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, store,. >> this is al jazeera. hello and whom to the al jazeera news hour, i'm stephen cole in doha. the world's top stories. aid workers say they are struggling to control the ebola virus in west africa. one island that's already disappearing underwater. >> hello there i'm felicity barr in london. huge losses in sunday's local
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elections. >> and i'm in the valeric islands, where prospects for oil, economic future of these islands. >> but first, we're getting reports of an explosion in the kenyan capital nairobi, at least five people have been reportedly killed, others injured. let's go to tanya page, she is on the phone from the nairobi capitol. what can you tell us? >> reporter: they fear five people ared the and at least one explosion. there have been reports of multiple commotions however that we know of at least one that happened near a restaurant. now this has been an area of
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increasing tension over the past week or so. this is really a stronghold the center if you like, socially, for the kennians in the election and somali refugees and it was about a week ago now in fact that the government in kenya said that it wanted all refugees most of them somali to go back to some of the two designated camps. happens in an increasingly insecure context, al shabaab, absolutely no indication at this stage exactly what the motivation is behind this attack in the strong hold of kenyan smalsomali, we will bring you as
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much information as soon as we can. >> thank you. the outbreak ofe ebola, very difficult to control. there have been 78 deaths from 122 suspected cases. since january. well, the outbreak of ebola had centered around guinea's remote southeast. has now spread to the capitol where a lot of the population living in shanty towns. there are about 2 million in the capitol. this report from caroline malone. >> one of the world's most deadly infectious diseases is spreading across urban and remote parts of west africa.
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its movement across guinea makes it the most serious doctors without borders have dealt with. >> we're facing an epidemic of an extent that's never been seen, especially by the distribution of the cases in the area. >> the symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and external bleeding. the particular strain that's been detected in guinea. >> we're facing the most aggressive vein of ebola. this is the strain that kills 9 people out of 10. >> doctors without borders have sent more than 40 tons of equipment, as well as 60 field workers including doctors, nurses epidemiologists and water and sanitation experts to guinea. but there are no vaccines or medicines to treat ebola. all doctors can do is, try to to the the spread.
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senegal has closed their border but liberia has confirmed and sierra leone has suspected cases as well. there are reports of explosion, this is eastly, a dict of nairobi, capitol of kenya. explosions there tonight. we're following this story and as soon as we get more information, we'll bring it to you on al jazeera. pakistan's former leader is facing the death penalty or life in prison. also requested to leave the country to visit his mother who is ill and to receive medical treatment for himself but the court says that decision is for the government to omake. there are reports now from islamabad. >> after 33 missed court
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appearances pervez musharraf made his way to the court where he was formerly indicted for treason. in 2007 there were nationwide protests after musharraf sacked several senior judges. the former president and army chief pleaded not guilty to the charges. if convicted he faces either life in prison or a death sentence. >> the country has invited pervez musharraf back. this is the first time that it is very alarming that an indicator has to first on the proceedings. >> pakistan has been ruled by the military more than half of its 66-year history. this is the first time a former
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military resumer has been indicted on his former ruling. after five years of self imposed compile he returned to pakistan last month to contest national elections. musharraf was granted bail if all cases but he spent more than seven months under house arrest. musharraf appealed to courts for permission to fly to uae to visit his elderly mother but the judges refused saying the government should decide and not the courts. pervez musharraf's trial for treason will likely be lengthy. if convicted he will be given 30 days to appeal, his legal challenge to date, his only just beginning. al jazeera, espagngla.
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>> erdogan has claimed victory in turkey. won about 45% of the vote. the poll has been widely seen a test of his wide popularity. >> a fine sunny day in istanbul, people are fetting on with their lives but are thinking about the polarized elections and their result. >> the government thinks they've been acquitted from all the tapes that came out but i don't believe that >> the table have not,. >> priements has been at the center of accusations of dictatorship. he says the results prove his critics wrong. some analysts believe erdogan,
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orchestrating smear campaigns against his government. >> translator: they try to do a coup against the government. the turkish people reacted at the ballot box. now the government will go after fulanists,. >> the leader of the republican people's party is promising to fight on. >> we did not get the votes we expected. we will reach out to more people to tell them the facts. i did all i could as party leader but i also have inefficiencies. this is the beginning, we will come back much stronger. >> turkey will probably remain politically divided as it prepares for election in august and next year's general election. it is not clear yet if prime minister erdogan will run for the presidency but the gains he has received so far will bolster his ambitions.
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warning everyone on earth could be affected by climate change and it is irreversible. highlighting the extreme risks that human beings are facing. it highlights that water supply as one of the key issues, with flooding in some regions, droughts frequently in others. that of course is likely to affect food production, resulting in higher prices and also millions of people going hungry. there will also be an increase in mosquito and water-borne diseases, oceans rising and becoming more acidic, threatening lots of species. >> why should the world pay attention to this report? well, we have assessed impacts as they are happening and impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and oceans. and i would like to emphasize that, in view of these impacts and those that we have protected for the future, nobody on this
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planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change. >> the effects of climate change are already being felt across the world. half a million people in the bangladeshi island of bola have left their homes because the water is creeping up. another 1.5 million people are running out of maces to live. >> mohamed never thought it would happen to him. for years he watched as the rampaging rivers swallowed up others on the island but he always felt he and his family would be safe. >> translator: even a year ago, you couldn't see, from here, miles away. the waters broke through anyway. >> reporter: this used to be the room where his family would eat. now they're faced to eat in the open. mohamed was born in the south, he spent his whole life here. now he has to find a new place
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to stay, it is a process that many people ton island have gone through -- on the island have gone through eight, nine, ten times. just ten years ago it used to take two whole days to walk from here to the river bank. stretching out from here, there used to be a dozen villages. today they are all gone. according to experts climate change is to blame for the disappearing act. rising sea levels and a river that crashes down on its shores harder than ever thanks to erratic rains. >> it is developed countries are responsible. so that developed countries, the highest carbon emitters have to take the responsibility of this climate. built villages to house the displaced but there are not enough of them. >> translator: the demand for these houses much more than the supplies. there's so many people who have
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lost their homes the and in is to much. -- the demand is too much. >> villages have already been lost to the rising waters. the rest it won't be long before they share the same fate. maraza thrvetionhar, al jazeera, bangladesh. >> across tear sea border, countries have been conducting military exercises. harry fo forset reports now. >> reporter: south korean and u.s. amphibious drill. residents hunkered down in air raid shelters as north and south exchanged fire.
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the south korean government said 100 of the 500 shells fired in a north korean drill fell in its waters. what it termed a planned provocation. >> translator: our military fired back about 300 rounds of ar till rir with k-9 self propelled howitzers, we are monitoring the movement of the north korean military. >> instead the shells of both sides fell harmlessly into the water. the par an came 24 hours after carrying out a new form of nuclear test. >> s this don't spiral as we fear they do but the nuclear is more significant detonation capacity they can actually explode a device, the real issue is can they militarize it, put it on top and send it somewhere.
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>> back on sout south korea's southeastern coast, the center of the operations for this drill. >> even before today's report exchange of fire even before this exercise got underway the sheer scale that north korea would like to put a show in response. told me they had factored that into their planning. >> the advantage in our ability to train, together in this unique situation, as long as we did it in the least threatening manner that we could. we felt that there was a good advantage to it and that it would not lead to significant provocation. >> the u.s. military says this was simply opportune timing. after relatively positive start to 2014 in terms of inter-korean
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relations, including the first talks between north and south in seven years, a return to more familiar form of dialogue involving weaponry as well as words. harry forcette, al jazeera. >> allowed to speak before the court for the first time. plus, u.n.'s top court orders japan to call a halt to whaling in the arctic. >> and the russian president has ordered the partial withdrawal of russian troops from eastern ukraine.
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yet the russian priement russiar has made a visit to ukraine. more from kiev. >> russia's announcement that some of its troops are withdrawing from the border with ukraine will serve only slightly to lessen tensions. these ukrainian soldiers parading in front of the acting ukrainian president. >> we are ready for negotiation. but i would like to say freeing crimea from occupation will always be the pain issue. >> for ukraine that seems increasingly unlikely. on monday, russia's prime minister dimitri me medvedev wan crimea. >> a fundamental decision has been taken to increase the pensions in crimea to the average russian level with the help of a special additional pavement. this has been agreed by me with
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the president of russia. >> it's the strongest signal yet that the peninsula is firmly russian now. kiev called the visit a crude violation but can do nothing about it. all of which is cause for concern among those who fought for the downfall of the yanukovych government and still look in wonder at the battlements and indians square. i don't know what to tell you about the future, it depends on the government. and the government has its own problems to deal with. the fact that crimea was taken away from us, it's not a success at all. are you concerned about your country's relationship with russia? russians are good people. it's such a shame that it's like this. it's more than a month since viktor yanukovych fled the country but many are still camped out in indian -- in indee
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square. reluctant to leave. this country faces elections, in a short few weeks time. that was unfacable eight weeks ago. the danger in eight weeks time this country may not even be united what it wants. >> poor poll results in sunday's local elections. the second round of that elections, 150 opportunities to and cities, results are still being counted. but speaking just a short while ago, hollande confirmed the appointments of the interior minister following the resignation of jean marc hollo.
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>> today it's a new stage and i'm announcing i have given the mission of leading the french government to manuel vals. >> thanks for being with us on the program. so france has a new prime minister. tell us more about manuel vals why he has been given that job. >> well, the president decided that it might be better to have a new face. he thinks that manuel vals was one of the most popular french politicians who changed the situation, after the dramatic results yesterday. i don't know if this might be true but at the same time he has put to the prime ministership his principal rival for the next presidential elections in three years' time. so we might have rather than a fighting government, a
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government which might try to work on his own, rather than with the president, we might have a new cohabitation and this might not fit with what hollande has promised today. >> also does a change in cabinet also mean a change in policy for hollande? >> well, not really, from what he says, he says he understood the anger, the dissatisfaction, the distress of the voters. and he wants to go on with his reforms. but having social policy hand in hand with his economic reforms. he has insisted as he has done in the last two years in the necessity to reform the french economy. in fact besides this speech there's not really anything new except that he is trying to show a new determination. >> patrick we know that hollande and his socialists have lost out
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strongly to the ump. the ump must decide who it wants as its presidential candidate and could that mean the return of the former president sarkozy? >> sarkozy has been painted by a lot of affairs and frankly speaking the situation within the ump even if they had won the haas election is not much better than the socialist party. there is fighting for the leadership, there is dissatisfaction among the party ranks and the ump doesn't have a leader, doesn't have a policy. so we will see infighting within the ump as we are seeing within the socialist party. this is not good for france. >> is there much concern patrice, about what seems to be a continued rise of the national front, led by lapenne?
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>> there are so many people so disgruntindisgruntled, that so e have voted for the national front feeling that it couldn't be worse. and this is maybe the worth news for the traditional french politics. >> good to talk to you, patrice de bere, joining us from paris. thank you. >> thank you. >> later, now back to doha and steven. many thanks indeed. delay aims to give the kenyan government more time to provide evident, the kenyan president is charged with being behind ethnic violence. the government is accused of incriminating evidence against hip. international court of justice
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has ordered japan to stop hunting whales in the arctic. andrew thomas sports from sydney. >> years of arguments, months of deliberation, thousands of dead whales. it all boiled down to a verdict that took two hours to explain but had one very firm message. japan's whaling program is not for scientific research and should end immediately. >> the evidence before the court further suggests that little attention was given, more telephone, to achieve the objectives and that funding considerations rather than strictly scientific criteria, played a role in the program's design. >> an internationally agreed moratorium bans whaling but there is an exception for scientific research. japan chaimed its whaling program was just that. australia said the scientific
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argument was merely cover for whales might need to be killed for scientific research. but it found japan's methods could not be justified, particularly the number of whales killed. and that cast doubts on the whole program. japan's definition of scientific whaling, was rejetted. the court made it clear that the test to what is scientific doesn't depend on just one country. are it depends on looking at the overall context of the treaty. i think japan with hindsight of course made a misescalation of what i -- miss calculation of wt it was entitle to. means it will never be able to whale again. the allegation that japan's
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scaled scusk program was cover for a commercial operation was right. but japan has options. it could come one another scientific whaling program that it thinks the court will accept, one that still kills whales but more of them. although, still awkward, it could start whaling again without even pretending it's for science. that is for the future. right now australia is celebrating that japan's whaling program looks to be dead in the water. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sydney. >> japan has accepted the international ban but expressed its disappointment at the verdict of the court. >> we are deebl disappointed and regret the -- deeply disappointed and regret the result. japan will abide by the judgment of the court as a state that places great importance on international order and the rule of law as a basis of international community. >> you're watching the news hour
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from doha. still to come, new allegations about the deaths of 96 people. plus. >> a report on baseball new rule aimed at preventing dangerous collisions at home plate. >> scared as hell... >> as american troops prepare to leave afghanistan get a first hand look at what life is really like under the taliban. >> we're going to be taken to a place, where they're going to make plans for an attack. >> the only thing i know is, that they say they're not going to withdraw. >> then, immediately after, an america tonight special edition for more inside and analysis. >> why did you decide to go... >> it's extremly important for the western audience to know why these people keep on fighting...'s so seldom you get that access to the other side. >> faultlines: on the front lines with the taliban then an america tonight:
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only on al jazeera america >> hey guys, wanna come to the united states? >> welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera news hour i'm steven cole. top stories. city of nairobi, police are searching the the questionnaire and are securing it for emergency response services. an aid organization is called an ebola outbrak in west africa, unprecedented. doctors without borders says the disease is difficult to control. 78 have diode in guinea. charges relate to pervez
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musharraf's control if 2007. let's go get more from nairobi, the story of the commotion or commotions. tan dts explosion or explosion. >> tanya page, what can you tell us? >> we now know from police that six people have been killed at he's six and they say 18 others -- as he least six. they believe there were at least two explosions, they believe they may have been greanade attacks about 100 meters apart. a busy restaurant quite a busy part of town very popular with this country's somali community. yesterday on sunday a man was killed in eastly, a city suburb, where police believe he was trying to put together a small bomb and about a week ago, six people were gunned down in a church in mombasa, increasing
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insecurity in kenya that started about two and a half years ago now when kenya put troops on the ground in somalia to try to root out al shabaab. to try to root out attacks here in kenya. we don't know the stage, any possibilities, never know to be honest but it is a slight if you like of the increasing violence and insecurity, kennians are starting to -- kenyans are unfortunately starting to get used to. >> tatanya tell us more about te district of eastly. >> it is a hub socially and economically for the big kenyan somali community here. it is also naturally where many thousands of somali refugees come to nairobi. it was the scene last week of hundreds of arrests when the government decided that from now on it wants all refugees not
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only somali ones but all refugees to go back to two designated refugees camps. quite far from the urban areas, so basically wanting all refugees to leave the city. they rounded up just over 400 people and we went down there last week to try to gauge some reaction. of course the kenyan somali and the somali refugee community feel they are being stigmatized as terrorists being punished collectively for the actions of a few. >> tanya, thanks. three jailed al jazeera journalists have paid another appears in egypt. >> the trial has been adjourned once again and the judge refused to grant bail to peter greste,
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mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed. they are accused of providing a platform to the muslim brotherhood. charges dismissed by the al jazeera channel. the journalists were allowed outside the cage for the first time. peter greste said. >> that is frankly preposterous. >> his colleague, mohamed fahmy said: >> my wife is pregnant and i want to be with my family. >> attracted international condemnation. advocacy group, right activists and various government have all called for the release of the al jazeera staff now detained for more than three months. >> we are very, very concerned about influence on judges there, particularly right now. when there is heightened concern about the upcoming election and
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et cetera. our goal in the end is to make sure that people are able to cover these sort of issues, journalists are able to cover these sort of issues without fear of imprisonment or without fear of what is happening right now to moament, peter and baher. >> coverage was edited in a way to ex a exaggerate and rest. >> the monetize of the frustration we have, we know there is nothing to be shown on the tapes. there's nothing incriminating so it's just a process. the process is being delayed completely unnecessarily. >> two weeks ago, peter greste's family received a letter from egyptian president adly monsour, insisted that peter greste was
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simply doing his job. received assurances that he would get a fair trial. received a letter from the president, assuring him, all the rights guaranteed 50 law. alameda la has been on hunger strike for the last three months. al jazeera rejects all the charges and continues to call for the immediate release of all its staff. hashima abara al jazeera. >> sahara aziz joins me now from dallas in texas. welcome to al jazeera. we have seen four adjournments, including today. nobody's been allowed out on bail. is that normal practice in egy
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egypt? >> well, like in many other judicial systems, the court, the judge has a hot of discretionary authority to determine the schedule of a case. and so there are other cases in which a judge will adjourn. it's uncheer in this case what the basis for the adjournment is. one could speculate as to whether there is sufficient evidence for the prosecution to convict or whether it is due to political pressures, because as you have reported, this case is very, very problematic and troublesome to both journalists in egypt and also journalists worldwide. and so there is likely political intervention in some area of this case. >> that's an important question that you raise, saha. do you believe the egyptian judiciary is politicized and if so, to what extent?
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>> well, that is an open question. i think what has happened in the past three or four years has caused many concerns. i don't think the entire judiciary is politicized but i think parts of it are, i think remnants from the mubarak area, the court issued a ruling that required judges to supervise elections and that was a tipping point when the mubarak regime started pressuring the courts in general in trying to erode its independence. and also in 2005 and 2006 there was a judges club judicial independence movement which irked the mubarak giambi and caused it to pack with though who had political favorites.
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that said, there are parts of the judiciary who unfortunately have started to take sides in the highly politicized environment in egypt right now where you have people who were against what happened on july 3rd and a deposal of morsi being subjected to very violent and aggressive crack downs. >> if the judiciary is politicized and has been compromised that is bad news for egyptians seeking justice isn't it? >> i think the entire nation suffers any nation when its judiciary isn't independent because implications are very far reaching. not only is it in the criminal context with the al jazeera joirnltjournalists, but with th9
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defendants where there was no opportunity to provide evidence, but it also affects the business climate and the economic climate because truthfully i doubt that foreign investors are going to want to invest in any nation where they feel that the judiciary will not give them a fair shot if there was any dispute, commercial dispute. so i think that judicial independence is clearly -- should be a top priority right now. and i think that it's time for egyptians to be putting that at the top of the agenda and to work with those judges in the judiciary wh who are ethical, wo are professional and who are concerned with preserving its independence. and those judges do exist. and i think it's time for that movement to become a priority. >> saha aziz, associate professor of law in texas. thank you very much, saha. new inquest is being held
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into britain's sporting tragedy. felicity barr. felicity. >> hillsborough stadium in 1989. the relatives have been campaigning for years to establish the truth behind the tragedy. the original verdict of accidental death was quashed in 2012, after a report revealed a number of police coverup. rory challenge reports,. >> shock waves through english football that still reverberates. between liverpool and nottingham forest. the circumstances of that day have never been satisfactorily established. something this new inquest should finally achieve. >> we wanted this for a long time so we have just got to be strong and we'll get through it
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somehow. >> all the anger and the hate and so now, a hope that today is day 1 of the truth being told. >> the momentum is now with the families of the victims. after years in which the fans were to some extent blamed for the disaster, in 2012, an independent panel said this was a spiteful police attempt to exonerate themselves. the quawrk of th quarterbacking. >> a really detailed inquiry what caused hillsborough 2012, all the evidence being looked at, huge amounts of documents are being sifted and we're going to hear from i think hundreds of witnesses. >> doing all this could take up to a year while a separate investigation has identified 13 retired and serving police officers as suspects. so a quarter of a century on,
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the truth and potentially prosecutions, lurk within reach for the families of the hillsborough dead. rory challenge, al jazeera. >> it's a prime holiday destination in search of sun, sand and sea. but spain's balleric islands have resulted, worry the island's multimillion dollar tourist industry could also be affected. son yah vega has more details. >> spain's vaheric islands draw millions of visitors to its shores. one of the mediterranean's major holiday destinations. but what may lie beneath these islands, a storm of protest. a murky promise of something that could change the future of these islands. oil. for many years it has been
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speculation of its existence in the strait of valencia. these ielt islands make the majy of their income from the tourists. >> translator: the responsibility lies with the present government. and with the ruling popular party of which i'm a member to stop this. >> if any of the investigations reveal that there is oil beneath these waters that would give the go-ahead for a platform to be built in the gulf of valencia. any accidental damage would be disastrous for these islands. there are already plans to conduct sonar tests, that involves emitting 250 decibel sound waves to locate the oil. the effect on the wildlife like dolphins could prove to be fatal to them.
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one of the damage is done in thighs seas which is a protected site -- these seas which is a protected site is in danger of extinction. >> in a statement to al jazeera they said they've already engaged with local communities around our plans to acquire seismic data and are committed to responding to any concerns that are raised. as a responsible operator environmental management and protection is our top priority. the investigations will be reviewed by the environment ministry by the end of the year. in the meantime it is a waiting game for the islanders to see if pressure on the government could halt exploration in these sees. the hope is to maintain the views that have been maintained for years. sonia gallego, the valeric islands. international efforts in search for the missing malaysia
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airlines jet. crews have seen a number of items in the sea but none have been confirmed to actually belong to the missing plane. mh 370 vanished more than three weeks ago now with 239 people on board. >> this is an extraordinarily difficult exercise. an extraordinarily difficult exercise. we are searching a vast area of ocean, and we are working on quite limited information. nevertheless, the best brains in the world are applying themselves to this task. all of the technologically mastery that we have -- technological mastery that we have is being brought to bear here so if this mystery is solvable, we will solve it. >> tech giants apple and samsung are heading back to court, it's
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suing the south korean firm for up to $200 million. pioneer, if anything apple is doing the copying. we have an update from the t-20 world cup next, and why baseball league in american is going to plan for the l.a. dodgers.
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>> their semi final status, batting first against new zealand. then sri lanka had all sorts of trouble. ghana, fiv five wick et cetera,i lanka is winners by 59 runs. biggest shock of the tournament, as deteeted by the netherlands. >> 5-nil asher series, prior to
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this match but the dutch got off to a flying start, 39 of 45 balls. stewart broad finished with three wickets, 133 to 5. it was with the balls on that world t-20 at lords in 2009, and sunlt looked on track. wickets falling one after the other until england was balled out for 88, a 41-run lead. home of ahead of sri lanka and india. >> tuesday in dacca, the defen
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defending champions, dramatic win off of australia, six-wicket victory,. >> last year in our premier league we had a hot of guys from pakistan, you know, we have a good friendship with them, so it's -- we just hope that at the end of the day, it is another good game,. >> from contradict let cricket r attention to reclaiming world number 1 ranking, the world number 1 nadal, disappointmented right from the start. he won this epic last point to chose out the final in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-3. this is one of just three
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masters events that nadal has still not won. as for djokovic he completed the march sweep, indian wells, picking up his fourth title in miami. >> absolutely. i'm overwhelmed with the performance today. it's incredible the way i played from the first to the last point in the first four or five games quite even, staved the break point and never faced a break point after that. >> two games taking place in the spanish premier league, a little later struggling up against malaga. do more to combat hooliganism after a supporter was killed. swedish season. helsenbourg and gergarden.
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40-year-old died later in hospital. rumored orumored ofrumors of his increased in the ground. pay never walk again after a tackle that broke his neck. newcastle knights, the 22-year-old has been brought out of an induced coma it's been reported now that he's a quadriplegic, his family and club have not yet confirmed this condition. australian stephen bowditch, entered the final round with a three shot lead and despite a poor four over par round of 76 he still managed to hold on for a one stroke victory, picking up
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a $1.1 million winner's check for his efforts, as well as an invitation at next week's masters. he moves up to 144 in the world's rankings. >> doesn't feel like my golf game has really changed so to speak in the last two weeks, i guess. just happens, the golf course was set up good for me this way and you know it's great to have all these guys out here to support me and coming through 18. it means a hot, it really does. >> defending stanley cup champions, heading into the nhl playoffs, jonathan taves was forced off the ice after coming a heavy hit against the pittsburgh penguins sunday. final 5 minutes scoring 20s. major league baseball season got officially underway in
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australia, will return to north american soil on sunday. >> high fly ball deep right field! >> los angeles dodgers were beaten 3-1 by the san diego padres, swept 2-0 by the arizona diamondbacks in sydney. this time players are having to get used to some changes to the mlb rules, as the game's authorities tried to make the game safer. >> players from the arizona diamondbacks loosen up during training. some of these players may wind up in the world series, some may wind up relegated to the minor heegz. but what none of them wants is to end their season and their careers with a brain injury. so major league baseball is instituting a new rule, aimed to
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prevent bone jarring and dangerous collisions between base runners trying to score and catchers trying to defend home plate glen sherlock explains. >> the catcher cannot block the plate unless he has the ball. >> compared to other sports, baseball rarely changes it rules and some players are not sure change is a good idea. miguel montario is the diamondbacks starting catcher. >> we don't know if we'll be able to do it in a game. if you look at the game tied in the bottom of the 9th you try to knock that ball out of his glove. >> comes amid controversy and lawsuits on the effects of concussion, like the national football league and national hockey league. catcher bobby wilson foss all
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about concussions. in 2010 he suffered severe injuries when yankee base runner mark texeira slammed into him in home plate. >> i got my clock cleaned pretty well. i still get headaches, i don't understand why. it absolutely scares me. i don't want to be a vegetable when i'm 40 or 50 years old. i want to be able to enjoy my life after this game. >> players say the new rule will take time to duet used to but major league baseball says it's a step in the right direction. rob reynolds, al jazeera, scottsdale, arizona. >> have i lan kahn ca's progress -- sri lanka's progress. >> the top news story at the moment commotions in nairobi. more of that of course in the next hour.
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>> this al jazeera america. live from new york city, i'm tony harris. today is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the affordable care act. the white house says over 6 million have already enrolled. 1.2 million have visited the website this weekend. secretary of state john kerry is in israel, aimed at resolving a dispute over palestinian priz% and shaking peace talks. more than three weeks after the malaysia airlines flight went missing there's still no clue to what happened to the flight. the u.s. navy black box detector, isni


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