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time. thanks for joining us. the newstinues next live from london. ♪ good to have you company for this al jazeera news hour coming to you live from london with me david foster. these are some of the stories we're studying in detail. saudi arabia sets a date for a ceasefire in yemen, but only if houthi fighters observe it too. david cameron wins a second term as britain's prime minister but what does that mean for the countries relationship with europe? inside south africa's gang culture, in an exclusive
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interview we talk to some gang members who say there is no way out of their poverty. and victory in europe countries across the country marking the 70th anniversary of defeating nazi germany in world war ii. >> and i'm lee wellings with the sports news including the spanish football dispute will end and the season will be saved, but according to the managers of real madrid and barcelona. ♪ saudi arabia said it is willing to bring in what it calls a five-day humanitarian truce in yemen from tuesday. as long as the houthis cooperate. the announce was made by the country's foreign minister in a press conference with the u.s. secretary of state in paris. >> the ceasefire will begin this tuesday, may 12th at 11:00 pm
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and will last for five days. and is subject to renewal if it works out. the requirements are first and foremost that there's a commitment by the houthis and their allies including ali abdullah saleh and those forces loyal to him to abide by the ceasefire. >> prosiding that the houthi agree there will be no bombing, no shooting no movement of their troops or maneuvering to reposition for military advantage. that the ceasefire is conditioned on the houthis agreeing to live by these commitments, and it is a renewable commitment. in other words, if they live by it, and if this holds, it opens the door to the possibility of extension, and the possibility of a longer period of time for the political process to help
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resolve these differences. >> the announce follows a new wave of air strikes on yemen targeting the houthi rebel strong hold of sa'dah. leaf lets were dropped on the area telling civilians they had until sunset to leave. they say it's in retaliation for houthi attacks on saudi villages. >> reporter: the saudi-lead coalition has launched more air strikes against the houthis. these are some of the areas that were hit in sa'dah the power base of the houthis in northern yemen. the saudi-lead coalition said it destroyed command and telecommunication centers. the coalition dropped leaflets urging people to stay away from sa'dah's old city.
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fighting is continuing across the country. here on the streets of aden in the south, forces loyal to president hadi have been fighting for weeks to push the rebels out. but the houthis, backed by solders who support former president saleh insist they still have the upper hand. but in the central province, the violence continues. these fighters are denying houthis access to vital oil and gas installations. tribesmen loyal to president hadi are now in control of the international airport along yemen's eastern coast, but the rest of the area has fallen to al-qaeda recently. six weeks of fighting have left
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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 every day. in the capitol, people spending hours queueing for drinking water. the city which is controlled by the houthis is rationing water, fuel and food items with a raising shortage in supplies. >> translator: we face a huge crisis. there's no cooking gas. there's no electricity. transportation in sana'a is almost non-existent. >> 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. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera. live from the saudi capitol, mohamed vall our correspondent there. the question arising of how they
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are going to get the houthis to agree to this. and john kerry alluded to the fact that he would use his new-found influence with iran because he believes that they might be the only country that could tell the houthis it's in their interest to stop for at least a period of time. >> reporter: right. david, talking to iran by the americans is only one of a series of measures the saudis and their coalition allies are taking along with the americans to try to bring the houthis to comply with demands there of a ceasefire and also talks subsequently. we have seen saudi arabia on several occasions -- we have seen them announcing that end of a first phase and sending a message by that that this deescalation is intended by the houthis to pick up on it and accept it as a kind of goodwill gesture and stop their fight.
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but they haven't stopped, and in a few hours after the announcement of the end of the first phase saudis have struck again. now it's phase three, and it is even more intensefied in terms of air strikes and so on because the houthis have according to the saudis crossed that red line and begun to attack inside saudi arabia and civilian areas. now we have that offer of a ceasefire. and the houthis did not respond to it they continued their military action across the country. now we have the saudis once again announcing a time for the beginning of these five day's truce, and asking the houthis once again to pick up on that and comply with that. iran is going to be involved. the americans are going to talk to iran also according to secretary kerry, they are going to talk to any countries that might have influence over the houthis.
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however, at the same time the brigadier general said the two next days from now until the beginning of the ceasefire probably will see the most intensification. >> thank you mohamed vall there for us in saudi arabia. thousands of people have gone on to the streets of tehran the iranian capitol protesting the saudi strikes in yemen. they chanted slogans and raising placards. iran is widely seen as the main supporter of the houthi rebels in yemen and has repeatedly call for annen to the air strikes. now to the u.k. election where david cameron has won a second term as prime minister.
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and the leaders of three of his rival parties have all quit today. 331 seats, come bared to the labor party, down by 26, the difference between the two pretty close to 100 seats, and the reason labor is down so far largely because the scottish national party all but wiped labor out in scotland. the liberal democrats, these were the conservative's partners in a five year coalition, disastrous for them eight seats down by 46. here is lawrence lee. ♪ >> reporter: david cameron still in downing street and still prime minister. his conservative party, confounded every single one of the polls, and won a small
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majority. that allowed him to tell the queen he can now form a government. an election that was supposed to involve weeks of coalition negotiations ended up over by lunchtime lunchtime. >> we will govern as party of one nation, one united kingdom. in that means ensuring this recovery reaches all parts of our country from north to south, from east to west. [ applause ] >> reporter: it was primarily a disaster for the main labor leader. the labor party now faces another search for a new identity, and a new leader too. >> britain needs a strong labor party. britain needs a labor party that can rebuild so we can have a government that stands up for working people again. >> reporter: the liberal
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democrats were also desecrated. it's leader kept his seat, but he too resigned as leader. nor did the anti-immigration u.k. independence party break through. its leader failed to get elected, so he became the third-party leader to go. >> i know that you in the media are used to party leaders making end less promises that they don't keep. but i don't break my word so i shall be writing to the national executive in a few minutes, saying i am standing down as leader of ukip. >> reporter: not in their wildest dreams could the conservative party have thought things would turn out this well for them. they have mandate and have
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effectively eliminated all of their opsis. for the u.k. independence party they only have one mp and most people in the streets wouldn't even recognize him. the only bit of this the polling organizations got right was their prediction for scotland the nationalist won all but three seats. all of the talk in westminster is that the prize will be full control over their finances as the conservatives try to stop another push for independence from the u.k. so the british political map has new fault lines, new political forces replacing old ones david cameron says he wants to forge one nation but with england supporting right-wing politics and scotland the opposite this appears to be a most disunited
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kingdom. >> let's go now to glass cow. >> reporter: she's now the most powerful woman in british politics and she wasn't even standing in this election. she has lead the scottish national party to an astonishing victory, all but sweeping the labor party out of scotland. >> it hasn't happened overnight or even just since the referendum. labor has been losing the trust of the people of scotland for many years and have failed to hear repeated warnings but what we're seeing today is scotland putting its trust in the smp, and be a aggressive voice in politics. >> reporter: a succession of leading politicians lost their seats. others must wonder whether their
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party can every recover and struggle to find reasons for what had happened. >> i hope someone can explain it. it's not an easy one to explain. as far as i can make out, the scottish public which for decades were happy to support a labor party that strongly opposed nationalism and independence now believe that independence is the most important priority. >> reporter: so are we now bound to see another referendum on whether scotland should leave the united kingdom. >> i think it's highly likely and probably came more likely as a result of today's general election. i don't think the appetite in the leadership is to have another referendum in the immediate future but until they start to see polls that consistently puts support for independence over 50%, i don't think they will want to risk a second defeat. >> david cameron will know that he has to listen to the voices
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of the scottish nationalists after this result. he'll have to accommodate their desires for more power to be devoted to scotland otherwise he may be the last prime minister of the united kingdom. the statutes commemorate the heros of a shared british history. after this election, england and scotland feel like two very different countries heading in different directions. how about the u.k. and europe let's go to charlie angela live for us in brussels. and david cameron said the british people would have a say on whether we remained part of the europe an union. >> yes, he did. and the reaction has been a little gloomy. they are facing the prospect of
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facing two years of back and forth and putting the union under scrutiny. we heard from the president who said he looks forward to calling david cameron, and formally congratulating him on his win, and working constructively with him and give the u.k. a stronger deal. we also heard from the president of the european council who said that the u.k. place remains in the european union. and we also heard from the finance commissioner who said that the u.k.'s only place, again, is in the european union, but like i said they are not relishing that prospect of renege renege -- renegotiating their relationship in the months ahead. >> you talk about these renegotiations because david cameron wants to get the best deal he can, so he can sell the
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idea of staying in the european union. so what changes do you think would be at the top of his list? >> reporter: well that's something they are saying here they still don't know exactly what david cameron's demands are. they are expecting him to lay them out on the 21st of june. but we do have a vague idea. he set out a seven-point plan last year at the top was an option for the u.k. to opt out of this ever-closer union angela merkel has been promising, and powers flowing away from brussels rather than to it. and fundamentally he wants to make sure that people who are moving throughout the european union are doing so to look for work and not for welfare. so those are a few of the points we expect him to try to renegotiate. some are enshrined in the
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european union, though. and we know there are some points they absolutely will not negotiate on. those are the cornerstones of the single market and they will not budge on those. >> charlie angela thank you very much indeed. now coming up on the news hour an appeal for aid for victims of nepal's earthquake ahead of the monsoons which are due pretty soon. millions of chicken and turkeys to be destroyed as the united states is hit by bird flu flu. and in sport the baseball star alex rodriguez sets a new record for the new york yankees, but not everyone is celebrating. ♪ it appeared to be the incident which finally made a
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large part of the world sit up and take notice. as many as 800 people losing their lives as they tried to cross the mediterranean from north africa to europe. the italian navy has now found on the bottom of the sea the vessel in which they perished. stephanie decker reports. >> reporter: you can still make out parts of the ship despite the murky water, what you can't see are the bloated drowned bodies of hundreds of people trapped inside. all of the footage will be crucial into the investigation of what happened on april 18th. >> translator: we found many bodies. it's impossible to say exactly how many. the majority are inside the bottom of the boat. but it adds up to what the survivors have told us that there were around 800 on the boat. >> reporter: a tunisian man is
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believed to be the capital and a syrian man is believed to have helped him. a robot has been gathering vital information around the wreck, which lies 370 meters below the surface. some of the navy ships involved in the search are now returning to port. and investigators will be scrutinizing the footage of that wreck. one of the key questions is whether some of the migrants were locked inside giving them absolutely no chance of survival once the ship started going down. the italian prime minister has issued a statement that italy will do everything to recover the bodies of those who died for freedom. stephanie decker al jazeera. sicily. we just heard that thousands of african migrants are risking their lives daily in an attempt to find a better life in europe.
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crossing over is another much-traveled route used primarily by ethiopians. as catherine soi reports, there is a huge difference between what they expect and what they find. >> reporter: these ethiopian women have returned from the middle east. they are in a safe house, and they are traumaized. according to estimates in the last two year more than 160,000 migrants have been forced back home. she use an employment agency to reach lebanon and then smugglers to get her to other countries. >> translator: on my journey back, i met someone who helped me find this place. i told him how i had been mistreated abroad. i'm glad i'm home but i don't know what the future holds. >> reporter: when stable enough
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they will be enrolled in government-funded programs like this. they are given space in state buildings and loans to grow their trade. >> every citizen needs to know that there are a number of options. it's one of the fastest-growing countries. this growth perhaps unfortunately for [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: but the business programs are more in urban areas. the bulk of ethiopians are poor farmers who live in the countryside. the government says it gives them seeds, fertilizers, and advice on markets, but the population is growing fast. >> translator: we don't have enough land. i have rented this space from another farmer and i had to sell my ox to afford it. >> reporter: now many are abandoning agriculture and heading to crowded centers like this in the north where life is equally tough. many young people leave their
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homes. they come to places like this to try to make a living. but those here told us that they hardly get enough money to support their families. on a good day, this person makes $5 by getting people around town. he has tried everything else including going to saudi arabia. >> translator: people go to other countries for different reasons, but mostly because they don't see a future here. >> reporter: back at the safe house, she and others like her continue to deal with the abuse they suffered aboard but it seems it's still not a der tur rent for thousands of others who just want to leave. a court in spain has ordered the detention of man from the ivory coast who allegedly hid his son in a suitcase to try to smuggle him into europe.
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he was found in the city in spanish city. he is now being cared for by officials there. >> reporter: the murder rate in most parts of south africa is slowing down everybody where, that is apart from the city cape town and that is being put down largely between battles between drug gains in one area the notorious cape flat community. sue has been into cape flats to speak to the leader of one of those violent drugs gangs. >> reporter: 11:00 at night in lavender hill smoking crystal meth in a portable toilet. these are members of one of the gangs running a drug trade in the cape flats area of cape town. rowland is a gang leader. he believes taking and selling drugs is the only life possible
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here. >> the young boys they are dreaming. and this dream is to be a drug dealer. they don't have school funds. they don't have money to go to college. there's no food at home. now they think the drugs are for the escape goat. >> reporter: but there is a price. nicole was hit by a spray bull flet a gunning fight between the gangs. these children are growing up in a battleground. >> where every shootings. all of the kids here -- [ inaudible ]. shoot any time. >> [ inaudible ] especially when you see a shooting sometimes you get killed very quickly. >> reporter: so you get killed for just witnessing it. >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: the gang leader believes the government doesn't care about the mixed race or colored communities as they call
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themselves and have allowed their neighborhood to become a ghetto. >> when apartheid was here and wherever is the government now in to us the colors that's a different day. because there are no role models. they took the gangsters for the role models. they call the place lavender hill, but i call it the maximum security prison. i come the orders come every hour. if they can put a roof over lavender then it is a prison. >> reporter: the cape flats have been dubbed thenarco suburbs. put food on the table when no one else is and according to reports, the police are as implicit as the gangs themselves. >> they are able to corrupt public officials, including law
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enforcement agencies to either turn a blind eye or to be actually complicit. criminals are able to avoid law enforcement by taking sure that [ inaudible ] disappear, or witnesses are interfered with or even eliminated. >> reporter: he says the way to stop the spiral by strengthening the family unit and empowering their mothers. and the leader agrees. >> i hope wherever you are, will listen when i'm talking. try to help me when i need help. >> 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.
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many won't make it to adulthood. welcoming up on the news hour the ambassadors of norway and the philippines among the dead when a helicopter krach krach -- crashed in the north of pakistan. ♪ why musicians in the philippines are hoping that a new law could have fans singing to a different tune. ♪ and semifinal surprise not one, but two big names crash out in madrid. we have that and the rest of the sport. stay with us if you can.
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david cameron has won a second term as the u.k. prime minister after getting a narrow majority in the country's parliament. he promised to deliver on an election pledge which includes an in-out referendum on whether the u.k. should stay a member of the european union. and the italian navy now trying to recover the bodies of hundreds of migrants trapped in a shipwreck off of the libyan coast. about 800 people died when it capsized last month in what has been described as the worst-ever migrant boat disaster. let's take a look at what is happening in yemen. a member of the yemeni national dialogue is with me. a ceasefire from next tuesday if the houthis agree. could that work? >> i think in terms of conflict especially in the yemeni context
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from now until tuesday that's a very long time. and with the announcement last night, the general said that sa'dah is a militar target teening the situation will escalate into a situation which would be impossible for any humanitarian ceasefire to be implemented next tuesday. >> but the difficulty is saudi arabia is not going to stop fighting if the houthis stop fighting and the houthis won't stop until the saudis stop. it's difficult to work out, is it not? >> exactly. the saudis do actually see that the fight -- it's fight, not just to restore ament it actually sees the houthis as a threat to its border and that's why it needs to -- to stop them from advancing any -- any further. >> which was why today when we saw the military spokesman first time in all of the weeks we have
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been watching him in my opinion, that we saw him really get emotional when he talked about what the houthis were doing close to his own border. >> and he said that clearly last night. he said this is no longer a fight for the yemeni government, the houthis have attacked our cities and villages and it is time to respond. and i think this will lead to a situation that it would be impossible to implement any humanitarian ceasefire, and unfortunately we're paying now the price on the ground are the normal yemeni citizens. >> what happens when they can't import food anymore? >> the current situation, i think the food crisis will increase dramatically leading to a situation where even if you have money and you are inside the country, you will not be able to afford food. the money will lose its value, leading to another humanitarian crisis so humanitarian agencies
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will no longer be importing humanitarian aid for the 12 million who need food, this situation will increase because as you said 90% is imported, 100% of rice is imported and yemenis highly dependent on the food coming from abroad. >> thank you very much for talking to us. husband says three of its fight verse been killed in clashes along the syrian lebanese border. pictures have emerged of the fighting in the kalamoon valley. it has been fighting a number of different rebel groups in that area for months now. the international response to help victims of nepal easterable earthquake has been so slow according to the u.n.
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it says it received only 5% of its $415 million target and is all becoming much more urgent as monsoons are on the way. andrew simmons reports. >> reporter: more helicopters, more food supplies after a slow-motion start, some demands are gradually being answered but the aid effort still isn't keeping pace with need. and the annual monsoon season means areas like this could be totally cut off in the east. many destroyed villages are dependant on small deliveriesover food. an extrordanaire effort is being made by groups of students giving out food packs. >> among the food we're getting a real amount of help. >> reporter: further down the
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road larger amounts of rice are being issued but even bigger problems than food lurk in this gloom. the help sign here relates mainly to shelter. this man shows me what is left of his home. he has managed to build a temporary shelter for his family in the rubble but it's inadequate. >> translator: tents are in short supply. it's difficult to do anything. >> reporter: yet 15 kilometers away in the main town where ten days ago there was hardly any help a humanitarian village has sprung up. all aid organizations are moving in. nearby drinking water supplies are reaching the people here. but no one is getting any materials for sherlt. it's more than a week since we visited this area and the situation has hardly improved at all. people are crying out for tin
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roofs, plastic sheeting or tents. >> i think it's starting to get momentum now. unfortunately with the rains it gives us a very limited amount of time. >> reporter: back in this village, they are still living in the rubble with no sanitation, and their calls for help for shelter are still unanswered as the aid convoys rumble past. ♪ we're talking u.k. elections again with our presenter and commentator on british politics. like all of us pretty surprised by what we saw last night, even more surprised by the fact that the conservative government has come back with a majority. what about david cameron? he has already said that this will be his last term. he is not going to be prime minister when the next election
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comes around. >> it's rare that british leaders get to set their own time of departure. he did it in the campaign. three party leaders have quit today, unprecedented. you might argue those are the people who wanted to stay on in their jobs and the guy who perhaps is happy to go soon he gets to stay on for another term. some of the records broken -- he is the first prime minister to serve in office for more than 18 months who has been reelected with a bigger share of the vote for more than 100 years. cameron has done it. so he has earned his place in the record books, and he'll be very confident on the international domestic stage now. >> is he a hardworking prime, because part of the criticism was that he chill-laxed a little
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bit too enough. >> there was that commentary. i think you'll have to see a lot of hard work on his part because it won't be easy to run a government with a small majority. it won't be easy to deal with the back benchers. a lot of the e.u. leaders they are quite fed up with the u.k. so it won't be an easy negotiation. he has very few allies on the continent. angela merkel is one of them. he'll be hoping that germany will be with him on reform. but it will give him political capital. he has already reappointed his
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top team today. >> yep. what is david cameron best at? what makes him? >> i think he is best at two things. one is they often call him the essay crisis leader. he is the guy who at the very last minutes sits down and starts working. he doesn't deal with crisis until his back is against the wall and he is quite good at delivering results. the other thing he is good at is when he speaks as a national leader. you saw that this morning when we talked about being a one nation leader. you have seen it in the past on some of the -- when he talked about bloody sunday for example, he is good at personifying the nation. and he was always seen as more ministerial than the labor leader. >> thank you very much indeed.
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it has been a long 24 hours. perhaps it's time to get a bit of a rest to chill-lax. >> indeed. news of out pakistan that a number of foreign ambassadors were among those who died in a helicopter crash. they were from norway the philippines and also the wives of the malaysian and indonesian ambassadors. >> reporter: a pakistani military helicopter has crashed about 300 kilometers north of islamabad. on boards a bam dors from several countries according to the military the pilots as well as the ambassador of norway the ambassador of the philippines, the wife of the malaysian ambassador to pakistan and the indonesian ambassador to pakistan were killed in that crash, along with the pilots.
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now according to eyewitnesss, the helicopter came down on a school. in that school was closed because the pakistani prime minister was also due to arrive to inaugurate several projects. now according to the report the prime minister then decided to come back to islamabad. he has declared a day of mourning here and instructed the authorities to bring back the injured as well as the dead bodies back to islamabad. this is indeed a big tragedy. the military spokesman saying and confirming that at least two other diplomats, that includes the polish ambassador as well as the dutch ambassador were injured in this particular crash. the united states department of justice has launched a federal civil rights investigation as to whether police in baltimore are systematically racist. the death of a black man in police custody lead to the
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arrest of six officers. it lead to protests across the city. u.s. department of agriculture has ordered that 5.3 million egg-laying hens be destroyed after avian flu was found on a farm in iowa. affecting livestock in 13 states and wild birds in five others. john hendren reports from iowa. >> reporter: across the american heartland one farm after another is going from lively to lifeless. in the past few weeks, bird flu has spread to 18 of the 50 american states devastating turkeys in minnesota, chickens in arkansas, and egg-producing hens in iowa leaving one empty coop after another. agricultural officials say the virus is out of control, and
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it's getting worse. >> unfortunately we're adding sites daily it seems like. and now we're up to 34 sites that have been identified as being positive for the flu. we haven't seen a stoppage yet. rrm farmers have quan teened their flocks and sanitized their vehicles, but the carriers of the virus, migrating water foul like these duck cross front tiers. here in iowa the largest egg-producing state in the u.s. it has had def sfating results. a month ago there were 60 million hens now there are 40 million. a third of them wiped out. >> i know what a healthy bird looks like and these looked a little bit sick. under the weather, breathing
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difficulty, and foaming from the mouth. >> to be forced to be put in a position that's their birds going through a very significant disease that averages the birds, that is very emotional on top of the financial consequences. farmers spend their entire lives building up a business and to have it wiped out in the matter of a couple of weeks is very significant. >> soaring temperatures help reduce the spread of the virus, but in farmers wonder if the summer sun will come out before their flocks are gone. musicians in the philippines are supporting a new law which they hope will protect them from a preference for foreign music. they say people don't support local singers. >> last couple of days from
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their show here we go. >> reporter: these d.j.'s host one of the most popular radio shows in the philippines. it's in english and features predominantly foreign pop music. but if they don't play four local songs each other, 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, our market our image? right now to be honest it's pretty hard to fill. >> reporter: there isn't muck local music that sells to the general public. many musicians put it down to colonial mentality. western music is played so much here that only a quarter of royalties go to local come sewsers. but this doesn't mean local situations aren't out there. some of them want to see
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stronger government measures to protect home grown music and are pushing for a law that will give radio stations tax incentives to play more local songs. >> it has to be beneficial to them and we will also benefit. >> reporter: but they can't guarantee an audience. >> it's not something you can dictate to your listeners. you can try to influence them but in the end, we can try, but -- >> there's a limit. >> -- the final decision is with the public. >> reporter: these artists are singing about putting country first, and they hope eventually law or not, the country will learn to favor them ahead of others. ♪ victory in europe. the 70th anniversary of the defeat of nazi germany remembered in the skies above washington. we'll be flying back with that
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story and in a league of his own, could lou was hamilton continue to set the pace in the spanish grand prix. ♪
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♪ they have been holding ceremonies across europe to mark the 70th anniversary of when nazi germany officially surrendered to allies. while in berlin the german parliament held a special session to mark the day. from there dominic kane reports.
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>> reporter: 70 years after nazi germany capitulated, democratic germany's leaders gathered to mark the anniversary. the speaker of the parliament reminded members of the horrors that adolph hitler inflicted on the european continent during nearly six years of war. >> translator: today we remember the millions of victims. this is a lay of liberation for the entire continent. but it was not a day of german liberation. >> reporter: that was left to the four allies. on friday in paris, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry joined his french counter part in laying a wreath to remember those from their countries who
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died to free europe. the president hollande said the defeat of nazi germany was all about the fight for freedom. there were similar scenes in london where fresh from the general election britain's political leaders stood in solidarity. the only one of the big four allies not to mark the 8th of may is russia. this memorial in the center of berlin is a reminder of the enormous losses the soviet union suffered. traditionally russians celebrate victory day on the 9th of may in moscow. dominic kane al jazeera, berlin. let's join lee he has got all of the sport. >> the managers of the two big spanish clubs say the financial dispute between the government and its football bodies will be resolved and they believe the season will end as planned.
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they announced the end of all domestic compositions from may 16th. the matches coming up would be the last of the season with three games remaining. real madrid on saturday barcelona as well. but the managers have offered hope to football fans. >> translator: i honestly think this is a story that will be resolved in the coming days. i think they will have a meeting and reach an agreement. i think the league will finish as usual. >> translator: i don't think the strike will happen. i think dialogue will win. and that the whole thing can be solved beforehand. it affects everyone. they all have their points of view, but the players and those in the world of football should be considered when reaching an
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agreement. doctors in sao paulo say the football legend could be released from surgery. he was treated by surgeons the second time in six months he has received hospital treatment. but doctors say the 74 year old doesn't have a tumor. in the madrid tournament the fight for serena williams has come to an end. a sluggish performance left her struggling against the czech. the czech broke the first game and never looked back. formula one lewis hamilton set the fastest time in the afternoon session. he finished ahead of ferrari and
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mercedes teammate. new england patriots quarterback has been speaking for the first time since a report claims his team deliberately deflated footballs to gain an advantage. he threw for three touchdowns but it was discovered that some balls were deflated. the report said brady was generally aware of inappropriate activities. the patriots went on to win the super bowl with brady named as mvp. some have called for him to be suspended, but speaking in massachusetts, the four-time super bowl winner said he wasn't concerned snfrmths. >> has this detracted from your joy of winning the super bowl? >> absolutely not. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> why not? [ laughter ] >> because we earned and achieved everything that we got this year as a team. and i'm very proud of that and our fans should be too. >> he's not exactly deflated is he. alex rodriguez has gone fourth on major league baseball's all-time home run list. [ cheers ] >> high fly ball deep right center there it goes! see ya! >> he achieved that mark in a battle with the orioles. rodriguez, or a-rod as he is known did have a clause in his contract guaranteeing him $6 million if he surpassed mays
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record however, the yankees said they wouldn't pay because of goal wasn't remarkable due to the drug allegations. work has yet to start on half of the temporary venues. that's because the companies which will build them haven't even been chosen yet. organizers say again, there is nothing to worry about. >> translator: you can't compare the london games to the ones in rio. what rio is doing is truly a revolution in its development. it will remain a legacy for the city and the country long after hosting the games. >> david they'll get there in the end. >> thank you very much lee. lee will be back a little bit later. i won't be but felicity will be in a couple of minutes. thanks for watching.
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