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l... >> you'll see a show that has an impact on the conventional wisdom that goes where nobody else goes... >> my name is imran garda i am the host of third rail and you can find it on al jazeera america >> hello welcome to the news hour from doha. pakistan accuses save the children of spying and is giving the charity 15 days to get out of the country. >> australia accused of paying people smugglers to turn back asylum seeker vessels. the prime minister dodges the allegations. >> former i.m.s. chief dominic strauss-kahn is acquitted of procuring prostitutes for sex parties. >> a u.s. judge rules there is enough evidence to charge two
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policemen over the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy. we'll hear from the family's lawyer. >> hello save the children is condemning the pakistani government for ordering it to shut down and leave within 15 days. police have sealed its offices in the capitol islamabad. the charity is accused of working against the interests of pakistan. the government previously linked it to a fake vaccination scheme used by the c.i.a. to track down osama bin laden. save the children which worked in pakistan 35 years strongly object to the action and raise serious concerns at the highest levels. all our work is designed and delivered in close collaboration with the government ministries across the down theory and aims to deliver services in health, and child welfare. we have this report from
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pakistan. >> those who ran that fake immunization program was linked to the charity. he was recruited by the c.i.a. and after the operation for osama bin laden it has been closed. the organization has been accused by the government, although they say that they were in coordination with the local government ministries and all that. they are staying away from this, but the suspicion started after the attack on bin laden and the organization, of course, this charity -- a 2012 intelligence report -- against the organization and spying.
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>> the australia prime minister denied allegations. crews were offered $5,000 to turn back. we have this report. >> asylum seekers intercepted off the coast of australia. their government has introduced tough measures to stop the journey. offshore detention centers have been set up in the pacific islands. an australian military has towed boats back to where they came from. is a new tactic also being used? prime minister tony abbott was asked whether the navy that paid people $5,000 each to turn back the boats. he didn't deny the allegations. >> what we do is we stop the boats by hook object by crook because that's what we've got to it and that's what we've successfully done. i just don't want to go into the details of how it's done,
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because like a lot of things, it's necessary it's difficult and at times i suppose it's dangerous work. >> all right let me -- >> crimean police say navy crews often offer money to turn back. the australian government needs to come clean over the issue. >> this by hook or crook approach which we now hear from the highest ranks of the government is unacceptable for the country signed up to the refugee convention, because government at the highest levels is suggesting that when it comes to asylum seekers it seems there is no moral compass or moral limit and it is not only sass stan issuing and appalling but completely unacceptable. >> an investigation is demanded to see if any law us have been
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broken. they say if true, this policy may backfire, encouraging more people smugglers to risk the journey to australia. >> a french court cleared the former i.m.f. chief strauss-kahn of pitching charges. earlier, the main prosecutor in the case called for him to be acquitted, citing a lock of evidence. we go to barnaby phillips following that story for us. his acquittal was expected, wasn't it? >> it was yes. as you said, the prosecution had called for it during the trial back in february. i think the prosecution struggled to prove that mr. strauss-kahn had in any way organized these parties these i suppose sex other gees most people would call them. they also really failed to prove that he specifically knew that the women who took part in these group sex sessions were prostitutes. he said that he simply thought
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that they were free spirits and like him looking for some form of recreation. he said effectively that he needed to get away from things tell the when he was head of the i.m.f. and "saving the world" during the global financial crisis. his argument was whatever you think of my morality, that is not what is on trial i'm being tried under french penal law and under those terms innocent. today the court concurred. >> speaking of morality, a lot of people are questions just that. what happens to him next, though? >> it's hard to believe that his front line political career can be revived. this was a man who was tipped very heavily to stand as the socialist candidate in the 2012 french presidential election against nicholas sarkozy. he had to drop off because everything flared up in early 2011 when he was charged with the attempted rape of a chamber
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made in a new york hotel. those charges collapsed but it's been a bruising four years for mr. strauss-kahn. it's difficult to think that the french see him back in a prominent political role. that doesn't mean all routes towards public life are closed. he has a lucrative line in speaking on financial matters charging five, six figure fees. that may be the route the lucrative route he chooses to go down. >> barnaby, thank you. >> french prosecutors are to investigate the germanwings plane crash to see if anyone should be held criminally responsible. 150 people died when the co pilot crashed the airbus in the french alps in march. prosecutors say he was severely depressed and feared he was going blind. doctors couldn't alert his airline because of germany's strict privacy laws. >> the head of the court will
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appoint very soon next week or the following week three investigating judges from marseille accident center after the opening of an inquiry. this investigation has to clarify the balance between patient confidentiality and flight security. it will have to explain how and why a pilot can be in a cock pit with the intention to lead to the loss of the aircraft and its passengers despite the existence of rules imposing medical standards for flying staff. >> thousands in syria are fleeing fighting between isil and the kurds. men, women and children have been gathering at a border crossing near a turkish town. turkey's emergency management agency said more than 6,000 syrians have crossed into turkey in the past week. >> shia and sunni muslim communities have long lived side by side in iraq's capital but life in baghdad is increasingly
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divided and dangerous. many live in fear of isil fighters and the constant threat of car bomb explosions. >> this is one of baghdad's largest neighborhoods and home to a large shia community. people here are too scared to leave their own neighborhood. >> life in baghdad has become a living nightmare. there are car bombs and suicide attacks. we only leave the neighborhood if it's a life or death matter. better to keep our movement to one place only, because security is unpredictable. >> isil car bombs have had such an impact that they're suspicious of traveling across the capital. >> last month, two car bombs flew up at this corner, look at the damage. we don't leave our neighborhood at all. >> across town and the situation is much the same for baghdad sunni muslims, who after 2003
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were forced out of their traditional homes in the capital and now live in different neighborhoods. >> i personally don't leave here. we fear arbitrary arrests from government forces. >> it is not safe to drive through the streets of baghdad anymore. after 2003, baghdad split into sunni and shia sections with no existence of mixed sections at all. those words were echoed. the as soon as possibles have been increasingly marginalized, but what's have concern to one academic is the sectarian. >> on future generations. >> on the kids, where they live and wake up and open their eyes and the violence and the hating and the killing. i think the subconscious, from
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five to seven many kids draw that feeling -- i think in the future, we will face a real problem from that kids. >> there are neighborhoods across baghdad like this one but they are normally more economically well off. this neighborhood has been hit by several isil car bombs. they try to keep up the sectarian tension. the shia groups mount revenge attacks. many are worried that iraq might see a return to the kind of levels of sectarian violence in 2006 2007, 2008 when this country was nearly plunged into civil war. >> a student brought the multi-billion dollars phosphate mining industry to a standstill, saying they've had enough of years of poverty and pollution. we have this report.
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>> they waited for change for many years. their protest is peaceful, but effective about that blocking the tracks or trains can't transport phosphate out of the region. >> we have reached situation where those are closed. i've been unemployed for five years. some are disabled. others are married with no job or house. some sleep in tents because they have nowhere to go. >> there are unemployed people like this all around tunisia. many of them have never had a day's paid work in their lives. the difference is this is a region which has a profitable mining industry, but the wealth is not being invested here. >> people here that call it gold a mineral used in fertilizers and detergents, but the dust from the mines causes pollution and health problems. this is the only plant that's open.
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production across the region is down from 6.5 million tons to 650,000 this year. the state-run phosphate companies employs thousands of people and is not responsible for development. >> the company produces exports and its revenues goes back to the government, which managing the money. >> the government has promised to investigate recruitment practices of the company and improve roads hospitals and create jobs here. there is a history of rebellion. in 2008, three years before the arab spring, people challenged the authorities. many of the protestors were arrested and tortured. people are now free to reflect on those events, but not much has changed. >> there is no development model
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or development project. they are breathing the phosphate along with our water resources. >> protestors are allowing trains to pass but the industry is on the brink of collapse. clients may look elsewhere leaving people here with no hope was jobs or developments. so many part promises have been broken. these people say they won't give up until they're convinced this time things will be different. >> still ahead social networking site twitter c.e.o. steps down. >> no place for young men the town in brazil where murder and drug fights are taking a devastating poll. >> the copa gets underway in chile, coming up a little later.
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>> a judge in the u.s. state of ohio ruled there is enough evidence to charge two police officers, one with murder over the killing of a 12-year-old african-american boy last year. tamir rice was waving a replica gun when he was shot by police in cleaved. bisi onile-ere has more. >> 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 circumvention.
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this is applying the law that is available, so that our government is responsible and accountable to us. >> the boy was playing with a pellet gun in a public park when officers timothy lowman and frank gar backpulled up, the shooting caught on video. the judge released his opinion that the officers should be charged. officer lowman, who fired the fatal shots will also face the charges, including murder, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide. >> this is more than about the law. this is about a moral obligation to speak truth to folks in power when they refuse to. it's about my little nieces and nephews on the streets of cleveland every day and i fear for their life. >> cleveland authorities said the officers mistook the bullet
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gun for a weapon. the case was turned over to prosecutors last week. community leaders took advantage of an ohio law that allowed them to by pass prosecutors and go directly to the court. >> it's absolutely legal. there's an obscure provision in ohio law that allows an average citizen to file an affidavit with any reviewing magistrate that could force them to file a warrant in this case. >> the judge noted in his order 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. >> let's get reaction on this and cross over to los angeles. benjamin is the attorney for the family of tamir rice. thanks nor being with us. how significant is this ruling by the judge that he had found probable cause to charge a police officer with murder?
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>> it is very significant. he's the chief judge of the circuit there in cleveland ohio and he looked at the evidence based on the video and it was his opinion after watching the video and considering the affidavits of the local leadership there in cleveland that there was probable cause to arrest the officers or killing this 12-year-old child. it is very telling, because he's a judge. judges are much more technical in nature, and they see more things than the average citizen so he is saying based on his experience based on his education and his training, his legal acumen that there is probable cause. now how would the prosecutor present this to the grand jury. >> beside it being symbolic, some people are saying what happens next.
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>> what happens next, it goes to the district attorney and i think it's awfully per somewhat swaysive for the district attorney because he has a precedence that a judge has said there's probable cause. now we all know in america be by these grand juries from the ferguson matter, where michael brown and eric garner in stanton island new york, you don't know what they're going to tell a grand jury. this is really important that you have this present that a judge found probable cause. fit comes out different in the grand jury, you got to scratch your head. the family of tamir rice is very very encouraged by the judge's ruling. most people around the community there in cleveland are very encouraged by this. >> what will your team do if the prosecutor, who says and as you're saying, the case will now be going to the grand jury, elect not to charge the police officers? what are your next steps? >> well, you know there's a
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civil wrongful dealt lawsuit filed in this matter. however, the department of justice has just enters into a consent decree with the city of cleveland. if the prosecutor does nothing we will ask the department of justice to review this matter. understand it has been over six months now. it's on video. everybody sees what happened there, the question for the family in the community is what is taking so long. that's why the local pastors work with us to present this company the court because they were very concerned about whether or not there was an attempt to sweep the death of this 12-year-old child under the rug. >> speaking of the family, benjamin what's been their reaction so far? >> well, they're cautiously optimistic. they understand that the opinion of the judge was advisory in nature, not bindings, but they, too, recognize the significance
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of this, that you have a sitting judge going on the record saying there is probably cause. >> all right we'll leave it there. thank you very much for joining us from las vegas. >> thank you. >> brazil is the economic super power of south america but as its infrastructure has expanded and a new middle class boomed, murder rates and economic benefits have eluded some young brazilians. >> these graceful and supple moves combined with kicks and spins were conceived by black slaves in brazil in the 1600s. they were meant to trick the owners into thinking they were dancing, but it was really about defense and resisting colonial oppression. nowadays it's about trying to keep brazil's children alive.
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>> it goes to places where violence is a reality to give alternatives. we know our black teenagers have more chances of getting killed but we won't give up. >> despite wide perceptions of a fun loving society brazil's murder rates are staggering. according to local authorities violence here, as in many other parts of the world discriminates. young black men in brazil are two and a half times more likely to be killed than white men. here however the chances of dying a violent death before age 39 are 13 times higher. >> an activist for african brazilian rights, growing up black was not only hard. it was almost virtually impossible. of his high school class of 40, half are either dead or in jail.
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>> walking down the street, which should be done freely in this part of brazil, if you're poor and black has a curfew. you avoid doing certain things so as not to give anyone any motives. >> police violence is not the only reason black men die here. drug trafficking, a general lack of opportunity and even death squads are also to blame. >> access to education is hard. it's easy for teenagers to get a position in the drug market. no qualification is needed. >> schools are making a positive difference but there's a need for more effective policing and disarmament campaign. until then, experts predict more black men will continue to be killed robbing a nation of one of its most precious be assets. al jazeera brazil. >> let's check on the weather now with ever to know and news of another tropical storm
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approaching mexico. >> the season is only 12 days old. we're already talking our third storm of the season. the satellite picture, you see this massive cloud just to the southwest of acapulco, slowly but surely making its way further westward. that's a position of the storm at the moment. it will run really, it's making its way parallel to the coast for quite some time and will curve in early next week. at the moment, it is a tropical storm, it will become a hurricane within the next 24-38 hours or so. winds gusting 130 those winds will increase significantly as we go through the next 24-48 hours. it is going to cause problems, the potential for life threatening floods and potential for some rip curls, as well. we've seen stormy weather battering the u.s., pushing up towards the midwest.
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this was the scene in colorado where we had right about 50 millimeters of rain in only one hour. causing major problems here, flash flooding into parts of denver as these pictures show quite clearly. as we go through the remainder of friday, further heavy downpours coming in across colorado making its way further east wards through saturday and sunday further heavy showers coming in here. another area, weather beaten area that we are concerned about is going to see further flooding heavy rain back into the accident and oklahoma. >> just a quick update now on greece's debt. a day after the i.m.f. walked out of talks the european commission said they are fully engaged on finding a solution. the pullout is a warning to the greek government to intensify negotiations. athens owes $352 billion to
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international creditors. $1.8 billion needs to be paid by the end of june or it risks default. >> twitter's chief executive is stepping down after five years in the job. it's one of several recent setbacks for the social immediately i can't company which is fading off stiff competition. we have this report from los angeles. >> 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 shakeup in the top with the c.e.o. being shown the door. >> a lot of this trouble that twitter that is that it's just not able to grow fast enough. investors expect it to be more like facebook, used by billions of people every day and month and twitter by comparison is used by hundreds of millions of
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people. >> some analysts believe twitter may become an acquisition target it's valid at $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. twitter controls a relatively miniscule share of the internet advertising market. since its launch, it was instantly popular. today, everyone from suburban teen to say pope francis to president vladimir putin have their own feeds and followers. political discourse has adopted shrinking to fit twitter's demand for brevity. the app played a role in the arab spring uprisings and protests over police violence in ferguson missouri, and
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baltimore, maryland. >> whether it's around in 20 years doesn't matter service as it has changed the way we use the internet. >> the chairman will act as interim c.e.o. he has no plans to take the job permanently, nor to change the company's strategy. al jazeera, los angeles. >> still ahead child labor in cambodia what's being done to help these youngsters get back to school. >> one in four underaged girls are married in ghana. how one charity is helping many from being forced into marriage. >> in sport after winning the last two games of the nba finals, lebron james and cleveland are brought back down to earth against golden state.
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>> here's a reminder of the top stories. save the children con deps the pakistani government for ordering it to leave within 15 days. the charity is accused of working against the interest of pakistan after previously linked to a fake vaccination scheme used to track down osama bin laden. >> australia's prime minister dodged allegations that the australian navy is paying people traffickers to turn their boats around. toby abbot said australia would stop the boats full of migrants by whatever means necessary. >> dominique strauss-kahn has been acquitted of procuring prostitutes for sex parties.
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the former head of the international monetary fund always denied he knew the women were sex workers. >> it's world day against child labor. the international child labor organization said there are 168 child workers, 120 million of them between 4-14 years of age. 85 million of them do so in hazardous conditions. the highest numbers are in sub saharan africa. cambodia faces particular challenges. rob mcbride reports. >> the arrival of this truck marks the start of the working day. no one is too young to work. with children only able to earn a dollar for a day wielding a
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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 vision. one of the organizations helping cambodia realize its goal of putting children like these into schools full time. it's also simon's dream. >> i prefer being in school, but we need the money he tells us. across cambodia, child labor is still a problem. it is most plant in the countryside. recent efforts to clamp down in the cities have largely moved the problem from view, but in the brick factories outside phnom penh, you just have to look a little harder. in this slum area around half the children work. >> as the eldest, she is often
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the main income worker. >> it's very difficult. sometimes i find work on construction sites. >> a local non-governmental organization wants to bring her to the protection of its center for full time education. >> they come from slum area. >> but and it is hard job to convince the parents. >> poor people want to get money so we try to help them. some people say education does not get the money. >> in its commitment to eradicating one of the most hazardous forms of child labor cambodia has taken a lead in asia pacific the region of the world motor affected by the problem, but being one of the poorest countries means it's ill equipped for its ambitious targets. the goal is to end the most hazardous forms of child labor by 2016. despite the challenges, giving
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all children access to full time education, it's seen as the solution to break the cycle of poverty-driven child labor. >> actually, it's become a national price. although there is international commitment but we take -- whether or not we can achieve 2016 or not but it is our priority that we have to reach our commitment to the international organization. >> for those children kearn the burden of work, maybe this will be the year their lives change. rob mcbride, al jazeera, phnom penh. >> the child's rights activists in india are accusing the government of undermining efforts to ban child labor. last month the cabinet proposed changes to a child labor law which will allow children under the age of 14 to work after school or during holidays. critics say the change would allow children to be employed in dangerous industries. >> if a level of education being
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provided is improved, many changes can take place. one of the simple ways to end child labor is giving good education to children and making arrangements that both children and parents realize its worth. >> let's speak to the author of the world report on child labor called paving the way to decent work for young people. he joins us from geneva. thanks for being with us. quality education is what your report has spelled out and is a key step in tackling child labor. how do you go about that? >> >> child labor to tackle, you need an integrated effort. it's not just that you look at education per se. you can be talking about improving education but need
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government policies. you can't talk about the well being of children if their government policy is of cutting back on health spending. you can't talk about creating good jobs if you introduce austerity measures. >> so what is the way forward? >> well, the way forward is that you take, have a renewed effort and concerted effort in all the areas. many a time, we see the child the decision for the children to go out and work is made out of economic necessity of households. we have to improve their situation. that is what is essentially happening, what we are trying to do in cambodia with the national action plan in many countries -- >> you just pointed out the economics. how difficult is it to stop child labor in certain countries where 13 are seen to be the main earners for the family? >> very difficult.
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when during the course of the millennium development goals, we are committed to ending child labor by 2015. clearly that has not happened. children are still in child labor, yet now we are committed to eliminating child labor by 2025. >> who is to blame for not reaching those goals? >> i think it's the government's fault and policies pursued by the government in the poorer countries. it's also the responsibility of the developed countries to provide some kind of effective support to these countries so that they may be able to overcome the problems that they encounter and lead to improve the condition of their workforces. >> have you seen any decline when it comes to a particular age group or any country in
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child labor? >> well, the thing is that they produce global estimate at four year intervals. if you look at 2008 and 2013 global estimates we find that there has been a decline by about a third. child labor has gone down in almost all the regions of the world, but we don't know whether this is uniform across countries or is it more concentrated in countries like india and brazil which have expended a lot of recourses and achieved success. we can't say that unless we have more information on other countries, particularly the poorer developing countries in sub saharan africa. >> we appreciate your time with us. thank you.
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>> thank you. >> saudi arabian health experts are in south korea to find out why mers has spread. four new cases have been identified. 11 people have died since mers was first diagnosed three weeks ago. the south korean government imposed new measures, including fumigation in public places. it was first identified in saudi arabia that he years ago and is thought to have spread from camels. >> the cleanup of the nuclear power planted in japan is now thought to take 30 to 40 years. >> in ghana the government says one in four girls are married off before thing a of 18. in some regions that figure is
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almost 40%. we report from where the practice is particularly common. >> she finds it hard to speak about what happened to her. her father took her out of school when she was 14 to prepare her for marriage. she said some family members got angry when they saw her talking to a boy. >> when they finished beating me i went to the house. i ran. >> she's back in school now. it's been a difficult time. she got pregnant at 16. like many young girls she thought that was the best way to get someone to take care of her financially. a non-governmental organization works with young girls in ghana. she and her colleagues mentor and teach girls about their
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rights and rescue those forced into marriage. >> if we do not find a way to let children be able to stay in school and complete, certainly we are going to still have a lot of drop out of school, a lot of women -- not to talk the representation and decision making. >> this is a farming community and one of the poorest regions in ghana. many parents still believe that in order to marry off their sobs they need to offer up their daughters in exchange regardless of their age and whether they are in school. the government admits until recently, efforts to tackle this problem have been ineffective. >> we have agreed that for a period of three years to start with, there's going to be action. that's like the police or social
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worker with services, we are doing it jointly. >> these girls know where to go if they need help. she wants the government to fulfill its promises in order to help change tuesday across the country. al jazeera northern ghana. >> still ahead on the news hour, andandazerbaijan gears up for the games amidst allegations of corruption.
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>> i believe the games will change opinions and azerbaijan will become recognized around the world. >> 6,000 competing in 30 events in this new olympic spinoff. the official price tag is a billion dollars just a fraction of the amount spent transforming the capital in recent years.
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the government wants to create a big impression internationally. image is everything. >> last month the fire in this residential apartment block took the shine off the regulations. 15 died. it raised questions about negligence. the building was one of dozens given a face lift using flammable material. the contractor is linked to have close links to the president. losing everything in the blaze this man wants to know what happened to $15,000 worth of promised compensation. >> the president has given the order for us to receive this money, but somebody is not listening to the president. if he finds out we didn't get it he'll punish them hard, i know that for sure. >> his concerns speak for the corruption and accountability in
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azerbaijan. popular cartoons lampooned the authorities for lavish spending on the games at the expense of safety. angered by criticism some western journalists have been banned and n.g.o.'s from attending the games. >> they have one purpose to shadow the success of azerbaijan. it's disrespectful towards us, european sports and society. we will show them their campaign to blacken our name is meaningless and won't damage the image of azerbaijan. >> the president will be hoping to show that the dazzle of these games is more than just a start. >> the rest of the sports news now. >> thank you very much. the 2015 copa america is off and running, chile made a start as they beat ecuador 2-0 in group
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a. >> the world's oldest continental championship kicking off as the host, chile took on ecuador. the home country's star sanchez shot wide with the first real chance of the match. midway through the second half, they were given a penalty. arturo brought down. chile's first penalty in the copa america since 1991. ecuador claim close to equalizing shortly after but the header hit the bar. with six minutes to go, sanchez set up vargas to make it 2-0. a winning start for a team that has never won this tournament in its 99 year history. the only sauer note for chile
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came in stoppage time, the st. louis fernandez given a second yellow card and sent off for a foul on paredes. >> we were able to get the three points. >> the only way they had to score was like that, either free kick or penalty. it was the referee's decision and we have to respect that and think about the next game. we have no choice. >> the next match is against mexico on monday. >> a $22 million partnership with fifa was suspended following the scandal. fifa pledged money to help in default fight match fixes but now frozen until further notice.
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the question penalty>> i love the fifa four years ago. not my fault. not my fault. >> champions germany held to a 1-1 draw with norway in their
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second match in the women's world cup. a lead in this game against norwegians. equalizing with a free kick. thailand beat ivory coast 3-2. >> china snatched a late 1-0 win against the netherlands scoring the winner in stoppage time. canada drew 0-0 with new zealand. after dominating the first three games of the nba finals, lebron james brought back crashing down to earth as cavaliers were beaten by the warriors in game four. james wracked up 123 points over the first three games a record for the finals. early on, he looked like carrying that on, but after taking a tumble in the second
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quarter, lebron scored just 20 points in the game. the warriors making the most of this rare off night running away with it in the fourth quarter to eventually win. the series now stands at 2-2. >> there were pivotal shots in game -- or in game three that helped him get the win if you try to make him uncomfortable the whole game, you might wear him down, and get into that battle a little more, so, you know i think it worked. >> i think defensively, we were still very good. offensively, we were terrible, you know, and you can't always bank on your offense. sometimes your offense doesn't show up we outrebounded them.
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we couldn't get the long ball going tonight. our offense hurt us just as bad as anything. >> the world's fastest man laughed off suggestions he is avoiding his american rival the held of the world athletic championships that take place in beijing in august. the medalist said he's taking his time building up to the showdown. bolt is looking forward to coming out and silencing his critics. >> i've always shoulder up and showed i'm the best. people say i'm afraid or why am i dodging i never dodge people. i show up and get it done. i'm not in the best of shape and i'm not going to put myself out there if i know that i'm just coming back and i need time to get back to where i need to be.
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when i get to beijing i'll be ready to go and that's when the showdown will be. >> on the track the 50th 50th anniversary of the games. the 2008 olympic champion earning his fourth win in the famous dream mile. >> to cricket now australia in day two of the test match gets underway later. off to a terrible start in day one, losing early wickets including that third ball duck for open. the first of three wickets for taylor. holder got the other wicket, removes the captain to three runs short of a half century. steven smith will resume on 135 out when day two starts in about an hour. >> if you have a slightly queasy
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or weak stomach cover your eyes right now. >> ready and go! >> suffering a gut wrenching injury during an arm wrestling. this is live on australian television. he was taken to hospital with a broken arm. just ford, the pair have agreed to give up arm wrestling for good. >> lots more sport on our website. >> thank you very much for that. as coal mining is faced out in west virginia, local counties are trying to find alternatives to jobs. tourism could be an answer. the fossil fuel industry may have other plans.
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>> that took place on these railroad tracks. >> it's known as the deadliest gunfight in american history. gunman hired by the mining company exchanged fire. it became a pivotal moment in the fight to unionize the miners of appalachia. >> you come through the door and we'll have this place. >> charles hopes to establish a museum to preserve the region's history. he also has the future in mine. >> there was no plan for life in these coal fields beyond coal. >> coal mining i guess being phased out across west virginia because of devastating effects on the climate. trillions of dollars of coal were mined yet the state has historically been among the poorest in the nation. as dangerous as they were, there
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were at least jobs. some counties feel that tourism could help reverse job and population loss. others look at organic agriculture or solar panel manufacture. >> we made the effort to at least nurture or tourism industry so maybe some of these folks have the ability to move here. >> tourism development was boosted when the boy scouts established their national campsite. those with close links to the oil and gas industry have other plans. >> looking to attract tourists, licenses are being renewed to inject toxic waste from elsewhere in the state into wells here. mining is dying in southern west virginia but to the north the
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tracking gas wells are booming and so is the export of their he toxic radioactive waste water. the mining companies claim their mining flew i woulds are trade secrets. there is no legislation in place governing the characteristics of fracking waste water. >> the rules aren't in place yet. >> not for any radioactive issue. >> for local residents this is a continuation of west virginia's historical role. >> we're the sacrificial lambs. we take the risks and health risks and tax ins and the money leaves the state. >> the people are fayette are fighting back against west virginia's traditional power brokers. there is a feeling they are on their own. they are an expendable resource. al jazeera, west virginia. >> thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera. back in just a moment or two with more news. stay with us.
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