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this is al jazeera. hello from doha everyone. this is the news hour on al jazeera. dozens have been killed after two bombs go off near a packed market in nigeria. thailanthailand's army take control of the country, but a military chief insists it's not a coup. i'm in london with the top stories from europe including the serbian flooding as more people are forced from homes. the government declares three days of mourning for the 21 people killed.
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a surge of local anger. ukraine's richest man instigates rallies against pro-russian separatists and demands an end to the violence. i'm at the cannes film festival where there's no shortage of female actors but where are the female directors? that's a bit of a sore subject. find out why later in the program. so dozens of people have been killed after two bombs exploded in nigerian city of joss. the blasts went off in a busy intersection next to a popular market. no claim of responsibility, but boko haram is suspected given the current situation there. the latest is live from abuja. tell us what you know. >> reporter: well, the blast happened near the main market at
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the busy intersection that was full of people at that point. one of the bombs were put on a minivan and another one on a truck. police could be seen on pictures in social media putting in pickup bodies. the police have confirmed more than six people have died. the tensions are rising over the town with the armed forces and police on the streets to stop youths and other angry people from cutting out any attacks. joss is known for sectarian violence and where the muslim north meets the christian south. >> correct me if i'm wrong, but both houses of parliament approved an extension to the state of emergency situation in three states in the northeast. you have to start to wonder if these things are having any
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impact, if these things continue to happen is ongoing and there's so much tension. >> reporter: indeed. it's getting worse at a time when the government is busy trying to rescue the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped more than a month ago. there is continuous bombings that have come closer and closer to the southern part of the country in northwest nigeria. there were a bomb blast in which four people were killed, and today it is just a few weeks ago, and it was the capital of abuja. it's like boko haram is trying to fight in a situation that it's largely an orphaned group only fighting in the northern
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part of the country and trying to showcase itself as a group with reach across the country. >> mohammed is there with the latest. thank you, mohammed. soldiers have taken over the streets of bangkok, and the thai army declares martial law. it sounds like a coup, doesn't it? the head of the army insists it's not a coup but an attempt to bring stability after six months of protests which still continue. the numbers are still growing. what does martial law mean for thailand? we will look at that after this report from bangkok. >> reporter: as thais woke up on tuesday and headed to school and work, most were finding out they now live under martial law. >> translator: in order to keep peace and order efficiently and to bring peace back to the people of every group quickly, i hereby exercise the rights under articles 2 and 4 of the martial law act of 1914 to invoke
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martial law nationwide. >> reporter: several more announcements by the army were made as the day unfolded giving military commanders more power. they took over the government-run organization that usually maintains peace and security. >> translator: when the country is peaceful, nobody wants to keep martial law for too long. i hope all parties and factions find a political solution soon. the next step is to try to bring rival parties to talk in peace. there can't be talks if there's no peace and still movements and there's violence. >> reporter: satellite and cable channels with political ties were told to stop broadcasting. dnn was one of them. >> translator: when i saw the soldiers walking in because i'm a red shirt member and we fought for democracy we wanted to disaobey them. this is the law. it's inevitable. i think we have to play by the
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rules and be cautious. >> the anti-government protester announced his followers will continue with protests peacefully. the army's presence on the streets is light and most go about the normal lives. at this point no one knows how long they have to stay in the streets or if more troops will have to be called in. the army has insisted that this is not a coup but a move to prevent more violence, even civil war. >> not quite a coup yet, because we have a care taker government, and so long it's in office and remains there, then it's not a military coup. the authority will shift to the military. now we have no longer the people at the center, so it depends now going forward in the coming days what kind of resolution the army has in mind. >> reporter: the army commander is keeping his options open, simply saying martial law will
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remain in place as long as it takes. al jazeera, bangkok. >> we keep saying martial law, and it's a look at what it means for thais. the military has taken over power from the police and the authorities. it means it can now search people, homes and vehicles and open up letters and messages. the army can also stop public meetings and gatherings and put restrictions on the media. that's what it can do. we heard from a political columnist earlier for the national newspaper in bangkok who believes it's unlikely this martial law will help thailand resolve the problems. >> well, it's not going to solve any problem. it's just sort of giving this sort sort sort of temporal elm ambulance of peace and order. we're not sure what is this leading to. perhaps some are worried this
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could lead to an eventual coup. at the moment the army chief has taken over control of all the security forces. it's been quite devastating. the stock market has gone on a nosedive, and the thai economy is weakening considerably. this is not good news for the thai economy at all, and i don't see how by declaring martial law thailand could emerge as a more democratic and trouble-free society in the future. china summoned the u.s. ambassador in beijing over charges made against five military officers accused of hacking into american companies to steal trade secrets. china denies it and says it's all made up. from shanghai, adrian brown has that report. >> reporter: five chinese army officers on an fbi wanted list are unlikely to ever be handed
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over by the government, but china still feels angry and humiliated. >> translator: the united states has really made up facts using the excuse of secrets online to indict five chinese military officials. this environments the basic principles of international relations and damaged chinese/u.s. cooperation and mutual trust. >> reporter: beijing accused washington of double standards saying that the united states is guilty of what it now accuses china of. an official building on the outskirts of shanning lie, a united states security company is satisfied it's the source of many of the cyber espionage attacks. they say it includes businesses in the steel industry. untrue says china. the latest indictments come at a time of growing friction between the united states and china, but as ties between moscow and beijing are improving, president
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vladimir putin is here in shanghai where he says relations between the two countries have never been better calling president jinping a trusted friend. president putin is isolated on the world stage. they're both facing international criticism over territorial disputes with smaller neighbors. putin is here attending a summit to discuss building confidence and security in asia. he's also hoping to secure an energy deal with china, russia's single biggest trading partner. >> these russian sailors strolling on the waterfront will take place in joint naval drills with the chinese, another symbol of the new cooperation between these two giant neighbors. adrian brown, al jazeera, shanghai. u.s. rescue teams have resumed the search for four missing british sailors in the
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atlantic ocean. we went missing on friday returning to britain. the search started again after an appeal from the families backed by an online petition with 200,000 signatures. a date has been set for libya's next national poll. the election commission says it will happen june 25th. we've seen days of unrest between militia groups in the capital and in the east prompting the parliament to meet in a secret location. saudi arabia, the united emirates and algeria closed their embassies already over security concerns. the security head is announcing his support to a former general. yemen and at least 22 people have been killed in fighting between the sunni rivals backed by the army. a stronghold of the fighters is where it happened. seven soldiers were killed in an attack in a army camp there. they responded by killing 15
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fighters. last month more than 40 people were killed in clashes by sanaa. this fighting is totally separate we have to say from the military's campaign south of sanaa. the army is conducting the largest campaign in years there, but that is against al qaeda-linked fighters. we have more from the capital of sanaa. >> reporter: the government said that they're fighting to implement the radical shia ideology. in fact, the mill ster of foreign affairs accused them of being the biggest threat to the country. the government accused iran of providing substantial military assistance to them. the spokesperson on the other hand says the fight is not against the government but against a military commander accused of having ties with radical sunni groups in the air area. this attack, this escalation comes against the backdrop of a
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military offensive in the south of the country against al qaeda fighters. it just shows the volatile situation in the country, and the challenges the government faces. al qaeda in the south, a separatist movement also in the south and the rebellion in the north of the country. in syria government war planes continue to attack towns outside of damascus. the attacks happen in the town about 8 kilometers from the capital. the activists say 26 people have been killed by government shelling. these pictures show the aftermath of a missile attack in the rebel-held town of marra. activists accused the government of another poison gas attack in ham ma north of holmes. this shows people suffocating in the rebel-held town north of there. they say there's strong evidence here the government has used
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chlorine gas on at least three towns since april. if verified, the assad government would be in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it signed back in october. al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of its journalists held in prison in egypt for 143 days. the trial is to resume in two days' time. they're accused of con siring with the outlawed muslim brotherho brotherhood. al jazeera rejects all of the charges against them. the fourth detained journalist says he will continue to refuse food. al jazeera has written to world powers asking for help to secure his release warning his life is at risk. he's been held since last august without trial, and he's been on a hunger trial for three months. blood tests show his life is in risk and he's in need of immediate medical care. let's tell you what's coming up on this news hour. fleeing the violence. thousands of nigerian left
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homeless by boko haram. a goodwill gesture from rebels in colombia as they begin a truce ahead of presidential elections. in sports will real madrid's rinaldo be fit for the champions league final? that and the rest of the sports at about 10 to the hour. a look at european news. three days of national mourning declared in serbia after the country's worst flooding in a century. more on that with mir yam in the european news center in london. >> that's right. serbia's prime minister made the announcement earlier in the capital of belgrade and warned that more flooding could be on the way. more than 40 people are thought to have died across serbia and bosnia. they're concerned about the rise of the danube. we report from the area where mudslides have swept homes away. >> reporter: she says sandbags
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could have saved her house, but no one came to help. in one night her home and her life slid away. >> reporter: >> translator: i put my life savings into the house. it's overwhelming. >> reporter: this location is vulnerable. it's in a valley. the river runs through it, and in many towns the floods took people by surprise. in just two days this tiny river rose 3 meters sending a torrent of mud and water through the heart of this community. the landslide also destroyed bridges, cutting off many villages, and it's taken people's livelihoods, too. this woman showed me the field where she farmed. they're covered in a blanket of mud. she said nothing can grow here again for years. >> translator: the young will
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leave this place. this is the saddest thing. if the country would only help, then they would stay. >> reporter: people here say they need the basics. things like food and drinking water. they also need building materials and equipment. the european union is here to see the damage and help. >> the embankments of the river have been destroyed and the surrounding rivers have to be rebuilt. we have problems with the water distribution and waste management. >> reporter: right now this is the biggest threat. the hillsides are heavy with water. rain could send this unstable land down into the village. people in the balkans are mourning the dead. the floods have also destroyed a way of life. people here say things will never be the same. factory workers have taken
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part in peaceful protests in eastern ukraine inspired by the words of ukraine kraes richest man and the most influential figure in the region. they condemned the actions of pro-russian separatists demanding an end to the rebellion. we have the report. >> reporter: the siren sounded, and steel workers gathered outside their factory. they were responding to a video message by the billionaire industrialist who called on them to rally against pro-russian separatists. >> translator: is looting in cities and taking peaceful citizens hostage a fight for the happiness of our region? no. it's a fight against the people against the people of our region, and i'll not allow them to destroy us. >> reporter: about 1,000 people took part in the rally. the factory director warned them breaking away from ukraine would be disastrous for the economy
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and they could use their jobs. the workers listened and clapped politely at appropriate moments. for many months he's kept his cards close to his chest not stating whether he was with the separatists or the government in ki kiev. now at last he made his position clear. he's in favor of remaining within a united ukraine. at the same time another rally was taking place in the regional capital, and even fewer people turned out. but the rallies may not fully reflect the influence of him who employs more than a quarter-million in the region. >> the fact he's taken a position will strengthen the central government and will strengthen the new ukraine that is now emerging. it will also mean that probably the turnout at the presidential elections next sunday will be higher than people were
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assuming. >> at the headquarters at the so-called peoples republic of danesk, pro-russian activists weren't impressed about the warning of imminent economic disaster. >> translator: i never thought he could betray us like this. he sold out. he used to be normal. >> translator: i think we can do it ourselves. i think we will join them. i support the whole country. >> reporter: ukraine already has serious economic troubles, so it's not in his interests to exacerbate the crisis. plus, one of the leaders of the separatists has threatened to nationalize his factories if the region breaks away. he made decide dialogue rather than confrontation is the way ahead. >> ukrainian voters who can get a polling station will choose a new president on sun. the vote is seen by many as the
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only way out of the biggest geopolitical crisis in europe since the end of the cold war. armed men in the southeastern part of the country are doing their best to disrupt the election there. as nick spicer reports from kiev, many ethnic russians want a united ukraine. >> reporter: he talks toy cars in russian. she's a ukrainian citizens but an ethnic russian as is her husband. they're the kind of people russian's president said need defending from what the kremlin calls the facist regime in kiev, an idea she laughs away: they're both voting for the lead candidate who wants a unighted ukraine closer to europe and not russia. >> translator: we want to change ukraine. we want things to be as they are in europe, open and honest. we don't want to go back to the other side with the soviet system or the state controlling
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everything. that's what i heard from my parents. >> reporter: the ousting the last president and the rallies in kiev and the killings of protesters are seen as a turning point in european history by academics. sunday's election is a chance to rally the nation around democratic ideals. >> we want to be ukrainians and russians. what you have is patriot who speak russian or speak ukrainians. you have five or six major religions in the mix. you have a mini universe. the only thing to hold the country together is this. >> reporter: a civic identity where voting is the most important act, especially if the new president will be recognized as legitimate across the country. there's a problem in the southeast where armed men have stolen voter lists and are intimidating election officials. here in the center of political change the past months, there have been men from the east, russian speakers, pushing for the very things which so angered
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moscow. this man from the region says he will held home to vote on sunday if he can. if many voters are kept away, the challenge for the new president will be showing citizens, whatever language they speak, that he or she is working for them for a more stable, peaceful ukraine. nick spicer, al jazeera, kiev. >> i'll have more news from europe later on. >> thanks very much. we'll see you later on. to colombia now where rebel groups started a week-long cease-fire to coincide with the presidential election. the revolutionary armed forces of colombia has fought the government for 50 years, but peace talks have been gone going since february 2015. that takes in the presidential election which is may 25th. n we're live from colombia now. is this a goodwill gesture from fox during this presidential
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election? how do you read it? >> reporter: yes, it is certainly a good will gesture from it. there's no doubt about it. they were doing it as such, but it's giving a boost to president santos who is plummeting in the polls. his closest rival is a staunch opponent of the peace process is running neck and neck with him right now. this is supposed to give him a peace and the process as well. here in the town that suffered the most attacks from farc rebels over the last 40 years, the truce or the cease-fire has been in place for 13 1/2 hours. everything is pretty calm at least for now. people are still wary and taking no chances they say for the leadership to declare a truce, and it's another for the people on the ground to actually respect the impact. the soldiers that you see
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directly behind me say they're afraid to come out on the street because they could be shot by rebels pru assumably looking down on us right now. >> what sort of shape are the peace talks at in the moment? you would suspect that's the real boost for the president if there's success and movement there. >> well, there was quite a significant progress in the peace talks just a few days ago when the farc agreed with the government to relinquish their role in the drug trafficking. this is a big deal here. a lot of people wonder if this is going to hold and what are the people going to do. many of the pez sflapts and guerrilla fighters living off drug trafficking once the petition treaty is signed goes into effect. there are still two more points left for the negotiations. if he does not win the election, that peace process may go to
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north right away. there's a lot hanging in the balance. there's no doubt about it. >> good stuff from you live in colombia. thank you. plenty more ahead this news hour including this. i'm in new york. the united nations says that there's an unprecedented global expansion of synthetic drugs market. coming up, how drug agents in the u.s. are cracking down on the illegal trade. the san antonio spurs lay down an early marker to become the best team in the nba. that and the headlines are still coming.
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a special welcome to viewers watching in the united states on al jazeera america. these are the top stories. dozens are killed after two bombs exploded in nigeria. they went off in a busy intersection next to a popular market, and maryland no immediate claim of responsibility. hundreds of protesters remain on the streets of bangkok despite martial law across thailand. the head of the army says the operation is not a coup but an
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attempt to bring civility. china has summoned the u.s. ambassador in beijing over charges filed against five chinese military officers. they're accused of hacking into company computers to steal trade secrets. china says the u.s. fabricated those charges. we're going to talk more about this. martin is joining us from the rand corporation think tank in arlington, virginia. thank you for your time. there is, i would say, almost zero chance of them being handed over to the united states. what's the united states doing? what's achieved by doing this? is it a warning shot across the bow? >> i think that's correct. irng it is a warning shot across the bow. it is an indication of a certain level of seriousness with the united states, although the united states did not take a lot of actions that they could have taken that would have been a lot more serious with a locality harsher consequences. >> like what sort of action? >> well, a lot of the issue
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having to do with the theft of intellectual property is related to the accusations that this information is going to chinese company, which allow them to compete more effectively vis-a-vis american companies. a route that the united states could have taken, which would have worked through trade sanctions, i think would have been a good deal riskier, even though it would have caught people's attention. as you point out, the fact these people aren't likely to see the inside of a u.s. jail means what the united states department of justice did was more symbolic and more political and less consequential. >> even so, could there be an economic effect or business effect, just the fact there's bad blood around it? is there a level of unknown, what could happen further beyond this that might sour relations on a business or economic level? >> well, a number of things. the first is that a lot of it
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depends on how china reacts. the second is that as has been reported, a lot of companies that have been subject to hackers have been companies that have brought issues against china in international forms having to do with trade arrangements. i think more than half of the company cited in the indictment were accusing china of unfair trade practices one way or the other. then there are all sort it is of trade practices between the united states and china having to do with the extent to which trust the other's equipment. the united states, for instance, has expressing a reluctant to have wawau equipment and china is trying to reduce exposure to equipment it thinks has been tampered with by our intelligence agencies like equipment from cisco. >> good to talk to you from the rand corporation. thank you. polling stations will close
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in a couple hours in malawi's elections. the army has been sent to various locations to prevent violence. they're deciding the round of the presidential election. he secured the runoff with more than 60% of the vote. the result marked the end of a transition that followed a military coup in 2012. they hope the election will restore the country's credibility abroad. nigeria is asking the united nations security council to formally black list the group of boko haram after the kidnapping of 270 schoolgirls last month. the government has been reluctant to seek international help in fighting boko haram until recently. the request is linked to a 2011 attack on a u.n. building in nigeria that killed 24 people. hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by these boko haram attacks. fearing that their plight may be
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forgotten by a world focused on finding the missing girl. we travel to the northeast of nigeria to meet people that lost families and possessions. >> reporter: cut with a machete and left for dead, he lost his home, job, and partially paralyzed following an attack on his community in borneo state last year. four of his children can't attend school. he's one of hundreds of thousands of made hemless by violence in the northeast. people live in fear they've been forgotten. >> reporter: all i want is food, shelter, education for my children. finding boko haram is finding the missing girls is equally important. i hope the world won't forget us. >> reporter: this family is in a similar situation for more than a year. now living in this tiny farming community on the borneo boundary. >> translator: they killed our
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neighbors and came after my husband. we fled. they attacked that community, too, and we came here. we lost everything. our home, our business and our stability. >> reporter: but since she and her family arrived, fighters loyal to the group have launched at least four attacks in the area. there were more than 100,000 that had to leave their homes. they left to escape violence by boko haram in borneo. about 100 live in this rural community trying to rebuild their lives, but they say little help has come from government authorities. cash-strapped local authorities and agencies say it's quite a struggle to keep the displaced in camps and afford them. most depend on the goodwill of those that live here. >> the rate of consumption of u.n. needs are getting more and more on a daily basis. this is why we are saying these
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sources may not be enough. so far the government is doing its best. >> reporter: five years of violence in the area has changed hundreds of thousands of lives forever. with national and international attention focused on defeating boko haram, there may be faced with a new wave of instability. we're going to check more news from europe now. with go to miriam in london. credit suisse has been handed a massive fine after having pleaded guilty helping u.s. taxpayers file false tax returns. they have to pay more than $2.5 billion in penalties. eight credit suisse employees fake charges and two have pleaded guilty. this isn't the first time swiss bank has been penalized. in 2009 ubs was fined $187
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million and agreed to turn over the names of thousands of customers suspected of evading u.s. taxes. credit suisse has been fined the largest amount in corporate history, but it's not the worst-case scenario. they retain the new york banking license and does nots have to divulge data. its admission that it added tax evasion was good news for investors. the company's bang share rose when markets opened on tuesday steven barber specializes in the globalization of financial markets. he said the credit suisse deal is part of a wider game to hold banks accountable. >> the swiss government is involved and this is a long process which opens up and makes these institutions more transparent. there are a lot of, you know daib we hear about this one because it's a biggest bank in
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the world, second biggest swiss banks. there are smaller institutions which are also behind the scenes and they're taking a deal put in place by the u.s. authorities. perhaps in the past authorities have been reluctant to parish sue particularly the big banks because they don't want instability in the system and that's the case after the credit crunch. while there's still some pressure for that, i think there's a separate pressure coming, popular pressure to see wrong-doers prosecuted. this is the first time that a bank has admitted criminal activity in the sense in the u.s. court. the italian navy has rescued close to 500 migrants off the coast. the migrants including more than 100 children were in two fishing boats spotted by a helicopter on monday. one boat was towing the other after the motor failed. most were from syria, egypt and bangladesh. ifrmths greece is having to deal with a persistent problem of
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violence on university campuses. groups of anarchists and apparent criminals vandalize property, intimidate faculty staff and attacking students with impunity. police are reluctant to enforce the law for political reasons. we have the report from athens. >> reporter: this is the room where six students took shelter from their attackers at the university of mass doan that -- macedonia in greece. the two sides argued eshlier about student elections. >> translator: about ten people entered the room with crowbars and beat us. they were aiming for our heads. we put our hands out, and they punched us all over. >> his skull was cracked open with a crow bar. >> we called the authorities, but they said they couldn't enter the campus without an
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order. then we calmed the rector but he was gone and we called the deputy that called the police. by the time the police got here, the perpetrators had gone. >> it took police 45 minutes to arrive. for three decades greece universities enjoyed a stadium of asylum. asylum was abolished three years ago, but police are reluctant to enter because their sight on campus is unseemly. so in effect the law still isn't be applied. that's nowhere truer than here, the athens university of economic and business where they have taken undocumented pie grant salesmen under their protection. when they try to round them, they take protection on campus. the conservative youth group says it's unfair to hold that over the rest of the university. >> they're calling for a special campus community force in communication with the police and to prevent crime.
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they can prevent people from walking onto campuses who have nothing to do with the university. >> reporter: during two weeks of rioting in december 2008, molotov hurling protesters escaped arrest by rereceipting to university grounds. many campuses are a haven for fugitives from justice. some believe politics should be banned from universities altogether, certainly most take the view that campuses are not above the law. it's arguably the best known film festival, but according to critics it's not the most diverse. in fact, even the head of the jury at the festival said the industry is sexist and needs shaken up. phil reports from cannes. >> reporter: female directors may dominate in a galaxy far,
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far away. men have taken the big prize every year since it began 67 years ago with one exception, jane campia th. this renowned director as a public point to make. >> time and time again we don't get our share of representation. excuse me, gentlemen, but the guys eat all the cake. >> this is the big talking point at the cannes film festival this year, but it's not just an issue here but reflects the industry in general. take for example the academy awards. 86 years the oscars have been going and only once has a woman been named best direct for request "the hurt locker" in 2009. barbra streisand is all the way back in 1984. the relative lack of women competing for the top prize is a bone of contention year after year. as the jury looks at the 2014
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options, out of 18 films only two come without fee maul credit. movies like this woon in 2012 when there were no women in competition, only one featured last year. richards has a lot of awards, but she wants a sea change is in order. >> we want lots of different viewpoints and lots of different takes on the world in scinema. that's what you should have. that's what a woman should bring you. i think it's a real shame there's not more out there. >> the monastery is a documentary, and that genre likes a woman's touch. >> where i come from, there's a strong, female voice, and maybe sometimes that will spill over in the fiction and i see that in denmark with a lot of strong, female directors. >> each night the cannes red carpet comes alive with flashes and all eyes behind the women.
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behind the lens it seems the eyes are looking elsewhere. how long will it take for to change? al jazeera at cannes film festival. >> that's it from london for now. thank you to much for that. raul is coming up with the sports news. sri lanka took on india there. that and the rest of the sports is coming up.
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al jazeera america, take a new look at news. india is preparing to inaugurate the new government as
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the bjp won a landslide victory on friday. they traveled to the north and find out how minority groups there feel about that result. >> at first glance this man is like any other farmer in this area. he harvests nuch grain from the land he owns to feed his family and live well, but it's his vote that sets him apart from other muslims in this village. >> translator: my entire family and i believe that the nationalist party, whenever the country progresses everyone will benefit from it. it's impossible any commuter will be left behind when the country does better economically. >> reporter: in the nearby relief camps for the victims of last year's riots, he can't comprehend this optimism. he and his family fled their village in august when violence broke out between hindus and muslims. they've been here ever since.
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when i first met him on the way to a voting center in april, he was upbeat. today he's a disappointed and worried man. >> translator: no one knows what the new government will do. people are worried. we remember what happened. we're scared. where will we go and work? >> reporter: this social activists understands this and but wants to find a way forward. since last year's unrest, faith communities are starkly divided. they say social unity is a two-way street regardless of which party is in government. trrp now that the bgp-led government is here what will they do for the community, education and economic growth and jobs and technical training? that's the big question. they have to pay attention to us, and this will benefit them
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as well since the suspicion and doubt with which my community seeing them may decrease. >> reporter: from above this area seems calm and quiet. down below among the different voices there's serious concerns about the future under a new leadership. the government will need to find ways to address the concerns of minority communities. it will also need to actively rebuild communal relationships if it's to have any chance of leading the modern progressive india that it so passionately promised to voters. the white house says the cia will stop using vaccination programs as a cover for its spies. there was a backlash from health organizations over the u.s. spy agency's use of an immunization program in pakistan to actually gather intelligence in the search for osama bin laden. dozens of health workers have been killed by the taliban in recent years. rates of polio have risen. the south african athlete
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oscar pistorius has been ordered to undergo a month of psychiatric tests before his trial resumes at the end of june. the court ordered evaluation will determine whether he's criminally responsible for shooting his gifrl friend last year. he's charged with premeditated murder. the sale of methamphetamine has reached record levels with asia driving huge nand for the drug. that's among the fining of reports on the u.n. office of drugs and crimes. over the past five years the amount of methamphetamine pills and crystal meth seized tripled to 36 tons. china and india are identified as the biggest producers in the region. they say japan is the most luke kaifk market for the drug with a price per gram of $700. the united states is on the front line on the booming synthetic drugs market. we have more from new york. >> reporter: this street in
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manhattan is known for smoke shops. we sent in two al jazeera producers to see if they could find something unlikely on display. >> reporter: k-2, spice, molly, bath salts and stimulants and hallucinogen in this cases or designer drugs. they're popular with the young party crowd but lately not easy to find. >> i have no idea. three years ago they did. >> reporter: two weeks ago the drug enforcement administration launched major raids across 28 states in the u.s. agents arrests 150 people and seized $20 million in cash and assets linked to the synthetic drugs market. the agency is up against an unfamiliar enemy. >> this is mini front tear. this is a challenge we haven't
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seen historically when it comes to oversea productions, and it's ever-changing and ever-evolving which makes it really, real estate dim. >> in the tlas five years 300 new synthetic drugs emerged mainly in china. onced drugs are made, they're easily bought and delivered via the internet. a report by the united nations shows huge increases in new psycho active drugs around the world. there's new suppliers feeding into asia. the u.n. report highlights a worrying problem. the growing use of unknown condemn cam cocktails added to ectasy or methamphetamine tablets. if someone has a bad reaction and overdoses, medical staff don't know and can't treat the patient. the dea says taking synthetic drugs is like playing a game of russian roulette. they're fighting an array of new and easily accessible substances and no shortage of drug you'res.
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we were just talking about cricket, but you have basketball. >> yeah. let's talk baseball. larpt on tuesday the defending champions the miami heat try to level the eastern conference finals series against the indiana pacers. the san antonio spurs where 122-105 winners in the first game. tim duncan served 27 points. there's an absence of abakka who got injured. durant and westbrook put in performances for the thunder. he scored 28 points, while westbrook weighed in with 25. the spurs have a 1-0 advantage in the series. game two on awednesday, and it's also in san antonio. >> that's the key with it. you're obviously not going to stop him, but making him work
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hard is certainly the plan. it's everybody's plan. no matter who he plays against, they make him work hard. kwai was good and didn't foul. the team did a nice job behind him. >> we have to do a much better job defensively, and i thought they were able to get anything they wanted. 66 points in the paint and 40 at halftime. we take pride in our defense of play, but tonight we didn't play a good enough defense to be the same. that's one of the things that we have to do a better job of containing the basketball. they always figure out ways to get better and bounce back the next game. we have to play better to beat the team. i'm staying with the nba. there's concerned there's a hearing to put an end to the
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donald sterling's controversial ownership of the clippers. they can vote whether to terminate his rights and it follows them for damaging the league. sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million after a recording was released in which he made the remarks. the world's best footballer renaldo insists eel be fit to play in lisbon in saturday's champions league final. this winner has been struggling with injury in recent weeks. he limped off during a washing warm-up on saturday, but the portuguese says he's desperate to help they win their first cup in a city where he first made his name. >> i feel good. i said to them a little bit today, so this session was amazing. very positive. tomorrow is another day. step by step, and saturday i
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hope i'm my best. >> renaldo has won the champions league before manchester united. the man in charge is speaking for the first time since his appointment. the 62-year-old is currently with the national team and the world cup in brazil. he signed a three-year deal with united and will only work once the tournament is over. >> i'm very fine. i'm very happy and also proud that i can be the training coach for such a big club as manchester united. cricket new england coach is in charge as they're underway in a sri lanka at the oval in south florida. morgan won the toss for the home side, and put the visits in the captain on tree. 49-20 'vols pushing them to
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183-7. england took to the crease and got off to the customary good start. france has won stage 10 of the dei talaja. after an official rest day the race resumed in the 173-kilometer state. it finishes close in parliament. it was lonly who came out best in the final sprint to clone his third state of the tour. he captured 52nd overall leads in the second. rangers are now 2-0 up against the montreal canadiens in their nhl playoff series. the stars are showing the rangers victory in game two of the eastern conference finals as goalie henrik lundqvist made a total of 40 saves in the 3-1 win. >> the reason why we lost the game tonight wasn't lundqvist. he was phenomenal.
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solid game. those things happen in the playoffs. i like the way that we approached tonight's game. you need a couple of breaks. when you get those breaks, momentum can change really quick in the playoffs. in major league baseball the braves thrashed the milwaukee brewers on monday. freddie freeman smashed a solo home run to replace a 3-0 lead. that was in the third inning. this is from ryan and justin upton, but it landed out. final score is 9 identify 3. lots more sports on our website, check out details are there on how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. the top story and louis enrique is the new coach at barcelona. your latest world news is coming up on al jazeera right after this break.
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