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getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> we're here to provide the analysis... the context... and the reporting that allows you to make sense of your world. >> ali velshi on target only on al jazeera america former imf chief dominick strauss kahn got prostitutes for sex parties. ♪ and we are live from doha i'm julie and also in this program accused of spying pakistan orders the charity save the children to get out of the country. child labor in cambodia and what is done to help youngsters get to school. australia accused of paying people smugglers to turn back asylum seeker vessels and prime
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minister dodges the allegations. ♪ a french court has cleared former imf chief dominick strauss kahn of aggravated pimping charges and got prostitutes for sex parties and the main prosecutor in the case called for strauss kahn to be acquitted because of lack of evidence and we will go to barnabie and his acquittal was the expected outcome. >> reporter: it was because during the trial back in february julie i think the prosecution struggled to prove that dominick strauss kahn organized these orgies these group sex parties. they even struggled to prove that he knew conclusively he knew the girls who took part in these sessions were prostitutes. mr. strauss kahn said he was not
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aware of that despite their tearful testimony in the court, he assumed they were french word of free spirits who just wanted to be part of the sessions as he did. he said as a form of relaxation and let's not forget he was head of imf at the time around about the global financial crisis of 20008 and he said frankly there were times he wanted to get away from it all because he was busy saving the world during his day job. >> some revelations that come out during this trial are extremely shocking and embarrassing, and wonders how he will live it down even though he has not been convicted? >> reporter: it certainly has been sorted but mr. strauss kahn's defense is look it's not my morality on trial, i'm tried under french penal law and taken part in what you may characterize as rough sex sessions but that's not illegal
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provided everyone who took part was consenting. what happens to mr. strauss kahn next you would think that in the eyes of the french public his reputation has taken such a battering not just in this trial but throughout four years of legal entanglements to deal with his sexual behavior dating back to 2011 and that charge of attempted rape which eventually went away in new york with a chamber maid and it has been a tricky period for him and the french may never see him as president in waiting as he very much did appear in 2011 and everyone assumed he would be running against sarcozi in 2012 elections but doesn't mean he will no longer be a public figure he is an enormously respected, persuasive economist and commands enormous fees for
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public speaking in tens of thousands of dollars for a half hour speech and perhaps that is the route he will go down as he seeks to rehabilitate himself slowly. >> thank you for that and we are in london there. pakistan's government shut down the offices of the international aid group save the children an ordered their employees to leave the country within 15 days and sealed the offices in the capitol islamabad and pakistan accused the organization of working against the interests of the country. previously the government linked the charity to a fake vaccination scheme used by cia to track down osama bin laden and save the children in pakistan for 35 years say we strongly object to this action and are raising a serious concerns at the highest level and all work is designed in close collaboration with government ministries across the country and aims to strengthen delivery systems in health education and child welfare and
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we have this report in pakistan. >> reporter: ran that fake immobilization program and was linked to the charity and he was created by the cia and after the operation of osoma bin laden and the strategy was to leave the country and since then the local staff of over a thousand people have been working the organization as you mentioned has been accused by the government although they say their work has involved coordination with the local government ministries and all that so they are staying away from this but the suspicion started after the attack on bin laden and the organization of course, this charity since 2012 when the government of pakistan put them on a watch list and 2012 intelligence support also indicated the organization against spying. now, it's the world day
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against child labor. according to the international labor organization 120 million children as young as four and up to 14 are working. 85 million of them do so in hazardous conditions and the highest percent of child labor is sub sahara and africa. cambodia is on track to meet an international target of eliminating the dangerous forms of child labor by 2016 as one o of the poorest countries in asia cambodia faces particular challenges and rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: the arrival of the truck at this field in northwest cambodia marks the start of the working day. and no one is too young to work. with children only able to earn $1 a day wheeling a chopper, the smallest of fingers are needed for families to make enough to live on. >> these are family groups working together. we have come here with world
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vision. one of the organizations helping cambodia realize its goal of putting children like these into schools full time. it's also heris dream. i prefer being in school he tells us but we need the money. across cambodia child labor is still a problem and it's most blatant in the countryside. and resent efforts to clamp down this cities have largely moved the problem from view but in the brick factories outside here you just have to look a little harder. in this slum area around half the children work. as the oldest of five children he is often the main income earner when her mother isn't working. >> translator: it's very difficult, sometimes i find i'm on construction sites. >> reporter: a local november gonel organization wants to bring her to the protection of
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its center for full-time education. >> come from slum area. >> reporter: but it is a hard job to convince the parents. >> want to get money for their family so to help them so some people say that all education is not that but needs the money. >> reporter: in commitment to eradicating the forms of child labor cambodia has taken on asia pacific and affected by the problem and being one of the poorest countries in it means it's the least well equipped to achieve ambitious targets and the goal is to end hazardous child labor by 2016. despite the challenges giving all children access to full-time education is seen as the solution to break the cycle of poverty-driven child labor. >> actually it has become a
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national price, although there is international commitment but we take our own accord and whether or not we can assume 2016 or not but it is our priority that we have to reach our commitment to the international organization. >> reporter: those children carrying the burden of work maybe this will be the year their lives change rob mcbride, al jazeera. and we have a senior specialist on child labor at the international labor office and says sending children back into school is not enough to eradicate child labor. >> talking about 168 million children across the world in child labor and that is up to the age of 17 and here in asia pacific where i work we are talking about 78 million children in child labor. largely they are in rural areas, working on agriculture but we are seeing a trend increasingly especially in this particular
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region towards commerce and services and we find that more girls tend to engage in services and commerce while boys remain an agriculture and very difficult and hazardous forms of work. it's not a matter of just putting a child in school and that the problem will be solved it has to be multi facetted and we have to go with demand and starting school is an extremely important step so it equipped children with skills to move on in life but if the child when they leave school especially in this region at the age of 14 or 15 they are not continuing with their studies but they are entering what they call very hazardous work and it's an alarming number and so they are entering into the labor market ends up being one where they are even more vulnerable and that perpetuates a life cycle of recycling of this problem.
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australia prime minister dodged accusations that the australia navy paid people smugglers to turn boats around and take migrants back to indonesia waters and report they offered the crew of their boats $5,000 to turn back and tony abbot says australia has to be creative to stop asylum seekers to the shores and speaking to 3 aw radio in australia. >> well, what we do is we stop the boats by hook or by crook because that is what we have to do and that is what we have successfully done and i just don't want to go into the details of how it's done because like a lot of things that law enforcement agencies have to do it's necessary, it's difficult and at times i suppose it's dangerous work and we stop the boat. >> reporter: executive director of the refugee and immigration
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legal center in melbourne and says the australian government really needs to come clean over this issue. >> the first and fundamental obligation here that australia has signed up to the international community in a global context under the refugee convention is to protect people from persecution and this whatever it takes by hook or crook approach which is in the highest ranks of the government is an unacceptable position for a country that signed up for the refugee convention because government at highest levels is suggesting it seems that when it comes to asylum seekers at sea there is no moral compass and no moral limit and that is not only astonishing and appalling but unacceptable to take. saudi arabia want south korea to see why middle east respiratory syndrome spread there and four new cases identified and 11 have died
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since mers was diagnosed three weeks ago and the south korean government imposed new measures including fuming in public places and it was first identified in saudi arabia three years ago and thought to have spread from camels. the cleanup of the nuclear power station in japan is being delayed up to three years and japanese government says an earlier repair plan was more challenging than expected and cleanup will take 30-40 years. three of the reactors went into meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami and pools and east of the reactors still needs to be cleaned out. still to come a u.s. judge rules there is enough evidence to charge a police officer in the killing of a 12-year-old boy and bombs in baghdad is dividing the communities. ♪
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welcome back let's remind you of the top stories dominick strauss kahn acquitted by court in france of procuring prosecutes for sex parties former head of monetary fund and french presidential hopeful denied he new they were prostitutes. children condemning pakistan government ordering it to shut down and leave within 15 days charges accused of working against the interest of pakistan. australian prime minister says they were not paying trafficics to turn the boats around but
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tony abbot says he would stop boats by whatever means necessary. angela merkel said greece and international creditors need to show will to solve the country debt problems and keep talking and pulled out of negotiations citing major differences with athens and prime minister is not only resisting calls to increase austerity he is rolling back previous measures. unscripted the presenters faltered at the end of their count down as if unsure they were religion air or perhaps overwhelmed at the moment vertigo of defiance in the studio as 2 1/2 thousand people were allowed back to work. but it's a different count down that really concerns greece creditors, the country will become insolvent after the end of june when it has to pay billions in debt. prime minister was in brussels making a last-ditch attempt to
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bridge differences. >> and especially the differences in the physical and financing issue and we are working in order to assure an agreement and have an agreement which will assure that greece will recover with verification and viable public death. >> it's my opinion that greek government a little bit more realistic and there is no more space for gambling and no more time for gambling. the day is coming i'm 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 and the common workers union occupy the finance ministry on thursday saying he is about to
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be the third prime minister to sell greece down the river. cash for austerity deals are poison in greece and shortening the government behalf in the crisis and socialists and conservative governments lasted a little over two years and now the poison sits before a left wing government 4 in 10 greeks want to turn away from it and includes back benches that could bring the government down voting against a deal in parliament and splitting the party making good on moral promises such as relaunching the national broadcaster can only go so far and he has to fix the economy and to do so he has to fix creditors to finance it and increasingly greeks are choosing sovereignty over prosperity, john with al jazeera, athens. french prosecutors are to investigate the german wings plane crash to see if anyone should be held criminally responsible and 150 died when copilot libitz crashed the bus
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in the alps in march and they say he was severely depressed and going blind and couldn't alert the airline because of germany's strike privacy laws. >> translator: the head of the court will appoint very soon, next week or the following week three investigating judges from the collective accident center after the opening of inquery after unknown parties for involuntary homicides and investigation has to clarify the ballness between patient confidentiality and flight security and explain how and why he can be in the cockpit to leave to loss of the aircraft and passengers despite rules that have medical standards for technical and medical staff. thousands in syria are fleeing the city and men, women and children gathering at a border crossing point near the turkish town and the emergency management agency says more than 6,000 syrians have crossed into
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turkey in the past week. military sources in saudi arabia say two soldiers killed in a cross border attack by shia houthi rebels and happened in the city and reports of a number of clashes close to the border in the past 24 hours and meanwhile fighting in the yemen city of thai left fighters dead and some loyal to the president abd rabbuh mansur hadi have also been killed. now shia and sunni muslim communities have long lived side by side in iraq's capitol but life in baghdad is increasingly divided and dangerous, my rackys are living in fear because of the anti-shia ideology of i.s.i.l. fighters and constant threat of car bomb explosions and we report. >> reporter: this is the southern city, one of baghdad's largest neighborhood and home to a large shia community. it's always been shia but even here people are now too scared to leave their own neighborhood.
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>> translator: and life is a living nightmare where you go there are car bombs and suicide attacks and we keep our movement to one place only these days because security is unpredictable. >> reporter: car bombs have had an impact they are suspicious of traveling across the capitol. >> translator: last month two car bombs blew up where my grocery stand is locations, look at the damage and we do not believe leave our neighborhood at all. >> reporter: across town the situation is much the same for baghdad sunni muslims who after 2003 were forced out of their traditional homes in the capitol and now live in just a few neighborhoods. >> translator: we only feel safe in our neighborhood, i personally don't leave here and it's arbitrary arrests from government forces. >> reporter: it's not safe to drive through the streets of baghdad any more unfortunately after 2003 baghdad split into sunni and shia sections with
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almost no existence of mixed sections at all. >> reporter: those words are echoed by people who study the demographic changes and notice the sunnis have been marginalized but what is of concern to one academic is impact of sectarianism on future generations. >> especially the kids and when they leave and wake up and open their eyes in the heating of the killing, i think as you know the subconscious foundation that is from five to seven and in that period many kids are robbed of that feeling. i think the future we will face a real problem from that. >> reporter: there are still mixed neighborhoods across baghdad like this one but there are normally more economically well off. now, this neighborhood in particular has been hit by several i.s.i.l. car bombs and the reason they do that is to
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try and keep up the sectarian tension but it's not just i.s.i.l. also the shia groups mount revenge attacks and now many people are worried because of those two reasons that iraq might see a return to the kind of levels of sectarian violence in 2006 7 and 8 when the country was nearly plunged into civil war, emran in baghdad. >> reporter: egypt and family of protester shot and killed welcome the jailing of a policeman and died in cairo in january on the fourth anniversary of the uprising which toppled president mubarack and he was sentenced to 15 years and the 24-year-old officer said he didn't have any bullets in his gun and denied involvement. a judge in the u.s. state of ohio has ruled there is enough evidence to charge two police officers, one of them with murder over the killing of a 12-year-old african/american boy
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last year. and tamir rice was waving a replica gun when he was shot by police in cleveland and we have more. >> reporter: thursday's decision by a cleveland judge comes just days after a group of clergy and activists used a little known law asking the court to order the arrest of the police officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice last november. >> the people have decided to take the opportunity to make the government work for them. this is not a contradiction, this is not a circumventing, this is simply applying the law that is available so that our government is responsible and accountable to us. >> reporter: the boy was playing with a pellet gun in a public part when loman and frank pulled up the shooting caught on surveillance video. judge ronald adrian released his opinion thursday stating that he found probable cause that
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officer garn back be charged with negligent homicide and derelict of duty and judge said officer loman who fired the fatal shots should face the same charges including murder involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide. >> this is more than about the law, this is an about a moral obligation to speak the truth to folks in power when they refuse to and about a moral obligation for my nieces and nephews on the streets of cleveland everyday and i fear for their life. >> reporter: cleveland authorities said that the officers mistook the weapon for a real gun and took the sheriff's department more than six months to wrap up its investigation and the case was turned over to prosecutors last week. 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 file an affidavit
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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 advisory in nature and he did not order the arrest of the officers. the judge's opinion is now in the hands of cleveland prosecutors. twitter's chief executive dick costolo is stepping down after five years in the job and he is one of several resent setbacks for the social media company which is fighting off stiff competition and from los angeles rob reynolds has this report. >> 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 and hence the big shake up at the top with ceo dick costolo being
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shown the door. >> a lot of the trouble twitter has is it's just not able to grow fast enough. investors expect twitter to be like facebook and used by hundreds of people but it's used by hundreds of millions. >> reporter: some think it may be an acquisition target and valued at more than $24 billion, affordable for tech giants like google. 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 miniscule share of the internet advertising market. since its launch in 2006 twitter was instantly popular and today everyone from suburb teens to pope francis to president vladimir putin have their own feeds and followers and
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political discourse adapted shrink shrinking brevity and the app had a role in arab spring up rising and violence in ferguson missouri and baltimore, maryland. >> if twitter is around in 20 30 50 years doesn't matter as much as the fact they have changed the way we use the internet. >> reporter: changes at the top of twitter take effect next month. company cofounder and chairman jack dorsey will act as interim ceo and has no plans to take the job permanently nor to change the company's strategy. rob reynolds al jazeera, los angeles. now if you have a weak stomach cover your eyes right now. >> take a strain and ready and go. >> reporter: australia player ben ross suffered an absolutely gut wrenching injury during an arm wrestling life on australia
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television. and ross was taken to the hospital with a broken arm. >> listen we will go to a break, all right. >> reporter: for the record the pair agreed to give up arm wrestling for good. i think a lot of people would give up arm wrestling after seeing that and keep up to date with the news on our website, al >> attrition son worker admits her role in helping two convicts escape in a new york prison. the manhunt now in its seventh day. >> a hack on the federal government may have been much larger than first reported. the personal information of every federal employee may have been compromised. >> weeks after a deadly biker brawl in waco, dozens of still behind