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three children and another one on the way. >> thank you all for a great discussion. waj and i will see you all online. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ and it's good to have you along for this al jazeera news sure i'm david foster and some of what we are looking at in detail in the next 60 minutes, running for their lives shia muslims under a tack praying in peshawar in northwest pakistan. as chadian soldiers battle boko haram inside nigeria the group strikes inside chad killing there for the first time. out on bail the al jazeera
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journalist mohamed and fahmy now at home with their families and. >> i'm in north carolina, the bodies of the three victims who were shot on tuesday are laid to rest and we will be bringing you reaction from the local community. ♪ well a shia mosque attacked in the pakistan city of peshawar during friday prayers and it was a crowded mosque and we go life to islamabad and what do you know about what has happened? >> reporter: well, according to the reports, a number of attackers dressed in security forces uniforms stormed mosque at friday afternoon prayers were underway this is a shia mosque in islamabad area and adjacent to the tribal area after attack
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one of the bombers was able to blow himself up another bomber was wounded because of the blast, his explosion did not go off so there would have been more casualties if the second blast also happened and they were carrying hand grenades and there are a number of casualties according to the hospital sources now at least eight people were killed and 50 wounded in this particular attack. >> we have seen massive security forces and pictures in buildings with a high view of the mosque what do you understand about how long the battle lasted? >> reporter: well the battle lasted for at least half an hour after the mosque came under attack. there was also considerable fire from the security forces which normally happens whenever there is an explosion, some of the security guards firing in the air so there was a lot of confusion and now the police forces which surrounded the area and the military forces which
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also leaves the area have cleared the area and they are also combing nearby neighborhoods to see if any of the attackers were able to manage to flee and they are also looking into the possibility that some of them may be wounded, may have been carried to the hospital and they are checking to see if that didn't happen but the situation very much under control right now. >> this is the same town where the school was attacked and so many children lost their lives, is it a thought that any kind of link between this incident and what is happened in peshawar in resent months? >> well it appears because if you remember just two weeks ago there was an attack a deadly attack in a town in the province and in which over 50 shia people were killed at a mosque and this is the group of the taliban in pakistan which is allied to the
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d.d.p. took responsibility for that so it appears the t.t.p. or one of the groups may have carried out this attack as well. >> we will be back and thank you for there and we are in islamabad on the attack in peshawar. boko haram launched its first attack in chad from the stronghold in neighboring nigeria and a number of people were killed where the fighters crossed lake chad which separates the two countries and went across in canoes and the army pushed back attack and nigeria and cameroon have formed a regional force to fight boko haram. we will be live in the nigerian capital abuja a little later in this news hour. the al jazeera journalist mohamed and fahmy are now home with their families after 412 days behind bars they have retrial on charges of colluding with the banned muslim
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brotherhood is expected to resume ten days from now and we have the very latest. >> al jazeera producers mohamed and fahmy are now reunited with their families in cairo. and it has come as a huge release. >> translator: i'm going immediately to tell the kids that their father is coming home today and that life will be beautiful. i'll wait to welcome him back. life has changed today. >> reporter: fahmy and mohamed were in prison for more than 411 days and as part of the bail fahmy was asked by the judge to pay security bond of around $33,000. >> i will follow everything and abide by everything in egyptian law and i'm sure he will be vindicated by this and continue vindicated on this case and falls apart completely. >> reporter: the fight for
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fahmy and mohamed will continue until the charges are dropped and he was initially sentenced to ten years and fahmy to seven years in prison that decision was recently overturned egypt's highest court of appeals has challenged the evidence presented by the prosecution saying the procedures were flawed an ordered a retrial. [applause] early this month another al jazeera journalist, peter greste was deported to australia after 400 days in detention. fahmy who is an egyptian canadian was told by the authorities his only way to freedom is to rejoins his egyptian citizenship which he has done. the three journalists fahmy and greste were arrested in december 2013 and they were wrongly accused of promoteing the banned muslim brotherhood.
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>> the bail release is a small step in the right direction but it's a step that should have been taken 411 days ago. there is no evidence that they have been complicit with the muslim brotherhood, no evidence they have been involved in terrorism and they are frightened and been made frightened and their organization have been frightened by the fact that these journalists are in jail. >> reporter: their trial has been widely condemned by the international community and human rights organizations. protesters from around the world demonstrated in solidarity with the detained al jazeera journalists. six other colleagues from al jazeera were sentenced to ten years in prison. al jazeera continues to call on egypt to have all of its journalists exonerated al jazeera. isil forces are moving
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closer to a government base which houses hundreds of u.s. troops fighters attacked the western iraqi town in anbar province on thursday and besieged by isil for months and this is close to assad air base where they are training iraqis and the towns fell under isil control after they advanced across the syrian border last summer and we have been talking to our correspondent khan in baghdad for the last few hours and what more can you tell us? >> reporter: well i can tell you details remerging on exactly what happened. around midday on thursday the attack began, iraqi security forces say isil activated themselves within the center of the town of baghdadi near the air base and took over a variety of government buildings and
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reenforcements came in from the west to try to mount further attacks and they were able to take over large parts of their town. iraqi security forces however say they were able to beat them back and push them in the countryside but what local sources are telling us that isil fighters still remain in the center of the town itself and we have seen this tactic from isil when they wanted to push against a military base what they do is take over towns and villages in the outskirts and use that as a staging post to go further in to the military base. the americans are aware of this and have around 300 advisors in the military base and much rather iraqis took the lead and cleared the area which is what iraqi forces say they have done but there are conflicting reports whether there are still isil fighters in the center of baghdadi. >> take us to the north because
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the battles are going on all over the country. >> reporter: that is right, on wednesday president obama spoke to congress and he said delivered his message sorry to congress saying that isil were on the back foot and that might well be the foot in large numbers and large parts of iraq but certain areas where isil has strongholds and anbar providence they are really putting iraqi forces under a lot of pressure. from what we have seen in one instance is a special forces unit being pinned down for at least 103 days. let's take a look at that now. after 103 days under siege of islamic state of iraq and lavonte this special forces unit is finally free and november they retook the town 15 kilometers from one of iraq's largest oil refineries but forces were stretched and having secured the oil refinery and unable to hold the center of the
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town. isil took advantage and pinned this unit down. everyday for 103 days they fout but neither side advanced and it was a stalemate and two days ago a breakthrough reenforcements from the army were able to cutoff an isil supply line and help was finally at hand. >> translator: we have managed to cut the enemy supply line from the town which is considered the current central point of terrorism, we have advanced further to the front towards the town and now the corridor is under our control, our future plans is to retake the towns completely. >> reporter: both those towns are important if iraq army is to retake beji but it will not happen or happen soon. >> translator: we have separated sunni from beji the people of beji know how crucial these two locations are and beji has been in control entirely since 2006 but now we have paid good gains by making that
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separation and we are still pushing through. >> reporter: these holes in the road are caused by isil improvised explosive devices that killed my rack cherokee soldiers. frequent tools on the road this construction equipment that was once used as makeshift roadblocks. on wednesday president barack obama said that isil were on the back foot and may be the case in some areas but here it's not and isil pinned down iraqi special forces unit for 103 days have to be of concern to everyone fighting the group, i'm in al jazeera and baghdad. senate approved ashton carter as new defense secretary and will help lead the united states strategy in taking on isil and earlier this month he told the armed services committee defeating that armed group is his priority and replaces chuck hagel who resigned in november.
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well the u.n. security council adopted a resolution aimed at cracking down on isil source of funding and the group is earning $1.65 million a day from illegal oil sales and at least $35 million a year in ransomes. coming up, on the news hour action for u.s. authorities after local police attack an indian citizen in alabama plus the des need to save water in the drought in brazil's biggest city and also. >> i'm reporting from christ church new zealand and is getting ready to host a large event after the city was struck by an earthquake. ♪
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the secretary-general ban ki-moon says they need to stop yemen and the security council briefed on what is going on there, a coup carried out by shia houthi rebels last week added to further instability. >> yemen is collapsing before our eyes. we cannot stand by and watch. the country is facing multiple challenges, a dangerous political crisis continues in sanaa and hadi the prime minister who led and government ministers and other state officials must be granted freedom of movement. i'm concerned by reports of excessive use of force to disburse a peaceful demonstrators and use of ash
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shaktar arbitrary activities and journalists, i call for the protection of human rights especially the rights of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression. >> that is the view from u.n. headquarters in new york and let's go to southern yemen, the city where our correspondent is. >> reporter: for more developments on the security front in yemen three more army positions have been taken over by tribal fighters. this comes just 24 hours after initially al-qaeda fighters have taken control of a much larger base and then they handed that over to the tribes there, the significance geographically of those four different army positions is their close proximity to oil production centers in yemen and strategically the tribes are taking over these military bases because there is a growing sense among not only al-qaeda and the tribe for others in the center and moving southward in yemen the army is incapable of preventing potential houthi
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advancements or that it is in cahoots with the shia militants who have taken control of the country in a coup. the latest episode a few days ago when it was taken over by houthi fighters the u.n. security council has been meeting. there is a proposal by the gulf corporation council of how to find a solution to the political standoff in yemen, that includes a demand the houthis withdraw their fighters from all the main government institutions. obviously it has been a proposal. the negotiations are ongoing, however, it's difficult to see where they are considering the houthis are unwilling to relinquish any of the gains they have made over the past few weeks and months. >> reporter: myanmar says 47 soldiers killed with fighting with ethnic chinese rebels and began on february 9 on the
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border with china. myanmar government says the troops died trying to stop rebels taken over the capitol of the region and china has called for calm and said refugees from myanmar are escaping the fighting. politicians from south africa's economic freedom fighters party have been thrown out of parliament and trying to interrupt the president's annual state of the nation speech and from cape town they want to explain why million of dollars of state funds were spent to renovate his private home. >> translator: seven minutes in his state of the nation address the president was interrupted. >> which rule are you using? >> reporter: the house was forced to stop procedures and call in security to eject the leader of the economic freedom fighters posse or esf and all of its members out of the chambers. >> allow us to remember what
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this is. >> reporter: minutes later anger over how it was dealt with also led to the walk out for the main opposition democratic alliance party. promised weeks ago he would use the occasion to demand the president pay back some of the taxpayer funds that it used on making security upgrades to its private home. last year the public protector found zuma spend $20 million on the upgrades and said he should pay at least some of it back from his own money, so far he has paid nothing. the state of the nation is the president's chance to highlight the country achievements over the past year and the challenges lying ahead. but this year's address has been unprecedented in terms of anticipation and controversy. in part because the scandal and also because of electricity crisis which is causing rolling
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blackouts across the country and others say interrupting the state of the nation speech is the wrong way the president pay back money and leaders tried to mediator before it got to this point but they failed this concern now this may set a precedent for future state of the nation addresses. >> it's not about the party but the president making a statement and addressing the nation. >> whatever issues we have against zuma it should be resolved following the procedure of parliament. >> reporter: analysts say while the stunt succeeded at creating apparel menry circus it won't have achieved much. >> i think what it does do is titillating for the media and interesting for people who are watching but at the end of the day it's not going to take them further substantively. >> reporter: if some do not agree with how opposition parties dealt with their grievances many say they are suffering from real issues the president has failed to deal
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with. erica woods al jazeera cape town south africa. >> look at this and you will understand why weather forecast have not big news and suffering from a drought and reservoir empty and not enough rain of course and metrologist rob has more on that. >> many parts of brazil suffering drought and going to one of the most severe places in south palo popular in the hemisphere and needs water and not having it fall from the sky is part of the problem and this is sparse in shower and middle of the wet season that runs from september until about march, where is it? well there is some around. we have seen some evidence of it and if i close in we are linked by rivers and reservoirs south palo to rio-de-janeiro and this
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is south palo and falls apart and it's in the area but not where you might want it and below average 2014 half the amount that should have fell a promising december and flooding in the south palo and big thunderstorms and nearly average but only nearly. and the prospects for the next two days there is rain around but possibly too far south. going to south palo and neuman who is looking at the drastic measures people take and their inginuity. >> reporter: awareness of the need to save water has transformed everyone's life. she and her family use a bowl to catch the water when they wash their hands. when it's full it's used to flush the toilet. a bucket catches the water they used to waste while the shower warms up. when full she takes it down
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stars to be used for the dishwasher or the washing machine, the soapy water is collected for a second load of clothes and then used to wash the floors or pots and pans nothing is wasted in an effort to economize in the economic capitol. >> south palo is such a large city and i don't know what we will do if there is water rationing and the government is considering totally cutting water five days a week. >> reporter: shortage in south palo poor neighborhoods where the worst drought in southeast brazil history forces her to rush home to gather water before the tap runs dry. >> translator: we gather water in buckets and bottles and sometimes it disappears for days. >> reporter: in this case the washing machine is used to store water and the ungoing station of
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the amazon is to blame for the country's changing rain patterns but while the cause of this unprecedented doubt may be environmental repercussions are both economic and political. many disgruntled residents accuse the state and national governments equally of not investing in sufficient water infrastructure ahead of what was a foreseeable crisis the drought is now in its third year. this drought has already impacting industry and is now threatening to unleash an energy crisis given brazil's dependent on hydro electric power. >> depending on the duration of the duration and even the drought we will certainly go into recession, certainly, there is no reason why to think otherwise. >> reporter: afraid of what is to come one of south palo tradition restaurants devised a plan b.
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top of the line disposal plates and cutlery. >> if we have no water we cannot operate a restaurant. >> reporter: he will hold off until the end of the month in the unlikely event it will rain enough to impose stiff water rationing in this entire city of more than 20 million. i'm with al jazeera south palo. >> richard with us now and is it going to get any better for them down there? >> it's a case of really water and where it's used and the actual rainfall from this frontal system is that we will see a decent amount of rain 120 millimeters in the next ten days but whether that is enough for a metrologist to say that line of rain is still on saturday palo on edge and not the heaviest rain and looks like it will be further towards the south. meanwhile in north america we are still looking at yet more
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snow for here boston and through february 105 centimeters and for the winter it's give or take half a centimeter and two meters of snow that much snow has fallen during the winter and absolutely phenomenal amounts and looking at another system beginning to develop and it's way across canada at the moment and interacting with the jet stream and not the area of low pressure but a former system which looks like that in the next few days and at the moment they are dealing with the amount of snow they have with hot air blowers trying to melt and clear it that way and the problem is likely to get worse before it gets better and looking at the forecast the snow is coming in and a hint of what is to develop so running the forecast into saturday the snow then pushing across the great lakes and into new england and it's at that point, saturday and into saturday night where it's really
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going to develop blizzard conditions across much of new england and huge amounts of snow will be falling across the area once again, david. >> the indian government has asked the u.s. to look into reports that police in alabama attacked an indian grandfather left partially paralyzed, the 57-year-old was in the u.s. visiting his son, and we report. >> reporter: he is about to meet two officers from madison, alabama police department. a dashboard camera in one car records the conversation. >> what is going on? do what? >> reporter: and what follows, 57-year-old patel is tackled to the ground and incident recorded by a different camera in a second car and police say they received a call about a suspicious person and says his father had gone for a walk. >> when they told him to stop he stopped and he was telling them
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no english, indian. and he was telling them in english house number and pointing towards the house. >> reporter: patel arrived in madison two weeks ago to help his son's family care for their 17-month-old child and audio captures confusion among the officers. >> i don't know he don't speak a lick of english. >> reporter: when police try lifting patel they find he cannot stand up. >> stand up. >> stand up. >> reporter: patel lawyers say he was severely injured and required surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord and madison police officers apologized to patel and arrested an officer on an assault charge. >> i found that officer parker's actions did not meet the high standards and expectations of the madison city police department. for that reason i sincerely apologize to mr. patel.
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>> reporter: the indian government has contacted the u.s. state department to express its concern. >> our understanding of the situation is that while there has been some progress in his medical situation it still is a matter of concern. >> reporter: the u.s. state department has sent condolence to patel wife this india and the rest of his family and he is suing the city of madison and the two officers victoria with al jazeera. coming up in the news hour the researchers who tried to stop hospital equipment being hijacked plus they are encouraged to give in germany and transplant doctors are not getting enough organs donated and we also report on trail running growing in popularity and meet a woman who is dominating the race to become a champion. ♪
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♪ the top stories on this al jazeera news hour a grenade attack on a shia muslim mosque in pakistan left at least 19 dead and more than 60 wounded, the attack was during friday prayers in peshawar. the al jazeera journalist fahmy and mohamed are home with their families and the trial is expected to resume in ten days time.
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they are flight threatening a government base and attacked anbar and close to assad base where u.s. marines are training iraqis. boko haram fighters have launched their first attack in chad from their stronghold in neighboring nigeria. the fighters crossed lake chad which separates the two countries and got a cross in canoes and set houses on fire in the border town killing at least ten people before being pushed back by the army. chad nigeria and cameroon placed international force to fight boko haram. let's go to the nigerian capitol, our correspondent evan joining us from abuja and departure from boko haram. >> reporter: david, just repeat the question i didn't hear your
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question. >> this is something we have not seen before. >> reporter: well that's right. that is what we are being told that is what is being reported. and boko haram had launched attacks not just here in nigeria but the republican and cameroon and what has been reported is this is the first time we are actually seeing this kind of attack in chad. chad sent troops to neighboring cameroon to help dispel the group there. this is the first time there has been attack on their own soil. we know again speaking to sources on the ground by news agencies that several people were killed. there is a bit of discrepancy about the exact numbers and you can imagine it's an incredibly remote area and unnamed security sources are saying that chadian forces were eventually able to push back fighters but as you can imagine there is a lot of fear and concern that this could be the first of such attacks to come. remember the authorities here in nigeria, military authorities
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and the region are doing their best to try and combat the group but now again we see these sorts of attacks happening and raises the question of just how effective the military strategy is and will worry military authorities in the region there is no question. >> thanks evon. in nigeria the deadline for people to collect photo i.d. cards is extended to march the 8th postponement of presidential elections due to take place on saturday. as harry reports from abuja voters appear to be fed up with the electoral system. >> reporter: anthony is happy the presidential election has been postponed. maybe this means he can finally find his permanent voters card without it he can't vote. but then again, his name is not on the register either. >> people in here are kind of in things that get something hurt
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because you struggle to get it for 2011 and come to here just to get the story that you would have started missing on the least. >> reporter: but it's good news for this person. >> i have come here and i think the postponement of this election actually gave room for this easily. >> reporter: election officials believe more than 20 million people in nigeria still don't have their voter i.d. cards and blame technical and logic problems and delaying election for six weeks raised suspicion in what is going to be a hotly contested election and the congress is concerned the ruling party is trying to buy time to manipulate the electoral process. the ruling people democratic party denies the allegation and explains that the army needs more time to secure areas in the
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northeast that had been attacked by boko haram fighters and some say it comes down to one thing politicians interfering with the independent national electoral commission. >> the way out of this and believe nigeria to allow us to cooperate and truly independence election of human body and can be done when we have people process. >> reporter: people in the northeast also need to have voter i.d. cards and government trying to speed up delivery. those with access to internet can quickly find out if their card is ready for collection and you type in your personal code here and e-mail address and put in your phone number when you click on the link it says to wait. if the army makes it safe for people in the northeast to return voters will have to through the process to collect voter i.d. cards and hopefully
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in time for election i'm with al jazeera abuja. news out of europe the greek prime minister says renegotiating bail out terms is be reached before the government runs out of money and in brussels and hopeful a compromise can be reached. >> translator: this agreement will lead us to a new shall i say social contract with our european partners within six months a contract for growth and social cohesion and getting greece out of the crisis. >> reporter: may have reached a deal on cease fear for eastern ukraine but on the ground fighting between forces and pro-russia rebels and ukraine said eight soldiers died in the last 24 hours alone and are skeptical about a ceasefire and charles stratford has more. >> reporter: we drove across
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the fields to the front line only hours ago the ukrainian military fired rockets at this road. the separatist fighter with us said we should switch off our mobile phones and drive fast. there are few fighters here at this former ukrainian military base they say their primary role here is to try and monitor ukraine army and we are in a position south of donetsk and fighters tell us that ukrainian forces are a kilometer in that direction and tell us we cannot go in front of this building because there is a danger of snipers. the fighters here are unsure what the minsk agreement will mean for them. >> translator: we will stay here unless we get an order from commander's to retreat or advance and holding defense position to help protect the town. >> reporter: the agreement could have far-reaching implications. >> translator: we can't deny ukraine this chance because the
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whole country will change as a result, the attitude and the people will change,, in fact, the people of ukraine, we are still with them we totally consider them our people this chance is given to ukraine to change its constitution which is specifically mentioned in agreement documents to change its attitude. >> reporter: the minsk agreement fails to define the status of the people's republicans. some of the people in donetsk are in favor of independence. >> translator: donetsk should be independent. unity won't work. to return to ukraine means to be governed by inadequate government. >> translator: how can we return to ukraine after everything they have done to us? >> reporter: thousands of people have been killed in indiscriminate shelling on both sides of this conflict. three shells hit this hospital in separatist-controlled donetsk on wednesday night, at least one person was killed. >> translator: this is where we went and the patient was under the dust one bed was destroyed by shrapnel it was terrifying.
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>> reporter: so many people have died since the last ceasefire collapsed in september and there is great uncertainty among the people here as to whether this latest truce will be implemented and hold charles stratford al jazeera, eastern ukraine. to our series now about organ donations. human transplants in germany, not many people willing it appears to be donors and that means the desperate patients often cannot get a transplant in time resent scandal made things worse too as nick spicer discovered. >> reporter: 23-year-old kevin handles applications from people who need an i.d. card to prove they are severely disabled and this is his. four years ago his heart doubled in size because of miocarditis and without the pumping machine he will die in 20 minutes and sick of waiting for a heart and
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wishing his case would get worse. >> translator: on the moment i'm on the normal list and means i will almost never get a heart because there are too many emergency cases, people who are in hospital and have a higher place on the list. the only chance to get a new heart for me is to be in hospital. >> reporter: this is the university clinic one of several transplant centers whose doctors were accused of changing patient information, to move them up the europe wide transplant waiting list when the scandal broke in 2012 it had a devastating effect on public opinion and continues to do so even now 60% of germans think donated organs will not necessarily go to the most needy needy. >> translator: to win back trust they are trying to get people to sign up to be donors and three people die a day waiting and 11,000 people are on the waiting list and the donor
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pool dropped by one-fifth in the past two years. >> people have to accept that transportation is a very useful method and they have to stand behind this method and then i think we as medical doctors we have to convince our population and we have to gain again trust. >> reporter: germany was one of the least donor friendly countries in europe before scandal saying it's a fear of talking about death that scares people away. kevin says people instead have to imagine what it's like to see a loved one die because an organ didn't become available. for now he is just waiting for a call to come quick to the hospital or for his health to worsen enough to move up the waiting list nick spicer al jazeera. joining me sally johnson director of organ donation and transplantation at the blood and transplant unit in the u.k. and
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get on sally if we can to specific u.k. matters and we heard there perhaps it's a fear of talking about death that prevents people from coming over to the idea of donating their organs, so how do you get around that depending on different cultures? >> i think it is different cultures and different feelings talking about death. but i think the important thing is for us to try and get over to people that you know if we were the person who wanted an organ transplant we would almost certainly take one but if we are not equally prepared to give an organ when we die then all those waiting won't be about to benefit so it's really about encouraging people to think what they want to happen to them after they die and making sure they talk to their families about what they want to happen too. i know you are making some progress in the u.k. the number of families saying yes, organs can be given after death has
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gone up but it's only 60/40, there is a long way to go isn't there? >> there is a long way to go and have done a huge amount to make sure we identify people in the hospital who could be organ donor to make sure they are referred to specialist nurses and make sure we have a specialist nurse for every donor and talk to the family and one of the things they find is it comes as such as shock and it's a dreadful day making decisions about organ donation and it's not what people want to do and it's easier if people thought about it and talked about it in the family beforehand and that is where we are concentrating a lot of our efforts now making sure families talk about things. >> i was going to say not just difficult which it would be inevitably for the person of the deceased but also very difficult for somebody from your side of the fence who has to go up and make what may seem to be an
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insensitive and ghoulist request. >> we don't like to think of it as a ghoulist request and we know from the evidence that families that say yes to organ donation have an easier behavement than families that don't say yes. it's really positive for the family to know that their loved one saved the lives of potentially up to nine people and get massive comfort from that and they are very proud of it and one of the things we have been able to do in the u.k. is put in place a special award from st. john that honors a dinner after their death that is given to their family and we know families who receive those awards remensly proud of the contribution their loved one has made. >> sally johnson we thank you very much indeed in the business of saving lives and doing a great job, we appreciate your time, thank you. >> thank you. now we have this coming up
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ramping up security in the u.s. could mean trouble for those who are tracking the hackers. plus. >> i can't say there is a prejudice of qatar but there is a clear bias against us. >> reporter: the man in charge of 2022 futbol world cup in qatar says they are unfairly targeted for criticism.
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♪ we have a big day starting tomorrow and a tournament coming
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up, and looking forward to it. >> i think i will be staying up all night and new zealand where the cricket world cup is hours away and the cow host new zealand will play sri lanka and yet to reach the final and believe they have what it takes this time around and started the warm up to the campaign strongly beating south africa in the last match. >> we take most boxes and i think the star of the play which we crunched down over a period of time is something we are comfortable with. we have had different personnel come in and out over the last little while but the game plans remain the same and that that is a good strong well it's a good sign they have the same game plan even with different people. >> it's four years since a major earthquake struck christ church and the impact is still felt there, the world cup starting there suggests a return to normality but as wayne reports
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in many parts of the city that is not the case. >> reporter: much of central christ church is abandoned following 2011 earthquake and doesn't look like a city that is preparing to host a major international sporting event, but on the edge of the business district its heart is alive and well and the park cricket oval is about to host the opening game of the world cup. >> a fantastic opportunity for christ church to prove itself to be the host city we have always been. >> reporter: at the same time the lives of so many people who live here are still in limbo. in some suburbs and surrounding towns communities have disappeared and in this area there used to be almost 600 families and now there are just three. and brent and his family turned down government offers to move out of the damaged area. he is now working to help others get the money they are owed from insurance companies so they can rebuild. >> this is one of the reasons we
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are starting to launch claims with oecd in terms that we believe some of the insurance companies have breached people's human rights. >> reporter: similar situation for commercial buildings and facilities 2011 earthquake occurred less than 7 months before the stadium and christ church was scheduled to host some games in the rugby cup and had to be moved to other facilities and this facility left largely untouched ever since and would have hosted cricket games but like many buildings it's the subject of an insurance dispute and therefore its fate is unknown. with so many reminders of the disaster it is hoped that cricket will provide a distraction. chris harris played 250, one-day internationals for new zealand and helping to develop young players and christ church born and bread and believes the world cup is exactly what the city needs. >> a lot of families and people having issues here and it's
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wonderful to think you can have events and help cheer up the community. >> reporter: hoping when the games are shown around the world they will send a message that despite the challenges this city is open for business. wayne with al jazeera, christ church. once the action begins in christ church the eye also be in melbourne when the two rivals go head to head and australia plays england in a crowd of 90,000 of m.c.g. adjust australia going in of winning 15 of one-day matches over england in past four years but captain bailey says past successes will not count for much when it's time to walk out on to the pitch. >> i'd love to say it would count for something but honestly i don't think it does. i think england made some really positive changes to the way they play and the structure and i personally think they look real dangerous and rely heavily on one or two players which is a
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pretty good model. so unfortunately we all start on zero tomorrow. >> the last few have been very unsuccessful from our point of view and this time there is a real difference in the beliefs that we have got. it's real genuine beliefs we can surprise a few teams and confident enough we can beat anyone if we have our day. the man in charge of organizing the 2022 world cup says qatar has been the victim of clear bias from the media and has told al jazeera he believes the country was unfairly focused on during a corruption investigation, andicka shaktar -- and qatar and the countries bidding for the 2018 and 2022 cup and says qatar has been singled out. >> we embrace the investigative
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process because it was the end to allegations and accusations unfounded, unbiased or unfounded allegations that came out. nevertheless somehow the focus still seems to be on us and i think that if nothing else clearly shows that there is a bias. >> reporter: the chicago bulls have handed cleveland the second loss in 16 games beating cavaliers on thursday the bulls led for most of the game and pulled away in the final quarter and in top form scoring 30 points and lebron james is back in action and his game high 31 points to rescue cleveland and final 113-98. running up and down mountains certainly is not for the faint hearted but the sport of trail running is gathering fans across the globe and nepal is popular for people at the pinnicle of the sport and has some of the best trail runners around.
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>> reporter: every weekend locals who wake up for a race along the trails and the mountains that encircle the valley. >> beautiful forest trails to run today. >> reporter: among the best runners, last year at 23 she discovered trail running and since then she has been breaking records all over the world. >> translator: in the village we had to carry water up hill from our house on the hill we had do go all the way down to fetch water, i used to carry 25 kilos of rice up and down a mountain, sell it and get back home in time to do my homework. >> reporter: grew up in poverty in eastern napal and as a young person joined the fighters and trail running and a group that organized trail running discovered mira and sponsored runs in hong kong and europe and runners here say the story could
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be replicated recently two girls in napal supported runs in kathmandu and showed promise and needs further training which is not available outside the capitol. it's not a national sport and women could win a marathon but don't get a chance to continue. >> this year i think the international international athletic trail running will recognize it as an official sport then napal government and sporting departments may be able to introduce it in running and if that happens then a lot of problems will be solved. >> reporter: but for those like mira without others raising money for her there is little chance she can continue running. and i'm with al jazeera kathmandu. that is the sport for now. >> fascinating stuff and thanks for that.
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u.s. president in california for a summit on cyber security there he is going to have a chat with industry experts about trying to combat the various threats there are. taking on hackers and it's a complicated business and we return to the reports from baltimore, the people try to catch them the hackers may be prosecuted themselves. >> reporter: at the johns hopkins department paul is showing his professor the progress he has made in his research project and he has been hacking into devices used in hospitals around the world. but then making them safe from other hackers. >> these medical decides are everywhere and they are connected to networks right now and patients right now and nobody is really doing that much work on looking at security of the devices and trying to prevent especially the legacy devices from being attacked. >> not just medical devices vulnerable to attack from cars to home's power supplies and beyond, more and more of our
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lives are me worked and all too often with minimal safeguards and with antihacking legislation and nonsed last month by obama administration and researchers like martin who could be prosecuted for attempting to explore network vulnerabilities. >> finding bugs is really exhaustive. >> reporter: his professor thinks he is safe under proposed legislation but not sure and knows other so called white hat hackers could be liable for prosecution to attempt to find weaknesses before those of bad intentions. >> making things criminal more criminal i don't think that is going to solve the problem and proposing to share information and collect information from private companies and share it with a national security agency about all of us and there are privacy problems with that and that is scary and collecting information and now there is going to be more. somebody who is a technology person the problem we have is a lot of very bad software ranging
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from elevators to toasters and we are trying to make it better. >> is there an easier root like cooperations being lax in the first place. >> you have to get every company in america to put out secure software and creating a new department in washington d.c. is much easier. >> reporter: since proposals were announced cyber security like green raised alarm and arguing prosecutors are going after the wrong people and even consumers who share their passwords for sites that stream movies but dangerous hackers would be untroubled but such is the need to be seen and doing something about hacking and it's unclear whether the administration is listening to their concerns and this is al jazeera in baltimore. it's extremely complicated isn't it and for me david foster and the news hour team thank you very much for watching and see you next time and marteen dennis
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