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♪ this is al jazeera. >> hello there. thanks for being with us. i am jonah hull. this is the newshour life from london. coming up: as houthi rebels gain ground in aiden, the red cross says it has permission to take supplies and staff into yemen. syrian government shelling clashes with isil drive hundreds more from the yarmouk refugee camp. armed guards protect easter services at churches around kenya after the garissa
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university attack. scientists turn the large hadron clyderback on after a two-year upgrade. >> we will have your sport including higher and faster as a major league baseball season gets underway with plans to speed up the support for a world that's losing its attention span. yemen's houthi rebels have main gains in the southern city of aiden despite efforts to halt their ad vance. they are said to have captured the proof vencial government headquarters. witnesses say the fighters also bombarded residential areas setting fire to buildings there. meanwhile, a senior houthi figure said they will be willing to sit down for peace talks but only if the saudi-led coalition stops its airstrikes. the international red cross says the saudi-led coalition has given it the green light to send
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medical supplies and staff and hopes to send two planes to sanaa on tuesday. omar has more on the day's developments. >> reporter: most of the heavy fighting on sunday took place in the districts in the south of aiden not part from the city's port. heavy fighting was reported in aluah as houthi rebels along with fighters loyal to the deposed president managed to infiltrate the area. they were met with strong resistance from fighters loyal to president mansur hadi. nearby in the there were fierce battles too. aiden has become the center of this war. parts of the city have now been without water or electricity for two days. there are fears of a growing humanitarian crisis. >> we have random shells by houthis on homes, and i will like the humanitarian crisis in aiden is getting worse by the hour. so we really wish that there are
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cooperations between the houthi did so that we can pass by with medical supplies. >> despite the 11th day of air raids by the saudi-led coalition, the houthi did, along with their allies are fighting back. they are well armed. the port of aden is on their list of targets. the coalition has air dropped more more weapons and equipment for fighters battling the houthis in aden, but so far, it's not been enough. in sanaa, coalition jets carried out more airstrikes lighting up the sky of the capital. the targets include a military base and other locations controlled by the houthi rebels and fighters loyal to former president. for this village near the capital city sanaa was also hit. four rockets came down on our village. they said they were targeting a militia camp. where is the camp? is this a camp? these are sleeping muslims. >> overnight, houthi rebels
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ransacked the homes of several politicians from the the al al al al islak party and the houthi rival. >> these are a result of our rejiksz towards what is being done by the houthis and their supporters against our reynolds in the southern particularly the government of aiden. we reject these proceduresden. we reject these procedures. >> there is another potential fight. they are showing off military strength preparing to confront the houthi advance on the easter city of schwaba. they have regained an area taken over by fighters allied to asala and known to be former members of al-qaeda. yemen is on the verge of collapse and the fighting can only worsen the humanitarian conditions of an i am pofshished
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pofshished. stit. >> accusing houthis of attacking civil yajz and homes instead of focusing on military targets. >> they have resulted today -- resorted today to stop water bombs from working and electricity was there in so many parts. this is the behavior of these malitias. this was expected also from them. they don't have any goals. they only destroy the infrastructure the targets, the individuals, the citizens. >> let's get more news now on that announcement that the international community of the red cross has been given permission to send in supplies and staff. joining us from sanaa, is spokeswoman marie claire. this news couldn't come soon enough? could it? >> it is a positive development.
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we are happy about it negotiations have gone well so far. we have received indeed the permission of the co add list to send in medical supplies. we are hoping to have this done soon hopefully on tuesday. >> are you satisfied with the arrangements that are being put in place that will enable you hopefullito, to distribute that aid? >> we have reminded all of the parties involved in the current round of violence via the coalition as well. everyone who was fighting in yemen on the ground that it is imperative that we receive those medical supplies. this is a dialogue an open die dialogue that we have with all of the parties. it's a bilateral dialogue and going well so far and what we hope and what would make the difference is to see the results. >> you have got an immense task on your hands, haven't you? 11 days this air bombardment has been going on you are starting from something of a disadvantage
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with a conflict that is now almost fwhooiingsd? it has been in yemen since 1962. it is a country that sadly has seen too many con conflicts and fighting and violence and this is just an additional one that the yemen population did not need. the civilian population did not need. we hope all of the parties involved all of the violence in this country bear in mind that there are rules to each one, rules to each conflict. these should be respected. >> give me a sense of some of the specific needs, priorities challenges that you face. it this may be done soon. we have medical supplies coming into the country but also that you are able to to have guarantees so the supplies are distributed to those who need it
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most in all parts of the country a few days', we have two yemen volunteers shot dead while retrieving collecting wounded from the streets in aden. a week earlier, another volunteer was also shot dead. the security is the main challenge for all of the health workers, and those operating in difficult conditions. that are operating in areas that see extreme fighting and violence. >> marie claire the spokeswoman speaking to us live on the phone from sanaa. maybe thanks for your time type of a police station has been attacked in egypt's north sanaa region. he script's isil branch said it was behind the attack which reportedly killed 15 people and in cairo, a bomb has gone off on
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a bridge in the upscale zamala district home to many embassies. one policeman was killed. it's not clear who was behind the attack. he script has seen increasing levels of violence since president morsi was removed from pour in 2013. >> in syria, hundreds of civilians have escaped to safety after the yarmouk refugee camp wasshelled. fighters from the islamic state of iraq in the levant have taken control of most of the camp. it sits right on the southern outskirts of the capital, damascus meaning it's just a few kilometers away from bashar al-assad'scial palace. it recognizes the neighborhood as two kafrmz yarmouk and falastine. both have seen fighting since the start of syria's war. yarmouk was set up in 1957 to house palestinian refugees. more than 150,000 livered there alongside syrian residents but many have played sense subjects
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the conflict began. it's home to 18,000 or so palestinyandz syrians who were trapped flu conditions the united states describes as complete deprivation, yarmouk is cut off by syrian government troops causing severe shortages of the most basic supplies as stefanie dekker reports now. >> the yarmouk refugee camp has been feebesieged more than two years, no running water and no electricity. now, isil is taking control of most of this camp. some managed to escape. >> the civilians are afraid of isil control rooming the camp. most people fled to areas they are afraid of being attacked. aid is coming to these areas. the u.n. was able to get aid to palestinians that made their way there. >> thousands remain trapped by the fighting. there is now the added fear of government attacks which also
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are trying to push isil out. the syrian observatory for human rights says that the government is targeting isil positions with barrel bombs. this palestinian refugee camp is less than 10 kilometers from the center of damascus. other groups have joined in the fight against isil but they have not managed to gain much ground there are allegations that al-nusra front is helping isil t the group issued a statement saying they are remaining neutral. there had been a defendant negotiation in the works. we spoke to the syrian minister for reconciliation who said a deal was about to be signed where the palestinian faxes would lay down arms and in return, the government would end the siege. he said al-nusra does not want it. what was a separate situation for the estimated 18,000 civilians trapped there has
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gotten much worse. a corridor is called for. the people in yarmouk are fully dependent upon aid. hospitals and clinics are no longer functioning properly but with isil in control of most of the camps negotiating any form of humanitarian relief seems further away than ever. stefanie dekker al jazeera, beirut. >> palestinian leader machmoud abbas says it is a strategy. he is doing all he can to help the palestinian are trying to work it out with the least losses. trying to find a way out. he says they had only recently negotiated deliberations but it's too dangerous at the
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moment. the hour has ner been more desperate. we have been able to find shelter and leave the camp. we have about -- assisted around 100 of them who have come out to be able to provide them with come commodity commodities. our worries remain acutely with thousands of people of which there were 18,000 in the earlier report. 3,500 children remain in a very very dangerous and precarious situation. hostisty that would put civiledians in danger and for actions to be taken to allow people to move to safer grounds
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immediately. they said isil can't be defeated as long as it attracts foreign fighters with an interview, al al abadi says more than 40% of the fighters come from abroad. he is urging governments around the world to stopdo more to stop citizens from being recruited. four people have been injured in a suicidetac in the libyan city of misrata. military sources told access members from the same family are among the dead. coming up this newshour soaring crime in venzuela is fuelling a booming security industry. we meet par i seeians who say they feel trapped by poverty. it was a poor transport. until sport, istanbul on reaction to the team of the turkish league leaders.
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>> kenya's interior ministry revealed one of the four men was the son of a state government chief a sunday mass t prayers were said for the 148 people killed by al shabaab fighters. the victims were singled out for being christian. worshippers celebrated easter under increased security. the garrisa university attack is the worst the country has seen since 1998. with the latest let's go live to catherine sawyer in garissa. tell us more about this young man suspected of carrying out the attack or one of the suspects son of the state government minister. >> exactly.
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he was? >> he was a lowgrade from a very reputable university in nairobi. he had a stint as a lawyer in one of the banks in nairobi. we talked to a journalist earlier who had spoken to his father who said that, yes, that's my son. he said that the last time he saw him was in may, last year and when he had that he had gone into somalia to train with al shabaab. he informed the police. we are receiving reports as well that the government says that they have been looking for this particular man. they have also another and the master man. he is a kenyan of samomali decent. he comes from right here was a teacher in an islamic religious
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school here we have seen that jonah. i beg your pardon marcheden. we have been going around the city. we have been going around the town. the government says displayed police officers and charges as well. a church where people were being guarded by armed police and a dusk to dawn cur fee still stands. a security operation here in garissa's town center. government forces say they have been tipped off that some of the suspected organizers of the university attacks on thursday were spotted in this hotel. they did not find them but they did i am pound two vehicles. >> they have to be searched by private security guards and then they are washed over by armed police.
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17 people were killed. we are told some worshippers are still afraid. >> some of them even not willing to come to the church. running away from garissa. >> what is worrying many is how easy it seemed to radical eyes and recruit young people to groups like al shabaab. perhaps one of the reasons why the government is having a difficult time dealing with the security situation because some of the people who were suspected of carrying out are kenyans. they come from this. they are protected government must execute. >> local leaders say it's a problem that must be dealt with. >> it is imbedded. we will top talk to our people. we will defeat it. we will fight radicalization.
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>> reporter: of the four gunmen killed, one has been identified as the son-in-lawing of a government official from the budda town of mane. a. another man suspected of planning the attack and who remains in hide something said to be a kenyan. he is subjected for being suspected suspected. >> one human rights act vicinity told us if the procedure wants to deal with al shabaab fighters, it needs to stop those collaborating with the group. you definitely have to show loyalty to al shack obvious. what al shack obvious are we wait to go look for? these are here religion leaders are calling for tolerance. at least a couple of the
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suspects are perhaps of somali decent but kenyans. what is there about young people being radicalized by al shabaab? >> people are very worried. talking to religious leaders. we have been talking to clan elders. like you rightly said this region is predominantly occupied by kenyans of somali decent. they are under no illusions, jonah. they know that their young people are getting very easily recruited in to al shabaab ranks and they know that some of these people have relatives. they know that the al shabaab is in this region original. they have infiltrated this and they want to work with the government. clan elders that we talked to said look. some people have inflammation.
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but they are freedom to give this information here victimized. these are the reasons we are being told it's so easy to recruit some of these young people in a way of being jobless, offered money to join this group. so, the elders that we talked to the relanguageous leaders say what the government needs to do is to come down to work with the local community. >> catherine soi in garissa. many thanks. two al jazeera journalist held by the nigerian military since the 24th of march have been released. they were imbedded with the military when they were arrested for allegedly reporting on boko haram without clearance. they have now been allowed to leave the maidugri hotel and back at al jazeera's bureau in abuja. al jazeera's director of news says this: they are pleased
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that their ordeal is over. they are looking forward to spending time with their families and loved ones. i know both of them wants to thank everyone who helped secure their release including ngos politicians and fellow journalists. venzuela is one of the world's most dangerous countries, regularly topping lists for murder and kidnap. >> means personal protection has become big business. al jazeera's virginia lopez reports from karakas. >> kidnapping in venzuela is a booming business. this has force many to armor their cars higher bodyguards and install tracking devices so someone always knows where they are. >> this is where one of the areas where business is bombing armod cars are a necessity. we have seen them use grenades.
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>> this level 4 car with an extra interior door made out of steel and a double-plated glass window will protect you from a hand grenade attack but with a price tack of $65,000, very few can afford it. >> in a country with a second highest murder rate everyone is looking for ways to be protected. these can range from electivefied wire fences to bodyguards depending upon the project. diagos is a victim of
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crime. >> it is significant. our target has widened to include people you wouldn't have expected like owners of public transport or taxi drivers who have been victims of crime and worry about losing that which allows them to put food on their tables. >> in venzuela an increase in crime and a police force that is often out gunned by criminals has led people to look for private solutions to a public problem. village lopez, al jazeera, caracus .6 ukrainian soldiers have been killed in separatist attacks. four were killed when their vehicle was hit in schastye northeast of donetsk in a separate incidents, a land mine exploded under a military vehicle killing two soldiers. the italian navy and coast guard say they have rescued around 1500 my grant the last 24 hours.
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officials located five boats, three have got into difficulty off of the coast of libya and rescue requests by phone. the my grants were all put on to italianships and taken either to the island of lampadusa or to ports in sicily. >> it's been ten years since young people in the par i seeian if's sought to rise. many fem disconnected because of poor transport links. emma hayward sent this report from paris. >> the roundtrip can take up to three hours. so, the journ foot and then by a bus in two metro trains starts early. she lives just a few kilometers from central paris but it takes time to cross the city. the sprshz struggle to go. >> when it comes to work, it's a problem because employers can say, look. you live in the suburbs. i don't know if you are going to
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make it on time. so they give the job to somebody who lives close by. >> the lives of those living in central paris are and those in suburbs can sometimes feel like words part. no where stra clearer than a superb about 15 kill 078ters away. you know employment is 15 times higher than the national rate. people at times feel penned in by poverty. poor transport only fuels those feelings. >> some femt feel like they live in a ghetto. then everything here and can't access the capital. it's a big thing in people's head. he specially for the young. >> some are pinning their on a new transport project earmarked for the area. >> this is the extent of the building work on this new tramway link to sentencecentral paris. for many this is long overdue.
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it's going to take years to complete. for those in suburbs around paris, time is specials. any delays in improving the network paris. >> in this newshour: once shunned, now thriving how the women who once fought in nepal's army are turning their lives around. car crash chaos. we will bring you the highs, the lows, from the tour of flanders.
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in kenya, security was tight. prayers were said for the 148 killed by al shabaab fighters in thursday's attack at garissa university. >> let's return now where we can talk to nazar hitham a member of the pro-government popular resistance and a resident of aden. let me talk to you first of all as a resident of aden. can you describe to me what life is like at the moment what it's been like the last few days? >> actually what happens is the civilians was only that it is unified with north yemen. also the security forces. describe the conditions for me if you will.
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describe what's happening on the streets of aden. unfortunately, we have lost that skype connection from aden. we may try to reestablish it. welcome to it later. apologies for that. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu front u.s. t.v. to again argue a nuclear deal with iran would be bad for everyone. earlier, iran's government politicians in the u.s. and israel have had mixed reactions to last week's nuclear deal between the west. washington, gabe alesando has this report. >> reporter: a few days after the announcement to limit republicaniran's capabilities benjamin netanyahu went on political talk shows in america to again argue a bad deal not only for israel but the world. >> it leaves a vastnewal
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infrastructure. not centrifuge is left. not a sing facility including underground facilities nuclearfalsnuclear facilities are being is the down. >> earnest said there would be little way to verify compliance by iran. we will have eyes on principally through the international agency. is on the entire supply chain going back to the mines, the mils. centrifuge production. continuous surveillance of the centrifug facilities and themselves. if they failed to meet any of these requirements, we are going to know in our access and transparency. >> will 3 not only to us but the international community, the p5+
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1 taking actions. >> a lot remains to be done. how sanctions will be lifted and exactly how inspections of iran's nuclear, just a couple. the overall details to be made public before it can be worked out. for the obama administration it now comes to selling deal with congress. the lawmakers want to review any responses. a lot is at stake. president obama says he will -- iran will know any future could have other ideas. >> could threaten the entire negotiations process. gaberel azondo. washington. >> we will have another go at that skype connection to yemen to the city of aden in the south. it's there, i believe for popular resistance also a resident of aden. a resident of aden. to talk to you first. would you describe to us what
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life is like on the streets of aden? >> you saw that. there was a shortage of internet connections. because of fighting metals and weapons source inside the boarden. there are houthi snippers at the rooftops. anything that gets near this people, they shove them immediately. so now we reach around 10085. 25 of march. so we need to make this the attack especially in aden should
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be very fast. need the food supply. from the red cross around the wall. thousands suffering from starvation t a high number of casualties. >> the oregon solution. focusing on the issue. >> all right. we are going to leave it there with you on skype. of course, the news that we have as well as that the icrc has been given the green light to bring staff and aid supplies into yemen. perhaps some of that will be trickling in to aden soon. >> we have that. >> women who used to fight in nepal's army are facing a difficult future many say they have been shunned by their villages and the government.
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as a report from kathmandu, some are finding new ways to survive and even flourish. >> a decade ago, she thought she would never become a farmer. she was a member of the maoist army. almost a decade after the war ended, she can't return home. >> 12 years is a long time and society has changed during this time and so have we. after rejecting patriarchal views of our society to go back and live there is difficult. >> 12 households are former maoist families have started a farming cooperative. the women here have managed to use their money they were given when they were demobilized in 2012. >> after the war ended, the u.n. verified 3800 women as former maoist soldiers. 100 eventually joined the army most of the rest have been unable to return home and are living in clusters across the
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country. >> she says the women have run out of the $5,000 given to them as a demobilization package. now, she's established an ngo to help her former colleagues. >> women's participation in the war as fighters has proved the strength of women. yet, those women are in a difficult situation today. most are not in touch with the party. they are politically and economically weak. they need help. that's why we started the ngo. the u.n. security council has a resolution on security. the u.n. was a major player in the path's transition to piece. an action plan saw, analysts say looks good on paper but has major problems. get them out of the internments.
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that was part of the peace process. basically, the cycle is the counselling part. basic needs and commission security part was entirely i will in order. >> these once powerful women snubbed both by the state and their own party hope that through an ngo, they can build a life for themselves. al jazeera. kathmandu. >> the large headdron clyder has been restarted. in switzerland, spent almost $150 on the refit and they plan to run it at almost double the energy levels than before. naddean barber has more. >> back in action more powerful than ever. over the last two years they have been busy upgrading the world's biggest particle accelerator deep under the swiss border. >> afternoon 27 kilometer long
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circuit. the clyder, just baby steps from researchers here at cern, the european organization for nuclear research. >> six weeks or two months. the commission. all of the systems one by one. in 1220, someone announced an unexpected breakthrough. >> scientists finally discovered the higgs bosson an elementary particle that gives mass to other particles earning it the next name "the god particle." two of the scientists higgs and vos. >> no atoms. there will be no nuclear.
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it would also be from galaxies. the lhc contains a ring of super conducting magnets with accelerating structures which boost particles as they hurdle down the speed of light. their collisions could reveal new scientific secrets. eventually they will be looking at areas like dark matter. that's the invisible matter which makes up 84% of the known universe but can only be detected by its influence on visible matter like galaxies and planets, but there could be many more discoveries over the lifetime of this underground science. nadine barber. all of this, what it means for scientists and us i am joined by fran cyst diago. at the department of physics and
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astronme. here is what i read about this. okay? that they have successful introduced two proceed ton beams as everyone knows is the source material for sub atomic smash-ups. that's beefed up the collision capacity from eight tetra elect tron volts to 14. what on earth does this mean? >> it's twice the energy. we are talking about the energy of which these particles are going to clyde. the previous form he was able to do the energy. this is able to capture evidence for the higgs bosson. now, it's almost double at 14. the nuclear area. energy, we are going to find it. particles, have to confess, and
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it's on the time 23% of the university. we don't know what it is. particles. collided would be is able to. it's the nature of these. >> it's called dark matter? >> where they are going next. >> not so much that. i mean with light. doesn't with anything really. the only thing it has is mass and gravity. and in cosmology, we detect the galaxies move. the gravity, the consequence of this dark matter. we feel looking at it because we cannot see it. now, we are able to release
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energy is able to produce these particles and get more idea what they are. >> higgs bosson 20012? >> even in the wildest imaginings. >> have you any idea what the next discovery might be? >> i think we are within a year of major discoveries. if this high energy keeps working and the first collision in a couple of months time once the accelerator goes into the highest power and after that the higgs bosson came in months really when they started properly. and then now within months, you know, we are producing machines achieving energy never achieved before. like having a huge telescope that nobody has seen gal aeksz because it wasn't there before. this is the kind of technology we are looking at. in the next few months, it's going to be fantastic. francisco, i wish i could say i understood it now.
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i don't. that's why i do this and you do that. >> not many of us understand these things. >> thanks forb joining us. still ahead. absurd violence addressed by the pope as he addresses the faithful on eastern. the world's biggest bible factory in china and ronaldo runs riot for real with rajoul.
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tens of thousands of roman
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catholic worshippers braved rain in the vatican city as pope francis led easter mass. he urged them to go beyond their comfort zone and they were asked to remember christians targeted by al shabaab in the university attack in kenya. christians celebrate easter they might not know but many bibles are made in a country that's officially athiest. the largest is in nanjing as adrian brown reports. >> reporter: there was once a time when china communist leader's little red book was the only best seller here but now there is another one. it's been around a lot longer. more than 130 million copies of the bible have been in this production line. 13 million last year alone. many export it, but the majority were for the domestic market. purchased for churches sanctioned by china's atheist
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government. >> our brothers and sisters. we still have our capacity. the factory publishes bibles in arabic, around the clock operation. 30 million people are christian. unofficially, it's 100 million. that's more members than the communist party has, and while religion is tolerated, the government is wary of its growing popularity a popularity reflected here. >> the fact that they begun publishing bibles just a few years before the communist party ended it's campaign to try to wipe out religion. today, it's proved there is money in religion. a contradiction that is perhaps in today's china.
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and in today's china, more people are seeking meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor caltappism seem to have supplied. >> the materials are not enough. not anymore. so where we have we always are thinking why? what are the value of a life? >> very natural. he believes 20 years from now there could be up to 160 million chinese christians. of course they will all need a bible made here. >> adrian brown, al jazeera, nan nanj nanjin g. now rajoul with the sport. >> thank you very much. we will start with tennis in the master's final, novak djokovic up against andy murray. the world number 1 currently leading in the second as well.
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now, china calling for the turkish lead to be suspended after their team bus was shot at. league leaders are traveling to the airport to return to istanbul following the 5-1 victory when a gunman opened fire. the driver was taken to hospital but no players were injured in the attack. an investigation is underway. a simple one. this is an attack. the driver. nobody else was wounded. this coach was, they wanted this coach to be smashed and wanted him to see the footballers dead. >> bernard smith has more. this could have been a lot more serious as the teach coach. at the coach injuring the driver. a body guard on the coach taking control of the wheel, that coach could have plunked over a bridge
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that was near and into a river below. the management the team have condemned this attack. there is longstanding animosity between both the clubs. back in 2010 when they won the league here they were runners up. after that there was an investigation into match fixing then the chairman was suspended as a result of that and indeed fanabachi was suspended for two years as a result of the maxtch fixing. they have long felt they have that title snatched from them. turkey does struggle with fan violence. the four biggest teams here and estan bub, fanabache along with travzon. their fans aren't allowed to travel to away games. that's been the case the last five or six years because of this pro of violence. >> spanish lead leaders.
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just a point ahead. the score of five of them. >> included an complaint hat trick as real's largest victory in the lead of 48 years. >> iran has announced a chondro versial ruling which bard women from attending male sportsents will be added. the state run agency said the national security counsel has approved the proposal which could be introduced by the end of the year. it let's women and families inside stadiums but they may be prevented from attending wrestling and swimming where men aren't fully clothe did. the rule was imposed by iranian authorities after the revolution. 2309 past three decades, women were not only banned from stadiums but prevented from gathering with men in public places to watch matches. the government describing as
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intolerable. iran was overlooked as host for the 29 team's asian can you be due in part. the olympic gold medalist. seven years. he booked a spot after a fourth place finish in the freestyle at the national trials. facing a lot of personal problems since 2008 retirement including treatment for adix to sleeping pills last year. the big day in the american sports at the opening day of the major league baseball season with the chicago cubs due to meet the st. louis cardinals. with declining crowds murals aimed at aimed making the sport more attractive. >> modern life sped up everything. including the american national
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pastime. fourteen years now. it gets a little boring. when you sit back and wait 10 minutes for some guy to come back to back after every one. >> with baseball games lasting more than three hours, fewer fans are prept prepared to sit it out. changes have been introduced. baseball is now on the clock, and that has set off a national debate. >> they have to speed up. it can't be three hours. >> watching baseball your entire life. you grew up with this. you tell me it's gotten so far out of hand that they need to change it? >> professional baseball is still big business. 70 million fans follow the season every year. but that business has slowed down in the stands. every generation there, there are these dooms day stories about how the public is movelosing interest in baseball. i don't see it. the supportport is popular overall but it could be suffering a little bit because of the slow pace. watching the boys of summer is
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the lifestyle. nine inning faceoff. their tradition. don't change it. ♪ a little less conversation. a little more action ♪ the new balls require the bitcher to deliver the ball within 12 seconds avoiding time wasting at the mound. they will have to stay in the batter's box unless there is a fouled ball. under the old rules they could step out and stop play at any time. >> they are going a little too far maybe with not being able to step out of the box at all. but it was getting a little bit too much. every pitch. >> breaks between innings are two and a half minutes. new pitchers have the same amount of time.
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>> you have to appeal to the people who want instant gratification. >> we don't need to speed it up. >> whether it pushedts more fans in the stands is a debate that won't end when the new rules come in to effect. john henridren, al jazeera, chicago. >> players have been crowned champions. the latest stop on the world series tour. england managed to hold on a determined. winning 21 to 40. the overall championship stand standings, but the victory moves them into the fourth qualified spot for the rio olympic games, the penultimate round takes place in glasgow on may 9th followed by the twickenham 7s. engineers underway, an event that scribes itself as the toughest foot race on earth, 1500 competitors started added a 250 kilometer journey in sahara. the equivalent of completing five and a half marathons over six days done through extreme
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environments that vary from rocks and they are required to carry their belongings including food and sleeping gear with them each day. >> finally the tour of flanders ended in chaos on sunday after not 1 but two support cars crashed into the cycles themselves. the cars are normally there to protect the riders. in this case it managed the opposite. new zealand jesse sergeant was sideswiped by a car that tried to hit the brake away group. it happened again. shavenel was rear-ended by another crist off managed to avoid all of that. >> much more on our website. the address for that is more in a moment. check for any spots we might have mussed. any spots where i have residue.
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