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broadcasting in the UK and around the world.

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I'm Tim Willcox. The headlines:

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World powers agree to push for a temporary halt to the fighting

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in Syria to relieve besieged towns, but President Assad says

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Pope meets Patriarch - the heads of the Roman Catholic

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and the Russian Orthodox churches are to hold their first talks

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Also coming up, Britain's Independent newspaper

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is to disappear from newsstands next month

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And a Japanese MP behind a national debate about paternity leave

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resigns, after having an affair while his wife was pregnant.

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Russian warplanes have been in action over Syria again today,

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just hours after major powers agreed on a pause in fighting.

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Officially the so-called cessation of hostilities is due to begin

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in a week's time, but the UN says aid deliveries

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to some besieged areas inside Syria could begin

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The agreement reached in Germany came shortly after

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President Bashar al Assad said he intends to fight on

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until he's brought the whole country back under his control.

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Our Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet reports.

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Syria's biggest, once beautiful city, now broken.

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This month tens of thousands are fleeing Russia's bombing there.

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Moscow says it is striking so-called Islamic State.

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The West says it is aiding the Syrian military

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Now, the world's most powerful diplomats emerged to say they had

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We have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation

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of hostilities to begin in a target of one week's time.

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That's ambitious but everybody is determined to move as rapidly

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Russia's Sergey Lavrov signalled an intention to move

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But the doubts became clearer, most of all about Russia's intentions.

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It is possible that the Russians had limited military objectives and have

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largely achieved them and are now ready to see a scaling down

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of military activity, but we won't know that until we see

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Today Syria's rebel leaders are raising objections.

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So did President Assad who spoke before the deal was done.

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We have fully believed in negotiations and political actions

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since the beginning of the crisis. If we negotiate,

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it does not mean we will Two tracks are inevitable in Syria,

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first through negotiation and second The two tracks are

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separate from each other. This war is also a major

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humanitarian crisis. The Munich deal means that

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government and rebel forces must let aid enter areas where

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people are starving. Imagine we have several convoys

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for several days and repeated it Do you think this

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is a turning point? Strong words have emerged here

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in Munich, but great scepticism too. The next week will make it clear

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whether this was a major breakthrough that can help ease

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the suffering of Syrian civilians or whether it is another major

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setback that will make Well, as that agreement

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was being reached in Munich - today US Defence Secretary

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Ash Carter was participating After the discussions he said

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he expected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

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to provide special operations forces to help Syrian opposition fighters

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battling so called Islamic State. Secretary Carter sat down

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exclusively with What is your reaction to what has

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happened in Geneva? This agreement in principle for a cessation of

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hostilities. John Kerry has done great work to try and ease the

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suffering, the terrible suffering of the Syrian people, and ultimately to

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put a political end to the civil War in Syria. I want to make clear,

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there is no cessation of hostilities in the war against Isil. All the

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countries here are agreed to step up their efforts to accelerate their

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efforts, we want to get Isil defeated. Especially and initially

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in Iraq and Syria. As soon as possible. You have 50 countries, all

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of them saying that they would do more, just like the United States,

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President Obama has pledged to more. Do you trust the Russians? This is

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an agreement with them, the same who have been main moderate rebels when

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they say they are bombing extremists. They have killed

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civilians, they are strengthening Assad's and? They were way off

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track, they have been from the beginning. But we will see, weather

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they implement the agreement he signed up with. We will just see.

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That is what they said they would do. We will see if they do it. More

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broadly in sera, they said they were going to come in and fight Isil,

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they did not. Instead they joined the civil War. They fuelled the

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Civil War. That was a negative contribution. Let's hope they can

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contribute in a positive, humanitarian way. You can understand

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people being sceptical, because the Russians have not said they will

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stop bombing. It does not go into effect for a week, and we will have

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to see whether the Russians actually abide by it or not. But Secretary

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Kerry got them to make that commitment, they need to meet that

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but we will have to see, as in all things with Russians. You have been

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trying to get that coalition to do more. What concrete have you

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achieved in Brussels? Two things. They all agree unanimously to the

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coalition, military campaign and that the United States devised that

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calls out the objectives specifically. Taking Raqqa and Mosul

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from Isis. And protecting our homeland, all those aspects, and we

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went through all the capabilities that were going to be needed and

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what each country could do to increase its contribution. We are

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looking to help and enable the Iraqi Army, it is day that took back

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Ramadi from Isil with our help. With the help of our excellent UK

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partners and other coalition partners. Your intelligence chief

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says it will not be until 2017 before you start even contemplating

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going for Mosul, is that correct? Our timeline is as soon as we can

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possibly do it. The Iraqi Prime Minister himself has said he would

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like to get this done this year. We are going to do everything we can to

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help him do that. As soon as possible. We need to defeat Isil as

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quickly as possible, both in Iraq and Syria, and in other places.

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The Pope and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch are meeting in Cuba -

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significant because it's the first ever encounter between the heads

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of the two churches since they split in the 11th century,

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The Vatican has been pushing for such a meeting ever since

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the collapse of the Soviet Union, but Moscow had always resisted.

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The meeting is being seen as a major step towards warmer relations.

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Our correspondent, Will Grant, is in Havana.

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Both men now on the ground, a very symbolic burying the hatchet? That's

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right. As you mentioned in your introduction, since the 11th

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century, we thought the relations were frosty between Cuba and the

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United States! It is nothing in comparison to the amount of time

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that has passed between the Eastern and Western religions of the

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Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic faith. But this is an

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important moment for them to be coming together, and Bob Francis,

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when he got off the plane and we saw some brief moments of him with the

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Patriarch, already mentioned the word brotherhood and I think that is

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the driving force of what they are trying to do. They no longer see

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this as a time for the Christian faith to be divided, but they should

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be coming together, this should be a moment of unity and cooperation, as

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so many Christians around the world feel persecuted. Very different men,

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very different styles. The church is very different as well. Roman

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Catholic priests are celibate, the Russian Orthodox ones are allowed to

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marry, for one example. What in concrete terms will this mean on the

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ground, and where does it feed into some conflicts like Syria and others

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around the world, in terms of that unity of the Christian faith? Well,

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that is a good question, and there is a lot of suggestions that the

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Russian Orthodox Church is staying very close to President Putin's

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foreign policy and that is a key tenet of it, staying close to the

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Putin Administration means it has been safe over the past few decades,

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as opposed to when it suffered in the wake of the fall of the Berlin

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Wall. So I would not want to suggest exactly what this would mean on the

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ground in terms of Syria or that kind of conflict. It may be that it

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takes so long for this kind of moment of unity to have any real

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effect on the ground, but perhaps it just has bolstered people, it makes

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the faithful feel they are part of a broader church, and no longer a

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church that is at war with itself, or at least divided. I think at this

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stage, these big symbolic moments are something about that, but

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showing unity in the eyes of the world, and it is down to the

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individual priests and parishes and religions to kind of apply it in

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their daily life. We'll grant, and you very much.

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

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Thousands of farmers from across Greece have

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taken their protest against austerity measures

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Fires have broken out among the crowds and there've been

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The workers are angry at government plans to increase their taxes.

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A five-storey building has collapsed in the centre of Istanbul.

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Local news organisations say the building came down

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near Istiklal Avenue, a busy pedestrianised street.

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The Istanbul Governor has told reporters that noises

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from the building alerted people that it was about to collapse,

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the area was evacuated and it appears that no-one

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European scientists have decided to give up trying to contact

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the Philae space robot, which became the first craft

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to touch down on a comet more than a year ago.

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Philae operated for just 60 hours after an awkward landing.

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Contact was briefly re-established with the lander last July

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but mission control has now given up hope of any further communication

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as the comet heads towards a much colder part of its orbit.

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Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come:

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A free man taking his first steps into a new South Africa.

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Iran's spiritual leader has said he has passed a death sentence on

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Salman Rushdie, the British author of a book which many Muslims say is

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blasphemous. The people of Haiti have flocked to church to give

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thanks for the hosting of the former President. Because of his

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considerable value, Shergar was kept in a special secure box. Shergar was

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driven away in a horse box that these brought with them. There are

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steps down from the plane a figure in mourning. Head of the

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Commonwealth, defender of the faith. You are watching BBC World News

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today. The headlines. World powers agree to

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press for a cessation of hostilities in Syria, President Assad says he

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will fight on. And the heads of the Roman Catholic

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and Russian Orthodox churches are holding an historic meeting in

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Havana, almost 1000 years after a schism divided eastern and Western

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Christianity. One of the UK's major newspapers,

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the Independent, will be the first The paper was set up

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in 1986 and is now owned Falling advertising revenues have

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caused much upheaval in the newspaper industry

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but Mr Lebedev says there is a growing appetite

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for online journalism. The Independent will publish

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its final print edition next month. David Uberti from the Columbia

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Journalism Review has written Is this the start of a trend, do you

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think, over here? There are a lot of online papers in the US. Certainly,

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we have seen her trend, especially in our metropolitan newspapers, at

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least cutting back on the print delivery service. The theory is that

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they reduce overhead costs. Design, printing, delivery, and trying to

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target days of the week that maximise the print run. They have

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not been any US newspapers that have gone fully digital. The Washington

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Post has invested in digital properties and the New York Times

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has double that -- doubled down on its subscription. So they are

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hybrids. But for the Independent to go fully online, what are the key

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facts that they need to concentrate on? Presumably it is keeping that

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individual flavour of the newspaper, and funding, the other big issue.

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Certainly. Going digital is no panacea. I applaud the Independent

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for taking such a radical step. They are probing the unknown whereas

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other newspapers have not ventured as far forward. The quest for scale

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really requires both focusing on a global audience but also maintaining

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your brand and not watering down your journalism. One of the

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difficulties with this strategy is that advertising rates in the

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digital market are increasingly low, so they might look in the future

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towards a digital subscription model to supplant that advertising

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revenue. If you want to maintain that campaigning quality of

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something like this, presumably if you had funding from subscribers or

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crowdfunding or something like that, would it be difficult to maintain

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that objectivity? People would be paying for something they wanted to

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see and hear. It would be certainly difficult, and to this point we have

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not find a long-term answer. The New York Times is the golden standard in

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terms of creating a digital subscriber base that gives itself a

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lot of revenue. Having said that, it is the best in class. The

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Independent will really have to work on making its journalism strong,

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having said that, there has not been a newspaper in the US besides the

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New York Times that has really made that step. Doesn't mean so the

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reporters have to be much more multi-skilled? Having to shoot their

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own material as well as writing it. Certainly. We are entering an age

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where reporters have to do so many different things, they have to wear

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many hats. It is about tweeting, producing the page, the main thing

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with digital journalism is it has to be much faster. The market is

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different for this sort of journalism. So the Independent has

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to shift in that direction. With most of these papers making the

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transition, we tend to see very wealthy owners investing

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significantly in their digital operations. So I would assume in

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this transition to a digital army operation, the owner of the

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Independent would invest in its digital side as well and try to

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create its own new brand identity in its digital only operation. Thank

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you very much indeed. The last hard copy of the Independent next month.

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Lizzie Greenwood Hughes has all the sport now.

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Fifa's former General Secretary, Jerome Valcke, has been banned

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A Fifa ethics committee says it is for a number of offences,

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including his part in a World Cup ticket scandal.

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But his legal team have accused the committee of not

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being a credible, independent or objective

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decision-making body, and claim he did nothing wrong.

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Earlier I spoke to our Sports News Correspondent Richard Conway,

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who explained the ban was originally recommended to be for eight years.

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Well, Fifa's Fx adjudicator has increased the ban, the investigators

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called for a number of years for lower than 12 but he has given them

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12 years. Looking at the litany of offences that Mr Valcke has been

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found guilty of, you can see why. Using the private jet that Fifa

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sometimes hired for sightseeing is one of the things he has been found

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guilty of. Using that to transport himself and his relatives. In

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addition, questions over World Cup tickets, also the question of TV and

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media rights for the next two Welker best-mac. The Fx adjudicator Fifa

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says they tended to be sold for less than the market rate. The worst

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thing in the eyes of the investigators was not just the crime

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itself but an attended cover-up of what he had done. Several computer

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files were said to have been deleted or attempted to have been deleted.

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So, Mr Valcke was sacked last month by Fifa and has been banned from all

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football activity for 12 years. I think it is the last time we will

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see him involved in world football governance.

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The President of the International Olympic Committee says he's

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confident the Zika virus will not disrupt this summer's Games in Rio.

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Thomas Bach says the IOC are taking the issue seriously but

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health authorities don't expect the virus to pose a threat.

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All the experts agree that given the temperatures, then in the Brazilian

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wintertime, when the Games are taking place in August, these will

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lead to a very different situation. So, we have confidence, full

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confidence in all the many actions being undertaken by the Brazilian

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and international authorities and health organisations, and we are

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also very confident that then the athletes and spectators will enjoy a

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safe conditions in Rio de Janeiro. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has

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defended the Premier League's pricing structure and says his club

:20:52.:20:53.

doesn't have a "massive problem". Ticketing costs is a hot topic

:20:54.:20:56.

in English football and there have been protests at the Emirates

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Stadium in the past over pricing. But Wenger is clearly

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a fan of the free market. How do you decide what is the right

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level of ticket prices, first of all? It is by your attendance. Then

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you have been compared many times to foreign clubs. I don't think we are

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on the same level ground, for example Bayern Munich. We paid ?220

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million for our ground. It is true we get much more television income

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but it is down to the audience for the success and the pressure on the

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market, we pay the players at a higher price and our expenses would

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come up straight the wages. Mark Cavendish has won

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cycling's Tour of Qatar, but just missed out on victory

:21:52.:21:53.

in the 5th and final stage. The sprinter started the day wearing

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the leader's gold jersey and put himself in contention to win

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the concluding stage. But he was just pipped to the line

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by Alexander Kristoff Second place though was good enough

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for him to secure Let's take a look at

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some other stories now. The Deputy President of Kenya,

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William Ruto, has won his appeal against the admissibility of key

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evidence in his trial on charges of crimes against

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humanity in The Hague. Mr Ruto and a Kenyan journalist

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are accused of inciting mass killings in the weeks

:22:27.:22:28.

after a general election The broadcasting authorities

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in Pakistan have condemned a television news channel, ARY,

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for airing hate speech directed at the Nobel Peace prize

:22:38.:22:40.

winner, Malala Yousufzai. The regulator said declaring someone

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an enemy of Islam was not the job of TV presenters and could

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endanger someone's life. A young Japanese MP who made

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headlines last year for his insisting on taking paternity leave,

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has quit parliament after confessing to an affair with a bikini model

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while his wife was pregnant. Kensuke Miyazaki made

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waves inside the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

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when he announced he would be the first Japanese MP ever

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to take paternity leave. But this week a Japanese magazine

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revealed the scandal. From Tokyo,

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Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports. Bowing deeply and repeatedly,

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Kensuke Miyazaki went before the cameras today to

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confess his infidelity. Young, handsome, successful

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and apparently a devoted husband, Kensuke Miyazaki had become

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the poster boy for those who want Japanese men to do more to help

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raise their children. Mr Miyazaki and his wife are both

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Members of Parliament for the ruling

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Liberal Democratic Party. In December he made headlines

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when he announced he would become the first Japanese sitting MP ever

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to take paternity leave. In Japan, only 2.3% of new fathers

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take paternity leave. The government wants to raise it

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to 13% by 2020. I thought that by declaring I wanted

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to take paternity leave Instead, Mr Miyazaki is out

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of a job and in disgrace. Earlier this week a Japanese scandal

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magazine published a story alleging that while his wife was preparing

:24:29.:24:32.

to give birth in Tokyo, Mr Miyazaki was in his apartment

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in Q2 with another woman. There is now concerned from former

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supporters that his scandal will be used by those who oppose Japanese

:24:45.:24:50.

men taking time off to be Japan has one of the most generous

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paternity leave systems Men can, in theory, take

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up to a year off work, but many bosses still refuse

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or threatened meal workers with dismissal or

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demotion if they do. Right now, only 2.3%

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of Japanese men take President Bashar al-Assad says he

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intends to fight on until he has brought the whole country back under

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his control. He said defeating the forces opposing him could take a

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long time. He also said he would continue fighting what he called

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terrorism during any peace process negotiations.

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The UN says it up is to be at the start delivering aid to some

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besieged areas in Syria within the next 24 hours.

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From me, Tim Willcox, and the rest of the team, goodbye.

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Good evening. Before we have a look at the weather in the UK, we will

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head elsewhere for other weather stories around the world. North

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America, some really cold air dumbing down from Canada over the

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Great Lakes into the north-east of the US. We disease in colder weather

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in northern Florida, threatening some overnight frost, which is not

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good use for the growers. Contrast that with the 26 Celsius in Los

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Angeles, very warm for the time of year. Even 17 in Denver. Significant

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wind-chill for the likes of New England. Then high pressure moves in

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on Sunday. But by then, they could develop another error of snow South

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of the Great Lakes. Elsewhere, around the Caribbean, and ongoing

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drought in Haiti. A few showers around on Sunday but the slow-moving

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band of rain stretches from eastern part of Cuba, through Jamaica into

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Honduras and Nicaragua. A weather front that could give two or three

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inches of rain in the space of a few hours. In Australia, not much sign

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of rain, it has all been about the heat in Western Australia. In Perth,

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not as hot as it has been but temperatures will rise early next

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week and with strong winds, the threat of some further wildfires. A

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lot of sunshine across Australia and New Zealand but looking close to new

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Caledonia and Fiji, we have two cyclones. The big one is Winston, a

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category format. Tatiana has strengthened to a category two. They

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are over open water. Unlikely to get as far South as New Zealand. Across

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southern parts of Africa, this is as far South as the rain gets at this

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of year. Seasonal rains very active. Threatening some flash flooding.

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There could be a few welcome showers for the farmers across South Africa.

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Likely to turn wetter and more windy later this weekend across northern

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parts of Morocco and Algeria. The jet stream now across Europe, is

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much further South. That picks up areas of low pressure, which in turn

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bring areas of Cloud, rain and in some cases snow. We will find some

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more snow over the Alps, most of which has been in the Western Alps.

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Really strong winds, and some heavy rain could bring some travel

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disruption. For the North East of Europe, the wind is from the South,

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very mild air all the way into the Baltic states. Here at home, we have

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cold air that will be with us for a while over the course of Monday, a

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bitter northerly wind, significant wind-chill, but how long will this

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last? Stayed tuned because there is more coming up.

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