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>> this confirmation, however tragic and painful would, at least, bring certainty prime minister confirms that debris on an indian ocean island belongs to flight mh370 which went missing last year hello, i'm here in doha with your world news from al jazeera. hundreds feared dead after an overcrowded fishing boat sinks
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off the coast of the libya. >> walk away from the agreement, and you will not get a better deal. >> president obama defends the iran nuclear deal saying the alternative could be wore -- war 70 years on hiroshima remembers the horrors of the atomic bombing. >> it's been confirmed that the debris on reunion island last week is part of a wing from missing malaysia airlines flight mh370. the plane carrying 239 people vanished en route to beijing from kuala lumpur in march, 2014. the search for mh370 concentrated in the southern indian ocean off western australia. that is the area of debris
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modelled by the australian science agency. scientists modelled the ocean currents that could have taken the debris to re-union island 4,000km away to the east of madagascar. >> reporter: for 17 months families of passengers and crew aboard malaysia airlines mh370 worried about a liner this disappeared wowed a trace. a peace of wreckage coming from the island came from that flight. >> today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it's with a heavy heart that i must tell you that an international team of experts confirmed that the aircraft debris found on reunion
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island is indeed from mh370 the part called a flapper-on washed up on the island. it was sent to toulouse for examination where it was looked at before a prosecutor in paris delivered their findings >> reporter: in the experts view we can say today there are strong preassumptions that the flapper-on found on reunion island belonged to mh370 for two reasons. boeing representatives referred that it came from a boeing 777. secondly malaysia airlines communicated technical details about the flight. on that basis it was possible to establish a link. >> families knew there would be a high chance the part would be from mh370. even before the announcement was made, some said the discovery would not bring closure.
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>> one peace of wreckage doesn't mean that it has been discoloured. more must be found. they'll show one piece is not all. >> it's not the end, they need to find the whole plane. we do want them back. >> delivering on the wish to find the aircraft will be difficult. a 6-week air and sea search for mh370 found nothing, and if more parts wash up getting definitive answers could prove impossible as many as 200 people appear to have drowned after a boat capsized in the mediterranean sea. 25 bodies have been recovered. the u.n. refugee agency said 400 people were rescued. we have the details. plucked from the mediterranean, a family reaches
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safety. the 1-year-old girl taken on to a rescue boat when medical teams are standing by. she is alive, the trauma of the experience etched on her face. she is among hundreds on a fishing boat which capsized. the vessel began its journey towards europe when it oished a distress -- issued a distress call off the coast. rescuers from the irish navy and coast guard arrived on the scene to see the stricken boats over overturn many in a desperation to be rescued wished to the side of the boat. what followed was a search and rescue operation. rescue ships joined in they saved hundreds of people and recovered many bodies. it's unclear how many were on board the overloaded boat. aid workers say it is clear what
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drove their decision to get on. >> what is important it to understand there are no other roots for these people to take to flee from the conflicts, the violence that they are fleeing from. 60% of the people are making the journey across the mediterranean, walking from conflict. afghanistan, syria, somali political strife in eritrea and have no safe and legal routes to do this. they are risking life and limb. more than 2,000 migrants and refugees died attempting to reach europe by boat. and as rescuers combed the water, they know it will not be the last time a mini van explodes killing 7, in baghdad's shi'a neighbourhood. at least 18 people were hurt in the attack. no one has claimed
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responsibility. >> in yemen, pro-government forces expanded their strong hold in the south as they push north towards the city of tiaz. tank rolled through 10 villages a day after pro-government forces took control of the area from houthi rebels. they are pushing north. it's within under houthi control. >> arab league foreign minister agrees to call on the u.n. to protect palestinians from what they call terror crimes. they've been meeting palestinian president in cairo. it follows the death of a palestinian toddler, burnt alive last week in an attack blamed on jewish settlers. >> in this phase, we must consider providing truly international protection to the palestinian people. i don't mean the limited protection that the red cross
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supposedly supplies. what is supplied is an international protection issued by security council resolution and it has to be respected. >> the u.s. president is appealing for americans to back the iran nuclear deal saying that without it there will be war in the middle east. president obama has been presenting his case at the american university, the same place where former president john f kennedy gave a famous nonproliferation speech. white house correspondent has the report. >> the battle lines have been drawn. >> it is very good deal. >> this is not a good deal. >> israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu rallied american jewish supporters in a web conference on tuesday. wednesday the president made his case to the american people repeatedly signalling out is rain. -- israel. >> every nation in the world that commented publicly with the exception of the israeli government expressed support. i recognise that prime minister
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binyamin netanyahu disagrees. disagrees strongly. i do not doubt his sincerity. but i believe he is wrong the president warned if congress blocks u.s. sanctions from being lifted, it could lead to war with iran. now he's making a new argument an economic one one where the u.s. would be the only ones isolated. >> we'd have to cut off countries like china from the american financial system and since they happen to be major purchasers of ours doubt. such actions could trigger problems in our own economy and trigger world cornersy issues. >> -- currency issues the senate was briefed behind closed doors, not changing the minds of a key critics >> most members left with crater
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concerns about the inspection regime than they came in. >> the key is to get the majority voters to make their voices heard. the students that we spoke to next to where the president spoke said he convinced them, but he has to do more than that. he needs them to act. >> against the iran deal i might be for it. >> i probably... >> i will definitely send a small email to my congress person. >> the fight is on for emails and phone calls. both leaders nose if that win, that will have to change in their favour.
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>> japan is marking the 70th anniversary of hiroshima bombing. 55,000 people, including representatives from other countries observed a moment of silence. the bomb dropped in 1945, killing tens of thousands changing the face of global warfare. harry fawcett has more. >> reporter: for decades, this man kept agonising images in his mind. now they surround them. he has been committing them to canvas, a baby in a pile of bodies as he searched the city for missing relatives. >> the baby was facing up arms like this. for me this baby represented the a-bomb. i remember it.
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it was unscathed as if someone placed it there. such cruelty. >> on the morning of august 6th, 1945, a u.s. air force took off from the pacific island carrying the first atomic bomb to be used on human being. for the crews, it was a strike that saved lives, helping to force japan's surrender. >> for the people it was a visitation of hell. tens of the thousands die in the blast. figures rising to 47,000. hiroshima didn't exist. life went on the city was rebuilt. looking back today the reconstruction seemed to have happened quickly. for residents back then it took a long time. it felt that the scars were always there. >> today, visible scars remain hiroshima will be defined by
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what happened here 70 years ago. >> the first shock wave and the second from a blast wave ripping through the city. the crew was aware of the directive power unleashed. another u.s. bomber will do it again. this man was 14, rushing from school to his home near the center of the blast. days later his seemingly un uninjured and brother died from what he came to know as radiation poisoning. you saw others burning the dead. i went to collect pieces of wood. i remember the shock. >> reporter: other survivor's age rose above 806789 for many it offers an opportunity to ensure that their experience does not die with them. this memorial and in the
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paintings, he says his old school friends convinced him to paint the horrors before it was too late. now he says they are all dead and there's no one left to tell him that he did them proud. >> still to come on al jazeera. it's exactly one year to go for the olympics. the city will be ready for the world's biggest sporting event. also i'm on london's saville road looking at how the latest in body scanning technology threatens to upset the garment industry.
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the top stories on al jazeera. day brie found on reunion island has been confirmed as being part of the wing of the missing malaysia airlines flight mh370. the plane carrying 239 people vanished en route from kuala lumpur to beijing last year. >> as many as 200 migrants are feared drowned when an overcrowded fishing boat overturned. the u.n. refugee agency said 400 have been rescued. the u.s. president is appealing to americans back the iran nuclear deal saying otherwise there'll be war in the middle east. president obama has been representing his case at the american university villages near nepal's capital, kathmandu found the remains of 70 people who went
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missing when their entire village was buried by a landslide. we have a report from the western district on how heavily monsoon rains cut off remote villages. >> reporter: this is a village steeped in grief. on the early hours of july 30th an entire section of the mountain crumbled down sweeping away a part of the village in western nepal, killing at least 28 people. a week on the small of rotting animals is still heavy. every year in monsoon season in nepal brings tragedies, this year, more than 90 people have died, and more are missing. villages here say they have never seen such a disaster before. studies from back in 1995 shows that the soil here is loose, and this area of nepal the highest amount of rain increasing the
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risk of landslides. people here say they have never heard of a study. now that the disaster has happened, they've been told to move as the area is too dangerous. they have nowhere to go. the government has a plan for risk management, but it's more to do with management after the disaster happened rather than prevention. monsoon is not over and many say had there been an early warning system. this kind of tragedy could have been prevented india's railway ministry will give over $3,000 compensation to the families of those that died in the derailment on wednesday. 28 died and many others were injured when two trains came off the tracks in pradesh state. heavily rain caused a flash flood on the bridge where the trains were crossing. >> in myanmar, more help is arriving from donor countries
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and aid groups after the government appealed for international assistance. landslides flooding and cyclones affected more than 3,000, killing 74 so far. relief teams have been struggling to reach remote areas yangon is largely an area with floods that ravaged other parts of myanmar. people have been moved in flood affected areas. they started a campaign to help flood relief efforts. you see them in the streets, soliciting for donations, wednesday, the u.s. is preparing an aid package for myanmar. japan and china are assisting, coming a day after the myanmar government is appealing for help from the international community, for food shelter, and more than 200,000 that have been affected by the floods. aid workers are having difficulty reaching heavily flooded areas. meanwhile flood warnings are in
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place, particularly in the delta region the concern is floodwaters from the north will flow into rivers running through to this area. state-run media reports say that the government is moving some people to evacuation centers. the u.n. raised concerns that because this area is the major rice producing area there may be food security issues in the near future. >> now, rio de janeiro, where the countdown started for the olympics next year. organizers say the projects are on schedule and rio will be ready to host one of the biggest sporting events. daniel schweimler reports. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. olympic authorities seem satisfied. the 2016 olympic games, rio de janeiro, will start next august 5th with everything in place. >> rio de janeiro is without a doubt the most beautiful setting
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for olympics since ancient greece. perhaps not yet. but the olympic park is 82% complete. the athletes village 90% the aquatics centre nearly done. some of the venues after the games will be converted into schools or kept to sporting sights, as part of a promise to use the games to transform rio de janeiro. with a year to go there's work to be done at the olympic complex, it's done in a calm controlled way. and none of the frantic last-minute activity seen in the lead-up to the football world cup. the organizers announced that the work will be on time and on budget. more than half the 12 billion funding came from private enterprise there has been nothing like angry protests in the run-up to the competition. >> no operation this size is problem free. >> a shadow of another athletics
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doping scandal hangs over the game. >> the i.o.c. has a zero policy. we will have the most tight doping control system for rio de janeiro. which is staffing - starting months before the olympic games, not only during the olympic games. while rio de janeiro will be pleased with itself. brazil and president dilma rousseff are facing a difficult year hoping the games will distract. for now, rio de janeiro, brazil and the olympic movement are celebrating the promise of a successful games a man has been arrested in mexico over the murder of five people, including a photo journalist. ruben espinosa was found dead in
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an apartment in mexico city including the bodies of four women, including an anticorruption activist. he fled fearing for his safety. there has been growing violence against journalists there drivers on london's underground trains are on trike are strike for the second time in a month. unions are unhappy conditions have been offered to drivers working on the tube service. one thing is chaos caused to commuters, as nadim baba reports. >> reporter: the strike starting wednesday is not the first time the dispute closed london's underground stations. less than a month ago there was a 24 hour stoppage. traffic into london was almost at a stand sting with many walking long distances to get to work. as the latest causes travel chaos, many wonder why london ground to a halt. >> a hidden problem of london is
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most of the streets are inherited from history. there are big wide boulevards that you find in other big cities. as a result, buses, cars and other forms of transport making up for the closed underground is limited. >> reporter: that means scenes like this commuters waiting hours to get onto a bus. all has an economic effect particularly in terms of lost business for central london service industries. >> reporter: last year the london chamber of commerce says the cost to the economy was about $75 million a day. some say new techology means people can work remotely so the damage is reduced. perhaps the greatest impact is a headache accused to the 4 million that use the underground network every day. >> coming home childcare, that's so long there's
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congestion crowded people. it's hard to get on. >> i'm not able to get into work tomorrow so i had to make other arrangements and take my work home with me. >> i've been a teacher, i've been on strike before. i know it's important. it's inconvenience. that's the point. >> unions deny they hold a city to ransom. the short-term pay now is less damaging to the public than rushing through poorly planned night shift. >> it's a good idea. if it's staffed properly and safely. more nights more weekends and more unsociable hours. people are not having it. >> transporter london which runs the underground was available for comment. they have apologised to the public. it may not be the last time we see trouble chaos across the capital netflix revolutionized the way people watch tv and has the industry's attention once again.
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unlimited downloads for subscribers, it's offering up to a year's paid leave. mothers and fathers mr be able to choose when to take time off. the company says the move will help the company hold on to talented staff /* buying clothes online saves trekking around the shops to find something nice to wear. some surveys suggest half all clothes bought are sent back because they are the wrong size. 3d scanning could over a solution. >> online shopping has a problem. shoppers find it hard to buy the right size and up to half of their purchases are returned. this costs sellers millions in extra shipping costs and warehouse fees. now, new 3d scanning technology could change that. >> the problem is to provide to the ministry a reliable tool in order to give the size.
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fast and reliable for the customers. we feel it's very accurate, and we feel it is targetting the problem. the problem that industry is facing now. >> reporter: companies like body me use simple, inexpensive motion capture devices. like those in video gaming hardware. 35 precise body measurements and a visual avatar stored online, to be made available to online sellers to help them suggest the right size when you buy. it's early days. some say it will get wider acceptance if it's integrated into existing personal data. >> is it pass of a health app that you need to have the body scanned. you may be more likely to have the data at hand, which you can appropriate to other environment such as retail where you need to find the perfect fit in online or store environment. there's lots of different ways that these types of extremely exciting technology can connect together.
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>> technology caught the attention of high-street tailors on london's saville row. >> the technology gives you all the measurements everything that you need. it's part of the truth. there's the other part in which there's the fit, the comfort and objective individual taste. it will be quite challenging to put them together. i think that's the way forward. >> a detailed body cancan help online sellers sell you the right sized clothing. when it comes to tailors and the clothes they make, not everyone is convinced. >> you need to be close to people. understanding them. talk to them. understanding what they want. i can't see how you can do that with a machine. tablets and smartphones are sophisticated and present, and scanning companies believe they'll be the main way we scan
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our bodies, from the comfort of home. a better fit, better for business. and once perfected the technology will iron out a major prolem of online shopping. and remind you - more on the website jorm. -- >> on "america tonight": a way of life. at risk. >> if i took a big knife and cut a big scar right across your cheek, how much would that change you? that is just what this is going to do. >> "america tonight" april adam may, with the rancher determined to stand his ground. and also, who cares, a for profit health system and the vulnerable patients, left at risk.