major project for vladimir putin. no one is claiming responsibility for these attacks. they called for maximum force to keep the olympics were being held. the chechens want to carve a sovereign state out of russia. organizers promise to make the games, quote, the safest in history. >> and we have these updates with the latest from volvograd. >> reporter: you pick up a sense of anger and fear and frustration. this city of 1 million people has lost more than 30 people killedder and more than a hundred injured. some of theme seriously, and some of them children. the people are angry. they feel let down by the social
services, the police and security force. they feel that not enough has been done to protect them, to protect their families. the city is closed down. there is no longer any faith in local transportation services. the patrols still run and they rattle around the city virtually empty. today on monday about 400 local people gather to protest what has happened here over the last 4 hours, and the police cleared them off saying their presence all together was another target for the people who are carrying out these bombings. >> the government of the democratic republican of congo said it has crushed an attack by what it calls a terrorist group. thethe attackers also seized control of a television station headquartered in the capitol. there was a shooting in the city.
a government spokesman has appeared on television to reassure the situation is under control. he said 46 fighters were killed in a battle to restore order. crowds cheered outside of the state television headquarters as soldiers drove into the compound. al journalist working in the area. he was near the police forces trying to secure the area. >> i have been at the entrance where i saw hundred of locals coming in for the army outsid outside--it defeated the
>> we have given him four days to respond. if we doesn't we shall have to go for him, all of us. >> doctors in france say michael shoe maceschumacher is fightings life after hitting his head skiing in the alps. >> reporter: the doctors who are treating the formula champion are refusing to make predictions right now. he is in an medical induced co coma. >> michael schumacher is a formula driver, but he's also an experienced skier. he was skiing in the french
resorts when he fell and hit his head on a rock. he had been wearing a helmet. within 44 minutes he was airlifted to the hospital in grenoble for an operation. he remains in a medically induced coma and suffered breeding on the brain. >> they have been working night and day at his bed side. i think seeing the force of the blow his helmet had hardly protected him. someone who was in a similar accident without a helmet, he wouldn't be here today. >> reporter: many are been at his bedside waiting for his recovery. >> i felt like coming. he's someone who did many things
in sports and the humanitarian field. i'm from leon. it's not too far, so i had this need to come. >> reporter: michael schumacher won the formula seven times before retiring. the seventh time last year. his trademark for fight and determination is called upon once again. >> you're an specialist in brain trauma here in the u.k. a very warm welcome to the program. when there is a head trauma what decisions do they have to make. >> i gather when he was first brought into hospital he was agitated. i think it was made then to sedate and put him to sleep on the brain. you obviously do a ct scan of
the brain and then you decide what to do next. i think in this case was hurt. >> an induced coma would be a natural thing to do to protect the brain. >> an induced coma is a standard procedure to put the brain. it has to do with the swelling and just one of the most effective treatments that we have. >> when we talk about brain swelling. can we compare it to any other parts of the body in terms of how the brain reacts or is it completely different? >> yes and no. i think we've all experienced if you brang your hand you would notice actually the following day your hand is swollen and bruised. the same with the brain, and sometimes things get worse before they get better. the doctors are dealing with the
swelling at the moment, and it's possible that it may get worse over the next few days. >> and there seems to be no doubt that his helmet would have protected him to a degree. >> i think from what we hear in the reports, whether th when ths the rock, i think the helmet would have absorbed some of the energy from the blow and would have saved his life. >> i'm guessing he would have a large team that would be monitoring his progress every minute along the way so he'll have a lot of support. >> i suspect he's having the best medical care in the world. he's obviously surrounded by a team of experts and having the best team in the world. they'll be monitoring very closely what is happening to his brain, to his body, and this is critical. every function of his body would be monitored by way of devices
and monitors and so forth and having someone watch him all the time. >> i guess we can be cautiously optimistic. he is a very fit individual. >> we cantic cautiously optimistic, perhaps, he is a very fit individual. >> that definitely plays in his favor. he's very--from what we her very psychologically strong individual, as well. we'rweit will see him through ts period and his rehabilitation. he's very young, he's only 44, and this will all play in his favor and help him recover very quickly. >> thank you for joining us live from southampton, tony, thank you very much. >> gunfire in a predawn attack,
60 bullet casings were recovered but no one was injured. the greek government called the shooting a, quote, cowardly action. greece and germany say it won't harm relations between them. i'll have plenty more from europe in this news hour, but for now it's back to doha. >> we have lots more ahead in this news hour oh, including why these protesters in pakistan are blocking truck drivers to afghanistan. seven in ten youth in one stay in myanmar are hooked on drugs. and we'll have all the details in sport.
>> an egyptian court has sentenced supporters of mohamed morsi to prince for two years. they were convicted on charges of rioting to sabotage. it is one of scores of cases o. >> experiencedss journalist who is have worked over the past two decades, and they are demanding that staff be released immediately. the people of aja were trapped by rebels. the town lies on an important
road leading to the capitol. >> following intense fighting for more than two weeks the syrian government says its army managed to evacuate 5,000 residents which were under attack by the rebels. the government news agency posted this video of families in desperate need of help. >> it's been very hard for us. no food, no water or electrici electricity. the children were cold and starving. >> an industrial town, most of its residents are jews who mostly support president assad, who is a an alouite himself. hundreds have been killed supportedly for their support of assad.
>> they ate our food, drank our water. they terrorized us and killed us. >> the families were taken to safe zones and offered aid according to the syrian government. >> let the people see who the syrian army really is. thank god for the syrian army. >> reporter: on saturday trucks loaded with bread and canned food followed a cease-fire which included waving the flag in the area. people were punished for supporting the rebels. in different areas around damascus similar deals are being worked out to the government and some rebel groups aimed at alleviating some of the suffering at the civilian population called in civil war. al jazeera, beirut. >> jordan is about to take up a non-permanent seat with the war
in neighboring syria showing no ending soon, it's going to try to change the outcome. >> syrians crossing into jordan, we've now more than half a million refugees on its soil jordan is one of the country's most seriously affected by the crisis in syria. officials say they're struggle to go cope. now jordan gets its chance to influence international policy. nasr juda talks to me as his country takes a seat on the u.n. security council. >> i think having a seat on the security council will give us an important forum where we can highlight the suffering of syrian refugees and the burden shouldered by neighboring
countries. >> for almost three years the security council has been divided by syria. on one side of the government, france, u.k. and u.s. and on the other, china and russia. this ijordan is likely to use it at the security council table to make it clear that such stalemate and deadlock is only prolonging the crisis. the king of jordan was the first arab leader to call on president assad to stand down. but at the same time experts say jordan is becoming increasingly worried about some of the groups forming the opposition against the assad regime. >> if this spill over syria and this is not issued some of these groups make it to jordan. jordan is a fragile country. there is so much interest in
jordan to keep those groups outside its border and monitor who is coming in and out of the country. >> reporter: jordan was not supposed to be on the security council. saudi arabia was elected but turned down the seat in a very public protest in syria. the jordanians ambassador has served at the u.n. twice for a total of ten years. experts expect him to work quietly behind the scenes in an effort to influence all his colleagues at the security council. >> police have removed tents that have been put in the central part of ramadi. the protests began with the
arrest of an sunni m.p. by shia government. truck drivers have been stopped from taking aid. >> reporter: they've been here since november 22nd. stopping any trucks suspected of carrying supplies for n.a.t.o. forces in afghanistan. as they work for the movement of justice party and has been here every day as the blockade started. >> innocent people have been killed. that's why they will not stop >> reporter: drone strikes are deeply unpopular in pakistan. the government routinely condemns each attack as a violation of national sovereignty but it's also believed that it gives it's
approval to some strikes. >> the government has been largely silenced about the blockade but it is no doubt a concern. the u.s. congress recently passed a bill that could see pakistan receive $1.5 billion in cash but it's linked to the movement of the supply lines. if that stopped so, too, could be the payments. >> reporter: it's not just the government that's concerned. said kahn said he caters to truck drivers. he said since the blockade started he can barely keep his business running. >> this road used to be packed with trucks, now there are none. those that come through do not stop. if the block continues i will have to close my restaurant because i won't be able to meet my expenses. >> reporter: not all supply lines are blocked. a rode through the province remains open and goods can be
moved through central wear. still, the longer it stays closed, the more complicated it becomes for coalition partner to withdraw combat troops ahead of next year's deadline. >> head of a think tank and expert in security in islamabad. >> the united states stop the drone attacks. whereas they're also demanding the government to saver its relations with the united states until the drone come to an end. i think this is an issue on which the pakistan government has hardly any control.
the united states has the stated policy for al-qaeda and it's operatives wherever they are. as long as the c.i.a. and the pentagon would have reports about the president of of al-qaeda operators and leaders it would continue. however, what's happening and what's playing out on one hand, it has affected several thousand families, those who were involved in the cargo business. on the other hand the federal government being run b but, wilw the discredit in the province. >> the medical charity doctors without borders says more than 100,000 people are sheltering at a makeshift camp in central african republic.
over the last week refugees have almost doubled. christian and muslim militia groups have been targeting each other. >> six out of ten young people in myanmar state are thought to be hooked on drugs. we have gone to see the extent of the problem. >> reporter: the mountains of the state beautiful, imposing, and dangerous. this is where poppies are grown and the heroin produced here cast a shadow on the state. in this secluded shed three university students are looking for their daily high. they have brought disposal syringes and powder, they say
they've been doing this for years. >> this addiction has had a negative impact on my life. i think i need a strong will to quit. >> reporter: the rate of heroin abuse is high enough for three sirings to minimize the risk of spreading disease. in 15 minutes we've found five used syringes. statistics on drug abuse are difficult to come by but some governmental organizations say they collect 40,000 used syringes every day, and that's just in three towns. the church has stepped in to fight drug addiction. at this rehabilitation session recovering addicts have signed up for a three-month program. he has tried to kick the habit
several times but has not succeeded yet. >> in my hometown i could buy the drug anywhere, any time despite the owe cable arrests by the police. >> reporter: people in the area have been fighting for more autonomy. some church officials blame the government to allow poppies to be grown in areas of government-backed militias. but others say the drug issues are more complicated. >> in a way it's true, the problem is related to political instability. the government is deliberately not controlling it, but we have to ask ourselves who is growing the poppy. >> reporter: and as a result christian pastors say more and more between the ages 18 and 25 are dying from drug abuse. but these three friends say they don't want to end up a statistic even though they feel powerless to quick the drug.
journalists detained in cairo. they have not been formerly charged. in yo uganda 40,000 children were adducted during the long civil air there. and years after the conflict many families have difficulty coming to temperatures that their children may never return. >> this pair of boots is all that remains of their son. his father said that he'll never forget the day that his son was abducted in 1997 when he was just is it years old. the rebels were notorious for abducted children and mutilating people. he has had trouble accepting what is probably true.
>> he's coming back. if he's coming back i would be very grateful. but now i don't think. >> reporter: christopher's wife was so upset at the loss of their only child that she killed herself. now he lives alone with only his chickens for company. he's waiting for god to take him away. he's one of thousands in northern uganda whose children went missing in civil war. christopher says things got easier when he joined a counseling group for people with missing relatives organized by the red cross. here several groups have come together to hold a memorial ceremony. for most of the children abduc abducted, there is simply no record. there is no comprehensive list
of names or numbers. many are poor and there are no photos or memorabilia. it's estimated 12,000 went missing and never came back. realistically very few of those 12,000 are going to come home. many here have begun to come to terms with that and gun the process of moving forward. they take turns to say the names of those who never came home. the memories are painful. >> the grief of not knowing what happened to a person who is in your family a son or daughter, is something that who don't live it is very difficult to understand. now they have somebody that understands them, and went through the same and together they can find a way forward. [♪ singing ] >> most of these people never
buried or saw the bodies of their loved ones. something that is important in the culture here. it didn't have any kind of closure until now. while the counseling or the ceremony won't bring anybody back it could start to ease some of the grief. malcolm web, northern uganda. >> talks ironing out differences between in northern glide its focusing on three contentious issues. parades, flags, and dealing with the decades of bloodshed in the region. all parties say they're optimistic about the meeting but they still haven't reached an agreement hours after they were due to finish. it will be hugely embarrassing for northern ireland leaders if the parties fail to meet
monday's deadline for settlements. we have an update from the talks a little while ago. i began by asking if they were making progress. >> well, it's taken six months, and we're really into the final straight the last day. the american negotiator has been drafted in by the parties themselves to forge this deal and said it's now or never effectively. he's due to leave belfast and return to new york in hours. we were expecting a deal before now. it's going to go into the evening. there was a quiet sense of optimism here, but there are contentious issues at stake. there are five main political parties here in northern ireland, and one from the sinn fein party and spoke of a need for compromise. there was a degree of optimism
as well. >> i think its important that we get into that. there are issues, but i think we can sort them out. and agreements are always the first step. we would like to get to the point of those agreements, and get them worked on. it's obviously hard work. >> when talking with journalists over the weekend, they said they were surprised about how incontractible this issue of flags is proving. is that still the big issue? >> reporter: it is, in so far that it's not going to be dealt with in this agreement. that much is for sure. the deal will establish a number of different bodies, commissions, committees, to deal with all the different issues. the one that deals with flags is going to stretch months ahead of
us. that part of the deal, if you like, is being parked. there will be new bodies to deal with the issue of parades and then crucially several new organizations that will address the legacy of northern irelan i. many relatives of victims, over 3,000 have lost their lives, they simply want to find out more the idea being that these sorts of things that will come to terms of the past. that's one of the things that is crucial in this deal if they're successful in forging it. >> britain's former interior
minister has warned of tensions between local and eastern migrants exploding. he's concerned of his home of sheffield. >> reporter: at first glass the districts of sheffield look like any other melting pot. more non-indigenous than locals. but family tried to sell a baby. another came in covered in lice and a finger chopped off. >> reporter: i can barely remember where so much fury directed at ethnic group in such a small geographical area.
if people spoke about any other racial group like they speak about roma, they would be called out and out racists. they say that their children urinate outside of houses, and they lack basic manners. >> i don't know if they don't understand or don't want to understand, i think they understand something if not language is a problem for them, at least body language is not a problem for them, but they don't want to do that. they just want to live their style. >> reporter: in saying these things in this way you don't feel that you're being a racist? >> no, i would never be racist with them. i'm trying to help them if now it's supposed to be. >> reporter: the thousand of roma that live here come from slovakia. no one knows why they found this
northern english town. the forebearers were gassed by the nazis and still face massive discrimination from where they come from. when you ask them how they feel, they simply melt away. but people say it's how they live their lives outdoors. even the local m.p. said this place is ethnic time bomb. >> it's the speed with which the numbers have risen. it's the conditions that they came from at home which again we've had in the past but on this occasion has made it difficult to integrate quickly. >> reporter: it remains an open question whether romanian or bulgarian roma will make the same journey. what this looks like is the ghetto in the beginning. whether they are being socialized or a group in need of huge support, what happened here is a huge failure of
integration. >> british government ministers say migrants of form ministers will face healthcare charges in england. they'll have to pay for more prescriptions, optical and dental services. it's the government's latest move to cut spending on health services. specific details will be unveiled in mark. that's it. you're up-to-date with all the news from europe. >> thank you very much. chinese police say they shot dead eight people trying to attack their police station with knives and explosives. another person has been detained in the volatile far west region. violent incidents are common in this region where muslim say they're being repressed by the government. the chinese prime minister said that the japanese prime
minister will not be welcomed. they say relations with japan has been damaged. and has been increased tensions between the two countries. we have the latest from beijing. >> very uncompromising language coming out from the chinese foreign ministry. and it's coming from prime minister abe's visit saying he has closed the door on negotiations. and they say he is no longer welcomed by the chinese people. it does reflect the continuing indignation here in china. one of the more nationalists tabloid newspapers over the weekend even going so far as to suggest that abe should be persona non grata no longer
welcome. making this visit so soon after the increased military ex-ben diexpenditure has seen very hawkish. and because relations are such a low ebb by making a visit would not damage it further. >> the cricketers romp over india. and michael schumacher suffered head trauma in a ski accident. we'll look at what made him one of the best drivers in formula one.
>> welcome back. with football world cup. police in brazil are busy trying to keep up the notorious shanty town or slums that began five years ago but critics say any success has come at a cost. from rio de janeiro we have reports. >> reporter: security forces attempted to regain control of areas ruled by drug gangs for decades. it's called pacification, a drive started in 2008. many are part of tourist attractions and the world cup
are coming. >> the state was absent in these communities for many years. we arrived and we have this obligation to reconquer this community and for the residents to grow to trust us. >> reporter: the resident resident-friendly police are having success. murder rates have dropped quickly and so have crimes. but the tactics of the police are increasingly being questioned as cases emerge of unarmed people being killed or abducted. and in some places the police have limited access. >> reporter: the area is under control of an illegal gang which conduct their activities out in the open. every day people line up to buy drugs, cocaine, meth, and marijuana are sold. the traffickers say police only
show up to arrest people but never stay for long. >> there are more police now which makes it tougher for us to work. most of them earn money from us as well. >> reporter: by the time the world cup is held, they hope to have police presence, a fraction of the 500 villas in the city. >> there is no question that they have been very selective towards certain projects in the city. which is to turn rio de janeiro into a tourist center. >> reporter: some are worried that the police force will leave once the sporting events are over, but he says he's not going anywhere. al jazeera. >> gabriel alexander joins us
now, gabe, what ar is the government trying to achieve exactly with this program? >> well, they're trying to retake back the areas of cities and areas that have been completely dominated by drug traffickers. where we're at is an example of that. 75,000 people live here and just as three years ago right where i'm standing was completely dominating with traffickers. i could not be reporting where i am now three years ago. but the police came in with the army, multiple shots fired back and forth. there was a battle that lasted all day but ultimately over the past three years the police have been in control. they're trying to basically bring criminality back in order, and rein in criminality.
in the passfied areas here in rio, the murder rate is nine murders for every 100,000 people. to give you a comparison in the city of washington, d.c. it's 19 murders for every 100,000 people. with statistics like that pacification is working to bring down the death rate in reario. >> gabe is this pacification program linked to the world cup? >> reporter: well, the city would say absolutely not. this would have been happening even if the city wasn't holding world cup. they started this pacification process five years ago. but others point to really the city is just pacifying the areas near the tourist zones or the stadium. that is correct to a certain degree. but this area is now passfied, and it's not near any real tourist area at all.
so there is a little controversy about that. i think these occupations would be going through even without the world cup coming to the city. they say they're going to push on with it, and hopefully pacify as many as six more favelas next year alone. >> we've been hearing all the problems that brazil is having getting the stadiums ready for the world cup. any progress on that front? >> reporter: well, there are still about a half dozen stadiums that have not been delivered yet. we're hearing that they may not be delivered until april now. that's only about a month and a half, two months before the first match of the world cup. so the stadiums are a big concern. airports, they're refurbishing a
bunch of airports. that also is behind, but brazil says they will get it all done. they say they're not going to meet all the fifa deadlines. they say when the world cup rolls around in june they will be ready. everything will be in place. i'll tell you something there is not one second for this country to spare, even behind-the-scenes government officials acknowledge that. >> tight, tight race to the finish. gabe, thanks very much. gabriel alexander in rio de janeiro for us. now we have all the latest sports. >> reporter: thank you very much. as you have been hearing michael schumacher has been fighting for his life, according to french dollars, the seven-time formula champion is an medically induced coma after his accident during skiing. schumacher is known to be an experienced skier who was wearing a helmet. he was airlifted to a nearby
hospital. doctors describe his condition as critical and they're not giving a prognosis for the driver's recovery. let's remind you of what made minimum so great. over 21 year span he won a record seven world championships, five in con sensitive years for ferrari. and it's not just wins that count. he has made it on the podium 155 times topping the standings in that category as well. bob mackenzie for the express newspapers has followed his career from the start. >> i came into formula one at the same time as schumacher. he was a poor boy from a reasonbly poor background, and suddenly he just erupted in
formula one. we had seen change in formula one from the old days, but he had become something else completely. no one had seen a driver as fit. no one had seen a driver as totally committed in every way he worked with the team. he started wit moved on to benen moved on to ferrari. he gave up everything he had at beniton and went to ferrari. it was a big gamble, and he turned them around. he left a great legacy for himself and ferrari. he completely rewrote the record books. they have now been rewritten a bit by vettle.
but schumacher changed things, you know, he was a changed man, very nice man to be around. >> schumacher's f 1 colleagues have been taking to twitter for their best wishes for the driver. they raised against michael schumacher for five seasons said schumacher has the strength to pull through this. another wrote, i'm praying for you, my brother. i hope you have a quick recovery. god bless you, michael. on to ten. maria sharapova's return to action for the first time since her shoulder injury in august. she eased a victory against garcia in france.
it's her first match since pulling out of wimbledon. sharapova will go against the qualifier bartley in the next round. the americans claim their first points, she won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. the men's single match show john isna winning in straight sets. the american competed in the mixed doubles and took the match in three sets. france clinched a win over the czech republic. 6-1, 6-4 for the men's.
the french pair struck back with mixed doubles in straight sets. south africa's cricketers clinched the series. they struggled in their second inning. that left a target of 58 for victory. they reached that easily with 10 wickets to spare. the line up for the nfl playoffs is complete. the denver broncos and patriots finished top of the afc with seattle and carolina clinching the nfc. they will go straight into the second round of the playoffs. the remaining eight teams will play i in the first round. san diego will take on cincinnati and indianapolis will host kansas city. in the nfc philadelphia will take on new orleans in the first
round, and francisco playing the greenbay packers. los angeles laborers down another point guard an xavier henry suffered an injury in their loss to philadelphia. in the nhl the penguins are at the top of the conference after their win over the blue jackets. they collected their fourth win of the season against columbus. that is all the sports for now. >> great stuff as ever, thank you very much, jo. do check out our website for all the latest news and lots more www.aljazeera.com. again, that's www.aljazeera.com
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are the stories that we're following for you. russia hit hard again by suicide-bombers raising more concerns about security in that country leading up to the olympics. one remarkable story ahead of the release of a group of palestinian prisoners by israel. a california family dealing with what could be the last days of their daughter's life. plus brazil trying to clean up it's shanty towns known a fave favelas. >> two deadly bombings in two