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still young. we look at empathy machine that gives people a chance to feel what it's really like to grow old. >> more than 100 people have been killed after an explosion sparked by fireworks at a religious festival in southern india. crowds gathered to watch celebrations where emergency services are now struggling to help hundreds of people. >> every year, this temple marks the year of celebrations with a fireworks display and cam addition. once again this year, thousands of people had come to worship and watch the pyrotechnician. it was halfway through the show when a spark set off the rest of the fireworks in storage, leading to this scene.
short of the people who died were trapped in the flames near the storage shed. chunks of concrete and debris from the temple crushed worshipers. the explosion was felt within a one kilometer radius, shattering the windows of homes in the area. >> permission have been south to provide financial assistance to the victims. the government is doing its best. >> nearby hospitals were overwhelmed. it's a small fishing and residential town not equipped to deal with the disaster of this scale. most of the injured were sent to the state capital, nearly 70 kilometers away. with the rescue mission over, there are many questions around growing anger from residents. they had previously asked for
the fireworks event to be canceled. the temple did not have permission to hold the fireworks competition, saying there were no adequate safety measures or precautions in place. this disaster is becomes the focus of not only local politicians, but also the country's prime minister. while the scale of this accident is exceptionally large, disasters at religious events and festivals happen frequently across the country. >> many say this incident is getting so much attention gop the government because of its timing ahead of elections. there will be questions about why the government has largely failed to respond to long standing crowds to establish policing and safety measures at an event like this which draws a large number of people. >> witnesses say fighting
between accept are activities and battle troops killed several and wounded others. we have the latest from manila. >> sources tell us that the number of those who died is expected to rise in the coming days. there are those who are still wounded and that the philippine military is still trying to extract them from the battle zone. soldiers are missing at this point. the battalion sent to fight was sent months ago. it was an operation, coordinated operation, part of the order of president aquino to eliminate the armed group by the end of the year, the number of be abusayef fighters are going up.
the price paid for this operation is quite high. more than 20 soldiers are believed to have died, however the philippine military said it has killed the known bomb maker, a moroccan national. they have show to media that every has been killed in the assault. there is still not enough information we are getting from the philippine government, it is not known how many civilians have been affected and how it will affect the coming elections. >> a political scientist says the deadlock over piece negotiations is allowing hard line groups to exploit widespread frustration. >> we have the question from 2001 to 2004, very strong call for cooperation between the united forces and united states forces allowing to push back
against terrorist groups like abuy sayef. there was a question that it was pushing so far to the underground that the united states withdrew forces to fight them. it seems it is coming back with a vengeance. one has to do with the dangerous deadlock in the peace negotiations in the philippines. critical legislation failed to pass in order to lay down the legal foundation for creation of an autonomous region. because of the failure to pass that law, what happened is that now this dangerous deadlock in the peace negotiation, there is a lot of frustration on the ground. unfortunately, the extremist groups are taking advantage of this frustration and deadlock with this process. the second factor has to do with we know that the command of isis
has lost ground in the middle east and now is spreading internationally. you have others who have sympathized with isis and pledged allegiance and now they're intent on creating a caliphate here particularly where we have this dangerous power vacuum. you have the deadlock in the peace negotiations and isis shiesers trying to establish a foothold to establish a caliphate here in southeast asia. >> a strong earthquake has been felt in afghanistan and pakistan. the 6.6 magnitude quake he i crept was close to the border with pakistan. there are reports tremors were felt in the afghan capital kabul and islamabad, the pakistani capital. the syrian prime minister said the russian air force and
syrian army are preparing to retake aleppo city. that's according to russian media. let's take you live now to our correspondent, who is in beirut for us this hour. this will very much one assumes be a joint operation here, the syrians working pretty much in tandem with the russians. >> what this goes to show is that if it wasn't for the russian involvement, the syrian army would not have the upper hand that it appears to have on the ground with rewards to the military battles or conflicts that continue to take place. in fact, it shows that a few weeks ago, the much-hailed withdrawal of russian forces from syria are in fact to the extent that the syrian opposition made doubts, they claimed it was some sort of
victory from the opposition, that they forced the russians to withdraw their fire power or reduce it from syria after the comments made by bashar al assad's prime minister. that's what contradicted. in fact, also, the gains made by bashar al assad's army in recent days appear to have been the foundations or the setting the groundwork for what is a much bigger campaign, which would be a much more difficult feat to kind of get over, which is being able to recapture aleppo, which is eventually syria's largest city or industrial city, and is the kind of prize possession of the opposition because it's from there that they are able to then launch their attacks when they try and go on the offensive towards the south, towards damascus and other areas. it is a big statement to make by the prime minister, but one would assume looking at how things have developed over the past few days and weeks that
that statement wouldn't have been made if there wasn't some sort of military strategy done together with moscow to try to push towards aleppo. >> you've already touched on this idea. if palmyra was the template for aleppo, one would assume we would see syrian ground forces communicating with and working with russian air power. the russian air power, that was helicopter gun ships, correct me if i'm wrong here. >> i mean, obviously in terms of the specific fire power that they use, whether it is going to be their fighter jets or helicopter gun ships or even other equipment, obviously will depend on in terms of the military strategy, the difference between palmyra and aleppo is that palmyra was under the control of isil whereas aleppo, there is a plethora of different armed groups who control different parts of not only the city, but the great
organnance including the al-nusra, the free syrian army and so many other groups that are there and they also have their own regional backers, as well particularly when you look at the role of turkey in all of this. aleppo isn't only appraised possession of the opposition but it is the leverage that turkey uses when it's going to regional discussions and negotiations. the significance of this actually and the only from a military perspective and the geopolitical strateginess but also this is coming on the eve of the resumption of the geneva talks and they're meant to start in a few days time. there's always been an attempt to recreate the status quo by either side so you would see an increase in airstrikes by the russians, by the syrian army in order to recreate reality on the ground that would give them the upper hand in these negotiations.
if something was to happen as the prime minister has hinted to in the next couple of days, prior to geneva particularly with aleppo, that could very much jeopardize any form of talks that would take placen geneva. >> the symbolism of this would be huge, not maybe as a done deal but if the military campaign to take aleppo given all those disparate groups that are in the mosaic of people fighting over the different clutches of territory for so long, the symbolism of that would be enormous. >> it would be, you can't overstate it really, peter, because when you look at the map of syria in terms of the main cities that are controlled and by controlled you are talking about in terms of the security there, you are talking about in terms of day to day life and so forth, the only main city that is proper lip controlled by another entity that is not the assad regime for isil is aleppo.
aside from that, the opposition do control parts of homs or parts of the country sides of other cities, the country sides, the suburbs of damascus but in terms of aleppo that is essentially their main base and it is through there because of its proximity with turkey that the opposition has been able to survive, so something like this, if it was going to change the situation on the ground would have massive ramifications tolls the least. >> jamal, thank you very much. tear gas and stun grenades have been used against refugees trying to get into macedonia from a greece. hundreds of people trying to cross into the country sunday from the greek side of the border. 11,000 people are stranded in the town after macedonia and its neighbors fenced off their borders. only people with valid passports and visas are allowed to enter. the greek spokesman said
indiscriminate force against refugees is dangerous and deplorable. >> the chief coordinator for doctors without borders is live on the line now from that camp. just take us through what happened here when they decided to use tear gas. >> what happened is that this morning, a group of men went to the border to try to negotiate to pass, people were gathered to get backpacks. the tension kind of increased, and inside the camp, inside the tents that we are having -- and we are seeing people arriving with bullet wounds and things like that. >> so as well as stun devices and tear gas, the authorities, just to be clear on that point,
the authorities were using rubber bullets, as well? >> yes. tear gas, rubber bullets, yes. >> ok, so that decision would have been taken do you think, in your opinion, i know you're a medical man, but that decision was clearly taken by somebody running the operation on the macedonian side of the border? >> i don't have this information clearly, but yes, at some point it started and we started receiving patients with wounds from the bullets and a lot of people from syria to greece inside our camp, yes. >> we are looking at the very latest picture that we've got here at al jazeera. it looks to me that what's been tear gassed is pretty much an open field area, not primarily this makeshift tent city where
12,000 refugees have been living. >> yes, it was in open area, in the field, the people have been in the fields along the border, so it's an open area, but some tear gas canisters where we have 150 people. 150 people inside the tents and tear gas canister came inside the tent. it's a mess. >> are your colleagues on the ground, they've been working with refugees who got injured concurrent with rubber bullets, stun devices and tear gas, because tear gas, it stays, it lingers in the system.
>> yes. i'm not sure i understand your question very, very well but yes, we are seeing patients arriving with those injuries, yes, and we are clear, we have patients arriving, and there are rubber bullets and tear gas canisters being collected on the ground. >> many thanks here on the al jazeera news hour. nearly 3 million syrians are now in turkey including children separated from their families. harry fossett went to meet the parents of 111-year-old who vanished off the streets of istanbul. >> the david family has been through a lot, the terror of water in their syrian hometown, aleppo, the struggle to get out for the sake of their five children. it was nothing compared to what happened when they made it here, the disappearance of their 9-year-old daughter. >> give me back my daughter, for god said mercy.
i won't even stay here, even if the bombs are falling, i'll go back to sir yes, but i can't go without my daughter. >> described as a quick with id girl, was playing outside the house when she vanished 18 months ago. her parents are sure she was abduct and is still alive and say the authorities have done little to find her. >> the separation happens on the road, children left behind in dangerous places, what makes this case all the more desperate is that the girl went missing just a few steps from her new home where her fall thought they'd at last found safety. >> the desperation took them to a popular investigative morning show broadcast and turkish t.v. so far, they haven't been able to find her but say they have been successful in many other cases. in another district, a refugee assistance group is staging a day of fun for displaced children. it's also a deliberate
demonstration to the authorities of how many children rely on them especially those separated from their families. >> they are completely defenseless. we can say that turkey has a high number. it is trying to clear the system from managing the situation and does not have a situation fully in place yet. >> there are more than 50,000 unaccompanied children in turkey. we've been unable in the course of two weeks to obtain an official number from the government. the dave volunteers fear the affect all this is having on her brothers and sisters. >> she can't go upstairs or outside. she says they took my sister, they will also take me. they cannot even go outside. my son has nightmares. >> so he does all he feels he can, taking to the streets of this vast city, hoping someone will see a photograph, call a number and bring an end to the nightmare he's been living for
the past year and a half. harry fossett, al jazeera, istanbul. >> plenty more still to come here on the news hour, including marking a plane crash. we look at the challenge of delivering aids to ethiopians after a devastating drought gets worse. manny pacquiao finishes his boxing career on a high. prosecutors in belgium say a cell had intended to launch a strike in france but instead moved to carry out the bombings in brussels last month. investigators believe the group changed their minds, thanked their plan in response to what was at the time a quick moving investigation. earlier, prosecutors said they have identified the so-called man in a hat.
he was filmed on security cameras moments before suicide bombers detonated their explosives at brussels airport. now, it is this man, that's employed abrini, a belgian of moroccan origin. he was wanted for attacks on paris. he was one of four men charged on saturday. we have the story. >> the so-called the man in the hat was among europe's most wanted for weeks. he was seen here with the brussels airport suicide bombers and on friday after a series of raised in brussels, belgian police said they had their man. muhammed said he is the man in the hat. he was also identified as the suspect in the november 13 paris attacks. he's been charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group and terrorist murders. >> we've expressed appreciation to our security forces for their efforts. we all know we have to stay very
alert and be very careful. at this very moment, a lot of military and police are on the ground to maintain our safety and security. >> a total of 162 people died in the attacks in brussels and paris. >> i hope he will be able to give answers to what happened either in paris or brussels. also i hope prosecutors can find out if there are other terrorist cells and suicide bombers and if they have more supporters here. >> yes, it's really important, the fact that belgian authorities got him. hopefully that means that the police police are doing their job well. i think this is making brussels residents and belgian in general feel safer. >> members of belgian's islamic community gathered outside the station to pay transcript to victims of the attack. >> this is something we do not tolerate. it's important for us to be present, to show our support and
thank the belgians hoop supported us. >> an expression of solidarity they say that's essential to make belgium safer and stronger. >> the sawed king address egypt. king salomon said the two countries would cooperate to eliminate what he called terrorism. >> we had talks focused on fighting and combating terrorism, which is the biggest threat to arab islamic nations. the kingdom of saudi arabia is fighting terrorism and extremism on all levels. we need to work for the establishment of a jointly arab force. >> joining us now is timothy caldas, a non-resident fellow for middle east policies.
the relationship of the two countries on an up swing here. who gets what out of this relationship? saudi arabia is maintaining its influence over the largest country in the world and the count relationship with the largest military in the region. and also, the proposed development in northern sinai might help improve the situation for the locals there and create sort of the turn for isis in northern sinai. there's benefits there in saudi arabia. as far as the egyptians are concerned, any injection of hard currency to the economy given the current economic crisis and guarantees that there will be financing for needs for the next five years is helpful in terms of investment. >> across the region, who else is lookinging on this relationship and feeling slightly nervous, perhaps
slightly edgy that they're getting closer and closer, literally building a connection, a physical connection between the two countries? >> i mean, it's not clear right now. i don't know how many people are getting very nervous. the reality is that the at least so far, the egyptian government's been very reluctant in terms of employing its armed forces in saudi arabia and its gulf allies that are undertaken. i'm not sure it changes the calculus in any way. there are enough internal concerns wit and with respect to libya. >> when you talk about those internal problems, are the raids totally convince that had sisi will be there in a year or two? could that explain why they've gone from a situation of just literally pumping money into the
egyptian economy to setting up and wanting to be financially maintaining things that will be lasting longer than just money in the bank? >> i think the saudis are starting to develop the relationship with egypt and to whatever extent as i as i remains president, it hopes that that relationship will outlive his personal presidency. at the same time, i don't think that they're necessarily planning for his departure or anything of that nature. it's simply a matter of them trying to create a more sustainable structure for their connection and influence in egypt. >> timothy, thank you very much. ethiopians are enduring their worst crisis in nearly 10 years. half a million children need help for acute politician. there are challenges getting
food to the worst-affected areas. we have a report from the worst-affected areas. >> this railway was built with a $2.3 billion chinese loan. for landlocked ethiopia, it will provide a vital link with neighboring djibouti. as ethiopia tries to deal with its worst humanitarian crisis in decades, trains are being used to transport aid. >> you really get a sense of the scale of this relief operation here. this is the second train to have arrived this week. each carriage carries aren't 1,250-kilogram sacks of wheat. the men are putting them on to trucks and from here, they go to the main warehouse, which is around 20 kilometers from here. >> at the warehouse, it's a similar scene. the supervisor said his men are working 24 hours a day. >> we have to distribute to six regions. in the last 30 days, we have received 28,000 tons of food.
>> there have been delays getting and you had like this off ships at the djibouti port. vessels carrying hundreds of thousands of tons of foot have now been given priority to dock over ships carrying other goods. >> at the local level, there is clearly a feeling that the response is not enough, and that there are more people who need assistance than have been acknowledged. in each district, you have a process where people are selected and saying ok, you're going to get food aid and you're not, and that's a terribly painful process. >> the government and international donors have given $760 million. the u.n. said at least $1.4 billion is needed. >> it wants to protect its people from catastrophe that
would happen unless intervention is made. >> this area normally produce as surplus of food outside addis ababa. she said the drought completely destroyed her harvest. she said she's received aid four times but the sacks of beans, maize and a few heaters of cooking oil is not enough. >> the children don't have enough to eat. that's wipe the men have left to try and find work, so we can buy food. >> with the dryest months now approaching, aid agencies believe even more people like her and her family need help to survive. al jazeera, ethiopia. lets stay in that part of the world, particularly in ethiopia. here's everton with the weather. >> southern parts of ethiopia have had flooding recently, so really heavy rain into southern parts of the country, but the
draft in the north will continue. right up into the horn of africa there have been significant rainfall totals here in recent days, around 40 to 50 millimeters. the wetter weather stretches across the hard of africa into the gulf of guinea, more heavy downpours coming in here. ghana through liberia into sierra leone, those showers continue over the next few days monday sue tuesday. the showers do continue across the southern parts of ethiopia, useful rainfall across the northern most part. djibouti seeing a few showers. we may see one or two showers to the far north of egypt in the next day or two. monday looks fine, showers coming into cairo, some weather
coming into the eastern side offed mediterranean. the on going drought continues across much of southern africa but we've seen heavy rain into the democratic republic of congo. >> plenty more ground still to cover, including peru going to the polls with the front runner, the daughter of a discredited former leader. the referendum in darfur that could in theory mean unity. philadelphia flying to the playoffs knock out one of the nhl's most famous teams in the process. stay with us.
>> welcome back, you're watching al jazeera news hour. top stories so far this hour, now more than 100 people have died in a fire during a religious festival in india. police in the southern state say the blast began when stored fireworks exploded inside the temple complex. >> belgian prosecutors say the brussels attackers had first planned to strike in france. they believe the group changed its plan because it was surprised by a fast-moving investigation. tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets have been used against refugees trying to get into greece. greece condemned the incident, saying indiscriminate force is both dangerous and deplorable.
an the eve of peru's presidential elections, four have been killed and six missing after an armed attack. the authorities believe that the lettest shining path rebels are behind the attack in the central region. three killed were soldiers, the fourth their driver. they were taking forces to guard voting stations. guards have been deployed which is in a major coca production area. >> security on peru voter minds ahead of the vote to choose a new president sunday. the front runner is holding on to a lead but is unlikely to win outright in the first round. from lima, here's maria sanchez. >> last month, a 38-year-old was standing outside his home. a man walked up to him and shot him twice in the head. his family said he died a victim
of violence from the right in peru. youngsters who walk around armed have become more aggressive. there has to be a new strategy to change this. crime in peru is increasing and getting more violent. shootings and armed robberies happen in daylight. police say one in every three murders is committed by a hitman. this woman goes to the market carrying only the money she will spend. she doesn't trust there are enough police to protect the population. >> you go out in term fear. you can't have more money, because you walk around scared. they'll kill you for nothing. that's what i'd like the next government to change. >> the homicide rate is among the lowest in latin america, but the national institute of statistics say residents have been a victim of crime. >> they feel safe you said their
homes. it seems this issue is more important for voters than the economy, poverty, health and education. >> all the main candidates in sunday's general election have promised voters they'll improve security. e., measures they have pledged include isolating inmates in prisons my up in the andes, sending the army to protect government institutions and improving policing and investigations of crime. some would favor the death penalty for the most serious crimes. >> the last 10 years have been marked by failure and abandonment by the police. the security and judicial institutions vice president received attention. to divert that won't be easy, but it's a great challenge for the next government, focusing on violent crime by focusing on investigations and criminal investigations. >> they hope the next government will put security on top of its
agenda. >> mariana joins us live from liam that. in reality, she has to get to 50%. if she doesn't, what happened after that? >> well, peter, she is not going to get 50%, according to the polls. she will have to battle this second round. it is likely she will win the first selection and dispute that in the second round any of the candidates in place. a former finance minister who favors free market policies and len dose is a, a leftwing candidate, she is a congresswoman, 35-year-old, she's the youngest of all candidates. she of course is a leftwing and favors completely the opposite
proposes. the polls have opened in peru and we are in a very poor area of lima and in the school behind me, 11,000 people are going to be voting today. there are 22 million voters expected to vote today. the vote here is mandatory and yes, there are 10 candidates, but the major battle will be between the three main candidates. >> now, her father, of course, cast a long shadow over the country's politics. for the voters, how much of an issue is that? i think we've lost communication there is. we'll give it one more go. mariana, it's peter in doha here, can you hear us? >> i can hear you now, peter,
yes. >> now, her father is behind bars for what, more than 20 years. he castes something of a shadow over politics in the country, for the voters going to the polls, is that a big issue or are they just dealing with the bread and butter issues, the state of the economy, say? >> i think that is very important, because he is in jail because of human rights abuses and corruption, crimes against humidity, serving a 35 year sentence. he has inherited, his daughter has inherited this legacy from her father, so voters today will be thinking about that, and in fact, it is very significant and this is a very important issue for voters who perhaps don't know if they will vote for her
are have doubts, because yesterday, a her significant incident happened. three patrols from the army who were returning from more remote village taking ballot boxes, there were four people dead, three soldiers and a civilian and there are six people who are disappeared and five wounded. many people will think if her father was able to defeat the shining path rebels, many will think perhaps we should vote for her, who has perhaps inherited the strong fist from her father. >> thank you very much. >> people in darfur will vote to decide whether their area should
become one administrative self contained entity. voters are asked whether darfur should be divided into five states or brought back into one region. it was one region until 1994. the government and rebel groups have been fighting for more than a decade. the violence began between the army and rebels who said their communities were neglected by the government in kartoum. >> more than 2 million people are thought that have been forced to leave their homes. 1.4 million have taken shelter in camps around sudan. we have more now from nor darfur state. >> goods and vegetables, every color of the rainbow. the offerings in this market are as diverse as the people in darfur. voters will decide between two options, keep darfur carved up into five states as the government wants or make this area the size of france one region.
>> long ago, we had one region and we didn't have any services. since we had the five states established, the services are better. >> this will not rupture the people. it will bring people together. >> in 2003, armed rebels from no one arab tribes said they were fed up with the more ethnically arab federal government turning its back on the area and neglects its development. the violence became a genocide. the u.n. estimates as many as 300,000 people may have died, including from disease and malnutrition. more than 2.6 million people have been displaced. since 2011, darfur has been comprised of five states in a temporary compromise between the government and rebel groups. now the people will weigh in. walking around the market, it was hard to find someone who wants darfur to become one region.
>> for security reasons, for our welfare, it's important for us to be one. >> opposition party and a number of rebel groups agree and are boycotting the referendum. he says the election is a formality and the government will get what its wants, permanently making consider if you are five states, splitting it along ethic lines. >> this will increase the division of the country the same way that they did for the south, we are expecting it to happen in the worst. after sometime, probably the west will ask for self determination. >> the government of north darfur squashes that notion. >> there is not a single state in darfur based on ethnic background. there are no other motives other than to provide better services for the people. >> the referendum comes as fighting has displaced an additional 100,000 people since
january, the chasm clearly% the between the government and disparate rebel groups, making peace a distant prospect. al jazeera, north darfur state, sudan. >> foreign ministers from the group of seven industrialized countries are meeting in hiroshima. the u.k., france, germany, japan and the j have sent top diplomats to discuss issues including ukraine and north carolina. they are expected to visit the hiroshima piece memorial to pay tribute to the victims of the bomb dropped by that the u.s. there years ago. >> this city was chosen for this meeting precisely because of what happened here more than 70 years ago. on monday, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry will become the highest ranking u.s. official to come here and lay a wreath at the memorial to all those who lost their lives when the united
states military dropped an atomic bomb on this city in august, 1945, lean to the deaths of more than 140,000 people. he'll be joined by the six other g.7 foreign ministers. it will be a very highly symbolic moment. japan's government is expected to issue a declaration at the end of the meeting, calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, as well as peace. japan is in a very difficult position here because on the one hand, it wants to see the elimination of nuclear weapons while on the other is reliant on the nuclear umbrella that is provided by the united states. >> poland is that commemorating a plane crash implyion that the russian authorities themselves could have been behind the
crash. emma haywood now from wausau. >> a day of commemorations here in poland to mark the sixth anniversary of the plane crash in which 96 people died, including the president and his wife along with dig tears, including military leaders and m.p.s here in poland. this is the sixth anniversary of the first time the government has been involved in these commemorations. the tragedy unfolded is still very much on the minds of people here in poland. >> i'm interested in a full explanation of what happened here and to show some respect, as there's been very little respect over the last six years here. >> i wish that in the spirit of solidarity and truth, i can unit with the whole of the polish
nation so we'll never be ashamed of her identity and we can learn the truth about what happened. >> exactly what happened because in 2010, six years ago, still very much in the forefront of people's minds here. the russian investigation at the time says that if the pilot were to blame for the crash, a polish investigation put the blame on the pilot but some blame air traffic control. earlier this year, a new investigation was launched by the polish government to try to establish exactly what happened. earlier this year, the defense minister here suggested there could have been foul play. the russian authorities vehemently denied that but there has been a level of anger that the russian have not handled over the wreck only and have still got hold of the flight recorder which say very much of the day of remembrance to think of all the 96 people who died that in crash six years ago. >> the effect of aging are something that most of us want to avoid for as long as possible, but new technology is
able to show you what it feels like to grow old while there's still sometime to prepare for it. we explain june it's a suit that looks if it for a superhero, complete with flashing lights and goggles, but this exo skeleton assimilates what it's like to grow old. >> no one wants to talk about getting older, so this experience is a tactical way to get the conversation started nationally. >> not just with the senior set. displaying the suit at places like a liberty science center in jersey city new jersey gives kids something to think about. the head set assimilates what it's like to have vision disorders like glaucoma and mechanically degeneration. when the cells begin to go, this is what you are left with. can you imagine walking around
like this? >> no. >> as well as hearing impairment. the extra weight on your back and mechanical existence brings home the reality of living with the muscle loss and arthritis common in the elderly. >> if i had to walk out with problems with my limbs and not seeing or hearing, it would be so disorienting. i don't think i'd want to go out. i'd stay home. >> that's a huge issue, that isolation that happens. this is something we want to try and overcome by bringing this to everyone's attention. >> with engineers from the firm aflipped minds seem to have create is in fact an empractice she machine. >> see someone who could move about and then watch her legion and the difficulty with which she moved and hear the sounds, it really made it more personal for me. >> if i were to sit a kid down and tell them i'm getting old, no one's going to pay attention to stuff in text, if you actually create an immersive
experience, it can change people's tuesday. >> perhaps not just talk about the issues around long term care, but better prepare for them. >> i go home now and put my feet up. >> al jazeera, new york. >> still ahead here, the augusta national course sinks the master hopes of many of the world's best players.
>> speith and mcelroy were the hot ticket at augusta national saturday. they were the final pair out on the course. speith appeared to be handling the georgia winds better than most. the defending champion gave him a three shot lead, but the texan dropped three thoughts on the final two holes and the 18t 18th saw him taking a diverse into the woods. >> he finished his round with a double bogey at three under. he is down to a single shot. >> it was a really tough finish to go from holding a four shot lead and being in a very similar position to last year to now it's anyone's game, so it's
tough to follow that. it's mixed feelings right now. >> mcelroy's bid to complete a career grand slam is faltering. the northern irish man started the day within a stroke of speith but finished it five behind after a round of 77. >> it's just one of those days you have to try to forget about and move on. you know, to be honest with you, i'd be feeling a lot worse about myself if i hadn't seen what jordan did the last two holes. i've taken a bit of heart from that that i'm still in this golf tournament. >> the 58-year-old langer has won the masters twice in the years before speith was born. three straight birdies on the back nine saw him finish just two shots off the lead. >> i put myself in good positions, made a couple of par
fives, four under for the par faceoff. for a 58-year-old, it's fun to be in this position and play with the best in the world. >> world number one's patient play is being rewarded. the australian sank this huge birdie put on the 14th on his way to one under par 71. sunday final round he'll be three behind speith. >> just four players are under par for three rounds, the only player to break 70 on saturday was smileys coffman, applying in his first masters. he said he loved to play the course on the tiger woods video game. pacquiao knocking broadly down in the seventh and ninth rounds. bradley had won the first contest. pacquiao has now taken the next two. he is 37 now and won world
tights in eight divisions, now focusing on a political career. >> are you retired? >> yes, i made decision, but you know, going back to the philippines, spending more time with my family and then focus to serve the people. >> how important was it for you to get this win tonight and to say goodbye in this manner? >> i feel sad, because, you know, my body is still ok. you is that you tonight, but, you know, my family, that's what they want me to do. >> britain's anthony joshua is the flew i.b.f. heavyweight champion after stopping martin in two rounds. could be a pivotal day in
the english premier league. a win takes them 10 points clear at the top of the table. we're into the second half, sunderland zero, leicester one. at kickoff, unbelievable, leicester defying football gravity and go within three wins of the title if they hang on at sunderland. spurs play man united later on. the philadelphia flyers are into the nhl playoffs after a win over the pittsburgh penguins, the penguins already assured of their playoff spot rested key players. the flyers will take on the washington capitals in the first round of the playoffs. they get going on wednesday. ok, plenty more from me later on. >> many thanks. do stay with us here on al jazeera. we're chasing more for you.