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This is BBC World News Today with me Geeta Gur-murthy.

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The headlines: Wreckage is found floating in the Mediterranean

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in the search for the missing EgyptAir plane.

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By air and sea the search for answers continues and there's

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despair for relatives of those missing.

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He is married and has a boy and a girl.

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The boy is one and a half and the girl is

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He was the backbone of our family and he was loved by everyone.

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The Latin American strain of the Zika virus has been confirmed

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in Africa for the first time, on the Cape Verde islands.

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Why are there three times more psychiatric patients in prison

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We have a special report from one jail in Chicago.

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We have people who are sick, not criminals. They artistic. It is no

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different if we had diabetes. A convicted murderer pleads guilty

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to trespass after scaling the walls The authorities in Greece and Egypt

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searching for the missing EgyptAir flight say that human remains,

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passenger belongings and wreckage have been found floating

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in the Mediterranean. Flight MS804 went missing

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in the early hours of yesterday morning, en route from Paris

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to Cairo with 66 passengers It was just entering Egyptian air

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space when it was last heard from. Debris from the plane has

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been found in the area, about 290 kilometres

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from the Egyptian coast. A huge international search is now

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underway, and focused on finding A possible oil slick

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within the search area has also been Our correspondent in Egypt

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is Quentin Somerville. In the village they

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pray and they mourn. Three men from separate families

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from this village died in After Friday prayers,

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Mohammed told me about his friend. She was four years

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old. He tells me it would be easier

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if the families were able to bury One man is refusing to believe

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that his son has passed. This was to be her

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first visit to Egypt. Most of the family are just too

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heartbroken His uncle agreed to

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tell us of their loss. TRANSLATION: What can

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we as for now that we have lost He is gone and his daughter

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has gone with him. This village is a long

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way from Paris. They lost three young

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men here and a child. They were enormously proud

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that they had gone out into the world

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to earn a living. There is some comfort today that

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Egypt has discovered some of the debris and belongings

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from the flight. There is a hope that eventually

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the bodies of the sons That came one step closer

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to happening today. Egypt's navy and air force

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was out searching again. Greece's defence minister

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announced the discovery. TRANSLATION: We have been briefed

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by the Egyptian joint rescue

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coordination centre about the discovery of a body

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part, two seats and luggage at the scene

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of the search, slightly to the south

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of where the plane signal was lost. More details are being learned

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about those who were on board. Richard Osman from Wales had a child

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who was only a few weeks old and

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a two-year-old daughter. His brother Alister spoke

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to the BBC. He said this could be

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an act of terrorism. Can they not see the results

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of their actions? Do they not see what is left over,

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what is left at the end That is left at the end of the day,

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a family deprived of We are now putting faces to names

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of others lost in the crash. They were mostly

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from France and Egypt. The pilot of the aircraft

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was Mohammed Shakir. His cousin spoke of

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his professionalism. 2000 hours in the same

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aircraft, I believe this All his colleagues

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say he is one of the In Egypt's towns and villages,

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there will be no peace until their And then they can fully

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turn their thoughts to what caused the plane to fall

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from a clear blue sky. With me is David Mearns. He is a

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deep sea recovery form. Thank you for joining us. From what you know

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now publicly, is it possible to see what has brought this plane down? Is

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it possible to see if it was an accident or attack? No, that is not

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possible. People like me, our skills is to go out and find the wreckage

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and then recover it for investigators to answer those

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questions. You have been involved in those such as yourself. Correct. How

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likely is that they find the black boxes? I think there is a high

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likelihood they will be able to do that. The first wreckage has now

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been found and it will allow them to narrow the crash site where it

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impacted on the sea bed. Then the next underwater phase will begin,

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searching with acoustic devices to listen to the underwater location

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devices that are attached to the black boxes. That will be the focus

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of any recovery efforts. That tells you the most amount of information

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in the shortest period of fine Flight MS804 time. There is an oil

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slick in this area, does that indicate anything specific? Yes, you

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can sample that oil and get some of the oil up and determine whether it

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is from a ship or whether it is aircraft oil. If it is aircraft oil

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and it is coming up from a point source on the sea bed, that is a

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really good way to localise the wreckage on the sea bed. From what

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we are seeing of how much wreckage there is, are you surprised by how

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little or how much there is? What happens to it, does it think? No, it

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is not all think. When a plane explodes in the side to the max guy

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or if it hits the surface intact, it does fragment and a lot of the

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objects float. The structure of the plane is such that it allows very

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large objects to actually float. As of this time, with only a couple of

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pieces of wreckage found, it is surprisingly at but we have only

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just got into the wreckage and there is a chance that they will find more

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tomorrow. As the determine the drifts, this is 24 hours or more

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after the plane has crashed, in that time it is possible that the

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wreckage could have drifted 15 or 20 miles. Lots of information obviously

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still needed. Thank you for joining us. We can speak now to our

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correspondent in Cairo. We have seen the incredibly distressing scenes

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from there with families talking now of learning their loved ones were on

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board this plane. How much information as the Government able

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to give to those families? Well, it is a day of mourning and grief here.

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Very little information provided by the Government apart from what they

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said that they have found some wreckage and some parts of bodies of

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the victims. There isn't much detail that are providing for the families

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here. Earlier today I spent some time in the hotel with the families

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were meeting with officials from Egypt air and they were in a very

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distressed situation. They are in a moment of sadness. I managed is big

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to one of them and he told me about his lost brother and this is what he

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said. I have lost my brother. He is married and has a boy and a girl.

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The boy is one and a half and the girl is three. He was the backbone

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of our family and he was loved by everyone. We have asked the

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advertisement more information. We need to find the bodies so that they

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can come back to us. We need to know what is going on. We need to know

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what is going on. They want to have the bodies of their loved ones and

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give them a proper burial. Today we have seen that there were some

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symbolic funerals with empty Coughlin 's, but for the families

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who have lost their loved ones, they want the real bodies they want to

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give them a proper farewell. -- empty coffins.

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Now a look at some of the days other news:

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To Syria - and Russia has proposed proposed carrying out joint

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airstrikes with the US-led coalition in the country.

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Moscow said the strikes could start as early as May the twenty-fifth

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and target the Islamist Nusra Front and other rebel groups who were not

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Fifa's ethics committee says the former head of German football,

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Wolfgang Niersbach, should be banned from the sport for two years.

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It's over a allegations a bribe was used to secure votes

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Mr Niersbach resigned as president of the German FA last year,

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India's highest ever temperature has been recorded

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in the state of Rajasthan, where it reached 51 degrees Celsius

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in the city of Phlodi on Thursday - beating a 60 record.

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The heatwave has already claimed dozens of lives,

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with no real reprieve expected until the monsoon

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The World Health Organization has announced that the strain

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of the Zika virus circulating in Cape Verde is the same as the one

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behind the thousands of cases in the Americas.

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Meanwhile, the US authorities have revealed that 157 pregnant women

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in America have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus.

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The Zika virus has been blamed for neurological disorders and birth

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This is the first time the Centers for Disease Control has released

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Let's get more on this with our global health

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First of all, on the US figures that have come out. All those who are

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pregnant, will be definitely infect their children will the children

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have problems? There is no definitely about anything involving

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this at the moment. There is still much that is unknown. We do not know

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what proportion of mothers who are infected with Zika will go on to

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have babies who are brain-damaged. The Centre for disease control

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released figures today and said to us that altogether there were almost

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300 mothers expecting who have been infected with Zika. 157 are from

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mainland US and the others from Puerto Rico. If you are than a dozen

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who have gone on to have a miscarriage or give birth to a

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brain-damaged baby, but clearly this is a very worrying development. The

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numbers have changed slightly how they have been counting these cases.

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It has jumped quite a lot in the last week, that is more about how

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they have been counting the cases rather than a jump in cases. It is a

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real concern for these mothers. President Obama is pushing for more

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funding. Yes, he is. He added for billion has been signed off. There

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is still a major gap. About $600 million has been allocated before

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today, but that money has been taken from other projects including

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fighting Ebola. The way President Obama phrased it was taking from

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Paul and giving to Peter. He is urging Congress to sign off the rest

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of this money because it is origin. He spoke in the last hour or two and

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this is what he said. To the extent that we want

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to be able to feel safe and secure and families

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who are of child-bearing years want to be able to feel

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as if they have confidence that when they travel and when they

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want to start a family, To the extent that is something

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we think is important. This is a pretty modest investment

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to get those assurances. President Obama they are. We have

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heard that the threat of this virus spreading to Africa and other parts

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of Asia, how big is that and how is it happening? It is a real concern.

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The world health organisation has said that parts of southern Europe

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should expect cases in the coming months as well. They could effect

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anywhere where there is the mosquito. This is the same mosquito

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that spreads other diseases. These are coming into play much more now,

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especially in Europe as it gets warmer. Anywhere that has these

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mosquitoes are at risk of having Zika cases. The world health

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organisation is telling countries in Africa that they need to prepare and

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start telling people, especially pregnant women, about the risks of

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Zika. You need to inform them of how to stay safe and crucially they

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neared to be investment in vaccines and there needs to be research.

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Protecting yourself from a mosquito bite is important. How does it

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actually spread though? Humans are the intermediaries's yes, the

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mosquito is the vector that infects humans. If somebody in Brazil

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travels to Cape Verde and they have been infected with Zika. They may

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not show symptoms but they go where the mosquito lives and that mosquito

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bites that person, picks up Zika and then infects others. Other

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mosquitoes that bite people who have been bitten, can also pick up Zika.

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It is complicated but you can see how easy it is to spread, especially

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with how much travel there is. That is very alarming. Thank you very

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much indeed. Over the last few days we have been bringing you first-hand

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experience of life in prison. On Thursday we were at Wandsworth

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prison in London. The problems there are mirrored in many jails around

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the world. In America there are three as many psychiatric patient in

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prison than hospital. Our correspondent was given special

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permission to film inside the prison and speak to the prisoners. This is

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what checking into America's largest health institution looks like. It is

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not the official role but when 30% of people being shuttled around from

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cell to cell and locked away in this jail is not to have psychiatric

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problems, that is what it has become.

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We watched as this man was processed into the jail,

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He was charged with criminal trespass, sleeping on someone else's

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42-year-old Robert is homeless and he has schizophrenia.

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We saw as he shuffled off into what is a tough world.

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In parts of the jail, up to 400 inmates are kept

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in a single room, where they eat, sleep and live all together.

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Many, of course, have committed far worse crimes than Robert.

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Those we spoke to complained of the conditions they lived in,

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but didn't want to be recorded for fear,

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But the number of those among the prison population with mental

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health problems appears to be ever-increasing.

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It is now thought there are more than three times the number

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of psychiatric patients incarcerated in America than are in hospitals.

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He's been locked up because he stole groceries

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Being incarcerated is no way to live.

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Not only is it being kept from your freedom,

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but being surrounded with the people that are here,

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The mentality of the individuals that you're locked up with.

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It can really get hard, it can be dangerous.

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There are some areas of the jail that do have the look

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Those running this facility have at least recognised that mental

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health provision needs to be a huge part of what they do.

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The new warden of the jail is even a psychologist.

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But what they can't change is a system which means so many

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people who should be treated in the community end up

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No different than if they had diabetes, but they

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Well, guess what, States throughout the country,

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throughout the United States, have decimated the mental health

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So where do these people end up then?

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And it's been going on now for decades.

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There does seem to be recognition that too many people

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in America are going to jail, particularly those with

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That can only be resolved with fundamental changes

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in the justice system here and improved mental health

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But both those things feel a long way off.

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The Turkish parliament has approved a controversial

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law that will strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.

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Dozens of them from various parties could now find themselves in court.

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Pro-Kurdish politicians say the government's designed law

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in an effort to drive them and other opposition representatives out

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Well, one of the MPs who took part in the vote earlier today

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Ertugrul Kurkcu is the Honorary President of the HDP Party.

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Many thanks for joining us. Why are you opposed to this change proposed

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by the President? Actually, there is no need for the deputies to be tried

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in this way. There was an ordinary way that the majority party could

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decide who would go to the court after the discussion in the

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parliament. The commission and the assembly and make a decision for

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every individual after their defence. Now all the rights for

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defence and the individuality of the debate has been removed and there is

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a total lifting of the desert for certain people. In other departments

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of Justice Ministry will be anonymously lifted. The Government

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says that nobody, even members of Parliament cat should be immune from

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prosecution. -- should be immune from prosecution. The immunity means

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community from prosecution. There is no valid reason now. You think this

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is another blow to democracy in Turkey, as other critics have said.

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As that's right? Yes, of course. This is what the majority does to

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their minority. The majority party who holds the majority of the seats

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and the parliament tries to oust the minority out of the Parliament.

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There is nothing to do with democracy here. Secondly, all those

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charges directed against the deputies are simply addressing it to

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the people outside of the Parliament. They are going to be

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tried but not for any deed. We are just showing some pictures and you

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can probably hear the sound of the disruption in the last few days. Can

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I just ask you, any sense, Turkey wants to get to membership of the

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European Union. That is going to be these free travel potentially for

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people from Turkey into Europe, do you think that is a good idea now as

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the Government increases these moves? Do you think there is a

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security threat in Turkey from people coming to Europe? Actually,

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everybody should be free to travel everywhere in the world. If Turkey

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is now discussing with Europe that Turkey is going to get views as

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because Turkey is a democratic country and Turkey is going to meet

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the European Union demands, we can see the first demand, the freedom of

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speech and the freedom of political freedom, are being narrowed every

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day and Turkey is not meeting one of the major conditions. Of course,

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every Turkish person should go anywhere in the world if they want.

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If the Turkish person except the condition is right, with broader

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rights, there is no broader rights here. Therefore, this is a failure

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of innocence. Thank you very much for joining us.

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Here in London, a convicted murderer has pleaded guilty to trespassing

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Dennis Hennesey, who's 41, scaled a perimeter wall

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and was found by officers after an alarm was activated

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were in residence at the time.

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Our royal correspondent Peter Hunt says this isn't the first breach

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of security there's been at the palace.

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I am sure viewers around the world remember the story of Michael Fagan

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who came here and got over the walls, he went up a drain pipe and

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got into the Queen's bedroom. It was the first time anyone has been in

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there since Queen Victoria. He was only removed when he asked for a

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cigarette and she got a footman who helped the man until the police

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came. That was the dark days of royal security. On this incident,

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the police are feeling more confident. The insist this man was

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detained in the gardens and did not get into the palace. Peter at their

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outside Buckingham Palace. Search teams in the Mediterranean

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Sea say they've found human remains and wreckage from the missing

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EgyptAir plane. The European Space Agency says one

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of its satellites has detected a potential oil slick

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where the flight disappeared. There is much more online. Thank you

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for watching.

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