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>> welcome to the news hour. from al jazeera in doha and london, the top stories. another sign the french mission isn't working. winter comes to syrian refugees in lebanon. also this hour kenyan public health system grinds to a halt as workers walk off the job. >> reporter: we have the latest from europe, including
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rebuilding the barricades in kiev after police failed to clear protesters from independent square. >> reporter: i'll have today's sport as myanmar will have it's first sporting event in decades gets off to a spectacular start. >> angry mobs have set mosques on fire in the central african republic. the violence is getting worse despite french troops on the ground. 500 people have been killed in the capitol in the last week. we have more. >> reporter: herwe're here at tk 12, the last northern checkpoint at bangui. now you can it is under french control. we heard the commander giving orders to his troops. he has told them to search
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everywhere. disarm something going on here despite the deaths of two french soldiers. things are very tense inside. françois hollande, the president of france, was here to boost morale, and he told his troops that they are here to protect civilians and prevent further carnage. you see people going to market, people feeling safer to be able to go out, but there are still thousands of people who are seeking protection in churches, at the airport, in mosques. we have seen lots of people in the main hospital, also seen dead bodies brought to the mosques as well. the big challenge for the french forces is to convince people from both communities, both muslim and christians they are here for them.
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>> well, the u.n. is calling for the violence to stop and says more help is needed to protect civilian population. we go to our diplomatic editor james basil in new york. james, the troops on the ground in bangui are facing difficult opposition. is there more help on the way? >> reporter: there are supposed to be 6,000 peace keepers, there were peace keepers, due nowhere near that number. i have to warn you not to expect them all any time soon. it's worth remembering the central african republic, the crisis there has been overshadowed by the situation in maullymali, and it's taken timee that situations are quite so severe in mali. and you look at mali, it started
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in july. they're supposed to have 13,000 peace keepers, the majority of them from african nations. even though the mission started in july only half of that number have arrived. i think it shows the wider problem, which is the whole system of african peacekeeping is overstretched. there are more peace keepers on african soil than at any time in history. in some ways that's a good thing. there are peaces to keep where in the past there has been wars being fought, but the whole system is under strain. >> u.s. keepers, not just african peace keepers, should be on the ground in central african republic. what would it take for the u.n. to get involved at this juncture? >> certainly there are people and people here at u.n. headquarters who think that would be the best thing. it's still under review. the existing secure council
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resolution said they'll keep it under reason and keep planning for that. the second stage, general secretary ban ki-moon is oh supposed to write a report after 30 days. i suspect he'll submit that report early because he's concerned about the situation on the ground. what the u.n. bring is a logistical backing, a logistical backbone for these missions because african nations have no problem on the whole finding peace keepers. what they lack are the equipment to back up peace keepers things like trucks and helicopters to move peace keepers around the place like central african republic. >> james bays, thank you. another heavy storm is causing misery for refugees in lebanon. many families and children are living in filmcy shelters and not vegetablesterred for help because they're not registered with the u.n.
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>> reporter: it's the third winter some syrian refugees spent in makeshift shelters, and it's also the harvest. storms have hit lebanon and is raging near the border with syria. this is where the majority of destitute syrian refugees have settled in makeshift tented communities. they've built this flimsy accommodations themselves because they can't forward to pageant look how bad it is. the children are suffering. we don't have fuel to keep them warm. there are those who are cold, and there are those who are dying from the cold. >> reporter: the storm is expected to last through the weekend with heavy snow and fierce wind. the misery is felt by 218 tented communities across the valley. for those who haven't registered with the u.n. refugee agency have yet to receive much-needed aid. >> we arrived yet. we still need to register with
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the u.n. agency, but the office is so far away from here. we called but no one answered. maybe it's because of the weather conditions. we don't know what will happen to us. >> reporter: the u.n. refugee agency has been providing thermal blankets and a plastic sheet, but spreading aid is a challenge, a better solution is needed. >> we've worked with the government of lebanon is to identify pieces of land that could serve as transit sites where we can build up to standard tents to hold refugees that would be more weather roof. >> reporter: but the lebanon government has refused to set up refugee camps. mostly sunni refugee is seen as
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a threat. >> sending equipment like are a radios and body armor there are concerns that it may end up in the wrong as. alan fisher has more from washington. >> reporter: the americans are concerned that equipment that they're supplying falls into the hands of people they would regard as extremists or islami islamists, they're going to make sure that that doesn't happen. that would be stopped by senate, the house of representatives, by the white house itself. what they've got to do, stop for a few days, take an audit. speak to contacts on the ground speak to the free syrian army. if they're happy that everything that they're sending to the free syrian army that is fighting against bashar al-assad, and it's used exclusively by them, them undoubtedly it will continue.
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if anything is being used by the islamic front then at a things will slow down for quite some time. >> let's go to our european news center. >> reporter: well, the police have cleared independent square by force and attempt versus failed. there is little progress of peace towards the crisis. protest leaders rejected offers by president yanukovych saying that they won't talk until demands have been met. >> rebuilding the defenses with renewed vigor. the opposition movement are still on kiev's independent square. and still occupying key public buildings. they depended city hall and police were forced to retreat. the early hours of wednesday saw a mighty struggle between protesters and elite militias
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who took hours to break down the barricades that have turned independent square into a for the there's with a pro european movement. both sides showed remarkable restraint activists are encouraged. >> we saw for the first time how they released what is happening in our country. >> reporter: overnight this area was a complete mess. now the protesters are building their encampment sending out a very clear message to the authorities that they have failed to retake this square. >> high level u.s. delegations are still in kiev. the u.s. secretary of state met with president yanukovych and showed solidarity on the square. they wanted to keep talking with the organization but the overnight raid felt like a snub to diplomacy.
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the ukrainians who want closer ties with the west, yanukovych seems unable to restore his authority without aggressive tactics, and return of his riot police is expected. next time they may be less restrained. >> we'll talk to ro robben liven kiev. they have called this a farce and comedy until the president meth their demands, one of which is that he step down. there doesn't seem to be a lot of maneuvering in all of this. this announcement came recently and quite unexpectedly. it seems that presidenta
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yanukovych is being backed into a corner. the u.s. didn't secretary of state had meetings trying to find a way out of this crisis with president yanukovych. and this indication that he's now willing to sit down with opposition leaders and have dialogue saying he really is searching for a way out. but the opposition is ready to dismiss those talks if he doesn't might their demands, which means standing down and bringing in a new government. for the moment we've got more and more people back on the square. really invigorated by the events of last night when the police came in, and seeing lots of snow bags being brought in to help with the defensive barricades. and every few minutes is seems
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that the crowd busts into emotional renditions of the ukrainian national anthem. this is a deeply emotional situation unfolding here. people want closer ties with the european union, and it's unclear how president yanukovych is going to deal with that. and there is pressure from no moscow, from president vladimir putin not to deal with europe union. >> in the georgian parliament fighting broke out after there was aeration in support of rue crane's demonstration. members on both sides quickly became caught up in a full scale
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brawl on the floor of the house. an extraordinary scene. that's it from europe. >> barbara still ahead on the al jazeera news hour "time" magazine said their person of the year is also a facebook superstar. coming up we'll report on the year in pop culture and why the pope is at the top of the list. plus abandoning your children and your wife. this is the saddest thing. they say they will go and achieve something. they you wait and wait, and you hear nothing. >> the fear of the american dream bringing heartache. and we have more in turkey.
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>> to kenya where the high court has ordered workers to go back to work after a two-day strike. hospitals across the country have been paralyzed due to the strike. workers are angry about the government's decision to centr centralize the medical care system. we're in nairobi, what is likely to happen now that a court has issued this order? >> reporter: let me start this by telling you this is keny thas celebratings is celebrating its indians. it's where the founding president was inaggravated,
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where he made to many promises, so many hopes here, and the medical workers are saying there is no celebrating. if they continue with the strike and defy the court order, then they have no avenue for recourse. the government can fire them, and they cannot go to court to appeal against that. now what they can do now is make an appeal. the court order has been issued because the cabinet secretary for health filed a petition before the court, saying this strike is illegal, and the appeal is going to be heard on the 16th. that's why they're being told they should not go on. they have not heard any word from union officials. they're all weighing their options but it's going to be very difficult for them to continue with the strike.
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>> we're hearing that there will be independent day celebration. tell us how this strike has impacted the crisis. >> reporter: it is a crisis. month most major hospitals across the country, operation versus been paralyzed more than 100,000 workers are on strike. people have been dying. people have been admitted, people who have gone through operations who have no one to attend to them. i was watching a clip about a woman whose child--just to show you the extent of this crisis--a woman whose child had meningitis had been admitted in hospital for three days. there was medication that was being administered to this child but there was no one who could do this last job. she's going around asking whether the child can be
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injected. and there are no medical records for this child, and there are many stories going around, and people are worried of the consequences of this strike if the issue is not resolve very quickly. >> thank you very much. that's katherine sawyer reporting live from nairobi. south africans have been cueing up to say farewell to nelson mandela. his body has been lying instate. we'll look a th at how people ae saying goo goodbye to their her. [♪ singing ] >> reporter: everyone on the bus is in good spirits. they're joined by others who are singing there will never be anyone like mandela again. it's an emotional trip. [♪ singing ]
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>> there is so much singing here. >> reporter: the couple joins thousand of others waiting to see the father of the nation. the process is long. they know they could be here for hours. but they say mandela is worth it. >> today is just going to be an intimate moment where you get a chance to say a deep farewell and thank you. that's why we decided we can wait in the queue, he waited 27 years for us. we can wait a couple of hours. >> he's worth it. i'm hungry. but he's worth it. he's definitely worth it. >> reporter: those who managed to see mandela said they will never perfect the experience. >> we're quite happy to see that he looks well rested. his body is very composed.
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he's at peace. >> it just made me pause and made me proud that i got to be here today. as much as he was alive, today is a part of history, and i'll treasure this moment forever. >> reporter: he will be buried in his ancestral home in south africa's eastern province. many wish him peace. >> police in egypt have stormed two college campuses firing tear gas at student demonstrators. university versus become a staging ground for anti anti-government anger since president mohamed morsi was debosdeposed. >> reporter: some of the clashes took outside of cairo. security forces firing tear gas at student demonstrators there. that's a campus where the
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student demonstrator was killed in previous protests and also students, 12 of them, were sentenced to is 17 years in jail for taking part in demonstrations previously. that's part of the reason why the students are so angry there. at cairo university as well, they have demonstrations on wednesday. they have been demonstrations but in the last few days things have escalated in terms of the number, in terms of the velocity of the clashes. the security forces are outside of the campuses rather than being on the campuses. and in other campuses in cities like alexandria it's all part of an on going movement of what the counts call an anti-cue movement, criticizing the military-backed leadership in egypt, and some of them calling for the reinstatement of the
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overthrow president mohamed morsi. in recent days there have been members of other groups, particularly youth groups who are not supporters of the maormorsy by any stretch of the makes, who have beeimagination. >> supreme court cour resourceda 2009 decision regarding same sex relations. >> reporter: shocked upset that gay sex is a jaded offense. many stand outside of the court to hear the verdict. >> i want to live with the person of my own choice. >> supporters of gay rights
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marched in mumbai. activists reversal of the 2009 rule something a step backwards. a hi court in favor of making gay sex legal, but a coalition of religious groups since argued that it's against nature. that appeal was heard by the country's highest court. >> the supreme court is a final arresarbitor. it must be respected by government. >> homosexuality is not the norm in 200 india, but since 2008 the have been a number of gay pride parades in different cities. some saying that it's a sign of india's progress. but until congress officially backs that position there is a new risk of discrimination
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against members of the gay community. >> the law enforcement is part that have prejudice in some sense, the harassment, the punishment of lgbt will raise it's ugly head again. >> reporter: so gay sex is a criminal act from the coma the l law create in the 19th century. >> many guatemalans have left their home country to seek their fortune in the united states, but there is also a high price for their families left behind.
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>> reporter: she once dreamt of a brighter future. her husband left for the united states, and with the money sent home she dreamed of a better life. but neither she nor her husband havchildrenhave seen her husbano decades. >> they say they'll achieve something, you wait and wait, but nothing happens. you lose so much. the children are so sad. >> reporter: poverty push many guatemalans to make the dangerous journey north. one out of every three people have gone to the united states. it seems like this one behind me that really fuel migrants dream of travel together united states, the idea of coming back to guatemala with bag fulls of money, buying a piece of land, and building a dream house. armed with u.s. dollars migrants are driving up the price and
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unwittingly forcing others to leave their pati communities. the parcels of lands like this shot up 10%. it was enough to send two of maria's two sons north. >> the only way to buy land is to go back to the united states and work. >> reporter: they get ready for dinner. many go north and seek their fortune but many are deported and come back with crippling debit. >> guatemalans don't realize their opportunity here's in guatemala. i'm not saying that the united states is not good, but what happened to us will to others.
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>> reporter: as long as they have these problems the land of opportunity will drive them north. inning guatemala. >> golf leaders have ended their summit--gulf leaders have ended their summit with their decision on iran. and pakistan women's world cup. stay with us.
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>> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the world and across the country. >> only on al jazeera america. >> an al jazeera america exclusive... former president jimmy carter reflects on the life and legacy of nelson mandela. >> that spirit of nelson mandela is embedded deeply in the heart and soul of the south africans...
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>> they worked side by side for freedom, now president carter talks about mandela's global impact. a revealing interview you won't see anywhere else. >> i've never heard him say, that he was grateful to the united states... >> talk to al jazeera with jimmy carter only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. you're watching the news hour. we'll remind you of our main stories. angry mobs set fires in central african republic and nearly 500 people have been killed in the capitol city of bangui. in lebanon many families are enduring freezing temperatures and are not receiving help because they're not registered with the united nations. and kenya's high court
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ordering health workers back to work. workers are angry about the resolution to decentralize health system. there are 6,000 african union soldiers on there way to central african republic. james bays has more. >> reporter: african troops along with french forces now have the difficult task of restoring order to the natural l african republic. there are supposed to be 6,000 african soldiers, but they're likely to be slow to arrive. in mali, a force made up of african nations is supposed to be 12,000 strong, but so far only half that number has arrived. iit highlights the problems, of
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peacekeeping, the budget and the ability to pay for it all. lie bear i can't, mali, a mission in south sudan, and disputed territory between i sun and south sudan. and the a.u. have large peacekeeping force in somalia as well as the troops they're sen sending to the ca.r. one expert said the large number of simultaneous missions perhaps explains why the world took so long to focus on the c.a.r. >> tragically the crisis in the central african republic was totally overshadowed by mali. they did not want to deal with two crises at the same time, so
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c.a.r. was put on hold, and now they're responding much too la late. >> reporter: the french president françois hollande said the way forward may be to set up african troops to deal with the those on the continent. >> there to work with the africans, i think it's the only way to avoid this situation we are really facing now. running from mali to south africa and from somalia to sudan. >> reporter: there is no shortage of african nations offering troops. the problem is they often lack the training and equipment that they need. even in cases of soldiers turning up without their own boots of most pressing need of the things that are the most expensive. the trucks and helicopters to
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transport troops around. james bays, united nations. >> representatives from six gulf states represent the discussio discussions. our senior political analystizes have just come back from kuwait. he was at that summit. it's good to have you with us. first of all your overall impressions of what was achieved or not. >> reporter: despite certain disagreements that they're united in some of the core issues. notebly those issues of the basic questions of cooperation among them. as you know there has been a
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suggestion of a union of gulf cooperation. but some say if we have not mastered the gulf cooperation how can we make an union. but as the core issues that you've discussed, that you spoke about, you would say that there was clarity on syria. total condemnation of foreign forces and of the assad regime. there was ambiguity on egypt, saying that we support the people's march for options. we will not interfere with their domestic affairs. and then ambivalence. >> specifically on iran the gcc welcomed the nuclear deal signed in geneva and hailed what they say is a new orientation of iran's leadership. but they're very wary of iran.
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>> that's the paradox of it all. we have a deal that disarm, if iran was ever armed, but certainly for the future it insures an operation of nuclear weapons, and certainly it does assume certain oversight, quite strict oversight of iran's program. however, the gulf countries like the arab countries to a large degree welcomed the deal but they remain accidental about iran's intention. they worry that iran will transform this deal into an opening whereby the controlling, the one that wants to interfere with their domestic affairs will appear. that's what they're afreud of. >> it was a charm offensive calling for new relations with the gcc.
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but he didn't go to saudi arabia. he didn't go to bahrain either. with iran being welcomed back into the international fold could we see a change in the balance of power in this region, do you think? >> look, according to iran's own spokesperson were not necessarily invited to saudi arabia. saudi arabia is not excited to sit down with the iranians until it is clear there is a comprehensive agreement or we're certainly under way. as you know president obama said a couple of days ago that we have only 50/50 chance of reaching that agreement. the saudi arabias are not rushing their relationship with iran. as you know from these leaks, the wikileaks that we heard of before, gulf and arabian leaders do not trust and it will take
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time for a relationship to take place. for the time being what we have now is suspicion and a deepening suspicion because the united states is letting go, and iran may step forward rand be far more influential than before. >> thank you. it's good to hear your thoughts upon. let's go back to barbara in london. >> reporter: let's start in germany where the court has dismissed the compensation claim by relatives of a group of afghan civilians killed in a n.a.t.o. airstrike. 91 people were called after there was the order of bombs. >> reporter: it was the single worst killing of civilians since coalition forces entered
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afghanistan in 2001. the taliban hijacked these fuel tankers in 2009. in they then got stuck on river beds locals came to gather the fuel. people hearsay at least 140 died when a german commander called in an u.s. airstrike. this is the moment that so many lost their lives. footage shows people moving around the tankers before the strike. at the time the germans said they were unaware that civilians are present. most are now believed to be civilians. the next day relatives struggled to find bodies mangled by such huge bombs. >> we came here to look for the bodies. one which found. the other disappeared. he was about 50 years old. he was my father. his name, we went to the paved
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road, the boys were telling us there were two bodies here there. we came back here found his hat and clothes in tatters. >> reporter: four years later their families still struggle with the loss. this woman's only son was killed in the bombing. now she's left to raise his four children. >> my son went to get some fuel. we didn't know that would happen to him. if we knew that he would loses his life in a fire, we never would have sent him. now i have my grandchildren. sometimes i can feed them. sometimes they have to go hung hungry. >> the war since then has changed little here including the fighter propert fighting fod sending people out to steal the fuel in the first place. >> there is a clear for dementia
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by 2025. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: this is a cruel disease, it leaves loved ones trapped in their own world often unable to recognize partners they might have lived with for decades. [applause] at this summit in london a warning the number of people with dementia is set to triple in 2050. with people traveling all over the world this is not a problem for developed countries. >> it doesn't matter if you're in london, l. rural india or japan this disease steals lives, breaks families, and breaks hearts. that's why we're all so utterly determined to beat it. >> reporter: this is a disease that often doesn't get this type of attention. but one of the problems with
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dementia is that all over the world it's surrounded by stigma and fear. one mention fro message from tht something we don't have to wait for the results of expensive experience. >> no smoking, exercise and healthy diet and modest drinking. if you can address these four risk factor not only reduce the heart disease, diabetes and cancers but at the same time it can protect people from developing dementia. >> reporter: in china today there are some 9 million dementia sufferers. here as in most countries its families that carry most of the burden of care. there aren't enough beds in institutions, anyway, many like to keep their loved ones close.
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now governments are trying to spread a message of hope that dementia is not part of the normal process of aging but rather a disease that we can and must defeat. barnaby phillips, al jazeera london. >> i'm joined in studio. how close are we to it. >> it is an ambitious goal to be clear, but there is a range of possibilities from an absolute cure to therapeutic drug or some other therapy that can delay onset. when you're talking about elde elderly individuals delaying on set for a couple of years, five years or some amount of time.
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>> we're not talking about a cure or antidote. we're talking about something to slow the process. >> we're looking for a cure, but we are trying to make as much progress as possible. >> what is interesting is that this g-8 meeting was the first of its kind about dementia specifically. looking at the figures, 44 million now, and there could be 135 million in the world with dementia. there is a bit of a time bomb potentially. >> it is a disease that the likelihood of which increases as you age, especially in g-8 countries age something a phenomenon where the population is getting older and getting larger. >> what could you think the g-8 countries could help the developing world with when it comes to the cure if and when it comes. when it comes to the treatment, the assistance of these people with dementia? >> sure, as obviously as you
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pointed out anything they are putt that can can provide cure or slow progression would be a benefit to anyone regardless of nationality or where they live. but models for care giving are also very important. in the united states we invested, we've invested money in states that look at novel ways of doing a better job of providing supports of care giving. when you provide care for people with dementia they say it's the very small things. getting a little bit of help for just a few hours a day can be the difference between able to provide care for a loved one, and having that person need to go to a nursing home. >> and the aim would be to keep the patients home. >> that is always the best outcome. that's the best outcome for the person with dementia. it's the best outcome for the person who wants to provide the care when possible. >> and just briefly because david cameron mentioned it. the world has come together to
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find a cure for malaria, cancer, h.i.v. a.i.d.s. and now he wants dementia in the same category. do you think after developing it it could be put in a different category. >> demen that is not healthy aging. when you look at between the ages 65 and 74, only 5% of those folks have dementia. when you get into the 85-plus i think you noted it's close to half. it is decidedly not inevitable. it is something that affects people who are sometimes much younger than 65. there are early on set forms of dementia particularly the genetically inherited forms that affect people in their 50s. >> donald malls, senior experiment on alzheimer's disease at the department of health. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me.
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>> now the italian prime minister has cleared the first step in confirming his majority in the parliament. the prime minister now faces another confidence vote in the senate. now the do you have any idea what this is? well, it's the new symbol chosen to represent russia's currency. the design was chosen from a short list of five in a long public pole. it's based on the letter r in the cyrellic alf alphabet, and r english peekers it may look like a "p." >> this confuses professionals. >> that symbol there, the pound is based on the "l" for the latin libra, so we all got used
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to that. good luck for the new ruble sign. now let's go to sport. >> reporter: it's a big night in the champions league. we're in italy looking ahead to wednesday's game. we'll start in myanmar hosting it's first sporting event in 40 years. the southeast asian games are under way, and it's a huge sort of pride for the people there. >> after 44 years the southeast aaron games are back in myanmar, and the host is putting on a four-hour extra began did designed to impress it's visitors. 11 nations with 5,000 athletes have come together to compete in more than 30 events. myanmar host hosted in 1960 buts
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not had opportunity since. myanmar was accused of picking up obscure events and dropping more established one. but to people here such criticisms matter little. the games are a huge source of pride. >> this is a symbol of the changes happening in our country. >> i'm very proud of our country and of our people because we can host this event. i'm thankful to our leaders. >> reporter: many of the events will be held in the purpose built stadium complex in the capitol. the local newspapers reports that the government spent $13 million on this event. >> reporter: for the government it's a chance to prove to neighboring countries that they
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remain committed to diplomatic reforms. >> reporter: and it may come 17 hours late but juventus is not out of the champion. the matches with delayed, but the teams picked up where they left off. 22 minutes in with more snowfalling in istanbul. the italians just needed a draw to go through, but wesley snyder denied them that. well, interest there is a three-way race for group f. napoli host arsenal in italy, and it's from there that al jazeera sport reports. >> reporter: welcome here to the sao paulo where there is some of the most intimidating atmosphere in world football. it's all quiet now but it will
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change. they may be making the atmosphere uncomfortable here tonight, but they have to avoid a 3-0 defeat to go into the knock-out stages. napoli will have to get a win here and hope results go their way in a match against marseille. marseille need to do well. they haven't got a point >> they lead the group to
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solidify their position and then in st. petersburg against vienna. and then a grandstand champion, criticized for not doing enough to defend gay athletes against sochi. one athlete is upset with the watheihc and the gay propaganda. >> that's where my disappointments with the ioc where sports and politics don't mix, which is completely contrary to everything that has been happening. so that's where my disappointment more than anybody or anyone else is the ioc for really putting their head in the stansand, and not want to go mae
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any waves. >> reporter: pakistan send its first women's team to india. it's the first time they have spent women to take part. here is the report. >> reporter: here in india's punjab state, it's not unusual to see women getting ready for sport but it is for pakistan. it's the first time it has sent a team for the tournament. players say that's because pakistan was believed to be too tough for women. >> before it was only thought of as a man's sport. now ideas are changing, that women can do the same things as men, and there is a lot of support for women to play the same sport as men. >> reporter: not only play, but also gain the respect of some indian fans. >> they're playing well. seeing them play makes me think
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i should accepted my daughter for training so she can play for india. >> reporter: that kind of inspiration is spreading. the team's coach says the players, however well they do, have already received ray chie l of representing the country. >> those who want to go into sports, they play for their country and they'll have a chance. it's becoming a famous sport. >> reporter: while the team comes from pakistan's side of punjab, they're playing a match on india's side of punjab. >> it's good for the two countries. having this women's team playing here will help unite our countries. >> reporter: whatever the outcome of this tournament, members of the pakistani team hope to improve their game enough that they'll play in international matches.
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for many the hope is that women's pakistani sport will become a regular event. >> reporter: thank you for watching. >> thank you. now a tradition dating back more than 40 years when "time" magazine names its person of the year. it has named world leaders and cultural icons, and this year's nominees were no different. this year president obama made the short list and miley cyrus, edward snowden, and iran's new president hassan rouhani. but this year' year it went to e francis. >> facebook, a modern day diary for more than 1 billion people on the planet to share news
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during good times and bad. bursbirths and babies are a comn thread on the site. and then prince george was the third most talked about topic on facebook. but posts on the royal baby was a far cry from that of the biggest conversation driver pope francis. the new leader of the roman catholic church is described as a pope of first. the first hope from the americans, the southern hem steer and the jesuit order and he can add another to a list as the first to make waves on social media. top ten list released by facebook release a compelling snapshot of trends this year. after the pope election was second most po popular coveringe
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elections in pakistan. and typhoon haiyan, and then rounding out the list, the boston marathon, tour of france and the passing of one of the world's giants, nelson mandela. >> with events unfolding in south africa, millions of people go online to pay tribute floods facebook with pictures and post. s. from humor to hope and heartache, facebook has picked up the emotions of the world. becoming an every growing record of life today. al jazeera. >> that's it for this news hour on al jazeera. from the whole team in doha, thanks for watching. do stay with us here on
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al jazeera. precip just a little bit up here towards the north. temperatures for dallas at about 42. san antonio at 55. for houston, well, you are going to be seeing rain by the time we end the week. 59 degrees there. that will will last one day. your weekend should look better with a high of 63. over here towards the southeast, some rain showers pushing through orlando right now. atlanta is going to be about 56. an american auto maker making history. the newer ground general motor is making as it names its latest ceo.
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>> woman al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are the stories that we're following for you. s. >> a bipartisan deal on capitol hill. the vote coming next. saying goodbye to nelson mandela. and they fled a war that could cost them even more lives. ♪ >> they cleared o h


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