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The heartwarming inspiration behind Hollywood hit

I opened my mind and autonomously transcended

– Saroo Brierley on finding his mother using Google and his memories as a five year old

The film Lion tells the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who at five years old was unwittingly carried 1,000 miles by train from his village home in India to Calcutta.

Not knowing where he had come from, or how to get back, he was taken to an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. But he never forgot his Indian family and 25 years later, after spending six years scouring Google Earth, he found some landmarks he recognised which led to him finding his mother.

Saroo joined us live from Sydney to tell us about his incredible journey to rediscover his past and the emotional moment he reconnected with his mother.

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Jet steam is causing rare snowfall over central Europe

Areas of central Europe have seen huge amounts of snow with a devastating avalanche causing the death of many people in Italy yesterday.

Some areas of Spain which would usually offer some winter warmth are up to 20 degrees below average. Laura Tobin tells us more.

Do children as young as seven need to know about gender diversity?

Today a book aimed at children, parents and teachers called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? is published and it's already causing waves, with some criticising the fact it's aimed at children as young as seven.

Written to explain gender transitioning to pupils, many have said the book is too much, too young, with former Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdicombe even saying: "You can't expect children to say that's not a boy when it obviously is."

We spoke to the book's author, LGBT activist CJ Atkinson. CJ has previously condemned media coverage over the book as misleading, inaccurate and potentially harmful to young people who identify as transgender.

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How old is too old to become a mum?

I know certain things aren't going to be a possibility for me

– Sue Tollefson

Julia Peyton-Jones has been making headlines this week after becoming a mum for the first time at the age of 64 - reigniting the question of how old is too old to have a baby.

We were joined this morning by Sue Tollefson, who gave birth to her daughter Freya at the age of 57.

Although she loves being a mother Sue admitted that she regrets leaving it so late, saying she worries that she won't live long enough to see her daughter graduate, get married and have her own children.