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years. >> an italian cargo ship crashes into court in perfect weather conditions. seven people are dead. sir alex ferguson, the man who made manchester united of global sports ground surprises his fans with the news he is stepping down. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. prosecutors in cleveland, ohio say they have charged ariel castro with four counts of kidnapping and three rape. theirere stolen from homes as teenagers, but two of the women are back with their families. they were greeted by their families, well-wishers, and
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reporters. laura is in cleveland. we learned quite a bit more from that press conference. did. we learned the three brothers who have been held in this facility behind me, we learned to of the brothers, no charges have been brought against them at this time, but this is what the prosecutor had to say about the chargerss that are going toe brought against aerial castro. >> i just filed criminal complaints with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. .hese are first-degree felonies >> of very emotional day in cleveland. it was a day to come home. gina came home and so, too, did
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who was captured on the eve of her 17th birthday and gave birth to a daughter in captivity. when sheas captured was just 14 years old. >> at 10 years after she disappeared, amanda berry is home. she and her daughter born in captivity are said to be in good health. >> we are so happy to be home. i want to thank the media for their support over their years. at this time our request -- we request privacy so my sister has time to recover. >> i know my daughter was out of
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there alive. >> more scenes of celebration. gino was coming home from school when she disappeared. from the women .hemselves the oldest is still in the hospital. >> i know she is angry because she thought she would never be found. >> near the house some say they cannot believe what they are hearing. the stories are already the subject of a fair amount of one rib local gossip, but investigators have been in their form and -- a fair amount of local gossip, but investigators
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have been in there for a day. the police chief is starting to paint a picture. >> we have confirmation they were bound and there were chains and ropes. their physical well-being was very good considering the circumstances. >> the three castro brothers will probably hear charges against them tomorrow. police are facing many charges about the way they handled the case but do not believe they have done anything wrong. >> i believe the information we were given we executed as best we could. i do not question the investigation. >> the principal suspect ariel castro being called over to police five years ago but only for a minor traffic offense. it seems he was known to authorities but only just. two families are celebrating something miraculous. long-lost daughter is our home, but how much damage has been done? the stories of the time in
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captivity are sure to be heroin and. >> aerial castro has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. there are no charges against his brother at this time. joining us is johnny. what else did we learn from that press conference the police gave? >> the police were relatively tardy with the details. we did learn something. this was the only escape attempts made by the women. we also heard that contrary to some reports they did not leave at any point during the 10 years of captivity. it seems they have only seen the sky twice in 10 years. we have also heard about castro's attitude after the arrest. he has apparently given a detailed statement and agreed to a paternity test. >> what more have your sources
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been telling you about the conditions in which the women were kept? >> they have given fairly gruesome details about what has been happening over time. it seems to some degree they were held so they could give sexual gratification to their cab door. there were rates. there were multiple pregnancies for one woman and a number of miscarriages as well. another one was beaten so badly she lost a child she was carrying. one woman was threatened if she did not insist in the pregnancy and if the child died, she would be killed. >> thanks for joining us. it has been a day of charges and also a day of homecoming for two of the three women ariel castro kept captive. >> watching those scenes and the whole city is celebrating the fact of the girls are back home
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and now, there was something so. about the way they were so thin, being sheltered and protected as they made their way into their family homes. saying theys just were apparently just allowed in outside twice in 10 years, so it is no surprise there were so thin, so pale, because they have endured something unimaginable, and johnny gave us the details of what they have been going through. they are back after this term. they were so young when they were a abducted. they were just 14 years old, and amanda was about to turn 17. she has given birth to a 6-year- old daughter.
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it was interesting the police are going to carry out a paternity test to double check the paternity of the child. >> grim details emerging, and let soak the family gets the privacy they have asked for. thanks for the latest on that extraordinary story. let's get news from around the world. and two are missing after a shipping accident. the vessel collided with the control tower. our rescue mission is under way to try to find survivors. it lacks all the remains of the control tower brought crashing down by the huge ship. it is reported to have been a locally owned and operated cargo vessel. a major rescue operation is
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continuing with teams going through the rubble. some of their lives on the dockside, and some of a plunge into the sea. bodies have been found, and the hunt goes on for those who remain unaccounted for. >> we assume the missing people are our colleagues from the coast guard service. >> some survived what would have been a terrible ordeal as the tower itself. >> we have evacuated wounded people who are still in hospital. their conditions are critical. they have suffered wounds to the chest. >> a genoa is one of italy's biggest sports. last night weather conditions , so why did this gola
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so disastrously wrong? an investigation has already begun. >> another shipping accident in italy. british prime minister david cameron says information is growing that in syria of the assad government has used and continues to use chemical weapons. the u.s. says they will give $100 million in humanitarian aid, but for some officials that is not enough. democratic senator fernandez it rebels,ing to arm the and he has introduced a bill to do just that. thank you for joining me. what is it you want the u.s. to do? states tothe united be able to arm the syrian those who wend believe share our values and who
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poised to be able to be armed, because unless we are willing to spend five -- to stand by, to see the potential of a failed state where it could become a safe haven for terrorists. toalready have hezbollah name a few. the king was here in washington. we have a discussion with him as the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee talking about the rate at which refugees were coming into the country, the ability to sustain that. the possibility the population would double, so all of these are at stake. unless you could change that, to give the rebels of fighting
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chance to change the dynamics, you ultimately will continue to seek a great humanitarian consequence with regional consequences as well. >> everyone has talked about the consequences. you call it the greatest humanitarian crisis and now there is. 70,000 people have been killed. there has been a huge reluctance on the part of the white house to get involved. is it your understanding the president is moving closer to arming the rebels in syria belmont -- in cirio -- >> i believe the u.s. government is seriously considering it, and i believe we give congressional support to the. >> you have a sense of a time frame? >> but this still an open believe thet i do committee should go forward and
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give the wherewithal to do this, three key things. number one, allows for the arming of the rebels and training, which is essential to achieve. second, creating a transition to help them in parts of the country where they have civilian control to prepare for the future. thirdly, to provide more humanitarian assistance. we applaud the announcement today, but there is not a necessity to come forward to achieve humanitarian assistance and to consider the possibility of sanctions for those who provide arms to assad and oil to assad, and we think that moves that canirection change this. >> urging america to -- the bill is urging america to arm the
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rebels. in pakistan the former cricket star turned politician is still in hospital after falling at a campaign rally. he is one of the most prominent candidates in the election. it has been marred by violence with over 100 killed, mostly by the taliban. >> heading towards a landmark election, crucial for pakistan and stability in the region. the campaign has been overshadowed by horrific violence. weary of poverty and corruption, many here are desperate for change. the man tipped to be prime minister for the third time. of ae is now confident comeback now 13 years after he was jailed and exiled. he even promised to turn
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pakistan into an asian tiger. faithful.essing the his message is he is an experienced leader who can provide a strong government for pakistan. so he is a front runner, he is campaigning hard to polling day. he has four more rallies like this one in the next two hours. there are concerns about not sure res. he is accused of being soft on extremist cretan concerns about -- there are concerns. will you take pakistan out of the war on terror? >> we have to puree good >> are you going to stop military operations against the taliban quaeda.l his main rival is down but not out after being injured last
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night. this is making an unpredictable election even harder to forecast. for some it has been a death sentence. the taliban has targeted the three main secular parties, denying them are real campaign. is aal politicians say it similar in -- a sinister president. dangerous for pakistan. >> are the taliban stealing the election? whoever heads the next government will face many challenges.
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prime minister must find a way to keep the lights on. about the election is on saturday. looking back at the longest naval battle ever. veterans' tell us what they remember about the historic clash. london the queen has opened parliament and outline the government's plan for the years ahead. she was accompanied by prince charles for the speech. nick robinson has the report. >> westminster can feel an awfully long way from the world's most people live in, not least on a day like today, the day her majesty travel to parliament to read the government's to do list.
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they're always lies an important story, as when the queen summonsed name peas to hear her speech. to hear herps speech. this is a symbol that the people's representatives do not take orders from the monarch. waiting inside the house of lords, archbishops, tv presenters, and entrepreneurs, all dressed for the day, all there to hear the agenda and new laws the government will present to parliament in the year ahead. >> my government's program will continue to focus on building a stronger economy. >> most politically sensitive of all -- >> my government will bring forward a bill that further reforms the immigration center. the bill will ensure this country attracts people who will contribute and deters those who
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will not. >> the residents can see parliament from their flat. .oday was about people like the tiaras are back in storage. the real test of the speech is out here in the real world. >> for france of manchester united, today marks the end of a long and successful era -- for fans of manchester united, today marks the end of a long and successful era. sir alex ferguson announces he will retire at the end of the season. >> for more than a quarter of the century, he has ruled english football. now the man who turned to
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manchester united into a machine and the clubland now into a powerhouse. in 1996 he arrived with united in the doldrums. it was tough going at first. he did not win a trophy for four years, but in 1993 he clenched his first league title. ofushered in an era dominance. 13 premierncluding league titles. do not forget two champion league titles in 1999 and in 2008. his passion was always plain to see. did his outbursts became known as a hair dryer treatment. good no player was too big. his success was through constantly changing his routine.
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older, you are not guaranteed. no one is. wood, and at the moment, everything is hunky dory. everything is relative. >> suddenly it is over. 26 years at one club. formiracle of staying power the man who made the winning a way of life. >> a lot of happy fans to night. it was the longest naval battle in history. today britain commemorated the 70th anniversary of the world war ii battle in the atlantic. >> a royal visitor to one of the
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convoy escorts. prince philip himself here to open an exhibition that will tell the story of those who lived through the longest navels campaign. >> what you see is a dramatic incident in the battle of the atlantic. >> it is a story of mountainous seas and a constant threat to vessels and crews. britain needed 1 million tons of fuel, food, and armaments to fight, but hitler's you boats were waiting. -- u-boats were waiting. they claimed another victim. >> suddenly into a up completely and disappeared. it disappeared completely. got to the state of mind where this is war.
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news of the daily losses was carried down the corridors of this huge bunker hidden beneath the streets of liverpool. churchill said the u-boat threat was the one thing that really frightened him, and with good reason. in this room, winston churchill and his senior commanders could monitor the convoy as they made the dangerous journey from the united states. 5000 allied merchant ships were sunk with a loss of 30,000 lives. german uattacking by aircraftestroyed traveling as far west as fuel would allow. this year we mark the dogged courage and determination of every man who sailed those dangerous waters with the help of those who survived.
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terrifying times. looking back of the second world war in the atlantic with some of the people who were there at the time. that brings the show to a close. you can follow the news on our web site. thanks so much for watching. please make sure to tune in tomorrow. news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank, and fidelity investments. >> your personal economy is made up of the things that matter most, including your career. as those things change, fidelity can help. adjust your retirement plan, and
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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: a diplomat who served in libya said the staff at the benghazi mission did not get the military aid they needed, when the post was attacked last fall. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on today's congressional hearing, where republicans renewed charges of a cover-up and democrats said the issue was being politicized. >> brown: then, we update the remarkable story of three cleveland women freed after being held captive for more than a decade. >> suarez: paul solman talks with the new treasury secretary, jack lew about jobs financial reform and the partisan divide over automatic federal spending cuts. >> the thing that i find truly amazing is that there are members of congress who are calling the sequester a success.


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