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4:00 pm >> and now, "bbc world news america." laura: ejection officials have .ound remains and debris as loved ones begin to mourn those who were lost. president obama urges congress to act fast on a funding bill to combat the zika virus. it has been detected in africa. cultureebrating irish to mark a century since the easter rising. politics and the arts are interlinked on the emerald isle. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the search for clues for what
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caused the crash continues. as authorities find human remains and wreckage in the sea. the jet went missing on route from paris to cairo. the huge international search is underway focused on finding flight recorders. our correspondent is in cairo with more. clinton: in the village they prayed in the mourned. but here there are nobodies to bury. three men from separate families died in the egyptair crash. one, we his daughter by his side. common told prayers me about his friend. >> this is his daughter. >> his daughter. four years old. >> very sad.
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tells me it would be easier if the families would be able to bury their loved ones. it would give them a better closure. one man is refusing to believe his son has passed. he says he's waiting for him. this was to be the first visit to egypt. most of the family are too heartbroken to speak. his uncle agreed to tell us of their loss. now knowan we ask for that we have lost the most precious thing? we do not want anything. he is gone at his daughter is gone with him. way fromage is a long paris. it is even a long way from cairo. honest tragedy. they lost three men and a child. they were proud of the fact they had gone out into the world to earn a living. there is some comfort today that egypt had discovered some of the debris and some of the little --
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belongings from the flight and there is a hope that eventually the bodies of the sons will be returned to this village. step closer to happening. the air force was at searching again. when the defense minister announced the discovery. chris we have been briefed by coordinationcue center about the discovery of body part, to seats, and luggage. at the scene of the search. slightly to the south of where >> planes a signal was lost. they were mostly from france and egypt. was mohammed. his cousin spoke of his officials of. >> 2000 hours in the same plane.
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quentin: there will be no peace until their loved ones are returned. they can fully turn their thoughts to what caused the plane to fall from a clear blue sky. laura: i spoke with quentin who is in cairo a short time ago. what is there in the wake of this crash? quentin: it is a mixed mood. there is despair. there is anger, confusion over what exactly caused this plane to crash. seem, strange as it may there was among some of the families a sense of relief. they had been desperate to be able to honor the dead, to be able to give them a proper burial. answer that the discovered some of the wreckage from a plane and some human remains is good.
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for some of those families they will be able to finally reclaim some of their loved ones and get them a proper burial. it is an important moment. the discovery of that debris also helped. it is a step closer to unraveling the mystery of what brought the plane down and we're hearing from egyptian authorities that they will redouble their efforts to find a wreckage of the play and let -- locate the flight recorder. what are: reporting from cairo. for more on the latest of elements i spoke to captain john an aviationof consulting firm joining me from florida. the egyptian navy has found debris floating in the mediterranean. what could the wreckage tell us about why the plane went down to mark this: the floating debris is the first step in a long investigative process. it will help localize the search
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area so investigators can locate the wreckage on the ocean floor and the pattern of that wreckage in -- and mapping of the wreckage will begin to tell us what happened in this tragedy. is it spread over a large area? if so there is a likelihood of an in-flight breakup. if it is in a small area it is more indicative of their plane being in a single piece when it hit the water. this is the first bit of hard evidence that we have got that say ifg to definitively the airplane broke apart in flight. once we get remote submersible vehicles to take pictures to start looking for the recorders, then we can start to understand the breakup sequence if that occurred. suggests thatar the planes were violently and then plunged 20,000 feet before disappearing altogether. what does that suggest to you about what i have happened to the pilot? guest: this would be highly
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unusual for commercial airliner to perform in that way. whether the plane was out of control or was doing some his maneuver. it makes me question the radar data itself. we need to validate that the information from that radar data is accurate. we have seen times in the past such as the malaysia 370 accident where initial radar reports of wild altitude excursions proved not to be valid. we need to make sure that the radar data from the military radar is in fact accurate. if it is then what can cause an airplane to perform in that way, it will narrow down the possibilities. once again, did the airplane break apart in flight or was it in one piece? laura: security measures are being stepped up here at los angeles airport. how easy is it for people who are not passengers, foreground
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staff to gain access to a plane before it takes off? the security repercussions of this tragedy regardless of the cause are going to be significant. in everyity review aspect for all operators and countries is going to be enhanced as a result of this. the access to aircraft is carefully controlled. it is on and need to be there basis. cleaning staffor and catering and of course the flight crews so they'll have access but it is controlled access. when airplanes arrive at the stations, they perform security checks after every flight. and itthese things changes from airport to airport as to the ease of access for ground staff particularly to get on enough of the airplanes. this is something that is not going to be looked at more closely. laura: thank you for joining us. guest: my pleasure.
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laura: the white house and one nearby government building work put in lockdown after a secret service officer shot a person who drew a weapon near the premises. he was brought to hospital in critical condition. the president was not in the said no and officials one in the building or associated with the white house >> as we wereian walking through a look over to my right and there is a man walking toward us site that my boyfriend and i say do you see that done right there and so he had a gun out, in plain sight. it was not even hidden, it wasn't anything. as i said that he looked at me. then kept walking. laura: from one of the visitors. president obama addressed
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a fundingnd ask for package. he was calling for action. president obama: if i was starting a family this is a piece of insurance and want to purchase. i think that is true for most americans. and understand that this is not something where we can build a wall to prevent mosquitoes that do not go through customs. to the extent that we are not handling this thing on the front end we will have bigger problems on the backend. laura: the centers for disease control says that 157 pregnant positive forsted the zika virus. in the u.s. territories, 122 pregnant women are infected.
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oversees the world health organization said the strain of the disease has been detected in africa for the first time. lucy,joined by dr. daniel an infectious disease specialist. 157 women here in the united states, pregnant women infected with the zika virus. it sounds very concerning. how worried are you buy these figures? for quitebeen worried some time, many months, but now i am more worried because the numbers are larger than we knew even two weeks ago. figure you mention, 122, that is the states and d.c. and then the territories, another 122. 279 women altogether pregnant with lab evidence of the zika infection. sora: those women must be concerned. how likely is it that babies could be born with birth
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defects? >> week still do not know a precise answer. there has been a range from studies in french holidays you aslow as 1% risk at as high 29% from studies in brazil. it is a little bit of a comparing apples and oranges. there is more to the general problems other than just the so-called small head or microcephaly. there could be brain damage even without the small head. it is reason for serious concern. laura: the president is calling for congress to allocate $1.9 billion. what happens if the president does not get that money? that wehe u.s. response owed to the citizens of the united states is not going to happen. for example: not developing the vaccine in a prompt manner. it takes years to develop vaccines usually. we need to have already gotten started. without the money we cannot.
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exactly is it we are getting so many cases now, is it to people who have traveled and been bitten by mosquitoes abroad coming back here? just: so far, yes. there is no documented spread in by mosquitoes biting in the united states. it is mostly returning travelers. laura: the first strain has been found in the key birdie islands off west africa. how troubling is that development? guest: i have been worried about this for several months and published a paper about the zika echoed -- epidemic we know has been going on and keep 30, the island nation off west off -- africa. it started in august. we did not know if it was the african strain or the so-called asian strain that came through brazil. the press conference news is that the asia strain which we
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know causes brain damage and microcephaly, three babies were born with microcephaly. that means con to mental -- continental africa should start testing for infection and start monitoring for microcephaly and brain damage. laura: thank you for coming in. in other news. india's highest ever temperature has been recorded in the state jestan,ester on -- ra 51. in pakistan they sought a temperature one degree higher. reports they live ammunition was used as security forces and that dozens of people have been wounded, some seriously.
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the protesters are angry about corruption and the failure of the government to provide ready. you're watching bbc world news america. still to come. prisoners of the body and mind. the bbc goes inside one of the toughest prisons in america to look at why mental health issues are such a problem. in austria thousands have been protesting against the rise of the far right freedom party. than onedate won more third of the vote in the first round of presidential elections and goes into the second round as the favorite. for the first time candidates from the three other parties did not make it to the runoff. our europe editor reports. >> keep nazis out of the presidential palace lead -- reads this packard. placard.
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calling onere is fellow austrians to wake up. they say the freedom party is out. this is the friendly face of the far right. his smooth talk in his party hard line. austria's first is his motto. his under -- underlying message is and 10 migrant. austria is struggling to integrate the tens of thousands of asylum-seekers who flooded here last year. high unemployment has heightened simmering resentment. about an lot more election. the freedom party a success story is more complex and it reflects the european trend. is anvorite to win
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antiestablishment candidate who says he listens to voters in campaigns on a migrant curbing nationalist euro-skeptic ticket. some familiar? it is across europe. in germany, italy, france, the u.k., denmark, and the netherlands, right-wing populist parties are gaining in strength and influence. he wants to take a moment to focus on a problem that really gets attention here in the u.s. and that his mental health among the prison population. s moreare three time mental illness sufferers than there are in hospital. we were given special permission to film in cook county jail, illinois and spoke to the prisoners there. report: this is what checking
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into america's largest mental health institution looks like. it is not the official role but when 30% of people being shuttled around from cell to cell and locked away in this jail have psychiatric problems, that by default is what it has become. watched as this man was processed into the jail, having his mug shots taken. criminalarged with trespass, sleeping on someone else's property. 42-year-old robert is homeless and he has schizophrenia. we saw as he was shuffled off into what is a tough world. parts of the jail, up to 400 inmates are kept in a single room where they eat, sleep, and live altogether. many have committed far worse crimes and robert.
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this was spoke to complained of the conditions they lived in but not want to be recorded for fear, they said, of repercussions. for the number of those among the prison population with mental health problems appears to be ever-increasing. it is that there are three times the number of psychiatric patients in incarcerated in hospitals. people like andre. he has been locked up because he still groceries that he said he needed to eat. he too is schizophrenic. >> being incarcerated is no way to live. not only is it being kept from your freedom buturrounded with the people that are here. violence, the ignorance, the antagonist and mentality of individuals who are locked up with ken -- he can be dangerous. >> there are some areas of the jail that do have the look of a
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treatment center. those running this facility have recognized the mental health provision needs to be a huge part of what they do. the new warden is even a psychologist. but what they cannot change is a system that means so many people who should be treated in the community and the in a place like this. >> you have people who are sick, not criminals, they are sick. no different than if they had diabetes but they have mental illness. why is it not being treated? guess what, states or of the country, throughout the united decimated mental health programs. people scramble to find anything. where do these people and up? in the jails and prisons and it has been going on now for decades. to featuret seems that there is a recognition that too many people are going to jail, especially those with psychiatric problems. that can be resolved only with
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reforms and improved mental health services outside prison. both things feel a long way off. laura: the mentally ill who languish in america's jails. now to a dramatic representation of our history. the kennedy center has rolled out a three-week celebration of irish history and culture marking the centenary of the british -- english rising. the bbc was given an artistic tour. >> welcome everyone at last. the 100 year since the irish rising which is the incident that again our path, our walk to freedom. it was an audacious moment in history. the tiny country with
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group of intellectuals during to take on the mightiest in higher in the world. they did not win their battle but they did win their freedom. the terrible beauty is more. the revolution began with the arts. it began with yates and his group writing plays about people dying for their country. there was a huge sacrifice element. if you die for your country somehow the country grew up at her because of your blood. i think that is something we might have outgrown in general in the world. >> harps show up in all different cultures, all different mythologies. ireland has a heart as their national symbol. how cool is that?
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there is also something really about the music of island. celtic music in general. i find that they harmonic qualities of this instrument lend themselves beautifully to that music. ♪ a the hundred earth day is first birthday because countries take a bit of time to correct. it is a baby country in one hand. it is taking its first steps and making its first mistakes. falling down with an economic crisis but standing up again. ♪ festival marks the next
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hundred years. it marks the beginning of our ability to be members of the world. come to the festival because you will see a country full of eccentricity and strange experiments and optimism. i think there is less rules in ireland than there are in england or france or germany. there is a sort of freedom that theyoung can enjoy all on architecture of the rising. [applause] the rising will bring today's rock test to a close. you can find more at twitter and facebook. things are watching. have a great weekend.
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