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check check >> tens of thousands escape the fighting in south sudan, as there are calls to end the fighting. >> you're watching al jazeera live from doha. the top stories: karachi killing - a high profile policemen is targeted by a taliban suicide bomber. >> an indian diplomat sparks a furious row with the united states, and is on her way back to new delhi. [ chants ] >> and anger from fans in france as a controversial comedian is
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banned from the stage. >> the united states is demanding that both sides accede to a cease fire or lose hundreds of millions in aid. the u.n. says three weeks of fighting killed more than 1,000 people and up to 200,000 have fled their homes. malcolm webb is at the refugee camp in south sudan, and has this report. >> these children had to run for their life. they are traumatised. now they have lost their parents. they are among tens of thousands who fled fighting in south sudan. after days on the road they reached the border of uganda and now are waiting for help.
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this woman had to hide in the bush for three days and stepped over more dead bodies than she could count. >> when we crossed the river some drowned. i was separated from my son. i don't know where he is or if he's alive. >> trucks come to take them to a camp. they hope to find food and shelter. >> they are taken to a refugee center. people brought whatever possessions they could carry, mostly mattresses and south australia pans. they couldn't mean much. they travelled with hundreds of kilometres. they put up shelters. it's hot, dry and dusty. people are cooking what food is left and waiting for aid agencies to bring supplies. the numbers here are just going
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up. >> aid workers struggle to register the arrivals. 20,000 people have come here in recent weeks. it's overrun. >> the numbers are great, the need is huge. there are so many children coming without parents, so many elderly and basically we need all ut support and assistance. >> at the health center this boy needs assistance. he was shot and robbed. >> i don't know why they shoot me. they take my money. they leave me. >> he is waiting to be taken to a hospital for surgery. like many, he blames the leaders for making civilians suffer as they struggle for power. this woman and her children sit in the shade of a tree. they'll probably sit for days
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before it's their turn. after that they'll be given food and a plot of land to farm. it's tough. but the people don't seem to expect peace at home. >> we'll go to malcolm webb at the jp camp. you gave us a succinct overview. what have you learnt about the people and what they are facing. >> the line is a bit bad, i think you are asking about the situation here. people keep arriving. we have seen more trucks coming in from the border. the u.n. says about 2,000, 3,000 people on average have arrived every day. if we pan over here, this is a holding area, a reception center. the people just wait in the open field until they are registered. they put up simply structures as you saw in the story. they don't have anywhere to go. there's not much food and the
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u.n. is relocating with the help of uganda government 200-300. but with 2,000-3,000 coming in every day, this site is getting bigger. >> what is the feeling about the talks under way? do they feel positive in any way? >> well, i guess for the people here the primary concern is finding food and shelter and getting to safety. a lot have come from traumatic experiences and had long journeys. generally people here do not have an enormous amount of confidence in the leaders and the fact that - or the chance of peace. the fact that they have come so far in large numbers and are willing to set up homes and plant seeds and digging the ground is some kind of indication of how long they think they may be here for. >> malcolm, from your experience
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and what you have seen, what impact would it have if the u.s. does, indeed, go ahead and stop aid if the two warring sides don't reach a ceasefire deal? for south sudan, that would be a significant move. the u.s. was the godfather of south sudan. they backed the succession and creation of the nation. politically and financially. south sudan depended on large amounts of aid and also they had oil revenues that have stopped, with the fighting going on. no chance of extracting the oil. the aid is cut off, and that cuts off the income for the government of south sudan. that would put serious pressure on them to come to the table. whether or not that would be enough to de-escalate the interpretations between the president and former vice
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president will remain to be seen. >> thanks for that malcolm webb. >> neighbouring central african republic has displaced the violence. a regional summit is being held in chad to discuss the crisis. michel djotobia is under pressure to resign. he is blamed for failing to stop the violence. a deal must be worked out. >> we have the duty, the obligation to find a solution to the central african crisis. for that reason we need the frank and sincere collaboration of the three leaders invited to the summit. any solution to the central african problem can only be provided by them themselves. >> nearly 2 million people left their homes to scope the
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violence. barnaby phillips reports from the airport in bangui where tens of thousands are forced out of their homes. >> it's a race against time to stop a killer disease sweeping through a camp. children are being fact sinated. this boy doesn't know it. for the first time in his short life, someone in authority is trying to help him. he came to the camp with his sisters because they are afraid of the shooting at home. they are not completely safe here. >> we had stray bullets into the camp, into the clinic and direct shooting towards one of the clinic. children were shot dead inside this camp. completely unacceptable ask and we cannot take the risk. we reduced activities, it's been calm for a few days. i hope it will. >> after the vaccinations we
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followed emmerick and sisters through the camp. the eldest leaves the way. everyone in the camp is christian. the men told me if they saw a muslim, they'd kill him. >> when you see the conditions in the camp you appreciate somebody or something needs to feel the power vacuum in this country as quickly as possible. there is that french force here, and the african union peacekeepers but together they come to a few thousand. in the vast country that does not feel like enough. >> we met the african forces and the new cameroonian commander, insisting that things are getting better, that they are up to the job. >> if you move around the city of bangui, you find the shops are opening slowly on the main supply route between the border of cameroon and bangui. it is flowing normally. it's not the best. we are hoping for the best to come.
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i'm confident with what we are doing. >> meanwhile, right next to the runway, this boy and his sisters reach their shelter. they lost their father. their mother is looking for food. they don't go to school. prudence would love to go home, if only the shooting stops. for now this is where they'll sleep. this is their home. >> meanwhile the pakistani taliban killed a police officer in the southern city of karachi. he had faced threats for taking a tough stance on taliban fighters. he has this report. >> this is all that remains of a convoy carrying one of the pakistan's well-known police officers. he was killed when the car was ripped apart from the port city. he died after holding a news
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conference announcing the death of fighters. it was the ninth attempt on his life. from what we can see, the attack came from the left side. it was probably a suicide attack, and the vehicle was hit close on the driver's side. >> translation: he had a reputation for being a taliban hunter, he was called a brave officer. that made him a target. >> a taliban statement said the group took revenge for the killing of 30 fighters. he had been on the list for a long time. the police officer with a 30-year long career faced threats op a daily basis. two years ago his house was blown up. he had been shot at five times. it did not stop him being the first to arrive at blast sites. he was accused of extrajudicial killings. nothing was proven. privately he never attempted to hide a desire to do whatever it
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takes to beat crime. his reputation for doing that was highlighted by the president, the prime minister and the army chief in glowing tributes. the opposition criticised the government for not doing enough to provide security for a crime fighter. his death will not deter others from doing their jobs. >> translation: he was a brave officer, his role in the fight against terrorism was vital. he is a great lose. his sacrifice gives us strength to continue the mission against terrorism. the way he was fighting terrorism we continue to fight. >> he took on gangs. extortionists and kidnappers. the multifaceted threat faced by 20 million people. more than 7 million face a loss.
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>> an indian diplomat at the center of a dispute with the united states has been granted diplomatic unity and is now on her way to india. devyani khobragade was arrested and strip searched in new york, sparking an outcry in india. the deputy chancellor faced criminal charges after being accused of obtaining a work visa for a housekeeper and making false statements. she denies the allegations. >> this incident represents some of the greatest diplomatic tension between india and the united states in recent years. the indian government responded strongly to the arrest of the official. it did everything from remove security barriers to call on the embassy to cease commercial
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activity. the moves have been welcomed by the government. as these measures have been rolled out or the restrictions put in place, senior ministers in the government said they hope this incident will not permanently damage or impact new delhi's relationship with washington which has been warm and cordial. >> still ahead - accelerated surveillance. why drivers in the u.s. are concerned they are being spied upon. and... [ ♪ music ] ..we meet the winner of one of classical music's prestageous prizes. that is coming up.
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>> the top stories on al jazeera - the united states called on south sudan's warring sides to sign up to an immediate ceasefire or risk losing millions of dollars in aid. tens of thousands are continuing to try to escape the violence. >> the pakistani taliban has killed a pakistani police officer. he was known for his tough anti-taliban stance. the suicide blast was the ninth attempt on his life. >> an indian diplomat has been
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granted immunity and is on her way back to india after being arrested for visa fraud in the u.s. it sparked on outcry in india. >> a proposed agreement with afghanistan says it's unlikely the deal with go through before its deadline. ambassador james cunningham said he didn't think kabul would agree to anything. president hamid karzai refused to sign the agreement. he says it undermines the afghan position. without a deal the u.s. may be forced o withdraw all its troops, leaving afghan troops to fight the call pan on their own. in a separate below to u.s.-afghan relations, afghanistan authorised the release of 72 suspected taliban fighters. the united states says they've been involved in attacks on international troops. afghanistan says there's no proof of this. >> in egypt three jazz
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adjournmentists will -- journalists will be detained for a further two weeks. mohamed fadel fahmy, baher mohamed and peter greste are accused of spreading lies and joining a terrorist group. the three are held outside cairo in toour. >> peter greste - he's an award winning correspondent working extensively across africa. mohamed fadel fahmy is an experienced journalist working for several companies and the red cross. and baher mohamed has been working as a producer for most of last year. >> tunisia's prime minister resigned, part of a deal between the ruling coalition and the opposition minister. industry minister. he will head a caretaker government expected to be announced on friday.
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the democratically elected government came to power after the resolution three years ago. >> army commanders say 30 boukaram fighters have been killed in an attack in the north-eastern state of borno where fighters want to impose an islamic state. we have more. >> the attack or the attempted attack by the military is the biggest military attack planned by boko haram in the north-east of this country. the town has been attacked several times. >> in august there was an attack. in september it was quiet. in october, november and december, there were three attacks. in that process dozens of people have been killed. the military and the government says it's winning the war against the boko haram members. state of emergency has been
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declared. what the people are asking now is if the military is winning the war against the boko haram members, why are the attacks happening at this time when the military is saying it's winning the war against the members in the north-east of the country. >> france's top court banned a nation-wide tour by a comedian accused of anti-sem ittism. the controversial comedian dieudonne was supposed to appear on stage. >> this is the moment when it was discovered the show would not go on. there was disappointment. some travelled hundreds of kilometres. he provoked strong emotions. >> i came here to watch someone that made me laugh. i'm not racist or anti-semitic contrary to what some parts of
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the media wants us to believe. >> translation: we are well believed and there'll be no trouble. they are causing the trouble. >> arguments had raged for days over whether the performance should be allowed to take place. first, the local council banned it, then a court ruled it could go ahead. but that decision was overturned at the last minute. >> rarely has a provincial tour by a french comedian attracted tapes. but with the latest rule by the state council, it looks like for now at least the curtain has come down. >> he has been convicted of anti-sem ittism. his supporters say he's antiestablishment and exercising a right to free speech, and making people laugh at the same time. the case received international attention through the french
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footballer nicola anelka. here he is making the so-called cannel salute. the sign of dieudonne, and it's beenlinged to the nazi salute. the decision to cancel the show is understandable. for the court to order this type of gagging order so swiftly is unusual. this case raises important questions about the limits of free speech in france. >> president obama's announced plans to help the united states's hardest hit communities to get back on their feet. the five promise zones will provide tax breaks to help communities tackle poverty. we have this report from one zone in philadelphia. >> president obama first mentioned the promise zones last year in his state of the union address and chose the 50th
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anniversary week of a war on poverty to announce the first five. >> sometimes we talk about this stuff as if we care and we deliver, don't follow through, we lose interest and we say maybe nothing could be done. a lot of our kids get lost. and we can't allow that to happen. that's what the promise zones represent. >> in west philadelphia, a small area of five square kill om fers where 51% of the population lives in poverty is one of the areas. its position means it's been the subject of redevelopment interest, and at the local food bank president obama's announcement was welcome. >> it puts us ahead of the game. we are in the game. so it will keep us ahead of the game in terms of trying to close the economic disparities that exist in this particular area. >> in any environment where you
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are looking to make change and have impact, there'll be natural tensions about priority. and who does it benefit. that's the purpose of collaboration. >> the question for some is whether as the area develops, all the stakeholders will work together as envisaged in the promise zone plan or interests will diverge and the local community forced out. >> the university is building a computer lab to give local relatives training. many i spoke to are suspicious that in the long run the university will decide it's profitable to build student housing or luxe apartments instead. >> president obama said income inequality is a great challenge. it has grown. almost all the income growth of the economic recovery has gone to the top 1% of the population.
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others wonder whether more will be needed to ensure every american child has a fair chance of success. >> now to data collecting while you drive. we have been hering nor months about how the n.s.a. collects data on american's phone calls. there's concern that the auto industry is collecting information about its customers. morgan radford has more from new york. >> we know everyone who breaks the law. >> cryptic and controversial. >> at a panel discussion customers were told that he has his eye on you. >> we have so much data about customers. >> farrelly was probably referring to event data recordings in cars sold in thest. they are like black boxes helping investigators find out what causes air crashes. they record whether a driver
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speeds. >> we know when you do it. we have a gps senn sore in the car. >> privacy advocates have been concerned about black boxes in cars. the domestic surveillance programs - farrelly may have heightened fears by hinting that ford were collecting the black box information. >> seriously, we don't supply that data to other people either. >> a day after the remarks, ford tried to clear things up with a statement from farrellry saying: >> imagine winning a $300,000 prize when you didn't know you were in a competition. that happened to a classical pianist. our correspondent has been to
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meet the latest winner of the gilmore artist award. >> rafal blechacz won a piano competition in poland 10 years ago. the 28-year-old never saw his recent honour coming. >> i was very lucky that i was sitting because i did not expect this ever. it's such a big surprise for me. a great day. >> would you kindly welcome the 24th gilmore artist award recipient. pianist rafal blechacz. the gilmore artist award is only presented every four years. the $300,000 prize goes to an artist the judges believe can
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sustain a career as a major concert pianist. the judges travel the world. >> it's not just a snapshot it's a real look at who they are, what they are. and how they react to different kind of music. >> from purchasing a piano to taking time off to performing and practice. the recipients can use the prize however he sees fit to advance his career. >> he hasn't decided how he'll spend his prize money yet. but the man who was a boy, inspired to perform after hearing a church organ, now knows he commands the world stage. >> lucky boy. i think they should give it to presenters. if you want to find out more about the story or any other
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story log on to the website. that's you can find out the latest on the stories that we've been talking about. the foegz is about the united states -- focus is about the united states. -- united states demanding that both sides in south sudan agree to an immediate ceasefire. thanks for watching. >> i quit. that's what a confident worker tells the boss. i'll tell you what that means for america's economic recovery. the white house pushed to cut poverty and create jobs. i'm talking to a mayor inside one of the president obama's promise zones. plus sausages, and the sweet smell of small-business success. i'm ali velshi, this is "real money."


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