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[music] >> hello there i'm this is the news hour live from london. coming up, saudi-led strikes continue on rebel targets in gentlemen men, yemen but the coalition denies being behind a deadly factory attack. and pledging to heal old wounds saying this is not the time for confrontation. fighting continues as isil storms the isil refugee carp in
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syria's capitol. plus dying in droves, how canada's song bird is losing the battle against their city. >> the presidents of cricket's world body resigned after accusing india of influencing umpires. >> hello, the saudi military has demade hitting a factory in yemen during it's offensive on houthi fighters in the country. in an incident said to have killed 23 people. the saudi-led campaign is in its seventh day. the saudi military said it was targeting ballistic miles and ammunition dumps but denied hitting a refugee camp and a factory. >> the information we received from the ground prove that it
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was alternative mortars and rockets from houthi that hit the factory. again we know that the houthi militias are manipulating through the media in order to i think city gait the yemen my people. we're fully aware that the yemeni people are fully aware that this meant to restore sovereignty that was hijacked by the houthies. again, it was a camp targeted by houthi militias, and again re we reiterate that we did not attack the camp or the factory.
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>> they're very keen to emphasize that they're not targeting the human arts. and accusing houthi of using civilians as human shields. >> the saudis have been reiterating over the last few days particularly after the incident at the refugee camp that the airstrikes are very precise, and that some of the attacks were basically in particular the one targeting the dairy factory was by houthies who launched rocket attack and some of the rockets fell on that factory. and the spokesman for the saudi saudi-led coalition said that it was houthies to gain sympathy and rally support insistent that the airstrikes will continue from the major cities. this is an area any way.
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yemen is a face for some time and for some reason you'll see many military installation build towards situations. and the risk is going to be that if the conflicts continue for some time. >> well, the battle is still intelligently going. where are we at for the latest on the ground? >> basically the airstrikes intensified in areas in the south the goal being to dislodge the houthi from areas in aden. we have see forces loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi and secessionists gaining control of areas that they had lost over the last few days. now they recaptured the airport of aden and an air base in
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abdala. the it looks now that the tactics by the houthies is the following. they'll massively hit houthi targets in south to pave the way for forces loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi to secure most of the areas that houthies would pull out. >> hashem thank you. we'll sake you to syria where fighters from the islamic state in iraq and the levant have stormed a palestinian refugee camp in damascus. yarmouk saw heavy fighting in 2012. a government seeing last year saw many camp residents pushed to starvation. valence has often prevented aid groups from doing their work. well, stephanie dekker joins us live from the lebanese capital beirut. let us know what is happen
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inside yarmouk. >> well, we've spoken to activist inside yarmouk and they tell us that the fighting is still ongoing. this is a palestinian group with links allegedly to hamas. they're fighting it out. it seems to be tit for tat over the last few days accusing isil of killing one of its leaders and then kidnapped a few isil members and then we saw a push of isil into the camp. we can't say that they're in control of most of the camp, it's a very fluid ways, but they've had positions to the south of it. what is significant, the yarmouk camp, the refugee camp, it's a town really, it used to be schools, health centers fully functioning with this war of 160,000 residents only 18,000 remain but it's been dire, besieged by the government for over two years. there was a deal that allowed
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some aid in, there is aid that trickles in. that's a concern. if isil manages to come into the camp. that aid will most certainly stop. people don't have food. they don't have water. they don't have access to electricity. they will tell you it is probably the worst place to be in syria and geographically this is a carp that lies just nestled next to damascus. it's just a few kilometers away, seven to ten kilometers. certainly the regime will not be keen to have isil so close to it. there are a very strong regime army reinforcements in between the camp and damascus, but it's just terrible for the people. when we spoke to an activist inside really highlighting that plight, and people have been saying throughout this conflict that they feel trapped between fight infighting between groups and troops from this regime. >> stephanie dekker. thank you. nigeria's new president said
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that it's time for the country to heal. he said he would build a better future for the country. >> nigerians around in the early 1980s remember the days when things were not this ordinarily. people with push and shove to get on to buses, for example. muhammadu buhari created order forcing nigerians to clean up their cities regularly. now that he is back some hope that he'll bring that discipline to his new administration and tackle the many challenges in nigeria. >> nigeria is one of the world's largest oil producers but many don't have access to electricity electricity. >> let's have electricity back
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in our country. and we need to manage our own economy. >> when buhari addressed the nation he called for a nigerians to unite and work together. >> this is the the moment that we must begin to heal the wounds and work towards a better future. [applause] >> we do this first by extending a hand of friendship and reconciliation. >> those who worked for buhari when he was in uniform said that he was tough and less corrupt than others political elite. >> all political leaders were taken to detention. there were investigations. and those they didn't find
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anything were let free. you know, something was held up in the public square that looked as a nation we cannot fall below this standard. >> but his critics say that he rye lated human rights, imposed tough austerity measures and favored those in the north where he comes from. buhari said that he was not perfect and he is now a reformed politician. >> nigerians will be watching him very closely ready to hold him accountable if he fails to deliver on his promises. nigeria's new democratically elected leader promises to serve and governor, not governor over nigeria. what kind of legacy he plans to leave his people depends on how he performance in office. al jazeera lagos. >> and yvonne ndege joins us live now. huge moments in nigeria's history, isn't it.
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>> well, that's right. what has happened is rare and historic. many expected the country to descend into chaos because of this election, but we've seen just the the opposite. a transition from one government to the next has been marred by some kind of political instability or violence. but nigeria showed in huge numbers that they were ready to go to the polls cast their ballots and accept the outcome. we also know that president goodluck jonathan conceded this election. muhammadu buhari has spoke to him and thanked him and both
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men call for peace. this is an important day in nigeria's political history. the opposite has happened in nigeria. people can't believe it. it's an incredibly significant change in this country's political history. >> all right. that's al jazeera's yvonne ndege live in the nigerian capital abuja. thank you. the national base has urged nigerian government to release two al jazeera journalists who have been detained in their hotel since tuesday. they've been kept in their hotel in maiduguri since last tuesday. al jazeera demands their
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release. another shooting attack in istanbul. the day after a hostage drama left a prosecutor and two gunmen dead. plus religious freedom or a license to discriminate? controversial new laws proposed for several u.s. states. and find out why andy murray was not only a winner on the court, but was able to have his cake. we'll have more a little later. >> talks on iran's nuclear future are continuing in switzerland in its last hour. it said it is prepared to walk away from negotiation it is necessary. and germany's foreign minister said that new proposals will be put forward tonight. key issues are unresolved. they're thought to include centerfuges with iran wanting to continue research on the machines which help to enrich
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uranium. sticking points remain for restrictions on iran's missile program which iran refuses to discuss. then there are crippling sanctions imposed over iran's nuclear program. iran wants all all sanctions lifted immediately. the u.s. wants a gradual easing. and iran will see its nuclear activities restricted for ten years and then after all they want all restrictions removed. the countries it is negotiating with are not share. >> it's clear that the talks in lausanne would stretch from late tuesday well into the early hours of wednesday morning have made progress on a number of key issues. but it's not clear that there has been enough progress for a full framework agreement. leaving the talks the iranian foreign minister spoke of his optimism. >> we've been working since 7:30 in the morning and it's been a very long day for all delegation
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delegations. we have accomplished quite a bit, but people need to get some rest and start over early in the morning. i hope that we can finalize the work on wednesday and hopefully start the process of drafting tomorrow. >> the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov was also upbeat as he headed out of the hotel in the early hours. he and the chinese and french foreign ministers are no longer participating in the negotiations. but on wednesday morning there was a greater degree of caution from the british foreign minister and a warning that there is still difficult work to do. >> well, i think we've broad framework of understanding but there are key issues that have possible worked through. some of them are quite detail and technical. there is still quite a lot of work to do. we're on it now and we'll keep going at it. >> negotiations to conclude some
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kind of framework premium have continued on wednesday and secretary of state john kerry met one-on-one with his iranian counterpart with the sense that talks are into their final crucial hours. it seems that on balance the sides are going to fall short on the kind of agreement they wanted to achieve here. iranian deputy foreign minister speaking to his media are indicating that the sides are working towards a press statement on the end of wednesday. he also said that there are key differences on sanctions and iran's right to research and development, of keen nuclear technologies. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera lausanne. >> and james bays joins us live now from lausanne. lots of people using words like hopeful and progress over the last couple of days, james. where do you think we stand right now? >> well, you see from simon's report marathon nature of these talks. well, they are still talking and they're still ongoing.
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i suspect from what i'm hearing that it may still be possible to get some sort of agreement. but as you heard in simon's report is it going to be the sort of framework agreement that the u.s. were promising. word coming from western sources sources, germ foreign minister saying that he doesn't think that it's likely that they'll get an agreement tonight. although there are new german proposals that are going to be put to the iranians in the coming hours. the white house saying that it's prepared to walk away but for now there is progress being made and they're still waiting for tangible commitments from the iranians. what are the iranians saying for the last couple of hours? the last 20 minutes or so the iranian foreign minister was taking a stroll along the lake. we managed to get him some questions. >> we've been able to move forward and resolve this issue and i hope we'll all make progress.
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>> do you think you'll do it tonight? >> well, i have no idea. i'm ready to move forward tonight, tomorrow, or when it's appropriate. >> how long do you propose to stay here? >> well, as long as it's useful. and necessary and determined based on the amount of accomplishment that we have. >> well, prime minister minister zarif walked straight back into the hotel that is behind me, and they went right into a meeting. secretary of state john kerry trying to deal with the details that need to be sorted. the devil is in the detail in this and there are detailed sticking points, not just in the details of what they're agreeing. it's also, i think in the details of what they are going to make public because i think that the u.s. certainly wants concrete details and numbers to be made public, so it can show those to congress.
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say to congress, look what we've achieved. you should not introduce any more sanctions. you could destroy all of this. for the iranians, i think they would want details because they want to keep much more of this in play ahead of the next deadline, which is the end of june. >> the latest on those talks thanks james. dozens of people have been killed in an isil attack on the sill syrian attack. women and children were beheaded burned and shot. six syrian shoulders reportedly died. several people are still missing, and it's not clear if they escaped or were kidnapped. in the city of idlib rebels took over on saturday. the strikes hit a hospital where the bodies watch number of government soldiers had been kepted about.
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the iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi has arrived in tikrit, at least throw neighborhoods remain under their control. some may find some of the images in the report disturbing. >> reporter: as iraqi soldiers host their country's flag in the city of tikrit, the government is hailing this as massive victory in the so-called islamic state group. within hours of forces recapturing the city, prime minister hyder al abadi headed there, promising to restore normalcy as soon as possible. >> we'll lack to return displaced families and god willing iraq will be liberated from isil and their crimes. >> the northern city of tikrit had been under isil control for several months now. it is seen as hugely strategic
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because it provides a gateway where it is believed that the group's leaders are based. but the fight against isil is not so straightforward. as with much of iraq's conflict, sectarianism is rife. tikrit is a sunni city, yet the iraqi army used shia militia to enter it. who in turn made their presence very clear raisinging froms with shia slowing begans on their vehicles and even government institutions. >> they're now inside tikrit, and it will be liberated entirely soon. >> dead bodies said to be isil fighters line the grounds of tikrit, a sign of how bloody the battle was. capturing tikrit is a major. for many this will not solve
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everything. isil had found some support in iraq's north because of the oppression felt by sunni residents there. many of whom had felt they were unfairly targeted by a shia-led government and army that wanted to wanter wipe them out. and there have been reports that sunni homes have been destroyed almost immediately after the army recaptured this city. recapturing a city is one thing. but winning back the trust of iraq sunnies may prove to be more difficult. al jazeera. >> turkey's largest city is on high alert after a second shooting in as many days. this time the police headquarters in istanbul was targeted. bernard smith mass more details. >> a man and woman armed with what police described as long-range weapons approached istanbul's police headquarters and started firing. the police returned fire, killing the woman and wounding the man. he managed to escape and was caught not long after. the woman according to the mayor's office, was carrying a bomb.
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this comes just 24 hours after a hostage situation at the city's main courthouse where a prosecutor was taken hostage by two men a left wing group held him at gunpoint. the prosecutor was killed, and those two gunmen also killed after the police stormed the ram where the prosecutor was being held hostage. istanbul's police are saying that this city is on high alert after both of these incidents. >> and thousands of mourners have gathered to pay their respect to the turkish prosecutor who was killed after being taken hostage on tuesday. he was shot after the ordeal. he was investigating the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a police gas canister during anti-government protests in 2013. the palestinian authority is now officially a member of the international criminal court. it's part of the move by the palestinians to increase global pressure on israel.
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the process will be neither quick nor simple. >> reporter: the palestinian authority foreign minister' merged from a former welcoming ceremony at the international criminal court in the hague on wednesday. palestinians, he said, were a step close for justice but it will not be quick. >> we seek justice because it is where peace and stability will be established. >> do you think it will take a long time to bring action against israel here at the international court. >> what we want to do is to incorporate with icc to provide whatever information available in our hands in order to facilitate and accelerate the process of investigation committed, done by israel. >> in a preliminary examination of the facts on the ground, the prosecutors are looking at two potential areas of concern.
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first, israel's settlement building on occupied palestinian land considered illegal under international law and second, the actions of israel's army in the gaza war last year. it will be up to chief prosecutor to decide whether a former investigation should be launched, and much later whether charges should be filed. such is the heavy political weight of the palestinian-israeli conflict but the court will want to be absolutely certain of itself before proceeding. >> i think it's very pre-ma premature to speculate. what is important at this stage is to allow the prosecutor the possibility of analyzing all the relevant information, all the relevant arguments the type of crimes the gravity of the crimes and the leamed perpetrators. >> reporter: there is a question of palestinian war crimes.
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last geek amnesty week amnesty international reported crimes committed, and the prosecutor said that they would investigate both sides without favor. >> reporter: they may take actions that could impact israel and the peace process but could expose palestinians to charges at the international criminal court. >> still to come on this news hour crossing the water to djibouti. dozens flee the conflict in yemen, but what awaits them on the other side? plus... >> i'm lawrence lee in ireland with the best news the irish economy has had in the last five years. but it's all down to these ladies. >> and find out why one of cricket's top officials is walking away from the sport. details coming up.
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here on al jazeera. the saudi military has denied hitting a factory in yemen during it's offensive against houthi fighters in the country. 23 people were killed when the dairy factory in the country's northwest was targeted. nigeria's presidential election winner during his first address to the nation since being announced the winner. and activists say isil fighters have seized large parts of the yarmouk refugee camp, home to 17,000 people. >> the well, let's return to our top story this hour, that is the war in yemen it. it has triggered a wave of people leaving to flee the violence. some are headed to djibouti across the red sea. aid agencies say they're bracing for thousands of more to come.
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>> reporter: yemenis arrive, women, children, and men are fleeing the conflict in their country. they're exhausted. they've been at sea in old rickety boats for five hours. >> we never wanted to leave. we were forced to leave by the houthies, who came to our town and laid seen to it. they control everything. we couldn't even go fishing. both misses are closed, and we couldn't find anywhere to buy food. >> they were offered food and medical help before being taken to a temporary camp. they joined hundreds of their country when who have arrived over the past few days. they will be taken to a more prominent refugee camp. >> we're prepared to host up to 5,000 refugees.
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for months we've been preparing for the arrival of yemeni refugees. there has been work among aid agencies, and we're ready. >> hundreds of migrants who cross the gulf of aden in search of a better life are now fleeing back. the international organization for migration set up for the returning ethiopians. they offered transportation back to their country. >> the conditions-- >> the migrants come back very weakened and dehydrated, empty when they take the boat back toy boaty. for those who don't land at the official port, it is a desert and they could easily get lost. we offer medical and psychological help as soon as they arrive. >> groups of new migrants arrive from ethiopia. they are eagle for reach yemen. they run to the point where traffickers hang around offering
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their boats to migrants. they are oblivious to the dangers that lay ahead. >> let's talk more about the election of muhammadu buhari win in the election. they say that a vote for buhari is a vote for change. we're joined in the studio now thanks for coming in to al jazeera. he has a lot to live up to, mr. buhari. what kind of leader do you think he'll be,. >> from military dictator in the '80s he's a disciplinarian very disciplined.
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in the '80s, he killed a lot of corrupt officials. this is why nigerians voted him on monday because corruption has moved right into the very fabric of nigerian culture government and culture. nigerians are fed up. previous administrations maybe political expediency or lack of will could not do enough to turn down the corruption. >> it's a huge task. it's a huge, huge job to rely to do that. people have to be patient to start. what type of people will he put in important appointments, people he appoints to be around
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him. how important is that? >> yes, he needs to acountry the to appoint the right people. people who are up to the task to do the job for the better of nigeria. >> thank you. we must leave it almost. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> germany is assessing the damage after a powerful storm swept across the country killing at least five people. heavy winds sent trees crashing down and even damaged buildings. austria and switzerland have also been affected. the storm led to widespread transport delays and cancellations. farmers all over ireland are celebrating april 1st as a red-letter day the day that european union quotas or restrictions on the amount of dairy products they can supply will be abolished.
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they say that it will transform ireland into a major milk supplier. al jazeera reports on how agriculture is helping the irish economy back to growth. >> reporter: for all of ireland's ambitious to be a global sister it is on the cow. the lifting of quota is like the lifting of shack aels on the amount of milk they can produce. communities like this all over rural irelands have seen their sons and daughters forced to move abroad for work during the down turn. no longer. >> there will be extra money coming in to every parish in the economy. they should get a boost. >> there is no doubt in the potential here in this country the milk flows like water. >> going back to all the problems the irish economies have had over the last few
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years, the collapse of the banks, all the austerity the attempt to rebuild and the idea that agriculture could be one of the foundations sown of a more foundation model. the milk business has come in at the right time for the country and this stuff is white gold. >> ireland will export 90% of what it produces, a small country can't produce enough in volume to affect milk prices but the huge lucrative markets beg for things like infant powdered milk and cheese go when we bring customers in from the middle east to visit our facilities, we don't bring them to our factories. we bring them down to the farms so they can see the generations of farming expertise that we have in these farms. that's probably the most impressive thing that international customers take away, the farmers that we have on our farms. >> so with the ministry of agriculture in dublin they're
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beyond excited. they insist their plans will be environmentally sustainable and won't drive farmers elsewhere as a business. they even see a role for ireland in encouraging food supply in africa. >> north africa in particular, you know, markets like algeria hugely excited markets for dairy products. countries that have to import a lot of their dairy products because they don't have the water to produce the kind of dairy volumes that we have the capacity to produce. this business opportunity commercial opportunity is a very exciting one and we're going to make sure that we take advantage of that in a way that is responsible and sustainable. >> again, the ending of quotas is a huge business story here. ireland is a supporter of globalization. ireland is green wet and full of cows. only a fool would think there is not a pot of gold atet end of that rainbow. >> the canadian
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singer-songwriter joni mitching is in hospital care after being found in her home unconscious. the grammy ward winner is now undergoing tests. she revealed she had a skin continue that prevented her from performing. the governor of the u.s. state of arkansas has asked it's general assembly to rewrite a religious freedom bill. similar laws in other states protest. critics say that the measures could be used to discriminate against gay and lesbian people. indiana kicked off the pass of its religious freedom restoration act. the reaction has been so intense that the governor is seeking to amend that bill. companies like walmart objected
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to the bill. >> protest against georgia's religious freedom bill outside of the capitol while lawmakers discussed it's future inside. it would lock block the state from infringing on a person's religious belief unless there is a compelling state interest. republican state senator josh mccoon wrote the bill and has been called a bigot by some critics. >> there is no bigotry in this? >> absolutely not. >> for those who say there is, those who say the drafter or you, are what do you say to that? >> this is designed to end bigotry against people of faith by government beau contracts. this is restraining state and local government from mistreat mistreating people of faith.
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>> jeff graham runs a gay rights lobbying group. >> you feel there is hate inside this bill? >> i feel this bill could be used as a vehicle to discriminate people. i'm not going to call into question the integrity of the bill's a authors. >> both feeling the backlash after indiana passed its version of the bill. >> we have to say no to what happened in indiana. we need to be the end that have story. >> senator mckoon has until midnight, this thursday to get a vote on the georgia house floor. if he fails he told us that he will try again next year. robert ray al jazeera, atlanta. >> the world's migration bird population is dying at an alarming rate. the problem the cities' shining
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buildings. we speak to activist who is are trying to make a difference. >> very public, not pleasant at all but a powerful way to show how many song birds are die approximating. volunteers for "flap" layout a grizzly display of bodies found at the foot of sky sky scrapers. >> everywhere they turn they're faced with threat. and everywhere they turn they can encounter a window. hour goal is to impress possible the public, here's is the problem and this is something that you can do to resolve the problem. >> many say popular species have declined by 60% 70%, 80% in the past decade. buildings and glass are a major cause, and scientists warn that the cause of so much loss will be far more than simply silent
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skies with no birdsong. >> people describe birds as the most vivid expression of life. but it's important for environment. birds do tremendous work for us. they eat insects that you can't even imagine the numbers. yeah to lose them, we lose a little bit of ourselves. >> birds hit glass because they see trees and nature reflected back at them. simply putting markers, dots on window distorts what they see. toronto's building code now encourages this. the founder of flap said he was inspired by something that happened when he first started picking up dead animals 19 years ago. >> i had a perfect morning picked up so many birds that morning. one escaped inside my car and started to fly around my vehicle. the bird perched itself on my rear view mirror, started to sing, and then dropped dead in my lap. that was the turning point from me. i could not walk away from this issue. >> toronto's skyline is soaring
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and not all of these glass walls will be bird friendly. but there is something that is ten times worse than windows--cats. house pets and feral kill 270 million birds each year in inned in. it's their neur. they're predators. campaigners say unless something is done to curb that toll, the steep decline in some of nature's best loved creatures will only continue. >> now world wide investment in renewable energy sources is rising despite the use of the price of fossil fuels that make them attractive. investment up 17%. now driven by an investment firm in china and japan who spent
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$130 billion on renewables. worldwide demand renewables generateed up 9.1% of the world's electricity in 2014. well, with us now from oxford is the policy directors of green greenpeace doug parr. do you think 2014 was a breakthrough year for renewable energy? >> it was important because it was the bounce back from the recession that we've seen which has taken investment down in renewables in the past couple of years. it was a record-breaking year. there bass more capacity than ever before, but what it really does is show the surge of renewables in the energy system across the world in developing and developed countries.
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policy remains important but they're becoming more intrusive and more challenging to the existing companies and businesses that are based on fossil fuels and conventional way of doing things. >> how important was it that china in particular is now investing in things like solar energy? >> china, of course s hugely important. both because it's got the scale and size to mobilize largements of investment. also because it's the center of so much of the greenhouse gasses that we're worried about in terms of climate change, so it uses half of the world's coal, for example. china is really important. china is now got the sense that it's got to do something about clean energy the amount of china spent last year was more than the u.s. and japan put together in the yes newible space. it is stalling huge amounts of renewable energy. partly because of the air pollution problems, also frankly it realizes good economic debt
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and it's starting to lead the economic race for clean technologies like renewables. >> who is going to be effected as the world now becomes less reliant on the traditional fossil fuels? because someone is going to lose out. >> yes, that's right. i think there are two sets of people that i can see losing out. the first are the fossil fuel interests. in china there is a huge amount of investment going on. last year coal use flattened instead of going up and up, which it has over a long period of time, it actually stopped. it peaked while china's economy continued to grow. now that's a problem for places in particular like australia or indonesia, who have banked on coal mining and exporting coal to china as being a banker in terms of their ref news revenues. they're going to be losing out. other people who are in the developed countries the
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conventional utilities who are used to having it their own way the renewables allows far more people to play in the power markets, and they're talking about the utility death spiral as people start generating their own pow because of what renewables can bring and it's posing real challenges for the economic models of those utilities. those people are going to be the losers. i think for many other people and for many other countries it's a huge opportunity. and we shouldn't miss that. >> really good to get your thoughts. very interesting stuff. dug parr joining us. thank you. still to come on this news hour fighting fat. scientists in qatar say they've made a breakthrough that could change the way obesity is treated. plus, a new face for real madrid. find out who is the latest man heading to the spanish capital.
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>> part of al jazeera america's >> special month long evironmental focus fragile planet >> scientists in qatar feel they have pound a break a breakthrough for obesity. it all has to do with brown fat. >> these scientists have been cultivating, dividing, and sequenceing fat cells for years. now they say they've made a breakthrough, which could change the way obesity is treated. >> the dream is to without
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changing the lifestyle of kids and adults, just to give them a pill that enhance the brown fat and naturally they're protected against obesity. >> having more of the so-called brown fat actually makes you skinny. and with obesity at epidemic proportions, everyone wants to find a way to transform the whitethe bad white fat cells that we all have to brown fat cells. >> this is the incubator. this is where the cells are cultured. >> these researchers have both kinds of fat cells. and contrariry to what many thought, one can change into the other. >> figuring out how to transform one into the other is one thing. but taking that information and turning it into a possible
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treatment for obesity is quite another. >> but that's exactly what the doctor has in his sights. he's already figured out how to turn stem cells into brown fat cells. the next steps is to inject those into obese rats and hopefully watch them lose weight. eventually, he said, there will be hope for humans, too. >> we'll collect the stem cells from the overweight subject then inject the cells into the same subject. >> diabetes sufferer and doctor is not convinced. >> it shows that if you are obese and pre-diabetic, if you do diet and exercise, 70% of the people will not develop diabetes. >> research will always have its place, but a chance to give a
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helping hand in a pill should not be ruled out. >> all right. it's time for a look at all the day's sport with lee. >> thank you very much. the icc has resigned after turbulence of the organization during the world cup. criticizeing the umpires in the quarterfinal between india and bangladesh. >> they have lost, i thud say
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should say. >> the icc confirmed in statement that he resigned in a letter to chief executive dave richardson. the statement said, mr. kamal said he was stepping down on personal grounds and offered his apologies towards the icc while he had no complaints against anyone. the biggest star in france is to stand trial for suspected involvement in illegal betting. he and his younger brother are among a group of players in theory is facing five years in prison and a fine.
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but said that the suspended sentence of just half would be too much. he's a multiple world and olympic gold medalist. football agents are no longer the responsibility of fifa under new rules introduced by the world government body. they're handing the management of agents to the of players to their agents. the changes also mean that agent also no longer be required to have a license raring concern who is going to be representing footballers, and whether there will be proper checks. a there is a new player who won't be available until next season. danny lares signed a deal worth $34 million. the 33-year-old prayed for
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brazil 13 times and will be part of porto's own challenge this season. uefa has charged the georgian soccer federation after fans ran out on the field in the qualifier against germany. play was stopped briefly on sunday when several fans came on to hug players from both teams. uefa said that it's disciplinary panel will meet january 1st to judge the case. andy murray will go for win 501 in florida a little later. he'll meet the unseeded austrian australian. it was notly cake, but he had
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fun. >> always takes a few months to get used to change acts and this week he had played well again. the world number one was given a tough work out in the in the tie break. he trailed in the second set and then fought back and won the match. >> certainly at the half he was a better player. i was just kind of hanging there fighting a different battle inside of myself. i would say that it was the biggest battle that i fought today. just came back in the right moment, and then found a way to win. that's positive that i can take out of this. >> djokovic will be back, and i'll be back later. >> we look forward to it. that's it for this particular news hour.
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