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international lenders. and india's common man party sweeps to a landslide victory in the delly state elections. hello, the u.s. has confirmed the death of kayla muller the american aid worker held hostage by the islamic state of iraq. she was captured in august 2013 in the syrian city of aleppo. announced by president obama who vowed to hunt her captain tors and bring them to justice. >> in her home state of arizona the crowd holding a candlelight vigil hoped that word of her death was wrong but my morning the news was confirmed. the white house said it's intelligence agencies has verified her death though not the or the time, they also
challenged the assertion she is killed in a jordanian air strike. >> there is no evidence of civilians in the target area. prior to the coalition. >> and that certainly would call into question the claims that are are made by isil. >> isis and isis alone is the reason she was gone. put isil had dend maaed an exchange the release of an alleged member, now serving an 80 year prison sentence for attacking u.s. soldiers in after dan stan. the parents released a letner which she said she had not been mistreated the she had a lot of fight left inside of me, she continued i do not want the negotiations for my release to be your duty, if
there is any other option take it. this should never have become your burden. last year a special forces mission reportedly attempted to flee hostages but they failed to find them. the white house says at least one other american is believed to be held captainny syria but not necessarily by isil. tom ackerman, al jazeera washington. >> u.s. president barack obama has spoke ton russian president and warned him that the cost of russia will rise if it continues to support separatist in ukraine. inside the country the military had suffers set backs. the rockets were filed hitting an army headquarters building. 12 people were killed many more are wounded. to kit off a rail junction these pictures show troops
firing on separatist positions there. diplomates laying the ground work for a cease fire in eastern ukraine between the army and the separatist charles reports. >> destroyed ukrainian tanks and heavy weaponed abandoned in the snow, this town, is virtually deserted. that's how it is with the self-proclaimed army, took control here from the army a few days ago and they say they are advancing. tightening the news around the town it is important. it is a railway junction, and we want to liberate it people here believe in us, they voted for us because they trust us we want to bring them freedom. >> it is not known how many civilians were killed here. >> this is the town it
surrounded 2010-kilometers as the crow flies. separatest tell us they have them completely surrounded. the army has denied the claim but we were across the line, and saw the tanks digging in close to the only rout in and out they grabbed rocket launchers were driving towards the front. many the military controlled city around 50-kilometers away missiles hit a residential area, and military base. we were speeding the kids, the kids started screaming and the shells started to explode it
was judgement day we started to round up the kids and tell telfairry tails. isn't is coming true and it is just thunder. >> the missometimes had been fired from the town. >> in front of you now is where the weapon landed, the long distance weapon from the artillery machine. it flew from a southern direction home to the ukrainian military eastern command. the separatest denied responsibility for the attacks. the fighting is intensifying be i the day in this region. in a separatist base we find this army prisoner. >> outside hang the pictures of dead separatist fighters and a father grieves for his son. of course i am proud, he was defending his mother land, his
people his family. >> as yet another attempt at talks is scheduled for wednesday, sons and daughters continue to be killed in the violence here every day. first this press conference of the family of kayla mueller who was held by isil and who died. when kayla was at campus ministry, she was at a just peace group and we would talk about peace through justice. and that you can't have peace without justice and we met -- we would have a simple dinner, and read books and talk about articles think a variety of lenses and together, a group of us traveled to guatemala to hear their stories and just keep that conversation going. so when kayla was in syria, i tried to follow what she was doing, and i would read her
posts and it was really like keeping vigil because it was so difficult to read about the horror that is happening in syria, and to see the pictures that she would post. and i have a few words from some of the things that she posted last -- in march of 2013 and she said i want to tell the world about the situation in syria there's no fuel there's no electricity there's no food. and this is the situation they are shelling explosions gunfire, violence, no one is working there's no jobs. people are just surviving day-to-day every human being should act they should stop this violence people are ethreing it's too much. i hope you can tell the entire world what i have said here and what i have seen. and that's what we are doing we are el thing the whole world. kayla asked us and i think you you saw one of the quotes when they said where is the world and we can say we are right here syria we have heard we
have seen your suffering and we have seen it, and we intend to do something about it. and then when i watched those posts when we were thinking about having an attack, saying what do you think about this military suggestion, and there was no word, and i had just seen her in may and then we got word that she had been kidnap sod we had take than long journey with her. where we were with forced to hold our breath. all these stories and she sounds so extraordinary, what is so extraordinary about kayla, is she did ordinary thingsthings to extraordinary measures. she gave people food, she looks for clothes and houses, one post said i have a family of eight and they need to stay somewhere for a month. i need 191 dollars and not one
n.g.o. can give that to me, can you believe that? and she talk today the syrian refugees were given refugees money. and so when we find that post, and find her resilience, it was not that she was so angelic, she just saw things and did whatever she could with whatever she could. it was jury her heart her mind, her guitar, he pen, and her computer. and then in prison, what we have seen from that letter is she just continues to be free, i have to share with you a couple of funny things if you can believe is system people told us that kay will tries to teach the quarts crafts. to make little peace cranes. and that they told each other stories and they sang each other songs that they tried to exercise in that small space station and that kayla would stand on her head, and we just -- those of us that know her and know what a free
little spirit she was we just delight in that sha she remained kayla. and they tried to silence her. >> you are watching the press conference with the friend and family of the american aid worker. and whose death was confirmed today. isil say she was killed in an air strike, white house says it has no independent quarterback fir makes of that paying tribute to her especially her work in helping syrian refugees. she saw things and did whatever she could. he is with the russia and program at the independent policy up city taught. thank you for being with us. you get the impression, that all sides going into these
have little hope of coming away with a lasting deal? the five hours of talks and subsequently with president putin, were shrouded in secrecy, it appears that although washington was notified it wasn't really properly consult sod there's even some irritation about the way this was done. and all of this suggests that the level of escalation, by russia and the separatist forces has relatively alarmed angel merkel and that has been amplified picture the conversation in advance of this meeting that putin has
had, so there are indications that some further yeahmatic eggs collation has been threatened. so this meeting tomorrow is rather prime vised and a lot of damage limitation going on if she had there had. an eggs collation behind the scenes and that was putin was threatened parts of ukraine why was she so reluctant to event into the idea that the u.s. has put forth about the u.s. providing he that will assistance? she has had more face time with putin than any western leader and i think she perceives that he is capable
of very reckless acts. the kremlin is determined not to lose this struggle. i think something has occurred that has alarmed her for their part the ukrainians continue to display a real attitude of fortitude about the war. which is remarkable because at the same time there's not a lot of trust between their own leaders so the feeling on the ground and in kiev, just came back from there only this morning. is that this initiative is unlikely to work as any previous one and any cease fire will be temporary and used to further undermine
ukraine to undermine western policy and of course prevent these weapons weapons from being supplied at all. >> great to get your insight thank you very much indeed. >> thanks a lot in a little under one hour from now the greek parliament will vote on a new economic policy which is likely to increase government spending. question spite the threat of the country running out of cash a single light connected to the neighbor's supply, their own cut off when they didn't pay the bill. unemployed for five year as businessman reduced to looking for food in us the pins if it wasn't for the children, he says he would have killed himself. this is the kind of family he says he will help with free electricity and food, and they
cling to his words. ire believe in him because he is young -- >> we take you back to the u.s. where the mother of kayla muleser now speaking. kayla of course the american aid worker. >> she was the best of both of them. she was a free spirit. all standing uhl for those that are suffering and wanting to be their voice. even as a little girl, kayla was a bright inquisitive kind little girl. and a very young age kayla knew her passion. she knew her calling. and a lot of people never have the opportunity to say that. kayla's calling was to help those who were suffering whether in their hometown or on the other side of the world she had done more in her
incredible 26 years than many people can imagine doing in the their lifetime. my daughter said to me, things that are important to kayla are finally getting the attention they deserve. kale will has touched the heart of the world. the bolder believes with us the world mourns with us the world wants to be more like kayla, and as sad as her legacy and the footprints she leads than that is a wonderful thing. in her letter to marshawn karl she wrote. i have come to see there is good in every situation sometimes we just have to look for it and right now that's what we are all trying to do.
>> so a very emotional prez conference taken there in arizona. in the united states, with the friends and family of kayla mueller the american aid worker who was held hostage by isil and whose confirmation of her death came from the white house today. that was lori leon, kayla's aunt. again, paying tribute to a young aid worker who went to syria, she said to help the people of syria and would do whatever she could to help those in need. back to greece, and the state of greece as it approaches a vote on the new prime minister's economic policy, that's happening in about an hour and greece's finances do remain extremely precarious. the test is running at
$361 billion. greece receive add total of $271 billion from the european central bank and the international monetary fund. in return, for slashing government spending. the new led government is seeking to renegotiate the strict terms oif bail out saying it could seek funding elsewhere, without new financial aid some are suggesting greece could run out of funds by march. barnabie phillips joins us now live i think the vote that will go ahead as you say within an hour, very much rah formality, this is a new government and it is a government that as part of a coalition, has a stable majority. so parliament will endorse the plans of rolling backwaterty and the signs are that those plans are popular with the
greek public, at this stage in time, at least let me bring in my guests at this point, and he is a political analyst here in greece. would you agree, at least domestically is in a strong position he has the people behind him at the moment. >> not only does he have a very strong mandate but he has a very high approval rate we have seen polls three out of four greeks approve his moves with the country's creditors so yes he does have a free hand in that sense. and there a danger that he and greeks generally overestimate their position when it comes to these difficult negotiations ahead? ire think there can be a danger of too much of what you just described. the danger for greece is that as part of this negotiation
as part of this gamble, greece is actually risking more than it's creditors. who is at stake here, for this country, in temples of the negotiation, is much more important much more crucial than it is for the countries creditors. then stand to lose some money obviously, and that's they wouldn't be happy about it, but what a failure to agree to a new package can lead this country to is really terrifying. u.s. matily both the greek government and european partners would like a come promice, but a compromise would mean pulling back from some of the promises that we are talking about in the greek parliament. bulk back from social welfare tax kurts, increases in pensions increasing in the minimum wage politically that can be disastrous here, couldn't it? >> = you just described the
motion of a compromise, if he could have it all his own way it wouldn't be a compromise at all. i think he does have the approval from the elector rate -- yes to go back on some of those promises. as long as we -- the hard core and obviously the presentations suggests that something has changed drastically. let me remind you that there are wars fought all over the world that are claimed as victories by both sides afterwards. so if that can be the case, then yes he could have success and move on with a extended program of change, with his party has declared. after august. >> at the moment, are greeks afraid or are they defiant of what is to come?
>> i either both, there are some that are afraid, there are some that are afraid -- >> some who are taking their money out of banks. >> oh, yes, there is a problem of liquidity. because people they want to avoided in a way. and you can't blame them for that, but on the other hand, there is a sense of defiance, and there is a sense of rallying belined his government if that government is going to deliver. >> political analyst here in athens thank you very much, back to you. >> barnabie, appreciate it, thank you. >> the government has declare add state of emergency which has been repeatedly attacks by boko haram fighters. earlier, the parliament approve add parliament of 20/07/80 troops. they will join a regional force, cameroon, chad.
they have already sent nearly 3,000 soldiers to the border. fighter jets from the united arab emritz are once again launching strikes. the f 16s were redeployed on sunday. winning 67 out of 70 seats. that result is the first major set back for prime minister. more from new delhi. >> the party is enjoying a second win in the state elections last time around, it form add minority government but steps down after only 49 days. it had failed to keep it's promise to pass anticorruption
legislation. now with a overwhelming majority people are expecting action. >> we have done our duty, we voted now it is up to them to do their jobs. >> and party was able to gain sum a overwhelming majority by appealing to a broad range of voters. it's leader thanks the supporters for putting their faith the him and his party. >> we have to serve people. i can do anything alone. i am very small man. >> i believe together with 20 million people, we can make it a city that both the rich and the poor will be proud of. it was women that are thanking him, that's because the party has promised to keep them safe in a city where women are attacks on a daily basis. >> we are feeling safe right now.
not even a ink isle guy has tried to touch me people. >> over at the b.j.p. headquarters supporters of the even going party were shocked the b.j.p. swept deli in last year's national elections and won several state elections on a platform but this defeat is the first serious set back for prime minister the voters say they still want development but they expect better. >> this is the victory for the people of deli. this is for honesty and the thought is now with the honest people the next step will be keeping campaign promises. >> such a large win is more than supporters could have hoped for but now the real work begins. it's going to be difficult keeping them all happy. the party says they are ready
al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... award winning investigative documentary series... the disappearing delta only on al jazeera america hello, again, welcome back. the family of u.s. aid worker has paid tribute to the young woman after the white house confirmed her death. kayla is held captive in syria. >> kayla has touched the heart of the world. the world grieves with us. the world mourns with us the word wants to be more like kayla, and as sad as her regularly and the footprint she leaves on the world then
that is a wonderful thing. >> 12 people have been killed in a rocket attack in the eastern ukrainian city on the've of international talks aimed at bringing an end to the violence. greece's parliament is -- and further strained relations with it's international lenders. you, vladimir putin has p whered up his two day visit to egypt. he held talks with his egyptian counter part on a number of issues. he has a special russian gift for his host. when your adversaries are trying to isolate you go and visit you friends egypt rolled out the red carpet, putin brought a gift in return, a rifle for fellow. this is a relationship that suits both men very well rat
the moment we have confirmed that we are standing side by said to face our challenges in the shadow of the spread of the wicked terrorism that the whole world is sufficient eking from the conversation ranged widely, free trade zone investments libya iraq syria the two state solution for the problem military cooperation, and russian assistance for egypt as nuclear power ambitions. when we reach final decisions we build a plant to build electricity, and create a new sector in the egyptian economy. >> the two men had spend month night at the oprah house a personal relationship has developed from previous meetings in moscow and sochi. >> have visit is about optics more than anything else. we are dealing both with regional international isolation, with economic
probables in particular because of the oil prices and the sanctions of course. >> egypt's president is retreading grounds. egypt plagued russia and the united states against each other for it's own benefit when relations with one power sour egypt off turns to the other, and ceci has not yet forgiven the united states for it's support of mow hamed morrissey, and criticism of his own domestic crack downs. but like his press seasures he is trying not to shutter any doors he made sure that say that egypt is keep to have relations with all countries that respect it on all levels political and economic. this may be russia's hour, but egypt like to keep thing os open. al jazeera moscow. >> two journalists in prison in egypt face a retrial on thursday.
they are accused of supporting the outlaws muslim brotherhood, charges they and al jazeera deny. the united nations says it means much more money to deal with the world's foremost urgent crisis. in so it sudan more than 4 million people are desperate for help after a year of conflicts. the u.n. is appealing for $1.8 billion there throughout central african republic, humanitarian agencies are trying to help 2.7 million people work are suffering because of fighting. those agencies need an extra $612 million. things are even worse in iraq where about 5 million people are in need of assistance. the u.n. requires $2.2 billion to provide the help that is needed. while syria's four year war has driven more than 12 million people to poverty. to help them the u.n. is requesting $2.9 billion. >> the humanitarian chief says
it is hard to describe how bad things are in syria. >> when i first went to syria to persuade the government that there was a crisis, four years ago we were talking about 1 million people in need. now it's 12. and actually the reality is much worse than that on the grounden p because if you look at what has happened to central infrastructure, to help care, to roads to the economy, it means that the majority of syrians are actually impacted by this crisis it is a terrible things. we have a lot of checks and balances in place to make sure that the aid that we deliver gets to the people that need it. we use all kinds of things like photographs of deliveries, and make sure that the people who are meant to get the aid report back that they have received it. but there are times when aid will go missing we saw this in somalia, in al-shabaab, when
tiny. as of aid went missing. >> millions of peep around the world spend years waiting for a transplant and many end up turning to the black market. as a result the human organ trafficking trade has turned into a lucrative industry. the kidney bank of that pal where hundreds of people have become victims of organ trafficking. people here say that 53-year-old does not have much longer to live. his one kidney has failed and the other was stolen from him a decade ago my friend asked me to go to india with him i went to him and this is what happened to me, i found out 24 hours later now my heart burns i have no appetite and my entire body is swollen. >> he was only asked to donate blood, but the traffickers took his kidney. he was given $800 was told to
go home. more than 100 people from this village say they have been tricked by organ traffickers. but only three criminal cases have been registers. even the three cases came only after they had their organs traffic, there is a very strong network and we can only crack the middle level. i asked him how many they have been victims of kidny trafficking just as one man started counting cool interjected said they could face repercussions. and many are weary of outsiders. some hope the media attention
has brought embarrassment to is village accidents say that traffickers have moved to other districts and women are now the new target. >> the organ transplant act of nepal only allowed close relatives to donate kidnies. traffickers have used fake document today make victims look like family members it is easy to get marriage certificate to look like a wife is donating a kidney to her husband. >> this illegal trade may have destroyed many lives here, but the demand for kidnies remains high. and as long as there's money to be made, traffickers are never far away. to the next part of our vital organ series we travel to bangladesh where trade in internal organs is big business. each year people put their body parts up for sale hoping
to escape the clutches of poverty. two families whose daughters were swapped at birth have won more than $2 million in compensation. they both expressed doubts about the babies when they were handed over more than 20 years ago. >> biology may not mind, but love and history certainly do and the say involving this mother and daughter who where are swapped at birth have gripped france. she was treated for jaundice along with another baby girl, after being placed in the same incubator, they were handed back to the wrong mothers. the error wasn't realized until the children were ten years old. and according to france, who has now ruled that the clinic involved must pay for it's mistake. we have to have this fright because i blamed myself for not being able to protect my children 20 years ago.
and today i fought for them to get recognition for all the negligence and all the harm that was done to them. and i did it and my combat was not in vain. >> both mothers had raised concerns that their babies looked different when they were handed over, but they were told it was due to the treatment they had received for jaundice. when tests were carried out when she was ten they showed she wasn't biologically related to either of her parents. and another couple from the indian ocean island proved to be her birth parents. they were bringing up the girl, sophie has given birth to. the families met up but no longer see one another p finding the experience too painful. no the money means nothing to me. it won't change anything. the most important thing is that the clinic can't blame the mothers any more.
now it's been proved that it was to blame, it will have to take responsibility, they will all have to take responsibility for this horrible act they committed until the end of their days. >> the families have sought more than $10 million in compensation they received only a fraction of that. but the simple mistake which is shaped all their lives has finally been formally acknowledged. emma hayward, al jazeera, in paris. >> a retired handyman and his wife are on trial in france. they say that the spanish artist gave them the collection in 1970 as a gesture of gratitude for installing a burglar alarm. the heirs and estate prosecutor dispute that account. >> the disgraceful head of the monetary fund insists he was unaware that women who participated in is ex-parties were prostitutes. he and 13 co-defendants are
accused of aggravated pimping. allegedly operated out after luxury hotel. he denied any wrongdoing. >> now, guidance warning people to avoided eating fatty foods like butter and cheese should not have been introduced. that's according to new research published in the online health journaling open heart. the guidance introduced in the u.k. and u.s. 30 years ago recommended that people limit overall fat consumption to 30% of total intake. a new study found that the advice was not backed up by any strong scientific evidence and the researchers warned in characterizic saturated fat as the main villain, public health teams haven't paid enough attention to overeating ore foods like carbohydrates and sugars. from the british diet sever
should all the evidence we were presented with about fats back in the 70's and 80's, should that now be completely disregarded or is that dangerous. >> absolutely not all the though the details may have changed, the saturated fat and fats stilled hole because we do know in fact, with even more evidence, robust evidence, that follow that certain facts do raise your blood fat which is then linked to flaring up of your arterieses we know that, however it is a big more complex when it comes to food, food has a multiple load of components. some will be good, and some may have those key levels of the particular fats that we know have been found in studies to be the problem. when you look at diseases in individuals it gets more complex. so maybe there's been an
overemphasis on the one component that reese what we have learned in subsequent years. and that's what i will focus on what do we know, we do know that if you eat too much of anything, fat, your sugars and you have too much energy coming in that will lead to obesity. then your blood fats do go up, then your blood sugar goes diabetes levels hyper tension now these are really key factors, so this is what we do know. >> so enwith it comes to fats take home message well, you have a choice, you have some good fats and you have some ones that we can keep down your crisps, high fatty sausages processed meats the biscuits the cakes obviously these ones we can keep down. but there other other sources of fat that have these healthy components such as fish, the nuts and seeds with the
vitamins and minerals. and then you have the avocados and even in moderate amounts the dairies the cheeses. absolutely. but too much of any of them, and your energy goes up. >> was there a danger in that message was low fat diet is the best way forward has that been responsible, do you think,s for the fact that we introduced more sugar into our diets? because it seems to be the deadly foot at the moment. >> as soon as you focus on the one component something else will go out of balance. so if you bring fats right down what do you replace them with? if people aren't eating the fats then they will be eating something else. so we won't live on air we are going to eat that's why we say put the whole component in. fill half of your plate with vegetables and salads and it's going to come into balance when you do that. >> it is a boring message but it is moderation. >> it works.
famous work of art and a fake a new exhibition is challenging visitors to do that. so we september jessica baldwin along for a look. >> one of the world's old etc., it is filled with hundreds of paintings rembrandts worth millions. but amidost these ode masters the originals lurk as copy, worth $126. the challenge for visitors is to spot among the 270 paintings which is the fake. is it this one? the shadings is a bit heavy handed or this one some of the brush stroked look hurried or is it this one is the paint still wet. >> by putting a replica in one of the trips in it's meteorologistal frame in the gallery, so every picture in the whole place becomes open to suspicion and i think that heightens the sense of scrutiny that you give to every people. >> the gallery sent a high
resolution digital photograph to china, where most of the mass produced art is painted. reproductions any period or style are big business, the artists are trained and expert in making copies. in one village alone studio pros deuce 5 million replicas every year. and that poses some interesting questions. like what is art? and what gives it it's value. >> the value of art isn't just the value of what it looks like, it is a product of someone's effort, and skill and technique and originality. >>ed the good to have a show like this, because increasingly art is becoming an asset in the hands of the world's 1%, so a show like this makes you look at the picture, and see it for it's beauty rather than it's price tag. >> visitors have until the end of the april the one they
think is the one made in china, after that the copy and the original will hang side by side and the public can decide what is art. al jazeera london. >> there is absolutely fake about andy, he has all your sport now. >> one of the men hopes to dislodge speaker president says he will overhaul what he described as a culture of fear. is one of four candidates standing in that may election, he says smaller countries in particular feel unable to question or challenge fifa's current leadership. there is a fear that if people move in a direction or vote in a certain way that there can be rep precushions on them. there is a feeling that has happened in the past, and especially it effects some of the smaller nations
financially, who don't have the financial way or ability as others. and i have heard that and i am concerned about it, and i want to guarantee that that doesn't happen again. >> arsenal sup up to fourth. they have recorded their first away win of the season, their firsts away from home this season live pool is just coming up to full time a minute or so still to play, 3-2, the latest score putting liverpool ahead in that one. now, after three months touring in australia india has finally enjoyed a win they beat afghanistan in the final world cup >> scores 115 as the defending champion scores 364 for 5. in reply afghanistan well,
they are only score 280 india getting a little bit of luck, maybe a little bit of skill. combines there for a catch eventually and they are winning by 153 runs. they play pakistan in the world cup opener. i well like to think so. so pretty much taking the boxes. deutchman leads the way in the tour of qatar during the third stage. the course may be flat, but it is far than an easy ride of it. >> a new day rises in a sport that is continuing to rebuild from years of drought tainted drove, australia's team are one of the fresh faces in world cycling some people
think we are not serious because we have so much fun but that's the way we do it. >> the team are currently in qatar, it is part of a demanding schedule for these riders and their crew. i think you would be surprised how much effort it takes to build a team like this, 60 people working for us, so that's a small factory we have. >> pain. leg cramps and constant challenges from rivals are the least of their worries in the middle east, it is the elements that will get you. the cross winds are hard to explain unless you are out there, the winds from the side, you go into the echelons if you can make the front there's only so much road you are either in the des can cert in the dirt, ogo to the next group. >> if racing mrs. out through a choking sand storm won't see them quit, then receiving treatment on the road for open gravel wounds will definitely
slow riders down. being on the road competing is what motivated these riders but a huge part of their job is to always be available the ever for a drug test. while they say kit be very inconvenient in this era testing is nonnegotiable. >> the sport has change add lot, and you can see with the racing too so it is all for the good and the sports coming out of a bader rah and it is growing again. >> people controlling us, are fans of cycling and that's what we want to do, other people from other sports look to us like they are doing it well. >> exhausted and in pain, from a heldish 195-kilometer journey, they have finally reached the end of this stage. >> for me that's probably one of the craziest stages i have seen. yeah the wind storms and the sand, it was like going to war. it was like apocalypse, and i
think people start to go -- push even harder just in aen paic. >> but memories will fade and they will be back to do it all again tomorrow. al jazeera doha. >> competitors are also being pushed to the limit at the u conn arctic ultra race, organizers describe it as the word's toughest race. temperatures have been dropping below minus 45 degrees. al jazeera reports from the trail we have a yukon hamlet. >> it's been an extremely eventful first 36 hours in this arctic ultra race. a number of competitors 11 or more have had to pull out because of the code weather and one of them a man that was leading the field a man from poland called mikale, he was taken to hospital in a helicopter, a first for this race. and to get an idea of what this kind of cold and what that kind of environment can
do we talked to a scientist and a doctor, a man who specializes in extreme environments and what they do to people. these are first signs so to speak. you lose your dexterity in your hands ear, nodes, fingers, you lose dexterity as i said, and of course everyone is becomenning more difficult and you are mobile no longer to get yourself out of probablematic situation. whereby the problems add up, add up and become worse. >> the cold weather is causing more than just physical problems. equipment is actually malfunctions in the fridged waver, one mountain biker told us he pushed his mountain bike 65-kilometers to reach the check postwhere he could get in and fix it. >> but organizers say look, if there are going to be problems then they should happen earlier, it is easier to help people out to rescue them,
and also the big challenges that lie ahead of terrain and even more cold weather as you get into the high country well, it is better to be acclimbtized for that, so the race that goes 100-miles is finishing just down the trail that's the 160-kilometer race, after that there's a 300-mile race a 400-kilometer race, the racers will keep going and after the end of ten or 12 days the 690-kilometer race that's the event they are calling the longest toughest and coldest athletic event in the world. >> braving the elements for us looking for now, i will hand you back to felicity. >> thank you. and a remind ever you can find much more sport and news of course over on our website. aljazeera.com. and that's just about it from me and from this news hour team but stay with us i am back with more in a couple of minutes see you then, bye bye.
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