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>> hello there, i'm julie mcdonald. this is the news hour live from london. coming up, residents lose patients over refugees in their town. tours reject potential asylum seekers headed their way. sharp rise in the number of iraqis killed as isil starts its attacks on civilians. and suffering it's worst player up in fighting in 22 years. why cherry blossom is big
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business in japan. >> and in sport real madrid's coach is taking on his first match. >> hello there, a warm welcome to the news hour. it's two days until the european union's deal to send asylum seekers back to turkey. people have been out protesting against the. >> attitudes are changing. compassion has given way to anger. at first there was solidarity
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with the thousands of refugees and migrants. but now they're telling the government in athens that livelihood are at risk. some are furious. they say their quiet town no longer belongs to them. now our lives are unbearable. we're scared to let our children play in the streets. no one explains to us why they're staying here farmers have lost their income. they can't plow their land. the people in the village say the refugees have been stealing their chickens. for the past two weeks, the main way railway line is blocked by people who are stranded in greece. it is adding more pressure on the from while economy.
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>> we're forced to reroute our area. and this means extra crossings. we're paying 25% more and it takes longer to deliver the goods. >> the police have tried to move people from the tracks. they've failed because people resisted and greek authorities have repeatedly said they have no intention of evacuating them by force. this used to be a transit camp that is now home to 1200 people. the activists in the camp are blaming the e.u. for what they say is a lack of transparency. they've set up this officer to explain to those trapped in greece their official options even though they argue that the system is not functioning. our message is to listen to the people on the ground who are not treated according to human
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rights. their life is set on hold. a procedure that is set in place for people to seek greek asylum systems does not work at all. >> the people say that they, too, are under impossible strain. they temporarily block the main highway hoping that the authorities will act. once they left refugees and migrants will make their way along what has become a road to nowhere. al jazeera. >> in western turkey some 300 residents have demonstrated against the fencing up of registration deaths in the buildings of refugee camps. the town has rejected asylum seekers to be september back to turkey from europe. this comes two days before the european union deal comes into force. >> first of all, we don't know who these people are. they're not only syrians in that group. there are members of the pkk. there are even people from zimbabwe.
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nobody knows who they are. how can i be sure they're not terrorists? >> we feel sorry for the migrants but we all know that these policies are wrong. there is no need to say more. >> well, the mayor is also worried about the effects of inflicts that--influx that the refugee could have on the town. >> this is not usual, nobody asks the opinion of people here before making a decision. first of all there are concerns over security. the area will be under threat especially the areas where they will build camps. >> well, one of the turkish areas due to receive funding from the e.u. deal. it will help them to cope with the influx of refugees that has more than doubled the town's
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population. >> the population is 3,000 citizens and we never call them refugees but they're guests. the best is a humanitarian effort. now they're hosting more refugees than our citizens. we share everything. our meals, our streets, our air. >> president erdogan said that islamophobia is on the rise. the complex is funded by the turkish government. well, let's cross live now to john hedron who is in maryland for us. what more erdogan say as he opened the center? >> well, that line about islamophobia got a very strong response here from a largely pro
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turkish crowd. we have people waving turkish flags here as well. he asked everybody to remember that turkey has been hit harder. there have been suicide bombs and the u.s. military has pulled the families of its forces out of the area in southeastern turkey. and he focused a lot on the price that turkey had to pay, and asked people--essentially islamophobia is on the rise, and centers like this in suburban washington, d.c. are necessary to help people here in the u.s. and elsewhere understand the problems that come with
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islamophobia. >> john, he has faced some controversy in this trip, hasn't he? >> he sure has, he has had protesters dogging him every step. the turkish security guards were trying to bar certain journalists that the turks felt were too critical from entering that event. there were clashes. at some point the security had to operate the lines to stop those protests. that's unusual here in washington. he was asked if he was an authoritarian, and obama said there were trends in turkey that would be troubling if they continued. erdogan wanted to meet with obama. he wanted obama to be here at this cultural center opening. obama said no, the white house
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cited a conflict in the schedules. he wanted to have an one-on-one meeting with obama at the nuclear summit, that brought erdogan to washington. president obama said no. president obama pulled him aside, and that was wildly viewed as a snub. >> thank you. at least 25 pro government fighters have been killed in heavy fighting in alebanon bow between syrian government forces and the al nusra front. government forces are believed to have open fired as they tried to approach the positions. >> the united nations has released disturbing figure showing a sharp spike in the number of iraqis killed by violence in march. the u.n. mission to iraq said that 1119 people were killed last month. that's compared to 670 killed in february. a massive spike of 67%.
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well, it's due in part in the change of tactics by the islamic state in iraq and the levant. iraqi forces backed by the u.s.-led airstrikes has responded by ramping up large-scaled bombing targeting civilians. worst effected is the capital of baghdad. another 1500 iraqis were injured, a third were civilians. the rest were kurdish peshmerga or government-affiliated fighters. we have the latest now from baghdad. >> there are many reasons behind the increasing of the death toll that was mentioned by the united nations mission to iraq. mostly because the fighting is still going on. when the iraqi forces announced that they did launch more than operation in more than one area
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many areas are sub jacketed to military operation. we have to take into consideration that the very bad circumstances that some earlier, some cities in iraq are witnessing, especially when we talk about this issue, we talk about fallujah. fallujah is a surrounded area from all directions. it is sieged by iraqi forces and people inside fallujah are talking about very bad circumstances they're witnessing.
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>> still to come. the first university attack in which 148 people died. while they're making a comeback in mexico. and it's the second world sport in india after cricket. find out why badminton could be the nation's key to olympic success. >> azerbaijan said that 12 of its soldiers have been killed in heavy fighting with armenian forces. both sides are accuse each other of violating a cease-fire that ended a conflict in the 1990s. azerbaijan's defense ministry said it has killed armenian soldiers. fighting while armenian said its soldiers have been killed.
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well, the mountain is just inside the azerbaijani border. after the break up of the soviet union a war broke out between the two countries in 1988. and estimated 30,000 were killed in the conflict before a truce was agreed in 1994. azerbaijan has calle called on armenia for the territory, but there is no framework for the peace agreement. we're joined live villa skype, richard, thank you to the program.
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>> what is dangerous in the way it is manifested in terms of military operation. we see escalation in military attacks and aggression also demonstrating that the peace process itself is not working. this is a serious threat to regio regional stability and security. >> what keeps it from coming to a peaceful conclusion? >> well, to be honest, all sides view the conflict in very different ways. the azerbaijan diplomats are neither diplomatic or strategic. it's maximal is. anist. the region is in danger.
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the armenian side sees this as the war being over. that the peace process and dialogue need to be stressed and continued. but in many azerbaijan is not interested, and unfortunately, it is a very reckless and rather unpredictable foe where there is not a partner for peace in the peace process. >> and richard, why doesn't azerbaijan let the region become independent if it is so heavily supported by armenia? >> well, in many ways azerbaijan within the peace process needs to find the face-saving way to let go. what the peace process is really about is actually several districts of azerbaijan beyond the borders that are supposed to be returned to azerbaijan in exchange. but azerbaijan has refused to concede and is unwilling to grant concession for compromise.
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but the principle of self determination and the actual armenian historic roots make this conflict especially deadly in terms of being prisoners of the past. but what we also see is this is a larger conflict where russia and turkey are directly involved, and unfortunately, contributing as part of the problem not the solution. >> and richard, you mentioned russia there. of course, this is happening in russia's backyard. >> russia is no longer an impartial mediator. for russia this is the perfect instrument for consolidating it's power and influence over armenia and azerbaijan. >> one final question if i may. is there a possibility that nato could get involved here?
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>> neither accept nato as a viable peace keeper. nato involvement would trigger russian reaction and response and in terms of peacekeeping, the nordic or strand navian countries countries, but that requires a political will that has not been there. >> thank you for filling us in on the current unrest. thank you very much. >> thank you, julie. >> now belgium police have arrested around two dozen left-wing protesters in brussels the protest was organized in the ban on demonstrations.
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far right protesters took to the streets last sunday. brussels international airport will be open for a limited number of passenger flights on sunday. the departure hole was damaged 12 days ago when it was attacked by suicide-bombers. at least 32 people were killed in those attacks. now full operations are not expected until late june or early july. security measures will be in effect on sunday. we're going to check travel documents and i.d. and give them a security check and a package check. >> now burundi's foreign
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minister said that the country has accepted the u.n. security council's resolution to send peace keepers there. political violence has led to the death of 400 people in burundi and the u.n. is under pressure to stop the bloodshed. it was passed out any mention of work with burundi's government working on disarmament. now one of nelson mandela's former cell mates has added his voice to calling for south african president jacob zuma to step down. he said that the president should go so the government can recover from what he calls a crisis of confidence. zuma failed to up hold the constitution. zuma has apologized and said he would pay back some of the $16 million state funds that he spent on his private residence. a formal service has been held in kenya for the 148 people
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killed in the ago on garissa university. al-shabab fighters stormed the university starting a 15-hour seen. [singing] >> the victims came to learn that their lives were bra tally cut short but authorities did nothing to prevent the attack despite being repeatedly warned, and that changes came too late. now the local government has paid fo for a me me motherral.
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>> we will make sure that all those who come here to study will be safe. >> dozens were injured when gunmen from al-shabab attacked the campus. at this memorial event survivors struggled. >> officials have gathered to commemorate those who were killed. but most of the runs of students who survived the attack aren't here. they mostly came from other parts of kenya. most of them were transferred to another university after the attack. and most of them say they never want to come back. >> this student said that he still struggles to study. the attackers went from room to
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room, but some how missed his. >> people are talking, i feel like they're back. >> artists paint a commemorative mural on a newly renovated building. they cleaned up classrooms and the improved security will help attract students from across the country come september. they hope that the many lives lost here won't scare them off. >> protesters in colombia's capital taking part in what they call an anti-peace march. they're angry that the government will start talks with the second largest group with the national liberation front or the eln. let's get more from alessandro, who is in bogota.
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what is the message that protesters want to get across? >> well, yes, thousands of them have taken to the streets in 21 different towns and cities. their message is essentially that they want president santos to resign and they don't like this peace process. they feel that it will end in total impunity for the rebels, amount they feel there will be an amnesty against the crimes that were committed. and they're accusing the government of defending the rebels while they're persecuting the military and the police here. they say they're against these
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peace process and they will vote against it once the peace process is signed and there is a referendum in colombia. >> alessandro, the peace talks themselves what stage are they at? is if felt that they will come to a positive conclusion? >> well, they're in the final stretch at least regarding the processes ongoing with the farc. it is suspected that the government and rebel farcs should be able to solve the difference that stands towards a final signature. that's why we see all these people coming out in force across the country in oppositi opposition. because this is actually happening and we're very close to a final agreement. and also, it shows how the divided the colombians are when
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it comes to the peace process. and it shows that the former president still has quite a big following they have been showing up at a time when president santos' approval rating is at an all-time low. >> thank you very much. >> the monarch's numbers have tripled compared to the previous year after falling for 20 years. this increase comes after an agreement with canada, the u.s. to protect the species. from mexico, here is john holman. >> monarch butterflies in their winter home. every year millions travel from canada and the northern united states to the forest of central mexico. it's one of nature's longest mass migrations and most precarious. after serious decline this year
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monarchs in mexico have more than tripled. both nature and man has helped the insects out. >> the public of the u.s. has helped to conserve the milk eat. >> milkweed is the key. monarchs lay eggs along the route and the milk weed feeds the young before they continue south. that's why canada, u.s. and mexico have mounted a campaign to get the plant back in the gardens and schools along the route. >> the bank idea is for the monarch butterfly to mexico. >> these tiny creatures do "g"
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on an incredible journey. 2500 miles to get here. they do it on an internal campus that guides them to a small area of forest that they've never ever seen before. the u.s. government in particular has put $3 million in monarch conservation. with numbers still way down from their peak 20 years ago no one is getting carried away. >> i think it's too early to declare a success. we have to see what happens in the long-term population. >> environmentalists say herbicides are the biggest problem. >> the problem is that farmers are using herbicide round up which monsantos produces to kill the milk weed. the increase in the use of herbicides eliminated 58% of the milk weed and with it 71% of the reproductive capacity of the
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monday average butterfly. >> that means it's too early to tell if we're seeing a come back or a short spike in the butterfly. >> still to come this hour. >> i'm in cambodia where the united nations says thousands of children in orphanages are not, in fact, orphaned. >> deadly flash in fronts in kabul leave many asking where 15 years of infrastructure aid money went. and a place in the history books as england and the west indies get ready for the final. details coming up later in sports. rain forest. >> this is not your standard
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>> ...and on the streets. >> there's been another teenager shot and killed by the police. >> a fault lines special investigation. >> there's a general distrust of this prosecutor. >> this is a target you can't get rid of. >> the untold story of what's really going on in ferguson. >> they were so angry, because it could've been them. >> one hour special, only on al jazeera america. >> a reminder of our top stories. refugees are sent back to turkey the u.n. said more than 1100
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iraqis were killed. in march that is almost double the number killed in february. heavy fighting with forces of armenia and azerbaijan. 11 people have been continu kidnapped. tribal elders have tried negotiating their release. still in afghanistan, four days of heavy rain combined with a lack of proper drainage has left parts of the capital under to 50 sent meters of water. the center of afghanistan in the past 15 years was earmarked for infrastructure development. but we have reports many in kabul are asking where all the
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money went. >> it said the best way to get to know a city is to walk it. that's a tall order for the residents of kabul. the afghan capital always seems to be soaking in rainwater. >> they suggest that residents who want to go anywhere use a boat. >> our children are stranded inside the school, and there is no one to help them out. it's difficult for sick people to access hote hospitals, and many people are having trouble going anywhere. >> whenever it rains, damaged roads and gutters full of garbage and mud turns streets into rivers. most cars cannot navigate through the streets and puddles.
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many are abandoned. >> everyone is filling their own pocket. this problem has to be solved. >> billions of dollars of international aid has poured into post-war afghanistan. most residents say they think the money has been misspent by ministers and greedy politicians. they say that government officials hire their own businesses for construction projects or get kickbacks. if the money was sent the right way then there would not be a situation like this. >> millions of dollars of money was all wasted. >> some residents say that the construction materials used in public works projects are often substandard. residents say that many roads and infrastructure only last a few years and then need repairs or a rebuild. >> as we all know that kabul city is not a normal city.
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about 75% of the city was built without urban planning. >> international assistance over the past two decades was a rare opportunity for afghanistan to reinvent itself and become a 21st century city. now with little chance there will be very little outpouring of assistance. they say they'll have to address the crisis themselves, take responsibility and rely on their own resources and resourcefulness. al jazeera. >> north korea's state media has released photographs of kim jong-un watching a test of what is called a new type of anti anti-missile system.
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>> about 12,000 children in cambodia live in orphanages, but a government study found 70% of them have at least one living parent. now efforts are under way to reunite their children with their families. >> it is the night before examines, and sam is studying hard. home work, he said, is a privilege. he did not start school until he was 12 after coming to this orphanage. but sam is not an orphan, and neither are many of the children here. >> my parents sent me to this center seven years ago because they had problems earning a living. >> a recent study by the government found 12,000 children currently live in orphanages in
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cam body y but three out of four of them have a living parent. concerned about cases of abuse and neglect in some orphanages, the government and now the u.n. are now pushing to return these children to their families. >> what is very important is that there are mechanisms in place to inspect those institutions regularly. >> but sam's parents say he's better off where he is. saying they can't afford to look after him. they earn less than $50 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.
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staff at the orphanage says that sam has a better chance if he stays with them. >> the. >> both the u.n. and orphanages say the welfare of these children must come first. the question is who can offer better care organizations are hoping that it does not come to that. >> world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer has taken on the company sharp.
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>> we will transform in speedy and cost efficient way with high quality. >> leo that are dodie cap preio has been banned from indonesia. companies say they don't like his comments and they petitioned immigration to ban him from the country. celebrity magazine "hello" has apologized to george clooney. he said that the arsenal was
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fabricated. he said he had never done any interview with the magazine and none of the quotes were accurate. the agency since has apologized to mr. clooney and his wife. u.s. presidential hopeful donald trump continues to back pedal over comments that women should be punished over illegal abortions. he was asked do you believe in punishment for abortion. trump said women who have legal abortions should be punished. that brought outcry from anti-abortion and abortion activists who say that abortion laws should remain unchanged. >> he also said that south korea and japan should also acquire nuclear weapons. when asked about this. >> what do the statements he mentioned tell us? they tell us that those who made the statements doesn't know much
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about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the korean peninsula or the world generally. >> the construction of ethiopi ethiopia's dam began five years ago when the hydroelectric project is completed it is expected to produce electricity for the region and neighboring countries as well. but the dam has already sparked agreements over safety, irrigation and political stability. charles stratford reports on the blue nile in western ethiopia. >> it is costing more than $4 billion of tax payers money to build. it is expected to generate 6,000 meg watts of power. electricity will be used domestically and sold to countries in the region and beyond. the convincing countriethe
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convincing the country is the challenge for the government. the water level will come up to where i'm standing. the surface area of the reservoir is expected to be around 1,800 square kilometers. the down stream countries egypt and sudan are especially worried. if this reservoir are filled too quickly it could seriously diminish the flow of the river. the blue nile has recently been diverted back to its original path to flow through these four culverts. studies show that flow has not been affected the egyptian government is worried that the low water flow will increase salt in the area, an area that they fend on for agriculture
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production. >> in the studies necessary by international standards, it has been done in a professional manner. >> they signed a year ago to pledge increased cooperation over the dam but it was not until last september until an agreement was reached which two companies would be conducting their own studies.
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>> many have called for the destruction of the dam. >> they may not understand. i think we all should respect the concerns of all countries. >> completion is expected in the next three years, but building trust among countries which ethiopia says will benefit from one of the greatest engineering projects in african history could take longer than that. charles stratford, al jazeera, western ethiopia. >> still ahead this news hour. georgia's fashion designers seek international attention as they showcase the work on dc fashion week. and we have reaction as arsenal fry to stay in sport with the leaders.
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>> welcome back georgia's economy may be >> georgia's over all economy is looking foggy but fashion wee istas didn't notice. >> now is the moment to have up
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to 60- to 50-60 designers. >> ready to wear collections are popular for buy necessary ukraine, azzur guy januar azerbaijan and kazakhstan. >> it isn't the cat walk that is keeping georgia's fashion alive. >> stake a troll through tbilisi streets, and it's easy to find georgian girls wearing georgian fashion. tbilisi is a small town so buyers and designers enjoy a close relationship. we create the same way. i think georgians have something
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to want, want taste. >> a taste intrigue to go foreign fashionistas who see talent here. >> not to redo it but finesse the edges of what is happening here. what is happening here is great, and there are really exciting things that tweaked a little bit could propel it on to a much bigger platform. >> in other words, today tbili tbilisi, tomorrow, the world. al jazeera, tbilisi. >> now for all the day's sports news. here is andy. >> thank you so much. right now taking real madrid coach. they are fierce rivals going into this one. early on atletico madrid biting
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5-1. barca now tottenham have lost ground in the english premiere title. they're at a 1-1 draw. they are four points behind leaders leicester. >> we'll fight until the end to have a chance. the only way to do that is to play on and keep up our movement and our ability to play at a high pace. >> manchester city were comfortable 4-0 winners over bournemouth. west ham are fifth with a 2-2 draw with crystal palace.
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huge win for norwich. castle now six points from safety. sunderland also in the bottom three. they're 0-0. astonville sliding towards relegation for the first time since 198. they fired their manager and the loss to chelsea led them 12 points from safety. >> i've only see a couple of victories. it's going to take time. >> defending formula one champion lewis hamilton has secured poll position. hamilton grabbing with the final qualifying lapse just edging out rosberg. and finishing half a second clear of their closest rivals. they'll start third ahead of his teammate. and hamilton's record for the
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bahrain circuit. >> i'm just really happy about that. throughout qualifying and practice you go around and do laps and it wasn't quite perfect. and so to actually put it all together is actually more of a pressure because the previous lap i went off, knowing that i've got to improve even more, so than i did on the lap before. yeah. >> england and the west indies have a chance to become the first ever world champions as they go into calcutta, india. the last major final was th the 2000 major trophy. the west indies won that one. the england captain said that the windies is much more than an one-man time. >> even before we played the west indies i was quite firm in
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saying chris gale was not just the west indies team. it's important when you play against good size you don't focus on one or two players because it's everybody who can hurt. >> you we'll focus on england, but we want to focus on us, and we believe if we do what westendies can do, we'll always be destructive in this format. >> india has won two gold medals in the last 40 years. but badminton ranks as one of their best chance to rio. getting the backing for the sport remains a challenge. for many mere bad pin on it is just fun. only a few like 12-year-old sonya hope to make it a career. she started training two years ago but one day she wants to do one better than her role model in the top-ranked player.
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>> i want to be a badminton player. because when i am eight years old, i have met--i want to take the gold medal. >> this is sonya's inspiration practicing as the indian open. when she won a bronze at the london 2012 games she became the first-ever indian badminton player to win a medal. tickets are being given out for free at the olympics. >> as we have more and more international performances, more champions being produced, the popularity will go up. >> but capturing the public's interest has been tough even though indian players are performing better than ever. this is the second most played sport in the country according to the indian bat minton
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association, but it lags behind television viewership and sponsorship, which means it does not get the investment it needs to compete with the cricket, football or even tennis. world doubles champion says that there is little government infrastructure and financial backing for aspiring players. >> the problem is that the support comes in after you become a champion. but the support does not come at the initial stages of becoming a champion. >> sonya trains twice a day, and like most serious players her parents are footing the bill. they hope that it will pay off as the game's professional status improves, and she, too, can become a household name. >> okay, that is how sports are looking for now. we'll hand you back to julie in london. >> andy, thank you. now it's cherry blossom season in japan. that means parties under the
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trees. rob mcbride looks at the fun and big business of the blossom spring. >> it happens every year, so people shouldn't be amazed. but it is still amazing. across japan the cherry blossom is blooming. and the whole country is gripped by ha nami. quite literally looking at flowers. coinciding with perfect weather the verdict for this hanami season is that it's gets as good as it gets. >> it looks like its snowing. >> i'm glad i was born japanese. >> it makes you happy, and you forget all your troubles. >> the knowledge that one bad storm could blow it all away. it is all the more beautiful for being so fleeting. >> and this could be the source of much of that beauty.
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it's one of a number of hybrids here in northern tokyo that is more than 100 years old, and it has been the subject of a recent university study. researchers believe that grass taken from this one tree could be the origin of the marachino, the most common variety of cherry tree that is in full bloom right now. sharing a common genetic background explains why it comes each spring with so much certainty. and invaluable for the tourism industry. tokyo district plans a festival around it. promoting it's own cherry trees, and merchandisizing everything to do with the blossom. >> during the cherry blossom season local shops and department stores all get together to help create an experience. >> and at nighttime blossoms are created where they don't exist.
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with the upcoming olympics in four year's time, they see the blossom as vital to the economy. now it's doubled the target to $40 million. better get planting more cherry trees. rob mcbride, al jazeera, toky tokyo. >> international pillow fight day, yes, that is, indeed, a thing. it's celebrated across the world with huge pillow fights. in hong kong and taiwan hundreds turned out with pillows to battle one another. it's now in its seventh year. the event attracts the young as well as the old, who said it was a good excuse to act just like a kid again. we should have one in the office. you can find out more on our website. the address is maryam nemazee is here in just a sec. bye bye.
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