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hello. this is bbc world news. our top stories. anguished relatives of hundreds of abducted nigerian schoolgirls speaks to bbc as their whereabouts still isn't known. >> when ever i think about her, i feel a deep pain inside me. we only pray day and night hoping god will answer our prayers. that's all we can do. an intense battle rages through the oil town. our correspondent tells us what
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he sees from the u.n. base. >> what we've seen in the last few minutes is government troops retreating, large numbers coming back up the road. this is the road they came down yesterday. a neighbor of oscar pistorius tells during the murder trial he was broken after the killing of reeva steenkamp last year. treatments reverse the effects of human aging. hello again. we're going to begin this hour with breaking news out of nigeri nigerian. reports say the first lady has
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protested the leader over the response over the missing girls. she accused the government of fabricating the abductions to give what she says is a bad name. 300 were abducted on the 15th of april in the northeast of the country. 276 are still in captivity. our correspondent will ross sent us this report. >> the protests keep coming, this in the coastal city. the message is the same. the girls have been missing almost three weeks. bbc has the first tv interviews with the mothers. they're in agony not knowing the face of their abducted daughters. >> translator: since they were taken away, it's been difficult for us. many people come to our house during the day to sympathize with us. then at night our family stays a wake all night thinking of our daughter and all the other girls and what they're going through
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and where they're being held. it's really difficult for us. >> they were seized from this remote school in northeast nigerian. the christian and muslim girls are thought to be in the hands of extremist boko haram. >> when my daughter was leaving for school, she told me she'd come home soon. we said good-bye. she promised to come back soon and help me. then i was told she has been abducted. >> translator: since our children were abducted life has been difficult for us. we don't sleep well. most fell sick and suffering from high blood pressure. >> translator: we hardly eat because of this situation. >> nigeria's president is accused of not doing enough to rescue the girls. he has appeared on tv.
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>> reporter: seeking as the president admitted the abducted girls had not been located let alone located, the protests are unlikely to die down. as each day goes by, international outrage is growing stronger. amid putting pressure on the government to talk about the girls, there's no chance the parents are any closer to getting their parents back home. >> translator: my daughter is a very obedient child, hardworking, always eager to learn. when i think about her i feel a deep pain inside me. we only pray day and night hoping god will answer our prayers. that's all we can do. >> reporter: the mothers of the missing girls have been on the streets. they say no one has said a word
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to them about rescue efforts. maybe that's why they seem to put their faith in god rather than government. bbc news abuja. joining me now from abuja, the nigerian capitalist, elder from the tribe dealing closely with the families of the missing girls. doctor, thank you very much for your time. we haven't heard directly from nigeria's first lady about the criticisms she's directing at people)jjjjp marching in ro tes what they say is government inaction. we hear are from aç correspondt there's been criticism. what can you tell us about that? >> criticism is bound to come whether from the first lady or any other person. criticisms will come from government side and from the families of the girl who is have
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been abducted. these are not uncommon in situations. we believe they are very soon truth will come out. whichever side have to accept the truth will have to live with it. >> but also the same bbc correspond end said the first lady ordered arrest over two people taking part in protests. there isn't a single parent in the world that doesn't sympathize with those mothers and fathers of those daughters, of those girls taken. >> yeah, that's true. i'm just from police station where i'm told this lady is being held. unfortunately there aren't records on the board or register to indicate that her name is
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registered as somebody in one of the cells. we're told she's in the cell there. her crime is that the first lady invited mothers of the girls who have been abducted. the mothers could show up and ask this lady who is from the area to represent them. two ladies went. the first lady felt delighted because this lady who led the protest, national assembly on wednesday, was representing the mothers. they're accuse canning her of lying she's a mother of the children. that's it. >> any government that would arrest a mother for protesting against inaction in finding her missing daughter would indicate that the government is scared, the government doesn't know
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what's going on, the government doesn't sympathize with the parents, government is dismissing those. would any of those criticisms of the government be fair? >> it wouldn't be fair in this case because the first lady as far as i'm concerned is not the government. first lady doesn't have a rule constitutionally to be able to take positions on behalf of government. whatever she has done cannot be loaded on the government per se. if it was the president himself who took that decision or allowed police to arrest this woman, one would say it's the government. it's unfortunate the first lady has gone that far. i think she's a bit insensitive to the situation on ground. i believe she would realize her
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mistake and retract and correct her mistake. >> okay doctor, thank you very much for your time. just to clear up the lady who had her name registered in a police cell is not a mother of one of the missing girls. she's a lady taking part in the protests which the mothers are also taking part in. >> thank you very much. fighting intensifies in parts of eastern ukraine. the prime minister tweeted europe is not responding as it should to the crisis because of what he called energy dependence on russia. new sanctions against russia are possible. there are clashes in the pro russian strong hold of sloviansk. there are reports there have been deaths as government troops i recapture key locations. let's speak to sarah in donetsk and chris in pa.
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what's the latest from sloviansk? >> reporter: we're hearing there is fighting down in donetsk. social media reports and phonev conversations we've managed to have with people living in sloviansk have talked about fighting on the outskirts of the city. there's unconfirmed reports the interior minister has talked about casualtyinies on both sid. this latest fighting on the outskirts of the city, the pro russian strong hold here in eastern ukraine. the reports are saying the number of casualties is yet to be confirmed. it does appear there's fighting in and around sloviansk. the operations there intensified. >> okay sarah thanks. now to paris.
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is there any indication it may be time for sanctions to be imposed against entire sectors of the russian economy? >> well i think he's reflecting today the difficulty getting everyone around the table to determine what kind of sanctions. germans have supported asset freezes and bans at the moment. americans are reflecting larger sanctions. we know europe is highly dependant on gas from russia. half of that flows through ukraine. there are some country wholly dependant on russian gas. there are nine others who depend on russia for 50% of gas. germany and italy for dependant than france and britain. it may be a criticism of governments in europe not being
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behind the sanctions. i think it does reflect the situation and nervousness about energy supplies. politics is taking place with regards to business. angela merkel was in washington friday. volkswagen and big german companies have been lobbying, speaking heavily politicking themselves. germans find themselves in a difficult situation. i think this is highlighting the blitz across europe and which direction to go. >> thanks very much christian in paris. an intense battle has been raging in south sudan which government forces are trying to recapture from rebels. bbc has this report from outside the u.n. compound in bentiu. >> things are pretty tense
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inside the u.n. base. heavy fighting in town three kilometers down the road this morning. very intense battle between government forces and rebel troops. you can hear it going on by the airport, not far from the base. we've seen in the last few minutes government troops retreating. large numbers on vehicles coming back up this road past the u.n. compound, the road they came down yesterday to take the offensive. rebels seem still to be holding the city. the machine gun machines now here as the government is retreating down the road. you can hear a bullet coming over head. this is where it gets very dangerous because the government troops are fighting from on the edge of the u.n. compound. that means this area is in
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danger of being hit by crossfire as rebels chase them out of town. the u.n. are here in bunkers. there's 25,000 people on the other side of this camp with nothing but tents. to protection at all from bullets. >> reporting from the u.n. compound in bentiu. the world health organization is going to release new attempts to prevent polio. it's recently reappeared in syria and iraq. the crippling illness can be prevented with vaccination. some have been attacked by
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extremists. we believe that's a cover for western spies. authorities in hong kong and china have air and sea rescue operations after a ship and cargo slide collided. the country is going to leave the three year on the 17th of this month without needing a stand by line of credit. 78 billion euro alone in 2011 by the european union and imf. portugal has stuck to tough measures required by the bailout. the murder trial of the south african oscar pistorius has resumed after a two week break. pistorius insists he shot his girlfriend reeva by accident targeting an intruder in his home. the first two people on the
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scene have been giving evidence. let's talk to our correspondent in pretoria. who have we heard from today, milton? >> reporter: yes today we heard from the manager of the gated estate where oscar pistorius shot his girlfriend last year valentine's day. his daughter who's now married and user her sir name. she's currently taking the stand. the court has just adjourned briefly at the request of gerrie nel. he requested to see the judge outside the court. what the neighbor was telling the court today when they arrived at the house after 3:00 a.m. they saw oscar pistorius coming down the stairs carrying a bleeding reeva steenkamp.
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rescued. we have the latest from athens. >> reporter: we now know two women have been killed, drowned on that boat that capsized near the island two kilometers off the turkish coast. 36 have been rescued so far, another 30 missing. many are believed to be trapped inside the vessel. samos is one of the greek islands that's seen a upsurge in may grants in since the authorities/o clampe down on the land border with turkey, previously the poorest border in europe. greek authorities tripled the guards at border. the island sees thousands coming from turkey trying to enter the european union particularly on overcrowded boats. they pay thousands to traffickers in mainland turkey to try to come to greece. you see more and more cases where vessels are capsizing and
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people are drowning off the coast. greece gives the fact it's in the midst of its financial crisis and can't cope. one coast guard official put it to me when i was covering on another island last year, he said there's no solidarity from rich countries n. finland, germany or austria, it's difficult to understand what it's like having the bodies of migrants washing up on our shores. time for business news aaron. is there a for sure the pfizer astrazeneca deal is final? >> no. we know they've been rejected. it's going to keep going. the american drug giant pfizer reports numbers in the next couple of hours. all this is amid speculation it will make a new bid to buy the
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swedish company astrazeneca. the firm has flatly rejected first two offers saying this substantially undervalued the business. experts say the u.s. drug maker is unlikely to give up even if that means a hostile bid bypassing the directors of the firm and going to shareholders. the largest take over in british history has sparked controversy. politicians in the uk say the government should have more power to block foreign takeovers. we'll take a keep on that. is europe to rely on russia for energy supplies and could it find other sources if that supply was switched off? that's what the ministers from g 7 are going to be discussing when they meet today, monday, in rome. half of all europe's gas comes from russia. the main pipelines pass through ukraine. with the worsening relations, that supply could be cut off. energy prices have been0x risi
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as a result of those worries over future energy security. china is temporarily banned all imports of british cheese after inspectors condemned hygiene standards at one dairy. the ban imposed three days ago has sparked outrage demanding retaliation against imports. officials are dissatisfied with the may not tans and storage standards. the dairy the chinese visited does not export to china. the standard agency is set to carry out its own checks. once inspected that will be lifted. tweet me on twitter. i'll tweet you back. @bbc aaron. >> i wonder if you tweet as quick as you talk. in two days, the voter wills go to the polls for elections after the end of the apartheid.
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andrew hardy reports. >> reporter: in the poor neighborhood, a south african maverick comes hunting for votes. this is a fire brand pop list facing fraud charges. his promises is to nationalize most of the economy. >> in the west, people are very scared. they call you someone in the making to turn this country into another zimbabwe with land reforms. >> that has nothing to do with it. >> political opposition is spreading as people grow tired of corruption and alarmingly
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high unemployment. >> we got nothing now. >> reporter: yet it's also clear many south africans are better off after 20 years of democracy. the rally here claims the credit. >> now i'm working. >> it is very difficult to argue with these numbers. they may have problems, but it has the power of the state behind it and enduring loyalty of millions of south africans. the president brushes off corruption allegations, promises more jobs and investment and prepares for something close to another landslide victory. bbc news south africa. experiments with mice in the united states shows some of the effects of human aging could be
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hello. this is bbc world news. these are our top stories. relatives of hundreds of kidnapped nigerian schoolgirls demand action as reports emerge they've been criticized by the country's first lady. as an intense battle rages for this oil town of bentiu, our correspondent tells us what he witnessed right in the firing line. >> in the last few minutes government troops retreating, large numbers on vehicles coming back up this road, the road they
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came down yesterday. a neighbor of oscar pistorius tells his murder trial the athlete was broken after killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp last year. multilingual people speaking 42 different languages at this schoo school. hello again. reports from nigeria says the country's first lady has criticized the leader of the protest march for 276 schoolgirls.
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she has criticized the protestors of criticizing to give her and her husband a bad name. 276 of the girls are still in captivity. will ross has this report. >> the protests keep coming, this is in coastal city. the message is the same. girls have been missing almost three weeks. bbc secured the first tv interviews with the mothers. they're in agony not knowing the face of their abducted daughters. >> since they were taken away, it's been difficult for us. many come to our house to sympathize with us. at night, our family stays a wake all night thinking of our daughter and all other girls and what they're going through and where they're being held. it's really difficult for us. >> they were seized from this remote school in nigeria. the christian and muslim girls
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are thought to be in the hands of boko haram. >> when my daughter was living for school she told me she'd come back from school soon. we said good-bye. she promised to come back and help me with my work. then i was told she has been abducted. >> translator: since our children were abducted, life has been difficult for us. we most of all fell sick and suffering from high blood pressure. >> translator: we hardly eat because of this situation. >> nigeria's president is accused of not doing enough to help the girls. he's finally appeared on tv.
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>> reporter: seeing the president admitted the abducted girls had not been located let alone rescued, the allegations are unlikely to die down. the outrage is growing ever stronger. beyond putting pressure on the government to talk about the missing girls, there's no evidence to suggest the parents are any closer to getting their daughters back home. >> translator: my daughter is a very obedient child, very hardworking. she's always eager to learn. that is why when i think about her, i feel a deep pain inside me. we only pray day and night hoping that god will answer our prayers. that's all we can do. >> reporter: the mothers of the missing girls have been on the streets. they say no one has said a word to them about any rescue efforts. maybe that's why they seem to put their faith in god rather than in government. will ross, bbc news abuja.
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>> an elder are from the tribe who's been dealing with families of the missing girls and women arrested on the orders of nigeria's first lady spoke to me earlier from abuja. >> i'm from the police station where we're told this lady is being held. unfortunately there aren't records on the board or in the register to indicate that her name is registered as somebody in one of the cells. but we're told she'sx/çm5555dy l there. her crime is that the first lady invited mothers of girls who have been abducted. the mothers could show and ask this lady who is from the area to represent them at the meeting. two ladies went. the first lady felt delighted because this lady who led the
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protest at the national assembly wednesday was representing the mothers instead of the real mothers. they're accusing her of lying that she's a mother of the children. that's it. as far as i'm concerned, the first lady is not the government. the first lady doesn't have a rule constitutionally to be able to take positions on behalf of government. so whatever she has done cannot be loaded on the government per se. if it was the president himself who took that decision or ordered police to arrest this woman then one would say it is the government. it's unfortunate though that the first lady has gone that far. i think she's a bit insensitive to the situation on ground, and i believe she would realize her mistake and retract and correct
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her mistake. >> let's go to that same studio, the bbc studio in abuja and speak to the bbc. we should be talking about the search for these girls. yet insensitivity has brought this to the table. it seems she's scared for reaction her husband is getting. >> everybody is surprised by the decision to order the arrest of this lady. i think yes, you are right. now unfortunately the intention is focussing on reasons why someone coming out to protest to ask for government to do more is now in the hands of the police in nigeria. >> how can it be 276 schoolgirls can be hidden.
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i understand nigeria is a massive country. there must be rumors authorities are acting on. have you heards5)i rumors? >> weapon haven't hadfn rumors. yesterday in the broadcast by the public, he said armed forces have used aircraft, helicopters and looked in areas. unfortunately even with aircraft and helicopters they were unable to pinpoint the location of where the girls are being held. so it's very surprising. i mean the only things probably could have happened, girls could have been separated into smaller groups so it's easier to handle them. these are rumors. there's no reason, nothing to believe this rumor. i think how over 200 missing
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girls could be held without anybody seeing where they are. >> how much control does boko haram have in that area to control and stop people from discussing the possibility. someone must have seen something somewhere. boko haram is stopping them from talking. >> that is not -- we don't know what's happening. what is a fact is there's areas even for military in nigeria. members of boko haram have been hiding or forming camps in the forest. the military a few months ago said they have dislodged that camp and members of boko haram have dispersed to other areas. it's doubtful whether the military have actually dispersed them from that forest. the military have got an area in north eastern nigeria where it's no go area. possibly this is where the 200
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girls are held. people in the areas have not yet come out to say they have spotted them. the president made references yesterday that they are following information they obtained. he has not given the information. he said that information has not led them to locate where the girls are being held. >> thank you from abuja. an intense battle is raging in the town of sudan. it's an important oil town that's changed hands several times since the civil war broke out in december. bbc has this report from just outside the u.n. compound in bentiu. >> reporter: things are tense inside the u.n. base on the outskirts of the town. heavy fighting in town three kilometers this morning. very intense battle.
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you can hear it's still going on not far from the base. we've seen in the last few minutes government troops retreating. large numbers on vehicles coming back up this road past the u.n. compound, the road they came down yesterday to take the offensive to try and retake bentiu from the rebels who seem to be holding the city still. the machine gun machine now here as the government retreats back down the road. you can hear a bullet coming overhead. this is where it gets very dangerous because the government troops are fighting from on the edge of the u.n. compound. that mean this is whole area is in danger of being hit by crossfire as the rebels chase them out of town.
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they are in bunkers here. there's 25,000 on the other side of this camp with nothing but tents. no protection at all from bullets. >> as fighting intensifies in parts of eastern ukraine, the french foreign minister tweeted europe is not responding as it should to the crisis because of what he calls its energy depend ens on russia. new sanctions on russia are possible. meanwhile there are clashes in the pro russian strong hold of sloviansk. some say there are deaths as government troops try to capture key locations. sarah rans ford has the latest on the situation in sloviansk. >> reporter: hearing from various sources there's fighting underway in sloviansk. from phone conversations we've managed to have with people that live inside have all talked
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about fighting particularly the outskirts of the city. there's also been unconfirmed reports that the interior minister has talked about kas g casualties on both sides. the latest fighting on the outskirts of the city, the pro russian strong hold of eastern ukraine. the number of casualties is not confirmed. there's fighting again in and around sloviansk. the operations intensify. >> two have been killed in pakistan after an attack on a supply convoy as we were told from officials. according to the official, a group of 30 militants opened fire at the convoy and torched three trailers. there are no claims of responsibility so far.
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the murder trial of the south african olympian oscar pistorius has just been adjourned in pretoria. he insists he shot his girlfriend reeva steenkamp by accident believing she was an intruder in his home. the first two people to arrive on the scene have been giving evidence to the court. the estate manager of the community pistorius lived claims he arrived to see pistorius in extreme distress. >> it's difficult really to describe. his commitment to save the young lady's life. when he put his finger in his mouth and tried to keep the air way open to breathe, how he begged her to stay with him, how he begged god to keep her alive.
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i saw the truth that morning. i saw it. i feel it. >> the daughter of the manager of the estate where the athlete lived was staying with her father and has given her account of the scene. >> he was frantic. when he saw us, he kept saying please, please, can we put her in the car and get her to the hospital? he just wanted to get her to the hospital. i told him no, can you please -- when he got her to the bottom of the stairs, just put her down so we can see what's wrong. i apologize. >> don't worry. take your time. >> so i told him --
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>> you sure you can proceed? >> i'm sure. just give me a minute. he was begging me. i told him -- >> maybe you should just stop. >> give me two seconds my lady. i'll be fine. >> just take a deep breath. >> stay with us on bbc world news. still to come, gerry adams released after four days of questions by police over an ira murder 40 years ago.
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hello. you're watching bbc world news. these are the latest headlines. mothers of hundreds of kidnapped nigerian schoolgirls demand action amid reports they've been criticized by the
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country's first lady. an intense battle in the town. government troops are in retreat. one of northern ireland's politicians have criticized the arrest over the timing of the killings by the ira. speaking after his release following four days of questioning by police, he said there was a a malicious campaign with his involvement. there's flash photography. >> jerry adams is a key figure. he was under arrest four days. police here were ready to protect mr. adams. protestors blocked the entrance. the leader was driven back. he went to a news conference where he said his party would continue to support the police.
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he claims detectives should not have used antiterrorism legislation to contain him. >> the old guard using old methods. a better way to get the same results probably would have assisted the investigation but wouldn't have sent the signal for people that want hope in the future. >> reporter: mr. adams was questioned about the murder of jean mcconville. she was abducted, tortured and killed by the ira 42u# she was one of the victims that became known as the disappeared. her body was found 31 years after her death. mrs. mcconville's family said they wouldn't give up hope of getting prosecutions. >> we know it's going to be a long road. we have to seek justice for our mothe mother. that is what we want, justice for our mother. >> the police haven't charged
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adams. prosecutors will decide whether a trial should be brought. mr. adams is going back to the campaign trail for elections later this month. the second biggest party in northern ireland says the arrest was politically motivated but government and police deny this. three down trcountries lead hunt for the missing malaysian airliner will continue their hunt. they'll meet to agree on their next steps. meetings are expected this week to make sure all evidence has been collected so far. no debris has been found from the plane two months after it disappeared with 239 on board. nine circus performers were hanging from their hair in front of 4,000 spectators in rhode island when the equipment
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collapsed and they fell to the ground. beth reports. >> reporter: a day out ended abru abruptly. these people had been watching a show by one of america's most famous circus companies when this ariel stunt went wrong. they were hanging from their hair when the support came free. they plunged ten meters to the ground landing on a dancer underneath. >> between 15 and 20 people were injured from a platform that collapsed above the stage. nine are being treated at rhode island hospital. they're in critical but expect to be non-life threatening injuries. a lot of broken bones. >> reporter: the accident happened in front of a full house. >> at first we thought it was
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part of the show. as soon as it hit the ground i knew it was not. >> i was worried because they fell. one guy ran off stage with a bloody head. >> everybody got hurt a lot. >> the acrobats had been performing the act without incident since january many times a week. the circus company has now begun k the accident could have happened. bbc news washington. immigration is never far from the headlines here in the uk. questions are asked about the best way to educate children from different cultures and how their education may affect other pupils in their school. we report from north london, an area said to be more diverse than anywhere else in britain. >> the court in northwest london, one of the most multicultural and multilingual schools in the country. children from iraq,k poland,
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nepal, philippines all play together. 600 children, 42 languages. many of these children spoke no english when they arrived aged five, six, seven, or eight. now a few years later, their confidence is growing. >> very hard to understand words. >> what was the hardest thing? >> when teachers told me to do something and i didn't understand what to do. >> it was very hard. >> you know english? >> not all words. some of them. >> when i was two years old i went to nursery and learned a bit of english there. when i came here, i got to learn all my english. >> this part of london has more languages spoken than anywhere else in the uk.
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what is the impact of this diversity on educational standards at school? >> the guiding principle here is treat all children equally. it requires support and funding. >> tell me if it's a source of light. >> there need to be enough good teachers to help those struggling and support those surging ahead. the local council says the large number of migrant families lowers school standards but not for long. understandably it takes time to learn english. our children perform just below national averages when they're seven years old. by the time they're 11 they've caught up with national standards. at 16 they're flying. >> there's lots of research that shows being bilingual is ultimately an advantage. some education experts have
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concerns. >> the problem is not migrant children. the problem is children native speakers taught along non native speakers of english. in my experience talking to parents, many parents who's children are in classes where majority don't speak enginelish they feel their english speaking child is at disadvantage. >> an important political issue, the challenge is making the system work for all children no matter their backgrounds. the former british tennis number baltacha has died at age of 30 few weeks after she was married. she was in the world's top 50 in 2010. a host of stars have been taking part at the fundraising event in
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