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The headlines: a key suspect in the Paris terror attacks,

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and possibly the Brussels bombings too, is arrested.

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Within the last hour Belgium prosecutors have confirmed

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Mohamed Abrini was among a number of people seized

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They're still investigating whether he is the man in the hat

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At the moment the investigators are are fine weather Mohamed Abrini

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Company identified as the third person present during the attacks in

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Brussels Airport as the so-called man in the hat.

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The pragmatic Pope - Francis tells the world's billion

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Catholics it's time to adapt to the realities

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After a week dominated by revelations about tax havens

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following leaks from a Panamanian law firm - we speak to one

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Belgian prosecutors have just confirmed the key remaining suspects

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in November's Paris terror attacks have been arrested. Mohamed Abrini

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is one of a number of people who had been seized in a Elgin police

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operation today. Investigators are still looking into whether he was

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the man in the hat seen in CCTV footage before the blast in Brussels

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Airport in March. He is what a spokesperson for the Belgian

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prosecutors office had to say. In connection with the investigation of

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the terror attacks on March 22 at their Brussels Airport and the

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subway station, this morning Mohamed Abrini was arrested in Brussels. The

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investigation into the Paris attacks has shown that his car was picked up

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in Germany and brought to Belgium on October three 2015 with a rental car

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hired by Salah Abdeslam. The investigations have identified him

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as the second person present at the time of the --. This second person

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was seen in the company of another bomber in the subway. This second

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person was filmed at the shopping mall in Brussels buying bags that

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were used in the --. -- the attack. Mohamed Abrini was arrested at the

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same time as two other versions. Fingerprints and DNA were retrieved

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in the safe houses and also in difficult that was used during the

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Paris attacks. Some time ago a look warning was issued in connection

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with the investigation concerning the attacks in November 2015. He was

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seen in the company of Salah Abdeslam on November 11. Moreover,

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the investigation into the Paris attacks has shown that Mohamed

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Abrini and Salah Abdeslam rented an apartment sometime before the

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attacks, where the Swiss side bombers stayed just before the

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attacks in Paris. -- suicide bombers. Investigators are now

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verifying whether Mohamed Abrini ten the positively identified as the

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third person present during the attacks at Brussels National

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airport, the so-called man in the hat. The investigation continues, in

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the interest of the investigation and no further details can be given.

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That was the Delta and federal roster tutor speaking in the last

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half-hour. Let's cross now to an area of Brussels, and elect, which

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is near Mullen back, where the arrests took place. The prosecutor

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confirmed four men have been arrested in that area in connection

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with those terrorist attacks and one of them has been named as Mohamed

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Abrini but still the prosecutor unable to confirm whether Mohamed

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Abrini is also the man in the hat, the CCTV image which we saw so

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prominently after the attack on the Brussels Airport, so this is the

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area in Brussels, it is near the area which was the scene of so much

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activity earlier, where those terror arrests were made. The Ela Jones

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federal prosecutor in the last half hour gave us a press conference,

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confirming four men have been arrested in connection with the

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terror attacks at Brussels Airport and on the Metro system two weeks

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ago. Two of the men have been named as Mohamed Abrini and also as a

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Samak K. Both were already wanted in connection with the terror attacks

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in Paris in November. Belgian authorities say they are now

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investigating if Mohamed Abrini is the missing suspect in the attack at

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Brussels Airport who has been identified as the man with the hat,

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but we did not have that confirmed during that press conference, at

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which Gavin Lee was listening in. He joins us live from Brussels. We

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still have that question are both that I did the tape of the man in

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the hat. -- about that identity. The difficulty is that the prosecutors

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believe it is credible this could be the man. They are going through

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images comparing Mohamed Abrini, this 31-year-old who was already

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wanted in connection with the Paris attacks, he was seen two days

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beforehand with Salah Abdeslam, who was arrested three weeks ago and is

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awaiting extradition from French police, they were on the way to

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Paris to gather. He was on Europe all's top 50 most wanted men in

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Europe and potentially the most wanted man if he is connected with

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the man missing yesterday. This footage was emerging of the fact

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this missing man walked from the airport or ran for a short while

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past other passengers as they fled the scene, walk through the airport

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hotel into the air -- the car park, and books ten kilometres. This

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second person, four people arrested today, two other men who have not

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been named work arrested alongside Mohamed Abrini, this other man named

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only as Samak K. He was connected with the Brussels attacks and Paris

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he also was connected to Salah Abdeslam. He was picked up in the

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police check up the Belgian city of bomb, two months before the Paris

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attacks, he is believed to have travelled among refugees into

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Europe. They are investigating whether this was the man picked up

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at the tube station near for I am talking to you now, he was seen

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talking to a suspected suicide bomber. Investigators are also

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checking if the same image of a man two days before buying the sports

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bags apparently used to hide the ball in the airport and at the tube

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station, the same man in both images. They are looking at whether

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this man was Osama K, from this CDs the Aviva did. -- the CCTV. In terms

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of four men having been arrested, we have details about two of the men,

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Mohamed Abrini and Osama K, what about the two other men? No details

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about these two men. Looking at details from the prosecutor now, we

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know separately to the investigation and what has come out from Belgian

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media on Osama K, he has been named locally as a man who was said to be

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of Swedish nationality who fought in Syria, one of the first fighters

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from Sweden who fought for Islamic State. He was a top in a random

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police check and was seen to be associated with Salah Abdeslam. His

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fingerprints were seen at the property used by the three suspected

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suicide bombers at the airport when the taxi driver who put them up from

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this pretty near the hot said they were, so he seemed to be linked not

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just to Brussels and Paris, and to give you a sense of what the police

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authorities are hoping, it closes the circle in terms of the people we

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have seen on CCTV, visual people connected with these attacks. If

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they are confirmed, those have all been rounded up. In terms of the

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network, French and Belgian prosecutors said it is larger than

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they thought, something like 62 separate terror cells that are being

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monitored in Belgium and in France over 100 since the start of the

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year, so that gives a scale of the operation that both countries'

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security services have to look at. Gavin, thank you for bringing us up

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to date, that press conference taking place in the last half an

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hour. Now let's bring up to date some other news.

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Pope Francis has called for the Catholic Church to recognise

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He says bishops and priests should be free to interpret doctrine

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in ways that suit their own cultures in their own countries,

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particularly in relation to marriage and divorce.

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Our religious affairs correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports from Rome.

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Father Rocco D'Ambrosio is a Professor at the Gregorian

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University in the Vatican, which is the Jesuit college that

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trains priests and a high percentage of all Catholic bishops globally.

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He joins us live via Skype from his home in Southern Italy.

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Thank you for joining us. What do you make of these new guidelines?

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One of the most important things in the document is to put on one side

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love and tenderness, the Pope says, and on the other side the defence of

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a dry and lifeless doctrine, and this is quite interesting. The

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airport of that hope is to invite the church to discover the love and

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rediscover the love and tenderness of people, of a family, of a couple,

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so first of all it is a document welcoming people, not condemning

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people but welcoming, and doing with them aid dialogue. The most quoted

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word in the document is discernment. It is interesting, discernment is

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quoted more than the word divorce and discernment is to be with

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people, especially with eight couple in difficulties, and to distinguish

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elements in their lives and to help them to grow in the light of a

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faith, the Christian faith from and even in human growth. That is a lot

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of scope for interpretation, isn't there, because you'd talk about the

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love the Pope is requesting and yet different countries and cultures are

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allowed to interpret this in their own ways. Not everyone will get the

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same kind of love, perhaps. You were right, but we must be honest, this

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problem has been the problem of all the history of the church, all the

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centuries long, so when we say discernment, that Pope says that

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local communities, the local priests and bishops, must study this

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evaluations, must interpret the problems of the couple and their

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families. If I could enter chat, I apologise, but you say countries

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like Poland, where you have people leaving churches while they discuss

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abortion laws and tightening them. It is very up to the priests

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themselves to interpret, so there will be a lot of discrepancies

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across cultures. It depends on the skills of the priests and it depends

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on the mentality of the priests and bishops. If the mentality is to

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preach something, without lessening, the problems of people, it is quite

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impossible, but if the approach is first of all to listen, to

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understand the problems, and two together to find a way to be

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faithful to the gospel I am not saying it is easy, it is quite

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difficult, but otherwise the Pope is completely right, if we don't do

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this work of discernment, Ardboe in of marriage becomes dry and lifeless

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bashing our doctrine -- our doctrine of marriage becomes dry and lifeless

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with no meaning for common people. We have to leave it there but we

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thank you for your time. Stay with us here on BBC News. We will look

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ahead to this weekend's heavyweight title fight. Can Anthony Josh will

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become world champion? Five years of hatred and rage as

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they jump up on the statue. This became a demonstration of black

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power, the power to influence. Today is about the promise of a bright

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future, a day when we hope a line can be drawn under the bloody past.

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I think that Picasso's works were beautiful, they work intelligent and

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it is a sad loss to everybody who loves art.

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You are watching BBC world use today. The headlines... A key

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suspect in the Paris terror attacks and possibly the Brussels bombings

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is arrested. Prosecutors have confirmed that Mohamed Abrini was

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among a number of people seized. And Pope Francis tells the world's

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billion Catholics it is time to adapt to the realities of the modern

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family. I stand, the UK and Argentina may

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not have much in common but all three countries have shared the

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Spotlight after the release of the Panama Papers. Iceland's Prime

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Minister was the first casualty, resigning as he had not declared his

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offshore dealings, while David Cameron admitted he sold shares in

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an offshore fund before he came to office. The firm mentioned in the

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papers was set up why his late father, who passed on the shares in

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his will. Mr Cameron says he paid all due taxes on the holding. In

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Argentina a federal prosecutor has opened an investigation into the

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financial affairs of the president, who denies accusations he failed to

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properly declared at director shot in an offshore company. These are

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just a few games caught up in the leak of documents. From politics to

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sport and business to Fulham, the names kept coming.

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We're joined from Washington by Gerard Ryle, director

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of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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What more can we expect? I think did journalists have to continue to look

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at documents and bring out the revelations as they find them. It is

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important people do not lose sight of the fact we have to do a lot of

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work behind-the-scenes to make sure what we are publishing is correct,

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and they need to be more patient, but I think the revelations will

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continue. In terms of the workload, the amount of documents is

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staggering, this is far bigger than WikiLeaks, for example. Yes it is,

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but we also have more journalists looking at it than previous

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investigations. We are working with 370 reporters from more than 70

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countries to you are seeing a range of things coming out. Are you

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surprised at how wide scale this is? Not really, we have been living with

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it for 12 months so we knew the potential for this story, but what

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you saw 12 months ago and the excitement when you first look at it

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we are now seeing in the rest of the world, so the work we have been

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doing, we are all familiar with the documents so it is no real surprise.

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We have had all the revelations I described at the big winning, what

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is still to come? How much more do you expect we will hear? I think you

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will find out there are more revelations from different kinds of

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countries and you will also have the situation you had in Britain, where

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politicians will be confronted by revelations and will react, and

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those reactions sometimes become the story rather than the original

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revelation. In terms of the law firm behind all this, this is just one

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firm, could there be others? We know from working in this area for a

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while that this is one in 100 firms that do this type of work, so we are

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looking at a small fraction of this world, but the bigger implication

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here is that we do not know who else will lead more information about

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other companies, so this could be the beginning of a torrent. The

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documents show that Hong Kong is by far the busiest office of the

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company. Why is that? I think it is the ease of setting up companies.

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You also see a lot of companies in places like New Zealand and a lot of

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it is the fact it is easier for people who want secrecy to work

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through certain jurisdictions, so those jurisdictions show up in these

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documents. They say they were the victim of a hack. What do you make

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of that? We do not know the source of this material. It is clear they

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did not want it to come out so it was not the firm giving us the myth

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you real, and it is no surprise for them to say this now. Fascinating to

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speak to you, thank you very much. Now let's get all the sports news

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for us. Let's start at the Masters,

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where Jordan Spieth continues his After a flawless opening round 66,

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Spieth started his second round in similar fashion,

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moving on to 8-under par earlier Hot on his heels Rory McIlroy,

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who's just two shots behind. McIlroy has had a mixed

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second day, that included a double bogey on the 4th,

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but he's gathered some ground, The Masters is the one major

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McIlroy hasn't won. There's a group of players

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on 2-under par - that include New Zealand's Danny Lee

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and England's Paul Casey. The IBF heavyweight title

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is on the line in London on Saturday with American belt holder

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Charles Martin facing who is the current

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Olympic champion. with the challenger,

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seen on the right here having knocked out each

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of his 15 opponents so far. And how does he feel

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about a potential unification fight with Tyson Fury if he wins a 16th

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professional contest? I've been training, I've had 12

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weeks so if I am not ready, I have no one to blame but myself. We heard

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the news today that Tyson Fury has that rematch, does that make you

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excited about potential reunification? Not really, I am

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excited about a bit heavyweight fight in the UK, I am excited about

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his opportunity. Now for there to be a hero,

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there often has to be a villain. And the man who was hit for four

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consecutive sixes off the last over in the World T20 final has faced

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the cameras for the first time. England's Ben Stokes has had less

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than a week to come to terms with being the man on the receiving

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end of Carlos Brathwaite as West Indies clinched victory

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in one of the most dramatic finishes At that time all the emotions and

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everything like that were just devastation.

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A few days after it I have opened my eyes to the fact that

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I represented England in the World Cup final.

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Obviously it still hurts not getting over

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the line and it still hurts being the guy who bowled the last

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There are nine qualifiers ahead of the women's european

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Scotland have a 3-1 lead over Belarus in their group 1 match,

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thanks to two goals from Jane Ross and a Kim Little penalty.

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Kick-off for Northern Ireland's match against the Czech Republic

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was delayed due to traffic problems around the ground.

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Northern Ireland are saying it's now been postponed to be

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Meanwhile England are playing Belgium.

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Mark Sampson's side have won their opening two games,

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but Belgium are the current group leaders, and they

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As always, thank you very much. Lots more on our website but that's bring

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you up to date with events in Brussels. The investigation into the

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Elton attacks and the Paris attacks is ongoing, within the last hour

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Belgian prosecutors have confirmed a key suspect in the Paris terror

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attacks, Mohamed Abrini, was among a number of people seized in a police

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operation. They are still investigating whether he is the man

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in the hat in the CCTV footage which we have been showing from Brussels

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Airport, seen here with two other bombers. Let's take you straight to

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the area of Brussels. These are live pictures of that operation that

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still seems to be ongoing. Earlier today for people were arrested, to

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have been named, one as Mohamed Abrini, the other as Osama K, and we

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now know there is a link between Brussels and that Paris attacks.

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Lots more on our website. From me and the team, thank you for

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watching. Time to look at some of the bigger weather stories around

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the limit, first India, where it is early to be talking about heat rays

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