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school. >> techknow every saturday, go where science, meets humanity. >> this is some of the best driving i've ever done, even though i can't see. >>techknow >> is there an enviromental urgency? only on al jazeera america . >>. >> ja this is al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton in new york. let's get you caught up on the top stories at that hour. total war - leaders vow to aggressively go after boko haram, and find the al qaeda of west africa. getting upper hand - extinguishing california's wildfires a deeper look at the drug called a game changer in the fight against hiv. why doctors are so excited about
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it. if you don't know what net neutrality is, we'll explain is and show how changes can affect your internet speed and coach. . >> it has changed and operations clearly as an al qaeda organization. >> the president of nigeria tells world leaders that boko haram has powerful help. and made the comments at a last-minute summit held in paris. officials from west africa, u.s. and across europe were there, wanting to show they were taking boko haram seriously. more from tim friend. >> reporter: a hastily called summit at the request of the nigean president grap lipping with an in -- nigerian president
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grapling with an insurmountable problem. as the leaders declared war on boko haram, there was news of another attack in cameroon. >> we are here to decide coordination of intelligence, centralisation of resource, military preps, surveillance of borders - especially in chad. >> lots of talk of solid ardy. the leaders have a long way to go in combatting boko haram. president francis hollande admitted they are a surprising efficient fighting force. almost nothing from the summit about the group of school girls that sparked the latest crisis much the leaders have no idea where they are. an exchange deal is ruled out. a military rescue operation is fraught with new danger. >> the nigerian president defended his failure to visit the region.
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it would do no good, he said. >> now is to look into where the girls are. they are not in chibok. why the president go to chibok? if the president goes chibok today it doesn't solve a problem. >> reporter: the leaders need better cross-boarder cooperation, lacking between nigeria and cameroon. according to the leaders, it's a bigger problem than that now, income passing a threat to the whole of west and central africa from a group with proven al qaeda lengs. they head home with a problem unresolved. it's not coincidence the summit was held in paris, they have a huge stake in the country. north of africa - what happens in the area could be critical to the region.
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to contain the violence, french troops are training to chase down al qaeda soldiers. members of their artillery are in remote areas of france. 3,000 members of the unit will be deployed across central and western africa - the same type of operation staged in mali, west africa, last year. >> translation: terrorism in africa is a global threat. we intervened in mali to protect regional security and our own. it means security in west africa, france and europe as well. >> the new deployment kournts operations already underway. the french have a commitment to fighting extremists in the region. a human rights group is disappointed in the obama group for its response. a lawyer for the jubilee campaign told me the white house only recently paid attention to
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concerns about boko haram. emanuel egabay briefed congress this week. >> i have to say the congress of the u.s. has been ahead of the executive with regard to the situation in nigeria. so we have certainly had quite a lot of interest from the congress in the last couple of years. it was the executive that was turning deaf ears to all our warnings about boko haram. what happened this week though is that a lot more officers are paying attention to us. you don't walk into an office any more and measure boko haram, and get blank stares, you see people who are knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. let's take you to southern california. calmer winds are allowing firefighters to gain ground against fires. evacuations are being lifted.
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many are returning to their homes. a dozen fires at least have ignited. lisa bernhardy has been speaking to families that had been evacuated. >> reporter: we learnt that just about everybody will be allowed to return home by tomorrow. the evacuation orders are being lifted quickly now. it's the power that is more of an issue, and the trucks are working to restore power to the homes that lost power in the fires. for some, they lost more than power. dan and susan returned to their home of 32 years. devastation and disbelief. >> we really had to see if four ourself. >> yes. >> especially before the kids get here. >> they grew up in the house. >> reporter: they say it was a three-storey house - three kids,
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seven grandkids filled it with laughter. >> obviously it's a huge loss, but we have our family and each other - that's what counts. >> dan says seven other homes have been lost on the hillside. this was the cocos fire, burning nearly 27 acres. they are permitted to take a look at the loss. few can get past the roadblocks. susie are anxious to get back into their house. they killed time in a supermarket parking lot as they wait for permission to return home. >> you can't sleep, you can't eat. i'm nervous. you just want to be home, want to make sure you are moment safe. >> they had a one-hour warning to evacuate and grabbed everything they good. >> we have food, suitcases, our safe. a couple of jackets, blankets. >> reporter: he stayed in his home until the last minute.
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>> the flames were too close, i wanted to stay, but i didn't want my wife to worry so we both left. >> reporter: he's frustrated he can't get back in for his medication. others are in the local high school. the first have been contained. firefighting is less gruelling, but the recovery will be intense. >> we are tough people. we'll have to redo it. >> reporter: dan is an architect. he will rebuild, making it better than it was before. so these crews will work throughout the night to restore power. many firefighters take a break. police, meanwhile, will continue to check the few road closures that remain to look for identification if anyone is allowed to go past. some are allowed in. and police are busy investigating. there has been three arson arrests so far in connection to
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the fires. >> talking about one of those fires, i know camp pendleton has been an area of concern. how is the fire fight going? >> it's going well. they have the upper hand. they are at camp pendleton. it's 40% contained according to cal fire. some of the evacuation orders were lifted. some military folks were afloud return to military housing units. we know that aircraft were key in fighting the fire at camp pendleton. >> thank you lisa. cooler weather, encouraging news helps fire crews. let's go to rebecca stevenson with an update. >> we are seeing cooler weather and the winds diminish k. humidity is lifting as the air moves in from the west, north-west, and will continue the trend for much of the south-west.
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not immediately tomorrow for areas around arizona and mexico. fire weather for dry weather, gusty winds continue, especially in arizona, new mexico. we have a wind advisory for parts of southern california. temperatures raping from 97 in -- ranging from 97. a cooler 69 for los angeles. we will see the temperatures drop down through the day tomorrow and monday and tuesday, before they start to climb again, but the dry weather will stay with us, and the gusty winds are rocking as we look at laces north of palmdale. there's gusts 25-30 miles per hour. gusts are continuing to push eastwards. >> we need the wind to calm down. >> yes. >> thank you san antonio mayor castro is said to be president obama's pick for housing and department.
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he will replace shaun donovan who takes over as director of finance and budget. the white house has not confirmed the moves. a third person tested for the mers virus and the center for disease control and prevention says it appears to have spread from person to person contract. after meeting twice with a business associate, he contracted the disease. the latest patient is not sick, despite the infection. they have been testing anyone that came in contact with the independent -- indiana patient. yemen's fight has been backed by the u.s. with targeted
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drone site and $87 million assistance, and $161 million from the pentagon to train and equip forces. we go to the front lines. >> reporter: this is a town on the front lines. fighter jets, rocket launchers and tank are shelling al qaeda positions here. s the army says they are fighters killed. these are bunkers and tunnels dug by al qaeda to move in the front line. >> the armed group retreated leaving weapons and explosive devices ready to be used in suicide bomb eption. security forces say they have stopped many revenge attacks, intercepting cars backed with explosives in the capital. >> we defeated. in the area. the fighters fled.
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we'll make sure the terrorists can never return. >> this is where the army is concentrating its effort. al qaeda's last stronghold in the province. top army commanders putting plans for a final mission to recapture the town. al qaeda fighters say they are muslims. >> translation: they kill our people. islam is innocent of these people. >> reporter: the government is week in these areas. tribesman have the final say, and their support is crucial for the government to win its fight. it's been now three weeks since the start of the military offensive against al qaeda. the army says it's a matter of days before it restores control over the areas. many al qaeda leaders and fighters retreated to remote rural areas. in libya a rogue general
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threatens attacks against arm militia in benghazi. [ gunfire ] >> at least 51 were killed yesterday. the government says former general haftar attacked the headquarters of two groups. his offensive included air strikes. government officials say it amounted to a coup. the general warned he will not stop until libya is cleansed of those he considered extremists. militia killed 200 prom incidents people in lib -- prominent people in libya in the last two years. coming up next - a drug to prevent the spread of h.i.v. some say promoting the trueing is a bad idea. we take a look at truvada next. changes to your internet connection - some say some of your favourite sites may never load. the net neutrality debate ahead.
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three months worth of rain in a matter of days. the worst flooding in more than a sentury. details next.
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welcome back. time to take a deeper look at a drug many call a game changer in the fight against hiv. the center for disease control and prevention recommended that high-rick people that take a pill that is close to 100% effective in presket. >> reporter: the drug is called truvada. it's getting a lot of attention. it's not new. it was approved in 2004 to treat those affectedly h.i.v. in 2012 it was approved for preventing the infection. geps, the c -- wednesday are the c d.c. recommended the drug at
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risk of infection. it is the combination of two retro virals, working by blocking the virus by entering healthy cells and multiplying. truvada, if tape every day, is 99% effective. it's not a magic pill preventing other stds, and doctors say people should not let their guard down. >> when you have an intervention with a striking high degree of esso cas your, making it -- evocation, making it available and having people use it not as a substitution for condoms, but complimentary, i'm in favour of. >> the rate of new infections hovered at 50,000 annually for the last decade. experts believe truvada can decrease the statistic. i spoke to tom myers, the general counsel of the aides health care foundation in silver
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springs, and a doctor at the mt sinai hospital and asked about the c d.c. guide lines. >> i think the c d.c. empowered another tool in the h.i.v. tool box by number of elevating it to guidelines, hopefully leaving it to be elevated to standard of kaur for people at risk of h.i.v. >> why do you think it took so long? >> it did not take so long. it's a testament to how fast they took on this. we applied for approval a couple of years ago, they put out guidance a year and a half after, creating a guideline that was evidence and data based. >> mr myers, i know your organization disapproves of the c d.c. recommendations. >> yes, we do. what we disapprove of, and find
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problematic, speaking as the world's largest aids organization is a widespread use in prescribing. one of the things that is not addressed well in the studies or what the c d.c. is saying is in the studies there has been a tremendous lack of adherence. it's effective if taken every day. most of the studies, the vast majority consistent make it every day. in the. >> pr, x -- ipri, and. fewer than 45% of the people took it every day, a study where people were paid to participate in the study, they were given monthly exams, monthly hiv tests, monthly sessions on risk reduction, free condoms, that's
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not the real world. the real world - none of those things happen. in the level of conditions, 25% or fewer occur every day. when you don't have the daily adhe weres, you don't get the benefit. >> i want to talk about a high-risk community. our correspondent went to florida to speak to the gay community. let's lisp to the reaction. >> reporter: here at the south beach clip irk of the aides health care foundation doctors prescribe truvada to people, but are giving it to a handful of people to prevent it. >> someone that can't put on a condom - how likely is it that they'll take a pill every day either. >> this doctor says studies showed getting people to take the pill is challenging. that's why he is not sure the drug will make an impact amongst the high risk population. >> i'm afraid there's an
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attitude that is developing or maybe already has, that, you know, you can take truvada scrks go and do whatever you want. that is exactly the opposite message of what it should be. we spoke to a few people who take truvada to avoid contracting h.i.v. no one would go on camera. a psychotherapist said it's because there's a stigma in engaging in unprotected sex. 46-year-old regs officered nurse doug steele has tape truvada to street h.i.v., for the past five years. he said had it been available, he would have tape it, but it's only one tool in a tool kit. >> i think that people believe in sexual freedom in the gay community, being in a perfect world you could have sex with whomever you like. >> a friend of steele said without education or changes in behaviour, it cannot help the
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people that need it. >> there is no magic pill in life. >> they worry that fewer people will use condoms, putting them at risk of contracting stds. >> the reality is a lot of patient use it as an alternative to condoms, and for years we have been in the middle of a sil illous epidemic among gay me in south florida. >> despite hopes that it will be a game changer in the battle against aides. he says the level way to halt the transmission of h.i.v. is to treat people who already have the virus. there's a stigma attached. what is the biggest misconception about truvada? >> i think the biggest mess conception is that it is just a prescription that is provided in isolation. i think of it as a gate way trueing to h.i.v. and std prevention focus care, the way
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of bringing beam into a prevention conversation. in my practice i prescribing truvada in 50% of people that present asking for it, don't get it. they getother things. >> what about the cost? >> it's significant. guyed luns are important -- guidelines are important in changing the came. something that chance policy. truvada costs money, it's not a free intervention, and insurers are paying for it. really, the question is what about the people at risk who are potentially uninsurable. >> your organisation, mr myers, has a preps around the world. could truvada help? >> the emphasis has to be on treating people that have h.i.v. these drugs are just as effective in blocking infection. people who are infected - it's
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up to 100%. there are countries around the world with the majority op treatment, and you are seeing infections go down. namibia, gauna, cambodia are on a trajectory to eliminate h.i.v. by 2020. >> there's talk of an injectable option. >> there are studies looking at injectable preexpormg, with a life making it once every three months potentially. that could block infection, and is similar to truvada. studies haven't been done. there could be impact with adherence taken off the table. >> how do we get past the stigma. >> i think that we recognise that with treatment h.i.v. is a chronic manageable disease. people that are successful. they have a healthy and normal
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life expect si. they are able to work and take care of their families and not upwillingly pass on the disease. >> i agree entirely, but not with the idea of not allowing every tool in the tool kit to be used. it's a central important aspect of prevention of h.i.v. there are some people that are getting h.i.v. there are high-risk groups. from my perspective, we need to use all the the tools to try to kerb the tide of hiv. people getting treated get complications. if we can prevent h.i.v., we can prevent transmission, complications. it's a no-brainer for me that we should in the limit our access to tools in the toolbox.
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>> we'll leave it there, appreciate your time, gentlemen. thank you. colorado government signed a law giving the terminally ill access to experimental drugs. medicines without federal approval are required for clinical trials. the right to try pill might help. hyundai is announcing a recall with the airbag assembly on tom tucson vehicles. 137,000 cars in the u.s. and porta rico are affected. they were built between 20 is 1 and this year -- 2011 and this year. there has been mo report of accidents and injuries. if you own one, hyundai will be in touch. >> a 22-year-old woman was
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insured after falling 2 storeys. she fell through the open door, landing on the roof of the elevator. fenway park red sox declined to comment. still to come - it's been five years since the end of the civil war in sri lanka. many say it's no time for celebrations. >> cooler weather is stretching across the u.s., it is helping firefighting efforts and bringing back cool temperatures to the east. details on the frost advisories next.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. here are the top stories we are following this hour. firefighters in southern california are gaining control of a series of wildfires that have been burning since tuesday. calmer winds allowed crews to douse the flames and stop the
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spreading. some people began to return home as evacuations are lifted. world leaders gathered in paris to discuss threats by boko haram. officials expressed concern about what they called on apparent al qaeda link. they left the meeting with a pledge to launch a war on the group that kidnapped more than 200 nigerian school girls. yemen's military says it gained control of al qaeda's stronghold. 12 militants and four soldiers. the u.s. is backing the offensive, and considers al qaeda and the arabian peninsula the most dangerous in the world. record flooding swamped the flooding. in serbia and bosnia 16 have been killed. both nations appealed for international help after declaring a state of emergency. it's the worst flood to hit the area. peter sharp has more. >> reporter: three months of
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rain in less than three days. the worst to flood the balkans since records began 120 years ago. 12,000 waited for rescue as the waters surged across the flood defensive, inundating three cities. air force helicopters plucked the residents from the rooftops - wimpinging aboard another cargo. following, the landslides, cutting through communities with no warning. scores died, a death toll expected to rise. >> translation: it's a catastrophe. when we saw the first two house, when the place started to disappear, it was nothing but crime. my house, everything i worked for for 36 years, it's all gone. i saved my disabled daughter and my wife, so it doesn't matter.
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>> reporter: local schools and sports centers were filled with thousands who lost their homes in this once in a century disaster. >> translation: we left the car, the motorcycle, the chainsaw behind. all the valuables. we grabbed the mobile phones and ran. >> reporter: some endured a long wait for news of missing relatives. >> last time i spoke to my uncle was yesterday. since then, there has been no information. i don't know where he is. i know it's cold and wet. i have no communication request him or the rest of my family. >> outside the serbian town, along the banks of the river there's a sense of urgency. emergency teams deployed in last inform minute work. even prisoners from the local gaol volunteered. whether experts predict a new flame. it's expected to strike on sunday.
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three months of rain in a matter of days here. rebecca stevenson is joining us with more on the flooding and our weather here at home. >> we are looking at the ball can islands. the good news is that the rain tapered off. we see the bulk of the rain over the mountains. we see more in the way of clearing skies. dealing with the flooding and the rain fall converting it from millimetres. anywhere from 5 to 15 inches in a particular area. water rush k down from the mount apes. in the u.s. we have seep flooding coming from rainfall coming down. mostly now is just showers. there's a few showers working through kansas into texas. it's a cool down, but it's coming into the north-east tomorrow. let's focus on how we need rain. it's unhealthy for sensitive groups in southern calvar on san
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diego -- in southern california, in san diego. and we have rain developing in mississippi. but to the west, we have a big storm system, it's the cool down that is pushing in. temperatures dropping from the '60s, to the upper 90s. but it's a frost advisory in carolinas and other areas. it will take textures into the mid 30s. for the morning hours. we'll have a cool start but get back to the hot weather for albuquerque and phoenix. for the north-east, it's a little cool for us. >> we haven't reached summer. >> not yet. >> form is five years since the civil war end the in sri lanka. the government banned public commemorations for tamil tiger rebels. as the military prepare for a victory parade, suffering is far
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from over. on the ground in matara. a lot of emotions on this anniversary. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the parade has been on for the last hour or so. it's very much a display of military might, of a victory and an army that created triumph and defeated the tamil tigers, up in the north peninsula, some of the people who were picking up the pieces have some mixed emotions. this mark worn by tamil women. this woman wore hers since her marriage to the leader of the tamil tigers who waged a civil war against the sri lankan government. these women say they don't know where their husbands are, they
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were among the group that surrendered to the military on the last day of the war. >> translation: they loaded everywhere - not just one by one, all the fighters were taken after mediation by a priest. three bus loads of them. >> reporter: this is an elected member of the northern provincial council. >> translation: we don't want compensation, houses or property. just give us our rights. that's all we ask. >> military spokesman told al jazeera that such cases should be reported to the presidential commission on missing persons, which could make an informed decision. questions about those that disappeared during and after the war are overshadowing the development drive in the north and east. the government spent billions on roads and facilities. the development attracted tamil experts, who own the biggest hotel in northern sri lanka.
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>> here, almost every house has someone outside. if you look at the long-term picture. it's the ipp flow of money. consumer strength. when you have that, definitely once the peace comes, it will grow. there are divisions on how the country should mark the end of the war. the government banned public events to remember the tamil tigers and civilians killed in the war. the military will hold a victory parade on sunday. on friday, police cracked down on an attempt by tamil politicians to remember the dead. >> i think in the last few months we feel, again, that the tamils are treated as a terrorist. >> the editor of a newspaper says that there cape be true peace without the government sharing power. rebuilding the railway line is a vital part of the post-war
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development programme. many tamils say the issue, senior fighters is an obstacle to building links between the communities. dozens of women waiting for news of their missing husbands are hoping the mark of the millions is not in vain. apologise, having a few issues. on the ground in matara. a second round of ukraine peace talks as people in eastern ukraine experience a day of violence. leaders in kiev push to tighten ties with europe. many in the east prefer ties with russia. ukraine's foreign minister is calling for the u.s. to impose
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tougher sanctions on russia. russia is waging a hidden war. people in the philippines pay some of the highest power rates in asia, spending a quarter of their incomes on electricity. now they are demanding better alternatives. we have more. >> reporter: this will be the largest solar facility in the county when completed in a few months. it will have over 88,000 panels, farmland into province. at its inauguration president aquino said such a promote is set to make history. >> it's a shining example of steps to minimise climate risk. the fruits will not be subject to the same vulnerabilities as
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now. >> a demand for a shift is highlighted. several natural disasters. cutting off power in many areas for months. >> the plants may be able to provide for more than a million people. it remains to be seen how it can reduce bills with an expensive power rate. >>. >> reporter: this is why this man is skeptical. he makes around $50. he says he has opted not to buy electrical appliances. he can't afford a bigger electricity bill. >> i lost income. [ inaudible ] . >> reporter:. >> reporter: the philippines
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generates power pegged to high international prices. many have lower prices because of government subsidies much the philippines does not sub-sid ice. 30 years after the work began north of manila, work is dormant. it never produced one watt of power. the government denies the country is going through a power crisis, black outside occur. in the southern regions, power outages can last up to 12 hours a day, putting a strain on the country's economy. >> the government says it will replace costly oil imports with renewable energy. making the switch will take a large amount of money and time. still ahead - how new rules set by the f.c.c. may drastically change the way you
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use the internet. next - net neutrality and what is means for you. it's all about art in hong kong. more on the event attracting people from around the world.
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welcome back. the internet superhighway may split into two separate lanes. many say if new rules go into effect you'll see more of this - buffering whilst waiting for the video to favourite websites. it centers around net neutrality, and who controls the internet. kath turner has the story. >> reporter: disorder at an otherwise orderly hearing. the emotion of the federal
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communications commission reflects the high stakes involved. in a 3-2 vote the commission voted in favour of new rules affecting internet kelentivity. >> the consideration that we are beginning today is not about whether the internet must be open, but about how and when we will have rules in place to ensure an open internet. >> reporter: the proposal could see providers in the u.s. charging netflix and amazon, and other providers, faster to customers. >> these rules propose a 2-lane internet. a fast lane for two big companies and slower for the rest. >> instead of putting tolls on the internet highway. they should follow the european model.
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>> fancy hands is a personnel assistant service, and its staff do the tasks you don't have time for - like cancelling a magazine subscription, tracking down a package at the post office. the start-up uses the website for business and makes phone calls over the internet. if they want faster connectisty, it could mean faster overhead. >> it could be that our provider, which has to provide these services may pass the costs on to us. >> telecommunications lawyer george footsays customers will not be worse off. >> when you say fast and slow lane, it's a good illustration. you thu be talking about a fast lane for everyone, and a hyper speed lane for others. >> if marks the beginning of a 4-month period. giving big companies with deep pockets a chance to lobby against the change. you heard about the two
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lanes of internet traffic. here is what that means for you. thick of internet service providers or isps like comcast, time warner or vrzon as companies that build or maintain digital highways. then you have content providers, all the way down to the local pizza ria travelling on the highway. the same rules apply to everyone. google's content flows to your home at the same speed. the isp says content providers take up too much room and should pay extra for access to a fast rain. content from smaller sites will share the highway with everyone else. consent would move slower, if at all. lobbyists for ists argue they are not slowing everyone down, speeding up the companies that pay more. supports of net neutrality say the new rules kill the model of a free and open internet for
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all. i spoke to chance williams, the associate policy director at free press and asked what was at the core of the f.c.c. decision. >> what is at the core of this decision is a response to a court case that was decided in jan, that struck -- january that struck down the previous internet rules if place. the f.c.c. mooed forward. we feel strongly that the path they have chosen is one that will end the open internet and will create paid priority that fast tlan you discussed, and slow down the content for everyone else. >> net neutrality advocates worry that it will abandon the idea of net neutrality. are you worried the new rules will do that. >> yes, the proposal that the chairman put forward does that. the proposal has to allow for room for negotiation and discrimination online that is the legal foundation that he chose to build the rules upon.
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it cannot be other than what it is. that's why so many are upset about the proposal. people were protesting outside the f cc on the day that the rules were voted on. there are over 150 tech companies that signed a letter. hundreds of non-profits, investors as well. this is something that landed with a thud. and created a lot of concern for the internet economy and users everywhere. >> why are companies worried about the ruling? >> they said when they argued in court, they'd look for arrangements that allow for discrimination and special arrangements with internet content companies. they want to make more money and do so by double charming for something they shouldn't be required to double charge for. they are looking out for the bottom line. so many are upset about this.
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a company like verizon, or comcast has a tremendous amount of market player. people have one chose. you are lucky if you have two between two high speed internet providers. the fact that they are against rules is a big concern, and the fact that there are no rules currently is a big concern for all of us. we have to go through the pipes to access the internet. >> the consumer interviewer says a proposal could negatively impact prices, free speech and innovation. >> you are looking at the internet content providers being charged more by internet providers everywhere. it will put a lot of content in the internet fast lane out of reach for some. it will be more expensive because they'll have to pay the overhead. the internet is a big space for innovation, and has been a space without permission, and what the
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f.c.c. is setting up currently with the proposal they put forward is an internet with everyone that owns a website or provide content will be a customer out there, and negotiate terms with them on their own terms to make sure that their content is not blocked or discriminated against. certainly the internet economy will suffer. >> chance williams, associate policy director with free press. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. coming up, the future of film making on display at the cannes film festival. why some movies are avoiding the big screen, going to the web.
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the red carpet cannes. critics are raving about a film directed by the two men you just saw. one of 18 contenders in the
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biggest festival. film-makers hoping to make it big know getting the big break can be impossible. phil reports from the cannes film festival on cinema's changing face. >> reporter: big names, scandal, the big apple but no screen for "welcome to new york", this is a disgraced politician dom name strausz-khan. it's being released on the internet. d.i.y. is in. this is to do with power. movie makers are beholden to movie studios. how it's released means they can regain the power. tying in with demand to have
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everything now, now, now. the impatience brought by by technology, if a film is released you have to go there to see if. if it's released online, all you need it one of niece and enjoy it wherever you may be. star trek may be a hit. "star wreck" enjoyed success thanks to the net. it's the next generation, the web is the only way to go. do have you a direct connection with the fans? >> you work with the fans for ages. you know exactly how to sell the film to your fans. giving access there, it is, i believe, the level way - serves the film itself. >> economics was released in deleters, but not before viewers had a chance to buy and watch it online. there is a real push at cannes to bring power to the pixel, putting the makers in control. albeit with a healthy warning. >> the fact you put something
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online doesn't mean everyone will see it. you need a good story, film and piece of work. >> reporter: this had an exclusive online release. the sequel is in production. it's being brought into focus while the big budget blockbusters may stake to the old way, for the smaller film-makers, there's nothing to lose by helping themselves. hong kong is in its second year of hosting the international arts showcase art basal. artists and collectors gathered in a city associated with business, rather than art. rob mcbride is in hong kong with more on the modern art fever. >> reporter: it's not what hong kong's office blocks are used to. installation artists turns a floor into a bunker-themed vodka bar. >> we cooked up an idea which
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was to set up a bunker space in the city. >> he is one of a growing number of up and coming local artists giving a stage in this week of art. >> there have been artists in hong kong doing contemporary arts since the '60s or '50s. people were not aware of it. >> they are starting to get aware now. once they have got to grips with the modern definitions of art. often baffling to some, it is baffling to many. around hong kong there are signs that the attitudes may be changing. after years of delays the government is moving ahead with a museum for modern art. despite inflated property prices, old buildings are being convotered into creative spaces and boutique galleries are flourishing. everything slowly moves together. >> it made morgan decide to move back, setting up home in a last
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unspoilt corner of hong kong, a place to be creative. this is the result. his biggest work, he admits it had some people puzzled. >> they see nothing. the photographer hates the work, because it's seemingly nothing. >> that's because they are not looking close enough. a work of international performance, the white wall is, in fact, indented with the shades of 50,000 flags, painstakingly peeled off. a new talent making an impression on the developing art scope. california chrome made a run for the preakness. >> california chrome on the outside. can't get him. california chrome has won the preakness. >> california chrome is now in position to be the first horse to win the tripple crown since
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