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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour i'm from al jazeera news center in doha and the top stories eu promises more money to stop deaths of migrants at sea and go after human traffickings 100 years later remember the forces killed by ottoman forces. they worry about the power supply from the largest capitol. images from the far side of the solar system the hubble
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telescope celebrates its 25th birthday. ♪ the u.n. refugee agency says the eu plan to tackle the migrant crisis in the mediterranean is an important step to collective european action eu agreed to triple funding for navel mission and lay the ground work for military action against trafficics and comes after hundreds are rescued from the italian coast guard on thursday and we are joined just outside a migrant detention center so eu is talking about the possibility of using a military force to stop the boats leaving libya, how feasible is that and is that going to work? >> well i have to say standing on this side of the mediterranean and looking at the situation, it seems quite difficult. the eu will probably have to come up with some sort of plan but the way things work here is
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that there is no fix meeting point for smugglers. i was speaking to the coast guards yesterday and said we have hundreds of kilometers of coast and along the coast in the middle of the night there is a meeting.and the way it happens is smugglers take them by small inflatable dinghys to another boat and the crossing happens so it's a very complicated issue to go after if you have military intervention against who exactly. if you go against the smugglers, at that point they will be maybe with the migrants and you will have probably innocent civilians dying in some sort of military intervention and a very important point is at the moment there is a political split in this country. the government recognized by the eu is not broke but the majority of the departures are on this side the western side of libya where the court-appointed
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government in tripoli is in charge and there is no communications between the two sides. we actually heard from the officials of that government yesterday saying the eu is not talking to us no one is coordinating with us and we will stand against any kind of military intervention. so certainly there is a lot of issues to tackle before that plan is feasible and will bring some sort of results here on the ground. >> and of course just briefly one of the other problems of course is if you stop the boats from leaving what happens to the migrants who are stuck there where you are? i mean the libya people will not go back to the countries where they came from. >> well that's another issue. i mean according to international law, you cannot send back a migrant to a country where he is persecuted or there is war. most of the people who are inside here are fleeing that exact type of situation and then considering the cares of libya at the moment and considering
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there are no embassys left anymore how do the people travel and who is going to pay for that and where is it going to go from? for the people in here are stuck between a rock and a hard place and libyans do not know what to do with it and a burden on the current crisis in this country and a lot of people have told me here especially those who are in charge of this center for example that they don't have the funding to keep on feeding and taking care of all these people, there are many many more coming into the country. the southern border is completely open and this is where most of the migrants come in and unless you have a mechanism to control them from getting into this country in the south, once they are here well how are you going to make them go back home? they will not go back home. most people here told me they would rather die at sea than go back home. >> in misrata and thank you. well on tuesday italian police arrested two men suspected of
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being people traffickers among survivors of a boat that capsized off the coast killed 800 people and we are live with paul brennan so what happened in court today and who was giving evidence there? >> reporter: they are still in court, darren proceeding and it's nearly three hours that the judge inside has been hearing the evidence. it's an incident a preliminary hearing in which the judge has to decide what exact charges he is prepared to confirm against the defendants. and the captain of the ship a 27-year-old tunisia man is likely to be charged, the prosecution wants him charged with multiple counts of homicide and causing a shipwreck and a charge which loosely translates effectively as people trafficking and also want to add a fourth charge which is unlawful imprisonment, aggravated by the fact there were minors on board and involves the alleged locking of people in the hold of the boat
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before it went down. against the 25-year-old syrian man who was the ship's mate, what they are saying is that they will likely charge him with people trafficking but not with the homicide. what they are hearing at the moment is evidence from survivors or handsful of survivors giving firsthand accounts of what happened on the boat and how captain animate be happened and circumstances of how it sunk and the judge will decide whether or not the -- he is prepared to hand them on to a higher court and proceedings are continuing. >> eu agreed to triple the search and rescue funding for the migrant crisis, is that really going to make a difference to the italians who are of course bearing the brunt of this tragedy? >> reporter: i think it will make a difference from the point of view of the number of bodies that are being brought ashore on italy. the increase in the number of ships and amount of resources which are pushed in the effort
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should save lives but certainly the main intention of it. as regards the burden on italy, i'm afraid i can't see it working in that sense because for example britain has decided it's going to send a war ship to these waters. but it's not going to take the migrants it picks up back to britain, it will drop them on italian soil and there is not a let up in the numbers of rescued migrants coming to italy. the question really is whether or not the italians can get those migrants moved on to other countries in the eu and there is a mixed bag on that the french president said he will take a share and estimated the french share should be between 500-700 migrants but british prime minister david cameron in the process of a general campaign at the moment said the british will not take any migrants won't take any of them for asylum so it's a mixed bag as regards the migrants housing and resetingly them and resourcing but it
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should make some difference. >> paul thank you. let's broaden out the debate and get a bit more on eu's plan and talk to an expert in rome on foreign relations and we saw the eu triple its budget for -- to help migrants in the mediterranean but is this going to be enough do you think to help italy? as you we saying to our correspondent dan italy is bearing the brunt of this tragedy. >> no it's not enough at all. especially because this mission remains of a control mission and not a search and rescue mission and therefore it will largely remain very close to italian coasts instead of going up to the libyan coast where most people die and it's not sufficient to help italy but not sufficient to save lives, not even the operation led by italy before the current eu operations was able to save the lives of
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over 3,000 people. >> and there have been some talk of eu navel forces possibly going in libya and destroying the people smuggling boats but libya officials said in the last 24 hours they won't allow this so i mean how do you get the eu and the libyans who are politically divided, two separate governments, to work together? >> indeed it's a tricky situation. the libyan officials you were quoting are officials from the tripoli government which is not recognized by any european country, so european governments could not even meet that official to discuss the matter because they recognize an alternative government the legitimate government which came out of the elections last june and which in tabrook several hundred miles away from tripoli and the place where most migrant boats leave. >> we know that immigration is a very sensitive issue right across europe particularly in
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countries like britain that have general elections, so what do you think is the next move how can the crisis be stopped when so many people are dying yet the people smugglers themselves are making so much money? >> exactly. we need to tackle the criminal economy that is behind this smuggling but we need also to give alternatives to these migrants. until they find any alternative to get out of their countries where usually they have a civil war, that is why they are freeing, until they find that they are very likely going to rely on smugglers so we can bond the smugglers but if we don't address the root causes of migration, if we do not offer people alternative channels to move to europe or at least move to safer places and neighboring countries we are not going to change the situation so i'm afraid three months from now we will be sitting here and discussing the same problem maybe on top of more hundreds of deaths. >> in rome thank you for
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talking to al jazeera. well meanwhile in libya 13 fighters loyal to former general have been killed in fighting in benghazi. more violence has been reported in tripoli and parts of southern benghazi and a truce loyal to forces in libya collapsed on thursday. now armenians around the world making 100 years since the massacre of the ancestors in ottoman and they were killed and what it and 20 countries call the first genocide of the 20th century and they dispute the figures and rejects the planned ethnic cleansing campaign and in a moment we will talk to is istanbul and paul tell us where you are and what we expect to happen there today.
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>> darren we are at the armenian genocide at the capitol of armenia where the ceremony just ended and members of the public as you see behind me are coming to pay their respects and lay flowers and say a prayer and among them are thousands of armenians from around the world and descendents of survivors who found refuge in the middle east europe and america and also the families of a handful of eyewitnesses who are still alive today. we met with one of them earlier this week. 104-year-old watches his great, great grandchildren play. he was six when he and his parents left their farm in western armenia and his father was warned their village would be targeted by ottoman turk soldiers. >> translator: my mother covered her face with soot and dressed as a kurd and there is a photo of my father and he is the man with a mustache and he told
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them he was a kurd. if they found out he was armenian he would have been killed. >> reporter: he and his parents walked for 300 kilometers to safety. he says he will never forget seeing mothers abandon their children along the way. >> translator: when they got tired they couldn't carry their infants anymore and throw them in the river. throwing them in the river was better than leaving them on the ground where wild animals would eat them. >> reporter: eyewitness accounts from survivors like him are on display at the armenia institute and museum and the halls have photographic evidence and footage and written testimonies of the atrocities that arman yanukovichs say were committed against them between 1915-1923 and beyond. the new exhibition time to open with a centennial commemoration is the first time the mass killings of armania people is shown in context of world history. >> genocide is not only part of
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armenian history, at the same time it's a part of the turkish history. >> reporter: armenia president was one of the first visitors to the exhibition and he says in addition to remembering the past armenia is also looking ahead, that's why it's not putting any preconditions for establishing relations with turkey. >> translator: we said you should recognize the genocide to establish normal ties and it's fair and constructive. >> reporter: open air market many are still demanding acknowledgment from turkey. >> translator: we have to admit it and have to admit it i'm a witness. >> for us to go on as a nation the wounds need to be healed. >> translator: the arman yanukovich church has canonized the victims as saints. ♪ the century old ceremony has not been seen for more than 400 years, armania message 100 years on is that it's important to
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recognize what happened in the past and condemn it hoping tragedies like this are not repeated in the future. the commemorations will continue here until tonight when a torch light will lead people from the republic square to memorial and later tonight a symphony with 170 musicians from 70 countries performing a program called revival. >> all right paul there in the armenian capitol and thank you and let's cross to istanbul and commemorations there too in turkey, what can we expect to see? >> well, darren, they are commemorations that have been taking place as you say but they are limited in comparison to what is going over in armania. there is still a large turkish armania community here and have been holding some vigils in the churches here in istanbul and there is a main event that is
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taking place in vann and eastern turkey which is the main cathedral or where the main cathedral is and knowing it was renovated by the turkish government and doesn't discriminate against the armenian citizens and, in fact, continues to say it never systematically tried to target them. we see there is a different narrative according to turks what happened 100 years ago and one who continues to display the different narrative and propagate it is the daughter of a general in the ottoman turkish army and we met up with her yesterday to hear what she had to say. 74-year-old runs a small museum in istanbul on display are artifacts, books and war time memorabilia that belonged to her late father who was a general in the ottoman army and the story give as glimpse in the turkish version of events in 1915 when
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thousands were forcibly transferred from homes and allegedly killed by the ottoman turks. >> no problem between turkish people and armenian people and after the armenian be troyed ottoman government told them you have to change place because now you are with the russian people you are killing us. and we see that and give them milk and give them doctors. >> reporter: according to the general's memoir they instituted the violence. >> in my father's book he says as if all graced and throw our people out and saw the scars and arms and bodies on the ground. >> reporter: it's a stark contrast to what has become a common narrative, in the past month both european parliament and catholic pope francis have described what took place 100 years ago as a genocide conducted against the armenians. and it is this word genocide
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that continues to anger turkey while the government concedes that many armenians were killed it insists the term itself is totally incorrect. >> politically we believe that term is being exploited in a way instead of leading an event in a just manner technically it's also wrong because for the term to be applied you need to have a systematic policy of extermination of it and we know as a historical fact the armenian come to living in istanbul at that time and know they are a part of the armenian soldiers at that time. >> reporter: despite the controversy under erdawan they had a letter of condolence to armenians for the first time ever in 2014. national pride is extremely prevalent in turkish society and main roads and square have huge flags flying high or draped across the building and it's
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that strong sense of patriotism that make some people here so defensive when it comes to discussing inging sensitive issues like the armenian one. >> translator: turkey never committed such crimes. >> translator: it wasn't the turks who committed genocide it was the armenians. >> reporter: despite the opposing narratives and tension it continues to create there are still thousands of armenians living in turkey and left to mark the 100th anniversary freely. ♪ concerts are being held together with a church service in the main cathedral that the turkish government renovated in 2005. officials here say they are more interested in building a future with the armenians than focusing on the past. what is interesting to note darren aside from this 100th anniversary of those events turkey is also making 100 years since world war i and the battle at gallipoli there seen as major
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events because the father of the republic turk was such a significant figure in those battles so turkish society here is more concerned with celebrating or commemorating those events than they are about the armenian issue and it's a sticky topic that continues to be a hot discussion here in turkey as we have just seen here and armenian darren. >> there in istanbul and thank you. well plenty more to come on the news hour including we will tell you how political violence is effecting bangladesh garment and close to finding a a malaria vaccine and then we will go to madrid and talk about the champion league. ♪ now in yemen where there have been more air strikes by the
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saudi-led coalition against houthi targets and forces loyal to the exile president abd rabbuh mansur hadi gained control of large parts of aiden and the foreign minister says there will be no peace until houthis surrender and more than a thousand have been killed since last month and 115 of them are children and we have more. >> reporter: ♪ there is a semblance of law an order here despite no clear governance in yemen the bomb disposal unit has come to work not far from here is a military base hit in an air strike this week. and spent ammunition liters the streets. >> translator: the area is not free of chemical substances and examined the area with detectors and collected explosives and now being disarmed somewhere else. >> reporter: residents say it was the largest blast they've
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heard since the saudi-led campaign began. look around and you get a sense of hundreds of lost man hours. jobs on hold and the thousands of dollars that will be needed for reconstruction. although none of this is as urgent as caring for the hundreds of people hurt in that one bombing. a 20-minute drive away is the largest hospital in sanaa, it's intensive care unit is where some of the most serious cases will be seen. the hospital director says that may not be the case for much longer. >> translator: electricity supply by the government is cutoff and we are using generators but there is not enough fuel this has been going on for a week and if it continues i'm afraid the hospital will have to close. >> reporter: it's not just this hospital in trouble. the world health organization is warning that yemen's entire healthcare system is on the brink. meanwhile the red cross director in sanaa believes keeping the
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hospitals running is even more pressing than the need for food. >> if we don't find a quick solution now it will be a catastrophe in a few days. hundreds of people can die because they don't have the medicines. >> reporter: he says that while medical aid has started to arrive his staff face yet another pitfall. delivering them to the hospitals in places where there is fighting. i'm with al jazeera. let's talk to sarah a yemen journalist and joins me live from london, sarah, the saudis have said they were stopping their campaign then they restarted it. how effective do you think the air strikes have been and will they work to stop the houthis from expanding territory already gained? >> reporter: yes the size of storm operation did announce it stopped but fighting continues on the ground and air strikes continuing in several areas in yemen, more than six or seven
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provinces have had a huge hit. how successful it is this is very debatable because in terms of hitting military bases and places where houthis have taken base, yes, they are doing so but at the same time there is a huge collector of damage that has happened to the country with infrastructure and bridges and homes and schools and colleges all being destructed. >> what is the saudi objective, is the military component of operation likely to force any kind of political settlement, do you think? >> reporter: i think they will try their best to pressure to put pressure the more they hit houthi targets i think what they are trying to do is put pressure on them to retreat and leave their cities and leave the military bases and stop the fighting. but on the ground and seeing what is happening, it only is
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increasing so unless pressure comes from above and senior houthi military level make an announcement to stop the fighting, the fighting will not stop and it will keep on increasing. >> that is an important point you make because the houthis have said they are still committed to those peace talks and the political settlement but say this even as their forces continue to engage in violence and take more territory. it looks like they want to take as much territory as they can to gain some kind of political advantage in any future talks, would you agree with that? >> reporter: there is a big point of that and houthis diplomatically have always been good on negotiation table. they were part of the national dialog and part of the peace and agreement partnership and on the table negotiations were going well but on the ground we were seeing still advancement of
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forces. so really there has to be clear objectives, if there is negotiations on the table they have to be closely monitored, they have to be serious sanctions and you know now with the u.n. security council deadline finished so we will wait and see what will happen. >> so let me get a final point from you i understand you are basically stuck in london because you cannot return to yemen because of the fighting and the dangers, what are your friends and family telling you about the challenges and dangers they face back home? >> reporter: it's very hard very very difficult to live in yemen at the moment. they can't go to sleep with the sounds of the bombing and the shellings, the roads are unsafe there is no water, there is no electricity, they can't find food dead bodies on the streets. they can't even get to healthcare and health units, it's very difficult like this and i have family and friends who are basically looking for wheat and flour and been trying
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to find that for more than three or four days and some of them are even stuck at home cannot move. so it's very very difficult living there especially when you have nothing to do with any political sources and the people who are the one whose are suffering the most. >> all right, sarah there in london, sarah thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. now ash from the volcano in southern chile spread to argentina and border closed as 5 centimeters of ash deposited on the roads and strong winds this chile created a thick fog blanketed the country and it has been dormant 40 years but wednesday it started to erupt and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. let's get a check on the weather with everton and any rain in the forecast for chile? >> no significant rain to be honest with you and may see patches of rain by the second half of the weekend but for the time being things are quiet, an
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area of cloud not far away and this is satellite picture, a band of cloud just making its way across southern most part of chile where the proper rainfall is and you see to the south of santiago and rainfall extending across southern parts of the country and no significant rain in the forecast and high pressure is very much in charge here and on the atmosphere we see ash out of the volcano and it spreads and it is tending to go from west to east across the country. the rainfall chance over the next couple of days you can see it's dry. on saturday and, in fact it's dry on sunday too. perhaps a little bit of patchy and drizzling rain at this stage. the southern ocean we may see wet weather also effecting in the southeast corner of australia and new zealand and band of cloud joining the two countries together so we will have a wet and murky dull and gray start to the day on saturday actually.
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and 14 cells just there with a cool southeasterly wind coming in. much are seeing patchy rain for a good part of australia it will be dry, darren. >> thank you, still to come on al jazeera remembering the fallen 100 years after world war one bloody battles and live at the commemorations, plus argentina is on the world gaming map. and in sport england gains upper hand in the second test against the west indies and andy will have more after the break. stay with us. ♪
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welcome back and reminder of the stories on al jazeera italian coast guard vessel in katania with 85 people rescued from mediterranean and eu has a tackle on growing migrant crisis. yemen more air strikes by saudi-led coalition courses and those loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi gained control of large parts of aiden. armenians around the world marking 100 years since the killing of ancestors in the territory 1 1/2 million people killed and turkey rejects figures and of a planned ethnic cleansing campaign. now it's almost 100 years since the start of the failed ally campaign in the peninsula during the first world war and commemorations taking place to honor those who died on both
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sides and more than 140 troops lost their lives in the eight-month long battle and began with britain, island and france and new zealand and more attacked it and it was part of an empire aligned with germany and bernard is live where the commemorations are taking place and this is one of the most iconic battlefields of the first world war, how significant are today's commemorations? >> reporter: 100 years ago tomorrow the allied expedition force made up of 70,000 soldiers from britain, france australia and new zeeland waited ton shore of the peninsula and what was expected to be a lightning strike to take control of the peninsula and the strait and ended up being an almost nine-month long siege ending in defeat for the ally forces and a significant victory for the
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ottoman turks but victory came at a cost 102,000 turkish soldiers killed 42000 ally soldiers killed and today they will be remembered at a ceremony here it will be led by turkish president erdiwan and britain's prince charles and prime minister of australia and new zealand and 40 other countries and ceremony due to start in the next hour or so darren. >> bernard these events happened nearly 100 years ago and how significant is this in modern day turkey, does it sort of resonate today? >> it does and of course ultimately of course the ottoman empire which was already crumbling to the end of the first world war would lose the war with germany but what happened here laid the foundations really for the model turkish state, one of the commanders of the turks here under ger manned command but one of commanders was the founder of
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the turkey state and his image looms over the ceremony today, an image that looms over much of turkish lives and what happens here resonates strongly in this country, darren. >> bernard, thank you. now the u.n. has invited the syrian government and opposition groups for peace talks in geneva next month and the bid to end the war as fighters launch attack against checkpoints west of the city of hana and dominated by groups supporting regime mostly known as national defense committees and we have more. >> reporter: it is a great view from a plane in northwest hana and the vast area of the village to the north and south. once a peaceful countryside, it's now become a battlefield. government forces have been using it as an attack position against opposition fighters. >> translator: this area was
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one of the first to revolt against the regime and was badly bombed and targeted now it's time to counter attack. >> reporter: opposition fighters launched the attacks by firing artillery, and target with three checkpoints. and objective was to isolate village loyal to regime from those opposing it. >> translator: we started by launching artillery against barricades and with the infantry and we will have full control god willing. >> reporter: attempts to control the area by government forces have been met by fierce resistance. the area is strategic to both sides and it connects hama and idlib provinces and the link between the homs in the south and northern providence. >> translator: our main objective is to destroy
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checkpoints in the city. if we succeed in that we will cut supply lines for regime forces. >> reporter: whatever the outcome, hana remains important front line in the conflict without an end, i'm with al jazeera. 14 people have been hit and killed by a train in central macedonia in the city of valez and the group of migrants walking along a well-known route to europe and prosecutor says survivors it appears most of the group were from somalia and afghanistan. precedented number of migrants willing to risk everything in hopes of a better life in europe and many are finding reality a far cry from their dreams and simon mc-greger wood went to meet migrants under a bridge in paris. >> reporter: 50 mostly sudan migrants by the river some have been here months made the journey across the sea from libya escaping war at home and
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hoping for a better life and none of them have papers and rely on charity for everything, it's a kind of migrant limbo. mohamed, is not his real name, spent three years in libya and paid $1100 for his place on a boat which made it to italy and now this. >> translator: it's not the life we imagined finding in europe. we don't know what to do. but we are obliged to be here, this is the path we took but i ask myself why are we here the eu states don't seem to be interested in us anymore. >> reporter: those trying to help migrants in france say people like mohamed are victims of a system which is intentionally slow and designed to discourage. >> the argument which is brought forward by the government is always that if you welcome them too well more will come and this is terrible because it's not true. people in sudan or syria do not think i will ask for asylum in
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france because i will have shelter, they only think i have to leave home i cannot stay there otherwise i will die. >> reporter: this. >> reporter: this surge in the number of people trying to reach europe unfortunately for them seems to be matched by a hardening of attitudes here in france to immigration as a whole. so finding the political will to help migrants settle more quickly and in greater numbers is going to be very hard. the rise of the national front in france is mirrored elsewhere in europe tempting politicians into ever tougher posturing on immigration and add to that stagnating economies and soaring unemployment you can see why the latest tragedys in the mediterranean led the leaders to focus better ways to keep migrants out rather than welcoming more in. the worry for migrants now may not be how to get asylum but avoid being sent back to where their long journey began, simon
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mc-greger wood paris. hsbc is considering moving headquarters from uk and bank said in the past it's concerned about planned new regulation. the government wants tougher rules for banks based in u k. and the announcement comes less than a month before the british election when the economy will take center stage. scientists say they are closer than ever to finding a successful vaccine for may malaria and children do not survive and we have more on the hope for them. >> reporter: a few tears of pain for a few years of partial protection against malaria. in sub sahara and africa 1300 children die everyday from the disease. there has never been a licensed vaccine but for almost 20 years a research team based in africa has been working towards one. now their biggest trial of what
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is known as the rtss vaccine involving 15,000 infants across seven countries over five years has delivered its results. >> this shows the vaccine does have some impact over a four-year period and reduces attacks of malaria and severe attacks of malaria by 30%. >> is that enough? >> no but if you can reduce it by 30% that is a huge saving in childhood deaths in syria. >> reporter: professor green wood devoted 50 years to fighting may particular yeah and -- fighting malaria and reveals 47% drop in deaths across the globe in the last decade and in africa mortality decreased 54%
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in the same period. >> we are not suggesting it should be a replacement for some of the other measures like that. it is a consideration will bit be cost effective to measures being given. >> reporter: world health organization will decide whether to recommend the vaccine for use by the end of the world, al jazeera. indonesia president said the world economic troubles can no longer be solved through the world back imf and world bank and the comments came at the ashun african conference taking place in datarta and called for a world global order for obsolete ideas of post war institutions. now hundreds of garment factories shut down in bangladesh this year and unable to meet demands for better wages and safety standards following the collapse of the factory two years ago and we have more.
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>> reporter: it's been almost a year since the lights were turned off at this place and he and his family have begun business only three years earlier. they like many others were in a rush to get in on an industry that was expanding fast. propelled by some of the lowest wages in the world, bangladesh had quickly is second only to china in exporting ready-made garments but in april 2013 the plaza building collapsed killing 1,000 garment workers and in the aftermath they demanded safety standards and better wanls in the factories they worked with. unable to meet these requirements he decided to shut down operations. >> translator: this was in a very short time but it's quite
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impossible. >> reporter: bangladesh not all garment factories are created equal and many mid range operators are struggling to stay afloat or closing down in the wake of the plaza disaster higher end factories are expecting business to pick up. the fashion factory cost a few hundred thousand dollars to set up. in contrast this is a multi million dollar affair. shaun's company has the resources to not only meet safety standards but to also break the mold when it comes to the expectations buyers have of bangladesh factories and garment owners here deliver low end, high volume orders more complex products were usually made elsewhere but as the industry matures here that is starting to change. so it is possible to also do very high volume work high value work low volume high
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value, and high volume and factories including mine is changing our set up to handle the high margin business as well and actually moving that business and winning against china. >> reporter: shaun says the industry here is under going a shift with consolidation at the top that is creating more orders for owners like him. the flip side is the weeding out at the bottom. spelling the end for some local operations that can no longer keep up. i'm with al jazeera, bangladesh. one of the world's largest spanish festivals kicked off the buenos aires book fair is focusing on mexico and attracts people from all over the world and expecting as many as 1.2 million visitors and opened with tributes to the writer edward who died earlier this month and the event features more than 4,000 publishing houses.
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moving from the world of books to the world of technology, the games apps industry is growing fast in argentina, multi player quiz game and trivia crack is the united states most downloaded app and we met the brains behind it in buenos aires. >> reporter: what is the capitol of bolivia, who won the most best actors where was picasso born and who thought general knowledge would be such fun. >> we tend to think the kids don't want to learn, right, but that is not true. the truth is the way the kids learn at this point in history is the same way that they did a hundred years before. >> reporter: the 29-year-old founded this while still at university providing apps for the financial world. his latest game in spanish took latin america by storm a couple of years ago. approved by parents and teachers alike for its educational
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content. >> translator: trivia crack questions updated, discarded and added daily supplied by users and taylor made by each country and the number one app in 22 countries and 11 languages. >> the future comes to us and more are starting to disappear and we could do our job in tokyo or madrid or here. the thing is gathering a group, knowing where to go and just experimenting and learning and see how to be the best in the world. >> reporter: now the company that produces the number one act in the world with 125 million downloads so far, 750,000 new ones per day is not in silicon valley and not in a shiny new building in the heart of the capitol city here buenos aires. this is it this warehouse in
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the residential neighborhood is owned by his dad the company he wanted him to inherit. his son is occupying more space and now employing 95 staff from around the world but not in the way his father had envisioned. >> the united states has a very huge industry and they have very easy access to distribution, to markets all over the world. and argentina has a very big lack of internal market unlike the united states. and so their focus has to be in bringing things out to other countries to the english-speaking market in particular which is the united states. >> reporter: all this when argentina economy is in recession with inflation and many talented youngsters leaving to work abroad so what letter represents iron on the periodic table? oh dear maybe not so easy
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daniel in buenos aires. time for a short break on al jazeera and when we come back we will have sport and boxing fans have to move fast to have a chance to see one of the biggest effort. stay with us. ♪
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♪ welcome back, it has been 25 years since the hubble space telescope worth $2 1/2 billion was launched in orbit and sends spectacular images of distant galaxys and expanding university and tim ackerman reports on one of nasa's grandest achievements.
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>> reporter: new york city time square this week tourest are getting a real time display that is literally out of this world, far, far out thanks to the hubble space telescope which launched in 1990 and from the orbit 500 kilometers above earth it sent back 1.2 million observations and going past the earth's atmosphere hubble's visual accuracy has been liken to seeing a pair of fire flies in japan from the north coast of north american and scientists have an accurate look at planets in the solar system and the first time identified more planets behind it. >> the mirrors down on this end and this points out into space. >> reporter: and wanted deeper appreciation of the immense space. >> we know from the images there are something like 200 billion other galaxys in the universe filled with hundreds of billions of stars. >> reporter: insight in the
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course of the universe itself by tracing it backward in time to places more than 13 billion light years from earth. >> the galaxys are not only flying away from each other but accelerating and this tells us the universe is filled with this mysterious energy they call dark energy. and it was serviced by astronauts in 1993 a fatal flaw in the largest mirror almost made it worthless but nasa dispatched a repair crew that corrected the error and hubble is expected to keep operating for the next few years but an instrument 100 times more powerful the web space telescope will be launched in 2018. >> we have web and hubble operating at the same time so that will open up a whole new window on the universe. >> reporter: a window likely to produce more revelations about worlds yet to be discovered tom ackerman, al jazeera, green belt maryland. time for the sport and here
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is andy. >> reporter: thanks and in the last few minutes defending european champions are against yaventis of the semi finals and barcelona and munic and beat atletic atletico with them and the berlin are champions and have not won a title in close to two decades and the winning in 1996. the coach heading back to the former club for the other semi final and four teams won the competition 21 times between them and the two legs played in the first two weeks of may and two italian team of eropa league and napoli will be making their first semi final appearance in the tournament the final taking place in the polish city of war saw and more reaction for that later on. tickets for the floyd mayweather
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flight officially sold out in a minute of going on sale and almost as quickly they were available for resale on the internet at vastly inflated prices, 1,000 tickets up for grabs and the rest privately distributed and the sponsors fighters and promoters and the cheapest is being sold at $1500 and on the web it could cost close to $150,000. basketball ball teams chicago bulls have not won the prize since 1998 and they are closer to the title on thursday and the bulls beating the bucks for a 3-0 lead in the first round playoff series and 2011 rose hitting 34 points. the bucks sold chicago to double over time and rose grabbed six during the period and helping chicago 113-106. >> it's an honor to be in the
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playoffs let alone be up 3-0 and playing against a team and they are pushing us and an example was it was a great example tonight how hard they played and defensively they are great and forcing us to play and which we need and finding ways to win the games and that is why we have playoffs because every game will be different. >> reporter: canada avoided elimination over the win of calgory flames with a tie breaking goal and they won 2-1 and can level the series in game six on saturday, the series winners will play the ducks in the next round. a century is putting a strong position day four for the test of westin dis and saw england john than and alice both scoring half centuries and england captain cookout for 76 and not
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scored a century now for almost two years and had undefeated 118 and the test hundred and the first overseas and ben stokes the last one out on thursday as england finished 373 for 6 and have a look at samuels giving stokes a nice send off there england had a first inning lead of 74 runs. >> cannot blast and pitch people out and you have to be patient and work together so that is one of the things i'm telling them all along and getting wickets give nothing away and sooner or later we will get a couple wickets and the score board will look differently. >> reporter: nadal for the french open title next month not going entirely to plan and slipped in his second clay court defeat in five days and the earliest lost in 12 years and competing in the barcelona open and he lost to yakovitch and
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lost to the 13 seed and nadal has two more tournaments until the french open on may the 24th. another big name whose week finished early is the three-time defending champion losing and aungelique in two and won 6-2 and she will lose her number two ranking as a consequence. >> the return to something i could have definitely done better, you know with respect to a serving 144 and could not take advantage and it's usually my strength and i wasn't aggressive enough and with that you know, she gains a little bit of confidence and makes a few shots and guesses right and all of the sudden you are in a bit
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of a fight and in the end it just didn't go my way. >> reporter: surfer has cement cemented his place at the top winning the river event in australia against the 28-year-old and perfect conditions to narrowly beat his hawaiian rival and the next event is in his home country coming up, in may. >> i'm so happy and, yeah, i want to say john is one of the most crazy call lent we have on tour and we had a blast out there and unfortunately i think this time i will bring the trophy home. >> the champion draw on our website al and madrid and barcelona and by munick in the last semi final draw. >> all right and thank you. still i'll be back at the top of the hour with another full bulletin of news and stay with al jazeera, thanks for watching.
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