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opposition party is about to elect a black leader for the very first time thanks for your help with the united states - cuba's president raul castro is meeting pope francis at the vatican. hello, yemen's former president ali abdullah saleh has, for the first time pledged his allegiance to houthi rebels. it comes after his house was targeted by the saudi-led coalition in the capital sana. in a tv address hours after the bombing he urged all yemenis to ally with the houthis to protect the country. his forces have been siding on the side of the houthi rebels. >> translation: you should continue carrying your arms willing to sacrifice your lives
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in the face of these belligerent attacks. if you are brave enough face us on the battlefield. shelling by rockets and jets cannot enable you to achieve your goals. >> reporter: the u.n. accused the saudi-led coalition of breaching international laws launching indiscriminate air strikes. we have more on the yemen war and proposals for a ceasefire. >> reporter: this is the moment the international airport was struck by coalition jets. houthi fighters say the attack was to present the landing of aircraft carrying aid. the saudi-led intensified campaigns, targetting sadr province in yemen and other provinces. saudi army commanders say it was
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an ammunition depot that houthis planned to use to shell saudi villages. >> checkpoints are used to present citizens escaping from sadr. it proves that they are using civilians as human shields or a method to prevent locations being targeted the united nations humanitarian coordinator for yemen said no civilians in sadr city are tracked. the indiscrimiate bombing is a violation of humanitarian law, and issuing warnings is not enough. saudi arabia has offered a 5-day humanitarian tour starting tuesday. the houthis remain skeptical. they say any step to alleviate the suffering of the yemenis
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will be welcome. they urge agencies to send relief to the people. >> sanaa is a life line in yemen to have aid and humanitarian workers coming in. it was targeted a week ago, it was targeted today. and we need at some point, to leave an opening in the country. something needs to come in, and that needs to be humanitarian workers, humanitarian aid. and also fuel. >> fighting shows no sign of abating. this is a village attacked in the central province of ibb. there are no fighters in the area say locals. the war undermines the chances for a political settlement in the country ravaged by years of instability. the houthi rebels are open to political talks if they take
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into account a growing political influence across yemen a houthi supporter and activist joins us on the phone from sanaa. thank you for being was. you are not speaking officially on behalf of the houthis, but you have close ties to the leadership. can you tell us what their response to the saudi ceasefire proposals that has been put forward is? >> sorry, can you repeat the question i didn't hear you. >> what is the houthi response to the saudi ceasefire proposal. >> the houthis, in the latest statement say they'll deal with efforts to alleviate the suffering of the people. to make sure the short tij of this and everything else, it's
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because of the saudi... >> just for clarity does this mean that they officially accept the saudi ceasefire proposal. >> no, they will come. if anyone stops the aggression which is the cause of the human crisis, in yemen, they'll have that. who wouldn't welcome someone from - someone that is attacking him. >> so when they say welcome, does this mean that they will adhere to the truce, once it takes place on tuesday for five days? >> can you say that gain? >> will they adhere to the truce. will they abide by it when it starts on tuesday? >> look the thing with saudi troops is they'll start the attacks. they are the one that stop the fight. if they stop the fighting this
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will lead to a humanitarian crisis. it will help the humanitarian aid come into yemen. so the saudi will stop. let me say that i don't think the saudi will stick to the 5 days ceasefire, because who is going to guarantee that al-qaeda, the militia, extremists and other militia fighting - who will guarantee that they will not attack the army or any position. this is the question that must be asked. they are the one who controls the element and they won't use this ceasefire, so they'll put the ball in. when al qaeda or anyone else will attack during the five address, they will respond. can the saudi look - they are not sticking to the truce.
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>> thank you very much for joining us from sanaa and yemen. we'll cross to riyadh and bring in our correspondent, mohammed val, joining us from there. i think you were listening in to that interview. not much clarity on whether the houthis accept that ceasefire proposal and whether they will adhere to it. >> that's right. it shows that there is a lot of complexity around this whole initiative. because we have two sides who in principle say they are willing to stop the war for a while, but we don't see a mechanism on the ground and enough coordination even behind the scenes that is going to happen. each side is very much suspicious of the other side. they don't trust one another, of course understandable. within this context there must
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be another side a third side in this, to mediate the ceasefires. to give a guarantee that they'll stop at the same time. none will violate the ceasefire. this is a huge problem. we heard that iran is sending a ship a cargo ship to a port under houthi control. if it happens without the coordination of the saudis and their alike it will be another complexity there. the saudis announced that they are now ready for the ceasefire, but a continue is no humanitarian supplies should reach yemen without coordinating with them. that is one. we have the president ali abdullah saleh there, showing more defiance and ordering troops to fight on. >> we saw him in that video, in the video that emerged. we'll have to leave it there. thank you, that's our correspondent speaking to us
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from riyadh in saudi arabia there has been reports that arab countries may provide air cover, but jordan worries that supporting the rebels could threaten its own security we have this report from the jordanian-syrian border. >> the relationship between jordanian and syrian rebels along the border is anything but clear cut and comfortable. the government has been arming and training. in exchange for protecting the border and keeping extremists away from it. the rebels gain and seize a vital border crossing. jordan was alarmed that the moderate rebels it supported joined forces with the affiliated al nusra front. a former foreign minister said the threat of terrorism is lurking around the borders of
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jordan, and may take access -- action inside syria if its internal security is threatened. >> today's friends are tomorrow's strange bed fellows, and therefore we are trying to adjust to the situation. you cannot be all trusting and you can not be all confident that everyone is walking the line as you would like them to do syrian rebels scored major battlefield gains in the north and south. there has been reports that arab countries want to help them further weaken bashar al-assad's government. government. behind is a border with syria, a strategic province for the bashar al-assad government. it's 100km away from the seat of power. major gains close to the highway
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would constitute a real threat to the syrian government. there has been talk. countries providing air cover and anti-aircraft missiles to southern syria. reports suggest that this would have to be led. for the rebels, it's been a longstanding demand, but not what they have been promised. >> translation: we promised syrians that the regime would not survive a month if there's a no-fly zone. as with providing them with missiles these are no more than media reports. with saudi arabia's attention diverted to the conflict in yemen, and jordan's reservation, observers agree that an imminent intervention by arabs is a remote possibility and on the border between syria and lebanon, there has been heavy fighting. there has been a battle for control of an area.
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let's cross to the beqaa valley on the border to talk about what is happening and how significant it is to all sides. >> there was heavy fighting in the early hours of the morning in two areas, which is a vast mountain range. hezbollah fighters backed by syrian government jets are pounding targets for a syrian coalition rebel group, including al nusra front. now, there are - there is a propaganda war, and every side is claiming to make advances. the importance of this area for hezbollah and the government is very, very important. so this is where the weapons for hezbollah goes in and where the hezbollah fighters take their men into syria, helping the
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forces. the final importance for the syrian government is after the area there is a highway that collects the capital to the northern city and the western side on the coast of the attacks. it's important for the syrian regime speaking of the syrian regime, when you look inside syria, the fighting goes on. what is happening specifically. we heard there has been developments. >> there has been the heaviest fighting of the day. there was suicide bombing carried out. it was on a hospital. they fell to the rebels about 10 days ago. we understand that there are a number of 150, up to 250 syrian soldiers entrenched in the hospital. most part of the town is under rebel control. the government is using heavy bombardment and aerial strikes
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against the area trying to clear it. we understand that there are large enforcements heading to the area which is in the province of idlib and the provincial cabinet fell to the rebels over a month ago. >> omar sala reporting from the border, thank you police in macedonia are battling a group in the north. five police officers were killed 30 injured in gun battles. victoria gatenby has more. sporadic gunfire could be heard on the streets. the main operation against gunmen ended on saturday night. some refuse to surrender. the fighting emptied the streets in the albanian neighbourhood. the police action began early on saturday morning in the city, about 40km north of the capital.
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it's an area that saw fighting during an ethnic albanian insurgency in 2001. >> you can see it's terrible terrible. >> reporter: the government said the attackers entered from an unnamed neighbouring country. some police involved in the operation were killed. several wounded. it's unclear how many casualties there were on the side of the armed group they were fighting. >> translation: this morning the macedonian forces started to find and eliminate an armed group that was attacking government institutions. >> reporter: the group in macedonia is facing opposition allegations of ware tapping and a -- wire tapping and abuse of office. >> translation: the most important thing is to help the population, and guarantee their security. this dark scenario will not succeed
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in the past week there has been street protests demanding the resignation of the prime minister, and opposition leaders are calling for more protests. the fear is that political leaders will use the event to heighten ethnic tensions. it's estimated that 2 million people are ethnic albanians, and they won greater rights. frustrations flare because implementations have been slow. you're with the al jazeera newshour. there's more ahead including the journey of death. migrants ending up in a libyan war. plus the snp won a crushing victory, and we wondered whether it meant independence was inevitable. and in sport, it's rough at the top. play-off ended - we'll be here with that story.
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first, german military ships rescued 200 migrants adrift in the see, most from somalia and eritrea. defence ministers from five european union countries are due to met for talks to stop human tracking and a flow of migrants from north africa libya's ambassador to the u.n. rejected a plan to tackle the crisis. libya has been left out of the crucial international discussions. thousands of people in the middle east and africa depart from the shore with many dying at sea. >> just a warning, some of the images are disturbing.
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>> reporter: some call the crossing of the mediterranean the journey of death, still thousands and thousands are willing to take their chance. he says there was chaos, people shouted. the boat capsized, people fell into the water. he doesn't know what happened next, he was thinking of himself, he was rescued by the libyan coast guard. there were bodies at sea. often they are forgotten at sea and they flow back to libya. this man has never seen anything like it. he is the driver of misrata's only refrigerated ambulance, he transported dead fighters and saw all sorts of wounds. >> translation: it's horrifying. there's a terrible smell. the bodies were in the water for 20 or 30 days, some were eaten by the fish, some bloated by the sun. others floating and fishermen bring them back the corpses are taken to the morgue in misrata's hospital. it's in poor continue. look how they keep the fridge closed. it's not cold enough the smell
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of rot ing bodies were found randomly on the beaches. no one knows how many were on sea. some are so disfigured it seems they've been in the water for a while. there was even the body of a child. by the looks of it, they were between three and four years old. >> they were found on the beach in january. they've been lying here decomposing. no one knows their names or were they came from, somewhere, families are wondering what happened to them. >> it's painful to see dead bodies. no one asks for them. we don't have the means for dna samples. the fridge conserves the body, not freezing them. they stay for month, six or seven. they suffer in death as well. it is really painful. >> reporter: they are given a number. only the location where they are found is registered. it can take a long time to bury them, there's little money, and dead migrants are not a
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priority. the unknown bodies will end up in this cemetery, tucked between the sand dunes. it was once used for members of the gaddafi military forces. they died during the uprising in 2011. 37 migrant were buried here recently. those in the morgue will join them here. the stories here will go unnoticed by thousands crossing the mediterranean. any one of them has the real risk of ending their journey here, in the misrata cemetery let's take a closer look at the dangerous voyage attempted as a gate way into europe. it's the route taken from migrants from the horn of africa looking to reach europe. they arrive in the ethiopian capital, they across the
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boarder. they make a journey from benghazi and libya, and here they try tocross the sea to reach lampedusa. stephanie dekker joins us to tell us what happens to the migrants when they arrive in catania. >> conditions here are better than libya, it's not easy for them. we have been speaking to migrants caught up, waiting for papers. it's not what they expected, they can't work. they do say the crossing they made was so dangerous, one of them said two of the boats he was with drowned. he fell into the water was pulled up. i'm lucky to be alive. it's a phase in my life. but to refer back there were unmarked graves on this side of the mediterranean. they were offered dignity.
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there's a cemetery. it holds migrants unmarked graves and smaller villages. it highlights a difficult situation, a dangerous journey they make. i think we have to mention the european union will be meeting on wednesday. the italian interior minister - this is a welcome move we'll have to see what they can come up with. until the situation is not sold we will not see anything happen. from the people here the stories are horrendous. we have two types - those making the journey through various countries, using libya as a departure point. thousands never wanted to come here happy in libya, working, making money. but because of the dangerous situation there, they've been forced to come. they need to stem the flow.
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97% make it that make the crossing. more people will come and die if the situation in libya is not resolved. danny dekeyser reporting for us from catania. thank you very much for that update south africa's main opposition party is about to elect a first black leader. it will take place in port elizabeth where the democratic party is holing a conference. some see it as a move to not be dominated by the white minority. there is a favourite to announce current leader going up against an anti-apartheid at visit. harry fawcett joins us from port elizabeth. does this mean more blocks will be voting now. >> when you ask people some say yes, options for black people
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that are are uncomfortable. some black people say, no let's wait and see how the party performs. they say us kapt replace a white person and put a black person in the place. there's a belief that a lot of people are financing this. when they leave us will they have the courage to make decisions, or will they be a puppet of the white master. >> how worried is the a.n.c. >> they say officially - they are still the majority here. a lot of black people support the a number of c. over the years they need some support in some places and during the election they failed to deliver on education, health employment, et cetera. what the da is saying is that
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they should worry. there's economic freedom fighters, it's a new party. they are doing well in some places. the concern is that the a.n.c. should worry. if more people become this elusive, they do have options, and other black parties are coming up. yes, we haven't voted for a white party, but now the black people seem to be at the helm. we have options. better pull up their socks and watch out. >> thank you. the pakistani taliban claims to shoot down a helicopter. the norwegian and philippine ambassador were among those killed in the crash. a missile was fired at the helicopter, hitting it in the table. we have more from the capital,
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islamabad. >> the pakistan taliban released a video showing three members showing different components of a russian sam-7 missile used to bring down the helicopter in which several diplomats were travelling. now, according to the military and footage obtained by al jazeera showed that the helicopter was coming in for a landing and crashed. it shows the rescue on board, and talking to some of the survivors who said that they did not witness any missile hitting the aircraft. it was a technical fault that developed on the aircraft. everything was going smoothly. according to aviation aircraft. -- experts if the aircraft were hit in the air, it would have come down like a rock. however, it shows that this was an accident, and the crow
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-- crew members members made an attempt to save lives after the helicopter caught fire now crossing to richard for the weather. there is a typhoon hitting the philippines. >> snap bang over the top. you can sow the high wall there. just clipping, within a few kilometres. i think it had gone below super typhoon basis. strong winds, producing a storm surge, about 1.5 meters. when you think back to haiyan when the storm surge was 5 meters. this is a different scale. the main issue will be the rain and coastal flooding with big waves. fishermen had been evacuated and cross the far north-east of lusong. the system moves away towards japan and results in heavily
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rain for the philippines, torrential rains, 150mm of rain in places, but by the time we get through to monday and tuesday, the weather quietening down still ahead on the al jazeera, we met the nepalese babies born prematurely, struggling to survive after the deadly earthquake. in sport find out if golf's world number one could stay in contention in one of the sport's richest students. -- richest tournaments. per cent
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hello, the headlines on the al jazeera newshour. saudi-led coalition targets the yemeni former president and hit his house from the air. ali abdullah saleh was unarmed in the attack on his palace in the capital sanaa police and macedonia continue to battle the armed group in the north, where ethnic albanians are the majority. five police officers were killed 30 injured in gun battles on sunday. the main opposition parties are about to elect a first leader. some see the move as an attempt by the democratic alliance shaking off the image being dominated by the white minority. earlier we told you about the german military ships that rescued migrants in the
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mediterranean, for more, we speak to the director of the migration policy center. you are dismayed at the news of the german military having to rescue more migrants. >> well, the good news is rescuing people. you know thousands of people died trying to reach europe, and many more waiting in libya. will it continue. it's good to know that a clear no came from brussels. two options are on the table. one is preventing the crossing by destroying the boats on the post. and making the crossing safe by addressing the boats at sea. as close as possible to the shore. the first option, and i'm afraid it's the preferred one has draw backs, it has military intervention it's blind operation, what boats will you destroy - the fisherman's boat, and what is more important, i
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think, it leaves the migrants and refugees in libya at the mercy of militias with no prospect for international protection. it's the wrong option. the second option amounts to creating safe corridors between libya and europe, and the problem is what will you do with the migrants once they are on an e.u. vessel. you have to bring them to the e.u. but is the european union ready to do this. >> that is a question asked andthemsewhat do you expect to new e.u. agenda that is going to be published later this week? >> i think search and rescue will be extended and go until, i think, the libyan international waters. i also expect quotas to distribute the migrants among e.u. member states will be
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adopted, meaning the burden of people arriving at sea will not be on the shores of 2-3 areas, but distributed among the 28 member states. this is what i hope on this. i also hope that new channels for a safe asylum will be opened. and also perhaps, the new agenda will deal with the issue of opening europe to economic migration. many good things could come from the next e.u. council on thursday. >> felipe joining us from florence thank you for talking to us on al jazeera. to a migrant crisis on the other side of the world. two boats carrying 500 people washed assure. they rankeded in the aceh province at the northern end of the island. they are believed to be rohingya
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from myanmar and bangladesh. crossing over to our correspondent to tell us what he is hearing about the people washing ashore. >> well the international organization for migration in indonesia says it's between 500 550 people - men women and children among them believed to be ethnic rohingya. if that's the case they are likely to have come from bangladesh or myanmar. indonesian authorities are trying to find out where they came from. that's where they would have come from if they are rohingya. the government does not recognise rohingya. the u.n. considers them a persecute minority in the world. in myanmar human rights groups
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say government policies are driving the rohingya away from the government making them desperate to escape getting on boats, making dangerous stay journeys. what are the policies. there are restrictions. they are not allowed to travel freely. travel authority to visit the family in another town. there are limits placed on some parts of the country where local authorities tried to control the number of children that they had. things got worse for the rohingya when intercommunal fighting broke out between a local buddhist population and the rohingya. more than 140,000 had to leave their homes, they had to live in camps and are stuck there now. they have jobs to return to their children are not able to attend school. unless the policies change they
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have a very bleak future in this country, which is what is driving so many of them to escape. many end up in the hands of human traffickers. >> florence louie reporting. pope francis and the cuban president are meeting at the vatican. they have played a key role in the improvement of relations between the u.s. and cuba. we have more from havana. >> reporter: havana assist cathedral is fuel for a mass to ordain two new priests. the church is not allowed access to the mass media, but now under president raul castro the government is making modest but significant changes. as president castro meets with pope francis to discuss a visit
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to cuba, new churches are allowed to be built, and a few old ones returned. i asked the head of the catholic church, what he expected from the pope's visit. >> translation: it's natural that the pope will reaffirm the churches desire to open up to the world, and the world open up to cuba. the pontiff participated in the dialogue between the united states and cuba. >> pope francis will be the third pontiff to cuba in 13 years, a lot considering that cuba is a small country in an area not so strong. cuba awakened an interest not proportionate to its side. this visit is particularly did -- was particularly significant the president of columbia
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ordered an end to the coca plant. gliso fate may cause cancer. the columbian government will look at other ways to destroy the cocaine. >> four people have been killed during a shoot-out between gangs in a shanty town in rio de janeiro. another five were injured, including a pregnant woman in critical condition. violence is frequent. gangs battle each other. police have been pushing them out of their old neighbourhoods to impress security. rescue efforts continue in nepal two weeks after the earthquake that killed 8,000. the requiredy is rebuilding infrastructure and preventing the spread of disease. doctors in nepal are concerned about pregnant women under
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stress. >> reporter: they are the youngest affected by the quake, premature babies born in the hours and days after. this woman was 30 weeks pregnant and was in hospital when it began to shake. >> first i was told not to move. the hospital kept shaking and an oxygen cylinder fell over. doctors told me to get out. i want down the stairs. >> reporter: she had to get an emergency caesarian 12 hours later, because of a risk to her life and her babies. doctors say several women had miscarriages following the disaster and emphasise the need to keep a close eye on their pregnant patients. >> in these situations it is expected. we know women go through a lot of stress when they are about to deliver. they may lose their homes, a
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bread winner. and that does cause stress so it could be premature deliveries. >> some, however, didn't have the proper medical help even before the earthquake struck. >> adding to the stress is living in tends like this. coping in hot weather sundays and rain on the others. at least they are close to hospitals like these in the capital. those in remote areas are more vulnerable. there were 126,000 women in the quake effected areas that were pregnant. most in rural and remote distributes. the focus now is getting medical affects to them. >> they will have centers where with respecten can have the service the next step will be to
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provide the long-turn premature babies. for them the aftereffects of the earthquake may last a lifetime. still ahead on the newshour the snp win a crushing victory in scotland. we ask whether that means independence is inevitable. and in sport - bayern munich's weekend goes from bad to worse.
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eurozone finance minister are meeting in boroughses as
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bankruptcy -- brussels as bankruptcy threatens greece, it has to be more than 370 million euros on wednesday. the right wing government in athens is refusing to cut government spending. a big bone of contention is the pension system. >> reporter: leisure is perhaps the only luxury left for pensioners these days. their money is spoken for. >> translation: i'm paying off a home improvement lone. my children do not have work. i spend the rest helping them and grandchildren, and paying utilities and property tax. >> reporter: pensions make up 17% of the economy and is a safety net for society. at $18 billion, it's the government's biggest expense, despite being cut to half, to an average of $900 a month. there's simly not enough contributions coming into funds because a quarter of greek workers were unemployed, and the
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funds were crippled when they forced to accept a $28 million loss on government bonds they invested in. a high court decision could raise the bill to half a billion to $5 billion, because some of the cuts will be ruled unconstitutional. it's likely to widen the gap. the gap between syriza and those that want more cuts. >> translation: at the moment there's conflicting views in the talks. i won't pretend it's better than it is. they insist on cutting pensions. we said we will not make cuts. there's a confrontation between us. >> the government emphasis on welfare is still highly popular. it's not affordable as the population ages. they have a plan. syriza wants to set up a cash flow into the pension system by clawing back some money, it would make pensions viable for decades, removing them as an
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expense. in theory that should remove them from the negotiating table. particular perhaps are being actions. money to syria wants is diverted to pay off debt it is now higher than ever we are taking you live to moscow. that is the scope right now -- scene right now. there you see the german chancellor angela merkel walking along side vladimir putin, and they are attending a world war ii memorial a day after the main russian victory day event that she and others decided to boycott. merkel is expected to lay a wreath at a memorial along with the russian president who we were looking at in the live shot
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out at moscow. let's move on to sports. andy is here with all that for the second time in two days, an n.b.a. play-off is decided on the final buzzer. it was cleveland losing out. the eastern conference top seed atlanta hawks. they were making sure the washington wizards were on caught. the hawks tie this up. there was just 14 seconds left. >> scores. >> paul pierce hit a jumper for washington - 103-101 - the hawks taking a 2-1 series lead. >> i wanted to make sure i got the shot off, with no time on the clock. i've been in that situation many times, i've been over time, or if we missed the shot we didn't want a chance to call a time out. i took my time got to the spot
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and knocked it down. >> i was proud of the group, the way they competed and got back into the game. there's a lot to work on look at in the first three-quarters. but that's great. that is between three and four will do it. we'll come back and we'll be ready for game four. one of the other games, memphis against the grizzly. markus seoul added 21 points and 15 rebounds. we understand and, of course. we are not going to panic. we may not play great or make the shot. we may make mistakes but we are going to stay in the moment and play next position. we are going to try to get stops. bayern munich slips to a fourth straight defeat. they head to a game against
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barcelona. pepe rainer making a rare appearance. he was sent off in the 1th minute. the -- 17th minute. the penalty was missed. they held on for a 1-0 win, trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit. barca are a win away from winning the spanish league title, neymar opened the scoring. his 50th goal for the club. four clear at the top with two games left following the 2-2 draw. barca had the defending champions much before that, a lot of talking to be done. a dispute over tv rights could see the next round of games suspended english title winners chelsea can lead to a relegation for their opponents.
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liverpool must beat chelsea to finish in the top four. jose mourinho looking forward to one last meeting with liverpool captain steven gerard. >> in england he's my enemy, for sure the one that made me a better manager. to stop him, or to try to stop him, has been very very difficult resist -- nico rosberg is in poll position getting underway. nico rosberg is second in title, 27 points behind his team-mate and current leader lewis hamilton. lewis hamilton was second quickest missing out on a fifth straight poll. sebastien vettel is the closest arrivalful and helle be third on -- he'll be third on the
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grid. >> rafael nadal beat tomas berdych in the semifinals. he lost an clay three times this year but the challenge has not dropped a set so far. warming up nicely for a 10th french open title later this month. andy murray beet kei nishikori, and britain looking to win back to back titles after claiming his first ever trophy, which was in munich last week on that surface. 3-time pga winner chris kirk takes a one-shot lead, 10-under par for the tournament. not a lot of breathing space. rory mcilroy is right in contention the northern irishman finishing 6-under par. he is four strokes behind the leader. >> they have a chance to win this thing.
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it is so bumped. anyone that is sort of you know five, maybe six shots behind they can go out and shot tomorrow and especially during the afternoon, the greens get a little firmer, conditions tougher. and back at the minute we'll sow where i am at the end of the day. >> okay. plenty more sport from me. >> see you later on. thank you very much. >> tuesday, general elections in the u.k. the separatist party that lost won 56 of the 69 seats in westminster. but the landslid victory is not celebrate by all, as barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: here they are, more than 50 of them. many no doubt amazed by the scale of their victory.
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scottish mps had a team photo before coming down to westminster. they are the new force in british politics the success does not tell the whole story of the election in scotland. in the town it's parade day. they voted no to independence in the referendum. like almost everywhere else in scotland it elected a nationalist mp. the snp won a crushing victory in scotland. but the scale of their support is distorted by the british voting system. they won 95% of scottish seats, with 50% of the votes. that leaves the other half of the electorate with little representation. >> we found some like this pensioner who voted conservative. >> i'm very much for a united kingdom. rather than a separatist country. there's a lot of people out
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there. i may be wrong, but there's a lot thinking if we wave the flag everything will be all right. i don't think it's the right thing to do. >> then there's sherlock holmes amateur enthusiast voting for the nationalist for the first time in his life but doesn't want independence. it was a snap position but i believe that they should have more of the same. that's the reason i voted for it. it came down to another referendum, i wouldn't agree with it. >> this is a triumph of modern engineering connecting two of scotland's canals. the industrial past is a tourist attraction. the nationalists believe the tide of history is turning in their direction. even dennis now supports the snp, he was once a labor mp and would welcome another vote on
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independence. >> my guess is it will come possibly within five years, certainly 10 years, and my bet is that it will be a resounding victory in the second referendum. scottish politics changed so fast that anything seems possible. election results don't mean that the union is doomed. they do suggest that any british government will have to be skilful to save it. well ghana's textile industry is suffering because of the rise of cheap, fake imports. the government is encouraging people to buy local fab rigs. as reported from the capital, it's hard to figure out what is genuine when you shop for fabric in west africa, it's the beginning of a creative journey. the tradition is you find a tailor or seamstress to make an out fit. in a store like this goods are
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genuine. local producers say the industry is suffering from imported product, often of inferior quality. cotton textiles is so affected >> we don't mind cheaper goods a quarter of the amounts produced five years ago. >> we don't mind cheaper goods coming in, but we object when people copy the brands, putting tickets on there saying made in ghana, when we know that they were not, and also, of course, copying our designs, which is an investment that we made. >> reporter: many people like to shop in the market, because they think they can get a bargain. you have to know what to look for. when you look at the two labels, it's impossible to tell the difference. this is the label on the fake brand, and this is the original. the only way to be sure is to check whether the number on the fabric matches what is on the label. in this case, it doesn't.
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the government wants shoppers to support the local fabric industry. it introduced friday wear, when ghanans are encouraged to come to work in a traditional fabric. a musician is an outstanding supporter. >> i think we should where africa monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and friday wear the western. when you go to the west, no one wears the africa once a year. >> reporter: traditionally the cloth is supposed to show how a person is feeling. they have individual names, and for many, there's a spiritual attachment. all of this is slowly disappearing, and it's up to individuals to hold on to it and support the local industry. thanks for watching the newshour on al jazeera. stay with us we have a full bulletin of news coming your way in a few moments. see you then.
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