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Have the authorities in Nigeria given up, in their hunt

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for the school girls, abducted by Boko Haram.

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The BBC travels to Chibok - and hears the agony

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In China - a gay couple lose their fight to be

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recognised as married, in the country's first ever court

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A disastrous day for America's biggest coal producer as it

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And a robotic submarine searching for signs of Scotland's Loch Ness

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monster has found a long-lost model of the mythical creature.

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Hello and welcome - I'm Geeta Guru-Murthy.

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The authorities in Nigeria promise they are still looking -

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The reality though, is that two years after they disappeared,

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they are no nearer finding the 200 schoolgirls kidnapped

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The global condemnation and star-studded campaign to free

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As did a major army offensive against the Islamist group -

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The only constant in the story - is the agony endured

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She was such a hard-working girl, she loved jokes.

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She begged me to buy her a sewing machine.

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TRANSLATION: Before going to school she was

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These were the last moments I had with her.

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I pray that my daughter will come back alive, but

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if not, I hope that her soul rests in peace.

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The girls were taken from Chibok on the night of 14th of April 2014.

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Over the 24 months since they've been abducted, there've been many

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claims of the Chibok girls being seen.

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Initially villagers living in the Sambisa Forest said they saw

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the children being taken into neighbouring Chad and Cameroon.

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In May of 2014 though, the governor of Borno state

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in Nigeria said he had seen the girls in Nigeria,

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About a year on, in April 2015, a woman in the village of Gwoza

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in north-eastern Nigeria told the BBC she had seen 50

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And minister in and says they still have no idea where the girls are. We

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don't, I think we've had lots of information and many leads and

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everyone of them is followed through, but of today, sadly, we

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don't have good news, which would have been wonderful. We continue

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with the strategy we've had since we came in, which is to deploy all of

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the collaborations and security that we have the look across the border

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within the country. The anniversary coincides

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with an event in Washington hosted by the World Bank where global

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leaders are pushing for improvements Michelle Obama, the First Lady

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of the United States, Why do we still talk

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and value girls simply for their bodies instead

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of better investment for families

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to marry off their teenage daughters And finally, why would

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grown men storm a school bus and shoot a 15-year-old

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girl in the head just for speaking Why, two years ago,

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would terrorists be so threatened by the prospect

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of girls going to school that they would break into dormitory in

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the middle of the night and kidnap I think we can all agree

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that the answers to these questions aren't

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just about resources. Because our global failure

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to educate adolescent girls isn't just about whether we have

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adequate funding or sufficient It's also about whether we truly

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believe that girls are worth educating

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in the first place. Amit Dar is the Director

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of Education at the World Bank, A Chinese court has

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ruled against a gay man, In what is reported to be China's

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first same-sex marriage case, a 27-year-old has failed

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in his attempt to force his local authority to issue

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him and his partner, Here's our Beijing

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correspondent John Sudworth. Sun Wenlin, an internet company

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employee and Hu Mingliang, a security guard, have lost a legal

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argument, but they are still Their case has generated widespread

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publicity and a few hundred supporters were there to celebrate

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the fact that even getting the court to hear the case is a sign that

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attitudes in China might be Mr Sun has attempted to argue

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there is nothing in Chinese law that specifically prohibits

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same-sex couples from marrying. TRANSLATION: Our country has never

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had any written legal term that forbids the marriage

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between people of the same sex. Nonetheless, the court ruled

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in favour of the local Government in the city

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of Changsha that had refused to issue

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the TRANSLATION: This is not

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the beginning and not the end, no right is

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achieved overnight. I believe as long as we try together

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we will finally realise Relaxing at home before

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the case, Mr Sun and Mr Hu had already decided

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they would appeal if the ruling TRANSLATION: We don't really need

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a marriage to prove our love, but we just want to

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be treated equally. They may face a long legal fight,

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but in raising the issue and placing it firmly onto the public

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agenda, supporters say they are already changing minds

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in one important place - Now a look at some of

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the day's other news. Spanish police have arrested a man

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suspected of supplying arms to Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly,

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who murdered four people at a kosher Antoine Denive, 27, was detained

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in a joint Franco-Spanish raid on a house in Malaga,

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Madrid authorities say. The Frenchman is suspected

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of fleeing France weeks after the 9th of January supermarket

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siege. A senior conservative politician

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in Germany has called for mosques to use the German language

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and said their foreign financing from countries such as Turkey

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and Saudi Arabia must end. The general secretary of the CSU -

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Christian Socialist Party - said political Islam was undermining

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integration and Europe should Two former coalition partners

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of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff say they will vote for her

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impeachment on Sunday, over claims she manipulated

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government accounts. The Progressive Party,

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which quit the coalition on Tuesday, says most of its 47 MPs would vote

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for the action. President Rousseff says her

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opponents are plotting a "coup". The world's biggest

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publicly listed coal firm - the American giant Peabody -

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has filed for bankruptcy protection. Analysts say Peabody didn't foresee

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the boom in shale gas, and under-estimated public concern

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about climate change It's the 50th US coal firm to file

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for bankruptcy in Here's our Environment Analyst Roger

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Harrabin. The fuel that drove

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the Industrial Revolution, brought millions out of poverty,

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but it is the dirtiest fossil fuel, and with fears about climate change

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and Stocks in coal firms are down nearly

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80% in just eight years. Peabody is the grand

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old man of American coal, Peabody is the biggest private coal

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firm in the world, but it lobbied against climate science and it

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didn't foresee the glut in the cleaner fuel, gas, it has dried up

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and Peabody began to sink. We have a lot of sympathy

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for the 8000 workers potentially made redundant,

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but not They are on the wrong

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side, officially backing climate denial even

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last year and as coal from renewables and gas,

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the market has disappeared. Peabody hoped China would provide

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new markets, but that As China tackles climate

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and air pollution, it is shutting 4300 coal mines and cutting

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annual output by 700 million tonnes. Cheap renewables are

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also challenging coal - solar power is now cheaper than coal

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in sunny countries. And in Europe, one quarter

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of nations are banning coal for electricity because of

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damage to the climate. The headquarters of the World Coal

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Association overlook one of London's most

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prestigious streets. They are not ready to

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give up the ghost just Coal is playing a big

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role in the world's energy mix today, it

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is 41% of the word's electricity and

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70% of the world's steel and 90% of It is a key ingredients

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to the world's energy mix and will be

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for the foreseeable future. This was to be the future of coal,

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technology to capture carbon emissions and and bury them,

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but the UK and US governments pulled The coal industry is not

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dead yet, but its dominance of world energy

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is on the way out. Security forces in Jordan have shut

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the headquarters of the main opposition movement,

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the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. Officials from the group

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saus that the building, in the capital Amman was sealed

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on the city governor's orders and that no reason was given

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for the closure. David Schenker is the director

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of the Program on Arab Politics He joins us from our

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studio in Washington. Thank you for coming in. What is

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behind disclosure? Earlier this year the Government declared the Muslim

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Brotherhood in illegal in Jordan, saying they were not licensed

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properly and had been be hauled into a foreign individual to the supreme

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guide optimism about road from Egypt. They closed it and made it

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illegal and turned over the group's assets to another Muslim Brotherhood

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organisation that is more amenable to the Government. How worried are

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governments like those of Jordan now about the Muslim Brotherhood? Of

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course, it had had support in the past. The brotherhood does have

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support, residual support. There is no doubt about that. The problem for

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Jordan is a have about 1.4 million Syrians and close to 50 Jordanians

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have died in combat fighting in Syria, they are worried about

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radicalisation, so they want to move the mouse and brotherhood -- Muslim

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Brotherhood to a more moderate place and did that by creating alternative

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organisations at home. This is a problem of encountering a violent

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and -- extremism and take it seriously and want to deal a blow to

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the brotherhood which was very amendable to Hamas in Palestine for

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this. In terms of the threat, of course, some will say the

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governments have said this, Saudi accused very much of feeding these

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ideologies and now worried about a hydra headed monster they cannot

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control. How much of a worry is it for Jordan? Radicalism is a huge

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threat, particularly with the war in Syria going into its 50 year and

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boring on that, -- country, poor economics in Jordan and some support

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for the rebellion against Assad. More than that, this is a country

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that is very immoderate and has a moderate mate regime and they view

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the brotherhood as not helping the problem here. The real concern is

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whether by attacking this organisation and putting all of this

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pressure right now that the people that are supporting the brotherhood

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will go underground and become more radical, that is the open question.

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And making it illegal is one thing, where is its funding, for example,

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coming from now? Well, this is another big question, they have

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domestic support and charitable organisations, they all property and

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the organisation has been in existence for 70 years but by making

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it illegal the Government, there had been a success brotherhood

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organisation, they have been split between what they called the Hawks

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and the doves, the Government allowed the doves to essentially

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found a new Rizla brotherhood and transferred all of the assets,

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probably tens of millions of dollars to the new Rizla brotherhood

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organisation. Is this the only source of radicalisation aspires the

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Government see it in Jordan? No, they view the brotherhood as one

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component, particularly this strain, the people who are more amenable to

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Hamas and the Palestinian issue in Jordan, they view them as part of

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radicalisation but the really big problem is the war in Syria and the

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people that have gone and joint minister or Isis in Syria and have

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returned home, the online radicalisation and the regional

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trend toward Sol offers. There is a rather thin line between solitary

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and solitary jihadi. That is the main concern rather than the Muslim

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Brotherhood. This is part of an overall new counter radicalisation

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strategy by the Government of Jordan. Thank you.

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As the political fallout from the Panama Papers scandal

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continues, the anti-corruption organisation Global Witness has said

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today that an area more than three times the size of Greater London

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is owned by secret companies in offshore tax havens.

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The group claims high-end properties in London are being used

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by corrupt politicians, drug smugglers and criminals

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All made possible because the offshore companies

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are not required to reveal who the owners are.

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Our correspondent Richard Galpin has been on a tour of

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All aboard for a bus tour like no other in Britain.

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It's early morning in central London, and journalists

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from around the world are being taken by anti-corruption campaigners

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to see a series of multi-million pound properties bought by offshore

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We want to shine the light onto the flows from global

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kleptocracies, Russia, Nigeria, countries in Asia and Latin

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America, the kleptocrats steal from their countries and launder it in

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offshore vehicles and bring it here to invest.

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Back on the bus, the tour continues through the heart of

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With activists giving details of specific properties whose

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owners allegedly include Russians close to President Putin

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It is claimed some of the purchases used dubious money.

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And what is particularly striking is the scale of what is going on.

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According to the campaign group Transparency International,

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more than 36,000 properties here in London are owned by offshore

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companies in places like the British Virgin Islands.

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In Westminster the concentration is particularly high,

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one in ten of the buildings here belong to those offshore companies.

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Of course, many of those London properties will have been bought by

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perfectly legitimate offshore companies investing in Britain.

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But it is also alleged that London has

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become a magnet for those with questionable cash to spend.

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One of the reasons people come to London is

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that there is an army of estate agents and lawyers and banks and

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financial institutions all helping to facilitate this activity.

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I think the time has come when we should

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consider a sanction and a penalty on all of those advisers

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who knowingly during their work are

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helping money-laundering here into the UK.

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On the bus the activists hope the current focus on offshore

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companies will lead to action by the Government

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to ensure the names of

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the companies' owners are made fully public.

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They say that could help prevent billions of

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pounds being laundered in this country.

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The Bulgarian government has promised to crack down on vigilante

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groups who try to detain people they suspect of entering

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Online video footage of three suspected Afghan men being roughly

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tied up has provoked anger in Bulgaria.

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The Bulgarian interior minister has appealed to the public not

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The authorities had initially welcomed the creation of civilian

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volunteer groups along Bulgaria's border with Turkey.

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A paralysed man has regained control of his hand after being fitted

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The man's thoughts are interpreted by a computer which sends impulses

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Scientists in the United States say the pioneering technology

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could eventually help many other patients.

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Our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.

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Ian Burkhart is playing a guitar video game.

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Using the power of thought, is paralysed fingers can

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move as a result of, hands from his brain

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said into a computer, which

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then stimulates his muscles via these sensors on his arm.

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Ian was paralysed below the elbow in a

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diving accident six years ago, but is slowly relearning to use his

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Now it's just something that's so fluid, kind of like it was

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before I had my injury where I just think about what I want to do and

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The key to this technology is a tiny computer chip

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which surgeons implanted on the area of the brain motor cortex which

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When he thinks about moving his fingers and hand,

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those messages can't travel down his injured

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spinal-cord, so instead they bypass the injury.

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The computer interprets the signals and then send

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impulses to the sensors on his wrist.

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Ian's movements are still slow and deliberate, but his

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He can demonstrate practical tasks, like swiping a bank card.

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Engineers hope he will eventually be able to

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The biggest dream would be to get full function in my

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You know, because that allows you to be a lot

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more independent and not have to rely on people for simple

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day-to-day tasks that you take for granted.

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Several more patients are lined up to receive the device in Ohio.

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This really provides hope, we believe,

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for many patients in future, as this technology

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involves and matures, to help people who have disabilities

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from spinal-cord injury or traumatic brain injury or stroke, to allow

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them to be more functional and more independent.

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This technology is developing fast. Four years ago are paralysed woman

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control a robotic arm using her thoughts. A different approach is

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spinal repair, this paralysed patient in Poland had a cell

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transplant and can now ride a bike. This latest research in the journal,

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nature, is restricted to the laboratory but the Demon Hohaia what

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the technology will eventually be wireless and allow patients greater

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independence. The Duke and Duchess

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of Cambridge are on safari in India, as their tour

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of South Asia continues. The royal couple are visiting

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Kaziranga National Park, They're hoping to draw attention

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to the plight of endangered animals, including the park's population

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of rare one-horned rhinos. Our royal correspondent

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Nicholas Witchell sent On safari in Kaziranga National Park

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with the Cambridges - Has something been spotted

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lurking in the bushes? But no, on the road

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just ahead, the Indian one-horned rhinoceros -

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just one of the wild creatures

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in these parts. In fact, there are lots

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of rhinoceroses here, some 2,000 of them,

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as well as Bengal tigers, Not for nothing is this

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a World Heritage Site. But animals like that

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attract the unwelcome William and Catherine met some

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of the park rangers, who try to keep Do you patrol in pairs or just

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one of you at a time? The park authorities believe

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they have the upper hand, despite the fact that the horn

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of the Indian rhino is marketed - bogusly, of course -

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as being more potent than that It's a continuing struggle

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to protect the park's wildlife. After a quick change out

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of their safari gear, William and Catherine

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went to a local village. There were welcoming garlands

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and a quick lesson in weaving. At a centre for wildlife

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conservation they were shown baby Animals, some of which,

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have been orphaned by poachers. Touching images, which will be

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on many front pages, but there is a serious point

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to all of this - to highlight the damage being done by poaching

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to creatures like these. Up to now, William's

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anti-poaching charity has been He now knows the scale

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of the problem here in India. Nicholas Witchell, BBC News,

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Kaziranga National Park. Nessie has finally been found

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in the mysteriously dark waters of Loch Ness -

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but all is not what it seems. A robotic submarine searching

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the lake for signs of the mythical beast has found a long-lost model

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of the monster, originally built It sank to the bottom of the loch

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on its first outing, Our Scotland Correspondent Kevin

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Keane reports. No, it is not a creature

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from the deep, it is the device A million pounds worth

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of scanning technology mapping On the boat, a real time view

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of what it is capturing - Not the flesh and blood version,

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unfortunately, but a 30-foot long One story is that the film director

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Billy Wilder asked that the humps be removed and the story goes,

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that they were associated And well, the inevitable

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happened and down she went. Her understudy continued with

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the filming in this Sherlock Holmes And Nessie is big business here -

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worth an estimated ?60 million I love the idea, it is a very

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mysterious place and I am At first it sounded a bit ridiculous

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about a monster, but now, like, all the sightings

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and all the photographs, I think So no sign of Nessie herself on this

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occasion, but this is I think that little boy is

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absolutely right. Let me know what you think. I'm on Twitter. We have

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the weather coming up. For now, goodbye.

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We will see some big changes in the weather can the weekend, it will be

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chilly for everyone. Ahead of that have a battle continuing between

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warm are coming up from the south and cold are coming down from the

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north. That is generating weather fronts

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