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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour i'm darren jordon here from the news center in doha. these are the top stories. week on and rebuilding from the rubble. we report from nepal, where 1.5 million are in need of food. six police officers charged with the death of a black man in the state of maryland nigeria's military frees more women and children but no sign of the chibok schoolgirls.
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does scotland hold the key to the outcome of the u.k. election. live to the philippines as the most famous sportsmen are ready for their fight. manny pacquioa and floyd mayweather weighed in ahead of boxing's richest contest it's been a week since nepal was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. search crews are looking for survivors or bodies. the damn costs $10 million. they are yet to be reached. 6, 700 have been killed. more than 14,000 others are injured. tens of thousands are believed to have watched the homs. the united nations says
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1.5 million people are in need of food aid. the u.n.'s humanitarian chief told al jazeera that aid is getting through. >> we have made progress. i was concerned at the beginning because of the chaotic scenes that we were seeing. it's like that at the beginning of a major crisis like this. of course, our hearts go out to the people that lost loved ones. it's a terrible tragedy. coordination is a challenge. getting the supplies in and out. we have one international airport with one run way. how we organise ourselves and how all the teams come in are best able to make maximum use of skill and expertise, which is what we have been working on. in the time i've been here i see some improvement our challenge now is to get better.
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>> sa hail rahman joins us live from kathmandu. we listened to valerie amos and she was saying they need to do more work to get the aid in. >> she was frank. she's been here a short time. her day started early, meeting with ministers and the prime minister to discuss the situation at the moment. what was of concern to al jazeera was an interview with the communication and information minister they confirmed that the road network has been cleared. they may get blocked as another downpour and the landslides hit the main roads. the big stumbling block was the airport. there was a backlog of cargo and aid trying to get out of the airport. with only eight planes to sit in at the small international airport here in kathmandu. difficult for all of the aid efforts or planes trying to land
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to bring in the aid. they managed to sort and ease the situation out as time progressed. she was reassured when she arrived that the mepallees government -- nepalese government seemed to be on to it at half. >> you've been around kathmandu looking at the historical temples that have been destroyed. is there hope that they will ever be rebuilt? >> it seems the nepalese peep want the mon u -- people want the monuments, their history rebuilt. i'm at a tower built 193 years ago. it was one of the first victims in the i take of last saturday. what you see behind me is that the authorities have checked the area for any bodies that may have been there, and are clearing the area. all the rubble is going to an area of the city wherever that
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is across nepal. it will be guarded by the police or the army until the archeologist can get to it sift through it and regain the history buried in the rubble. one hopes that it will be rebuilt. the city is a beautiful historic city. the information minister said they hoped that may be the 10 million - $10 billion that they thing it will take to rebuild nepal, $2 billion possibly will be needed to rebuild the history of this country. that will be a painstaking task. se hail rahman in kathmandu. >> emergency workers have not been able to reach many rural village. people there are losing home. -- hope. they have lost homes and livelihoods and veil uges. andrew simmonds went to a village in central nepal so see what people are facing.
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>> reporter: through the himalayas through a trading route to the border. national beauty is scarred by what nature inflilentsd a week ag -- inflict a week ago. for all the ruined buildings, a way of life has been extinguished. without the homes, and farm buildings. how can it play ahead. without loved ones how can they cope. that is a question going through the find of the girl wearing the pink coat. this woman and baby brother are buried in the rubble. she is standing with her grandparents wishing her grandmother and brother were alive. >> for three days they watched from the pavement. a chinese search and rescue team has tape over the operation. -- taken over the operation. >> with such an odour in the air they are not expecting to find anyone alive.
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they fear that all hope is lost. >> my daughter-in-law and grandson was beautiful. the tragedy is unbearable. i'm not sure what will happen now, how we'll manage. we lost everything. my son reacted badly. he does not have work i feel i have lost him. >> reporter: it's too much. her father is in shock. he hasn't been seen for hours. >> the searching goes on into the night. the darkness can't fade out the pain. the search team plan how to tackle the next day. her grandfather wants to hear some news. the only development is his son appearing. slurring his words because of the alcohol, clear in his thoughts. >> it's a dire situation. >> my wife and baby son are
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buried here. what is the government doing? we have nothing. tell the government we hardly have anything to eat. >> not far away the flames of protest. people demanding food and shelter. she is spending another night under plastic sheeting for her shelter, surrounded by relatives. a grandmother is unwell. >> what goes through the mind of an 11-year-old in this situation? >> cousins try to lighten the mood. but daylight brings reality. it's the start of yet another day, and the chinese search and kes u -- rescue team are on the ground. it appears they may have found a body. mother and baby son are huddled together. it was never going to be a rescue. the family moves down the road
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away from the crowds trying to seek privacy from grief. this earthquake does not allow dignity for the lives it takes. mother and baby don't get a hearse or a car. they pass a family that can't absorb what the shaking earth took from their lives. >> the father can't face up to what's happening. without the love of a mother not much planned in a few hours time it's billed as a victory rally. six officers were arrested. a day after police turned over findings into the death of freddie gray and after an autopsy determined what killed
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them. the prosecutor laid out the evidence against the officers involved. >> mr gray suffered a neck injury as a result of being handcuffed shackled by his feet and unretrained in front of the wagon. >> the six officers included those who arrested grey for carrying a knife. which the prosecutor said was not illegal. charms raped from manslaughter. the officer who drove the transport bloc is accused of second degree murder. for gross negligence in how he handled gray and refusing to heed his cry force help. the baltimore police union issued a statement saying the officers were not responsible for gray's death, accusing them of a conflict of from and demanded it be turned over to a special prosecutor. >> i have never seen a heavy
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rush to file criminal charges which i believe are separate and apart from the application of law and the facts of this case as we know them. >> president obama said the federal government would help to see that justice was served. >> those individuals who are charged are also entitled to due process, and rule of law. and so, you know, i want to make sure that the legal system runs the way it should. >> in gray's neighbourhood residents welcomed the indictments, a move some hope will regain the loss of confidence in the justice system. >> we are satisfied with the charges. these are an important step in getting justice for freddy. >> reporter: the mayor issued a warning to the police force. >> to those of you who wish to engage in brutality, misconduct, racism and corruption let me be clear - there is no place in the baltimore city police department for you. >> the charges may help diffuse
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some of the anger in the baltimore poorest neighbourhood, but the city-wide overnight curfew and state of emergency remains in force for at least the next few days. the nigerian military released pictures showing 230 women and children held captive by the boko haram fighters. they were freed as part of an operation to clear fighters from the nearby sam busy forest. it's not clear if any are from the students kidnapped in chibok. boko haram has been fighting in the north-east to establish an islamic caliphate and launched attacks on chad niger and cameroon. the groups killed thousands. hundreds of women and girls were abducted forced to become sex slaves. boko haram pledged allegiance in march this year.
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joining us with more is ynonne ndedge in abuja. what do we know about how people were arrested. we seem to have lost ynonne ndedge - no in fact all right. we'll come back a little later in the programme. still to come here on al jazeera - after the earthquake the personal journey of al jazeera who calls nepal home. and a stuff stance keeping refugees away it's not just in the boxing ring where sportsmen go toe to toe. andy has news of a golfing stare down a little later in the programme all right. let's go back to nigeria, and talk to ynonne ndedge in abuja. what do we know about people
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that were rescued from boko haram. >> we have made requests of the military for further information about the circumstances in which the latest 234 people were rescued. we received a response from people who said the usual circumstances that boko haram camps were assaulted, and people were freed during the assault, that there are the attendant casualties. or how many boko haram fighters are killed. scant information, they were asked to deduce from the rescues this week the exact circumstances of the latest rescues. what we know based on what we have seen this week around the resist cues that are ongoing, is that once freed people have been scened and profiled by the military, to earn who they are, where they come from we
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understand that they have been evacuated. that's all we know for now. we are seeking more information. >> is there information on identities and who they are? >> well people are demanding that the military release the identity of these some 687 roughly this week that have been rescued. people are pleased, as you can imagine, that people are freed from boko haram, are taken out of the forest. considered a stronghold and are demanding to know the circumstances in which the people came to be in the for e, who they are, where they come from, whether they are men, women or children. the campaigners for the chibok girls, the 200 and something girlfriend kidnapped. 219 are missing and have issued
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an ultimatum to the authorities, saying they are demanding to know that the public must know who the people are by the weekend. the demand has not been heeded by the authorities. everyone is requesting further information. none is forthcoming yet. >> thank you to yemen where 27 people have been killed as fighting continues in a southern port city of aden. houthi rebels and troops lyle to abd-rabbu mansour hadi are battling for control at the main airport. as fighting escalates in aden there's few, if any, safe zones left. in this hospital, one of a handful open staff are struggling to cope. houthi fighters tackle others. news of a doctor killed.
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two weeks original a doctor was killed. >> translation: the situation here in our hospital is miserable. we are under huge pressure. staff are also under pressure, we are no longer able to deal with this. there's a shortage of equipment and medicine. >> reporter: this boy is not one year old. he was with his grandfather when a bullet pierced his head. surgeons removed it. the violence is part of his childhood. his family blamed houthi fighters. >> he was peacefully sitting at home when the incident happened. what do we do now. they have destroyed our home. >> reporter: in sanaa war led to the destruction of family homes. an air strike reducing them to rubble. >> translation: we heard the explosion. my aunt and i were rescued from under the rubble. we found body parts of my uncle in the street. this is a neighbour's home.
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the whole family died, and neighbours - women, children, elderly. >> reporter: saudi commanders say the air strikes targeted former president ali abdullah this poor neighbourhood was also hit. there's no heavy lifting equipment. people use their bare hands to look for the dead and injured. >> pro-government forces are backed by the saudi-led campaign to restore yemen's president in exile, abd-rabbu mansour hadi to power. as they battle the houthis for control of sanaa and other cities, ordinary people suffer. at least 52 people have been killed in the last two days in u.s.-led coalition air strikes in syria. the syrian observatory for human rights said the target was an i.s.i.l. held village.
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the area is close aleppo meanwhile, the syrian army launched an offensive against opposition fighters in atakia. it's a week after rebels made games. atakia is syria's main port. >> joshua landers is from the center for middle east studies, and explained what the territorial losses means for the bashar al-assad regime. the rebels seem to be stronger than they had before. getting money and arms from turkey. they cotton the same page with turkey. they used to be frightened of the muslim brotherhood and islamists. they want to hurt iran. arms are getting in. they have made progress. the regime and the alawites are
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spooked by the losses because it puts the rebels closer to the coastal regions. if they get a high mountain they can shell down on to the cities below. the regime has to establish a new perimeter in order to stop the rebels from pushing down. on one side and to the other. the regime has to reassure its people. a lot of people think bashar al-assad is on the ropes. there's a number of articles with that title in it. we are not sure. they have a lot of power. 65% of syrians live under bashar al-assad rules and not under rebel rule. he has iranian backing. his defence minister has been to iran. there's no new announcement of new money or loans. that's worrying for the regime
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or supporters. they are not sure how far iran will go to back them up. it's a question about the sponsors. what new perimeter they can put up. there has been indications that alawites, the religious minor tes are terrified of rule are not signing up. they have been blood white. that is the activists, what they are saying. we don't know if this is true. i suspect that this is a long battle where we'll see years of fighting a suspected suicide attack by i.s.i.l. fighters in northern iraq killed 16 members of security forces. i.s.i.l. is trying to capture part of the town and the oil facilities, the biggest in iraq. thousands of migrants make the journey.
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cypress is not a favoured destination, its tough stance many asylums spend years in detention centers. hoda abdel-hamid sends this report. >> reporter: they didn't die at sea. they say they have not been alive since arriving in cypress. that man and others are on a hunger strike, after months of protests outside the ministry failed to pressure the authorities to grand asylum. they are syrian kurds that came to cypress 10 years ago. only now have they been given so called subsidiary protection. but for them it is not enough. >> translation: what can i do with subsidiary protection. i don't have a passport. i'm a prisoner. we live in insecurity. protection means they have passport and can work. they say their biggest mistake was to apply for asylum. many that apply end up in detention centers like this.
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170 have been here for months, waiting for the application to be studied. we are not allowed to film inside where some 50 palestinians are among those rescued off the coast of cypress and live. they are worried about the future. >> it's important for me to get asylum or i won't be able to bring my family. >> others, men, women and children were given shelter in a church. it's been seven months since they were rescued on the way from italy. >> i didn't apply for asylum. because i know where to get it. it don't want subsidiary protection because i know i will not be allowed to travel. >> it has a tough stance on immigration and rarely does it grab nationality.
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this is why some say there hasn't been a wave of immigration in years. a reason is a restrictive policy. the second is even if you get residence permit and protection in cypress, you can't move freely with visa residence permit in other countries. >> cypress may be a european member state, but it is not a place for refugees. these people can't return to syria. their travel documents can't get them far. >> for me and my friends it's no good. >> reporter: they tried a number of times, but failed to be smuggled out of cypress. they say they have reached a dead end romania's prime minister told al jazeera that the e.u. should do more to solve the ongoing migrant crisis. >> i think that all the european
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countries, they can afford to take migrants. migrants within the european union and outside they are bringing added value to the society. they are working hard. they are adapting fast. this is my opinion and the romanian experience. populists and extremist politicians use the migrants theme in political fight. had is against the european values. and whoever comes and leaves and respects the european values is a citizen of europe at least seven have been killed in a western mexican state after the launch of a military operation targetting a drug cartel. adam raney has more. friday saw a dramatic day of clashes. where a military helicopter was shot. three were killed as it made an emergency landing.
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around the state there were roadblocks set up around the main city as well as in other districts in that state. more than two dozen, many with burning vehicles buses and trucks. the governor of the state did not mention the cartel by name but there seems to be clashes between the authority and the new generation cartel. a cartel that has strength in this area routing heroin and methamphetamines into the u.s. it is growing as the templar cartel seems to have been disbanded by government operations. in december, the president says it has become a major battle ground as the government tries to take down criminal organizations. g anything the attacks on friday show that the new generation cartel has become a major player and there's violence going down in the
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state. other clashes were notices on friday in neighbouring states and also in the state which border and show the clashes are not taking places and spilling out into neighbouring areas. >> in australia five motorists have been killed. the floods on the coast of queensland and new south wales have been lashed by gales and rain. the city of brisbane was drempinged making -- drenched making many roads impassable cutting off power to homs. let's get a check on the weather and more news on the floods in brisbane. >> yes, brisbane was drenched. you can see why we saw 183mm of rain in only 24 hours. in space, six hours, 131mm of rain call came down, helps the wide-spread flood. look at the curl of cloud off the east coast.
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we were talking typically of 300 to 200mm of rain in next to no time. we saw that across a wide area anywhere from the sunshine coast. the area of low pressure responsible. we do still have strong winds around the area. weather warnings remain in place. you can see waves across some areas. wind were gusting as high as 1km an hour. they will slowly ease. strains were further north woods to the north. 40km to the forth. seeing 333mm of rain in 24 hours. no one can sustain that. in such a short period of time. this is the real kick. i'm pleased to say the wetter weather is in the process of sinking further southwards. thank you. still to come here on al
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jazeera. we'll tell you why the holiday resort is not packed with tourists. we'll be live to the philippines so see what is happening when the famous sportsmen take to the ring. more on that. stay with us. us.
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welcome back. the top stories on al jazeera. it's been a week since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit nepal. 6, 600 are dead. more than 14,000 are injured a curfew has been enforced
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in baltimore after the prosecutor announced the death of freddie gray is being treated as murder. the african-american man is's death is being considered murder. and pictures of 230 women and children rescued from boko haram fighters. more that 300 have been rescued this week nepal's devastating earthquake was there when the earthquake struck a week ago. she took us to her home town and gave us a first hand account. this is the square. what used to be one of the most beautiful place s
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in kathmandu. generations of my family have grown up in this neighbourhood. this is where my children come to feed the pigeons, and run around the square, just as i did when i was a child. nobody is here to feed the pigeons now. a few hours before the earthquake struck, i was here talking about the importance of preserving our architectural heritage, and now, as you can see, there's not much left. there has been major temples that have just gone down. up north, the ruins of temples are being cleared. >> up there is a very good friend responsible for saving many of the architectural sites over here. >> translation: we thought there was nobody buried, so we just cleaned the roads. now there may be some underneath here. >> reporter: my home town is a maze of narrow allies.
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on the day of the earthquake our team went straight out to shoot in the neighbourhood. these are some of the scenes. my grandmother's old neighbourhood had several people buried in the rubble. we tried to go there now. the alleys are all blocked. we wander through the houses and gardens with people have taken shelter. on every other corner there is a collapsed building, blocking the alleys. they found 10 bodies in the neighbourhood. here it is really dark and scary. >> translation: there were many people here, including police.
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our sister-in-law, arms full of wounds survived. she's staying in a shed. >> reporter: this 8-year-old is very scared, and huddles with his mother. she tells me she lost her husband and other son. my aunt, my uncle, my cousin too. they have gone far away, she says. >> and every morning i hope that it was a nightmare. but it's not. i mean you don't wake up. you don't wake up from this nightmare, it's a continuation. nepal has no choice but to rebuild, and hopefully i can give better story next time. >> we are joined from the
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nepalese capital. bring us up to date with what the red cross teams are doing on the ground and the immediate challenges. >> there are many changes. we are getting out to the districts. the challenges are basically a - it's a small airport. we have been able to get to a helicopter area. a road was blocked. aid is now getting through, but it's not getting through in sufficient volume. >> we know thousands have been displaced. we have seen the pictures on the tv screens.
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what do people need immediately? >> the situation in kathmandu valley is different to the situation in remote districts, mountainous areas, where you have 100, 200 families. many lost their houses. the assessment team that went into the area found 90%. of homes has been collapse said. aid hasn't reached the area. helicopters can't land because the slopes are so steep. we are taking plastic sheeting tarpaulins. we are districting family packs - blankets cooking sets. people lost everything they don't have access to markets. >> thank you for talking to us. >> now, police in the maldives arrested three opposition leaders and 192 others after an anti-government protest turned
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violent. demonstrators are demanding the release of the president and former president. the government accused it of trying to topple it. the former president was sentenced to 13 years in prison in march. the u.n. says the ruling was arbitrary and disproportionate. a former minister and senior member of an opposition party says the government should hold talks with the opposition, instead of using force. >> security forces and the public - there were clashes, but nothing of anything serious. but if you look at the way the police have dealt with the general public it's undue force applied on the people. people have been injured. i do note police officers got into the crowd, after they have charged - charged at high speed into the crowd.
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two of them got some level of injury. there's no reason to claim a violent protest. all towards the last two months they asked the government to sit and talk to us. >> we are the political party, but we are three, and they cannot be disregarded. part of the state. the government cannot simply ignore us, and they should come and talk to us. >> it's the last weekend of campaigning in the u.k. before the general election on thursday. scotland put it to it, holding a key. >> let's get more from lawrence lee joining us from paisley in scotland. as you were saying scotland has been the story of the election. how does the mood there differ to that of england? >> it's something of a tale of two countries. in england, a huge amount of cynicism to the main leaders on
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tv debates, heckled by members of the audience accused of lie toing them. offering -- lying to them. offering give aways. you see politicians turning up in high visibility jackets, pretending they know how to build a brick wall. people are not buying it. there's a rampant surge by the scottish party under the new leader. polling suggested they could win most if the not every one of the 59 parliamentary seats, the most enormous humiliation, and central to the s&p's argument a question of what is fair and right for the country to spend money on, and whether a country that doesn't have that much money should spend a lot on nuclear weapons. >> 6:30 in the morning. people are trying to get off the news. the blockade is outside the home
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of the u.k.'s fleet of nuclear submar eems. the aim is to make the case for a nuclear free scotland, a national election issue. we need to fund needs. we have been campaigning for a couple of years. we started off a couple of years ago with the idea that scotland can lead the way to a nuclear free world. >> those that thought the snp was dead have been proved wrong. the new leader has led the party to a huge surge in support with the antinuclear campaign at its heart. it has potential to cause spectacular upsets. in this constituency a 20-year-old university students leads the poll. this man is for triedent.
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she is not. >> how can you advocate cutting health care and others. it seems the establishment has its priorities wrong. >> candidates in places like glasgow, the biggest city which voted for independence now find their westminster seats at risk. the veteran mp denied her party was too right wing for scottish taste. >> there's an art about trident, but not an argument about whether to spend money on health and education. we are trying to have an economic plan, grow the tax pace to protect public services. >> reporter: the nightmare scenario is the labor party is wiped out in scotland and has to rely on mps allowing alex salmond deputy prime minister of the united kingdom. because the snp is antinuclear,
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the equation between a replacement for triedent versus austerity is an important issue in the election in scotland. in england it is not at all. in westminster every political party, apart from the greens says they are in favour of spending 150 billion on nuclear weapons. the snp committed scotland to an antinuclear movement the like of which has not been seen sint the 1980s. that could be the shape of things to come. >> what does the power mean for the british political system. dr philip is an expert. what is it do you think, that the snp offers that the people here, the westminster party hasn't been able to put their finger on. >> even though the referendum is lost 46% of scots voted for
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that. they were energized and excited. everyone that voted for independence most people whether labour lib dem, conservative, many are switching to the snp. it's that hang over of excitement. >> yet the conundrum is for all the power, the third biggest power, they may not have a partner, because they won't work with the conservatives, the labor party won't work with them. what happens. >> it could be where the snp doesn't vote. you could have them not voting against the law. part of the snp really wants independence. they want to say look we are being excluded. on that argument. it's better if they are excluded. if you say look what is happening in westminster, we have 50-odd seats in parliament. we will not be dealt with. >> do you think the odds are on or off?
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>> it's hard to see the london government there has to be an event. they hold votes to leave. it's hard to see how it improves. you'd have to have an election where the snp says if you vote for us you vote for full independence. >> more from us later. back to you. >> lawrence thank you. >> now, in burundi protesters call for a halt on demonstrations. three people killed in attacks. the attacks took place. now, the senegalese government said ebola outbreak tarnished
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its image as a tourist destination destination. we have this report. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >>reporter: they do this for every newly arrived visitor to the royal club hotel. most are french and for many it's the first time in africa. they ignored the government's travel warning, booked the holiday online and enjoyed the sun shine, food, music, and good company. >> translation: we were looking for good weather, safe and exotic destination, and a six hour flight from paris. >> more than 10,000 people have died from ebola in neighbouring countries. there's no cases in senegal, but fear is travelling faster than the virus itself, badly affecting tourism.
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>> reporter: many hotels had to close. we were badly hit by the global economic crisis. with ebola we faced booking cancellations. some resorts went bankrupt. >> next door, a casualty of the ebola crisis. several tour operators pulled out altogether. because of ebola, the country could lose 1% of g.d.p. senegal's government is putting into place drastic measures, cutting by half the airport taxes and scrapping visa fees. all of this is to make this an attractive destination and cheaper for tourists. >> reporter: flying to senegal is expensive. the government is hoping to attract low-cost carriers. and reassure passengers that senegal closed the border with the ebola-affected countries. authorities screened visitors checking their temperature
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and any symptoms of the virus. we are taking all necessary safety and medical precautions so that those that chose to come feel safe and comfortable. we hope this encourages more to visit. >> reporter: they don't want more tourists, it's the extra attention they get here that makes this destination so special. time for a break. when we come back ahead of boxing's biggest night, we ask if the sport itself could be on the ropes, thanks to a hard-hitting rival. more next. stay with us.
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welcome back. time for the sport. andy is here. >> there's on one story today - floyd mayweather and manny pacquioa weigh in ahead of a luke rat if flight in boxing history. floyd mayweather hinting that this will be his final fight. 12,000 fans backed in to m.g.m. to sea the weighing on the scales. floyd mayweather is unbeaten. it will be his 48th fight. manny pacquioa is slightly smaller and lighter man for the fight. >> i have been fighting bigger guys. it doesn't matter to me.
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>> a lot of people wonder if you can be the dynamic attacking knockout artist again. how do you feel about that? >> i feel tomorrow that the lord is with me and strengthen me and will deliver him into my hand. >> i dedicated myself to the sport of boxing for over 20 years. >> do you feel as though manny pacquioa may do something reckless tomorrow that you may be able to take advantage of? >> i can't say. i'm ready to fight we'll dark to filipino sports writer rick. great to have you with us from philippines. mani looking relax. what chance does he have how will he cope for the build-up out of this fight? >> to be honest i think that manny pacquioa is looking forward to the fight. it's one fight that he is
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looking forward to in the last five years. i don't think there'll be pressure on him. he'll go into this like he always has done. he'll try to back floyd into a corner and let him have it. >> both fighters the late to mid 30s. is it too late for manny pacquioa, and can it possibly live up to the expectation? >> definitely it's five years too late. but, you know it's a fight that had to happen it's a legacy fight. not just for floyd, but mani. the two fighters do not lose. this is their legacy. this is not just a superfight as i said earlier, it's something for the legacy. floyd said that he's the greatest of all time. he doesn't want to be 47. manny has been with a couple of fighters not in his class. this is the fight that he needs.
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that he is looking forward to. >> do you think it's important not just for the fighters but the sport of boxing itself? >> definitely. we have heard over the last couple of years how martial arts eroded the fan bases. all the other football leagues across the world are viable. for boxing this is what it needs. this kind of super fight. we have not seen superfights in a long time. the sport has been tainted by dubious decisions, by pedus and other things. and champions not holding up their end of the deal by being poor role models. this is a fight that needs to be done. we'll see it tomorrow. >> give us an idea as to what the philippines will be like
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during the fight? >> to be honest every time mani fights, the crime rates plunges to something slow. i feel in war torn mindanao everyone will be joining in. >> thank you for your time. we can't wait for the fight to happen. mayweather and manny pacquioa among the top earners. few others are competing for global headlines. with mixed martial arts growing, boxing could be fighting for its future. brendan gallagher reports. >>reporter: if this is boxing's big fight, then the gentleman's game is bowing out in a big way. this is a weigh-in for the much-anticipated floyd mayweather-manny pacquioa fight, and the arena is almost full to capacity. some say boxing is losing fans
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to a relatively new sport. >> i'm going for the shot. >> reporter: these are mixed martial arts fighters training to compete in the ultimate fighting championship or ufc. it's attracting younger fans. there are nor knockouts, action and a rising number of stars. professionals here have doubts about competing. >> boxing has been around forever. it will be around forever. this is a big fight. i am sure that when ali fought foreman they said it would be the last big fight. we've been through this it will not happen. >> the ultimate championship is making inroads. the way boxing is run could be the beginning of the down fall. >> boxing is short sighted and greedy. never thinking about the future of the sport. a certain amount of tickets were
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on sale. there are tickets everywhere. tickets for the fight everywhere. they iced the fans out of the fight. so many saw the fight. >> people don't seem to mind the astronomical ticket prices. many believe it could reignite interest in a sport. >> it's a sport that will live on that brought you u.f.c. boxing will continue. it's good, but i don't think fl catch up to boxing. it's here to stay. >> reporter: mixed martial arts has come a long way. that applies to the u.s. market. globally boxing is king. you only have to soak up the atmosphere in this arena to know that. >> boxing and fighting like floyd mayweather and manny pacquioa draw pig drouds. -- big crowds.
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they are approaching the end of their careers leaving many to ask what or who is taking player place. >> alastair cook hit his first test century. it came on day one. they have been waiting for 2013 to hit three figures for his country. he was out of the final ball of the day for 105, leaving england on 240 for seven the atlanta hawks reached the second round of the n.b.a. playoffs sealing a 4-2 win over the brooklyn nets. dominating game 6. top scorer with 25. carl had 20 of his own three triples, and a third quarter run. running out 111 to 87 winners. they face the wizards in the next round. >> it's not just in the boxing ring where sportsmen are going toe to toe.
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there has been a stare down on the golf course. here is keegan bradley and miguel jimenez with a slight disagreement in san francisco. you. >> you don't tell me to shut up. >> both players had been knocked out of the event and were arguing over a rule tech catty on the 18th -- technicality on the 18th hole. jimmenes saying he was trying to be helpful. >> plenty more later. that is your sport. >> collectors in new york city will be able to bid for works by the greatest artists. picasso's woman of algiers is expected to fix $140 million. it could be the most expensive artwork. the spring auction is at christie's next week. that's it. back at the top of the hour with more news stay with us here.
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