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no you that. "the story of the jews" simon scharma, great to talk to you. >> you, too. >> in is al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. day has dawned in australia. with it new efforts to find the missing malaysian airliner. >> moving in - storming the gates of crimea's military bases as russia firms its grip. looking for a solution, president obama heads to europe for an emergency meeting on ukraine. >> we look at why so many american children are catching diseases that were supposed to
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have been eradicated. >> well, russia today pushed to complete its take over of crimea, focussing on ukraine's military. urban soldiers stormed the largest -- russian soldiers stormed the largest base. they smashed through the base. russia seized a ukrainian warship earlier this week. in eastern ukraine demonstrators called for the return of viktor yanukovych. we are return to jennifer glasse in sevastopol. >> the take over of the belbak airbase is another example of russia tightening its grip, an aggressive move in daylight. there was an ultimatum to the ukrainian forces. they had been holed out there.
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the commander negotiateds twice with the russians and refused to give up. the russians moved in, with ground forces firing shots into the air. the ukrainians lined up and sang the national an them. that's the defines seen. from forces that hadn't wanted to give up bases. they had been overrun by civilian militia. they are in a limbo. what will happen is unclear. where that will be, they say, they do not know. they and their families need to be evacuated from the crimean peninsula. and what russia is doing with the navalships, raised for the first time. the russian flag was raised on friday. this morning we saw russian forces taking armaments taking
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missiles and ammunition, making it not a warship, making it useless, to be used as a war machine. the futures of those ships uncertain. obviously kiev having concern about demonstrations in ukraine's east. as russia consolidated its grip, many are concerned what had will happen in ukraine proper and the east, where there has been demonstrations over the last couple of weeks. russia massed as many as 20,000 troops. kiev concerned about that, mobilizing its troops, and people concerned that could be the next flash point. >> ukraine's capital leaders are nervous. there's base commanders, and armed militias on the rise. >> russian troops rolled in, smashing through the gates in armoured vehicles. the confrontation at belbek
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airbase, where gunshots were fired is the kind of incident that has not only ukraine, but the international community concerned about the potential for escalation in this crisis. word that the ukrainian base commander is reportedly in russian hands is another challenge. many ukrainians are furious at the treatment of their men in uniform. alex knows what it's like to be detained by russian forces. a member of the ukrainian cadet force, he was held in terrible conditions. >> i was kept in a mask all the time. my arms were bound. >> how many people were if the room? >> i was alone in the room. i could hear all the time people in other rooms being tortured. that created a kind of atmosphere. >> amexy's yist -- alexi's
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imprisonment incensed authorities, they threatened consequences if sailors were not released. they were, narrowly avoiding a confrontation. on the documentic front u.n. secretary-general bangui mon recognised the -- ban ki-moon recognised the longer the crisis continues, the greater the chance something could happen. ukrainian acting defence member said they would show restraint, but has given the idea to return fire only if their lives feel at risk. >> ukrainian forces have shown that what is set up by the russian forces is failing. now is the time when appropriate measures must be taken in crimea. >> the government in kiev has a problem in the east of the country. pro-russia and western groups are at odds.
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a flare-up there could give moscow an excuse to move beyond crimea to protect ethnic russians. >> the government in kiev wants the groups to give up their weapons and join a national guard under their control. just in case the unthinkable happens and a provocation causes the crisis to escalate further. >> and one of those flashpoints in eastern ukraine is the city of donetsk. 5,000 marched calling for viktor yanukovych's reinstatement. >> protests marched waving flags, carrying signs saying viktor yanukovych is the president. they faced lines of riot police. there was some pushing and
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shoving, but no violence. >> everything should be done in a peaceful way, because viktor yanukovych is a legitimate president. he could help and assist. that's why for the first time in a month we call for help not only from putin and russia, we ask for hep from viktor yanukovych. we help and rely on him. >> viktor yanukovych has not spoken publicly. donetsk wants to hold their own election on whether to split from ukraine. >> president obama will try to work to rally u.s. allies around ukraine. in a few hours he'll fly to europe for an emergency meeting of the g7. randall pinkston has more. >> initially president obama's purpose for attending the meeting in europe was to go to the 53-nation nuclear summit. when russia took over crimea, president obama called for an emergency meeting of the g7. he will be attending two meetings. on the sidelines he'll be
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meeting with worlds of the industrialized nation, except for one, that being vladimir putin. the obama administration is keeping a close eye on the take over of the belbek airbase take over and the mobilization of 20,000 troops along the ukrainian border. at a briefing on friday, in preparation for the trip to europe by the president, susan rice was asked what is the meaning of russia's mobilization of those troops? >> it's not clear what that signals, the russians have stated that they are intending military exercises. obviously given the past practice, and the gap between what they have said and what they have done. we are watching it with skepticism. >> president obama will meet with leaders of the european union and n.a.t.o., he is trying to get the european allies of
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america to agree to stringent economic sanctions against russia. that will be no easy task. any stringent sanctions against russia likely will hurt europe more than the u.s. >> randall pinkston, washington for us. >> it's midday sunday in australia and the search for flight mh370 has resumed. planes from the united states, new zealand, china are joining the effort a day after australian crews found nothing. a sat rite photo points to debris, but experts worry the object may be too large. a tropical cyclone threatens to slow down effort. three airplanes have been added, widening the area, officials hoping to cover more than 10,000 nautical miles. >> some significant developments in the last 24 hours. the revelation at the press conference in kuala lumpur that
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a chinese satellite had a newage of an object roughly 22 metres. that's sizeable. importantly, that was to the south-west of where an australian satellite thought it had spotted an object two days earlier. i say significant, because the planes leaving from the base north of perth had been looking slightly to the north-east thinking the current ents and tides would take it in that direction. this is the opposite direction, which may explain why the spotter planes may not have seen knifg. the planes, eight taking off will be heading for the now expanded area trying to spot the objects. also the civilian plane with spotters. they thought they spotted a number of objects. they couldn't be sure. they redirected a military plane. all it could sea was seaweed. tony abbott, nevertheless, the prime minister, said that
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combined the new developments are significant and sounded relatively optimistic. this is what he had to say. >> it's still too early to be definite. but obviously we have now had a number of very credible leads. there is increasing hope, no more than hope, no more than hope, that we might be on the road to discovering what did happen to this ill-fated aircraft. >> so the search continues on sunday, as i say, with eight planes leaving the base north of perth. the fact that tony abbott was publicly bullish and optimistic. some grounds for hope, hope an interesting word. news if it comes, could be the news that relatives and passengers may be dreading. of course they want news, but it
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may be news they dread. >> andrew thomas from perth. joining me from the south south china sea, is william marks, on the uss "blue ridge." thank you for being with us. i want your thoughts on the cyclone, storms that could affect the search. how do you expect it to impact your efforts down there? >> as you know our p8 poseidon is flying out of perth, australia. two or three days ago the weather was challenging. a lot of fog and very overcast. it is getting a little better, but we are watching it carefully. important to note that these planes, at least the u.s. navy planes that i can speak to you are built to be all-weather capable. they can fly in rain, fog, overcast. they have an advantaged radar.
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you can tune them so the safety wear decluttered the false returns and it can cut through and pick up debris if it's down there. the operators in the back. there are tactical coordinators. their expertise is to determine what sensor is best for the environment. for example if the plane wants to ply higher. it can use a surface search raid or, or use infrared, or electro op tickal camera. do the waves or the weather have impact on the searchers. will the technology make a difference. >> it makes it more difficult, but by no means does it stop it
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searching. if we fly over something, we'll see it. between the radar, the electro optical camera, visual look out. we have the april ability to detect things. i don't want to underestimate the difficulty those aircrew have, and the pilots. these are nine hour flights. these are 1500 miles out there. 1500 miles back. imagine concentrating with all your effort on a small radar screen for nine hours. very challenging, but that is what we do, that's what we train for and why we are the best at this. >> there's a lot of talk about the satellite photo showing potential debris in the indian ocean. how encouraged are you guys by the revelation. >> i think it's encouraging since the satellite imagery from australia, and the reports from china are generally in close
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vicinity with each other. it gives us optimism. no matter where we search, we cover 15,000 square miles every time. so we are slowly going over more area and more area. don't forget we have a p3 flying out of malaysia, but south. we are covering that other southern arc from malaysia down to the southern indian ocean. every time we go up, it's - it, at least gives us more time in the air. about 150,000 square nautical miles covered so far. this is our 13th mission. every chance we get to fly is one more chance we get to look down there. >> do you feel like, since we are looking into this, the third week of the search. do you feel like you guys are getting closer to zeroing in, or do you think we are not any
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closer than a week ago? >> tough to fell. very tough to tell. my expertise is on the fleet aspect. what we do is we fly the planes. look on the radars. get the tactical picture. coordinate with all of our sailors, both flying in the air and on the ground. it's hard for me to tell what the intelligence information and all the satellite data is coming in. what i focus on is the folks flying the plane, looking at the rada rada radars. >> it is long hard work. our thanks to you. commandier mark williams from the 7th fleet. thank you for your time tonight. >> you're welcome, thank you. >> it's a big mistake leaving air traffic controllers scratching their heads:
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>> newly released recordings reveal what the pilot told the tower when he landed a jet full of passengers at the wrong airport. >> also, diseases thought eradicated in the united states are making a comeback. what experts have to say on the growing problem next on al jazeera america.
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>> old diseases are creating new problems, and doctors blame parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, prompting the return of diseases like measles. the number of cases tripled last year. the same with whooping cost, ten times more americans catch is today than in the 1980s. courtney keeley breaks down the numbers. >> since the beginning of this year, there has been 82 cases of measles reported, with the highest number in california.
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new york had the biggest outbreak, 58 cases tied to a jewish community that refused or delayed vaccinations. since february the new york city health department confirmed 20 more cases. there has been 42 reports of the mumps since january, and 43 of whooping cost. highest numbers in ohio. health officials say outbreaks like these are listened to a nation-wide movement of parents. some of these parents point to one study published in 1998, linking vaccines to autism. it turned out to be fraudulent. research has shown that the childhood vaccines do not sauce autism. on average, 2% of the population avoid vaccines due to personal or religious reasons, and last
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year 1% of kinder gartens were said not to have vaccines. 90% got their shots on time. not everyone with shots is safe. the what happening cough vaccine often wears off, and mumps is considered 88% effective. most of the outbreaks is in communities that are not vaccinated. like a texas megachurch that preached against vaccinations until it had its own measles outbreak, putting many in danger. >> we not only have 21 cases, but 71 people that we followed. there was a medical clinic, and resulted in a medical worker at the clinic ill. so the people there had to be checked and called. it's trying to get in front of that wave and stopping it before it goes further is difficult. >> within days church leaders changed their views, encouraged
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the combination to pray and hosted its own immunization clinic. >> a spoke to a paediatrician at yale medical school, and a doctor that studies public health at the university of pittsburg. >> how concerned are you by the numbers and outbreaks we have seen across the country? >> i'm very concerned. the thing i'm most concerned about is that it's an indicator of the number of people choosing not to immunize their kids. >> are you seeing that with their practice? >> there's a selective bias. people know that i believe in vaccines, and i'm a strong believer in vaccines. the people that don't want it usually, but not always avoid my practice. how do you convince parents that this is the right thing to do for the kids? >> well, i totally agree. and it's true there's a lot of
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concern about vaccine side effects. for my view we are in a luxry situation, where there's not large scale endemics out there, so we can be concerned about the risk of vaccine that is rare, versus the threat of disease that is happening around us. what we need to do is communicate the risk that the diseases pose, that can get children in hospital, as well as deaths that can occur. >> you hit on a topic that raised a lot of eyebrows in an article that you published recently, with the question of what should doctors do if they are faced with children whose parents don't want to get them vaccinated, you say they should do what? >> every doctor should do what they believe is the best idea. what i do is say - i want to convey the risk of infection in a doctor's office as any place
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where children gather - schools, malls, and so i say, "well, i won't take, have you in my practice if you have any - if you refuse to let your kids by immunized against something they can catch at the office." >> do you think that is the kind of pressure and message that should be applied to parents reluctant to get children vaccinated. >> i think so. we need to engage with parents. all the stakeholders have to pull together to prevent that we lose a century worth of public health progress. it's important to take concerns seriously and find ways to find common ground that we are all trying to do the same thing, what is best for the children and the communities and protect the society from the diseases. the more we can join forces and take concerns seriously, the more we can achieve.
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>> thank you to both dr sydney spooesel and dr wilbur panhouse. >> in washington state a massive mud slide killed three. eight more, including an infant were hurt, 60 miles east of seattle. authorities are worried about flooding. a lot of rain. troubling pictures out of that area north of seattle. >> we have a lot of land slides occurring in washington and oregon. areas that get the rain, but it's not often we hear towns with problems like this. assist interesting to hear about a lot of rain around washington. oregon, when we know california is sitting in a record drought. a lot of rain fell in western
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washington in the last week. we look at the river gauge, it almost came up to the flood stage, but dropped. it's the north river, the north fork that we are seeing. it is near the town of oso. what's happened is all that mud came into the river, blocked it and backed up the water. as we do downstream, you could see in one hour, after the slide happened, from 3.1 feet the river dropped rapidly. we know the water is building up behind the mud slide dam. looking at the march rainfall, it's above normal. for march we have 5 inches. we look at the highs, and temperatures, it's normal for seattle. we don't have raging rivers at this time, but it's a concern to
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work in the days ahead. it's the opposite story for the east coast where temperatures soared. '60s, and 70s. we'll have a polar front coming through as we get through the day into sunday, and all the cold air will rush eastward dropping temperatures for the north-east. another storm coming through that will threaten a little bit of snow from d.c. all the way to the north. temperatures now - we are expecting them to cool off and see or feel the cold air coming in for all of us. at the same time rain hits the west on tuesday. >> more snow on the way. >> a pilot that landed at the wrong airport did not realise his mistake until after the plane touched the ground in january. it is captured in rayedy transmissions. the flight was supposed to land, but the pilot touched down at a
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smaller airport nearby. >> that's a little awkward. no one was hurt. passengers reported the plane came close to going off the runway. the pilots are on paid leaf. >> an oil boom is opening economic opportunities in small towns across merc, but is causing problems for towns short on housing or classrooms. we examine the good and the bad of the boom.
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s >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this half hour. russian troops seize a large air force base in crimea. it was the last military base controlled by ukraine. >> gunshots and explosions were heard during the take over.
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>> demonstrators call for the return of viktor yanukovych. >> president obama leaves for an emergency session with g7 leaders, capping off his visit with a speech in brussels on trans-atlantic relations. >> the search is underway off the south-west coast of australia. they are hoping to cover 10,000 nautical miles. an approaching tropic call storm could camper efforts. >> coordination between the countries in the region for searches proves problematic. >> this shows the last movements of malaysia airlines flight mh370. it took off from kuala lumpur at 12:31am and was about to enter vietnamese air space when it supported at 1:22. at some point it veered off
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course to the west and detected by thai military radar. they did not share the information until 10 days into the search, saying the request from malaysia was not specific. in the early days there were complaints from vietnam and china over the way malaysia was leading the operations. some analysts question the level of cooperation. >> these relate to past historical events where the south-east governments had national security threats coming from neighbouring regions. now, these have not been able to move forward due to probable threats in the areas that currently still exist. >> the south china see has been identified as a flash point. it's here that countries have
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competing claims. >> this shows how some nations may not have the capacity to back up the claims or monitor the borders. the malaysian imagery said it detected flight 370 as a blip on its radar, but did nothing about it. >> it is not a heightened state of alertness. not everything is being scrutinised. the thailand defense agencies, malaysia or singapore or malaysia, not everything is in a state of emergency. >> while the extensive search for flight 370 may not have exposed deficiencies, it searches as a level of trust within the region, and the limits to cooperation. >> in venezuela protests have been going on for months, it's
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clear the government opposition has been divided. >> we have the latest from caracas. >> if there was a question about serious subdivisions within venezuela's opposition movement, the nation-wide march called in support of the mayors and leaders left no doubts. as he was scheduled to speak. henriques capriles, who nearly won the presidential elections, and until recently was the leader of the opposition abandoned the rally. >> translation: if you resign, open the path to peace... >> they called for nicolas maduro's resignation, and threatened to bring millions out on to the streets. it seemed to signal the breaking point. the split is between moderates who wanted to change your through the pallet box.
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>> it is our right to demand the president's resignation. and we'll continue. >> not to be outdone, students supporting the government marched through the house. >> i repeat, my invitation to the opposition to accept my call without conditions. they refused. if time passes, the government will fall. >> the opposition is split on negotiating. in a statement henriques capriles said it was time to get off the streets and go into poor neighbourhoods. on this day of protest his words fell on fresh ears. >> behind me you see masked men waiting for the riot police to come down and stop them from blogging the road.
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>> translation: we are here to take a stand and we are prepared to fight. the protesters disappeared, but with no end in sight to the unrest, it's now in its sixth week. >> you wonder which american city has the most expensive rents - new york, san francisco, boston? you probably would never guess williston north dakota. it has the highest average rent in the country. $2400 a month for a 700 square foot apartment, according to apartment an oil boom has many flocking there for jobs, but the housing market has found it hard to keep up. >> diane eastabrook has more in the series, "the new frontier." >> pam has watched a steady
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parade of new students come into her kinder garter classroom in watford city, most the children of workers seeking jobs in the oil fields. each new addition brings chaos. >> we get to a certain point in learning and we have a backtrack, depending on where they are coming in from, different areas. >> in the past few years enrolment has doubled from about 500 students to 1,000. additions include a modular classloom. the superintendent says it has not helped because more new kids keep coming. >> we moved classes, reconfigured, repurposed areas. both buildings are maxed out. >> the best solution is turning
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the high school into a middle school. that will cost $50 million. wot ford's population increased. property tax has not. many new residents are renters, not home owners. >> voters overwhelmingly approved a bond referendum to fund the new high school. >> in order for us to continue to grow, we need to get a school system. >> if the town is not growing, it dies. >> you are 23 million short. where will the money come from. >> it will be a challenge. our local contribution is the best it will be. we'll have to pull from loan opportunities and are asking the state for help. >> it could come if the state sends more oil tax revenues to the counties producing crude.
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it's become a bone of contention in western north dakota, and may be addressed in a special legislative session this year. >> if watford city doesn't get additional funding, it may have to go further into debt or find a way to squeeze more students into its schools. >> though it has stretched local budgets and services, the oil boom has a bright side. veterans find they are getting opportunities they can't get anywhere else, diane eastabrook has that part of the story. >> with a quick once over on the truck, randy reeves sets off with a delivery. he came to the oil country to find a job when work in florida dried up. reeves landed a supposition with strata corp within a day, crediting his air force experience. >> there's a prompts on the
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application of being a veteran. i think that strata looks out for its veterans. >> strata is not alone. there are other companies giving preferential treatment to veterans, citing skills, discipline and adaptability. this recent job fair in williston opened an hour early to veterans so they could get a leg up on other candidates. >> i'm looking for opportunity. >> 41-year-old air force veteran adam went from one booth to others looking for jobs. >> i'm not worry about anything. >> some companies, like continental resources use veterans to recruit other vets. rob bryant says working in air force security helps him. >> so many times in the military
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they put you at an early age responsible for resources going into the millions. they break down responsibility and they make sure that you go to work on time and hold you accountable if you are not. >> many employers are eager to hire veterans. there are changes, like a lack of housing and services. >> housing is so tight in up toing like williston. local medical facilities, and the nearest va hospital is 4,000 miles away. reeves said he's adapted to some ways of life, long work hours and frigid temperatures. one thing he has not adapted to, being 2,000 miles were his wife. >> the physical part of it, not
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someone on the couch to hold hands with is a little rough. >> not each the military would prepare him for that. >> moving overseas, taliban gunmen smuggled pistols. security footage shows four men being searched by a guard. they killed nine, including three children. the restaurant was considered one of the safest places in the capital. >> two trials revolving around former leaders. >> hosni mubarak was in course facing charges in relation to a coup. >> also in court supporters of the next deposed egyptian president mohamed morsi. we have the details. >> a fourth day of fresh
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protests across egypt. supporters of the mohamed morsi demanded his release. a trial began in the south. 1200 people are on trial. many in absentia. the charges include storming a police station, attacking individuals and damaging private property. the incidents happened in southern egypt after security forces broke up protest camps in cairo. >> one in court on saturday was a supreme guide of the muslim brotherhood. millions of egyptians marched against mohamed morsi, the brotherhood and some separatists called his overthrow a coup. >> the military is imposing all-out war against the brotherhood. what is happening in egypt is tragic, very sad, because egypt is deeply polarized, divided and
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more than nine months after the ouster of the brotherhood, mohamed morsi. >> also on saturday, hosni mubarak was in court with his two sons and former aids. they are accused of complicity of the killing of protesters. many accused the government of being backers of that regime. >> translation: by pr, not only in neary, the egyptian judiciary recruited large numbers of those referred to trial. many members chanted "long live justice and the military", cheering for the courts. street protests show no sign of ending. >> today is the 84th day that
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our al jazeera colleagues have been detained in egypt. the trial is set for monday, al jazeera ka r calls for their -- al jazeera calls for their release. >> turkey tried to suspend accounts that lacked regardings suggesting government corruption. users were able to get around the blocks and the move sparked international criticism. >> in spain, demonstrator clashed with violent police during a march with dignity. some three bottles and firecrackers. protesters from across the country are furious about the 26% unemployment rate. >> still ahead - the orphans of greek's troubled economy. hundreds of students are being abused or abandoned. and how the one and done bill will change your march madness
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>> it's a troubling sign of the times in greece. the struggling economy led to a spike in abused and abandoned children. we have more from athens. >> these children are learning what it feels like to be loved, filling in gaps left by their parents. some were abused, some left to fend for themselves, and some completely abandoned. two dozen children make up a family of their own, along with 16 teachers and nurses who care for them in this home run by a charity called the smile of a child. as the economic crisis wears on,
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demand is racing ahead of resources. >> translation: the process caused parents to lose their jobs or live in a state of terror because they can't feed their families. they drink, some commit suicide, some take drugs, some become mentally unbalanced. it impacts the children, endangering lives. >> the charity raises $17 million a year from private locations. the smile of the child increases capacity to shelter 300 children like these ones, doing their homework, helping 2,500 families feed their children, twice as man in the year before. >> the state gives nothing to the charity, but supports newborns abandoned around grease. >> last year greece's two biggest children's hospitals took in 300 minors, a third more than the year before. in the past children didn't stay for more than two to three
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weeks. now we keep them for up to two to three months. a healthy child should not be kept in a hospital. >> the government says it is now preparing shelters for abandoned children. as the workers know, raising a child can take more than a bed and a roof. >> first lady michelle obama told college students freedom of expressions is a universal rights. in a speech at a university in beijing, mrs. obama encouraged students to study abroad. china has some of the tightest speech restrictions >> california's department of motor vehicles may bet the latest victim of a computer breach. credit cards used on the website
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may have been compromised. they are working with authorities to vet the breach. >> a court put a stop to gay unions in michigan until wednesday. same-sex marriages got under way after a federal judge overturned the gay marriage ban. michigan is appealing the ruling. if it fails it will be the 18th state for same-sex unions, where they are legal. >> madness continues with another big upset. >> dayton knocking up syracuse. my favourite line "every march i'll throw my money out the window to the masses", that seems to happen, brackets are busted. one thing that changes is the game itself. there was a rule that changed and it's a big reason for it. >> march is the pinnacle of the men's college basketball season.
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it's a jewel in the society of sports for america. each year one university is crowned king, and in that one shining moment the institution is at the top of the collegiate basketball world. up to the mid 1990, it was the star athletes that moulded the brand to what it is today. >> today we don't see kids at school for four years there were a lot of players, and i don't want to disrespect anyone, but there were a number of players in that era that were game change yourers not only for the team, but the fan base. >> the key to it was they were in school for a longer period than one or two years, so you built up a period of time where you were familiar with teams, players, and that allowed basketball taps in general to watch teams for a longer period of time. great rivalries, and there was a connection.
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a connection between the fans and the players. you got to know them. you saw the players develop, you saw the games evolve. that was the big key. four years. >> in 1971 a supreme court decision allowed basketball athletes to be drafted. some star players opted to go the route, it wasn't until 1995 when kevin barnett announced his decision. in 2006. the mba announced the one in done rule, allowing them to attend college for one year or until 19. >> most of the kids coming in, it's crazier than ever. one and done, i have to leave in six months. i say you need to stay at least two years. >> one and done, you kind of are
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out the door before you enter. >> you coach in college, it's not about the individual, but the team. and the coach. having that foundation. i think benefitting the n.b.a. and the players. the days are the same, they may be a thing. past. by the superstars foregoing most of their experience, it has created a pure style of basketball, different from its professional counterpart. more of the players left playing are those that may not be the most supertalented guys, but they know how to play and are fundamental. it's a better cohesiveness. >> the men's basketball college icon may be gone forever. the game, while lacking in
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larger than life figures, still have rivalries, witnessed by the $10.8 million deal with c.b.s. and the networks for the right to air the tournament, and the $1 billion that the games garner since 2012. >> how about warren buffet. now busted. 15 million people were entered. it was free to get in. basically as we talked about during the story, the fact that at least some of his company gets money. they get nothing. yes, billion dollar bracket busted. >> 15 million and it was busted. >> it hurts them, but buffet's company doing well. >> no one saw the upset with mercer. >> all our teams are going
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ahead. >> you know. >> the belongings of napoleon bona part are hitting the auction block in paris. a cane, handkerchief and a shirt worn in his final days there. >> people in a turn in north-west china got a surprise when an injured panned area wandered in. he was frightened and covered his eyes. experts says he was likely injured by a male fighting for territory. that's encouraging news. >> that's the show this saturday night. i'm jonathan betz. back tomorrow with more news. headlines after this short break on al jazeera
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>> you're watching al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york with the top stories. russian troops seized the largest air force base in crimea on saturday.
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it was the last base controlled by the ukraine. in eastern ukraine demonstrators called for the return of ousted president viktor yanukovych. >> president obama leafs on sunday for an emergency session with g7 leaders. he'll cap it off with a speech. >> day seven off the coast of south-west australia. an approaching tropical storm could slow down the efforts. >> turkey's attempt to shut down twitter acts failed. the government tried to suspend accounts showing alleged government construction. >> a mud slide in rural washington killed three and injured eight more. at least six homes were destroyed. >> hours after same-sex couples began to get married in
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michigan, a court ordered a stop to the unions until wednesday. >> the marriages got under way on wednesday after a ban was over turned. the state is appealing the ruling. "consider this" is next, and you can find us online at >> more deaths in venezuela, as president nicolas maduro continues to imprison politicians he can't control, a former south american president condemns the violence in venezuela. also, could frequent sleep depravation cause brain damage. is most of what we thought we knew about eating saturated fats wrong. and a call for women to land a bachelor, before they land a bachelor's degree. i'm justin morrow, welcome to "consider this". here is more on what is ahead.


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