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tomorrow. evidence charged two policemen over the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy. ♪ ♪ welcome for the program, i am darren jordan here in doha with the top stories from al jazerra. also coming up a dramatic twist in greece's debt deal the i.m.f. delegation pulls out of the talks. france opens a criminal inquiry in for the germanwings crash. >> reporter: i am here for the first european games in baku. it's the -- but is the hype here
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in azerbaijan balky clipsed by controversy. a judge in the u.s. state of ohio has ruled there is enough evidence to charge for police officers one with murder over the killing of a 12-year-old african american boy last year. tamir rice was waving a toy coin when he was shot by police. >> reporter: thursday's decision boo a cleveland judge comes days after a group of clergy and activists used a little known law asking the court to arrest the police officers involved in the shooting death of tamir rice last november. >> the people have decided to take the opportunity to make the opportunity work for them. this is not a contradiction this is not a suhr company vince it's simply applying the law
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that's available so our government is responsible and accountable to us. >> reporter: the boy was playing with a pell get gun in a park when the officers pulled up. the shooting caught on surveillance video. the judge ronald adrian released his opinion thursday stating that he found probable cause that the officer be charged with negligent homicide and dereliction of duty. the judge also said the officer who fired the fatal shots should face the same charges including murder involuntary manslaughter reckless homicide. >> this is more than just about the law, this is about moral obligation. it's about a moral obligation for my little nieces and nephews who are on the streets of cleveland every day and i fear for their lives. >> reporter: cleveland authorities said the officers mistook the weapon if a real gun. the it took the sheriff's department more than six months to wrap up its investigation. the case was turned over to prosecutors last week.
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community leaders took advantage of an ohio law that allowed them to bypass prosecutors and go directly to the court. >> it's absolutely legal. there is an obscure provision in ohio law that allows an average citizen to fight an affidavit with any reviewing magistrate that could force them to file a warrant in this case. >> reporter: the judge noted in his order however that his role was ahead vice are you in nature. and he did not order the arrest of the officers. the judge's opinion is now in the hands of cleveland prosecutors. >> and police some central california are defending an assault on a mon whose family says is mentally ill. a viral video showed five officers using tasers and batons on 28-year-old jose velazquez the police were responds to go an emergency call made by his mother who he was allegedly attack on other his mother says he was under the influence of
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alcohol and drugs. talks on greece's debt repayments have run in to trouble after the international monetary funds withdrew its team siting a lack of progress. the prime minister of greece is trying to find a deal acceptable to creditors as well as voters who elected him on a promise to end austerity but that included reopening the state broadcaster who was close towards years ago as john reports from athens it's back on air. >> reporter: unscripted, the presenters fall terred at the end of their countdown as if unsure they were real on air or perhaps overwhelmed with the emotion of the moment a vertigo of die fines in the studio as two and a half thousand people were allowed back to work. but it's a different countdown that really concerns greece's creditors. the country will become insolvents after the end of june when it has to pay them billions of dollars in debt. the prime minister was in
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brussels making a last-ditch attempt to bridge differences . >> and especially the differences seem fiscal and a finance issue. we are working in order to assure an agreement, to come to an agreement we are sure greece will recover with social cohesion and viable public debt. >> it's my opinion that the greek government has to be, i think, a little bit more realistic. there is no more space for gambling. there is no more time for gambling. the day is coming, i am afraid that someone says that the game is over. >> reporter: even if he strikes a deal, he may have serious difficulties selling it at home. communist workers union occupied the finance ministry on thursday saying he is about to become the
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third prime minister to sell greece downriver. cash for austerity deals have become political poison in greece shortening the life expectancy of the government by half during the crisis. socialist governments lasted a little more more than two years now that the poison challis sits before a left wing government almost 4 in 10 weeks say they have him to turn away from. that means they could bring the government by voting against any deal in parliament and splitting the party. making good on moral promises such as relaunching the nation nation the broadcaster can only take the prime minister so far he has to fix the economy and it do to do so he those get someone to finance it. al jazerra athens. french prosecutors have started a criminal inquiry in to the germanwings plane crash that killed 150 people. it will investigate in mistakes were made in monitoring the mental health of the copilot.
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new details merged about andreas lubitz who deliberately flew the plainplane in to the ground he feared that he was going blind and was suffering from severe depression. under germany's strict privacy laws the doctors could not report that to the airline. >> translator: the head of the marseille group will appoint next week or the following week three investigating judges from marseille's collective accident center after the opening of an inquiry against unknown parties for involuntary homicides. this investigation has to clarify the balance between patients confidentiality and flight security. they will have to explain how and why a pilot can be in the cockpit with the intention to kill himself and the passengers despite the rules that imposed against medical standards to fly. 15 years in jail over the killing of a female protesters. the verdict has been welcomed by the victim's family but many believe it won't be upheld once it gets to the appeals court.
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>> reporter: it was the killing that sparked anger or perceived brew tal by t* ibrutality by the police. in four years the police were charged with man manslaughter over the death of the 32-year-old activist. he denied any wrongdoing said he had no bullets in his women. but video of the footage shows her collapsing with her head and back soaked in blood after a masked policeman fired bull nets her direction. a voice heard heard commanding fire. a small group of demonstrators will mark the fourth anniversary of the january 5th uprising that toppled long-time president hospital miami bar he can, more than nine people were killed in 2011 during demonstrations. in trials that followed the lack of evidence led to the acquittal of policeman charged with those deaths. most of these investigations were handled by colleagues of those involved. the most recent incidents was two years ago when 37 prisoners
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killed in a security truck while being transferred to jail. three of the officers charged were given suspended sentences only one convicted and then all charges were dropped. >> the middle class activists when they are victims of this type of brutality and it's on video and goes viral there is always the risk that another revolution or mass uprising could start again. >> reporter: the verdict comes against the backdrop of who has been described as state-orchestrated campaign to silence decent. protesters have landed religious activists with long jail sentences. the families believe justice has been done. for the thousands killed in recent years it's an endless wait. in iraq, at least 100 people are dead after air strikes on suspected isil positions. iraqi war planes hit four targets southwest of kirkuk province. witness say the planes attacked a crowded market where isil is
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believed to have a security compound. isil says many of the dead and wounded were women and children. military sources in saudi arabia say two soldiers have been killed in a cross border attack by shia houthi rebels in rebels in yemen. it happened in the saudi city. there have been reports of a number of clashes close to the border in the past 24 hours. meanwhile, fighting in the yemeni city of taiz has left 27 houthi fighters dead. seven fighters loud to exiled president hadi have also been killed. the death toll from south korea's mers outbreak has now respite tone 11. 126 people have been infected by the middle east respiratory syndrome so far. thousands of schools have been closed and over 3600 people are in quarantine. the health ministry says the number of potentially deadly cases is decreasing. >> translator: the joint assessment team have recommended since schools in other regions
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are not infected by the mers infection the schools should consider resuming classes as they have strongly urged us to reopen schools especially considering that the number of confirmed cases is decreasing and the mers vie his riz is unlikely to be an airborne disease and transmitted community wide. we ask the public not to worry as much and stay alert while they practice every day activities. twitter's chief executive is stepping down after five years on the job. it's one of several recent setbacks for the social media giant which is facing stiff competition. from los angeles, here is rob reynolds. ♪ >> reporter: twitter may have taught people around the world to gossip, joke, fight and make fools of themselves in 140 characters or less. but slowing growth and heavy financial losses left its investors tweeting the blues. hence the big shake up at the top, with ceo being shown the
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door. >> a lot of the trouble that his twitter has it's not able to grow fast enough. investors expect twitter to be a lot more like facebook, which is used by billions of people every day and month. and twitter by comparison is used by hundreds of millions of people. >> reporter: some analysts analysts believe dwighter may become an acquisition target it's valued at $24 billion. affordable for tech giants like going. twitter has 320 million active users, but its growth in signing on new users has slowed from 30% two years ago to 14% this year. and twitter controls a relatively minuscule share of the internet advertising market. since its launch in 20006 twitter was instantly popular. today, everyone from suburban teens to pope francis to president vladimir putin have their own feeds and followers. political discourse has adapted is rinking to fit for brevity.
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the app played a role in the arab spring up rises and protests over police violence in ferguson missouri and baltimore, maryland. >> whether twittedder is around in 20, 30, 50 years doesn't really matter as much as the fact that they have really changed the way that we use the iinternet. >> reporter: the change at the top of twitter take effect next month. the company co found and chairman jack dorsey will act as interim ceo. he says he has no plans to take the job permanent nor to change the company's strategy. >> reporter: rob reynolds, al jazerra, los angeles. landlords are violating laws to push up the rents in new york and. >> reporter: this is the future of 11ing, this is a school. this is how schools have to be. >> fun and games the armenian computer class is attacking international tension. more on that, stay with us. us.
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♪ welcome back to, i quick reminder of the top stories here in al jazerra. a judge in the u.s. state of ohio has ruled there is enough evidence to charge two police officers, one with murder, over the killing of a 12-year-old african american boy. tamir rice was holding a toy pellet gun when a police officer shot him outside of a recreation center in cleveland. talks on greece's debt repayments have run in to trouble after the international monetary fund withdrew its team siting a lack of progress. the prime minister has been trying to reach a deal with creditors to avoid did he fought
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on the ground a loan repayment due this month. french prosecute verse started a criminal inquiry in to the germanwings plane crash that killed 150 people. they will investigate if mistakes were made in monitoring the mental health of a copilot. the japanese government has approved a plan that will delay the start of the cleanup process at the fukushima nuclear plant by up to three years. three of the plant's reactors were damaged following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. the government said an earlier repair plan was technically more challenging than expected and that the whole cleanup will take 30 to 40 years. excitement is building in azerbaijan as it prepares to kickoff the first of the european games on friday. the government hopes to use the event to put the oil-rich nation on the map. but it's now face something criticism in the buildup to the games, here is robin forester-walker. >> reporter: for a small country better known for its oil reserves than its hospitality. these young volunteers of the first european games are feeling
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euphoric. >> translator: i believe the games will change opinions about azerbaijan and europe and azerbaijan will become recognized around the would because athletes are coming from 50 countries. >> reporter: 6,000 of them, in fact. competing in 30 events in this new olympic spinoff. the official price tag for these games is around a billion u.s. dollars, but that's just a fraction of the amount that's been spent transforming the capital baku in recent years. the government wants to create a big impression internationally image is everything. last month a fire in this residential apartment block took the shine off the celebrations. 15 people died. it raised questions about negligence. the building was one of dozens given a face lift ahead of the games using a highly flammable material. and nepotism, the contractor is rumored to have close links to the president. he lost everything in the blaze
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and whose grandchildren are still recovering from smoke inhalation, says he wants to know what happened to $15,000 worth of promised compensation. >> translator: the president has given the order for us to receive this money but somebody is not listening to the president. if he find out we didn't get it, he'll punish them hard, i know that for sure. >> reporter: his concerns speak volumes about corruption and accountability in asker by january. popular cartoon on his social media have lampooned the authorities for lavish spending on the games, at the expense of safety. angered by criticism officials have banned some western journalists and n.g.o.s from attending the games. >> translator: they have just one purpose to cast a shadow over the success of azerbaijan. it's not just disrespectful towards us, it's also disrespectful towards european sports and society. we will show them that their p.r. campaign to blacken our
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name is meaningless and won't damage the image of asker by azerbaijan. >> reporter: the president will be hoping to show the dazzle of these games is more than just a facade. al jazerra baku. the u.k.'s terror laws watchdog is to recommend a new bill on monitoring online threats. new legislation would bring the u.k. in line with other major powers which gives judges the power to approve electronic survive lens, jonah hull has more. >> reporter: the british government's independent reviewer of tear orism legislation, the barester david anderson is scathing of currents laws givenning the monitoring of private communication on his the phone, via satellite and on the internet. inning prongs i believe he says, offering inadequate protection to individuals intolerable. >> the law has been on the road if a long time. it's like an old car that's been patched up too many times it's scattered owl over the place
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there are 65 acts of government that govern this area, i think it should be reduced to one. >> reporter: mr. andersen's report was titled a question of trust. firefighters commission are commissioned by the government and it comes just as the government is planning new legislation here. among a great number of key recommendation is his one in particular the senior ministers be stripped of the power to authorize survive lens warrants and that that power instead be given to senior judges, mr. andersen believe that his may encourage foreign based u.s. based internet companies like google and facebook to divulge confidential information about user on snap chat. what's' app and skype. areas intelligent services feel very much in the dark. nigeria's president has rejected calls to retake the leadership of a new joint military force used against boko haram. he hosted the leaders of chad, niger, cameroon and ba 19 who all decided to set up the force. he insisted nigeria's troops
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must lead the offensive against the armed group. now, new york is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but nearly a quarter of its residents live in represents-regulated apartments. that keep howing affordable. the laws that govern those apartments are about to expire. and as kristen sloop i saloomey explains some landlords are taking extreme mesh tours pump up prizes. >> reporter: catalina say native new yorker from the bure borough of brooklyn. >> i grew up in breen point lived around the corner most of my life and moved her 10 year old ago. >> reporter: but her neighborhood has gotten expensive, so like many new yorkers, she put up with terrible living conditions to hold onto a two bedroom apartment she could afford on her salary. >> we had no heat the entire winter. at times the hot water would go. >> reporter: it got horse. >> an action was taken to the boiler. they destroyed the electrical system the gas and actually took a saw to the water pipes.
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so the basement was just flooded out. >> reporter: the they in question were the landlords that owned the building. they were arrested on the charges that they interim tensionally wrecked three of their buildings to drive out tenants that were protected under stabilization laws, laws that limit how much landlords can increase rents annually. as rents in manhattan get more and more expensive more and more people are moving to neighborhoods on the outskirts of this city. like this one driving up price heres as well. once a rents stabilized tenant moves out of their apartment landlords can raise the rent. >> are. >> laboratory lord harassment is something that is approaching universal levels in represent-regulated units that are substantially below market. those landlords desperately desperately want toy victory those long-term residents and move in new wealthier folks. >> reporter: but landlords say the small rent increases they are allowed aren't enough. >> the low turnover means our
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long-term tenants are paying rents far below market and we are hard press today meet our ever-increasing costs. >> reporter: the i can is you being hotly debated ed in public forums as the city's rent regulation laws are due to to expire june 15ing 15th. they want to have low cost represents in some buildings. but whether a ca kpra* highs is possiblecompromise ispossible remains to be seen. catalina says it's been a struggle to provide for hirscher two children since her roommate is now unlivable. >> i have roommates did everything i had to do to make sure my kids had a roof over their head. >> reporter: her rent as triple but it could be worse her former neighborhood moved today a homeless shelter. it's the world day against child labor. 120 million children around the world are involved in underage work according to the
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international labor organization. it says 85 million of them are working in hazardous conditions. the highest percentage of child lake or is in subsaharan africa. in liberia crushing rocks is often the only way for some children to pay their way through school. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: 12-year-old abraham george does this for five hours each day and gets about one and a half u.s. dollars for every pile of rocks he crushes. he uses the money to pay his school fees. he wants to be a doctor. his mother says that's why he works in the quarry. >> reporter: existing laws curbing child labor in liberia are weak and not effectively enforces. activists say the practice is widespread in almost every part of the economy.
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they are calling on the government to do more to stop it: >> as a child you have the right, the inherent right to education. so being out of school, we think, is violating rest of our children. and. [ inaudible ] stringent bills are passed to prevent child labor. >> reporter: liberia is one of the poorest country on his earth. and the ebola epidemic has eroded some of the gains made by the economy since the end of the civil war in 2003. lower growth forecasts rising food prices and greatest poverty are new realities facing liberians the government says the factors made irradicating child labor even more difficult. >> there are so many low income earners, so many single parent head of household. most of them are females and they have four on it five children and they cannot take care of the children and put them in school so they have to put their children in the streets to be breadwinners. [ inaudible ]
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>> reporter: abraham's father left the family three years ago since then he and his mother have struggled to earn enough to live. breaking rocks is the only thing stopping him making the choice between learning and eating. and he knows that getting a good education is the only way he will escape a life of poverty. victoria gatens by, al jazerra. now schools in or mean area developing a unique program with a difference and it's got the students hooked. as part of al jazerra's special strand on the impact of technology in our daily lives paul reports. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: more than 6,000 students are enrolled free of charge at the center for creative technologies. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: from music to animation, game and web development to digital media. students work on hundreds of creative projects. >> i think in the whole world there is nothing like in. >> it's fun. >> i just enjoy working with kids. and they have so much creative
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energy. >> we are not students here, we are spree, we can learn -- we are free and we can learn and listen to music. >> reporter: through projects like the hand drawn and computer-animated film like water on stone students work at their own pace, learning technical skills like java programming. 3d modeling and 2d graphics. the center marries art and technology, giving kids of all ages a chance to learn about animation, computer programming robotics and design. it also helps them a acquire the skills need today a 21st century job. >> what we are trying to do is create an environment where kids or teenagers will be able to reach their full potential. >> reporter: professionals from some of the world's leading companies, along with media practitioners, animaters and filmmakers coach and good students. >> what i like is that it's not
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just old art practices. it's trying to find the ways that yeah, that art meets technology that the new ways of doing things, the new programs. >> reporter: the popularity of until has prompted the opening of three new centers just like it in armenia alone. this after school learning process has attracted the attention of educators from around the world including the u.s. russia, lebanon and germany. >> someone came from m.i.t. media lab and he told me this is the future of learning. this is a school. this is how schools have to be. >> reporter: the education foundation in texas and its ethnic armenian donors paid the $20 million launch bill and keep it open with a million and a half annual operating budget. and how is the success gaged? by students not dropping out. by being able to create portfolios of their work. landing job ons on having an edge in the competitive global economy. paul, al jazerra armenia.
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