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this this >> libya's coach with folks aementing to get to europe starting their journey. >> a magnitude shock has hit kathmandu that hit napepal. a report: >> it's sunset and rescuers are working in the dark again. parts of kathmandu are without electricity. with just torches in their hands, the first night brought some success. nepal is hoping the second night
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will be the same. for every life saved, many more have been lost. here they are burning bodies. this is a deeply religious country. some of the terms of where people would seek solace during tragedy are in ruins. there have been at least 12 aftershocks. it's causing panic. there is hardly any news from remote villages nationwide. >> the main difficulty with the district and there is some information we are receiving in some of the distant headquarters have been nearly plat ended, 80%, 50% 30% damage. we are finding it difficult to get details from those areas. >> more information is coming from mount he havereverst. these are she werea guides who made it through an avalanche. some of their colleagues aren't coming back.
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>> actually it was everywhere. we don't know how many casualties there are. about 55 people were involved. >> reporter: because of everest and its rich history, nepal is a rich tourist area. many would have been in the busiest spots on saturday afternoon when the quake struck. the grief felt here will reverb rate grimly. al jazeera. let's talk to andrew simmons who has just arrived in the capital, kathmandu where more than 700 people there have been confirmed dead so far. the numbers are going up which unfortunately, that's to be expected. do you know if these numbers are changing because perhaps they are starting to reach more of
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the outlying areas? do you really know what comprises these numbers? >> there are some many bodies to be recovered. there are aerial images from the epicenter of this quake, which is something like 140 kilometers northwest of the capital. and they are flattened like somebody has just smeared them with paste. they are just completely wiped out. no one knows the true figure yet. all of the time that is being updated. so there is a mood really of gloom, despondency and grief descending on the capital now. many people huddled in small groups trying to shelter from
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this rain that's coming in now quite heavily in some parts. some around here but in vast waves of the city there is no light at all. and, of course in the countryside, no one really knows the true picture. after this time since saturday just bid midday when the quake struck there is still a massive amount to be done. at the airport, i went through a few hours ago, masses of aid coming in but by no means enough. only one runway, chaos at the airport. they are trying to sort of triage the size of the planes to get the most equipment and rescue workers in. meanwhile, the position is desperate because the search is people with their bare hands. no mechanicals around to take part in that search just this
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desperate situation. in the hospital a really big crisis in terms of the supplies of drugs and, also the space to treat people. you are seeing patients now in the open and, of course with the weather, as i say, closing in this isn't a good situation. also try to communicate with people. it's desperately hard because there is a fear here, a massive fear. you've got to take on board this quake not only took out a big swath of this country but also shook the highest mountain on earth with death in base camp on everest everyone is in shock. no one knows what's going to happen next. >> all right andrew simmons and anna getish. as if it weren't difficult enough the weather. now, more tremors are being felt in india's capital.
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nitti us dutt joins us. what's happening from where you are? >> reporter: to give you a quick update in the last few minutes before we have come to you, we have seen reports here in indian media network that the airport in kathmandu has been shut owing to heavy rain. this hampers not only the expertise of particularly doctors, relief workers getting in to kathmandu, many keeping in mind foreigners indian nationals coming from india to nepal for this but, also this hampers that relief getting in to the country. so that's a major line this evening and given the kind of impact that bad weather that the aftershock of this afternoon had on the capitol and surrounding areas. the indian government has this evening said it will be ramping up efforts byroad which means that it will be utilizing the points that it has along the open vast border it shares with
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nepal to get much needed aid in as well as well as to get indian nationals and other foreign nationals out of nepal out of safety and into india. >> how difficult is communication still? has there been any progress made on that front? because that is so key to relief efforts that people being able to communicate with their team. >> yeah. absolutely. >> was one key point that the indian government was making quite early on saturday. that's something that's continued to be a talking point here. major telecom companies have slashed the rates of phone calls to nepal not just in terms of communication between the expert people who had the expertise here and those who need it in nepal but also nepalese and indians, there are thousands on either side to help people communicate better. the indian government said on saturday, which work is obviously continuing to make sure all communication lines are restored. they do realize that that's
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essential but what's really had a troubling factor at this point in time, the lack of communication is now potentially being hampered by bad weather or compounded by this weather of problem -- of this problem of weather and, also reaching people most in need. >> all right. the clock is ticking. time is of the essence. nitti dutt live in new delhi. india has been leading the international effort in nepal. a former ambassador to nepal explained the difficultics rescue user are facing in getting aid to survivors. >> kathmandu is in a valley which is surrounded by hills. now, most of the city is about from a few major streets, most of the city are small lanes, almost like rabbit warrens most of the buildings are not at all earthquake proof. they are, you know, not even built according to modern dame norms of buildings.
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the difficulty is therefore, the difficulty is not about reaching nepal. the difficulty is they will reach nepal from the air point or from other points of collection, to get it out to the people who are vulnerable the women, elderly, the children food water, tents and milk and so on. that's going to be a major problem after, of course the first priority, to save lives. many who are still maybe alive under the rubble and the debris of the earthquake. so that is the very difficult situation you are facing while a number of other countries have offered aid and are providing funds as well as material the relief effort battling this crisis has to be a valiant effort. the effort really started on the indian side right from the cab cabinet level immediately after the earthquake hit nepal. win hours, the indian air force
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was on its way to evacuate and deliver relief supplies. >> ahead in the newshour news from other parts of the world. >> i am robin, a starter casstan khazhstan. democracy or theatre. thousands march in baltimore to protest against the deaths of a black man in police custody. if everton could upset the premier league ambitions. syrian government airstrikes have killed dozens of people across the proof incident of idlib, the targeting is to opposition fighters taking over the town on saturday. the rebels entered the town for
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the first time since the four-year-old war began. also at idlib, the assad government bombed the town of kirkush. they are claiming they are in control of four villages in moma countryside. three car bombs have exploded in separate incidents killing at least 12 people. one starting a commercial street in central baghdad killing four and injuring 13. others were killedwhen a bomb exploded in the south and a third attack hit a stall in another neighborhood in the south killing five people. there have been more strikes in yemen with the latest round targeting a military site and an area near the presidential palace in the capital, sanaa. fighting continues between houthi rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president hadi. a report. >> reporter: this is the center
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of yemen. it's an oil-rich prove incident eat of the capital, sanaa which the houthis took over last year. both. >> the houthi persons or any of their entities this city. fighting has been raging here for days. control of this strategic prove incident would help it be a main stronghold in sadda, north of the saudi border. outside, the stronghold in aden fierce battles continue between the houthi loyalists and those loyal to the deposed president. rebel forces are trying to -- warships pounded an area for the first time. meanwhile, five airstrikes hit
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military sides in an area near the presidential palace on sunday t 30 houthi fighters were killed when their truck was attacked. a month after the collision started the airstrikes in yemen
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the battle crossing into international waters. >> we covered less than 20% of
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the villages. it took us 24 hours. we didn't find any migrants at sea even though there was information that some had sailed off from libya in the area we were shown. that's not only because of the lack of modern equipment but also it seemed the smugglers are continuously changing tactics. >> since mid april the coastgardcoast guard revenge you'd about 250 people in this area. they were found in overcrowded dingies that often go undetected by rad arizona. 25-year-olds abri was one. >> the man steering the boat was a somali like me. he was scared. that's why he ran away. he told us he didn'twhat he was doing but it seems not. >> the coast guard says it noticed an emerging pattern. >> in the past bi boats carried hundreds of people. now they put them in rafts and quickly train 2 to 3 on how to use the engine and show them the
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direction to follow on a compass and off they go. >> this summer will see many many more people trying to take the desperate journey. most will sail into high seas undetected by the libyan coast guards. on patrol in the mediterranean sea. >> the red cross says two people in burundi have been killed after police opened fire on protesters. demonstrators are president that the president is seeking a third term in office in defiance of a two-term constitutional limit. malcolm web joins us on the phone from the capital. so malcolm, the situation seems to be getting worse. can you tell us what's happening there? >> it started at sunrise this morning, small crowds of protesters in several suburbs. police were destroyed deployed protesters started cheering and chanting. police fired for a couple of hours as the protesters
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dispersed, each time they came back in larger numbers. they were starting to build road blocks. just about managed to keep the upper hand using tear gas. there have been reports they have been firing people the red cross say at least two people have been shot and several people have been injured with gunshot wounds as well. >> obviously, what they are upset about is they have been reporting the president seeking a third term. have you heard anything from the president from the government? >> yes. i spoke to the president president's spokemans a short while ago. he said the protesters are responsible for this violence and not the president. he said it should be peacefully resolved in a presidential election and if people are unhope it can be challenged through the courts. it's something activists and protesters won't accept. they believe an election should
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be free. that's against the constitution. >> malcolm web reporting, thank you very much malcolm. thousands of demonstrators staged the biggest rally so far in the u.s. city of baltimore after the death of a black man in police custody. he suffered a broken spine following his arrest two weeks ago. gabriel elozondo reports. >> reporter: high tensions between police and protesters. people are angry there have been so few answers about the death of freddy gray and they are letting out frustration of what they say is a history of police mistreatment. several people were arrested. it got ugly for a brief period at the end of the day and marred what was overwhelmingly a peaceful day of protest throughout the city. this was by far the largest street demonstration since gray's death last sunday. unlike the others they were made up of african-americans on
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the streets, a wider cross section of people are joining in. >> i think what happened with freddy gray and what's happening all over the country is not a new problem. it's a very very old problem, as old as the country. it's as long as that problem existed, there has been a defendant movement against it. this is the latest part of it. >> they have a thing with it. the police is to protect and serve? right? the only thing that they serving now is disasters and death. >> they want the officers involved to be charged and an end to what they say is a common place rachel brutality in their community. police are admitting it was a mistake not to give freddy gray military help and also not to secure him with a seatbelt in the back of the van. an inquiry is underway as to what happened. six officers are on paid leave pending the outcome of that investigation. >> we need justice. them polices need to do prison time like any other human being. they need it.
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justice really needs to be served. >> there is no national database of deaths involving police in the u.s. but the analysis suggests baltimore police have killed more than 120 people over the past 20 years. the police commissioner has promised reforms and said just in the last three years, he's fired more than 50 officers for wrongdoing but these protesters say freddy gray's death shows how many problems still exist at the baltimore police department and why they say they will remain on the streets. >> gray will be buried on monday. the calls for justice likely won't be in a city where everyone seems to be losing patience. gabriel elizondo baltimore. thousands of guatemalans have taken to the streets to demand at a time resignation of the president and the vice president. it follows a corruption sting that led to the arrest of the taxing authority t guatemala
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city. >> reporter: insisting on being heard, thousands of guatemalans descend on the nation's capitol. organizers called for a peaceful demonstration free of alcohol, weapons or political banners. people here don't want anything to taint their message. >> the president, we have had enough of all of this corruption. you need to leave office and return the money you have stolen. you need to go to the prison. go. >> efigies show people's anger and frustration. >> a multi-million dollar corruption scandal has led to this the biggest demonstration in guatemala in years. now, the country finds itself in the middle of a political crisis. >> on april 16th, police arrested the head of guatemala's tax authority for tax fraud but investigators also issued an arrest warrant for vice president roxannena balledetti's private secretary while he and
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the vice president were on a trip to sorting korea. the vice president has been linked to several high-profile scandals after her return from south korea, she quickly held a press conference to deny any wrongdoing. >> i called my private secretary and asked him if he knew what was happening in guatemala. he said he didn't know. i told him he was fired and then demanded he returned to guatemala and make himself available to the courts. the damage to guatemala's ruling party has been done. just days after the arrests, the party's presidential candidate announced he was withdrawing from the race. now, with just five months before presidential elections, analysts say guatemalaans are starting to feel their political power. >> future presidents could feel much more scrutinized by a public who are more politically engaged. people are more attentive to how the government handles things.
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this is a positive thing. we hope this is the beginning of a change for guatemala. >> but not all of the news this week has been bad. days ago, a mandate was extended. a turning point perhaps for a country engager. al jazeera, guatemala city. >> experts say chile's volcano will not erupt again, not likely but it is sending out thick clouds of ash forcing thousands of people from their homes. flights have been cancelled. traffic has been disrupted. al jazeera's latin american editor reports. a magnificent close-up view of a volcano in eruption. the geological service invited al jazeera to over fly the volcano which is continuing to go spew tons of volcanic material. >> this is the closest they have
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come to the crater since the volcano first erupted wednesday. what you see isn't but semi pull ver verized rock and gas. you can smell the sulfur. >> that's why they call it so so black. >> a column causing havoc as it heads toward argentina and uruguay. down below the rivers are boiling from the hot rock and ash, the same ash that has covered the town of encinata beyond recognition it's here we find the ar i have a family over seeing the damage. the town of 4,000 was evacuated. like many,lying in a shelter but have come to see what's left of their home. we are afraid looters will come to steal the little we have left. >> while the ash is not contaminated it can provoke
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respiratory problems and skin rashes. it's a country prone to natural catastrophes like few others. in the last month, alone, there have been freakish floods and deadly mudslides in the desert. there have been forest fires from an unprecedented drought and volcano eruptions from not one but two volcanos. many people are joking with the fact that the only thing that's missing now are the locusts. the people here are determined to stay. i was born here i will stay here until i die, with or without the volcano. >> a volcano that still shows no sign of relenting nor of allowing thousands of families to return home. lucia newman encenata chile. >> later in the news hour we will tell you about an election that is not recognized by the international community. it's estimated more than a
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"faultlines": death on the bakken shale. tomorrow, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. ♪ welcome back to the newshour. the top stories now on al jazeera: a magnitude 6.7 aftershock has health nepal's capital after saturday's earthquake killed more than 2,000 people across the country. hospitals are overwhelmed as injured are being pulled out of rubble. aftershocks across northern india. more than 50 people were killed and at least 240 injured there in the quake on saturday. an update on the sys in nepal. a medical situation, a doctor in kathmandu joins us on the phone. thank you for your time. i can't imagine how busy you are. are you based in a hospital or are you set up a triage center
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somewhere? >> pardon me? >> are you based in a hospital or have you set up a triage center someplace else? >> thety hospital. >> doctor, could you tell me the types of injuries you are seeing with your patients? >> a lot of people after this there are many patients fromcat kathmandu. many have been coming from kathmandu and other districts. a lot of people are. >> continue, doctor. >> pardon? >> i said continue. >> pardon me?
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>> could you tell me the types of injuries that you are seeing? >> the patient? >> let's try again. doctor, i was wondering what types of injuries you are seeing. >> i didn't hear you completely. >> we understand. dr. salma because of the communication difficultics and clearly how much you are facing we are going to go ahead and let you go and get back to your patients. thank you very much for your time? >> . seventeen climbers have been killed and dozens injured after the earthquake triggered an avalanche hit the mount everest base camp. climbers are stuck in camps 1 and 2 up the mountain. >> reporter: the climber caston petersen was on mount everest.
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he filmed these pictures as a rescue effort got underway pictures from everest's south side base camp showed flattened tents and blocks of rock scattered around the site deep in snow. one climber who survived the avalanch posted a desperate appeal on twitter. alex gavin wrote, huge disaster. help search and rescue many dead. much more badly injured. more to die if not asap. many say the rescue effort will be difficult. >> trying to medi vac people will be difficult especially considering the weather conditions at the moment. very bad weather there. helicopters can't fry in and out of base camp. the situation at base camp right now will be pretty desperate.
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>> reporter: late april is peak climbing season. the avalanche couldn't have hit everest at a busier time. ali mustafar al jazeera. people in kazakhstan have voted. the
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result is. >> saying this early vote was to give him a mandate to make necessary but tough economic choices because casstankhazhstan. >> they want stable development, improvement of the quality of life and stability of the state and for support for the policy has seen under my leadership. >> medina who works at the university he has founded is grateful for programs educating young khazhs bo alone. >> people are worried about the future. it's natural for people to worry about the future and to think about it, but i think it will go
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peacefully because he laid out a foundation. >> that foundation may need fortifying after this election liken suring smooth transition of power and delivering it to kazakhstan real not managed democracy. al jazeera. people are voting in a second round of elections on the divided island of cyprus. the it is not recognized by the international community. it's hoped it will will pave the way for a diplomatic solution. let's look at how this came about. cyprus has been divided since 1974 after turkey invaded the north in response to an athens' backed coup. greek cypriots occupy the south. >> the united nation buffer zone
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established over 40 years remains. several rounds of reunification talks have failed. it's hoped they will resume after the election. zena is on the turkish side and send us this update. >> reporter: this election is not recognized by the international community, but turkish cypriots are attaching a lot of importance. voters have two choices. there are two main candidates: the incumbent, what he stands for really is the status quo and his main rival, what he stands for is change and this is what you feel when you talk to people here yes, both men say that they are both committed to a solution to the cyprus problem. both of them see a solution in a very different way. the incumbent's ideally would like to see a two-state
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solution, like to see them internationally recognized while the other candidate, what he would like to see is a reunified island because he thinks this is the way forward. so voters really have two choices, and it is an important time. the united nations envoy saying negotiations which have been suspended are set to resume soon. the man who will win this election will be man dated to sit with the greek cypriots in another attempt to solve the cyprus problem but with diplomats believing the possibility of a breakthrough is real. >> counting underway in togo where the president is seeking a controversial third term in. they are saying it will be close between him and opposition candidate john pierre fabre. he has ruled taking over from his father in charge for the previous 38 years. leaders of southeast asian countries are meeting in
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malaysia to promote busy ideas among the block of 10 nations. seeing some of the action in the capital kuala lumpur. >> all you need is a smart phone. my taxi is a taxi app that's taken malaysia by storm in two years. legally regulated, safe and secure it allows customers to order a cab without the hassel of haggling or flagging down a taxi in the street. it's a brate idea of two former harvard business school graduates after they heard horror stories about the industry in malaysia. >> they had one common problem: it was safety affordability and fast means of transportation. and that was a common things across all six countries. we created a solution to solve that problem, it basically took off. >> every day more taxi drivers sign up across the region. the app has been download odd nearly 4 million mobile phones.
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7 bookings are made every second. 75,000 drivers have registered. veteran taxi driver lua osmond joined a year ago. >> happy because they only have to call my taxi. >> they feel safe and secure? >> of course. >> customers seem to feel the same way. >> i think it's a good platform for people to actually find a taxi in a safer manner. >> recognizing that small businesses need help. >> in many way, it underlines a general point, you know people make a huge market a growing market a young population consumer pool.
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you can take each of those points against what myteksi is doing and has done and will do. >> the story of the small business enterprise doesn't end here myteksi is seen as a prime example of what can be achieved in the asia pacific market as well as an it market that has potential beyond the region. kuala lumpur. >> it's estimated over a million venzuelans have left their oil-rich country for a country that is not at war, that is a stag staggering figure. al jazeera rich lopez takes a look at what is behind this unlikely migration. >> reporter: young professionals are leaving the country in hordes. a lack of medication diagnostic tools and basics like gauze and cotton are part of their daily
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struggle. >> there is very little to keep us motive aid. work conditions is bad. pay is bad. the lack of motivation extends to everyone from our nurses to our surgeons. immigration experts say many who have left say the lack of professional satisfaction drove them to look for options abroad. for others it was the country's crime problem. >> when you see this is the sector that has been the engine that has pushed the economy in terms of leading the private sector and in terms of having the higher qualified jobs and industries so, you know when you start losing all of that, you know it's the sector is going to be difficult to be replaced. >> less and less doctors means a job that relies on team effort are key links in the chain. after waiting for hours patients can often go back home
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untreated because there no longer is an anesthesiologist or a surgeon at hand. they have seen an exdid you say of the talented middle class. some of the group of highly skilled are doctors. they say they are in search of decent pay, a safe environment and adequate training. outside the ministry of exterior, people line up on a daily basis to legalize documents they will need in their new homes. for mylina hernandez the last done in a full glass came after she was kidnapped outside of her house. >> who wants to leave their land, their customs, tradition, friends, be away from your family your beaches, your country? nobody. but this has become unbearable. the way i see it, this is no longer viable. >> as the economic and political situation in venzuela continues to deteriorate, more of its young professionals are likely to immigrate.
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many fear few will be left behind to rebuild the country. al jazeera, venzuela. still ahead, all of the sports including what's next for the world heavy weight boxing champion after the latest ampion after the latest
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police the vast wilderness. daniel lak reports from canada. icy relations between the two could complicate discussions about climate change. >> reporter: local inuit culture on display from the arctic council countries. the united states is now in charge. secretary of state john kerry has laid down an ambitious agenda addressing climate change maritime safety and economic development in the north. >> all of us come to this council with different experiences, different perspectives. ultimately we all share one arctic, and we have to do everything that we can to ensure that the interests and the future of this vital and sensitive region are protected. >> overshadowing the council's soft power agenda and decision making by consensus, concerns aboutme state russia's involvement in ukraine and the
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recent military exercises in the arctic that. could cast a shadow over american leadership of the arctic council. >> how will the americans be able to take these increased actions against the russian activity in the ukraine and at the same time, isolate it from interfering with the artic council? maybe they can figure out a way of doing it. i am not quite sure how you do it. >> there were conflicting claims to the seabed of the arctic ocean. denmark through green land canada, the u.s. and russia are looking beyond their current 20onaut cal mileliment some to the north poll, itself with an eye to vast oil and gas reserves that could lie beneath, claims that will take years to sort out. as the northern sea ice melts, those reserves could just become accessible. environmentalists warn that can only increase warming that's already twice as fast as elsewhere on the planet. cooperating against climate change may be starting to take off amongst arctic council
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members. some say it's too little too late. as well the distractions of geo politics come at an inconvenient time for the pressing work that lies ahead. daniel lak, al jazeera. andy is here now with sports. andy? >> thank you. manchester united missed out on their chance to go second in the english premier league. well beaton a couple of hours ago, giving everton a 3 lives nil win. united stay fourth. right now, chelsea are playing arsenal with chelsea closing in on their first title in five years. if they can win this game and their next match, the title race is officially over. we got to the ha mark at the em rates, it is still nil-nilemirates, it is still nil-nil. could be champions for the 25th time the game has kicked off on
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saturday. trying to win the game early on. a great goal from bastion. that's the only goal of the game with 10 minutes remaining. 1-nil. a finish. >> first of all, i would like to extend congratulations tots entire team and the club. for mathematical reasons, technically speaking we haven't yet won the german championship but theoretically, we have. >> the bell grade derby in serbia was delayed after 45 missed after fans clashed with police inside and outside of the stadium t supporters threw flares at the police. the match has a long history of crowd violence and eventually finished goals t vladimir
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klenshko has a points victory over brian jennings. 39-year-old's third highest career total in boxing history. the ukrainian's first fight in the u.s. for seven years. he looks at those heading back to europe saying tyson fury of britain likely to be his next opponents. >> this fight needs to happen in europe. it's a good european fight. you travel and fight different places. i know it is mandatory and obviously, that's something that i have to do to defend my title. >> the memphis grizzlies have taken a lead in the play-off series with the portland trailblazers. five players scoring in double figures to the grizz leaps including mark gusol who at 25 finished 115 to 109 and now wrapping up the series with
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another win on monday. >> marcos knocked shots down coming down the stretch. i have a lot of respect for portland for the arena, for the tradition that's here a lot of that is from my time with lionel hollands. to get a win in this kind of environment is a big win for our guys. >> atlanta still lead that series 2-1. the bucks avoided electionimination with a win over the chicago bulls and golden state complete a sweep of their series with the pelicans. jimmy anderson to a 9-wickett victory in the second test of that series anderson taking three more wickets on the final day in greneda. a couple of matches. look at this from england captain alister cook just about managing to hang on to that reaction. catches the home team all out for 307. cook and gary shake down a victory target to take a
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1-nothing series lead. both captains agreed it was anderson. >> you know he is coming to the latter part of this and those skills he has learned over the time that experience he's got is valuable. we thought it was great. six wickets in one session, that is where we fell down. we fell down for the last four days. some tough days at the. but six wickets the new ball cost us the match today. >> moving into the next round of the nhl coming from three goals down to beat the vancouver cannucks. it's been over a decade since they made it to the first round t one of the french come back. the annaheim ducks.
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winning a first-round playoff series with a 4-3 over the nashville. a win and eliminate. >> kenyan runners have dominated a high-class favorite the london marathon kenyans, 1, 2, 3, kochoga. women's record paula radcliff was running her last competitive race. winning was not her target and it's the biggest so far. taking the women's. >> more on that store in the rest of the support on our website. check that out, >> that's it for now, richelle thank you very much. international market for video games is skyrocketing soon to be worth more than $100,000,000,000. the u.s. and japan still have the most gamers. according to some experts, the fattest growing market is the middle east. al jazeera kristin saloomey has
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more from the games for change festival until new york. >> prince fatad al sad grew up playing video games. he didn't always identify with the villains on screen. >> evil and the dictator of the day. >> many predeathed as middle eastern so he started nam to make games that especially girls in his home country of saudi arabia could better relate to. >> it comes down to wanting to create new protagnists. i grew up with very strong women in my life. you know the rhetoric of women and narrative about saudi women is they are women that i don't recognize. they are not -- saudi women are not weak. they are not massive. >> most of them are veiled as they will be in his next release, sawed eye girls' revolution which is being previewed at the games for change festival. >> the games for change festival here in new york is all about harnessing the power of video games for social good.
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gaming is also big business. game makers are beginning to realize the biggest potential for growth is in the developing world. game revenues from the middle east are over 1 and a half$1 and a half billion dollars and are expected to nearly double by 2017. the country structural sensitivity is key. >> the western consumer or western players this game feels revolutionary, now interesting, something you have never seen before. >> dutch egyptian rami issue male ishmael is is hoping to change? >> i think a large part of it comes from the mobile market because a lot of parts of africa and the middle east have sort of skipped the computer industry into the smartphone age thanked those markets are enormous. >> efforts have attracted festival attendees. you can tell they are not from
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the west and what we are used to. it's really exciting. these games are so culturally rooted and they are fun to play. >> ultimately games musting entertaining and easy to identify with to succeed in the middle east. kristin saloomey new york. >> a washington, d.c. press corp head the largest social event on the washington calendar and an occasion for the city's big wigs to make fun of each other and themselves. president obama used his annual speech to make fun of his political opponents with a game that house speaker john boehner. >> i look so old, john boehner has invited netanyahu to speak at my funeral [applause.] >> all right. here another full bullet of news is straight ahead. thanks for your time. keep it here.
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desperate rescue efforts in kathmandu as the number of those known to have died mounts. there is a continuestant danger of aftershocks. this one sent people running from their homes. >> hello. i am felicity barr. this is al jazeera live from ron london. two protesters shot down in burundi as police break up demonstrations of a hopes for a third term for the president. on the trail of the smugglers, we


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