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i'm luis suarez. -- i'm ray suarez. announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm live from our news center in doha. good to have you with us over the next 60 minutes. here is what is coming up. welcome relief aid begins to arrive for those caught in the middle of the war in yemen. a white u.s. police officer is charged with murder after shooting black man in the back. seeking new friends to avoid
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economic collapse - why the greek prime minister travels to moscow. >> and china's mood music enters a minor key. i'm reporting from china's biggest piano factory where there's room for movement on a bigger scale we begin in yemen, where aid is starting to trickle in at the saudi led operation continues. 30 hooties have been killed in battles with other tribal militias much on yemen's boarder, suspected al qaeda fighters stormed and took control of a border post. two soldiers have been killed. jordan is pushing a draft resolution at the u.n. to stop the conflict escalating. the humanitarian situation on
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the ground is described as catastrophic. come said has arrived. >> in the last 24 hours about 12 metric tonnes of medical supplies arrived in aden, and distributed to health centers. and hospitals. medical assistance has been delivered. food supplies have been distributed to 300 displaced families . >> hashem ahelbarra explains how civilians are caught up in the war. saudi led air strikes on yemen continues. . >> there is concern about the rising death toll. international aid agencies say they are unable to reach many affected by the fighting.
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this woman is in an area hit. her son was injured in an attack, targetting a gas tanker. >> translation: if the children were in the position of my child what would the response be. look how awful the situation is, where the children are burnt and we are homeless from the houses. may god punish those that displace people from their homes. >> saudi army officers deny accusations they target civilians, and blame the houthis for moving the weapons to civilian areas. the coalition called on army officers loyal to the houthis and former president ali abdullah saleh to defect. we are targetting the houthis and the soldiers loyal to ali abdullah saleh and wherever they go. our message to the military commander of the yemeni army, you have to join and abandon the rebels.
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>> these are ammunition depots, and the houthi positions at the moment they were hit by war planes, in a show of support, the u.s. says it's speeding up weapons supplies to the coalition. on the diplomatic front, china and russia are working on a new resolution. the move is aimed at stopping violence and resuming political talks among yemen's rival factions. china is deeply worried by the recent developments of the situation in yemen. we call on all parties to quickly implement a ceasefire and avoid casualties, china hopes that all relevant sides can implement u.n. security council resolutions and g.c.c. proposals, and call on them to resolve the crisis through political dialogue to restore stability and legal order in yemen. on the ground the fighting continues. forces say they are driving
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houthis from areas in aden and others. the saudi arabia-led coalition says the attacks will continue until the houthis pull out from the cities they control, and president abd-rabbu mansour hadi is reinstated. a demand rejected by the houthis the u.s. defense secretary ash carter says his country sports saudi arabia's military action. >> with respect to yemen, the united states is supporting the effort to get a political solution there that stops the violence. at the same time we contribute to the saudi efforts to protect its own security, which is a long-standing interest of the united states, from a long-standing partner of the united states in the region joining me to talk about this is mohamed qubaty an
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advisor to the last three prime ministers. let's talk about the air strikes across yemen and where they took pleas. starting with aden which is important strategically. yes, most of the resistance by the fighters the freedom fighters gains the rebels -- against the rebels of the houthis was going on in aden. there were five gary sons and gatherings which the allied arab forces hit the bases and gary sons. the houthis end ali abdullah saleh's - they went between the civilians, and that is why part of this... aden itself. moving to tiaz what happened there. >> there's activity they have been hitting areas there.
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not far from that when the tiaz border there is al qaeda, there was resistance and they managed to hit some of the troops trying to come down to help in aden. and a city port - this is the same smoking coffee if people remember. the allied forces hit and some garrison at the ceasefire, and they secured the area almakha. and there's ground for what happened. >> yes, further to the west. what happened there. >> yes, 30 houthis and former or deposed president troops killed in that area this morning.
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overall, the scene in shabwa shows an escalation the fighting and the position by the allied forces which is showing the rebels and the deposed president troops are on the run. >> reporter: we heard the u.s. defense secretary reiterating america's support for the saudi-led separation and staying that it would speed up the arm supplies to saut hermes what does that signify or tell us? >> it is important. it's a measure to the houthis. the p5, our allies in the west they do mean what they say now. i think they'll take it seriously, and an indicator of what is going back in the united nations security council, that
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perhaps the resolution, it was supported openly by the americans. i am sure that the russians have in reconstituting their positions and relating to the activity the visit of the iranian foreign minister today to pakistan as well as the former visit of the president to iran and yesterday's visit by the minister of interior the saudi minister to turkey. the set up is moving towards a climax. a confrontation or the rainies will have to -- iranis will have to advise of a pull back now, there is a renewed diplomatic push to establish a humanitarian corridor from syria's yarmouk rev dee camp. the camp on the outskirts of
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damascus has been overrun by fighters. it's been under a siege for two years and there's a shortage of food water or electricity. some escaped. but aid agencies say 16,000 remain mostly palestinian refugees. two car bombs killed two in aleppo the first suicide near a rebel base in syria. activists have blamed i.s.i.l. for attacking fighters from a rebel group called the united sham front which opposes the government israeli forces shot dead a palestinian man after he stabbed two soldiers happening in the occupied west bank. israelis rushed to hospital. one in a critical condition. in the u.s. city of north charleston a the evidence
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includes a police officers shooting walter scott in the back several times. 33-year-old north charleston police officer michael slager is behind bars after a graphic video went viral. an witness captured the video. the officer pulled scott over for a broken dale light. sot a father of four was seen running away. in his report he wrote that scott attacked him. stole his taser and his life was in danger. >> what happened today doesn't happen all the time. what if there was no video. what if there was no witness or hero, as i call them, to come forward. this wouldn't have happened. >> reporter: civil rights leaders in the u.s. call for calm, while activists plan to
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take to the street to draw attention to a police shooting that puts police shooting and race relations back in the headlines. >> we have 343 police officers in our department. this was a bad decision by one of the 343. i think the lesson that we take out of this, and hopefully the general public takes out of it, is that when an incident occurs, give us the appropriate time to investigate, find out what happened, and we will act accordingly >> reporter: north charleston is home to 100,000 people, nearly half are black. 18% of the police force is black. the fbi and the justice department announced they'll launch their own investigations into scott's shooting. his family is relieved that justice will be served. >> we can't get my brother back,
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and my family is in deep mourning through that. through the process of justice, it has been served. i don't think all police officers are bad cops. there are bad ones out there. i don't want to see anyone shot down the way my brother was shot down >> south carolina senator tim scott says the shooting was senseless, unnecessary and avoidable and promises to watch the case closely well, the south carolina shooting is the latest flashpoint between police and african-americans in the united states. the shooting of michael brown in ferguson last august brought racism to light. ferguson just had its first city elections since brown's death and voters shows two black
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candidates for the council. rob reynolds has more. >> reporter: torrential rain and pounding hail kept people away from the polls, and turnout was light. many hoped that voting would end months of turmoil. >> we've had our bad, we have seen our bad, it's time to change that for everyone and make it a community we really want. >> it was the first local election since the killing of unarmed black teenager michael brown in august by a white police officer. seats, two won by fern african american candidates on tuesday, giving the black community more representation than it has had before. >> there were three open council
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seats, two won by fern seats, two won by fern african american candidates on tuesday, giving the black community more representation than it has had before. now, half of the council members are black. for decades white officials controlled the town, even two-thirds were black. low african-american voter turn out was partly responsible. voters like eva miller says there's a double standard. >> one set of rules for one race, another set for another. it should be straight down the line. one set of rules for everyone. >> this is the spot where michael brown died on august the 9th. now it's a shrine, covered with flowers and stuffed toys. >> the justice department released in march shows that black residents of ferguson were the targets of systematic bias, disproportionately singled out for arrests, fines and traffic
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citations by the nearly all white police department. with new leadership the city hopes to put an admonition from delores parnell, long-time resident into fruition. >> work together get along, love one another. as neighbours. >> reporter: all agreed change will not come to ferguson overnight. tuesday's vote may be seen as a turning point after breaking news - we are hearing that a fire fight broke out between afghan and n.a.t.o. security forces in east afghanistan. more details on that story as and when we receive them. still ahead on this newshour - found out what is helping the russian rouble rise to become the best performing currency. pakistan develops a remote
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controlled aircraft despite strong criticism of u.s. air crafts on its soil and find out if f.i.f.a.'s president backs a ban on a football team. well that's ahead. first, kenya's government is freezing the assets of 86 companies and individuals suspected of having ties with the somali based armed group al-shabab. included are hotels somali money transfer companies and prominent clerics, following the attack on a university in the kenyan city on thursday killing 147 people. mohammed adow reports from nairobi. >> reporter: a sombre mood engulfed nairobi's freedom park.
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hundreds of grieving kenyans holding candles turned up for a vigil to remember the victims of the attack at garissa college by al-shabab gunmen. it occurred last week. it was the final hours of a 3-day period declared by uhuru kenyatta. it was a mourning period. a shrine was set up. photographs of victims displayed. the assault on the university was the deadliest in kenya by al-shabab. >> every attack in kenya was given numbers, you never know who the victims were, someone's brother, sister, aunty, uncle - we want to humanize the numbers. numbers. >> reporter: some of the those in the attack paid their respects. a first year student at the university escaped by gunmen, hiding in a closet for eight hours. >> i feel like crying. i feel like why, what did they do wrong. what did they do good that i'm here. i feel like crying.
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>> she was soon overcome by grief. the vigil comes after a huge campaign on social media, particularly on twitter, with the hope that 147 is not just a number, but where kenyans told the stories of the victims of the garissa massacre. they are calling for urgent action against insecurity. >> ahead of the vigil, hundreds of university student marched through the streets, demanding tighter security at university. and campuses. shouting slogans and waving placards. they denounced the attacks, and asked kenyans to unite against a common enemy. an enemy that transcends ethnic and religious divides. they hope the calls will be heeded. the greek prime minister is in moscow for a visit with
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vladimir putin. he's here at the tomb of the unknown soldiers. . >> greece must re pay an i.m.f. loan on thursday. russia indicated that it could lift import sanction assist boost trade with greece. let's look a greece's debt problems. the country owing around 348 billion. repayments on the largest amount 141 billion doesn't start until 2023. the more immediate problem for greece is the 27 billion owed to the international international monetary fund. 503 million of that is due for repayment on thursday. if greece were to miss the payment, it would be unprecedented, the first time a developed country failed to meet its international debt obligations. rory challands is live in moscow
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for us now. first of all, what is going on with this visit. what is each side hoping to get out of this. >> well that's a good question. certainly the european union has what it would see as a nightmare screen. which would involve greece defaulting on all its loans and launching into an abandonment of all the austerity measures that it's undertaken for the last few years. it would then exit the eurozone and walk straight into the arms of russia russia would offer it a bail out package and in return greece would give russia use of its veto rights within the european union and european unity on sanctions against russia would be blown out of the water. that is what the european union
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is worried about. greece is obviously coming here with something in mind. what it has no mind might be more to do with theatre than hard policy. it probably wants a show the european union that it happens friends outside the european union, options outside the european union and russia would like the show the european union that it has friends within the union. both have something to anyone the european union has a great deal to lose. >> is it scenario likely what you were talking about that this might make europe nervous? >> well it's plausible. actually it's possible. but there are other scenarios that are probably more likely than what the european union would consider its nightmare scenario. for australian thing greece wants to handle its financial problems within the european
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union, it recalled out direct aid from russia we'll have to see if that an honest pledge. you have to ask whether russia is in a good position to bail greece out. russia has its own problems that it is trying to deal with at the moment. neither is likely to walk away empty-handed. we are probably more likely to see something along the lines of russia exempting greece from the blanket embargo that it puts on european fresh fruit and produce. maybe greece will be able to export olive oil and fruit to russia once again. maybe it will get something like a fivurable gas deal. if the nightmare scenario doesn't pan out, people will ask the question what will greece
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give russia in return. >> rory challands live in moscow, thanks for that. now, elana is a research fellow with the hellenic foundation for european and foreign policy and joins me from athens to talk about this. i am sure you heard the correspondent talking about what is at stake for both sides. what do you think is happening. should we see alexis tsipras's relationship with russia as a bargaining trip. or is he trying to enhance greece's international standing? >> well i think definitely is trying to make good on a statement that greece will embark on a multifaceted and dynamic energy policy. this is a way of showing to the partners that he's embarking on that. >> there is the question of
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geopolitical value. this is not - greece's value is not going to be conceded for greece's creditors. this is going to be a bargaining chip. this is a dangerous game we are in the middle of limitations, the group is meeting today to discuss progress and word has it that the progress is limited. there's a lot to be done in putting up credible reforms. this could backfire in the sense of dwindling trust and good faith in serious negotiations that come up. >> greece is still part of the european union. russia is not. does the move risk creating strain between greece and the
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e.u.? >> well i think that as far as russia is concerned, anything that can create trouble for europe anything that can create trouble from the unified stance that europe is projecting with regard to the sanctions against russia anything that will create trouble is good news. the hint of a greek veto for example in extending the sanctions, would be a good thing. however - for russia. i think that we'll see a lot of posturing, a lot of grandstanding. but no side really wants to embark on this major realignment or major geopolitical shift. it's in no one's interest. >> good to get your perspective on this. thank you very much. >> thank you now, the russian rouble hit highs against the u.s. dollar and the euro, it's a turn around
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for the currency that lost 40% of its value in 2014. it is back up 20% from its lowest point at the end of jan, picking it the best performing currency. analysts put it down to a rally in the price of oil. and a ceasefire in ukraine that seems to have calmed the conflict more breaking news coming to us now. shots fired from an unidentified car have killed two saudi police officers patrolling in the capital riyadh. that coming from the saudi state media. that's all the information we have on that. we are waiting for more and will bring it to you as and when it comes. time for the weather, and, rob, the aftermath of the weekend downpours in haiti. >> yes, two days of rain doing some damage killing six people. the picture is not bad from a satellite point of view, it's coming to me. the picture on the ground is outside the capital.
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it's sit soleyo. it's sunny above, not on the ground. that's the situation in haiti. the water will evaporate - there's no more to come down. better ni better new, watch the two days of swirling storms. this is played out in many of the western states. anything put in here is brilliant. snow pack needs to be increased. when you have views like this overnight in san francisco bay. proper rain. not everyone enjoys it it was worthwhile. unusually so sacramento inland this was a hailstorm. looks like snow. given that this part of california hasn't seen precipitation for a month, of significance this is worthwhile. california and a bit of good news. the bigger picture of the state is about to turn violent. there are bright stormy areas in
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missouri. yesterday as well as the warm air comes up against the cold air. there's more to come up in the rockies. a day's words of snow impact. further south-east to the stormy plains still ahead. we look at sudan's struggling economy as they prepare for presidential elections in sport, there's a 5-goal thriller in the german cup. sanaa will be here with the action.
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watching al jazeera. let's look at the top stories, the u.s. says it's speeding up weapons deliveries to a saudi led coalition, bombing houthi rebels in yemen. the u.s. expressed concern over the rising death toll since the campaign started two weeks ago. in the u.s. city of north charleston in south carolina, a white police officer has been charged with murder over a black man. the charges based on amateur video, showing a police officer shooting the black man as he runs away greek's prime minister meets vladimir putin. greece is in difficulty over the bailout with the international monetary fund. owing its first repayment on thursday. >> reporter: back to the top story, we take a look at the latest attempts by the government and saudi led
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collision to take out houthi rebels. >> reporter: bombs from the sky light up the night. air strikes by the saudi-led entered a third week. the coalition as not been able to defeat the houthis rebels since ali abdullah saleh took control of the country in a coup this year. on the ground fighters who support the current president abd-rabbu mansour hadi engage in street to street battles much the fiercest fighting takes place in aden a stronghold for supporters that was the incidental safe haven, before he was forced to lee for saudi arabia. civilians are suffering the most. the united nations says 560 people have been killed since the start of the fighting. an estimated 74 are children. on the border crossing with
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saudi arabia there are people trying to escape. >> actually the situation is getting worse. the israeli company advise us to leave. immediately. >> translation: i live in the center of sanaa, close to several military bases. i had to flee. there were several air strikes. it was terrifying. >> reporter: despite calls by several government for aid to be let into yemen, very little has been able to enter the country much the fighting on the ground coupled with bombardment from the air means the one thing in constant supply is violence now a charity in qatar is trying to raise $10 million for food and medicines for people trapped by the war in yemen. it needs the money to help thousands of families part of a coalition read by saudi arabia
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helping houthi rebels. it's where u.n. led peace talks are set to take place. this person was at the aid appeal launched a few hours ago. >> this charity sent food and supplies to poor yemeni families for decades. it says this is one of its toughest challenges. charity workers in one of the richest countries in the gulf region are appealing to yemenis that live and work in doha and other communities. >> we consider our brothers in yemen. there are a lot of ties between the yemenis and qataris. i'm looking forward to everyone helping in the cause. donating to our brothers in yemen. >> driving from here takes a day. that is how charity workers got
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supplies. it involves going through saudi arabia, and organizers say that is not an option. >> from this time we are concentrating on food and health because we cannot enter to yemen. what we'll do we'll take hold of this item getting aid within yemen is complicated. it imports almost all of its food. supplies running low and prices rising by the day. now, in pakistan a judge is ordering criminal charges against two former c.i.a. officials for the alleged deaths of two civilians, killed in 2009 by a u.s. drone strike part of a c.i.a. programme, which lasted for years. now pakistan developed a missile firing drone. nicole johnson reports from islamabad this drone is designed to kill.
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a remote controlled aircraft with laser-guided missiles. pakistan wanted one for years, and in the end developed it own. it's using it in the valley on the border with afghanistan. >> it's not aeroplanes that can carry out earlier bombing. it's the drones. the bureau of investigative journalism in london tracks drone strikes and found since 2004 the numbers much people killed is somewhere between 2,500, and 4,000. >> and three other little brothers. >> they know this too well. this man is from north waziristan, and lost his father and two young brothers 7 and 8. when a drone filed missiles close to the car. >> translation: it is difficult all the time. you hear the buzzing of drones. it affect you mentally.
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we can't sleep. children are afraid. we don't know where they'll fit. >> reporter: last month the military showed off the new drone in a parade. lawyers say many are too afraid to challenge the pakistan military for carrying out the strikes. >> it would be difficult for a civilian to stand up and say "i'm a civilian and have been hit in a drone strike. >> reporter: the u.s. has used drones extensively for the last 10 years. it's repeatedly been used to supply pakistan with drones. islamabad says it needs them if they are to defeat the pakistan taliban. they are worried that there'll be more drones in the sky. >> translation: we want to avoid terrorism and drones if we find the same drones we go back to the same misery. >> reporter: the seems the fear
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caused by the use of drones in pakistan is here to stay a rush job nuclear submarine -- russian nuclear submarine caught fire in a shipyard in northern russia, and began during welding work. it was later put out. there was no weapons on board and the nuclear reactor was shut down. the top investigative agency said there was no damage to the environment a western state convoy was attacked killing 15 spheres and wounding five others. john has more from mexico city. >> reporter: the attack took place on a highway, gunmen waiting for a convoy of state police to pass through. when they did, they opened fire killing 15, injuring five more the biggest killing of police officers in a single incident since the drug war nine years ago. according to the analysts and
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experts we talked to they left behind charred cars on this road in the western state. authorities believe that this attack was in retaliation for a police killing of a local leader of a cartel new generation. it has not had a problem killing police, and killed five more officers in march. it comes at a point when president peno nieto made a strategy by taking out by arresting big car tell figures, it may be a sign that that approach is not working in improving the security and lowering the violence in this country, because incidents like this continue to happen the australian government announced plans to tackle the problem of crystal meth addiction. the numbers using the drug doubled in the last year. australia prime minister says a new task force will head a national response to tackle the problem. >> this is a drug epidemic, way
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beyond anything we have seen before now. i'm determined around the country we'll take every step to combat this dreadful dreadful scourge. in uganda a man who was in guantanamo bay was arrested for the murder of a prosecutor. jamal kimba and three others were tracked by authorities, and are expected to have been linked to the killing of a prosecutor langed a case against the armed group al-shabab. voting for sudan's next president begins on monday. opposition parties threatened to boycott the elections. most of the population is concerned with putting food on the table. following years of war, half of sudan lives on the poverty line.
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we meet a family struggling to make ends meat if there's oil in this house it means a hearty stew and a satisfied family. with shortages of cooking gas and bread, and inflation at 37% daily living in sudan is tough. >> everywhere is trying to build the children's future. when the day is finished it's an accomplishment. i tell my husband he should work abroad. >> reporter: suleman is a teacher and rickshaw driver to support his wife and two girls. in a country with an 18% unemployment rate and half the population living below the poverty line he's lucky to have a steady income. the ses session hit the economy hard.
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sudan lost 75% of oil and has been struggling to rebound since. the government says it is compensated for the lost revenue, through the expansion of gold mining. agriculture is a primary source of income. the government says it provided loans and machinery to increase crop production. >> translation: failure to occupy land and water, retraining for formers, lack of finance. they are all reasons resources are not used properly. >> reporter: the government blames u.s. sanctions for stifling the economy. suleman doesn't believe that the election will bring much change. >> i look at the situation and think to myself i have no reason to believe that tomorrow will be any different. >> but he can't bear to leave his family and move abroad. if his wife has her way, he'll one day build a future outside
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sudan alzhiemer's affects millions and patient safety is a concern a swede sound of music. alzhiemer's patient stimulate their mind listening to song. for this 53-year-old, she forgets she's at home or in her native trinidad. it's a safe environment. she is like everyone else a wanderer the term used for those suffering alzhiemer's or other disorders that can't remember who they are.
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betty's smile hides the fact that her memory loss leads her to wander. researchers like jed say wandering caused by alzhiemer's is a major public health crisis. >> we know if somebody with cognitive impairment is not found within 24 hours, there's a 50% chance they'll never be found or found deceased for critically injured. >> interlink problems of memory and wandering nose no geographic boundaries. >> 5.5 million in the united states suffer from alzhiemer's. 60% are wanderers. globally 44 million have alzhiemer's, and by 2050 the number is expected to triple. the issue of wandering hits close to home for kenneth. his grandfather got out of bed, walked outside in his pyjamaas and was found on a highway
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before being brought home by police. >> it was devastating, knowing that my grandfather's life was at risk because of his wandering. the 16-year-old had experience in inventing things and coded on his laptop and the safe wander app was gone. >> the care giver places the pressure sensor on the bottom of the sock. once of the person with alzhiemer's cabinets out. -- gets out. he steps on the floor. >> the invention is about to be put on the market and he hopes it will happy them stay safe and prevent them wondering, a prop that is global and cannot be ignored. >> still ahead on al jazeera - it's lightweight, it's slim and can charge a mobile phone in seconds. meet the power source hailed as the battery of the future and in sport, we bring you an update on tiger woods
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preparations ahead of his returns to the masters. details coming up.
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one of china's class illegal music stars started a trend. millions are learning to play the piano, so popular china is one of the biggest manufacturers of piano. here is harry fawcett.
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>> reporter: another morning at the keyboard for this 8-year-old. she has been playing since she was six, 2-3 hours a day. skill and enthusiasm shines through. she's far from alone. she's far from alone. across china, 40 million children are learning the piano, a craze attributed to the lang-lang effect. >> translation: i've been to one of lang-lang's concerts. when i was young mum said "listen, lang-lang is so good, plays so well", and she said it over and over. >> reporter: one of the greatest classical music stars, lang-lang arrived on the scene as the growing numbers of middle class-one-child families looked at ways to invest in those children's futures. the result music schools where competition for places means children need to have private lessons just to get in these music schools. >> reporter: a few families get together and socialise. many have pianos.
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many have pianos.if your kid plays many have parents thinking look, great. i have a kid who is well behaved, doesn't run around. >> reporter: on the island where the music school is located, it has a long influence of european piano playing. piano ownership is predicted to grow by a third in 2020. >> reporter: all that demand requires supply. it is the biggest market and manufacturer thanks to operations like this one. a mixture of machines and 2,000 sure-fingered staff produce 140,000 pianos every year, a figure doubling in 2007. in an economy whose growth is slowing, here they believe the piano business is a safe bet. more and more people are wealthy. it's a concern about the children's education, and the culture in the family. >> china, which has three pianos per 100 households has a long way to go through
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to reach european levels of 20-30. with tens of millions devoting themselves to musicianship. it is closing. president sepp blatter suggests that he will not support palestinian calls to ban israel from world football at the f.i.f.a. congress. israel are accused of restricting palestinian players moving between gaza and the occupied west bank. blatter met the president of the palestinian football federation on tuesday and told him he wants a solution for the benefit of palestine, and football should connect and not divide. israel claims it's used as a means to move militants and weapons. >> this is a serious matter and it is a case which has been debated at the last executive
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committee, and the executive committee has mandated the f.i.f.a. president as it has been done two years ago already by the congress dealing in this matter directly with the palestine authorities, and those in palestine, but also with the israeli authorities. >> action now, and despite a difficult season dortmund are through to the semifinals of the german cup. it's knocked out of the champion's league, and down in the bundislega. they had a 2-1 lead in the quarterfinal. the striker scored an equalizer sending the match to extra time. german fielder was five in the winner giving dortmund a 3-2 victory.
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they entered the last ball unable to get past the goalkeeper. the penalty in the 72nd minute sealed a 1-0 victory. >> in italy juventus booked their spot beating floran tina. they won 3-0, returning a 2-1 disadvantage looking to win the competition for the first time since 1995. juventus are searching, leading syria by 14, and are still in the champion's league n.b.a. now, and the miami heat have a bid to reach the play-offs on track. beating the bobcats on tuesday. they beat boston who occupied a spot. the phoenix suns were trapped 96 to 69. 16 points helped the hawks set
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the single season franchise high of 58 wins. the loss leaves them 3.5 games off the west final spot with four matches left basketballer has made n.b.a. history, becoming the league's first player of indian dissent. the 22-year-old made a debut for the sacramento kings, coming on with 16 seconds. 116 to 111 win. timber wolves player an indian-born parents - he is with sacramento on a 10-day contract. >> minnesota wild seal a place in the play-offs beating the chicago blackhawks. the goals in the third. mikhail opened the scoring putting minnesota en route to
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the 45th win. jason with the second of their run out. they qualify for the post season out of the west central division. new york islanders missed a chance to steal their place in the playoffs fighting back from a 4-1 down. they were 2.1 seconds left. they scored philadelphia's winner the final score 5-4 the islanders can reach the post season with a victory on friday. top golfers are fine-tuning their game ahead of the mastest beginning on thursday. rory mcilroy, world number one - seen here - and former world number one tiger woods got in practice rounds at augusta in preparation for the event. woods is aiming for a fifth title. however, the 14-time winner dropped down to 111th in the world rankings missing the last two months with injury. >> i worked by butt off.
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that's the easiest way to describe it. i worked hard. it was - people would never understand how much work i put into it to come back and do this again. but i - it was sun up to sun down and whenever i had time free time if the kids were asleep i would be doing it and when they were at school i would still be doing it. it was a lot of work. >> the last two weeks are great. i've practised at home in florida, and made another trip up here a couple of fridays ago. everything all the work i did gearing up for the week has been good. as i said at the start. i'm ready for the gun to go off thursday. >> thank you very much. researchers at stamford in
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california came up with a new invention. imagine a phone battery that can charge in under a minute. they say they can do that. >> the lithium ion battery came a long way since arriving on the market. the portable phone and computer owner know their short comings well. they can catch fire when overloaded and damaged. recharging can take hours. a new generation of batteries takes hours. the researchers say that their prototype can be recharged in less than a minute. instead of lithium it uses alumium. the thin battery is flexible enough to be folded. it lasts longer than lithium. >> it has a long cycle life. it has no decay over hundreds of cycles or thousands.
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it only carries half the voltage, don't expect to see it on the market soon. an israeli company says the phone battery will be available by the end of that year. the inventors say it can power a mobile phone from zero to full capacity no 20 seconds. the quest follows inventors whose painstaking work produced the light bulb filament. >> battery workers try the same thing working out what is the material, the anode. the electro light their success could speed a breakthrough in the revolutionary device a quick-charging battery longer lasting phone batteries, that'd be a welcoming improvement. stay with us on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news so straight ahead.
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>> welcome relief, aid begins to arrive for those caught in the middle of the war in yemen. >> hello, i am live from al jazeera's new center in doha. also ahead on the program a white u.s. police officer is chard with murder after shooting a black man in the back. >> why the greek prime minister has traveled to moscow. >> china's economic mood music enters a minor