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in support of a man the nation hanged. disappointment for a group of refugees. one of the world's great art museums reinventing itself to be more contemporary and modern. i'm in new york. that story coming up. syrian president bashar al assad's army has taken full control of the ancient town of palmyra. governments forces have been advancing into isil held territory. there's been heavy fighting in the historic center and residential areas. syrian army backed by russian air power sap turd the citadel which is a unesco world heritage site. let's go to our correspondent near the turkish, occurian border. can you confirm that all forces
have pushed out ice ail and all the fighting ended? >> i can confirm that the syrian army is in control of the city center and most parts of the town, mainly in the center of the town. however, isil has claimed that its fighters still fighting in the eastern part and the northeastern part of the town. they say they've attacked a number of syrian army positions, including a checkpoint. earlier, after the syrian army said it was in full control, isil's media group claimed that it carried out two suicide attacks in the western part of the town, so clearly isil remains there in different parts of the town, but i will describe them on the outskirts. however in the center and the wider area, i think the government is in control. we have president assad even speaking to a visiting did he go
allegation who praised the results of the attacks and also you have a spokesman for the military, for the syrian military saying this is the beginning to defeat isil. >> palmyra isn't just known as a unesco world heritage site, it's also very significant in terms of a strategic location for the syrian army. talk us through how significant it is. it's very significant for them primarily because of its location. it connects owe open the boys is located in the center of syria and connects all the prance portation closing to the east and then to the north and west, for the syrian army is very important to them for the route. they want to cut isil routes to the stronghold to the east. isil is mostly in control this and alleges to the north toward raqqa, another stronghold for
isil. they are keen to cut those supply roots for isil. >> thank you for that update. let's give you a little bit more background on how we actually got here. isil's destruction of palmyra's ancient architecture made headlines around the world last year but it's world heritage status is not the only reason it is important. there was a prison in palmyra where political prisoners were toureddured. isil blew up the prison last may. it is an important gain for the government. we have more. a significant advance against isil in syria. according to state media, government pores backed by russian air power have recaptured the ancient city of palmyra from isil after days of
intense fighting. while there has been no independent confirmation, the syrian observatory for human rights said that by sunday morning, the bulk of isil forces in the city had retreated. >> following a series of large scale operations, our units operating on the eastern countryside of homs, backed by the syrian and russian air forces fulfilled their mission successfully in the city of palmyra. they gained control over the the surrounding mountains and ridgion and killed terrorists and destroyed their bunkers and military gear. >> isil took over palmyra, also a unesco world heritage site last may and began destroying ancient sites and staging mass excuses. known as the bride of the desert, palmyra used to have many tourist before the conflict began. the city also has a prison
complex. it was one of the most feared detention centers, known for housing political prisoners. thousands of government opponents were reportedly tortured there. 38 after taking over the city, isil blew up the jail, destroying an important symbol of government control. palmyra is between damascus and dermazur. the government of syrian president bashar al assad has of late made advances ins rebel held territory. recapturing palmyra opens up routes to the surrounding areas. police have surrounded protestors in brussels.
it's just gone past 5:00 p.m. now earlier, a solidarity march called the march against fear had been postponed because of security concerns. it had been planned to mark tuesday's bombings which killed 28 people along with three attackers and it injured hundreds of others, as well. let's go live now to jacki role lands who joins us live from brussels. earlier we saw scuffles between police and protestors. what do we know of the protestors that tried to advance into the square? well, the protestors, it was a group of a few hundred people. they appeared to be football hooligans, right wing extremists, a lot of them were dreads in black and had their faces concealed. very much not espousing the kind of sentiments expressed for the most part in the square.
here there are messages of peace and a big banner saying not in the name of islam. niece demonstrators seem to be looking for some kind of a confrontation either with the police over the peace demonstrators. they were chanting anti immigrant slogans. as you mentioned, police were able to push them back. water cannon was briefly used to expel those protestors from the square and pretty soon afterwards returned pretty much to the atmosphere we've seen up to now which is quiet and thoughtful. there was a fairly large police presence around the square. >> there's been several arrests in the aftermath of tuesday's attacks. has there been any more development in the investigation? >> it's quite clear there's been investigation going on and every now and again, we get updates from the prosecutor's office. the latest we've heard is that another 13 raids in and around brussels amounted further
afield. nine people were arrested during those operation, five of them were supposedly released, indicating there are four still being questioned. earlier, we heard that another person had in fact been charged with terrorist activities. that brings just four of the number in the last couple of days who have had charges laid against them and it's reported that the police are specifically looking for eight suspects in connection not only with the brussels attacks but also the paris attacks of last year. >> becky, thank you for that update. jacky rowland speaking to us from the capital, brussels. there's a major story developing out of pakistan. thousands of people are marching from islamabad, said to be the supporters of kadari, a former guard who was hanged. tell us about this march.
what's behind the rally? >> well, just a little correction. actually, these people met very close to islamabad. there was a large gathering, a player and after that unexpectedly, thousands was people decided to march, they said they wanted to go to parliament. the security forces then set up containers all along route, but the crowd was very large and they were able to breach the barriers, according to the latest reports that we have, thousand was people are now in the parliament area, and the police had resorted to very heavy use of tear gas. also unconfirmed reports of fighting in that area, our team had to pull out because of the mood of the crowd, so it's not clear as to what is transpiring right now outside pakistan's parliament.
>> tell us a little bit more about kadari. what sparked this rally in support of him? >> well, qadri was a security guard who decided to shoot the governor a few years ago because the goner was critical of the blasphemy laws and coming within a certain sector of islam that the governor himself blasphemed, he killed him to protect the governor. the government then took him into custody. there was a ground swell of support for qadri. everybody said he did the right thing and that attracted tens of
thousands of people to his funeral. >> thank you for that update from islamabad. in other news out of pakistan, a bomb has been set off outside a park in lahore. 15 people have been killed and 50 others have been injured by the blast. officials say most of the dead are women and children. we will have more on that story as the details become available. a rally is being held in baghdad in iraq, where the influential shiite cleric is expected to address the crowd. he and his supporters have been calling for the government to appoint a new cabinet. >> we are here calling for political reforms. those in the zone claim there is no corruption or poverty in iraq. we are at the walls of the green zone and tomorrow will be at its heart. i am the representative of the iraqi people. i will enter the green zone
myself, while you hold your ground here. we are peaceful demonstrators and will remain as such. >> let's go now to baghdad, where jane is standing by. we just heard him referring to the green zone where many foreign diplomats and officials are based. why did he choose this location for the protest? >> the green zone has become a symbol of corruption and occupation. it's the place sadaam hussein has his palaces and where the american government oversaw the workings of iraq while they were here. it has now become a symbol of iraqi corruption. just as his comments were made web got up, went down from the podium and took a few steps into the green zone where he than sat
down on the sidewalk. we have to remember, this is a man who is telling everyone he is a man of the people, he sat down on the sidewalk inside the green zone and then went into a tent. he is, he said launching his own sit in. it's a piece of political theater that many international politicians could only team dream of. the key question is what happens next with this. >> indeed, jane. what happens next? how much support does al sadr have in his push for a cabinet in iraq. >> his main base of support is the street. he's a revere revered shia cler. he launched an uprising against u.s. forces and iraqi forces and actually fought iraqi and american soldiers in the streets. he then turned to politics and
he's become a mainstream political figure, and now he holds one of the keys to government reform. he can't do it on his own, but he's been trying to gather support and put pressure objectal abadi to clamp down on corruption. it's basically a standoff and we now have one of the most revered shia clerics sitting inside a tent at the entrance to the green zone, all the politicians inside the green zone wondering what they are going to do and the prime minister jam bling to come up with a collusion to this. >> jane, thank you for that. speaking to us from baghdad. still oh come in this news hour. >> i like to save people, i like to save even trees, nature, i love it. >> doing a good turn, refugees
in australia are now volunteering as firefighters. >> christians around world celebrate easter. in sport, action from india coming up a little later this hour. >> the refugees say they are angry and frustrated over worsening conditions at the camp. most have sold their belongings and spent their savings to get this far. we have their story. >> yet again they page their way towards greece's border with macedonia. they left their camps and walked for kilometers in the cold. >> we are going there because they are opening the border.
we read it on social media and facebook pages. we were celebrating last night. >> these people were not given the correct information. this is what they found when they reached the border. dozens prepared to push forward through police lines. >> this is the only hope we have left. they want to take us to military camps and the e.u. relocation plan can take months or years. i am confident we can get through, because we are many people. >> a few dozen gathered, but they changed their minds. we won't be marching, they said, not unless the red cross is with them and there's a decision by the european union to let them in. >> these refugees and migrants know that crossing by force will not change anything. two weeks ago, some of them managed to break through a barbed wire fence only to be arrested by macedonian authorities and sent back. >> instead, they held peaceful
protests in front of the world's cameras in the hope that their voices will be heard and their suffering not forgotten. >> we will endure the cold and stay even with no food but we won't leave here. our families are in europe already. we will stay until we can cross. >> this is where they will wait while asylum requests are processed. they are now rely on activists to support them. >> what's going on here is a tragedy for our whole continent who are renouncing to our history. >> the main road through which hundreds and thousands of refugees use to reach europe has been closed for weeks. more and more people are realize that go europe's open door policy has been shut. dana hodor, al jazeera. a u.s. drone attack killed eight members of al-qaeda in yemen saturday night.
two missiles hit people gathering in a courtyard. the war is houthis against forces loyal to the former presidential hadi. there are some 2 billion christians around the world and many of them are marking easter. this is the day they believe jesus was resurrected. in india, they celebrated with singing and dancing, then attended special prayers and held jubilant processions through the city streets. >> in northern iraq in the predominantly christian town, hundreds of people gathered in churches. many of those in attendance have been classified as internally displaced people since isil took control of their villages. the celebrations were a welcome distraction from the on going conflict in the country.
pope francis is celebrating easter sunday mass in the vatican. thousands have gathered at st. peters square to watch the service amid tight security. the pope led prayers from the altar set up on the steps of stuff peters basilica. he urged people not to lose hope. >> jerusalem has seen a drop of pilgrims this year. the last six months have seen a wave of shootings and stoppings between jewish authorities and palestinians. >> it's the holiest day in the christian calendar. despite that, there are not many here. >> this year we have around 30%, 40%. it's not academic, but around there, mainly because people are concerned, they are afraid the moment things happen inside the old city, so people are
concerned. >> it concerns you when you walk through the city, because there are so many guards and i'm not used to handle every day life with so many weapons and army stuff. >> for those who came, a very special moment. for many, this is a trip of a lifetime, to attend mass in the place where jesus is believed to be buried and risen from the dead. within the walls of the church, the difference in numbers is palpable. >> mass is underway here. what is striking is the amount of empty space usually under normal circumstances, this area would be packed with tourists and children's. >> everyone we speak to notices that is half empty. one palestinian man tells us it is a different atmosphere here and that it's sad. another says god willing, things will be better next year. >> those who live and work in jerusalem's old city tell that you say these are uncertain times. what makes them worse than the tense times before is nobody
knows when this latest wave of violence will end. >> the israeli prime minister has come to the defense of a soldier who shot and killed an injured palestinian last week. the video released by a human rights group showed a military personnel firing at a man in the head while he was on the ground. the man had been shot and injured while trying to stab a soldier. netanyahu said the ethics of the military shouldn't be questioned. >> questioning the idea of morality is wrong. they bravely fight blood thirsty murderers in confrontational circumstances. we should all back the army's chief of staff, the i.d.f. and our soldiers who keep us safe. in the republic of ireland, people are marking 100 years since the easter rising.
an official ceremony was held outside the general post office in dublin to commemorate the rebellion of 1916. that's when a group of armed men failed in their attempt to overthrow british rule by storming the building and declaring an independent irish republic. jonathan moore is an expert in irish modern politics and said the irish relationship with neighbors britain is focused on future e.u. membership. >> there is a real problem for some people with what's going on today and that is that there are still people in northern ireland, distant republican groups who want to do what the men and women of 1916 did, fight against the british state and anything that celebrates or commemorates the past two months might be seen as giving them some kind of green light to do that, so there is a wariness about what today means. there is great fear in the irish republic and in northern ireland, as well, of what would
happen. one report suggest that had the irish republic would suffer economically even more than the united kingdom if the e.u. does lead. despite all the years of independence in the republic, the two economies are very much intertwined and there is a great hope amongst irish physical circles and wider circles that the u.k. will not depart, but certainly it had very, very interesting implications for the peace process, because the vast majority of people in northern ireland want to stay within the united kingdom and the consequences of the u.k. perhaps leaving would be that there would be a rethink about their relationship with britain and their relationship with the republic of ireland. >> north carolina's government released a new video showing its large effort r. exercise of long-range artillery training.
state media showed leader kim jong-un inspecting the drill. it is the first time a. a raid has been held since the cabinet of myanmar has been unveiled. small opposition groups are looking to put pressure on the ruling party in tokyo. >> this merger is seen by many in the fragmented opposition as being the best chance of trying to derail the ruling
conservative coalition government of the foreign minister ahead of upper house elections this summer. abey has forward momentum in spite of scandals involving cabinet members and the economic strategy. he has majorities in both houses of the japanese parliament. if he can extend that to two thirds of the vote. he has an unprecedented opportunity to change the country's pacifist constitution giving the military a more assertive role. the opposition has promised to try to prevent that. this merger sees a further sad demise of the may opposition democratic party of japan. they spectacularly swept to power in 2009, but equally spectacularly were dumped by the electorate a few years later. they have never been able to recover. the new merge party simply known as the democratic party has no guarantee that they are going to fire up this electorate.
many people here despite the checkered history believe there is no alternative. >> more to come in this news hour, including. >> in the first hospital, there was no qualified doctor, the second hospital, no drugs and constant power outages. >> we will tell you why the death rate for cancer in nigeria is so high. plus we'll have the latest on the race for the democratic nomination after bernie sanders' last win. find out what forced rafael nadal to make a surprise exit from the masters. we'll have detail later in the program.
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days. thousands of people are marching from islamabad in pakistan. there are reports police used tear gas on the crowd which is near the capital. they are supporters of a former pakistani security guard who was hanged for killing a regional governor. a bomb has been set off outside a park in lahore, pakistan, most of the dead are women and children. we will have more on that story as the details become available. for now, though, let's learn to our top story and the syrian government forces retaking palmyra. let's go to an associate professor of middle east history in ohio. thank you for being with us. we're seeing syrian forces take over palmyra.
how much of a low is this to isil? >> it's an important setback in that palmyra in addition to being an important archaeological site, it is a world heritage site designated by unesco. it also is strategic, a few steps from there takes you to the iraqi border and you can connect from there to raqqa. the loss of the city of palmyra for isis is a strategic blow to them and plays into their narrative that they are invincible. this reverses that and they will have a feeling for sometime to come. >> every time isil suffers a defeat on the ground, their fighters target a foreign country, now, we've seen this in paris, we've seen this in
istanbul, just recently in brussels. does this mean if isil is defeated in syria and iraq, does it mean that their terror acts will continue for years to come? >> isis as a movement is, you know, it's now a regional phenomena, also becoming a more global phenomenon in a sense that they are increasing their attacks outside their own immediate region of operation, so they've expanded their operational base. yes, when isis suffers setbacks on the battle field in their immediate set of territories, they tend to sort of attempt to deflect away from the setbacks by committing atrocities, whether blowing up cultural heritage monument like the temple of bell or carrying out an outrage atrocity in paris or
belgium or elsewhere in the world, these are all part of the same package and reflect a pattern of behavior that we can expect to see in the coming future. >> in syria, we've seen the cessation of hostilities for the last month. we are expecting the geneva talks to restart soon. is it too soon to hope for a resolution of the conflict, the syrian conflict the next few months? >> oh, definitely. i mean, the ceasefire is very welcome in the fact that little held in many areas, despite the breaches that have been reported on a regular basis, but overall, this has had a positive impact on the civilian population, but it is somehow translate that into suggesting that things are going to maybe a resolution is at hand. i think we are very far away from it. if you look at the document that is came out from the last round of meetings between the opposition and the regime, you
can see however apart the two sides are and the meeting highlights the fact that there is a significant gap between the united states position and the russians. most of this hinges around how the transition is going to occur and the what the nature of transition is going to be and more importantly what is the fate of assad in all this. i don't see movement on the part of the regime or by the russians to really push assad to make the real concessions necessary to bring this conflict to an end. >> thank you for sharing your insight with us from ohio. australia has a tough policy to deter refugees arriving by boat. some of them are making a valuable contribution to the country. andrew follow mass reports now from noble park in melbourne. every summer, parts of
australia go up in flames. in hot windy conditions, wild bush fires are common. containing them and stopping them from destroying homes or lives, generally falls to volunteer firefighters. not many are from iran, but she and her husband are refugees who came to australia by boat. >> it is very heavy especially when the water turns on. i like to safe people, i like to save nature, like trees. i love it. >> there wasn't enough people to be on call for when a real fire
broke out. >> the fire service was becoming unviable. we have 12 members in the brigade. that is not enough. we had to do something to change that around. >> so the fire service made an active effort to recruit from ethnic minorities, particularly resettled refugees. nowadays, australia's government deport any refugees who come by boat but between 2010 and 2015, tens of thousands arrived who were allowed to stay. a high number settled south and east of melbourne, the very area facing a a shortage of firefighting volunteers. of the 52 volunteers, half of from immigrant backgrounds. >> they help us and they accept us to be in australia, so i have to do something. i want to do something. it's like payback. >> the firefighters are more representative of the immigrant communities they're serving,
too. >> particularly in a situation where you've got a fire, it is a bad time for people, and english not being first language, quite often we have members responding who can speak other languages and offer confident support to people in their times of need. >> the focus of australian politics recently has been on how to keep refugees out. sometimes overlooked is their contribution once they're in. andrew thomas, al jazeera, noble park near melbourne. >> u.s. presidential hopeful bernie sanders has won democratic caucuses in three states. he clinch would the vote in hawaii, washington and alaska over front runner hillary clinton on saturday, but he still lags behind clinton in the all important delegate count. this is how the democratic presidential race stands at the moment. despite bernie sanders' wins, hillary clinton still leads with
1,243 pledged delegates, sanders 975 with his latest victories. let's go live to washington, d.c. where rob reynolds is standing by. after a string of defeats, finally victories in three states. tell us what is behind sanders' latest success. >> bernie sanders tends to do well in caucus states. caucuses requires a little more commitment and it is thought by many observers that bernard sanders supporters have that commitment. secondly, he's done very well in states that have largely white liberal democratic electorate. by contrast, former secretary hillary clinton has done well in states that have large african-american and hispanic
populations like florida and north carolina which voted recently. it was impressive, though, he did score above 70% in both alaska and hawaii and over 80% in the state of washington, all in the practice typhic northwest. >> take us through what's next in the democratic race. >> it's going to be a pretty wild ride over the next couple weeks. on april 5, there is a primary election in the state of wisconsin, both sanders and clinton are fighting hard for those votes, and then a couple of very large population and therefore delegate rich states, new york, which clinton represented for eight years as a u.s. accep senator and expensesh is always a big part of the democratic coalition. both candidates will be mooing for the maximum votes there obviously. i want to point out that even if
sanders wins continually, former secretary clinton will continue to win delegates even in states that she loses overall. >> thank you for that update, reporting for us from washington, d.c. more than 100 people have been arrested in china over the past week in connection with an illegal vaccine scam. so far, four pharmaceutical companies have had their licenses revoked. we have this report from beijing. she spent days worried that she unwittingly exposed her son to danger. police broke up an illegal vaccine ring that had been in operation for four years since 2011. >> i'm worried, because i don't know if this is the only case or there are many cases like this
in the whole country or whether it will happen again. >> last april, police arrested a mother and daughter accused of being the ring leaders. they both vaccines from licensed and unlicensed traders and resold them to hospitals and clinics. the drugs were made by approved manufacturers, but officials say they were not stored or transported with adequate refrigeration. the world health organization have said the vaccines are very likely to cause adverse side effects. despite assurances, many parents are angry. >> one of the reasons why parents here are so suspicious is because china does not have a good record when it comes to food and drug safety. on social media sites, parents are comparing this issue with tainted milk sold in the country four years ago. >> in 2008, six children died and 3,000 fell sick after drinking milk contaminated with
melanine. questions are asked how the oversight happened. >> there is supposed to be regulations and supervision of vaccine production and use. why was this lack of supervision? sometimes laws and rules around supervised enough. >> over the past week, police have arrested more than 100 people and are investigating dozens of pharmaceutical companies. >> the government supervisors should be held responsible, not just the mother and dear who have been selling the vaccines. >> many blame the government for releasing news about this nearly a year after the main suspects were arrested last april. al jazeera, beijing. >> the word health organization said there's been a rise in deaths from cancer in nigeria. nearly 80% of those diagnosed eventually die. inadequate facilities and lately
diagnosis are partly to blame. >> two years ago, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. she and see student in nigeria's northern state. she says she's in constant pain and can't walk properly. she blames poor medical facilities for her condition. >> in the first hospital, there was no qualified doctor, the second hospital, no drugs and constant power outages. the next hospital did not have the right equipment. >> we'll tell you why the death rate for cancer in nigeria is high. >> the world health organization said inadequate cancer treatment has led to an increase to many people dying. there are only seven state run hospitals and clinics that specialize in treatment of cancer patients.
the government plans to double that number over the next two years through partnerships with the private sector. >> health ministers say early detection is important, as well as investment in the health care sector. >> when you present with it, there is nothing anybody can do. we can use the money well, use it where it matters, spend less on meetings and conferences and put money where people benefit. >> that could be one reason why the cancer survival rate are so low. out of 100,000 diagnosed, 80,000 will die. the world health organization is helping reduce the figure. >> we have seen what the government has been doing. they made a national program showing the commitment from the side of the government. >> back in her home, she says investment in new facilities and improvements to existing ones need to come faster. she can't afford to travel.
children. thousands of people who live in the sprawling shanty towns of buenos aires don't often have much to smile about. poor diet and sparse dental hygiene mean many live with cavities or no teeth at all. that is starting to change. >> she's been attending one of the clinics since she was eight and knows how to look after her teeth. most people in the shanty town where she lives either don't know how to do that or don't have the money to buy toothbrushes or toothpaste. >> i think that a smile is one of the most important things a person has. when looking for a job or going out. >> it was founded years ago funded by donations from the united states. she said the state has never
prioritized dentistry and government run services are underfunded. an estimated 90% of children suffer tooth decay. >> i went to the second clinic and then a third clinic. >> as well as free treatment, dentists provide education on nutrition and hygiene. >> i see 15-year-old's who have never brushed their teeth. their mouths are terrible, cavities, broken teeth that all have to be taken out. >> parents who never had access to dental treatment recognize the benefit for their children. >> yes, they'll brush their feet in the morning, after lunch and at nighttime, as well. >> loving care and attention, constructive advice and the promise of a small donated gift for bravery encourage patients to continue their treatment.
>> they often don't know how to you clean their teeth or don't know what a toothbrush is. then there's the diet. >> sound advice in the shanty towns where finding enough to eat is a daily challenge. >> poor diet, no running water, no toothbrush or toothpaste lead to poor dental hygiene and the lead young children with a reluctance to smile. >> she tells her friends in the shanty town that with the right diet, less sugary drinks, brushing and checkups, they will have something to smile about. al jazeera, buenos aires. i'll tell you who has a good smile is andy here with sport. afghanistan pulled off a big, big unset. they were out of the tournament but in their final group game,
the afghans beat 2012 champions the west indies. >> afghanistan didn't have a cricket team until 2001 but have been playing at the highest level. afghanistan managed 123-7 from their 20 overs. on paper at least, it seemed like an easy target for the west indies big hitters to chase down. afghanistan's bowlers kept them under pressure and it all came down to the final over. they needed 10 runs from that you are last four balls but a
diving catch stopped their hopes. afghanistan finding a 6-1 win, their first victory over a major nation. they now face australia or the host in the finals. india just getting going in their innings. roy hutchin described beating india as the best night as a manager. tony cruz putting germany ahead just before half time. early in the second half, mario gomez looked to put germany on course for a win. england with a hit back first here. then hardy making an immediate
impact off the bench with his first international goal. eric dyer scored his first english goal. england unbeaten in berlin after nine games against germany then. >> i've enjoyed this night even admitting reluctantly it's my best night with england so far. a lot of criticisms we've had in the past, they suddenly get forgotten for a moment and we get lifted up. this is a team which is definitely a work in progress. it's got to be. >> on the one hand, it is of course absolutely annoying for a coach to see his team lose after a 2-0 lead. on the other hand, one must clearly say that losing this game is not entirely undeserved. even when we were two up, we weren't really in control as we would have liked to have been.
>> poland will be in the game group as germany. in france, they continued their build up with a fifth straight win. they beat finland 5-0. >> half yell nadal has retired for a match for the first time in six years having to pull out due to illness in hot conditions in the miami masters. 5-0 love means three of the top five seeds are already out of this tournament. andy murray made it through, playing in cooler evening temperatures. he'll go on to the third round. women's world number one serena williams is on track for a fourth consecutive miami title, claiming her 20t
20th straight win of the event. ok, that is sports for now. thanks, andy. now the metropolitan museum of art in new york is one of the world's oldest and most important art museums. it was founded 146 years ago, but now, it's transforming itself into something a little more modern, as al jazeera reports. 50 mirrors back-to-back placed in sand with shells and pebbles. it's one of the many pieces was non-traditional works at new york's metropolitan museum of
art. it looks at 500 years of artwork by bringing together some childer aspects seen in contemporary art with classical objects seen through a different lens. it had connoisseurs trying to get a peek from all angles. it's a radical new step to shake off a stuffy image at one of new york's most storied institutions, the met was found as an encyclopedic museum shunning contemporary works. >> we started collecting seriously after the second world war. we built our collection in the late 20th century but now is an opportunity to do even more. >> doing it in a fast moving watered in an industry steeped intra addition will take time. it's why the mets deep dive into contemporary is closely watched in the art world. >> the met is in many ways reinventing itself. the big challenge will be in doing so in a city with so many
options for art loves. >> the whitney museum focuses on contemporary art from a modern viewpoint just moved into a new modern building. new york's museum of modern art, famously known at moma as well as the guggenheim are two other famous art institutions. >> there is titanic competition amongst the museums in new york right now. >> ben davis, a critic for art net news say the met was trying to stay relevant. >> contemporary audiences are more interested in relevance than class and the met is the classiest knew seem in new york but that doesn't mean it is the coolest. i think this is their attempt to refresh the brand, if you will. >> for an old institution, trying a create a buzz for a new audience.
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