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>> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. [ ♪ music ]. welcome to the newshour. i'm steven cole in doha with the world's top stories. thousands of survivors as rescue teams in afghanistan wait for aid and give up hope of finding people alive in a mudslide. mombassa hit by two explosions. ukraine's president declares three days of mourning after 46 people are killed in odessa. the campaign countdown in
south africa - opposition parties get ready to hold a final rally ahead of the polls next week. . first, thousands of survivors of a massive landslide in afghanistan's north-east are situating for food and -- still waiting f waiting for food and medical help. rescuers have all but abandoned the search for 2,000 missing and switched the focus to recovering body. more than 300 have been recovered so far. the disaster happened in bernie madoff -- in a remote province. this man tend to than injured boy. this child is one of the luck which ones. this clinic is one of several set up near the disaster area.
>> translation: we found aninjured child who was trapped in the mud. he has injury and is undergoing treatment. >> many other people were not so fortunate. when the landslide happened it entombed most of the village. statements of the number of people killed vary, but it's clear there has been a substantial loss of life. >> translation: after the landslide happened i came here along with my friend. we couldn't rescue relatives. a huge number of people have been killed. a number of others have trapped. >> for many survivors, home is a tent. aid agencies say they have their work cut out and there are fears that the hillside that fell on the community is so unstable it
could happen again. >> a team has just arrived and we have this update. >> the villagers tell me that aid has cox. it's temporary but not organised. they want transparency in terms of delivering aid to the people, people that have suffered or survived the land slide. getting the said to this area is challenging for the organization. mountains, geography is challenging to get the aid required on time to the people
>> the yemen army step up its offense i-in the south. the army -- offensive in the south. >> the army sent troops after u.s. and yemeni drone strikes. 20 government soldiers and fighters have been killed. at least three people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks in the kenyan port city of mombassa. others have been wounded. there's no claim of responsibility. the government is blaming similar attacks on a group by al-shabab. a warning that the pictures will bedisturbing. >> this is all that was left of the bus that was targeted. attacks threw a grenade at it and a group of peakers while riding past. blood stained the street as emergency services arrived to carry away the injured. >> translation: i saw three dead after the blast.
there were many injured. we took eight people to hospital, more took themselves to get treatment. >> minutes later a second attack in the same city. a bag with an improvised explosive device was spotted near the mombassa hotel. people passing buy took cover before it was detonated. remarkably no one was killed. >> police say they don't have an explanation to for who was behind the plast. kenya has gm -- become a target. it's punishing troops for crossing into somalia. mombassa is a port and a draw card for tourists. president kenyatta says it's attacks like these that are bringing the tourism industry to its knees. ukraine's prime minister has sacked the police chief of odessa for not stopping friday's
violence. he has promised a full investigation after more than 40 pro-russian demonstrators died. many died in a fire after being trapped inside an occupied trade union building. jonah hull is in odessa. >> reporter: unsurprisingly there are competing contrasting narratives about what happened here on friday, depending on which side you speak to the pro-russian side. they insist that many who died in the burning building were victims of mob justice carried out by supporters. in kiev, on the other side, a peaceful march was broken up by gun-wielding pro-russian mobs. there were overarching questions as to who started the fire when they were both logging molotov cocktails at each other. the government suggested that there is evidence among the dead
is russian militants. well, turning to the police for answers is not going to help. they simply say the government-led commission of inquiry is under way, but interestingly the prime minister from kiev are sending viktor yanukovych - he is in -- the prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk is in odessa. the ukranians are in the east to try to stop forces taking over more towns. soldiers have made gains in an anti-terror operation. in slovyansk forces surrounded the city. in another eastern town kramatorsk, the government says its offensive goes on and they sent more troops. it's separatists in other areas gaining the upper hand. they stepped up security, reinforcing barricades. >> seven military observers in europe that had been held
hostage in eastern ukraine arrived in germany. they were captured more than a week ago. the cap tore said they set the observers free without conditions. let's talk to demritry babich, a political analyst who joins me were moscow. let's look at the bigger picture. and the question people are asking themselves is is ukraine lurching towards war. >> well, i hope this is not the case. certainly there's a terrible miscommunication between authorities in kiev and russian-speaking regions in the south. there's a terrible communication in russia, the united states and yuan zai. both sides don't want to listen to each other, and sometimes, you know, there are just immoral ways of behaviour.
for example, the fact that authorities in kiev did not express condolences to the families of more than 40 activists burnt alive in odessa. i think it is appalling. these people could be political opponents, people in power in kiev, but they were ukranian citizens. >> three days of mourning has been announced by kiev. >> in odessa. unfortunately in odessa. >> yes, they are referring to what happened in odessa. let's move on - i have been reading vass ill krutov's explanation, he's the head of the anti-terror center. he's reported as saying this "what we are facing in donetsk and eastern region is not a short-lived uprising, it is, in fact, a war." so there's almost confirmation there from kiev, isn't there? >> well, i think that the
dramatic language which authorities in kiev uses puts into question their own plans. they planned to hold the presidential elections on 25 may. what kind of an access can there be if the country is in a state of war is this so there are lots of contradictions in the plans and in the statements of the authorities in kiev. certainly i think it's a tragedy that in a modern european country you have troops using aviation and helicopters and tanks, creating a rebellion in the east of the country, and we don't hear condemnation from the e.u. or the united states. just recently the u.n. and the united states told mr viktor yanukovych the former president that if he used army in kiev, that he would cross the red line. now the authorities in kiev who have not been elected, they are using the army, and we don't here condemnation.
to my mind what is the most important is total lack of communication, both sides want their guys to win, and they don't stop at anything. >> what is a lack of communication at the beginning. do you believe the yuan zai was naive in thinking moscow would stand eyedly by -- idly buy while ukraine slipped out of its orbit. >> i think mistakes were made from the beginning. it grew out of a minor misunderstanding. mr viktor yanukovych said he wanted to postpone the signing of the agreement with the e.u. he didn't cancel it, he postponed it. he suggested trilateral negotiations between the e.u., ukraine and moscow. a reasonable step. at the time the e.u. said no, we'll only talk to kiev. so these negotiations took place
recently in geneva, but it was too late. so many tragic events happened. the top lipping of viktor yanukovych, the russian take over - we needed the tragic event for the side to start talking. >> in geneva, the west, they refused to see the representatives. they said we are only going to talk to russia, and the west delayed. whatever we speak or say about the uprising in the east of ukraine, there may be gun men, but there are lots of civilians. if you watch the western television, you can't avoid seeing that request bility a lot of people protesting much. these are old women, children, middle age women who don't trust the new government.
>> thank you for joining us from moscow. i want to go to odessa, we have more after the fire on friday. let's talk to jonah hull, who is live for us there. what is the latest? >> well, you refrt to the removal -- removal of the police chief that happened on saturday when the deputy chief was removed after a riot ensued after a march through the city, which moved to a building that had been a de facto or a square that had been the de facto base of pro-russian protestors, the building was set on fire as the groups threw molotov cocktails. inside dozens perished, burnt or soffo kated to death, while --
suffocated while the police outside did little to prevent or stop the violence. >> the police chief as sacked. that was something the government did. on sunday prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk arrived in odessa to pay his respects and to show his personal concern for this appalling turn of events. he held a press conference and has laid the blame for what happened at the feet of the police and the security services and says there'll be a route and branch upheaval. he stressed at root the cause was the provocation by pro-russian protesters and the government alleges pro-russian gunmen. >> thank you for that update. >> campaigning for the presidential election started with much action taking place online. siskiyou is one of two
candidates running in the may 26th poll. he started the campaign with a message from twitter. he said i promise to work hard and i ask everyone to assume responsibility with me. building the nation is the responsibility of us all. stability and hope will be achieved through well and capabilities. >> the only candidate challenging siskiyou is hamdeen sabehe. he's been campaigning telling followers on twitter "we will complete our dreams" he's the leader of popular current and came third in the 2012 election. >> a trial of three al jazeera journalist detained in egypt has been adjourned until may the 15 uth. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and mohamed badr are accused of falsifying news. a fourth journalist al jazeera
arabic's abdullah al-shami has been detained since august. he's been on hunger strike for 106 days. al jazeera rejects all charges. peter greste's father says he hopes his son can find the strength to endure such an ordeal. >> his number one priority, as we are hoping for him is to make sure that he keeps himself as wholly together from day to day as is possible. and, you know, no doubt his faith, his belief, is that if he can keep going that, then perhaps he may not be too daunted if it run, you know, a year's anniversary. president obama emphasised the importance of a free press during the annual white house correspondents' dinner, making references to journalists who risked their lives and liberty
in places like egypt. >> tonight reminds us that we really are lucky to life in a country where reporters get to give a head of state a hard time on a daily basis, and then once a year give him or her the chance, at least, to return the favour. we know that not every journalist or photographer or crew member is so fortunate. because even as we celebrate the free press tonight or thoughts are with those in places around the globe like ukraine and afghanistan and syria and egypt. who risk everything, in some cases give their lives to report the news. you're watching the newshour coming from doha - coming up, anger in northern ireland as police question republican leader gerry adams. senigallia shoe makers struggle to compete with the rise in
cheap chinese goods. and boxer mayweather shows why he's worth every penny in vegas. the latest in sport. south africa's political parties are holding their final rallies ahead of general elections on wednesday. supporters of the ruling african national congress gathered in johannesburg, and is expected to have its majority reduced after corruption scandals. 25 million voters are registered to take part in the polls. our correspondent is live in johannesburg. and the interpretation building. >> reporter: well, the crowd here is electric. take a look at this venue at the moment. this is what 90,000 in a stadium looks like. red, black and yellow are the colours of the party.
the stadium is full to capacity. there are many outside trying to get in. president zuma will speak in an hour or two. the a.n.c. have a lot of support. some feel that over the years the a.n.c. could be losing its way. people are strengthened about the a.n.c. and about the wrongs that have happened. >> reporter: this woman and her cousin are excited about voting on may 7th. >> i'll vote for the a.n.c. it found religious freedom. >> apartheid ended 20 years ago. the ruling african national congress has a lot of support. people are not happy about the corruption. $20 million of money was spent on security upgrades to jacob zuma's home. >> it is a bitter pill to
swallow for ourselves. by the way, including the president. it is clear that somewhere along the line our open institutions which we have confidence in, they failed us somewhere along the line. we need to correct them. >> along with allegations of corruption, poor service delivery, unemployment this could be an important election. >> the a.n.c. has delivered for many people. it has delivered more housing. it has delivered more electricity. it's important because although the a.n.c. has delivered the services, the services are under threat. so people who have access to water often get cut off. people who get access to electricity. this man is note voting, in process. >> i didn't renew my membership, because i don't concur with what
i see. it is for my own good and the future of my grand children that i must take a position that is better for them in future. >> the ruling african congress it expected to win the election. it has to manage high levels of dissatisfaction and deliver of problems of a better life of many who are desperately poor. >> reporter: i'm joined by 29-year-old supporter in black, green and yellow. the leader of the economic freedom fighters. he says that woung people are leaving the a.n.c. to join his party. what do you think. a lot of people are supporting a.n.c. >> it's nothing but a huge
party. people should follow him. why does he go to do that. >> there are allegations of corruption in the an have. the most recent one is millions spent. what do you say about that. >> well if you think about it everybody needs a home. >> the president is staying in the union building. when he retires or no longer is a president. he has wives and kids. he needs a home. the money that he used to build his home may be questionable. if you think about it, everybody needs a place to stay at the end of the day. >> thank you very much. that's one of many young people here in the stadium. as you can hear and see it's a party atmosphere. this is what 90,000 people sound
like. just about surviving the technical glitches. thank you. let's go to southern china. a stone bridge collapsed killing 11. it's been built in a village when it came down. the rescue teams pulled out 26 people from the rubble. three people have been arrested and are accused of failing to obtain permission for the project. the chinese president is expected to arrive in africa at part of a tour. china overtook the united states as its largest trading partner. locals say they have been priced out of the market by cheaper asian goods. g. >> reporter: this man started learning to make shoes from his grandfather when he was
five years old. he quit school to take over the family shoe making business. his income halved because people are buying shoes made in china. >> i talk about it with other shoe makers, what will happen to us and our families. our job is being attacked. >> the shoes cost $8 to repair. the profit margin is slim. >> modern shoes feel strong. around the corner is a market with thousands of juice, all different designs and all of them made in factories. this is a similar design. it doesn't feel as strong. it's half the price. it's difficult for the senegalese shoe makers. across the road they do a roaring trade selling trinkets and purses. >> they love chine ha and he
made -- china and he made enough to fly there. >> translation: if you want to make money, you can only do it with chinese goods. it's the only way forward. as long as what you sell is beautiful, they'll buy it. >> as african business booms - they overtook the u.s. as a trading partner. >> we had another cold war between the united states and china. >> china gained advantage by keeping quite about democracy. >> i'm here to help you do trade. they said. i'm not getting involved in internal fire and the u.s. as the global economy shifts east there are winners and losers. this is one of thousands of shoe makers. and all of them are scared, their income and craft may be
gone. >> malcolm webb al jazeera. time for a looking at the whether where you are. here is richard with news. we have very heavy rain. it's been across italy. it goes from the west towards turkey in the east. the sparal produced a lot of heavy rain fall. behind me is an area of high pressure which will move into the picture over the coming days. for the time being it is this slow which is the main feature, and it will produce significant amounts of rain across bosnia down towards albania. but also towards italy. central parts of italy in the last 24 hours have seen significant amounts of rain fall. this is what we have seen as a result. flooding which resulted in at least one fatality confirmed, and one person missing. >> well, the situation here is
going to gradually get better. it may be a slow process. we hang on to the low for the next day or so. it takes a while before the high pressure moves in. heavy rain. it begins to migrate across croatia, serbia and hungry and romania. >> as we move through sunday, monday, the rain is easing away. improving situation. the high pressure brings, but at the same time low pressure moving in towards parts of the u.k. thank you very much. more to come on the newshour including no documents, no visa and little money. >> patient migrants go brazil -- haitian migrants go to brazil in search of a new life. >> panama gets a $15 billion modern makeover. >> the kentucky derby winners celebrate a difficult success.
. welcome back. a reminder of the top story. thousands of survivors are waiting for food and medical help. search teams have given up trying to find anyone that survived the mud. 2,000 people are reported missing, presumed dead. >> at least three people have been killed, several others injured in two explosions in the city of mombassa. a grenade was thrown at a bus, the second explosion was near a
resort. ukraine's prime minister removed the police chief of odessa for not stopping violence. arseniy yatsenyuk promised an investigation after more than 40 pro-russian demonstrators decide in the black sea city. a curfew has been imposed in an indian stayed after 31 muslims have been shot dead. it's the worst ethnic violence in two years. police blamed rebels for the attack, accusing them of targetting immigrants and bangladesh. >> we are joined live on the line. what is behind the killings. what are the police saying? >> the police are blaming the national democratic front. they had been fighting for a separate state for their tribes for a long time.
in the past they have attacked the muslim community because they feared that muslims are illegally coming into india from neighbouring bangladesh. so that seems to be the fundamental problem between the two communities. at the moment at this time india is having national elections in the state. and they have noted. the muslim communities were attacked because they did not want the candidate. >> the election having impact. yes, that's correct. in addition to the people that have been killed, also at least 500 people. they have fled their homes and are currently living in temporary relief shelters. they are too afraid to go back
home. security has been stepped up. security staff are working day or night to prevent the situation. the fear is that there'll be a repeat of something that happened in 2012 in clashes between the community and the tribe leading to 100 people being killed and 400,000 being displaced from their homes. the army has been called in they are expecting more reinforcements to prevent an occurrence of what we saw a few years ago. >> thank you. too northern ireland where police are still holding republican leader gerry adams. it's the fifth day. he's been questioned about his involvement in the murder of jean mcconville. the mother of 10 was killed by member of the irish republican army. >> reporter: the arrest of the gerry adams is reviving old
arguments and images from northern ireland's troubled past. a sinn fein rally in front of a mural and west belfast. fellow party leader marty mcguinness is not ruling out withdrawing future cooperation. >> has anybody else thought that gerry's arrest is not to disrupt the election campaign. >> it's not just in the north. over the border mr adams irish constituency supporters say privately that he carries too much historical baggage, an opinion strengthened as police question the him about the murder of jean mcconville by the ira in 1972. mr adams denies involvement. >> it was here on a beach that mrs. jean mcconville's body was found in 2003.
it's now part of mr adams's irish parliamentary constituency. the coincidence, and his arrest by police may prove too much for some irish voters. >> but local observers believe that mr adams power base is assured for now. >> gerry adams was elected in 2011 with 15,000 votes. first part of the post. he'd have to lose 7,000 for his seat to be in danger. to lose 50% is unlikely. everyone is talking about this arrest. it is what he's been arrested about, it is a serious matter. what is in the public domain. if it doesn't manifest itself, i don't think there'll be significant long-term damage. >> ghosts of the past are never far away in ireland. once again they are haunting gerry adams political future. a papal advisory board says it will bring in measures to hold bishops accountable if they
fail to report suspected child abuse. the board says those found guilty of ignoring sexual abuse should be dealt with regardless of their position in church. >> in time we will propose initiatives to encourage local responsibility around the world and the mutual sharing of level practices for the protection of all minors, including programs for training, education, formation and responses to abuse. >> i would like to say i know there's many, many survivors around the world and are hoping and - and have great expectations of this commission. and what i can say so far is you can't make concrete promises, but as a survivor myself, i am hopeful that we are going to
achieve what is hoped for. it's very early days yet. thousands of hatians migrate to brazil in search of a better life. many enter illegally through the remote amazon border. once in the country they have trouble finding a job. as a father all he wants is a better life for his 12-year-old son. that is why they left his native haiti more than a month ago. >> i want financial stability for my son to become an artist and to have a profession. >> patients have been coming to brazil by the thousand. entering the country through the remote amazon border. with squares government resources, they are now being bussed on a 3-day yourpy to this church shelter in soo paulo.
>> in the last two weeks 500 hatians had arrived here. this year it's nearly 900. this is a lot of people for us in a short amount of time. >> the church manages to feed and clothe them, but there's a sense of urgency to improve the immigration process for hatians. >> the brazilian embassy says they are issuing more than 1,000 work feesas. it appears not to be enough given how many arrive with a lot of hope, but no work documents, no or little money. there are signs of improvement. work documents are processed in a day or two. it used to take more than a month in the border regions. but with all his work documents in hand, it says it's still not easy. >> translation: we eat three times a day.
what we need is a job. for our families back home. >> as they look for work, the risks are great. authorities are investigating cases of corrupt middlemen looking to take advantage of immigrants. hatians are easy prey for people looking for slave labour. most are unable to speak portuguese. people with bad intentions are taking advantage of this. >> most asians tell us. the opportunity surpasses the risk. >> it was this man's lucky day, a business owner hires him to work in a restaurant and whiskses him away, the first step after a long journey to achieve a new life in brazil. tens of thousands of demonstrators in the argentinian capital are demanding the legalization of marijuana. and it will help fight drug
trafficking. panama is getting a $15 billion modern makeover, expanding its canal and building new skye scrapers and roads in an attempt to become a shipping capital. with a third living in poverty not all benefited. >> panama's makeover is under way. cranes feel a skyline crowded with modern skye scrapers. new highways are built and the country's first metro was inaugurated. it's hoped the expansion will double trade volumes, attracting hundreds of million in revenue. panama is in the middle of a $15 billion infrastructure campaign to remake the country into one the biggest shipping and hubs in the world.
like singapore, with a third living in poverty the analogy is far fetched. >> the port is an hour's drive from the capital. the residents feel as though they have been forgotten. >> we don't get benefit. people go without eating. or they live picking up scraps from the floor. it shouldn't be like this. for each ship the government receives money. we should be living in better positions. americans found a report when canals were built. it was renowned for its beauty, and for its poverty and crumbling buildings. >>. >> translation: we need a lot of work, a lot of help. look at the haves. the floor fell, and the entrance to the steps fell down. a kilometre from the door lies the second biggest free trade
zone. it accounts to 15% of panama's 36 billion cross domestic product. while panama's government wants investment it has basics. >> we have high levels of corruption, low levels of good government, and i'm not opposing infrastructure. i'm opposing the fact that you emphasise infrastructure, and you pay little attention to institutionality, governance and to the need to rebuild the social network. >> there are small signs of improvement. the elderly receive $100 per month pension and public schools are being built. for the residents the benefits of panama's economic miracle have yet to materialize. still to come on the newshour - after being warned of
andrew thomas went to melbourne to find out. >> reporter: for decades people have been told overexposure to the sun can cause cancer. low exposure is causing low vitamin d. 4 million australians had a mild vitamin d deficiency. clair took part in a study. she has osteoperosis, week bones that could shatter in a fall. the reason - her levels of vitamin d needed to help the body are lower than it should be. >> i was careful about how much sun i was getting. i didn't want to risk skin cancer and i can see that when i'm out in the sun. my skin gets pink. i don't like the way it looks after the sun. also, the premature aiming is important to a girl of my age.
i was careful with it. >> what researchers are trying to find out is how many like clair are vitamin d deficient. >> the ones people are aware of are osteoperosis, ricts in children - soft bones. there has been associations with poor muscle health, diabetes, infection, cartio vascular disease. hopefully we can achieve vitamin d levels without putting them at risk of skin cancer. >> one reason for australia low levels of vitamin d is the use of sun cream. uv radiation doesn't find it through. pying ration plays a -- migration plays a part. some religions are covering up. >> a lot of people are raising awareness. there's increased awareness leading to increased vitamin d levels.
religious dress and live styles explain why the levels are in the middle east. >> when it comes to sunshine, there's a fine line between not enough and too much. week bones are bad. so too, is skin cancer. the study releasing definitive advice on how to get the balance right.. >> time to enter the world of sport. floyd mayweather junior meat markus maydana on points in las vegas. the undefeated fighter struggled as they took the fight to him. mayweather showed why he's unbeaten. he took control in the latest rounds despite suffering a cut above his eyes. a majority points decision. with it maydana's wba belt to add to his own title.
>> i got a cut earlier on in my career. fourth round i took one to the head. i told the fans, the people that we wouldn't do a lot of moving or fighting. i wanted to give the fans their money's worth. that's why i went out there. we fought. he's a hell of a competitor. >> it was an emotional day for barcelona, as they played their first match at the camp since the death. derek banner was unveiled. they observed a minute's silence. it was a vital for both teams, a win for barca see them leaders if winning. their opposition needed point to help in relegation. lionel messi giving the home side a lead. that was cancelled out.
sanchez's goal for barcelona came in the second half. the goal which could keep them out - a second, making the final score 2-2 keeping them three clear of the drop sewn. barca - four off the lead. >> knapp scro leah won their fifth title. at the end of the game it was marred by violence. two supporters and a police officer were wounded by gunshots following clashes outside the olympic stadium. initially the troubles thought to have been sparked by hooligans connected to roma football club. police say it was criminals taking advantage of the situation. the game was delayed by 45 minutes as a result of the travel. >> a win against relegation threatened norwich. manchester city fought back. they won 3-2.
if city win the remaining too. they will win the league title. >> this is the moment. we haven't finished yet. it's more important. we just win one of the three games that we must - that we must win if we want to win the title. today was a difficult gain. um see the history in this state. i think that we won twice in the last 10 years. it's been a good moment. they play well. it's an important victory. manchester united's poor season continued beaten by sunderland for the first time since 1968. three clear of the relegation. a 7th loss for united. >> we need to improve all the time. yes, consistency - it wins you
trophies and titles. we are nowhere near. that's a problem. and it's a problem that needs to be obviously solved next year. >> cardiff and fulham were relegated on saturday. both sides lost 3-0 to newcastle. fulham went down 4-1 at stoke. the l.a. clippers seem to have put the controversies behind them. they were tied against the golden state warriors. a great team performance saw them outlast the opponents. four players scored 20 or more. clippers running out 126. advancing to the semis for the first time fire to the 1994/"95 season. >> happy to have reported out. it will sound crazy, but it was
all about the night. everything else was in the past. not to dim jipish how serious everything has been in the past week or so. >> the clippers face oklahoma city sunday in the western conference semifinals. they beat the memphis grizzlies 120 to 109 to take the top-ranked side. they one the last two gaze in their series against the atlanta hawks. the opponents will be the washington wizards. >> heck of a performance by the guys. proud of them. i want to start by accrediting the hawks for, you know, just creating a match-up situation, and just doing a great coaching
job with his basketball team, giving us all they could handle. all we could handle in a first-round match-up. from basketball to golf. the final round of the fargo championships. looking for a title. one shot dropped, carding 6-under 66 in the third round, putting the leader one shot ahead of martin flores much the round of the day was phil mickelson's nine. that included 26 birdies. holes on the front nine. she's back in contention, two shots behind the leader. >> second round n.h.l. series, the anaheim ducks off to a winning start between the south californian team. 7 seconds left in regulation - overtime, and then scoring in
12 minutes and seven seconds into the extra period giving l.a. a 3-2 win, and a foot eye head. >> california chrome won one of the oldest prest eegeous races in the world. >> he has a 5-point lead. >> the favourites clear to be the 14th running of the race, and 2.2 million first tries. what makes the victory remarkable is the owners actually strayed together a little cash that they could. retirement trading and mortgages to breed the horse. >> watch the colt come up and grow and develop and develop the mind that they have, and run, just run, because he loves to run. he loves the competition. he loves to one. to see this happen from my
partner, wives and families, to see the dream come true. that we have put so much blood, suede and tears, savings, retirement, and this horse. and see the horse win the kentucky derby - i - i had no words. i had no words at how i felt right now. >> in little over an hour's time, mark studies home motogp in poll position. he broke a record. jorge lorenzo was second-quickest. they'll start the grid from third place. >> we thought it was possible to stop two times. and then we just tried to do the position, because here maybe we are in a good 11. where i think we are ready for a
5-foot victory. >> okay. sport for now. thank you for watching. more later, i think. well over 100 years blind people relied on the braille system to read and to write as well. but it's popularity in the united states has been declining steadily in the past decade, thanks to new technology. tonya moseley has more from seattle. >> reporter: joyce shoemaker sits in front of a computer screen. he is not reading. she is listening. words are read back to her using an automated text to talk device. joyce shoemaker is legally blind. she's been losing her vision since the age of 12. she's never learnt braille and thanks to technology joyce shoemaker believes she'll never have to. >> reading braille, i think, for me personally, i don't have the time for the brain space. >> for close to 200 years the system of reading by touch has
been the standard way for blind people to read and write. in the last decade braille has fallen out of favour. the national federation for the blind says fewer than 10% of blind people in america know braille. >> it's a pathway for literacy. it's reading and writing. think about raising a child. if they don't when they learn to read and write it's a problem. >> danielle millersh, director of the talking book library is working with parents to teach younger generations of the site impaired that they miss learning important skills like spelling when they rely on high-tech devices. the problem lies in not teaching kids. then you maybe have this whole generation that can't compose an email or read information in a database to do a job. >> so it's a choice. if you don't learn it, you don't have that choice. >> in the age of convenience
miller admits braille may not be appealing. >> here is a copy of the level selling novel "twilt", the braille version is four volumes. this is the audio version. braille is expensive to public. libraries are investing in digital braille, transferring the text on screen. keyboard cost $5,000, but it is cheaper to produce. blind braille researcher shannon curry says there will always be a place for braille. >> knowing braille means i'm literate. >> braille, a fading system of small but dedicated population believes is vialal to hold on to. stay with us here on al jazeera. jane dutton will be here in a moment with the latest from
no hope. the accept for survivors of a massive landslide in afghanistan called off. plus, two days of mourning declared for victims of a deadly clash in ukraine. now a nation on the brink of civil war. >> people who know and lived around think it is awful funny if it weren't so sad. it's one of the america's toxic bodies of water. now plans to build a
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