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boris nemtsov remembered thousands march at a rally in memorial of a leading opposition figure hello from doha. this is the world news from al jazeera. hamas criticizes the decision of an egyptian court to label hamas an a terrorist organization. kidnappers targetting businessmen and their families and a rear of the relaxed one-child policy after the easing of strict rules.
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hello everyone thousands are expected to march on sunday after murder of the leading opposition figure boris nemtsov, he was a vocal critic of vladimir putin and was preparing a report on russian involvement in the ukraine. shot dead on friday night near the kremlin. as you see, people are gathering, security is high as well. metal detectors, i think we are looking at as people enter the period in moscow to merm boris nemtsov. rory challands -- to remember mement. rory challands has -- remember boris nemtsov. rory challands reports. >> all day people brought candles and flours.
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>> it's a tragedy for the country. people like him are important who wan lead ours and follow their views and are honest. trrnalts >> translation: it's hard for me to talk about it. i feel sorry for him as a person. he was murdered. i don't know if it was a provocation, it doesn't matter. this person was part of the history. for some he was a positive figure for some negative. this for the man thought to be the predecessor for boris yeltsin. boris yeltsin chose a little-known spy chief, vladimir putin, and boris nemtsov opposition. one more difficult to be heard from this was no low-level
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domestic job. ambassadors came with a message that the way russia investigates the crime will be watched in capitals far away. >> we gather with the u.n. ambassador to pay release at the site of the killing of boris yeltsin. >> translation: why do you think this was important? >> it's a brutal murder and we are appalled by the killing. we expect the russian authorities, of course to find the culprits and bring them to justice. >> the investigation which vladimir putin pledged to take a close interest in isnd way. political murders in russia have a habit of going unsolved. police examined an abandoned car expected to have been used in the shooting. as for motive it's been suggested that he may have been killed to weaken the public state. >> currently the investigation is looking into several lines of
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inquiry, it is the possibility that the murder could be a provocation to destabilize the political situation, and boris nemtsov a sackry fishal victim for those that would not stop before using any means to reach their goals. >> reporter: that is a theory dismissed by the opposition leader sympathizers saying the crellin is responsible for his murder - maybe not directly but at the at least because the kremlin created the political environment in which it could happen rory challands with that report live in moscow on this day, which i imagine must be tense when we think about a rally which boris nemtsov was supposed to be at the head of. he's been murdered and the feeling must be strong there? it's come as a surprise to many that the rally was given permission to happen in the center of moscow.
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before boris nemtsov was killed. this would be happening on the outskirts of town well away from the central parts of the capital. it was only after he died that the organizers of the rally tried to get it moved into the center. it was turned down and then permitted. maybe the kremlin feels that grief and sorrow are more manageable public emotions than anger at the politics of the situation. that is one reason potentially why it was given permission to happen. people are starting to gather already, and when they do start moving, they'll come down to the embankment over my left shoulder and along the river, up past the cathedral and over the bridge past the spots where boris nemtsov was killed and down to the square. of course, this is a rally that
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boris nemtsov was supposed to be at the head of. and clearly that had nopd happened, circumstances proved different. >> so you know while you have been speaking we are looking at live pictures from the scene, i'm amazed at the size of it all. obviously the level of security. we saw what looked like metal detectors and the like. i said before that the very tense times in russia made more tense by an event like this. >> metal detectors and security are standard for any demonstration in moscow. i have been to many they have a cordon around them. you have to go through metal detectors, it's not a sign of tension for this rally. yes, this is an opposition rally in the hart of mossio. in modern russia that, is
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unusual. because usually these things are kept well out of the center. the opposition here though has been fairly demoralized over the last couple of years. since the protest, the government rocked the kremlin about three years ago 2011 into 2012. there has been a wave of legislation that effectively meant that the government can keep a tight lid on political dissent, and the right to assembly. so it's actually illegal in russia now to have a demonstration without the right permission. there's more than one person strong. all these rallies, all the demonstrations have to begin a permit and this time the government chose to do so. >> rory challands live in moscow, we'll be back later as the rally progresses. hamas says egypt is setting a dangerous precedent after a
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cairo court declared it a terrorist organization it's the first time the arab court condemned the group. it supports fighters in north sinai. >> as well as the anger, there's a sense of concern here. this relationship between hamas and the abdul fatah al-sisi government is quite frankly, at the worst it's been and to be able to move forward is going to be challenging. now, we understand that the leader of islamic jihad, a powerful movement here in the gaza strip, has gone to cairo and meet with figures within abdul fatah al-sisi's government to try to de-escalate the tensions how that will bear fruit is a bit hard to say at this statement. there is questions over what the
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court ruling will mean. we have not heard anything from the authorities as to whether they'll implement the court rules, if it does what that implementation will look like. alarm bells are being run, senior leaders are saying they are concerned that egypt could carry out strikes across the gaza strip. something that they say would be very detrimental for the gaza strip, and would effectively lose egypt its credibility with the palestinian people. whatever the case the situation is extremely tense, and still many questions remain over where things will go after this ruling from this court in cairo. >> egypt's highest court ruled an article in the rule of law regulating elections is unconstitution, which could mean a delay in the parliamentary poll. egypt has been without a
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parliament since june 2012 went the court dissolved the main chamber. an iranian plane landed in sanaa after a deal was signed between iran and the shia houthi rebels. the rebels forced the government to dissolve. iran iran's air flight group will fly. there's fear it may be used to transport irani weapons and/or fighters to yemen united nations says more than 1,000 died in iraq last month. 611 civilians were among the dead. baghdad the most violent city 492 members of the army and pro-government militias died. the the u.n. says the death toll is probably higher because the figures exclude the casualties in anbar province held by i.s.i.l. fighters. >> are. >> live to baghdad.
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jane arraf is there to talk us through this one. interesting but terrible numbers, it is still the most violent place in the country. >> it is. it's baghdad, the capital, and the surrounding areas. those surrounding areas where i.s.i.l. tried to stage attacks on the capital. a lot of the attacks have gone on around there. what they call the baghdad belt surrounding the city. if we step back a stunning thing about the figure is that we have to remember that months after months for more than the past 10 years there's been this level of casualties there has been hundreds of thousands of iraqis dead. the other interesting matter is the fact that it was compiled at all. the u.n. was known for being cautious, but it insisted on
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making public the casualty tolls in a way that the iraqi government does not. >> further north to mosul. which is under the control of i.s.i.l., and is feature a lot in recent weeks. what is the government doing. is it talking about actually trying to get back in there and focus on that part of the country? >> it is. but that timeline seems to have slipped a bit when you look at the public statements of u.s. and iraqi military and political leaders. a few weeks ago there were a lot of senior officials saying an attack was imminent. now it looks as if that's quite a lot down the pipe line a few months away. we caught up with prime minister haider al-abadi at the reopening of the museum on saturday. that was reopening after distribution of antiquities in mosul by i.s.i.l. i asked the prime minister whether the government was,
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indeed going to take back the territories, this is what he said. >> i think we are now discussing the whole operation. by kicking daesh out of iraq. i -- d.a.e.s.h. out of iraq i can't give timetables but we are working with people in these places and other areas. they'll be with us. i think there is - i'm overseeing the whole organization of this military organization. it has to be military security to save other people and look after the well being of the people. >> ail of that the planning that has to go into this. not just the ground operations and the police force, all of these things that take time. the sfoction a little closer to
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baghdad. troops are massing in samarra and other pleases due to be a major offensive due to other officials in the coming days. >> in the news ahead - we meet the senegalese migrants returning home from libya after failing to reach europe. free water and cheaper power.
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top stories on al jazeera. security in moscow is tight as opposition supporters march through the city in memory of boris nemtsov. vladimir putin's government dismissed accusations that it was behind the killing. the united nations says more than 1100 were killed in violence in iraq. 611 civilians among the dead with baghdad the most violent city. palestinians in gaza protested in egyptian courts decision to declare hamas a terrorist organization. it sets a dangerous press dent. more on that we her from a fellow from the palestinian institute of studies. >> it's a dangerous decision. it undermines egypt's interests in the region first and foremost
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as others pointed out. if egypt is no longer able to mediate between the rival palestinian movements hamas and fatah or between the israeli, there's a conflict and there's signs that there'll be another conflict, that marginalise egypt. at the same time this will - this lawsuit was brought by a lawyer in a private capacity rather than being a political decision. they'll have to see to what extent the government adopts this court resolution and seeks to operationalize it. the egyptian accusation is that the gaza strip and specifically hamas are largely responsible. for the security problems that the egyptian government is facing in sinai. in reality, if the gaza strip didn't exist. we'd be facing the same problems
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that is does today in the sinai peninsula, because of dynamics behind the politics foreign workers flee libya as the security situation deteriorates. 114 senegalese have been sent back and another 100 sent back in the coming days. niklas haque has been speaking to some of them. >> they return to senegal, empty-handed hungry and shaken. two words come up again and again. violent and racism. >> give us a couple of water a day and win us with chains. we were animals to them. >> gialo travelled to libya with $1,000 in his pocket. he hoped to reach europe. he wan out of money.
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it took two years to get the money back. an armed group forces their way into his room, locked him and his combanians up. stole everything that he and his companions had. many are held in misrata, there may be more elsewhere in other detention centers. >> translation: we have limited means and will do what it takes to save hundreds left behind and are facing a dangerous situation. >> senegal teamed up to secure repatriation. those that make the journey are given $180. but it means returning to life they left behind. >> it's the middle of the night. some are reluctant to face loved ones ashamed of returning empty-handed. this man decides to go home. he jumped into taxis.
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>> the ordeal brought the migrants together. they think it will be easy to meet the family in the company of his friends. hoe has in the been hem -- he has not been home for two years. they don't know he's coming. "it's me", he shouds. "i'm back." after the greetings comes the explanation. he hopes his father will not be disappointed. so many others made the trip to europe successfully. >> translation: no father wants to send their children in harm's way. the hardship is unnoticed. so many will continue to travel from where there are more opportunities or a better life. the journeys changed them. violence left them scarred. some say they'll attempt the journey together. >> one of afghanistan's
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convicted kidnappers have been executed. the first time the death sentence has been carried out since haider al-abadi become prime ministerier. we have this report. >> reporter: it's a quiet trip around the block. this man with his boys. an armed body guard. this is how well off ma'am dis get around these days. three years ago this boy was kidnapped. he was six. his father carries a gun. they can't stop worrying about safety. the boys had been on a school bus when three men shot the tyres and dragged him out of his brother's arms and off the bus. they demanded 300,000. the family didn't have that much. the kidnappers dropped the ransom to $50,000.
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he was freed after 86 address. >> before he was kidnapped, he was naughty, fast and bright much after he became withdrawn, if the body guard is not with him all the time. he gets frightened. he tells me they'll take us again. >> herat is a popular city. here the problem is organised criminal gangs. >> one of the main reasons herat is a target for criminal gangs is because it is full of businessmen. it's a major trading hub. this road leads all the way to the iranian border and herat is a big city you reach after the crossing. more than 100 were killed in herat, in targeted assassinations. kidnappings are common. butt out of fear most don't report it. >> this year the president fired
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the chief of police. all of 15 district she haves in a mass sacking. they failed to establish security. the new police chief says they are going to build up trust with the security. to get more information about criminal gangs. >> the terrorist groups kidnappers and taliban are not as strong as security forces there are smaller groups operating, if the community operates criminals are watching. >> he didn't think he'd see his family again. >> he said they beat me. showed me guns tied me up and movemented me three times, the family received threatening phone calls from men they believe are the kidnappers. he is home but is far from
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being safe. residents in india's capital will pay less for power and get free water, some of the promises made by the common man, the party that swept to power in new dehli, can the programs last in the long run. we look at them. >> this man and his family will pay less but get more. as of march 1st. therebell 20,000 litres for free. >> like many, they voted for the party and glad to see the promises are kept. >> this is good. it means electricity bills will be halved, particularly for the pour and everyone will get free water equally. some are keeping promise. clean water are some of the proposition made by the party, helping it win an overwhelming
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majority. some parts of delhi get regular water surface. others illegal connections. many welcome the programme, the details are unyear. >> many live in places with a shared water connection. they are wondering how the water will be scricted. some say free public wi-fi and other programs are populous politics, not sustainable in the long term. the v.j.p. party campaigned on experience in government and promise of development of the it welcomes populous moves, but wants everyone to be included. >> people that stay - they may not have a water meter, and should be excluded out of it. how is it thought out for them. secondly, there has to be a pool from which you have the fingerprints to subsidise benefits for the poor people.
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delhi's budget should cover the costs, but not all of them. >> they are not unfinanceable, or pie in the sky. >> people have great expectations of the government and say the new programs are a great start. given the mandate they receive, the challenge for the party is to continue to deliver it's been a year since the cline he is government relaxed the one child policy. the changes in rules - some place, a handful of couples applied to have more children. one of the main reasons - money. adrian brown reports. this person is testing the waters of motherhood giving birth to her son 10 months ago. she admits that she was not prepared for motherhood. this is an old job and seems not
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to care that the easing of a one-child policy makes her eligible for a second baby. >> translation: many young people do not want a second child. they think marriage is too much of a hassle. on the face of it she and her husband have it all, part of the growing middle glass. she has a well paid job. they moved into a 3-bed room apartment. they are only children which is why they qualify for a second baby. she is resigned to the son raised without a brother or sister. >> translation: one child is lonely igrew up as an only child. my brother has many brothers and sisters. the one-child generation cannot do joy. >> the government as enforces
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the policy for a decade but a sorp experiment create a gender imbalance. it had another worrying consequence, a shrinking labour force. >> 5% of women entitled to have a second child apply to do so. now the same military which poll ices the one-child policy is appealing to the women of shanghai to have more babies. >> this man has a second and wants a sibling. the garage owner has a problem. he and his wife have brothers and sisters. their child can't have the same. to have a second child you need to have more money, which we do yet people like us are not allowed to have a second child.
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when my son leaves my wife and i will be lonely. >> a couple that cap afford a second child aren't allowed one, and another that could are unlikely too. >> new plenty of news online. per cent hello i'm richard gizbert and you are at "the listening post". here are some of the media stories we are following. a suspicious death in venezuela, and the case for and