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>> hello there, this is the news hour live from london. coming up,y men's former leader ali abdullah saleh asks for safe passage out of the country. and columbia's president order bomb on farc rebels.
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e.u. fining google for 10% of google's earnings. german cup manager resigns. hello, a warm welcome to the program. as saudi arabia keeps up its defensive against the houthi rebels the former president ali abdullah saleh has asked for safe passage out of the country. forces loyal to saleh have been helping the houthis. the rebels are accused of ran random randomly shelling the
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area. but of course, it's the people of yemen who are really suffering. at least five cargo slips carrying much-needed food are stuck off yemen as the coalition searches them for weapons. they threaten to create food shortages. >> in the message it seems that saleh has actually told the gcc leaders via his envoy that he has no ties whatsoever with the houthis, and that he's not part of this war and he's not supporting the houthis. of course, this contradicts what he has said earlier when he sent his son with the same offer but with conditions at that time. now saleh has no conditions. when he sent his son he said
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during those conditions he wanted his son to be the president of yemen or to be able to run for the election. also that he is going to abandon the houthis. now in his present message to the gcc leaders he says that actually he hasn't been part of this. he has not been with the houthis. he has no ties with them, and he just wants to leave yemen safely. and apparently the gcc leaders have categorically rejected that offer. >> now we take a look at the military operation that continues in yemen. >> howie tanks ledhouthi tanks in the saudi-led airstrikes. these warplanes were spotted on the runway of the military base near the capital of sanaa. they were also hit.
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>> the houthies are disorganized. they're trying to redeploy years, but their convoys were targeted by coalition forces. >> there is no indication that the military operation may come to an end any time soon. for saudi arabia, the use of force was the only way to prevent the houthis were controlling yemen. >> i would not describe it as a proxy war with iran, but a war of necessity. we had no joys but to respond to the legitimate government in order to prevent the take over of yemen by a radical group allied with iran and hezbollah. iran, the last time i checked did not have a border with yemen. there is no reason for it to be involved with yemen. >> they would hold ground in many provinces. yemeni
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officials warned the saudis and their allyies to send ground troops to defeat the houthis. but for the time being the saudis have no plans for a full-scale ground invasion. forces loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi are gaining ground in aden and other areas in the south. here vehicles speed away carrying people escaping the fighting. traveling in the option direction ambulances head towards the fighting but can't get very far. >> the houthis are targeting our vehicle. we can't reach the injured. >> hospitals have been badly hit. some like this one have no electricity. airstrikes continue to target outy positions in saada.
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their strongholds with some of the best trained army unders loyal to saleh are based. the houthis say they will not hold talks if the airstrikes continue. >> well, the u.n. special adviser to yemen has warned against the obstruction of the political process he told al jazeera that could lead to more sanctions being imposed. >> the security council after the new resolution of yemen and the resolution includes expanding the scope of sanctions, here one of the people including sanctions
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when it comes to people obstructing the political process the preference has been to the houthis on the one hand, and then saleh and his supporters. yemen now is in a very serious situation. yemeni is in a state of civil war. there is a lot of fighting going on in the south. the country is fragmenting. there is a humanitarian situation. the shortage of food. the shortage of water. more than 120,000 displaced people in yemen the situation that it's in now really the obstruction that impeded the political process and allowed the situation to get out of hand. >> the yemeni refugees have been
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a arriving by boat, and it'sest estimateed that 6.10 million yemenis are unable to meat their food needs. >> on the shores they are tired but relieved after a dangerous journey. they fled airstrikes from yemen but they refuse to be called refugees. >> we fled the war. we came this way. >> they brought what they could carry, but they don't know what fate awaits them. >> there is pretty intense fighting throughout the day there is bombing in the city, eventually this morning the city was cut off completely one day before we got here. >> the u.n. refugee agency says that although the numbers of those landing in djibouti are
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small, they're expecting many more soon. people are escaping three weeks of saudi airstrikes on the houthi rebels and their allies, and they're going hungry. the country has faced food shortages for decades, and now there is a warning warning that the poorest arab country could be facing foot crisis. >> they're deteriorating at this time. we expect there to be a very serious food security problem. with a lot more people facing emergency situation. >> so far almost 600 people have died more than 2,000 have been wounded in the fighting, which shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. al jazeera. >> columbia's president has ordered the resumption of bombing raids against farc rebels after blaming them for an attack which killed 10 soldiers. in the west of the country 17
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soldiers were injured. four of them seriously in the attack in the farc stronghold. the killings mark the biggest-- >> it was a deliberate attack by farc. it is not a coincidence. this is a despicable action that will not go unpunished, consequences for the people who carried out this unspeakable attack. we're going to pursue them until we find them. i ordered the armed forces to lift the suspension of bombings on farc camps. >> let's get more now from bogota. great to talk with you. the bombing raids are going to start again?
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>> yes, they are going to start again, and frankly everyone here believes that the president didn't have any other options but to lift the ban that he had imposed back in march to suspend those attacks which came as a response to the unilateral cease-fire which farc had respected until this attack on wednesday. this will definitely be a major set back for the talks which seems to be getting close tort final line. we heard a serious announcement, a step forward a full peace agreement, and now this attack. there is a lot of speculation why this is happening now. santos stopped short of asking the suspension of the talks, but there is no doubt that we'll see again intensifying of the conflict in coming days. we'll see bombings and the
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attack and the response to the military attacks and the consequence that this will have for the talks for public opinion for colombia and the people who live in the conflict region that we're living a relatively calm situation in the last three to four months. >> alessandro, of course, you mentioned the people who have to live with this conflict day-to-day remind us what is at stake if these talks fail. well, this is one of the longest standing conflict in the world the longest standing conflict in the america. it's been going on for over 50 years. millions of people have been displaced, especially in the last two decades and soldiers here but also the civilian population continues to get killed because of this ongoing conflicts, and also there are a lot of other major major issues
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that this at the end of this conflict could change like the recruiting of miners with the rebels or also the huge amount of landmines that still exist in colombia. and just recently the farc negotiators and the government have decided to start working on getting rid of these landmines. they hope to work on this crisis but no doubt this is a serious setback. >> thank you. >> now coming up this news hour, african migrants targeted in zenophobic attacks and there is concern that the violence could spread. >> we'll tell what you was behind this attack on the european central bank. >> and in sport ahead of the
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stanley cup playoffs we ask why there are so few black players in the nhl. >> now the italian coast guard said it has not found any more survivors from the migrant boat which capsized on route from libya to italy. 145 people were rescued when the boat sank off the libyan coast on sunday. but the charity save the children said that survivors have told them that at least 400 people have drowned. they are a handful of 10,000 people who have arrived in europe from north africa since friday. we have reports from catania in southern italy. >> it's not even peak season for migrants yet but the reception center on the island of lampedusa is already heaving.
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1400 rescued refugees are crammed into an unit made 250. ports along italy's southern coast boats are bringing in hundreds of rescued averages. the latest count 10,000 have been plucked from the water since last friday alone. but the risks are high. on monday, more than 400 people are believed to have drowned before rescue could arrive. panic and then tragedy. >> we spoke to them. >> there were 550 people approximately, and only 145 were rescued while the others are believed unfortunately to have died in the mediterranean. >> the traffickers are becoming
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bolder and more ruthless. boats are no longer just being abandoned. they're too valuable to lose. >> last monday one of the vessels to italy within the framework of operation tritan witnessed warning shots fired by the smugglers who were attempting to take the boat originally carrying the migrants back to libya. this is a clear sign that the smugglers in libya are running out of boats. and therefore they are determined to do anything including shooting their guns in order to do that. >> it's estimated that already the shia more than 500 migrants have died trying to make the crossing from north africa. that's a ten-fold increase on the same period last year. humanitarian groups say it's a direct result of the scaling back of search and ask you operations.
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>> there is really a need very soon very swiftly and urgently to do something about that. that need to be legal alternatives to having--to being able to come to europe. >> the police say they will not tell us where these families are now boarding the buses behind me are going to be taken. but the fact is that that's rescued migrants are the lucky ones. many more have perished in trying to make the most dangerous sea crossing in the world, and many thousands more will try to follow in their footsteps. al jazeera sicily. >> now refugee groups warned last year that there would be more migrant deaths when italy's rescue mission was shot down. the operation saved 150,000 migrants in the one year it was operational, but it cost $10 million a month and the e.u. believes that because people were being rescued in international waters, it was
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encouraging more migrants to make the journey. operation triton is run by the cost guard rather than the navy and patrols waters 150 kilometers of the italian coast. i'm joined with the director of amnesty international. welcome to the studio. >> thank you. >> why is it that when we talk about this, it is not going forward. there is a patchwork peace meal reaction. why isn't this a more joined up concrete policy. >> the 10,000 people rescued which is wonderful but the way this was done was indeed, a watch work operation scrambling whatever vessels were around and making this work. and approximately 400 people seemed to have died. so what we're calling for is exactly that. a joint operation multi country
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operation that is taking this seriously as it should. why that hasn't happened is more a matter of political will than anything else in our opinion. >> the countries on the front line quite often tell us here that they have been left out to pasture, that they really need help. but there has been sum success. in spain they had cooperation with morocco and that changed things. what can be done to help these countries to cooperate? a lot of what is being said is before the migrants even get to libya that help is needed. >> to some extent that is true. we do need more robust mechanisms to make sure that these people don't need to take the journeys in the first place. we need to make sure that there are safe routes to the e.u. and there are asylum posts before they reach those sea crossings. but what is important here is people will make these crossings.
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they will continue to do so. we've seen in numbers even after the record year last year. we have to focus still on what happens during these crossings. how do we make sure that we pick up the people when we need to, and we save lives in that process. i don't want to get distracted into the longer-term issues that we need to solve. >> what about the arguments and we heard it applied that by saving people you're making the problem larger. in the sense that more come? >> this proves to be absolutely incorrect. since the closing we've seen the same level of people coming. sadly, we've seen a rise in deaths because of the closure. but it has not stopped people from coming. so it has son that it is not a factor in all
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>> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> google is accused of skewing it's search in its favor. the european commission said it's been unfairly promoting the google shopping service ahead of its rivals. simon mcgregor wood reports. >> in brussels the european union competition commissioner and announced something called a statement of objection against google. initially against its price comparison in shopping. google controls 90% of all europe web-based searches. by google unfairly diverting people's searches to its own products and services at the expense of others, which may be other. >> and if you use that kind of market power to promote
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something artificially, and favor it in your algorithm and not giveing it it the same treatment as other services then you're using your dominant position to restrict competition. >> today's move comes after five years of complaints by digital companies who feel they have suffered directly from google's practices. >> very soon after we launched we were struck with an algorithm algorithmic google search penalty that totally excluded us no matter how relevant we were to the user's inquiry. as a business that is effectively disappearing us from the internet. >> some are saying this is a crucial test to the new digital economy, and of how big u.s. tech companies are dominating the internet. in europe there is a resentment of what is seen as an u.s. monopoly. they want to encourage
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competition. but in the u.s. it's called protectionism. it has been fined 10% of its revenue which is $6 billion. google has ten weeks to respond and on wednesday issued a statement saying while google may be the most used search engine people now can find and access information in numerous and different ways. and allegations of harm for consumers and competitors have proved wide of the mark. as of when formal charges are brought, google will have a right of appeal and the whole process could take years to resolve, but the stakes are high in what could be a crucial test case in the digital economy. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera london. >> an internet safety advocate. thank you for joining us on the program. what do you think? if the e.u. says google is
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cheating customers they say it's the opposite. we're fostering competition. who is right here? >> they may both be right. it's a very difficult thing to prove. usually with antitrust you can see it. the product is out there like back in the microsoft antitrust trial you could see if the internet explorer was there or not. but in terms of algorithms, it's difficult to see what is under the hood. i searched for the word "shopping" on google, and google shopping came number five. based than limited experiment google seems to be behaving itself. but on odometer hand if the european commission can prove that it's giving preferential treatment to its own products and services--google is free to advertise whatever it wants put but if you're getting a organic
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search result that is bias, that's against the regulatory standpoint. >> the e.u. is trying to figure out if this algorithm simply favors google's product. >> that's the question. there will be a lot of expert engineers, and others who will prove their case, but that's not going to be an easy case to prove or defend. it will be very difficult series of tests to see what is true or not. >> daughter thinkdo you think its enough? these things are inadvisable to us. they're so enmeshed in our lives, we don't notice how big they are. >> well, on the first question, yes, $6 billion will get google's attention. that is a lot of money. google will ultimately have to operate within the law. if it is assessed a fine, it
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will have to pay it. they'll comply. but sure that kind of money will get their attention. but the mere fact that they're being accused of this predatory behavior that will get attention. that is not good for public relations. as far as consumers are concerned there is no doubt about it that google has a dominant search engine and it rules the roost, but people are not obligated to use the search. but when they use it there is implicit trust that we're getting honest results. take the regulators out of the picture. if i believe that google was stacking the deck against my search results i would be reluctant to use it, and that's an important thing that consumers need to know about whether it be google, bing, or any other search engine. >> thank you. a protesters has attacked the head of the european central bank during a press conference
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>> welcome back. a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. yemen's former president ali abdullah saleh has asked for safe passage out of yemen. a request that has been denied. forces loyal to saleh have been fighting along side the houthi rebels. president santos will resume bombing raids against farc rebels after an attack in the west of the country. an u.n. refugee agency said that hundreds of migrants have died trying to reach europe because not enough is being done to save them. 10,000 have been arrested by the italian cost guard since friday. now the european parliament has called the master by ottoman turkish forces a genocide. earlier turkey's president said that any decision that the parliament made would be ignored
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days after pope francis triggered fury in turkey by using the very same term. now fighters in the islamic state in iraq and the levant have taken control of three villages near ramadi. more troops are being sent to anbar to take on isil. earlier 2431 iraqi troops were killed in the province in fierce battles with the group. in northern iraq isil has freed hundreds of women and girls from the why yazidi community. many describe how they were forced to become sex slaves. >> the hours in the camp can seem endless. the youngest find ways to pass the time. but there are children here who no longer want to play. their innocence stolen in the most brutal way.
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17-year-old shareen does not want to be identified, and we're not using her real name. isil arrived in her hometown of sinjar and forced everybody on buses. each time fighters came to choose the girls me wanted. eventually her name was called. >> i said to my mother, i want to kill myself. i was given permission to go to the toilet, i wanted to do it then but my mother convinced me not to. >> the worse was yet to come. separated from her mother, sharine was taken and for four months was kept as a sex slave. >> i was so afraid all the time. i didn't know when he would rape me again but i believed in myself. i knew i would escape. >> using an secret cell phone on saturday sherine made it happen. she took a tacky taxi and made it to a friend of a relative.
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isil is targeting yazidi. many fear their people will never recover. >> this camp is vast. there are 15,000 people here, two and a half 2500 families. none of them are sure what they'll find when they return home. >> right now family is front of mind. these two women were among the hundreds of yazidis released by isil last week. between them they have nine children whose whereabouts are unknown. >> they took my daughter. she's just ten years old. it's been nine months since i saw her. i feel like i'm dying every day. i wish more than anything to see her again. >> it's not clear why isil is releasing prisoners but only the elderly or very young are being freed. even with nothing those living hearsay there is just one thing they need that, is to be reunited with their loved ones.
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al jazeera northern iraq. >> well, sexual violence is an all too common feature in conflicts around the world. the u.n. has been debating the issue in new york with a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated. >> the history of war zone rape has been a history of denial. it is time to bring these crimes and those who commit them into the spotlight of international scrutiny and send a clear message that the war will not tolerate the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war and terror. >> thousands of people have been forced from their homes in africa by deadly attacks on immigrants. >> these migrant workers in south africa say they will do anything to protect themselves and their families. >> we're tired of the xenophobia
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xenophobia. >> there has been a wave of fighting between immigrants and locals in some areas. here in the port city of durbin police say at least four people have been killed. thousands have fled their homes. gloria is from mozambique. she came to south africa nearly 20 years ago but she said the men who chased her and her nine-year-old daughter out of her home insist that she does not belong here. >> they said you do not belong in south africa. can you breeze get out. when we come, we're coming for you, so i ran away. >> they feel there is safety in numbers. they get food and our basic necessities from aid agencies. right now they don't know how long they'll be here. >> there are thought to be more than a thousand families here. they come from malawi mozambique and they say they're confused. they can't understand why as africans they're not welcome.
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>> some locals accuse africans from taking their jobs. but others say that the anger is misguided. >> this is a protest against the african who is have been screaming to their government for their voices to be heard. so now that people here will protest. >> it it's going to get dark and cold soon. most families would rather be in their homes. but they say they can't leave yet. not until they're sure that their neighbors won't attack them again. >> the united nations said that the suicide attack has killed three civilians at one of its bases in mali. it left nine u.n. peace keepers seriously injured. china's economy is continuing to slow. official figures show economic growth for the first three months of the year dropped to 7%. the lowest it's been in six years. but despite the slow down stock
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market values are hitting record highs. we have report on the two faces of china's economy. >> china calls this stage of its economy the new normal. but there is nothing normal about its stock market. there is much more red than green on this trading room screen. in china red means gain. the markets are now at a seven-year high, and traders don't want to miss out. >> i'm very optimistic about the chinese stock market even though i know very little about the stocks and economy. i do believe that the stock market has a bright future. >> in one day this month more than $250 billion worth of shares were traded. that's equal for $200 for each person in china. the market is increasingly driven by novice investors like hu nan who spends up to three
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hours a day buying and selling shares by his mobile phone. >> i sold my shares today. i felt that the prices went up too it was i too fast. >> many are inexperienced leaving them vulnerable to sudden shifts in an unpredictable market. >> we have to worry about them and remind them of the real risk. right now i don't see signs of stopping them. >> this is why many are buying shares. they don't trust the property market where there is a chronic oversupply of new homes. so the stock market is the only realistic investment option. lu sheung manages an investment
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worth $50 billion. >> the reason for the bull market is the huge amount of money that has been flooding into it. all that money is driving the the index. >> the mother of a 21-year-old man who crashed his luxury sports car while racing against another said that her son paid for the vehicle with money he made on china's accelerating stock market. adrian brown al jazeera, beijing. >> tens of thousands of people across the united states have rallied for a $15/hour minimum wage. it started with the fast food industry a year ago how it has expanded to include other minimum-wage. >> agnes has a long commute. she takes two buses and a subway spending $10 and four hours just getting to and from work, which
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she makes just $10 an hour. she said she has not had a raise in nearly a decade. >> we're really struggling. i mean struggling really bad in the city. so we need the $15 an hour. because the cost of live has gone up. the transportation has gone up. and food went up, rent went up. so we need the $15. >> the fight for $15 started with fast food workers and expanded to include other frustrated low-wage workers like agnes. her union is an organizer. >> we need to put demand on the table that is real and that would enable us to take care of oh you are families. and so a lot of groups started to coalesce around the idea of $15 an our as a bear minimum fairness places like new york. >> mcdonald's announced that on april 1st it's increasing average pay by nearly to just under $10 an hour for workers at
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corporate-owned restaurants, but they say that will not be enough and it will only impact a small minority of mcdonald's employees. so they continue to do battle, rallying across the country wednesday outside of big-named businesses who say they can't forward the increase who will either have to cut jobs or praiseraise prices. >> that seems like the reasonable thing to do until you realize that someone will need to pay for it. the vast majority of people who started these low-wage jobs move into higher-paying positions within a few years and in many cases within a year. >> but agnes who lives on a fixed income, has been doing her job for 27 years. >> that's the biggest myth. job wage workers are mothers and
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fathers. >> and like agnes they are willing to take to the streets to make their voices heard. chris tankristen saloomey. >> a man has flown a helicopter on the west lawn of the white house sparking a security alert. it prompted a temporary lockdown of the capital center. still ahead at this hour. why dark matter may not be so dark after all. the inter galactic discovery that is putting scientists in a spin. >> people come here to show off their creations. what have we got here? find out later in the program. >> and in sport could barcelona champion their defeat in paris?
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>> now for the first time ever scientists believe they have found evidence that the mysterious dark matter may not be so dark as after. what we see in the university is 5% what have is actually out there. physicists believe that an invisible dark mass makes up 85% of the universe, and it's what hold rotating galaxies together. without it, it would actually fall apart as they spin. so the dark matter cannot be seen but it's effects can be
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observed because it interacts with gravity. until now it was thought that dark matter only interacted with gravity. but now watch what happened when these two galaxies collided some 1.3 billion light years away. they noticed that some of the dark matter slowed down suggesting it was interacting with something other than gravity. >> it seems to be the most common stuff in the universe. and it's embarrassing because even though it's so common we don't know what it is. it's inadvisable which doesn't help and we're drage to figure out what it is made out of. we know that dark matter is really important. we know that it gives gravity. it's so heavy that it will pull together the galaxy that we live in the milky way. but the big question is does it
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interact with the university in any other way? the way you figure out how things operate and what things are made out of and if you wanted to do that with a lump of rock you could take a couple of lumps of rocks and throw them at each other and see where the bits fly. we've done the same thing with dark matter. we've waited for nature to throw elements of dark matter at each other, and we would watch what happens when they collide. but what we found is that dark matter does not behave the way we thought it was if it was just feeling gravity. >> now with all the day's sports news, here is lee. >> thank you very much. barcelona would take control of its quarterfinal. they struck first after 18 minutes. midway through the second half they have a brilliant goal to put barca two need. and a quality goal made it 3-0
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it was van derville who would score late, and it was 3-1, barca. bayern munich missing injured stars and went on to win 3-1. they put in them front from penalty box after two minutes and then he scored again after 10 minutes. >> well, two years ago bayern won the champions league against german opposition. at that time the coach took much of the credit. today he's leaving that camp. the news he's leaving means there will be speculation of the appointment of a new man.
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and klopp said he will not be taking a break. >> this club deserves to be trained bay coach who is committed 100% to the club. i've had no contact with any other club. i have nothing up my sleeve but also i'm not planning to take any sort of sabbatical. >> fifa president will not be benefiting from a block photo from the caribbean in the presidential election next month. that's according to the president of the caribbean fifa union. derek said that vote something now a democracy. >> fast bowler james anderson will have to wait a little bit longer for the wicket leader of all time.
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anderson would manage two wickets and found himself up staged with jermaine blackwood. well, england have not had it all their own way in the second inning. england would reach 116-3. last week rafael nadal said he was in the worst form of his tennis career. he'll be happy that the claycourt season has started. clay is that dal's favorite surface. nadal dropped three games. >> it's a fantastic feeling because i've led the best match
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up of the year. >> the long awaited boxing match out between floyd mayweather and manny pacquiao. the undefeated may weather has given a rare insight into the training regime holding training openopen training sessions. >> he brings a lot to the table. he doesn't bring as much as i bring to the table as far as status. wise but he's a very exciting fighter. you know, he is a good competitor. when you bring the two future hall of famers together, you know, it's a very intriguing match up. >> pacquiao is massively popular in his home country of the philippines where a new film has come out about his early career.
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>> the nhl playoffs get under way in the top daniel lack is a man who made the break through and is waiting for a multi racial future in the nhl. >> one of the few african-americans to play in the national hockey league his flailing fists were feared on both sides of the canada-u.s. border. but a constant barrage of racist taunts from fans helped send him into early retirement and turn his back on the game that had been his life. >> i couldn't watch hockey for ten years after i retired. every time i would watch it i would see these things and hear these things that were being said at the time of my career,
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and i just couldn't enjoy the game. >> in the book" black ice" he talks about the anger and fear he felt as a result of that. his knew goal, helping others overcome barriers that failed him. >> we all have a choice. you know, you can choose to be the crazy man the guy that's going to make everybody feel like a piece of crap, or you can choose to uplift and empower everybody. i choose to uplift and empower as many team i can. >> canada the number of non-white players has grown gradually. but today just 4% of nhl players are black. >> there is progress being made there. i'm not sure that we'll ever get to the point where we see the league the 700 players in the nhl are split down the middle between either white or black
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players. >> few in number, yet still some of the top stars of today's game are black or non-white. pk subban of the canadiens is one of the league's best defensemen. his two brothers are also nhl prospects. they've experienced racism occasionally but not enough to slow them down, says their jamaican-born father. >> i tell my boys and my two girls that that is a distraction. if you allow it to distract you. if you give it permission to be a distraction to you you'll never ever achieve your goal in life. >> the subban brothers and val james may have had different experiences, but it's clear that racism is still in hockey. for this sport to call itself truly free of presentation it will take another generation or two of young players from different backgrounds playing at the top of their game. al jazeera toronto.
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>> finally australia has said goodbye to one of its greatest cricketers and best sport broadcasters. the cricketer died at the age of 84. >> thank you lee. now hundreds of inventers from all over the world are in spritzer land showing off their laterrest projects. >> so much to say so little time. where to start. how about a duck on wheels? everybody loves a duck on wheels right? especially this guy. his creation houses a secret weapon. >> this is it. >> there it, one duck caught, one inventors satisfied. >> it would be expanding all around and so you can take it, watch it.
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if you want to put a tacker tag on it. >> if it lights up, it's here. if it flies, it's here, too. that's when it's working. selfie lovers out there check this out a 3d body scan that are prints models of yourself to give to your friends. just think how grateful they will they're welcome. >> people want models of themselves. >> yes. these figures are selling hot in europe and in asia. >> this place is full of innovations. some of the creations are slightly off slightly being the operative word, but you can see how how they can can have a positive impact on people's lives.
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>> from the ability to see tumors to helping glaucoma. >> this can help with the treatment. >> for some the excitement is just too much. for others it's infectious like the inventors of this wheelchair without wheels that can climb stairs not the first but a new take on the idea. >> the mechanical point of view if is unique. unique as you've never seen. you've seen the wheels, but you've never seen so many together and it can actually climb upstairs so easy. >> from horses to high tech items to. >> that's it for me. i'll be back in just a moment with plenty more of the day's news. see you then. bye bye.
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>> as yemen's conflict draws on the country's former leader ali abdullah saleh asks for safe passage out of the country. >> this comes as the saudi-led coalition airstrikes bring very real results. also coming up, colombia's leader orders airstrikes on farc rebels after ten soldiers are killed in an attack. europe is asked to do more after hundreds of