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i'm morgan radford. stay tune to al jazeera. document. >> sudan's president arrives home to jubilant crowds after defying a south africa order preventing him from leave jones leaving johannesburg. i'm samy zaidan. shame full failure. talks to end yemen's conflict. houthi delegation are finally on their way. and 800 years after magna car at magna
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carta. a community still fighting for justice. sudan's president has arrived back in the country to defy a southsouth african court order. omar bashir was growthed by jubilant crowds as he rode through the streets on the back of a truck. came while judge was still deliberating whether to hand him over to an international criminal court for crimes against humanity. critical of attempts to send bashir to the icc. >> these attempts are made to disturb our harmony. and we believe that the sudan
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government will have a firm, strict, instance against any country taking such decision. simply for this ant that it is a matter of sovereignty. we are a sovereign state. the president is elected by the people of sudan. and you have been all following all these statements of lame and meaningless. >> south africa's high court has now asked for an investigation as to how bashir was able to leave. for this i'm joined by al jazeera's famida miller. the executive and the judiciary are going to be locking horns over this. >> that sammy will most likely be the case as you had mentioned, the high court is asking for an investigation into how bashir left the country. ultimately leading to why south africa ordered ba shish bashir remained
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in the country. how south african government responds to the judiciary. and if judiciary has enough authority in the country. both domestic law and international law have been called into question with regard to how south africa is responding to both of those. >> now the auc the african union argues that the icc picks and chooses its villains. how widely is that shared in the union and in the continent there? >> well, there certainly is huge sentiment at the african union summit to have signed the statute which led to the creation of the icc. those countries placed at the icc and how african states who are investigated such as kenya their heads of state the head
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of sudan in this instance and african countries feel like they're targeted. asking for consensus around withdrawal from the icc. ultimately asking to create an african court of justice. where the au says the icc has no value to them. >> continuing the conversation here in the studio we have martin plow, senior research fellow at the institute of commonwealth studies. good to have you with us. >> nice to be here. >> getting around the question of whether south africa is now in breach of its statute obligations. >> it's very difficult to see how they could get round it. it is clear they are a signatory. the icc asked them to act asked
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by the local court to await its decision and they flouted it. >> what do you make of the argument that the icc itself is highly criticized, it's been extremely selective in the application of justice. >> that is not point. the spoint clearly that a court in safecopoint is clearly a court insouth africa asked for the be president to be detained. and that order was not followed. >> i'm sure they'll come to some sort of conclusion in that regard. but is there a problem of referrals at the icc? >> well, you know it's like any club. you sign up to the rules of the
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club. if you want to be a member and there are 120 approximately members of the international criminal court. once you sign up you agree that's the way you're going to behave. >> but the rules seem to change. they're not written in stone. >> well, you sign up, and this where itwrit which the icc has issued against omar al bashir, it's a question much what the south africans have agreed to do in advance. >> you say the rules can be changed. it's very difficult because the rules that say the referrals to the court come from the court knock likely to be referred as other countries and they're not likely to agree to change the rules that leaves their friends more vulnerable. >> that's not only way the icc can take up a case.
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that is one route to the icc. but the point is frankly that the south african government which was a country which deeply believed in its own constitution and the constitution is one of the proudest achievements of the african national congress which is now in power and now it is in violation apparently of its own constitution and this all had deep consequences for south africa. because it indicates that south africa is no longer a country in which the rule of law is now the sovereign, the primary that everybody is underneath the rule of law. what will this do for people who for example want to invest in the country if they don't believe law can be enforced? >> is it noticeable how much western silence there has been over the whole issue? how much appetite is there to pursue omar al bashir? >> what silence? >> there was a lot more over the
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european union -- >> no no no, both put out statements calling for south africa to enforce the international criminal court ruling. that's not silence. >> when the darfur issue has a deal been cut since omar al bashir went along with the separation of south sudan from sudan not to raise this issue so much as in the past? >> that is something one could raise, the suffering is immense thousands of people have fled from their homes and it has not received the attention both from the media and from the international community that it should have done. but you know that doesn't meanwhile that there has been no action on this. and one thing is worth wile thinking aboutworthwhilethinking about. the mafia boss vito palasolo
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went to thied thailand, he was arreston an interpol warrant that was 30 years old he has to be with watchful wherever he goes because it can and will be in force. >> thank you for your thoughts. now, it's been described as the worst refugee crisis since the second world war. a report by amnesty international says 4 million syrian refugees are struggling to be survive in turkey, lebanon, jordan, egypt and saudi arabia. hurns morehundreds more have decide
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in be southeast asia's randeman sea mostly rohingyans. fleeing fighting between i.s.i.l. and kurdish forces, bernard smith has more. >> reporter: this latest surge of refugees, on a border town under i.s.i.l. control. air strikes from the u.s. led coalition have helped the ypg push forward. >> we lost our home ten days ago, fierce fighting forced us to leave to save our children. before that life was okay. >> translator: we were terrorized by i.s.i.l we left because of the heavy bombardment by both sides. but i'll never go back. in there you die 100 times a days. >> reporter: the ypg has held
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talaviad in its be clutches for four weeks. ypg commanders say just a few i.s.i.l. commanders are left inside and the ypg now controls the only road to raqqa which is i.s.i.l.'s effective capital about 80 kilometers away. this is fourth time that turkey has opened its border, most of these people have waited at least 24 hours. everything they can manage. for the most part, believes to have made it through they will now be processed by the turkish authorized and allowed into be be turkey. >> newly homeless this lady will join the 1.7 million syrians already sheltered in be turkey, safe butten strand he as their country crumbles.
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bernard smith, al jazeera turkey border. >> simultaneously attacked two buildings in the capital many, one of the bombs went off as a police academy. there has been no immediate claim of responsibility. nrnlgnigerian police say bombs unclear who's behind the astack. boko haram has been behind similar attacks in the area. u.n. sponsored talks saying that ending violence in yemen started in geneva on monday without members of the houthi delegation. they have been delayed in djibouti waiting for clearance to leave. hashem ahelbarra reports.
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>> the u.n. secretary-general was hoping to meet all factions in the yemen war. that didn't happen. supporters of ali abdullah saleh were delayed in djibouti. the gathering is a crucial opportunity to pull yemen from the brink of disaster. >> today yemen's very existence hangs in the balance. why parties are bik -- while parties are bickering yemen burns. the parties who have responsibility to end the fighting and begin a real process of peace and reconciliation. >> reporter: exphoobimeub called forcomeub called for aban ki-moon
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called for a be two week truce to allow the humanitarian be be organizations access. >> reporter: meaningful talks will start when the houthis arrive in geneva. for now neither the houthis nor the government seem to be willing to make concessions. >> we are not happy with this burden of taking the security matters in our hand. who is going to fill in this vacuum? this states of institutions, police and army are not able even to protect themselves. >> reporter: fighting continues across yemen. in the city of ta'izz, forces loyal to president hadi said they willpower a houthi
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offensive. yemen's facebook and key international players are here. they don't seem to have a united approach on how to solve the country's problems but all agree the humanitarian crisis must end. hashem ahelbarra al jazeera geneva. >> still to come the political storm over claims the australian navy bribed smugglers to return be migrants to indonesia. nepal's volunteers are in desperate need themselves.
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>> lob. recap thewelcome back.let's recap the headlines. sudan's omar al bashir has returned back to sudan. there was attempt to have him arrestfor war crimes charges. bashir was in south africa to attend the african summit. thousands of syrians have fled across the border with turkey trying oescape fighting between kurds and fighters from islamic state of iraq and the levant. backed by u.s. air power trying to restay a town in i.s.i.l. hands. a rift is growing between australia and indonesia over claims the australian navy bribed people smugglers to stay
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them back to indonesia. won't confirm if the bribe took place. andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: did australia pay smugglers to return these asylum seekers to indonesia? be be the prime minister refused to answer. >> they not on the operational details of -- >> silent on my -- >> necessary and what has been done to stop the boats. >> reporter: but stopped by bribing smugglers? the allegation is that six crew members on a boat carrying asylum seekers were paid $5,000 each to turn the boat around. >> they did confirm that the australians did pay the members of the boat crew and if that was not in fact case and they were
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turned back away into the open assess it would go against seas it would go against everything we are advising states to do in this situation. >> turning boats around means not helping asylum seekers and could encourage others to start. >> translator: such payment if true could be an incentive for fishermen in indonesia to getting in line for cash, to turn away asylum seekers. >> any prosecution would probably need to be led by australia's government so it's not likely the happen. >> there's a question of legality but also a question of what's right or wrong and on any face of it this would be wrong. >> indonesian government leaders are demanding answers summoned the ambassador from jakarta.
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>> we need the opportunity to talk ethical because we are really concerned if it is true. >> indonesia has launched an investigation. would australia's government pay criminals not ocommit a crime? last week the very idea seemed ludicrous. but the prime minister's nondenial, leads many to believe that it must have done. right now australia's government is standing firm, but to widespread dereiteration and be conflict abroad. andrew simmons, al jazeera australia. left many monuments in ruins. before the quakes a thousand tourists visited dobe referring square paying up to $15 each. unesco warned, nepal was still
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in a precarious state. kathmandu said it was sending experts to assess whether it was safe to open mt. everest. help people with many aspects of their lives but now many of them are the ones in need. intoings reports. sabina shrestha reports. >> broken woman no longer can even talk about her work. when the earthquake hit nepal in april, she lost what was dearest to her her two grandchildren two-year-old and the newborn. >> translator: i was so happy to be working on child health i used to go on house called but
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this is what god did to me. >> she is a community health volunteer. one of the 52,000 women that ensure that pregnant women newborns and children under five are healthy. now she feels lost. a community of volunteers like her are said to be the backbone of nepal's health services. now many of them are struggling with their own losses leaving the entire health services broken. 9 community volunteers in this community of 600 she did not make it. her husband said she was buried with her two children as she was running to save them. many children in the village died. i feel like i've lost half my body he tells me. walls rattle and the cracks on the walls scare patients and
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health workers. be the government says it may take three years to rebuild. that is if the morale stays high. with so many health workers facing their own battles and with the monsoon season expected to cause landslides and bring disease, people in villages like this expect more suffering. sabina shrestha, al jazeera gabra district. protesters in seattle have tried to prevent the departure of an arctic bound drilling rig. greenpeace says earlier protesters were arrested after they tried to prevent the rig from leaving port. shell's polar pioneer is due to explore the arctic ocean for oil this summer. the search for missing zoo animals after a zedly flood in
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continues today. 13 people were killed after the floodwaters flooded tbilisi zoo. the location of some of the animals is still unknown. one of aviation industry's wait has started with the opening of the paris air show. it's the place where billions of dollars of deals are done between plane makers and airlines. kamal santamar iferga is there. >> upwards of 500 people santa time. yes an airlines like emirates
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from dubai is growing exponentially. this plane's already proven as far as fuel efficiency goes. boeing sphaifn 787 dreamliner. tells you about the hesitation in the market. and saudi airlines from the kingdom of saudi arabia says it wants to buy 20, a-330 regionals. these are small orders smaller planes, the big stuff is just not coming through at the moment. however, we do want to remember it is five months until the big air show in dubai. >> 800 anniversary of the magna
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carta. the charter limited the rule of the british monarchy and everybody is entitled to a fair judgment. as commemoration he get underway joan arizona hull reports, says their freedoms are still being infringed. >> reporter: on disused private land an ecocommunity gathers around a fire. deep among the sycamore trees they live in home made dwellings, subsist off the land with well water and solar power. >> just have to do by mary, young girl of 26 years of age built this beautiful beautiful home. >> a short distance away at runnymede the magna carta was
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signed. it's beginning to wear thin as this community face he eviction three years after it arrived. >> superintendent twist has put in place criminal justice and public order act which is a prevention of the event this evening. >> this is tyranny, this is tyranny, this is an abuse of your power. >> sir i'm here -- >> i'm delivering my message back to you. this is abuse of your power. >> the villagers say they face frequent harassment by the police. >> you think you're a free man. here are some of our law. in addition get hard now today we've just been told we're not to have our celebrations. wearing the crown, doing the queen's work. >> across the valley lies windsor castle the queen's country seat, visible from the
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party. their majesty's laws viewed with disdain. >> ideologic anybody has the right to draw lines on a map and to decide, this is mine and this is yours. the land is everybody's. >> they're not judgmental. you go out there and you're judged so much from your past, rich people are judged. poor people are judged. we're all equal and this whole environment is -- enabled that to be created. >> as magna carta celebrates its 800th anniversary in the presence of the queen herself it is unlikely the village will see its fourth. as far as the 80 or so residents here are concerned the arbitrary exercise is alive and well. be jonah hull, al jazeera
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