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plate of people... >> techknow only on al jazeera america >> hello welcome to the al jazeera news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes, yemen's struggle expands as houthi deploy troops deeper into rival territory. [ gunfire ] the u.n. condemns attacks on tripoli as violent factions resumepea talks resume in
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morocco. >> also this hour, marathon nuclear talks between iran and world powers set to resume next week. we'll have the latest from switzerland. taking cheating to the whole new level. the length that some parents go to help their children get better grades. >> now we begin with a developing story out of yemen. 20 houthi rebels have been killed during fighting between tribesmen in southern yemen. shots have been fired at people protesting outside of the security forces building in the south of yemen. and we're being told that houthis are now sending hundreds of fighters to the area by air. on friday, twin blasts hit two houthi mosques in sanaa and
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another hit where 137 people were killed. many fear that yemen is descending into civil war. there was reaction to the attacks in sanaa. it has been called terrorist attacks. the statement stress the need for all political parties which support the security and stability of yemen to participate in negotiations in riyadh. meanwhile, the u.s. has pulled its forces from an air base after an attack by an al-qaeda-linked group. 21 yemeni soldiers have been killed. earlier we spoke to a spokesman for the houthi fighters. he said the violence in yemen is in cooperation with president hadi. >> a lot of al-qaeda fighters are in these villages.
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also what has happened due to militias that are affiliated with hadi, these are the results of what hadi has done in cooperation with al-qaeda. if the saudis want a solution in yemen they can use their influence and make the talks in sanaa a success and not fight another place for the talks. we need to ask what is the result of the talks in riyadh. results in riyadh. who will implement these results? >> now, in libya the u.n. has condemned attacks on tripoli in the strongest possible terms. they say that general haftar's forces have deployed more fighters, and the offensive so far has been repelled. the rival parliament in tibruk said that the fighter jets have
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bombed areas. meanwhile, the fighting between rival faction continues inside libya as the fighting continues in lib y i should say talks in morocco have resumed between the two parties trying to reach a political agreement on the crisis. the parties have threatened to walk out because of the escalating violence in libya. are they back at the table now? >> well, as we speak now the united nations recognize government of tibruk is meeting with the u.n. top envoy but i can tell you that tensions are mounting. in the building behind me they are trying to put together a political settlement. now the tripoli-based government said they're really corned about the military offensive launched
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by fighters loyal to general haftar they say this is an attempt to undermine the whole political establishment. we understand from our sources that yesterday talks were about to collapse where the international community said that whoever is going to be responsible for escalating violence is going to be targeted by the united nations sanctions. both factions are trying to implement a cease-fire across the country to give a chance to diplomacy to solve the crisis. the u.n. is very concerned this is this is what they had to say. >> yesterday we had a new military operation. in military operation against tripoli, precisely the the decisive moment of the talks. and now the reaction is as strong as it was in the past. this is not only the military, and preventing the unity in fighting terrorism.
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we condemn in the strongest terms because it's undermining the dialogue. >> so hasham, they have resumed the talks then, what are they discussing? what is the top of the agenda? what are they going to try to agree on? >> well, they have two documents. both delegations. one from the united nations recognize the government of try tribruk are talking about two documents one about national government and the other about security arrangements. security arrangements is an issue that includes cease-fire, disbanding militias and forming the national army. the international community would like to see the libyans have an agreement in principal today or later tomorrow so they can start next week talking about the final details and have a final agreement. it looks like this is going to be a long way to go because all understand now that it's almost
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impossible to have control of militias on the ground. you have people here talking about peace and prosperity in libya. you have fighters fighting and killing each other. just to give you an idea about the growing political divide and the disconnect between those politicians and army officers on the ground. >> certainly a lot of challenges ahead before any deal is found in libya. thank you very much, indeed. now nuclear talks between iran and world powers will resume next week. the talks between the negotiate negotiators in lausanne, switzerland, they will continue talks on iran's nuclear research. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said that he will travel to london. with their iranian
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counterparts. >> world countries and big powers have realized that there's and sanctions are ineffective, and the create approach is to show understanding agreement and respect towards the iranian nation. we have established the new england rights of this nation. we have broken apart the organization of sanctions. and they will be successful in achieving their lofty goals. >> let's speak with our diplomatic editor james bays. some optimism there from the iranian leader. were they as hopeful in switzerland that they could reach a deal by next week? >> well, i think they believe it's a possibility that's why they're going to keep working it. theyed a journeyed the talks for a number of reasons but i think one of the reasons is very interesting. we've got just ten days to go before this deadline for a
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framework deal. and most of the diplomacy, most of the talking most of the phone calls right now are not between the international community and the iranians. most of them are taking place between the u.s. and france because france seems to have more of a hard-line position than the rest of the p5+1, the permanent members of the security council and germany the negotiating body. for that reason we have the european foreign ministers flying here in london to meet with secretary of state john kerry, and try to agree on their positions. mr. kerry before he left switzerland insisted there was no division. >> we are united in our goal, our approach, our resolve and our determination to ensure that iran's program is entirely peaceful. over the past months the p5+1 have made substantial progress towards that fundamental goal.
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though important gaps remain. >> so they there they're saying complete immunity, and that's not what diplomats were telling us. that might be why there was a late-night phone call between president obama and president hollande about. >> france does not believe that the deal being done or talked about is tough enough. they're talking about how there needs to be concrete guarantees that iran would not be able to get a nuclear weapon. they also don't like the deadline of the end of the month. they say that's an art fish artificial deadline and a dangerous deadline pushing people towards a people that is not good enough. it will take place in london's heathrow airport and it will be
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very interesting. >> james bays live for us in london. thank you very much, james. african troops have discovered the bodies of 70 people outside of the nigerian town of damasak. some had their throats slit and some beheaded. well the threat of boko haram attacks means security in northern nigeria is a major concern for the people ahead of the presidential election next week. it could determine the way people will vote when they go to the polls next week. we go to an area that has suffered many boko haram attacks. 12,348 >> reporter: until recently this was boko haram country. the fighters may have left the streets of maidug, ri, but they haven't. it's extraordinary that people are turning out for last-minute
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campaigns. defying the real risk of suicide bombs to better understand who to vote for. after six years of violence, which has left tens of thousands dead there is a thirst for change. a thriving business 100 kilometers north of maiduguri. then boko haram took over and he lost everything. >> three of my sons were killed. i lost everything in my houses, my stores, and my cars. if the people in charge of security cared we wouldn't have reached this state. >> the government points to recent victories by multi national forces against boko haram, but the mood here is skeptical. >> why has it taken them too long to realize the enormity of
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the problem. why now before the elections? >> and this anger is shared by many. >> suicide-bomber attack just over a week ago. many people were killed or injured. for most people north of the country security is the priority. if any party is going to win here they must convince the borders that they can clever on any promise to protect lives and property. >> in the last few weeks troops from nigeria means it has dislodged groups from the areas they occupied. but fund mental questions remain. the territory is now secure. what the military has been doing is winning the battles in many places, but they have not yet won the war. >> the government claiming territories that it lost to boko
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haram. but what is not certain is whether the victories are enough to win back support here come election day. al jazeera maidiguri nigeria. >> still ahead easing tensions, holding the first talks in three years. plus they aid is not reaching people who need it. where is the water flowing in land locked areas. and the cricket world cup where's semifinals. >> first the jailed leader of the rebel floods turkey is calling for a new era in turkish relations. calling for an end of the pkk's decade-long
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violence. let's bring in bernard smith. bernard, quite an important message from the pkk leader. tell us more about what they said. [music] >> well, essentially what he has done is the statements he made a couple of weeks ago calling for the pkk to have a congress to lay down it's arms. he's saying after 30 years of struggle it was time for peace. there has been a peace process going for the last two years but it stalled somewhat largely because of kurdish perceptions of giving autonomy to kurdish regions. today they started to reinforce the call for peace and use the
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opportunity here at the spring festival to deliver that message at one the kurdish mp's ps read out the speech on his behalf. >> we regard it necessary and historic for the pkk to end the armed struggle against the turkish republic. in line with this new era. >> we know that a date has been set, and it seems unlikely that the pkk is going to disarrested disarm by giving up weapons or burying them. the turkish government, which wants a change in the constitution here in turkey will be persuading it's own supporters that this peace process will endure. >> that's bernard smith labor for us. the white house has ordered
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the release of 2,000 photos showing the u.s. military abusing prisoners in detention centers overseas. the obama administration has failed to release the photos that would put piss necessary in danger. in independent inquiry said guards at an australian facility may have traded drugs and sex. the center has been criticized for years for its poor conditions. the australian government ordered an inquiry last october after allegations of sexual and physical assault surfaced. there are three allegations of rape, including one against a minor. there are complaints that there
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was force to self harm. there are is no evidence to support those claims. >> what happened was they alleged that these claims of self harm and abuse was fabricateed as a means to further political agenda, but the report found that was not the case. there is litany of evidence of force self harm and rape. the staff don't need to make these things up if they're occurring. our staff is there to help, not make claims of political agenda. the only way to safeguard against those instances is to
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stop the practice of long-term detainment of immigrants. following that there needs to be far greater transparency in the government operations. there is secrecy that evades the operation, and that was at heart of its problems. there needs to be independent oversight of these things, and the government needs to move away from these programs of long-term detention, which is causing significant harm to people. >> foreign ministers in south korea, china and japan have met in seoul for the first time in three years. they're aiming to resolve territory tissues that date back to world war ii. at the center of these discussion are the senkaku islands. rod mcbride has more from seoul. >> the long-awaited pose for the
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cameras by the ministers could signal the start of a new chapter of relations. possibly paving the way of the summit after a three hiatus, which has seen relations chill. historical differences need to be addressed specifically the continuing legacy of the second world war. outside the heavily guarded japanese embassy in seoul it is a regular weekly event. a protest in support of so-called comfort women forced into sexual slavery during world war ii, a crime for which japan allegedly has not taken responsibility for. >> japan has not shown any reforce, and we cannot just leave things as they are. >> only when japan apologizes can relations improve. hiding from it won't solve
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anything. >> at the prison now turned into a museum, korea's colonization by japan during the last part of the first century is remembered. independent fighters were imprisoned here. some of them tortured and executed. on this day there is a visiting group of japanese business people. the perception that japan has been trying to revise its account of the war adds to the pain that the koreans suffered. >> they do not want to see their past history in the same way of china and south korea. so we have a very different historical interpretation. >> south korea and china also have their own territorial disputes with january over islands in the seas that separate them. at the back of all of this is the competition between the united states and china influencing asia. the u.s. does not want to see
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two of its strongest allies here japan and south korea falling out. but by the same tone china does not want to be faced with an u.s.-backed alliance of its asian neighbors. >> the territorial issues for us stretches the competition issues made reasonable politics very complicated. >> the increasing number of chinese tourists in south korea and japan are a reminder of the growing power of the chinese economy, and the importance to each other's economic futures. such considerations may prove stronger than national sentiments. strong enough to bring their leaders to the summit for a real diplomatic break through. >> time now for a check on the world weather. news of rain in parts of the world are usually dry? >> yes take a look at the
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satellite imagery and this should not be there at this time. we expect it to be completely dry, but that's not the case. we've got clouds continuing to move through the region over the next 24 hours. we've had rain being reported in tamanrasset. you would like to see more rain across the mediterranean. but today in tamanrasset 41 degrees. at this time of year we do have unsettled weather conditions. we have a few spots of rain in doha already. this system is likely to come towards the south. as it moves in across southern arabia we'll have rain with big run off there could be some
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flash flooding here and the potential for dangerous weather so be cautious in the region, as we head through sunday through monday, the rain will intensify and the temperatures will drop to a chilly 25 degrees. >> thank you very much. australia has marked the end of its military operation in afghanistan with a welcome home parade. they were honored for australia's contribution for the battle launched by the u.s. in response to the 9/11 attacks. many were deployed to afghanistan and the middle east. 41 australian defense force personnel were killed, and 261 injured. now, afghanistan's marvel marble industry with the finest materials coming from the southern province harad. but in the last few months
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factsryies have closed leaving people out of work. >> a block of marble human out of afghanistan's rugged mountains is sliced into smooth slabs. this is the most advanced marble factory. it cost $11 million to build. it cuts and polishes. however a month ago president ashraf ghani announced all marble had to be processed in the country before it could be exported. >> countries like china and india won't accept any polished stone. it has to be unpolished and raw. now we've lost clients. >> they say it's better to
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develop the local industry. >> if they can't process it properly, they should bring more equipment to process it or leave the business. >> that's what is happening. more than 40 factories are shut down. they can't forward to buy new equipment. staff have been laid off. and it's silent. except for the falling snow. >> it's not easy once you start a business. the investment is around 500 $500,000. the government should help us out with interest-free loans. >> this is not the only threat that the industry is facing. >> these giant blocks of marble have come from a quarry 180 kilometers from here. it is a long and dangerous drive for the truck drivers. the taliban are active in the area and there is often ambush and criminals on the road. >> dealing with the taliban usually means paying them money to let the mines operate and the
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trucks through safely. afghanistan says it's white marble rivals the finest italian stone. the industry has huge potential but right now it looks like its breaking apart. nicole johnston al jazeera afghanistan. >> stay with us on the al jazeera news hour. still ahead we report from the serbian village that offered a surprising safe haven for greeks fleeing their homeland. plus opening their homes to art, the galleries open. we will have sports in about 20 minutes. stay with us.
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>> welcome back to the al jazeera news hour. in yemen 20 houthi rebels have been killed houthis are moving south after being targeted on friday in attacks in sanaa. hundreds of houthi fighters are deployed by air. secretary of state john kerry are talking in talks request iran towith iran say there has been process. and 70 bodies have been found in northern nigeria.
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many had their throats slit and some were beheaded. rebel-held parts of aleppo in syria activists say that government shelling has killed five people. but despite the civil war entering it's fifth year many syrians syrian continue to come out and protest. >> reporter: the number of people waving flags for the syrian revolution have dwindled in the last four years. these people live in the outskirts of the capital of damascus. those who want to choose a new syrian government condition to come out to show the world they still want change. >> in the beginning of the revolution they used to kill people randomly in the streets while they're protesting peacefully. the revolution turned from the demonstration and the process into the revolution.
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>> in the city of hama protesters were out on the streets. the government controls much of the province but is fighting off attacks from the islamic state in iraq and the levant. isil is also a target for protesters. almost every opposition group is fighting each other as well as the government. despite the dangers protesters still come out in numbers including children and the elderly. and depending on which opposition force is in the area, they gather to drum up support. >> the message here started from the mosques under the slogan allah is great. allah is great. >> and this is what thousands of syrians face on a daily basis.
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in this district in aleppo, a government missiles killed dozens of people, most of the dead were women and children. and children are dead in a similar attack in another area. the girlthe young boy asks if she's okay. she isn't but she will survive at least for now. >> let's return now to the situation in nigeria and the discovery of the 70 bodies in the tongue of damasak. the area was recaptured last week the regional troops say that many of the dead had their throats slit and some were beheaded. there are many concerns about the situation in northeastern nigeria ahead of elections next week.
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>> all right let's move on to liberia. we were hoping to bring you guests out of nigeria but we're having technical difficultcies. moving on to liberia which reported it's first ebola case in more than two weeks. authorities suspect a woman may have caught the virus from a survivor. the area was hoped to be declared ebola free by mid-april. many don't have access to safe drinking water. we look at the issue in lesthoto. >> this is a regular routine. six times a day she takes her
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buckets to collect water. not from a well or a tap but from a pipe that publics out into a puddle. >> the water from this well is not always clean. it collects up a the rubbish and dirt and it gets contaminated. >> she said up to 500 people from surrounding villages rely on this single water source. >> it makes me angry that every day i have to come here to get water. i live very far and i have to walk a long distance to get to this water source. some women have newborn babies. some are pregnant and some are old people. this is a problem for all of us. >> lesotho is not short of water. it's referred to as white goal because selling water to its neighbor south africa is it's
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biggest exporter. while people in johannesburg get clean running water, hundreds of thousands in lesothos are missing out the construction of a new dam exporting water to south africa is due to start soon. and those who live nearby have been promised a better water supply. but the dam is not due to be completed in around 2022. >> the best has been done, but a shift in one day is impossible. the country is poor, and it was even poorer before. but after the project we see some benefits. >> improving living standards here is crucial. the u.n. has identified lesothos as one of the least developed nations in the world. hundreds of children die each
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year from water-born diseases and poor sanitation. >> now that they're going to build the dam here we we will have running water. lesothos has recently elected a new government, and that's people will be hoping that it gives them as much access to clean water as it does its neighbor, south africa, erica wood al jazeera. >> on sunday we'll report from india for part three of our series on water. people who live along the river are fed up with the rubbish being dumped into the water. they've had enough and they want it cleaned up. we'll have their story right here on al jazeera. >> the "world health organization" said that the most widely used weedkiller can probably cause cancer. an active ingredient in round up herbicide, a product by u.s. pro monsanto can be harmful.
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seed company making round up said it does not support the claims. the european union has agreed to give greece a little over $2 billion to help it with its aftermath of five years of austerity measures. the agreement made at an e.u. meeting in brussels is not linked to international laws to keep greece afloat. it can only be used for people and companies hit hardest and reduce youth unemployment. >> i believe that greece is experiencing serious social issues which one could call a humanitarian crisis. the $2 billion is not meant for greece's coffers but is offered as financial help for growth and social cohesion. >> now one of the great mysteries of a greek civil war is the story of the serbian village where the germans were forced out and it became a refuge for greeks and a
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communist movement in the 1940s. year later there are virtually no reminders of this part of history. we went to serbia to find out more. >> reporter: throwing light on one village's very unusual past. the registrar shows the births and marriages from the late 1940s and early 50s and here in this small community in northern serbia many of the names are greek. is a civil war raged in greece in the late 1940s. the government supported by western powers defeated the communists. many of whom took refugee next door in yugoslavia where they were offered a safe haven. one of those greeks who fled to this village of maglic. he has long since died, andy
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and dmitri has lived his whole life torn. >> as time goes by, i feel more and more nostalgic for greece. just as my father did in his final years. he wanted to return to greece and die there but in the end he was buried here. i have two countries. serbia is my homeland, but my father land is greece. >> the last surviving greek refugee to have come to maglic passed away in january of this year. this is her grave. and her name was tsoula. forced into exile they lived and died in an adopted land.
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i met a son born in yugoslavia and said the victory means nothing to him. >> i don't want anything to do with politics. my father was involved and look what misfortune politics brought to our family. the balkans is full of histories like ours. >> differences between yugoslavia has forced many to travel further afield by train to difficult new lives but they kept memories of a distant warm land by the sea. barnaby phillips, al jazeera, syria. >> myanmar closed itself off to the outside world as the military regime faces sanctions. well now a heritage festival is
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now trying to get people to appreciate the city's former glory. >> a guide leads visitors through the streets. to the next destination. the house and the first floor. non-descript from the outside. once inside the guests can't help but to marvel. antique furniture and photographs fill the place. they're standing in a home that has been in the family for generations. >> i thought that it was very--i didn't have any confidence. but now that i saw that everybody has much very high interest to be here, i'm very pleased. >> the her stage festival curators have persuaded people to open up their homes and allow art to be displayed there. >> this amazing city has remarkable buildings and
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they've been--people do in the like to look to it. also we want to promote the arts. so in this way we're connecting these two. >> exhibitions have sprouted all over the city. next to historic sites and majestic buildings. the idea is when people stop and look at the displays, they also take a moment to appreciate their surroundings. but to make the festival really accessible curators have set up sound installations in the myanmar institutions, the tea house, it gives the people a voice. this is how this works. it's pretty straightforward. just put on the headphones, and then you press play. now i'm listening to this lady tell her story. >> she has a stall nery the city's most famous pogo da. >> i didn't know my photo was going to be displayed in a tea
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shop. but now i'm happy because i get to talk about the benefits of drinking coconut water. >> she said she does not know much about the festival, and she has not had a chance to see all that is in it but she has played a role in the beauty and rhythm of the city. >> the u.s. first lady michelle obama is in cambodia promoteing girls' education. she visited a school in the northwestern city, all part of the "let's let girls learn" initiative. many are not getting the schooling they deserve. now hundreds of students have been expelled in india for cheating during a major exam, and their parents were largely to blame.
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they're climbing the school walls to give their children the answers. >> cheating on a whole different level. these parents climb up four floors folding answer sheets into paper planes and throwing them to their children. effects inside show children openly passing notes to each other under the noses of supervisors. the police accept bribes to look the other way. they say the education minister denies responsibility saying it's impossible to prevent cheating without the cooperation of parents. >> there are more than a million and a half students taking examines, and there are more than 11,000 examination centers in the state. it is the responsibility of the government to manage a huge group of people? >> there is a great deal of pressure on students. these examines are viewed as make or break for many. passing the test is important to
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continue their education. for more students wanting to attend university than there are places competition is fierce. education could transform the lives of those growing up in poverty, but 600 students have been caught cheating, and they could be banned for three years forced to pay a fine or even jailed. >> journalist and director of the center for policy analysis in new delhi said that cheating on exams is common. >> these are usual images, and they have been photographed before still with people sending kids answers,phobing knowing in the answers. cheating is actually
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institutionalized in our education system here. we have schools that are running out buildings. we have science classes being taken without laboratory. you don't have an education system that works at the grassroots of any kind. you need to give more allocation, and pay more attention. you have schools running out desks, without chairs, without even the basic facilities. and then those schools want these kids to get out fast so they keep promoting them. when it comes to the board examination where outsider examine your papers, they encourage the students to cheat and some how pass that examination. >> all right, stay with us on al jazeera. still ahead how ecuador's president is hitting back at his critics, and for many its no laughing matter. plus the fedex comes to california.
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we have more coming up shortly.
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>> thank you very much. the batting records just keep tumbleing. an unbeated 237 new zealand as they swept the west indies why wellington to reach the semifinals. so far for new zealand the headlines have been made by their captain. today was all about him as he batted first.
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he hit 24 fours and 11 sixes. and coming off just 163 bowls the highest seen. and it held the black caps to 393-7. any hopes for getting close to that score was snuffed out by a brilliant performance by the kiwi in the field. the westendies bold out for 250 and new zealand 43 runs. >> i was proud of today and we could win another game and another one after that. just proud to get to score that many runs and get the run as well. >> we've just been consistent we've had some good games. we've had bad games. but we have not been consistent.
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i think we need to be more consistent than we are at the moment. >> guptil's 237 is the highest in history. he beats the record of the west indies. his 215 coming in this world cup. and then gary kurston with three of the top records made during the tournament. to football, meanwhile spain's la liga in the first la liga match of the day. they could close the gap on
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third place valencia with one point for the win. now a major boost for the 79-year-old who is taking on three rivals in the fee from fifa election. the pele still thinks that he's the right man for the job. >> plus i want to be clear. i'll support blatter because he has more experience, of course, in life you must have some experience. but i will support blatter. i still think he has an opportunity to do more in his administration. >> rory mcilroy has climbed up the leaderboard.
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he would eventually get to 8 under par. american morgan hoffman leads at the halfway mark. this birdie put him five clear of mcilroy. >> he made a few good puts at the stop of the line, which got me going a bit. i played the par fives better. over all it's a good day and gets me back in the tournament. serena williams has pulled out of the indian wells. she had been playing the event for the first time sing 2011 having boycottsince 2001 having boycott the tournament for 11 years. federer will take on raonic
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and beats nadal in the 4-6 7-6 7-5 victory. wales could take the championship with a big win over italy and currently leading in rome. england faced france. and they topped the tables. their faith is in their own hands but they only have a plus four point advantage over ireland, and even france has an outside chance if they can upset england. >> one more in the game, not loseing our composure. we won't know what will happen with the games but in we need to chase a few points it's about not getting frustrated too early. especially in that first half, staying quite composed, and if they should score or if we
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should score we need to relax a bit, stick to the plan, and eventually things will come. >> it will be a great part for this team we know that they're playing well right now. and it will be face for us to be able to reach england here. >> we have more sport on our website. for the latest check out al jazeera.com. we've got blogs and videos from correspondent from around the world. >> ecuador's president is not laughing with those who have been poking fun at him. and he's poking back using the internet to do it. some say they have received death threats.
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>> javier bonilla has been spreading his humor. and his studio is littered withdrawings with drawings of political leaders. but his drawings have inspired no love from one of his main subjects ecuador's president. he was pressured into a swing of public apology and he says he started to receive death threats when the president singled him out during his weekly television address for insulting the government. >> he calls upon his followers to respond to those of us who criticize, and that is creating a climate of harassment. >> he's not the only one. another blogger reached out to
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400,000 facebook and twitter followers. he said he wanted to express himself as a private citizen about things he did not agree with in his country. >> i didn't think it was dangerous because i trust in my government. >> until things got more personal. >> one day government website published a photo of me. it was not a photo i published before but one taken of me and my family while we were having lunch at a shopping center. that made me realize that we were being followed. the. >> blogger decided leave town for a few weeks until things blew over. he moved his family hundreds of kilometers away. but their peace of mind did not last very long. a day after arrive acting a relatives house they received a flower arrangement with an
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anonymous note that they were being watched. he decided to take down his blogger page and stopped talking about the government. many say they're not surprised. >> there are strait apologies to control, a control through fear. >> the government denies it is bullying people into silence and one analyst says that it does not mean that democracy is at risk. >> there various forms in ecuadorian democracy. >> but those who express their views in a cartoon or on digital media feel their right to freedom of speech are slowly being erased. al jazeera ecuador. >> do stay with us here on al jazeera. we have more world news coming up, including the latest on the peace talks in libya. we're back in just a few minutes minutes. do stay with us.
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