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>> welcome to the news hour. from al jazeera news center here in doe ha in london, the top stories. >> remembering mandela tens of thousands join a star studded memorial to celebrate a man that changed the world. a set back for civility in the central african republic, the fresh army suffers its first losses. is news from europe,
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including meets the e.u. form affairs chief. ahead of the french company that made faulty breast implants is jailed for fraud. they warn it may be harming your health. we begin in south africa where tens of thousands of people have braved the rain to attribute to nelson mandela. he will be live with reaction in just a few minutes, but fist, with a look back at the days events. >> a physical display of mandela's legacy.
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>> south africa. >> these are mandela's people. >> a warm welcome for u.n. secretary general, and a not so warm response for south african president jacob zuma. the whos an indication of widespread believe that he suffered by comparison with the man he is here to remember. gathers here to family members including the past. >> they are coming together. i think that would have
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made how everybody are shaking hands, and celebrating his life. >> there was thunderous applause, and to the joy of the people, criticism. >> there are too many people who happily embrace man done ba's legacy of racial consolation, but passionately resist even modest reforms. that would challenge chronic poverty. and growing inequality, there are too many leaders but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. memories of another man who spoke for the people at another gathering in this specific place. memories of the day 23 years ago, when mandela walked out of prison, and
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paid homage to the masses. i have spoken about freedom in my lifetime. your commitment, is your discipline has released me to stand. >> you today. on this day, the people pay homage to their leader and return to their home singing and celebrating the life that touched so many. but underlying the joy, the deep sad knowledge that a man, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and friend is dead. is the tributes continue tonight. these are life pictures outside the family home. as you can see, people are still out there on the streets. a lot of flowers outside
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the family home, and scandals also being lit outside the family home there. from tomorrow, wednesday, until friday. and then he will be buried later this week on sunday in his native village. let's bring in now al jazeera's page who is live for us. it's been a send off like no other, that celebrations also continuing tonight. >> oh, absolutely, it's been ask extraordinary day. the energy was absolutely electric, and you can feel it coming off all of the people coming in and out of that stadium. i was there so were the three people who have joined me now, that come from the stadium here. a festival, what did you make of the memorial speeches and the
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atmosphere? >> you know i wanted to accomplish what he has given to us. he has given us a love and forgiveness. he taught us to be transparent. so i wanted to accomplish what he taught us. i come way back, 1976, when we were running up and down. and we learned that at the end of the day, we should forgive one another. and it comes from doha. >> for your time -- what does mandy ba mean to you. >> he mean as lot to me. i didn't know him -- so he is a big inspiration, to me. if he didn't go to jail, we wouldn't have all of this. our education is super.
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exciting right now. i don't know what to say, i am speechless. >> tell me, what do you think is the legacy to south africa and the world? freedom. forgiveness. is we have won. each and every press with smile and dignity, it is what we have now. we stand in this world, we know how to talk now, and we can express ourselves we can go anywhere where we want to, it is because of him. the freedom that he gave us. we heard some of those voices lifted in song. to a lot of people around two world, it doesn't make sense. >> it's really -- makes sense for people. because when we feel uneasy, we are seen as
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fighting. all the way to fight anything that you want to ease in your heart, just sing. so we love singing, please. so the tears will come later but for now you drown it out with song? >> yes, yes. >> wonderful, thank you so much for being with us, so that's a little bit of slice of what is happening here. thank you very much indeed. >> in other world news, a french president is headed to the central african republic on his way home. two french soldiers were kill there had in a gun battle with sell cafighters. french troops are leading the drive to disarm the rebels after hundreds were killed last week. the central african republic was launched into chaos when rebels seized power. well, earlier angry crowds set several cars on fire. crowds of young man
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accused. the assistant secretary general for human rights at the u.n. human rights office. >> our assessment is that to ensure security with what we are needed about twice more troops than we have right now in the ground. the raw efforts to increase number of troops logistical efforts however we believe that the only solution to have proper equipment and proper mandate is to have a full fledged peace keeping cooperation. >> live now to al jazeera's in ban gi, the french president is due any moment now, why is he there, what is he trying to achieve? >> it is ironic that on a day that south africans are celebrating peace, love, and remembering nelson mandela, there was
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no such sentiments on the streets today. the city has been consumed in a frenzy of hate. now people are being killed and injured, we understand that the hospitals there more than 70 people are brought in just today and this is just a picture here in the city. we are hearing of incidents all over the country. francoise is here to boost morale of his troops after two french soldiers were killed but he is also here to send a message to those to kim french soldiers. we did not see french soldiers out and about for most of the day, that left a security vacuum which people took advantage of, coming out into the streets, mobs attacking each other, community turning on each other in a very very
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brutal way. so the streets are not getting any safer, also the sectarian nature is becoming more apparent now. well, they were extremely worried. will be lucked by many people here, but at the same time if you look at u.n. peace keeping missions just look at the biggest peace keeping mig the world $1.1 billion spent on it, people are still dying in eastern congo, it is not about sending peace keepers here, it is about their mandate what will they do. is as the french realize, it is for more complicated to disarm fighters than you think. you cannot disarm fighters easily in this country.
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oughted marry people have weapons that they don't have arms they have machetes and sticks and that's enough to kill women and children. >> you are watching the al jazeera news hour. we will tell you how a water deal can help get more life. 15 years in orbit and still counting. count the details coming up in sports later. the six member block may
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endure the iran nuclear deal. let's go live this would be quite significant tell us more about the message that the gc c is trying to send here? >> yes, well, this is the 30 -- the thirty-fourth summit, and this is the first summit after the deal was signed last month. we understand from the final state, the final statement will have rah welcoming tone to the deal signed between the five plus one iran. however i have to say there are some differences among some countries and that is mainly backed by some officials from saudi arabia, and they are basically calling to imfeud at least some members of the g.c.c. in those negotiations and they are argument for
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this is that the gulf is part of the whole region, and any deal on any military action for any environmental disaster will impact those countries. >> thank you very much, omar. live for us at the gcc summit. know iplan is also on the agenda. secretary of state john kerry is defending the recent nuclear deal. some u.s. politicians have threatened to undermine that agreement by pressing on with sanctions on iran. quite significant, but it can be derailed even before it gets off the ground, some members of congress threatening more on iran. >> just literally got underway in the last few minutes. he is going to say to them, please don't put new sanctions down, we
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are negotiating with the iranians in good faith, our allies did the same, and we want tock screen to be going through this process. what some politicians are saying. is look, what we need to do is make sure that the iranians are serious, and to do that we need to say if you haven't come close to a deal, within since months as layed down in geneva, then there has to be some sort of punishment. so they are suggesting that will put in place tehran's oil industry, and so barack obama are saying to the politicians please hold off, we understand your concerns we have it under control, and if they aren't serious, then yes, new sanctions are a definite, but introduce them now that the iranians will walk away, and everything we have negotiated could possibly fall apart.
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before that were to happen, what would be the next move then? >> it would be difficult for them to resurrect. saying please don't push ahead with the idea for sanctions. the reality is if they want to have some sort of sanctions built, and both democrats and republicans, then they have to put something concrete on paper, deliver it to the house either today, tuesday, or tomorrow wednesday. after that, you start getting into the holiday season, when the politicians are thinking about heading home. and i suspect the white house and john kerry are working on the basis if they can get through this period, through the beginning of the year, if there is some progress, because then it's almost a month since the deal was signed. if they can point to progress, they might be able to save off the idea that they need any new sanctions. certainry there are many people that the iranians
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haven't always negotiated and they want to make sure that they continue to deliver on what they promised and they will move to an agreement. and they think the best way of doing that, isn't through negotiation, but to say look, at the end of six months this is what has happened to you if you don't do a deal. >> thank you, allen. live for us on capitol hill in d.c. efforts are underway to find a resolution to the crisis over ukraine's relations with the european union. let's get more on that story in our european news center. >> yeah, that's right. has met the visiting foreign affairs chief, protests are now into their third week of his rejection of a trade deal. earlier he said he was willing to release some of the activists arrested after recent clashes. reports from key ya. >> this was an appeal to the nation from an embattled president, surrounded by three predecessors he sin
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cysted that the european project was on track, but thousands of protestors of course fied don't believe him. and accuse him of following moscow's orders. >> people want an answer to the question, what is the future of ukraine, and what is going to happen to european integration, on the other hand, the laws were broken on both sides we need to assess the situation, and those who are guilty, must be held responsible for that. >> just a few hours earlier, before dawn, police moved in to break up lines of protestors and their barricades, around the presidency, parliament, and the cabinet office as a deadline expired for them to leave. several people including police were injured. but the main protests in independence square goes on.
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particularly as both sides believe they can win, and each have their international backers. >> progress was not helped with the release of 24 video, which the largest opposition group, says shows police breaking into their headquarters. they took away a computer server. >> the protestors camping out are now facing temperatures as low as minus 15. they are not hopeful about talks. >> i don't expect anything good to tell the truth. even if there are negotiations i don't expect a positive outcome. >> if he has something to tell us, he should come on stage and speak to us. i don't think they will be able to free on anything. there will be no positive outcome, that said, we hope for positive changes. >> both sides appear to be ready for a long
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fight. and the risk of further violence remains. >> joins us live from the ukrainian capitol, and so the protests continue, what can you tell us about the flurry of diplomatic activity behind the scenes the presence of the foreign affairs. >> that's right. kathryn ashton, the chief foreign policy envoy, has come out of talks with president, we understand those talks hahsed for thea hours. and that they discussed all relevant issues on the table, but we don't have any more information on that for the time being, we are expected potentially to have more talks. of course, simultaneously as tim as we are talking about in his report, those round table discussions between the president and his predecessors notably absent from the table, were the leaders of the opposition political parties who have been so
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much involved in the continuing protests. down here on the square. the police stand by, they are still here the protestors but we should point out that a deadline for them to clear the square, and the public buildings that they occupied has passed. >> all right, give us a sense of what is happening on the ground there, and indeed behind the scenes. as a stand off continues. thank you. well, to france now where the founder of a company responsible for faulty breast implants has been jailed for fraud. john claude the chief executive was prosecuted after the implants were found to have an abnormally high rate of rupture. the only thing these implants did was bring
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ought anger. the kind that should not be used in humans. these implants had a high rupture rate. for years he filled his implant with what was called a home made concoction. 65 nations in all, 300,000 women effected. >> suddenly i heard something bursting and i couldn't get up again. >> isabel had hers following major cancer surgery, but like so many other women, what she paid for and what she got were two very different things. only later did she find out how they were being made. >> we just took a spoon and put it in. well, what do you mean? and he said it again, yeah ewe take a spoon and put it in and made these.
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even an animal, you -- that means that's why you know today why some women are more sick than others. they got a bigger spoon. can you do that, that's women. it's lives. >> so big was this trial when it was held earlier this year, that it had to take place in a conference center. on tuesday verdicts came through, he got four years in jail and a fine of $100,000. some of his key staff received jail sentences too. for those that have p.i.p. implants it is about one thing, it is justice. he is not going to prison, at least not today, because he is appealing and therefore under french law, he can go home. and there is still wider questioned to the answer, not the least, just what impasse will they have on the long term health. the answer to that one may not come for many
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more years. al jazeera. >> i will be back with more news from europe later on, let's get ball to doha. >> thank you. according to ben he dash, the execution of a man convicted of war crimes. he was supposed to be hanged on tuesday, he is a one of a number of people to be convicted by the war crimes. he says the charges are politically motivated. >> israel jordan and palestinian authority have signed a new water sharing agreement. they will start work on a new pipeline from the red sea to the dead sea. al jazeera has the story. this tourist attraction is so rich in salt, that
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people float naturally in it. with water dropping as much as a meter a year. signed by israel, jordan, and the palestinian authority, is to slow down the decline, while providing water. >> we are joining hands with our regional partners. to develop such an important project, which i think will be rah model, not only for our region, but to the whole world where we have conflict. that water can bring people together, and that a center void can bring even peace to the people of the region. >> the pipeline would connect the northern tip of the red sea with the dead sea. a project sometimes called the red dead conduit. it is to be built in the jordanian port. the salty byproduct known as brine, would then be channeled 180-kilometers north to replenish the dead sea.
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water is a con ten, issue in this area. under this packet, israel will increase its water to them. and environmentalists are also concerned that the echo system of the dead sea will be disrupted by mixing waters from the red sea. but the agreement is al seen as a sign of cooperation and a politically sensitive time, and possibly hope to save the dead sea. al jazeera. >> so much more to come on the news hour, including kenya complete 50 years of self-law, with a look back an uh how it has faired without the british. cooking healthy on a tight budget, a new pass opens for children in the poorest part of london. and thenhl to the top of the table, robin has that and the rest of the days sports coming up later.
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welcome back. you are watching the al jazeera news hour. tens of thousands of people have braved the rain in south africa, to pay tribute to nelson mandela. more than 90 heads of state made the trip to remember the leader. two french troops have been killed by sell cafighters in the central african republic. the french is due to arrive in the coming hours. and leaders are meeting
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in kuwait for the annual g.c.c. summit, al jazeera has learned that they may welcome the recent nuclear deal between iran and six western powers. >> all right, back now to our top story, in tuesday's memorial for nelson mandela, barack obama gave us one of the days most memorable images, this is him shaking hands with cuba's leader recall castro. america has not had formal diplomatic relations with cuba since 1959. joining us to talk about this, a contributor with the daily beast, and is live from washington, d.c. and a good to have you on al jazeera, certainly one of the strongest images of the day, and obama shaking hands and even exchanging a few words. first off, how is this being viewed? is it stirring any drove? >> maybe a little bit in the twitter universes, but the days of the real
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aminty between the u.s. and cuba is behind us. president obama carries florida in the last election, i think he even carried the cuban american vote. because the younger generations don't feel the hostile feelings towards the cast drove brothers. some people would hope that the empargo would be ended before this president leaves office. i wouldn't bet on that, necessarily. but president obama has taken steps to ease travel to cuba, and to make it easier for cuban americans to send remit tans home to their family. so relations are not as tense as they once were. >> yes, up deed, and former president has said that the hand shake was something significant, and he also expressed the hope that it will be an omen for the future, and yet, interestingly, a
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white house official has told the reuters news agency that the u.s. still has grave concerns about human rights situation? cuba, what do you make of that? >> well, i think there are concerns but in a way that's kind of an excuse for not moving ahead, because it is still so politically a dangerous frankie for democrat to take any steps. so again, i don't see any movement in the immediate future, i think if president carter were back in office, he would take that step immediately. because he has really reached out to regimes all over the world. but i doubt you get that reaction from any of the -- from either of the bushes who served between carter and obama. >> right. now, president obama in south africa today also shook hands with robert
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is even hugs the president. do you think all this was planned? was it by design that he shook the hands with him? >> well, i mean i think it would have been hard to avoided these figures and there are probably many other hands he shook that you haven't mentioned. what that would have sent a much stronger message, and one that he did not want to send. with the brazilian president in particular, yes, the spying scandal and revelations have hurt relations, but i think there's a recognition in washington, that she has to respond the way she did. she has domestic concerns of her own, and it struck me watching the body language, that it isn't personal between them. i think they chatted and i think there's a feeling
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that that rift will with mended at some point. although it's very real for the moment. >> but obama doesn't always make any efforts a lot of effort to hide his discomfort around trip the russian leader vladimir putin. we all remember the image of the two of them at the g.a. summit. do you think that is also by design? >> well, the -- the president and the russian leader have met several times. and i think that probably got along better at the beginning, but i think -- president putin has done a number of things that i think the president interpreted as deliberate provocations in their relationship. and then the president made this comment, that putin always seemed like the kid slouching in the back of the classroom. and that was not -- that was an insult. and i'm sure that didn't sit well. but this very real differences between the two countries and i think
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president obama feels that president putin has moved russia in a much more autocratic direction, for the fact that the are multiplying and ordinary people really live under a great deal of repression, and then you throw in the conflict now in ukraine, and wondering what putin is doing to influence what is happening there. so i think there's so much if you want -- water under the bridge in marry relationship that neither of them really bothered to hide it. but this is not just a one time greeting at a funeral. they have to deal with each other. and it's been very difficult. >> all right, good the hear your thoughts. joining us this live from dc, thank you for your time. >> eight people including five policeman have been shot dead in northeast kenya. gunman opened fire on a
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military base near the boarder with somalia. believe two other officers were injured. it is not known who is behind the attack. kenya is going to be commemorating the 50th anniversary of its independence from britain this week. and a regional hub for international aid agencies and the united nations. from the capitol. peter reports. sudan's president the leader of the south signed a peace agreements not on their own territory, but in northern kenya. as much as this -- but also belonged to kenya. quietly, behind the scenes the government coached and cadoled and at times bullied the two
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sides into talking together. the fact that they talked at all is a credit to the policy, rather than interfering in the affairs of its neighbors. >> the widow remembers the time well. including late night calls from kenya's president daniel air rat. >> at times -- i will not be -- they would not allow me to rest, you have to look for your husband, your husband has to come. calling me please, madame rebecca, we want to see your husband. and he has to come for the negotiation. >> that kind of approach in the neighborhood of times beset by strife, helps keep kenya relatively stable. it is also why the united nations established one of its three global hubs. and why the city has become a base for a host of aid agencies working across east africa. but all of this international engangment has also worked in the favor.
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the u.n. and other organizations have been keep to protect their investment and try to help resolve the crisis. >> according to one former diplomate, it has become a kind of virtuous diplomatic circle, staying out of trouble by helping the neighbors get out of trouble. >> you can see that's happening on the part of the kenya, quite effectively, by resisting any temptation to intervene militarily, in the conflicts that have been proven in our maying states. >> in late 2011, kenya's patience snapped the government orders it troops after somalis remember movement kidnap several tourists. the government sold the invasion as a way of securing the country's boarders. >> but after the attack on the western shopping mall, killing more than 60 people, the policy in the affairs of the neighbors is starting to look like a wise approach. al jazeera, nigh robe by.
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>> all right, let's get more news from europe now. here is marian in europe. >> we are focusing on low income families in the u.k. they have having an increasingly difficult time paying for food. on monday, reported on a special new super mart, for the poor. but some nutrition fist argue that relying on ready meals has made it harder for people to feed their families on a budget. which teaches children to cook nutritious food on a tight budget. >> the children are all aged about nine, the challenge is to cook a meal for four for less than five pounds. whether that sounds like a lot f omoney depends on what part of the world you live in, but in u.k., rising food prizes mean there are many people who wouldn't know where to start. >> what is is in it. >> we have oranges, apples, and some custard. >> it's absolutely
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delicious. >> cheese, onions. and tomatoes. >> a little bit of spinach. >> that boy squeezing the lime juice is called adam. his family live in just half of this house, in one of the poorest parts of london. when adam comes home from school he is happy to take over. >> some of our ready food is not enough. because everything is expensive, but when you find you can find everything healthy, and find something fresh, and you can -- it's very fine. british people have found it hard to feed their families.
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yet it appears some whose culture has never involved prepackaged expensive meals may be better able to cope in hard times because they never forgot how to cook. people are becoming a bit lazy. ready meals. i think that -- the kids -- christmas will be tough for many millions in the u.k., who have seen no improvement while the economy has begun to grow again. they could surely make their own lives easier. lawrence lee, al jazeera, london. >> now, a long term study has concluded that a healthy lifestyle is the most effective way to prevent dementia. that comes ahead of a major summit on the condition in london on wednesday. scientists have been monitors more than 2,000
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men, aged between 25 and 49. they found five factors that can help prevent dementia, taking regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a low body weight, not smoking tobacco, and drinking alcohol in moderation. people following four of these five steps can cut their chance of developing men sha by 60%. earlier i spoke to professor elwood who led that study, and i asked him whether this was reaffirming what we already know we should be doing. >> yes, a healthy lifestyle is enormously protective. not just against dementia, but again diabeteses, 70% less diabeteses than those that follows five of the healthy behaviors. a 60% reduction in heart attacks and stroke. and a reduction in cancer by 40%. the following of a healthy lifestyle is a person's own responsibility.
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the health services government and health services are set up to look after disease, and to help people live with their disease. and occasionally to treat the disease and cure it. but the preservation of health, preserving ones health, is the responsibility of the individual. and hence these five healthy behaviors which sound simple, should be followed by more people. only 1% of people in whales follow these five healthy behaviors. >> yo are up to speed with all the news, now let's get back to doe ha. >> thank you. now, are you a news junky? well, here is a story for you. new research suggests that people that watch traumatic images on television can be in danger of acute stress. those that take in more than six hours can be worse off than those that witness events first hand.
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she is a senior awe tor of the study, and the association professor at the university of california. so term us first how you came up with the coverage. how is is it that can cause more stress of those watching than those directly exposed to the event? >> that's the very important question. we don't know how it happens what we do know is that the more media exposure people reported engaging in, in the week following the boston marathon bombings, the more likely they were to report acute stress symptoms. we wish we knew how. that happened, but it's an association that needs to be further studies for sure. i'm sorry. >> go on. >> okay. one of the things that we do know is that we have
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seen studies recently that have shown that watching videos of traumatic images can actually engage fear condition centers in the brain. swell encouraging people to develop flashbacks following these kinds of exposures. so we don't know what that media exposure is doing in the brain, and that's what needs to be -- we need to find out more information about that. what we do know is that this was -- this was media celebrating pose sure from a variety of sources, i want to make that clear, we includessed social media, so twitter, facebook, as well as traditional forms of media, like television, radio, print, etc. so it is an accumulation of all types of media exposures. and it was six hours per day. in that week following the boston marathon bombings. >> and we know that things like mass shootings and natural disasters also receive extensive media coverage, tell us more about how. >> correct. >> the stress actually manifested itself. what sort of impact does
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it have on our well being? >> well, in this study what we saw is we saw more symptoms of people having thoughts about the womanings when they didn't want to. people having a sense of being aroused like vigilant in response to thoughts about the bombing. >> we did see that four or more hours f otelevision watching per day, of the 9/11 attacks in the week following 9/11 was associated with subsequent levels of
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posttraumatic stress symptoms and higher rates of physical illness reported three years later by the same respondents. so -- we don't know that we will see that in this study, because this was a very different event, and a very different place. but we do know that we see it high acute stress in people who watch a lot of media, following the boston marathon bombings. >> very interesting study. thank you for talking to us, associate professor at the university of california irvine joining us there. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> now, it's the most expensive object ever created at a cost of more than $150 billion but 15 years after the international station was first sent to orbit, how much has the investment paid off? is ty explains. >> bigger than a football pitch, the international space station orbits 330-kilometers above the earth. 2 1/2 years after it was completed if it's onboard are now focused on research. but science and space comes at a price in this
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case, a hefty $150 billion for construction, and another $2 billion a year to keep it running. >> with health, with developing drugs for example, that biological that take place. and we can determine the way these take place, and perhaps emphasize new drugs and cures for cancer, who knows. the stations that combine the effort, is has been visited by astronauts from 15 different countries. how does its costs compare? the large collider in southern fran costs $10 billion to build. this year, it discovered the particle a significant advance. compare that to $9 billion a year, spent on research and cancer, and then there's nasa's
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costly robotic mars rover, curiosity. it's still exploring the mar sean service, but the mission cost $2.5 billion. research has includes looking at the prolongs important affairs of the solar system. >> you haven't seen the mobile prize winning discovery coming off the back of this, at least not yet. but what you have seen is the permanent orbit is that's value to believe a whole range of things. vegetables are important for your health. >> but it is not all serious science onboard. ♪ if you could see >> his songs written and recorded in space, and
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his prolific photography are hugely popular online. in that time, let's hope the scientific findings and the new technologies developed will eventually justify the costs. al jazeera. >> the final round of group matches get underway. facing possible elimination. but a win will push them into second place in group b. >> orem our aim is to win, but we will concentrate not to give an easy opportunity. we should play well, and we should play well to the end.
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the big news, renaldo is expected to be back in the line-up after missing three matches with a hamstring injury. and the battle for second place with the two sides level on 7 points. he hosts psg, while they welcome both already have a passage from group d. been some good news ahead of the game, the midfielder has been named french footballer of the year. he won the award in 2007, and in 2008.
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a defending champions barcelona are not in action for wednesday. >> two plans are being considered and expansion of the current 199,000 seater stadium to 105,000 spectators all move away from the iconic venue to a new stadium on land owned be i the university of barcelona, either way, it would be the third biggest stadium in the world, the decision is expected to be made early next year. >> over to egypt now, with the return of domestic league football seems to have hit another roadblock. the egyptian football association, the efa confirmed the season would kick off on december the 26th, no matches have been played since the disaster in february 2012 that have resulted in at least 70 deaths. the new star bank is already in doubt in draw for the two group lead.
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that didn't happen that's because min industry hasn't given the green light for matches to take place. in the meantime, the african championships league will be in action at the club world cup, that starts on wednesday. the nhl is expected to bump up it's season from 64 million to $70 million for the team. coincides with the league revenues can is expected to exceed $3.3 billion that's despite a lock out which canceled half of last season. on the ice, though, the ducks thrash the eastern conference basement dwelling new york islanders. again tied at 2-all, the youngster cam fowler is the eventual game winner. killing a penalty when he scored his third goal of the season, and his first short handed goal of his career, but that wouldn't be the end of it. as he scores the first of back to back goals as the ducks beat the islanders 5-2.
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in ottawa both the senators and the philadelphia fliers are looking to get into the playoff picture, senators captain jason scored the shoot out winner en route to the 5-4 victory. in the nba the los angeles clippers defeated the philadelphia 76ers the clippers jumped into an early lead and held on to it. blake griffin score add game high 26-points. chris paul stole the show with his double-double. 25 points 13 assists the clippers winning here, 94-83. the world champion sebastian vettel has criticized new plans to aword double points at the final season, that decision is one of a number of new measures to be introduced. with three races of the season still left, believes the double points measure with best advantage, those driver whose worked hard to
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accumulate points throughout the year. the winner of next year's grand prix gets 50 points and not 25 -- had this plan been in place for the last few years they would not have claimed the championship, instead it would have been that man. would have been crowned world championship, some of the other new elements to be introduced is a global cost cap. the budget has to be defined and also be a new five second penalty for minor infringements and f-1 bosses approvement. to the 19th of this month. >> all of those big sport stories on our website swell how you can interact with our team using twitter and facebook. >> thank you very much, robin. thank you, more sports later, that's it for this news hour on al jazeera, from whole team, thank you for watchdog stay with us here on al jazeera.
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♪ world leaders gather to pay their last respects. plus, deadline pressure for lawmakers trying to finish their work before the holiday break. and snow, blowing through the east coast including washington the nation's capitol giving some federal worker as day off.


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