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if you have persistent diarrhea, contact your doctor right away. other serious stomach conditions may exist. avoid if you take clopidogrel. for 24 hour support, automatic refills, and free home delivery, enroll at purplepill.com. it's the nexium you know, now delivered. hello to "gmt" on bbc world news. i'm stephen. our top stories. two ukrainian helicopters are shot down as kiev launches a major assault on pro-russian separatists in the eastern town of sloviansk. the russian mayor promises continued resistance. moscow says the peace accord is finished. >> finding the missing malaysian airliner could take a year says the man leading the hunt. we hear the unbearable pain felt by one passenger's family.
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>> i need to find my father. i want to find. i want to bring him back. and top gear tv presenter jeremy clarkson tries to reverse himself out of a very big hole after accusations he used a racist word filming a resent show. aaron is here with business news including a look at biggest football teams in the world that face financial questions. >> absolutely. it's all about financial fair play off the football field. giants like manchester city have been accused of not playing by the rules. here's the question. do they have the power to make them tow the lines?
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a very warm welcome to "gmt." it is mid day in london. 3:00 in moscow and 2:00 p.m. in the eastern city of sloviansk where ukrainian troops have launched a significant military operation against pro-russian separatists, a move by moscow as their word, punitive. so far, two ukrainian pilots have been killed, another reportedly captured after rebels shot down helicopters. ukraine's interior minister says forces are surrounding the city. nine check points have been seized. in donetsk pro russian militia is seized the rail way hub halting all train services across the east of the country. for the latest development, let's join nick childs. >> reporter: braced for an assault, the report suggests the ukrainian government has launched the most determined operation yet to dislodge pro
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russian separatists from positions in and around the town of sloviansk. raising the tensions again in the crisis over ukraine's unsettled east. and the government forces have already paid the price in this new show down. these pictures apparently of one of two military helicopters in the operations so far. two military personnel have been killed according to the authorities in kiev. dazed and hurt, this man seems a survivor from one of the helicopters now in the hands of the separatists. >> translator: we were able to safe one pilot. there was another helicopter. we tried to approach that one. this man was abandoned by his own people. >> how far will the forces go? what will the fall out be? kiev's recent efforts have ended up looking helpless.
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in sloviansk, they're reinforcing defenses should the military try to move in here. >> translator: we're all standing here to prevent military people from entering the city. we're protecting our land, our children. we're working people. we're not right or left. we're normal people of the city. there are no russian troops here as they claim. >> and from the self proclaimed pro russian mayor, a video appealed. he asks women and children to stay home and men with weapons to defend the city. kiev says it's facing heavily armed russian backed militants and downing of helicopters shows this. meanwhile the reaction from moscow that kiev's assault puts an end to the effort to defuse the crisis. are we looking down the barrel of further escalation here? nick childs, bbc news. >> it seems like the security
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situation in eastern ukraine is developing hour by hour. we can go there now and join the witness sarah rainsford who is in eastern ukraine. it looks peaceful behind you. what is the situation in donetsk today? >> reporter: so it is peaceful here in donetsk. there were reports the railway headquarters were seized by pro russian groups and they were controlling the rail lines and have stopped movement on the railways. we haven't been able to confirm. that we understand that might not be entirely the full picture. we're trying to find out. certainly suspicion would be the aim would be for pro russian groups here that control the city's administration buildings to send enforcement to sloviansk. we're trying to find out exactly
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what happened at the railway stations here. the real activity is happening around sloviansk. we heard from nick childs inside the city itself things are calm. troops are not in the city. there's activity around the city early hours this morning. the interior minister talked about the operation that began this morning. we know as a result of that, two ukrainian helicopters were shot down. two ukrainian servicemen were killed. several others according to the interior ministry were injured. that's the situation in terms of military operations. we were told by the interior ministry, a statement put out said the city of sloviansk was surrounded by ukrainian troops. that doesn't appear to be entirely the case from what we understand from the ground. certainly troops have taken up positions around the city earlier held by pro russian groups, pro russian forces there. now it appears that some pro
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russian groups are still holding significant check points around sloviansk too. it's a fairly mixed picture around the city. >> sarah, what is your reading of the intentions of the ukrainian government here? this looks like a more significant assault they've mounted in sloviansk. is it your interpretation they're going to push this hard and extend it to your city donetsk as well? >> reporter: it's really difficult to know at this point. of course the problem for the ukrainian government is they're very concerned anything that could be seen as endangering civilians lives in particular russian citizens' lives, russian speaking people in eastern ukraine, could be used as a pretext by russia to send in the troops to protect them which is how they describe it. how far can the ukrainian government and military push this without risking the full-on by russian troops?
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it's been concern all along. it's why we've seen such a timid response from the ukrainian military and security agent in general including police here. it is the big question at this point. will the ukrainian military now hold its ground and try to push further into sloviansk or in places like this in donetsk where pro russian groups are in charge of administration buildings here and other cities in eastern ukraine. is this simp will yly going to push forward and pull back? we'll wait and see. it seems to be the most significant operation so far. >> sarah, thank you for joining us. we'll keep you up to date with all developments in eastern ukraine here on bbc world news. australian official heading the searching for mh 370 says it could take up to a year to find
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the missing plane. houston is confident his team is looking in the right area in the indian ocean. no debris has been found from the plane that went missing eight weeks ago. a report showing the air traffic controllers didn't know the plane was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared off radar. >> the search will take probably something in the order of eight to 12 months if we have bad weather or other issues. we're totally committed. three nations i believe. i'm confident with the effective search we'll eventual wily finde aircraft. >> houston is confident they'll eventually find the aircraft. most of those on board the plane were of course chinese. malaysian airlines told the families of the missing passengers they must now start
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returning home. as we report, that has drawn an angry response from some of the relatives. >> reporter: for almost two months, many of the families of missing passengers have been staying at this beijing hotel. they've been desperately a waiting for news, any information on what happened to their loved ones. they've yet to receive answers. now malaysian airlines is saying they must return home and it will no longer pay for rooms and relatives. many families here are deeply angry about what's happening. >> we don't have a way of tol,- know where to go. i wonder if they're going to put the hotel two hours later. we don't know. we can do nothing. that's a big airline company. we are just a normal people.
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we've never experienced this before. i don't want to. >> what kind of man is your father? >> my father is a super nice guy. you can see he always smile. he always nice with every people. he was on board because he need to go to a business trip in australia. he is engineer. mechanical engineer. >> do you still have hope? there's beenuy& no information. >> i still have hope. i need to find my lbfather. i want to find -- i want -- i want to bring him back. i don't know where he is, but i need to bring him back. i need to bring my father back.
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>> terrible grief there of jimmy wang who hasn't given up hope his father may yet be found from the missing malaysian airliner. now it could be the biggest take over in the history of the pharmaceutical industry. the american drugs firm pfizer. in addition to offering more money, they have highlighted the bid shareholders, some of whom have holdings in astrazeneca are backing the bid. it says it's now reviewing pfizer's offer. we can join the trade officer who holds a stake. it's a basic first question.
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do you now regard this as the right price and right deal? >> i think it's a very interesting potential deal. a combination of pfizer with astrazeneca. the level has been rejected again quite sift twiftly swiftls morning saying the revised offer undervalues the company. >> do you feel confident they'll get the deal and up the offer one more time? >> there are probably three options available to pfizer. the first is if they want it to be a friendly offer so they gain access to astrazeneca to see how the combination would work, to
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come up swiftly with a higher revised offer. the second option is go hostile, say they don't need the support of astrazeneca's board and come up with a number they believe will be supported by the pfizer own shareholders but be acceptable to astrazeneca shareholders. the third option is walk away and forget about it. >> we don't have much time. we need to be brief. which of the options do you think will happen? >> i think pfizer will come back with a higher offer. >> this isn't just a big financial markets deal. this is also big politics in the uk. astrazeneca is one of britain's leading drug companies, big operation in the uk. is there any possibility the british government might get involved? >> i think they've been involved already. there's been a lot of engagement
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with pfizer executive team and astrazeneca as well. >> do you think there may be guarantees about what pfizer would be with the company or maybe blocking the deal? >> i don't think so. they've been quite supportive around the conditions to commit to 20% of the combined rnd to be stationed in the uk on an ongoing basis. i think that's good for the uk economy. >> this is a story we'll keep watching. sue, thanks very much for joining us on "gmt." do stay with us on bbc world news. still to come, almost three weeks after south korea's ferry disaster, dozens are juried in a subway train crash. stay with us to find out what happened. was a truly amazing day.y he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found
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two subway trains have collided in the south korean capital seoul raising further questions about transport safety following the sinking of a ferry last month with the loss of some 30 li 300 lives. more than a hundred were hurt in the subway collision when one train collided into another in the capital. mike has this report. >> reporter: rescue operations in the subway station after the collision. the reports say one train was stationary as another came in and rammed it from behind. a government official says many injuries were caused as passengers jumped onto the tracks despite the initial announcement they should stay on the train and wait to be rescued. witnesses say people forced the doors open to escape. seoul's subway system is heavily
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used and generally regarded as having a good safety record. there are suggestions a that a mechanical problem could have delayed train in front. it's not sure why the automated collision system failed. it says the driver applied the emergency brake, but it was too late. south korea is undergoing soul searching after the ferry disaster that's month in which 300, most school students, were killed or are missing. most of the victims of the ferry sinking were told by the crew to stay in the vessel. few if any of the injuries in today's subway incident appear to be serious. the safety debate is likely to intensify. bbc news. the nigerian capital has been rocked by deadly violence. the bombing in the suburbs has a killed at least 19 people.
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the car bomb targeted the bus station. 60 more were injured. the same place was hit by a car bomb last month that killed 70 people. the group boko haram claimed responsibili responsibility. it's thought they were behind the abduction of 200 girls from a school. we are at the hospital today where the victims were taken. >> reporter: this is one of several hospitals across the capital abuja where victims of the bomb blasts are treated for burns and fractures. this was the second attack in less three weeks in the exact place in this capital. nobody is sure why that area is targeted. boko haram said it was behind the first blast so many are
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suspecting them once again. at this hospital we have spoken to people with the difficult job of trying to find their family members. they've been searching the different hospitals having seen the wreckage of relative's cars near the scene. they're hoping to find relatives alive here at the hospitals. the streets of abuja are busy. this is back to northrmal worki day now. a difficult task for authorities to secure this city if somebody has a bomb in their vehicle. the searches of the books of the vehicles is not going to make a great deal of difference. bear in mind next week there's a huge economic forum with heads of state coming from across the globe. all this happening at a time of great insecurity in the northeast. the plight of 200 missing schoolgirls uppermost in people's minds. really here in nigeria there are
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people angry with the government. maybe they should be angry with successful governments. spending here has doubled over five years and stands at $6 billion a year. people are wondering why they don't feel safer now. >> will ross in the nigerian capital after the car bombing. 18 people have died in separate car bombs in two villages in the village of hamh. 11 children are amongst the dead. the attacks took place in the government controlled cities. police in the philippines have arrested dozens of suspects linked to the online blackmail. alleged the suspects persuaded people to expose themselves in front of web cams or send explicit material online. they threatened to send that to
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relatives unless a payment was made. toronto's mayor is starting a 30 day treatment course as police investigate a new video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine. rob ford announced wednesday he would leave the re-election campaign to get help for substance abuse. now you may remember earlier this week here on "gmt," we told you about donald sterling, the owner of the basketball team la clippers who had to rep sign after making racist remarks. allegations of racism are flying in the uk after top gear tv presenter jeremy clarkson issued a public apology for appearing to use a racist word in a newspaper. the bbc has left no doubt how seriously it views this
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incident. lisa has this report. >> reporter: the footage was never broadcast. clarkson sites the rhyme while trying to choose between two cars. the racist line in the next line is mumbled but too many is not instinct enough. he issued an apology. >> if you listen carefully with the sound turned up, it appeared i used the word i was trying to obscure. i was mortified by this, horrified. it's a word i loathe. i did everything in my powers to make sure that version did not appear in the program. please be a assured i did everything in my power to not use that word. and as i'm sitting here begging your forgiveness for the fact obviously my efforts weren't quite good enough, thank you. >> the bbc said we have made it
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absolutely clear to lihim the standards bbc expects onair and off. the broadcaster is no stranger. the bbc had to apologized after he joked on one show that public sector workers takeing park on strike should be executed. days ago, top 1!bav apologized after complaints of casual racism. before we go, a little bit of breaking news. although i sincerely hope not literally. experts are warning one of the world's most famous statues, michael angelo david is in danger of collapsing. tests show the famous statue has a fundamental weakness around the ankles. the statue is supposed to be an
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idealized version of manhood. it seems there's a real problem. the marble apparently isn't quite as good as it might have been. we'll keep an eye on that. in the meantime, let me tell you, if you stay with us on "gmt," we have a very, very interesting,ñ about afghanistan refugees. stay with us.
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"gmt" on bbc world news. i'm stephen. in this half hour, afghanistan forgotten millions. the chief visits the people torn from their land by three decades of war. we have a special report from pakistan, home to millions of afghans as officials warn afghanistan refugee misery could be repeated in syria. >> what we need to avoid at all costs is syria crisis becomes another afghan crisis.
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hundreds of thousands of britains join the study of mental health. what are the factors that increase the risk of dementia. we've got all business. aaron is back. even more alarming is so is sub prime lending. >> absolu >> absolutely. back in the united states. $250 billion in sub prime debt. this time not for home loans, it's for these. car loans. a warm welcome back to "gmt." often forgotten amongst the world's pressing controversy sis
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is millions of refugees. afghanistan has the longest crisis in the world that started in 1979 when russians invaded the country. there are 1.6 million registered living in pakistan. another million don't have papers at all. the head of the u.n. refugee agency has been to pakistan to see the situation for himself. kim went to meet mr. gutierrez and has the report from islamabad. >> a visit to a camp to remind the world of plight of afghan refugees. they're grateful for the attention of the head of the agency for refugees. almost 4 million refugees have take tennessee road home over the yea -- taken the road home over the years. the contrast is stark. 4,000 live here. no education, no health care, no
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running water, no electricity. some of the people who live here have been in pakistan for 30 years and yet still refugees, still not pakistanis. i've come here to this dwelling to find out whether anybody here actually wants to go back and what their life is really like. we've come here. we're going to go into his home to talk to village elders. no, they tell me, they have nothing to go back to. no land, no home. they've been in pakistan since they were boys. yet they still feel unwanted. we need pakistani id cards, they tell me. refugee papers don't allow them to buy anything, not even a similar card. they're worried they'll soon be destroyed in the slum.
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the host is running out, a three decade crisis. even here with the refugee crisis, you recently describe the syria refugee crisis as something that goes beyond anything we have seen. what lessons from this region can we take when we look at the middle east and the syria refugee crisis? >> the most important lesson is to have the humanitarian agency to recognize that humanitarian agencies will never solve a crisis. this is political. the problem in afghanistan has always been a political problem. it was never affected. what we need to avoid at all cost is the syria crisis becomes another afghan crisis. >> do you think in 20 years in 30 year, we'll be looking at the syrian refugee crisis there the
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way we are looking at the afghan crisis here? >> we need to avoid it at all cost. >> back here, the men have a word for refugees. don't let the world forget you. time for business news now with aaron. you've been looking at finances of football. >> you love your football don't you? >> i love football. >> financial fair play? >> football is fair when they pick up the football and start running with it. that's football. hello there. aaron here. the manchester city and others are among those clubs to be punished for failing to comply with financial rule this is week. the control board is meeting today to examine the sanction packages that could be imposeed on the clubs. we're expecting to see heavy fines and wage caps to be
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imposed on squads starting next season. under the rules, clubs are allowed to lose up to 45 million euros, $62 million over two seasons. here's the problem. city accumulated deficits of $250 million over that period. let's get more on that. matt, great to have you on the program. two of europe's biggest clubs have -- let's be honest, they've failed the ffp. does it suggest it's not really working? >> they have failed. it does show it's still working a little bit. financial fair play was brought in so that clubs wouldn't spend more in transport fees and wages than they spend in tv sponsorship and ticketing. manchester city and others have failed it. other clubs aren't breaking at
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the moment. they are examples of structures like the royal families owning companies pumping money in the club with sponsorship deals. it's unfair for other clubs. >> isn't that part of the problem? clubs are finding ways around it? you mentioned those backed by cata with deep pockets. they find this sponsorship and all of a sudden, there goes their debt. >> absolutely. the problem here is sponsorship brand is too close to infrastructure. they can turn around to the royal family and put this money through. how much is the sponsorship deal worth? they're trying to say this is not fair market value. how much is a sponsorship deal worth? sports marketing is a complex being. you could argue someone like
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london went to bid for the london olympic games to show london off to the world as a great place of business and sports and tourism. that is sponsorship in a certain type of way. that cost a lot more than these dealers we're talking about. >> absolutely. let's get this in. how are punishments? they have to be severe enough so clubs playing by the rules continue to. >> these punishable fair play negotiations were started years ago. the goalpost to use the analogy, have shifted in some time. clubs banned them from u.s. competitions, catastrophic clubs like this. the president said that's not going to happen. we'll be looking at a seven digit million pound fine. that is not spare change to these clubs.
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when you talk about clubs being banned for spending too much in the first place, you imagine a fine wouldn't be the best for it. a club broken even now, with financial fair play regulations to avoid these sanctions. what are they going to do now, say is this fair for us? we've been playing by the rules, they haven't. >> sure. matt, thank you. not so long ago, you remember this. sub prime. it was the word that struck fear in the hearts of bankers all around the world. basically it was risky mortgage lending to people with poor credit ratings who eventually surprise surprise couldn't pay it back and defaulted on their debt. it was the main trigger of the 2008 financial crisis. here's the question. are banks back to their old ways. sub prime lending is booming at moment in the united states.
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not for home loan but car loans. the total amount owed on car finance in the u.s. has topped $750 billion by the end of last year. here's the problem. estimated more than a third, 36% of those loans have been made to sub prime borrowers. yes, the banks are storming up serious trouble for the future. maybe another financial crisis. we hope not. michelle has this report from new york. >> this is thøp@@@@ñí÷ famous b stitching. >> steve owns multiple car dealerships in new jersey. he's been in the business nearly four decades. >> sales in 2014 are setting another great pace. >> what's helping sales here in the industry is easy availability of finance thanks to the return of sub prime lending. that is loans to people with poor credit. loans to car buyers with sub prime credit2way scores general
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below 650 points have been rising since the recession. in 2013 they accounted for a quarter all new car financing. loans to people with credit íñ@zac-
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with lower credit scores. so in this particular situation, wall street packages bonds, sales to investors in order to potentially make more money down the road. they're willing to take more risks. >> in many parts of the country, the car is vital to get around. so as the economy recovers, autothough shoaut autoshows attract buyers that could attract risky loans. what could possibly go wrong? bbc news new york. >> let me stay with the united states. we're going to see if the jobs market is sustaining first signs of spring. it's the time of the month we get the jobs numbers. employers are expected to have created this. this number. 210,000 new jobs in the month of april according to economists polled. if we got that, it would be the
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best month since november and enough to bring america's jobless rate down to this, 6.6%. as soon as those figures are out, we'll bring them to you. follow me on twitter. get me at @bbc aaron. >> if you follow aaron on twitter, follow me too. i'm ahead of him and need to stay ahead of him. do stay with us on bbc world news. still to come -- >> how lovely to see you in the flesh. >> it's a moving story. twins together again after 80 years apart. do stay with us for an extraordinary touching story of sisters reunited.
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welcome back to "gmt." i'm stephen sackur. our top story this hour. two ukrainian helicopters are shot down as kiev launches an assault on pro russian separatists in eastern town of sloviansk. we're going to stay with events in ukraine because of course they are moving with extraordinary speed hour by hour. as they do, the obama administration is trying to carefully calibrate its response. foreign policy making can't afford to ignore public opinion. what does the american public think? a survey by the research center in u.s. found most support tougher sanctions. we take you through what the
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survey discovered. >> those war of words continues between two foes as u.s. continues sanctions on russia over actions in ukraine. president barack obama has been criticized for not doing enough. foreign policy is often driven by public opinion. what's america's take in half of americans support upping the sanctions against russia. that's according to a survey by the survey in usa today. maybe the buck stops there. a third think it would be a good idea to send arms and military supplies to ukraine. ultimately that may be president barack obama 's call. his grades through this are only so-so. four in ten americans think his handling of the crisis have been about right. regardless of who does what and how, do americans think it matters? not really. a third of the country thinks
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what happens between russia and ukraine is very important to the u.s. which sort of makes sense if we look at a survey posted by the washington post a few weeks ago. political scientists found one in six americans could actually find ukraine on a map. the median response was about 2,900 kilometers off. the study found the less accurate a person was about ukraine's action, the more they wanted the military to get involved. >> now the world's biggest ever study into our brains has been underway in the uk the last four years. around 330,000 british adults have had dna samples taken and done a series of tests. participants are examined again to see how their brains have changed over type. it's hoped the testing will give
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includes about how dementia develops. we have the first person to take the latest test. >> 42741684. >> like it or not, as we get older, our memory and speed of mental reasoning declines. four years ago i did a series of puzzles. now i'm repeating them as will other bio bank volunteers. >> i got that one. >> i was joined by the scientists who helped devise them. he says our reaction times will have slowed but even the tiniest changes could help the medical research council study discover why some and not others go on to get dementia. >> we hope to find out what are the causes of decline with age. whether genetic, lifestyle or both. we hope to advise people how to reduce their risks of decline
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over time. if we can delay the on set by five years half the number of uk people will actually get it. that's a result for me. >> anne johnson was diagnosed with alzheimer's when she was 52. she now lives in a care home. it affects her short term memory and makes redding difficult. she would like to know why dementia affected her family. >> my father had this before me. his lifestyle like mine was nothing wrong with it. i can't identify what caused it for him or me. we need to identify if there's any common denominator there that gives us a clue as to what may be the cause of this. >> that is what uk bio bank will seek to find out. scientists are analyzing the dna from half a million volunteers and will compare this with information on lifestyle and
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health records. it's a huge database. this should yield vital clues on dementia and may eventually lead to new treatments. bbc news. >> so a question that we all care about. what happens to our brains as we age? with me is dr. john gallagher. he helped devise tests we saw fergus walsh wrestle with. first question for you. are you confident this sort of mass testing can give you information about what's happening in the brain? >> very confident. i think it gives us a lot of detail. i think because of the large numbers we can drill down to different sorts of dementia to help us understand how different dementias affect brain function. >> you chose to use the word
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dementia. it is all about dementia or other things you learn about the brain as well? >> many, many things. the basic biology, impact of lifestyle on all sorts of diseases. the focus of this is on dementia. >> i recommend people around the world not just britain are going to be fascinated by these tests. i'm going to bring up the screen, one of the classic tests you're putting to people. we'll see what it tells us as i try to do it. let's see if it's going to come up. i'm waiting and waiting. no, it isn't coming. there's the test for my brain. there we go. we can see it on the screen now. the objective is as quick as you can, link the numbers one to 20 odd or whatever it is. i can see one to two. i can see three. where's four? top right.
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i can see that. five, i can see below four to the left. six, where's six? where are you? >> i can't give you clues. >> i can't now see six which is terrible. what's going on in my brain? >> you're organizing yourself, thinking ahead and hands and eyes are coordinating your response. what we're really measuring here is speed of response. as we make the tasks more difficult, the speed gets slower and more complicated the processes. >> in brief, why not open this up to everybody, make it a test anybody in the country or world could take. that would be true crowd sourcing? >> it would be true crowd sourcing. you'd get large numbers. we need the back story of their lifestyles, makeup of lives. we need to measure them in depth
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and pursue them. >> unfortunately we're out of time. i want to take more tests with you afterwards. we'll meet after the program. thanks for coming in john. twin sisters who have spent almost 80 years a part have been reunited. an amazing story. the women met in california after the longest period of separation ever recorded for twins. peter has this exclusive report from california. oh how lovely to see you in the flesh. >> an emotional reunion. back together after eight decades apart. anne and elizabeth were born in 1936. their unmarried mother was in domestic service and couldn't afford to keep both babies. anne was given up for adoption and never knew she had a twin
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until last year. >> i wanted to pinch myself. am i dreaming? i've got someone, you know, one of me. part of me, you know, twins. >> elizabeth knew she had a long lost sister. she never thought they'd be reunited until she received a letter from anne's daughter. >> i did a double take on that.. my eyes popped out of my head. >> theç sisters have agreed to take part in the study of the lives of separated twins. >> we want to get a look at their live, abilities, interests and put it together as an important case study. this is the world's longest separated pair of twins. >> for now anne and elizabeth want to get to know each other
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[ scat singing ] what do you want? the nurse sent me, sir. i was in english and i got a headache. then don't bother me. go home. i can't. why, is your mother at work? i live in ambrose hall, the children's home. no parents. no one to miss you. i see why the nurse sent you. you poor child. poor...thin child.

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