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hello. i'm david eades with b brksbc world news. our top stories. a solar eclipse is taking place across the northern hemisphere. this was the scene in the fairroe islands just a few moments ago where the sun was totally covered by the moon. now, they have yet to reach totality, as they call it in norway. these pictures coming to us live as the moon continues to creep across the sun. nigeria's president tells the bbc he is hopeful boko haram could be defeated in a month, but the fate of the kidnapped
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chibok schoolgirls remains unclear. >> we're told by the military that there's no clues at all as to where they are. also we report from the front line in donetsk in eastern ukraine on how the cease-fire is holding. hello. in just the past hour millions of people across europe africa and asia have been enjoying what's described as one of the greatest shows on earth. and it's a show that just keeps giving, because we've got live pictures now from the arctic archipelago of valguard.
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guy watchers gathering for a full solar eclipse, and it's edging ever closer there where the sun will be completely obscured by the moon. that is expected to take place at around 12 minutes past the hour. so we're ten or so minutes away from that. let's have a look at the total eclipse as it was seen above the faroe islands just a short while ago. really a wonderful sight there and it got more spectacular elsewhere as well. we've got some views from other cities. this is the view from plymouth in southwest england, just a few moments ago. and a rather hazy image for you, also, from madrid. that was a little bit earlier, but everyone, it seems, got a glimpse at one point or another, of varying degrees, of the eclipse, and with varying degrees of wonder as they saw it. with me is our science correspondent, rebecca morell. i mean wonder is the word and there is a picture of that
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wonderful, deep red haze around the moon as well. these are spectacular pictures. >> totally awe inspiring. you kind of want to be there, seeing it. sadly, imagines on the screen are the best i've had this morning. these are just incredible features on the sun and the moon. this effect known as beading, which is where the sun starts to pour through the valleys on the moon right before the moment right before and right after the moment of total eclipse, and this gives you a sense of the moon's geography. you can start to see the topography on the moon. it's absolutely incredible. and you can also see some prominences. the sun for the last few days has been a bit of a wild time. there have been some solar storms raging. and the difference you see in the halo around that's really we think we're going to have a bit of an analysis later, kind of the remnants of this solar storm, which is going on at the moment. this incredible glimpse both of our star and our moon that you don't really get at any other time. >> you talk about the god's and
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we've got stonehenge here of course, always references to that, but the god's smiled on us to a large extent giving us enough clarity to see all of this. even areas that have a lot of clouds, there were moments of this extraordinary clarity. >> sadly, in london i dashed outside to try to get a glimpse and it was so cloudy and the light didn't even dim that much. but in other parts of the uk up in the faroe islands, and obviously astronomers with their special telescopes it's important not to look directly at an eclipse, they managed to get these incredible views. and this deep shadow is still racing across the earth, as we speak. it hits sbalgard at about 10 past 10:00, and this total eclipse lifts off the earth at 10:20. the partial eclipse remaining until about 11:50 uk time. and russia is the last place to
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witness the partial eclipse, this spectacular event. >> so another hour and three quarters or so of it. does it tell us i mean can it tell you scientists more about, i don't know the way our system works. do we learn anything about this or is it just really frankly, a moment of natural beauty and enjoy it? >> a bit of both. historically, scientist who were studying the sun in the 1800s, and especially the solar eclipses, they were really useful to actually look at the chemical composition of the sun, so their chemical elements helium, was discovered by looking at an eclipse. you are start to get an idea of what the sun is made of. einstein's theory of relativity the idea that gravity can bend light, that was kind of confirmed during the 1920s, when someone was looking at the stars behind an eclipse to see how the light was changed. so they have been useful. now there's an experiment going on in the uk to see the effects on weather of the eclipse. there's said to be this kind of weird, airy wind that travels
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across the country, across the world when an eclipse takes place, the temperatures dim. and they're getting people to record cloud cover, to record the wind to record the temperature at that time to get a better idea of how this sort of solar show can change what we're experiencing here on the earth. >> it's good to know that it's giving us stuff. >> it keeps on giving. >> and it gives us spectacular pictures, too. rebecca, thanks very much indeed. okay let's catch up on some other news. in less than a week's time nigeria's president, goodluck jonathan, will be standing for re-election. on his watch, boko haram has risen as a force in the north of the country. thousands of people have been killed there. in one incident you'll recall hundreds of girls with your ss were killdnapped and they're still missing. the army still doesn't know if those girls are alive. and after a successful military
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offensive recently he says boko haram will be driven out of the country within a month. well, that interview was carried out by will ross who joins us now from the capital. well, quite an insight, will into the president's attitude and thinking. >> reporter: yeah he was very upbeat. we met in the presidential lodge here and he had just flown back on a helicopter from one of the three states that's been under emergency during this whole boko haram crisis. but that journey would have been seen as far more dangerous just a few weeks ago. that's how quickly the situation seems to have changed in the northeast with dozens of village villages and towns now back in the hands of the nigerian military, with a lot of help from the chadian forces as well as cameroon and niger. but, of course this whole issue
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of security will dominate and has been dominating the run-up to this election. and as we sat down for the interview, i began by asking him to assess the status of boko haram at the moment. >> they are getting weaker and weaker by the day. and i'm very hopeful that it will not take us more than a month to recover our territories that have fell into their hands. >> where are the jihadists? where did daythey go? >> well they have a lot of linkages, you know center africa west africa. >> what i mean is they were chased out of these towns and villages, where do you think they've gone to now? >> that's what i'm saying the pressure is on them they're killed. of course, some of them they die in the process. a number of them just have
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killed. some of them even bleed back to reintegrate into the civilian population. >> the hope, of course has always been for the families of the 219 abducted schoolgirls from chibok that this operation would find them alive, but this week we're told by the military, that there's no clues at all as to where they are. >> we ask that question every day. we are looking, we have not seen dead girls. that is the good news. so i believe they're still alive. i believe we'll get them. >> do you know where they are? >> no i can't tell you where they are. we are suspecting that they may be [ inaudible ]. >> many people are questioning
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how on earth has it been that during these last just few weeks, less than six weeks, the whole picture has changed in the northeast. these towns and villages have been taken back and they're wondering why that couldn't have happened months or years ago. why it's happened right now. >> yes, i agree. at the beginning of the boko haram, wherever expected that you would build up that kind of capacity [ inaudible ] have not fought any war, have not manufactured weapons, so to look for equip the army and the air force. >> what do you say to all the families, though that have lost their loved ones during this five-year period five or six years. >> whatever goes right, accept. whatever goes right, applaud it. so i'm not shifting blames. i'm only trying to explain to
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you what you appear not to appreciate what we are doing, which is unfortunate. >> but we can't forget that people have been killed. that's the thing. we can't just say, everything's fine now because the towns and villages have been retaken. >> wherever i hear somebody that is -- whether it's boko haram or security personnel, they're all nigerians. no president would be happy to lose his citizens. >> so a positive assessment there from president goodluck jonathan, although it's very clear that the war against boko haram is far from over. he mentioned there that the jihadists have kind of melted away and moved to different areas. so not clear how many of them have been killed during this ongoing offensive. of course, there's an election coming in just eight days' time. the president says he's very optimistic of victory and there'll be plenty of coverage here on bbc world news over the
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next few days. >> will thank you very much indeed for that will ross in lagos. now, it is 12 minutes past the hour and that's what you get this time of day in sbalgard up in the arctic. a total eclipse of the sun by the moon. another extraordinary picture we're able to bring you as we continue coverage of the eclipse. the moon wending its way farther north. it's passed us by here in the wuk, of course as it has further south as well. but it will continue for another hour and a half in terms of northerly perspectives. what you see there on the other screen is the view from the wing of the airplane there, flying over the atlantic up across the arctic there. it's almost like a star of bethlehem in the sky there. another spectacular picture way
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above the skyline there. but this i guess, is the picture that everyone was waiting for, and hoping they would be able to see. and they got it with pretty much total clarity, as the sun tries to burst its way around the moon's image there. some wonderful scenes and something that we see, of course very rarely indeed. our science correspondent, rebecca morelle was explaining also, there's plenty of effort being made among the scientific community to see what effect an eclipse like this, beautiful as it is, has, actually, on our weather here on earth. and there are expectations that there will be a slight cooling of the temperature, here comes the sun, just bursting around the side again. amazing pictures. if you have time to get your air guitar out. so, as i said a lot of scientific effort to work out more from what these eclipses
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actually mean. in the course of the last hour we've been able to take you from madrid, rome stonehenge of course which is almost synonymous with the movements of the sun and the moon and the solstice, right up to the arctic here in sbalvard to bring you more amazing pictures. that was the scene until a few moments ago, and it continues bringing us some wonderful pictures, which will last for another hour and a half. the last people who will get a flavor of the eclipse, it won't be totality, but they'll get a good chunk of it will be in russia, before -- that will be the end of the eclipse for now. another one coming next year but probably not in quite this order. okay we better pick up with reality again, shouldn't we? because we've got some news coming out of tunisia, where
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atlantic state extremists say they were behind the attack at the bardo museum in the capital, tunis, which killed 23 people. tunisian authorities have arrested nine people. they've deployed the army to protect major cities as well. this attack clearly designed to wreck the country's tourist industry. coach coachloads of tourists from nearby cruise ships had literally just arrived at the museum close to the parliament building, when the gunmen opened fire. one of the cruise ships, "msc splendida" have arrived in barcelona. nine of its guests lost their lives in that attack another 12 were injured. the company has now suspended stopovers in tunis until further notice. our correspondent, james reynolds, is in tunis, where today they're marking their independence day and he says people are certainly shaken there, but it's thought they will still come out in large numbers for celebrations as a show of solidarity. >> the government has said that the attackers here were
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tunisians. significantly, the information the government is providing says that they actually learned their skills across the border in libya, suggesting i think, the nature of what's happening in this particular region. in terms of what ordinary tunisians think, a lot of people will be shaken by what happened here. this is different from soldiers fighting jihadists in remote areas. this is right in the heart of the capital. and i think we may see later today an expression of what ordinary people think during independence day celebrations. this is tunisia's independence day, but, of course, by coincidence, it comes two days after the attack. it is then nevertheless the chance for ordinary people to take part in rallies and show what they think. >> that's james reynolds here on bbc world news. do stay with us if you can. coming up in just a moment, we have a sightseeing tour with a difference it's under armed guard and it's taking you around the pakistani city of karachi. stay with us for more on that.
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you're watching bbc world news with me david eades. the latest headlines. an eclipse of the sun, underway for millions of people across europe and across parts of africa and asia. the nigerian president, goodluck jonathan says he is confident that the boko haram jihadist group will be beaten although the fate of the kidnapped chibok schoolgirls is still unclear. hello, i'm nick marshall coming up on sports forget about this solar eclipse, we're staring a to the green and gold fighting for a world cup semifinals. we'll have all the latest between australia and pakistan. also coming up it went tiebreak crazed, but eventually she found a way through at indian world. and caught between a rock and a hard place. but he flukes his way on to the dance floor. all that and more coming up in 30 minutes' time. hopes for lasting peace in
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eastern ukraine seem to be fading again, hostilities carry on in spite of the cease-fire signed in minsk last month. one village in the donetsk region is under the ukrainian government's control. >> peski was one of the wealthiest suburbs of donetsk. everyone apparently wanted to live -- and look what has happened to it now. constant fire. so he's taking us to the ukrainian position at the front line. well technically a cease-fire line but this doesn't really sound like a cease-fire to me. he wants us to run, one by one.
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no -- he's suggesting we go inside, which is probably a safer place to be. >> translator: >> reporter: so he says the ukrainian army and military are respecting the cease-fire but they're from the volunteer military and he says, we return fire.
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>> reporter: it's 900 meters from here to the position of the separatist forces and that's well within the kalashnikov's firing range and the firing hasn't stopped since we've been here. that's some cease-fire, huh? we heard the incoming now we heard the outgoing. they're definitely all carrying on. >> natalia in eastern ukraine. in the pakistani city of karachi, there is a bus tour you can take but it's with a difference. karachi is infamous more targeted killings for carjackings, and this tour bus
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has armed guards an itinerary that changes all the time and a highly negotiated access to sights. it's the first ever guided tour bus of the city, which ranks as one of the ten most violent in the world. our correspondent hopped on the bus. >> reporter: our colorful ride for the day around karachi. and here is our adventurous guide. >> my name is atif, and we started this venture in order to educate the locals and to show them the true colors of our city. if i can just have your attention for two minutes, please. >> reporter: given a choice the women of karachi decided to sit on top of the bus rather than inside which is quite an unusual sight for this city. now, the tour caters mostly to locals but there is also a handful of foreigners joining us today. so although there is not quite
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war zone tourism, it does feel a little bit like it, in this very violent city. the organizers are not taking any chances and will be accompanied by armed guards at all times. karachi residents rarely explore their own city certainly not by bus or on foot. >> the situation in the city i think as a mother i have become more protective and i think this was like one of those opportunities of doing something in a safe environment. for security reasons, the itinerary changes for every trip and is never shared in advance. >> when i first came i look with the guys on the rifles to be honest a little scary, because i come from singapore. >> reporter: this is karachi as you've never seen it. how locals and tourists discover
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the hidden places of this sometimes very noisy city. and the itinerary is also very interesting. there are old colonial buildings, markets, but also churches and hindu temples. in a country that is predominantly sunni muslim where minorities are often shunned and persecuted that choice of itinerary is quite the statement. >> our idea is to educate the local citizens and to show them the harmony that really does coexist. >> reporter: peace and harmony in karachi. who would have thought? hopefully out of optimism will last for now, at least, the tour is booked solid every weekend. >> well, there's only one way to close this particular bulletin. let me remind you what millions of people across europe and africa have been witnessing. for those in norway -- it's been better than this actually.
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this is the faroe islands a total solar eclipse. we've got a spedup view from the arctic archipelago svalbard in the past half hour. hundreds of sky watchers gathering there to see the sun totally obscured by the moon as it passes between the earth and the sun. we'll leave you with the picture. um... i...i think we can make it, right? it's okay, jim. just stay calm and move as quietly as possible. everyone understand? no sudden movements. google search: bodega beach house.
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a news deal that's a bit like deja vu. greece's prime minister pledges to come up with new reforms to get the bailout back on track. and millions of gaming fans are going to be watching an event live in london tonight. we'll look at the appeal of online games as a spectator sport.
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hello. welcome to world business report. i'm jamie robertson. first, let's start with greece. the prime minister alex tsipras has pledged to come up with a new list of reforms in order to get more bailout money and stave off bankruptcy. where have we heard this before? but the promise came after three hours of late-night talks with german chancellor angela merkel and the france president francois hollande. and those funds are desperately needed. according to budget calculations by bloomberg, the government is 3.5 billion euros short this month. it says it will be able to pay a 350 million euro loan repayment to the imf that's due today. and many think it's going to struggle to pay state salaries and pensions next week. athens has been surviving by selling bonds to the greek banks. they've seen some 20 billion euros of deposits though withdrawn from those banks since november. banks can't afford to lend much
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more. and it's been propped up the banks have been propped up by emergency lending from the european central bank. now, how different, though is this new deal of today from the existing one? >> well basically, i think it's the same deal that athens was getting a month ago. basically, they have to come up with incredible commitments to do reform they've been neglecting to do in the past couple of years. and in exchange, they might want to get the catch they so badly want. this is europe pushing athens into a corner as well as athens painting itself into a corner, coming up with extremely aggressive attitudes toward the rest of europe referring to world war ii and things like that, and at the same time expecting that these exact same people are going to be the ones giving concessions to will always be a pipe dream as far as athens is concerned. it's just the same thing. they'll have to do the reforms,
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have to come up with something credible. the only difference is they're actually starting to trying to catch the european commission and european leaders want to see, is greece serious about tackling the reforms they didn't do in the past couple of years. be it privatization, be it liberalizing certain professions. also making is sure their tax collection function have said better. the way athens has had to do austerity over the past couple of years was mainly focused on cutting spending, precisely, because cutting taxes is to different. and if athens is serious about tackling these things, i think the rest of europe would be quite pleased. because for the past couple of years, european leaders have had to negotiate with the same parties and the same politicians that things got out of hand in the past decade to begin with. and as far as that's concerned, i think tsipras might be a welcome change on condition, of course, that they're willing to engage in constructive talks.
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>> now to the swiss city of basel, where thousands of the world's watch makers sellers, and enthusiasts are all gathered for the annual basel world watch fair. switzerland's exported about 28 million watches last year. but are times getting tougher? >> the swiss city of basel, on the river rhine. plenty of up market watch shops here, but right now they're firmly focused on the global market. here at basel world, there's no escaping that some luxury brands are seeing their sales slip. and that's because the fastest growing economies have been slowing. so the brands have having to change their strategies. >> there has been a slowdown particularly in the asian markets. as a matter of fact, we are still operating at a pretty high level of business. in order to make our watches still affordable in europe we
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are looking at offering models at affordable prices. and this is one of the measures we have taken. >> for me passion is the kind of watches. this is an automatic movement. it's self-winding. >> the market's high-end mechanical watches is being revitalized by new lower priced designs. designs. >> normally more expensive watches, and that's quite interesting, because, a brand that has its sort of positioning and brand personality and you have to be careful you don't lose that cache and disenfranchise your existing customer base and demand a value of watches that have already been sold. >> luxury and novelty often go hand in hand the search for wealthy customers with makers establishing huge sums to create the right ambience. so far the swiss industry remains in good health exporting over 28 million
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watches last year. but with the chinese population of 1.3 billion, that's a lot of wrists still not wearing swiss watches. nigel cassidy, bbc world, basel baselworld, switzerland. it's one of the fastest growing areas in tech world with millions of fans all over the world. online gaming you've heard about it many times on this program. it's increasing in popularity, people are not only playing, but now, crucially, they are watching others play in football stadiums, if cinemas. tonight, the uk games this particular party. the electronic sports agency will host the country's first egaming championships. worldwide stream is expected to attract up to 9 million online viewers. last year the global online gaming industry was worth $39.5 billion. it's getting the attention of top tech players, bought the online gaming website, twitch tv for nearly $1 billion. the website now has 55 million
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unique viewers per month, worldwide. with me is our technology reporter. dave, it's different, even though this is growing so much it's not really in the public consciousness, is it quite yet? >> not quite yet, but it's getting there. people involved say, why isn't this on the sports program every night? but right now, it's seen as something fairly geeky, not in the mainstream. >> have you been to one of these events? >> i have not been to one of these events. the bbc covered an event last year in south korea which was enormous and held in the world cup stadium. it was absolutely incredible 40,000 people in the stadium, millions and millions watching online. that particular one had 37 million people. >> cheering and all the rest of it? >> it's a mix between a football match and a pop concert. that kind of strange mix of adoration and competition sense is quite fascinating. in the uk where this event is launching tonight, there's a slightly more small crowd, 600 in this arena, but it's going to
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get bigger. >> who is the audience? other gamers i presume? you don't have people from outside gaming sort of -- >> no, here's the problem. it's really hard to understand what's going on unless you play the game. one of the most popular games is called "league of legends," which has different characters and skill attributes. unless you know that it's very very difficult. however, like say, rugby, for example, i've never played rugby, but i can watch it understand it. so i guess that may happen in time as well. but right now very much concentrated to the -- i don't want to say geeky, but probably the best description, people who are into this kind of thing. >> most sports spectators come from the outside, they come from the arena and go into people's bedrooms and privacy, and this has gone the other way. >> and it's caught the video game industry by surprise. we mentioned about that twitch tv which is an online streaming service that amazon owns now. and that's wildly popular. millions and millions of people watching right now, people play games, for some of us might seem
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like a mystery, because watching someone else play a game doesn't seem very interesting? but the fascination on watching the very very best players play has meant that there's appeal to get a big arena is there. and in many ways gaming has obviously seen sometimes as a lonely pursuit. this brings it out into the public. >> dave, thanks so much for that. dave lee, our technology reporter. that's all the time for world business report. more in about an hour's time. (clucking noises) everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny because only he brings delicious cadbury creme eggs. while others may keep trying nobunny knows easter better than cadbury.
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it's time for "sport today" live from the bbc sports center. coming up on the show it's elementary, dear shane watson. australia are into the world cup semifinals. it went tiebreak crazy, but eventually she found a way through. and caught between a rock and a hard place, but brandt flukes his way on to the dance floor. hello there, wherever you are, around the world, welcome to "sport today," it's international happiness day, but you don't feed to tell
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australians around the world. they are smiling, after just beating pakistan at the contradict world cup. they will play india in the semifinals. josh hazelwood can take a lot of the credit with a brilliant display to keep pakistan's batsmen from doing any damage. they were out for 213. australia's chase started nervously, but shane watson and glen maxwell hit the go button unleashed and reached the target, a six-wicket with 97 balls to spare. highlights later on on bbc. defending champion is out of the indian tennis tournament. she's been beating in their quarter final match. she won the first set, 6-4, but saved a match point to take to it a winning tiebreak. and then it was lisicki's turn.
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she will play elena jankovic who reached the last four after her opponent retired injured. she had her leg strapped after losing the first set, 6-1. and 4-1 down in the second. she admitted defeat too much pain there and retired. >> an early retirement made novak joeovich didn't raise a sweat. he's through without even hitting a ball. he received a walk over when the australian pulled out injured. >> i think playing last night with him under the medication that i was antibiotics has made me feel like i have no energy today and the face is inflamed up even more on the right side of my cheekbone. so it's like it's tough for me to actually like even move and rotate my head so i can't be really turning. i'm scared to run on the back as well. so everything is really not good for me now. >> not playing novak djokovic
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like that. a big year for rugby union. the eight world cup taking place. but it's also the 20th anniversary of the game turning professional. a decision which really revolutionized the sport. the england world cup robertson was one of the first professional pioneers when he moved from rugby league. he's been talking to my colleague. >> rugby union turned professional 20 years ago, with former england world cup winner jason robertson, one of the first to experience what it was like if but for robertson, the game's metamorphosis was more than just financial. >> professionalism wasn't just a case of saying all right, guys there's x amount of pounds, come and play the game. it was a change in everything. coming to the team what i know straight away was the different body shapes. you know, you had guys there that could hardly run but could hold a scrum. >> forwards haven't changed much in size but what has moved on
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due to professionalism and dedication to fitness, is their speed and mobility in open play. >> as things improved you've got a coach who's scrummage, you even see eye coaches now for vision and making sure that people you know, can look up and assess what's in front of them. because the game is just getting more and more intense, a lot faster. and sometimes you, you know you can't really tell you know, whether they're sometimes backs or forwardses. you look at a george north. >> reporter: his comparison between north and former wallaby great david campese highlights the changes of backs over the last 20 years. >> i think there's a lot of emphasis on size, but i think there's a place for another jason robinson. i want to go to the games and i want to go for my seat. and i want to see people taking people on because that's what excites me about the game. when you look at some of the
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best teams in the world and look at you know, the likes of new zealand, they're so good at it. >> defensive coaches, such as sean edwards, have revolutionized this aspect of the game. so has the attacking play been blunted beyond the point of return? >> all the best teams i've seen over the years have great defensive structures but they also have players that can do something to open up the defense. the best defense in the world can be opened up and sometimes, that may be by just some sheer brilliance somebody who has got some great feet great pace. if you can get the ball to them at the rate times, then you can break any defense. >> fascinating to hear robinson's insights. the best jumpers are trying to soar to new heights. now he's trying to better his distance of 251 1/2 meters on a purpose-built hill. seth bennett is there.
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>> reporter: well, this is a stunning location and there's no doubt a stunning sporting feat could be achieved over the course of next few days. 251.5 meters is the number that everybody walking through the gates here has in their minds. that's the record set by anders but can he go any further? the hill behind me has been built specifically with that in mind. it's bigger than anywhere else in the world, and this is a real opportunity. >> the hill is really big. it's maximum of what's allowed to build now. but you are also -- you need the perfect conditions to be able to jump over 251.5. >> reporter: the conditions are not too far away from being perfect. sun's out in the sky, temperatures are above freezing and i'm sure there's great belief in the 50,000 people a day that will arrive here that that record will go. it's going to be an intriguing weekend, where sporting history,
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potentially, could be made. seth bennett, bbc news slovenia. >> now, finally, the american morgan hoffman leads the way after the first round of the arnold palmer invitational at bay hill after 600 under par 56. but we have to see brandt snedeker anyway. you're heading towards the way, and an outrageous banks and two outrageous bounces and lands on the dance floor. and after all that he receives birdie. anyway a round of 68, twhoo shots behind the leader hoffman. lots of football as we preview the action ahead for this weekend and next sending you tweets follow us on facebook we're all over social media. i'm nick marshall mccormack thanks for watching. see you soon. bye-bye.
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it was sort of a vision that we all felt if we do a project together we might be able to play something very traditional, but very new in the same way. the main thing is to play the street music and play that sound with new instruments and new kinds of production value, but this is what we need to play. all celebration music stars from where we come from. ♪ ♪
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>> "i don't care where you're from" has two layers. the first layer is the area we're from but also has the arabic mix part talking to the beauty, to the girl i don't care where your parents are from, given families and tribes and all of that. but so it's a combination of being -- accepting everyone and getting getting over local issues. ♪
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>> we as a band come from places that we cannot all be in. wyatt is palestinian and holding an iranian passport. arami is a syrian holding israeli documents. he has an american passport. you know, i won't be allowed to go to his house, ever. it's not a reason for us to find other people to play with because we feel strong about these band members, what we can do with this music together. ♪ >> in 1947 it was acceptable to
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travel to a city. a man in jerusalem, in damascus in beirut, in baghdad, before everything was divided. and now we can't go to places. so fortunate soul is just saying that we still see it as a home. if we can all, we can meet more people around the world and make more relations, and take it to a better place. the isolation is probably causing all the problems because you're always separated. ♪
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hello. i'm david eades with bbc world news. our top stories. nigeria's president told the bbc he is hopeful boko haram can be defeated in a month. but the fate of the kidnapped chibok schoolgirls remains unclear. >> we're told by the military that there's no clues at all as to where they are. a solar eclipse takes place across the northern hemisphere. this was the scene in svalbard in norway where the sun was totally covered by the moon.


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