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where technology meets humanity... only on al jazeera america jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour and i'm join in doha and thousands turn out in moscow for a funeral but european politician politicians are barred from attending. one of the most senior military commanders is helping to direct assaults in i.s.i.l. in tikrit. >> my speech is not intended to show any disrespect to president obama. >> reporter: netanyahu says his
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differences with the white house are political, not personal as he prepares to address the u.s. congress. and no where to go thousands left homeless as fire ravages one of the post districts. ♪ thousands of mourners are paying respects to russian opposition leader boris shot dead near the kremlin friday and cues that moscow center where people filed past his coffin and looking at a live picture coming from there now and several european politicians and one of vladimir putin's critics have been barred from attending the funeral. and rory has the latest from the russian capitol. >> reporter: long long lines of people waiting outside the center here in moscow and bringing flowers and candles waiting to get in the building
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where they can leave their offerings at the coffin of boris and not just every one but high level delegation coming from all countries of eu and i saw john major the british prime minister arrive a short while ago and heard the polish leader was barred entry to russia because being on the russian sanctions list but representatives of all 28 eu countries here after the memorial service the body of nemtsov will be taken to a cemetery where he will be laid to rest. as to the investigation itself they are there and looking at cctv footage and have pieces of evidence and opening fairs --
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various lines of investigation but nothing substantive coming out of the investigation and the girlfriend of nemtsov has been finally allowed home to kiev and ukraine and held for a good amount of time after the killing on friday not a suspect but the most significant witness in this killing but of course if you speak to people close to nemtsov, his friends and associates they are certainly not expecting this investigation is going to lead to anything in terms of justice. >> the deputy program for asia and amnesty international joins me live from london and welcome to al jazeera and he has been laid to rest and we still don't know who was behind this and what are you hearing? >> it's hard to say who was behind this although you can come to some news about this murder because it doesn't happen
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outside of the context and the context is a fast meltdown of basic rights and freedoms in russia. in less than three years since mr. putin was elected president again new laws introduced and very aggressively imposed and implemented, that is on the one hand. on the other hand the authorities are enjoying their unprecedented level of support but this is against the background of much less almost no purism in the media, the media outlets both state owned and private seldom if ever give platform to the views and those who face harassment and pressure and they face physical violence and that pushed through the media is not a part of ukraine and human rights and those who stand for them. and nemtsov was one of them and this is the result his death is shocking but hardly unpredictable. >> the chances of ever finding
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out who was behind it and looking at six opposition leaders, journalists who you mentioned killed in the past. nobody has ever been put into jail for this. i mean what is the problem there? >> there is really already a long list of people who were killed in similar circumstances, human rights defenders and journalists and politicians and in many of these the senior russian politicians declared they would take control over the investigation and not one of the cases, maybe exception of journalist and seen progress and in her case people who implemented the killing were put in jail but we still don't know who ordered it and who was behind it. mr. putin announced he will personally control the progress of this investigation, now if that is genuine then they have little chance of escaping but we shall see whether they do. >> where do you think this leaves the opposition in the country, could this help
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galvanize them or could it kill off what is left? >> i think people who share the views of the liberal opposition they are few and far between and we seen 50,000 people march the streets of moscow on sunday in connection with his killing but this is probably pretty much all the support the opposition currently gets and it's not much but they are local and the problem is these people are denied the space to come out and express the views. it's a lot more difficult today to go in the street in moscow with protest and if you do you may face criminal prosecution if you violate three times the draconian laws that make the public space restricted for protests and not much for opposition now and those who support it find it difficult to be vocal about it. >> thank you, dennis good to talk to you. combined force including iraqi army and militia and kurdish
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peshmerga are making gains against viles in tikrit and taking control of the mountain range overlooking the city and not providing support but one of the senior commanders is helping to supervise the attack and operation is being billed as a dry run for assault on mosul. iraq's second largest city and as jane reports. >> reporter: the attacks started with shelling. these mortars were aimed at paving a way for soldiers to go to tikrit and they pushed back i.s.i.l. from small cities and towns and saddam hussein has strong significance. >> translator: they are here for them and we will cross them near tikrit. >> reporter: this is the single massacre by ooims since it seized territory last june and gunman killed 1,000 military u
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creates at the camp. many blame some of the neighboring sunni tribes for supporting i.s.i.l. and prime minister haidi are trying to say they will not be targeted by malitias but those who did not support the government fight are supporting i.s.i.l. in this fight and previous ones iran is playing a role and the malitia is clipping and advising are considered more effective than most iraqi army units. sources on the ground says the commander is helping coordinate the operation from the front lines. in the air it's only iraqi aircraft according to the military. the united states is helping in other ways but is not backing this major offensive with the u.s. air strikes, about 2000 sunni tribal fighters have joined the battle but as iraqi forces fight for tikrit the major question is how many more
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sunnis will join them. that was al jazeera jane reporting there. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said his speech to the u.s. congress which he will deliver in the coming hours is not intended as a show of disrespect to barack obama, there are sharp policy differences between israel and the white house. netanyahu is using his trip to argue against new nuclear deal with iran and tom ackerman reports. >> reporter: netanyahu received a warm welcome before apac the public affairs committee, one of washington's power groups and this time netanyahu said differences with president obama over iran should not split democrats from republicans in their traditional staunch support for israel. >> i regret some people miss perceived my visit here this week as doing that. israel has always been a by partisan issue and israel should
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always remain a by partisan issue. >> reporter: a mistake netanyahu accepting the invitation to speak before a joint meeting of congress without first notifying the white house and forcing democrats to choose between israel and obama just as negotiations to reach a framework nuclear agreement reach a crucial phase. u.s. secretary of state john kerry signalled that netanyahu should not leak any specifics of a deal that israel may find unacceptable. >> we are concerned by reports that suggest selective details of the ongoing negotiations will be discussed publically in the coming days. i want to say clearly doing so would make it more difficult to reach the goal that israel and others say they share in order to get a good deal. >> reporter: while obama will not meet netanyahu here the
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president said their current dispute should not be exaggerated. >> it's a distraction and in the meantime negotiators are going full speed ahead and what has been remarkable is the international unity we have been able to maintain and saying to iran you have to show the world that you are not pursuing a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: he said iran should be forced to negotiate before it weaponize. >> iran should not have nuclear weapons but we disagree on the best way to prevent iran from the best way from developing the weapons. >> reporter: he has no intention of getting caught up in domestic american politics but it may be hard to avoid if his speech on tuesday helps to push congress to adopt even tighter exceptions in defiance
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of obama. >> we are joined live from the iranian capitol and good to see you, what is iran making what is happening at the moment of what benjamin netanyahu is up to? >> i think people in iran are looking at this whole spectacle with a great deal of surprise because it basically shows that inside the united states the leader of a foreign regime commands more authority over the political establishment than the president of that country, meaning the united states in other words, netanyahu seems to be a much more influential figure in the united states than the u.s. president. and that raises many questions, whether iran can trust the united states government if they sign a deal if the israeli regime opposes it. this is perhaps the most
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important thing that comes out of all this in the past we may have seen perhaps soviet leaders going to eastern european and warsaw member states and having that authority but small regime having this over the united states is extraordinary. >> apac and should imagine that iran is viewing this with other than surprise a degree of happiness how obama clearly distanced himself from netanyahu and what he has been saying. >> not really. i think the iranians feel so far the united states has been unwilling to take the necessary steps for us to clinch a final deal. iranians shown an enormous flexibility on the last year and a half and the united states has not. even after iran and p 5 plus 1 signed joint action a year ago the united states repeatedly
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added new companies and new people to the sanctions list saying this is based on the old sanctions regime but this theoretically could go on until they include all iran and all iran companies so americans are violated the agreement and this makes it much more difficult for the iran i ans. >> expressing different view points which is considered quite healthy and beneficial. >> well what is unhealthy is that the united states is being directed by a foreign entity and a racist one at that. netanyahu in his speech said in a dark and savage and desperate middle east near the end of the speech which is a highly loaded comment and it shows basically what the fundamental problem is from the iranian perspective and it's not the peaceful iran program, and the israeli regimes treatment of the palestinian
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people, the constant attack on gaza, the support for nusra extremist groups along border with syria and they are basically using the iran nuclear program and no evidence to show it's anything but peaceful for opinion but that is gradually coming to an end and the united states has to wake up to the reality that its interests are being disregarded by israel. >> interesting words and thank you very much. while netanyahu tours washington u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been holding talks with foreign minister in geneva and world powers set a march 24 deadline to reach framework agreement on iran nuclear program and consistently denied it wants to build a bomb but countries say it wants the capacity to make one and conservative politicians are trying to scuttle the deal and republicans in u.s. congress are
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pushing for more sanctions against tehran and iaea says iran has been slow to cooperate with an investigation into its nuclear program and tie -- tehran is talking more about research and barnabie joins me and any developments there? >> any developments jane we can give you is telling you talks resume this morning about an hour and a half or hour and 45 minutes ago and you heard in tom ackerman's report john kerry talking about the necessity of these negotiations which of course are now at a crucial stage taking place behind closed doors and he has been good to his word and have not been leaks whatsoever. we know that john kerry and his iranian counterpart ners met
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twice yesterday evening and will carry on in the hotel behind me on the shores of lake geneva until tomorrow when john kerry is meant to leave for saudi arabia and let's not forget they are another another nervous ally but john kerry stressed the talks are now at a crucial stage and that the clock is ticking. >> let's leave it there, thank you. straight ahead on the al jazeera news hour. >> i'm nicole johnston in afghanistan and helicopters reaching villages that have been cutoff by avalanches. asylum seemkers in the uk where they have been treated like prisoners instead of
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victims. the world cup and we will tell you who their unlucky opponents are this time. ♪ the u.n. says political parties are returning to the negotiating table in yemen, previous talks broke down when some parties protested against what they call heavy-handed tactics by houthi rebels in sanaa and we are in aiden and heading back to the table and what is likely to be on the table? >> yes, the first two points they have been discussing over the night are where to move the talks because president haidi demanded it to be moved to aiden or in the middle of the country. and haidi talked to media and says he wants to be moved to saudi arabia because that is the seat of the corporation
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headquarters and the gulf corporation council has been supervising the roadmap in yemen and think saudi arabia can provide the international and regional guarantees for all the players in the political formations in yemen, but the houthis we understand have been refusing this so i'm talking about the first point. the second point they are discussing is who wraps represents haidi and he was a general congress party led by the former president ab abdullah but a few weeks ago he was ousted when haidi had cooperation with oppositions to slam them with sanctions and haidi doesn't have a repetitiveresent representative in talks and not if they agreed on any of the points but we know the houthis are not likely to accept the talks to be moved to saudi arabia. >> i was going to ask you how
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credible these talks are likely to be considering how much support one side has from saudi arabia. obviously not the houthis. >> if i understood your question the houthis look suspiciously at saudi arabia because they think saudi arabia is siding with haidi and islam party in the conflict in yemen and the american houthi a few days ago accused saudi arabia of humiliating them historically and having that relationship of subrogation to yemen and always have interfered in yemen. houthis also propagated their media that saudi arabia is arming the rebels sorry arming the tribes in some provinces in yemen to fight the houthis and haidi and other components of the political formation against the houthis, they think that the houthis have really submitted this because the alternative for the houthis is iran and they are
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heavily supporting the houthis and opened a direct daily flight between tehran and sunni and think the houthis are changing realities and getting weapons from iran and getting support the same the president haidi has definite and problems and lack of money and lack of procedures which can help him create a power shift until this is fixed in yemen. >> thank you for that. a leaked recording suggests that egypt's military sought to use one of the country's construction subject to get advantage in elections and recordings were made when sisi was defense minister under mohamed morsi and aimed to build homes for people with homes by the military and sisi says he will collect a fee for electricity and it's not clear if he is talking about himself
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personally or the army. 200 people died in northeast afghanistan in what has been called the worse series of avalanches to hit in 30 years and they started flying supplies to some stranded villages but others are still cutoff and we will go to the pinjar province. >> reporter: tell scale of the disaster unfolds, village after village covered up to three meters of snow and it's still falling. communities are cutoff from each other, roads have disappeared. everything is white except for the houses the ones that have not been lost. the village of abdullah survived but 30 people who lived in it did not. they were buried beyond the trees in two mass graves. we meet 13-year-old and shows us
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around and points to the houses where people have died. >> translator: the avalanche hit at midnight when everyone was sleeping i was so scared i heard a great noise and later i felt sad because it hit my friend's house and died with all of his family. >> reporter: the boy is alone in the world and their bedroom crumbled under the weight of the snow. in many ways this village is one of the lucky ones helicopters are able to land here and the main road has almost reached it but there are still dozens of remote villages far off in the mountains that the government simply can't get to. in the district the weather has closed in, helicopters can't reach it. >> translator: the most important issue for us is the areas we have not reached yet by road and trying to help them by air but the aid we are dropping is not enough for everyone. >> reporter: the government is giving cash payments up to $1800
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to the relatives of anyone who died in the snowstorms. the oldest man in the village said he has seen avalanches before but never anything like this. recovery will take a long time many people are still in shock. >> translator: from midnight to 5:00 a.m. we worked hard to take the dead bodies out of dust and snow, people were so frightened you would think it's dooms day and no hope for life and never thought we would stick together again. >> reporter: here the snow has been cleared away to make room for two freshly dug graves cousins, young boys they died when the roof collapsed. the pinjar valley is bracing for more funerals before the snow melts, johns tonton. news from afghanistan a spokesman for the governor of the helman province said at
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least eight people have been killed in attack four were security personnel, the others were civilians, we will bring you more on that story when you get the details and let's stay with afghanistan, the snow there everton. >> we can see, jane it was still snowing at time and could see 25 centimeters over the next 2-3 days and bad news there, go across to africa and better news and welcome snow should we say in the forecast and see from the satellite picture here not much going on across africa and seeing more snow this season into the mountains in mark or-- morocco and enjoying the snow festival and good snowfall known as little switzerland and snow over the next couple of days and things looking largely fine and dry and essentially we will settle through the next couple
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of days with plenty of sunshine in the forecast and that sunshine will remain. as you can see the pictures keep on bouncing back on me i'm afraid and it has been a good amount of snowfall but the skies do remain blue and this will be across africa but for africa we have decent showers rolling through, some heavy showers rolling across central parts of africa and down into south africa over the last few weeks talking awful flooding around mozambique and circulation there and flooding over the next few days. thanks everton. mp in the uk called for the end of detention of asylum seekers after abuse by one over the country's biggest detention centers and lawrence lee is live from london and what has been happening at these centers, lawrence? >> well there was a documentary on british television last night where they went under cover in
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this detention center and secretly filmed some of the guards openly being racist and abusive and a private company that runs it suspended them but this is not the first time this happened and there was a more significant case a few months ago featuring a man who was killed called jimmy, he was put on a plane with two private security guards from a different company, the giant company and bet him double and he died. they were acquitted of his manslaughter but subsequently the police found text messages on one of the guard's phones and i will read it to you, it's full of explitives, go home you kid producing violent non-english speaking and take the harry faced, bomb making smelly rag head with you so there is sort of a sense and it isn't to do
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with the parliamentary report which is extremely significant and we can talk about it in a second but outside that there is a separate issue of the quality and the conduct of staff operating private security companies inside these detention centers which are widely regarded as effectively being like prisons for immigrants, the way in which they are trained and the way in which they behave and the way in which they conduct themselves to people who are extremely vulnerable and women who have been raped and their attitude towards them which is very very serious issue but not past this parliamentary report. the authorities call them holder centers but critics say they are more like prisons which can hold people indefinitely while they wait to find out if they are going to be thrown out of the uk so the fact a committee of politicians from all three major parties acknowledged there is a problem and does mean something. >> i think the problem with the
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system at the moment is it is completely ineffective and we hold people far too long and hold people who are extremely vulnerable and it rises and causes distress and if you have a culture of disbelief and lots of very distressed people you will get miss treatment of people on the ground and it's not good enough. >> reporter: michael born in gana but grew up in britain and yet they tried to deport him and spent three years in detention. >> detention broke me to the core. i mean the uncertainty, i cannot unless you have been and lived through it your certainty is unimaginable. i mean i went through stages where i thought i had enough. >> reporter: campaigners for people like michael hope acknowledgment of the problem can be a step to treating people with more humanity. >> i think one of the most important things of this report
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is it does call for a systemic shift in the whole approach to managing migration and removels away from a knee-jerk enforcement as a first resort of engaging with migrants in the community. >> reporter: rape victims or pregnant women should be spared detention entirely but time limits are not the only issue but miss treatment in the wide immigration system and this man died being restrained by two guards as they put him on a plane out of the country. abusive, racist text were on the phones of the guards, that sort of allegation is not a runoff. >> lawrence, do you think the leaking of this sort of information will make a difference? >> well, it is the question they raised themselves, the people who come up with these reports, in her forward, the chair of the committee says for the country and for those to detain we cannot go on like this and she
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calls for whoever wins the elections in may to have the political courage as she puts it to change things but britain is absolutely out of step and the only country in europe which has no limits on detention and germany for every three people it detains germany has four times as many asylum applications because of humanity of the system but do the main physical parties want to go to people before the election and say let's have more rights for immigrants because i can show you the mood in britain at the moment is pretty widely anti-immigrant and it's a very toxic sort of situation and it depends really to what extent the politicians want to reflect the national mood or whether they want to do what is the right thing perhaps to do instead. >> thanks lawrence more to come on the program, as europe closes its borders to cat we speak to kenya farmers about their fears
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for the future plus china faces criticism that its crack down on illegal ivory trade is not tough enough and sport three times major gulf champion ended a seven year stint. ♪
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hello, minderreminders here and they are lining up to see the body of nemtsov and shot in the back this a drive-by shooting in central moscow on friday.
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iraq forces are making gains against i.s.i.l. fighters in the province and commanders reportedly helping direct the iraqi offensive and u.s. is not providing air support because it has not been requested. israeli prime minister set to address u.s. congress in coming hours detailing his case against a possible nuclear deal with iran and described the upcoming speech as a distraction as john kerrys continues to hold talks with his iranian counterpart in geneva. ukraine military says soldiers killed and nine wounded in the east in 24 hours and follows calls from secretary of state for both to implement donetsk from rebel held donetsk and john reports. >> reporter: machinery of war keeps rolling through a fragile peace fire and broken daily by
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mortars. that is ours he says. >> translator: in principle the ceasefire is holding but there is regular small fire so complete ceasefire cannot exist and before you came there they were here and before we fired back grenade launchers were coming at us. >> reporter: a report released monday by the u.n. found 6,000 people have died so far. separatists say ukraine is violating ceasefire >> ceasefire from our side and we are not trying but upholding it completely and the firing yesterday was because ukrainian side violated the minsk agreement and started to open fire. >> reporter: a year in the conflict in eastern ukraine the death toll continues to rise on a landscape transformed by the war and with each passing day the front line continues to
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shift. in weekend fighting three were killed, few here at the ukrainian trenches expect the ceasefire to hold. >> translator: we are strengthening in preparation for the next offensive and preparing to deflect their attack. >> reporter: if that happens with separatist troops appearing to want to expand on gains they have already made the front line can shift again, donetsk, eastern ukraine. india foreign secretary in islamabad for talks with counterpart, first meeting since india called off talks last year aimed at easing tensions between nuclear rivals and in a minute we will hear from new deli and first we go to islamabad where we can be told more. >> reporter: islamabad given importance because of the fact that relayings between india and pakistan have dipped to an
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all-time low and it's connected to promoting connectivity as well as trade-in the states pakistan is going to be asking india to talk about the contentioncontent contentious issue such as the issue of water distribution. although nobody expected any substantive talks on those key obstacles between the two there was an expectation that they would perhaps promote the resumption of dialog with new deli and islamabad. pakistan has shown its concern at a time when they say it's operating on the taliban and pakistan and not wanting to see an escalation on the eastern frontier with ionia, importantly the wizard is also seen as perhaps a real vote for resuming their dialog but too many problems still remain between the two countries and for more we go to our correspondent in
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new deli. >> relations between india and pakistan appear to be warming up last year after modi was prime minister and invited pakistan prime minister here to new deli for the swearing in and seen as a bold step and a possible breakthrough in relations but it was short lived. india cancelled four secretary level talks for september of last year after india accused pakistan for violating a line of control and they met with kashmir separatist leaders in new deli and did not want to resume talks until now which were reportedly encouraged by u.s. president barack obama during his resent visit to india and hoping the talks will lead to dialog between the two count trays many in new deli are cautious about the outcome of today's meeting. pakistani police arrested hundreds of parents accused of refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, and 500
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people jailed in northwest country of charges of endangering public security and vaccine refusals are rare in pakistan but local officials say it shows how determined the government is to regard kate disease and have been the target of taliban attacks in the past. in myanmar they are blocked to marching to the biggest city and people in the town staged a sit-in protest and have been rallying for more than a month and want to scrap an education law that curbs academic freedom and police say they will take action to restore law an order if they try to bring their rally rally. thousands of homes destroyed by massive fire in philippines and most poorly built and government unable to determine the cause of the fire. and we have the latest from manila. >> reporter: tries to put on
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the brave face. everything that his family has built for decades has been reduced to this lost in a fire that has destroyed the homes of over 2000 other families in downtown manila. >> translator: i can't express my grief when i look around me. i can't explain what happens. there is nothing to save. we accept this is a tragedy and we just have to start over find a job, work again and rebuild everything. >> reporter: she lost her home too and does not know how long she will have to live in this temporary shelter along with nine members of her family. >> translator: we will be grateful for anything we can get, not just for my family but for all of us here we hope that those who can will help us. >> reporter: according to the local government at least 80 homes are destroyed here everyday due to fire majority of these are in areas like this
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one. in shanty towns where electrical wiring are faulty and houses made of light weight flammable materials, lack of housing for communities has long been a prop one in four of manila 16 million live below poverty line and left for hopes of a better life in the city and left manila extremely congested. >> you have to put these families or isf to a different place where in they could have they could build residential houses and they could have worked other programs in the area. >> reporter: one of the most impoverished communities and work as scavengers and living on less than $3 a day. people here have always thought their lives couldn't possibly get worse and fires like this destroy whatever hope they have left and say they just have to start all over again, i'm with
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al jazeera, manila. update you on the developing story in libya, the u.n. recognized government launched air strikes against motaga airport in tripoli and misrata, according to official the attack aimed at malitia who took over the capitol last year and set up a rival government. sources at the airport in tripoli says the strikes didn't cause major damage. african leaders and eu meeting in brussels to discuss ebola crisis and more than a year since the outbreak of the disease and the spread is slowing but far more needs to be done to wipe it out and we explain. >> leaders and delegates from around the world are facing one of the biggest challenges ever since december 2013 there have been almost 24,000 cases of ebola and more than 9 1/2 thousand people died. cases are levelling off in west africa with no new cases in
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nigeria or sinagal and no confirmed cases in liberia in the past week and no proven treatments or vaccines and three experimental vaccines being tested but not clear how effective they will be and on the trials the world health organization will decide in august whether to roll out a large vaccine program and until then the focus is on raising awareness. new cases especially in guinea are blamed on burials without proper care and the fear is rain in april and may will make it difficult for health teams to travel to the worst effected areas. firefighters in south africa battling to put out wild fires in cape town strong winds and hot temperatures are challenging efforts to contain the blazes. the fires are causing widespread damage to thousands of hecters
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of land. kenya cat farmers struggles after eu blanzied the leaf the plant is a stimulant when it's chewed and farmers are now forced to sell it at below market prices and only can export to so somalia. >> reporter: this is what families in the highlands have done for generations. >> it's like one dollar. >> reporter: sell most to somalia but say middlemen manipulate the market, forcing them to sell their plants cheap. >> people maximize for profit and want to maximize profit and know we are in the market and have no other market and sit down and that is why they lower the price. >> reporter: farmers say they used to get $600 a bag, now prices can go down to just $200
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a bag, several european countries stopped importing the plant because of social and health reasons and doctors say it can lead to insomnia high blood pressure and heart problems, the eu was the most lucrative and farmers in kenya need somalia and biggest and sometimes the only market. it's a mild narcotic but people who use it regularly say they can chew leaves for hours and keeps them awake and always puts them in a good mood and helps suppress their appetite. 16 planes leave carrying roughly 16 tons of cut each it's a multi million dollar trade but kenya feels it's a path for somali cartel whose are benefitting. >> they want to continue to benefit from the industry and must take into account their needs and requirement of the farmer to produce enough for them. unfortunately they are very short sighted and see only the profits they can make. >> reporter: recently kenya farmers stopped selling to
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somalia over the prices and couldn't keep up so selling continues. >> translator: the problems will increase and increase transportation cost and we pay this so we can survive. >> reporter: it's nighttime and vehicles head to the capitol nairobi and did diversifying could be a way of life but this is difficult for some. i'm in the kenya highlands. >> reporter: still to come we will tell you about a famous violinist trying to turn the ban from competitive skiing and hear from afghanistan cricketers taking on host australia at the cricket world cup. ♪
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♪ tuesday marks world wildlife day and the u.n. is calling on the world to crack down on the wildlife trade which it calls a sophisticated network of crime, demand from china sparked a booming trade and suggesteled ivory driving the killings of elephants in africa and the wholesale price of tusks and since 2010 factories and shops have quadrupled and last year researchers warned they were killing e elephants faster than
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they were being born and we have more from beijing. >> reporter: this is for tourist and billed as a culture show and takes place four times a day and prince william is expected to be one of the spectators on wednesday. china's government insists this is more than a tourist attraction and says it is slowly rebuilding the local elephant population and strengthening laws and poachers now face the death penalty and environmentalists are cautiously optimistic that china is finally getting the message about elephant conservation. >> it's important that china looks in the issue by having concerted efforts to change behavior for illegal wildlife products and we have seen they have taken some steps to doing that. >> reporter: one of those steps was announced just days before
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prince william began his visit when the government imposed a ban on imported ivory products for a year. >> together we can save our wild rhinos. >> reporter: this is a passion for the prince who has recruited some of the biggest names in sport for his campaign and such advertisements are now common on chinese t.v. hong kong an important hub for the trade is playing a role too. this resent hall was one of the world's largest and had been des destined for the main line and this is the largest for smuggled ivory they say they are doing what they can to eradicate the trade but sales of ivory from a stockpile the country acquired more than seven years ago are still legal. conservationists want to ban that legal trade because it would help to end the illegal one but for now that remains a
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step too far for china, adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. makes you mad, doesn't it and jo what is happening in the world of sport? >> cricket world cup where south africa cruising to their third win in as many matches at this tournament and scored centuries as south africa stormed to 411 for 4 from their 50 over and island who won both matches heading into this one are struggling and, in fact they are now all out for 210. cricket world cup host australia preparing to face afghanistan in the game on wednesday and afghanistan confidence after the world cup win against scotland last week and know it will be a tough test against a team they consider the best in the tournament. australia having lost to cohost new zealand and is fourth in the pool if they beat afghanistan
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and sri lanka in the final games. >> i believe in confidence and we have been playing good one-day cricket over the past 12 months to two years, i think the boys did a fantastic job in the tri series and it's with confidence and that is how you play the best if you are confident you back your ability and walk out and have the freedom to enjoy the brand of cricket you play and i think that is what we will continue to do. >> this is the best team and best side for me and competition because it's their conditions and hosting the world cup and they are a good team with a good fast baller and our centers and we have good ballers so our ballers enjoy balancing on this wick
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wicket delveet. striker roma opened up in a game that roma had to stay in the contention and roma recommend liked with a player sent off but 1-1 draw has them 9 points clear at the top. one of four men hoping to take the top job at the governing body says more transparency is the key to fifa future and he will run for fifa president in may, the chairman of the dutch f suching tbol -- futbol and corruption must be made a priority. >> when you act normally you have nothing to hide it's my intention to make the must disgusted garcia report as soon as possible. everyone will be allowed to know how high my admiration is just as they will be allowed to look
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in the finances of our organization. >> reporter: nba now and all about the los angeles clippers chris paul when they visited the minnesota timber wolfs and scored 26 points for california said and jordan as the clippers took 17-12 lead and timer wolves have a chance to tie the score and missed 3-point attempt with 10 seconds, los angeles won 110-105 and rugby league are on track and 27-year-old signed a contract with the san francisco 49ers and has been put on a contract with five months to prove he has what it takes to play in the league and worth $100,000 and gives him a spot on their 90-man roster with a chance to move in the regular ranks when the season starts. in golf harr i ngton has a first
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win in the united states and beat daniel burger on a playoff on monday to win the honda classic in florida and harrington was tied at six under par and clinch this on a second extra hole and 119 tournaments passed since the next victory at pga championship. >> when i get attention i can hit the shots and the problem is actually when at the start of the week and middle of the road shots and easy shots and not hitting and when i have tough shots i can hit them and i wasn't afraid when i got myself and like the last nine holes i was the same as to nine under par. >> we will attempt to overturn her four-year skiing ban for sport on tuesday and skied for thailand at the olympics last year punished by the international ski for finishing
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67 at the giant solom at the games and said she didn't do anything wrong. set to be held in africa and confirmed the bidding to host event in 2022 and organizers hope it could lead to the first african olympics and this was launched in london and no other contenders to date 5,000 athletes from more than 70 nations take part and all of which were part of the british empire and hoping successful gains will help africa's chances of hosting a future olympics. >> i think if you look at the olympic rings it's five rings for five continue continent so if we can show this in 2022. >> reporter: more sport on the website and for the latest check
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out al jazeera/sport and we have blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world and the address is al and that is all the sport for now. before we end the news hour i want to quickly take you to moscow for the funeral of the killed opposition leader borris nemtsov and the host just left the center with his body in it and heading to a cemetery in moscow and there have been long cues of russians paying their respects throughout the day. obviously confused and upset by what happened to shim him and we know he was killed in a drive-by shooting on friday and his girlfriend apparently was with him and she has just been released to the ukraine. thousands of people there but several european politicians and one of putin's most popular was barred from attending the funeral, more on that in the
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