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pinpoint and check people worldwide. and not just a pest - how this creepy crawley is helping to design the robots of tomorrow. >> . beginning the newshour. 20 are dead after an aattack in sanaa. gunmen are believed to have infiltrated the building through the eastern wing. building. the situation is now under control. there are reports of sporadic gunfire and explosions. >> we spoke to the editor in chief of the ""yemen post."
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>> it has not been safe in the capital. this was expected. the regime warned that they could escalate. what is behind the attack is unknown. i would not be surprised if al qaeda is not linked to the attack. or that we don't see more of al qaeda's links because it seems more unorganised than an organised attack. there are casualties between injured and killed. the government is downplaying the incident, saying that they have everything under control. but how is he on the ground. it's delicate and the government is as weak as it is to me. we feel that. the government now is being seen
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by residents. >> joining me on the set is our correspondent who has been in the city many times. let's look at sanaa. this is the defence ministry. tell us what happened and where. >> so a car drove from this road up to this road, and then stormed a gate. it was a suicide bombing attack. this is the eastern part - eastern wing... >> this is the old part of city. >> to drive to this location you have to go through three or four military checkpoints, which shows that this is a breach. so at the time they stored this gait they were, in fact, deflecting attention from something else, which was 15 fighters coming to this location, this corner here, wearing a uniform, and then they stormed this building and there was a blast, creating damage on
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this building, which is a hospital. >> you know the area because you interviewed the president in one of these buildings down here. >> exactly. >> on the south side. >> because the commander of the armed forces and most of the time he came early morning, met with the minister of defence, the top hierarchy of the military established. >> they said a hospital on the grounds have been damaged. is this a full-time military hospital. >> the same hospital where the former president was treated when he suffered... >> the terrible burns in the attack. >> before being taken to saudi arabia. >> we have the geography of it. what about the reasons behind it? >> well, there's no claim of responsibility. so far the only group in yemen to conduct these attacks is al qaeda. it has the know-how, capability. two years ago it sent 100]
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shoulders not far from this area. they have the intelligence. this is not only a message for the government, it's also to the west and the americans. one of the top commanders of al qaeda posted a video of about four weeks ago. that the government was held accountable for the killing of his own people. >> do you believe the government in sanaa when it says the situation is under control? >> people say that they hear gup shots in the compound. from the different sources we have been talking they say the army killed most of the fighters. there's a few pockets of resistance. i think it will be a matter of time. >> they'll sweep it up, but the underlying problems will not go away. >> it shows that the government is unable to tackle the
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challenge that it faces. >> that's our correspondent from al jazeera who has travelled and reported for us many times. >> there is fighting in the capital bangui, since rebels seized power the the u.n. security council is to discussion how to strengthen an international security force stationed there. let's bring in our correspondent who is live in bangui. we have heard reports of gun fire. what have you been able to see and hear? >> we are pretty safe where we are right now in the hotel, but we were all woken up with the cracks of gunfire echoing throughout the city. and that gun fire is going on
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sporadically at a distance from where we are. we understand from the latest, from information that we have on the ground and it's difficult to get full information, is that some people have been killed or hacked to death around the airport. we understand that several seleka fighters have died and anti-balaka fighters too. now, this attack. according to the french military has been carried out by anti-balaka. now, they are a group of mainly christian militia who were, up until now, just viewed as vij lanties, villagers, rising up against the muslim seleka forces. it seems they have the strength to carry out major offenses here in the capital bangui and this is the worst fighting that this
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country has seen since seleka swept through, taking control in march. >> it's a difficult situation to put in complex because it's a largely christian country. the rebel president, if you would like to call him that, the man who ousted the previous president is a muslim. this is the first time it has happened. into the mix you have extra troops coming if the security council gives the go ahead. >> unfortunately the conflict seems to be heading towards the sectarian conflict. muslims and christian have lived here peacefully for years. we have seen muslims attacking christians, then they rise up.
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it's believed a genocide could happen here. which is why there's a voting and a possible passing of a resolution giving french troops the right to come here, and a beefed up african force backed up by the security council. more than 1,000 french forces will be here on the ground soon, it has been announced. there no one protecting this area. heading outside the hotel, there's no one protecting civilians - women and children - at the moment. it >> all right. mentioning there the french foreign minister. that's laurent fabius. let's hear what he has to say. >> translation: this resolution is under chapter vii, which allows the use of force. the essential point concerns the
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use of african troops, and france is authorised to offer support and establish security and avoid the deterioration of the current humanitarian crisis. >> the u.s. national security agency is gathering billions of records from mobile phones worldwide according to leaked top secret documents given to the paper by former edward snowden. the report says 5 bill yop records every 24 hours allows u.s. intelligence officials to track the movement of people in ways that were unimaginable. using tools such as code traveller, which can map relationships geographically with people and their most. american people say it is legal. it's a breach of privacy. let's discuss it with the ceo of spark digital, a digital marketing and social media
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company. to know the n.s.a. is spying on people using their mobile phones, sure that is no surprise. what is interesting about that to you. >> what is interesting is what they are tracking. date, time, speed, trajectory. that's what they are keeping historical records of. what is a lot of people don't know is they are not just looking at it just at this moment, but backwards in time when the phone came online. >> code traveller, meaning they can work out which group of people from in proximity to each other. that's fascinating. they may have suspicions about you, but not know about me, but if you and i are close for a number of days or a specific journey, they can put two and two together. >> it looks interesting. there's questions of guilt by association.
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maybe the person is a relative. they take the same routes as they commute. those things are interesting to look at, but they may raise a lot of questions. >> the n.s.a. may look at another r revelation from edwar snowden and say, "so what?" many are aware that their digit digital footprints are being taken. >> erter than the spirns implications of this. there are some interesting possible implications for future generations. >> i want to get to that. before i do, one of the things that people enjoy are real-some time traffic data on maps, so you can see which roads are there. it can be done by cell phone
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data. 100 years from now the academics and historians will be able to do it by age, agenda. >> if i don't want them to know where i am and i'm using a cell phone, there's little or nothing i can do >> correct. >> just change my cell phone. >> i don't know if that's good enough. you may have to leave it at home. >> coming up in this newshour. syria becoming the new training ground for radical fighters worldwide. we'll look at what europe is doing about that. and - class of 2013, a training program for somali soldiers moved home from mogadishu to uganda. >> in sport england miss out and australia hit out on day one of the second ashes test. it's pretty evenly balanced
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though. we'll find out more from andy. >> thailand is celebrating the 86th birthday of its king. celebrations of ed, by people trying to force the government out. as wayne hay reports, it's likely to only be temporary. >> this was a day to fill the streets and try to put politics aside. >> tens of thousands of thais came out to see their king. >> translation: i'm happy to be here celebrating his birthday. it makes me happy to see him. i wish i could be here forever. >> the 8 six-year-old is regarded as the father of the nation. he made a brief address.
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>> translation: all thats should consider this and talk about the responsibilities of the greater interest, which is the security and stability of the country. the king is above poll tirks, in thailand politics is never far away. highs speech is interpreted as being a direct reference to the current crisis. it's in stark contrast to the violence on the street. protesters are calling for the government to go. a truce was negotiated as a mark of respect to the king. >> we have to believe in him. we should listen to him about the conflict. my feeling is to tell him to stop fighting. >> the protest movement has not given up. at its headquarters people turn their attention to the birthday. inside protesters took time to rest before they regrouped and continued a push towards the
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government. >> the program, yingluck shinawatra, political leaders and other players gathered before the celebration, possibly providing an opportunity to discuss of the situation. for now, nothing has changed. the king's birthday provided thailand with a day of unity. when it begap, it handgone away. >> china has been telling the u.s. vice president that his air defense zone in the east china sea is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue
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that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominated the proceedings. biden goes on to south korea, for talks, and the north koreans
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crisis being top of the agendas. when it comes to evaluating who won and who lost and who benefitted the most from negotiations in beijing. it's interesting to see how it helped to shape the continuing relationship between america and china, said to be the world's most important bilateral relationship right now. china will be looking at this as having had an important influence on how it squares up against the united states of america. by taking this unilateral position on the air defense zone it was able to assert itself in the region which irked its neighbours, presenting a strong front to america. as the world's most significant - the world's last remaining true superpower, america was unable to do anything about.
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>> iraqi security forces stormed a shopping mall under attack from gunman in kirkuk. the gunmen took some host int ints -- hostages. one of the attackers was caught alive. but four at least have died. >> a brazen attack in kirkuk, starting with a blast on wednesday. it killed and wounded many civilians. minutes later the sound of a raging battle, security forces caught by surprise. this was posted on the internet. they could not identify the forces engaged. many personal were killed or wounded. reports suggest that the gunmen failed in their attempt to storm the building. they managed to take hostages
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and took refuge in a mall. >> translation: we knew the terrorists were planning an attack. i told the security forces not to be deceived by how quiet they were. a terrorist situation like this was inevitable. we are working together to investigate the situation and have rescued 11 people. they are now with their families. heavy fighting continues into the night, turning the jawahu mall into a battle zone. a fire started, plumes of spoke billowed into the air. the gunmen are entrenched in the building for several hours before an anti-terrorism unit got in and ended the crisis. kirkuk has been hit by a string of attacks and bombings for years. there's no indication that iraqi security forces are able to restore security.
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>> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in jerusalem to propose a security plan for the west bank. me met the israeli prime minister benyamin netanyahu and will travel to ramallah to meet the prime minister. it's the first time john kerry intervened after peace talks from stalled for five years. >> european union is warning of a major threat. ministers from several countries are having talks in brussels worried about the fighters going backwards and forwards from europe to syria. the numbers of fighters from western european countries doubled in the last six months. >> in the beginning in syria you had few rebel groups.
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now they have come from iraq. they have, of course, got fighters coming from north africa and the european union. this creates a serious security problem because we have to anticipate their return and how to handle this. >> the commander of the free syrian army says al qaeda-linked groups are growing stronger. one affiliate has 5,000 fighters. but denied a comment that f.s.a. would be able to fight without bashar al-assad against al qaeda. >> translation: i categorically deny any of these comments. i did not give an interview. we believe that after the fall of assad, we'll have one united
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army. the backdon of this is the heroic fighters. they'll be the ones fighting any aggressors. >> we have the thoughts of a professor who believes free syrian army is trying to scare the west into giving support to extremist groups like al qaeda. >> there are 31 groups involved in the syrian conflict as of last year. it may have increased. al qaeda sees an opening to carry out its agenda. and so it is taking advantage of the situation in syria. one has to be careful, you know, the head of the f.s.a., general adris would send al qaeda to frighten the westerners to support him. what they really are are
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islamist groups, some called salafists. so there's a range in the 31 opposition groups from very liberal to extremely religious, very conservative. >> the work is going on on board a u.s. ship where dangerous syrian weapons will be destroyed. as james bays explains, the difficult part will be getting the weapons out of the country. >> the mv cape ray ship being fitted with equipment to destroy syria's arsenal. that's not the hardest part of the task. the u.n. official. he said first, the deadly stockpile must be transported in trucks through a convoy which is syria to the the port. >> we can only doctor the
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operation a success when the entire chemical weapons program has been destroyed outside of the country. the crunch time indeed is the reality test. we have to start moving the most dangerous chemical agents need to be transported to latakia for transportation out of country. given the fact that the con voi has to travel through parts of the syria, this is a huge challenge. >> the operation to deal with chemical weapon has gone surprisingly well. all weapons recognise transporting to a port will be difficult. there's a high chance that some rebel groups may attack the convoys. >> it's not just a difficult task, there's a tight deadline. syria's weapons must be out of the country by december 31st.
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less than four weeks now. >> time in the news hour to get the weather with everton. thanks very much. we have high winds, high tides and coastal flooding across parts of north-west europe. the cloud around scotland has been sinking south wards. it's bringing in nasty weapons. see how tightly packed these are, this is an area of low pressure. the winds travelling from west to east. we have found all trains cancelled across scotland. we have 20,000 homes in scotland without power. the strong winds continue the next 24-48 showers. winds gusting to around 150
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k/hr. added to that we have the high tides. it will have the effect of pushing the high waters to the southern parts of north sea to the next 24-48 hours. we have wed wintry weather digging further eastwards and south wards. looking at the broader picture here is the cold front. massive cloud and wintry weather and violent winds to the north-west. it will feed wet weather, wintry whether to the central areas. the strongest wind making its way towards the baltic sea. as we go into saturday, the horrible weather going further south wards and eastwards. starting to calm down towards the west by saturday. >> everton thank you. this is what is coming up on the
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newshour. the migrants using spain said enclave as a stepping stone. >> mexican bandits stealing a truck full of material may have been exposed to radiation. >> and suarez's 4-star performance in premier league. n
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nsh this is the newshour with
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me, david foster. let me run you through the toppitop stories. >> a car bomb in sanaa. >> the u.s. security agency is gathering billions of records from mobile phones around the world. according to leaks to t"the washington post" by edward snowden. >> groups are fighting in bangui, there are reports of people being hacked to death. >> the u.n. security council is due to discuss how to strengthen international security forces stationed there. >> extra details on the crisis in the central african republic. the seleka, loosely a group of warlords, began an uprising last
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year, marching on bank yi. they took control of the pattern. the rebel leader michel djotobia made himself the country's interim president, the first muslim leader. it led to a decision in july to send 2,500 african forces to keep the peace. reports came in of christian groups taking up arms against the former rebels. by december, the u.n. estimated 700 had been quillkill. let's talk to someone from the school of african studies, and from the school of london. is this a sectarian/religious conflict by and large? >> you may say so by and charge.
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we have got the - it looks at the moment that it's more than islamist side against a non-islamist side. it doesn't make them christian. that's another matter. what seems quite clear is that it's gotten out of hand. something needs to be done as quickly as possible. that also is a reason why the u.n. resolution will take place today to garner more troops to come on the scope to solve the situation. >> in doing so, could they not strengthen the position of a man who has taken power in a coup and undermined the president who had a flee the country, president bosisa. >> yes, what puzzles everyone at the moment is that bosisa is pulling the strings from paris under the noses of france who is, at the same time, trying to
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getthe resolution passed and get more troops. france and the african union have to release as many troops as possible to save the current president from being overthrown, as the situation developed last night. >> why would it matter to the international community that the president who is head of the rebel group has taken the past by force. why does it matter to them. >> it doesn't matter to the international community because if the situations gets out of hand, it has regional consequences in the area. and, of course, the humanitarian side of things, which is an international concern. basically it's a matter for the african union, and for the u.n. security council, which is the international body to be able to
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do something about it as soon as possible. >> appreciate your thoughts on that. michael working at the school of oriental and african studies. >> soldiers from the european union are heading to the somalian capital. 4,000 troops have been put their their paces in uganda in the last three years. malcolm webb joined the class as they graduated at the training camps in the west of uganda. >> these some articlely soldiers innocently the last game of this camp in uganda. they completed training, graduate and are about to go home and fight insurgency. they queue for one of their last meals. first lieutenant hamad was born in 1991. the government was overthrown,
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plunging the country into turmoil. he grew up as warlords. he said he joined the government forces is fight, bringing stability. >> translation: if i did not volunteer, who would do it. i'm somali. i should fight for my government, people and family. i hope one day it can be better than it is now. >> he is one of 4,000 omarticlies trained by soldiers from the european union. trainers and soldiers alike say it hasn't been easy. now it's over. laughs and smiles. they were brought here, a hotbed for pilots. >> the european union has an interest. because it is an area that has substantial trade with europe and the stab illisation is part
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of thaul that process. >> at the parade ground the graduation ceremony we gins. the e.u. provided the soldiers. diplomats and generals from all those involved agreed that it's safe enough to move the program to the somali capital mogga dish u. when it started, it was very unstable. an african union force controls most of the country. the plan is one day the african union troops will leave and these men and their government will take full control. no one expects that to happen soon. in training amen did well. he was presented an award. he marches out with the other graduates. after months away they are glad to be going back to loved ones
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and homelands. one with a time utility use path and unknown future. russian and german foreign ministers arrived in the ukrainian capital for a europe-wide meeting. ukrainian people angry that their president did not sign a trade deal with the e.u., viktor yanukovych, their" decided to remain on the side -- alined it russia. >> what was the stalemate. >> it's a stalemate. it is a question of momentum for these protesters. can they carry on bringing large numbers of people into the city
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center. do they have a clear idea as to what they want to do next. what will happen next. i don't think there is an answer to that question. that's why there'll be people in the ukrainian government feeling their best strategy is to wait and sit this thing out. perhaps that's why you were saying the president was on an official visit to china. i think the feeling will be it's winter, it's cold and eventually the government may hope that people will get exhausted and start to drift away from the square. this morning, yet again, it should by said they are here in significant numbers. >> with viktor yanukovych out of the country and the protesters wondering what to do, are they getting hope from the arrival of the these big wigs into the european union? would they like
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ties more closely with the e.u. >> they have had some. the german foreign minister arrived. they did not come as a statement. it's important to emphasise that. it's significant that the german foreign minister came here to independent square. he must have known the symbolism of what he was doing and chose to meet with the opposition leader. there are other foreign ministers. they are outspoken critics of russian policy towards ukraine. interestingly sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, they are port of the osce. the meeting has begun. it's not a meeting specifically about ukraine, but you would
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imagine that ukraine and the crisis here is bound it feature and there'll be different approaches round that table to what's happening here and what may happen next. >> barnaby, thank you for keeping us up to date on the situation there. thousands of people are risking their lives to make their way across the mediterranean sea to europe in the hope of a better life. hundreds have died as we reported here. more people are using a spanish enclave as a stepping stone. >> as soon as the gates open a rush of people flood back and forth between here and more o y okayo. a few metres separate the rest of africa from the gateway.
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more okayans coming through the border do to legally. many will do what they say. this side you are an spanish soil. it's beyond the med terrianian sea that people want to get to. >> scores of people scaled the fence in september. a man who tried not long ago died. the spanish authorities decided to reinforce part of the fence with raiser wire. those that get through do so in limbo. living in detention centres facing deportation. a family told us they travelled from the syrian city homs. this man scaled the fence hoping to find a better life. >> translation: here we have the hope of getting throe.
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we know every couple of weeks people get there. if we go we can work a little bit. a bit to support ourselves. >> the move to fortify milia has been criticised by some rights groups. >> we doan agree and think it's an adequate solution. it will make the situation desperate. it will not stop people coming in, they are looking for a dignified life. the geographical location makes it seem that it is a gateway. >> the european union has to get more involved. there are common policies from 28 countries. in this moment and in my opinion i think they should do more. >> for many here the long
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journey to reach europe will end in disappointment with a gulf between malleea and mainland spain never feeling wider. >> more and more of us worldwide, it would appear are living longer lives. it may seem like good news, but the quality of the extra years is the subject of a report. the number of dementia cases worldwide will increase or by three times. >> alzheimer's disease international says 44 million live with the disease. by 2050 it increases to 35 million cases. dr basim is a prove tore in qatar. he said there are many reasons why dementia is on the rise.
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>> hypertension may cause strokes that are not evident. if we can colt the -- control the hypertensions we may have cases look for nutritional courses. vitamin 12. we don't know if there's association, actually. there's other environmental causes and research going on, to look at the environmental causes that may lead into the alzheimer's disease. one thing that is important is to increase moneys and funds of studies that are looking to see what is the thing that is causing dementia so we can address and tread it. >> coming up on the newshour in
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sport. why mexico's first n.b.a. game in 16 years had to be postponed. stay with us if you can, here on al jazeera.
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mexican police have found a truck of radioactive material stolen on the way to a decommissioning site. the people that opened it were exposed to lethal levels of radiation, and are in danger of dying within days. we have more from mexico city.
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>> soldiers and police cordoned off the area where the stolen material was found. 160 towns have been evacuated. there's no risk as long as people stay clear of the material. some residents are not convinced. >> there's danger are of radio active exposure, we don't now how far it could go. >> the cobalt was encased, but someone old it. whatever it was it was exposed. officials say it was thieves. an emergency worker said others may have been involved. >> translation: people say they found it and decided to bring it home. they were thinking of selling it as scrap metal.
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>> this is the gas station where the truck was stolen. the driver was sleeping when two men pulled him out of the truck, tied him up and left him in the lo. it was thought the thieves didn't know what they were stealing. this is the largest amount of radioactive material stolen in mexico. in mexico we have 2500 sources. ex-peedias, loss or threat of five to six units a year. most of them are recovered. >> this one was only recovered once out in the open. police and soldiers have been searching for the stolen vehicle across central mexico and use detectives to find it. authorities are considering finding security to export transport buildings in the
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future. >> he's back after a run in antarct antarctica, we'll tell you about that another day. >> australia has finished day one the second ashes test 273/5. michael clarke and braddin the unbeaten batts many. shane watson put on 121 for a second. england fought back. could have been better in the final session. three catches dropped. michael clarke unbeaten on 48 at the close. half a century for george bailey in his second test match before he became the scop of a victim. swan and panay sar sharing the other victims. >>. >> cc in new zealand is being
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investigate for match fixing. the matches involved not yet made public, but are not recent. previously indian premier league was sued over allegations of match fixing. >> no current new zealand players are being investigated. no games played to new zealand are being investigated. lastly, no matches under new zealand cricket's jurisdiction are being investigated. better news for new zealand cricket on the field. they are in a strong position after the first test against windies. the black caps posting 609/9. the windies following on, trailing by 228 runs. >> manchester united manager david moyes doing his best to sound and stay confident despite
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seeing his side leave his fourth game of the season. brian's goal four minute from time gave everton a first win at united in 21 years. >> we have a long way to go. we play great football. we'll be in around there. >> reporter: are you cable of doing that? >> i do, yes. >> lius suarez scoring. >> i like to talk about the team. you have to hold up lius as one
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of the best strikesers in the world. incredible. >> arsenal are four clear at the top of the table. nicholas bentall getting the opener. nine games, 32 goals. >> brazilian team comes from behind. the first leg of the final. scoring open just after half time. the brazilian poegs was the level. a free kick in the 79th minute. the second leg coming up in
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buenos aires on wednesday. >> lindsey vonn returns to the slopes as she recovers from an injury setback. suffering a knee injury in february. a training crash and further delayed a comeback. the american held her first world cup training run of the season. it is yet to decide whether she'll enter friday's race. >> no, i'm trying to make sure things are good with my need and build confidence every day. now i'm focussed on this particular moment, and socchi is a way aways and trying to stay focused and focus on my knee and get the confidence back. >> the first n.b.a. game to be played in mexico in 16 years didn't happen. it had toe about called off the. the san antonio spurs and
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minnesota timberwolvek were due to play. a generate malfunctioned, sending smoke pouring into the building. it will be played in minnesota timberwolvek at a later date. detroit's winning streak has been brought to on end. taking a lead. flights coming back at four goals. finishing with a 6-3 victory. >> david storing in a montreal jersey. 3-3 with 37 left in the third. tahan jirks returned to score a final goal. >> henrik lunqvist is set to become the highest paid goal tender, agreeing to a contract worth almost $60 billion. >> to picture myself anywhere
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else was wrong. it was never an option. i know there was speculation over the summer, but it was never an option to me to leave this club. >> plenty more on the website. the latest from the ashes, check it out. that's it from me for now. more plalater on. >> cockroaches may make you cringe and me cringe. they are an inspiration, and could inspire technology i of the future despite being one of the most loathed insect. we explain the new-found interest. >> the cockroach roamed the planet to 100 million years, developing extraordinary abilities. it can run 1.5 metres a second, climb walls and move quickly
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with precision in the dark. they have attracted the attention of scientists. >> one thing it can teach us is how the mechanical stim -- system is tuned. the legs are springy, allowing them to roddickalize. >> they are interested in how the antennas work. they make use of hairs which feel and group as the cockroach moves. >> we are trying to understand how we can translate principles of cann mall notion to build better search and residue robots in environments that, for example, responders cannot get to. rubble after an earthquake or pros tetics, and how we can
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think about the interplay between the nervous system of the animals and mechanics in their body. understanding how it works in terms of physical and nervous system is a first step. researchers hope to bring the extraordinary ability to a new generation of robots. >> i'll try not to let the last story catch me out. a study on speech identified what could be the most difficult phrase. most know it as a tongue twister. here goes pad kid poured kid pore cold. >> it doesn't make a lot of sense, it is tough to say. host of us remember this one: piper picked a pep of pickled pepper, a peckled...
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