>> results of analyses were skewed in favor of the prosecution >> the fbi can't force the states to look at those cases >> the truth will set you free yeah...don't kid yourself >> the system has failed me dominic ka dominic kane this is al jazeera america live from new york city, i'm david shuster with a look at today's top stories.
in nigeria, the ladder of an armed group released this tape threatening to sell school girls. in afghanistan where a smud slide may have killed more that 2,000 people, the offer to help survivors is running into new reasons. back in the united states researchers at harvard made a major breakthrough in mice to reverse the effect of aging. now the question is - will it work in humans? . we are starting that hour in nigeria, where the anguish intensified for families of 276 school girls kidnapped and missing since last week. the armed militant group boko haram, which wants to turn nigeria into anst lambic state released -- an islamic state released this video saying the girls shouldn't be in school, and should be married. he said he will sell the girls boko haram has killed thousands, but the latest crisis gripped the nation and is challenging it
the country's leadership. ynonne ndedge has the latest from abuja. saratu ndirpaya says she was arrested and detained on the orders of the first lady, patience jonathan, on sunday. she was protesting the government's failure to rescue 230 girls kidnapped by boko haram. she and two other protesters were summoned it the presidential villa to discuss finding the girls. the first lady accused them of being boko haram sympathizers and said they were embarrassing president goodluck jonathan for protesting and were taken away by police. >> they spent the night here. protesters say the first lady had no right to order the arrest. >> to what institution of government is saying that.
we appreciate. the ministry of defense, who are responsible constitutionally on the streets of nigeria. we don't know what instrument or structure she's using to engage in this remarks and investigative activity. >> the women have been released. the allegations against the first lady are likely to fuel public anger over the handling of the abductions. protests took place in abugea, and also protests in lagos, london, washington. an hour-long video by the leader of boko haram, abubakar shekau was released. in it he says his fighters abducted the girls and he promised to sell them on what he calls the market. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the president told al jazeera he did not think the allegations about the first lady or the
arrest of protesters are true. many are angry with the government's handling of the abduction. more could take to the streets. coming up at the half hour, we'll take a closer look at boko haram, and why their attacks are becoming more brazen. in ukraine heavy clashes erupted as the ukranian army tried to take control of southern cities occupied by forces sympathetic to russia. control of eastern ukraine is a top priority for the government ahead of national elections this month. ukraine reportedly sent 11,000 troops to the region. russia deployed its soldiers. russia's presence has emboldened armed militia groups fighting to control the cities. >> the ukranian military is a
major offensive in slovyansk, where the fighting is said to be more intense. journal left harriet salem is in slovyansk. what has it been like after the ukranian army operation? >> this evening the streets were quiet, they are empty. there's a strict curfew imposed for the last few weeks since rebels took control. the clashes obviously have scared the local population, many staying inside. >> the situation is calm, there's no gun fire but people are scared. >> are people supportive of the ukrainian military in the city? >> no, slovyansk is the stronghold of the pro-russian rebels in the region, it's been under the control of armed militia for more than two weeks now. there's strong local support for
this movement, and that support is growing as the ukranian army advance. there's a perception by local people that the ukranian army are attacking. they are attacking civilians, unarmed civilians, and are seen as an unwanted so far as in the region, it's a difficult operation for the ukranian army to handle, because they have to deal with a hostile local population and ensure that there aren't civil cas uld anies, there's about two, and it's fuelling hostility and anger amongst the local pop u laughings. >> as the hostile local population, is it there expectation that if they get in trouble that the russian forces will pour across the border to help? >> yes, russia had an aggressive rhetoric towards ukraine and
promised to intervene if the russian speakers or russian culture was under threat. many people here support the pro-russian rebels, including the rebels and expect russia to intervene if they are attacked. that moment is upon us. it's been simmering for the past few days. at present it doesn't seem that russia will roll tanks across the boarder. 40,000 troops have been massed, but there's no action to bring them forward. it's a vital crossroad. >> a journalist in slovyansk, harriet salem. a top ukrainian minister said a new special forces unit is heading to odessa, after local police failed to stop days of deadly violence involving pro-russian separatists.
more than 30 were killed in odessa. jonah hull is there. this is one of 46 funerals, each a reminder of last week's clashes in odessa and the deadly divide that exist between those that favour a united ukraine and those that want closer ties with russia. vadim negaturoft was 55, a poet and farmer who wrote about the russian empire. a friend explained what he thought his death may mean for ukraine. >> translation: war is unavoid rable. we are -- unavoidable. we are living in prewar times, violence is escalating. it will bring a lot of victims. >> until recently odessa had been relatively free of the rage in the east of the country.
after what happened here on friday night the city is not short of people who are prepared to fight. we have seen them on both sides - angry pro-russians breaking into a police station where their comrades were held, and those whose rally cry is glory to ukraine, arming themselves by whatever means against the separatists. odessa's governor called for recruits to join a battalion of volunteers to defend the city. i spoke to one after he had signed up. >> something tells me it will get worse. the central government in kiev - i can't see the authority of the potential government. it worries me. i think it has come where i
have to take action in my hand and get proactive. >> the anger and hate is confined to munor ties on -- minor ties on both sides. numbers are growing. in afghanistan survivors of a massive mudslide are waiting for aid. the mudslide happened on friday in badakhshan, in the north. it killed hundreds and displaced about 700 families. it's the worst national disaster in two decades. aid groups are trying to bring food, water and shelter. >> the world food program has started to distribute food to 700 households who are severely in need, lost their houses or can't go back to them because they are in too dangerous on area. >> government officials say the area will become a mass grave.
there's no attempt of rescue for those buried there. dominic kane reports. >> reporter: a convoy of aid makes the slow journey to the disaster area. since friday survivors have been living in tents. tensions have rich so high, monday morning there were reports of gun fire and some that are homeless have received no help. >> translation: six members of my family are under the mud. we are living in a tent we made ourselves. we have not received blanks or food. >> others complained about the government response to the disaster. >> translation: after the landslide we are in huge misery. in the past three days we have received no assistance, the women and children are all ill. no one has showed sympathy for us. >> on monday a local member of
the afghan parliament came to see the demonstration himself and handed out money to the needy. this is one of the poorest parts in afghanistan where access to electricity and roads is almost non-existent. >> we are working closely with the government to try to develop a solution to mitigate the risk of a future disaster like this. this is an area, region of afghanistan that is prone to the national disasters or flooding. >> the afghan government says it has enough resources to deal with the disaster itself. in this buried village, the people are less sure. a yagss committee is comparing the vatican is's handling of the sex abuse scandal to torture.
in a meeting, it was alleged that the church violated an international treaty against inhumane treaty. it treaty only confines within the confines of vatican city. the u.n. committee is expected to issue a final report this month. in the united states, there was a big supreme court ruling on the separation of church and state. the court decided that opening prayers at a town council meeting do not violate the constitution, even if they stress christianity. a major city of justices said the content of operators is not significant as long as it does not denigrate local people. town leaders in greece applauded the ruling. >> it's freedom of speech, beyond religion. it's reafirearm k what the country was -- reaffirm k what the country was founded on. it's bigger than the town of
greece or the opening prayer. >> the decision clarified the 1983 supreme court ruling that some justices pointed to, that prayer is part of the nation's fab raucous. >> house speaker john boehner tapped trey gowdy to head a committee investigating the deadly attack in the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. trey gowdy is known for aggressive, adverse aerial still of questioning. he was called dogged and folkeded. it -- focussed. it raises questions about the white house's role. in the attack four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris steins was kill. >> in the race to the politics, the race has begun. even though nobody has declared their candidacy. texas governor rick perry spoke
about the disastrous ex-clues you accusation of clayton d. lockett. >> lethal infections failed, clayton d. lockett cried out in pain and died of a heart attack. on n.b.c.'s "meet the press", perry refused to say it was inhumane. >> i'm confident the way the executions are tape care of in the state of texas are appropriate. >> and humane. >> and humane. >> was this inhumane? >> i don't know whether it was inhumane, but it was botched. >> the question is whether it violates the constitution, which says - perry was not asked but expressed concern about the eighth amendment or cruel or unusual punishments can be rare. mike christian in oklahoma defended the penalty saying: def
deff deffed. >> cruel and unusual. in the 2014 midterm elections women voters will be a key. mark udall in his fight decided to get the attention of women voters. his opponent cory gardner faced this udal attack add out of the gate. >> it comes down to respect for women and our live. congressman cory gardner's history opposing abortion laws is a concern. >> gardner calls the ad misleading and accuses udall of going negative because he had nos record of accomplishments. >> it's unclear what the white
house correspondent's dinner accomplishments. the president is good at laughing at himself, roasting the media and burning his political opponents. here is the joke that got the most laughs. >> and i'm feeling sorry, believe it or not, for the speaker of the house as well. these days the house republicans give john boehner a harder time than they give me, which means orang really is the new black. >> that is the power politics. coming up, the wake of a data bridge that effect tens of millions decides to get rid of its c.e.o. how much is the g waca moly going to cost.
business boom fuelled by low taxes and regulation, toyota is the latest to announce a move, but all the growth comes with a cost for the state's poor residen residents. heidi zhou-castro explains. >> reporter: late last year as toyota marched towards a decision to move to texas, 32-year-old evitae crews was moving out of her apartment. rent had gone up another $100, becoming unaffordable. >> i spoke to the lady, the landlord and said "i need a few days", it's december, chris, this is - i have two children, i'm a single mother. >> she was told to move immediately. cruz and her two children lived at a hotel before finding a low income housing complex. >> this was my last option. i live in a shelter with my children. >> social advocates say the lose
of affordable housing is the underbelly of the busy boom. nowhere is it evident than the state capital where the average rent has gone up 4-7% a near since 2010. >> it's a good thing that the economy is great and unemployment is low. but the downside is it has gotten very expense ito life here. >> in austin high-end development is pushing out the poor. >> reporter: this is the site of another low-income apartment demolished to make room for luxury condos. the affordable housing programme is so overwhelmed with applications that it has not taken a new case in eight years. the city expects to use a lottery to determine who makes it on the waiting list. evitae cruz sees it sirm. >> the rich get rich, the poor get poorer.
>> she said the jobs are out of her reach. she has not found work since leaving her job as an overnight security guard. no one is home to take care of the future. >> who doesn't want for their children to be better. everyone does. i don't want my children to be stuck. >> stuck, while businesses around them flourish. cruz hopes the opportunities will trickle down. number then, she'll have to hold on. . >> on-wall street stocks were slightly down against concerns against slower growth in china. the c.e.o. of target stepped down, the latest casualty in the wake of a data breach. the compromised information of tens of millions of customers.
danielle douglas joins us, a business reporter at "the washington post." why is the c.e.o. resigning now, rather than after the data beach? >> a couple of things are going on. target is about to announce earnings in a couple of weeks. i get the sense they wanted to get this out of time. and gip the c.e.o. a bit of time, the change over and the tech people would have quelled a lot of concern about whether the company would stand the breaches. it hasn't. this is a move to assure consumers that the company will try to get beyond this as quickly as possible. >> we have heard the executives apologise about what happened to counter upcoming fixes, have you seen concrete reforms that have been made is this. >> there's standard reforms. any retailer in their position would have, issuing credit cards, making sure systems in
place are not exposed to holes and hiring people to look for those things. it will take a systematic change in the way that the u.s. retailers and card networks handle the problems, and it's a larger issue, in terms of switching to high tech credit cards with chip information, and tokenisation, where there's an individual code that doubled with the new cards makes it give for hackers to get your information. that will take time to happen. >> until it does, and more retailers put it in place, cyber attacks is something that everywhere will have to live with to a certain extentment. >> to a certain extent, it is. members of congress and retailers and banks - they are trying to figure out a way to take care of the problem as quickly as possible so you and i are not exposed to these
inconveniences and potential breest. >> danielle, thank you for coming on. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. o cinco de mayo may try to show solidarity by indulging in guacamole. before dipping your chip, it's tough times in the avocado industry. the supply is way down thanks to a fungus working through trees in florida. natasha ghoneim explains. >> reporter: the avocado has been called a super food. it's level enjoyed as guacamole. first served by the aztecs of mexico. >> it's a compliment of a meal. you may call pammela micheo a guacamole ofission ardo, she has made it for the last three years, and people recognise her recipe. >> a lot of people tell me that my guacamole is really good.
from the plate of guacamole, and tore tea chips to the commercial groves of south florida, it is just an hour's drive. here burn stops sit like grave stones of trees. it's called laurel wilt and spread by ambroshia beetle, and is the first victim. the fungus destroyed about 50 trees. they might fight the fungus but die. >> it does a good job, it end up killing itself. >> it kills trees in 2-6 woks. the disease is opportunistic. avocado tree roots connect to each other. to the fungus wan march through the grove. there's no cure. professor jonathan crane with the university of the florida,
institute of food and agricultural science says no one should panic, scientists are researching ways to decrease the threat to the $54 million a year industry. >> our endometeorologists have trials -- endomoll gift has trials where it attracts the beetle. >> crane says it will be about a decade before scientists can grow avocado trees resistant to laurel wilt. with 1% impacted, there's not expected to be a shortage any time soon, so people can enjoy their florida avocados. the armed radical group boko haram has now admitted to kidnapping hundreds of girls in nigeria, we'll take a closer look at the group's history and what is motivating the latest
more on the top story. in nigeria, the armed group boko haram says it kidnapped more than 200 girls in a school in borno. they work out of nigeria and is made up of hard-line fighters who want to turn nigeria into a strict islamist state. the name roughly translates to western education is forbidden. boko haram has killed muslims and christians and targeted western-some time schools through bombings and shootings.
the leaders, abubakar shekau - the u.s. government said he's a terrorist and put a $7 million bounty on his head. they try to exploit the income gap. the country is split between muslims in the north and christians in the south. they are in the orang. the south has the rich reserves. by highlighting this disparity and claiming to fight for justice boko haram has grown. in three years, along the way, it's grown immensely and killed nearly 20,000 people. with us is yan saint pierre, the c.e.o. of the modern security consulting group. how is the boko haram organization structured? >> well, fist, thank you for having me. the structure of boko haram is actually fairly stimp. in a sense where it's not properly structured. there's a core group around the
leader until his death in 2009, and taken over by the seemingly alive leader. the rest of it is fairly disorganised. we are talking about it as being a label. anyone with interests or feeling philosophical or a mutual interest will join the group. there's a splinter group that has international leanings, but the structure of boko haram is very much to what we were seeing in the early 1990s, perhaps the early 2,000s with al qaeda. essentially anyone that felt a kinship either in means or philosophy with the group would claim that label with nobody opposing them. >> the abduction of nearly 3 hns school girls, is that unusual for boko haram to go after them.
>> boko haram kidnapped girls, there's no doubt about that. "part of the process, where they raided villages and towns. there are cases where they'd take a girl and toss money to the parents. kidnapping wives or wives-to-be is part of the process. the novelty here is the amount. the numbers vary literally between 200 and 300, it's difficult to get a proper fix, which is part of the problem with boko haram, that the information - there's a lot of different information there. that huge attack - kidnapping more than 2 hns girls. it -- 200 girls. it fits into what we noticed in the six to eight weeks, there's a boldness, an awed afty that fits into the attacks of the barracks. the sss headquarters , in abuja, the last two car bombings, there's a sense where these young ladies - they don't have
to take them five or 10 at a time, they are going by hundreds now. >> the attacks became larger, more brazen, more intense. how come the nigean government had difficulties trying to crack down on boko haram? . >> that's the billion dollar question. one of the main issues, besides corruption - which i will not go into right now - one of the main problems is tactical issues. boko haram is a means of transport, a means of transport - it's the motorcycle. where the nigerian government is fighting with tanks and jet fighters, there's disproportion, that's a problem. the biggest issue is credibility. boko haram started out in the mid '90s, prayath chan-o-cha -- preying on the grievances of
northern nigerians. it lost that reputation, but the niamey government -- nigeria government did not step up and fill the void. they are blamed for tonnes of massacres. the response to the attacks on the barracks, they responded with jet fighters. people didn't know who was civilians or boko haram. most blamed the government and said they did a poor job. the third element - and this has to do with the region itself - not many people notice, but nigeria has 144 entry points. only six were properly watched. which means a lot of coming and going in areas with conflict - the conflict spilling over to niger. this allowed coming and going to cameroon, making boko haram to have a base of operations in cameroon, in niger. and there's an ineffectiveness of properly shutting the gaps
and focussing sadly too much on the military aspect than on the proper all-round aspect, tactic, that includes mobile adapted strategies and credibility. >> yan saint pierre - c.e.o. of modern security consulting group. thank you for joining us. the us state department case the officers for the main syrian opposition group will become the official diplomatic foreign mission to the united states. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet with the president of the syrian national coalition on thursday. the united states is giving $27 million more in nonlethal aid to help the s.n.c.'s fight against bashar al-assad. in march the state department forced the syrian government to shut embassies and consulates across the united states. a report accuses the slens vens have been got -- venezuelan government of committing human right abuses.
dozens died in fighting since protests in february. mariana sanchez reports. >> reporter: 19-year-old clipso martinez spends his days reading and remembering. on the night of march 20th he was walking home when national police guards on motorcycles chased him. >> translation: i was running. three guards on motorcycles surrounded me. pushing and kicking me. i raised my hands to surrender. a guard put his boot on my head and shot me. >> the rubber bullets pierceded his left leg and that's when the psychological abuse began. he said it went on for six hours before he got hurt. >> they made me walk with my leg hurt. told me to undress. i was in pain. they made me wipe the floor. at one point i started to faint. only then did they send me to
the doctor. >> the human rights watch report documents dozens of cases where protesters were beaten and tortured. >> it said 45 people suffered serious human rights violations and more than 150 were abused during the protests. victims were unarmed and not engaging in acts of violence. most detainees were denied basic rites and were prevented access to lawyers and medical help. >> president nicolas maduro said that all human rights cases perpetrated during the protests will be prosecuted. the army says by mid april '97 members of the security forces had been detained and are under investigation for cruel treatment and torture. >> the government says many protesters were armed and proopposition snipers killed some of the 41 people. among them in my opinion national guard members. the report basted its findings
on witness testimonies, photos, videos, medical reports and judicial rulings. security forces acted violently to contain demonstrators, and as a punishment for political views. clipso martinez denies in participating in protests. while he recovers, he is at home under police guard. he is facing five charges - among them association to commit crimes and resisting arrest. if convicted he could face up to five years in prison. in australia a panel of experts will re-examine data to see if crews are looking in the right place for malaysia airlines flight mh370. senior officials from malaysia area, china and australia are meeting in sydney to discuss the next phase of the search. crews have been searching 1.8 million square miles. after two months they have yet to find debris missing from the
plane. >> a democratic republic of congo court convicted two soldiers of rape during a mass trial. a u.n. investigation found government troops committed 135 cases of sexual violence during a november 2012 offensive. soldiers carried out the atax whilst running from rebels. the government has been under pressure to crackdown on sexual violence. a third of the attacks are committed by soldiers. in greece 22 people, including four children, drowned when two boats of migrants capsized in the sea. the greek coast guard rescued three dossen, several are missing. the boats were trying to bring people into greece illegally. some migrants use greece apps an entry point. more than 40 died trying to cross the waters since december. an investigation into an accident at the circus. we have that story and other news around america.
in rhode island safety officials are investigating why a clamp failed. it snapped drag a hair-hanging stunt. eight female performers fell up to 40 feet. two are in critical condition. in oklahoma high winds and dry conditions are fuelling a wildfire. firefighters are working to put out the flames that broke out in guthrie. one person died, six homes destroyed. a thousand people were evacuated. in indiana, the first american with mers is expected to be released from hospital. he was hospitalized at the end of april. he fell ill with the middle east respiratory syndrome after flying back from saudi arabia. 400 cases of mers have been reported in the last two years, most in the middle east. more than 100 have died from the
illness. in missouri, a judge freed a convicted robber who was forgotten been. mike anderson was 23 when sentenced. when the appeals process ran out anderson said he waited and asked about going to gaol. the order never came because of a clerical mistake. since then he has gotten married, had kids. the judge said keeping him behind bars would be a waste of taxpayers' dollars. the government says no drones at a national park. park officials say they can be loud and interfere with emergency rescue operations and have an impact on wildlife. no drones. the thing that is ironic is they allowed snow mobile. cut them out, not just of the drones, if they are worried about loud noise. maybe it's just me. the obama administration is trying to combat sexual
voilances on college campuses. the department of education released 55 colleges and universities under investigation for handling for mishandling of sexual violence complaints. the university of berkeley is on the list. and the reaction is intriguing. melissa chan joins us. what are they saying? >> they are saying it's not enough. it's a great first step for the white house to conduct the investigation, and they pulled together a task force. thet released a report -- they released a report last week. again, it's not enough, they are saying, because the report essentially was a list of recommendations. i want to give an example. the white house is asking universities to conduct a climate survey, look at campus environment. now, you know, the way a woman at u.c. berkeley explained, her reaction was that it's like asking wall street to regulate
itself. >> aerial butler and sophie's friendship started in an unusual way on campus. they connected as survivors of sexual assault. >> i was assaulted one, and a week later assaulted again. in the course of that week i was tormented by this man. >> in one case the man was a known repeat offender to whom the university did nothing. >> they listened to the survivor, and maybe if you are lucky they'll put him on disciplinary probation and give him a writing assignmentment. >> both women could not imagine how this school would fail to help women in their moment of need. they turned anger into action and their fight into a national one. with 29 other women they filed a federal complaint accusing u.c. berkeley of doub playing and mishanding rape. >> reporter: when we asked u.c.
berkeley, they said sexual assault is not tolerated and much has been done to strengthen the campuses handling of the issues, but there's always room for improvement. critics say there's no incidentive to deal with the matter. >> these are large corporations that have the same need to protect their brand, that bp and general motors have. >> u.c. berkeley is not the only school under scrutiny. federal investigators listed 55 colleges and universities reviewed for violations of title 9, the anti-discrimination law. the white house launched a campaign, releasing a public service announcement last week. >> it's called sexual assault, it has to stop. >> we'll work with colleges and universities and educational facilities across america to help them come up with better
ways to respond... >> the president set up a task force which delivered its first set of regulated actions, including specialised training, providing counsellors and improving investigations. for some, a good first step, but not enough. >> we need strong disciplinary policies at the campus level and need colleges and universities that don't adopt the policies to be held accountable. >> butler and kurasik pursue other ways to combat these issues. across the united states, students like these are stepping forward, creating a grass roots movement that is long overdue. >> reporter: just to give you a disturbing statistic, one in five college women experience some type of sexual harassment, assault or rape. that is a very high number. >> melissa chan, in san francisco, thank you for the
o the world health organization took action to declare polio a global health emergency. conflicts in pakistan and syria are contributing to the spread of the disease. vaccinations in those countries are interupted increasing the export of the virus to other countries. researchers in the united states may have taken the first step towards curing the old age
ailments. older mice were stronger, exercised longer and performed betterar being injected with young blood. science and technology correspondent jacob ward joins us live. what are the implications? >> it's not often you hear a highly qualified researcher describe the findings as inseine. that's one of the words that one of them used. it's mind blowing. basically we have known signs 1950 that if you take two mice, a young and old mice and stitch them, put them together surgically so they share the same circumstance latry system, the old mouse gets stronger. the findings have been specified by research papers showing that cognitive function, cellular miscoolar systems get better or older mice if you get the
younger blood into the system. >> it's not the younger blood per se, but what is in the blood. >> that's right. they have zeroed in on gd f11. it's a specific compound. when they didn't do it coolish thing of putting the mice together and injected them with gd f11, the same effect on the brain, on the heart getting stronger, the positive ipositive effects seem to be there. i can hear the older viewers screaming out "when can i try this?" how close are they to human clinical trials? >> let me say, don't stitch yourself together, aside from the health complications and dangers. they don't know a lot about this still. they don't know why it is that the younger mice, when attached to the older mice begin to languish and get weaker, as the older gets stronger. there's a tradeoff. there's really a good chance
that the stem cell mechanism that is getting stimulated through the process could take off in an uncontrolled way. the short version of that is cancer. it could cause cancer if it didn't work out well. there's a lot they have to figure out between how mice behave and react to the treatment and how humans behave. don't do it yet. it's exciting for the future. >> it's never insane having you on. always a pleasure. thanks for joining us. coming up, the online campaign to bring back our girls is growing after an armed radical group in nigeria admitted to abducting hundreds of school girls there.
school girls. sampling is back. >> -- mariana sanchez is back. >> we told you about the hash tag bring back our girls. there has been 200,000 tweets in the last 24 hours. high profile people have been tweet k, including hillary clinton who wrote: also, mallala, an activist wrote: . >> also you have this picture of the european students union in vienna. they stood with this sign. as well as this school in the u.k. - more than 200 girls - it's hard to make out. they are sitting under the trees. they are wearing yellow ribbons with a sign "bring back our
girls", and there are a number of protests planned over the coming days, including one at the nigerian embassy in washington d.c. - for tomorrow. as well as other protests in the coming days, in brussels, amsterdam, paris and berlin. >> there was literally not much media coverage of what happened in niamey -- nigeria in terms of western media. it seems to have changed with the video of boko haram. was there a related spike online in terms of people talking online given the release of the video? >> definitely, there was a spike in that, tweets and these signs. much more awareness about this, and a lot more outrage too. thank you for monitoring that. the scientist that found an artefact that refers to jesus's wife admits that she may have been duped. she found on papyrus that the
reference material used to verify the artefact was likely forge consist dial act written on the scroll did not exist at the time. the artefact discoverer said the new findings are not the final say on the matter. in the age of the smart phones and google glass, the performs arts took a hit. in miami a symphony is trying to bring back classical music to the masses. andy gall anger reports. >> reporter: if you want to meet the classical music stars of tomorrow, you could do worse than drop in on a rehearsal with the new world symphony. these are some of the most gifted musicians on the planet and this programme is one of the most prest imous. handpicked the musicians will spend the next few years honing their skills. >> reporter: it doesn't mean it's a stuffy concert hall for
those wealthy enough to afford the seats. it's also shown on giant screens and the tall elents are not restrict to this multi-million facility. >> when he's not studying the clarinet brad whitfield teaches students in whitney city. it's a poor neighbourhood and an important par of his studies. >> it's important to give back, knowing your community, not only to your community, but it's about sharing something with people. [ ♪ music ] >> music programs in state-funded schools in the u.s. are the first to face cuts as budgets tighten. at this high school, the band is thriving, and the director says their partnership with the symphony is a big help. >> it's important for the growth of our band and music organization.
over the years you can she a difference in the amount of love -- see a difference in the amount of love for music that the students have. >> for this band it's a highlight when they perform at the new world venue. the experience with its musicians kept them going. >> they showed me the depths of music, how to extend. it's been a great experience. [ ♪ music ] >> the new world symphony continues to pull in the crowds and impress with its musical prowess. behind the scenes the musicians are working hard to keep classical music alive. today is cinco de mayo, 5 may, commemorating the mexican army's victory over france, during the french-mexican war. it's a minor holiday in mexico. in the united states cinco de mayo is a measure of culture,