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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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As the German Chancellor meets Syrian refugees in Turkey,

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the EU says the deal to stem the flow of migrants

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Today Tuckey is the best example for the whole world how we should treat

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refugees. Protests in Germany ahead

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of President Obama's visit on Sunday On his last day on London,

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he called on young people I am here to ask you to reject the

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notion that we are directed by forces we cannot control and I want

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you to take a longer and more optimistic view of history. Age

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cannot weather heaven, celebrations for Shakespeare on the 400th

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anniversary of his death. Around the World

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on a wing and some sunshine. The historic voyage of a solar

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powered plane is about to complete Syrians living in a camp

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on the Turkish border had some high The Turkish prime minister,

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the German chancellor, and the president of

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the European Council have been to see for themselves

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the conditions there, as the final details of a deal

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for Turkey to take back migrants The UN Refugee Agency has raised

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concerns over the deal and human rights groups say the country is not

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a safe place to return people. Today Tuckey is the best example

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for the whole world how No-one has the right to lecture

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Turkey as to what to do. I am really proud

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and we will succeed. Let's cross to join other

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correspondence. Lots of smiles and handshakes and the message of

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solidarity on all sides? That was the message. The German Chancellor

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under European rain leaders were trying to promote that today. Were

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trying to promote the controversial European rain - Tuckey migrants

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deal, but the atmosphere today was very amicable. There were such

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comments from Tusk that we listen to, applause from the audience.

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These are pleasing comments coming from the European Union for Turkish

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people because Turkey already feels it has done a lot to help Syrian

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refugees. The Turkish government says they have spent over $10

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billion to accommodate these people. Turkey has been helping with health

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services, trying to help with education services for the Syrian

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children living in Turkey, but that is not enough, Turkey says. The

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government is expecting more help from the European Union and this is

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why the Scots are being held. Today, Angola Merkel suggested a safe zone

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to be established within Syria which was something the Turkish government

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had been pushing for for some time now. And the last couple of months,

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when Aleppo was about to fall, Turkey had been trying to do this in

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a de facto way, providing services that help the people, the people

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fleeing the fighting in Aleppo, but not allowing them into Turkey.

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Previously Turkey had an open doors policy and no Angela Merkel strongly

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supports Turkey's plans and wishes when implementing and establishing a

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safe zone within Syria. Another important thing is the Prime

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Minister once more underlined that it is very vital for Turkey but its

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demand for the lifting of the Visa restrictions for Turkish citizens

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who want to travel to Schengen countries was lifted by June. He

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said this is a promise that is already given to Turkish people and

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the Turkish government is determined to keep that promise and is

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pressuring the European Union leaders apparently to take the

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necessary steps to make this happen. By the end of July, they have

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already said that by the end of July there will be projects that will

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cost over 1 billion euros to help raise the living standards of the

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Syrian migrants already living in Turkey, so the European Union-

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Turkey deal, they feel has started to work and shown its impact. The

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number of people trying to cross to Greece from Turkey has decreased by

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80% and no more projects are coming in and both the Turkish government

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and European Union leaders want to show that this is a deal that can

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actually work and work very well to help the Syrian migrants and stem

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the flow of the migrants to Europe. Thank you.

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Meanwhile in Syria, government warplanes have struck rebel-held

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areas of the northern city of Aleppo for the second day in a row.

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These pictures purportedly show the aftermath of the attack.

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Twelve people were reportedly killed, including children.

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On the other hand, the government said six died in rebel attacks

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on neighbourhoods that it controls in Aleppo.

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There were also reports that at least 13 people

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were killed in a bombardment of the opposition-held town

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Both the US and the UN have expressed alarm at the escalation

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A secular university professor has been hacked to death in Bangladesh,

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in an attack which police say is similar to the recent killings

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Rezaul Karim Siddique was a professor of English

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at Raj-shahi University in the west of the country.

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He was attacked by men with machetes while on his way

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Earlier this month a Bangladeshi law student, who had expressed

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secular views online, was killed in the capital, Dhaka.

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Well, I've been speaking to Imran Sarker, a well-known

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He says this case in particular is extremely alarming.

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It looks like there are similarities with blogger killings

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and with the way he had been killed, but he was not that

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vocal against extremism and radical Islam.

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He was a music lover and

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So what do you think the motive was, because he wasn't politically

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outspoken or necessarily even an atheist, so what was the motive?

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We were very concerned about this thing.

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We tried to understand the government that

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The killers just said actually, tried justifying their

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Those are very influential in society and

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What is your reaction to the government

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Do you think there is a culture of impunity in Bangladesh?

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Government action is not enough, and it is very flexible to them.

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Government inaction and the justification

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them to be more fearless and ferocious.

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They will not take responsibility and a statement from

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a Prime Minister regarding ongoing killing of bloggers, publishers and

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That is giving more spaces for killers.

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Given the brutality of

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this recent attack and others that have taken place before, do you feel

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Yes, I am frightened but not for my security,

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I am very frightened for

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the security of my state and national security.

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Where politicians failed to act properly,

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The American President Barack Obama has urged young people to reject

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pessimism and not to pull back from the rest of the world.

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He was speaking on the last day of his final visit

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Our North America Editor Jon Sopel reports.

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All the world is a stage, and this particular player is nine months

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Today, Barack Obama visited the Globe Theatre on

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the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

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Then it was on to meet future great writers and

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leaders, a town hall meeting of 500 people and a sprinkling of stardust

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You all know why I came this week, it is no secret.

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Nothing was going to stop me from wishing happy birthday to Her

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But then he wanted a conversation with this young crowd,

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drawn from colleges across the UK, to motivate, to encourage, to make

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When I speak to young people, I implore them and I implore you to

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I'm here to ask you to reject the notion

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that we are gripped by forces that we can't control and I want

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you to take a longer and more optimistic

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view of history and the part that you can play in it.

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He lauded the EU for the role it had played in

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maintaining peace in Europe, though that

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was as close as he got to the

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Then, a stream of questions, which the president, with

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jacket off and sleeves rolled up, spent a good chunk of time

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If your successor comes to you and she says, so...

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This has been an extraordinary event, for over an hour that

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President has taken random questions from

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young people in London and his

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message is upbeat, saying there has never been a better time to be alive

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and there are no problems that cannot be solved without commitment

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Seven years in, he still believes in yes, we can.

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Then he went with David Cameron to play a game

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that is so often "no, I can't," the infuriated

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After yesterday, it might be gracious for Mr Cameron to let

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Well, President Obama is likely to face a less unanimous welcome

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when he visits the German city of Hannover tomorrow.

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Tens of thousands of people there have been protesting

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against one of the his landmark policies --

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a proposed transatlantic trade deal, known as TTIP.

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The protestors say the deal would water down European

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standards on environmental protection and privacy.

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But business leaders and many politicians say it

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would increase trade, save jobs and promote growth.

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President Obama is due to visit Hanover on Sunday to open a huge

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trade fair and hold security talks with European leaders.

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Some say if the deal isn't signed this year under his presidency -

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Let's take a look at the visit in more detail.

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If TTIP comes, standards will definitely drop to a lower level

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than they are now. Health care and even privacy because lower standards

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means it is easier to sell stuff. Other trading areas and regions will

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have the law in partnerships, that means we can remain with what we

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have, well fed and the level of living in the workplace will be very

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helpful to negotiate with the other biggest trading partners all over

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the world, and that is the US. Stay with us on BBC

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World News, still to come. An electrifying race

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through the streets of Paris - they're fast, quiet and battery

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powered. I never thought they would actually

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go through with it. Some places have already had nearly

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as much rain as they would normally expect an entire year. For millions

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of Americans the death of Nixon has meant conflicting emotions. A

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national day of mourning in next week sitting uneasily with the

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abiding memories of the shame of Watergate. And left off for the

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space shuttle discovery, our on the universe.

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As the German Chancellor meets Syrian refugees in Turkey,

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the EU says the deal to stem the flow of migrants

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deal ahead of a visit by President Obama.

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It's an historic voyage the world has been watching -

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a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world trip

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is currently over the Pacific and headed for San Francisco.

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The plane started its journey in Abu Dhabi in March last year.

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It's made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.

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Most recently it was stuck in Hawaii.

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At the controls is pilot Bertrand Piccard.

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Yesterday he had an in flight conversation with UN

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who had just presided over

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the signing of the new international climate agreement.

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Today technology can achieve impossible things like flying day

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and night without fuel on a solo aeroplane. That is wonderful, thank

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you for joining us. You look like an astronaut on the moon! You look

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great! Happy scenes. Let's go live to the pilot currently flowing,

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there will be a slight delay while we communicate with them, we are

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speaking via satellite. You have had a few stumbling blocks, in Hawaii,

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can you tell us why? Nice to talk to you. On the flight to Hawaii, my

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flight started three days ago, we had to replace the batteries that

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had overheated. It was an operational mistake on our site but

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the plane is perfectly fit to continue and I have just now, when I

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spoke to you, the first version of the coast of California, so it is a

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magical moment. We are looking at a map of your exact position where you

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are, can you tell us what you can see? Now I am above the Pacific

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ocean in front of the West Coast of America. The law me are some

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low-level clouds and the sky above is completely clear, and I have the

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coast in view, the American coast. I should say it is fantastic and I

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have succeeded in completing the Pacific crossing and on the other

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side, I would have stayed with pleasure for several more days on

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board because it is absolutely magical to fly a solar powered

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aeroplane with no fuel, I could continue now for several days, so I

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will land because I will take over the flight to Phoenix and on the way

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to New York, and one thing interesting, between the clouds is

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an oil tanker from the old world we are oil is still needed, and I am in

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the future with the solar powered aeroplane with no fuel. It sounds

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like such a fascinating journey that you

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stretches of water and lots of risk involved, have been frightened. We

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are very well prepared, to jump on the parachute if needed, but the

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plane is flying well. It is not so for each flying a solar aeroplane

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that is dangerous but what is dangerous is to lead any world that

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is changing the climate and destroying the environment and

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natural resources. This is really dangerous and we have to do

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something for it. And so many people have found to demonstrate the

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solution, solutions that people can use, but to have solo aeroplane is

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not immediately but we can have a plane for 50 passengers immediately

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and we can use electrical insulation on the ground or houses, this is

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what we need and this is what I want for the future. What do your loved

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oness say about your journey? When I wrote to my three daughters to tell

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them I would take off tomorrow and the weather is good, they said to go

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for it, we are all behind you. I said I hope that you learn from me

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that this is something useful for your life and they said pioneering

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spirit for life, this is what we have now, and I was really touched.

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I think I transmitted something important and my wife has been

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working with me since the beginning of the project, helping me to

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communicate about technology so it is also a family endeavour. And what

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has been the favourite part of your journey so far? Can you repeat your

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question? What has been the highlight of the trip so far? The

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highlight was yesterday when I could speak to the United Nations, to the

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heads of state signing the climate agreement, talk to them with

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satellite communication from solar impulse, because this was the

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highlight and it is really what I want to use it for. It is not just

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an adventure because I love to fly. It is a message because I want to

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show what we can do today, and protection of the environment today

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can be profitable. And at the same time fight climate change. This is

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what the heads of state have to understand because they have to go

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quickly now. Thank you for being with us and good luck on the rest of

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your journey. Events are taking place today

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to mark the 400th anniversary The man widely considered

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the world's greatest playwright is believed to have died

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on this date - his 52nd The commemorations centre

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on Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire where

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he was born and was buried. Our Arts Correspondent,

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Lizo Mzimba, reports. Three cheers for

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William Shakespeare! Stratford-upon-Avon remembering

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its most famous son. Thousands watched as a special

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anniversary parade made People of all ages commemorating,

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celebrating the playwright and his Of course, it is not

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just the public. Many of the theatre's best-known

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figures are also taking We love an anniversary,

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a reason to look back and commemorate and Shakespeare,

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even if you are unaware of Shakespeare's works,

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what he did to our language, and our culture and landscape,

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will have influenced you, even if you are not aware of it,

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so it is right and proper that we should take a moment

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to celebrate that. Stratford-upon-Avon is well used

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to bringing Shakespeare to life Throughout the day,

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there have been events all Ask for me tomorrow and you shall

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find me a grave man! Visitors finding that,

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for today at least, there is no need to buy theatre

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tickets to see their favourite plays And while it can be a battle getting

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some young people to appreciate Shakespeare,

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it is a different story when there is

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the chance of getting involved

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in a Shakespearean style fight. All ahead of the arrival

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here of Prince After visiting locations including

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the Church which houses Shakespeare's grave,

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the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

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will be guests of honour at the Royal

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share a theatre for a performance that will see the likes

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of Dame Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch

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and many other famous names performing

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dramatic scenes from Shakespeare's The first motor race to be held

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on the streets of Paris in 65 years has taken place -

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the difference being this time, It's part of the second season

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of a championship Our Paris correspondent

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Hugh Schofield reports. The two kilometre circuit was around

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the historic church and museum complex where the traditional

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cobbles were temporarily calm act over for a smoother ride. That's it

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from me, thank you. It is called out there and some of

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us will wake up to frost but for others showers around. A

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