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ton where the penalty phase of the boston marathon bombing trial is now underway. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, welcome to the al jazeera news hour. i'm live from our headquarters in doha. our top stories. the u.n. says the death of over 800 migrants is the worst-ever incident in the mediterranean, and the italian coast guard was in action again today. saudi arabia orders the national guard to counter the threat along its border with yemen. also this hour egypt's
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former president gets 20 years in jail. hello, i will have all of your sport, including the build up to both of tuesday's champions league quarter finals where in barcelona, the four time winners take on paris. ♪ the united nations has described sunday's tragedigydy in which over 800 people died as the deadliest ever reported in the mediterranean. another boat had to be rescued today by the italian coast guard. let's get the latest from barnaby phillips who is in the italian port city of catania in sicily. tell us about this latest rescue. >> reporter: thank you. the latest rescue was to the southeast of where we are in
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sicily, off of the italian mainland. what is happening is what many people had feared had predicted. in the mediterranean, the weather is getting better the seas are getting calmer and so the pace of migration is speeding up. i have got this report on all of today's latest developments. and still they keep on coming no matter how dangerous the journey. 446 people their wooden boat leaking. all they can do is appeal for help in the seas. they were lucky an italian fishing boat found them just in time. in sicily meanwhile, the authorities are helping the new frightened men who survived the sinking of an overcrowded boat off of the libyan coast in the early hours of sunday morning. the initial stories of the scale
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of that disaster have turned out to be horribly accurate. >> we have now interviewed most of the survivors of the boat tragedy in the mediterranean. according to them the boat departed from tripoli on saturday morning. it had some 850 people on board. many were children. among those on board were some 350 eritreans, as well as people from syria, somali sierra leone, ivory coast and ethiopia. >> reporter: prosecutors say this man was the captain of the boat. he has been taken into custody, charged with reckless homicide and causing a shipwreck. another suspected member of the crew has also been arrested. the man on the right from libya, accused of assisting illegal immigration. and more details are emerging as to how so many people died.
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>> translator: migrants were crushed inside the fishing boat. it was at least 23 meters long a few hundred migrants were forced into the hull at the lowest level and they were locked and prevented from coming out. another several hundred were closed into the second level while on top under a cover, there were another hundred migrants. >> reporter: here in sicily and across europe there are lots of sympathy for the victims of this disaster and widespread outrage at the activitiesover the smuggling gangs. but european governments have disagreed for years on way to prevent these disasters at sea and on ways to prevent more people from risking the pair louse journey across the mediterranean. and the problem goes far beyond italian waters. further west off of the coast of spain, 44 africans rescued by coast guards that come from more rocco on a wooden boat.
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oopts some too exhausted to walk ashore some so young they may not remember how they arrived here to start a new life in a new continent. so this is the context in which thursday's summit goes ahead, and we expect european leaders to endorse a plan which ministers drew up yesterday to widen the scope of operation triton out of the mediterranean sea to give it more power to destroy smuggler's boats, to cover a bigger geographical area. now that will save lives and will be welcome, and i think there's an impetus of i suppose outrage, horror and shame amongst the governments at the moment but there is an awareness that there are no easy solutions to this problem, and they come with high political
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risks. >> barnaby thank you very much indeed. the italian government says 90% of the people they rescue depart from libya. europe's security agencies say there could be up to a million people waiting to leave. many are syrians fleeing civil war who make their way to istanbul and then the sudanese capitol. eritreans and somalis travel the same route from the horn of africa. there's a western route too. migrants who would have found work in libya, now find themselves in the middle of a civil war with little option but to travel further on and into europe. laura is the head of developmental studies at the
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university of london she says the situation in libya lends itself to people smuggling. >> libya has a very large coastline. it is accessible particularly to the island of lampedusa, it is also a place where there is in the absence of a strong and effective state, there has -- there's -- enabled kind of an economy of people trafficking and smuggling across the mediterranean. so they are taking advantage of that weak state scenario to set up a very lucrative business at moving people across the sea. >> in other world news saudi arabia has ordered the national guard to reinforce its border with yemen. the national guard is regarded as the country's best-equipped military force. until now it had not been involved in the campaign in yemen. let's speak to mohamed vall now.
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we're now in the 27th day of the saaddy-lead campaign in yemen and quit significant that they are ordering the national goord to boost security at the border there. >> reporter: yes it's a significant move considering that saudi arabia has an interesting -- interestingly large army. we don't have the official figures. they never give official figures, but it is estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 soldiers. but the national guard is another army that has its own ministry. and it's estimate up to 100,000. however, these troops of the national guard are known to be the elite of the saudi defense forces and to deploy them now means that saudi arabia feels that danger is approaching its borders, because it doesn't look like this is part of a decision to launch a ground invasion in
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yemen. however, we have been hearing about clashes, intensifying along the border particularly in the early in the night. eyewitnesss talked about continuous bombardment there. and there have been recent reports communicated by the saudis that they have seen movements of houthis going to the border of saudi arabia. so this means there are more pressure on the saudis from the yemeni side particularly on the part of the houthis and saleh loyalists right across the border. >> thank you very much. the united nations says it needs $30 million in aid for palestinians stuck in a syrian refugee camp. the camp is now mainly controlled by isil. the humanitarian situation there has been distribed as desperate. yarmouk was set up in 1957 for
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palestinian refugees. a court in cairo has sentenced mohammed morsi to 20 years in prison. he was egypt's first democratically elected president. tuesday's verdict is a first morsi has received since his ousting. he still faces several trials. >> mohammed morsi. >> reporter: mohammed morsi narrowly escaped the death penalty. he has been sentenced for what the prosecution says was his role in the arrest and torture of protesters at the presidential palace in 2012. three protesters were killed. he can still appeal this conviction but he also faces severalor charges including an attempt at a prison break in 2011 where some prison officers were killed a verdict on this is expected next month. spying he is accused of conspiring to commit terrorist
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acts in egypt with hamas. leaking state secrets and endanger g egypt's national security. fraud in connection with the muslim brotherhood economic and social program. he is also charged with insulting the judiciary. muslim brotherhood leader along with several other defendants were also sentenced to 20 years. it was a long road to egyptian democracy. in 2011, president mubarak was kicked out of office during a revolution against his rule. then in a divisive election morsi became the first democratically elected president. but he angered many egyptians by issuing on order that presented any court from overturning his decisions. that lead to violence on the streets with opponents denouncing him as a dictator and a new pharaoh. he sacked the head of the armed
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forces escalating a power struggle between the military and the president. >> i guess a decision has been taken by the military before running the elections, the first democratic election fair elections, that at a certain point the military will intervene and -- and take over. >> reporter: on june 30th, 2013 millions of people rallied across egypt calling for his resignation. three days later, the man who morsi appointed as the defense minister lead a coup that removed him from power. although the defendants this first trial were acquitted of attempt to murder any sentence against morsi is seen as a big blow to the muslim brotherhood and its supporters. joining us now for more on this verdict is the associate professor of islamic culture at qatar university. thank you for coming into the
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studio. first of your reaction to this first verdict that morsi has received, the first verdict but still many more cases. >> yeah first of all thank you for having me again on the show. my own -- my first reaction for this it is a totally politically motivated case. we have been over a year and a half now since the coup. what -- what is happening is that if you want to go back in the event of the what happened today -- in today's case when some protesters, eight were supporters of morsi. and they were killed by mistake. by the people who wanted to kill the supporters of morsi, and he was taken to court for -- but anyway the court said that he was not in charge of killing, and he was sentenced for 25
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years, 20 years and then 5 years in custody or something like that. for something to initiate people to act for him or defend him. >> right. because it's quite surprising i think, the fact that he was sentenced to 20 years in prison and not the death penalty, and one of the charges was killing protesters, which is not actually chargeful. >> exactly. i mean barack he in his time during the revolution there was between 800 and a thousand people that were killed. and he was acquitted and set free. so it was going to be a crazy thing for them to attempt to charge morsi for killing his own supporters. second thing i think we're turning morsi to become a hero. he is going to be now a hero -- >> how so?
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>> he is going to be mandela of egypt. >> why do you say that? >> because now more people are thinking he is steadfast in what he was fighting against this state. the state had been orchestrating this through the last couple of years. they have been running the country for the last 60 years. they had mow bar rack as a puppet. now the state came into existence through the military. so now he is the one who is standing against them. >> there is still a high chance that he will be sentenced to death, because he is facing other charges like the tryson charge. >> exactly. and sisi when he was -- when he was the defense minister and before that when he was in charge of intelligence, he was in charge of delegating hamas.
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so all of those cases are political. >> you say political. and it's not going to go away. but one egyptian i was speaking to earlier says all of these trials, people in egypt are simply fed up with them. people want to move on. >> exactly. >> it has been years since the revolution, and people just want to live. and these trials -- there is a fatigue with the justice system in egypt today. >> absolutely. i mean i understand the frustration of the egyptian people. they have been now since the ousting of mubarak they have been in chaos. the only time they felt some hope was the time when they had a democratic process, when they felt the honor of coming and electing the person they want whether morsi or somebody else when they had the power to elect. now in the state as you said they are fed up and they want to get rid of this. but in both scenarios even if they were to sentence morsi to
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death or put him in prison he is going to be a hero. he is going to be the new mandela of egypt. >> i'm sure you know a lot of people in egypt will disagree with that point. >> absolutely. >> thank you for speaking with us. still ahead on this al jazeera news hour. homeward bound we meet the foreign workers returning to zimbabwe because they are scared to stay in south africa. plus japan's train breaks the world speed record and in sport the golden state warriors take a big step towards the next round of the nba playoffs. we'll tell you why later this news hour. ♪ but first the kenyan government is offering a ten-day amnesty for new al-shabab fighters to hand themselves in. the group is thought to be
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recruiting heavily. mohamed vall has this exclusive report from the somalian town. >> reporter: on patrol on the border between kenya and somalia, this is the militia that is part of an international effort to build somalia from the grassroots up. they are on the look out for armed groups who pass back and forth between kenya and somalia. >> translator: the border is long. 700 kilometers long. we cannot patrol it on foot. we lack vehicles. we try our best to cover all of the routes. >> reporter: the men are based in a town a few kilometers from the border. over the years they have suffered from those coming far and near wanting to join sal shabab. they still operate in the
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thickets outside of the town. these men say they are trying to shun the image of their town being a route for al-shabab. they have arrested some al-shabab members. this is a kenyan national and al-shabab member. >> translator: i was arrested while buying food. i was in charge of logistics. i all thes used to conduct roll calls for the fighters. i was recruited a year ago by a relative. once in i had no way of backing out as anyone who tried to escape was killed. >> reporter: mohammed used to operate in the training camp 60 kilometers from a port city. the camp is under the command of this man. the man kenya says masterminded the recent attack in which al-shabab gunmen killed 148 people. >> translator: it's a huge camp. there are about 300 fighters.
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almost all of the activities of the camp are geared towards carrying out attacks in kenya. >> reporter: we also met two youth arrested while on their way to join al-shabab. they are from the central province. >> translator: we were heading to the camp when we were arrested. we were given map by a recruiter and the names of the cities we were to pass through. we decided to go on froot once we entered somalia. >> reporter: for now the kenyan trained and equipped troops celebrate their modest gains. they say they will need more support effectively secure the border and hopefully live up to kenya's dream of getting a buffer zone to shield its territory from lawless somalia. and kenya's government also seems to have abandoned a plan
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to repatriate 500,000 somalian refugees in three months. >> reporter: this is definitely good news for somali refugees who are very worried about what relocation might mean for them. the united nations and other nation as raised concerns that the deadline to move about 500,000 somali refugees back to their country was not practical at all. and it was agreed that the three parties form a commission to strategize on continued voluntary repatriation. kenya's foreign ministers said they would continue to talk with key players to ensure that the refugees are comfortable once they are back home. the agencies feel there are only about 2,000 refugees who have
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voluntarily gone back to somalia. security is a major concern in kenya, and the government has many times said that the refugee camp in the north is a recruitment ground for al-shabab as has the groups sympathizers. a lot of kenyans are saying that besides that the government must also be vigilant on policing radicalization of kenyans and the corruption within the police force. south africa's defense minister is sending troops to johannesberg after a wave of anti-immigrant attacks. two zimbabweans were shot on monday. hundreds of foreigners have been evacuated from their homes because of the unrest. these attacks have prompted hundreds of zimbabwes living in south africa to return home. harrah has met some of the families who fled on the
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boarder. >> reporter: joyce worked as a hairdresser in south africa. she is from sip box way. the $200 a month she earned looked after her children. but she says some of the locals resented here for accepting low pay. so when attacks on african migrants started, she feared her family would be targeted. >> i was afraid because they were also going to schools. that's why i'm with my daughter here. they were attacking foreigners in schools. so we had to come back home. >> reporter: and the border post they say they are relieved to be safe even if conditions are rough. but the reality of being back in zimbabwe is sinking in. the official unemployment rate is 50%, but independent economists say it's between 80 and 90%. many admit they are worried
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about starting over. some of those who left zimbabwe blame policies of the president's ruling party for damaging the economy. this person left at the height of the economic crisis in 2008 with nothing. he says he has returned with nothing. >> i'm worried [ inaudible ] i don't know what i'm going to do there. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]? >> [ inaudible ]. zimbabwe [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: government officials and aid agencies are trying to help. >> bring every device possible to assist these guys. in which case i'm talking about many. i'm talking about food items. i'm talking about blankets. anything that can assist these guys. there is a lot of emotion in them. and physically they are so traumatized, there is also a need for counseling services. >> reporter: some say they want nothing to do with south africa.
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>> no i don't want to go back. >> reporter: others say if things get too difficult here they will have to cross the border into south africa again, as soon as it's safe to do so. in guinea -- soldiers have taken control of the capitol after confrontation with protesters. there have been two weeks of anti-government demonstrations over a disputed election timetable. now the killing of a group of ethiopians by isil in libya has prompted protests by hundreds of people in ethiopia's capitol. the demonstration happened at the start of three days of national mourning for the victims when members of parliament were meeting to talk about the crisis. >> reporter: there are few words to express this kind of pain. this man was one of the dozens of ethiopian christians killed
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by isil 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. i am shocked. it is a ruthless act. i can't think of him being slaughtered. how can such a horrible act happen to human kind? how? why? >> reporter: a video was posted online on sunday which appears to show isil fighters in libya beheading and shooting at least 30 ethiopians. al jazeera will not show that video, but some of the family has seen it. his older brother first heard about what happened on facebook. >> >> translator: we are very sad. all of these people are ethiopians who came to give their condolences. they all came here after they saw the post on facebook about this barbaric act. when a human being a slaughtered like a sheep it's horrific.
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>> reporter: he was with his close friend and neighbor. they called their families regular lived as they traveled to libya together. they had hoped to get on a boat to europe and start a new life. their friends say there are no good job opportunities in ethiopia. members of parliament met on tuesday to talk about the crisis security representatives are considering what if anything can be done in response to the killings. the foreign minister has urged other ethiopians to get in touch with their embassy. >> translator: the government is ready to bring [ inaudible ] you back home. talk to the embassy or call the number of the media announcement and register to return. the government will cover all costs and will get you back. >> reporter: but for the families of these men, there's little that can be done to ease the suffering. two young men who had hoped for so much more. still ahead on the news
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hour where good cars go to die. we'll tell you about the connection between shanghai's smog and this crack down. plus it is being described as thailand's biggest ivory bust. and in sports the nhl playoffs return to winnipeg for the first time in nearly 19 years, but was it a happy homecoming against the anaheim ducks? details straight ahead.
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the world health organization says 944 people have been killed in yemen over the past month. and court in cairo has sentenced former egyptian president morsi to 20 years in prison. the verdict is the first morsi has received since his ousting. he still faces several trials. now a 93 year old man, known as the accountant of auschwitz is on trial for his involvement in the murder of 300,000 holocaust victims. he admits to serving as a guard in the death camp. he faces a 15-year sentence if found guilty. there are currently 11 pending investigations against former guards. joining us for more on this is an associate professor of history and director of the studies at the university of albany. thank you so much for joining us
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via skype from new york. this trial is unlike many we have seen over the years, because he didn't actually kill anyone and has denied his guilt. >> what he is being accused of is being the accomplice to the murder of some 300,000 people while he served as an ss officer our it with in 1944. that was a time when large numbers of hungarian jews were sent to auschwitz. >> at the start of the trial today he asked for forgiveness. do you think there is still a point in pursuing these cases against men like him, who are their late -- you know very old -- i mean 93 years old. and he could face a 15-year prison sentence. is there a point -- do you think
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it makes sense to go on with these trials? >> i don't think there should be a statute of limitation on mass murder or being an accomplice to mass murder. i think it's very important for germany to prosecute these crimes. i don't think we should allow people to get off scot-free just because they have managed to grow old. >> in the past the german justice system has been content to charge those only directly involved in the killings. do you think too many people were left off as a result of this? how do you think the german justice system has performed on these cases. >> it has been a disgrace. germany insisted on the right to try these criminals on their own. but according to laws in the german constitution people
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couldn't be tried for crimes -- for acts that were legal at the time they were committed. so during the nazi prison most of what happened at places like auschwitz were legal under german law. so the trials were often for people who went above and beyond what was legal. so you had crimes against the people who were you know, known to be vicious torturers who murdered out of the normal extermination processes, so very few people were tried for crimes and most people like this figure were let off scot-free and didn't have account for the crimes they committed. >> are 11 investigations still pending. do you think we'll see any more of these trials or is this likely to be one of the last ones? >> it certainly is going to be one of the last ones. it's very possible there could
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be other trials still. and i think it's necessary in terms of -- for the idea of justice for the victims whom -- many of whom are still with us. we saw many many survivors who are still here and they deserve justice, and the world deserves justice for these acts that were committed. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. the latest battle in a 30-year legal fight against chevron oil took place in a new york court on monday. $9.5 billion and the cleanup of a ecuadorian rain forest hangs in the balance. but it was the lawyer who challenged chevron who was the subject of the court proceedings. >> reporter: he has been found liable in new york for bribing a judge and ghost writing a court decision in ecuador. but he denies he did any of that in trying to hold chevron accountable for rain forest
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contamination. >> they go after anyone who is effective at holding them accountable for their environmental crimes and fraud in ecuador. and that's why they are going after me. they made a decision to go after the lawyers. it's completely unethical, inappropriate, and i don't think it is going to work. >> reporter: at issue is billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped in ecuador by texaco which has since by bought by chevron. 30,000 villagers tried to tried to sue the company in new york in the 1990s. does chevron have any intention on making good on that $9.5 billion judgment. >> very good. nice try. >> reporter: their lawyers in court to argue against the
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appeal wouldn't answer questions on camera. the plaintiffs have also taken legal action in canada and brazil in an attempt to get chevron to pay the $9.5 billion ordered by the ecuadorian 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. environmental groups continue to stand by the lawyer. >> he didn't commit any frud fraud. he stood by his clients despite the fact that chevron is trying to destroy him. >> reporter: kristen saloomey
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al jazeera, new york. a storm has battered the east coast of australia, killing three people and cutting power to more than 200,000 homes. winds are up to 140 kilometers have crushed cars and uprooted trees. andrew potter has more. [ no audio ] okay. our apologies we're having technical difficulty with that report there. we will fix it and bring it to you once again. thailand says it has made the biggest ivory bust in its country's history, seizing 4 tons of elephant tusks. from bangkok, scott heidler reports. >> reporter: officials here on monday announced the largest
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seizure of illegal ivory in thailand's history. it happened monday at a bangkok port. it is a shipment they have been tracking for two months. it passed through malaysia and was seized here in bangkok. nearly 4 tons of ivory was seized. officials say it was bound for laos. now this comes during an ivory amnesty program here in thailand fronted by the government. this goes out to private individuals, even sellers of ivory if they come in and register their iefry they have an amnesty. but if they are caught with the ivory after the deadline tuesday, they could face up to a thoundz fine. now this is all part of a program to clamp down on the illegal ivory trade here in thailand. south korea's prime minister has offered to resign after being accused of taking bribes.
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he denies the allegation that he accepted illegal campaign funds from the businessmen. he was found dead hanging from a tree earlier this month in an apparent suicide. lee allegedly received $28,000 from the man when he was trying to get reelected in 2013. shanghai is preparing to introduce a new law to force polluting vehicles off of the road. exhaust fumes have been blamed for the country's worsening air quality. our china correspondent reports. >> reporter: business is slow at this second-hand car market. so traders wile away the day playing cards or board games. that really are for the bored. this man has had a dealership for eight years, but he fears he may soon have to close as others
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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 emission standards will be taken off of the road even if they are only a few years old. >> translator: we hope the government can be more relaxed on car emissions, and issue more license plates. >> reporter: both owners and dealers want the government to raise compensation rates for decommissioned cars. and this is where many of those vehicles end up. it is shanghai's biggest scrap yard for cars but the officials here have a problem, because of the sheer volume of vehicles now being dumped here they are
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running out of space. the problem is piling up. between 40 and 50 vehicles arrive here every day. 90% having failed the test. but thousands of other condemned cars are still on the road having been sold on to owners in nearby towns and cities where the new restrictions don't apply. so for now, avoiding this fate. adrian brown, al jazeera, shanghai. staying with pollution and global efforts to combat carbon emissions a team attempting a flight around the world in a solar powered plane has finished its first step successfully. they hope to show commercial airlines that solar power is a viable alternative to carbon fuels. the aircraft is 12 years in the
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making and has already landed in india and myanmar. they brought the world the bullet train. engineers in yap ban have now broken the world train speed record for the second time in a week. our technology editor explains. >> reporter: on a test track west of tokyo, japan's superconducting mag-lift train hit 603 kilometers an hour. in doing so it breaks the world train speed record. >> translator: this train is set up the same way as we'll use it commercially. the comfort of passengers has improved. >> reporter: the tests part of an ambitious plan to build a $47 billion high speed line between tokyo and nagoya the 280 kilometers could be travelled in around 40 minutes. >> when they are going over 500 kilometers an hour they do make
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a lot of noise, so by having them deep underground, it is thought they are out of the way. and you can effectively draw a track from point to point and almost have an exact straight line. >> reporter: if you have ever played with magnins you know opposite poles attract at like poles repel each other. powerful superconducting magnets lift it about 10 centimeters off of the ground and another set of magnets push it along. because it is riding on a cushion of air there's little friction. this makes it smooth and fast. japan is also hoping to sell its high speed technology to the u.s. it has pushed to find overseas customers as an attempt to recover some of its research and development costs. it's also a response to china's
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efforts to sell high-speed train technology some of which originally came from japan. >> although the germans also have a system it is starting to look as those the japanese may be slightly in the lead in their technology may be slightly sup your and i think japan is thinking this is where we can have an advantage over other countries. >> reporter: but some critics say the technology is too expensive, and an event like an earthquake could knock the train off of its line. but japanese engineers say their early warning system can deal with this and their continuing tests will prove the safety and efficiency of this new generation of trains. coming up next in sport, the defending asian champion's league winners are in danger of
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going out of this next competition. details next.
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♪ welcome back. trophies picked up by british explorer captain james cook are among the exhibits at a new show in london nflt it explores the cultural history of australian aborigines and by including contemporary art it also examines their current life and culture. >> reporter: this shield was picked up on the beach by british explorer captain cook or one of his men when they landed on australia's east coast in
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1770. the story goes that two aborigines saw the white man, thought they were ghosts and ran so fast they dropped their shield. the exhibition will now travel to the national museum. 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 items remain in australia? >> many for the first time since they have been collected will be a very significant moment and understandably these issues will be raised and discussed. >> reporter: the exhibition is a sweeping introduction to one of the world's oldest enduring cultures. the dijry do is familiar to many but most of the work including spaer spear heads are
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unknown outside of australia. the culture enduring because the contemporary artists update their theme. they have ad modern take on their baskets. this ij includes contemporary paintings, 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 discussion of why the indigenous populations still struggle for their rights. time to cap uch on sports. >> thank you very much. the uefa champions league by the
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end of tuesday will know two of this season's semifinalists. bien munich will play. the other quarter final sees barcelona take on paris. barca also with a 3-1 advantage. tuesday's game is in barcelona from my matt now reports. >> reporter: yes, thank you very much. paris know they have it all to do after that 3-1 home defeat in paris last week. it's a huge mountain for them to climb they have to score three times and not concede, that will be the big issue for them. how do they stop the likes of lionel messi, suarez and mema.
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psg can score. 5 out of the last 6 games they have managed at least 3. but it is a huge blow for them because silva is out with a hamstring injury. 13 goals for their main player but can he turn it on once again. barca of course red hot favorites to make it through to yet another european semifinal. now a man who knows all about winning the champion's league joined former brazil team for a charity match. it is hoping to raise money for the united nations development program. they took on a team of all-stars. providing plenty of assists to
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the brazilian during their real madrid days, of course. showing a bit more weight than he did has player but he still knows how to score a goal or two. but it was the french side who won 9-7. we're going to go the asian's champions league now, the western sydney wanderers are in serious danger of going out in the group stages of this year's competition. the wonders got the lead in the first half. after the break goals gave the other team a 2-1 victory that moves them off of the bottom of the table. now they say never go back but that's clearly something that steven keshi doesn't agree with. he has agreed to be the coach of the nigerian team for the third
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time. after leaving at the end of the 2014 world cup, he returned to the job only to leave again after nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 cup of nations. this year he signed a two-year deal. tennis normally at this time of year the beginning of the clay season nadal really comes into his own, but the spaniard is under more pressure than usual after a rare defeat. this week he's at the venue he calls home. but the number one 1 goes to the player from japan, nadal admitting he has to up his game to challenge djokovic next month. >> he had an impeccable year in 2011 as well as this one in 2015 i have to congratulate him. he is world number one. this year i have to do things right. get back to a very high level to
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face him on the courts. he is through to the third round of the barcelona open. he beat the russian in straight sets. finished 6-3 6-4. off to the nba now, the golden state warriors are beaten the new orleans pelicans to take a 2-0 lead in their best of 7, first round playoff series despite the beth efforts of anthony davis. his 26 points helping the pelicans go into the final court level with the warriors but that's as good as it got, because klay thompson then made a difference and bagged 26 points of his own. golden state going on to win 97-87. >> they are a handful, we know that. between davis and their three-point shooters and the penetration from -- from evans, you have got to cover a lot of floor, and -- and try to contain
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davis with other people because he's too good to go one on one, so it's a lot to ask, but we feel like that's the identity of our team is our defense and our versatility. there's also an eastern conference playoff tie on monday. the chicago bulls have a 2-0 lead over the milwaukee bucs in their series. and jimmy butler helping them to a win. in the nhl the winnipeg jets played their first playoff game in nearly 19 years. the jets were rel indicated back to winnipeg in 2011. they last playoff game was in 1996. but the ducks recorded a 5-4 win. the ducks now lead the best of seven series at 3-0. crucial game 4 takes place on wednesday. security at the boston marathon was understandably high after the bomb attacks on the race two years ago that killed
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three and injured more than 260 people. this year's race was dominated by kenyan and ethiopian runners. this was the fastest man. giving his winner's medal to the city following the 2013 attack. in the women's race the kenyan held off the ethiopian challenger. >> i'm happy to win for number one, and for boston! [ cheers and applause ] >> be strong boston, 2013! lots more sport on our website, for all of the latest check out we have blogs and video clips from our correspondents around the world. that's it for me. >> thank you very much indeed. and that's it for this news hour from doha. we thank you for watching. david foster is live from london next. do stay with us. ♪
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