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time. i'm ray suarez talking tough - iran's supreme leader says a deal on the nuclear programme is not guaranteed hello, i'm darren jordon you are watching al jazeera live from doha ahead international aid and medical supplies ask in yemen after two weeks of saudi-led air strikes. >> the test of the relationship between the u.s. and cuba as leaders arrive in panama for an historic meeting. >> it's a privilege to go into everyone's living room. >> the end of a marathon
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innings, richie benoit died at the age of 84 -- ritchie benaud the voice of cricket dice at the age of 84 welcome to the programme. iran's supreme leader questions the details of a nuclear framework deal made with world powers. ayatollah khamenei demanded demanded all sanctions be lifted at the same time any deal with the nuclear programme was concluded. that was not agreed in a framework deal during marathon talks in switzerland. world powers want a gradual introduction. introduction. it was hoped the deal will be finalised on 30 june, any final proved has too come from this man, ayatollah khamenei. the latest comments shows there's some way to go before it's a done deal.
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>> translation: what has happened so far does not guarantee a deal. >> reporter: the hard line talk is disappointing for the p5+1 parties involved in the marr than talks in switzerland last week there rairn to limit in return for a rickling embargo. the iranian president was part of the nuclear negotiation, he, too, is talking tough. >> we will not sign any agreement unless all economic sanctions are lifted at once on the first day of the implementation of the agreement. >> he has a fine line to walk politically - both internationally and at home. so far he's managed to remain popular with conservatives and moderates in iran, and he must
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convince skeptics of the deal, that his country is not bowing to western pressure. u.s. president obama has to convince his own skeptics, mainly in congress. >> and i am convinced that if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies, and our world safer. >> reporter: but the deal has critics, including israel. france and saudi arabia are also cautious. a deal between iran and the west is always going to be about more than just the nuclear issue. it marks a change in relation it marks a change in relation after decades of political hostility. no doubt the next few months will bring more hard bargaining and tough rhetoric before the final deadline on june 30th well the u.s. state department responded to the comment made by iran's leaders
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saying all concerns will be addressed in june. >> we are not guilty addressing the details in public. i'm not going to comment on his public statements and we are not - as the process goes forward, we will not react to every public statement made by iranian officials. >> abraham is a former u.s. state department advisor. he says securing a nuclear deal is part of a strategy in the middle east. >> iran has a clear objective in the middle east to create a shi'ite empire, essentially, and they are fighting or supporting fighting in syria, iraq. in lebanon. now in yemen as well. so it's very hard to imagine that an agreement that is related to one part of all the activities that iran engages in
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that we don't agree with and don't wish to tolerate will have a lasting impact meanwhile iran stepped up criticism of the saudi-led air strikes. the air campaign has not stopped the houthi advance. the first aid arrived in the country. >> reporter: these are doctors from the international committee of the red cross arriving in the southern yemeni city of aden. they set off by boat to djibouti after the trip was approved. >> it's a mandate of icfc to take care of the victims of war. for us as a surgical team. for us, as a surgical team, we have the skills and expertise to treat the special type of trauma caused by high-speed bullets and bombs. >> reporter: the united nations chief is concerned about yemen's deteriorating security and humanitarian situation. >> ordinary yemeni families are
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struggling for the basics - water, food, fuel and medicines. hundreds of civilians have been killed. hospitals and schools are shutting down, some of which are direct targets of the fighting. >> reporter: the conflict in yemen made life difficult for millions of people. no clean water, electricity is cut most of the time and people have to queue for days to fill their cars. we have been waiting for four days in this queue for gas. today is the fifth day. we are hopeful. due to the air strike, the gas tanks were not able to arrive. we are waiting. we borrowed money for gas, that's because those targetting yemen and the yemeni people. >> reporter: there's discontent across the country. dozens of angry soldiers besieged the central bank of the tiaz saying they have not
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received salaries since september when the houthis took over the capital sanaa. in aden civilians take cover in the city center, where fighting continues between houthis backed by soldiers loyal to the former president saleh, and forces loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi. in the port city of makhar hundreds flee. they have been stranded waiting for the first boat to sail away. those that are lucky board the small boats, headed for eastern africa, leaving behind a country on the verge of a civil war. the up-u.n. secretary-general says the refugees of yarmouk are living in unspeakable continues. about 16,000 are inside the camp after fighters from i.s.i.l. over ran it last week.
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aid agencies call for the fighting to stop so help could get to the refugees facing food and water shortages. >> reporter: the yarmouk refugee camp is a circle of hell. after more than two years of mostly seem 18,000 palestinians and syrianers held hostage by dash and other militant. a refugee camp is beginning to resemble a death cam. the arrest dents are turned into human shields. as many as 3,000 used to across the boarder between turkey and syria. it's been closed to stop new syrian refugees entering turkey. bernard smith reports. until a month ago this
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person could have crossed to turkey from syria by showing her passport much >> reporter: i've been walking tore two hours, i want to see my son. there's no way to get in. >> reporter: she is being snuggled in because turkey closed its border to syrians escaping the civil war. turkish officials say they are committed to an open-door policy there are is -- 1.2 million syrians in turkey. >> reporter: the border was closed due to security. emergency medical cases can get through. syrian can leave turkey through the borders, they can't come back. security is a concern in the towns along the border where there has been car bombings and
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discoveries of weapons cashes. this is an explosion of a bomb left under the car of a free syrian army commander. >> i think this was down to the militias of bashar al-assad. i mate not have been the main target. the purpose of the operation mite have been to destabilize the security because an incident like this might provoke a negative reaction from turkish citizens towards syrians, that's how the intelligence works. >> these people were caught as smugglers dried to get them in to turkey. the speculation amongst syrians stuck on either side of the border is that the government wants to minimise security risks before elections in june. they fear the border could be closed until then turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan says that he will only consider improving relations with egypt if ousted president mohamed mursi and his muslim brotherhood allies are
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released from prison. ties between both countries have been strained since the army toppled mohamed mursi. they have ties with the party. the muslim brotherhood is outlawed in egypt three attacks in egypt's sinai killed 11 civilians and two security. a town boarding gaza were hit by mortar fire. a rebel group believed affiliated with i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for previous attacks in the area. >> u.s. president obama and cuban president raul castro arrived in panama city. the two plan to meet face to face in what is billed as an historic encounter. the u.s. and cuba are trying to mend political ties after six deck cades of hostility.
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our diplomatic editor james base has the latest from panama the summit of the americas is held every two years, this is the 21st anniversary of the first. it's a coming of aim, for the first time all of the country's of the americas are hear at the same place in panama. that is partly because of the u.s. and cuba at the end of last year. a lot of attention will be on the relationship between the two countries. many expecting that perhaps there'll be an important announcement on the designation of cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, that will get lifted while the leaders are here in panama city. so the u.s. will have hoped that this will change their relationship with latin america, but there is a cloud on the horizon for president obama. that is what happened just over a month ago, when he issued an executive order, sanctions on
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individuals in venezuela, venezuela officials. some said that that was a clumsy move and has meant what was supposed to be a positive news story is not as positive as washington hoped. juan carlos is a latin american policy analyst at the catto institute and says hav jpa considers itself a victim of u.s. global interests. >> it's been their point to see themselves as a victim gathering support from other latin american countries in the last decade and a half. all of a sudden the united states wants to be friend with you. it's interesting. if you see some statements by raul castro in the last months it looks like he's trying to raise the price of engaging the united states. he said restoring the diplomatic ties will not be possible until
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they return from guantanamo to cuba unless they pay compensation for 50 years of sanctions. it looks like he's not that eager to be friend with the united states time for a break on al jazeera, when we come back, he was the man that colonized south africa student demand the remove of a statue of sellize rhodes. -- cecil roads. >> reporter: the last day of campaigning in sudan, many are predicting the winner. more on that. stay with us.
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welcome back. a quick reminder of top stories - iran's supreme leader questioned the nuclear framework deal. ayatollah khamenei demanded that all sanctions on tehran be lifted. at the same time any deal over iran's nuclear programme be concluded and the iran's supreme leader called the saudi-led attacks over yemen suicide. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon said the residents of the yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of damascus are in the deepest circle of hell. 16,000 are inside the palestinian camp after fighters of i.s.i.l. over ran it last week now, he was the voice of cricket. ritchie benaud's commentary was as legendary as the action.
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he died in sydney at the age of 84. before entering the commentary box he captained the australian national side winning everything there was to win. andrew thomas looks back on his career. >> reporter: to australians he was the sound of summer the voice of cricket. >> brilliant. isn't that one of the most brilliant things i have seen. >> those two have to find out if they are still there. >> yes, but he's just checked. >> reporter: his commentary a companied hundreds of matches, the one constant - whether australian team won, lost or drew. >> benaud in. >> in his day ritchie benaud mostly won. he played 63 times for his country, took more than 200 test wickets and scored more than 2,000 runs as captain he never lost a series. >> bowled neck and crop...
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>> first innings total of only 242 - not very good that. >> reporter: it was after he retired, after hanging up the baggy green cap that benaud went from sports car to legend as the king of commentators. >> let me tell you what i thought about it. it was a disgraceful performance... >> cricket matches can be slo, there's long gaps to gill. fill. ben awed was the master. >> it's been a privilege to go into everyone's living room throughout that time. >>reporter: most important reply it was familiar. benaud behind the microphone was essential. >> we won't miss a ball of the cricket. >> richie benaud has been the voice of contribute. there'll be few australians who have not passed a summer in the
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company of richie benaud. he was the accompaniment of an australian summer. his voice was more present than the chirping of the cicadas in our suburbs and towns. >> reporter: days in the hot sun took their toll benaud's long illness with skin cancer. when he went public he implored young players to wear cream and a cap. it was a car crash two years ago that ended his media career. >> just enjoying iced milo marvellous what a difference milo makes to keep you in top form. >> reporter: ritchiechie benaud will be remembered as a great convicter, an ambassador of the game. >> when the australians came out to field, there was a nice and memorable moment let's talk to gavin robertson, a former australian
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cricketer joining us from sydney. let's talk about what many will remember richie benaud for, he had a silky delivery great comic timing. >> i thinks he was the voice of many of us. growing up in australia he was part of our summer. he had a steep history in the game and in his commentary he guided the public and people who were about to play up and comers on how to you know think and feel about the game and how to honour its tradition. i think it was something special, hopeful that a new class coming through understands what that means, that is yet to be seen. we have lost one of the most - well, one of the biggest
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names in australian history, not just in sport, but in our culture frame work. >> he had a famous one line the classic glenn mcgrath dismissed for two runs, 98 short of a century. that was richie benaud at his best. >> it was more about his delivery that didn't bring a harsh tone and i think that this morning, and over the previous hours, his delivery - or any time he had a run in or a difficult time or was ever room - i cannot think of a time. he was somebody that had respect of the game and people. i think it is easily the thing, no matter how much money comes into the game. it's an agreed tradition of the game of contribute.
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they are heard through how he explained it to people. >> reporter: let me jump in here. he had some outstanding contributing achievements didn't he. as australian captain, he won just about everything there was to win. >> it was a framework where he had to battle. he was doubted as a younger player and grew into being a knowledgeable player. that's as a leg spinner, he had a great fielding and i didn't know what made him a great aggression. i think that that's probably how he played cricket primarily. the cultural thinking around the game of cricket is pretty much everything in the search for glory gavin robertson, we have to leave it there. thank you for sharing your
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thoughts with us on the passing of richie benaud now, a man suspected of taking part in last week's attack on garissa has appeared in court. he is one of six suspects arrested. he is accused of supplying guns to the four men that killed 147 people mostly students. kenyan officials say the man was arrested at the scene of the attack. thursday was the last day of campaigning for candidates running in sudan's presidential and parliamentary election. many expect that omar basheer will win. we have more from the capital khartoum. >> reporter: hamdy is running for president of sudan. the independent candidate has not spent a day campaigning. he tried to stage a strike with other presidential candidates at the electoral commission. his goal to highlight concerns
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about the elections not being free nor fair. he was the only candidate that showed up. >> translation: i agree with people that say the elections are rigged but aran to draw attention to the potential of election fraud. >> reporter: the three presidential candidates spent the final day of campaigning giving speeches. one promised if elected, he would ensure the u.s. sanction against sudan would be lifted within a few months. there are 10 men, one woman running against the president. driver around the capital khartoum and the only campaign sign you see are of basheer. we asked a group of men if they could name a candidate other than president bashir. no one did. one was registered and none of
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them said they were planning to vote. >> most of the major opposition parties are boycotting the elections saying with the government in control, the voting process and the media - the elections will be a sham. bashir appeared before supporters at this stadium. now in his 22nd year after taking pour in a coup. he showed no signs of giving up office. bash ire told the crowd we'll draft a new islamic constitution society will be better with sharia law. as for mohammed on voting day he said he has not registered to vote and will not be voting greece made a repayment of over $500 million to the international monetary fund. it owes 24.5 billion to the
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i.m.f. in total greece must repay under $350 billion to creditors. the largest amount $140 billion is owed to the european financial stability facility set up by the eurozone to help countries hit by the financial crisis. now, a university in south africa removed a statue of a british colonialist after student protests demanded it should go. stunts campaigned for the pan ument of cecil roads to be taken down saying it glorified someone exploiting black labour during colonial times. sue turton reports. >> reporter: an unceremonial end to cecil rhodes, as his statue was removed from the university for safekeeping after weeks of protest led to a vote for its removal. most of the students were born after the fall of apartheid. to them this british colonialist represents a university system failing to decolonize or embrace
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african knowledge. >> is the university trying to protect itself or funding or is it not interested in integrating into the greater conflict of redressing and transforming and decolonizing, it's a conversation about decolonizing >> reporter: cecil rhodes gazed across here for 80 years. students say it's time to golf. hist jans say we should learn from the statues. >> reporter: similar protests targeted the president kruger's statue and the war memorial in pretoria, with a countering demonstration at the afrikaans museum.
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museum. elsewhere, other effigies of british going george v and the prime minister botha have been defaced. in the vaults of the heritage foundation in pretoria row after row of artworks from afrikaans history. busts and paintings removed, from public buildings that the curator is committed to protecting as she believes they hold historical significance. we have to cherish the diversity of the culture. it will take a while. i hope they are not thinking by demolishing or scrapping evidence of the past that erases the past. you can't. we are all the products of centuries of predecessors, and what they did and accomplished. >> reporter: the final destination for cecil rhodes statue is up to the south african government. the zimbabwean president on a state visit here said he had
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decided against exhuming cecil rhodes remains from his grave in case the spirit rises. and a quick reminder - you can keep up to date with all the news on the website. there it is on the screen. the address that's on "america tonight" - can you pray away the gay? the fight again conversion therapy has a new advocates, and our correspondent reports. >> reporter: we knew there was a black l.g.b.t. in the black church. it was don't ask, don't tell running for their lives.