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take a train along the eastern coast of the u.s. and you would hit five states casting their ballots in the american presidential elections. at the end of the night, front runners hillary clinton and donald trump are hoping to take theireps to clinching party's nominations. the biggest prize is pennsylvania. that is where nick bryant reports. nick: it is unusual for the primary contests to go this far. by the time that these northeastern states cast their ballots the race is usually over. the democratic side, hillary clinton's victory in new york not only ended a string of defeats, but opened an unassailable lead. this contest should make her the presumptive nominee. diagnosenot enough to our problems, we need to know how to solve them. will faceie sanders
scores to drop out of the race. he is always regarded his campaign not only is a battle for the democratic nomination that a political revolution. >> democracy is not a spectator's or. -- spectator sport. nick: it is the republican race that is more intriguing, especially after ted cruz and john kasich decided to collaborate against donald trump to block his path to the nomination. trying to force what is called a contested convention. the billionaire has called them desperate. >> when no candidates who have no path to victory, there mathematically out, they want to together, can all get unify, and go against cricket hillary clinton -- against crooked hillary clinton and beat her. ofk: the industrial towns pennsylvania have suffered a loss through job cuts and
foreign competition. donald trump is attracting strong blue-collar support. these primaries will produce another good night for the front-runners. hillary clinton is close to clinching the nomination. for donaldania trump, will be unusual rules of how it elects its delegates blunt his victory? -- nick bryant, bbc news, pennsylvania. let me start with you, gary. why are you in indiana? question for ted cruz is why is he here? the answer is because he will not do very well in those 5 states voting today.
donald trump is ahead in all of those states. ted cruz is only second in pennsylvania, where nick was just reporting from. even there, he is 20 points adrift of donald trump. the reason that ted cruz is also in indiana is the result of the agreement with john kasich. pre-run ine a indiana which votes next week. it is a winner take allstate. there are 57 delegates. this is a big deal for ted cruz. intriguingly, there has been discussion over whether ted cruz might pick up a vp, vice president joe candidate -- vice presidential handed it, soon. talks of carly fiorina. on my flight? one carly fiorina. night it will be a good
for hillary clinton in these five states. she will not technically be able to call herself the nominee. how does she change her campaign after today? not be able to call herself the nominee, but effectively, most likely, she will have ended senator sander'' chances of making up any last ground. if he were to still try to win the nomination come he would have to win 73% in every single one of the next contests. hillary clinton is hoping for a 5in in at least 4 of the states voting this evening. we have been here before. on super tuesday, superduper tuesday, at a point in the campaign where the clinton campaign was also saying they were hoping to effectively end senator sanders' chances. they were looking to do that by march, then they were talking
about april -- but, today is probably the day that it happens. we have heard that after today there is not enough real estate for mr. sanders to make up lost ground. the question mrs. clinton has for mr. sanders is how does he ring over his supporters to her side? katty: thank you. after 27 long years, a jury in britain concluded that 96 football fans who died in the hillsboro stadium disaster were unlawfully killed. the jury in the longest running inquest in british history decided the police officer in charge was responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence. the fans that were crushed on the terraces were not to blame. on, hold on, with hope
in your heart. and you will never walk alone. >> the road to justice has been 27 years long. today, those who have walked onward hope in their hearts for all that time finally saw hope. ♪ >> the record has been rewritten. it was not an accident. it was not the fans. the 96 were unlawfully killed. >> we had been called everything. understand whyl we have campaigned for 27 years. we believed what we were doing was right. we have to do this to get justice. evidence andars of argument, the jury decided the actions of this man, former
superintendent david duckenfield -- now 71 and retired -- caused the manslaughter by gross negligence and 96 liverpool football fans. he was the commander at hillsboro stadium on april 15, 1989. a clear sunny day in hillsboro. the state is set for a rerun of last year's classic. before minutes to go kickoff, thousands of excited liverpool fans were trying to get in to the match. superintendent duckenfield ordered that an exit gate to be opened to let the traveling fans in. they were funneled directly into already crowded fenced enclosures on the terraces. there was simply no escape. stre -- i cannot
stress enough the serious nature of what happened in hillsboro. we have witnessed a tragedy. the question for the jury, was the decision to open the gates so grossly negligent it amounted to the unlawful killing of 96 men, women, and children? decidedhe 9 person jury to a majority of 7 to 2 that the football supporters had been unlawfully killed, prompting cheers and tears in the public gallery. >> you still feel a little angry? >> 27 years, and it is not finished. we will go all the way to the end. >> with the unlawful killing decision pointing a finger inside the yorkshire police, the current chief cox double gave this -- the current chief huxtable gave this. cup semifinal at
hillsboro, catastrophically went wrong. today, as i have said before, i want to apologize unreservedly to the families and those affected. chief superintendent david duckenfield was not at home. the police say that he has been interviewed about his actions under criminal caution into an investigation into possible criminal liability continues. fans -- today, the inquest jury set the record straight. their behavior did not contribute to the dangerous situation at the ground. liverpool supporters were not the villains of hillsboro. they were the victims. >> if anyone is a winner, it is society at large. no matter who you are, how big you are, where you are in the organization, the public will
help you if you have done nothing wrong. david duckenfield told fa officials that the fans have forced the gate open. the police later blamed drug liverpool supporters. it was a lie. a quarter of the century too late, duckenfield finally admitted to the inquest that his decision to open the gates and not to close the tunnel to the directwded bins was the cause of the 96 deaths. it was a mistake i should not have made, a mistake i regret bitterly, he said. i apologize profusely. >> my name is charlotte hennessy and i lost my dad in the disaster. duckenfield made his apology, charlotte, who was 6 at the time of her father's death, recorded her reaction. >> i can categorically say now that i do not accept your
apology david duckenfield. you made us live a lie for 26 years. that is the on cool. -- beyond cruel. >> on every other matter, total agreement in the jury that the seeds of this tragedy were some years before. on the day that the emergency responders response was so an adequate it cost further lives. the stadium's design, construction, and layout contributed. their ears missing. the grand safety certificate, not up to date. services, ambulance that it caused or contributed to further deaths. now can berters remembered for what they were on that day. the heroes of hillsboro, who tried in the absence of emergency response to help their fellow men and women. that is what they did. they were then blamed. >> the ambulance service
accepted that mistakes had been made. >> we accept that after the crush developed, there were failings made by the ambulance service. lives could have been saved on 19895th of april, had the response been different. are 2 investigations into possible criminal charges relating to the actions of the police, others, and the elected ther up by police halloween tragedy. a decision is expected by the end of the year. >> an entire generation in liverpool grew up not trusting the police because of hillsboro. that matters today. that matters here in britain. that is why we have to get to the bottom of this. we have got to get this right. totonight, liverpool prepare mark an important victory in the
fight for truth and justice. the hillsborough campaign is close. justice, not quite yet. mark houston, bbc news, liverpool. katty: the tragedy of hillsboro was a terrible day in english football. other news from around the world, the united nations aid officials say that the humanitarian situation is dire. the you in emergency relief corps told reporters in geneva that an assessment last week had found that there were severe shortages of food, drinking water, and medicines in the town that is being besieged by government forces for more than three years. south sudan's rebel leader riek macha has been sworn in as vice president to end more than two years of conflict. he is returned to the capital of juba to take a post in the unity government led by president salva kiir.
2 million people are left homeless in the conflict in south sudan, which became independent in 2011. for the first time ever, the sales of iphones have declined. that was one of the headlines results that fell below wall street targets. we now crossed to the bbc technology reporter in san francisco. how bad is this? >> it is almost as bad as the storm that i am in in san francisco. it is very bad here, the results. we heard from the first time that iphone has declined 16% year on year. the ipad was down by 19% compared to this time last year. 12%.ac is down by that adds up to a very bad year for apple. the revenues have on down. in china, they have major growth potential.
seeing a drop there will worry investors. what it means is that for the first time in 13 years, apple has not grown and one quarter to the next. reinvent have to itself and come out with new products if they want to make revenue. it seems that it is deepening. it is a mini-crisis. they need a new product to reverse the trends. katty: critics say that the new iphone 6 is not very different from the product that came before that. what is the company saying in their defense? >> keeping in account, they are putting on a brave face. say that their services division like itunes and apple music, they are performing well and growing. , the iphone 7,ut they say it will be a significant update. whenever there is a new model, the 7 rather than the 6s from
last year, sales come up. they recently released the budget modelt is a and slightly smaller. they are hoping that those different innovations may help them turn around what has happened this time. katty: thank you very much. you are watching "bbc world news america." 30ll to come on the program, years after the world's worst nuclear accident we returned to to region around chernobyl see the aftermath and how people are coping with it. nicknamed the dentist of horror has been held for eight years in rant for deliberately mutilating patient 's mouths. lucy williamson has more. >> for years he had behind a white coat. today, the man that they nicknamed the dentist of were
injured court for the last time, still hiding. van nierop drugged his patience and mutilated them while they slept in the chair. he spread pain and injury, ripping out healthy teeth, breaking jaws. in aoman lost 8 teeth single appointment and was left gushing blood. she went to him for a simple filling and left without 2 of her teeth. there were various different cases, including burst glands, burst sinuses, cheeks being stitched to gums, and dressings being left inside of gums. when we went to a checkup we were unconscious for five hours or six hours.
>> nicole was among those to verdicts, guilty of aggravated assault and fraud. the sentence is 8 years in prison and a fine of 10,000 euros. prosecutors say that mr. van nierop enjoyed causing pain and was financially motivated, claiming medical insurance forward procedures that his patients did not need. during the trial mr. van nierop said he was not interested in people and said he could not remember his patients. as one of them remarked after the verdict, he will have time to think about us now. ♪ ago today, ars meltdown at the chernobyl reactor in ukraine triggered the world's worst nuclear accident. a cloud of radioactive cheerio was sent into the air with toxic loans spreading miles across the
former soviet union and further into europe. some 30 people died in the initial accident. the united nations' estimate says that thousands could be killed by related illnesses. tom bridge hazard -- tom burri dge has returned to the area. for which disaster the president led tribute today and effects evils health in the region. it has shaped to government policy and our opinion on nuclear safety. anger is growing in the west over the way the russians are handling their nuclear disaster. >> this is the damage from the corner of only one building and no continuing fire. attempt toority's cover up the nuclear appea -- nuclear apparel failed and sped
up the downfall of the nuclear explosion. here are the explosions, but only knew it was something serious when he saw the reactor itself. >> you could see the bright light in the place where it should be. i realized that it was the glowing core of the reactor. that is when i fully realized an accident, but a disaster. >> even now, the city next to the plant, built for the workers and their families, is an eerie reminder. this is the view from the hotel. there is an amusement park. toys and shoes at the nursery, left behind when a whole population was evacuated in a hurry. you could see the beds were the children could sleep during the day. the play area.
the fact that so many things and an entire city have barely been touched for 30 years gives you a sense of how unique this disaster was. valentina, including and her dog, still live in chernobyl's 30 kilometer exclusion zone. all overmily was ukraine. my husband and i decided that staying here was best. >> this multimillion pound international project to build a giant shield over the reactor, so the huge amounts of radioactive material inside can be removed, continues. the legacy of the chernobyl disaster is very real, 30 years on. bbc news, chernobyl. katty: ghostly scenes. imagine working for more than one hundred 50 years with barely a break. that is what london's iconic big
ben has done. it is about to fall silent for needed repairs. adam has braved the climb to see the famous bell for us. palace of behind the westminster's famous clock faces. you realize it is falling apart. the big enemy's water and condensation, which gets in everywhere making the ironwork rest. every bit of stonework will be examined, which means the elizabeth tower will be in scaffolding for three years p at the mechanism on the inside is like a car that is run every day without a service. clock makers are also getting a lift and somewhere to make a cuppa. how big of a deal is this for you? >> the clock is 150 years old
and has been running nonstop. it is an incredible privilege. it is almost iconic. to be a part and feel responsible for securing its future for others to enjoy. >> do you think people will be confused not having the time? >> i think that they will be sympathetic. we will keep the impact to a minimum. there will always be one dial displaying the time, and we will do what we can to keep it timing as long as possible. >> remember, big ben is the bell, not the clock. big bend working continuously for 150 years deserves a bit of tlc i reckon. you can find out more on our website. we will have the latest from the primaries in the states. you can reach me on twitter. i am @kattykaybbc. thank you for watching and you t -- and do tune in tomorrow.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> sreenivasan: and i'm hari sreenivasan. >> woodruff: on the newshour tonight, voters in five eastern states hit the polls today. what's at stake as candidates fight for some of the largest delegate hauls left in the race. >> sreenivasan: also ahead thisn tuesday, today marks 30 years since the worst nuclear disaster in history. a look at how chernobyl's effects can still be seen. >> woodruff: and, how chicago artist, theaster gates, is breathing new life into theth city's south side by transforming crumbling buildings into spaces for creativity. >> poor people have a right to beautiful things, but peoplebu have the right not to be poor anymore. i think that that feels like it's worth making art about. and fighting for. >> sreenivasan: all that and