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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour i'm sammy in doha britain's david cameron set to remain prime minister after party defies the opinion polls in parliamentary elections. target ar air strikes after shelling in the kingdom. meet ethiopian in search of a better life but found hardship instead. out of control russian space craft plummets back to earth. ♪
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let's start with the uk elections and it's almost certain david cameron will win a second term in government. the final results are almost in. cameron is expected to announce victory soon. his conservative party has taken 322 seats so far. that is just four seats away from an over all majority. it's predicted to end the day with 329 seats. the labor party currently has 228 seats and that is down by 26 projected to end the day with 233 places in parliament. that is largely because the scottish national party have all but wiped out neighboring scotland and have taken 56 out of 59 possible seats. and liberal democrats had a disaster night and down 8 sights or at 8 seats and down by 46 and
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in a minute we will hear from them and have the latest on the uk independence party leader who failed to get elected and more on the landslide scottish national victory in scotland from barnabie but first lawrence lee is live for us in london so lawrence we are getting to the point i guess where we start to hear the victory and the resignation speeches. take us forward. >> yes, that's right. and frankly i don't think the conservative party in their wildest, most fevered dreams could possibly have imagined that things would go this well for them. this time yesterday there was absolutely no indication whatsoever by anybody that there would be an outright majority for any single party and there were assumptions of weeks of tortured negotiations to try to shackle together some sort of arrangement in this new world of
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coalition politics inside the uk and yet consider exactly the extent to which the conservative party has managed to neutralize all of its opposition in london. as you say the labor party disaster. the liberal democrats imploded and uk and main opposition to the right their leader their iconic figure a man who was their basically their lynchpin for their forward momentum lost their seat and all three will probably have to resign by the end of the day and conservatives will march on unopposed and national party which has done so well now has no authority in government in london. they will have a lot of mps here but not able to influence policy at all. it's at the absolute best possible outcome the conservative party could ever have dreamed up. >> you wrapped nicely for us lawrence the major parties, what about the smaller parties and
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support they have commanded, how much has that changed or upset the british political map? >> it has a new fault line across british politics traditional arrangement as we know is between conservatives normally on the center right and labor party, the working people's party on the center left and seems now people depending on which party on the uk they are in which part of the arrangement they want to go with but it doesn't automatically involve the labor party anymore. in england it seems overwhelmingly people have decided they want to stick with the economic program put forward by the conservatives. it is true millions of people voted ukip and the way the system works it has not translated into parliamentary seat and england in terms is a
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bit right wing but scotland the opposite happened won 56 out of 59 seats on a platform saying the labor party sold out with the conservatives am nicholas and her party placed itself to the left of the labor party promising much bigger antiausterity measures and saying they prefer this option and there is a fault line on the wall if you like and scotland looking left and england looking right and what does it mean? potentially a more federalist uk and a lot of talk and has been since last night that in the coming days when the conservatives start to create their new program for the next parliament that they will have to offer scotland something that looks much more like financial independence to try to neutralize their threat too inside westminster. >> lawrence you brought us at the perfect point to transition the discussion and let's thank lawrence and we will go to monitoring the vote in scotland
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we have just been talking about and joins us know from glascow and what does the party do next with the victory i guess is the big question on the minds of many? >> that's right, sammy. in a strange kind of way they are rather impotence in the westminster parliament sorry despite their stunning victory. 56 seats but there are 650 seats in westminster so they are in no position to block the conservatives. their assumption indeed everyone's assumption going into this election was that there was a strong possibility of what you might call a progressive or center left coalition or at least agreement and they could be part of that working with the labor party, working with other smaller parties and that would give them a greater say and that is not going to happen. and let's look ahead at what might happen with my guest
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daniel political analyst at the university and thanks daniel for sticking with us. what will the scottish nationalist do in westminster, how will they push their agenda? >> well element of speculation about that but certainly they will go down to westminster with a large contingent of mps and battle lines are starting to be drawn this morning looking at the prime minister and nicholas and they want a further package of powers to be in scotland than currently what is on the table and how they push for that is the result of a legitimacy question and election and conservatives would want mp in scotland and labor wiped out and this huge smp contingent and create a real division between scottish result and a prudent prime minister would seek to engage with that in a
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constructive way or threaten the union itself. >> david cameron may be so desperate to hold the uk together he will devolve to scotland. >> limited option to prime minister and take the existing proposals for powers to scotland and add them and a radical one would be to open up a comprehensive discussion of constitutional change in the uk how they are governed from the system and how we handle relations with our nations and regions. i suspect more inclined to pit the former than the latter but the pressure the smp people are bringing to people are quite simply the resolve in scotland is where the leverage comes from. >> viewers in other parts of the world may be rather confused and in september there was a referendum they voted 55-45 to stay in the uk and yet they have given the nationalists an enormous mandate in this election.
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so what has happened? >> what has happened is the scottish national party over the last ten or so years through the scottish political system with the parliament and scottish nationalists have been in government since 2007 and bit legitimacy and credibility with labor with all crystal with today's results and we have people supporting the nationalists who do not favor independence and simply think the scottish national party are a competent and b willing to go to westminster and more defend scottish interests and as a result they are winning these landslides across the nation. >> the university here thank you very much sammy will be bringing you the news from scotland through the day and for now back to you. >> thank you so much. the anti-immigrant uk independence party has taken 12 percent of the total vote and only taken one seat. the leader has failed to get elected and let's go to there
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and rather awkward situation for nigel, is he expected to resign now? >> well if you take him at his word then, yes, sammy and just a few hours ago as he came towards the count behind me here in this coastal part of kent he said i've never broken my word. he asked reporters are you calling me a liar. he hasn't nonetheless in the last few hours said he will be stepping down. everybody is asking that question. he himself says that he feels like he had a weight lifted off his shoulders personally split politically a disappointment and scored 12% of the national vote and only got one member of parliament. he has been also referring as we heard to what he calls an earthquake in scotland and he is saying that all of this this lack of representation for such a large percentage of elaborate means that ukip in the future
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nigel says we will be leading the call for electoral reform in britain. >> there is also the question of why people have turned to some of these smaller parties. >> absolutely. i mean for years now for several years people have been getting more and more disgruntled with the westminster scene and expenses scandal and the resent past people have been commenting on the similarities and the lack of real character between some of the party leaders, if you like and getting a bit bored with debates on television but beyond that there are issues and one is the european union and although ukip will have one member of parliament some say they pushed david cameron's conservative party to the right and conservatives promising a referendum by 2017. also immigration, most of the major parties have committed to try to bring down immigration into the uk, some of the other
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further left parties have criticized them for doing so it could be argued that nigel and his party have already scored a breakthrough and of course let's not forget they won the eu elections last year and he probably will be stepping down as leader in the next few hours or days but the party as he promises is not going anywhere in terms of its support base sammy. >> thanks so much. and the saudi-led coalition launched a new series of air strikes against houthi rebels in northern yemen, a spokesman has retaliation for attacks on saudi villages and we have the latest. >> reporter: hours after offering a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in yemen, the saudi-led coalition has launched more air strikes against the houthis. saudi army officers say the decision was in response to houthi shelling of saudi
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villages. >> translator: now the equation has changed. we will target those who carried out the attacks against our people, their bases, the city to where houthi commanders are operating, military operation will be longer and harsher and go after all the houthi commanders. >> reporter: these are some of the areas that were hurt in sada the power base of houthis in northern yemen and saudi-led coalition said it destroyed command and telecommunication centers centers. fighting is continuing across the country. here on the streets of aiden in the south forces loyal to president abd rabbuh mansur hadi have been fighting for weeks to push the rebels out. but the houthis backed by soldiers who support former president saleh insist they
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still have the upper hand. tribesmen loyal to president hadi are now in control of the international airport along yemen's eastern coast, but the rest has fallen to al-qaeda recently recently. six weeks of fighting have left yemen in tatters. hundreds have been killed and thousands of families have been displaced or had to flee the country. yemen's humanitarian situation gets worse everyday. and the capital sanaa people are spending hours looking for water and the situation controlled by the houthis is rationing water, fuel and food items with rising shortage in supplies. >> translator: we face a huge crisis and there is no electricity and sanaa is known.
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>> reporter: the international community is calling for a ceasefire across the country so that aid can reach millions of people. but delivering it may not be possible. i'm with al jazeera. to other news and the sight intelligence group says leader from al-qaeda in arab has been killed in a u.s. air strike and he and his oldest son were apparently killed in a drone strike in the yemen city and he admitted financing the attack on the french magazine charlie hebdo in january. hezbollah says three of its fighters have been killed along the syrian/lebanon border and new video of fighting between the syrian group and hezbollah in the battle and they support president assad and fighting various rebel groups in the border area for months. much more to come here on the al jazeera news hour we visit the
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cape flat communities of south africa, and the suburbs where children are growing up in a battleground. and it's not the police protecting people, it's the army burundi soldiers calm tensions after days of protests against the president and in sports baseball star alex rodriguez has a new record for the yankees and some are not in the mood to celebrate and we will have details later in the show. show. ♪ pakistan's military says six people including ambassadors have been killed in a helicopter crash. and command is live for us in islamabad and kamal this is an embarrassment as well as a tragedy. >> reporter: indeed it is. the crash happened about 300
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kilometers north of islamabad and in a mountain area which is also the confluence of three of the mighty mountain ranges and the pakistan government had arranged a diplomatic mission and that was to take members from 37 countries to the mountains on a four-day trip to familiarize them with pakistan. the helicopter is said to have come down at a arean area in clear weather. it's not clear what caused the accident but indeed it is a big tragedy, the prime minister was also due to arrive at the same location turned back to islamabad, he has now declared a day of mourning and has instructed that arrangements be made to bring back the dead diplomates that includes the ambassador of norway of the philippines also the wives of the malaysia and indonesia
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ambassador to pakistan and bring both the injured and dead back to islamabad. >> all right thanks so much kamal there. in burundi the government in opposition are planning to meet for peace talks, at least 18 people have been killed during demonstrations against the president's bid for a third term. and the move initially defied a two-term limit and this week a court cleared the way for him to run again and malcolm web reports from the capitol. >> reporter: soldiers have been out on the streets at the burundi capitol since the second day of protests against president president's bid for a third term. the army says it is supporting the police but soldiers have not joined in the violence and protesters like them. >> translator: the burundi soldiers are always protecting us when these policemen shoot at us. >> translator: we thank the soldiers and we thank their commander. he should deploy more soldiers
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the street. >> reporter: that protest was then broken up. police fired tear gas and guns. this time nobody was injured. the protesters here say a lot of people in police uniforms are not policemen but members of the youth wing and the protesters say this group are much more likely to shoot them with guns and say as long as the soldiers are out on the streets too then they are safe and they are much less likely to get shot. it's not normal to hear police here chanting and singing songs the street but police and the ruling party deny that the group is involved. many people see the army as being politically neutral. the paws deal defended the 12-year civil war in 2005 states the military should be ethnically balanced and inclusive of groups and some say this has not fully happened in practice but it's professional
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nonetheless. the soldiers have been trained by u.s. and serve in keep- ---peace keeping missions and it can keep the population safe. >> they know what to do. they know how to cooperate and they are doing their jobs. we will have to wait. >> reporter: [chanting] some of the activists who called the protest don't want the army to wait and want it to take control. professor studied burundi conflict for years and he thinks it could happen soon if the violence continues. >> translator: in that situation i can even see a coup happening so that normality can be restored throughout the country. >> reporter: it's hard to see how the situation will be resolved neither the president nor the protesters show any sign
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of backing down. malcolm web, al jazeera. the murder rate in south africa has slowed down everywhere apart from cape town and that is mostly down to drug gangs, fighting over territory in the city's cape flats communities. and in an exclusive interview we talk to a gang leader who blames the government for turning the neighborhood into a ghetto. >> reporter: smoking crystal meth in a portable toilet. these are members of one of the gangs running the drug trade-in the cape flats area of cape town. he is a gang leader and believes taking and selling drugs is the only life possible here. >> the young boys are dream inging and the dream and don't have school fees and don't have money to go to college and there is no
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food at home. and take drugs for the scapegoat. >> reporter: there is a price to the drug-fueled world and he was hit in a stray bullet in a gun fight between the gangs and the children are growing up in a battleground. >> drug dealers and shootings and all the kids here they can get shot any time. they can get killed very quickly. >> killed for just witnessing it? >> yes killed by this weapon or something. >> reporter: the gang leader believes the government doesn't care about the mixed race or colored communities as they call themselves and have allowed their neighborhood to become a ghetto. >> when the party was young and with the government now we ask
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because there are no role models and took the gangs for the role models. i call it the maximum security prison. i see the borders from every one and if they can put a roof over it then it is a prison. >> reporter: the cape flats have been dubbed the suburbs and the drugs trade is everywhere here. it's the main employer and put food on the table when no one else will. according to a resent report the police are as complicit in the drugs economy as the gangs themselves. >> through corruption that criminal networks are corrupt public officials including law enforcement agencies to either turn a blind eye or to be complicit and criminals are everywhere to avoid law enforcement making sure that
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they disappear or witnesses interfered with or in rare cases even eliminated. >> reporter: he says the way to stop this spiral is to stop them seeing the street gangs as surrogate families and strengthening the family unit and empowering the mother and gang leader agrees. >> i want to change people in a hope and wherever you are you will listen to them talking. when i see this everyday. >> reporter: the murder rates across the rest of south africa is decreasing. in the cape flats it's rising. as these young men fight over territory and drug profits. many have never left the flats. many won't make it. sue with al jazeera in the cape flats area of cape town. rob is here now with the weather and i understand it's
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not good news that is on its way to the philippines, rob. >> no, the philippines is prone to typhoons and another in the ring of fire and it's not the only thing caught by the fill philippines in the last 24 hours or so a massive cloud circulated and it's going to be a typhoon and there are clues to look for and that is sequence and you should see in the middle of it a little eye, that is the eye which is the most violent thunderstorms are and at the moment they are going in the middle islands of the philippines and these are the current figures for it. it circulates staying where it is the clouds of course much bigger now and circulating heart and around the eye of thunderstorm you have winds of 200 kilometers per hour and gusts of 250 at the moving and it's moving northwest and it will curl up where it will get sometime later on saturday early sunday, probably at the peak by this time and category three or four where it will be
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windy and gusting at 270 or 220 and the winds are not the only damaging thing and rain and worst still quite possibly is the tidal and storm surge that comes with the heart of the storm and the waves. they are already up to about 11 meters in height. so battering waves and the lift to the pacific that comes in the island sees the worst of it and we don't think we overly badly hit but it won't be a good thing, sammy. >> thanks rob and musicians in philippines are supporting a new law to help them protect them from foreign music and say people do not support singers as they do in south korea or japan and we have more from manila. >> last couple of minutes of the show, here we go. >> reporter: these d.j.s host one of the most popular shows in the philippines like other mainstream programs it's in english and features
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predominately foreign pop music but if they don't play four local songs each hour they would be disobeying a government order. >> our job is to play what people want to hear. is it the right fit for our station and market and our image so right now it's to be honest it's pretty hard to fill. >> reporter: there is a much local music that sells to the general public and many musicians here put it down to mentality, remaining prevalent notion if it's foreign it's better and western music is played so much here a quarter go to local composures majority goes to foreign artists but this doesn't mean local musicians are not out there. they just have lack of support from music promoters and some want to see stronger government measures to protect home grown music and pushing for a law to give radio stations tax incentives to play locally-produced songs. >> have to meet somewhere else
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somewhere in between, there is going to be beneficial to them and we will also benefit. >> reporter: but legislation cannot guaranty local artists an audience. >> not something you can dictate to your listeners. you can try to influence them but in the end we can try but it's our decision and it's with the public. >> reporter: these artists are singing about putting country first and they hope that eventually law or not the country will learn to favor them ahead of others. ♪ i'm with al jazeera, manila. still to come on al jazeera, painful memories in paint, an artist from iraq tells a tragic story of his community on canvas. shelter and sanitation and food run by volunteers supplying much needed aid to the people of nepal. and in sport number one rory off
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to a good start in the championship in florida but over shadowed by one of asia's rising young stars and details coming up. ♪
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♪ you are watching the al jazeera news hour reminder of our top stories now david cameron's conservative party on course to win majority in britt's parliament and projected to take 329 seats, the labor party had a landslide defeat in the scottish national party in scotland and
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nigel stepped down after he failed to get elected. yemen northern side of providence has been hit by the heaviest air strikes since bombing began and houthi positions are there. pakistan's military says six people have been killed in a helicopter crash in the north. two ambassadors from norway and philippines plus the wives of indonesia and indonesia and two pilots died. eastern syria dozens of fighters killed in battles between syrian government forces and i.s.i.l. in the past 24 hours and the united states is proposing the formation of a u.n. team to investigate reports of chlorine attacks in syria. and gabrielle reports from the u.n. in new york. >> reporter: scenes of pure horror in syria, lungs burning and civilians struggling to breathe or not breathing at all. the immediate human suffering of a suspected chlorine bomb attack
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in opposition controlled areas and u.s. britain and france point to assad government being responsible for it and other similar attacks and say bombs were dropped from helicopters that assad has responsible for and calling it malicious propaganda and two months ago u.n. said no chlorine attacks and noncompliance and have not been able to agree on next steps and u.s. is proposing the creation of a u.n. investigative body to probe attacks and more importantly assign blame to those responsible. >> what is not clear absolutely is the attribution for that. we need clearly a mechanism to provide that certainty and we are much hoping the security council will agree to the establishment of that mechanism. >> reporter: but there could be challenges that arrive at a consensus in the security
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council primarily from russia syrian government most powerful and loyal ally an ally that has veto power and could pin the blame directly on assad. it's clear assad is responsible and important for russia to acknowledge it. >> russia to explain why they did not know who is responsible for chemical attacks and one saying they are not sure. we know who did it. with the government know who did it. they claim they don't so if they don't why wouldn't they want the u.n. to look into that? >> reporter: the russian ambassador told us the draft proposal has been sent to moscow for review and no decisions have yet been made and if the u.n. blames assad government for attacks given the security council's divisions holding them accountable could be difficult and even more difficult is the innocent civilians who have been the victims and those still under threat of being the next. gabrielle with al jazeera, the
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u.n. the u.s. defense secretary says american troops have started training a small group of syrian tighters to combat the islamic state of iraq and levante and ash carter says it will be a few months before the first group of 90 fighters will be deployed. >> these trainees are recruited, they are vetted and only then are they put into training so they have been in the program for quite a while. and then the training takes some time and then they would be inserted into operations and the trainees behind them and get back to the previous question we hope this to be an ever expanding program once it proves itself which i think it will. >> reporter: and we go live to london where the leader of the liberal democrat party is speaking and let's see what he is saying.
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>> liberal democrats are a family and i will be ex proud of the grace and good humor which our political family has shown through the ups and downs of resent years. so i want to thank every member every campaigner, every counselor and every parliament for the commit you have shown to our country and to our party. it is simply heartbreaking to see so many friends and colleagues who have served their constituents so diligently over so many years abruptly lose their seats because of forces entirely beyond their control. in 2011 after a night of disappointing election results for our party, one of our candidates alex hamilton said this, he said if his defeat was
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part payment for the ending of child detention then he accepted it with all of his heart. those words revealed a selfless dignity which is very rare in politics but common among the democrats. if our losses today are part payment for every family that is more secure because of a job we helped to create every person with depression who is treated with a compassion they deserve, every child who does a little better in school every apprentice with a long and rewarded career to look forward to every gay couple who know their love is worth no less than anyone else's and every pensioner with freedom and dignity in retirement and i hope at least our losses can be endured with a little selfless dignity too. we will never know how many lives we changed for the better because we have the courage to
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stand -- step up at a time of crisis but we have done something that cannot be undone. because there can be no doubt that we leave government with britain a stronger and greener and more liberal country than it was five years ago. however, unforgiving the judgment has been on democrats in the ballot box, i believe the history books will judge our party kindly for the service we sought to provide to the nation at a time of great economic difficulty and for the policies and values which we brought. >> reporter: history books will judge us kindly the words there of the leader of the liberal democrat speaking there as he tended his resignation from the party, and resigning and as he put it with dignity saying our losses can be endured with a little dignity, he went over all the gains which he feels his
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time in the coalition government has achieved for the united kingdom security for families better education and apprenticeship opportunities for children equal rights for gay couples. the artist now from iraq forced to flee when i.s.i.l. fighters overran his community and putting memories on canvas and fled his hometown near mosul and set up a tiny studio to make sure his people and the world never forget. >> translator: i'm an artist. on the day we left we didn't leave behind one single person. all of us and many places around mosul, all of us we fled here and after three days i.s.i.l. had control of all of our towns. no one thought about saving their things. a lot of people even left their money behind.
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it was a tragic thing that happened. i feel that tragedy and then i paint. when i meet witnesses and they tell me stories and i see in the media there are no images like this i decided to make these kinds of paintings to record what happened and show it to the world. my goal is to be like a messenger to the world, i'm getting a lot of offers and good jobs to make happy art like i did in the past. but i'm refusing to do that. because for me what will i say to my people? that i'm painting happy things? i refuse. everyone asks me the question how do i do this art? the artists ask me the same question. it's a secret. it's that i'm feeling when i'm painting and they can't. there are good artists also but the difference between me and other artists is that i feel what the victims feel. i put myself inside this tragedy
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and that is the difference between artists who feel and those who don't, everyone wants to go back to his home but that comes second for me. for me what comes first is that we all have a wish to give back for those who have been kidnapped from our homes and do not care for homes or anything but care for those who have been kidnapped. i have a dream and a wish to make my very last painting one that is happy, showing we have got back all of those who have been stolen from us. >> reporter: thousands of african migrants are risking their lives to reach europe in search of a better life and some ethiopian ethiopians trying to reach middle east by gulf of aiden and many from poor communities do not always find what they are looking for when they arrive and catherine explains. >> reporter: these women returned from the middle east and in a safe house founded by the international organization for migration and they are
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traumatized. according to iom estimates in the last three years more than 160,000 migrants have been forced back home. >> translator: and used a bogus employment agency to reach lebanon and other countries in the middle east. >> translator: on my journey back i met someone who helped me find this place and i told him how i had been mistreated abroad and i'm glad i'm home but i don't know what the future holds. >> reporter: when it's stable enough they will be enrolled in government-funded programs like this one, ethiopians with good business ideas have place in buildings and loans to grow their trade. >> every citizen here needs to know there are a number of options, as you know and it's one of the fastest growing countries and this grows. >> reporter: but the business programs are in urban areas and
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ethiopians are far and in the countryside and repairing for the planting season in june and gives seeds, fertilizers and advice on markets and population is growing fast. >> translator: not enough land and rented this space from another farmer and had to sell my ox to afford it. >> reporter: many are abandoning agriculture and heading to crowded centers in the north where life is equally tough. many young people leave their homes and come to places like this to try and make a living. but those we talked to here told us they had to get enough money to support their families. and on a good day he makes $5 getting people around town and has tried everything including going to saudi arabia. >> translator: people go to other countries for different reasons but mostly because they don't see a future here. and people succeed in the
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countries. >> reporter: back at the safe house they continue to deal with abuse they suffered abroad but the experience it seems is no deterrent for other ethiopians who just want to leave, catherine with al jazeera, northern ethiopia. u.n. says aid contributions in nepal need to be dramatically ramped up. last week the u.n. appealed for $415 million to support earthquake relief efforts but so far only $22 million has been received. inside the country people are turning to homemade solutions, and we report from kathmandu. >> reporter: right now it's the essentials that are needed most. >> we started this because tents are hard to get in kathmandu because we scour the city to buy tents and there was a big inflation of tent prices as
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well. >> reporter: so many homeless from the earthquake makeshift tents have sprung up and people's houses standing are too afraid to return to them. shelter is a priority. >> we as a group decided to take the initiative to produce tents and to provide to the various groups and the villages. >> reporter: with a shortage of tarp in nepal the partners had to get creative this material called flex roll is typically used for advertising sign and buying it on credit selling some finished tents at the price it cost to manufacture and donating the rest. you were saying this is really only just temporary solution right? >> yes. >> reporter: that is because the tents made here will last only about 20 days which isn't even long enough to be of help during monsoon season which is
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rapidly approaching and with more volunteers coming to the workshop everyday they have been able to produce more than 1300 tents. keeping dry is but one worry. killing germs quite another. >> the importance are in places where water is rare so we are providing hand sanitizers to places where there is already less water and so that the water can be used for drinking purpose primarily. >> reporter: but far more difficult is getting it delivered to the hardest hit areas where there is a lack of adequate sanitation. >> villages that vent have been levelled we can see the roofs and people staying in tents and money defecation is massively practiced and people are not good at sanitation and hygiene practices. >> reporter: protection from the elements and prevention of diseases are important enough but of even more concern at the
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moment is nourishment. here members of this community center have banded together to prepare much needed food. peeling, chopping stirring and cooking, this is a huge collective effort. volunteers here tell us they are making enough food to feed thousands of people everyday, their teams are delivering this food and also giving food to the military to distribute. with nepal under such enormous strain the pressure here won't end any time soon. those suffering need the very basics. at a time like this when the flow of aid is clogged and delivery of necessities is slow every little bit helps. mohamed with al jazeera, kathmandu, nepal. a new launch in china to help identify and monitor the worst polluters and the blue map compiled from factories to local governments allowing users to
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see which companies exceed official standards. users can then share the figures on social media and even report the firms to the local environmental protection braugherro and it was launched by a nonprofit at the end of april and has been downloaded over 3 million times. still ahead in sport river played host and rivals in the last 16 of south america's top club competition and all action coming up. ♪
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welcome back, friday marks the 70th and bringing to a close six years of war and celebrations across europe and paris u.s. secretary of state john kerry joined the ceremony and the french president laid the wreath and berlin german politicians including angela merkel had a session there and in moscow chinese president ping and other heads of state have been arriving for saturday's victory parade and most are not attending to protest russia's role in fighting in the east of ukraine. now out of control russian space craft has plummeted back to earth. the three ton unmanned cargo ship failed to reach orbit last
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week and carrying food and supplies for astronauts and it's unclear why the mission failed though and let's catch up with the sports news. >> thank you very much. disgraced baseball star alex rodriguez went ahead for the fourth on the all-time home run list. [cheers] fly ball and deep left center and there it goes see yeah home 661. >> reporter: achieved the mark during the 4-3 win of the baltimore orioles and 39-year-old recently returned to the game after a season long drug suspension and he had a clause in his contract guarantying him $6 million if he passes the record but yankees will not pay because the milestone was not commercially
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marketable to the team. age 39 rodriguez fourth on the home run with 661 home runs and number three perhaps the most famous of all time babe ruth had 714 from the season in 1935 until it was broken by hank aaron in 1974 as he closed in on the record aaron reportedly the subject of hate mail and even death threats and some fans apparently unhappy that a black player would break the record and he ended the career with 755 home runs. the top is barry bonds with 762 and another player accused of using performance-enhancing drugs and something he denies and bonds is found to be inducted in baseball hall of fame in the first three years of eligibility so far. patriots quarterback tom brady speaking for the first time since a report indicates his team deliberately deflated
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footballs to gain advantage against indianapolis last season and brady had three up to downs in a victory and some balls were deflated making them easier to catch and flow and brady was generally aware of inappropriate activities and patriots won superbowl with brady mvp and speaking in massachusetts the four time superbowl winner said he wasn't concerned. >> has this detracted from your joy of winning the superbowl? >> absolutely not. [cheering] why not? >> because we earned and achieved everything we got this year as a team and i'm very
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proud of that and our fans should be too. [cheering] nhl playoff the chicago blackhawks through to the western finals after a 4-0 clean sweep over the minnesota and chicago won game four 4-3 to reach the western conference finals for the fifth time in 7 years and the third year they wiped out minnesota and they will face the anneheim series and they are leading it 2-1. the canadians kept the series against tampa bay alive and victory on thursday meaning they trail 3-1 of the best of 7 series and game 5 takes place on saturday. now there is a four-way tie for the lead after the first player championship in florida and golf's unofficial fifth major and mcilroy is approaching 16
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and resulting in an eagle and three under par round of 69. but japan finished fifth at the resent masters at augusta and he had a 67 and currently five under par. football held the advantage after the first leg of their copper last 16 tie. the rivalry between the two is one of the most bitter in futbol and met last weekend and a game they won 2-0 and roles reverse as sanchez gave river 1-0 win and return on may 14. futbol had surgery for a prostate condition and three time cup winner treated by surgeons in south palo and the second time he received hospital treatment and the 74-year-old is in a stable condition.
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spain's league they host espanyol and on wednesday the futbol federation said it will suspend competitions from may 16 and revenue from t.v. rights and yesterday the spanish players union voted for the suspension and had a player strike to begin the same day on may the 16th. first practice just finished in spain ahead of the first european race of 2015 and rosburg and mercedes was fast and campaign has been dominated by hamilton and mercedes and the ferrari is the challenger and victory in malaysia and confident he can continue to close the gap. >> we know there is a long long way to catch up but we should have a little better chance this weekend with new parts and hopefully we can make a step forward and always it depends what other people are doing. >> reporter: less than 500 days
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to go until the start of the olympic games in rio and fresh concerns that work has not started on half of the temporary venues and sites for volleyball have not been built because the companies have not been chosen and they say there is nothing to worry about and games get underway in august next year. king of play but nadal not having his way on surface and injuries and poor form means he has not won either clay court events so far this season but showing signs returning to form in front of fans in many madrid and federer out and nadl -- nadal won the warm up. world number one serena williams dropped four games and the home favorite to reach the semi
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finals and on course to meet the final. >> i'm excited to be in this and i cannot expect to be here at the start of the week you know i was struggling on the clay and didn't feel that i was playing the best that i have in the past couple years on the clay and actually i still don't but i feel like i'm just kind of just playing myself into the tournament and now i'm in the semi finals so it's good. more sport on our website, for the very latest check out al and we have blogs and video clips from correspondents around the world and that address is al that's it and i'll have more later sammy. thanks and that brings us to the end of the news hour here on al jazeera but we will be back with another full bulletin of news that is coming up in a couple minutes so don't go too far, stay with us. ♪
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♪ defying odds david cameron expected to declare out right victory in the uk's general election. ♪ you're watching al jazeera, i'm sammy, also coming up saudi-led air strike target houthi commanders after they shell a border town in the kingdom. we meet ethiopians who left the middle east in search of a better life and found hardship instead and remembering ve day so many mark the 70th anniversary of the end of world war ii in europe. ♪