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this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, i'm lauren taylor this is the news hour live from london. coming up suicide bombers target crowded mosques in yemen. the museum attack in tunisia adds urgency to the talks between libya's rival governments. remote arctic villages are plunged into total darkness by a
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total solar eclipse. and i'll have your sport. ♪ a series of attacks targeting houthi rebels have killed at least 127 people and injured at 345 in yemen. suicide bombers detonated their weapons in mosque in sana'a during friday prayers. there was also a blast in a houthi strong hold in northern yemen. islamic state of iraq and the levant has claimed responsibility for the attacks. this just a day after 13 people were killed in aden. rival forces clashed at the international airport, and military jets opened fire on the president's compound nearby. >> reporter: the attackers new
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the mosques would be packed for friday prayers. in that's right of yemen's capitol, two mosques were targeted. both belong to the power base for houthi fighters who control the capitol. witnesses say the first explosion was inside the mosque. another went off at the gate when people fled. more attackers targeted another mosque. rescuers struggled to deal with the high number of casualties. one after another dozens of bodies were taken out. the attacks happened a day after intense fighting at the airport in the southern port city of aden, where yemen's president has been trying to build a power base ever since he was forced out of the capitol by the houthi advance. for hours intense battled raged between his supporters and fighters who support another former president, ali abdullah
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saleh. houthi leaders deny they were behind the attacks on aden and accuse hadi of colluding with al-qaeda. >> translator: what has happened today is a crime to be condemned by everyone in yemen. everyone knows in yemen there is call ligs between the brotherhood and al-qaeda and hadi. the coalition is being supported by regional countries and inters thattal powers. >> reporter: there has been unrest elsewhere as well. these tribesmen say they are carrying out military maneuvers. >> translator: we need to defend ourselves we hope nothing serious will happen but if the enemies want to attack us we will attack them. >> translator: we can't just the houthis. they have not respected any agreement up until now.
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>> reporter: the bath l is between houthis, shia tribes and al-qaeda fighters. joining us now from washington, d.c. is a yemeni political an cyst. thank you for being with us. i want to put to you the latest claims that isil might be behind the attacks. what do you make of that? >> i -- i really don't buy the isil propaganda. i think it's highly unlikely yemen -- i know this is how it sounds in the news but yemen is not in a state of chaos, and so -- which -- you need to have isil. yemen doesn't have the ground for isil at least not yet. i think this -- these attacks are politically motivated, and whoever orchestrated them wants -- wants people to believe it's isil to achieve political
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goals. >> when you say it's not chaos there, it doesn't look particularly good does it? you have government that's not functioning. bomb attacks all over the place and no prospect of a political resolution. so you can understand why people might characterize it as chaos. >> yeah well people are still going to their offices. they work. traffic is fine. when you talk to people in yemen, they say everything is fine. they walk in the streets. they don't feel threatened. yes, there is no government politically, but there is no state of chaos. people are still feeling safe. outside the capitol, outside cities, the tribes are still in control just like they have been all the time. [overlapping speakers] >> that has create -- >> i just wanted to say -- it is quite large death toll isn't it. at least 127 killed in the
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latest attack and at the moment there doesn't seem to be any way of resolving this. where do you think this needs to go politically to improve the stability in yemen? >> yes. if no political solution is found, yemen will continue to slip into more chaos and then maybe isis will -- will -- will emerge or spread in yemen. i think it's key that international community and regional players put pressure on all political actors to come to political -- to political agreement, but i think more crucial is that former president ali abdullah saleh, who continues to be a spoiler, he is in control of most of the military, and he has created instability since 2011. and he has staged a coup with the houthis. he continues to use his power
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and reach in the area to create more instability. and as long as he is still in the country and has control over security and military he will do whatever it takes to prevent political settlement from taking place. his presence in yemen is toxic -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> there have been sanctions against him and others associated with him. it appears to not have made a difference. what would you like to see the u.n. or international community do now? >> you know, i -- i don't know what exactly can be done but perhaps the international community and the u.n. and the gcc can work together to pressure him -- put real pressure on him. i -- i'm not sure how that can happen, but i'm sure there are ways. it's -- it's really crucial. as long as he is in the country,
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yemen will see no peace. and continue to slip into violence and chaos. >> thank you very much indeed for your views on that situation. now u.n. brokers talks have resumed in morocco to seek a way out of the ongoing political instability in libya. it's hoped by sunday an agreement will be reached on the formation of a unity government with a new prime minister. adding urgency to the talks wednesday's museum attack across the border in tunisia. security officials say the gunmen were trained in libya. hashem ahelbarra reports from rabat. >> reporter: another round of talks to narrow differences between libya's warring factions. the u.n. says the only way out to break the political impasse is for both parties to make
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concessions. >> but this should be a decisive moment because we are as i said before in previous meetings running out of time. you know that in the last days we have seen more fighting. we have seen air strikes. we have seen more actions by daesh. not only in libya, but also in the region. >> reporter: but libya's feuding factions remain more divided than ever. the united nations recognized house of representatives in tobruk insists it's the only legitimate authority in libya. >> we have basic differences especially about legitimacy of both parties. we feel the parliament is the legitimate body through the elections. and we feel that gnc is coming into the political scene with no
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real basis for that. >> reporter: these are members of the tripoli-based general national congress. they say they are the ones who control more territory. >> translator: right now we need to reach out to the tobruk delegation face-to-face here in rabat so we can listen to what they want. because libya is in crisis. >> reporter: this is the man who's faith hangs in the balance. he is the army chief backed by tobruk. but the tripoli delegation has one condition, if there's a deal here in the moroccan capitol, rabat, he should go. but the army general has always maintained that he is the only guarantee against the rise of isil-affiliated groups. >> translator: they come from mali niger, and boko haram, and
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from sudan through the desert and by plain. what we need are weapons and ammunition only. >> reporter: but the international community doesn't seem willing to deliver weapons to him, fearing that move might alienate armed factions loyal to tripoli. the united nations and the international community remain for the time being, determined to give diplomacy a chance and have the divided factions agree on a national unity government disband militias and form an army that can lead the fight against isil in libya. the deteriorating security situation in libya has dominated the final day of e.u. talks in brussels. leaders are discussing ways to help unify the rival governments and stop the violence in the country. but the e.u. says it will not act without an official request from the u.n. >> reporter: the whole situation in libya, well they dominated the second day of this summit in
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brussels, and although short on detail proposals on how the european union is going to get involved everyone was pretty much singing from the same hem sheet, this institution is very much willing to stand by the libyans, but only in the event of a political deal and once a national unity government has been put into place. the european union is partly funding the talks going on in morocco. and they feel they have an invest inspect the outcome of those talks. we are talking about observer status missions to build up the army. we may see troops on the ground securing the borders, helping guard its oil institutions that sort of thing. now why you might ask that this is all of a sudden such a big priority for the european union.
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well, i guess it's the situation deteriorating so rapidly, and a realization in capitols across europe that libya is very much on the doorstep of its borders to the south, it's clearly the jumping off point for this terrible ongoing migration issue, which the europeans are very concerned about, and with the rise and spread of eye ice sis -- isis they realize it is in their backyard. coming up pakistani families forced from their homes by an anti taliban initiative are finally allowed to return. i'm in doha at one of the host venues for the 2022 world cup. one of the most contentious
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issues in world football has now finally drawn to a close. details coming up. ♪ at least 30 people have died and dozens more have been injured after a train derailed in a northern indian state. the engine and two coaches were crashed and turned over after witnesses say the train sped through a rail crossing. >> reporter: hunzs offered to help after the cars flipped over according to witnesses. emergency crews quickly arrived. cutting through twisted metal to free the passengers. witnesses say the train failed to stop at a rail crossing. >> translator: the train was supposed to stop at the crossing. it was going at a very high speed and then it looked like the brakes failed. >> reporter: the injured were taken to nearby hospitals in the
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state capitol. the central go was quick to announce compensation for the victims and their families. >> translator: the families of the dead will get 3,200 dollars. >> reporter: the cause of the derailment is still being investigated. the aging rail network carries about 23 million passengers daily. and has a poor safety record. critics say today's derailment is further proof that repairs need to come soon. police in kabul have oar rested seven suspected of murdering a woman who burnt a copy of the quran. she was reportedly beaten to death before her attackers set her body on fire and through her into the river on thursday night. niger and chad's armed
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forces have found the bodies of 70 people in a mass grave. many of them had been beheaded. the town was held by four months for boko haram. military source say the bodies in the grave appear to be the victims of the armed group. many of the residents had already fled. meanwhile in another recently liberated town boko haram has killed 11 residents who returned home. ethiopia has burnt more than 6 tons of ivory confiscated from poachers and traders. the ash from the ivory will be used to fertilize trees planted in a reserve. ethiopia has lost 90% of its elephant population over the past three decades. poaching has surged in the sub saharan region and between 2011 and 2014, ethiopia jailed or
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fined 500 people connected with the trade. the opposition in syria has shelled the a -- assad regime in retaliation of chemical weapon attacks earlier this week. this weekend the kurds will be celebrating newroz. this year in turkey as they celebrate the start of spring peace talks are set to restart between kurdish pkk forces and the turkish government. >> reporter: the kurds have good reason to celebrate. newroz, the festival that marks the start of spring began this year along the border kobani.
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the turkish government is suspicious of anything that may one day lead to greater autonomy from the kurds watched on. >> the victory of the kurds with isil in kobani and what we have been seeing here you know, we are actually -- we could actually see right now, more possibility. more cooperation or talk with the npyd and the turkish government. ♪ >> reporter: which could be good news for turkey's kurds. these activists have spent the last ten days traveling through turkey on a peace train. they want to cement a two-year long ceasefire that brought an end to a 30-year armed conflict. 40,000 people were killed in the conflict. but the general view amongst activists and analysts that a
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return to the armed conflict between the pkk and turkish state is extremely unlikely. but the peace process has faltered. there is a perception among some kurds that the turkish government is dragging its feet on giving some sort of autonomy to kurdish regions. this 60-year-old lost 50 members of his extended family in the fighting. >> translator: we don't even know where they are buried but despite all of this pain we suffered we still say peace peace and peace again. >> reporter: on saturday the train reaches its destination. a million people will hear a statement from the jailed leader of the pkk, abdullah ocalan. he is expected to reinforce his call for the pkk to permanently lay down its arms to put the peace process back on track.
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a new leader of the pkk says abdullah ocalan call for peace was manipulated by turkey. >> translator: we know that turkey will never release him from the prison. they want him to decay and spend the rest of his life there. turkey must take steps and has no other options. if they don't move today, they will tomorrow. ocalan started this peace process and if they want to resolve the problems, they must release him. he needs to meet us and his guerrillas, without releasing him this peace process will not succeed. >> you can catch our complete interview on "talk to al jazeera" on saturday. dead lock talks on iran's nuclear program have been suspended until wednesday. iran's negotiators have returned home saying more consultation
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and coordination is needed. and the u.s. secretary of state will update his european counterparts on the progress. james bayes has more from the talks in switzerland. >> reporter: after six days of almost non-stop negotiations with iranians, secretary of state john kerry was still being positive. how is going? >> we're working hard. making some progress. >> reporter: secretary kerry headed into a lake side restaurant, where he was joined by energy secretary and the nuclear fizzist who has been heading the technical negotiation for the u.s. after lunch news that the talks were being adjourned for now. >> we're recessing the talks. >> when will you be back in >> next week. >> reporter:er -- earlier, the iranian minister had said he was
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ready to work through the weekend. we also had been told there were plans for other foreign ministers to zarif and kerry as talks were nearing the final crunch leg. there clearly are still gaps between the two sides, and secretary kerry had to leave anyone on sunday to go to washington, d.c. for a meeting with the afghan president. but there's another reason too, the mother of iran's president died and his brother is one of the main negotiators. the break will also give the international negotiators time to make sure their position is unified before they return. it has emerged in recent days that france is taking a much more hawkish line than the others. russia's president is calling for a common currency union with belarus and kazakhstan. he made the proposal at a
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meeting with both countries. it comes after months of turmoil for the russian economy hit hard by the fall of oil prices and the decline of the ruble. putin suggested the challenges would be easier met through collaboration. russia's neighbors are also feeling the pinch as robin forestier-walker reports. >> reporter: a hundred thousand liters of milk at this plant on an average day, and a 17% share of the market isn't a bad place to be for this company. but the company also exports fruit juices to russia and sees trouble ahead. russia's economy, not kazakhstan's is hurting business. >> our profit margins are going down because our prices are fixed in rubles. and kazakh consumers are crossing into russia to buy cheaper products. >> reporter: russian exports
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have gotten cheaper. imagine waking up and discovering that your money had lost 20% of its value overnight. well that happened here in kazakhstan twice. first in 2009 and again laos year. and on both occasions it was down in part to russia performing badly, and the fear is it could happen again, because kazakhstan's economy is closely tied to russia's. they already have a free trade agreement along with belarus. they signed the eurasia economic union last year. >> translator: for me this agreement is well balanced and competently made and takes into account the interests of all of our countries. [ applause ] >> reporter: but come economists believe kazakhstan's president
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was too caught up in the moment. >> translator: he wanted himself to be seen as a heard in the eyes of the post soviet countries, as a person who created a great new regional union, but the economic aspects weren't properly thought through, so we see a negative situation for kazakhstan which is unlikely to improve in the near future. >> reporter: what goes down must eventually come back up. the ruble will strengthen oil prices will rise but light at the end of the tunnel seems a long way off. robin forestier-walker, al jazeera. a french couple have been given a two-year suspended sentence for hiding 271 picasso masterpieces in their garage for nearly four decades. they claim to have been given the collection with picassos
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consent before he died. the works have been seized and will be returned to the oring nice as i which events the artist's heirs. sky gazers have been treated to a rare celestealeal show. the best view was from the ark pell go and the fair row islands. >> reporter: they say it is all about timing and when it comes together in the skies it does so, so spectacularly. the celestial mechanics were in full swing. and there was only one place to look in the faroe islands, and that was up. excitement at what was
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unfolding. >> the sun is shining on the water, and then it gets completely dark out there. that's the -- you cannot see the eclipse, but you can see the result of the eclipse. >> reporter: then darkness descended like a blanket covers this rugged north atlantic ark pell go one of only two places in the world to experience this total eclipse. now the moon has cast its shadow over where we are. a few minutes ago it was light, now look at it. we're in darkness and it feels really quite eerie. cloud obscured some of the features often scene during an clipts but now the noon could clearly be seen in front of the sun. then out of the shadows we were back into the light. >> i have tears in my eyes almost. so it was incredible. >> reporter: this eclipse had
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brought more than 9,000 sky gazers from across the world to the faros, all hoping to witness something special in spite of the cloud. >> it makes you feel aware of the immensity of the universe. >> i didn't expect it actually to get dark that quickly or for the light to just filter in. it was really cool. >> we saw the thin presence, we did actually see almost a full circle of the moon's disk which was worth coming for. the faros won't experience another total eclipse for several hundred years. many here though are willing to chase the moon's shadow wherever it falls. a new capital for egypt in an ambitious plan to replace cairo as the capitol.
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and it's crunch time in rubby, six nations with the pressure on england. details coming up with sunna. ♪
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♪ >> hello, again a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. three explosions in yemen killed at least 127 people. the bombs went off during friday prayers at two shia mosques in sana'a. the united nations-lead peace talks between two libyan factions have begun again in morocco. and at least 30 people are dead after express train derailed in the north of india. a brake failure is being blamed. thousands of families displaced bier military offensive in northern pakistan are finally returning home. they are going back to their
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tribal regions. they left after pakistan's army began its latest offense against the taliban in june. kamal has more. >> reporter: the return of the tribal populations of the area has begun. most of the people from this particular area were forced to flee because of a major operation by the military. the objective of the military operation was to drive out the taliban from this key area. because of the threat to the area, the military had no other choice but to clear these areas. that of course forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and villages as we came in to the area we could seay ban donned villages
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fields. however, the military now say that it is confident that it has restored the safety in the area. >> it is safe for the normal life of the people returning to the area after spending seven years out of their villages. we are quite hopeful and confident that the militancy will note bounce back here. >> reporter: disaster management authority says these people will now be returning back to their homes. they will be given help. six months of rations as well as a cash incentive. >> translator: we are very happy to return to our village. >> reporter: but the important thing will be to ensure that all of those people who have been displaced by years of conflict are allowed to come back to their homes and villages.
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thousands of people in tunisia has taken to the treats to condemn wednesday's museum attack. the president has called on everyone to unite to stamp out what he calls terrorism. jacky rowland has the latest. >> reporter: it's independence day in tunisia, and that means flags and processions. it's a national holiday, but celebrations have been overshadowed by the shooting attack two days earlier. >> translator: the first challenge is a security challenge and the challenge of winning the war against terrorism. tunisia is in a war against terrorism. we won't win if we don't stand together. >> reporter: there is a visible security presence on the streets. police and army. here they are guarding the french embassy. the second-largest party in the government -- governing
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coalition say the security measures need to go further. >> translator: the countries have fought terrorisms in europe, and that is how we should be fighting terrorism. >> reporter: tunisia relies heavily on foreign visitors and an attack against a tourist attraction strikes a body blow to this vital sector of the economy. the vast majority of tourists want to go on holiday to a place that is safe and stable. here the tourism industry has only recently started to recover. the violent event of wednesday have set back that progress by several years. this shop lies slightly off the main tourist route. the owner has been running it for more than 30 years. he is still too upset by the attack itself to consider what effect it may have on his business. >> translator: believe me i was deeply moved.
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i imagined myself in their place. i was deeply moved because they are innocent. they came to i haves suggest our country. they came to visit us. >> reporter: another procession. this time by people who have come in by bus from an outside resort. their message that what happened at the bardo museum has nothing to do with their country or religion. now it's for foreign visitors to decide whether they will come. egyptians are being urged to rally behind an ambitious plan to build a brand new capitol city. the government wants to build the metropolis outside of cairo, which it says has become too crowded. >> reporter: cairo wasn't always a franetic city struggling with the burden of an ever growing population. nor was cairo always egypt's
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capitol. it dates back to 969 ad. if the current government has its way it won't be the country's capitol in the future. >> translator: a project like this, deserves that egypt and egyptians rally behind it until it is implemented. >> reporter: this could be the new capitol. it would be built east of cairo, and become the seat of government. a united arab emirates developer hopes to build the city in seven years at a lost of at least $45 billion. >> translator: the service related bodies that are in downtown when they are moved to a far away place, that will lead to a quiet improvement in traffic. >> reporter: no citizen would disagree that their city is too congested.
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but similar plans have failed to stop the flow into cairo. critics say the government should focus on improving the country's dilapidated infrastructure. >> translator: the new capitol is a very late decision. here in egypt those in charge only start thinking about the problem after it has already happened. >> reporter: the concept of moving a capitol is not confined to agent times. natasha ghoneim, al jazeera. it's united nations international day of happiness, an annual event that calls on people to recognize that increasing happiness is as important as increasing financial progress. people have been gathering in public spaces in local communities to connect with others from all walks of life. for more on this campaign i'm dined by a psychologist who specializes in the study of personality and behavior.
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does this idea of international day of happiness make sense? >> it's an interesting concept. i think it's a nice timely reminder of what makes us happy, and whether we are happy in our lives, and how do we define happiness? do we mean contemptment? temporary pleasurable feelings? but it is good to stop and think, am i happy? am i bringing happiness to other people in my life. >> there are fundamentals that you need in place in order to be happy? >> i think you need to understand human nature. i'm not sure we're meant to be happy all the time. the continual struggle to survive and survival of the fittest if you would like i think we're all striving and struggling, and the idea that we would all be very happy and in a continually happy state doesn't work. it works when we have flashes or
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temporary moments of happiness, but i think real happiness for most people because human beings are social animals is really about doing something for somebody else. it isn't about the pursuit of selfish pleasure because that never seems to lack like getting getting material things or getting an advantage on your neighbor. it's really about making somebody else feel good. because then you can bask in the glow. >> what about in the current climate of social media where people's lives seem to play out on trit -- twitter or facebook? >> i think it intensifies the feels we have one way or another. whether you get feelings of jealousy, because you see what others have but it also gives you a chance to compliment people or congratulate them.
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so it has the potential for both. >> is isolation one of the themes that seems to be kind of focused on this year. is that something that if you combat isolation you better thank not just yourself but the people you are dealing with and helping also benefit? >> isolation is probably one of the natural enemies to happiness. because you brood and think about what is going wrong. it becomes worse than it is. no man is an island we need everybody else's approval in society, we need to reach out, network, and get feedback from other people. particularly in family that's where real happiness lies. >> thank you very much indeed. >> thank you. still ahead on this news hour -- find out why it was a bit of a nervous evening for australian australian cricket fans.
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♪ >> hello again this week saw talks between u.s. and cuba break down after only a day. the push to restore diplomatic ties between the two nations has been dividing public opinion amongst many cuban americans. al jazeera caught up with one of them a filmmaker as he was being honored in new york. >> i was born in cuba and my family, my father's side were
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completely with revolution. my mother's side was completely affected by the revolution. so it was a split. bitter sugar is a story of a communist young man on his way to russia on a scholarship, but everything is crumbling, and he stays behind. during a speech listening to castro, he tries to pull a gun out. ♪ >> i am so excited to be here and last night you received an a normous award. >> very nice. >> oh, my gosh did you sleep with it? >> not quite. >> next to your pillow? >> not quite. but i was very moved. i'm very surprised because it is really a wonderful festival a lot of young people for a movie that was made in 1996. i think that the way that obama sort of lifted or hinted at these new freedoms caught everybody by surprise
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and -- and as a cuban we have suffered a lot so that's going to be difficult for a lot of people, at the same time it's time to forget. i have never been a cuban that cries about the island every night and wants to see his home. i think that that would be very sad, because the place itself physically has crumbled. it's a city that is in pieces. i don't want to do that. i want to go make a movie. i have known so many people that -- that never got the chance to go back and wanted to go back you know? and that's the story that i would do. those characters that every day of their lives is i wish i could die there. >> time for the sport now. >> thank you lauren. we start with some formula 1 news. this year's grand prix has been withdrawn from the 2015 calendar after they failed to reach an agreement with the race
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promoters. they had been due to stage the event after the deal fell through. this news for this year's f1 season has been reduced to 15 races. real madrid will meet athletico in the semifinals. the team looking for revenge after their defeat. >> translator: i think without doubt we are growing. we are stronger as a team. it's true we have [ inaudible ] but we have increased our intensity and strength. and to this must be added the quality of our forwards. we trust in them and we know they will be there at the most important moments. the first leg of that will
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be played on the 14th of april along with juventus against monaco. [ inaudible ] play barcelona who they have already faced earlier in the season. and this is the draw for the last leg of the europe leg winners: football's world governing body fifa have announced they will play clubs $209 million compensation so players will be released for the next two world cups. robin adams reports. >> reporter: fifa's announcement on thursday that the final of the 2022 world cup would be on december 18th, ended one of the longest-running dramas in world football.
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>> the decision taken by the executive committee of fifa they had the right to do it and if you are looking on the conditions which have been laid down for the organization of the world cup, please secretary general can correct me it is said that in principle the world cup shall be played in june/july. and it is also said in the same document, which has been signed by everybody, by both parties it has been signed that anyway if something happened the fifa executive committee can change the window and can take away the rights to organize. everything we can do. so we can also say we play in winter. >> reporter: the powerful executive committee rubber stamped the recommendation to move the event in qatar away from the traditional june and
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july period when temperatures in the country exceed 50 degrees celsius. it has taken fifa four years to decide that qatar will host the world cup. and now the tiny gulf nation can focus on delivering the middle east's first-ever world cup. in a statement they said: and in a move that is sure to please the european clubs who have been unhappiest about the move from november to december fifa will be playing clubs $209 million for the use of their players for the next two world cups. that's three times the money they spent last year in april. it's likely to have a 21st of
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november start, which means we're in for a shorter tournament. just 29 days. but with the biggest obstacle underway, they are more than enough time to focus on delivering a world cup worthy of remembering. 67-year-old [ inaudible ] will take charge of is underland for the first time. >> i think everything what you do is a challenge. and this is a big challenge, because this is a big club. we still have [ inaudible ] we are still one point ahead of the other ones. we have the same games to play. difficult games, so we have to do it. don't look too much to the other side just look to your own team. that's important. co-host australia through to the semifinals of the cricket
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world cup. they will now meet india in the last four as they look to bid the trophy for the fourth time in five tournaments. >> reporter: battling for a place in the semifinals australia walked out with pakistan in front of a packed crowd. batting first backfired for pakistan. as this man celebrated his recall to the side with four wickets. once again, pakistan captain tried to rescue the inning. [ cheers and applause ] return but after adding 73 to the third wicket he was caught off of the bowling of glenn maxwell. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> pakistan eventually all out with just one ball left to their inning. australia's chase got off to a horrendous start. aaron smith dismissed after a plum lbw. the captain then gone for 8. but then steve smith calms australia with an inning of 65. [ cheers and applause ] >> he added 89 with shane watson to take the aussies to the brink of victory. watson finishing unbeaten on 68 as he and glenn maxwell saw the co-host over the line. australia winning by 6 wickets. [ cheers and applause ] >> every win gives you momentum and confidence, and this will certainly be exactly the same. i think obviously india are a
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complete different opposition to pakistan. they have different strengths and weaknesses. >> we're really going well but after 20, 23, suddenly we just keep losing that's been the trend throughout the world cup. i mean we are getting starts but we are not converting that into bigger scores. tennis now where roger federer and raphael nadel face off. the match getting underway shortly. they are the last four already set. andy murray will meet djokovic setting up a man who beat him in the australian final. djokovic went through without even playing when his opponent
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withdrew. rugby's tournament concludes on sunday. england faces france and tops the table. so their fate is in their own hands. but they only have a plus 4-point advantage over ireland. italy, the world could take the championship with a big one. even france has an outside chance if they can upset england. that's it for me. lauren. >> thank you very much indeed. the producers of the new james bond movie have denied giving mexico's government a license to kill parts of the script. hacked emails show changes were made in exchange for tax incentives worth millions. >> reporter: mexico city the scene where james bond will hunt down an international assassin inspector. but there was a price for
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producers to get millions of dollars in tax cuts they so desperately needed to control costs. makes mexico look good cast a mexican bond girl and make sure the villain and his target are not mexican. according to the emails done deal. the producer denied such changes were made at the behest of mexican officials, but said they relied on government help. >> the government supports us by helping us get permissions, helping us with getting cooperation for the various places we have to shoot, controlling the streets with police and things like that. >> reporter: and that claim that mexican officials got their bond girl well, an up and coming mexican star did get cast as one of the many women in the film. >> translator: time passes by and the movies directors, actors, do evolve. and that's why this franchise is
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still so successful. >> reporter: these accusations fit into the narrative that mexico would do anything to look good. it has been battened in the press for corruption scandals and ongoing drug violence. >> translator: in no moment did we get involved or interfere with the script of the film. mexico likes to play it's part and it's potential is seen unrecognized around the world. >> as millions know it's that first sequence that is so important when they grab people's attention with color and mystery, and that's why the producer says he has come here to shoot that sequence with day of the dead as the backdrop. the main mystery of the film the one from behind the scenes may never fully come tonight. adam rainey al jazeera, mexico city. that's it for me lauren
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