be so happy.
We are going to make America so great again.
Donald Trump is leaving the stage to Revolution by the Beatles.
What he's done, he has turned hype into reality.
He's turned large rallies into votes at polling stations.
And who would bet now against him going all the way and winning
Record numbers queued to reach polling stations to vote
People expressing unhappiness with their economic prospects,
Washington politics, America's place in the world.
And what did the revolutionary leader of the left do while waiting
He played basketball with his grandkids.
On stage, he was taking a shot at more familiar targets.
Given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too
late for the same old, same old establishment politics
Hilary Clinton put on a brave face last night.
There is a long way to go, and in a drawn-out battle
with Sanders, she is still the favourite.
But a few months ago, she had been the favourite
I spoke to our Washington Correspondent Laura Bicker
and asked her whether these decisive victories can be translated
into overall success for Sanders and Trump.
It will be interesting to see how this goes forward. Same old, same
old is just not happening at the moment in the US. Voters are looking
for the outsider, the antiestablishment vote. We have had
the worst economic downturn in the US that many have seen in
generations. They are looking for somebody to give them answers. For
that, they are looking at Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Why Donald
Trump and Bernie Sanders? Because Donald Trump is not an elected
politician. He is a businessman. He is promising them a wall to keep
them safe from people coming in. He is promising them a revolution in
the form of politics. He says he will get things done, he will make
America great again. As for the other side, Bernie Sanders is
promising a political revolution. He is promising to reform Wall Street.
He is promising to reform political donations. Therefore, these are two
antiestablishment, two outsiders that, if you months ago, many
journalists would not have given a hope. Here we are, they are winning
in New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders has appealed to a range of demographics.
Will this be a worry to Hillary Clinton? Well, if you were a Hillary
Clinton supporter or aide, and were looking at the polling numbers, you
might have your head in your hands. It's interesting to note when it
comes to women and the gun vote, she is not doing well. 69% of women
under 45 in New Hampshire did not vote for Hillary Clinton, they did
not put an X in the box, to help raise what would be the first female
US President in history. They are voting for Sanders. That is an issue
for them. But they have just heard that a political group has set up a
$25 million organisation called Every Citizen Counts, and this has
been sent up by allies of Clinton, they are going to go out there and
hopefully work on the black and Hispanic vote that Hillary Clinton
already has, in the hope that Bernie Sanders does not take that as well.
Briefly, Republicans, will this mean that one of their candidates has to
drop out now? It is quite a crowded field? It is interesting, I think
everybody thought an establishment candidate would come forward. Still,
the establishment candidates are spraying one another with gunfire.
John Casey did well, that he has no ground game in the next one. Bush
and Marco Rubio are in the same field and looking for the same
votes. It will be interesting to see how they do in Carolina.
Well, if you've got more you want to know, go to our website
Where you'll find reaction and analysis - just go
to bbc.com/uselection, or download our app.
French lawmakers have approved a controversial bill aimed at making
it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted
The proposals, drawn up after the jihadist Paris
attacks in November, will now go to the Senate,
to the plans, and it's not certain that they will get the required
Our correspondent Hugh Schofield is in Paris
It's a package of measures that have gone through,
on the one hand, there is this clause to put into the constitution
We are currently still in a state of emergency in France,
President Hollande decided that ought to be
The other thing is a rather more controversial measure,
about stripping citizenship from people convicted of terrorism.
You know, in principle, when it comes
through, if it comes through, then if somebody is found guilty
of terrorism, then he or she can be stripped of his or her nationality.
If that person has only got one nationality,
is only French, that might take another form of being stripped
The big problem is, for the left, and Hollande is on the left,
he has a big left-wing bloc in his own Socialist Party,
this whole thing has become a very symbolic taboo.
They think this whole symbolic stripping away of nationality
will create two types of French citizen.
Those French citizens who have two nationalities,
in other words, people who are French and have Algerian,
Moroccan or Tunisian nationality, and the rest.
This stripping away of nationality would only come in practice,
ever apply to people who have two nationalities,
that would make them a kind of second-class
But for these people, particularly on
That is why there has been such a big rebellion on the left
Officials in northern Nigeria say around 60 people have been killed
by two female suicide bombers who carried out an attack
at a refugee camp in the northeast of the country.
The attack took place on Tuesday in Borno State,
It hadn't been reported because of problems
Borno State has been the centre of an insurgency by the militant
Islamist group, Boko Haram, which has forced tens of thousands
of people from their homes and into refugee camps.
And confirm German media reports say investigations into the cause of a
train crash that killed ten people is focusing on whether they could
have been human error on the part of the signal controller. Investigators
are trying to work out why multiple safety measures failed.
Mangled wreckage on the banks of the River Mangfall.
The aftermath of Germany's worst rail accident in years.
After hours of searching through tangled metal,
police say that all the passengers are now accounted for.
They don't expect to find any more victims.
Now they're looking for evidence as to the cause of the crash.
As well as beginning of the complicated process of trying
A criminal investigation has been opened.
Things aren't easy for the investigators here
They're struggling with bad weather conditions and the fact that this
place, alongside a river, is quite hard to access.
They are painstakingly combing through the wreckage looking for any
clues as to how this collision happened.
Dozens of casualties were taken to local hospitals.
Urgent appeals were put out for people to donate blood.
TRANSLATION: With this kind of accident the entire spectrum
of injuries you get in emergency surgery is possible.
Bone fractures, serious traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding.
Out of respect for the privacy of our patients, we are not able
to say what injuries our patients had.
Germany's Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt says this line
was fitted with an automatic braking system that should have prevented
It is not yet clear if this crash was a result of human error
As the investigation continues, local communities
There is a strong sense of shock and disbelief.
Bethany Bell, BBC News, Bad Aibling in Germany.
The World Health Organisation has released some more information
for those worried about the Zika virus that has been found in more
The WHO has declared it a global public health emergency.
Let's have a look at its latest advice.
The first bit of guidance is for women in affected countries -
especially those who are pregnant - to wear clothing that prevents
Secondly, for those at risk, practicing safe sex with condoms
is advised to avoid any chance - however rare -
The WHO said women who wish to terminate a pregnancy due
to a fear of microcephaly should have access to safe abortion
services to the full extent of the law but warned early
ultrasound does not reliably predict microcephaly
And lastly, the WHO reiterated that most women will not experience
For the latest advice on the Zika virus and its spread,
just go to our website, or smart-phone app.
You'll find more about the mosquito's role in the outbreak,
along with what we know about the insect and how the Zika
virus is transmitted - just go to BBC.com/health,
Reports from Syria say more than 500 people,
including dozens of civilians, have been killed since government
forces backed by Russian planes launched a major offensive
Amongst the dead in the past ten days, says a monitoring group,
are 23 children, killed by Russian airstrikes.
Our correspondent Quentin Sommerville reports from Killis
11,500 people from Syria, living here.
They have been living here four years.
The camp has been growing in that time.
There is one mosque, in fact, there are two mosques,
Just look over there, look how organised this is.
Turkey has invested a huge amount of money and a huge amount of time
and effort to try to get this right, give it a sense of community.
2.5 million people have already moved into Turkey from Syria.
When we go over the border, right over there, because of the battle
in the local countryside, there are tens of thousands of more
But, in this camp, they are building more capacity.
It's an AK-47, not a bad representation.
That's the top of some glue, I think.
These are two storey affairs, one family on the bottom,
Not only do we have balconies but, look, here, sunshades as well.
It gets pretty hot here in the summer.
There are a number of striking things.
If we just spin around, over here, is a bedroom.
And, if we scoot in here, this is probably the most
important innovations, compared to the rest of the camp.
There is a tiny bathroom and shower, and, look at this, it
The thing you feel here is a sense of permanence.
That the war isn't going to end, that the people, the refugees
in these camps, aren't going to disappear.
You can stand on these balconies and you can feel
You can look out some of the windows and you can see Syria.
Actually, over the other side of this border,
right now the sun is about to go down on people that are cold,
shivering, fleeing that war and waiting at the other side
of the border to get into Turkey, to get into places like this.
The Turkish authorities say they have built this just in case.
Can you imagine the war in Syria getting even worse?
The Turkish authorities say that perhaps it will get worse
and as many as 600,000 extra refugees could be flooding
Which has already received 2.5 million.
Now a look at some of the days other news.
The chief of North Korea's military is reported to have been executed
Army General Ri Yong-gil, who served under leader
Kim Jong Un, also faced charges of pursuing personal gains.
A source close to North Korean affairs says the execution
South Africa's mining union says time is running out to save three
people trapped in a gold mine since Friday.
The two women and a man were working in a container which tumbled
More than 70 miners managed to escape from the Lily Mine
in the north-east of the country after it collapsed.
In Afghanistan a video has emerged of a young woman being lashed
in public by men who have reportedly accused her of a telephone
conservation with a man who is not related to her.
The video has been obtained by a local reporter of Tolo
It shows a young woman sitting while three men hit her and a crowd
Harun Najafizadah Reports from Kabul.
The young woman is lashed 100 times, in turn, by at least three reported
Local residents stand by and watch the lashing.
Some, including armed people, film it on their smartphones.
She's punished for talking on the phone with a man who wasn't
The Taliban in Faryab accuse her of an illicit
relationship with the man on the other side of the phone.
The rest of the video, which has been obtained by Tolo TV
in Afghanistan, is too graphic to be shown.
Local officials in the northern Faryab province confirmed to the BBC
that the punishment and recording happened in a Taliban controlled
region, about 20 kilometres away from the capital,
A Taliban spokesman, however, says that it is not them,
This province in northern Afghanistan has been hit hard
But in a country deeply engulfed in traditional values,
it is not always the Taliban that take on punishments of women such
as stoning or lashing for moral crimes.
Religious scholars in Kabul condemn such punishments,
calling them extrajudicial and un-Islamic.
But in Afghanistan, where implementation of the rule
of law is still a big challenge, the government fails to bring
We are expecting a major science announcement to be made on Thursday.
About 100 years ago, Albert Einstein proposed the existence of
gravitational waves. It is believed that scientists in the United States
are on the verge of confirming that they have proof.
Last year our science correspondent Rebecca Morelle went
to an observatory in Pisa, Italy to see how scientists might
The idea is, every object sends out ripples of gravitational energy,
invisible disturbances in the fabric of space and time.
Einstein proposed that the universe is awash with these waves.
The tunnel is so long down here that we have to get into this
But when a gravitational wave passes through
here, it changes the length of the tunnel by a tiny amount,
just a fraction of the width of an atom.
And it is this that scientists are trying to spot.
Rebecca joined me early and told me how important the discovery could
be. Einstein came up with this proposal for gravitational waves 100
years ago. So many of the things that he dreamt up as part of his
theory of general relativity have been proven correct. This would be
another feather in his cap. Also, in terms of our understanding of the
universe, it is awash with these waves. We know they are there, they
have to be, for physics to make sense. But we have never seen them
before. So to get our hands on one of them, for the first time, to get
a proper, direct detection, that would be enormous for scientists.
Why has it taken so long to find them? The problem is, they are quite
weak. We all give them off. I am giving of gravitational waves, but
mine are really puny, in universal terms. If you have a big event, like
a black hole colliding with another one, or exploding star, they give
off bigger doses of gravitational waves. But they are still pretty
big. You need very sensitive machinery to detect them. You had a
behind-the-scenes look at some of this. What was that like? Amazing,
to get underground and see these places. That was an observatory in
Italy. I think it is the one in America, slightly bigger, they have
two of them, they have huge tunnels that are kilometres long. It is an
elaborate setup. It uses lasers, mirrors, these tunnels. What it is
doing is trying to measure the length of the tunnel is very
precisely. When eight gravitational wave passes through, it suddenly
changes the length of it, because it disturbs everything passes through.
If it passes through you, all of your atoms would be squished and
squeezed. It is these tiny distortions they are trying to
detect. You need incredibly elaborate setups. It's not just a
case of having an experiment running in your living room that can pick it
up, they are on a massive scale. The ones in America are really
impressive. Hopefully, in the future, when you have the American
one running and the one in Italy running, that will be amazing. You
will be able to triangulate to find out exactly where the events are
happening in the sky. It's going to be a fantastic announcement
tomorrow, we hope. Now, many pet owners believe music
helps their animals to relax - But there is some evidence that
human harmonies may not be That's why David Teie,
a cellist with the America's National Symphony Orchestra,
has come up with a composition which scientists say may be more
appealing to felines than Mozart The BBC's Jane O'Brien went
to meet him. Contrary and inscrutable,
it's hard to fathom what goes So imagine trying to gauge
their taste in music. Well, you are, in fact,
listening to music for cats. It is composed by
David Teie, a cellist with the National Symphony
Orchestra, who believes music Music, as I understand it,
it's kind of a distilled form of the emotional communication
that we have and share. If we can find a way to communicate
and connect with other species in the same way,
we have a better understanding of them, and a better
understanding of ourselves Unlike humans, who can
appreciate anything from Metallica to Mozart,
a cat's range is pretty limited. The upper range of the
cat's vocalisations. We put his music to the test
at Washington's Crumbs And Whiskers Cat Cafe, where dozens
of musical moggies live together All these cats seemed
very happy and they are certainly not distressed
by the music, so that's But, of course, cats
being cats, it's very difficult to tell
exactly what is going on. More rigorous testing
has been carried out Researchers measured the time it
took cats to respond separately to human and cat music,
and looked for signs of pleasure. The conclusion, six out of ten cats
purr-ferred cat music. But, according to the
study, the majority of cats do appreciate it
and are pleased by it. Roll over Beethoven and keep
your Bach for the dogs. Cat music, the answer to all of our
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