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>> desperate journeys he more thanmournmore than4,000 people rescued from the nerndmediterranean in 24 hours. i'm sammy zaizan live from our doha headquarters. civilians in sudan flee from what authorities say is the worst fighting in months. >> i'm not perfect nobody's perfect but we'll do a good job together for sure.
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>> sepp blatter promises to clean up after winning a third fourth time as fifa's president. and the claims of preeminence in the south china sea. a massive rescue operation in the be mediterranean in the past 24 hours. the total number of people rescued on friday is one of the highest in recent years. coast guard said distress calls were made from 22 different boats on friday. stefanie dekker is here in the studio she's recently returned from reporting from the sicilian town of catania. over 4,000 people in one day what is this a record? >> it is not a record which goes to show how many people are attempting this crossing, just
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in the period of 24 hours we have had reports from these dinghies, seven wooden boats packed with people, they had many boats dealing with this operations just the italians -- >> hang on, some days you had over 4,000 people? >> i was there and the number was over 10,000 in just two days. the assess are calm, when the smugglers will set off the boats. the people when they come on land, it is not that we're shocked, the numbers are just increasing and it's not stopping any soon. >> jaw-dropping the numbers. what's happening are more people making the journey or are navies just rescuing more people than we otherwise wouldn't have heard about in the past? >> you're absolutely right. more people using this journey they are using people-smugglers,
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african countries they are put in libya in holding places and pushed across. you have a ramped up rescue system. the italians, some international help we're seeing some boats they will put out distress calls at sea with satellite phones and then they are rescued. twofold, the situation in the world this is causing people to want to leave not only wars, but young people i spoke to, men who want to provide for their families, this is the stories of people making it across. >> you listen to the disagreements going on between eu officials doesn't sound like there's an disagreed to plan what they do with people yet. >> there isn't. these migrants need to be shared among the european union countries. no that's not the case, greece with such huge amounts will
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arrive in their point of landing, others will go through asylum process one lady described it as the invisible ones the forgotten ones. we focus all about saving them at sea but when they come ashore they can't work, legal limbo, et cetera et cetera. how to solve it, needs to be addressed not on a military level, which the european union is thinking about how to control the migration rehouse people give them more opportunities because they're not going to stop. >> it's a really sad situation all around, thanks so much stef decker for coming in. >> many of them blaming government forces for burning their home and be be killing their rb relatives.
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be catherine soy arerelatives. catherine soy reports. >> too weak and sick, jack died on arrival here. >> my dad's health had improved, walking and talking. i went to look for his food but when i returned he had died. >> give birth to her the day they escaped from the village from men be from their village. >> they beatle us, we got to a village and that's where i delivered my baby. >> he came with a gunshot wound to his arm. doctors without borders have
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received dozens of patients with bullet wounds since april. >> we knew the soldiers had come we started running. i don't know how many people were killed. >> reporter: thousands of people continued to leave villages to the south and east of bentu many have come to seek refuge here. at least 21,000 in the last few weeks, heavily burdening the camps. >> they come here to get humanitarian help, then they will receive safety supplies like blank et cetera and food and utensils. some of these supreme been through the process before and those who we talked to said it seems like a never ending cycle of suffering. >> he will be buried in bentu a
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town he had never visited before. napuda has her own life here, crunts ventu, south sudan. >> pushing pressing ahead with the military operation to take complete control. osama ben javiz records. >> this is mobruga a small town in hasaka province now under the control of kurdish fighters, it's strategic it links territory in turkey. kurdish say they now control a dozen villages. the group now known by its
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arabic name daesh. >> we were able to take strategic control of areas that daesh took a while ago kobani and many aleppo. >> dozens of you u.s. led u.s. led coalition air strikes. i.s.i.l. videos deny air strikes are working and deny civilians are killed. ypg fighters say they will try to take the strategic area on the turkish syrian border. >> we'll continue fighting until residents can come back and live in safety. we will not go home until we achieve this. >> reporter: control of northern syria is dwighted
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between rebels and northern syria fighters, kurdish fighters are trying to control villages and untons to secure the tboard border with turkey. the people are afraid many in areas around to fear that the ypg advance would register divide many of whom support syrian opposition fighters. many accuse the rebels now all of them seem focused against i.s.i.l. a common enemy among divided sides of the syrian conflict. osama ben javid, al jazeera. saudi coalition still continues to bomb sites in yemen
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yemen. decoratebesecondary explosions. the yemeni government said it would attend only if houthi rebels withdraw from territory they've captured. sepp blatter has been reelected as fifa many president for a fifth term. blatter received 133 votes in the first round. his only opponent where you before the second ballot. >> i thank you trust and
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confidence let's go fifa, let's go fifa, thank you, thank you so much. thank you, thank you. >> scott mcintyre is a football journalist. good to have you with us. perhaps in the west, sepp blatter and fifa is viewed with skepticism. tell us about the impact sepp blatter has had on football in asia. >> yes, good evening from sydney. certainly not just in asia but in africa as well, it's his real power base, it's been for quite a long time. fifa has really survived in many ways by giving these development grants that they hand out to individual associations regardless of your size. the smaller and poorer football association he throughout africa
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and asia up to a half a million a year, and they dole out their projects which go to building clubhouses to training pitches and stadiums as well. a lot of people find from those grants that they're targeted to specific nations. not every nation is in receipt of this money at times such as this. >> so how do people view then some of the scandals or allegations which have rocked fifa? has it eroded the credibility of fifa or sepp blatter? >> i think absolutely it has. i mean the last two or three days have been unprecedented really in the scale of scandal. and to compound matters from an asian perspective, there is a level of you could say
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treachery, prince ali is a man i've known for years and in my opinion he's a clean candidate he's a reformist candidate and someone who had the interest of the game at heart. and to see asia it is my understanding of the 47 nations that had a vote upwards of 30 actually voted for sepp blatter if you look at the numbers that prince ali lost by, would have been enough to get fridays ali elected. it is not free of scandal. we have hear the head of the nepal fa, the have i lan sri lankan fa, affecting asian football there's a lot of work to be done
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to clean up asian football as there is to clean up the global game under fifa under the leadership of sepp blatter. >> the scandals that have rocked be fubl is it being cleaned up in asia? >> yes, and no. i mean it's a positive you know sign every time that some of these guys are being brought down. but the fact that it keeps happening with such regularity is a deeply concerning issue for all that care about asian football and of course as we saw with the vote last night it seems to me and a lot of people within asia that you know, perhaps some of the people that are running the game are more interested in playing politics and you know shoring up voting tbloks for elections and so on rather than really doing development work on the ground. i come to many prince ali has
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the asian football development program, for years and years there is a program in cambodia which helps the girls that are at risk of being sexually trafficked across the border, and owner syrian refugees which fly into that country. and this is work that ifc and fifa should be doing to help. this is the problem not just with fifa, thinks are troublesome at the top and also at the bottom. where you have 2 descrien votes regardless of the situation from a footballing point of view or population point of view, tiny nations have the same vote as larger. top of the organization, the
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right way into the tree and the roots as well and it's that kind of stuff that needs to be cleaned up. >> thanks so much scott mcintire. coming up, cracking down on the deep wednesday, the prosecution of a player who helped promote the dark web. web.
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>> welcome back. let's recap the headlines on al
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jazeera now. italy's navy has helped to rescue over 4,000 migrants crossing the mediterranean in the past two days. escaped fighting between government forces and rebels. sepp blatter has been reelected as fifa president a fifth term despite the worst-ever corruption scandal to hit football's governing body. his opponent withdrew before a second ballot. several governments are claiming rights to different parts of the south china sea. u.s. defense secretary ashton carter criticized china with the way it's trying to mark out its territory. >> turning over a rock does not permit the rights of sovereignty
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or permit restrictions on air or maritime transit. finally with its action he in the south china sea. china is out of step with both the international rules and norms that underscore the asia pacific security architecture and the regional consensus that favors diplomacy and post offices coercion. >> marga ortigues has the story from civic for. >> the class of restrictions has already been put on the table. maritime disputes over the south china sea not mincing words and slamming china's reclamation reclamation.efforts. responded to him in an open forum and basically said he was make groundless accusations and
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that chinese activity was legitimate justified and reasonable. the disputes are going to be the most important issue here. no resolvessest resolutions seem to be coming out of the talks this weekend but taking back to the policy holders to find peaceful rompletions topeacefulresolutions. >> cuba being removed from state sponsored terrorism list, nick clark reports from the cuban capital. >> for those who would export terrorism in the caribbean and
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elsewhere. >> with those words are ronald reagan condemned cuba to 23 years on the state sponsored terrorism list. cuba is on the cusp of change and coming off the list is an important milestone. some cubans we spoark spoke to were skeptical. but those who would go on camera were surprised. >> cuba does not support terrorism. >> that is news for us. is. >> reporter: also a view that it does more than just facilitate. >> be because until now it's
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very difficult for any country to have a good relations with a country that the united states says that it is a terrorist count. >> reporter: shortly after the revolution the u.s. shut down its embassy in havana. there is a up suggestion there could be an announcement way back next week. >> those flag poles you see there they were erected to mass the area with electronic screen which what they perceived as american propaganda. nick clark al jazeera havana,
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cuba. >> the silk road, allowed the exchange of $200 million of be drug sales. >> he apologized to the families of six people who died of drug overis doses linked to silk road one father said silk road provided the convenience of anonymity, and government prosecutors argued for a harsh sentence including money laundering and be running a criminal enterprise. but albrecht's lawyer.
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>> mr. albrecht was saddled with all of it. at a was unfair unjust and unreasonable. >> ross was crying during his statement, he was looking for his life to be destroyed. >> an authority called the deep web appeared on tuition believing that the gort had overreached on the war on drug. >> the fact is that it is not a deterrent. silk road had been shut down in 2014, there are hundreds of coppy cats since it was shut down. the dark web is in its infancy.
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it serge is not going to go away. >> reporter: the judge said he didn't fit the typical criminal profile but he was a criminal no better than any other. be kristin saloomey. new york. >> more cases of mishandled anthrax than previously thought. the pentagon ordered a review after the bug was sent, i.t. says no one answer been infected. >> be angela merkel says she will work on reform of the european union she stressed her concern about keeping britain in
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the european union. by the time the u.k. holds a referendum whether or not to stay in the u. that is due before the end of 2017. potential abuses linked to the freedom of movement in eump and there may be cases where it is in germany's be interest to make certain changes. >> the number of people unable to get often to the property ladder many have be aging populations, that means the cost of elderly care is rising. jessica baldwin visits one of the projects in the netherlands. >> max studied marketing and
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communication. but home is not a messy dorm room. max lives in an old people's home. one of six students living rent free in return the students spend time with the elderly. >> sometimes before august when i move here, i get a little bit of annoying, by people elderlyfor example. when i'm here i think about the time differently. so 15 minutes for me is not so many. sw butbut for some people here in the house some elderly retirement people it's 15 minutes of their lives and you can see the smile on their faces. >> the old people and the students have an easy relationship. they tease each other. the warmth is evident. >> translator: we get along very well. they're just like our sons.
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it's just like part of the group. >> reporter: the center has won prizes for the student residents concept. it's the brain child of hiass sapgasse. she has been surprised by its resounding success. >> when you have a bad knee and it hurts when you're 96, the doctor can't fix it anymore. but the youngsters are telling their stories about the parties and girlfriends in amsterdam. the scheme has been updated for modern economics and more importantly it brings some benefits that can't be measured.
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the students learn caring skills and for the elderly the last year of life is much more vebility. be al jazeera be netherlands. >> and jennifer glasse reports on the role elders are playing. playing. world's soul superpower. three competing visions of american foreign policy, and a battle for breathing room in the bronx, targetting trucks to fight pollution in a poor neighbourhood in less than a year and a half the american people will elect a new president. that man or woman will play a critical role in describing america's responses or