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moscow where they expect a quarter of restaurant to close in the capitol of 2015. keep watching to find out why. >> we begin this news hour in nigeria where people have been killed in multiple attacks in borno state. this is the worst attack on a city since boko haram fighters tried to seize the state capitol at the end of january. let's go to ahmed idris. what have you been hearing there about what happened? >> well, actually it's one of the worst attacks on maiduguri since boko haram tried to take over the city way back in january.
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we have confirmed from officials and security sources that 150 people have been killed injured in the three attacks. 60 have been taken to one hospital and 50 others to another hospital. with they have sealed off the market and many have been asked ing to home. many have closed up shops and people are going home at the moment. >> how are people in maiduguri and how are they coping with another day of violence in boko haram. >> it has become so regular now. remember many who have fled areas that boko haram have taken over have come to maiduguri. these are areas repeatedly
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attacked by boko haram. for many this is not new. but when you have dissidents like this, it brings back memories of what happened before and what will happen in the future. when these attacks happen in maiduguri three different locations, two markets and a bus station, more than 20% of the residents of the city don't have the idea in the one or two hours of what was going on. people are basically trying to see how they can patch up their lives and how they can move on from. >> all right sir ahmed idris thank you. isil fighters have destroyed parts of the 2,000-year-old city of hatra. this is what it looked like before isil attacked it. the u.n.'s cultural agency described the bulldozing of the
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ancient city of nimrud as a war crime. >> another ancient city destroyed. this one hatra 100 kilometers south of mosul it was on the list of heritage sides because a confluence of greg greco-roman remains. and even those who don't follow archaeology, many know the city because of the film "the exorcist." scenes were shot there. the fight against isil is proving difficult. iraqi military forces backed by shia militias still have yet to reach the city of tikrit days after declaring a major offensive. they've cleared towns and villages along the way but
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they're not yet into the city. in western anbar the u.s. military said it and it's iraqi partners have taken back the town offal al baghdadi. it is close to a military base where the u.s. and other coalition members operate. but sources on the ground there including provincial and local politicians tell us it has not been entirely freed. that there is still fighting going on around al baghdadi. that is all due to be discussed by general martin dempsey the top military officials who comes here for talks on how the fight against isil is going. as we've seen in tikrit, the u.s. has made clear that it has and wants to remain a key partner this fight. particularly in places like western anbar. >> political factions are meeting face to face and u.n.-backed peace talks in morocco.
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the european union said it will step up it's role in security issues. we have reports that libya's two rival government do appear to making some progress. >> libyan rival factions are closeer to clinking a political deal. they have agreed in principle on implementing a cease-fire, putting out militias from the cities, and forming a national unity government. but the two delegations need to travel to libya to consult with their governments. if things go well they'll return for a final deal ceremony. there are signs of a deal. we now have moved to a new phase. with the u.n. we're starting to talk about guarantees that once there is a deal we'll have a government that has a clear mandate. we'll submit a draft to the united nations with a comprehensive deal with all the
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guarantees and new form of government as soon as possible. >> a deal was almost unthinkable a few days ago. the divided governments of east and west libya while the tripoli based government is consider the legitimate one by the country's constitutional court. it is this man the united nations' envoy who has been trying hard to convince libya's warring factions to give diplomacy a chance. >> it makes no sense to go back to fighting and confrontation. it will lead nowhere. they are aware of this. now we're going to start discussing concrete proposals.
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as the start of the talks it is halting airstrikes in three days. >> there is no other way but to pursue a very productive national dialogue that could reach the stage of having total agreement on both parties for the sake of establishing instituting constituting the government of national national unity. >> the islamic state in iraq and the levant raise concerns of instability that threatens to destabilize the whole region. >> we're live from rabat what is the latest on the talks? how are things moving along? >> well, it has been quite an interesting moment a while ago
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when both rival factions, the tripoli government and the tibruk government met for the first time face to face. this was in the presence of the united nations and top moroccan officials. they issued a statement saying there have been significant progress made on two issues. they're forming a national unity government and security arrangement by security arrangements they're basically the implementation of a cease-fire disbanding militias from the main cities. the two delegations are traveling tomorrow morning to libya. they would talk to leaders who are expecting them to come back to rabat on wednesday for a final deal. >> hashem, meanwhile on the ground the fighting is going on
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while talks are taking place and isil threatening more attacks. >> this is becoming an issue of major concern not only for the libyans, but for the international community, and the e.u. which is now hands on in this issue. the they're attacking both factions. to come up with an agreement as soon as possible. with the instability, you have groups with the islamic state and iraq expanding further in the east and taking control. they don't want to see libya becoming a new platform for isil. this is their message today and throughout the last two days to the libyan factions. there is no option but to come up with an agreement here in libya. >> hashem. thank you. now a palestinian fisherman has been killed off the could coast
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of gaza by israeli military. they say that the vessels were fired upon when they didn't rely to calls to stop. gaza is and tight coastal blockade by israel. cut off by military supplies, how the conflict in eastern ukraine is making life difficult for those with serious illnesses. plus the government is trying to make the cia more effective. we'll explain how. and pakistan puts in a world record in display as the champions surprise south africa call. that's all coming up in sport a little bit later. >> now to the violent weekend in egypt request the deadly bombing. the government says the strikes killed 25 members of an armed group that's pledged allegiance to isil. all this as one of the country's
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most powerful ministries shake up. >> the threat of bombing is becoming is more. a policeman is killed in mahalla. they called for the end of the military coup in a led to el-sisi being elected president. the protests came on the heels of the shake up. president sisi appointed a new minister. since the beginning of 2014 amnesty international said that 120 people have died in police
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stations alone. the cause, lack of medical care or torture. the human rights groups say that there is zero accountability of abuse committed at the hands of military forces. and police and military posts have become common targets for armed groups. during a human rights council meeting earlier this week, a commissioner said that they believe that the assault on freedom of expression would only feed more violent extremeism. egypt's assisted foreign minister disagreed with the commissioner's findings. >> egypt is determined to built its institutions based on the rule of law and based on its determination not to repeat the errors of the past. >> yet many human rights activist some now sitting in prison say it's the president that has become worse than the
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past. al jazeera. >> meanwhile egypt has carried out its first execution lanked to riots in 2013. convicted of murder was hanged for an incident where two people were thrown from a building. it took place during the overthrow of president mohamed morsi. last month egypt's high court upheld a sentence. u.s. secretary much state john kerry has met his french counter water. kerry said it must not be rushed. >> we're not feeling a sense of urgency that we have to get any deal. we have to get the right deal. and it is, frankly up to iran
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that wants this program that wants a peaceful program that asserts that they have a peaceful program to show the world that it is, indeed, exactly what they say. >> the head of russia security agencies say police have detained to suspects in the murder of boris nemtsov. he was shot and killed in front of the kremlin two days before he was to lead a rally. fighting has cut off access to medicines and many patients say they cannot afford treatment. john hedron reports from the rebel stronghold of donetsk. >> as the war in eastern ukraine began, so did this woman's cancer. she was diagnosed a second time along with hepatitis-c. but she no longer gets her
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ukrainian welfare payments for the cancer drug she needs even if she could find it here. >> i don't have money to buy them. in 2009 and 2010 the medicine was provided by the hospital that cured me. in 2014 they no longer have the drug. >> what happens if you don't get the medicine? >> well, i don't know. if you don't treat serious diseases people die. >> she's hardly alone. drugs are hard to find and expensive with high inflation unemployment and no functioning banking system. this man relies on donations for his heart medicine. >> there is no place i can get it. the pharmacy is closed. i have to buy less and the prices are high. >> the international aid group doctors without borders try to
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help their waiting rooms are crowded with under served, but it's not enough. >> people cannot buy and if they buy, it's expensive. they have to go far away. and another reason there, is no doctor. >> near the front lines people no longer have anyone place any place near them where they can go for care. when this place was shut down it's staff was moved to another medical center. then that one, too, was sheffield united. many survive on sheer optimism. >> will you get medicine? >> i think so. he who seek also find. you have to knock on every door. >> with kiev's government no longer delivering social benefits there are few doors left to knock on. john hedron, al jazeera, donetsk, eastern ukraine.
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>> militia has pledged to find it's missing plane mh 370. search and ask you teams will keep looking for the aircraft, which disappeared while flying from kuala lumpur to beijing. >> it's the only way to for those who are hoping for those still missing. >> the prime minister suggested that at one stage during the last 12 months in an open press conference that the plane had been taken over. yet, at the beginning of this year we see a statement from the department of civil aviation saying that it was an accident. yet we have no evidence of where
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the plane is, the blacks box recorders or any records. how can the statement be made. >> the announcement of the disappearance an accident. that is an important. if a plane take off from an airport and could not reach an destination, after the search and rescue period, we have to announce the plane lost. >> such words do not sit well for those who have loved ones. >> as far as week see from what has happened in throughout the situation, there is abject corruption and incompetence at the highest levels. and i'm very clear to separate that from the average malaysian and malaysian airline employee. i think they've done their best.
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>> she's not the only one looking for answers. this malaysian airline pilot reflected the feelings of many working in the aviation industry. >> we're asking what happened? what happened? why it happened? and why malaysian airlines. that's the question that everyone is asking. why this? >> all that team here can do is show support. both young and old light candles, say prayers and sing. [music] hoping that the light they hold will guide mh 370 back home to malaysia. al jazeera, kuala lumpur pressure. >> many remain stranded at katmandu airport after a turkish jet ran off the runway while landing. workers have been removing the plane that is blocking the
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runway. it is unknown when it will be reopened. china has removed a documentary were website streaming within the country. under the dome is a yearlong investigation of air pollution in the country by a former tv reporter. the film has had 300 million views on the internet within days of its release a week ago. the director of a cia has announceed a major overall of an u.s. spy agency. they say the goal is to shake up the cyber capability and focus on digital espionage. it is set to over all and overhaul the organization. >> it is the first reorganization of the cia in a number of decades that said, i think there is less to this
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organization than meets the eye. the world geographically and functioncally will functionally will be divided as it has been for decades. there will an center for the middle east, africa, asia. it is taking a existed methodology, a methodology that has been practiced for decades now where analysts collaborate and spreading that methodology throughout the cia. it will strengthen analysis considerably because it will give analysts much better insight into how the information they're receiving was gathered, and help them to make better judgments in regard to reliability with specific pieces of information. the proximity of analysts with the operators will give a much greater direction and focus to those offensive operations. >> brazil's supreme court said dozens of politicians are being
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investigated to determine if they're involved in a billion dollar corruption case. the politicians are accused of taking bribes in exchange for lucrative oil contracts. >> this list of names was released by brazil's supreme court. among the 54 people accused of taking bribes, former presidents and speakers of the congress. all but one of the governing coalition. they allege that firms bribe officials for contracts at petrobras, the state-owned oil firm. the president has been cleared of any involvement in the scheme. speaking before the list of names released she said her focus is on fixing brazil's struggling economy. >> we're entering a new face in
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confronting the crisis in which a number of inside will be implemented. >> the president are under enormous public pressure, the pressure were public opinion to take this seriously. this is an enormous corruption scandal involving the largest company of petrobra, which happens to be a state company. >> some are calling for lawmakers to be held accountable before the investigation is completed. >> you would not need to wait for the end of the investigation. it would go to the ethic floor and then for a vote.
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>> under brazilian law elected politicians can only be tried by the supreme court which must now decide with the help of prosecutors whether there is enough proof to put them on trial. al jazeera. >> time for a short break here on al jazeera. when we come back domestic violence in the palestinian territories. why many women are afraid to speak out. we look back on the american civil rights movement. and in sport we'll have more on that, stay with us.
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>> protestors are gathering... >> there's an air of tension right now... >> the crowd chanting for democracy... >> this is another significant development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... >> family members in danger >> he was staring in space drugged out...
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>> from the very people you trust to care for them >> it's killing people.. >> america tonight uncovers the fda warning that's being ignored... >> these drugs are used for the convenience of overwhelmed staff >> the deadly nursing home shortcut you need to know about >> what about their rights? >> what really goes on when you're not there? america tonight exclusive investigation: drugging dementia only on al jazeera america >> um-- welcome back. a quick reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. in nigeria people have been killed in an explosion in maiduguri. three blasts were reported in a market and bus station. is witnesses say more than a hundred people have been injured. libya's political factions are meeting face to face for the
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first time in peace talks in morocco. they've warned against attacks while negotiations are being held. there are reports that isil fighters have destroyed remains of the 2,000-year-old city of hatra. while isil destroy artifacts, it has shocked the world and focused attention on protecting the cultural heritage. in kabul it's something that afghanistan has been struggling with for years. >> a takes a light touch to remove centuries of dust. this is part of a world painting to found in a province that was once home of giant buddhist statues. living through 30 years of war he said preserving artifacts he
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has never wavered. >> we moved all the artifacts to the museum. but everything knows what happened in 2001. >> what happen was the taliban blew up ancient statues of buddhist. the largest was 50 meters high. the taliban still control large parts of the countryside. so the second museum is so concerned, it will not allow anybody in the store room. it does not the taliban to know what pieces they have in their store ham. >> it has taken five years to get 90% of the of it cataloged. >> the artifacts are kept in proper conditions.
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the store room bus not have a humidityifier. we need more sophisticated equipment and help. >> these men are restoring islamic wooden carvings. wiping away the crime from intricate engravings. it's skilled work yet they're missing basic car car pen try tools, but what they need now is some electricity. . >> the united nations security council have condemned chemical attacks in syria and powed to take action if there are any more. james bays reports from new york. >> a rare moment a resolution is taken against syria condemning chlorine attacks and promising to take action if they continue.
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the resolution does not say which side was responsible for the chlorine attacks but for some there is no doesn't. >> who has helicopters in syria? certainly not the opposition. only the regime does, and we've seen them use their helicopters in countless other attacks on innocent civilians. >> that led to a stormy row just minutes before the agreement of the new resolution. russia said that the opcw report contained subjective evidence, perhaps, he said, the chlorine bombs went off at a time when helicopters just happened to be flying in the area, and then he added this. >> we provide the technical details and our colleagues its easier for them to smile and say that we know it's the government that's responsible. can we work like this in the security council? no. don't protect the terrorists. >> the u.s. demanded a right to reply. >> it is a little strange to take away one party's entire
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stock pile of chemical weapons in the wake of a monstrous attack and then later claim that the party who's chemical weapons you have taken away is not implicated in that attack. >> then russia asked to speak again. >> it's very strange that the united states said that the use of chemical weapons by the government of syria is a red line and it could cause the united states to use force and yet after the events of the 21st of august they didn't do that. so the government of assad did not cross the red line. the president of the united states said that this was a red line, and then he didn't do anything. >> so could the security council now take action if there is further chlorine attacks? well the new resolution means that that is a possibility. you have to look at that row inside the security council chamber. it illustrates how unlikely it is that they've reach an agreement identifying the perpetrators. james bays, at the united
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nations. >> more than a third of the married palestinian women are victims of domestic violence. we have reports of why women are afraid to speak out. >> a palestinian victory victim of domestic violence that lasted for 13 years. first at the hands of her ex-husband, and then at the hands of her brother after she got divorce. >> one day my husband kept beating in front of my children because i had an argument with my sister-in-laws. i was hesitant to leave. >> nadia has been living in the state-run safe house for almost a year. it's been even longer since she as seen her three children. she said that she needs to work on herself before reconnecting with them. this is one of three shelters in the occupied west bank for female victims of domestic violence. >> in the past year there have
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been at least 400 cases of severe acts of violence against women in the palestinian territories, including 16 murders. a major problem is the women's reluctance to come forward and seek help. more than two-thirds of battered women prefer to remain silent, and less than 1% seek help at shelters like this one. the patriarchcal nature of their society leaves many palestinian women facing violence in their homes with little option. the center that offers psychological support to callers across the palestinian territory. >> there are women who have reached the decision to call and ask for help. society views domestic violence as a family issue we as we view it as a social one.
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>> 30% of the women in the palestinian territories have suffered from domestic violence, but the rate is much higher in the gaza strip where it's 58% and is attributeed in part to the difficult living continues there there. >> the domestic violence in gaza is linked to the israeli siege and bombardments. the home has become a domain of dispute. the men perpetrate violence against women and women against the children. it's a cycle of very lens. >> women have "r" chosing to remain the cycle of violence, and remains a difficult decision. >> let's go to our top story attacks in nigeria that has killed 51 people. we speak with a security analyst from the u.k. why do you think we're still seeing these kinds of attacks in
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maiduguri welcome? this is a city that has seen boko haram operate with impunity, yet they're still failing to keep the city safe. >> there is something we should get cheer here. beckham has never ever been an fight force. when we see attacks like these they have cut short. what they're doing now is to result to guerrilla warfare tactics. >> but these tactics that they're resorting to are clearly quite effective. there are some reports that boko haram are currently mobilizing their forces in the northeast town in preparation for a big showdown with the multi national forces. why are the military efforts failing to contain the group?
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>> well, i will not say that the military force is failing actually. if we look at the last three weeks the forces they've taken over a number of territories. but what you are seeing should be expected, as i said earlier on. when you find them losing patience you don't expect terror to go away like that. what they're doing is attacking them and addressing this particular issue. what they're doing the nigerian military said that they're prepared for this attack. what happened today in maiduguri maiduguri, the suicide-bombing, and suicide-bombing--
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>> is there a sense that boko haram is stepping up its attacks in the run up to the elections to undermine the democratic process? >> there is a what can be deduced with what is going on is if any terror organization the result is practice like this. >> thank you for talking with al jazeera. >> yes. >> now an attack in a restaurant in mali has killed five people. a french citizen and belgium national are among the dead. two people have been arrested. barack obama is expected to speak in selma to commemorate
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the 50th anniversary of bloody sunday. it's a landmark event. the police attack protesters marching for african-american voting rights. here is patty colhane. >> this was the final significant step of the civil rights movement, 1965, a push for voting rights. but when marchs tried to walk across this bridge in selma alabama... >> i was just horrified. it just stunned me. >> for clark olson those images not only horrified him it changed his life. he heard the call from dr. martin luther king for ministers of all denominations to come together the police would not attack the clergy. but they took a wrong term and came across a group of white men. >> they came across the street hurriedly, and we whispered to each other just keep on
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walking. i turned around, and i saw the man swing the club. i heard the sound of that hitting jim's head, a sound that i will not forget. and then i ran. >> his friend, jim reed, died two days later and his death would do more to galvanize the country than the horrific imagines of so many blacks being mercilessly murdered. he was a minister and he was white. his death did so much to give the rights to vote: it's been a half century since he watched his friend slip into unconsciousness. a story that he told many times
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since. >> in my life i've had many opportunities to talk to people about this. my god that's just--it's a gift. it's a gift to me. >> he never crossed that bridge in selma with the others back then, but this saturday, 50 years later, he will finally get his chance. patty colhane al jazeera, asheville, north carolina. >> meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama has defended the decision not to charge a police officer for the killing of michael brown. >> we may never know exactly what happened but officer wilson, like anybody else who is charged with a crime benefits
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from due process and a reasonable doubt standard. if there is uncertainty about what happened then you can't just charge him any way just because what happened was tragic. that was the decision that was made and i have complete confidence and stand fully behind the decision that was made by the justice department on that issue. >> time for another short break. we'll come back to sport. a thrilling finale between ireland and zimbabwe at the cricket world cup. we'll tell you more about that when we come back. stay with us.
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>> welcome back now. when china decides to use a simplified mandarin, taiwan continued with the challenging writing. >> it's a painstaking art one that has been mastering over 83 years. his family firm has made kaliggraphy pens since before he was born. but he's worried that the characters used in taiwan is under threat. >> people use computers. they don't do handwriting any more so they lack basic
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practice. when they try to write they just don't know how. >> to read and right to a high standard you need to memorize 8,000 characters. to allow such a huge vocabulary to be written electronically shortcuts on screen has been developed. for those who worry about the loss of handwriting they work too well. the difficulty stems from the ease of the system of typing characters. you put in the sill syllable related to the pronounce writing and choose a character is different from writing it stroke by stroke. we asked people to write a simple every day phrase with admittedly can a second character. it means to sneak around unseen. on more than one occasion a smart phone is sneaked into the
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test. only one of the ten people we approached got it right. some were too embarrassed to even try. >> sorry sorry sorry, i forgot how to write. >> taiwan prides itself on cultural heritage, much of it brought to from the mainland from the army as they fled communist forces. so if this is the last bastian of written chinese, what happens if succeeding generations forget how to write it. >> by writing traditional characters we might understand the story of how they evolved. >> so when children learn to write the characters, they gain a deeper understanding and culture. >> children do learn thousands of characters as they make their way through school. but as they move in adulthood from paper to screen, those skills are hard for preserve. holding onto them has been this man's life work. he worries that students learning kaliggraphy have to be
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caught the strokes. he's doing his best to pass on his knowledge and his children and grandchildren now work in the family business. >> time for sport now. here is richard. >> thanks a lot darren. we'll start with the cricket world cup where pakistan has beaten south africa. scoring 49 for pakistan. rain delays have reduced innings to 47 over. they have stumbled 75-5 before they reached 222. south africa struggle: they kept their chase alive with 77. but wickets with a world record equaling six dismissals. south africa were bowled out at
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202. >> we still need to get to the quarterfinals, but yes we started playing world cricket some aggressive cricket which i think pakistan cricket is known for, and then start finding the right combination. people started to believe in themselves, and players started trusting their abilities. i think this is key. >> they bowled pretty well tonight. they were tuned up, and they really wanted to win that game. i tried to get the boys going before the game. didn't feel that we had enough energy. it was very disappointing. >> there was a nail biting finale between ireland and zimbabwe. ed joyce with 112. balburne birnie was run out with
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96, and shawn williams was close to joining him. there was a suggestion that john mooney's foot had touched the boundary, but that was ruled out. ireland managed to take the final five runs victory. >> you can't give it the best of three chances. it will lay the foundation for the team. so again we've dropped chances that are crucial at times. there was a difference between ireland and us. they are more hungry. they were a bit more energic and probably wanted it a little bit more. >> manchester united johnny's evans has been out for six games and the english football
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association handed out suspensions following an incident between the two teams. united won that, 1-0. cecil was give an extra game as he was suspended in december for elbowing coleman. >> parma is famous for its history, architecture, but nothing flies the city's flag like its football club. in the past 23 years it won three national and four european cups. not bad for a medieval city of less than 200,000 people. but the club has scored a tract on goal with a gross of
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$200 million and no money to pay its staff and players, parma has not played a game in three weeks, and will be kicked out of serie a. >> we feel bitter and defrauded betrayed by those who have managed the club in the last few years. it's the end of a glorious club. they're trying to take the club away from us, but they can't. >> there is no more powerful symbol. this is where they the football giants fought for decades. but since 2011 parma has not paid its rental fees, and now it doesn't have the money to pay for games either. no wonder some fans have put up a sign that says closed for robbery. to pay off the debt, there have been auctions. on friday the football league pledged $6 million to help parma play at least on sunday. but the city's mayor said its
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just a temporary solution. >> $6 million does not cover all the expenses to get to the end of the season. it's just a touch up. but we need the money not only for the players but especially for the club's employees who can't live without salary. >> on march 19th, a court in par parma will decide whether to declare the club bankrupt. al jazeera parma. >> now rory mcilroy let his frustrations get the best of him at the cadillac championship in florida. the world number one had missed the cut at the honda classic last week, and was 11 shots adrift after day one. after pulling his approach shot on the eighth hole into the water, mcel mcilroy hurled his club into the lake.
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>> it felt good at the time. yeah i mean, just let frustration get to the better of me. it was the heat of the moment. if it had been any other club i probably wouldn't have. but i didn't need the 3-iron for the rest of the round, i thought, why not. there was a split second of should i shouldn't i whatever. but yes, it was--looking back at it, it wasn't one of my proudest moments. but i walked away with a bogey regripped, and did okay from there. >> the rally of mexico is interrupted on friday with an incident that saw the hopes of one driver, well, quite literally sink. during stage three he appeared to lose control and plunge his car into a lake. the driver did manage to escape to safety and were unhurt.
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surprisingly he has now retired from the rally. of course r is plenty more sports on our website. for all the latest check out we have blogs from our correspondents from around the world. back to you, darren. >> thank you very much, indeed. in the 25 years since communist has collapsed urban russians have developed the taste of dining out. but problems in the wider economy are taking their toll. there has been a quarter of the eating establishments could close by the end of the year. rory challands reports from the russian capitol. >> now this restaurant's doors are closing. factors have taken its toll.
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factors that have caused a weakened ruble. >> after the embargo everything became expensive. if four months our ingredients became more expensive, also the rent. since the first of january they've raised it two and a half times. >> for svetlana is it's a crushingly sad moment. this was a family restaurant. >> can you imagine what this means for our staff? some have gone from waiters to managers. we're closing with tears in our eyes. >> it's not just pasta these are tough times for lots of moscow restaurant. a number of industry experts are predicting that's a quarter of all eateries will shut their doors. restaurant owners like svetlana are dealing with russia's worsening economic situation and diners seem to be sharing
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food rather than ordering their own, and drinking water rather than ordering alcohol. in short they're spending less. but the situation is not as bad as all that, say some in the business. yes, times are tough but tough times result in better business models. >> the market has renew itself any way. businessmen should look for new models if something doesn't work you have to find another way. but it's very sad that some people lose their businesses because they can't fulfill their obligations to pay their salaries or rent. >> not much consolation for svetlana. if they can find a place with cheaper rent, they'll reopen. if not she'll close. >> stay here on al jazeera. i'll be back at the top of the hour with another full bulletin of news. bye for now.
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