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resigns following criticism of the government's handling of the ferry disaster. south africans mark 20 years of democracy, the end of apartheid - but how much much has things really changed? two of the leading catholic popes of the 20th century have been declared saints in rome. this is the scene live. let's have a look there. that's the vatican, st. peter's square in rome. pope francis declared pope john paul ii and pope john xxiii saints at a special mass, which is under way. there, in the midst of everything going on is our correspondent for al jazeera. jonah. >> reporter: they are now officially saints, john paul ii
and st. john xxiii, pope francis proclaiming the two late popes as saints using these words "we declare and define blessed john xxiii and john paul ii be saints, we enrol them among the saints decreeing they be veperrated as such by the search. that was the moment that the faithful came to see, watching in their billions, the double celebration in the presence of two living popes - an extraordinary occurrence in itself, pope francis and pope emmer it us xvi. i'm joined by andrea with the catholic and news service. andrea, there's much talk about miracles, medical miracles, said to be performed through the intersession of the two popes
after their boths. now a miracle is well to the faithful, but it is an event that is unexplained by science. help me understand what makes a miracle a miracle in the catholic church, who says it's a miracle. >> when there's a miracle for a saint, the person who receives the miracle rises to the call of butification and canonization. when they write the letter, it values all the miracles. then the miracle is considered against more important, credible to the congregation. within the congregation, the vatican, they have the causes, just sent to them. there is a medical commission, which is also made you have of an agnostic doctor and they study what is not explicable for
science. when they deem it unexplicable, they send it to the theo logical commission. they must evaluate the miracle. then it goes to the congregation. the members of the congregation, and now they bring a report to the pope, and the pope makes a decision. >> these two men, former popes, late popes, why them, why now. john xxiii died 50 years ago, and john paul ii, the swiftest accession by a pope to saint hood. why are these two, at this point in time. is there a method in that by pope francis. >> i think pope francis made a wise decision in canonizing both of the pipes. he wanted to ambulance the huge popular concern sis that john paul ii had. after 50 yards on the council,
after 50 yards of john 23rd, it was important to point out that there is a professy. it was important - it's a strange density. it was to balance the canonization, the beautification, bute iffied and connonized with john paul ii. >> an effort to perhaps join together the conservative performances of the church so rejuvenate the church, do you think. >> i think pope francis is not a revolutionary. he stands for what concerns the catholic church. he wanted to use it as an example for the people on guard, the believers in the catholic church, because both of those popes made - they went to the
periferies. >> andrea, we'll leave it there as the mass continues in st. peter's square. the main connonisation ceremony has taken place. saint john paul ii and saint john paul 23rd has been proclaimed here. >> thank you. now, the u.s. president says russia should stop encouraging unrest in the east of ukraine. barack obama has made the remarks in malaysia on the leg of his tour of asia. he said there was broad support for broad sanctions to punish moscow. >> the notion that for us to go forward with sectoral sanctions on our own, without the europeans would be the most affected deterrent that vladimir putin - i think he's factually
wrong. we'll be in a stronger position to deter vladimir putin, when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified. >> inside ukraine, a team of negotiators is heading to slovyansk in the east. where they are hoping to secure the release of their colleagues held by pro-russian gunmen in slovyansk. they have been detained since last friday. we can talk to hoda abdel-hamid in donetsk, which is not far from slovyansk. we are hearing that the team of negotiators that have just come in, could be getting there and will be granted an audience with those holding the international monitors. >> i didn't hear all the question, but i can say that the team should be arriving any minute and will be meeting with the self-proclaimed mayor, who says actually that the situation
... on behalf of the government i apologise for many problems, from the pretches to the early plans of the disaster. he was in charge. rescue effort. he was in the firing line. literally at one point parties of missing children threw a water bottle and scuffled with him. again, when they stopped the car leaving the island of jindo. relatives were furious about the delays getting into the ship, and the lack of information from officials. there's a wider sense of anger and shame in this country. more emerges about the safety
violation leading to the loss of children's lives. broader questions are being asked about lapse regulations and corrupt practices. against the background the president pre-empted a trial, calling the actions of the crew tantamount to murder and called for civil servants who forfeited responsibilities to be held accountable. the outgoing prime minister went further. >> translation: through this accident i bitterly felt there were so many varieties of irregularities that continued in society and practices that have gone wrong. i hope the derooted evils are corrected and the accident never happens again. >> an apology to the relatives killed and a challenge to former politics to engage in far-reaching reform. >> more to come at al jazeera,
u.s. president obama renewed calls to russia to stop encouraged unrest in eastern ukraine. european negotiators are scheduled to meet the pro-russian gunmen in slovyansk, trying to secure the release of international military observers. >> south korea's prime minister resigned. the government has been criticised for the way it handled rescue efforts. 187 including teenagers are dead. chung hong-won was put in charge of coordinating the rescue. it's been 20 years since south africa held its first all-race elections. celebrations have been held to mark the moment that signified the end of white minority rule. while there has been notable achievements, many say more needs to be done.
we have this report from johannesburg. >> this woman's family brings back fond memories. she sometimes gets annoyed. she voted for freedom in a democratically elected elections and feels that young people don't understand what it was like living under apartheid. >> i told them - i didn't want to tell them they are fools. we used to live like dogs. >> violet calls the apartheid years the dark days. some were arrested, disappeared or were killed. the ruling party, the african national congress is credited with helping end the oppression. this 23-year-old learned about apart hide in school and word of mouth. she knows if not for apartheid she never would be doing it job
because of the colour of her skin. >> there are a lot of issues that come up with regards to the caliber of leadership that we have in the country. it's riddled with a lot of corruption, you know, our leaders that, in a sense have forgotten the people. >> millions are jobless. approximately one in every four. there's anger at the failure to address poverty and growing inequality. we have a different class of apartheid who continues to benefit those who benefitted under apartheid. but what the small layer of the black middle class grafted on to those that benefitted historically - that has to change. >> the ruling african national congress has done well over the last 20 years. >> to have basic needs, and more
today. >> millions across the country are waiting for basics like water and electricity, along with affordable housing. let's go live now to pretoria. that is the site of government buildings, and tonya paige is there, outside union building. tonya, we understand that president zuma is about to speak. >> yes, exactly. he is going to speak in the next few minutes or so. we have heard a little election earring at the main event marking freedom day. i think we'll hear a little more from him. he's sure to highlight the achievements, building nearly 3 million homes, and thousands of schools well. this, of course, is a day where
hundreds gathered in celebration of a moment us aigs. people remembered voting for the first time. one is with me now. you voted for the first time nearly 20 years ago. what do you remember of that day? how were you feeling? >> very, very much good. i'm so happy. because for the first time when i started i was expected, because all the time we couldn't vote in south africa. you couldn't vote. we didn't have any speech. but that day it was a wonderful day. i felt it very much happy. >> how different is life in the model south africa compared to how you lived it under
apartheid. >> wonderful. many things changed. people today have houses. i didn't have a house. today i have a house, my own house. we used to live and once you don't pay the rent, they put us out. today i have my own house. things have changed a lot. i can just say we are nearly 75 to get inside. >> a lot has changed. life has improvement. there are many challenges. what do you think is the biggest problems to be dealt with? >> growth. the only thing people must thing. rome was not built in one day. it takes its time to do good things because everything it must go, you can't do a thing as
you think. there's many things to change. that's why today it's still like that. >> thank you very much for being with us. she'll get her chance to vote again on may the 2nd when south africans go to the poll. >> tonya page in pretoria remembering 27 april 1994, that moment us day. i remember it so well too. egypt reported its first case of the potentially fatal middle east respiratory syndrome, known as mirs. a man has tested positive for the virus and is in hospital in cairo. dominic kane reports. >> reporter: there's no vaccine against it. so far it killed more than 34 of the people that contracted it. mirs , or the middle east respiratory syndrome. it can cause coughing, fever and
pneumonia and is related to the sars virus and has spread to egypt. >> the patient arrived with corona disease, under went analysis and the infection was confirmed. the important thing is to prevent the spread of infection and put him under supervision and isolation to take the medication. >> in the two years since its discovery, m e.r. s killed 93 people. the worst effected is saudi arabia, where 313 people cop tracted the virus. -- contracted the virus. it spread to 13 countries. most infections occurred in and around the arabian peninsula. >> identical virus has been found in camels, suggesting there's a transmission from the camels to humans, and that's what we see in the middle east.
>> the possibility of transmission from this type of camel is significant. the virus has been common in the animal for the past 20 years. two recent infections has been separate individuals from different countries who travelled to saudi arabia, and drank camel milk while on farms. one victim died from the illness. the world health organisation said urgent investigation is needed to understand the transmission pattern of the virus. >> al jazeera continues to call for the release of its journalists held in egypt. the trial has been adjourned until may the 3rd. they've been in gaol for 120 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy, and baher mohamed, are falsely accused of providing a platform for the outlawed muslim brotherhood now declared a terrorist organisation.
abdullah al-shami, a fourth journal lift in detention has been in gaol since august. without trial. he's been on hunger strike for 97 days. >> dozens of homes have been destroyed by a tornado in south carolina winds ripped through towns on friday. 16 were hurt. thousands of homes left without power. a storm has moved out to sea. now, the asian cup is threatening native fish in some of america's waters. it's now been found in 12 states and researchers tried various ways of slowing its spread, but now a processing plant in kentucky is trying a new disposal method. as al jazeera's john hendren reports. >> what do you do when an invasive species overwhelms
waterways. for two waterways the answer is earn millions. >> we export 100 million pounds. at the same time we market in the u.s. we will cut down the number. >> the massive asian carp arrived in kentucky in the 1970s, and '80s to control algae. floods overwhelmed the ponds, carrying the fish to waterways. now the hefty herba vors are bounding out of lakes and rivers across the american midwest. one broke darryl butler's ribs. >> it jumped from the boat. hit the ribs and they are dangerous. they take over the small lakes. >> they are too big, boney and foreign for american's tastes, earning $0.10 a pound instead of $0.60 popular fish meet.
but the carp is catching on. george uses a bow and arrow. karp is kind of a dirty word. in europe and asia it's a delicacy. people don't know. they are used to the big macks and french fries and don't want to explore other opportunities. >> for those fish there are limited seasons when they can reel them in. there's nothing fish and wildlife would like better than to deplete the stocks with asian carp, so you can reel them in. >> we are trying to feed people and employ people in a community that needs employment. >> it has more bones than other species, but it's really good. people need to try it. it's delicious. >> with the first of the invasive critters appearing. no one is worried about overfishing asian sharp, except
two rivers fishery. now, waiting tables with style has a long history in the argentine capital of buenos aires. daniel schweimler reports. rmpingts efficiency, poise and grace are three of the virtuous required. they were all on display at the 10th annual race for waiters and waitresses in the heart of buenos aires. this is a previous winner. with more than 30 years in the job, he knows what is required. >> translation: a good waiter must be friendly, respond rapidly and treat the customers as well as possible, always with a smile. they are the main characteristics of a good waiter. >> he worked at this bar in the legal district serving lawyers and judges for two decades. he loves the profession, he
enjoys dealing with the public. an often maligned profession it's done with style and pan ach. nowhere is it done better than here in buenos aires. the waiters here work the way up the career ladder to washing glasses to timely, when ready, serving the customers. it's a story that goes way back. the waiters raise a celebration of pride in their profession. >> translation: it's a tradition. buenos aires has been a hospitable city, with more than 10,000 hotels, restaurants and bars. it's a profession that we are very proud of. >> this race is for the waiters, and this one for the waite reses. 1,600 metres to the government palace, balancing two bottles
and a glass on the tray. the winner is not just the fastest, but the competitor with the most balance now, that's service. . >> don't forget, there's the al jazeera website. aljazeera.com. the ability to use race legally as a tool in college admissions has been on the run for years. the supreme court's latest decision restricts it even further. after texas, california, michigan. what are the dos and don'ts of the incoming freshman class? that's the inside story.