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This is BBC World News Today with me, Tim Willcox.

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The Headlines: Obama's body blow to Britain's Brexit campaign?

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Our focus is hidden negotiating with a big block of the European Union to

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get it trade deal done and the UK would be in the back of the queue.

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The President and the Prime Minister give a combative defence of staying

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in the EU and underline the special relationship between

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Leaders from more than 170 countries gather in New York

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to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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One Hollywood star reminds the world of its commitments.

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We ask you to protect it, or we and all living things

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Also coming up: An autopsy is carried out on Prince,

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but it could take weeks before the results are made public.

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From Stratford upon Avon to Moscow - from Yorick to Yuri.

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We meet an unusually devoted Russian fan of William Shakespeare.

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As the debate over Britain's membership of the EU continues

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to build, everyone was waiting to hear where President Barack Obama

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His response today was explosive, as he urged Britain

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in forthright terms to stick with the European Union.

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On his final visit to Britain as President,

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he and the First Lady, Michelle, had lunch

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Before Mr Obama held talks in Downing Street with David

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Mr Obama's intervention in the EU referendum debate has brought sharp

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Here's our Deputy Political Editor, John Pienaar, whose report contains

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When the president comes calling, he starts at the top. Touchdown at

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Windsor Castle for a private visit to the Queen. The one place, one

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person to whom Barack Obama to fares. He is here not just as a

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courtesy on his farewell tour, but to have his say on Britain's place

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in the world before her subjects decide. Which head of state will go

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in front? The royal welcome was warm enough, warmer than those wanting

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out of the EU were about to feel about Barack Obama, especially after

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the business end of his visit, the President's next stop. In Downing

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Street his welcome lift even warmer, not just because President and Prime

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Minister are quite good friends, but because the biggest star in world

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politics was here to help David Cameron in the fight of his life,

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keeping Britain in the EU and in the process saving the David Cameron

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premiership from a messy and unhappy end. Then they were on. President

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Obama took his chance and he wasn't holding back. I figured you might

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want to hear from the President of the United States what I think the

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United States will do. On that matter, for example, I think it is

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fair to say that maybe at some point down the line thermite be a UK- US

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trade agreement but it is not going to

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happen it I have never felt constrained in any way but the fact

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that we are in the European Union. Even before the president said a

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word you knew that something big was coming. Maybe a game changer. What a

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show with is when Barack Obama comes to time. In the net is all about

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international diplomacy, high step politics. Here it feels like a cried

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at a rock concert. Everyone has come to get a last glimpse of a president

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that is more popular than any politician here, even in their

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dreams. But can he win minds as well has hearts -- as well as hearts.

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Their opponents are upset. Boris Johnson even doubted whether the

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president he called part Kenyan had Britain's interests at heart. I

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think it is perverse that we are being urged by the United States to

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embroil ourselves ever more deeply in the system where our laws, 60% of

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them are now emanating from the EU, when the United States would not

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dream of subjugating itself in any way to any other international

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jurisdiction. Side-by-side, shoulder to shoulder, Barack Obama has done

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his part in more. The fright for Britain's future still lies in the

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balance and that will decide if what Barack Obama has given him today is

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a prized trophy or just a consolation.

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World leaders have gathered at the United Nations in New York

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to sign the Paris Agreement to slow climate change.

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The UN hopes a record turn-out on the first day of signing

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will spur nations to ratify the deal, opening the way

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for the treaty to come into force much earlier than expected.

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Actor Leonardo Dicaprio, who is an active environmental

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campaigner and a United Nations ambassador, addressed leaders.

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He reminded delegates that they're the "last best hope" for saving

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I thank you all for everything you have done to lay the foundation

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of a solution to this crisis, but after 21 years of debates

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and conferences it is time to declare no more talk,

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no more excuses, no more 10-year studies, no more allowing the fossil

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fuel companies to manipulate and dictate the science and policies

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This is the body that can do what is needed - all

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You will either be lauded by future generations or vilified by them.

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For more, our environment correspondent Matt McGrath joins

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175 have signed it. Does that mean it will come into force much quicker

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than fault? There were certain other targets that need to be met, and

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the? Indeed. The idea initially was by getting it signed it would come

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into force by 2020. That is no longer the case because a clerical

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error in the drafting of the agreement in Paris means that

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visitors gets ratified 55 countries it will come into force 30 days

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later. There is a big rush on as countries realise that it comes into

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force and they haven't ratified it they may be left outside the door.

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The United States and China, the United States in particular wants to

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get it ratified by the because he wanted as a legacy of his presidency

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and he doesn't want the potential Republican successor on picking his

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work. The belief is that if they could get all the countries to

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ratify rapidly could come a into force next year. More likely, 18

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months to two years. There is a drive from the record number of

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countries to get it happening. There is momentum now. Are we any clearer

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about the sanctions that will be imposed on countries if they don't

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meet these agreements? Yes, the sanctions can be summed up pretty

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quickly. There aren't any. The Paris agreement is a compromise between a

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top-down goal, but every country has to put forward its own plan on how

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to get there. The only stick that the United Nations has his public

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shaming. They will review over the next five years what countries have

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done. I think there would be a public list published of what

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countries have said and what they have done. It is that sense that no

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country wants to be left behind when it comes to not living up to their

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promises, they believe that will work. So far it does seem to be

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working. They got 195 to sign in Paris, a to come here and put ink on

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paper today. At the moment, the idea of public shaming seems to be

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working on getting countries to live up to doing what they say they are

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going to do. Thank you. Officials in the American state

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of Ohio say several people have been found dead at a home in Piketon,

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south of Columbus. The Ohio Attorney General's Office

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could not provide the number of dead or how they were killed,

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but a spokesperson for the office said they were not aware of any

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arrests or an "active A warehouse storing hazardous

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chemicals and fuel has caught fire Flames rose 20 to 30 meters

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into the sky and local media say more than 90 fire engines and more

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than 500 firefighters The authorities there say the fire

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is "under control" Electoral authorities

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in the Philippines insist next month's elections will not be

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compromised by an unprecedented leak of personal data

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from 55 million registered voters. Officials say the automated vote

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will be conducted using a separate computer server from the one

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that was hacked. A hacking group is thought to have

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been responsible for posting Let's go back to our top story,

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David Cameron and Barack Obama, and the comments made by President Obama

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about the EU referendum in June. Vicki Young is in

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Westminster for us. Where people taken aback by just how

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explosive the comments from the president where? I think the nature

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and the strength of what he said, first of all in an article in one of

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the newspapers here, making it very clear where he stood in all of this,

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and defending his right to make the intervention at all, saying what

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happens to Britain on what happens in the European Union has

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repercussions for Americans, especially when it comes to

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prosperity. It is interesting that he has focus of much on the economic

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argument, that is the argument being pushed I Downing Street and all of

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those campaigning to stay in. All those documents stating how much a

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British family would be better off by staying in the European Union. He

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has taken one of the very strong arguments coming from the other

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side, the people who want to leave, saying you are talking Britain down.

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Of course Britain can stand on its own two feet, if we left the single

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market and the European Union we can do deals, bilateral deals with other

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countries. The American President has come out today and said, no, get

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to the back of the queue. That is a significant moment. There is a

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response from that. We have been hearing from Nigel Farage, the

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leader of Ukip, and from Conservative government ministers on

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the opposite side of the art market -- argument to David Cameron. They

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have been rude about Barack Obama, calling him a lame duck president

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and he is on the way out anyway. Thank you.

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A post mortem to establish why the pop superstar

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His sudden death at the age of 57 has shocked the world of music.

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He was found at his estate in Minneapolis, where hundreds

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of people have gathered to pay their respects.

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In Minneapolis, where a star was born and where he died,

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they partied all night - remembering a local hero

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Across the United States and beyond, one colour said it all.

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Famous landmarks glowing in tribute and everywhere singing and dancing

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in memory of an artist who redefined music.

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On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson lead the cast of The Colour Purple

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For his friends, Prince's sudden, still unexplained

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I think that he was far more daring and as much as people

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about his personal life", it is not important.

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You don't need to know everything about people, but most of all

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you need to know what he wants to do and what he is doing

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That is the most important thing, that he wore his sincerity

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At Prince's Paisley Park home and studio, an investigation

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It appears that the artist was already dead when he was found

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Exactly how Prince died here is still unclear

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and the County Coroner's Office has warned that it could be several

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weeks before the results of toxicology tests are known.

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There are questions, too, about Prince's legacy.

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His output was prodigious, but there are also

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There is a song called Moonbeam Levels.

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I am so happy that this beautiful song is going on this record!"

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The man himself called it simply "inspirational".

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Diane Warren is a songwriter and joins us now from Los Angeles.

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He was only five foot two, but the giant in terms of music. Did he just

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have everything, when you thought about his talent? E plates are any

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instruments and everything else. He had everything. It started with

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great songs. The songs were spectacular. They were fresh,

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inventive, invented lyrically, musically. What a huge loss for our

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industry, and an industry that we can't afford to lose our great

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artists. Echoes of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown as well. Where do you

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see the various trends that he picked up on and then experimented

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with? Prince could do anything. He could write nothing compares to you,

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then kiss. He was brilliant in all genres of music. That is so rare.

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Not only could he do funk and played guitar on a level, or close to the

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level of Jimi Hendrix, but right so many... He wrote manic Monday for

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the bangles, vented kiss. It is remarkable how many genres he could

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not only working but on a genius level. Did you know him very well?

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And met a couple of times. I didn't know him at all. I wrote a song last

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year and they heard that it was one of his favourite songs. He did a

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cover of it and nobody could find it and now somebody has just find it

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and they heard of the first time yesterday. He made it his own. It is

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of amazing. It is nothing like the song I wrote, but it is such an

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honour to hear that. But I never met him. I met him, but I didn't know

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him. Stevie wonder talked about his sincerity and that was what came

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through as an artist. Do you go along with that? I love that. He was

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a real artist. He cared about his art, his creativity, his work. That

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is all that mattered to him. As an observer, that is what you could

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tell, that is what shines through. Thank you very much for joining us

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Thank you very much for joining us on the programme.

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We have lots more reaction to Prince's death online.

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Just go to BBC bbc.com/news or download the BBC News App.

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There we take a look at his life in pictures,

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you can see some of the many tributes from his fans and we talk

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to the BBC's obituaries expert who tells us that, yes,

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the number of celebrity deaths this year so far really

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It's exactly one month since 32 people were killed

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Others are still being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

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The city's economy has also been hit hard, with many tourists

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Brussels Airport is only open for a limited number of flights,

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and much of the transport network remains closed.

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Our Europe reporter Gavin Lee has been looking at how the Belgian

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capital has been affected by what happened on 22nd March.

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This square is probably the most beautiful square in the world.

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On a Brussels to, keep it calm and carrying on in the city a month on

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from the attacks. carrying on in the city a month on

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from the With noticeably fewer people that you were usual

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attractions all quiet, many businesses are feeling the effects.

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We are working as hard as ever. We're here twice a day, every day,

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even if there are no people around. We tried to show that we're ready to

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go back to normal. Officials here that -- say that Brussels is as safe

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as any other European capital and you should not be afraid to come

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here and the site of soldiers on the streets should be reassuring, but it

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also feeds into the fear that terrorism, the fear of it, has not

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diminished since the attacks on the go. Just out from central muscles is

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the night notorious district of Molenbeek, where many of the

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attackers had connections. For weeks on it is the centre of attention for

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the Brussels police. I see much more police officers walking around on

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foot. It is not that aggressive any more. It is much more talking to the

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people. Even two minutes ago there were two officers just walking

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around in the market without the big guns. That is what we need. 32

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people were killed in the bustle attacks, more than 50 are still

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being treated in hospital. Sebastien was photographed after the blast at

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Brussels airport, a photo that has become one of the iconic images. I

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got my boarding pass. As I turned the corner to go towards the gate, I

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heard of those -- heard the first explosion by me. A few seconds later

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that is when the explosion went off. That is the one that got me. It has

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been for weeks. How worried you recovering? Good. I have had four

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surgeries so far and every of them has been successful and one of them

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leads to the next step. But the final out, is that I get to keep

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both my legs, I get to walk again, I am alive. Much better off than I

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William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this Saturday,

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but his works endure and have been translated into many

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Our Moscow correspondent has met a very special Shakespeare fan and,

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as Steve Rosenberg reports, "All the World's a Stage" -

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"O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!

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Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?"

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Yuri lives around a two-hour drive north-east of Moscow and he has

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built himself this underground home where he lives with all his books -

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as you can see, he has a whole library stacked up

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One of Yuri's favourite writers is William Shakespeare.

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You have registered all of these books in a big global

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And you send them around the world to other people to read.

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I think Shakespeare maybe would have created a play about this!

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"Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn,

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Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil

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and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool

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Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I... sort of.

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So, Yuri, why are you cutting these things down?

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This is a stage for Hamlet, for Shakespeare, for the world.

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Somebody play, somebody look on this play.

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Your own private Shakespeare Theatre.

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On every page of Shakespeare I see the stamp of culture.

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Next the weather, but, for now from me and the rest

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