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>> >> more bodies are recovered from the submerged ferry off the coast of south korea's. formal crew members are detained. >> you're watching al jazeera, live from our headquarters here in doha. also ahead - a barrel bomb over aleppo. dozens killed indiscriminately in syria's largest city. >> forensic evidence to find out how an attack on a major checkpoint in ukraine happened. >> putting a lid on smog is
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under way in china - trying to find a way to reverse pollution. >> there has been a big jump in the number of corpses brought out of the wreckage of sunken ferries off the coast of south korea. divers have been able to make their way into the ship as they continue to search for 200 still missing. 64 have been confirmed dead. four crew members have been arrested. we have this report from jindo. relatives of the vick tips are angry with the government. >> on a day christians celebrate resurrection, this was the easter service. salvation army volunteers used the cann teen where they have been feeding the rescue works to pray. a greater number of dead have
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come assure. divers have been able to pull the bodies out of the ship. the recovery is accelerating. . >> translation: the routes into the ferry have been established. it's easier to search inside. we'll have 563 divers on the concentrated search. >> descriptions of each new body is put up with marker pen on a whiteboard this. is how families are having an agonising bereavement confirmed. . reporter: that's a level of anticipatance among the parents that children are dead. there's anger at the authorities. in the early morning dozens confronted police near the bridge to the mainland, saying they wanted to take their complaints all the way to the president in seoul. "where do i find the body? let us get her out, and take her
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somewhere warm, not in the cold water." says that man whose wife is missing. >> al jazeera had this view earlier, relatives stopping the prime minister's car stopping the bridge. there was unheard video of exchanges between the ship and port authorities before the rescue boats arrived: [ singing ] >> as night fell, there was another service. this time an attempt at the temporary home for the relatives. the the bishop from the town where the children were from delivered a message of eternal life, seeking to comfort the
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parents of the children whose lives have been cut so short. >> now access to the ship. divers are trying to get to the middle deck. some rescued passengers may be in two places. in a game room, and the restaurant. when it sank, airways pumped into the hull in the hopes that survivors were inside. adrian brown is live for us from where the rescue and search operations is being coordinated. adrian, are you still pumping air into the ship? what are you hearing? >> well, i think really the psychological turning point in the operation came yesterday when divers were able to enter the ship for the very first time. today they made tremendous way.
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they managed to get deeper inside the vessel to a restaurant where it's believed, assumed that many of the survivors, if they are alive, could well be. the airways thought perhaps the only place they had when the vessel started to capsize five days ago. so it's really going to go for days. it couldn't go on or could go on for months. it poses a dilemma for the families, one that divides them. a group of families said they would like the salvage to begin as soon as possible, because it will make it easier for divers to recover bodies that would start to decompose. they search every inch of the vessel to make sure no one is alive before they move if. if someone is alive. they could be injured.
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it's a terrible situation for a family faced with that. but providing d.n.a. samples to help with identification of the victims. >> agonising for the families. more crew members have been arrested. a total now, i believe. of seven crew members, including captain, is that right? >> that's right. so four crew members arrested a couple of hours ago. that's on top of the arrests of a couple of other crew members. i imagine it will be a far-reaching investigation. there'll be other arrests. they have been charged with breaching maritime law, as well as negligence. perhaps the most important faced is the sacred maritime law of not abandoning your ship before the passengers get off. and that's what he did.
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he is the focus agger from the parents -- anger from the parents. i think there is concern that the tragedy could turn into a political crisis, which is why the prime minister has been here. she stated that the area has been declared a disaster. meaning it will be entitled to emergency funding. >> thank you so much. adrian brown from jindo. where a search for missing passengers condition. >> syria's largest city had 50 at least killed in a barrel bombing. this picture, which can't be independently verified appears to show the aftermath. government forces have been dropping barrel bombs on rebel-held areas in an intense campaign that began in december.
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more than 1,000 people have been killed since then. barrel bombs, filled with explosive. shrapnel. causing damage. >> for more than 20,000 residents of damascus are in danger of starving to death. that's a warning from the united nations. the yarmouk camp is on the outskirts of the capital and has become a key battle ground. no food delivered. aid supplies have run out. some are resorting to eating leaves and animal feed. >> they need to deliver 700 foot parcels to the camp. it's only managed to get in around 100 a day. conditions have worsened. no food has been able to get in. a spokesman for the u.n. relief
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says that there is food waste to be delivered, but aid agencies need to get it to there. . reporter: it's the zero hour as far as food supplies. a food parcel dash it's now over so days, people are down to zero and people are rungry. there is a complicated situation on the ground. don't forget, we are an humanitarian agency. trying to help the group. we have had 12 members of staff, 12 of my colleagues killed trying to deliver aid. it's a dangerous situation. we have good at the warehouse in damascus. what we need is security, substantial access. we need to now.
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people are going hungry. we need action. if they want to get rid of chemical weapons, pass the resolution and that be eliminated, hundreds, thousands face threat because of a lack of food. we need the council to act. it's logical that they should act and live up to the hops of the families of united nations, that this sort of thing would not happen, succeeding generations would be saved from the war, a close charter, that, today is what the people of yarmouk need. >> syria's president made a rare public appearance outside the capital in an asian town captured. footage of bashar al-assad inspecting damage. the regime troop retook the town from opposition fighters a week
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ago. it has been seeking to persuade minorities that it's their best protection against extremists. presidential elections will be held later this year. >> in ukraine, a curfew declared in slovyansk. three were shot dead at a checkpoint manned by russian activists. ukrainian violence - kiev says it was outside provocateurs. jacky rowland reports. >> local people are calling it an easter massacre. what took place at this check point on sunday remains unclear. they say unknown attackers drove up. opened fire on activists who were manning barricades. >> they started shooting. my nabbour got a bullet between
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his eyes. people came to help us. the attacker would have slaughtered everyone. >> three pro-russian activists were billed. local people suffered. the attackers took dead and wounded with them. there are a lot of unanswered questions here. for a start, where did the car come from. if there was a shoot-out between the men at the checkpoint and the vehicles, how come there were shots in the back of a second car, and how did two vehicles end burnt out. forensic experts are trying to answer some of those questions. with the cars torched. the the evidence gathered is limited. they found shell cases, bullets and dried blood. whatever is depend it. it plays into the hands of those that don't want to negotiate a solution to the crisis in ukraine.
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rebel leaders declared a curfew and are calling on moscow to send in peacekeepers. this made a wreckage of a political deal reached a few days ago. >> ukraine's interim prime minister has reiterated his appeal for national unity. >> it's the first time on the great day of easter that ukraine is confronted with plans to destroy it. this man would like to assure everyone that if they unite, that this will not happen. >> al jazeera demands the immediate release of its journalists imprisoned in egypt. balme , peter greste -- mohamed fadel fahmy, peter greste, and baher mohamed have been accused of providing a platform for the muslim brotherhood. they have been behind bars for 114 days. the case has been adjourned
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until tuesday. abdullah al-shami, the fourth al jazeera journalist in detention has been held without trial since august. he's been on hunger strike for the last 91 days. >> plenty more ahead on al jazeera. including... >> we go fishing, the people here will no longer be able to fish. >> fresh fish stocks are getting caught that the nets of foreign unregulated troopers. and it's banned, it's illegal. but the market gambling industry is doing a roaring trade.
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>> these are the top stories - south korea's president says an ill-fated ship made mistakes as it sank. four more crew members have been arrested.
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64 people have been confirmed dead. nearly 200 are missing. >> president latest barrel bomb attacks in syria's largest city killed 50 people, according to opposition activists. barrel bombs have been upped in rebel held areas in aleppo in an intense campaign in december. >> on the western ukraine border, there are growing calls for russian president to enter the region. separating it from moldova after the collapse of the soviet union. we look at whether the territory could be the next crimea. >> celebration of the miracle of the east. when the capital of the state that the world does not recognise. it's a country of half a million souls in a territory on the western border.
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>> it. >> vladimir putin to recognise it as a separate state. >> this is nothing but an exercise in democracy if we let the people do what they want. >> in the capital the symbols of the old soviet union have pride of place. at the end it led to a civil war. the region broke away from moldova to protect language and links with russia. more than 1,000 were killed in the bitter fighting on the east bank of the river. moscow ordered the troops to intervene. the kremlin soldiers were a mess. politicians would like to stay as defenders. >> people in crimea voted for it. to some extent, there is a
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jealousy in our situation. >> sandwiched between a casino and shop selling soviet memorabilia, two breakaway regions, equally unrecognized bit the world are hosting russian troops. >> the american senator, john mccain, visiting moldova makes his views of russian strategy. >> it is a gas station masquerading as a country, and i apologise for that, because if it's a mafia-run gas station running as a country. >> on the banks of the fortress, established by the bedouins, taken by the ottomans in the 16th century. and by the russians in the 18th century. >> this is set to become a
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battle ground between a surgent russia and expanding europe. >> set on a fault line between the east and the west. history has a habit of repeating itself on the banks of this river. >> the chinese government officials are meeting with environmentalists in beijing. tackling high levels of pollution. a year-long survey shows one fifth of farland is contam -- farm land is contaminated. they are closing polluting factories from industrial development. the law is expected to be finalised next year. >> energy issues joins us via skype, one of china's pollued cities. this is, i believe, the fourth time that the draft law is amended. what are the changes, are they
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trying to make law more strict. >> yes, this is the first time, and this is a long and detailed revision. it shows that the complex paid behind the seconds. they are going through a comprehensive review. the hot spot of a draftee, whether it has closure also how far and harsh the punishment can be. and environmental lawsuit. >> what punishment does the law stimulate, or is found guilty with the environment. >> i think the law and decode position is not because of core issues, in we are going to have a system.
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the environmental protectant. for china, the answer is yes, we have to do the environmental application. because we are face various degradations. in the past we cannot. we have this legislation system. when we have developing economies, it's harder for us, for enforcement. to punish the polluters. the public, with the engagement and information, closure, there can be no reinforcement to speak of. >> thank you for speaking to us. we speak with a greenpeace representative. >> the rich fish stom in guinea passau is under threat. boats are operating illegally.
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we have this report from the capital. it's having a devastating impact on local fishing industry. early morning, heat and humidity. the fish market in the south comes alive. it may be one of the poorest countries in the world, but the ocean on the coast is rich with fish. this man and his crew have spend four days at sea and faces this government. he says the problem is government taxes. >> we are tired. i can't make the money, with what they want. with so much effort. so much expense, and so many to pay. >> like many fisherman. this man exploits his fit. than meet the proper processing facilities, he can't compete with the foreign trawlers. they have to make do with the
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lot to market. >> this is the biggest fish market there is. normally it's very busy. everyone is trying to get best prices for all the fish. for the traders, it does not translate to much money. >> this woman's life is harder. since 2012 the military staged a coup ahead of a presidential run-off. >> the government has done nothing for us. we by a lot of fish. sometimes we don't get the customers. meantime we don't make our overhead costs. >> perhaps gop them is a bigger threat. the united nations is concerned that unregulated fishing will lead to fish stocks in the country's territorial waters. >> they have fish stock because of the banka los. they are under threat with forest. with the illegal fishing.
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one day the people will be able to fish in the territorial waters. >> this fisherman says the big ships can go deep into the torks get the big fish. the locals don't have the equipment and hope the government can help make a fair competition. >> now, gambling has been illegal in pakistan since 1947. but the ban has meant bookmakers are thriving.
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