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this is bbc america. now live from london, bbc world news. hello i'm nik gowing with bbc world news. our top stories. divers now in the completely submerged ferry. if he find no survivors. 28 dead, 268 remain missing. the. the worst accident on mount everest leaves 12 local guides killed in an avalanche. no end to the occupation of government guildings in eastern ukraine despite the international deal to end the standoff. >> these two men, pro russian are, reinforcing their
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barricades here in donetsk. could this planet be home to alien life? a new discovery by the telescope reveals a lot in common with eart earth. hello everyone. it is now more than 48 hours since the south korean ferry capsized and sank with several hundred on board. divers have entered. they found no survivors. 28 people are confirmed dead. under 270 still missing. many were students on a school strip. the school's vice principal rescued from the ship is found dead. it's thought he killed himself. here's the regional coast guard chief with details of the search
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operation so far. >> translator: two divers went in again. second floor, opened the door and entered inside. but because of the obstructing things in the bay, they could not identify or rescue any people from the scene. >> the bbc laura has more of what is happening off the southwest coast of south korea. >> reporter: a break in the he have weather allowed divers to access the hull of the submerged ship. as cranes gather overhead, underwater searches of several areas have begun. so far only bodies found. back on shore, the families of the missing are losing hope. >> it is heartbreaking to think
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about how cold she is in the water. i pray she is still alive. >> reporter: video has emerged from inside the ferry as it capsized. a loud speaker tells passengers not to move. investigators now know the third officer was at helm when the ferry sank. the captain is detained by police accused of abandoning ship. >> i'm really sorry. i'm deeply ashamed. as relatives try to make sense of the past two day, anger has turned towards authorities and the way the search has been handled. >> at the school where most attended, the children hold a vigil holding against hope more survivors might be found. bbc news. >> it is now the third day of
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the search operation and search for those missing. this is the bow before it went down. the ferry did the journey in the north down to the holiday island of jindo twice each week. the ship got into trouble in waters near this national park. one theory is the ship hit a rock. another is that the vessel made a certain turn. we don't know why. the theory is plausible. a sharp turn would shift the thousands of tons of cargo and 200 vehicles on the various lower decks. that would explain why the ferry started leaning to one side. quickly, it might have tilted beyond these five degrees. for ship, that's a critical threshold. it won't swing back. it's a point of no return. within two hours, the ship had capsized and sunk.
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experts are amazed at how rapidly this happened. >> it's obvious it was going down to start with. the first hour and a half they thought it's stabilize, going to be a safe refuge. they must have realized water was flooding in high up. once that starts, there's nothing to stop it. >> more unanswered questions. why was the evacuation too slow? passengers were ordered to stay in place an hour. this was probably to insure the listing diagnose not get worse. the delay made it too long to get people off safe. the ship had 46 lifeboats. was it because the crew was not sure how serious things were. without the captain, did the crew not get orders? the captain was the first not
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the last to leave the ship. a captain's duties is to help others and be the last to abandoned. >> the focus has been the captain in the past several days. it is believed the ship had gone off course striking a rock or turning so abruptly it would cause the cargo to shift and throw the boat off balance. now the report is out it was a third lieutenant was at the helm when the ship sank. the captain was one of the only people on board that had access to one of the lifeboats and one of the first to be rescued. no matter who was steering the ship at the time, there was negligence committed by the crew. an investigation is underway. the captain at least is so far treated as a suspect. of course it's against the law for a captain to leave his ship. so as the investigation gets
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underway, more details will emerge about the last minutes of the ship. >> let's go to joe that joining us live from the southwest of south korea in jindo. what more is emerging now from the coast guard? >> not much good news for families. today has been a break in the weather. it was rainy and windy yesterday. that broke today. that enabled divers to finally gain some access into this boat. what they've deserved though has brought no good news for families. today we've seen more bodies brought to shore to this tiny harbor many the southern tip of this peninsula. the focus for the families remains, nearly 300 teenagers didn't make it off the boat. until deaths are confirmed they're going to cling to the
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hope there's an air pocket in the vessel and some are all are alive or at least their own child. >> one of the senior officials from the high school was found dead. >> we have confirmation from local police that the vice principal of the school who was rescued in the operation two days ago has been found hanged a short distance from the gymnasium that's become a focal point for relatives of those missing children and other passengers. it does appear that's a suicide. people are being quoted as saying he has been racked with guilt for surviving when so many of his people did not make it off that boat. that's another desperately sad addition to today's news.
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>> jo floto, thanks for joining me. it's been described as the deadliest accident in mount nepal. 12 people have been killed a few hundred meters above the base camp. they were all local guys. they climbed to the area nicknamed popcorn field, 6,000 meters above sea level. they were fixing ropes for hundreds of inexperienced climbers. what were they doing? what were the risks? i'm formed by joanna. this is the beginning of the snow melt season. what were they doing? >> they were going ahead of climates that have gathered now hoping to summit everest around mid may when weather is perfect for that to happen. these were going ahead of them fixing ropes.
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a lot of people tried to climb everest every year. this year, there are 334 registered climbers on the mountain. many of these will need the assistance of the rope. everest is the highest but not the most technically difficult mountain to climb. more try to climb it than perhaps are experienced to climb the mountains in the region. >> now half way through april it is time for snow melt. ice becomes not so frozen, always a risk. what are we learning from this about the state of the snow and the ice on the himalayans? >> it's been discussed in recent years. there's a lot less ice on the mountain and bodies are frozen for long time. they're now coming up. >> is it this particular time of year, springtime? think assume the snow and ice are holding fast. >> they would. that normally happens this time of year.
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it's a dangerous mountain to climb. there are many fatalities on it. this is always a risk. they think hit is getting warmer in the region. >> popcorn field and these rope, ladders and everything put in, it begins to sound like a climbing mote way. >> yes. there are pictures of people queuing up to climb everest on a good day. there are few days you can make the push to the summit. there are reports saying there are too many climbing everest. there are measures in place adding security and insisting every climber has his own guide to make sure it's safe on the mountain. people are concerned people are climbing in too short a time. >> this is a did deadly tragedy for guides working mount everest. thank you very much indeed. other news this hour. four chinese activists are jailed up to three and a half years in beijing for taking part
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in operations to reveal assets. they're linked to a group that highlights corruption in the ruling communist party. the nigerian military has admitted most the girls abducted are still missing. military earlier claimed only eight girls were missing. 20 people were killed on a united nations base in sudan. the mob forced their way many and opened fire. they claimed to be a peaceful group at the border. it's temporary home to 5,000 displaced in the country's con flick. dozens have been wounded. i'm nik gowing. more still to come. is this planet home to new life? this planet has a lot in common
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. you're with bbc world news with me, nick gowing. i have the latest headlines for you. divers have entered the completely submerged wreck of the ferry for the first time and found no survivors. 28 have died, 268 remain missing. well what is happening at high school nearby? i'm joined by a web cam from a local journalist carrying the story. you've been at the hospital where survivors are being taken. what's the atmosphere outside the high school? >> most the parents are looking at the tv monitor. they're looking what's going on there. some family members and friends of the passengers are looking
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and searching for their loved ones. they're only finding out to reach out and try to contact family members. it's kind of like -- i like to say like a devastation. >> let me ask you what was communicated by facebook, by text, from the ship from their children as the ship was almost about to, not just capsize but sink. what are you learning about the messages? >> the local police are saying that messages including facebook or south korea national communication, most of them are saying they're fake. they're still investigating on this. they're trying to find out why
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this kind of message is sent to their family members right now at this moment. >> let me ask you about the confirmation that the vice principal of the school appeared to have committed suicide after he was rescued from the ship. help us understand that sense of honor in the korean culture which might have led to this. >> i think that is not the reason. the reason the vice principal committed suicide is that the vice principal is responsible taking 355 students taking their journey to the jindo island. he felt like a guilty because this kind of disaster happened. he express sincere apology to the parents and then he go off
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to the hills in the gymnasium and committed suicide. he was found in about three hours. >> freelance journalist there. thank you very much indeed for joining us from south korea. to ukraine where pro russian activists in the east of the country are showing no sign of ending occupation of government buildings and police stations. this follows the international deal in geneva endorsed by u.s. groups must leave. in return there will be am necessa they say they're going nowhere. >> these men are pro russian, actually reinforcing their barricades here in donetsk.
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they've got tired and barbed wire. this is meant to prevent a raid from the ukrainian government. the the ukrainian government has put diplomacy. that agreement reached in geneva said that these people have to give all this up, that everyone here in eastern ukraine has to vacate the building that they've occupied. let's have a look at the main entrance. it also applies to protestors, pro european protestors in kiev as well. the problem is this, no one is preparing to give up any ground. these men are still guarding the main entrance. people are coming and going. they've got stocks food inside. they're saying on the loud speaker they don't want to listen to instructions of people
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of geneva. they say they will only give ground here if people in parliament in kiev actually resign. have a look at the terrace there. will through there you'll see these people are preparing for a long stay. whatever is said in geneva has time to filter down to donetsk. >> no one is prepared to give anything up yet. let's go to david stern also in donetsk. david, what are you gathering from other scenes like that around eastern ukraine? is anyone giving up ground? >> reporter: well no, nik. nobody is giving up ground yet. we've heard from the pro russian activists down the road as you heard from james. they are holding ground. they say the government in kiev is itself an illegally arm add group that seized power. until they leave, these people here won't leave.
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obviously there's a launch that needs to be done before this agreement is implemented. the question also is is really what is russia prepared to do. part of this agreement is russia would exert influence on protestors. russia up until now said they have no influence. officials and ukraine government say russia is disingenuous. >> do you think it are really is just a matter of time and eventually passions might cool and allow this deal to at least be implemented for the time being? >> reporter: well nik, it's difficult to say. but yes it's still very early. this deal is less than a day old. this could be political posturing on the part or could be in fact that groups are being a bit stubborn and russia hasn't
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convinced them. difficult to say. we have time to go. we've also heard from the united states from president barack obama and secretary of state john kerry saying if the deal does not go through, they're prepared to produce more sanctions against russia. >> david stern live there from donetsk. nothing is changing yet in the east of ukraine. let's move on to business. we have details of the french economy and what the new french prime minister is deciding to do about it. >> thank you nik. yes, the prime minister announced a freeze in state pensions and other benefits as part of a plan to cut government spending by 50 billion euros, $70 billion. the socialist government pledged to make the cut over the course of three years to fund tax cuts for individuals and companies and revitalize the flaking economy and reduce unemployment from 11%.
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with detroit and geneva shows behind us, the car tension turned to new york auto show. highlights came curtesy of ford. the u.s. auto maker revealed the special anniversary mustang. to prove the love affair with the car, they took it to new heights. the company managed to get a new convertible 2014 mustang a thousand feet over new york city on the empire state building. tomorrow is international record store day. from los angeles to sydney to celebrate independent shops. former forms of music are experiencing a rival particularly among younger buyers despite digital downloads. the group said the popularity is in fact due to collectibility and also the way they feel and their raw sound.
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i'm sure you have a huge vinyl collection nik? >> i have indeed. don't talk about it. tomorrow is a day to celebrate. i'll be on the streets throwing my vinyls in the air. thanks. remember that. astronomers have discovered what they say is the most earth-like planet detected. it's 10% bigger than earth. scientists say it may have liquid water, a key ingredient for life, on its surface. donna lawson has details. >> 500 light years from earth, a planet that might just might be able to sustain life. this is a computer simulation of kep lar 186f. in truth it may not look like this. in whatever appearance, it's a pretty big deal. >> we found a super earth, planets much bigger than our planet in a habitable zone. this region around the star where the temperature is right for liquid water.
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this is the first time we've found a planet so close to earth's size. that means a lot. >> it's thought to be a gold locks planet, just the right size and distance from the star. but before we get started, a word of caution. >> this orbits a star cooler than the sun. while it may be the similar size and receives the same energy as earth, it orbits a star. perhaps instead of an earth twin, it's an earth cousin. >> an earth cousin trillions of millimeters away. if it's teaming with water and teaming with life, we'll probably never know. >> keplar 186 f. there has to be a better name for that planet.
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main news this hour, divers entering the wreck of the south korean ferry have searched the ship's bridge and restaurant. they found no survivors. 28 are known to be dead. under 270 still missing. many high school students. the vice principal of the school was found dead thought to have hanged himself. more bbc news to come shortly. with so much noise about health care, i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile, not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still gonna give me a heart attack. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. what do you mean? your grass, man. it's famished! just two springtime feedings with scotts turf builder lawn food helps strengthen and protect your lawn from future problems.
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now with bbc world news, our top stories. divers into parts of the now completely submerged ferry off south korea. they find no survivors. 28 are dead, 268 still missing. still no end to the occupation of the government building in eastern ukraine despite the international deal to ease tensions and end these standoffs. these two men who are pro russian are actually reinforcing barricades here in donetsk. the worst accident on mount
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everest in recent memory. 12 local guides are killed in an avalanche. life for christians in syria. the country's civil war enters the fourth year of violence and miser misery. hello everyone. it is now more than 48 hours since the south korean ferry capsized and sank with several hundreds on board. divers have searched the bridge and restaurant but found no survivors. 28 are confirmed dead, 270 still missing. many were students on a high school trip. the vice principal of the school is dead, thought to have killed himself. here's details of the search
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operation so far. >> translator: two divers went again, second floor, opened the door and then entered inside. but because of the obstructing things in the bay, they could not identify or rescue any people from the scene. >> well let's get more details from bbc laura. >> a break in heavy weather allowed divers to access the hull of the submerged ship as cranes gather overhead, underwater searches of several areas have begun. so far, only bodies have been found. back on shore, the families of the missing are losing hope. >> translator: it is heartbreaking to think about how cold she must be in the water. i pray she is still alive.
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>> reporter: video has emerged apparently from inside the ferry as it capsized. a loud speaker tells passengers not to move. investigators say they now know the third officer was at helm when the ferry sank. the captain has been detained by police accused of abandoning ship. >> translator: i am really sorry. i'm deeply ashamed. >> reporter: as relatives try to make sense of the past two day, anger has turned towards authorities and the way the search has been handled. at the school most passengers atended, the children held a vigil hoping more survivors will be found. bbc news. >> it is the third day of the rescue operation and search for those still missing. the focus is on how this 20-year-old old vessel ended up
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capsizing and sinking. that's the bow that has now sunk. the ferry did this journey from the north to holiday island of jindo in the south twice each week. what might have happened here off jindo island? the ship got into trouble in waters near this that shall park. one theory is the ship hit a rock. another is that the vessel made a sudden turn. we don't know why. the theory is plausible. here's the reason. a very sharp turn would have shifted the thousand tons of cargo and nearly 200 vehicles on various lower decks. that would explain why the ferry started listing or leaning to one side. quickly it might have tilted beyond five degrees and kept going. for a ship, that's a critical threshold. it won't swing back, point of no return. within two hour, the ship had capsized then sunk. experts are amazed how rapidly
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this happened. >> i don't think it was obvious it was going down to start with. the first hour and a half they thought it's stabilize, going to be a safe refuge. they must have realized water was flooding in through various openings high up in the structure. once that starts, nothing is going to stop it. >> more unanswered questions. why was the evacuation too slow? passengers were ordered to stay in place an hour probably to ensure the ship's listing did not get worse. the delay made no time for people to get off. why were two lifeboats launched? the ship had 46. because the crew did not realize how serious things were? or with the captain not at the hem, did the crew get no clear orders? finally, why was the captain one of the first not the last to leave the ship? a captain's duty by law is do everything to help others and be the last to abandoned ship.
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jason is a freelance journalist in south korea. >> the focus had been on the captain past several days. it was believed the ship had gone offer coast according to the coast guard perhaps strike a rock or turning so abruptly the cargo would ship and throw the boat off balance. now the reports are out saying a third lieutenant was at helm when this ship sank. the captain was one of the only people on board that had access to one of the lifeboats and one of the first to be rescued. no matter who was steering the ship at the time, it would appear there was negligence committed by the crew. an investigation is underway. the captain at least is being treated as a suspect. of course it's against the law for a captain to leave his ship. as the investigation gets underway, we'll have more details shortly emerging about
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the last minutes of this ship. >> jason is a freelance journalist there. at the moment on the island of jindo, there's still a desperate scene of the relatives and the survivors there in the area on the island southwest south korea. those that have managed to survive and many who are hoping for news from the wreck which is now completely sunk. the ship off the coast, almost 270 still missing. let's go to ukraine where pro russian activists in the east of the country are showing no sign of ending their occupation of government buildings and police stations. this follows the international deal in geneva endorsed by russia and the u.s. under the agreement, the groups must leave. in the city of donetsk,
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protestors say they are going nowhere. james reynolds is outside the regional government building still occupied. >> reporter: the diplomats in geneva may not be happy to see what's going on here. these two men, pro russians, are actually reinforcing their barricades here in donetsk. they've got tires and bits of old barbed wire. they're making sure tires get here. they might use this piece of wood. in fact, are they? yeah. this is meant to prevent a raid from the ukrainian government. of course the ukrainian government at the moment have put faith in diplomacy. that agreement in geneva say these people have to give all this up, that everyone here in eastern ukraine has to vacate the buildings they've occupied. come down here and have a look at main entrance.
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it doesn't just apply to eastern ukraine. it applies to protestors in kiev. no one is preparing to give up any ground. these men are still guarding the main entrance. people are coming and going. they've got stocks of food inside. they've been saying on the loud speaker they don't want to listen to instructions of people in geneva. they believe they're illegitimate and say they'll only give ground here if people in parliament in kiev actually resign. have a look on the terrace. through there we'll see these people are preparing for a long stay. whatever is said in geneva has time to filter down here to donetsk. >> well there's no sign of change in other towns and cities in eastern ukraine where government buildings and police stations remain occupied. bbc reports from a roadblock
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outside the town. >> reporter: it is controlled by protestors. it is much calmer than previous days. no helicopters in the air. it's still quite tense. there are barricades made of tires and special things here with nails placed to stop cars if needed. protestors stopped car, checked documents, check what is inside cars. people here are unarmed. they told us they're ready to defend themselves. people here told me they'd like to stay here until the ref ren the du -- referendum is organized. >> the geneva deal westbound monitored by the osce. when i was joined by the
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secretary general in vienna, i asked what role they'll have in helping implement this deal. >> the implementation of this deal has to be first and foremost of ukrainians themselves. we are there to facilitate conditions on the ground. what we have seen yesterday in geneva is an alignment or number of positive steps by key players in the international community. this is creating a better environment for us to operate in. still for us engaging with the various sides in ukraine to push them to develop their own dialogue and to find platforms and solutions for the programs they have. it remains the key priority for us. >> how many observers and monitors do you have on the ground? they had difficult time in first days and weeks. >> yes. it's been complicated. about 150 scattered across ukraine.
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that decision was taken in vienna. we are focussing on eastern regions. we are now in the process of launching waves of equipment that would need time. we need to train before we send them in. it's an ongoing process now to coming weeks. we hope to reach the target of 500 in coming weeks. >> how are they received by both sides? there's been difficulty for you establishing the credibility in that area? >> absolutely. we turned up and had a problem explaining who we were and what our mandate is. now we start to slowly in some areas, maybe more than others being accepted. we start having dialogue with people. it's difficult in other areas where roadblocks or of obstacles we're pushed back. there we have to key trying. that's where we need also the
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support of the international community and of course a role is played there conveying messages to allow us to operate more effectively. after all, we also have a few russians within the mission. the membership of our mission is em compassing the membership of the organization. >> to put it buntly, are you taken seriously? >> we have both elements in our mandate. at this point we've seen a propaganda war as well. we're trying to give back some objective information based on what we see and try to stabilize things through that. of course facilitating dialogue is equally important. that's the next step. that's the area we're really
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increasing the level of our engagement. >> it's now described as the deadliest accident on mount everest in history of modern climbing. officials in nepal say 12 local guides are killed in an avalanche a few thousand meters above base camps. three remain missing. they climbed to an area nicknamed popcorn field, 6,000 meters above sea level fixing ropes for hundreds of less experienced climbers. i asked the reporter how this disaster unfolded. >> casualties early in the morning we could confirm now the toll has risen to 12 dead bodies already recovered. they're fearing more bodies could be recovered as few more climbers still remain missing. it was the start of the melting season and this tragedy happened. >> you say the start of the
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mount nearing season. that's because after the winter snows they start putting ropes back up for tens of hundreds of climbs who start moving into that area? >> that's right. this year also in the everest base camp, there are around 300 international climber who is gathered in preparation for climbing. most the climb as good done in the month of may when they have the best weather conditions to climb everest and other peaks. that was the purpose. they were preparing for climbing. ropes were laid down. ladders were being fixed. the guides and other supporters were beginning to prepare for climbing. this incident happened today. everybody here is sad. >> what does this tell us about the condition of the snow and ice in the himalayans at this
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moment? it's still only early april when you expect this snow and ice would be well frozen still. >> well frozen and just beginning to melt with temperatures rising and temperatures going up. snow and ice just beginning to melt at this point in time. this is the best weather condition they have for mountaineering. they have probably the best weather conditions to climb. crowds climb and try to make it to the top of the world, summit of everest. >> the correspondent there. stay with us on bbc world with me nik gowing. life for christians in syria as the country enters the fourth year of violence and misery as easter arrives.
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you're with bbc world news with me nik gowing. i have the latest headlines for you. divers have entered the completely zeb submerged wreck of the south korean ferry the first time. they found no survivors. 28 have died, 268 remain missing. within the last few minutes it's been confirmed prosecutors in south korea are asking a court for an arrest warrant for the captain of the south korean ferry that has sank. the coast guard confirmed the ship was being steered by a third officer. the captain himself was at back of the bridge in another area. around the world, christians are marking holy week, run up to easter, one of the most important dates in the christian calendar.
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for the syrian christian community, it's an anxious time as the war drags on a fourth year. reports now on easterner damascus. >> reporter: for syria's christians, the start of holy week is a time to hold fast to rituals. the joyous occasions and saddest of times. memories to treasure for young and old. after years of crisis, we hold the olive branch high, explains the patriarch. waving a symbol of peace. but there's no escaping
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reminders of war. a visiting peace delegation takes up the front pews of the church. they've come from countries from iron and pakistan, britain and australia. peace activists mcgwire is among them. >> the only way forward for syria for northern islands is through dying log, through negotiations. >> reporter: but there's no peace now, just daily violence. a mortgager round struck a christian school a few hundred meters from the church. 60 children and teachers were injured. this 9-year-old waits for surgery on her leg. she tells me it's broken and burning. you're a brave girl i say. >> translator: yes, we are brave. what does it mean? a lot of blood spilled on the floor in our courtyard.
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our principal is in surgery now. a lot of teachers were injured. >> reporter: she and her classmates were playing in the schoolyard in the christian quarter of the old city when a mortgager landed. dozens strike damascus everyday believed to be tired by rebels. in syria now, attacks take place on a daily basis. some are targeted, some like this indeskriscriminate. this is the stake of the entire community. this week, st. paul church in damascus was full of sorrow for the priest murdered in the city. the towering figure who inspired
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syrians of all faiths by courage and commitment to this country. another leader was kidnapped last year. two bishops are also in captivity. >> i'm afraid about the future of the christian community. if the majority of christian had that possibility to get out of syria and be elsewhere, they would leave. 90% i would say. on the other hand some people who made the decision to stay. >> for christians, holy week marks the death and resurrection of jesus. now they also pray for the revival of their country and their place within it. bbc news, damascus. easter in syria. now to pakistan where a religious school in islamabad
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has renamed in honor of the former leader owe osama bin laden. the school is run by the cleric who's also at the city's red mosque. let's go to bbc reporter joining me from islamabad. why on earth take this risk of naming after osama bin laden? >> reporter: well they are known for views already. i've been here recently and interviewed the cleric running the same library. it's not a big library. there would be 2,000 books in the library. most are islamic books, related to interpret. there's sheets hanging on the
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door. this move has not come as a surprising move. they're known in the past for radical activities in 2007 where students made their own martyr brigade to enforce their interpretation on the rest of the city. they have been patrolling the streets of islamabad with sticks in hand. they're also associated with the red mosque vacated by pakistan's military in 2007 with the militants of pakistan, taliban and other organizations. >> brief me though, after the week long standoff that led to deaths in 2007 at the red mosque, there's been no moderating of position of those in charge? >> reporter: no. they are still as defined as
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they were and radical as they were. it was closed down but reopened just a few weeks ago. now when the government in pakistan are trying to reform to put checks on the curriculum, finances. cleric is as defiant as he was in 2007. he has warned the government of the consequences in case they try to push their reform agenda. >> thank you very much indeed. bbc correspondent in islamabad. now the latest from south korea. police have just said they've asked the court to assume an arrest warrant further ferry's captain. a team of divers have entered the wreck of the ferry which sank two days ago. the hull has now disappeared. they've been unable to find any survivors. 28 are known to be dead, just
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under 270 still missing. many of them high school students. this is the scene on the island of jindo where a large number of those who survived are remaining along with family members with the tragedy that one of the vice principals of their school committed suicide. you're with bbc world news. i'm nik gowing. thanks for joining me. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much.
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hello. you're watching "gmt" on bbc world news. i'm tim wilcox. our top news. divers have entered the sunken ferry but still haven't found survivors. more anguish as the hull finally slips beneath the surface. pro russian activists refuse to leave government buildings in eastern ukraine despite the break through in the talks in geneva. they don't want to listen to instructions of people in geneva. they believe they're illegitimate. they say they'll only give

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