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. >> two bomb blasts target churches in lahore. at least 10 have been killed. hello, i'm nick clark with the world news. coming up - the wore in syria begins its fifth year with the number of refugees about to pass 4 million, and we hear how some are coping. entire communities destroyed. the cyclone in vanuatu could be one of the worst ever disasters. and... >> i'm phil lavelle in the future - no it's 2015.
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though apparently this is what the future will look like. find out more later in the prime. so then we start with breaking news. two bomb blasts in pakistan killed at least 10 people. the attacks targeted churches in lahore. 50 others have been injured. let's speak to kamal hyder. what do you have? >> the attacks took place in a predominantly christian neighbourhood. living in the country's largest and populated city. the suicide bombers are said to have tried to enter two churches at least. how far, some of the victims at the gates decided to blow them
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up. a number of people have been killed. more are dead according to some. after the attack and the deadly bomb blast. they came out on the streets. there's anger on the streets. burning on the road and going on a rampage. at the same time an acceptance by the taliban, that they were responsible for carrying out the attack. >> tell us about those that claim responsibility and what is the contexts of the attacker. >> well the attacks included shias, and the christian community as well by the taliban in 2013. it was a deadly attack on a church. in the city of peshawar which
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killed 80 worshippers, and wounded over 100. security forces minority. the christian community in spak -- pakistan. thank you very much indeed. >> now then the war in syria entered its fifth year. the conflict started out in 2011 as a protest movement. the government responded by cracking down on demonstrations and that was by protesters. it became the area of the conflict. in july they turned their weapons against the government and announced the formation of the free syrian army the next month hundreds of people were killed by government forces. the opposition informed the first call eggs.
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less than a year -- coalition. al qaeda's branch in syria became one of the strongest groups. in august 2012 the syrian government was accused of using chemical weapons to kill hundreds of civilians. the u.s. threatened military action. syria agreed to remove weapons from its territory. new players were to emerge. in june 2013 fighters from the lebanese group were instrumental in taking back the rebel held town. by the following summer the islamic state of iraq and levant took territory in the north and declared a caliphate. the u.s. formed a coalition and began air strikes which are continuing. >> let's go to zeina khodr. she joins us from bacar valley. it is testimony to the last
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four years. >> undoubtedly. the people in this makeshift camp. some have been here since the centre. we are in the beckar valley a few kilometres to the border. the majority of the refugees live in conditions like this makeshift shelters. they cannot survive without international assistance. the people here are from the number of provinces in syria. areas where we would have been battle grounds. they cannot go back. people want go back. they are unable to do so. it's not just because of fighting and the violence. people return they can't find jobs it's more than that. they don't have any official papers, there was a point in time when people were smuggled across the border they come
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from rebel held areas and don't want to pass through official crossings where the syrian government could stop them. if people want to return they can't. the illegal border crossings have been closed. they'll have to pass through a syrian army checkpoints. a lot fear they may be arrested. >> some of the children they were looking at will not have known anything else other than a refugee camp. >> yes, that's true. some of them are very young, and, really they grew up quickly. if you talk to kids now, they understand what is going on. they say i'm from syria, but i karnt go back. we see the planes in the sky, we were never far where they targeted. we couldn't pass checkpoints. they understand what is happening in the countries. they have lost faith in the
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international community, now the international community is working for their own interests. they don't care about us. a lot have been angered by a statement made by a c.i.a. director. the u.s. do not want a chaotic fall of the regime. they worry that extremists will take power. for the people how they understand this is that the world wants to keep the syrian president bashar al-assad in power. people here have lost hope a little faith in what is next it's distressing. zeina khodr orping. o iraqi kurdish forces say they have evidence that i.s.i.l. fighters attacked them. the kurds say the toxic chemical and clothing samples collected in january prove that. iraqi fighters filmed this saying an i.s.i.l. suicide
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bomber was driving an oil tanker filled with chlorine heavy fighting in central libya, one killed, two injured as fighters backed. they'd be accused of looking into and being connected with muammar gaddafi regime following tropical cyclone pam, 18 have been declared dead. it was a category 5. ripping through. this was a sturdy traditional by built house in port villa. this is all that is left. it had withstood two cyclones. after cyclone pam, the family is homeless. it's a scene repeated over and over across vancouver's capital in port villa.
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the roof of this home was torn off. the scale of the devastation is clear. they owned what was a water front shop. everything was destroyed. >> there's winds coming in. everything, the class window smashed. one aid agency believes up to 90% of homes had been damaged. the wos damage on the outer islands. rescue workers warn the death toll is likely to rise. >> we'd like to make contact so we can get a sense of devastation. what we have seen in port villa, it gives us a good air bench mark and complete devastation. >> the winds are dying down
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help will arrive. with 65 islands to assess the ask ahead is daunting. >> we have a quick reconnaissance flight over the runway to look at how badly the small island as been hit. thousands spent a second night on estate. but more are expect to arrive. this tiny island nation is coming to grips with what is called a disaster. >> it's shocking stuff. he gave us this update from port villa. >> port villa has a lot of destruction. rural communities - people don't have corrigated iron they use thatch and none of that withstands the wind speeds.
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in terms of what we are hoping to receive, it's the things that we need in the first nans providing shelter, water, food and hygiene kits. but the work will go on longer than that. there's so many other issues around involving setting up temporary schools. making sure that it's affected and saying that right now. >> find out why some hong kong residents are not welcome to a tour of leaders' residents. local companies bitting for oil production licences in southern nigeria, where the population is divided.
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at least eight people have been killed. >> the u.n. human rights council will meet to hear from its experts about the situations in syria, north korea and myanmar. the council has been criticized for a lack of teeth. james way -- james bays reports it has made strides. >> reporter: the human rights situation barely seemed grimmer, from the war in ukraine, to syria, a conflict that claimed 300,000 lives. there's so many crimes against the innocent. the body is supposed to deal with it all. the u.n. human rights council has been criticized. it's toothless, only with the power of blaming those responsible and is unwieldy, with 47 members. the fact it's so large means
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some of the country on it have questionable human rights records. despite this the human rights groups say it hassion a spotlight on the crimes. it's true that the human rights can has been a driving force. whether it would be in sanaa and north korea. it's not the security council, it's the human rights council creating the commission of the inquiry. this is the way for the security council to act. one example is the commission of inquiry. the four manufacturers appointed by the human rights council. in the next few days it was a latest report. releasing a list of those responsible, that could have an impact that other parts of the u.n. failed to achieve. it is an important body in world
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affairs, with the power to authorise the use of force and send cases to the criminal court. for four years, on accountability there has been deadlock in new york. it's this chamber 6,000 kilometres away on the other side of atlantic that could have impact. there's no chaps of legal endietments. they decide to name claims. those can count as moral indictments. a jewish supermarket has reopened in france where four were killed. kosher in paris has been renovated. they claimed to have coordinated the attack with the shootings. the white house is asking the u.s. congress to stay out.
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republican senators have proposed regulation. the white house says there's a pending law. an impact on talks they are resuming talks a little later. >> in southern nigeria, an oil company is bidding for licences. extraction would have resumed. >> the fishing waters here were destroyed by oil spills and the shells. now the government is issuing new licences to nigerian companies. some are worried that they'll cause damage. a nigerian company might get the
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licence. this is important. to have this place. so come there, in operation here. so far the water will be cleaned. if they are not, and they mess up. we know where we go. >> oil installations like this are a reminder of the pollution caused by shell. this is abandoned by the country. shell say they will clean up and agreed to pay compensation. they are divided about whether oil production should atime. it's the only way to fight
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poverty. for the activities of oil exploration. there are a lot of benefits. they are going to view the centers. >> 200,000 oil a day. governments it it from the oil. they are promising to give 10% of profit. that could mean hundreds of millions. >> we take full responsibility 110% of whatever is on the ground. i will not penalize any company there before. but take full responsibility of fixing the soil. this is my region. into ail companies have broken promises. the new companies are nigerian it's hoped they'll be nigerian. production starts next year.
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>> boko haram fighters are suspected of planning a bomb attack foiled in north-eastern nigeria. . they disarmed the defies. tens of thousands of brazil yaps takes the process. it's made the president more unpopular. adam raney reports now. here a working class section. people have supported dilma rousseff's work for decades. places like this the company could count on. tough times. rising employment have chipped away at the loyalty. they have been installing car
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stereos. things have never been so slow. >> i used to have six or seven types of day. >> his half-brother-a good paying job. he's been unemployment for six months and helps at the shop when there's wok. he voted twice for the predecessor who credits here. he supported rusev. we voted for dilma believing in her. i voted again for her. now, unfortunately, she is abandoning us. over the past 12 years, the workers party policy helps to bring millions out of poverty. the growth of the middle class is tougher for the party. that is clear in the selection. the poor voted mostly for the
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government and for the position. this was truly divided. if the guys become middle class, to lose them. one reason they are losing them is high prices. they lived here almost all their life. it's at the market that you feel the pinch the most. >> so what he is telling us is right, being, coffee oil, all the basics have gone up about 10-15% in the past few months. most won't be among those protesting for dilma rousseff's impeachment. they will not march to support her either. the world's second biggest economy is struggling to meet the growth target. china's premier says he's
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preparing to take steps. they've been speaking to reporters at the end of the annual session. adrian brown has more from beijing. president xi jinping doesn't do conferences, leaving it to the premier, who gave his only news conference. year taking questions from foreign and local journalists. the folks of the questions the economy. when the premier opened the national people's congress on 5 march, he hoped china could achieve economic growth of 7%. last year it was 7.4%. the lowest in a quarter of a sent jury. could the premier said there was no guaranteed of china hitting that low late there would be
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main as the governor attempted to rebalance the economy. the government want to wee create consumer led growth. it's called the new normal. it's anything but normal in china's economy at the moment. >> myanmar is denying accusations a one of its war planes dropped china's border and killed four fighters. an official in the myanmar precedential office reflected the death. myanmar's government stepped up its fight against the ethnic chinese rebels. >> hong kong's government holding an open day. they have been denied the chance looking at the home of the chief executive. hundreds of police are on stand by calling for greater
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democracy. sara clarke has this report. >> it's the annual open day in hong kong where thousands lined up to tour. this year a small group of protesters joined the queue. some wore yellow items of clothing. they clashing with police were removed from the line. >> they led me to go in. we need a free democracy. hong kong is in a political moment reform. the governments say they are political proposal. if it is true democracy, why don't they let me put the poster inside? >> reporter: around 300 police
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are on duty after large numbers of anti-government groups were to access the sites. there are 700 police an standby to monitor protest action. >> as some would say, predicting the future can be fascinating. there's plenty to talk about in future fest. our reporter has been taking a peak at the shape of things to come. >> welcome to the future. >> well it's noisy, you can say that. will we about strapped into chairs like this in coming years, virtual reality masks on the faces. >> they are limited by what the bodies can withstand. in the future, i'm speculating that we'll go inside people's brains to take them to the next level. >> safely down back in the year
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2015, here is the verdict. >> there is joy and reality. >> this is the future fest in london, a lock at how lives will be in decades to come. a world where robots will take on the owner's faces. a world of colour. this is not just a look at how bright the future will be. it's asking questions about problems the world will face. for example, global water short edges, imagine a world where the price of cocoa has written so. -- so much this is where water will be. >> water is in short supply we can't trust it. there's powered fillings no liquid used in these.
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it has a dystopia feel. for the organizers it is people poured. >> we have a role in deciding what happens there. sometimes we leave it up to the political or business leaders to make the big decisions, about the government and every day lives. part of the reason for future fest is hang on there's a lot more out there. there's a little bit of power and say. what kind of future do you want. something there to focus on. >> back to the present. the world record has been set for the highest recorded bird flight. an eagle flew from the top of the building. video for the imperial eagle. it's life streams swooping.
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