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>> hello and welcome to the news hour. nick clark here in doha. the u.n. said that.
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>> in the philippines two people are killed. >> so we begin in iraq where the u.n. said there has been a sharp rise in the number of iraqis killed in march. 1100 people died almost double the figure of february. half of them were civilians. it does not take into account the death linked to the secondary violence. the iraqi army is moving up to mosul and has managed to take over a number of areas not far from the city. in anbar province it is retaking
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areas along the euphrates river. by the end of last year isil was estimated to have lost almost a sixth of the territory it had control manically i mainly in the north. we have the latest from baghdad. >> there are many reasons behind the increasing death toll of those mentioned by the united nations mission in iraq. first of all because the clashes and the fighting in isis is still going on and recently it is increased highly when the iraqi forces announced that they launched in more than one area. many areas are subjected to military operation made between the iraqi forces and isil as
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well. some cities in iraq are witnesses especially when we talk about this position, fallujah is surrounded by all directions. and inside fallujah they're talking about circumstances that are passing through. many people have died because of these circumstances of iraqi. >> 12 soldiers from killed on
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saturday. the enclave located between armenia and azerbaijan. the fighting over the past 24 hours has been said to be the worst since a cease-fire agreement ended the war in the 1990s. azerbaijan has demanded that armenia return the territory, but they have not been able to find a peaceful resolution. this is these types of incidents can lead to war. as we know, they were recently in washington. now that those meetings have finished, we've seen this large scale offensive, the worst since 1994. the cease-fire in place for the past 22 years has been violated
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continuously. it's been a self maintained cease-fire. they've been trying to negotiate a peaceful settlement. they've been trying to derail that peace process. by launching such a large scale offensive, it only contributes to a more tenuous situation with the loss of innocent lives and casualties on both sides. they have calls for a cease-fire, but beyond that we have no other news of what russia will do. in terms of the international community i have to say that this corner of the world has long been ignored. they have a large influence on the greater region if this issue is not settled.
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>> let's go to john hedron. >> the president same here for a summit. a summit of nuclear correspondence. there was a melee scuffle between his security guards and protesters who have been dogging him through his visit here. of course they're capping off the shift here. this is a turkish cultural center. and even includes a turkish baath.
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>> there is a large muslim population and you can't see it over here but behind the cameras there are hundreds of people waiting. this is standing room only here. lots of turkish flags. there is a need for something like this in this area. >> president erdogan wanted to have official talks with president obama, and you could regard that as a snub? >> definitely a snub. erdogan and the obama standing behind him on the stage with him. president obama cited scheduling conflicts. then he wanted to have a formal visit in a formal setting, and
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president obama said no. hpresident obama had expressed concern about a crackdown on the press, while they were here they withdrew many from the air base in turkey. none of that made erdogan look very good, and the fact that he would not meet with him was not an accident. >> residents along the greek macedonia border are on the 3rd day of a sit in near the railway line because they were not allowed to cross the board in along northern and western europe.
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60 refugees are trying to get to the creek island of lesbos. they were intercepted by the coast guard on monday. ankara has agreed to take back refugees. >> a belgium station was hit, the reopening was delayed as they tried to reach a deal over new security measures. the united states said it has killed the key leader al-shabab and somalia. one of three people killed in strikes near the mennan border.
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there were two attacks more than a year ago. well, kenya is marking the anniversary of one of the dead deadiest al-shabab attacks in the country. a plaque was unveiled listing those who were killed last year. students have also been taking part in america to honor the victims candle lit vigils and prayers will be held later in the day. we're here to say sorry for what has happened. also to say that this is an important date that will never be forgotten by the community in garissa. and kenya in general. >> malcolm webb is where students have gathered to mark that anniversary. >> some government officials.
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university staff and a handful of students have gathered for a memorial ceremony. this memorial has been recently constructed and lists the name of people who were killed that day. there is certainly a lot of unanswered questions for survivors and people in this community about what happened and about why it was allowed to happen. the event helping people to lay some of those painful memories to rest. >> the u.n. security council has agreed to send u.n. police to burundi. the country has experienced unrest since april of last year when the president decided to seek a shirt term. nearly 500 people have been killed and a quarter of a million people have fled to neighboring countries. >> france is convinced that the security council must do
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everything that it to help bu buburundiens burundiens. >> the president of south africa has apologized for using public funds for renovating his home. but we have reports now from johannesburg. >> the country's highest point delivered the damming word on the president and national assembly. it ordered the president to replace the state offers. they say it should never have happened. >> they have caused a lot of frustration and confusion.
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for which i apologize on my behalf and on behalf of government. >> but he defended his actions saying that he had always intended to pay back the money. >> i respect the judgment and will abide by it. i have consistency stated that i would pay an amount for the security upgrades. >> but he was dismissive of the demand that he repay some of the money spent on upgrading his home. the country's corruption watchdog investigated after costs ballooned. they said he should replay a portion of the $16 million spent on none security features. but he dismissed the findings,
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and they issued several reports that exonerated him from any wrongdoing. at the start of the constitutional court hearing the president did an u-turn acknowledging that he owed some money. but that's not enough for his biggest critics. the economic freedom fighters said that they'll encourage south africans to take to the streets. the opposition democratic alliance wants him to resign, and they've called his address contradictory and insulting. they may not want his resignation, but they certainly have a lot of ammunition ahead of this year's local elections. the anc has backed zuma and thanked him for humbling himself with an apology. this under scores the dominance of the anc which stim enjoys the support of most south africans although the president and the party are under increasing
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pressure. >> stay with us here on the news hour. we'll tell you why kabul residence hav residents believe that the continue spending is an economic drain. >> and in sport, real take on barcelona. we have details coming up. >> the chinese manufacturer the first ever take over of a major japanese electronics. the deal was sealed with a handshake in tokyo. they paid $3.5 billion for a
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two-thirds ownership in sharp. >> this is a case because which know it was our own unique resources. and then continue. >> well, sharp started out making belt buckles, but it's failure to keep up wit up the led plant was billed as the world's most advanced. and then competition were rivals started to squeeze. that same year sharp got its first bail out from lenders and
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fast forward to 2016 sharp accepted the deal. the introduction of a foreign management style in japan is a positive step. >> i think what happens was that sharp wasn't really concealing it, but they were delayed in informing some of the negativities that were under the carpet. and i hope it is a sign of things to come. what we lack in japan is diversification of management style. if you look at electronics, the domestic production in japan of electronics have more than half compared to 15 years ago. they're not really the japanese
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icon any more. there should have been more for an introduction that we should be witnessing as we speak. i would assume that what they can do and other companies is unify the technology of existing japanese companies and utilize their market all over the world. a good example of that is the take over of nissan back in '97, which was virtually a bankrupt company. you can utilize the existing name, existing technology and use your distribution base to widen your product base by using these japanese companies that they've bought off. >> in guinea anyone who has come in with a an ebola survivor will be given vaccination from the disease. it was declared free from active transmission of the virus last december, but last month eight
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new cases were diagnosed. studies shows that the virus can continue for months. >> zika is spreading fast in south america and protection kits have been given to pregnant women. the "world health organization" say that there is designs that the zika virus is connected with microcephaly. >> for months it's been the one question without an answer. is the zika responsible for microcephaly in babies. scientists say they have an answer. >> we're very close to being 100% shore. they say that it is based on the idea that it is a true link.
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>> scenario scientists have been working for months to confirm a link between zika and microcephaly. the pressing question was whether enough proof existed to confirm the link. >> we're 20,000 cases of zika in colombia. we still don't have cases of micr micro self microcephaly. we need to find out where brazil has more cases and we don't. >> infection during pregnancy appears to increase the risk for defects and miscarriages. scientists say they have found the virus in the brains of infected babies. >> the most urgent imperative is to reduce the risk to pregnant women and their developing fetus. that is the over arching frame by which we make our plans, our
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research, and activities and we keep ourselves motivated. >> what still remains unknown is exactly what the chances are that a baby will suffer from a birth defect if born to a zika infected mother. >> mondamonarch butterflies are making a come back. their numbers have increased after canada, the united states and mexico freed on protecting the species. >> monarch butterflies in their winter home. every year millions travel from canada in the northern united states to the forests of central mexico. it's one of nature's longest mass migrations and one of the most precarious. but after years of serious decline, this season numbers of monarchs in mexico have more than tripled.
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biologists say that both nature and man has helped the insects out. >> the climate has been very benevolent this winter and this meant more reproduction. the public of the u.s. has helped to conserve and plant milk weed which is the chief food source for the monarch bu butter three. >> the milk weed is key. butterflies lay eggs along their journey and it gives food as they continue their journey south. they gotten the plant back into gardens and along the routes. >> the basic idea that the children are very enthusiastic about is the monarch butterfly from canada to mexico.
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>> these insects get here by an internal campus that guides them to a small area of forest that they've never seen before. the u.s. government has put $3 million in monarch conservation. but with numbers way down from their peak 20 years ago no one is getting carried away. >> i think it's too early to declare it a success. we have to keep watching to see what will happen in the long-term population. >> eric side herb sides are the biggest dangerous. >> they use the herbicide round up. the increase of use of herbicide eliminated 58% of the milk weed in these places and with it 71% of the reproductive capacity of the monarch butte butterfly.
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>> that means it's t too early to tell if you're seeing a come back or respite. >> in cambodia the united nations say thousands of children in orphanages are not in orphanages. >> and how cherry blossoms are big business for japan. and in sport the nba's golden boys lose some of their shine. we'll have details on the warrior asse warrior's set back.
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>> the u.n. said there has been a sharp rise of the number of iraqis violently killed in march. more than 1100 died double the previous month's figure. half of those killed were civilians. heavy fighting has broken out violence is said to be the worse
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since the cease-fire agreement in 1994. president erdogan will inaugurate the turkish-style mosque. it's fairly evident that president erdogan was hoping to have a meeting with president obama. it was regarded as a snub. do you think that's how president erdogan will take it? >> well, in 2013 when he had two meetings in one day with president obama, including a private dinner, which extended long into the evening. this is obviously a much less
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successful visit from that point of view in terms of the interaction with the u.s. president. clearly the u.s. administration wanted to send a message to president erdogan not only by not sanctioning an official actual meeting. there was an meeting but it was a pull aside meeting at the white house. and secondly by president obama not attending the opening of the mosque today. >> what are president obama's concerns about what president erdogan is up to? >> you mean president obama? well, president obama articula articulated his concerns over what is happening in turkey. at the end of the nuclear summit he was asked a question of what he thought was going on in turkey. he drew attention to his discomfort and what was happening with the media, and with the general atmosphere over in turkey.
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you know what tends to happen between the united states and other countries is if there is a problem in the national security foreign policy field it generally translates into unhappiness of what is going on in that country. president obama and president erdogan has been disagreeing about what should be done in syria and president assad. now we're moving into a situation in which the united states is cooperating with russia on a deal that would be leave president assad in power, that makes turkey uncomfortable and the tensions have been rising on the two sides because of that. >> we expect president erdogan to make comments when he opens this mosque. do you think he's likely to reference what is happening here and reference the presidential displeasure? >> well, i think the main focus
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will be on explaining turkeys view at a time when president erdogan thinks there is a growing islamophobia growing in the world. he may see things about syria and he may touch on tensions with president obama. >> okay, good to get your perspective. thank you very much. widespread flooding in afghanistan's capital is a common occurrence. this is despite more than $100 billion of international aid pouring into the country over the past 15 years.
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>> the afghan capital always seems to be soaking in rainwater, mud and sewage. the up in editorial suggested res tends who want to go anywhere use a boat. >> our children are strapped inside the school, and there is no one to help them out. it's difficult to access hospitals and people are having trouble going anywhere. >> whenever it rains damaged roads full of garbage and mud turn streets into rivers. most cars can't navigate through the streets and puddles. many are often abandoned. >> there is no water drainage system. all we see is what is floating in the city. every is feeling their own pockets. this problem has to be solved. >> billions of dollars of international aid has poured
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into post-war afghanistan. most residents say they think the money has been misspent by ministers and greedy potions. they say government officials hire their own businesses for construction projects or get kickbacks when awarding contracts. >> if the money was spent the right way then there would not have been a situation like this. >> some residents even say that construction materials used in public works projects are often substandard. residents say most of the new roads and infrastructure only last a few years and then need repairs or a rebuild. >> as we all know that it is not a normal city. much of the city was built without urban planning. >> international assistance in the past two decades was widely
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believed to be a rare opportunity for afghanistan to reinvent itself and become a 21st century city. now there is little chance of outpouring of assistance and afghans say they'll have to address it themselves, take responsibility and rely on their own resources and resourcefulness. >> three people are dead and several injured between police and farmers in southern philippines. demonstrators were angry about the lack of government's help during one of the country's worst droughts in years. >> the fields are dry. crops credit failed. the drought has hit many parts of the area and brought farmers to their knees. unable to feed their families they try to get their voices
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heard. rocks were thrown at the police. police then broke the lines of the protesters. then shots were killed. one of ththe police tried to stop our demonstration. >> this is a very busy road on most days. earlier this week farmers would give permits to demonstrate but not block the highways. up to three people were killed, and as many as 4,000 people have taken sanctuary in this church. whole families have taken refugees wherever they can in the ground of the churn security
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forces have surrounded the church. they're well armed. on saturday morning the police were given permission to search for weapons. >> we rely now on the support and aid being donated by organizations, government institutions such as the national food authority that these farmers will go home, and not empty handed. >> while farming families waits it out there is open for a breakthrough. >> there arwe're here to arrest them. but we're here to facilitate the agreement in their respective communities. >> how to solve their long-term
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problems remain a question for the government. al jazeera. >> north korea said it has successfully tested a new anti aircraft air system. state media has released several photographs which show kim jong-un observing a launch from a monitoring facility. it's unclear when or where it was taken. the short range missiles off the east coast on friday. >> world leaders have ratified a treaty to keep newell materials safely under lock and key. during a commit in washington 102 nations made the pledge to prevent terrorism. president obama barack obama warned world leaders of groups like isil trying to get access to nuclear weapons. >> all smiles at the end of the nuclear summit in washington, and for good reason. an international treaty that requires countries to do more to
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safeguard nuclear material is about to take affect. the u.s. president barack obama warned his fellow leaders more had to be done. >> there is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material they most certainly will use it to kill as many innocent people as possible. >> it comes just after the isil attacks in brussels and reports that they might have been spying on a newell scientist. but some anti-nuclear activists say the u.s. may have focused this summit on the wrong threat. they want more cuts in the number of nuclear weapons in the u.s. and russia. they don't want north korea to become a newell state. that's a matter that obama discussed with its chinese, japanese and counterparts on thursday. some analysts said administration has tried not to choose between security and no
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non-nuclear proliferation. >> it is found in far more states than just these states with you nuclear weapons. 24 countries have materials that could be used for a nuclear weapon. what president obama did was elevate political attention to these materials and provide momentum for securing them. >> this is the final summit of its kind, so what happens now? >> today we agree to maintain a small architecture including through the united nations, the the atomic agency and interpol. >> the continued success of the summit is if they can continue without the nudge from the white house. >> almost 12,000 children in cambodia live in orphanages. the recent study showed that 70% of them have one living painter.
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now there is a drive to reunite these children with their families. we have these reports. >> it's the night before exams and they're studying hard. home work is a privilege. he didn't start school until he was 12 after coming to this orphanage. >> my parents send me to the center search years ago because there are problems earning a living. they couldn't send me to school and we didn't have food. >> a recent study found that 12,000 children currently live in orphanages in cambodia, but three out of four of them have a living participan--parent. the government and the u.s. are pushing to turn these children to their families.
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>> what is important is that the mechanisms are in place to inspect institutions regularly. >> but sam's participates say he's better off where he is. they say they can't afford to look after him. they earn less than $5 a day selling balloons on the street. >> if he stays with us he'll have to work hard. my son will end up as a construction worker. >> they say he has a chance for a better future if he stays with them. >> the children are at risk of abuse and violence. in this situation if you send them back, i don't agree with
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that. >> both the u.n. and orphanages say that the welfare of the children must come, but th. >> more than 153 million children worldwide are our feigns and those numbers are directly related to global conflicts. unicef defines orphan of a child who has lost one or both parents. this leaves many children vulnerable to abuse. the international labor organization said that 5.4 million children were subjected to force labor i in 2012, another 1.2 million children are forced into slavery each year. the u.n. estimates 18,000 children die every day from hunger and malnutrition.
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that's 12 children every minute. well, one of the founders of non-profit organization the international child campaign, he said that the money put into orphanages should be used to support communities and families. >> they allow the west to build and run child care facilities. what we do now and our colleagues is to work with government to take control again of their child care services. and those children need to grow up in families. they need to grow up in their communities. yes they need financial support, but it was the money put into orphanages and put in supporting children in their families. we're not saying to close down orphanages and walk away. we would like to see people do their research when those
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children leave those juniors, they don't have the ability to lead a productive life. they don't have the support to find jobs, build families and experience themselves of being parents. we absolutely support as what happens in the west, we support child support services to reach out to those who are poor and who are desperate. separating the child is the worst thing we can do. no, let's fix the problem and keep the child in the family and the community. >> still ahead here onage. we look at designers who conquer
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the fashion world. and it is the second most played sport in india next to cricket. find out more about badminton.
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>> now then georgia's economy may be struggling, but it's fashion industry is surviving. they showcase their work for international market. but as we report it's actually closer to home where the inspiration is coming from.
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>> georgia's overall economy is looking foggy, but fashion has not noticed. this is at thi tib lyrics isi fashion week. >> now it's a moment to have up to 50-60 designers. >> tblisi is the fashion capital of the post soviet world. brands that are popular for buyers in ukraine and other countries. >> some of which is internationally recognized, but it isn't the cat walk that is keeping garissa' garissa georgia fashion alive. >> it's easy to see georgian
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girls wearing georgian fashion. it's a small town so buyers and designers enjoy a close relationship. >> we really think in the same way. we crete something that they like. they like something that we crete. i think georgians have sun tas taste. >> a taste intriguing who see potential here. >> you need to involve some international talent not to rebuild but to finesse the edges of what is happening here. what is happening here is great. there are really exciting things that tweaked a little bit could propel it on to a much bigger platform. >> in other words today tblisi, tomorrow maybe the world. al jazeera.
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tblisi. >> let's go straight on to the sports. >> thank you very much. and nick, one of the biggest rivalries in international football will have it's latest chapter later saturday. barca is ten points ahead of real with eight games left this season. and the team will be looking to erase memories of the 4-0 loss they suffered last time. >> we need to enjoy it. playing against good players, and sizing each other up against barcelona. that's it. i'm going to sleep very well tonight. tomorrow i'm going to enjoy my first barcelona and real madrid as a coach. i will enjoy it. >> arsenal has been keeping
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themselves in the race. they lead by 4-0, we see them trail leaders less by eight points. manchestercy are approaching four time while second place coming up against liverpool. >> i am realistic. like we believe that we come with the title. >> that's how it is usually. s not important for us to think about the situation of the other team. but in this special case i think it makes sense to know about it.
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to know that it's final. >> the warriors were beaten by the boston celtics. the first home defeat since january of last year. golden state are looking to break the chicago bulls record of 72 wins for the season. they now have two and five of their last six games of the season to break that mark. golf's former world number one tiger woods has confirmed that he won't take part in the u.s. masters which begins next week in augusta. he continues to struggle with a back injury. it will be the only second time that the 14-time major has missed the event since 1995. his form has slipped
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dramatically in recent years due to injuries. he's now number 472 in the world rankings. >> two players are tied for the lead going into the third round of the first women's golf major of this season. recording five birdies and three bogeys to a round of 70. american lexi thompson is aiming to win the event for the second time in three years. she birdied for 4 under 68 to share the lead at seven under. >> report getting national support is a challenge in the cricket crazy nation.
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>> for many they hope to make it a career. one day she wants to do better than her role model, india's top ranked player. >> i want to be a badminton player. because when i was eight years old i met and i want to take the gold medal. >> this is the practice at the indian hope. when she won in the 2012 games she became the first badminton player to win the world health. tickets are being handed out for free. >> we have more champions being produced, the popularity will go
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up. >> but capturing the public's interest has been tough even though indian players have been performing better than ever. this is the second-most played sport in the country. but it lags behind in television viewership and sponsorship which means it does not get the attention that it needs to compete with cricket, football or even tennis. world double champion said that there is little government infrastructure and financial backing for sparing players. >> the problem is that the support comes after you become a champion. but it does not come at the initial stages of becoming a champion. >> sonya trains twice a day and like most parents, her parents are footing the bill. and she hopes to one day become a household name.
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new delhi. >> that's all the sport for me. my colleague will have more for you later on. >> thank you very much. we'll see you later. thank you. now it is cherry process am season across japan, and that coincides with record tourism numbers. it's a time when many japanese do their thing and engage in the custom of having a party outside. rob m mcbride look at the business that blossoms bring. >> it happens every year, so people should not be amazed, but it is still amazing. across japan the cherry blossom is blooming. and the whole country is gripped by hanami. quite literally, looking at flowers. coinciding with perfect weather the verdict for this season is it's as good as it gets.
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>> it looks like its snowing. >> i'm glad i was born i'm japanese. >> it makes you happy and you forget all your problems. >> one bad storm could blow it all away. it is all the more buttible for being so fleeting. this could be the source of much of that beauty. >> the most common variety of tree in bloom is marachino. no bad thing in a country which likes things to be precise. and invaluable for the tourism
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industry. tokyo district plans a festival around it, promoting it's own cherry trees and merchandising everything to do with the blossom. >> during cherry blossom season, all to the department stores get together to create an experience. >> the government sees tourism asify valley for the economy. it had planned 20 million visitors per year by 2002, but it is already achieving that. so now it's doubling the target to 40 million. better get plant be more cherry trees. rob mcbride, tok tokyo. >> butterflies and cherry
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