on the next "talk to argues." actor sean penn. only on al jazeera america this is al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz live in new york. death toll rising. crews are recovering more bodies from inside that south korea ian ferry. blame gang. a gun fight that shattered easter troops. out smarting the west, we go in depth about vladimir putin's motives in the week ahead. the flight the hurricane lost. looking back at the life of an icon who stood up against hashl injustice >> every slide they pass through, you know, it's
somebody's mother, somebody's sister, somebody's wife. >> wrong diagnose noses. he lost his wife. a new study reveals it happens more than many think. you are looking at a live picture from south korea tonight. more bodies from the sunken ferry are being pulled to the ship and brought to shore. the death toll stands at 64 but 240 remain missing. many are children. as that south korean ferry sank, we are hearing about some of the panic on board. transcripts seem it was confusion long after the vessel started listing. here is the recording >> it's 15 minutes before the patrol boats arrive.
broadcast to the passengers that they wear life jackets >> it's impossible to broadcast now. even if it's impossible to broadcast, please go out as much as you can and let the passengers wear life jackets and put on more clothing. if this ferry evacwaits passengers, will you be able to rescue them? at least make them wear a life ring and make them escape >> if this ferry evacwaits passengers, will they be rescued right away. >> at least make them wear a life ring and make them escape. >> divers have now reached the dining room of that ship where it's believed many were when the ship went down. adren i can't brown is there with more on the recovery operation >> here in the port in south korea, the death toll continues to rise. the confirmed body count will continue rising, of course, today, tomorrow and in the days afterwards as they bring more and more bodies ashore. the psychological turning point came on sunday when divers were
able to enter the vessel for the first time. remember, in the days prior to that, they had been unable to to do so because of the strong currents and the poor visibility and, also, the very strong winds. now, we think they will soon be able to reach the games room and a cafeteria where it's believed many of the missing had been trapped or had sought safety. the families of the missing still cling to the hope that possibly some survivors could still be trapped in an air pocket somewhere. but rescue officials at al jazeera have spoken to say that really is a forlorn hope. the dilemma for the families really is this right now. some want the salvage operation to begin for the vessel to be righted with the help of the cranes that are now in place. >> would make it easier for divers to retrieve bodies before they start to, you know, decompose. but other family members say every inch of that vessel should be searched before that can
happen because, as i say, they still have hope that possibly even one person could still be alive. now, a few days ago, these families were clinging to the ho hope, the belief, that their children would come out of this alive. now they are clinging to the hope that they will simply be able to see their child's body >> the easter truce in ukraine has been broken. three people are dead after a gun battle broke out in slovyansk. russia has given ukraine back some of the navy ships as part of ongoing negotiations. .7 vessels arrived in odessa. the crew of one ship was not there. the captain says they decided to stay behind and serve russia. jackie roland has more from the eastern city of slovyansk >> reporter: local people are calling it the easter massacre although what took place at this makeshift checkpoint remains
unclear. villagers say that unknown attackers drove up and opened fire on the pro-russian activists who were manning the barricades. >> they came in four jeeps, lit up the barricades with their headlights and started shooting. my neighborhood got a bullet right between his eyes. other people from slovyansk came to help us. if they hadn't come, the attackers would have slaughtered everyone like chick edges >> the interior ministry says three pro-russian activists were killed. local people say the other side also suffered losses but the attackers took the dead and wounded with them. there are a lot of unanswered questions here. for a start, where did the two cars come from? and seconds, if there was a shoot-out between the men at the checkpoint and the vehicles, how come there are bullet holes in the back of the second car? a and how did it happen that the two vehicles ended up completely burned out. forensic experts are trying to
answer some of those questions but with the cars torched, the evidence is limited. they found shell cases, bullets and some dried blood. whatever the truth behind the incident, it plays into the hands of those who don't want a negotiated solutions to the crisis in ukraine. local rebel leaders declared a curfew and are call okay moscow. this may be the wreckage of theling deal reached in geneva only a few days ago. jackie roland, al jazeera in eastern ukraine >> ukraine's prime minister says he worries the unrest is part of russia's plan to destabilize. he said apartment wants nothing less than to restore the soviet union >> putin has a dream to restore the soviet union. and every day, he goes further and further >> you remember his speech, famous munich speech, saying
that the biggest disaster of the former century is the collapse of the soviet union. i consider that the biggest disaster of this century would be the restoring of the soviet union under the auspices of the putin >> for more on russia's foreign policy, stay with us. it's a focus this hour of the week ahead in about 20 minutes. more than 4,000 officials and national guard soldiers will line the route for the boston marathon, twice as many officers as last year. it will be bomb sniffing dogs, more checkpoints and hundreds of surveillance cameras. boston strong has become a battle cry. the entire nation is answering the call. 9,000 more runners will be running this year. alan fisher has more on what's being done to keep them all safe >> the memorials from the boston marathon are not hard to find. some dramatic. some simple. all emotional. the images are seared into the
collective memory. three died at the scene. hundreds more were maimed and injured. the city is gearing up for this year's event, a celebration of unity and recovery and attempt to banish the shadow of 2013 >> on monday, there will be around 4,000 police officers on duty along the marathon route. >> that's twice as many as last year. around 500 of them will be undercover. there will be thousands of volunteers dealing with crisis management, security and first aid. for a traditional event, this will be a different boston marathon. there will be more surveillance cameras this year, too and more people watching for something unusual. >> the standard has been changed. there is no doubt that security around large events, we're seeing more officers agreed. more cameras, more command and control, more communications abilities. i expect that that will last for some period of time. >> the manhunt for the bombers lasted days.
it's alleged two brothers did it. one died in a shootout with police. the other will soon go on trial for his life. experts who analyzed the response to the booming and days after say -- bombing say boston is a lesson. >> you start with the way the event is going to work and how it's supposed to operate and then you add security. you add the security in a way that doesn't disrupt the event as you wanted it to on be. >> there. be around 36,000 runners this year, more than normal. many ran last year. many more wanted to be here for this. >> right there on the ground. rig right there >> cath require schwitzer was the first woman to officially run the boston marathon and has covered the event for almost four decades. she said what happened here changed events around the world >> there is more security. is annoying. you have to have a clear plastic back or you have to throw lyour clothes away. we run to be free. we run to be fearless. if that's what it takes, we're
going to do it. >> boston will never be the same again. it changed forever in a few moments. when the runners crossed the finish line this year, it won't just mark the end of the race but the end of what's been a difficult year. alan fisher, al jazeera, boston >> is all of the security really enough? we asked former assistant secretary for the department of homeland security, douglas smith? >> last year was a tragic year. one of the things it showed was they had put tremendous planning into it. i think this year with the increased security presence, what they learned last year and, most importantly, the awareness of the spectators taking part is going to add to the sense of safety all will feel. the fact that there are 9,000 more runners this year than last year, i think, speaks to the way the community feels about the way law enforcement has handled security >> what do you think was the biggest lesson learned from the bombing last year? >> the biggest challenge, an amazingerrant, so many people
want to come and cheer on their friends, their family, their neighbors. >> that's where the challence occur, when you have so many people clogged into al tight area like boyleston street, that's where the challenges are created. i think one then we will do, while family members and spectators all allowed to be there? of course they will. they are going to do it in a way that allows everyone to stay safe >> the pun sub is more proceed active than ever. they use social media or call law enforcement >> we are remembering ruben "hurricane" and he was known as a an icon after he was wrongly convicted of murder charges twice. in 1966, boxing was still one of america's top sports and ruben carter was one of the best boxers. he took up the sport while serving in the u.s. army and turned pro in 1961.
his speed and power in the ring earning him the next name "hurricane." within three years, he was the top contender for the world middleweight title. >> changed in 1966 when he & friend were charged with murdering three people in a bar, convicted by an all white jury. he always proclaimed his innocence. his demand for a new trial attracted high profile supporters including bob dylan. he wrote the story called hurricane." ♪ here comes the story of the the hurricane. ♪ for something he never done >> what you are seeing is a person who has been raped of his freedom for nine and a half years. what you are seeing is a person who has become blind in this penitentiary for the lack of proper medical attention.
what you are seeing is a person who has been without his wife and daughter for nine and a half years for crimes that he did not, would not and continue commit >> carter finally won a second trial but he was convicted a second time. most of the celebrity supporters went away. he continued to fight to clear his name. eventually things cause was adopted by canadian activists. they uncovered proof that the prosecution hadspreads evidence. in 1985, after 19 years, a fred real court ruled his name saying he had been convicted based upon an appeal to racism. he spent the rest of his life working to clear the tables of other wrongly convicted men and women >> sometimes in order for a society to move forward, sometimes we have to clean up the regurgitating mistakes >> he wrote an article for the
daily news asking the brooklyn district attorney to reopen a case. carter wrote he was on his death bed and said if i find a heaven after this life, i will be surprised. in my own years, i have lived in hell for the first 49 years and have been in heaven for the past 28 years. ruben "hurricane" carter was 76. still ahead here, 15 years ago today, a shooting at a colorado school horrified the nation. >> in and my worst nightmare became a reality. i hear shots >> the principal of columbine high school looks back. we focus on how school security changed the world getting his next month. our in-depth discussion. >> strong line of thunderstorms has already brought hail up to two inches in diameter and a rope tornado was spotted.
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documentary series access restricted only on al jazeera america fifteen years ago today, two teens carried out an attack few at the time could fathom. in the years since the columbine high school massacre, school shootings have sadly become more common t there have been 150 since. how they have changed education in america >> a lot of the doors were unlocked and you could go into them during any time of the day >> right now, there are a lot of security and cops everywhere and the doors being locked >> for students at arapaho school in denver, security goes hand-in-hand with learning after a gunman killed a classmate >> especially with what happened, the security was so good in responding to it, i trust the people around me to keep me safe >> even at schools that have
been spared violence, security is a priority >> parents, visitors can't just walk into our schools at any given time like you could 15, 20 years ago. you are seeing more friends from physical security uniform staff in schools, more presence of law enforcement, police officers >> the tragedy at columbine high school in littleton, colorado, was the wake-up call >> we will never forget that they lost their lives >> frank deangeles was the columbine principal? >> my worst nightmare became a reality, see a gunman coming towards me. i hear shots. >> that horror has been repeated at scores of schools and colleges rather than the country. virginia tech, .32 students and faculty killed, charden, ohio, three students dead. perhaps most heart wrenching >> they are hearing a teacher got shot >> 20 grade school kids in sandy
hook elementary. the grew, mayors against guns documents 62 school shootings in a year and a half since send hook. each shooting has led to an evolution in strategies to engage an actsive shooter >> law enforcement now enters immediately. they go straight for the gunman. >> new protocol was deployed at arapaho. the response from the school resource officer was absolutely critical to the fact that we did not have additional injury and/or death. lawmakers have attempted to make schools safer. a handful of states have passed tougher gun control laws. states like south dac owed a enacted laws to make it legal for teachers to carry guns in the classroom >> frank de-angeles is not
certain if any of this will stop gun violence in our schools? >> our society is violent. >> that's got to change >> there were no special eventsas planned at columbine to mark the anniversary. the day will be allowed to pass ly. jim houlie, littleton, colorado >> todd today makes the fourth anniversary of the deep water horizon i am spin. it killed leb off of the coast. it sent 210 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. scientists have linked it to rising deaths of dolphins and sea turtsz after spending $14,000,000,000 and british petroleum can see new oil leases after being temporarily banned two years ago. a lot has changed. we have to talk about severe weather through texas and oklahoma? >> we expected to see thunderstorms roll through these areas tonight we didn't have much anticipation of severity. we didn't expect them to become so strong tonight.
things have shaped up myselfly. the dry line. some dry air that comes off the high lands of the wern earn texas area and meets up with moist air out of the gulf of mexico. a lot of times, the difference between the moisture in the air will cause it to turn over. >> that's what happened. we have had a rope tornado earlier this evening reported in parts of childress texas. >> that's the same area we have been getting reports of hail anywhere from one to two inch diameter. those storms are causing severe thomas warnings in parts of southern oklahoma as well am we will continue to see this a little farther to east overnight tomorrow. while the severity of these storms may diminish at least overnight tonight, it's going to be back at work, so to speak, for the afternoon tomorrow. day time heating is all we need. dallas/fort worth included in the area we are doing to see that chance of some severe
weather popping up. so, if you look closely here, i want to show you the satellite and r radaver visits, a documenter clockwise spin. this is ahead of the cementer of low pressure. it's slowly moving across texas we are we will continue to get those showers tomorrow. a new shorm just offshore, the passiffic moving into the northwest alley we get into the day tomorrow. increasing rainfall from seattle and then what comes in behind? colder air. and ger to see the development of a pretty significant storm system working its way across the entire u.s. keep an eye on your forecasts. let's talk temperatures. it's been a nice warm-up especially on the east coast. temperatures as we get into april have popped up for boston w 1.8 degrees warmer to you. we are just a little half an inch or degree of temperatures
warmer for new york and shore look at are four degrees warmer. your low temperatures will be cool in some spots. we want to point out a few frost advisories but the temperatures are going to be warmest along the east coast line before this system starts to really into the net west. we will keep you up to day on what that's going to be to bring mid-week. >> the post's easter message singled out conflicts in syria and ukraine. about 150,000 turned out to hoor pope francis at saint feeter's square. to frefrnt an all out war. he had a special mention for syria. >> we sup plic indicate you, in particular for syria so that all of those suffering the conflict
can read force. he specially boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue >> the pope entered to attacks in nooir nigeria. tonight's episode of "border land" considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. san salvador. here is a preview. >> retired u.s. marine and brooklyn artist have arrived in san salbidar to meet friends and relatives of myra. >> we need to talk about myer a and learn about her life. it will be revealing as well as cool. what i am here to do is find out why she was maybe in the something else she was in. so we are here to hear the
story. >> like many undocumented salvadorns she was doherty into a conduct tree that was almost non-existent to her. in the 1990s, the united states began deporting mirrors of street gangs back to he will sav dor. now, it's considered one of the most dangerous places on earth. somewhere between 10 and 15 people are murdered in the capitol every day. within hours of arriving, randy and alex are con froktd with the wind's shocking statistic did. >> apparently gotta out by gang violence or something like that. right will in the street. >> knowing the kind of thing
that's so prevalent. are you saying it's okay to one off. i wouldn't put that on the backs of the people trying to live a better life >> this is a point of this culture to the point where peek can walk by and keep on going. you don't have a right to look at a situation and make judgments about it because in reaction to this day, you. >> i understand that it's the result of a system that is so totally failed these people but it has so affected them that is it's in the culture and we are talking about these people? >> you are saying >>-- are going to be -- i understand -- >> no. >> that's fine are you saying. >> there are going to be people come there saying it's absolutely volume length this is grater potential? >> as if we don't have enough problems and then we are going to bring in even more.
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here were the toptories this half hour. radio stretches from the distressed south korea ian ferry show chaos and confusion. officials fear it may have contributed to the high death toll. the number stands at 64 but it expected to rise. ruben "hurricane" fighter has died. carters was wrongfully convicted of murder in two separate trials in the 1960s and '70s. he has been fighting for the wrong fully imprisoned. in a few hours, more than 4 ,000
police officers, fobo correcting crowds and runners. 2s as nanny as last year. sunday night and time for our regular segment "the week ahead." tonight, we look at russia's foreign policy in light of the crisis in ukraine. we begin with some background from courtney keel. >> foreany, as events unpolled >> boont is not var crazy. wile russia would like a ukraine that's pro-are the sgloefrp. >> what remains to be seen is how much further russia will go and if moscow will uphold last week's agreement that is supposed to diffuse the chatz. >>. >> i don't think we can could you tell on that. we have to be poerm respond to what continued to beology are
efforts of interference by russians in southern ukraine >> defense secretary chuck hagle recently called his accounts dangs rusly irresponsible. he said they have to consider the pos that this is a with triven, countries must grab with other complicated foreign policies of the russian is moving lucia and the united states are engaged in working together to disarm syria's chemical wells in order to protest iraq's nuclear program >> it's miss unchange i had since the cold war, putin will continue to try to destabilize it. >> part of russian's policy agenda is still dominated by
rules and moral. noechlt for now, the relationship cannot really betablized unless the ukraine crisis is resolved. courtney keel. >> peaten rose to power promising the attack ofibility and chaos. he has delivered on a lot of those goals. over the years, he has been prooelt with the u.s. he helped my launch an after canstan. there have been a lot of misunderstandings on both sides. there is a feeling russia doesn't pay it enough attention or give it enough respect. for more, i spoke with john mere shimer from the university of comic. i they had them how putin was jdzing the crisis in ukraine. >> putin paid his hand.
he is deeply interested in making sure ukraine never part of medical. any government in kiev is not decidedly antirussian. the r.n. he is calling much trouble in ukraine today is because the government that took hour as a result of the february 22nd coup is sdeeply antirussian. >> would you agree that you see ali is going to hurt it's econo economy? >> i don't think it's a. in terms of fortunately policy. this purees his room, what's left of ukraine is going to be i am plaqueably impact for, for skumz deny? >> he has been a fan and is cooling off on the idea. it's more likely now that
president naz you lbyf for protection against poobt. the weaker states reich esc own i can't and polar are claiming for more support >> let's talk about nato in novp it has pushed closer and clear. the countryries were a part main 0 the we have countries that are part of nato now. nato has cleaned clover and sloefr of russia's border. john, the big question, i think poont asked, flishin. i think that's correct. i mean i think that a lot of the cots that 7 said that putin or russia is going to pay are correct. they are definitely costs to
pay. the reason he is willing to pay those costs is because it's report to make sure crain is not appealed and add made part of the west >> is nato continuing to all it really seems to do is just aggravate russia. >> i think it's in large part because significant numbers of people in the united states still have cold they believed that russia has the sxhap ability to become to did a a greater russian which will look like the second happening of the soviet hook yur? >> he looks needs this is outmoded thinking. but i think it's happy the concern from russia is that if kiev goes along with europe, the
next lodge would be that keyo would join nat 0? can be? >> west western powers including the u.s. states and germany have really seen for years that ukrainian membership is not a good idea. pat putin has been able to con train them using his usually patient cunning methods really for better than half a decade >> i want to play a sound bike from president obama. he spoke about russia in a meeting at the hague. let's listen in to what he had to say. >> russia is a regional power that is threatening some of the immediate neighbors. not out of strength but out of weakness >> russia, a regional power.
john, what do you think of that statement there? >> there is no way that president obama given domestic opinion in the united states can be anything but hostile to putin at this point in time. the fact is, if we are ever going to settle this creases accounts what's going to happen is they will have to work together to create a new tram so far rene state and turn it into a buffer 2010 russia and that the 0. it's thought happening because alarms >> do you think that the united states is ljdzing this well? do ug they should be nor more aggressive with their approach to russia now. i think he knows perfectly well the journeys is not going to go to war over the fact that is
thatr trying to get the western align on board with those saringsz is probably the best he can do. >> john, we have heard from critics. some suggest that the wend toy handle putin is to push harder against him. i heard him described as aby can p. >> that's completely wrong the further far if you look at who controls the economic leathers on each side, i think the russians have more economic leverage over us than we have over them. the fact is that the russians are do effective. they can wreak happvoc in wette than europe because they control a great deal of the natural gas that goes to westernshop.
a neutral crain, any future government that occupies pour in kiev can be neither decidedly pro-russian or approach west. it has to be neutral. what we have to do is to work to concentrate a ukraine that's a buffer state. >> will be a win, win, win situation. >> the rainians will listen. is it perfect? no. but when you consider ulterior tins the best june peer shimer, thank you both for your time tonight? >> thank you. >> here are a few more kiev events in the weekend ahead on tuesday, yes biden visits ukraine. wednesday's william shakes spear 450th birthday and other news,
four french journalrists have made it home. they were found yesterday blind folded with they're their hands. sighing mon mcgregor has more from paris. >> back on french soil haef 10 noz. >> it's a day of great joy for france because france is proud to have compatriots with such values. it's important they could work for the freedom. press. vance is proud to have them lear today. one of most experienced war reporters, a sense of enormous relief. >> it's a great job and an immense relief to be out in the other air taechltfree fresh air,
walks freely it was a long time but we never lost home >> ten months in which they had been moved around, kept underground and sometimes mistreated by their catch they were released on then ransom was paid but did admit to delicate and 16ingretive associations. it's not clear which oppositi oppositionopposition gro group. skwai skwaud with a that can record of hostage taking and a significant presence of northern and each earn proven convinces of syria. journalists have paid a price. 60 have died andon int nofrp
>> france takes brate pride. freeway for a president beset by politicaled floirnl this latest release has provided a rare moment of good new nocht. >> inside syria, the scomplun is warning people in a cage are in taker no food arrived there in 12 days. surprise have 1 outed some are have resorted leaves and animal feed. the former u.s. ambassador says the if the syrian government allows it >> the. >> has a limit which team penned to forget, they have to respect the could have reason 10 of t t
that, teams with medicine, with hold to into into the u.n. does not have the power to say thing must they have made some strong statements over the past year based on hinted you haves. wills there has not been an audience willing to lift the siege likormon has gone over. about 6 and a half million have fled their homes but remain inside syria, nearly three millionors are neighboring sick are a industry. it's been one 13 days for three colleagues: they were charged with aiding terrorisming a before adjourned several times, their trial is set to resume this week. another al jazeera stamp,
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we've lost 16 she wereas. discovered that the conversation of the family after the event is about $400 a person. >> that's totaly unacceptable to the climbers and most of the people here e special will he those who depend so heavily on work of the sherpas the sherpa groups, about 350 of them were in a peaceful and calm meeting voted and they would not give up
the mountain this year. simultaneously, they made certain they would ask for facility benefits and medical benefits. we found that most of the climbers sympathized with this. even though it is personally a problem for them with money and time and so on. >> ed talked with me about the sherpa community, a dpup that puts itself with great risks guiding tourists up the treacherous peak >> they are a tough group. they face death and challenges every day. the problem is that they have no or alternatives here the pay scale is low. they understand it. they take these risks.
however, they know that the amount of money paid for permits are substantial. they feel that right fully so. their families should be compensated with more than $400 in the event that they become permanently disabled. >> that's the situation here. climbers, i am an amateur. in my compound, they feel the same way. everyone pretty much did. we are guests here we are simply temporary guests. the sherpas live and work here. we should respect their decision and i plan to do so. by the way, ed says a second much less severe avalanche struck the mountain today. the sherpas are divided on whether to suspend expeditions
in honor of those who died. doctors misdiagnosed 12 million people last year. researchers say half of those cases severely harmed patients. one was a woman who lost her battle with cervical cancer. here is her family's story >> reporter: jot whiteskil lost his wife to cervical cancer in 2011. it was a battle she should have won. the 37-year-old mother of two died because a routine pap smear was misdiagnosed twice >> they missed it twice by a longshot. >> unfortunately, they are not alone. a recent study by dr. hardepsing found that miss diagnosis are too common >> they are happening quite frequently in terms of at least one in 20 u.s. adults in the out-patient setting. and that trans lates to almost 12 million patients per year >> according to his research, nearly half of these missed
diagnosis can be harmful >> 2% to 36 pes of abnormal radiology tests often are not communicated back to the patients if they are abnormal. so this is quite a serious problem. >> experts say a misdiagnosis can delay freedom and sometimes be the difference between life or death. darian went to the doctor over 40 times between 2008 and 2010. her health continued to deteriorate even though test results showed nothing was wrong >> she was a beauty individual, and i can never replace that for my daughters. i can't even replace that for myself, you know. there will never be another one >> they recently won a $21.5 million judgment against labcorps. the company found to have misread her lab results >> the jury said it is not okay
to put profits over people >> he believes pap smear tests are not looked at cable and that it cost his wife her life >> every slide they pass through on that table or through that microscope, you know, it's somebody's mother, somebody's sister, somebody's wife. they are passing it through in an amount of time that, you know, we found out is less than five minutes >> dr. sing says although human error is inevitable, we can build a better system. >> when there is doubt, then in your head about anything, i would say, follow and explore all options because we ought to be asking questions. we have to be skeptical at times of the patient's situation. >> labco are. p disagrees. they will appeal the jury's decision. al jazeera, miami >> still ahead here on al jazeera america, thailand is famous for sun and beaches but
it's also using that sun for power. why the country is becoming a model for others who wants to harness solar energy. >> on the next talk to al jazeera >> oscar winner sean penn shares his views on privacy rights, press freedom and his controversial relationship with hugo chavez >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america
we've got new developments late this evening in the sinking. ferry in south korea. four more ce members have been detained. they are access did of failing to protect passengers. they are accused of abandoning the ship. radio communication revealed there was a lot of confusion on board as the ferry sank. a successful energy program in thailand is getting sunlight. the government's policy on solar power has taken off. the project has been such a hit and now the push is on to make individual home and business owners energy independent. scott hideler has more. >> thailand is known for plentiesiful sunshine. it fuels tourism and feeds the agricultural industry. now, thailand is on the path to become a global leader in capturing the sun's strength to power the nation. with less pollution than gas or coal power plants, there are
clear benefits for the environment. but the motivated is much more about preserving the nation's economy, reducing energy imports from the southeast asian neighbors >> as tie lands develops and grows, they are looking for more reliable sources of energy they can control. i don't think there is any country in the region that has a 10th of that much power. so thailand is probably 20, 30 times ahead of competitors. >> for years, thailand's government has been aggressively pushing to expands solar power industry. >> it's 2 o'clock pea contract time for the 600,000 cells here at the solar farm. they don't push a lot. only enough for about 70,000 homes. the government and the investors are hoping this concept, a midsized power plant will help decentralize the nation's power grid. >> means smaller communities can generate their own power.
the cost of pv solar cells is half of what it was just two years ago. the majority in the global market are manufactured in asia adding to the rapid expansion here next year, the solar power output will double. the next step for the industry, the government is thinking small. >> instead of having large scale ones, they want to see how to promote and adopt solar technology in smaller scale so whether it's urban situation on top of rooftop or industrial park >> meaning households and businesses installing their own solar cells giving the people of thailand the chance to have a direct hand in pushing for more than energy independence. scott hidel, al jazeera >> finally, they are as much a part of new york as the statute of liberty. horse-drawn, the mayor says it's time for the ride to end.
>> look this way >> steven malone has spent more than two decades driving hundreds of thousands of tourists through new york city's central park >> i was fortunate enough to inherit my business from my dad who started here in 1964. it's a great thing to be able to to continue a family tradition and legacy that goes back for generations >> malone says that legacy is at risk as cities from chicago to atlanta to new york consider banning horse-drawn carriages. the mayor pledges to make them history. another high profile new yorker has weighed in, in support of the drivers in a new york daily news op-ed. in response, animal rights groups protested outside of his apartment on saturday. they charge the industry isn't humane. they say the horses are overworked, breathe fumes and are the victims of deadly
accidents >> in just the past two years, there has been at least 20 accidents. there have been horses hit by taxis. horses habeen smacked by suvs a horses drop dead on our city streets. it's the year 2014. there are 8 million residents in new york. putting animal in mid town traffic when they are among cars, trucks, buses isn't safe and it's time for them to innovate and move on >> there are 68 in new york city and more than 160 active drivers. because each carriage is individually owned, drivers say it's impossible to know how much revenue the industry generates >> the industry and its union say a ban would put more than 300 drivers out of work. >> we are a blue collar industry, hard working men and women. we provide f4 our families and meet bills and expenses for horses. there is nobody here taking trips around the world, owning yachts and going around the country >> this week, some of the animal rights groups debuted an antique
car they hope will replace charnlingz. if the mayor follows through, seems like this: officer, we just got married >> may soon just be another part of new york city history. kaelyn forde, al jazeera, new york >> that does it for us on this easter sunday. thanks for being with us. i am jonathan betz. i will see you back here. >> two hours in, we came up on a body... >> this country is crazy man..you have problems with somebody...they him them. >> knowing this is the kind of violence that is so prevalent in the culture...are you telling me that's ok to just open up the borders and let em' all run into the united states? >> the good news is , is that you'll be coming home soon...