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decades are being deported. ♪ people in the libyan city are assessing the damage a day after egypt launched a series of air strikes, cairo says the strikes killed several fighters related to i.s.i.l. but civilians were affected as well and a warning that some viewers may see the images in gerald tan's report disturbing. >> reporter: victims of egyptian air strikes, jets bombarded and the libya city of derma on monday killing a number of people the casualties included children. but egypt says its military struck training camps and weapon facilities for groups related to i.s.i.l. and calling for u.n. resolution for intervention in libya. the military campaign happened after the apparent beheading of
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21 christians captured in libya, the strikes carried out with support when u.n. recognized the government in tabrook, one of two bodies vying for control. >> translator: if there were any terrorist groups on the egyptian side and able to hit them we would not hesitate to fight them and it's the same thing that applies for egypt for groups that commit such crimes borders are not going to be an issue. >> reporter: but the leadership is fractured and the legally installed government in tripoli has criticized the egyptian air strikes. >> translator: this horrible assault on this terrorism that has been conducted by the egyptian military represents a violation of sovereignty in libya and is a clear breach of international law and the u.n. charter. >> reporter: the attacks drawee egypt openly into the internal conflict in the western border and beefed up security at home deploying forces to guard towns
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and major highways and to bring the citizens home from libya, there are conflicting reports that a group of egyptian fishermen were kidnapped two months ago there and now there are forces loyal to the government and it's not just egypt concerned about the unrival security in libya, eu planning to hold talks with united states and egypt while france and italy campaigning for a coordinated international response warning if left unchecked in libya fighting groups some of them possibly linked to i.s.i.l. could be at europe's doorstep gerald tan, al jazeera. taliban gunmen and suicide bombers in afghanistan killed at least ten policeman, a guard was killed at the entrance of the entrance and they detonated inside the compound eight
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people have been wounding fighting is now over. johnson has more now on the attacks. >> the information that we have is at least four attackers entered the providence and two of them wearing suicide vests and detonated explosives one in the kitchen and one in the dining room and happened around lunchtime and this was a very secure location and should have been but it has been a major breach. in the last couple of days the afghan government has started a campaign in southern afghanistan in that area that is largely controlled by the taliban getting ahead of the usual spring offensive against the taliban, at the same time the taliban has been carrying out various attacks in different locations across the country. 2015 will be a tough year for the afghan government and army it's the first time the army will be fighting without the presence of large numbers of foreign forces.
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they mostly withdraw in 2014 so this will be a real test for the afghan army. media reports in yemen that weapons from russia have been shipped through the port city houthi fighters controlled the area since october, from the partnershipment was reportedly transferred north for the houthi stronghold and took over the capital sanaa in september and dissolved parliament earlier this month. syrian activists say government forces have taken three towns in the providence of aleppo and backed by soldiers outside of aleppo city and fighting happened in three cities and they are sending in reenforcements. leader of hezbollah in liberty than called for increase of presence in iraq and says his fighters were already inside iraq to fight i.s.i.l. and also said his forces will not retreat
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from syria. he called for an expansion in the campaign against i.s.i.l. to counter what he called a threat to lebanon and the wider region. >> translator: i say to you who call on us to retreat from syria i call on you to go together to syria syria. we not might not have talked about iraq before and there is a sensitive phase in iraq but i say let's go to iraq and let's go now. >> reporter: khan has reaction from baghdad. >> reporter: the words have come as some surprise to people in iraq and i have spoken to iraqi and u.s. and european sources and unaware of hezbollah fighters being of number here but if they are here they may be advisory to the sheer malitias working under the auspices of iran and hezbollah plays a role in damascus and they are there
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to protect the shia and it's a red line if they get attacked they will have to send in ground troops and looks like there may be a small contingent of fighters in the training role with shia malitias but not a front line fighting force according to the people i have spoken to and all of this happens in hezbollah and the shia malitias are once again in the spotlight and accused of beating a key senior m.p. and killing 12 sunni people here in baghdad and led to suspension of parliament, a suspension that goes on to the day and sunni block is suspended in parliament and decide whether to go back to parliament on thursday and there is intense negotiations going on for the last few days and they are looking at for the need of investigation into why this attack took place and whether there is a need to disarm the
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shia malitias here in the capitol baghdad. new zealand said to debate on whether to deploy troops to help fight islamic state of iraq and lavante and will have a noncombat role in iraq but say deployment would be a mistake and wayne reports. >> reporter: this was the public invitation to a fight many people say they signed up for long ago and abraham was the first iraqi foreign minister to visit here and came calling on new zealand counterpart to send troops to the country. >> the notion is there needs to be some invitation we would need to feel it out if it's welcome. >> reporter: according to the government troops it sends will help train iraqi soldiers and performed similar operations in afghanistan, it is according to the prime minister john key the price of belonging to the club.
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a reference to the intelligence alliance that includes the united states, australia, great britain and canada and also about pay back and last year iraq included new zealand on the united nation security council and some people worry that new zeeland is losing their reputation that has seen it take a bold stance against much larger allies like the banning of nuclear armed or powered ships from entering the waters in the 80s, a move that upset the united states or condemnation of the u.s. led invasion of iraq in 2003. opposition member of parliament phil golf was the minister of foreign affairs at that time and says the current government is making a big mistake. >> we need to get on a different path this government has not thought it through and has not taken into account the essence of history. >> tightened laws and giving powers to monitor people and
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prevent new zealand leaders to join i.s.i.l. chances of attack here is low but as they are to fight dangers overseas increase. >> business people and diplomates within the reach of the islamic state and that reach now extends heavily into libya, it is present in egypt and algeria. >> reporter: the government says the decision of what is likely to be a long deployment will be made within weeks, wayne with al jazeera in oakland. four killed in an explosion in pakistan it happened close to the city police headquarters in lahore and no group has claimed responsibility as yet for the attack. still ahead on al jazeera, hungry gets ready to host president putin but will the turn to the east be accepted by its people who protected before
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his visit? and taiwan calls on companies to share their profits with young workers. in sport cohost new zeeland struggle against scotland at the cricket world cup and we will have all the action later this hour. ♪ thousands have marched in the streets of booed pest to protest against vladimir putin visit to hungry and they say they are angry at what they see as prime minister viktor's close relations with russia and say they would prefer closer ties to the european union. the russian president will ap rooif rooif -- arrive on tuesday to sign a new energy deal and we report from boodapest. >> reporter: this russian tune was a hit for everyone who lived
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behind the curtain, these days they have mixed feelings about what russia and president vladimir putin has to offer on his visit to budapest. >> it's not a good idea. >> they need to work together to get some kind of consensus. >> it makes sense to solve our economic and political problems within the european union. >> translator: putin is not a communist. >> reporter: communism is still a dirty word in hungry and you won't find many soviet symbols except here. tens of thousands of soviet and russian troops lost their lives liberating from the nazis in 1945 and this monument pays tribute to you but remembers the soviet backed repression and invasion of hungry in 1956
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following the uprising so the relationship between moscow and budapest is complex of antagonism and dependency. today's dependency is on energy supply the country gets 80% of its natural gas from russia for the cheap and reliable partner and a new contract is expected to be signed with putin's visit. western critics accuse hungry of getting too cozy with the kremlin and brussels and berlin alarm bells are ringing and complaints and hungry has served russia interest by sister -- disrupting gas to ukraine and they depend on either other. >> for putin this is important in terms of showing that he has france on the territory of the eu, for orban it's crucial
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because his rule depends on the promise of cheap energy and cheap gas prices. >> reporter: pragmatism may lie behind decision making as hungry navigates the course between east and west al jazeera, budapest. thousands of afghan refugees in pakistan are being deported and many more are leaving because of what they say is harassment and this has been an issue in the country for years and come to the forefront following a deadly taliban attack on a school in peshawar in december at the time the pakistan government said it would expel all undocumented refugees 1500 were deported in january, twice the number from the previous month, further 22000 undocumented afghans returned to afghanistan last month and that is more of all of 2014. we visited one refugee camp in
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the district where he says even registered refugees are being pressured to leave. >> reporter: situated on the outskirts here the refugee camp has been bound over 3,000 families. they have been living here for decades, however, after the attack on the army public school most were told to leave. many of them who have registered here and can stay here until the end of the year have also been told they will not be able to stay in pakistan. >> translator: along with both sides so everyone can make an easy move. >> reporter: the pakistani government wants to improve relations with afghanistan, a lot will depend on what pakistan and afghanistan are able to do with populations that have been living outside their country for decades. these people have set up small
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livelihoods, businesses and they will have to pack all their lives in order to go back to an uncertain future in afghanistan. >> translator: when we have to leave this country where we will go in afghanistan, no shelter, no school no health facility and no future for our kids. >> reporter: if the government of pakistan and afghanistan are sincere and want to solve the problem of refugees they will have to do much more than what is being done right now. italian coast guard rescued 275 migrants from the mediterranean sea on monday and 2400 people rescued in the past 48 hours and some taken to the island of lampaduso and let's go now to claudia live from lampaduso and arriving after a treacherous journey claudia and
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where are they from? >> well they are mainly from saraha and africa and a thousand of the migrants who were rescued by the coast guard off the coast guard of libya in the last couple of days were taken and the capacity of this reception center is only 500 so it's twice the capacity and joined by one of them is abdullah who comes from dafar and took him a month to get here and tell us about your journey here. >> thank you and i am proud for you because you are going to show our suffering all over the world and really appreciate and yes. >> reporter: you were in tripoli you told me for a month and you left on the boat what happened then? >> first of all from sudan i have this for two days and enter inside libya and as soon as i
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enter inside libya there is a town there and inside the town there is a prison and they bring you inside the jail and in prison it's not like the prison of others it's not a good time. >> reporter: you were in prison in libya waiting to get on the boat, then you got on the boat. was that a dangerous journey to get here? >> really danger because the boat it is for 100 people and they will put us 400 people. inside the sea, very very dangerous. the boat is going like that. it is odd. it is real odd. it is trapped in the sea five or six times.
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it's not good really. it's really bad and sometimes it is old and not new and if it's new doesn't matter but it's not new and they get it from there and it's just like three or four hours but it is really two days and more dangerous and the sea is worst to everybody and me myself and even like this will happen also. >> reporter: you are here at the center and how have you been treated here? >> when i arrive i understand here there is justice and equality because this is saving me from the boat and they brought me on another boat and really there i understand that i'm alive. i don't see how you would be alive also so they gave me food and water and brought me out here on a camp right now and i'm so happy because they brought me food and i eat and i drink and got me a good bet so really i'm
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so happy because it's a lot different and especially the people they are very kind people they are not going to tell us any unkind word and they tell us unkind word because there is fighting between us and they that is it. >> reporter: abdullah is among a thousand migrants at the center in lampaduso and going to mainland because this reception center was still closed when they arrived here because it was undergoing major restoration but according and looking at the last couple of days they may not be the last migrants who arrive on the island of lampadusa. >> let's take a closer look at numbers that are arriving and authorities estimate 6500 migrants have been rescued since the beginning of the year that represents 60% increase in comparison to the same period last year at least 300 migrants
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have perished trying to make the crossing during the same period. now, earlier on your guest was talking about the dangerous journey to it and there are also reports that the italian coast guard were confronted by armed men and highlights the dangerous question in the mediterranean sea. >> certainly, even escalation of violence that italian authorities are concerned of it has never happened before that armed men armed were threatening them while they were rescuing migrants and they were not on the particular boat but coast guard has confirmed on one of 12 boats rescued in libya the last couple of days they were flet -- threatened and said get the migrants and leave the boat behind and there are new tactics for them to keep the boat so
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they want to increase the frequency of the crossings of the migrants and they said as many as 200,000 migrants are already in libya already to try to attempt the periless journey there and in the whole of 2014 170,000 arrive here and that will be a massive record. >> reporter: shocking numbers there and thank you very much speaking to us from lampadusa. let's go back now to our top story and the air strikes in libya, this of course comes on the fourth anniversary of the fall of former dictator moammar gadhafi and we have the former british ambassador to libya and joins us from oxford and so many things happened in libya the last four years and let's focus on the fight with i.s.i.l. and egypt is cooperating with tabrook of air strikes against i.s.i.l. targets but tripoli
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government says the strikes have killed civilians, how do you see this playing out in and among libya's own political discord? >> well in a sense it's a side show. it's not the key problem in libya because although these islamic militants who aligned themselves with the so called islamic state and iraq in syria and although there are problems or the main problem is the failure of a much broader selection of libya sanctions to agree to work together. what happened is that many many factions the malitia are sent to number hundreds have grouped together more or less into two opposing coalition one of which supports the government and claims to be in charge in tripoli and the other the government which claims to be in charge in tabrook and as i say
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the latest outburst is a bit of a side show. you have to ask yourself what was the motive of the people who committed this terrible atrocity the day before yesterday, the murder of these egyptian christians and surely one of the motives is to provoke a strong reaction, a violent reaction from the west and therefore to derail the political process inside libya. >> can i then just ask you in the last four years and after the down fall of moammar gadhafi would you agree the international community has, in fact failed libya? >> i think that the -- i was very doubtful about military intervention in libya in support of the revolution in 2011 but eventually i was convinced it was necessary because alternative would have been to allow the gadhafi regime to commit genocide on its people and murder large numbers of
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people in benghazi and glad we withdrew and by the end of 2011 it was clear the international military invention was over and it's up to the libyans to sort out affairs and they had a plan which led to the formation of various institutions transitional on national council followed by general national council and followed by house of representatives and held two general elections and both recorded as relatively clean and decent elections but the problem is they have not been able to work together in the end to establish a government and go on to a proper parliament and so on. >> in and among all this of course we now have this fight against i.s.i.l. and as you say this is a side show but at the same time the international community france and italy in particular are indicating they may be willing to join in the fight against i.s.i.l. in libya, if we are about to see foreign troops deployed to libya will
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this actually help to sort out libya in the end? >> well i think that is unlikely and personally i don't think it's likely to help no. you mentioned france and italy but the security council immediately reacted to the killing of these people by calling for strengthening the political process which is being led by the u.n. represent tiff who has been bringing together the various factions in libya for political discussions about the future of libya. that is the process we ought to be supporting and that is the process the security council said we are supporting. >> thank you so much for your insight, former british ambassador to libya. >> thank you. now european finance ministers are meeting in brussels and talking about greece's financial bail out for a second day, the creditors have an ultimatum saying greece must extend the current bailout
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program and the new greek finance minister says the plan is obabsurd but he is confident a solution will be found. >> in europe we behave in such a way to create a solution honorable solution out of initial disagreement but now you allow me to go to investment bank meeting because i'm excited about this investment is the main game and what they will talk about the forces and blowing the winds everywhere in the continent and they have monitoring stability and i believe european investment bank is excellent for growth and investment in recovery in europe. >> john has more. >> reporter: talks between greece and creditors appear to have reached a dead end after the group broke down wednesday with greece accusing its creditors of a bait and switch strategies and earlier finance
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minister said that he had been presented with a draft text a communication that he was willing to sign and spoke of an extension of the loan agreements with opening up a possibility of discussion over the terms of those loans which is exactly what greece has asked for and wants to unbundle the term of austerity measures and government spending cuts and reforms and deregulation that creditors have asked for for the last four years and some of which greece has done and much of which still remains to be done. greece wanted a four-month period to renegotiate that package of terms, however, he said just before the euro group meeting began this draft communication was withdrawn by the euro president and it was replaced by a separate communication which demanded that greece sign on to the memorandum of policies and
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reforms as they have been agreed to in the past with no grace period for negotiation only once the greek government had signed on to an extension of those terms beyond the end of february when the agreement and the financing program that greece is in come to an end, only then would the euro group sit down and enter negotiations on what to change within that program. we are seeing more snow and bone-chilling cold in the united states record-breaking cold in the eastern states and a fresh dumping of snow in central states caused havoc and multiple road accidents and thousands of flight cancellations and many schools and offices have been closed down including federal offices in washington. that storm system is also moving south, states in southern u.s. have been hit with freezing rain snow and sleet, making for very dangerous roads and knocking out power to thousands of homes and forecasters warning
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of more heavy snow? arkansas missouri and tennessee. let's take a check on the weather now with richard and this snow and cold is just not letting up at all. >> no it's not, it's a different system which is hitting the southern states than what hit boston but it doesn't make a great deal of difference. you can see running the sequence the cloud pushing across some of the southern states and up in boston where the snow is gone thankfully over 48 hours or so and since the start on monday the temperature didn't get above minus five and it has been minus 90 and looking at observation and temperature minus 12 and wind chill minus 17 and you may think where has the warm air gone and there is warm air and in florida it's not too bad at the moment a temperature of 18 degrees in jacksonville and yet just what 500 kilometers to the northwest in atlanta, georgia the temperature is 2 degrees so when you have a contrast in
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temperature you then run the potential for a combination of rain sleet, snow and mostly freezing rain. these shots are from mississippi with awful condition and such treacherous weather and look at more eastern and western side of the country you can see it's very much a black and white case of warm in the west but cold in the east. it looks as though the carolinas have freezing rain and snow showers for the east and dry weather follows in behind it. >> richard, thank you. plenty more to come on the news hour including she fought off her attacker and paid the ultimate price and one death of a woman in turkey is shining a spotlight on women's rights and breaking the bank and how they stole a billion from banks around the world. breaking another record we will tell you why this cyclist lance
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armstrong won't be pleased with this one, details coming up, in sport.
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♪ welcome back the top stories on al jazeera and people in the libya city are assessing the damage a day after egypt launched a series of air strike and they killed several fighters and children appear to have been killed as well. the coast guard rescued 200 migrants from the mediterranean sea on monday 6500 people have been rescued so far this year.
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greece have issued an altimatum and meeting in brussels on tuesday where he says he is confident a solution will be found. to eastern ukraine now where the army and pro-russia rebels missed a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons and kremlin say leaders of russia ukraine and germany spoken the ground about the situation on the ground and truce is in place but shelling on the ground is threatening to undermine it and let's get more from paul joining us live from donetsk and explain to us why this deadline was missed. >> reporter: well it was missed for several reasons, both sides, the ukrainians and the separatists insist that because there is no ceasefire the firing has continued, that the precondition for the withdraw of
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those heavy weapons has not been met and therefore neither side was willing to blink effectively and not going to back down unilaterally before the other side actually commenced doing that and along large stretches of the front line between the two sides the ceasefire has held rather well but there is one real issue and that is the critically important and strategically important northeast to where i'm standing now which has been fought over bitterly and right up to and indeed past the ceasefire deadline itself. we are hearing reports today that it's now descended into street fighting effectively over warfare and they can do with it if they want to coordinate efforts along the large front line but ukrainians say under the minsk two agreement it was
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in their possession and should stay in their possession under minsk too but i don't think there is hope of the guns falling silent. >> paul on the fragile ceasefire in eastern ukraine. turkish government says it will do more to look at violence against women, a 22-year-old student and burned after a bus driver tried to rape her and killing led to protests over the weekend and we report from istanbul. >> reporter: she fought back against her attacker and that cost her life. police say the 20-year-old woman was the last passenger on a mini bus when the driver tried to rape her before beating her to death with a crow bar. the brutality of the attack shocked many people in this country. the daughters of turkey's president visited the mother to
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offer their support. . >> translator: she sacrificed herself to protect her honor. i want them to be sentenced with the heaviest. my daughter didn't deserve this. >> reporter: the mini bus driver who police say has confessed bears the scars of her resistance with the help of his father and a friend they cutoff her friends, burned her corpse and dumped it in a river bed. as details spread across the country women protested in more than 30 cities. >> translator: the murder was the last straw. in other cases there have been excuses like she laughed on the phone or something but in this case there is no excuse. >> reporter: the hash tag ozgecan has been tweeted since
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her murder and it's a level the government cannot ignore and they say the government will do more to protect the rights of women. this country is sliding down the world economic forum measure of women equality with men and turkey is 125 on the list of 142 countries. the coffin was carried by women, a notable break with cousin tumor but -- custom they were not keeping with traditions istanbul. abraham is in court to give evidence against the foreign affairs minister and granted leave from jail to testify in the lawsuit against aman and offered him money to switch to opposition and he is the malaysia former deputy minister and currently serving a five
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year prison sentence for sodomy. two al jazeera journalist out on bail after 411 days in egypt but their fight for justice is not over yesterday and mohamed and fahmy are charged with colluding with the banned muslim brotherhood and previous conviction thrown out and the retrial february 23 greste was also charged but arrived back in australia after being released. mohamed spoke to al jazeera about being reunited with his family family. >> it's hard to describe that moment. we can see it and feel it but to describe those moments with words i think i can't but it's finally i'm home. the children were different. it was like it was something different. as soon as they saw me they saw me on the stairs they suddenly jump on me so i took them and started hugging them and i think i start crying. this is the first time when my
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children tell me stop going to work. don't leave again. you spend too much time at work so don't go again. we want you to stay. finally, yes after 411 days it is like a big rock was on your chest and suddenly you moved it so it was such a feeling, it's hard to describe that moment i was like jumping and jumping and even i heard that the word released and that is because the sound in the cell because this is surrounded so you can hear almost the sound so it was amazing and i kept jumping and jumping like finally. trade-in west africa has taken a significant hit due to ebola outbreak in sierra leone, again any and liberia and cases are rising in all three countries but despite this sin
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gal opening borders with guinea to makeup for some economic loss and we reports from the senegal with guinea. >> reporter: they traveled from southern guinea across ebola infected region carrying two tons of fish. >> translator: we don't want to talk about ebola anymore, it destroyed everything including our trade. >> reporter: they are head to senegal where they hope to sell their fish. they are not sure if they will be allowed in for the last eight months senegal closed the border with guinea to provent ebola spreading and it is used for traders and it has hurt trade. closing borders is not good to fight against disease and you are causing panics and causing a lot of stress on the economy, on the people to go through moments
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of tensions so there are also technical and medical reasons for the closure. >> reporter: measures in place to prevent the virus from spreading but there is no temperature checks here just a request to wash their hands before they step into senegal and inspect the load. >> translator: so much traffic coming through and carrying coffee and spices and honey and fruits and vegetables and bring essential goods for senegal. >> reporter: one of the largest wholesale markets in west africa. in reopening the doors senegal boosting trade with economic loss because of ebola and also sending a strong message to the rest of the world saying it is open for business and it is safe to come here. there is no ebola in senegal but just 400,000 tourists came toll
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visit last year not enough for a country that relies on tourism as a source of revenue. >> it's a health crisis and economic one and if we get rid of the virus tomorrow it will take months and years to get over the economic loss ebola has caused. >> reporter: people won't be afraid to buy their fish and ebola continues to spread for senegal the risk of opening the border outweighs the cost of keeping it closed at least for now. nicholas hawk al jazeera, senegal border with guinea. charged a man accused of shooting and killing three muslim students in north carolina and three counts of murder against craig hicks and they were killed a week ago which reportedly began as a dispute over parking. still ahead in the news hour and
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afghanistan prepares to make the cricket debut we go to the country to see how the team is inspiring a new generation of players. ♪ biggest in l.a. >> i was goin' through a million dollars worth of drugs every day. i liked it. it's hard to believe that a friend would set you up. people don't get federal life sentences and beat them. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> the cia admitted it. >> "freeway - crack in the system". premieres sunday march 1st, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america.
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♪ welcome back as many as 100 banks targeted and at least a billion dollars lost a gang of cyber criminals hacked in banks across the world pulling off one of the most sophisticated heist security officials have ever seen and jonathan reports. >> reporter: one of the biggest
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bank hoists ever carried out with keyboards instead of gunnings russia firm says a sophisticated gang of cyber criminals hacked into banks all over the world and steal up to a billion dollars in the past two years. >> the team doesn't have to be hundreds of people what we see typically is a bunch of technology people numbering in low tens if that. >> reporter: banks in 30 countries hit and especially in america, germany, russia ukraine and china, thieves apparently took their time and hacking into bank's computer system and learning months how they worked and then they took millions u by inflating bank account balances and transferring money out on line an ordering atms to start dispensing cash and often the banks did not realize. >> organizations have to be prepared for this if someone wants to get in they likely will. >> reporter: stole $10 million
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in each raid and took smaller amounts to avoid tripping alarms and several countries are investigating but the banks hit have not come forward. last week president obama urged companies to be more open about attacks and to share what they learn with one another and the government to better fight off future hacks. >> these attacks are getting more sophisticated everyday and have to be as fast and flexible and nimble with defenses. >> reporter: jonathan betz with al jazeera. time for sport. >> thank you, cohost new zealand two wins in pole a of the cricket world cup but richard says scotland was a tougher test than expected. >> reporter: after victory of sri lanka the fans expecting another win against scotland and looked like that wouldn't be a problem when they lost their top four in just the first five
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overs. nontest playing nation scotland would be out for 142, despite 38 from williamson the black cat struggle to chase the modest target and lost seven wickets at regular intervals in their innings but new zealand managed to claim the victory with 25 over and 3 wickets to spare. >> a little more scary than we wanted and the change and checking the pairs means we might be in a little bit of trouble but we got the mean and the points and got the job done so it's fine. >> reporter: chasing that small total may have been a little bit tricky for them and changed the way their natural game would usually be so i'm not sure what other teams will make of it but from a scottish point of view we are very proud. >> dispute running them close
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scotland yet to win three world cups richard par al jazeera. the cricket team will make a debut on wednesday playing bangladesh and the team has risen quickly in the world rankings and officially recognized by the sport governing body in 2001 and jennifer glasse reports afghans have high hopes. >> reporter: pitch ready for the first interpreter school cricket tournament and playing in the match the high school in orange and the other in blue. a bit of last-minute strategy before the match begins. then it gets underway. this is one of afghanistan's most dangerous provinces and security is a main concern for the players. >> translator: if a player is wealthy he is afraid of being kidnapped. if he is poor he only thinks of his financial situation and most are in bad economic shape. >> reporter: so is the
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government the national budget still relies heavily on international aid so there is not much money for sports. >> translator: we don't have grounds and we don't have the proper gear to practice and we ask the government to pay attention to sports especially cricket so we can develop. >> reporter: local officials say the sport also helps keep young men out of trouble and gives them something to aspire to like a spot on the national team. most of the national team came from here to lalabad and warm weather all year long it's the capital. >> translator: players played in pakistan and brought it from there to here now we have academies here but should be academies in every province so boys can get good at cricket to serve their country. >> reporter: this cricket academy is well appointed with pads and batting mitts and players have high expectations for their would-be hometown
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heros and it rests on the world cup performance. but the national team coach says he doesn't think the team will win and it might not happen for another decade but the fact afghanistan is playing with the best teams in the world is an achievement in itself and afghans will be cheering them on every step of the way, jennifer glasse al jazeera, kabul. lance armstrong may have set a new record but this one will not be what he is pleased with and told he must pay $10 million to a former sponsor after losing a lawsuit. and thought to be the largest award against an individual in u.s. judicial history. armstrong taken to court by insurance firm sca promotions who paid him $12 million in bonuses for winning the tour de france and later admitted to doping and stripped of the titles and his legal team will appeal and we have more. >> reporter: lance armstrong
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suffered irreparable damage in sport and reputation which is still at such a low but what is significant now is what is going to happen with the finances what kind of money he is going to need to pay back over the next few months and years, how much that total will be where it would all end up for lance armstrong because this is significant, $10 million from sca promotions and we constantly heard of lance armstrong going on the attack and effectively bullying some would say companies he was up against financially, that is what he managed to do a decade ago with promotions and managed to win a legal case against him but what was subsequently shown is he had lied in court under oath and said when being asked about drug use in his tour de france victory, seven of them between 1999-2005, i raced the bike straight up fair and square. well that was of course shown
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to be untrue. he has been given a lifetime ban of course by the united states antidoping agency and that is what enabled sca promotions to move in and claim their money back. for lance armstrong they say that is not the end of it they will try to get more money back from him others too, he is defending himself against the federal government in a lawsuit that could cost him as much as $100 million, still so much turbulence financially. the last eight of the english fa cup and a goal down against league side preston to win 3-1 and the quarter final draw made and united will play arsenal and then bradford in the last 8 of competition for the first time since 1976. play reddening and liverpool against black bernett and matches played on march the 7th.
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the champion league returns to action on tuesday with a game between chelsea in the french capital but psg told the star striker to keep his shirt on for this match, and he stripped off after scoring against khan on saturday to promote a u.n. campaign against world hunger and tattooed torso sported 15 names of people suffering hunger and they are temporary but the stunt saw him receive a yellow card in we two other players were sent off. with the continuing conflict in eastern ukraine donetsk resumed the champion campaign by again playing a thousand kilometers away from home. they host 2013 champions by munich in the first leg of their last 16 tie and it is the first competitive match in two months due to their league's winter break. and there is more sport on our
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website, for the latest check out al, we have blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world, that is the spot for now. thanks very much, united states government has proposed new rules to regulate commercial drones and they are increasingly being used by businesses raising questions about security and privacy and libby casey reports now from washington. regulators working on these proposed rules for years and businesses and privacy advocates have been waiting just as long head of faa michael says we have tried to be flexible writing rules and want to maintain today's outstanding level of aviation safety without an undue burden on an emerging industry and commercial drones weighing 55 pounds and users would have to earn a certificate, a type of drone pilot licenses and ban
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flying at night or near airports and drones have to stay below 500 feet and under 100 miles per hour and operators would have to keep the drone in their line of sight at all times, the proposals have a challenge to companies like amazon who want to use drones to deliver packages away from the direct line of sight from their remote vie -- pilot. >> it's not good enough for the business model of theirs. >> air says government regulators are trying to catch up to a field that is quickly evolving. >> the capabilities of modern drones are so far beyond what the faa or anyone else could have anticipated four or five years ago and not surprised that policy has not caught up with technology. >> reporter: faa announced proposed rules president obama issued a directive intended to protect american's privacy and giving federal agencies one year to publically explain their
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policies on drones revealing where they fly them and what they do with the information collected. the clock starts ticking on that now but the changes to faa guidelines are open to public comment for 60 days and then experts say they will probably take at least a year or two to become final. libby casey, al jazeera, washington. outer space and a mystery in the skies above mars 1000 kilometer cloud hoff -- hovering above the surface and spotted in 2012 and appeared twice before vanishing and they don't know what it is and they think it's a bright auroa of the northern lights but not sure how it has been in the upper reaches of the atmosphere. more news at the top of the hour stay with us.
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