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Hello, I'm Karin Giannone, welcome to BBC World News Today.

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The fall out from the Panama Papers continue - now more top politicians

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here in the UK go public with their earnings.

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After a week of pressure the British Prime Minister

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defended his financial affairs in Parliament.

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The publication of a prime ministers tax information in this way is

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unprecedented but I think it is the right thing to do. Ordinarily people

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in the country will not stand by this anymore. They want real

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justice. They want the wealthy to pay their share of tax like they pay

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when they work hard all the time. of fighting in Yemen,

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a ceasefire is in place - Some rare good news

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on wild tiger numbers - they are going up for the first time

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in modern history. The British Prime Minister has faced

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MPs for the first time since the row over his investment in his late

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father's offshore fund, details of which emerged in a leak

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of documents from Panama. Additional measures to make it

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harder to hide the proceeds of corruption offshore, to make sure

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that they can no longer get away with it and to investigate wrong

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doing. First let me deal with those places that function as tax centres.

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They will begin to share information from this September. That had never

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happened before I became Prime Minister and said this must happen.

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But we need to go further. We have now agreed that today will provide

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UK law enforcement and tax agencies with complete access to information

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on the beneficial ownership of companies. We have finalised

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arrangements of all of them except to, both of which we believe will

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follow in the coming months. For the first time UK police and law

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enforcement will be able to see who owns and controls every company

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incorporated in these territories. Isle of Man, Jersey, the lot.

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The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn has also published

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He accused David Cameron of not understanding how angry the public

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are about the revelations in the Panama Papers.

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The public no longer has trust in him to deal with these matters. Does

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he realise why people are so angry? Do members opposite realise? We have

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gone through six years of crushing austerity. Families lining up at

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food banks to feed their children. Disabled people losing their

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benefits. Elderly care reduced. Living standards going down. Much of

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this could have been avoided if our country had not been ripped off by

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the super rich refusing to pay their taxes. I say this to the Prime

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Minister. Ordinarily people in the country simply will not stand for

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this anymore. They want real justice. They want the wealthy to

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pay their share of tax like BP when they work hard all the time.

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Our political correspondent Rob Watson is in Westminster.

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A very lively afternoon in parliament but did the opposition

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land any heavy blows? I am not sure that the dead. It is

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always difficult to deal with these things. The last seven days has been

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a battlefield of insinuation and allegations flying this way or the

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other. Now the dust is beginning to settle. In a week David Cameron

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managed to take a lot of the heat out of it. The opposition Labour

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Party will say we got in our pennies worth and that they were able to get

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out that line which they like and which has been used by opposition

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across the Western world since the 2008 crash, that is there is an

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appearance of their being one rule for the rich and one rule for the

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rest. We heard David Cameron saying he has

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admitted he has handled this badly, you could have done better.

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Has done lasting damage? It is extraordinary when one her to make a

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statement. A lot of MPs were thinking why did he not make that

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one week ago. There is no evidence to suggest he has done anything

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wrong. It is all was difficult to answer those questions. In the

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short-term it is difficult for David Cameron and the Conservative Party

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because it does remind the country that other time in the Government is

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trying to reduce spending, a lot of senior ministers and the Government

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are wealthy people. David Cameron says he can't make no apology for

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that. To his authority? Probably not.

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People outside the UK might be wondering how has this become such a

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big story when David Cameron has not actually been accused of beating any

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rules, breaking any laws. The media will need to look at itself and who

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fear it has been in its coverage. The other reason writers such a hot

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issue is that in Britain we are quite funny about money and wealth

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and that kind of thing. I have spent a lot of my life in the United

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States where people have a more robust attitude towards people who

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are wealthy. In Britain there is a certain amount of resentment about

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tax and about the rich. All of that was fuelling it. All of it at a time

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of hostility. Why did a fireworks display go

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ahead, at a Hindu temple in Kerala, And what is being done to help

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the hundreds of families affected? All questions the authorities

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hope will be answered, by the criminal investigation

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and now the judicial inquiry, A parent who has lost her child

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and children who have lost their 14-year-old Krishna and her brother

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were at the fireworks display along with their mother

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and father on Saturday night. Their parents had set up a temporary

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tea The children escaped

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but the parents succumbed to Behind their home they

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were cremated on Sunday. TRANSLATION: My daughter

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and son-in-law were just trying to make some extra money

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for their children when all this We don't have the means

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to support the Traces of the disaster still visible

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on the ground where it This is the concrete structure

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where the fireworks were stored While there was a big blaze

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it's also pieces of this concrete that flew far and wide

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which caused many of the deaths and In one corner of the ground

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there are still a few stacks Local authorities have said

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there was no permission to Hence a firework display of this

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magnitude is dangerous. Police are now questioning

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the management of this temple to find out

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how that happened. A truce in Yemen is largely intact

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despite reports of ongoing A UN-brokered cessation

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of hostilities began It follows more than a year

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of fighting between forces loyal to the Government,

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who are backed by a Saudi-led Coalition, and Houthi rebels

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who're supported by Iran. Our correspondent

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Richard Galpin reports. Could this latest ceasefire in Yemen

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finally bring peace to the country after more than 18

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months of conflict? Here in the southern city of Aden

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the mood is not particularly This man, a local journalist,

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believes the truce is a positive move but is convinced

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that the Shi'ite Houthi rebels The fighting which continued right

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up to the start of the ceasefire on Sunday night has not

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stopped completely. Both the forces of the exiled

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government and the Houthi rebels have accused each other

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of violations in at least three Speaking last month, the Houthi

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leader said he was in favour TRANSLATION: We said at the very

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beginning the war cannot If there are solutions,

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it must be from dialogue, Already one of the

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Middle East's poorest countries, the civil war has killed

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thousands of people and forced more Much of the destruction is the

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result of a year-long campaign of air strikes by a Saudi led coalition

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in support of the exiled Yemeni The threat of famine now hangs over

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half of the country and the United Nations

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is calling on the two warring sides to respect

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the ceasefire so that peace

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talks, due to start next Now a look at some of

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the day's other news. An indigenous community in Canada

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has declared a state of emergency after 11 people tried to kill

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themselves in a single day. The chief of the Cree community says

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they have been overwhelmed Thousands of German steelworkers

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have staged demonstrations across the country to demand action

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to prevent China from dumping cheap The workers fear for their future

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because they say that European firms cannot compete with a flood

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of subsidised steel from China. China has unveiled an ambitious plan

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to become a world football A Government report sets out

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a detailed programme for the next three decades, beginning with a big

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push to get 50 million children Mind boggling - that's

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what the English golfer Danny Willett has called

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his victory at the US Masters in Augusta -

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one of the sport's most prestigious He is the first British player

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to win since Sir Nick Faldo 20 years ago and the first

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European player to win He made the win after world number

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one Jordan Speith took seven Willett, who also became a father

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for the first time just days before the tournament,

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said it had been a fantastic But it wasn't just him

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who made the headlines. His brother Pete drew in a lot

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of attention on Twitter for his running commentary

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during the last few hours - and here are some of the ones we can

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show you. This is what he had to say about how

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the night unfolded for him From seven o'clock onwards

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we were having a quiet drink looking forward to Danny hopefully finishing

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top Then on the 12th when

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Jordan Spieth did what he Me and my wife, we got

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a drink, an extra drink. Willett's win isn't the first

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unexpected victory to take In football, Leicester

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City looks set to win This time last year the Foxes

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were fighting relegation from England's top flight but now

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they are seven points ahead of their closest

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rival Tottenham. The horse Rule the World won

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at the Grand National race. The nine-year old horse

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had never previously won a steeplechase,

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while his 19-year-old jockey had not The win's being described

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as a fairytale. Meanwhile the West Indies cricket

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teams won both in the men's and women's at the ICC's World

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Twenty20. but especially the women who beat

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Australia in the final. It was the first time

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the West Indies women's team had won the tournament,

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with the Australians And what does it mean

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for the bookies? To find out I'm joined by Joe Crilly

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of the booking agent William Hill. On something like the Augusta

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Masters happens? Yesterday after the first nine of the final round Danny

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Willett was still 20-1 to win. He was 66 at the start. A result like

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that is a good thing for us. Jordan Spieth was massively on song. If it

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is good for outsiders, we see all these surprise wins, generally for

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bookmakers that is good news? It is because more people will back the

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favourites. We have placed them up because we think they are likely to

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win an event. There is an exception to this and I am fascinated because

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Leicester City being top of the Premier League is actually a bit

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concerning for you. There is a contingent of people who bet on

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their beloved football team regardless of the odds. That is

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right. At the start of the season? 5000-1.

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People placed tiny bit. The small spec was just 5p. The biggest was

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?20. If you take into account somebody like Chelsea or Manchester

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City you tend to see people putting down thousands and thousands of

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pounds at the start of the season because they think they are going to

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win. But because these people are backing their team at the start of

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the season we do not think they are grams oing to win it we keep the

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price at the same we keep the price at the same then we started to get

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out over ?2 million which would be we could be paying out over ?2

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million which would be the worst result in football markets. This is

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worrying and football markets. This is worrying are people manage to

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put. By huge them are people manage to put their bet on when it was

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5000-1. That is right. When you take into account the price the pay-out

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from those 25 bets alone will total more than ?360,000. Aside from that

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as it always the bookmaker that wins in the end? Do you ever see anything

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that deviates from that well worn phrase? Favourites tend to win

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roundabout a quarter of the time. Horse racing, huge sport betting

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turnover, quarter of the time, 25%, the favourites will win. We are

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hoping that we see more of the non-favourites, second favourites,

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third favourites, outsiders winning. It is rare that you get a 100-1

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winner. You tend to see horses in the middle of the field to provide

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the best results because people see the big prices and they say they

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will have a pound on that. They say the favourites and they lump onto

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the favourites. It is usually a horse that starts off at 33-1. The

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start of the date was 50-1. It is great with the bookmakers. We were

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looking at British earlier. We saw Jeremy Corbyn. You had some thing to

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say about him and Donald Trump and watches with the odds there.

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Politics is starting to become a little bit more unpredictable.

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Jeremy Corbyn doom and after Ed Miliband step down. He was 150-1 at

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the start of the process. Donald Trump was 200-1 at the start of the

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Republican nominations. Do people bet on politics? Are you still

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seeing a healthy flow of money? Yes, politics is getting more popular.

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More people have access to the politics on the TV. TV shows become

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global, people around the world and in the UK as well can watch American

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politics. They can watch Russian politics. They can watch politics

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from around the world. There is a real niche of punters that get

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involved in political betting. What are the odds on Donald Trump

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becoming Republican nomination. 1-2. The assault on. 6-1 to become

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President. Macedonian police have

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come under criticism by both the Greek officials

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and the United Nation's Refugee Agency - the UNHCR -

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after they fired tear gas at migrant protesters on the border

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with Greece yesterday. In a tweet, the agency said,

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we are very worried about use of tear gas against #refugees

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on Greece's northern border. Yesterday's unrest reportedly began

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after a group of migrants approached the fence to ask Macedonian border

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guards to open it and let them pass. Greece condemned the act -

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Medical charity Medicins San Frotiers said its staff had

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suffered from teargas when canisters were fired directly

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into the camp housing thousands. Conor Kenny, a doctor

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working with MSF says among The most serious concerns have been

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fractures and plastic bullet wounds We have had three children

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under the age of ten who have had a plastic

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bullet to the head. Other concerns are due

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to what has happened

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following a stampede. Many people have had chest injuries

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or crush injuries as a result of stampede either

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to or from the border. number of pregnant women who have

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come in who need assessment and up to 200 people who have been

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affected by teargas. In Malaysia, a giant reticulated

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python, thought to be the longest every caught,

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has died after laying eggs. The snake, which weighs

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almost 160 kilograms, It was found several days ago

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on the island of Penang. The snake was found under a fallen

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tree on a building site. Conservationists say

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the number of tigers living in the wild has increased,

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after decades of decline. A new estimate suggests there's been

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a rise of 700 compared with the last set of figures,

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six years ago. Our Science Editor David Shukman has

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been looking at the reasons why there's been this surprise

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turnaround in the tiger's fortunes. Tigers are among the most

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spectacular creatures in the natural For all their power and the fear

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they inspire, they are very Some years ago I joined a patrol

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in Thailand and tried to I felt like part of

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a military operations. The threat is from well-armed

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poachers and guards In the markets of Asia,

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tiger parts fetch high Demand for the animals

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is relentless. Tigers have been in

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trouble for decades. The red areas on this map

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show where they were Now the smaller orange areas

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are all they have got. There were about 100,000

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tigers 100 years ago. That collapsed down

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to Now there are welcomed signs

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of a slight increase, It has been the result of many

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decades of hard work. By governments, a lot

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of partners on the ground, the local communities

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coming together. The future of tigers

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still hangs by a thread. Every day the patrols need

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to keep watch. When guards do well,

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the numbers of tigers starts rising. Automatic cameras planted

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in the forest filmed these scenes of the

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animals passing by. It takes high technology

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and a large budget to keep

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the tigers alive. But without this effort,

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their only sanctuary Even through a thick pane

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of glass it is quite something to get this

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close to a tiger. The truth is there are many more

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of these magnificent animals in For those in the wild

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it is a constant Only in 13 countries

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do tigers roam free. In many of the rest,

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extinction remains Prince William has paid

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tribute to the Queen describing her as remarkably

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energetic and a wonderful He was speaking in India,

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at a party to celebrate the Queen's From there, our royal correspondent

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Nicholas Witchell reports. It was a grandson's

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personal tribute. At a reception at the British High

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Commissioner's residence in Delhi, William spoke of the monarch,

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his grandmother, who on Thursday of next week will

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celebrate her 90th birthday. I'm incredibly lucky

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to have my grandmother in my life. As she turns 90, she is an energetic

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and dedicated guiding force George and Charlotte too

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will discover how lucky they are to have such

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a wonderful great grandmother. A role model for the

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rest of their lives. And as a role model for her family,

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the Queen has set The quality most people

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would associate with the Queen And that has become a slightly

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sensitive issue for William recently, because there have been

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questions about his commitment So this visit is a chance

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to dispel those doubts. There's certainly been

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no lack of enthusiasm. This was William trying a racing car

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simulator in Mumbai. And in the serious moments,

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at the home of Mahatma Gandhi, and laying a wreath to India's war

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dead, William looks what he is - a future king shaping his own

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personality to the role from which he knows

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he cannot escape. Reaching your 100th birthday

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is a always quite an achievement. 100 years old but Verdun Hayes

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is not one for sitting still. For his birthday

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he wanted to skydive. Doing one thing and the other

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which other people do not Born during the First World War

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and named after the Battle of Verdun, he fought

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the Nazis but that was on the ground, and not

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in the Now a centenarian, he is at 10,000

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feet and ready to go. I said to them I want to be

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first out. It is thought he is

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the UK's oldest ever skydiver and in doing it he has

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raised money for a local hospice. By then he will be

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the oldest skydiver in Do get in touch via

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Twitter - I'm @KarinBBC. And there's a transition and where

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you can see huge contrast from day-to-day and from place to place.

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Weather fronts stranded across the heart of the

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