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meets humanity. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. europe signs a $2 billion deal with african leaders to try to stop the flow of desperate people kurdish forces backed by u.s. power launch to recapture areas held by i.s.i.l. i'll be here with the sport, including the biggest rivals in
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world football - brazil and argentina face off in a world cup qualifier so, then, the european union signed a deal worth more than $2 billion to try to stop the flow of refugees and migrants. it's been taking place in the maltese capital, and planned after around 800 drowned when a boat sank off the coast of libya in april. let's join lawrence lee live from valletta. what do we know about this agreement? >> well, of course, it was planned from the european perspective to be the sense of this. over $2 billion investment. european leaders describe it as a sweetener. they accept it's not much money. in return they believe it is
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legally binding to repatriate failed asylum seekers and migrants back to africa. that caused problems in the summit. as day two started, we saw the big difference between the european perspective and the african one as well. this is a leak of the action plan that the europeans agreed. coming courtesy of mark, who ran the blog, migrant report in malta. you spent a lot of time talking to african leaders. why do you think there's so much resentment from them towards the european offer? >> there's not an objection in concept to the readmissions, it's the law. if a citizen of yours has gone to another country, you should take him or her back. they are saying this in a wider concept. the argument is that we have a number of pending issues on the table, including things like
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dealing with tax evasion of western companies in africa, which is to the tune of something like $50 billion unions. >> agriculture as well. >> the common agricultural policy, which short-changes african countries which would compete on an evil level market, and be able to make business. essentially what they are saying is don't give us handouts, give us business. >> none of these are on the table. >> that's the point. the point is you want us to act which esque to taking -- acquiesce to taking back all the africans you suggest, but you are not going to help us sort out the problems that are pushing the people towards you. from the perspective of the african-american union as a body, as opposed to the bodies themselves, the african union is
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saying "you talk a lot about corruption, but if you want to do something about corruption, stop doing bilateral deals with corrupt african countries, that fuels the corruption, help us do capacity, institutional building, and help us be a guaranteedian over corrupt countries", and that is the way to solve the problems like this. we'll have a knee-jerk reaction - it will not go far. >> let's talk about the leak you have. repatriation, readministration of africans are barely mentioned in this. what do you say to that? >> it's skimpy, there's a paragraph in it saying nothing more than the starting point, which was the european union saying there's a legal requirement for you to take... >> that means the european union is failing. >> it is a crucial requirement that the european union was hoping for. in the grand scheme of things,
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let's consider the numbers and how they changed over the summer. the central mediterranean route, which is where most of the africans came from. it's been eclipsed by greece. most of the people coming from the greek route are refugees, they cannot be pushed back. europe hopes to push back some people. >> we are out of time. very interesting. thank you thank you very much. mohammed jamjoom reports from the greek island of lesbos on the uncertainly future facing many that succeed in making the dangerous crossing to europe. >> reporter: these days it seems like they have both all the time in the world, and no time to spare. with souls as tattered as their clothes are frayed they wait on a seemingly endless bureaucracy
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to decide will they be called migrants refugees. at this camp, where the wait stretches out for days, the four moroccan many say the desking in additions are practically meaningless. >> translation: i have brothers and sisters. i'm the oldest in the family. i came to serve them. i left so i can get them out, making their lives better. >> reporter: afraid their relatives in morocco will face reprisals if they are identified, the men, in their 20s, all college educated, arriving to be anonymous. >> translation: i have a diploma as a technician, i was not made enough money to take care of my wife and child. it was impossible to live on the wages i made. >> reporter: none of them wanted to leave the homeland, but say they had no choice. >> translation: we looked over morocco for opportunities, but can't find them. you can't get work unless you are connected.
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you have to know a person who knows another person who knows another. for the rest of the us you stay poor. >> reporter: others told us they wish to make it to italy. i asked if that's where these men want to end up? >> practically in unison they respond they want to get to a country, any country that will give them a chance. >> translation: i'm the oldest in my family's household. i'm trying to make sure i can make money to send back to them. in morocco, there's no life, money, future. >> reporter: they are aware the circumstances are not enough of a hardship. further down the road. they may not be granted political asylum. like women, men and children, they'll push on as soon as they get the clearance to go. the men we spoke with here may not be fleeing death, destruction and warfare, they say their journey is a desperate one, and that they have as much
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a right to pursue a better future for themselves and families as anyone else here does. meanwhile, sweden defends a decision to introduce temporary border checks to stem the influx of refugees. the prime minister says sweden needs to bring order, everyone that crosses the border will have to show identification. >> this is not a fence. we need to make sure we have control of what people come in to sweden. it's a matter of the border control, but you have to identify yourself on the ferry. this is not an issue for one, two, three countries, but for the whole european union. we have to manage it together kurdish forces in northern iraq launched an offensive to retake the town of sinjar. the kurdish peshmerga say they
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have helped others. when sinjar fell to i.s.i.l., tens of thousands from the yazidi society were trapped, fleeing up the at mountain. recapturing sinjar would put a line between raqqa in syria, and mosul in iraq. sinjar is at the foot of a rugged mountain of the same name and is strategically placed near the border with syria. 7,000 kurdish peshmerga are taking part from the west, east and south. imran khan joins us. key strategic area, as we say. what is happening right now? >> well, what is going on right now is the peshmerga forces have gone in with close air support and taken at least five villages, as you say. this is a key strategy. they take the villages and use them as a staging post to go into the town of sinjar itself. they have faced resistance.
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a lot of vehicles have improvised explosive devices, car bombs, inside them, and booby trapped houses. this is an i.s.i.l. tactic used to slow an offensive into the town that they control. now, the strategy here is to fight on three fronts. they are taking the south, east and west and pushing towards the town itself. now, when they get into sinjar. they face a tremendous amount of resistance. i.s.i.l. have been there for a year, they knew the offensive is coming and are well prepared for it. according to i.s.i.l. sources. they are prepared to take another year? sinjar, and not -- another year in sinjar and not allow the peshmerga forces to overrun them. we see a push towards the town, taking the key villages. >> as i said at the introduction to this piece, the area, sinjar, was renowned in 2014, when
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hundreds were trapped on mt sinjar. >> that's right. not only were they trapped but i.s.i.l. massacred, according to human rights group, between 2,000 yazidi men, and this sparked the u.s. to get involved - mounting air strikes on i.s.i.l. targets within iraq. and they started to hit targets within syria. it was a game-changer for the u.s. they had to get involved once they saw what was going on on sinjar mountain. in des, there was another operation -- in december there was another operation. that allowed the humanitarian operation to be open. we spoke to a number, talking to them about the operation. they say "i hope this worked, we want to go home, but we don't see a way to go home now." that's lot of hope from the yazidis community that one day, perhaps not soon. that they'll return. >> thank you very much, indeed.
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imran khan updating us from erbil health officials in the west bank say a palestinian man was shot dead by undercover soldiers in a surgery unit of the hospital. c c.t.v. footage shows the forces entering the al-ali hospital. the 27-year-old was shot when he tried to stop the men arresting his cousin. >> translation: at 33am this morning, an israeli force stormed the hospital in two groups. they were disguised as arabs pretending to have a pregnant lady with them. they headed to a ward where the man was treated. they tied his brother to the bed and fired shots at his cousin. they kept pt hospital's crew as hostages. they arrested the patient, taking him away, leaving his cousin bleeding to death.
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the medical group tried to rescue him. he died on the spot. the medical staff are angry in the hospital and across hebron. this is a violation of law. hospitals are supposed to be safe hazens. >> let's go to hoda abdel-hamid, our correspondent there. are we hearing more from either side... >> well, the israelis are saying that actually the man that they - that the forces went in to capture overnight was actually a young man who carried out a stabbing about a few weeks ago, and that he was wounded at the time. but he managed to escape and checked into the hospital. they say that the cousin, the one shot dead by the undercover forces was trying to stop them from capturing the man, his
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cousin laying in that bed. the palestinians say that the cousin who was visiting at the time of this operation, was in the bathroom, and didn't know what was happening. when he came into the room, he was shot dead on the spot. there's two narratives in these kinds of incidents. but the end result of it is that tensions were in a tense city. it's probably one of the most volatile areas where a good number of stabbings or alleged stabbings are taking place. there was about 30 of them, 20 - 30, sorry. certainly that will add more to it. the funeral of the young man is happening as we speak. when you speak to people on the ground they tell you usually after funerals there has been violent confrontations, protests, palestinian protesters
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pelting stones. they expect that after the incident, and because they see the young man died with no apparent cause. he hasn't done anything, he happened to be there, that the tensions will rise further. >> we'll keep an eye on that, ask. israel carries out undercover operations in the west bank. >> well, it does. i mean, we do know about a similar operation that happened a few weeks ago in a hospital in nablus, and also in the occupied west bank. again, they were undercover security forces, usually a mixture of the internal intelligence, the border police, and yesterday's case, the army was involved. had gone into a hospital to get a young man there. now, palestinians have also been, however, complaining that that happens at home. that a lot of the young men that go to protests say that after
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that at home, they could be photographed at the time of the protest, and overnight it's when they get picked up at home. i remember being at the university, and the students were complaining about that. certainly it is a very tense situation and this kind of operation continues. the palestinians see that as protecting them, and that whether they do something or not, they could be captured by the israelis, they feel they are under constant attack, and nothing happens to the jewish settlers. >> we'll leave it there. the latest from jerusalem. >> a lot to come on the al jazeera fonewshour, where in ethiopia, families are struggling with the worst drought in 30 years. creating a buzz - how a
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small, isolated country could save the global bee population. >> sport in half on our, eunice kahnened his one-day international career with a win. now, then, the united nations security council is to vote later on app resolution con -- a resolution condemning killings, torture and human rights violations in burundi, after president pierre nkurunziza began a quest for a third term in office. it brought protesters on to the streets and he survived a coup. since then 350 have been killed. it's feared that mass violence could resemble genocide. thousands have fled.
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catherine soi is in burundi. tell us about the situation, the sense and the move. >> absolutely. we are in an area where security forces are carrying out their operation where they say they are trying to get illegal weapons in the country. it's very tense. it's been here for a couple of hours, and we spoke to a couple of people. half of them - it remained tense. the government crackdown - the government is continuing. people are afraid, they have left and gone to safer areas. bodies have been found on the streets. who is doing the killing. government officials are
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targetting. the government says it's trying to rid the country of illegal weapons, the u.n. raised concerns about the escalating violence, and so has the president in neighbouring rwanda, who inside this is taking an ethnic dimension. there's worry about a pro-government youth group, whose members have been accused of carrying out some atrocities. the government is downplaying the concerns. officials say the government is doing its job, trying to keep it safe. and countries doing the same, would not get as much international condemnation. the u.n. is discussing the possibility of sending in peacekeepers. what is the appetite for that? >> well, the government is saying, you know, all the concerns that are raised by the
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u.n., by the au as well, by neighbouring countries, all the concerns are exaggerated. government officials are saying really what is happening is just a government trying to stem out a rebellion, trying to deal with rebels who are killing people, who are carrying out the atrocities, trying to get rid of illegal weapons for the possession of civilians here. a lot of people understand about the rhetoric that had been used by government officials, political leaders as well. you know, in rwanda they say this could turn out to be - the government is massacring its own people. this government, that's what they are saying, that the situation does not warrant the condemnation or the soft stance that the international community or the u.n. is bringing.
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it doesn't need peacekeepers here, it is trying to keep the country stable, and everything is under control. >> all right troubling times altogether the united nations warns that more than 15 million ethiopians will need food aid. in the worst affected areas, crop yields are down by 90%. charles stratford has this report. >> reporter: this man's harvest is ruined. every plant is dead, he tells me "we have nothing now." omar, like hundreds of thousands of farmers in many parts of ethiopia is the victim of a phenomena that either he nor the government can control. el nino. the hot winds originating in the pacific wrecked the lives across the pacific. the well omar used dried up,
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because many people from the surrounding villages had no choice but to use it. he sold a car to buy food to give a meal a day to children. he said he received no help from aid agencies nor the government. "we have nothing to eat now", he says "we need food and water." in some parts the livestock are dying. we spoke to a herder who said he began to receive food aid. 40 of his cows had died and he only has five left. "the cattle die first, and now the drought is getting worse - goats and cam else are beginning to -- camels are beginning to die too." it's the worst drought in decades. 8.2 million people need emergency food aid. the figure could rise up to
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15 million unless the international community step up with gownations. the ethiopia government days the emergency food programme is helping, but admits this needs assistance. aid agencies tell us malnutrition is arising, but praise the government for managing the crisis. for approximately $1 million given to donors - it's nowhere near enough. the u.n. say they could need five times that much in the next few months. a spokesman for the ministry of agriculture told us that this is a different situation to the 1980s, when a drought, compounded by political unrest developed into a famine. >> translation: the government is trying hard to save the life of his citizens in relocating money from the budget.
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during the previous drought we lost a lot of lives in animals. because of government action and progress we as a country is more resilient. for many like omar struggling to feed their families, how long can that resilience last? time for a look at the weather. steph is here, stormy weather in the states. >> that's right. it's the time of year. at this time of year we have the warm air sucked up from the gulf of mexico, and is fighting with the cold air trying to make it feel wentry, from canada. where they meet we say thundery downpours, and that's what we see. we have a system galloping eased wards. there's a swell on it. it's been an active system. >> yesterday we saw over 10 reports of tornados clustered in here. straight line wind reports,
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large hail. we saw very disruptive weather. and the worst was in iowa. all of that was edging eastwards during the day. it's going to give us heavy down pours, and pretty strong winds. it's working across the great lakes. they are warm at this time of year. it gives the extra energy into the atmosphere and give heavier down falls working up to the east. behinds it is drying up and clearing up. but as that system works through, the wind changed direction, this time they are firing down from the north. chicago get to a maximum of 7 degrees. it will not be a warm one. the rain will be over the east thank you very much. now, myanmar's military leadership congratulated nobel laureate aung san suy kyi on winning the historic elections on sunday. results put her party on course for a landslide victory, the first time that myanmar has been
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ruled by government not dominated by the military australia prime minister hailed a great future for relations between australia and indonesia. malcolm turnbull is there on the first overseas visit as prime minister. relations were strained when indonesia executed two australian nationals for drug trafficic. >> reporter: the relationship between indonesia and australia seems to be warming up. both leaders in the palace in jakarta went to lengths to show that everything has been forgotten - and everything is the execution of two australian drug carriers. after which the australian ambassador was recalled. things are different. economy and trade are high on the agenda. indonesia wants to mend ties, it pants the australian investor,
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in the breeding industry and to help with infrastructure programs that the indonesian government is working on. so the executions were not discussed, and another important issue was not on the agenda - asylum seekers. asylum seekers that have been stuck here in indonesia, for many years on the way to australia. indonesia was upset with a policy to bring back the votes, and faced people smugglers to bring them back to indonesia. that has not been discussed. importantly today the relationship is betterb, and it depends on the tone. as a security minister in jakarta said, australia should learn more about the indonesian culture south korean's supreme court upheld a life-time sentence for the captain of a ferry killing many. lee jun-seok was convicted of several charges, including
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murder, others were gaoled. for students, university entrance exams can open or close the doors on jobs and prospects. more than 630,000 are believed to have taken the test. harry fawcett reports from seoul. >> reporter: it's excite from k-pop stars or actors. these girls are greeting those arriving for the college entrance exam. >> translation: we think we should muster up energy so senior classmates can have energy, that's why we cheer harder. >> reporter: planes are recruited so as not to disturb tests. for parent that spend fortunes
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on tutors and helping kids through daily study, there's nothing left to do but pray. >> my daughter studied hard. i felt bad watching her. i wonder if they need to go through this. but it's to get a good job and have a happy life. >> reporter: this is exam taking as extreme sport and cost emotionally to the children, financially to the parents. opting out to the mind-set is almost unheard of. almost, but not entirely. >> reporter: a 90 minute drive, you find a school day starting of few others. it is a time for conversations rather than lectures. and for the first radish. this is a boarding school designed as an alternative to high-pressure learning that dominates education in this country. >> no more high school focussing on college entrance. i wasn't going to achieve a good
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out come. i was interested in reading and writing more than my peers. the school helped me. >> reporter: this type of education is rare. in a country of 11,000 schools, a few dozens are defined as alternative. for most, studied at cram schools goes on into the night. south korean children top list education achievement and last in terms of childhood happiness. >> it's not simple education policy. it is parts of culture. deeply rooted culture or valuation. outside a buddhist temple, there's mats where people can come and bray. in a land dominated by education fever, alternative schools are
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destined to be isolated outposts. >> still ahead on the newshour. seeking british investment in the fastest growing economy. englands prime minister is to woo business leaders. and a boat show on displace in qatar in sport - a slow start for the atlanta hawks. n.b.a. coming up in about 20 minutes.
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hello again, welcome back.
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here are the headlines. european leaders created a fund worth $2 billion. african leaders say it's insufficient to deal with the refugee crisis. health officials in the west bank say a palestinian man was shot dead in the surgery unit of the hospital. israeli forces arrested his cousins, who was undergoing treatment a ground offensive has been launched to restake sinjar. they have retaken five villages, and it will cut off a supply line between raqqa and mosul. let's take that story n. we can speak to the chair of the politics and public policy department at the american university. she joins us live. welcome to the programme. i understand that you recently have been to sinjar. did you see the preparations for the offensive? >> yes, i was there 10 days ago
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on the road to sinjar, i saw the preparation gs, a muj supply line driving towards that sfot -- spot. the kurdish p.k.k. stopped the offensive saying it was already there. the offensive is taking place today. it is there because of that. >> you saw training taking place and u.n. involvement too? >> i heard of u.n. involvement. i heard of not just u.n. involvement, but other european countries. and even though there is this involvement. there's a short supply of weapons, the personnel careers and bomb disposal quit. >> what about the kurdish fighters, what is their moral like, it's been a long battle to
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say the least? >> it's a high moral, they've been waiting for the offensive for a long time. they are well prepared. i spoke to the bon disposal unit, which is in charge of the houses freed near the mosul dam, and they were ready to do the same job in sinjar. the troops are there, they are doing a great job. what they are waiting for is let's say more weapons, and also a continued air strikes. >> for the yazidi taking part. the battle is very much been retribution. >> absolutely. and that can be a problem as well. there has been - yazidi retributions against the arab population, around the zouma area, this has been encouraged by the p.k.k. which times gets in the way of the peshmerga, of the kurdistan regional government.
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this is being extra stress on peshmerga forces on the ground now, you know, victoria, the area, and, indeed, the conflict very well. how do you think this particular offensive fits into the context of what is going on in the broader sphere? >> well, it fits very well. as you say, the supply line between mosul and raqqa is going to be cut off if it succeeds. it's strategic, and it shows also a policy shift of the gates, because they have been listening to the kurdish forces which have been directly involved against i.s.i.l. for a long time, and before the focus used to be on mosul, and now being on sinjar, there's room. >> great for your perspective.
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thank you now, a man appointed by president obama to lead the coalition against i.s.i.l. steps down on thursday. retired general john alan's job was to get the country to contribute moneys and military right to the effort. rosalind jordan looks apt what has been achieved so far. >> reporter: september, 2014, i.s.i.l. uses violence to claim parts of iraq and syria for what it claims is a cal fate. president obama calls in a u.s. war hero to lead the global effort to stop is it. >> retired marine general john allen, who worked with sunnis in iraq as they fought to reclaim communities from terrorist will serve as the special envoy allen told al jazeera, that this would be no ordinary war, because i.s.i.l. or d.a.e.s.h., as it's known in the region, is
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an enemy. >> in many respects d.a.e.s.h. is a state, a piece of terrain that they call a capital. it attempted local governance through amirs and wallies that look like provincial governments and attempted to have its own currency. >> reporter: allen's set up was a mission with nine goals with 65-member nations participating where they can. while the u.s. and iraq coordinate the military fight against i.s.i.l., saudis, italians and americans tackle i.s.i.l.'s financing. emrateies and germans deal with humanitarian relief and dutch focus on foreign fighters with germany. >> we had 45 countries, including the the united states, provided interpol with profiles on foreign fighters terrorists.
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>> reporter: i.s.i.l. controls territory inside syria and iraq. analysts say the fight is hampered because of other crisis, notably yemen. >> the problem is that now with more and more fighters being diverted to other theatres by allies, as well as ongoing discussions about what to do, like in syria, we are left on our own fighting i.s.i.s., that's not a way to defeat the islamic state. it's a way to perhaps contain it. >> that means the job for news special envoy is making sure the military campaign is not the u.s.'s alone. what is certain, fighting i.s.i.l. will take years, as will the effort to keep the coalition effective india's prime minister narendra modi is beginning a first official visit to britain, where he'll hold talks with counterpart david cameron at 10 downing street before making a
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speech at parliament. david cameron scribed it as an opportunity to help the countries pros ter. we have more on what can be expected. >> decades of aid from britain to india will stop. given india's economic growth and technological advancement. sending satellite into space and probes to mars demonstrates that it doesn't need the money any more. members of india's parliament, and the president when he was finance minister, said aid from the u.k. was "a peanut", and not needed. in fact, prime minister narendra modi's u.k. visit include signing trade deals with britain, hoping to cash in on india's growth. many are fairly comfortable and confident that they will be able to fill the funding shortfall. some worry the new money may be
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politicized and go to different sectors. the u.k. says while aid may end, it will give expertise in structure and energy 8 million children are enrolled in school. activists challenge the success saying many children enrolled do not turn up or in some cases don't exist. in the last of "the forgotten province", jennifer glass reports on the ghost schools. >> the children of this village say they want to learn. this tent school in gore province is empty. they say they have not been to school in weeks. >> translation: the teachers come 2-3 times a week. they don't give us anything to study. >> reporter: they do, however, collect salaries much hundreds of these ghost schools are in the province. >> translation: i cannot say
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it's 70 or 80% or more or less than that. i can tell you the situation of education is worrying. we monitored one district out of 53 schools. only three were working. in tala the u.n.-built school has a padlock on the gate. no sign of learning. there's supposed to be six or seven teachers and dozens of students. the salaries of the 46-00 teachers are paxed they have 225,000 students in 828 schools, none closed by violence. he can't prove it. >> translation: because of security we as education officials are not able to monitor and visit to control and make sure that taxiers and students are actually at the schools. >> reporter: he says security is not a problem at the two schools we visited, that monitoring teams visit. when we showed our pictures of
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the school, he couldn't explain why they were empty, blaming it on irresponsible teachers and parents unwilling to send children to school. that's not what the persons here say. >> translation: when we asked the teachers, why are not you educating our children. they claim our children are not coming. when we send them. the teachers are not there but the money continues to flow. teachers salaries are half a million a month. no one knows where the cash goes, but there are widespread allegations part of it ends up in the hands of the taliban or other fighters through extortion or corruption. the schools that have students are in areas that can be monitored like here in the provincial capital. elsewhere thousands of students have no schools or teachers. education officials have known about the problem but don't seem to want to do anything about it
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a group of illegally smuggled orangutans have been returned from thailand to indonesia after being discovered abandoned on the roadside. the joint operation ends years of wrangling over who should pay for the upkeep of the animals. they are often illegally smuggled and sold to private zoos or as pets a bee keeper in the south pacific thinks he could have the answer to one of the biggest problems facing agriculture. honey bees polinates a third of food. they are disappearing because of mice, disease and modern farming techniques. drew ambrose travelled to niue to find out more. >> reporter: east of the international dateline niue is a small nation home to 1200 people. hidden away in the forest are hives of honey. the local beekeeper says the colonies are the cleanest bees
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in the world. 99% of beekeepers cries to see them. they'd be envious of beautiful lives. see how calm they are. >> nothing to worry about. >> even with a mask on, it's crazy. >> reporter: andy is producing a range of products to fund his dreams. a pacific strategy. he says niue has the climate to breathe bees all year around. >> you have to get the right size island. if you go too small you can't get the scale. too big, it's too hard to manage. this is the perfect sized island. niue is is rated. the nearest country is 300km away, which is why a bee sanctuary could work. the leader of niue supports the
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plan, it's a struggle to make money. >> if we need to borrow money, ensure that we accelerate of the process. we are talking to them about the possibilities of becoming partners. >> reporter: critics say niue is cyclone prone, and say the bills could be killed when exported overseas. niue wants scientists to come to experience the buzz for themselves. you can see more of drew's programme, "the buzz" on 101 east on thursday at 2230 g.m.t. here on al jazeera plenty more to come on the program including in sport. we find out who is and who has not been approved to run in the elections.
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welcome back. the drop in global oil prices has some gulf states telling citizens to watch their spending. organizers of the qatar boat show is hoping to exceed $27 million in sales. we have this report from doha for the captain of the superyacht, polishing, waxing and wiping are in a day's work, work done with the commitment, meticulous attention to detail, and a lot of passion.
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>> we know everything about the yachts. just like he arrive. it's more than taking care of your wife, this boat. >> reporter: this and her sister superyacht are the stars of the third edition of the qatar international boat show. at 41 meters, the 16.5 million floating palace is the biggest super yacht docked here, and some of the world's coolest boats are on display. 120 manufacturers and dealers are exhibiting their latest boats, jet skis, canning et cetera and -- gadgets and gismos. >> being here, this is giving access to existing clientele and showing what we are up to these days, and as a builder, we need customer feedback to grow the company and develop new models. >> more than 50,000 from 54
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country are expected to attend. last year's show generated $30 million in sales. but the global decline in oil prices had an impact on gulf economies. some states told citizens the governments may not subsidise certain services. >> the organizers of the show say middle class families in qatar have high purchasing power despite low oil prices. >> there was a lot of hype in qatar. we talked to them. about how to brand qatar, placing them on the map, international shows. >> reporter: organizers say this region is one of the biggest markets for luxury yachts, and a mub for the production of world class votes. as global oil prices fall, sales of luxurious yachts continue to go up. manufacturers are banking not
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only on sales during the show, but on making the right contacts for lucrative sales in the coming months all right. let's get on to sport. here is farah. >> a candidate from the f.i.f.a. election has been excluded after failing an integrity check. michel platini is not on the list, but could be allowed if his ban is lifted. here are the five candidates: the right hand man in the running, with the sport of u.e.f.a. sepp blatter's former adviser made a bid in the last election, but could not get enough support. also, we have the head of the asian football confederation.
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and the prince is set for a crack after losing the election in may. and antiapartheid activist turned businessman will stand. he works for f.i.f.a. and has the backing of south africa's football association. our correspondent is standing by with the latest from london. what do you make of the list, is there a front runner. there's a front runner, the favourite is the head of the asian football association of bahrain. he has a lot of support within f.i.f.a., as per always with an f.i.f.a. development and presidential development. this is faking place because of what happened with sepp blatter, and the corruption claims. it's controversial. with some not able to do be able to take part, with reasons of an
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integrity tests, others are asking if they all have had integrity tests. there are allegations against one of abuse of footballers. the integrity check and f.i.f.a.'s integrity is controversial. giaany is confirmed, he said this week that he would stand aside if michel platini is cleared of corruption allegations. michel platini suspended. he will not be there if michel platini can take his place. >> there's outsiders, and, of course, prince ali, he stood against sepp blatter, and was beaten. i don't think he'll have enough to end up as president of f.i.f.a. >> lee wellings live from london. thank you the biggest rivalry in international football resumes. argentina hosting brazil in a world cup qualifiers. there's added spice in
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venezuela, as neither side started the campaign well, finishing runners-up in brazil. argentina failed to win the opening two matches, losing one. to make things worse, they go into the match without star forward due to injury. >> reporter: the team's outcomes, the existence doesn't exist. if they lose, they are not dependent on this. winning or losing, the absence of the best player is important. >> reporter: brazil are in slightly better shape, beating venezuela in the second, and unlike argentina, brazil's main man will be playing. neymar missed the opening game due to suspension, but goes into the match with 10 goals in the last seven games from barcelona. >> translation: if we analyse the numbers, stats, neymar is
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showing his performance has been superior. messi has an injury. neymar is on a growth path since arriving in barcelona chile face columbia, going into the match in top form, having won the opening two qualifiers. >> translation: being the best team in the world is a nice price all these years. it's not the main thing at the moment. it's a consequence of good performances pakistan's batsman eunice kahn has been on the yinning side. -- winning side. alex hales caught out. the captain scored 76. james taylor's innings of 60, and by a diving catch. the visitors bowled out for 216.
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kahn could manage nine runs for pakistan. an unbeaten century helped pakistan reach the target with more than six overs to spare. the host are now 1-0 up in the series. >> i want to be ready for the moment. whenever i have a chance, one chance, i'll replay and retire myself on my conditions. not other commence. why is that, because there is - there is some inner peace in my mind, in my body that i leave a legacy, the kind of player is eunice kahn, he leave the field retired, on his conditions. it's not talking decision for me. over in colombo, the windies have their first victory on the
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tour of sri lanka, and the second t20 international. the windies were 162 for 6 from their 20 overs. in reply, dochan managed 62 were sri lanka. dwayne bravo took four wickets. hosts were bowled out for 139. the windies winning by 23 runs. 2-match series ends 1-1 the atlanta hawks came from behind to beat new orleans pelicans. the hawks were trailling by 12 points. pulled away after that. they scored 26 points, while paul finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds. the hawks rally past the pelicans, 406 to 98. it's the 7th win in eight games. that's all the support for now. >> thank you, that is it for this newshour, stay with us on al jazeera. we have a full bulletin of news
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