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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello everyone welcome to this news hour live from london. coming up, in the next 60 minutes at least 60 killed by a bomb at a park in the pakistani city of lahore where families were celebrating easter. ♪ tensions flair in brussels and riot police fire water pistols at right wing protesters. plus the battle for palmyra is
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over. syrian forces say they have taken control of the city from i.s.i.l. >> and in sport hosts india beat australia for the t20 world cup and afghanistan is playing the first win in the nation beating 2012 champions, the west indies. ♪ hello we begin in pakistan where at least 60 people have been killed and 250 wounded in a suspected suicide bombing in the city of lahore. the blast went off in the parking area of a public park that was packed with christian families celebrating easter. al jazeera has the latest. >> reporter: the explosion happened at a public park for children, in the heart of the punjab province, the ruling government's stronghold and
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easter weekend meant the park was full of families and most of the dead and injured are women and children. witnesses reported bodies strewn everywhere and the number of casualties so high people were taken to hospitals and taxis in rickshaws and it's familiar in pakistan and fighting armed groups for over a decade but in the past punjab has been spared the worst of the violence and the country has been experiencing a period of relative calm. with this attack in lahore it seems that may now be at an end, al jazeera. al jazeera's kamal hyder is developing developments and joins on the phone line from islam back and what is happening at the scene of that horrific attack. >> reporter: well, as you know the death toll is rising steadily since that attack took place earlier. there were reports that just a few people had been killed but
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the scale of the attack has now become quite clear. we are told that most of the hospitals in lahore are on an emergency footing. they have hundreds of people that they are treating. some of them are in critical condition. now interestingly within hours of that deadly explosion the taliban and pakistan splinter group made a telephone call to a journalist in peshwar claiming responsibility for the attack and which is ally to the taliban in pakistan has carried out deadly attacks across the country. >> why do you think this attack could be taking place right now? why is this particular group looking for targets? >> reporter: well, this particular group wants publicity and they are saying they have time to coincide with easter. however, most of the people there, the casualties, although
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there may be some christians who were there at the park, this is a park that is popular with children and families from all over lahore because they have joyrides and most of the children demand they be taken on sunday to this particular park. so the casualties we are told majority are women and children although there are men because the families were altogether and we are told that normally on a sunday this particular park is already jammed packed. >> kamal, thanks for joining us for the moment, we will come back to you in a moment because we want to take a look at another story that we are currently following out of pakistan in the capitol islamabad and used tear gas for protesters mashing on the center and troops and 25,000 demonstrators are protesting against the hanging of a man of
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radovan karadzic and religious activists and he was a policeman assigned to guard the governor of punjab but in 2011 he shot dead the man he was supposed to be protecting and killed him because the governor had publically spoken out against pakistan's blasphemy law and executed last month after his final appeal was rejected, more than 100,000 people attended his funeral earlier this month. so back to kamal hyder in islamabad where the protest was taking place earlier, what is happening in the capitol right now kamal? >> reporter: according to the latest information that we are getting is that the crowd, several thousand strong, has been contained in the square which is situated just a few meters from parliament. earlier there were scuffles between the protesters who were able to come all the way from
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rowal-pindi where they initially held a prayer meeting and decided to march on parliament despite the best attempts by the security forces they were able to use containers and were able to make their way to the red zone in parliament. now we are also told that as a result of the critical situation the military was called in to secure all important buildings including the supreme court parliament, pakistan television and the diplomatic enclave. now the protester that is still sitting at the square which is where em-ron han and a cleric last year stayed the sit in with islamabad with a grinding halt but it's emotional, passions are running high and concessions from the government on the blasphemy law and don't want the blasphemy law as is being integrated by the government and there are some tough demands.
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also the fact they have called in more of their supporters and said that unless their leadership arrives they are not willing to dispose so this could become a dangerous situation although for the moment the situation is controlled, the tear gas shelling has stopped but the crowd is still at the square. >> two big stories happening there in pakistan, kamal hyder will continue to update us on both of those and thanks for the moment, kamal. the enflew ennel shia cleric has entered the heavily fortified green zone to pressure the government to carry out reforms and performed a sit in a week ago at the district gates and they have not carried out government reforms to replace members of the government and aabadi said he will have a shuffle this week and addressed the crowd earlier. >> translator: we are here calling for political reforms.
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those in the green zone claim there is no poverty or corruption in iraq. we are at the walls of the green zone and tomorrow will be at its heart. i am the representative of the iraqi people. i will enter the green zone myself while you hold your ground here. we are peaceful demonstrators and will remain as such. >> reporter: and al jazeera jane sent this update from baghdad. >> reporter: this was seemingly a very simple gesture, a few small steps into the green zone but it carries huge political ramifications and it speaks volumes. this is one of the most revered shia clerics from a long line of revered shia clerics and formally leading a militia that rose up against american and iraqi forces and now a mainstream political figure. for weeks he has been rallying supporters, hundreds of thousands of them at a time in public squares here and lately near the entrance to the green zone.
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the green zone is where iraqi officials and foreign diplomates live and work and it's heavily protected so he has threatened that his followers will actually storm the green zone if these political demands are not met. instead of that he appeared today and told them they had shown great discipline and had to continue doing that and that they were to stay put. instead he said he would go into the green zone. the reason this is significant is he rarely leaves and this is one of the few cases his followers have seen him up close, people were weeping as he spoke. he went into the green zone and he was kissed and greeted by senior iraqi security officials and he sat down on the sidewalk. that again speaks volumes. he says he is a man of the people, he is speaking for all of iraq and this is a way to put pressure on the iraqi government. he says he intends to stay there until reforms are made. now the iraqi government, the prime minister wants the reforms, he is trying to reshuffle the cabinet but a lot
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of political resistance to this and on his doorstep almost literally one of his leading political rivals sitting there basically waiting for him to do something and very frantic political negotiations going on and expect it to continue to go on until he can find a solution to this. >> there were more than a dozen police raids on sunday across belgium as investigators widen their search for last tuesday's bombers the streets of brussels were initially quiet for the easter holiday but violent scenes when nationalist football fans arrived in the square where a memorial has been set up and paul brennan reports from brussels. >> reporter: sunday's intended memorial rally was already postponed but security was tight around the gathering place where so many have come to pay respects since last tuesday and because while soldiers watched the mourners here police were launching raids and arresting
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several more suspects and postponement of the peace rally created a vacuum which others were keen to fill. out of the north rail way station came a large crowd of 400 belgium national lists and marched to the memorial square and muscled their way on the steps which is a focal point for the solidarity movement. >> just a statement to say we love belgium, belgium is our country. don't do this in europe and just leave europe alone. >> reporter: then the mood turned ugly. the sense of sorrow and grief which has been overwhelming emotion here in bruls since the tuesday bomb attack is giving way in a small and vocal minority to violence and anger. with water cannon and pepper sprays police pushed the group to the rail way station where they dispersed but not before unfilling their banner one last time and belgium prosecutors
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have him for murder and attempted murder but will not confirm belgium media reports of his real name but more details remerging about him, this refugee who has asked to remain anonymous arrived in belgium last year and lived in the park in central bruls and clearly remembers him coming to the park regularly behaving strangely aggravating and using a megaphone to provoke violence against supposed infadles. >> he was stopped for days by the police and came back with the microphone and yelling and talking a lot of things and some people they told me he was like trying to gathering out to make force, i don't know. >> violence. >> violence and stuff, yeah. and everybody was like please stop it and people were mad and especially what he was saying. he was calling anybody not
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muslim if at all and that is very i.s.i.s. or not very kind or sunni muslims or shia muslims or whatever you don't call them infidels andrying to make these kind of problems. >> reporter: he has doubts whether he really is the third bomber, the man in white on the airport cctv. the picture in the cctv from the airport. >> it's not clear. it's not clear. i couldn't and he is skinny guy and when they say it's him i was like it's not possible or maybe because it's been six months, maybe so. >> reporter: investigators have a long way to go to complete the full picture of who was involved. paul brennan, al jazeera, brussels. al jazeera is live in central bruls right now and it was a small protest and very
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vocal and is there much concern in belgium about the so called football fans and the far right demonstrators? >> reporter: well yes some of the slogans they were chanting being against immigrants clearly have raised fears here the kind of unity we have seen and public discourse since the attacks of last tuesday and there is a danger now maybe we could start to see random acts of violence and victimization of migrants of the community in brussels and i'm joined by a television reporter for the belgium state broadcast brt and you were in riyadh in the square covering the vigil today and witnessed the violent scenes and what was your reaction? >> very sad to see this happened and the people came here and they used like little fireworks that made explosions in a city that just got hit by bombs a few days ago. it was a horrific scene and
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threw rocks at people and chanted nazi slogans so it was horrible. i was here this morning and people were mourning in silence putting photographs down of victims of attacks and at 3:00 p.m. 500 people come in, start shouting racist slogans, become violent, clashes with the police. on a square that is now the symbol of the national mourning. so, yeah, it was quite sad and also quite angry at the moment. >> reporter: now i spent quite a bit of time in recent days talking to members of the muslim community notably at the school where the teacher was killed in the bombing and i have not heard examples of muslims being targeted at all in miss directed retribution, have you heard about this, is this a concern there could be this random backlash against members of the
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immigrant community? >> it should be shown in the past few days we can but nig und and you see muslims and jews gathered in the square and in dutch and english and every language so i'm afraid today can be turning point. the people who came here today announced they are going to rally in molenbeek and afraid they attacked a muslim boy, i saw images of those people hitting a muslim boy here in the square so i'm afraid this is now the image that is being portrayed that the unity we had is gone and that is really, really sad. >> because of course it's widely understand objectives of the i.s.i.l. groups is to division and drive wedges between different parts of the community, is that a concern that you have here in brussels? >> yes brussels is a myty diverse community and it always
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has been difficult. we always had tensions in this city. but somehow we are belgiums and we always find solutions and we try to live with each other and we manage. so the last thing we need now is groups of people coming to this city to try to get us apart because then the terrorists really have won and succeed in creating a hostile environment between muslims and between belgiums, that is the last thing we need i guess at this moment. >> thank you very much television reporter with brt the public broadcaster here in belgium sharing his insights not only into events of today but his concern about the impact that these kind of actions could potentially have on relations between the different parts of the community here in brussels. >> thank you. plenty more still to come on this al jazeera news hour.
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[bells] we have a special report from jerusalem where violence cast a shadow over easter celebrations. paying it back the refugees are helping to fight fire in australia's volunteer service. find out what forced nadal to make a surprise exit at the miami masters, andy have details later. ♪ first to syria where i.s.i.l.'s ten months reign over the ancient city of palmyra is over. syrian government forces say they are now in full control of the city. recapture of palmyra is a symbolic and strategic victory for president bashar al-assad and taking back the city means government forces also control the surrounding desert to the iraqi border to the south and opens access to the i.s.i.l.
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stronghold and the self declared capitol raqqa and more from mohamed. >> reporter: a significant advance against i.s.i.l. in syria. according to state media government forces backed by russian air power recaptured the ancient city of palmyra from i.s.i.l. after days of intense fighting. there has been no independent confirmation the syrian observatory for human rights said that by sunday morning the bulk of i.s.i.l.'s forces in the city had re treattreated. >> translator: following a series of large scale operations our units operating on the eastern countryside of homs backed by the syrian and russian airforces fulfilled their mission successfully in the city of palmyra. they gained control over the surrounding mountains and ridges and killed large numbers of i.s.i.l. terrorists and destroyed their bunkers and military gear. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. took over palmyra a unesco world heritage
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site last may and a campaign of destroying ancient sites and staging mass executions. known as the bride of the desert palmyra used to attract tens of thousands of tourists a year before the conflict began. but the city is not simply known for its beautiful ruins. more prison complex is also there. for decades it was one of syria's most feared detention centers known for housing political prisoners. thousands of government oppon t opponents were reportedly tortured there, shortly after over taking the city i.s.i.l. blew up the jail which was empty at the time destroying an important symbol of government control. palmyra is between damascus and dazour and location makes it important for the syrian armed forces and allies and russia withdraw most forces from syria after six months of aerial bombardment the government of bashar al-assad of late made advances in rebel held territory and it opens up a possible
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advance of government forces towards much of the eastern desert stretching to the iraqi border to the south and i.s.i.l. heart land of raqqa to the east, mohamed al jazeera. more on the story and joined by retired u.s. general mark from washington d.c., good to have you with us on this program. a significant victory for assad and his forces, they say a significant victory for the russians as well. >> that is true. they were able to concentrate their forces against the i.s.i.l. elements around palmyra because all the other rebel forces had signed on to the ceasefire so that allowed the russians and the government forces to concentrate in that area and it's not surprising that they are able to retake palmyra. >> proving he can tackle, can fight and can beat i.s.i.l. does this now strengthen assad's negotiating position when it comes to talking about the future of syria? >> well i think it does. it is clear he is retaking more
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and more of syria, many would like syria to be broken up like former yugoslavia but the more particularly during the ceasefire period and the more land he can take the stronger position he will be in the in egg in negotiations and peace talks. >> russia will play a bigger part in those peace talks? >> well i think so. the russians have been somewhat cynical about their intent in terms of syria and say they pulled their forces out yet they remained at their air fields at latkia, and said many times they can come back in any time they wish. russia is not only trying to increase influence in syria and throughout the middle east. they want everyone to know they are again a player in the middle east. >> a lot of people are talking about the ground that has been taken away from i.s.i.l. both in syria and in iraq but we have to remember of course that i.s.i.l.
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still holds mosul still holds raqqa, it's still attracting recruits, is there a danger of under estimating where i.s.i.l. is right now? >> i think that is exactly what we are seeing in some pronounces from the secretary of state in particular are a little bit ahead of themselves. they are still very strong in raqqa, very strong in darazura and very strong in mosul and have what we say in the military the ability to maintain the interior lines. i think it's going to be quite sometime before we can suggest that i.s.i.s. is degraded, defeated or destroyed in iraq and syria. >> one of the theories is that i.s.i.l. is growing more like al-qaeda that we used to know, that the more i.s.i.l. suffers militarily the more they have the isolated suicide attacks in baghdad and of course brussels last week. >> that is exactly true. everybody i think is suggesting
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that i.s.i.l. is concentrated in this caliphate between raqqa and mosul but in terms as they seem to lose more and more land inside their caliphate they seem to be more and more active particularly with their franchise operations around the world, whether it's in sinai or brussels or whether it's in paris, they are a significant force and they have demonstrated that their capability goes well beyond their caliphate. >> good to get your analysis and mark joining us from washington d.c. thank you. now anger is growing among the thousands of refugees in greece where conditions at the makeshift tent city there are deteriorating and most sold belongings and spent savings to get to the greek-macedonia border only to be told they can't go any further. dana has more details. >> reporter: yet again they make their way toward greece's border with macedonia and have been told the migrant trail to
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northern europe has reopened, these refugees and migrants packed belongings, left their makeshift camps and walked for hours in the cold. >> they are opening the border and read it on social media and on facebook pages of access, we were celebrating last night. >>. these people were not given the correct information. this is what they found when they reached there dozens preparing to breakthrough greek police lines and push their way forward. >> translator: this is the only hope we have left. they want to take us to military camps and relocation program could take months or 2-3 years and i'm confident we can get through because we are many people. >> reporter: a few dozen did gather but didn't take long before they changed their minds, we won't be marching they said. not unless the red cross is with them and there is a decision by the european union to let them in. these refugees and migrants know that crossing by force will not change anything, two weeks ago
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some of them managed to breakthrough a barbed wire fence and to be arrested by macedonia authorities and sent back. instead they held peaceful protest in front of cameras in hopes they will be heard and suffering not forgotten. >> translator: we will endure the cold and stay without food but will not leave here families are in fewer -- europe and we will wait. >> reporter: they are relying on activists to support them. >> what is going on here is a tragedy for the continent and renouncing to our history and our humanity. >> reporter: the main route through which hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees use to reach northern europe has been closed for weeks, there is no indication that will change and more and more people are realizing that europe's open-door policy has been shut, dana with al jazeera. stay with us on the news
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hour, still to come thousands of people in ireland remember those killed in the easter rising, 100 years ago. plus. one of the world's great art museums reinventing itself to be more contemporary and modern and i'm in new york, that story coming up. and why rival football fans in turkey are uniting behind one cause. details later in sport.
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football fan in the belgium capitol brussels and marching for the victims of tuesday's attack. christians have been celebrating easter sunday, the most important day of their religious calendar. [bell rings] pope francis led the roman catholic church mass at the vatican and christians the easter period commemorates the last day of jesus christ and sunday is the day that christians celebrate his resurrection and pope francis collected on recent conflicts and the plight of refugees in his address. >> translator: jesus by his resurrection triumphed over evil and sin and may he draw us closer with the victims of terrorism, the blind and brutal form of violence which continues to shed blood in different parts of the world as in the recent attacks in belgium, turkey,
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nigeria, chad, cameroon, the ivory coast and iraq. he invites us not to forget those men and women seeking a better future and ever more numerous strong of refugees including many children fleeing from war, hunger, poverty and social injustice. >> reporter: easter sunday in jerusalem has seen a drop in pill grams and tourists this year mainly due to security concerns. over the past six months there has been a wave of stabbings and shootings between israelis and palestinians and stephanie decker reports from the church of the holy in jerusalem. >> reporter: the latin patriarch makes his way to give mass, the holly day on christian calendar and despite that there are not many people here. >> this year we have down more or less of around 30-40% and it's not academic but around there mainly because people are concerned, they are afraid at the moment that things happen
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during inside the city mainly here so people are concerned. >> concerns you when you walk through the city because there are so many guards and i'm not used to it, to handle everyday life with so many weapons and army stuff. >> reporter: but for those who came a very special moment, for many this is a tribute of a lifetime to attend mass in the place where jesus is to believed to be buried and risen from the dead and again within the walls of the church the difference in numbers is palpable. mass is underway in the church of the holy and what is striking is the amount of empty space usually under normal circumstances this area would be packed with tourists and pilgrims. everyone we speak to says they notice it's half empty, one palestinian man says it's a different atmosphere here and that it's sad. another woman says god willing thing also be better next year. but those who live if and work in jerusalem's old city say they are uncertain times and what is
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worse than the tense times before is nobody knows when the latest wave of violence will end, stephanie decker, al jazeera at the church of the holy place. to the u.s. presidential race now and bernie sanders is closing the gap on hillary clinton in the battle for the democratic party nomination. after some big wins on saturday so here is how it is looking right now. it takes 2383 delegates to win the nomination. as you can see sanders is now 268 behind with more than 2000 still up for grabs and won hawaii, washington and alaska on saturday. one of the best days of his campaign so far. but clinton is still the favorite, not least because of the party's proportional system and she picks up delegates even when she loses a state, rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: bernie sanders exalted after victories in alabama, hawaii and washington
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caucuses. >> our campaign is the campaign of energy, of momentum, which will lead to a large voter turnout in november and victory. >> reporter: the largely white liberal democratic elaborates in those specific states are the kind of voters sanders has done well among throughout his campaign. while hillary clinton has had a strong following in more diverse states like ohio, and north carolina. >> the person standing up for us for the average person and everybody is bernie sanders so i'm going with sanders. >> the system is broken and there is one candidate that will not try to go incremental change. >> reporter: after the trio of wins sanders still lags far behind clinton in the all-important delegate count. it takes 2383 delegates to win the democratic nomination.
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clinton has the lead with 1234 pledged delegates sanders has 956, sanders would have to win 58% of delegates in all the remaining contests if order to have a majority heading into the democratic convention in july. >> clearly we have the momentum and i think at the end of the day we are going to end up with more pledged delegates than secretary clinton. >> i know that the stakes get higher by the day. >> reporter: because the delegates are awarded proportionately clinton will still pick up delegates even in contests she loses and the next primaries are on clinton friendly territory. >> we go live to washington d.c. for us right now and rob a great night there for sanders, why was he so successful in those particular states? >> well, i think there are several things involved here. if you listen to those comments made by the voters in alaska and
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hawaii that were featured in the story you see that he is tapping into this widespread vain of discontent in the united states with people thinking the system is broken, the system is corrupt, that it is not a system that looks out for ordinary quote, unquote people and so he tracks that among the feeling among the electorate. it's kind of in a way the same kind of feeling that is drawing people to donald trump on the other end of the spectrum. in addition to that, bernie sanders does very well among young democratic voters, white and liberal democratic voters and these states, alaska, hawaii and washington state have a lot of those, whereas hillary clinton does pretty well amongst voters that are a bit older as well as quite well among minority voters latinos and
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african/americans. >> all right where next then on the campaign trail for the democrats? >> big one coming up, april 5th is wisconsin and both sides think that is going to be a very important battle so they are pouring a lot of resources into that upper midwest state. after that it's new york and hillary clinton was the senator from new york for eight years until 2008, speaking of 2008 the one that follows new york is going to be pennsylvania, very important state again, full of delegates, very populus and a state where hillary clinton managed to beat barack obama in 2008 when the two of them were battling over the democratic primary. we don't know if we will see déjà vu all over again but we will wait and see. >> rob reynolds live in washington d.c. thanks so much. thousands of people in ireland remember those killed in easter rising, the unsuccessful rebellion years ago saw hundreds die and eventually led to the
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formation of the republic of ireland and phil reports. >> reporter: 100 years passed but what happened here a century ago remembered to this day. ♪ the only sounds here are piper, a drum beat and words of remembrance from the acting prime minister. >> in honor of all of those who died. >> reporter: as crowds gathered outside the general post office in dublin. this was the same place 100 years ago ireland's easter rising happened on easter monday, april 1916 when 150 men stormed the gpo, replacing the british flag with the irish declaring independence and surrendered five days later after heavy shelling by the british, defeated and executed but that uprising galvonized the moment and five years later they were gone and ireland was born.
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and part of the north staying within the uk. on sunday the president stood in front of a crowd of thousands to watch the flag lowered and blown in the chill of a spring irish morning, many more watched from a distance paying respects to the 500 who had lost their lives, among them places who dedicated their lives to reun y reunifying ireland like martin mcginnis and wants the north back under dublin's control but in the north there are many who don't want to leave the uk. it's a country that still has some divisions. on sunday their descendents were together in their mourning and reflection. phil with al jazeera. north korea state media has broadcast a video of the largest long-term artillery exercise. it shows the leader kim jong-un over seeing the drill and an attack on the south korea
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presidential and government offices and tensions have been high on the korean peninsula since the north c north carried out a nuclear test and rocket earlier this year. myanmar army chief will cooperate with the civilian government which takes office next week and the governor promised to keep the country on the path to democracy, the speech at the capitol more than 10,000 troops took part in the annual ceremony to commemorate the resistance against the japanese occupation in 1945. a new opposition party has been formed in japan ahead of parliamentary elections this summer. the new party is a merger of smaller opposition groups looking to put pressure on the current conservative ruling party and rob mcbride has more details. >> this merger is seen by many in the fragmented opposition as being the best chance of trying to derail the ruling
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conservative coalition government of prime minister abi ahead of upper house elections this summer. he still has a lot of forward momentum in spite of scandals involving cabinet members and faltering economic strategy and has majorities in both houses of the japanese parliament, if he can extend that two thirds of the seats in both he has unprecedented opportunity to change the country's passive constitution giving the military a more assertive role and promised to try to prevent that and the merger sees a demise of the main opposition democratic party of japan and they spectacularly swept to power in 2009 but equally spectacularly were dumped by the electorate a few years later and never have been able to recover. the new merged party will simply be money as the democratic party has no guaranty though that they are going to fire up this elaborate, many people here
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despite the checkered history of abi believe there is no alternative to it. the world health organization says there has been a rise in cancer related deaths in nigeria. nearly 80% of those diagnosed eventually die. we report in nigeria. >> reporter: two years ago rashita was diagnosed with bone cancer, she is a student in nigeria's northern stay of kaduno and says she is in constant pain and can't walk properly and blames poor medical facilities for her condition. >> translator: in effect hospital there was no qualified doctor. the second hospital no drugs and constant power outages. the next hospital i was transferred to did not have the right equipment. >> reporter: the world health organization says inadequate cancer treatment led to an increase in people dying. there were 68 deaths a day four years ago, today there are 98. in a country of 170 million
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people there are only 7 state run hospitals and clinics that specialize in treating cancer patients, the government plans to double that number over the next two years through partnerships with the private sector. health minister isaac says early detection is important as well as investment in the healthcare sector. >> i think the challenge we have is representation. when you present it there is nothing anybody can do. what we resorted to do is use this money well, invest it where it matters, spend lesson meetings and conferences and put money where people benefit. >> reporter: that could be one reason why the cancer survival rates are so low, out of 100,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year 80,000 will die. the world health organization is helping the government reduce that figure. >> we have seen what the government has been doing. they have a national program and shows the commitment on the side of the government.
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>> reporter: back in her home she says investment in new facilities and improvements from existing ones need to come faster and spent over 200 million annually on cancer treatment overseas and she cannot travel and fears she cannot can die if she doesn't get treatment at home, nigeria. still to come on the news hour brushing up argentina's teeth, the charity teaching the basics to some of the country's poorest communities. and in sport find out if australia could not host india out of cricket t20 world cup. ♪
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♪ hello again thousands of people who live in the sprawling sanity towns of buenos aires don't often have much to smile about, poor diet and dental hygiene leaves them teeth with cavities if they are there at all and a british foundation is working to get at the root of the problem and daniel reports. >> reporter: she does smile when things go well. she has been attending one of the clinics since she was eight and knows how to look after her teeth. but most people in the shanty town where she lives don't know how to do that or don't have the money to buy toothbrushes or toothpaste. >> translator: i think that a smile is one of the most important things a person has when looking for a job or going o
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out. >> reporter: they founded this altogether ten years ago funded by the u k and united states and says the state has never had a priority for shanty towns and government are under finded and 90% of children suffer tooth decay. >> i opened a second clinic and that wasn't enough and a third clinic and we can't, financially we cannot support more than three clinics. >> reporter: as well as free treatments at the clinic there is education on diet and oral hygiene. he says his teeth won't have bacteria. >> translator: i see 15-year-old who never brushed their teeth, their mouths are terrible, cavity, broken teeth and all have to be taken out. >> reporter: parents who never had access to dental treatment recognize the benefits of their own children. >> translator: yes, they will brush their teeth in the morning, after lunch and
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nighttime as well. >> reporter: loving care and attention, constructive advice and the promise of a small donated gift for bravery encourage patients to continue their treatment. >> translator: they don't know how to clean their teeth or don't know what a toothbrush is and the diet, what they eat and the fizzy drinks. >> reporter: and finding enough to eat is a daily challenge and poor living conditions, a bad diet and lack of running water, in truth brushes or toothpaste and the reluctance of many people especially young people to smile. she has a baby of her own and encourages eight siblings to look after their teeth and friends in the shanty town with the right diet and less drinks and regular brushings and check ups they will have something to smile about, daniel from al jazeera buenos aires. time to catch up with the
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latest in sport, here is andy. >> thank you and host india secured the last spot in the semi finals of cricket world 22 and got the better of australia and got off to a great start scoring 50 runs of 22 deliveries of this one and pegged back by india bowlers and in the end had 160 from their 20 overs. a couple of early wickets from watson had the host on the back foot until they came to the cricket and hit a brilliant 82 including 32 off the 11 balls, the winning runs from ms and india through to face the west indies in the semis. the windys had the best preparation for the encounter and unbeaten run by afghanistan who pulled off the biggest shock of the tournament and we report. >> reporter: afghanistan didn't have a cricket team before in
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2001 but they consistently shown throughout this tournament that they deserve their place at the sports highest level. opponents the west indies already qualified for the semi finals and looking to keep their unbeaten record intact. afghanistan managed 123-7 from their 20. and on separate at least it seemed like an easy target for the big hitters to chase down from the west indies but afghanistan's ballers kept them under pressure and came down to the final over. the windys needed ten runs from the last four balls but a diving catch stopped their hopes. >> the only thing on our minds was to win that is why we play
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cricket. we want it to come out of this group but i think looking at the history of the tournament no team has done it undefeated. >> reporter: afghanistan planning a six run win, their first victory over a major test playing nation and their tournament now over but no means forgotten, al jazeera. let's have a look then at the semi final line up on wednesday england playing new zealand and take my word for it, england throughout this tournament and on thursday host india probably taking on the west indies and djokovic has defense of the miami hope title, later on he is playing portugal and nadal campaign ending prematurely and hot and humid condition in florida getting the better of the spanyiard and
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retired from a match for the first time in six years and he was 3-love in the final set and complaining of dizziness when he decided to quit. >> today was suffering for the health, for my health, so i didn't know what is going on so i decided to stop because i was not sure that i can finish the match that way. >> reporter: winnings world number one williams is on track for a straight title in miami and not bothered by the hot weather in the third match beating 7-5-6-3 and she will next be facing. qualifying for the africa cup of nations and don't have sufficient cash to support the team and lost all three of their games so far. five qualifiers did take place this sunday and congo and zambia drawing 1-1 and heading the
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group after 1-nil win over kenya and a draw by mozambeke and one group with a final spot. turkey football fans are hardly known to be friendly to each other but a rare sign of unity in istanbul on sunday and supporters and five other clubs marching together down the city's main boulevard and gathering to condemn terrorism and urge solidarity in the wake of recent bomb attacks in istanbul and ankara and it was called off last sunday, the match due to security concerns. one of england's most historic sporting concert has been won by cambridge winning the first boat race in four years against rivals oxford and the 162 contest on the river in south london, cambridge was withstanding rough waters on 7 kilometers across finishing 5
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seconds ahead of oxford and lead 82-79 with leading since 1913. that is your sport and back to london. >> thanks for that, new york metropolitan museum of art is one of the oldest and influential exhibition spaces and founded 146 years ago and one of the top attractions but to be current they are trying to be more modern and we report from new york. >> reporter: 50 mirrors back to back placed in sand with shells and pebbles. it's one of the many pieces of nontraditional works at new york's metropolitan museum of art's new met browyer building dedicated exclusively to the modern and contemporary. the opening exhibit titled unfinished looks at 500 years of artwork bringing together some wilder aspects seen in contemporary art with classical art objects seen through the
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same lens. on opening day it had art people trying to get a peek from all angles. it's a radical new step to shake off a stuffy image at new york's most storied institution and it was founded in 1870 as an encyclopedia museum shunning contemporary works. >> we did not really start collecting modern art seriously until after the second world war and certainly build up the collection in the late 20th century but i think now there is an opportunity for us to do even more. >> reporter: doing so in a fast moving world, in an industry steeped in tradition where change is measured in centuries and not retweets will take time and why the mets deep dive into contemporary has been so closely watched in the art world. the met is in many ways reinventing itself but the big challenge will be doing so in a city where there are so many options for art lovers. and you don't have to look far,
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the museum which focuses on contemporary art with an american view point just moved in to a new modern building. and new york's museum of modern art as well as gougenheim are famous art music. >> there is competition with the museums in new york right now. >> reporter: critic and art net news says the met found itself trying to stay relevant. >> contemporary audiences are more interested in relevant than class and the met is the classyist museum in new york but that doesn't mean that it's the coolest and i think it's their attempt to kind of refresh the brand if you will. >> reporter: for an old institution trying to create a new buzz for a younger audience in modern times. gabrielle with al jazeera, new york. we would all like to think we are modern and cool but that is it for me and the news hour team, thanks for watching,
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