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them, may the 4th be with you, yuck yuck. i'm tony harris, the news continues live from london. >> this is al jazeera. are. >> hello there i'm felicity barr and this is the newshour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. >> please help me. help me please. i'm almost there. >> meet migrants whose dreams of crossing the mediterranean for a better life have been shattered. also ahead. >> i'm andrew simmons reporting from a mountainous region of nepal. i'll explain some of the reasons
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why aid isn't getting through to victims of this earthquake. violence in burundi's capital, as police try to shut down the latest eants government protest. and commemorating colombia's littlary legends. we're at a book fair where they're celebrating gabriel garcia pilar cez. >> later in the program andy murray gets his ambitions off to a good start. >> hello hundreds more migrants have been rescued from people-smuggling boats in the mediterranean sea. neefer 6,000 people havenearly 6,000
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pee 6,000 people have been taken to the italian port. an estimated 40,000 have made the dangerous journey since january. officials expect the total number of arrivals for 2013 to top 200,000, that is in italy alone. italy is the main transit route to europe. it is estimated smugglers make at least $90,000 u.s., for each boat load. augusta, on the italian island of sicily, 126 people children were also on board. further north in calabria, several children were among the 700 migrants brought to shore a number of newborn babies and pregnant women were aboard.
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accommodate people reaching the shore and preventing further death. stefanie dekker witnessed the overnight arrivals. >> they approached the port in silence. silhouettes in the dark sky. >> the boat has just docked and it's quite a powerful moment as the migrants stand silently as the boat has just come to shore. many of them of course with incredibly difficult stories to tell. they've risked a lot to get here. many won't know where they're going from here but certainly this one of the first times they will have felt safe in a very long period of time. more than 900 people were on board, they finally docked in sicily the early hours of monday morning. >> they never stopped so we talk about fractural emergency we
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know this is not a sudden emergency but this is the kind of controversy repeating again and again. >> took hours to embark. thorough one by one medical screening of so many meant it was slow-going. their exhausting faces a hint of what they have been through we were not allowed to talk to any of them. italy's ministry of the interior willinteriorwill decide where they will go next. for now they arrive at a new day acknowledge a journey thousands day, a journey several will make but not all alive. >> we talked to the italian coast guard and they say the
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rescues have been completed 620 migrants have been rescued from the sea but they do say there are a couple of rescue operation ongoing so expect that number to rise. it takes an 24 hours for these migrants to be broad to store. the italian ministry of interior needs to decide where to write them. because we are deeming with such huge newspapers we be expecting another, tonight or tomorrow. more arrivals on the main handle when the weather has improved thousands and thousands have been coming. so it's a very complicated process that requires a lot of coordination not always easy, when we're dealing with such huge numbers. >> and what sort of condition are these migrants in when they arrive and what actually will happen to the next? where do they go? because many of them of course don't want to stay in italy they want to move further afield within europe. >> that's right. many don't want to stay here.
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they want to move on. there are smuggle networks that help people move north but what happens is the italian authorities do register them, try and identify them, through various processes. there are vigorous medical checks that take place, this is why it took them about six hours to debark, they were examining each one for transmittible diseases. one woman had given birth on one of the italian navy ships while waiting to dock. one person in arab, we are not allowed to talk to them and he managed to say something that they came from yarmouk camp in syria. this is a camp that has been besieged for years by the syrian government, recently there have been fighting with i.s.i.l. they made it to the italian shore. an indication of the extremely
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dangerous journey the amount of money they spend and when they land here their future is so uncertain. >> stef dekker, thanks stef. pg. al jazeera has reached a remote nepal village. andrew simmons has this report from the village of tadae. >> no one is here to help. so they are getting on with it by themselves. but this isn't rebuilding. ists about clearing up the best they can. attempting to recycle the timber and bl rubble to build temporary shelter. more than a week after the quake there are no tents not even any basic plastic sheeting. further down the mountain side, krishna kabka works away.
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everyone is helping. he struggles to hold back tears. >> translator: our lives have gone. how can we rebuild? what can i say? where will we get help? who will help? >> this is what's been tong anyone reaching villages beyond krishna's home. landslides caused by the quake and aftershocks. our vehicle is one of the first to get through. the road ahead is treacherous. no aid convoice here. you can see how much aid is needed though, with one glance at the village of tade. out of 90 homes only four are left standing. army patrols pass through but they're tasked with assessments
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small amounts of food have been left for them but helicopters pass by on other missions. this is an all-too-familiar scene, so many villages like this one decimated. the people show a remarkable resistance but will it be enough to face what's ahead? unless there is rapid assistance raj who has a wife and baby doesn't nt feel he can cope. >> we have nothing however much digging there is only stones. we have no food, how will we survive? >> that's what it comes down to, is survival. the rain and cold of the monsoon season could be only a no away. andrew simmons, al jazeera nusra district, nepal. >> more than 7300 people are now known ohave died.
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sahil raman reports on how the effort is beginning to pick up. >> the international aid effort is working at full capacity, much needed tents and medical supplies are on their way to the remote locations. >> to have some activity near the mountain. >> .any pal's government is under pressure, accused of taxing aid coming in and a continuing slow response to get help to the victims. >> any material either through air or through road will be free of tax. >> reporter: back at the airport, nepali soldiers are loading more aid. many planes are ready to fly to
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provincial areas these tends have arrived from china. what we have seen here, as soon as this carr cargo comes, it is offloaded. not every victim lives near an airport. >> we've had a commitment now from the government that the challenges that we experience in the early days of crisis that resulted in limited access to the commodities coming out of the airport and getting out to the communities that those problems were resolving. >> the disaster zone is huge. the majority of victims live in small areas many are playing a part in the relief effort. umbrella ngo working around the clock to fill the sacks and in
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the sacks are the perishable items, beaten rice, sugar candles of course, blankets and clothes for a lady as well as small items of clothing for children. coordinate being their efforts to make sure the aid that people really needs gets to them and gets to them on time. the people of nepal are also helping each other. upper most in many minds is the coming monsoon. six weeks to save and get help to those who need it most. sahil raman, al jazeera kathmandu. >> and mohamed into the night now, but the aid operation has to continue.
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>> absolutely felicity. more aid coming into the country and it actually is getting to the airport faster. but the problem is it's still not reaching the hardest hit areas fast enough. in the last 48 hours we were in the gorka area. 98% of the homes had been devastated and they were just at that time receiving aid for the first time. the operation here has gone through search and rescue to distribution. the officials here had asked all foreign aid workers to leave the country. the information minister tells us that's not the case. the aid workers from overseas are welcome to stay. they would appreciate it that the workers help with
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distribution. it is so hard to get the aid to the communities in the areas and kathmandu, that's where the priority needs to be right now and also, the spread of disease. eun is 7 says they are cooperate being with the authorities to try to stamp out any disease. already here it is difficult for children to get immunization against measles even before the quake. now it is even harder, if children were to get measles or other diseases it could have disastrous consequences. felicity. >> we have heard that many nepalese, normally working in the profitable trekking industry, they are also now helping. >> that's right felicity.
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we heard from the sherpas that they are committing their people and their resources to hem the communities, helping nepal. there hasn't beenfully official announcement that the trekking season the climbing seasonal is over but we expect that to happen for all intents and purposes the season has stopped. the routes up to everest base camp a lot of them are closed, they would have to be marked anew by the sherpas could take sherpas to take anyone up there. it is tricky right now and the sherpas have said they are committed to helping search efforts here in the country and that that's their number one concern is right now.
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felicity. >> there is plenty more to come on this newshour, including. >> i'm jamilla allendoggan. >> and also ahead on the road to peace. central african republic's leaders gather for talks ending if the political crisis. find out why it was a monday in may to remember. but first to israel where the prime minister has met the ethiopian jewish soldier who was attacked by police. the video which sparked violent protest in tel aviv on friday. benjamin netanyahu said such actions would not be tolerated.
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mike hannah reports. >> reporter: a signature moment as the israeli prime minister meets the soldier who was beaten by police. we cannot accept this benjamin netanyahu says, the police are dealing with this and we need to change things. and the soldier expressed his gratitude. >> translator: we spoke about everything that has happened. he knew about the issues. he knew what he was talking about. first of all it's a boost and the that the prime minister's goal was to meet and speak with me. it was a good meeting. >> wider sefardic jew movement. a significant number of these ethiopian jews were born in this
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country. they insist they were thought marginalized. >> we are saying enough is enough. because we see more and more attacking by the police. not only the police but individual police, criminals and because of the differential of culture we are attacking some young especially. >> and another demonstrator identified only by the name david explained why he was there. >> translator: it's tough, i don't know what's going to hatch. i ul sniefl myself am a police officer. i took off my uniform to demonstrate. >> the demonstration degenerated into violence. more than 50 police officers
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were injured as well as a number of demonstrators. no seshz injuries. >> due to the fact that the israeli police were using nonlethal weapons only water canonscancannons to disperse the crowds. >> the center of tel aviv is being cleentd up but not much will are somewhere curb the violence. >> the israeli prime minister has resigned. not part of prime minister benjamin netanyahu's incoming government. he is instead joining the opposition. surviving a revel attack in
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damascus. al qaeda linked nusra front has claimed responsibility. as victoria gaten by reports. >> twok explosions in an area controlled by the military. >> today's using a sue i'd attacksuicideattack. indicated there could be another group of individuals that tried to take the general's life. >> nusra front is now joining the group against the regime. in the north armed factions merged under the army of conquest to capture idlib.
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now they are focused on attacking a stronghold of president assad. activists say attacks have increased in northern syria. around 200 regime hostages are said to be fighting. we captured the city. and this was the result of another government barrel bomb attack in aleppo. this rubble was a school building which despite all the fighting in the city was still open. rescuers were digging through the debris but believe many of the dead and injured are. >> turn the desizive storm towards syria. we cannot take this anymore. >> following campaign in yemen led by descraip.
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they are calling for similar military action against the syrian jeex to are defeat assad's forces. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. 2,000 senegalese troops are preparing for deployment to saudi arabia. operation storm. troops will patrol the border with yemen. u.s. authorities say he they'ring investigating links. police killed two people on sunday after they opened fire outside a conference exhibiting cartoons of the prophet muhammed. brund's red crossburundi's exalt ever grenade was thrown at them injuring
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several officers. activists are angry about the president nkurunziza' decision to update. >> capital bujumbura. >> activists say they should mourn the loss of those killed last week. there were more deposition eps in suburbs of the city that haven't seefn fighting before. no sign ever things calming down any time soon. meanwhile in the rural areas the u.n. says over 35,000 people have fled to the neighboring area of rwanda. they have been threatened for are liking the expand he term.
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burundi will descent into descend in the kind of violence that ended in 2005. increasingly complex refugee crisis. ings providing for arounds 600,000 refugees. more than half are somalia. >> this funding is part of our effort to maintain our long task commit to be page to proive progressive haifn to refugees. what this money will mean is better schools access to health clirchtion, clean water to drink, will brfer not only the concernan communities who
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graciously act as hosts. >> china is building a runway on the spratley islands. >> c-2 one of the largest islands in the south china sea. the philippine government controls it, along with eight other islands in the spratleys thrown in jay bill ferdinand markos. thrown into jail. it is the community that is relatively self-sustain being. there is a health center, a school a police station and
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even an airstrip ands residency three have been living peacefully for many, many years. that is slowly starting to claik. these are troubled times. they are inching ever closer. >> translator: they use cyanide, so there is no fish in the area. we can't go out further because we are afraid of them. >> the south china sea is worth billions of you know, dollars in animal trade. several countries claim the sprealts. sprealts. claim the spratleys. >> to make it more difficult to
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have more ships fishing boats or patrol boats go around the area it would be just like a trap. the chinese basically are trying to on taken their ofnts without firing a is shot. >> it is philippine is building closer relations with the united states wii continue to be the biggest power in the area. seeking to have china's claims invalid under the united nations convention of the law of the sea. >> we must get a favorable ruling in the arbitration case and second, we must maintain a credibility self defense force. >> c-2 is calls pegasa here, which literally means hope. that is exactly what larry is hoping for a chance for
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peaceful co-existence in the web of flames. jamilla allen allendogan. >> spying powers in the wake of recent attacks. this week's general election in the u.k. and ried tarnish the image of that wonderful game. robin's got the sports coming right up. right up.
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week's earthquake. rural villages are not getting any help. fights with police in capital of burundi. some of the thousands of migrants who leave africa do manage to make the long desperate journey across the mediterranean. many others of course die trying or simply have their dreams dashed. as hoda abdel abdel hamid found out. >> they thought they had made it if it was not for the libyan coast guard. they come from nigeria ghana mali senegal and beyond. men and women young and old. >> you want to go to europe?
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many of the migrants here are not happy they are returning to libya. to reach this point they have traveled for weeks sometimes months. they have to work to earn enough money to pay for the journey to be picked up on a day where there is good weather conditions is a huge disappointment. back on the ground in libya, it is how much ever a disappointment how hungry they are and how vulnerable they feel. >> please help me. oh please, i'm almost there please help me. legality me be there. please. >> they are desperately trying to escape the turmoil they western born into. amina's from ghana and three months pregnant. she was hoping to give birth in
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germany. >> i don't know where to go. right now i have nothing. i have nothing. >> and alima is from nigeria. her father was killed by boko haram. she hope to send money back to her mother when she sets off. >> some of these migrants first arrived in libya to find a job. but like patrick its lawlessness has made him go further north he has paid extra for a life jacket. >> are you worried about? >> trust me. >> you look very nervous. >> yes, i saw some people, some people get attacked.
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>> reporter: it won't be easy, for now they are in a detention center somewhere in libya hoping to be released soon and try their luck across the mediterranean sea again hoda abdel hamid, al jazeera. >> rescue boat explained the harharrowing system in which they were found. >> filled with people predominantly from eritrea 369 people crammed onto a boat of about 12 meters, that boat would normally take maybe 20, 20 plus fishermen and in this case had 369 people crammed in. both on top and underneath. so people were crammed in a very small compartment. basically up against an engine
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in oil in petrol and fumes in all sorts of ways. not only were the conditions very poor, of course the vessel was precariously overloaded. so when we arrived we had to move swiftly to remove people and bring them to our vessel the phoenix. we tended to their basic needs the medical team gave medical assessment to all those in need. we provided food and water and blankets and clothes for those who need it and people are just relaxing after a very arduous journey. many people have spend months in libya in very precarious conditions. even though our boat is relatively full people are so grateful for what they consider
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very comfortable conditions compared to what they've been through in libya where they've had barely any food, been packed into detention centers with no hygiene facilities. immediately after finishing their first rescue, we actually had to go straight off to a second rescue. so we really didn't have any time to lose. we have to go immediately off in the evening to respond to another rescue which was a rubber dinghy, what looked like a slightly oversized kid's rubber dinghy which was full of people again crammed in. >> the french parliament is to vote on a new law that proposes wider intelligence gathering powers. the bill would force internet companies to monitor uses and has widespread political support, after january's attack on the satirical manages charlie
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hebdo. neave barker reports the legislation could be misused. >> the paris attacks on january 7th sent shock waves. the political left and right came out in the streets in their millions to prevent more violence. and this is how the french government responded with a bill proposed by prime minister manuel vals. >> there the public opinion is asking for more security as applauding police which in france is quite new. and all this change you know are very important. >> the law would force internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior employing so-called black boxes to filter communications. it would allow spy agencies to tap phones and e-mails without the need for permission from a judge. microphones cameras and key loggers monitoring computer use
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could also be extensively employed. the government says it has earmarked $450 million to secure surveillance. elsewhere concerns are growing some of these demonstrators are from internet companies journalists and activists as well who feel the government is putting matters of state security over privacy and civil liberties. some are threatening to relocate outside france if the bill becomes law. >> whether i'm looking for the jihad wikipedia page, should i try not to think about all of these things? this is what mass surveillance is all about.
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>> the french government says all fast internet activity will be targeted. while the spirits seen during january demonstrations remain strong, so too are support for greater government powers. neave barker, al jazeera paris. >> so there are just three days left until the u.k.'s general election. now the state of the economy and concerns about immigrants are key issues. but voters are also worried about the cost of housing especially or the young londoners. as lawrence lee reports. >> on the banks of the river thames a new quarter of london rises into the sky. there is an acute shortage of property in the capital. a one bedroom flat here costs over $1 million and most of
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it's already sold. market this entire area not to londoners but to wealthy foreign investors. the vision is tempting. an investor could install his girlfriend in a plant he might rent it or leave it empty. the whole district is irrelevant to 99% of people who live in london. >> the center tends oattract investors, from russia or middle easterners middle to upper class who are investing for their pensions for their children. >> down the road, developers have their eye on another lucrative plot, isan has lived here for 20 years. she spends her time helping victims of domestic violence. if the wrecking ball is here she'll be out of london because there is no way she could afford it.
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>> they are forcing us to go to the outskirts some other small towns or wherever we can find it. because at the moment what they are offering us, we can nod afford to live in london anymore. >> reporter: nearby, housing for london, investors like singapore mumbai, beijing who can charge thousands a month in rent. all over london the cranes are moving in. they protest but the noise of investment capital drowns their voices out. >> this will create a dead heart of london. we're against that, we want a living london, this is our last stand against social cleansing of inner london. >> successive governments have let this happen. after winning power in 1997, tony blair's first act as labor
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minister his government's first idea was knock down these flats. all of which brings us back to elections, the endless debate of the deserving or undeserving poor and whether there should be a cap on the number of poor immigrants are allowed into the u.k, yet nowhere is there anything about the role of rich and difficultiy in difficulty in living in london at all. a market dominated by rich investors. lawrence lee, al jazeera in london. >> central africa republic's warring faction he are gathering, troubled country, as well as the elections which are
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due to take place later this year. barnaby phillips reports. >> for much of the past two years, the central earn republic has been in chaos. mainly christian militia separate to the capital. french and african forces the u.n. says the degree of stability has returned. >> you look at bangee it is bust ling withbustling with activity. people moving around at any time you know and not really serious incidents recently. >> katherine samba panza is the president, the u.n. says it is arrested more than 300 powerful
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individuals, some september of major human rights abuses. if these people can be brought to justice the u.n. would at last be making progress towards ending the culture of impunity that has been such a problem in the car. >> those people who created troubles knew there was going to be a law of amnesty or something and after a while they would be in a position to start again. this is not going to happen this time. we have caught quite a few big fish. people in the crun know very well the terrible role these people have played, so we have to bring them to justice and that will be i think a very strong signal also for the future of the country. >> reporter: the peace forum is also meant to discuss elections due to be held later this year. but this is a 61 where almost 900,000 people are displaced where infrastructure is broken, communities torn apart. the eyes of the world have
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turned away but the worls world of the central african republic is still here. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. >> the bogota international book fair honest the country's greatest writer, gabriel garcia marquez. >> the guest country at this year's international book fair in bogota is an imaginary one. macondo, the imaginary place invented by gabriel garcia marquez, who died a year ago. >> it resembles our wildest dreams. >> the combination exhibition reminds people of reading garcia pilar cez.
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his conflict and his contradictions but colombia outside major cities few have read him that's because major public investment to increase readership still more than half the population here doesn't read books. books are expensive and are considered a luxury item. the government response has been to build public libraries in many poor regions and provide free access to books computers and technology. 104 new libraries have been built in the last four years. like this one deep into a territory hit by the country's internal conflict. even if you don't have money to travel anywhere. >> with the help of volunteer
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stella has started a mobile version of the library where books are brought into the isolated rural areas under rebl control. rebel control. >> i remember we once had to walk five hours to reach a village, similar to the one i came from. we expected 15 to 20 people, when we got there wow 60 people all anxiously waiting for books. >> stella has been awarded with the national prize and over $20,000 to expand her programs, mostly aimed at the next generation of readers. it is an uphill battle in a country still working to improve its education system. but in this small town they are fighting it one page at a time. al jazeera colombia. >> there is plenty more to come. including how robots are helping stroke patients on their slow road to recovery.
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and clay may not be andy murray's favorite surface but he has been able to produce some of his best shots. in a few minutes. minutes.
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republic,. >> hello again. 15 million people suffer a stroke per year. it is a major form of disability worldwide. rehabilitation ask a slow process. which is why a team in london has drafted a team of robots. >> eight years ago amanda
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suffered a stroke. she managed to learn to walk, but never again the full use of her arm and hand. she is undergoing treatment which uses robots to help relearn movement. robots are better to use precise movements. >> your mind is sort of taken off the feeling the robot can move you through the program, it is a wonderful way so your left hand works. >> at least 500 repetitions in of of a movement is needed to make lasting change. the robots allow them to achieve this in a more focused way. >> by using a higher number of repetition is we get dose and intensity. you need hundreds of repetitions in order to get those benefits.
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>> the hand and arm muscles of stroke sufferers frequently tighten through lack of use. this makes everyday movements difficult. the use of the robot is good for these movement but. >> it's not the be all and end all. nobody to do the hands on stuff because a robot won't lengthen tight muscles it won't know which is specifically weak muscles that need strengthening. >> reporter: it's increasingly clear that early and effective rajts produces the best recovery. in a number of hospitals around the world now look at using stroke rehab robots. the patients appear willing to get all the help they can. tarek bazley, al jazeera.
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>> steven. >> turn about being at least curry received most of the votes, hardin had 25 first place votes and cleveland's lebron james got just 5. athlete from a cardiac arrest died after collapsing 29-year-old scored more than a thousand points and 150 appearances, and capped 12 times by whales. deaths like these are rare. only two to four of 100,000 will suffer cardiac arrest, high profile on the football pitch.
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gregory mertens died after a match in belgium. back in 2003, a cameroon player 2012, survived after a collapse during an english fa cup game. medics were able to save him although his heart stopped beating for a full 78 minutes. professor san jay sharma has been telling, al jazeera that all venues should have lifesaving equipment on site. >> we need to raise awareness breathlessness that's disproportionate with the amount of exercise, and most of the conditions that cause death are genetic, they run in families. the ecg has been shown the save
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lives. for example in italy where something like this is mandatory, and has been for 30 years, provides a 90% reduction in sudden death. a year ago welcome fans from around the world as its hosted six matches from the bristol world cup. went on to win the state championship after drawing with tierra violent clashes between two sets of fans and police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. alleged match fixing involving former system, back in 2011. under investigation by spanish fa for bribing the opponents to help them avoid relegation. the match at the center, 2-1 win over levante.
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premier league's newest and smallest team, around 60,000 of these fans, the championship winners held an open top bus parade, this mayor ally avoided relegation from england a year later, and now they'll be competing, against chelsea and liverpool. tennis antimiller, just over two weeks ahead of the start of the french open, world number 3 beating phillip conshiner. this match had originally been stopped sunday halfway through because of the rain there. that murray came through as the first british player to win in 59 years.
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carolyn wos of the. >> rory mcilroy earlier beaten jim furyk in the semi finals, not quite the perfect day for mcilroy, having to give up tickets for the fight of the century floyd mayweather and manny pacquiao. second exchange, young and curtis mitchell, dropped the bat and they effectively ended the match, jamaica winning 1:29.8. withdrew from the team as a precaution when he found some
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tightness in his hamstring. >> this is al jazeera america president obama is about to announce launch of a nonprofit initiative geared towards young minority men. at lehman college in the bronx. now my brother's keeper alliance will aim to end the issue of young black men falling behind in school. >> we couldn't be prouder of him. it's grade to see. [applause] -- it's great to see. i'm getting practice from from malia and sasha leaving home. i want to thank all the members of congress and elected officials wore in the house. you've got a couple of proud lehman graduates elliot engel
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where is elliot, there he is and jose serrano. and we've got some more folks we've got three other folks from the new york delegation. gregory meek.
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