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>> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying cleaner burning natural gas to generate electricity. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol, a biofuel made from renewable sugar cane. >> a minute, mom! >> let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >> and now, bbc world news. >> this is bbc world news america. i am kathy kay. the number of dead is unknown in nigeria after an airplane plunges into an apartment, killing everyone on board and many more on the ground. syrian rebels back the u.n.
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peace plan -- are not committed to the peace plan, ending the ceasefire. and a diamond jubilee concert, supporting the 60th year on the throne, but prince phillip misses the party due to an infection. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and america. rescue workers in nigeria still don't know how many people died when a plane crashed into an apartment building. there may be more victims on the ground. the country's president declared three days of mourning . >> the day after the crash,
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where buildings once stood, workmen pull out burned pieces of the plane. 153 people were onboard, but nobody hand d a chance of surviving. the pilot sent a call as both engines failed. it happened in lagos, not far from the city's airport. >> the diggers have moved in but this is a salvage operation now, moving the huge chunkd of thiks of this aircraft. through the day they bring out the remains of those who died in this crash. it is not clear how many people died on the ground. families were destroyed in seconds. this man says he saw the plane
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hit a tree, before crashing into the buildings. he said he stood still for several minutes, simply stunned. not knowing what to do. several children sent on an errand returned to this devastation. they were tkanaken into care. after declaring three days of mourning, goodluck jonathan said such a disaster would never be repeated. >> the equality -- this incident is a major setback to us as a people. >> these were the scenes just after it happened. people did what they could dto
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put out the fires. questions are being asked about the safety of the airline industry. this was the fourth crash in the past decade to kill at least 100 people. >> diplomats insist it is the only way forward. syrian rebels have lost patience with the plan from kofi annan. they killed at least 80 govermenrnment soldiers. there is a new rebel coalition based in turkey, hoping to bridge the divisions between those fighting asaad. she is the president of the woodrow wilson center in scotland. is there naany value in
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talking about the kofi annan peace plan as if it was still alive? >> the government holds out hope and supporters are. the news is dreadful. i was in egypt a week ago, with an observer -- meeting with foreign ministry folks. the opposition in syria is split. they were not bullish on the turkish approach. trying to put together a coherent opposition -- the murders are behonyond 13,000 de, a horrifying massacre. something must change. i have said for months, the best idea is a yemen-like soltuion a sideon where asaad and his family move to
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another country. this may be a face-saving solution that would persuade him to leave. >> this was before the massacres -- and i wonder what has happened in syira that changed your view? >> there is nothing good to say about the massacre in hula. a lot of people with their throats slit. a horrible crime. a crime against humanity. how do we make it stop? we make it stop by developing a coherent government to take the
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place of the al-asaad government. the leader of yemen left the country. they may get some of these arms. that is one reason not to do it. syria is going into civil war, sunni on shia violence. >> what is the role of the u.s. we sokpoke to a democrat who sad it was time to get involved in safe havens. >> military action approach is problematic. we don't know who we are arming.
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i think the safe haven idea has merit. safe zones for refugees. many of whome are coming over the border to turkey. some go into lebanon as well. >> would you support- > -- >> starting a new conflict from a group of nations is a problematic approach at this time. better off with a yemen-like solution. >> would you support the defense of the safe havens. again, to repeat, a yemen-like solution is better. vladimir putin has been aiding
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the government, with arms going in from russia. russia is on the wrong side. increasing comments from clinton and our u.n. ambassador about the complicity of the russians. we could increase the pressure on russia. and hoping they'd join the community of nations to build a solution instead of aiding the terror that is ongoing. and in news from libya, a group of militia fighters blocked air traffic. they demanded the release of one of their leaders.
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thirty militia members were arrested. in denmark, a group of men planning revenge for a cartoon of muhammed face charges of a terrorist attack. the newspaper that apologized has apologizedd them for any offense. >> today, a danis court convicted four men of a terrorist plot, and they were given 12 years each. they planned a shooting spree in copenhagen. the evidence was strong. weapons were found and the conversations were intercepted by swedish intelligence.
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the act was considered deeply offensive by muslims. the cartoons were published in 2005. in a separate plot from 2010, a somali man tried to kill the cartoonist. the men who were driven in were from north african origin. edish of them sweedis citizens. prosecutors said they intended to take hostage and kill those in the office. three of them were picked up in
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a suburb of the danish capital. also found were 100 runs of ammunition and plastic handcuffs. this was not the only plot. say it remains ai target. >> the ongoing fallout of those cartoons. tens of thousands in hong kong hold a memorial for those killed tenements where -- tiannanmen square massacre. >> long live democracy, she shouts. down with --
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>> this was a denunciation of communist rule, to mark the anniversary of the tiannanmen massacre. such protests rarely happen. the police got to him first. his disabled son showed how the officers had taken computers and detained his parents. his father witnessed the events 23 years ago. he saw the army gun down hundreds of students. >> china is like an apple, rotten inside. on the surface -- people think it is edible. it is not. we need changing or we will
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never have human rights. >> her husband was detained last week. police demanded she hand over her film of the protest. >> with freedom and democracy, people can live a better life. they will be controlled and cheated by the powerful. >> china is planning for the shuffle of the top leaders. among those retiring was a man present for the massacre. there are levels of corruption, and if the chinese people deserve more say in how things are run. >> he was 19 when he was killed at tiannanmen. she has little faith the new leaders will be different. >> changing the leaders is
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unlikely to make any difference. this is just a desire -- >> china's leaders suppress even the memory of the attacks. harmony is the watchword. preserving calm is what matters most. >> we have an update on that report. he and his wife -- who were featured have been detained by the police, along with activists from other cities. exploded in bagdad. the explosives-rigged car was near a shiite muslim building
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and the health department. a canadian suspected of murder was found in germany. a headless body was found in a suitcase outside the apartment of luka rocco magnotta. >> when luka rocco magnotta was cornered, he said to the berlin police, you have me. he was part of a red notice, a fugitivie of the highest warning. he was spotted in berlin. >> he was checking info on himself on the web. i called the police when seeing magnotta's pictures on the internet. >> on this flat, he is thought
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to have killed his lover with an ice pick and during the video, a song from the movie "american psycho," plays in the background. he sent a severed foot to the offices of the canadian conservative party. in berlin he offered no resistence. >> the reason why he is broadcasting to the media -- we want to get the 100% results of that. interpol confirmed this to us. >> the police tracked him with the mobile phone signals, but arrived at the hotels just as he'd left. he wore lipstick and wigs and even had plastic surgery to make
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himself look like james dean. he is now behind bars. stephen evans, bbc news, berlin. >> you are watching bbc world news america. could new techology put electric ans in the fast lane at affordable price? in a khazakstan courtroom, following a 17- month long strike that led to the deaths of 16 people. >> chaos and distress, after the trial of 34 workers.
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13 people were given 7 years in jail. others were amnestied or equated. this is part of the deadliest unrest in decades. it broke out as the clumination of a 7-month-long strike. many state properties were set on fire, causing millions in damange. 60 people were killed and nearly 100 were injured. five police officers were jailed. the authorities promised an open trial, but the proceedings were marked by allegations of police torture.
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claims denied by the authorities. it shattered khazakstan's image as the most stable republic. with the trial closed -- some will still be asking if justice has been served. from smartphones to electric cars, the call for powerful, lightweight batteries has never been stronger. too often, improvements are steeply priced. >> what is this? what does it have to do with this? the answer is science,
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batteries, and the cars of the future. it starts here on the san andreas fault, where geothermal energy gets a new lease of life. the hot power of the earth's crust is a huge source of minerals. >> there is an electric vehicle demand underway. >> we take brine from deep under ground -- we run it through the materials and we end up with something -- the key ingredient in the battery materials. >> here is where the lithium is being put to use. this sets a new record for power and price.
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>> this captures more energy i nthe batteries. it will make cars cheaper. our dependency anfor gas will go down dramatically. >> this will develop a battery that is longer, cheaper, and longer lasting to fuel the car of the future. >> some cars out there are sexy and practical enough to sell. bieber, dicaprio, and kutcher all have one, but you need a film star salary. this may make electric cars affordable to all of us. >> in britain, thousands came
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together for the diamond jubilee. prince phillip missed this due to an infection. >> there was a show to put on. the backdrop of buckingham auditorium. was a huge tens of thousands more -- the queen was not there for the first part of the concert. news of the hospitalization had not caused concern. the duke, who wil lbe 91 soon, -- the queen was on the roay
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barge. he has made a recovery from the heart scare from two days before christmas last year, going with she queen to all the jubilee this year. a doctor has watched, unob trusively. he announced the arrival of the queen. >> welcome her majesty, the queen. >> like the other members, she seemed relaxed. >> singers and others talked
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about why she is so close to her heart. shirley bassey sang about diamonds. >> and as the summer skies turned to night, stevie wonder had his own diamond jubilee greeting. the finale involved paul mccartney and pyrotechnics. the queen was escorted onto the stage and the concert was joined by the prince of wales. >> the sad thing is my father couldn't be here with us. unfortunately, he has taken unwell. if we shout loud enough, he may
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hear us in hospital. >> the queen lit the national beacon, a night she hadn't expected to be without her husband. she was surrounded by the warmth of this concert. >> the queen, still enjoying the celebrations. you can find more on the website. see you back here tomorrow. the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. union bank, and shell. >> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying cleaner burning natural gas to generate electricity.
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