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Austria and several Balkan countries warn migration must stop,

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so they cope with those who've already crossed their borders.

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We won with young, we won with old, we won with highly-educated,

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Only Donald Trump could get away with that.

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He wins again in the race for the White House.

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Johnson and Johnson is ordered to pay millions of dollars

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to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer

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has been linked to her use of some of its products.

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And the stars of the music industry have gathered here in London

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We have the latest from the red carpet.

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Austria and the Balkan nations are warning that a complete stop

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to the influx of migrants is inevitable

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because of security and other concerns.

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They say it's simply not possible to process

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unlimited numbers of migrants and applicants for asylum.

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Well, these are the latest migrant arrivals on the Greek island

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of Lesbos - men, women and children are continuing to make

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the treacherous crossing of the Aegean sea from Turkey

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The comments on migration to Europe were made in Vienna,

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where Austria and the Balkan nations have been meeting

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ahead of a European Union-wide gathering on Thursday.

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Our correspondent, Bethany Bell, is in Vienna.

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People through the Balkan roots. They have

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a standard for the. They want to also to people back if they have got

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documents, or if they don't have any document at all. Yes, there is a

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sense here of countries digging in. They say, and we heard from the

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Austrian foreign Mr and the interior minister, that they want to have a

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Europe-wide solution to this problem. But they say that that

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happens, they have started unilateral measures. Austria took in

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about 1% of its population last year in terms of asylum seekers. They say

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they cannot carry on at that level. This is a way of putting pressure on

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the EU to do more. If those migrants are turned away, what happens to

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them then, and what reaction is that likely to get other parts of Europe?

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One of the things that people had been concerned about is the domino

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effect. If one country tightens up its borders, the migrants I just

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sort of kick back to the next border and the next border. Greece was not

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invited to this meeting today. It lodged a formal dip dramatic protest

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to Austria because it was not invited. It said that the meeting

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today was discussing things that very much affected Greece. Austria,

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for its part, said that this is a format that it has done before with

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a number of Western Balkan countries, and they did say in their

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final conclusions at the meeting today that it is essential to

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corporate with Greece. There is a sense of the split in Europe about

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how to do at the migrant crisis. People know that more people are

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coming, and they don't know what to do about it. There is not a single

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policy at the moment. Thank you. Well, in a related development,

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the Hungarian prime minister has called for a national referendum

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on the European Union's plan for a mandatory quota

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for the resettlement His call comes as the latest figures

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show the number of migrants arriving The fence is weak,

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the migrants determined, but the Hungarian police

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and army are out in force. When this barrier was completed

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last year, refugees circled Hungary But now that route

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is getting harder, More than 100 a day

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are caught cutting through most of those caught

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are Moroccans and Algerians - nationalities no longer allowed

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through by any country. After defending his southern

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borders so effectively, the Hungarian Prime Minister,

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Victor Orban, called for a referendum

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to prevent other European countries sending them back here

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through the back door. TRANSLATION: We Hungarians feel -

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and I'm convinced that the Government is responding

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to public sentiment now - we think that introducing

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resettlement quotas for migrants without the backing of the people

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equals an abuse of power. 1,700 people have been caught

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entering Hungary through this fence Unconfirmed reports suggest

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that all police leave The Hungarian Government

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clearly feels that, one year into this refugee crisis,

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it is winning the argument. not primarily an asylum

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or humanitarian issue. The Government's critics argue that,

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far from defending Europe, Hungary is fighting

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against the emergence Meanwhile, authorities in Belgium

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say they've halted 80 migrants since imposing border

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controls on Monday evening. as they tried to reach

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the ferry port of Zeebrugge. Local police says most

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of the the migrants were returned to France,

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while others are being held as authorities decide

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what to do with them. The migrants are thought

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to have come from Calais, where the biggest camp,

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the so-called Jungle, A jury in the US state of Missouri

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has ordered the pharmaceutical company Johnson Johnson to pay

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$72 million to the family of a woman to use of the company's

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Baby Powder talc. Jackie Fox,

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from Birmingham, Alabama, died of ovarian cancer last year,

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aged 62, Her family's lawyers argued

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that the firm knew of cancer risks from the product

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and failed to warn consumers. Johnson Johnson say the verdict

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goes against decades of sound science and that they

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strongly disagree with the outcome. They go on to say there

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is insufficient evidence The company is expected

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to appeal the verdict. This case marks the first time

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damages have been awarded by About 1,000 similar cases

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have been filed in Missouri, Is there a link between it

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and ovarian cancer? Well, I've been speaking

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to Louise Bayne, who is the Chief Executive of

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the ovarian cancer charity Ovacome. I began by asking her

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whether there was a proven link There are some studies which do

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demonstrate that women report... You know,

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women who have got ovarian cancer report that they had used talc,

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and that was in significant numbers. that didn't rely

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on an initial diagnosis, and therefore

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is scientifically more robust, demonstrated that there

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was no correlation. So this has been talked

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about for some time, What does an organisation

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like yours then advise, because people wonder,

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should we be using things like this? We have advised for many years

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to avoid the use of talcum powder There is no need for it,

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and although talcum powder that was produced in the '70s

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contained nasties such as asbestos, So the quality of the product

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is seen to improve, but nonetheless there is no need

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for it, and we advise not to use it. Now, when something like this

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makes the news, people talk

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about the disease, ovarian cancer. Do you think

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there is sufficient awareness of what happens

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and what the symptoms are and what people should be doing

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if they suspect it? Ovarian cancer is renowned

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as being difficult to diagnose. The symptoms are vague

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and nonspecific. So we do see that there is a very

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significant level of late diagnosis, and presentation at

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the A Department. It is difficult to diagnose

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and by the conventional routes. How big is the risk

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in society of ovarian cancer? There's only 7,000 cases of

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ovarian cancer in the UK each year, as opposed to 40,000

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or 50,000 cases of breast cancer, An average GP will see a case

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of ovarian cancer But, nonetheless, it impacts

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significantly on the families and we would like to see

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improvement in awareness. The difficulty you mentioned,

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with nonspecific symptoms that could easily be

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explained by other reasons. What symptoms should

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people be looking for? Well, Ovacome created an acronym

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to make it easier for people I'm not talking about a sensation

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of feeling full. I'm talking about actually,

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your skirt doesn't fit any more, a physical distension

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of the abdomen. Women often report that, suddenly,

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they can't complete a meal Now a look at some of

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the day's other news. FIFA has rejected appeals

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by Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to overturn their bans

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from all football-related activity. But world football's governing body

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did reduce the bans and Mr Platini, who was in charge

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of European football, Three brothers and their uncle have

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been convicted of what British police described as the "horrific"

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sexual abuse of teenage girls over a 15-year period

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in the northern city of Rotherham. Two women were convicted

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of conspiracy to procure prostitutes and two other men were cleared

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of the charges against them. Nearly five years after

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the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the operator of the plant

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has admitted that it should have announced immediately

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that there was a meltdown. The Tokyo Electric Power Company

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said that if safety procedures had been followed, it would have been

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obvious after three days that the plant's core reactors

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had suffered critical damage. There seems to be no stopping

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presidential hopeful Donald Trump in the race to become

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the Republican Party's candidate. All eyes are now on

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what's known as Super Tuesday, when a dozen states will vote

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for their choice of candidate. And, as James Cook reports

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from Las Vegas, the property tycoon turned politician's victory speech

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was vintage Trump. Not so long ago, his presidential

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bid was dismissed as a curiosity. Now the businessmen

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is the Republican frontrunner, We won with young, we won with old,

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we won with highly-educated, With the smartest people,

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with the most loyal people. And you know what I

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really am happy about? Because I have been

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saying for a long time. That was a blow for his Hispanic

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rivals, including Ted Cruz. The Texas Senator's own state

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votes next week, on Super Tuesday. He says that will be the most

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important moment of the campaign. The only campaign that has

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beaten Donald Trump, and the only campaign that can beat

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Donald Trump is this campaign. is split between Ted Cruz

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and his rivals, the more the property tycoon

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reaps the rewards. Which is why senior figures

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of the Republican party are now beginning to panic

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about the thought of an outsider And so they are rallying around

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Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, who is now urging the other

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candidates to stand aside. does not want Donald Trump

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to be the nominee. The problem is, they are divided up

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amongst four people now. They just don't like the fact that

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a non-established candidate Mr Trump is energising voters angry

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with the political system. but he's beginning

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to look unstoppable. Kate Andrews is spokesperson

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for Republicans Overseas UK, though she's currently

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in New York, and joins me

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from the BBC studios there. Is. There are over 500 delegates up

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for grabs when Hillary Clinton becomes the

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nominee, most of Bernie Sanders' votes will go to her. I will not be

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surprised if some blue-collar Democrats supported Ultram. What

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does the astonishment do about it question of what ugly doing wrong?

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The establishment has got out of hand. People are being rounded as

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establishment was it now just means that people have political

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experience. One of the other candidates is not spent time in

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Washington, he has spent time in Ohio, making decisions for real

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people. We talk about the established that, one of the biggest

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problem is we have is that people are divided tween people like Marco

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Rubio and Ted Cruz. Other people, even though they don't have majority

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votes between them, are not getting enough to actually win. What needs

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to happen, not just when the establishment but within the whole

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of the Republican Party is they need to dwindle that candidates down and

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they need to get down to one person who will take on Donald Trump. The

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problem is that the Republicans cannot decide who that is right now.

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If you look at Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, even in the Hispanic vote in

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Nevada, they did not beat Donald Trump. That is a real problem,

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surely question it is a problem that Ted Cruz is not able to get

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evangelical support either. They care about people who share their

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values and people who are Christians. All of these things have

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been thrown out of the window and they are supporting Trump anyway.

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This really speaks to the anger that people have with Washington, DC. But

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people are just exposing their free choice. They absolutely are. But it

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upsets me and frustrates me that a lot of what Donald Trump is selling

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to these people is not true. He plays this game of the crowd. He

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says, what are we going to build? And they shout, the wall! It is

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insane that a sovereign nation will be paying for an integer project on

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American soil. But they are believing it. They are being sold

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alive. In the same way that a lot of early Sanders' supporters are being

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told that they will get free education at universal health care

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and not have to pay anything for it. It is unlike the both sides. I'm

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sure we will talk again. Good to talk to you.

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And for much more on the race for the White House,

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including the full Nevada caucus results, do go to our website.

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Among other articles, you'll find analysis

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from our North America reporter, Anthony Zurcher,

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on "five unlikely ways Trump can still be stopped".

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That's at bbc.com/news, or download the BBC News app.

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A 23-year-old Morrocan man has been given a suspended jail sentence

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of six months for stealing a mobile phone

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during the New Year's Eve sex attacks in cologne.

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The man - named only as Younis A - is the first to be convicted

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in connection with the New Year's Eve attacks.

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The city's police chief has admitted that many of the men who carried out

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sexual assaults and rape that night may never be caught.

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In the chaos of celebration, crimes which shocked the country.

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Hundreds of women, robbed and sexually assaulted.

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Today, hiding his face from the cameras, the first man

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to be convicted in connection with the attacks.

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The young Moroccan admitted he snatched a mobile phone

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He received a suspended jail sentence.

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Detectives have now identified 75 suspects.

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Most of the men come from North Africa,

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and most entered Germany illegally, or they have sought asylum here.

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13 have been arrested for theft, and just one for sexual assault.

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In fact, Cologne's police chief has admitted it is possible most

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of the men who committed sex crimes that night will never be caught.

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The CCTV footage is not good enough to clearly identify sexual assaults.

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and on victims identifying their attackers.

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has had a profound impact on Germany.

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The Government plans to make it easier

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to deport asylum seekers who commit crime.

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But the most significant shift is in public perception.

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who believe the attacks are direct evidence

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that Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy has failed.

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For the victims, for the Government, for this country,

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it will be hard to repair the damage done.

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Jeremy Clarkson has apologised to the juicer he assaulted in a hotel

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last March. Back in the spring, as your mother,

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I suddenly became on busy. You may have seen Jeremy Clarkson making

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some jokes about being dropped by Top Gear on adverts for his new

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show. Today, his tone is very different. He has issued an apology

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to the producer he punched last year, saying...

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It was in this North Yorkshire hotel that the presenter carried out the

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unprovoked attack, so loud it could be heard in other rooms. Clarkson

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was suspended. Weeks later, he was dropped. The victim ended up with a

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bleeding lip and a trip to A It is understood a settlement in excess

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of ?100,000 has been made. This time, you're going down! Now, with

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an estimated global audience of 350 million in some 200 countries, Top

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Gear is being re-lunch with a new team of presenters. It is only a

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matter of time until it is clear whether this Top Gear can survive

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without its top man. It's the biggest night in British

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music, and pop superstar Adele is tipped to take home the top

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prizes at tonight's Brit Awards, including best album

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and best female artist. She - and other international music

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sensations like Rihanna, Coldplay and Justin Bieber -

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will be taking to the stage where our reporter, Tim Muffett, can

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talk to us now from the red carpet. Yes, it is almost upon us. It is a

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real international line-up they have got here in London this evening.

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Rihanna and Justin Bieber about the respected the play. Coldplay as

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well. Adele omitted in four categories. Experts are tipping it

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to be her big night. Another nominee is permitted in three categories.

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Some of the Spice Girls performances are synonymous with the best nights

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in Brit Awards history. I have been jumping around all day. Everyone is

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saying I need to chill! A one in three chance of winning. She is up

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for three awards. You will definitely get one. We were saying

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that you need to practice your speech. What advice would you give

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to Jess when she goes up to get her award question of the first thing is

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for the performance, it is normal to be nervous. Just let go of trying to

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be perfect. It is far more exciting when I see something really raw and

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alive, giving to the audience. That is what I think. Think about being

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there. There you go, draw and alive. And it is all self-conscious and

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clean... That is not interesting. That is my small opinion.

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It is interesting how the Brit Awards have grown in the 40 years

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since they were staged for the first time in 1977. Much more

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international. Global superstars have been persuaded to come and

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perform. That is quite a night. It kicks off in just over an hour.

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Britain lost a major music star, David Bowie, this year. What is

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being done as a tribute to him? There will be a tribute to David

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Bowie but it is being kept under wraps. No one really knows. Since

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his death earlier this year, Brit Awards organisers were deterred to

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pay some kind of tribute, just as tribute was paid recently at the

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Grammys as well. We will have to say what form that takes. In terms of

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the awards this evening, for many, Adele, those awards are hers to

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lose. In 2011, she gave a spine tingling performance that

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established. She is now one of the most successful performance artist.

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She will be here tonight and people are making this to be heard night

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tonight. There have been concerns raised, not

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just here and at the Oscars, about the lack of diversity.

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That issue has been raised, as you say. There is an alleged spat on

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social media about whether are the nominees reflect what is going on in

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British music. Others say it is really this year that it has become

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an issue. In previous years, it has not been. Very difficult to give one

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definitive view on that, depending on who's beating. I will agree that

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this is the music industry's biggest night, and it is something that is

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up there with the Grammys in terms of its global reach. We will wait

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and see who are the lucky winners this evening. And whether, as many

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people predict, an artist such as Adele goes on to secure her sort of

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global status even further. Thank you.

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Now let me take you to the Czech Republic

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He's a baby hippo, born less than four weeks ago,

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There he is, following his dad, Slavek, out,

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with some encouragement from his mother, Maruska.

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He's a little unsteady on his feet but already a keen swimmer.

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But, for now, from me and the rest of the team, goodbye.

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Many of you are seeing a fair amount of sunshine just at the moment,

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but those same clear skies overnight allow the temperatures to fall away.

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Yet again, Thursday morning will be a fairly frosty affair,

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