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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour live from doha. i'm jane dutton, coming up in the next 16 minutes - the united nations calls for peace talks in yemen as a 5-day ceasefire comes in effect more than 40 are killed by gunmen in a bus attack in the pakistani city of karachi north korea's defence minister is executed for showing disrespect to leader kim jong un. we ask what the collapse of
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one of antarctica's largest ice shelves will mean for global sea levels. a 5-day truce in yemen seems to be hold are for now, despite reports of houthi shellings in some areas. the ceasefire was proposed by saudi arabia to allow in humanitarian aid. it begin a day after air strikes and very welling by the houthis. in the southern city of tiaz 10 were killed in houthi attacks. in iran they said they will not allow saudi arabia forces to expect a cargo ship bound for yemen. warships are escorting the vessel. the u.n. special envoy in yemen has arrived. he says the only way to end the war is through political
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dialogue. >> translation: we have two main points we would like to address with regard to the humanitarian crisis. first, the ceasefire must be unconditional. and we must be able to give aid from south to the northers east to the west. we came knowing there was no solution but a political one we are joined live from saudi arabia's capital. hashem ahelbarra - there's talk about a ceasefire that we have been hearing on both sides. where does it leave the ceasefire, does it mean that it will be holding? >> it holds for the time being, it's a fragile ceasefire. we are not looking about two regular armies fighting each
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other, tribesman, militia loyal to the current president abd-rabbu mansour hadi, and the houthis, the problem that the international community faces is try to convince the different parties to observe the ceasefire, this is why we have sporadic groups in different parts, where we might see the ceasefire implemented. >> the point of the ceasefire is to allow humanitarian aid in. we have reports that iran will not allow a cargo ship to be inspected. the humanitarian aid workers, journalists - what sort of impact if any could it have on the ceasefire? >> it will further the mounting tensions. the saudi-led coalition maintains that it has a no-time
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blockade, and at the same time controls the air space, under the united nations 2016 resolution and a mandate by the government. they will not allow any ship into yemen unless it is inspected. once it is inspected. it will be directed to the united nations coordination centre that will look after the distribution of the aid. the concern - saudi concern is the following. the concern that iran has been in the past providing the houthis with financial and military assistance. we would like to ensure that no cargo is carrying weapons that could be given to the houthis. . >> at the same time there's a call for peace talks to resume. does that seem a little premature? >> that is why the united nations envoy is trying to nail down with the houthis and forces
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loyal to the deposed president in sanaa. the general sentiment that if the ceasefire can be extended for extra days that will pave the way for the united nations to call all the parties to resume talks from where they ended before the start of the air strikes, to chart a path for democracy and smooth transitions to yemen. now the houthis say they are willing to go ahead with the dialogue. they are willing to take place. the other factions are in riyadh. we'd like to see it to have a dialogue in saudi arabia. these are issues that the united nations will look into until they come up with a final idea about how to move forward. >> in syria rebel fighters are able to push remaining soldiers out of the strategic town in
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idlib. opposition groups took over the town rebels tried to take over a fortified officer where troops loyal are held up but have failed. the government-launched air strikes targetting rebels forces around the hospital there. there has been government shelling in aleppo province the air strikes killing 50 people and left dozens injured, according to activists. we'll talk to omar salah in beirut in lebanon, there's fighting. what is the situation there why has it increased. >> well, hezbollah is trying to push on three fronts and make gains. it's a mountain range. hezbollah is trying to push in three areas. they are considered to be strategic for hezbollah, the
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mountains, so they are trying to get the top of the hills to give them a vantage point. however, the other side is claiming to have repelled hezbollah's advances and they are talking of regaining areas they lost in the last few days of fighting this will not be easy for hezbollah and the battle elsewhere? >> well a town is considered to be the gate way for the syrian course that is where bashar al-assad's stronghold is located. basically you have the coalition of rebels taking control of that town about two weeks ago. however sh around 200 - up to 250 fighters from the regime some are senior officers are holed up in the hospital. we understand they are taking shelter in the bunker.
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the rebels manage to infiltrate the compound. however, it remains unclear, the syrian government forces said they are shelling and carrying out air strikes. we have bashar al-assad vowing to clear the time. it is vital for them. a group linked to the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack in karachi. gunmen in motorcycles killing 43 people. the victims belonging to an islamic group. >> reporter: this was backed with commuters when gunmen stopped it and opened foyer. dozens were killed. mostly a minority. investigators believe it was a planned attack. >> 9mm handguns smzs and other
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weapons. they fired at them inside the bus, and not from outside the bus. >> a splinter group of the pakistani taliban, jundila. said it carried out the attack. the armed group said it's behind several attacks, including the pakistan indian border suicide, and targetting an intelligence agency compound in 2013, it pledged allegiance with i.s.i.l. witnesses say the attackers were on motorbikes some were wearing uniforms. this bus is run by the community to take and bring back people from work. it's not the first time they've been under attack but a rare attack on these people. for several armed groups operating in the area it's likely to take longer to bring
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an end to the violence. thousands of migrants in mean bar and bangladesh -- myanmar and bangladesh have been held in detention centers. they've been urged to find more permanent solutions. >> reporter: frightened and exhausted hundreds of bangladeshy migrants and rohingya muslims fled many facing violence, only to be trapped at sea by ruthless traffickers, who bet them and private ruthless water. >> people are on the boat three months, two months, and they were collecting mar and more people. >> they collect 600, 500 people. >> authorities are moving them to detention centers. the government needs to find a permanent solution. >> the government should thip of
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a way to stop human trafficking. if they don't, trafficking will go on and get out of control. al jazeera has been told crowded boats will not be a problem entering malaysian orders unless they are sinking. >> we expect a few more to come in the united nations a warning that a humanitarian crisis is unfolding, with possibly thousands of desperate people drifting in the ocean. human rite groups are urging the government not to turn back migrants at sea, saying it's equivalent to signing their death warrant how did the rohingya end up in malaysia. their journeys often begin in myanmar's state. in the past the rohingya used to escape by crossing through
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thailand. since thailand began a crackdown, the rohingya have been trafficked to indonesia and malaysia. veronica pedrosa has more from southern thailand. >> stopping and searching for victims of human travelling. for months the joint operation has squeezed the human trafficking operation. this is emblematic of the thai police crackdown. the point is to deny human traffickers from using thailand as a transit point. thailand's police chief proposed camps be guilt for the migrants in myanmar. crackdowns is the main agenda between the thai and malaysian
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police. >> the continuing joint operations are carried out according to international legal obligations and humanitarian principles. >> what about the people at the heart of the crisis. >> thai and muslim community leaders say authorities allow them to bring food to shelters like this. they want conditions to improve for the fellow muslims, escaping persecutions. >> translation: we hope that the problem of human trafficking can be solved in the best way. we should try to keep them, the liberty and human rights. at least they survive. mass graves exhumed by the police. if we escape they are kept in another form of detention. futures are uncertain. >> the thai muslim community was here. the thai authorities do not want to give them freedom because
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they are concerned about the rohingya. what is happening in thailand is mirrored across the region indonesia and malaysia will turn back many. there's nowhere in the world for the "rock newman show" to live safe free normal lives. meanwhile the migrant crisis in europe is being discussed by the european union. it's expected that controversial plans for a quote e system will be introduced. there are complications within the existing system as stephanie dekker explains. >> reporter: they fear for their families back home, so they don't want to be identified. all from eritrea, though know the implications of being fingerprinted by the italian police. >> most of us do not have intentions to stay here. like some - like i want to go to
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the u.k. some other friend want to go to germany, holland, norway. if they stay here they are not going to be able to go outside. >> if they take the fingerprints. >> yes. that's why they don't want to do it. >> there's cases where refugees arrived in a country of choice and have been sent back to italy because they've been fingerprinted hear. eritreans and others have refused to give their prints all to do with the european migration law, which is randomly enforced. it's called double regulation, and deals with who responsible. under the regulation it should be the migrant's first port of landing. italy is struggling to process claims of tens of thousands. there has been more than 160 thousand claims since 2011 and 64,000 last year. it means that those that arrive and want to stay can wait
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around a year for their application to be processed. >> it can double in regulation, it is completely outdated. the three e.u. border countries can implement it due to enormous amounts arriving. many take fingerprints, sometimes authorities don't ask for it. it affect public security as many travel on unregistered. >> the european union is discussing how to deal with the influx and considering human interaction. they'll ascertain for a better safer life it will not be solved by humanitarian forces. >> we could die or leave. basically, our life is in our hand. so if you ask why did you take that risk it is obviously because we were not safe in eritrea migrants say they'll
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continue to make the dangerous journeys. any decision europe makes will need to take that into consideration. more to come up on the newshour including five that have been killed after a train came off the trails in the united states. we'll be live in philadelphia with the latest on that. plus, people in democratic republic of congo flee their homes due to violence despite the largest misty upham peacekeeping -- unpeacekeeping sport in the world. in sport. mo pharrell joins us live to talk about the start of the athletics diamond league in doha south korea's intelligence services say north korea's defense minister has been executed, believed to be the latest in a series of officials executed this year. we have this report from seoul.
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>> reporter: is this the moment he sealed his fate. he is said to show unsatisfaction with kim jong un's leadership. south korea's officials describe it as consolidation, rather than crisis. our government sees executions as a way to create a fearful atmosphere to promote consolidation of the one and only regime. >> reporter: with the suddenness of the fall, he was envoy to a security meeting in moscow led some to question stability of the leadership in gr pyongyang. 15 other officials have been executed since the start of the year. >> there has to be better systematic ways to ensure the order of the system, rather than
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this quick removal. the quick removal, the way it was carried out indicates the weakness of the system not the strength unlike the case, kim jong un's uncle publicly humiliated before his execution, there has been no official announcement. >> seoul's national intelligence service says the death was public and violent. shot by anti-aircraft machine-guns. it's not the first time he has been accused of killing people. last week human rights released sat lie image showing what it believes was a killing. it's aimed at tarts 30 meters away. >> north korea worried the south. undetectably from the submarine. it is monitoring effects from
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what it calls a rein of terror. >> the relief effort has been slowed down. 66 people are confirmed to have been killed. it happened almost three weeks after an earthquake killed more than 8,000. >> reporter: this was one a picturesque town now a pile of rubble. when the earthquake struck, many buildings came down those that didn't come down would have been dropped. yesterday's earthquake caused many of those crumbling downs. >> translation: there was a crack in my house, yesterday's quake brought to down. no one dared to come near here. in there houses started to fall. expert were examining houses and they ran away as well.
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>> we are going to see where most of the people are saying. >> yesterta they were telling me they were ready to resume their lives. yesterday's quake has instilled the fear back again. everyone is staying outside. no one was to go back to reclaim stuff. everyone says they'll stay for a little while again. >> several people have been killed in the eastern democratic republic of congo. the attack by men armed with axes and machetes took place close to a u.n. peacekeeping base. erica wood has more. >> reporter: taking with them what they can, hundreds leave their homes, because they no longer believe it is safe to stay. the north province of the democratic republic of congo saw more than 300 hacked to death in
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raids by fighters in the past seven months. people are blaming rebels from the allied democratic forces from neighbouring uganda. >> translation: people from the region suffered greatly, that is why civilians are running away. fearing that people were being killed with axes. they start again. this is why people are afraid. they ask the government to deal with the adf so people can go back to their farms. the latest attack hoped as people were return from attending their crops. congolese troops and unforces were left as casualties during the attack we lost two soldiers, and also we had 13 injured by bullets. the democratic republic of congo is home to the world's biggest
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u.n. peacekeeping force, made up of 25,000 personnel. millions died in a war between 1998. dozens of groups operate there. they have different aims but compete for control of the mineral resources, like gold and diamonds. the u.n. forces are making progress. tanzanian forces said they arrested the leader of the aft df. >> we know that adf is weakened and what we wanted was the arrest or neutralization of its leaders is happening. it's time to be mote vited and across the border to stop this criminal group. >> the optimism about progress
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will be of little comfort. despite the preps of troops they know they are vulnerable to more attacks. >> a train accident in the u.s. city of philadelphia killed five people injuring more than 50 other. the passenger train derailed from washington d.c. to new york city. have you seen anything about what happened possibly at the scene? >> a very good morning to you from philadelphia. it's a little before 6:30. we are about a block away from where the terrible wreckage is behind me. we are not able to get any closer. police are keeping us away. investigators are combing through the rubble to find answers about what causes the accident. in the middle of the quite, as
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we drove here trying to get to the team. urge scenes of police and personnel trying to block off the roads. five are dead the way that we know of. most of more than 200 on the train were able to get out okay. i want to show you the headlines from the local papers. this is the philadelphia "inquirer", five die as train de rails, and then the philadelphia "daily news" with a photo and "train of danger." investigators will look to see what happened. >> i know there's a lot of speculation that a lack of investment could lead to this sort of thing, that this sort of crash is inevitable.
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absolutely that's the constant debate in the united states on investment in infrastructure and within of them is the rail line. this is a critical crash this is a train going from washington dc to new york. it's one of the busiest train corridors in the united states. certain here on the owner seaboard. that train - the trains between washington and new york carry on average about 11 million passengers a year. there's always a talk by amtrack, the train company and others regional trains as well wanting more funding to improve security and safety. that's a constant debate going on in the united states and this accident is going to renew calls to beef up safety on the rail systems in the united states let's get the whether with richard, and the latest on nepal. i believe they have good
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weather, finally. >> at the moment it's not looking too bad. on the sea, as the rain appears, there's rain slides. it lubery kates the soils and we have problems. if you look at the satellite, you can see a few showers coming in. it doesn't look too bad that is the situation at the moment. it tends to change over the coming weeks, as the monsoon domes. once that does you see how the rain fall increases through the month, you get into june and july looking at an excess of 300mm of rain if you are under canvas or a temporary shelter. it's not that good and, of course, you have lou cloud bases. temperatures is not a problem. the average minimum is 16, maximum is around about 30 degrees. we are looking for mild weather, and one or two showers to the
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east. not too many problems at the moment. south asia is waiting for the monsoon to develop. it is looking lively across southern areas. we have seen heavy rain in the last 24 hours much cross other parts of india. we see heavy rain heavy downpours, but for central or northern areas the heat is building with temperatures in the upper 30s. india's prime minister is in china it drum of economic ties. border disputes could threaten the relationships. >> a court in spain to decide whether a suspension of football nationwide can go ahead. we'll tell you more about that later.
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. >> hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. the u.n. security council is calling on secretary-general ban ki-moon to convene peace talks. gunmen linked to the pakistani taliban killed 43 bus passengers. the victims belong to the community, following a branch of shia islam. a passenger train has derailed in philadelphia killing five, injuring more than 50 passengers and happened on one of the busiest travel roots in the u.s. >> somali is a key feature of
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policy. there's fears that the withdrawal of the envoy will stall plans. it was kick started by the secretary of state john kerry, he became the first high level official to visit in decades. it becomes longer to address them and the armed threat of al-shabab in somalia. i'm joined by the prime minister. thank you for joining us. let's start off with the withdrawal of the u.s. ambassador. what impact is it likely to have. what does it mean? >> i think there were issues with the ambassador, that he withdraw nomination and i think it will appoint and fill the
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position. definitely our relations are very, very close. we see all along allies in the fight against al-shabab and tourism. >> let's talk about the fight of al-shabab. what sort of support are you expecting against al-shabab from the u.s. and regionally. the thing is that there's one corridor left and it's used to both the somalis. we are working close. we can close the corridor. >> how would you summarise what you see as the threat at the moment. if anything, it seems that they are gaining in prominence.
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no actually, they are not gaining in prominence they are losing the conventional symmetrical warfare tactics. they continue to cause havoc in civilian places hotels. and both in somali and the areas. if you look at the al-shabab, in terms of the conventional war, they have been losing ground, adding that this is a last attempt to terrorize society. it's an enormous threat to the country and neighbours they are spending troops to fight in yemen, a country far away from you. what is the thinking behind that? >> we haven't set a history yet. we cleared the way.
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we have been winning the war. it's causing a huge flare in the security assets. so we said we'll make available all facilities and send some troops. >> you are saying it's a threat because you have fighters crossing in the other direction. the thing is that the conflict has a huge lot of implications on us. and tells the security. i think almost 100,000 in somali. in six months. and that is building the economy. we might have you know, the cities falling into the hands of al qaeda.
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>> very good to have you on al jazeera, the somali prime minister. india's prime minister narendra modi is travelling to china for a 3-day visit, his first visit since being elected last year. narendra modi is due to arrive on friday before travelling to mongolia and south korea. it is to strengthen bilateral trade. a border dispute over an eastern sector of the himalayas could threaten that relationship. adrian brown has this report from beijing. >> reporter: on the surface the two appear to be close friends. they have long historical ties as well as deepening commercial ones. this is a relationship that essentially has been overshadowed by a number of unresolved territorial disputes that led to war. there's problematical issues of
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the leader. the dlali llama that lives in northern india. on the eve of the visit china's media call onned indian government to stop supporting the dalai lama. there's the complex issue of pakistan. in recent months beijing has been moving closer to islamabad. the president was there, offering $48 billion investment. it's part of china's strategy to increase influence. i think the prime minister's strategy will be to speak directly to the chinese people, having signed up to weibo, which is the equivalent to twitter. there are other signs, indications that these two leaders want to reset a relationship. mr narendra modi will visit a province the birthplace in
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president's shi's father and india became a founding member of the asian-led prur. president shi will want to baulk about the other project. reviving the trade routes and will hope for india's participation. >> since prime minister narendra modi and the jumped up party came to power, india tried to build closer ties with sri lanka, nepal, and objecting to china's multibillion development plans for pakistan and throwing support behind the united states and japan over their concerns over growing territorial disputes in the region. they are also trying to emulate china, becoming an export hub, and has a lot to learn from
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beijing. like with all things this trip is about putting india on the global map, presenting it as a respected and important player in global politics and business. >> in the philippines three have been killed in a factory fire, breaking out in a capital of manila when welding embers came into contact with flammable chemicals. as many as 50 workers could be trapped inside. greece fell into recession after the economy shrank by 0.2%. it comes as athens remaid nearly $40 million to the international monetary fund, a day before it was due. the government only has enough money to pay public workers until the end of the month. [ chanting ] >> it was victory for hundreds of cleaning ladies. on monday they got their jobs back 20 months after the
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previous government sacked them. syriza made good on a province to hire back thousands of state employees, one of many issues dividing greece and many. they provided a break through, greeks are hopeful. >> i agree with the government. no one wants more salary cuts. if they surrender, it will be bad. the worse outcome will be a further outcome. if you don't have money in your pocket. everything will grind to a halt. >> i think the government will have to retreat. if it doesn't, there'll be no money, it's that simply. i don't believe the europeans are negotiating in good faith. that serves us right. we spent their money, not our money. greece wants aid to flow without austerity, it will destroy the economy, time is growing short. the government says it's coming closer to a deal but it can
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continue to play salaries and debt instalments until the end of the month. >> we thought and decided together that what was of the essence was to establish in public the great strides that have been achievement to maintain a good climate in order to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and before the liquidity is binding greece's tax revenues was falling. it was only able to play a $750 million instalment by using an account meant to be held in reserve. >> the latest figures suggest that the government is losing hard-won surpluses. the primary surplus was $1.3 billion, half of what it was a year ago. >> syriza hopes to raise $3 billion by forcing municipalities and public bodies
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to lend its deposits. main mayors refuse to comply. protracted talks made households uneasy. all this suggests that people's fate and authority are slipping away from the government french president francis hollande pledged to pay back what he called a moral debt to haiti. on a visit to the island he was met by protesters angry about a debt france was pored to pay for property lost during the slave rebellion. >> this is only the second time a sitting french president visited haiti, and for francis hollande, it's the latest stop on a regional tour. despite the welcome from michel martelly, the relationship is uneasy at best. for many, the presence of the
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french leader is a painful reminder of a harsh colonial clash. it demanded compensations that many believed were cupled skins. if haiti is in misery today, that's because of france why we are organising france to comment us. >> if francis hollande wants to visit haiti, he has to come with restitution. we fought them for independence, and they forced us to pay them to recognise it. >> like generations of french leaders, they spoke of a moral debt. they talked about investment in the future. >> reporter: france today wants to help in the development of haiti, we believe in haiti, because you have considerable
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opportunity. mr p you messed you have a young generation because you have an impatient generation demanding and wanting to work for the future. >> reporter: civil rights lawyer who worked for the haitian president says france's obligation is clear. >> france does owe something to haiti given the circumstances that the haitian people sea themselves in. they should have clean water, they should have infrastructure. these are the kinds of things that the french can help right away haiti was still paying off its independence debt to france in 1947. francis hollande's visit opened up old wounds. repatriations are unlikely leaving them to ask whether they can rebuild with a former power without compensation. >> joe is ahead with all the sport, including why a loss is
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still ahead with a champion's league finalist dividing.
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to one of the antarctica's largest ice shelves is in danger of impacting, meaning a rise in sea levels. the so-called larson sea ice shelf is melting above and below the surface in one of the fastest warming regions on earth. nick clark explains. >> reporter: for years there has been scientific debate about what caused the thinning of the
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antarctic pens -- peninsula ice shelf. it's the size of a small county and contains vast quantities of fresh-water ice. scientists are unable to tell whether it's warm air temperatures or warm currents making it vulnerable to collapse. turns out it's both. an international team of researchers have been examining and found it's above and below the surface and could cause a collapse. >> we found that the ice shelf was losing ice, due to ocean melting and was losing air, and this is probably due to atmospheric worming. what we know now is they are prone to a two-pronged attack. two shelves collapsed in 1994,
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and this led to the glaciers behind speeding up. so raising sea levels and would be the same story on a larger scale if larsan sea was to disintegrate. it is bigger and if it was to be lost, it would add to the projections of sea level rise and the rate of rise by 2100. we expect the sea level rise around the world will be something in excess of 50 centimetres higher. that will cause problems for coastal cities and low-lying cities. >> what the discovery means is that scientists will make more predictions about the break-up of the sea and the recession of glaciers around the world will have op global sea levels. from environment to sport. >> thank you. barcelona are through to their
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eighth european cup final after 5-3 aggregate win over bayern munich in the u.e.f.a. league semifinals. is didn't go all the kata lun's way, they wept in trailling. neymar scored twice. bayern hit back with goals from levendosk. >> and thomas mulure. it wasn't enough. barca goes through. >> the results are marvellous we are happy. we can't wait for the end of the season. we need a victory to show we are winners. >> translation: we went 1-0 ahead and it was more possible. my opinion is that we made too many things not good enough. we greeate more scoring sunt which is but did not use the
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chaps, we have to he respect. one cannot defend that. that is the thin line. after all, we should have the action trailling two one for the semifinal world leg, the fate is unclear. spanish court will rule whether football players can strike before the final two rounds of the season. the threatened stoppages over a tv rights law that sees a greater share of the revenue. has a decision been made yet? >> no decision. time is against the spanish authorities. this is a big move of the spanish league. a legal move. they are backed by the spanish government that brought into laws distributing money that caused the dispute in the first place. the league wants to get the strike stopped. the people pushing for the suspension are the spanish
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football federations. they don't want games to go ahead until they are heard the way they want to be heard, they want more power. it's a typical story. with the games affected, with the season about to end, the league need to get this sorted out. this is a big route. they want the arm of the spanish supreme court who are dealing with this under labour laws the strike is not legal, games have to be played. all right, that is lee wellings live in madrid. we'll come back when we have more news on what the spanish court decides. in spain - the opening event of the diamond league will be hosted. 13 champions and 10 counter champions are entered into the event. mo farah is one of those, and joins us.
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thank you for coming in. you are making your debut in doha, why did you choose to start at this event. >> doha diamond league is one. strongest field. i want to test myself it will be my first race outdoors. it's exciting. it's about the world championship. at the same time i want to test myself. >> you're better known for running 5,000 and 10,000 meters in london where you won the double olympic medals what preparation do you have to make to change to a different region. >> it's about washing with speed and doha has one of the best fields in the world. early season. 3,000 meters. back again in oregon. competing in 10,000 meters. we test and see who i am. >> and the athletic season gets
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under way with a bit of controversy surrounding it. failed doping tests involving athletes systematic doping in russia. as a runner do you have concerns about doping in the sport, and that enough is done to stop it apping. >> yes, definitely sports have improves a lot to what it was before. it's great to see what we are doing, we do a one hour slot. where you have to give in. as long as we can apply the same rules. it's changing a lot. >> do you think the allegations about kenyan runners are damaging the sport. do you feel it personally? >> definitely in all sports something goes run. if it wasn't for us and what we have done definitely it put athletics on the map, in the
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same way as it achieves. as longs you can only concentrate on cuf. sport is getting better. we do a lot of work. >> you trained in kenya, a huge staple of runners there. it's never held an olympics or world championship. it's high tide. you have a personal connection with africa. do you feel that the continent is the right time for them to have a world championship. >> it's changing a lot in terms of africa. it's improvement, and has improved a lot. it would be good to see a championship happen there. we'll see, and seb co-and i.a.a.f. are doing a great job working on that. >> we are 450 days away from the rio olympics. what happens between now and then in terms of preparation to defend your olympic gold medal. >> i can't believe it's getting
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close. i remember winning in london was the best for me winning in my home town. it is exciting to have olympics around the corner. we have the world championship in beijing. after that is rio, and i want to defend my title, 5,000, 10,000. it's danger free and focused. >> we wish you all the best on friday and the rest of the season. thank you for speaking to us at al jazeera. >> thank you f.i.f.a. will send antidiscrimination officers to every disqualifying match in russia as part of an attempt to address the issue of racism. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: at wembley stadium an initiative to drive racism out of football. independent monitors will watch the qualifiers for the next world cup in russia and pass on evidence to f.i.f.a. who may
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take action from fines to expulsion from the tournament. the real problems may not come in the qualifiers but at the world cup itself where russian supporters are notorious for racism. this man of manchester city was abused by fans in moscow. and said plaque players may boycott a russian world cup. >> you have to take a distinction. something has to be done strongly. show them - should they have to stop. for me show them they need to change otherwise it will be an extension. >> reporter: one positive change in world football is that racism is underscrutiny like never before. the coming world cup in russia
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could prech f.i.f.a. with huge -- present f.i.f.a. with challenges bringing commercial interests and principles into conflict. >> the monitoring system - f.i.f.a.'s head of sustainability spoke of racist incidents happening on a weekly basis. >> if you carry on reading reports about racism in russian domestic football in 2015, 2016 and into 2017. is there a staunch where you say already, a world cup in russia is not a good idea. we are expecting f.i.f.a. will have a positive impact behind the organization of the event itself, and we believe in the positive impact that it can have in tackling the discrimination issue and other issues in the host country russia has grand plans for the world cup. footballers and fans from around the world want more that shiny stadiums, they want to feel welcome.
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and that is russia and f.i.f.a.'s challenge houston rockets avoided elimination from the n.b.a. playoffs with a win over the clippers, they trail 3-2 in the western conference series. over on the east lebron james scores 38, leading for a narrow victory. the 106 to 101 win puts them up 3-2, and they could reach the finals for the first time since 2009 that is all the sport for now thank you very much for that. nicaragua's most active volcano erupted. these dramatic pictures show the strongest erupts yet. filmed from close to the crater. the good news officials say the eruption is not extreme enough to force people in surrounding villages to evacuate. more news coming up in the next couple of minutes. i'll see you then.
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