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for kids. thanks for watching al jazeera. >> you welcome to the news hour. we're live from our news center in doha. womaning up in the next 60 minutes. desperate for aid. enemy in yemen scramble for basic supplies as fighting continues. the united nations says that the situation in syria as yarmouk camp is beyond inhumane. kenya launches airstrikes on al-shabab targets after a
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deadly university attack. plus... >> i'm andrew simmons reporting reporting from an orphanage in ukraine where a hundred children have been caught up in a tug-of-war between two sides in this conflict. >> let's start in yemen where saudi airstrikes continue against houthi rebels. the latest airstrikes target the air base in support of an advance by soldiers loyal to president hadi. the base is north of aden where street fighting is as fierce as ever. more than 50 people have been killed in the last 24 hours. the situation is common in the capital but human rights center is concerned about violations against anti-houthi activists. they include abductions and raids on homes. [ gunfire ] >> after days of heavy fighting and running battles many parts
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of aden have been destroyed. homes and shops lie in ruins. civilians are also being killed. houthi rebels along with fight fighters loyal to ali abdullah saleh, former president. these are fighters loyal to president hadi, and they're putting up a fierce battle. the city is a battleground and the locals are caught up in the middle. >> it is give to get the water and food supplies power is intermittent. we get power for two or three hours today everything is going down hill including hospitals. >> people in aden say they've been without clean water for five days and stores have been cleared out of food.
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president abd rabbuh mansur hadi who fled to saudi arabia could be trying to restructure it's military. he sacked his chief of staff deputy chief of staff and commander of special forces, accused of treason. but his decision may have little impact. that's because the military is largely loyal to the deposeed president ali abdullah saleh and is fighting along side the houthi rebels in this war. the saudi-led air campaign against the houthies is now in its 12th day. and the humanitarian situation is worsening in this impoverished nation, and in the capital of sanaa there is fuel shortage and people are scared. >> i've been here since last night. our kids and the elderly are at home. they're terrified of the bombing and the vibrations. we don't have wheat and flour. it is a tough situation. >> the airstrikes are hitting houthi targets but the
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civilians are also paying a high price. many here are searching for the bodies of their family members. >> this is the home of my brother. they hit his home at 2:00 a.m. it was a random bombing at civilians. we woke up to find the house reduced to republic. >> the international red cross says it's preparing to planes loaded with urgent aid but that may provide little government to the millions of we men anies caught in the cross fire. al jazeera. >> well, the humanitarian situation remains desperate across the country. these are the latest images coming to us from san in a. they chopinnic as people try to stock up on food. the price of supplies have spiked as supplies dwindle. many in the area are also without water. aid agencies saying half of the people in the country are in some need of humanitarian assistance. the red cross plans to send the plane of aid but that's on
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hold because of logistical problems. the spokeswoman for the international red cross. she's call forgive humanitarian access into yemen. >> the most urgent need in yemen are in the hospital where is there are dozens of wounded. people arriving every hour, and the hospitals do not have the capacity to provide treatment. that's why our priority is to bring medical supplies to the country. i know there are many other needs in yemen as well because people have been cut off for days now and they don't have food and water in many locations. but for us the priority is to supply hospital with urgent medical supports, that includes surgical kits. we think that 48 tons of medical supplies are needed in yemen. we have these supplies in jordan and djibouti as well. we have a surgery tall team that is in djibouti, and we plan to bring them by boat to yemen where this team will work in a
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local hospital and provide the urgent treatment that people need. so far the security situation in yemen and ongoing fighting has been so intense. this is another emergency and priority for the red cross. >> pakistan's parliament is meeting in islamabad to discuss whether to send troops to yemen. where is parliament heading on this one kamal? >> well, parliament started debating this issue in the morning, and then had to adjourn because the prime minister was pre-occupied with the sri lanka president. after that they held a high level meeting with the air chief chief, the military chief. right now some of the opposition members are speaking.
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they've expressed reservations about sending troops to saudi arabia and getting embroiled in the yemen conflict. however, the ruling party has the majority in parliament and is likely to decide in favor of support for the saudis. >> kamal pakistan is no longer ruled by the military but remains a very powerful institution in the state there. how does the army feel about involvement? >> well, the army has left it to the civilian government, however, the military has made close strategic links with the saudis right now contingent on the pakistani military. maneuvers were pre-clanked and coincided with the events in yemen. but those maneuvers are indian going on, and the military, of course will take their cue from
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the government. however, they would be favorbly placeed to help the saudis because they're strategic partner of pakistan. >> what kind of timeline are we looking at before government clears this. >> the expectation is that perhaps the pakistani could send fighters bombers to saudi arabia saudi arabia because the saudis have asked for neighbor support and air support and have asked for ground support. they may also involve some of their naval assets in patrolling off the coast of yemen. a lot of options on the table but it's not clear what kind of responded pakistan will give. the defense minister has said any attack on saudi arabia will evoke a strong reaction from
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pakistan and on that count even the turks will lead pakistan. >> kamal hyder there. more than 130 pakistani families have arrived after leaving yemen. there are about 3,000 pakistani citizens living in yemen. beyond humane. that's how the u.n. is describing the situation in yarmouk, the palestinian refugee camp in syria. up to 2,000 people have fled yarmouk, on the outskirts of damascus. isil is reportedly retreating but controls 60% of the camp. >> reporter: they speak of incredible fear. these are some of the people that managed to get out of yarmouk. syrian national news agency air these pictures showing how the army and some palestinian factions have helped them get to safety. >> in a matter of 30 minutes they could have executed all people you see in the school
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because isil called from the mosques if we catch one of you working, the palestinian group fighting, or with the government, they will cut our heads off. they have no mercy. >> for the first time video of isil has been posted online showing the inside of the palestinian refugee camp. they've been fighting palestinian groups and others here for the past six days. this camp has been besiege ford more than two years by the syrian government because rebel groups are also based here. it's people starving with no running water and no electricity now aisles' presence and bomb batterment in what used to be a densely populated camp has made it worse. although many have made it out 18,000 who are still here are trapped. >> we cannot pay for anything. we're not on anyone's side. we want the whole camp to be safe. >> the palestine liberation
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organization is sending a delegation to syria to try to help solve the crisis. no aid is making it into the camp. we're told by activists inside that the lack of medical supplies is making it impossible to treat the wounded. isil storming the camp has come as a shock here. their mere presence terrifying people. the u.n. is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe if the fighting doesn't stop. stephanie dekker, al jazeera, beirut. >> meanwhile palestinians are protesting in front of the u.n. headquarters in gaza city. they want the u.n. to do more to help people trapped in yarmouk. the iraqi prime minister has promised to work with the country's kurds to push out isil fighters from the northern nineveh province. they did not set a plan table and last week they drove isil
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out of the city of tikrit. much more to come on the news hour. indonesia rejects the final appeal of two australians convicted of drug smuggling on death row. the united nations and democratic republic of congo joining forces in the latest attempt to drive out rebel groups. and still ahead football in turkey suspended after the country's leading team is targeted by gunmen. we're live in istanbul. >> kenyan air forces launched airstrikes on two towns in somalia. on thursday the armed group attacked an university in kenya killing 148 people.
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the leader of kenya's national assembly said that he would like to see more kenyan forces deployed on the ground. >> thewe support their deployment and presence until we achieve the desired goal and objectives. we recommend that the kenyan government engage the international community in deploying kds in all the sectors along the kenya border. >> we may have heard from some politicians talking for more forces to be deployed been the ground. but that's in contract to what we're hearing from the former prime minister under whose tenure kenyan troops were sent to somalia. tell us about how that may be provoking debate in the country. >> absolutely, sammy.
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the continued presence of kenyan traps in somalia is a forecast of debate again we know that al-shabab leaders have been saying that the reason why they are attacking kenya is because of the troops in somalia and they want those troops we drawn. now a lot of kenyans are saying that really the government perhaps should think much a different strategy perhaps the government should think of an exit plan and protect the country from within and protect the borders very porous border with somalia. the president and other people in aden there who you aired the majority leader of parliament and the president have been saying that al-shabab saying that the troops are going to stay in somalia until the
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mission is complete. but analysts i talk to, sammy saying to what end? >> i understand as well, catherine security forces are unveiling a plan. is any of that restoring public confidence in the public security? >> people are very concerned and they're saying that the government is not doing enough. this is not the first time kenya has been attacked. this is not the first time that garissa has been attacked. and every time there is an attack the government comes up strongly and says that they will deal with an aggravation. the president says that they will do with the this in the severest way possible. but then people see these attacks continuing. they feel that the government needs to do more and they feel the government needs to increase the capacity of the security forces and the government needs to deal with what is a homegrown
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threat. we know this because the government has said many times that al-shabab elements in the country, we know that young kenyans are increasingly and very easily being recruited into al-shabab ranks. we've seen from previous attacks we have seen that most of those in the attacks are kenyans. the people say that the government needs to deal with that. also the government needs to deal with the corruption within the police force. last year several people were killed and locals are telling me that for $1 people can buy their way into the country. and that is very dangerous. >> catherine soi there. matt briden the director of saharan research, a think tank and he says that the strikes
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against al-shabab will not improve the situation in kenya. >> the real issue is that al-shabab continues to hold several major towns and these towns need to be taken through ground offenses rather than attacks from the sky. as long as they hold these towns they can plan, prepare and carry out attacks across the border. the sequence of attacks since last year in the towns now in garissa are created to raise tensions tensions in kenya and they're targeting christians rather than muslims obviously to incite tension. whether or not it succeeds is a question of the kenyan government and kenyan people of how they choose to respond. >> a man kidnapped four years ago has been freed.
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it's special forces rescued him after an operation. joining the congolese army to capture group leaders the ugandan rebels launched attacks on uganda. al jazeera gained access to the u.n. forces in the forest camp near beni. we have this exclusive report. >> a bird's-eye view of beni. hidden in these forests in northeast democratic republic of congo, a republic group accused of human rights violations over the last 20 years. the u.n. is on a mission to track them down. they have launched a new
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offensive to weed out members of the adf. >> we've reinforced our resources with the supplementary intervention brigade troops. they're going to engage right here in a way that contributes greatest security for the people. >> the u.n. peace keepers head to a mountain-based camp. they face a formidable enemy. the adf is highly organized secretive, and well armed. it's led by ugandan exiles who want to overthrow their government and people in this border region have become too familiar with their tactics which include kidnapping, torture, and the recruitment of child soldiers. >> we are never at peace. we are afraid of going to the farm. when we do we're very cautious of adf attacks. but if we run out of food we'll die of hunger. we need security. >> we runaway from our farms because of fear. all we hope for is security. >> so far that's proven
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difficult. the congothe congolese army has closed in on them before and they hope that reinforcements will help. >> it has been passed on to the people to have confidence in the process to secure the region and support the government's efforts and those of the security forces. >> the u.n. itself has faced criticism for what is seen as lack of will to pursue adf in the past. this latest operations could be a turning point in the fight against the rebels. >> the afghan taliban has published a skies biography of their leader, omar who has not been seen in public since 2001. the biography said that's regularly in touch with the taliban. one section describes his
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personality as charismatic and tranquil. it goes on to record details of his life against the soviet union. if is seen as an attempt by the group to fight against the growing of isil. the u.s. has a 10 million-dollar bounty on omar. some believe he may be operating from across the border from pakistan. >> the influence of isis, islamic state and many rumors amongst it's taliban and the government that isis is trying to set up shop in afghanistan and this is obviously a move to re-establish omar his power and he's the only real leader. one way they've done that is to
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write extensively about an event in 1994 when he was draped with the cloak of the prophet mohammed. he was then claimed leader of the faithful. which the taliban translates as leader of the pious believers. that's the kind of direct to baghdadi of isis. and i think the second reason is that they pose him as a jihadist but they're also emphasizing his love for nationalism. he does not talk about trying to become the leader of the world or the leader of the muslim world. he talks a lot about afghanistan. and this kind of re-establishes his, if you like, jihadist nationalist tendencyies. >> an indonesia court has rejected the last-ditch appeal
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by two australian convicted on death row. they are among ten prisoners due to be executed by firing squad for drug smuggling. president widodo rejected their appeals. meanwhile the philippine government is trying to save one of its citizens from execution for drug trafficking. their family is hoping for an appeal. >> this is not the kind of future they had wanted for their daughter. mary jane veloso is facing imminent execution in indonesia. she was sentenced to death in 2010 for trying to smuggle two kilograms of heroin in malaysia. >> i raised my children to be god-fearing people. i taught them to live their life in simple ways. i bought them up well and i brought my life only for them
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and to live like i do. >> this is where mary jane was born. a small farming village in the philippines. she is a single mother with two children. her family said all she ever wanted was a way out of poverty. her recruiter, a close family friend paid for her trip to malaysia. bought her clothes and promised there was a job waiting for her in indonesia. she says she was given the luggage and insists she had no idea she had just become a drug mule. the philippine government has questioned the strategy of mary jean's trial. she said she should have been provided with a professional translator and not just a student interpreter. last month the indonesian government agreed to review her case but for the secretary time has refused to lift her death sentence. still her family says that mary jane has been treated well in
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indonesia. they paid for her family to visit her in 2013. and they've done more for them than their own government. >> they have expended all the necessary and appropriate ancillary and legal assistance to ms. veloso. >> phone calls with their are often difficult. worried that each conversation with her may be their last. >> it's hard for parents to accept their children's fate if you know in a their children have not done anything bad. i know in my heart she didn't do it. >> her letter in february was an outpouring of love for her family, and the apology for not providing a better life for them in the next acceptance of what is to come. al jazeera northern philippines. >> still ahead on the show, greece said it won't have problems paying its loans back. we'll look at whether the
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important issues of the day. breaking it down. getting you the facts. it's the only place you'll find... the inside story. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". weeknights, 11:30 eastern. on al jazeera america. >> welcome back. let's recap the headlines here in al jazeera now. the humanitarian situation in yemen is becoming desperate as fighting continues. saudi arabia, which has been leading airstrikes against the houthiess has given the red cross permission to deliver aid. that's been delayed because of logistical problems. it's the palestinian palestinian liberation organization say that operations are under way in yarmouk's refugee camp. isil is reportedly retreat bug still controls 60% of the camp. the kenyan air force has
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strike two towns in somalia. now syrian government forces have launched airstrikes on the city of idleb. they have pushed soldiers out of the city more than a week ago as airstrikes intensify in recent days. >> reporter: an airstrikes by the syrian air force on one of its own cities. a scene that's become familiar to anyone when has watched video of the fighting over the last four years. but that does not make each hit any less december truck stiff for every person effected. this is the district in the city of idleb survivors try to rescue their neighbors but many are inconsolable after what has happened. we're innocent people. it's wrong. the regime should direct their rockets with the same rockets
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and not to unarmed people. >> there is no heavy machinery to rescue people. just people's hands and a will to get people out of the republic. there is a shortage of water that people do what they can to put out the fires before they turn up with the water truck. and the picture is much the same in dumar just north of the capital. rebels are in charge of the eastern region but access has been blocked by government forces for two years. food and medical products are in short supply. airstrikes have become more frequent here in the last few days. civilians are often hit in these attacks. and this video from activists show us that the victims are often children. rebels have been fighting more more control of the idleb countryside as well. the army has capers in the area from where they are direct operations in the wider region. >> the regimes army command center, it's the head of the
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make. we'll cut its head. >> they're using weapons taken from the army tanks and rocket-propelled grenades. but that does not help the civilians when have come under attack in their own homes. caroline malone. al jazeera. >> to ukraine now where the fragile cease-fire continues to hold. there is growing concern on the war's impact on the youngest of society. more than 100 children were killed in fighting in the past 12 months, and 140,000 children were forced to flee their homes. that does not include the 95,000 minorrers who live inner orphanages. >> in ukraine the country in conflict there is even a fight over children who don't have a
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home. they're aged from five to teens and they're all under care of the state. but they're from a self declared republic of donetsk. yet they've been living since last july under the control of the ukrainian government. the children were moved in secret as the fighting was at its height after they say separatist fighters told them they were going to be moved to russia for their own safety. >> they told us whether you want to go or not you have to go. we told them we wouldn't. we started to cry. they didn't care we were children. when we said we were not going they said just try staying and we will shoot you and your teacher. >> whatever happened, these children became pawns in a political playoff. the ukrainian government making
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the first move. >> threatening children is not acceptable in any situation by any side. it shouldn't have happened. but these kids were threatened. >> breakaway republic trying to use an ace accusing ukraine of stealing its children. >> they're obliged according to their official responsibilities to return the children back here. this is a real crime and there will be a time when someone will space justice. >> the majority of these children have been living in institutions like this for most of their lives. some say they're con confused and some feel cut off. >> many are classified as orphans many abandoned by their own parents. all of them have family contacts back in donetsk and most people
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even more detached than they do normally. >> at the moment i can't go home because of the rebels. we need border passes. it's as if it's another country. my relatives can't visit me and it's bad. very bad. it's been a year since i have seen them. i miss them. >> it's questionable as to whether the new ukraine or the separatist donetsk people's republic is really looking after the best interest of these children. they're having to cope with a traumatic experience of war along with the isolation of feeling often unwanted. andrew simmons. al jazeera. ukraine. >> now greece said it will pay back $500 million loan from the international money fund this fund.
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there have been fears that greece would default on the loan. greece is running out much crash and has performed reforms in return of much-needed bail out funds. since 2010 greece has been dependent on rescue loans. in february the government negotiated a four-months extension to its bailout in return for entering the eurozone reform program. but imf and lenders have frozen aid until agreements are made. greece is hoping to get $8 billion it needs to deep in it's reserves to cover salaries, pensions and social welfare. for more on this we're joined by stephen hesler in london. good to have you with pups first of all if we could simplify this a little bit. explain the process to us, the
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importance of why greece needs to pay back i think it's 448 million eur. on thursday. >> well, the previous government did a deal with the e.u. and the imf to get the bail out, a series of bail out payments in return for them meeting their debt obligations to the international money markets and so on. that was the original deal. then the new government came in, and the new government said that it was--it didn't have the money, in fact, to fulfill all this originally, and that it would not be able to meet niece payments. originally they said that. now they're saying they do. the deal is basically this. if they meet their payments, if they don't default,ish and they engage in a program which europe
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basically sets up for them, which is cuts--severe cuts, if they do that they'll get the money to pay their creditors. it's a deal if you get the money to pay your creditors if you make reforms meaning cuts in living standards for greek people. >> is greece--we often hear this line that greece is running out of cash. running low on cash. isis it really a case of running out much cash, or is it a question of politics to keep extending the credit while they can then have the ability to spend the money they have on social welfare and other social spending projects? >> yes there is a game of poker going on between the greek and german governments. the greek government is basically saying, look, we don't want to make these severe cuts
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that the previous government agreed to. and if we don't get a loan from you we will--we will, in fact, much default. that is ultimately the position they're taking. the german government is saying no you have to stick to the program the previous government drew up, that means social welfare cuts and wages cuts and cuts for the people of greece. that's the basic problem. and there is a game of poker going on. the greek government presumably think if they continue the pressure they'll get the bail out money from germany basically. and the germans on the other side are playing a game of poker saying we will not give you your bail out money without reform. that's the game going on at the moment. we don't quite know in these latest moves.
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we don't know how it's going to turn out. who is going to blink. who is going to give in. >> what if greece does not blink by thursday, it does not pay that money back. does it go into immediate default? >> there are is some mechanism to go through. i don't think you got into a default a few days later, but yes, if you don't today back your creditors, then you technically go into default. you're defaulting. and the international markets will notice that and will take appropriate action, which is that if you default you're unlikely to get any more loans. so yes, if you don't pay requesting your loans you'll likely default. the point is, though, that greece has a couple of smallish loans to pay off with the imf. but the big loan a very big one to pay off to e.u. and so on in june. so in my view the real
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crunch--they'll probably fudge this thing coming up, but the real crunch comes in in june. although it's quite significant if greece goes into default in the next few days. >> thanks so much for making that little bit of sense for us. stephen haseler there. >> okay, all right. thanks. all right. >> in india-administered kashmir has been hit by unseasonable rain. >> reporter: this is the best time of the year. the tulips he has been tending to for months are in bloom. these hues at the base of the into a scene from a bollywood
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film. >> these tulips are as important to us as our children. i'm very proud of them. >> it is described as arab's largest one of the state's most promising tourist attractions. it's opening comes under comes after a spell of unseasonable rain. a million type lips will bloom in this garden. but the question is how many will come it see them. >> kashmir has been on the must-visit list for more than 30 years, and this time bad weather was not going to get in their way. >> there are a lot of empty seats on the plane. soso you think is everybody else doing the right thing and are we doing the wrong thing? but being here, i'm so glad we came. we're having a lovely time.
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>> many rely on tourists like the mccass kells to earn a living. tourism is one of the region's largest employers. >> if the tourist also not come here we will be finished. no food. no money. and we can't do any other business. >> the tourism industry is critical to the state's economy that the chief minister oversees it. those working to improve it say it's exaggerated media reports are far from helpful. >> we are focusing in the area, also the middle easten market. once there is news like this, it can help the industry. >> that's why the region that markets itself as the switzerland of intrais counting on the tourists to look beyond the headlines because more visitors mean a brighter outlook
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for its economy. >> brazil is fighting an outbreak of illness. cases of the disease has shot up 162% this year. it's transmitted by mosquitoes and can be lethal. let's go ahead on the news hour. sports news including action from one of the most grueling sailing events in the world.
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>> welcome back. venezuela's one of the world's most dangerous country regularly topping lists for murder and kidnapping. that's opened up a new market for personal protection. we have reports from caracas. >> kidnapping in venezuela is a booming business. this has forced many to armor their cars, hire bodyguards and install tracking devices so someone always know where they are. an in caracas business is boom requesting. >> before armored cars were a luxury. now it's a necessity. >> this level four occur within an ex-from a extra level of interior steel and with a price tag of $65,000 few can afford
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it. in a country with the secondest highest murder rate everyone is looking for ways to feel protect: this could range from electrified fences to bodyguards. depending on your budget. this man's parents were kidnapped, an event that led him to be traumatized but led him to take average precaution in the market. >> this car has level three armoring and the windows are bulletproof. >> others install tracking devices on their cars in the hopes they can be found if kidnapped. a detecter, a company specialize specializing this niece device say that more people are demanding devices that can be implanted under the skin. >> our target widen to people you wouldn't have respected like a public transport or taxi
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drivers who have been victims of crime and are worried about losing that which helps them to put food on their tables. >> the crime has led people to look for a solution to the growing problem. >> let's go to turkish football with robin now. >> they have been suspended for a week after an attack, the attack occurred while league leaders were traveling. they had earlier beat an nearby team 5-1 the final score in that game. no players injured in the attack. the bus driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. bernard smith is life for us in istanbul. do we know why they have suspended in the league?
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>> turkey's football federation, the chairman of the 18 clubs in the super league and sports minister have been in meetings all day. and the outcome of those meetings they have decided to suspend the league for a week i think essentially because of the shock that there is over this attack. turkey has struggled with football-related fan violence in the past. but this really generated enormous headlines hire. fenierbahce has suspended themselves and they want full legal action to be taken against whoever is found guilty of this attack. and they thanked all the political parties here in turkey for their support. >> and have the police she had any more light on this attack? >> all the police have been able
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to say so far is they found the weapon that was use: it was a shotgun found in a riverbed. the bus almost served over it, and it was prevented by doing that by the security guard on the bus who took over the wheel from the driver. the police say that they're now dusting that weapon for fingerprints but no arrests so far. >> bernard smith, thank you for the update live from istanbul. wrapping up for the houston open. holmes came from six shots behind. and they went on to earn his fourth. holmes is now on his way to augusta. and there he'll meet the biggest names in golf. including world number one rory mcilroy and former number one
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tiger woods. the masters needs one title that has alluded mcilroy. >> rory, one of the first things he ever saw was me playing the masters and winning the masters. it's a weird feeling because i--i look at all the guys on the senior tour because those are guys that i played against and know, but now it's flipped. i'm one of the veterans and i'm coming up on my 20th year on tour. >> we don't live far away from each other in florida. we catch up with each other from time to time, and we see each other on tour. not to think thatto think that
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not long ago i was that little boying watching him. it's ban cool journey. >> major league baseball is underway in the united states. wrigley field hosting the opening day game between the cubs and the st. louis cardinals. a lot of pressure from the home side as you can expect. two singles from matt holliday and another from matt carpenter have been the visitors from a 3-0 win. and figures in major league baseball shows a drop in younger viewers. but there has been an increase with los angeles at the top of the list of big spend hers with a record of $270 million, wow. how does that compare to the other major league u.s. leagues? it's more than double the
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average salary. the squads are very large. the nhl season set a $2.58 million. and in terms of average is the nba, probably comes as no surprise where they earn about $5 million a season. those figures are skewed by the small size of an active nba squad. and plenty of those main stars in action on sunday as the san antonio spurs host the warriors. the warriors at 12 games but undone by leonard. miss career high of 26 points of the night along with seven steals. the spurs 107- 107-92 winners.
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the well very volvo ocean race. they would depart from auckland in new zealand travel across the pacific and traveling cape horn before entering the brazilian port and you can see the the abu dhabi crossing the finish line. the 1-year-old producing as you can see an impressive aerial display of nine out of ten and saw him through the third round where he has been joined by a man more than double his age kelly slater advancing with 9.5 slater still going on, he's 43 years old wow. that is your sport. thanks so much. >> thanks so much. now the collider has restarted
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after a two year upgrade toasting $150 million. scientists hope they will now be able to reveal what makes up the university. >> back in action and more powerful than ever. over the last two years they've been busy upgrading the world's biggest particle accelerator deep under the swiss-french border. on sunday scientists fired two particle beams but these are just baby steps for retchers. >> it will take us six weeks to two months to establish the first stable collisions because we have to commission all the instruments, all the systems one by one. >> in 2012 they ray flounced an unexpected break through.
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scientists giving it the nickname the god particle. those who gave it the theory got the nobel prize in physics. >> there with a be no atoms no nucliei. and therefore there would also be no stars galaxies or planetary systems no earth and eventually there would be no life on earth. >> the lhc contains a ring of super conducting magnates with structures that boost particles as they hurdle down the tunnel. soon they'll be traveling the speed of light and analyzing their collisions could bring new
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secrets. eventually they'll be looking at dark matter, the matter that makes up 80% of the known universe but can only be detected on its visible effect on matter like planets. >> thousands have gathered at the western mall in jerusalem to attend the prayer for passover. this is one of three times each year when jews are expected to make a pilgrimage to jerusalem. in the u.s. the white house south lawn has been transformed into had a playground. >> we're going to get down there and do some easter egg rolling. >> these lucky kids got to rub shoulders shoulders with the first family, part of the traditional easter egg role. just one of several activities that the president and first lady hosted. that's it for now.
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>> millions in danger the u.n. warns the war in yemen is driving the country toward humane tearan disaster. >> hello there you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up, as relatives continue to search for their loved one after the garissa university attack. and india's prime