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>> dive deep behind these stories and go behind the scenes at follow us on twitter, facebook, google plus and more. ♪ this is al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz live in new york. >> i bow my head in apologies to the families and the victims. >> the captain of the sunken south korean ferry. the u.s. could send soldiers to europe to join military drills as pro-russians refused to budge. customers told they cannot sue. well, tonight, a big change facing a firestorm, general
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mills now says never mind. the death toll is climbing. rescuers are entering the capsized ferry. the number of dead has risen to 50. nearly 250 others remain miss g missing. most are high school students. now the divers have made their way inside the ferry. the death toll could rise again rapidly. the person steering the ship was a rookie. she had no experience navigating such rough waters. >> crew member as well as the captain and another made mate have been arrested. the captain apologized. >> i'm sorry to the people of south korea for causing a disturbance. i bow my head in apology to the families of the victims.
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>> family members are demanding answers. many are staying at a nearby gymnasium waiting for news about their loved ones. adrienne brown has that story. >> it is one of the saddest places on earth. the gymnasium, a temporary home to families of the missing and where grief is all around you. among those enduring another agonizing day, kim jung wa, whose 16-year-old daughter remains unaccounted for. these are recent pictures of kim on the left, a daughter her mother describes as intelligent, optimistic and above all, fun. >> she was a daughter and a friend. dmfrn. >> a daughter she wants to believe is still alive. this is kim, a devout christian, got the last call from her daughter at 9:56 a.m. on wednesday morning when the ferry was already listing dangerously to one side. >> she said, mom, quickly, pray to god. we are also praying. so, i hope
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god is protecting her. if god decides to take her, there is nothing i can do. she is getting by on two hours sleep a day and spends most of her time. >> they have been through the range of emotions, angle, denial and for some, acceptance that they may never see their child again. mrs. kim's husband, kim kuon kuong gun has demanded answers from the authorities. on this occasion, challenging officials over the true state of the stricken vessel. his daughter did manage to call him twice. he told her to stay on board. as of now, i don't know whether those kids are alive or dead. i just want to believe that they are alive. but in reality, i think they are dead. >> like many parents of the missing, et cetera angry and frustrated over the official response to this tragedy and why
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no one can still explain how this all happened. adrian brown, al jazeera, jimbo south korea. >> we will hooe more from aid korean brown. he will join us in just a few on the recovery. >> washington may dispatch 150 soldiers to poland and estonia for military exercises. at a time would follow the buildup of russian forces along ukraine's border. it would reliable last about two weeks but would continue on a rotating basis. acted visits are still protesting and calling for the interim government to now step down. following the ouster of victor yanukovych, moscow increased gas prices by 80% and putin wants europe to help ukraine pay its growing bills. >> it might be disappointing for the protesters held up but in
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several locations across the southeast. it's revealed that only about 25% of the population of this region actually wants a federal system. and that's one of the main demands of the pro-russian protesters what people favor is a decentralized system in ukraine, one by which they can deal with their own local governance without referring back to kiev. interestingly enough, there is a tiny minority, about 7%, believe that the russian language is any kind of threat in this region protesters say why they are taking up buildings and making their voices heard is that they feel that the russian identity is being muz he would buy kiev. results that don't really agree with what they are demanding or the point they are putting forward. but i think results that are in tune with what we have witnessed underground, yet these protesters have a group of
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sympathizers who help them out on a daily bapsz and agree with their demands. by and large, people are going on with their normal lives. businesses are open. people do say actually what they do want is for this crisis to get over as quick as possible. >> our. >> in ukraine, some say russia would like to see the upcoming e elections postponed. the. >> the mistrust of parts of the ukrainian population for their government is really at the heart of what's going on here. so the short answer is, there is going to have to be a long-term processes to rebuild that trust. >> will include efforts from the international community to help ukrainian government be more effective. in the end, it will have to come from within. there will need to be dialogue and there is violence and fewer protests and finally, a much less interference from the outside. by that, i do mean russia.
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>> jacobson says they must hold free and fair e elections. we will look at russia's foreign policy in the week ahead tomorrow at 8:30 eastern, 5:30 passiffic. three people are still missing on mount everest after at least 13 were killed in an avalanche this week. the government says search teams are working fast in case the weather gets worse. all of them were sherpa guides. bodies have been recovered. it is the deadliest disaster ever on the world's tallest peak. it did happen between a base camp and relatively speaking it's not too far up the mountain but it's a very dangerous area. the summit is a 29,000 feet. to put that in perspective, commercial jets fly between 30 and 40,000 feet. the sherpa guides head up first, putting themselves in harm's way to lead their teedz up the mountain. rod matheson has more. >> families wait to receive the
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bodies of their sherpa sons. there is no such thing as a norma day's work. they risk their lives every day preparing routes for climbers. it provides for their families. >> what are we going to do? he is dead. he used to take care of all of us with what he earned. now many grandsons and granddaughters. it has been and will be difficult for us. he used to take care of all of us. >> sherpa guides are part of after close community. they are used to putting lives in each other's hands. the death of one is felt by all. >> my clonse friend died. we had climbed just three months back. he was a good man and a good climber. death is a great loss for mountaineering. >> the avalanche was in the pop
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corner field because of the large boulders of ice along the route. it's the worst accident in the mountain's history. anyone on mount everest knows death can be a slip or a fall away. for the sherpas, some of the most experienced climbers in the world, they, too, sometimes find themselves at the mercy of the mountain. rob matheson, al jazeera. >> tonight, a rather big abo about-face from general mills facing a firestorm, the food company announced it is dropping changes to the legal terms that would have forced some customers to give up the right to sue. calling the changes misunderstood. they said we have reverdict back to our prior terms. there is no mention of arbitration and the arbitration provisions we had posted were never enforced nor will they be. they went on to say, we will just add that we never imagined this reaction. we are sorry we even started down this path. we hope you will accept our apology. the policy had said customers who do things like download coupons or subscribe to e-mail
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alerts would not be able to file class action lawsuits. instead claims would be settled in arbitration. gm's reversal came just minutes after we discussed that policy in our 8:00 p.m. show ar i have a martin. she is with us live. ar i have a, not the news we were expecting. what do you make of this? >> i just think, you know, it just speaks to the power of the media and the power of consumers they had no idea that consumers would give them pushback. they did what any smart company would do, responded to what their customers wanted to see, the right to file a slaught if there is something wrong with the product or a reasonable claim to be made by a consumer. you know, really, kudos for general mills for thinking quickly and making a change quickly. >> maybe your words have something to do with that. the timing was interesting. it happened minutes after we discussed it at 8:00.
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>> you would have seen lawsuits, protests. you may have seen massive social media campaign asking for a boycott of the company. you can think of all kind of things consumers would have done to push back on this policy that was forcing it in exchange for a newsletter or a coupon to give up a fundamental right many companies have this same policy but there wasn't the backlachlash we saw? >> you are correct. i think it had a lot to do with, you know, how this caught fire in the media. the, you know, tag that they put on their website really, you know, got the attention of media, got the attention of consumer advocacy groups and i think that momentum.
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>> somep so many people don't know what you are agreeing to when you sign a contract but when it gets the kind of attention this story got, people stud up and said, this is going too far. >> to see general mills now reverse its policy, go back to what it had before, do you think this is going to make an impact on other companies on credit cards, on cell phone companies that have this similar policy. >> i don't know if we are going to see wholesale companies starting totises their policy in the way general mills did on its website. most of these clauses are buried in pages of legal documents, in the fine print, as lawyers like to say. general mills was pretty bold. they put this language on the front page of its website. >> caught the attention of the media and consumer groups. >> ar i have a, isn't that the right thing to do? general mills, in its defense was being pretty transparent and open about this. they put it on the front page.
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>> it may have been the right thing to do, but it wasn't the consumer saavy thing to do because consumers responded and they said, this is too much. it's going too far and this policy is harmful. if you want to remain, you know, with a good company that makes baking products and these other products that we have come to love and cherish in our household t wasn't acceptable. now, you can argue other companies should do the same thing, be more transparent, puz these clauses on the front pages of their websites but they haven't. i don't think we are going to see wholesale companies pulling these clauses until something happens at the federal level or something happens at, you know, the judicial level with some other do you think other companies will embrace this policy about if you get a benefit from the company, giving up you're right to file a class action lawsuit? >> i think companies will think
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strat you ekecally about how to use them, when to use them and how to at this them. >> making it clear to us on this very complicated issue of reading the fine print. live in los angeles tonight. thank you? >> thank you, jonathan. >> by the way, we have to point out that general mills declined our request to come on this newscast tonight. general motor says tonight it did not do enough about cars with power steering problems. the auto makerssponding to new documents that show a delay of the march 31st recall of more than 300,000 saturn ion cars. >> the recall came seven years after the first accident was reported. they also show that the traffic safety administration was slow to push for a recall. it's two-year investigation showed steering problems were related to 12 crashes and two injuries. well, still ahead on al jazeera america, more on our top story, divers are inside the sunken ferry, rely in south korea with what rescuers are finding.
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finally, free, they disappeared nearly al year ago. tonight, the surprise release of four journalists.
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>> the life of doha... >> this is the international news hour... >> an informed look on the night's events, a smarter start to your day. mornings on al jazeera america in south korea, 13 bodies have been recovered from inside the capsized ferry. nearly 250 people remain missing. the ship's captain and two crew members have been arrested and charged with negligence. for more on day 5 of the search, let's turn to adrienne brown. i know it's past noon where you are. what is the latest with the efforts there? >> reporter: it is noon in a country where christianity has a big following. we have seen more bodies brought ashore this morning, bags on stretchers, a slow procession of them.
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i think this will be the day, jonathan, when we see the death toll starting to rise and rise quite significantly. the bodies have been taken to a mick make-shift morgue, a large collection of tents where they will be positively identified by family members. also >> family members are gathering in a small tent not far from where i am standing in the port city. the names of the dead are being put onto a board. now, often, this is the first time that a parent or a loved one knows that their child or loved one is dead. so, it seems, you know, very clinical and almost brutal that the first way you discover your child is dead is to see a name written onto a board. occasionally, you will hear a shout or a scream as someone breaks down and begins sobbing inconsolably. there is a strong concentration of grief here you see people walking around with a dazed, far-away look in their eyes and, you know, as i say, this is the
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start of something that's really going to go on for days because the man in charge of the operation has said that the operation could go on, of course, not for weeks but for months. they have now put a large net around the totally submerged vessel to try to present bodies. there are strong currents there and there are concerns some bodies may have already been taken away. early this morning, there was a clash between parents and police. some of the parents tried to walk across a bridge from the island to the mainland. they wanted today make their way to seuol to vent their anger there but their way was blocked by police and an ugly struggle ensued. of course, the anger and the frustration of the families is being compounded by the news that the third mate was, in fact, at the helmet of the vessel at the time of the accident, and not the captain. the captain, of course, has been
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arrested and charged. he has been charged with breaking, violating maritime law and also negligence. >> you know, adrian, i wanted to know what took rescuers so long to get inside that sunken ship, and are authorities still working under the assumption that people could possibly still be alive inside that ferry? >> reporter: well, i think yesterday possibly, you might have heard officials saying that there is still the possibility that people might be alive. i think increasingly now, it is really turning into a recovery operation. it's clear that the divers have been out making their way into other areas of the ship which is why more bodies are coming out. i think a lot of people have questioned why a country like south korea, which is an engineering and a high-tech
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super power wasn't able to perhaps get into the vessel sooner. well, the authorities have said, you know, our operation was, in a sense, really undermined by the weather. we have had very strong tides and torrents out there, stret stretchrostretc stretchrous waters so the government says really the operation was hampered essentially by that very poor weather during those crucial days and hours after the accident. >> a painstaking process. difficult for those families weighing for answers. adrian brown live in jindal south korea ea. >> activists have shown new evidence of chemical attacks, showing chlorine gas canisters which may have been used on the attack on the village, the third in syria in just a week. the government rebels are blaming each other for that attack. after disappearing nearly a year ago, four french journalists
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were released yesterday. blindfolded and with their hands bound when they are alive. harry smith has their story. >> looking unkept with long hair and beards, but their morale was good. there was no mistakening their delight at being freed. >> he was asked if they were on their way home. >> i hope so, yes. >> first, the four climbed into a mini-bus for a short trip across town to the local hospital for a check-up. >> they were abducted on their way to aleppo last june. over two weeks later, nuclas and pierre were also captured. since then, colleagues in france have kept up a very public campaign, trying to secure their release. it now appears they had been taken to an unknown group to the border between syria and turkey
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remember they were found bound and gagged by turkish soldiers. they were mistaken for smuggers. despite the 10-month ordeal, doctors say they appear to be in good health. >> we are happy to be free. thank you very much. we thank the turkish authorities because they really helped us. it's very nice to see the sky, to be able to walk and speak freely. i am happy. >> one of the man's employers said their release ends an anxious wait for all friends and family. >> the first five months were very difficult because we had really no news, no information where they can be, if they were together or so on. so that was quite a hard time. and after six weeks, we had some news from the kidnappers that sent some proof of life, like videos to the french government.
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yes see them directly, but some families have seen them, and so they were showing them in good shape and making our -- how do you say? making us feeling better. >> the four are expected to be flown by military aircraft to france, arriving early on sunday morning. harry smith, al jazeera. >> the head of iran's atomic energy organization says the dispute over a nuclear plant is over. iran will redesign it's iraq heavy water reactor to limit how much plutonium it can make. the proposal is a major concession over the iran nuclear program. >> the issue of the iraq heavy water reactor has been resolved and we have no problem with that. they agreed to the proposal and called it a very sensible offer. >> he said the compromise should eliminate concerns iran could use the plant to build al nuclear weapon. drone strikes have killed at least nine al-qaeda fightners
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yemen three civilians are also among the dead. a witness said the explosions lasted for about 30 minutes, wounding him and killing his friend. security and travel sources say a drone strikes have killed had been circling that area for days before it struck today. south sudan has cents troops to security a united nations base in the town of bore, killing 58 people. the u.n. called it a war crime. but as al jazeera anna kabel reports, south sudan says u.n. peace keepers provoked that attack. >> these are some of the survivors in bor, among them, women and children. some have bullet wounds. others say they were attacked by people with machetes. >> this boy said he was beaten by sticks by a group numbering in the hundreds. >> this woman says she was told by her attackers to lie on the ground. she refused and tried to run away. they caught up with me. so, i tried to jump over a wall. but one man caught up with me
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and hit me in the head with a machete and left me. i stood very still. i didn't want them to cock back and finish me. >> another woman described being shot in the arm as she, too, tried to run away from her attackers. still pictures emerged on saturday of the aftermath of the violence. some show the dead being carried in body bags and loaded onto trucks by u.n. staff. others revealed the brutal nature of the attacks. in the morning, a mob rampaged through the civilians area killing men, women and children. the government accused the peace keepers of provoking the violence. >> shot bullets in the air. >> shooting of bullets in the air provoked this situation. and as a result, a fight ensued.
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>> between the youths? >> the enemy's force and the id peace on one side. >> asked who fired the first shot, the u.n. was unequivocal. >> i don't think there is any question about that. it was certainly the demonstrators who pulled out their weapons and upon doing so, we realized that there was going to be an altercation that civilians were in grave danger and action was necessary. >> the complex did change in bor on thursday when even civilians who were sheltering under the probation of the u.s. peace keepers came under attack. we are into the 5th month of this conflict and the violence shows no sign of ending, anna cavell, juba, south sudan. >> still ahead on al jazeera america, why authorities say the next two days are crucial in the search for the missing malaysian airlines jet. the story of two teens trying to cross the border into
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this half hour. divers have made it inside the capsized ferry off of south korea. cruise have found 17 more bodies bringing the death toll to 50. >> number is expected to rise sharply. nearly 250 people remain missing. most of them are students. there are the u.s. may send troops to eastern europe. washington may dispatch 150 soldiers for military exercises. the move would follow the buildup of russian forces. general milled announced it will drop changes to the legal terms. the company said it's plans had been misunderstood and apologized to customers. in nigeria, dozens of girls who escaped from kidnappers have been reunited with their families. authorities are still searching for the 85 girls missing in the northeast borneau state.
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the latest from abuja. >> four days after they had been taken from their school, less than half the number of girls taken have been reunited with their families. they are saying 85 girls are missing. a massive man hubt is underway to try to rescue those girls from the abductors. the finger of blame is pointing to boca haran. the efforts are concentrated in the not orous forrem, a stronghold of boko haram. they have launched many air raids and land attacks on this forest. so far, they have failed to chase away the attackers from this forest. meanwhile, the leader of the group has and in an eight-minute video claiming responsibility
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for the attack in the capital city. no attack, more than 17 nigerians have died in that attack and more than 120 have been injured. other figures suggest the number could be much higher than that. in this video, he said yes, they carried out the attack and that they have members either sleeper cell or an active cell. for residents of the capitol, this is a big concern for them. >> the u.s. government is condemning the shooting of a prominent t.v. journalist, hamid meirs. dominic cain reports today. >> for the past 25 years, hamid mier has reported on pakistani news and current affairs. the talk show on geo t.v. gets a large audience.
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but now, he is in hospital with three bullet wounds put there by unknown gunmen. he was attacked in a car as he was leaving karachi airport. police described what happened. >> a man covered opened fire first. another man was following him on motor bike. he came up behind him. at the same time, the driver, who was in mr. mier's car along with the guard sped away. they chased after them. thank god the driver was not hit, otherwise the damage would have been far worse. this is not the first time somebody has targeted hamid mier. it's less than 18 months since the taliban was blamed for a bomb attached to his car that failed to explode. hamid mier has been outspoken about the policy of drone attacks used by the isi, pakistani government. the government reacted angrily to his coverage. saturday's attack on hamid mier is a time when pakistan has
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become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, something he has highlighted at a demonstration condemning attacks on the media. >> i have come here to express my anger on those people who say that we want to anything on or about ate with those terrorists who have accepted responsibility of the murder of the workers. i think that they should make a difference clearly and announce it that what is their policy. >> hamid mir told his brother he believed the isi would be to blame if he was attacked. the army has denied those allegations. dominic cain, al jazeera. >> 112th day imprisoner for our colleagues. they were arrested in cairo on december 29th. they have been charged with
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reporting false news and aiding a terrorist organization. the trial is set to resume on april 22nd. another al jazeera stamp, abdullah al shami has been detained for eight months. he has been on hunger strike. we demand their immediate release and reject the charges. >> people in libya voted for today since the first time. including benghazi, the second largest city. more towns are scheduled to vote in the next three weeks. results are to be announced on tuesday. it's been a tumultuous year for nicholas maduro, voing to follow in the loop steps of hugo chavez. anger has fueled protests against the government. in the capital with more on today's anniversary >> reporter: here in central karachus. you may be able to see a tent
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city with several hundred opposition protesters that have been camping out here for well over a month now. they are mostly young people, and they are here because they are in approval front of the offices where the united nations has their offices here in venzuela and they are pressuring the united nations, they say, to do more to intervene in what they say is this political crises crisis here in venzuela. one year, nicholas maduro's presidency, most people say that the economy has not gotten any better and it has gotten worse and that that has been the biggest area that maduro has struggled with in the last year. now, maduro and his supporters say things aren't necessarily as bad that the opposition likes to point to. they look towards the december, 2013 municipal e elections where maduro and his party overwhelmingly won most of the mayoral races as a sign that he still has grassroots support.
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over the last couple of months, the protests of the opposition that have spread all over this country have really sort of threatened maduro's listen legitima legitimatemacy in some ways. but it has given him a chance to focus on the opposition trying to launch a coup against his democratically elected government. on the one-year anniversary of his presidency, it has been pretty quiet in caracus. no major rallies by the government. but one thing is very clear: venzuela is still very much a divided country. officials in the search for flight 3 sent say the next two days are critical. malaysia today said the under water drone drone search will likely be over in the next week. they are scanning six miles based upon where sonar picks
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were heard. australian officials are confident the sounds came from the black boxes. >> the narrowing of the search for today and tomorrow is at a critical juncture. i appeal to everybody around the world to pray and pray hard that we find something over the next couple of days. >> the transportation minister ordered search crews may need to change their approach if they don't find anything soon but he promise did not to give up. >> people are cleaning up after an earthquake in mexico. this is some of the damage that the 7.2 magnitude tremor caused, collapsed roochz, cracked buildings and crumbled walls. the quake was felt in at least six other states across the country. unfortunately, nobody was seriously hurt. a little further north of there in the american southwest, severe storms are rolling through. >> along the borderland, thunderstorms that have made hail, up to golf-ball size.
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that was reported around el paso. now, we will see storms as they have been pushing in to central texas. >> that's where they will stay stretching up into oklahoma on east earn sunday. you can see rotation around the storm system that's been tracking through the southwest over arizona, we've had scattered showers and thunderstorms. >> will continue to push as you can see the central location where the heavier rain is now into west texas. now, that's going to just really get going with the day time heating tomorrow afternoon. and that's going to impact brakes like oklahoma as well. so far, it's been the primary impact of wind gusts, very strong wind gusts around arizona and hail that's been reported anywhere from a quarter size to golf ball size in texas. other places that are getting rather wet willing, again, stretching up to the north. the focus for a risk of severe storms tomorrow will be in texas, again up into parts of oklahoma but you can see how the rain moves all the way up just brushing southern minnesota over
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into wisconsin. even farther north of that, we will get snow into canada around hudson bay. >> will be the primary area of active weather tomorrow. most spots will be drying and after a so general contractor saturday, we will still have a few showers around in parts of western washington, north oregon and northern idaho is pushing the rain out for you into montana. so we will see some sun breaking out for you slightly warmer temperatures. similar story where we have had some incredibly heavy rainfall around the carolinas down into georgia as well. in fact >> we had over two inches in charlotte earlier today. we will continue to see the river flooding conditions continue as the rain moves out tomorrow, jonathan. >> okay. moving out just any time for the holiday there. thanks, rebecca. around the world christians are celebrating easter weekend. in jerusalem, thousands of orthodox christians celebrated a holy fire ceremony. it's considered miracle
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occurring the day before easter sunday. visitors packed into an ancient church believed to be on the site of jesus's crucification. worshippers light each other's candles with fire until the church is filled with light. >> vatican city, pope francis celebrated a solemn massachusetts and baptized 10 people and talked about the need of a catholic church. tens of thousands of people are expected in saint peter's square for easter mass on sunday. ahead on al jazeera america, thousands of children going it alone. the dangers they face as they attempt to cross into the united states. plus a new tool in the fight against drug overdoses, how towns across america are arming first responders to save lives.
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>> these protestors have decided that today they will be arrested >> these people have chased a president from power, they've torn down a state... >> what's clear is that people don't just need protection, they need assistance. >> on the next talk to al jazeera >> oscar winner sean penn shares his views on privacy rights, press freedom and his controversial
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relationship with hugo chavez >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america this week, white house called against on congress to move immigration reform forward along the u.s. mexico border. a growing number of young people are trying to cross it alone. up to 60,000 children a year. paul beban is in the border town with stair story. >> a vast, remote desert surrounds nogales a tall steel fence slices through it. over the last month, this teenager and two cousins have traveled 2400 miles on foot, by bus and by train to make it here to the next can side of this border town.
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i am 15 years old. i am from honduras. >> we first met axil when catholic byrnes held a mass and cross border communion honoring migrants who have died in the desert. a journey he and his cousins were about to undertake. >> i want to see my dad. the journdidn't get to me. i feel good. they tell me the hardest part is coming. we will see if it's hard. >> after the mass, he lined up for a free lunch, a sandwich and a coke. he had little more than the clothes on his back. >> i left with about 700, which is maybe 30 or $40. his hometown in honduras is one of the most violent cities in the world. after crossing illegally into mexico, he and his sunny skieses made their way to pueblo where they climbed atop one of the notorious freight trains known
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as the interpretinge beast. the trip wasn't easy because we came on the train. if you don't have water or food, you get hungry. you are always afraid because people are telling you someone has fallen off of the train, that the train can kill you. >> night, the three cousins stayed in a cheap hotel. in the morning, he told me why they had to get out of hon tourtou honduuras. border patrol agent andy adame knows how hard the last stretch into the u.s. can be. he drove 13 miles east of nogales where the fence gives way to open desert. >> these people that come to the united states looking for a job, which is most of them, they are very vulnerable.
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these people, they don't know the criminal element that exists on the border. once you are out in the desert, they have no where to go axil and his cousins printed out maps and hoped for the best. >> i bought a big backpack. i will leave here with socks and return with dollars. >> are you ready? how do you feel? >> a little bit scared. >> we asked if we could follow them. they said that moment was just for them, not for our cameras. we thought this was the last time we would ever see them but
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we are back at the hotel on the mexican side of the border in nogales because the guys we stayed in touch with them. they tried to cross the border. they said they were picked up in night by a group of narcos that told them that was theerritory >> the guys are here holed up in their hotel room. they are nervous. they think somebody might have tipped off the narcos that they were here they feel like they stand out because they are darker skinned. they are in a small group. they won't come out to the room to talk to us. they don't want the cameras here at all. they feel like they are so out of options, they are going to turn themselves in at the border to allow themselves to get deported home. they don't have the money to get home. the situation is more desperate than ever. >> finally, everett came out and told us what happened. they told us we are not supposed
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to be there? >> were they armed? >> they were around. >> the narcos or bandits took their money, their cell phones and killed their spirits. ax ill was so rattlil was so ra hoping they would send them home. they were going to spend another day or two in the hotel wondering what happened to their dreams stolen in the desert. a tough journey there. in nogales to find out where adil and his cousins went from there. >> jonathan, you saw in that very last shot they were going back in their hotel room trying to figure out what to do next. in the end, axil and his friends and cousins were too concerned about his safety. they decided to walk him to the border to a crossing about a half a mile from here and turn him over to u.s. authorities. they were hopeful that he would receive some kind of hearing and possibly get some kind of protected status in the u.s. that's a real longshot for a kid
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in axil's situation. what's most likely to happen is he will have an expedited return, be processed and eventually returned to honduras. >> he is not the only kid crossing the border without his parents. where are these children coming from? >> that's right, jonathan. the numbers of unaccompanied a of alien children from mexico is down but the numbers from central america, from some of the most violent kuntz trees in the region, really in the world, guatemala, hon did y honduras. they are vulnerable to traffickers, criminals, the kind of things that happened to axil and his friends, they sale they will look out for them as the summer approaches which is the peak season for border crossing. >> thanks to palm beeban. you can see al jazeera's critically acclaimed series "borderland" at 9:00 p.m. eastern. it follows six strangers with different points of view who
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experience border problems. more states are arming first respondsers with medication that can save lives. science technology correspondent jacob washed worries these meyers don't go far enough. >> the lock zone also known as narcan is a mineraling drug. in 95% of -- miracle drug. it almost instantainuosly reverses effects of an overdose. fatal over doesz have fallen by 30 and 90%. it keeps the drug from binding to the brain and restores breathing in the process. it inspires remarkable consensus. 17 states have moved to expand access. attorney general eric holder urged policemen, fire fighters and other first responders should carry it at all times citing 10,000 overdoses reversed by miloxon since 2001.
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maine has seen overdoses quadruple since the 1990s with 163 in 2012 alone, the govern had threatened to veto a bill but after unanimous votes this week, maine seems poised to become the latest state to make it available to police and emts. but these measures may not go far enough. by the time someone in uniform arrives at the scene of an overdose, it's often too late. the answer may be to give it directly to drug users, their families, their friends. most people don't use drugs alone and having it available can be the difference between life and death. pat rick learned this firsthand. >> what happened is while i was in minneapolis, i acquired some heroin out there that was stronger than what i was used to in san francisco. i basically o. d.ed. when i o. dd.ed.
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my girlfriend had training in how to use narcan and had access to it, saw i was unconscious and not breathing and inserted the narcan through my nose, how she did it and revived me. i hope people can open their eyes and see there are no negatives in giving narcan training and it can only do good for the community as a whole and society in general. >> it's attempting to think drug users will somehow more recklessly indulge in their habit if they have a way of avoiding fatal overdose. it will may have the opposite effect. >> flu clinics where it's prescribed we have seen a dramatic reduction in overdose deaths, so maybe, it is acting as a behavior change 20% of
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people in recovery treat oded. it can be the presib ta presib tating factor. >> they will go out of their way to have it on them. >> has a very positive effect bug prepared to fight off death may be the best means of learning how to live again. jacob ward, al jazeera, san francisco. >> a far-away discovery. an earth like planet with the right environment to support life. the details next. pa wnload it now
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. to help clean things up, nigeria's largest city is offering an incentive to recycle. for a year and a half now, there has been recyclable waste collected by the special group from recyclers that provides
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incentives in exchange for recycling garbage. the single mother of 5 has earned a blender, supplies, but that hasn't been the only one? >> i want it clean. no garbage on the street. no more stench like before. >> going door to door. clients have an award system created by the former software engineer. >> we have big dreams. all people you see living in slums. take back their community and get some value from it. with 20 million people packed in nigeria's largest city producing
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10,000 tons of waste every day. while there are strict littering rules, it ends up on packed streets. >> they have process more than 200,000 tons of garbage after the waste is sorted here, it is resold to recycling factories. >> it has gone into manufacturing fiber more mattress pillows making trash bags and flip-flops. one melts cans and exports that to india. while recycling is expensive, it has yet to generate a profit. the government has been extending a helping hand. >> one that is coming from there. >> one recyclerback in 2012, there are now sixteen. the award winning project is looking into partnerships to expand to other cities.
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they may face challenges but they appear to be winning people one plastic bottle at a time. al jazeera. a powerful telescope has picked up images of a planet astronmembers describe as earth's cousin. kepler 186-f, the name for the telescope that spotted it. scientists say it's slightly bigger than earth, has the right conditions for water which means it could maybe support life but it's nearly 500 light years away. below the surface of the earth, archeologists have discovered more roads of aust i can't, a just unearth building t scientists belief it was larger than the well known city of pompeii. it spanned both sides of the tiger role. s to add to the list next time you are in italy. >> that's it for us on this
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