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edition, i'm ray >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour i'm sammy in doha and coming up in the show mohamed morsi gets 20 years in jail of the killings of protesters. iran calls for immediate ceasefire in yemen after they shatter the windows of the embassy in sanaa. captain of the boat that capsized off the coast of libya killing 800 migrants is charged with homicide.
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and i'll have all your sport including its crunch time as they overturn a two-goal deficit in the quarter final, all of that coming up later in the program. ♪ we start with egypt and former president mohamed morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. he was egypt's first democratically elected president but toppled in a cue in 2013 12 other muslim brotherhood members also got 20 years. and sentence is for the death of ten protesters during clashes in december 2012. and there are three other cases against him including one linked to escape from prison in 2011. when he was held in custody
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after a round up of muslim brother hide supporters and also charged with spying and accused of conspiring to commit terrorist acts in egypt and the palestinian movement hamas and endangered security by leaking state secrets to qatar and charged with fraud in connection with the muslim brotherhood for social program for egypt's recovery and also accused of insulting judiciary after allegedly accusing a judge of overseeing fraud in previous elections. well, we have now here in the studio joining us to discuss this some more an egyptian journalist joins us in the studio and good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> first of all it's quite a dramatic journey, isn't it from the first democratically elected president to now being sentenced to 20 years behind bars. is any of this constitutional?
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>> i don't believe so. >> why don't you believe so? >> if we speak about the procedural part of it the procedural part of it i don't believe that the executive nor the judiciary have followed any of the procedures that are stipulated in the constitution to try a president, elected president. so this is as far as the procedural part of the trial is concerned. as for the content itself of the trials, i mean, to be convicted on a charge of demonstrating power, i believe that elected president symbolizes power of the state. so and i have not heard as far as i know i have not heard about such a charge in the criminal procedures. >> for the states or the prosecutors argument is he is charged for killing of
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protestors and we know it was inside. >> he was acquitted of the charge by the way. he was acquitted on two charges that he was convicted on the third charge which is demonstrating power. i don't know who else as the head of the state elected head of the state. >> will power. >> yes. >> do people in egypt care about politics and say people are worn out and what implications do you expect from this verdict? >> i totally agree. most of the people are worn out of politics. they are fatigued. actually they have been fatigued deliberately over the last four years and the result is murdering politics. there is no politics in egypt anymore. >> what does the whole process, i mean it's not only mohamed morsi that received sentences, we have seen hundreds of death penalties issued after what we
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could politely call speedy trials and u.n. called it unprecedented, what does it say about the judiciary and what does it say about due process? >> in many events i appealed to the judiciary in egypt to stick to the lull and forget about politics because politics come and go. the lull is just to stay. so i believe that the judiciary have been subject of tremendous influence by the executive and sometimes by the military since they assume the executive and some of them you know, in different levels they have been willing to yield to the executive. some others they just shied away from the scene and in general i believe that we have a serious, serious problem when it comes to judiciary and justice
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in egypt. >> all right, good to get you thoughts on this thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> iran's president is calling for an immediate ceasefire in yemen, his comments came after an air strike in the capitol and hit dangerously close to the embassy shattering windows and let's speak live for us on the saudi border and mohamed they think a ceasefire is coming on tuesday or is optimistic at least, any sign of a ceasefire on your side of the border? >> no it doesn't look like there is a ceasefire on the ground. we have heard those reports of iran people calling on them the saudi charges are tehran and expressing iran's condemnation of the air strikes yesterday that caused the shattering of windows of the consulate embassy in sanaa. we know that all the embassy,
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almost all the embassys are emptied of their staff and everything. the staff was evacuated weeks ago. we don't know if iran still has some personal in the consulate in sanaa but we know that iran is the country that shows most interest in what is happening in yemen and the country that is accused of siding with the houthis after the level of supplying them with weapons and advisors. so iran has a primary concern of this and has sent navy ships near the gulf of aiden and caused americans to send navy ships there and concern on the saudi side that iran might be thinking of sending more weapons to the houthis, more help to the houthis. it's a very dangerous situation there because the gulf of aiden is a very interesting waterway there for the international traffic of oil and goods.
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with regards to any signs of an immediate ceasefire, as i said, there is nothing that shows that that ceasefire is pretty soon. >> all right, we will keep watching this as i'm sure you will. thanks for that. captain of the ship that sank off the coast of libya with 800 on board is charged with reckless multiple homicide and let's go live now to paul brennan in the sicily port city and tell us more about these charges, paul. >> reporter: yeah details appear to be that the tunisia captain with the ship's mate from that boat which went down late on saturday night, the ship's mate we understand is syrian, that they have been charged with facilitating or promoting illegal immigration. i think the word is favoring but the closest translation we can get is facilitating. essentially shorthand that is people trafficking but the more serious charge is a charge of reckless multiple homicide as you say. it's clear authorities here
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particularly given the international pressure that there has been to try to tackle people trafficking over the past week are keen to be seen to do something as quickly as possible to send the message out they hope to the people traffickers and if they are caught will be swiftly dealt with the courts. >> thursday eu leaders will gather together with blanks to fill in when it comes to that plan that was announced by the eu foreign policy chief on how to combat this problem, right? >> reporter: that's right. i mean there are ten points and it's a wide ranging set of proposals tackling indeed both the problem of the boats which are setting out from libya and also the idea that perhaps europe could do more to allow legal migration, for example, the setting up of asylum centers to more speedily process legitimate asylum claims but
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there are issues that spring out at me and one is for example the idea that they will reenforce and upgrade the current operation triton and one figure is to double the amount of funding with boats that are out there and doubling it would still not bring it up to the level of last year because currently it's a third of the type of the level of operations of last year. so doubling it simply would not bring it up to last year's level. the other thing that went out to me is point two the effort to capture or destroy vessels used by smugglers. reality is out here in the mediterranean is that the type of boats being used are an ramshackle collection of old dinghys and telling in the port which is a smuggler's boat and which is a legitimate fishing boat and let alone special forces can go in and put holes in them so they can't get to sea. it's fraught with difficulty. they are fine words but it's going to be very difficult to put some of these things into practical implementation.
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>> let's find an easy way and thanks for now paul brennan. only 27 survivors from that shipwreck off the libya coast on sunday and just a few of the many who do make it across the mediterranean and for the majority of those when they do reach europe it's a struggle for survival. phil met one man in rome who made the treacherous journey from libya. >> reporter: crossing the med train mediterranean is a new life and start and joseph got the life five years ago. >> and you enter italian water. >> reporter: joseph had to get out of ghanna made his way to libya where people smugglers put him on a boat for a price. destination, lampadusa. >> first i was lucky. the first and promise made joe, you are moving today.
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i went in and they didn't take me. they say they the boat is full so i have to go. therefore but one or two days and i saw the boat sank on the sea. all of the people died. >> so you had a narrow escape? >> yes. i mean the people were they were about 125 passengers people all of them died all of them sank with the boat. >> reporter: but the boat he did board also got into trouble and had to be rescued. joseph still remembers vividly the moment he arrived in europe. >> people were very kind to us and they were happy to receive us so we all happy about them so they send us to lampadusa for about four days to check us and
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medication and everything. they treat us after that they took us and we came to rome. >> reporter: but life has not been as kind as he had hoped. joseph takes odd jobs where he can. he barely gets by. >> i struggle to get money to feed myself. >> you struggle to eat? >> yes. struggle to eat. and italy has a special room here. the jobs have been limited. and little jobs whereby people are working, if you are lucky you get a job, if you are not lucky you just pray one day somebody will call you to come and work for them. >> reporter: and he has a message for those driven to risk their lives to get to europe. >> better for them to stop coming. so i tell them stay where they
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are. >> reporter: the words of a man who has been there, is there now, but words that many will ignore, so desperate are they for that new start. phil lavelle, al jazeera, rome. italian officials say that 90% of the people they rescue from the mediterranean leave from libya, and europe's border security agency says they are up to a million people there waiting to catch boats into europe and they come from three main regions. syrians fleeing civil war in their country and their first stop is istanbul and fly to cartoon and they then travel across the sahara and the whole of africa and trains and somalis and their first transit points are often travel hubs in kenya and ethiopia and make their way across land to cartoon and on up into libya.
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and then from the west of africa migrants who would have found work in libya now find themselves in the middle of a civil war with no option of travel further on and into europe and we have a senior lecturer and the head of developmental studies at the university of london she joins us from london, good to have you with us. explain a little bit about where these people you know sort of the nash national naturaltys and are they refugees or migrants and what sort of backgrounds do they have? >> as you just mentioned the top four countries people are coming from according to statistics for the five and u.n. commission for refugees this morning is syria and aratray, somalia and afghanistan in that order and people who are fleeing war and civil unrest but we see that these flows are what we call mixed migration in the sense the
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migrants are fleeing a combination of both civil unrest as well as economic factors. some of those economic factors are in fact brought only by the wars themselves. so it's very difficult to kind of compartment them from refugees but we see as you just made the point that those coming from countries that might be seen to be relatively peaceful synagogue and gambia are migrants but reaching libya they find themselves to be refugees as well. >> many countries in chaos and crisis that one imagines can be used as staging grounds to try to get this europe why libya in particular? >> well libya has a very large coastline. it is accessible particularly to island of lampadusa and coast to the tunisia cost as well and in the absence of a strong and
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effective state it enables kind of an economy of people trafficking and smuggling across the mediterranean and taking advantage of a weak state scenario to set up a very lucrative business at moving people across the sea. >> so really reading between the lines one has to ask the question if the problem can be solved without there being first stability and an end of the chaos in libya, what sort of policy options does that leave decision makers with? >> it's very very difficult. i mean the libya coast guard has said that they are unable to do the kind of patrolling they would normally do because they are vastly under resourced so that already is one line of a kind of safeguard that is missing. we can also see that the front patrol operation that is in place is vastly reduced in scope from the italian operation that
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was in force. now with the ten-point proposal that the european union is developing there is a plan to expand that force but there is not so far a plan to expand the force into what is needed which is a search and rescue operation to really proactively put saving migrants and saving their lives at the forefront of that operation rather than protecting borders, so there is a lot more that needs to be done in terms of the specifics of really creating an effective kind of safety net for these people who are crossing. >> all right, thanks for sharing your insight laura hammond. lots more still to come on al jazeera including an al jazeera exclusive where somalia meetingshameet al-shabab and the train breaks the world speed record and in
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sport the golden state warriors take steps next and we will tell you why in the next news hour. ♪ the kenya government offering a ten-day amnesty for al-shabab fighters to hand themselves in and the group carried out attacks in kenya is thought to be recruiting heavily and we have this exclusive report from the somali town on efforts to stop al-shabab. >> reporter: on patrol on the border between kenya and somalia, this is the malitia of somalia part of an international effort to build somalia from the grass roots up. they are on the look out for routes by smugglers and armed groups to cross back and forth between kenya and somalia
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undetected. >> translator: the border is long and it's 700 kilometers long, we cannot patrol it on foot, we lack vehicles and try our best to cover all the smuggling routes. >> reporter: malitia men are in the town a few kilometers from the border and over the years they had a transit point those coming far and near who want to join al-shabab and the group lost control of the town years ago but still operate in the thickets and are trying to get over this for al-shabab and have members and mohamed abraham is a kenya national and al-shabab member. >> translator: i was arrested buying food. i was in charge of logistics and used to conduct role calls for fighters and distributed uniforms and recruited in al-shabab a year ago from a relative and once in i cannot back out as anyone trying to escape was killed. >> reporter: mohamed used to operate in the al-shabab
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training camp and the camp is under the command of mohamed and also known as this man, the man that kenya say had the attack which al-shabab gunmen killed 148 people. >> translator: it's a huge camp. there are about 300 fighters both foreigners and somalis and almost all actives at the camp are geared toward carrying out attacks in kenya. >> reporter: youth arrested on their way to join al-shabab and they are from the providence. >> translator: we were heading when we were arrested and given a map by recruiter and names of cities to pass through for destination and run out of phones and decided to go on foot once we entered somalia. >> reporter: for now the kenya
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troops celebrate their modest gains. they say they will need more support effectively to secure the border and hopefully live up to kenya's dream of getting a buffer zone to shield its territory from lawless somalia. mohamed with al jazeera, somalia. hundreds of zimbabwe people who fled south africa are returning home and 7 people have been killed in attacks against foreigners in the past two weeks and we spoke to some families heading back to sim -- zimbabwe and she is live from zimbabwe border and what have you been hearing from people who just want to go home? >> people are relieved and been on the road for 24 hours by bus and say they feel a lot safer now they crossed into zimbabwe and speaking to aid workers and government officials say a lot of people seem traumatized
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especially the women and children. one woman i spoked to came from durban where violence happened and her daughter who is about eight, nine years old was the street in durban and a group of people came to her daughter and said you are a child of a foreigner, get out we don't want you here and pushing and shoving her daughter and one man says one night the men broke into their home and started stealing and looting and beating him up. his wife and children had to hide under the bed and only when men left did they feel safe to go in the camps and on the whole people are relieved to be back where they feel relatively safe from attacks from african migrants. >> many of the people left difficult circumstances at home what are they returning back to now? >> that is a very good question. when you ask them a lot of people actually pause and think about it and it's on the front of their minds and some of them are quite concerned. and went to neighboring south africa as economic migrants
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because the official unemployment rate here is less than 20% but independent economists say between 80-90% and no jobs for people in zimbabwe so men in particular are saying i'm in the camp, i will get another bus and go to village or city in zimbabwe and see the situation, if it's bad i'll go back to south africa and try to make ends meet if it's not safe. women with small children are saying no we had enough and cannot put the children through it any more and what they went through and are too scared to go back but reality is a lot of people know coming here there are jobs for all these people, the people in zimbabwe find it difficult to find work and it's tough and worried about the future in zimbabwe. >> all right, thanks for that. in guinea soldiers have taken control of the capitol after confrontations with protesters one policeman and several protesters were wounded, there have been weeks of anti-government demonstrations over a disputed election
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timetable. three days of mourning have begun in ethiopia for nearly 30 of its people murdered by i.s.i.l. in libya. friends and relatives of some of the victims gathered in the capitol on monday and karen malone has more. >> reporter: there are few words to express this kind of pain. and was one of the dozens of ethiopia christians killed by i.s.i.l. in libya. his friends and family gathered on monday to mourn his death. but it hasn't fully sunk in yet. >> translator: i have never seen such a barbaric act and i'm shocked and cannot think of him being shot how on earth can such a horrible act happen to human kind how and why. >> reporter: video posted jonl line on sunday which appears to show i.s.i.l. fighters in libya shooting and be heading 30
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ethiopia people and al jazeera will not show the video but some of the family have seen it and his older brother first heard about what happened on facebook. >> translator: we are very sad. all these people you see are not only neighbors but ethiopia people who came from the corner to give condolence and grieve with us and came after they saw a post on facebook about the citizen, when a human being is slaughtered like a sheep it's horrific. >> reporter: with close friends and neighbor and called their families regularly as they traveled to sudan and libya together. they had hopes to get on a boat to europe and start a new life. their friends say there are no good job opportunities in ethiopia. they stopped calling a month ago. and the fate of these two young men who hoped for so much more has become horribly clear and the fate of these two young men who hoped for so much more has become horribly clear, caroline
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with al jazeera. breaking news coming in and getting reports that at least three people have been killed and six wounded after a suspected suicide bomber rammed his car with explosives in a busy restaurant all of this happening in the center of the somali capitol mogadishu and three people killed and six wounded after a suicide bomber rammed his car in a restaurant in the somali capitol and bring you more details on this as soon as we get them. now, a storm has battered the east coast of australia killing three people and cutting power to 200,000 homes, winds of up to 85 miles per hour crushed cars and uprooted trees. sidney received nearly a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours. let's get some weather with rob now and stay with that australia storm system, any relief on the
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way? >> we have not finished to be honest. what you just read is what happened and going on there. let's go straight to it and have a look. the pictures of the first of the major autumn storm is a very unpleasant one and you can see from the size of the clouds circle how big the storm is the size of australia. 107 millimeters in sidney is sort of a minor event, i mean this is what you get from it. this was horizontal rain and strong winds. the gusts have been reported as high as 130 kilometers per hour and flash flooding and what i'm showing you now is a minor storm really because the worst of it was not in sidney and not far away but not actually in sidney and let's go a little closer in there, this resolving storm has a huge low pressure center off shore, a bit to the north of sidney it is reported as maybe the worst storm in ten years and certainly five years in the area the winds still are blowing at 70 in sidney.
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and have been reported almost twice that but maybe more so. this resembled a tropical cyclone and winds are -- waves of 11 meters outside the harbor walls why so far there are cruise ships kept outside. the worst weather is a bit north, 306 meters of rain has fallen in the valley and more to come 24 hours more. sammy. >> thanks so much rob. and now they brought the world the bullet train, now engineers in japan have broken the world train speed record for the second time in a week. they did it with a high-tech train and literally floating on air and technology and leslie explains. >> reporter: on a tract west of tokyo japan super conducting train that is 603 kilometers an hour and doing so it breaks the world train speed record. >> translator: this train is set up the same way as we will use it commercially the comfort of passengers of high speed
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improved and i think the tests should lead to stable commercial use in the future. >> reporter: part of a plan to build a $47 billion high speed line between tokyo and if completed in 2027 the 280 kilometers could be traveled in around 40 minutes. >> when they will cross over 500 kilometers an hour do make a lot of noise and having them deep under ground and 40 meters under ground it's thought they with are out of the way because under ground you don't have to worry about trying to go around corners because you can effectively draw a tract point to point and have a straight line. >> reporter: if you played with magnets you know opposite poles attract and light poles repel each other and the idea behind magnetic levitation and magnets in the train lift it ten centimeters off the ground and push it along and riding on a cushion of air there is little
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friction and makes it a smooth ride and potentially very fast. japan is also hoping to sell the high speed train technology to the u.s. last april prime minister took a ride with u.s. ambassador to japan caroline kennedy and pushed to see customers to recover some of the research and document development costs and response to china effort to sell high speed train technology some of which originally came from japan. >> the germans also have a system it's starting to look like the japanese may be slightly in the lead in technology and so on and slightly superior and i think japan is thinking this is where we can really be pushing forward and have an advantage over other countries. >> reporter: some critics say the technology remains too expensive and power intensive and potentially unsafe and say event like an earthquake could knock it off line and at high speeds it would have a devastating effect but japanese
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engineers say the early warning system can deal with this and the continuing tests will prove the safety and efficiency of this new generation of trains. i'm with al jazeera. well still to come on al jazeera including the latest twists in a 30 year legal fight over who is to blame for dumping toxic waste in ecuador rain forest plus trophys by british explorer captain james cook are among exhibits at a new show in london sport of the future and we will find out later this hour. ♪
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♪ welcome back and let's recap the headlines now a cairo court sentenced proposed egyptian president mohamed morsi in prison for the deaths of demonstrators in 2012 and also faces charges in three other trials. kenya government is offering a ten-day amnesty for al-shabab fighters to hand themselves in and exclusive pictures show training in neighboring somalia to stop fighters from crossing border to join the group and al-shabab is thought to be recruiting heavily in kenya. the captain of the ship that sank off the coast of libya has been charged with reckless multiple homicide there are more than 800 people on board the vessel and nearly all of them drown. leaders from eu will meet on
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thursday to follow-up on measures proposed to curb the flow of migrants 10-point plan was revealed on monday by eu foreign policy chief after meetings in luxenburg and dominick cane has this report. >> reporter: a moment of silence to mark the deaths of so many migrants after a day of high-level meetings in luxonburg the eu foreign policy chief said it was now imperative to act. >> today we are developing a truly european sense of urgency and solidarity in fighting human trafficking and saving lives and let me add on a personal note finally so. >> reporter: the eu proposed new measures include strengthening the mission to try to stop migrants crossing into libya where they are often smuggled from destroying the boats used by trafficics in the mediterranean unsea worthy or illegal to give money to the triton operation and get member
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states to share responsibility for the resettlement and relocation of refugees. because the country that has born the brunt of the migrant wave says it can no longer cope on its own. >> european emergency so it's not the problem to help italy, it's a problem to help europe. you can't have european emergency and italian answer. >> reporter: that is a reference to italy operation which cost more than $100 million during the 12 months it ran for and which was closed down last year. many of the migrants crossing the mediterranean want to reach germany and received more asylum seekers than any eu county and says the welfare of migrants is important they also say solutions need to be found in the countries, the migrants are leaving. >> translator: our very first priority has to be improving sea rescue operations so fewer
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people die. that is obvious. secondly we know that the push factor of migration will not let up as long as conditions in north africa remain unstable. >> reporter: if anything long-term is to be achieved both of these problems will need to be solved at the eu leaders summit on thursday. dominick cane, al jazeera, luxonburg. the u.n. says it needs $30 million in aid for palestinians stuck in a syrian refugee camp they are in a camp by damascus is mainly controlled by i.s.i.l. following intense fighting earlier this month and humanitarian situation there has been described as desperate. and was set up in 1957 for palestinian refugees. syria president bashar al-assad is denying allegations they used chlorine gas as a weapon and made comments in a rare interview with the french and
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says it's an iraqi export and blames u.s. there for the rise in the group. >> created in 2006 under the supervision of the americans and iraq and i wasn't controlling iraq america controlled iraq and i.s.i.l. came from iraq to syria and it's chaos and when you have chaos at your neighborhood you have to expect it in your area. >> reporter: dutch police arrested a man suspected of involvement in a fire at the british embassy in the hague, firefighters say the blaze is under control and nobody has been hurt. 93-year-old known as the accountant is on trial for involvement in the murder of 300,000 holocaust victims during world war ii and oscar admits to serving as a guard for the nazis in the death camp but says he didn't commit any crimes and faces a 15-year sentence if found guilty and currently 11 pending investigation against former guards. a court in argentina has thrown
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out complaint against christina fernandez de kirchner and have been investigating allegations that christina fernandez de kirchner tried to cover up iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing in buenos aires and the court ruled no crime was committed and they brought the case in january and was then found dead the day before he was set to testify and daniel is in buenos aires with more on what the court decision means. >> reporter: the third time the nisman accusations that president christina fernandez de kirchner was trying to cover iran involvement in the 1994 bomb attack on the jewish center in buenos aires. a judge and two courts said there is no case to answer. there was no crime involved in this. although i think this is the end of the case legally, it's still not the end of the case politically. the country argentina very much split down the middle those who
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believe that this is the case and those supporters of the government who believe it was all a plot to try to destabilize and try and beseige the name and that being how mr. nisman died and he was found with a bullet wound to the head the day before he was due to testify in front of a congressional hearing, some believe those who support the government believe that he committed suicide in general. those who oppose the government believe in general that somehow or other somebody loyal to the government had him killed so that he couldn't continue with that testimony. so this sell election year in argentina and part of the case is to rest legally and politically it's very much alive, as i say the country is split very much down the middle. columbia's farc rebels will maintain the ceasefire and announcement comes as a fresh
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rounds of peace talks with the government gets underway in cube yeah, the colombian government have been engaged in talks in havana for nearly 2 1/2 years and suffered a setback last week when rebels apparently broke the unilateral ceasefire killing 11 soldiers in the columbia coca province. >> translator: going through this process to bring peace and reconciliation to columbia or to drive the insurgency to tribunals and must go with talks and cannot be broken for any reason. >> translator: we are discussing in the presence of elements of a definitive ceasefire and made much progress but not going to get there under the pressure of more attacks and not going to agree to imperfect and fragile truces that is just not going to happen. >> reporter: a lawyer trying to hold oil giant chevron accountable for dumping waste in the rain forest lost appeal the latest legal twist in a 30-year
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fight against the company. kristen explains. >> reporter: he has been found liable in new york for bribing a judge and ghost riding a court decision in ecuador but lawyer steven denies he did any of that in trying to hold chevron accountable for rain forest contamination. >> they go after anyone effective holding them accountable for the crimes in ecuador and that is why they are going after me and made a calculated decision to distract attention from liability and go after the lawyers and it's unethical and inappropriate and i don't think it's going to work. >> reporter: at issue is billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped in ecuador by texaco bought by chevron, 30,000 people first tried to sue in new york in the 1990s but the company insisted on trying to case in ecuador and lost. ecuador's highest court upheld a $9.5 million judgment in 2011. the judgment against chevron and
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ecuador has been found by a u.s. federal court to be the product of fraud, chevron said in a statement. does chevron have intention on making good on the $9.5 million judgment. >> very good nice try. >> reporter: arguing against appeal wouldn't answer questions on camera. the ecuador plaintiffs have taken legal action in canada and brazil in an attempt to get chevron to pay the $9.5 million awarded by the ecuador court. what happens here in new york however, could hurt those efforts. if he loses experts say the case will have a chilling effect on other class action lawsuits. >> what we fear is that chevron's play book which is to throw enormous resources against the attorneys and the plaintiffs and their allies in the case will become the model for other corporations facing similar lawsuits in the future. >> reporter: environment groups like amazon watch are standing by him.
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>> he didn't commit any fraud. what he did was stand by his clients despite the fact that chevron tried to destroy him. i'm sure he had no idea when he started this they would go to the lengths they have gone to. >> reporter: they say they will continue to fight chevron until the spill has been cleaned up. kristen with al jazeera, new york. south korea prime minister has offered to resign after being accused of taking bribes. and denies allegation that he accepted illegal campaign funds from the businessman and he was found dead hanging from a tree earlier this month in an apparent suicide and lee apparently received $28,000 from sung trying to get reelected in 2013. china's biggest city shanghai is preparing to introduce a new law to force polluting vehicles off the road and exhaust fumes blamed for the country's worsening air quality and the new law comes in effect on may the first, and china
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correspondent adrian brown reports. >> reporter: business is slow at this second-hand car market. so traders go away playing cards or board games. they really are for the board. and he has a dealership for eight years but he fears he may soon have to close as others have done. >> translator: actually a lot of people in this business have disappeared because it is now so hard to do business. >> reporter: demand for second-hand as well as new cars took a hit from an earlier government decision to restrict car sales to tackle worsening air pollution problems. now the authorities are going a step further, cars that fail to meet new exhaust emissions standards will be taken off the road even if they are only a few years old. >> translator: we hope they can be more relaxed on car emissions
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and issue more license plates. >> reporter: both owners and dealers want the government to raise compensation rates for de decommissioned cars. this is where many of those vehicles end up. it is shanghai's biggest scrap yard for cars but officials here have a problem. because of the sheer volume of vehicles now being dumped here they are running out of space. the problem is piling up. between 40-50 vehicles arrive here everyday. 90% having failed the test. but thousands of other condemned cars are still on the road having been sold on to owners and nearby towns and cities where the new restrictions don't apply. so for now avoiding this fate. al jazeera, shanghai. and staying with pollution
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and global efforts to combat carbon emissions a team attempting the first flight around the world in a solar powered plane launched the sixth from china, 0 fuel aircraft seen on route and hope to show commercial airlines that solar power is a viable alternative to carbon fuels. and these are live pictures of the solar, there we go. we see it as it attempts to make the point flying over china. more coming up on al jazeera including african athletes dominate the 119th boston marathon, more on that in sport with rahoul coming up. ♪
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only on al jazeera america. ♪ welcome back let's recap now some of the stories and trophies picked up by british explorer captain james cook are among the exhibits at a new show in london and explores the cultural history of the island and including indigenous art and examples the current life and culture and jessica baldwin has a sneak peek. >> reporter: this shield was picked up on the beach by british explorer captain cook or one of his men when they landed on australia east coast in 1770 the story goes that two saw the white men, thought they were ghosts and ran so fast they dropped their shield and it
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never has been back to australia but that will change in november when the exhibition travels to the national museum of australia. the british museum is stuffed with artifacts from around the world and there are demands for much of it to be returned. so should the 150 or so objects traveling to australia later this year remain there? >> certainly the fact these will be linked to australia many for the first time since then will be collected and will be a very significant moment and understandably these issues will be raised and discussed. >> reporter: exhibition is a sweeping introduction to one of the world east oldest cultures and the due is familiar to many but most of the works including spear heads are unknown outside of australia. the painters celebrate love of country and land. this one forms a watermark in current australia passports. the culture endures because the contemporary artists update their ancient themes.
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the tourists straight island people have a modern take on baskets and one made from rope bits washed up on the beach. what makes the exhibition so unique is that it includes contemporary paintings by original artists plus hundreds of artifacts collected by british explorers and brought back to the british museum in the 18th century. but the exhibition also doesn't shy away from the ongoing discussion about discrimination of indigenous people. the organizers are hoping the art, the history, the beauty will spark a conversation, a discussion of why the indigenous populations still struggle for their rights. jessica baldwin, al jazeera, london. time to catch up on some sports news. >> sammy thank you very much one place to start by the end of tuesday we will know two of the seasons semi finalists and barcelona a lead in the second leg of quarter final at the camp and most people expecting them
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to easily reach 4, 3, 1 and aggregate score on other quarter final but result much harder to call five time munick after the first leg and history is against them because they never successfully come back from losing in a way leg in europe but two goals but by the coach pet he is positive his team can reach the semi finals for the fourth year running and whatever happens he wants to stay at the club until his correct ends in 2016. >> has been optimistic and realistic, it won't be easy getting a 3-1 score in the champion league quarter finals but 100% optimistic and i really believe we can get through the situation. >> reporter: former team barcelona will be confident of reaching the last four for the six time in seven seasons and scored twice and after his slow start following his 128 million
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transfer from live pool the 28-year-old is now enjoying life in spain. >> when i'm here they say you stay the same with liverpool and outside and i'm so happy with that and they are so happy and i am so happy with that. >> reporter: now he knows about winning the champion league and joined former madrid team made and brazil winner ranaldo for a charity match on monday and it's a match against poverty and was helping raise money for the u.n. development program and dan with 11 with a team of all-stars in the french city. and provided plenty of assists to the brazil during the madrid days and monday was no different and showing more dirt than he did at the playoff and still knows how to score a goal or two but despite efforts the french
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side won nine goals to seven. tennis and normally at this time of year beginning of the closed season nadal comes in his own but under more scrutiny than usual after defeat against yakovich and is home at barcelona and the number one seed goes to japan and admitting he will have to up the game if he is to challenge at the french open next month. >> translator: he had an impeccable year in 2011 as well as this one in 2015 and i should congratulate him, rest of players have to accept at the moment he is world number one with all he achieved this year, this year i have to do things right and get back to a very high level to face him on the courts. and he will open the barcelona campaign and 80 places below him russian set up a tie beating spain in straight sets
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7-1, 6-4 on monday. in nba western conference top side the golden state warriors beat the pelicans for a 2-0 in the best round of playoff series of anthony davis and 26 points with the pelicans in the final quarter level with the war warriors at 71 all and he made the difference for the team for california and backed 26 points of his own as they opened up a nine-point gap on gold end state and winning 97-8. >> they are a handful, we know that. between davis and their three-point shooters and the penetration from evans you have to cover a lot of floor and try to contain davis with other people because he is too good to go one on one. it's a lot to ask, but you know we feel like that is the identity is the team of defense and versatility.
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>> reporter: eastern playoff tie on monday and the bulls took 2-0 lead over milwaukee bucks and 31 points from jimmy butler 91-82 point win. in the nhl the jets played their first home playoff game in 16 years as they took on the and hiem aneheim in 2011 after franchise spent 12 years in phoenix known as atlanta flashers but not a happy home coming as ducks had a 5-4 win and anaheim was 3-0 and game four is on wednesday. security at the boston marathon was understandably high after the bomb attacks in the race two years ago that killed three and injured more than 260 people. this year's race was dominated by kenya ethiopia and lelisa-desisa and winner metal
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following the 2013 attack and women's was caroline rotich of kenya held off the challenge in 2: 24: 55. now to start off and i get a chance to literally segue into sports with the name segue in title but britain hosted an international tournament in segue polo involving teams from germany, finland and barbado and usually played on horse back but segue involves motorized scooters and may be a relatively new sport with a familiar outcome in the english turn of rugby beating the turtles and they can proudly themselves the champion of segue and i'm sure there are tiddlie-winks. that is the end of the news hour and back with another full bulletin of news in a couple of minutes and don't go too far. ♪
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