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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour. i'm in doha with the top stories on al jazeera. >> i believe that this is as we said from the very beginning a very important first step forward. >> europe signs a $2 billion deal with african leaders to try to stop the flow of desperate people. kurdish forces launch an offensive to retake sinjar from isil.
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we're in ethiopia where families are struggling in the worst drought to hit the country since the 1980s. >> and i'll be here with all of the day's sport including the biggest football rivals faceoff in a world cup qualifier. ♪ hello, the european union has signed a deal worth more than $2 billion with african leaders to try to stop the flow of refugees and immigrants. the meeting was planned after around 800 people drowned when a boat sank off of the coast of libya in april. lawrence lee joins us. tell us about the agreement that was signed, lawrence. >> reporter: at this point, i do wonder whether europe's leaders actually they have achieved
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anything particularly remarkable. maybe they thought africa would roll over the prospect of a couple of billion dollars and in return africa would help bring back economic migrants and protect its borders. but africa pushed back really hard and leader after leader tried to change the conversation into one that went into a much deeper dialogue that had to do with the historic political and economic relationship between africa and europe. so what you had in the end was an action plan very long on vague promises but very short on concrete action. welcome to the signing ceremony of the agreement -- >> reporter: so this is europe's offer to africa, $2 billion in
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cash about a tenth of what europe provides in aid every year. in return they expect african nations to help repatriate many thousands that europe sees and economic refugees. he had already made clear what many europeans think after cans could be made to stay out of europe. >> migration is not a win-win situation for those countries from where they are coming, and we don't speak openly about it, so we should change the language of the discussions and do not consider migration as a positive thing, because it is totally against the impression of the european [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: yet it became clear how large the gap is. they demand entire reform of the
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economic relationship between the two continents on crucial issues like agriculture, in which western giants have undermined local economies. based on that $2 billion euroses, looks like chicken feed. >> translator: the needs are far greater, that's why we have requested our partners to participate with more money. and we don't just want aid. we want reform. >> reporter: while europeans increasingly make no [ inaudible ] african leaders have reminded their hosts how much of the world is colonized for money. african countries have found
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themselves [ inaudible ] that seems to have given them courage to demand more. and so when the leaks emerged of the plan, it was [ inaudible ] african help in repatriations. . [ inaudible ] and this goal was definitely one of the main [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: perhaps you could say all of this is the start of something better. but if europe is genuine about wanting africans not to come, it will take more than what was on offer here. >> lawrence, just away from the
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politics for just a moment, because there are stories behind each refugee that actually tries to make their way through africa into europe and that still continues so where does this go on to from here? >> reporter: well, i can't say the human stories ending. $2 billion really, really nothing. even european leaders said so. they give $20 billion in aid every year, that does nothing to stop people from coming across. but the demands of what african countries want properly to generate their economies, $50 billion is lost in tax avoidance by western corporations in africa every year. >> and for african and the european leaders over in malta what do they do next?
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>> reporter: well, on one level there's a push for some bilateral agreements. but the other thing i want to mention briefly there has been an informal me meet -- [ inaudible ] hundreds of millions being pumped into turkey to stop refugees from crossing into greece, and in return europe got giving these workers visas to work inside of europe. [ inaudible ] the turkish migrant workers coming to europe and syrian and iraqis fleeing war and persecution. >> all right. thank you for that. kurdish forces in iraq have
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launched an offensive to retake the province of sinjar. if they succeed [ inaudible ] and mosul in iraq. [ inaudible ] over 7,000 fighters are taking part. >> reporter: in the early hours of thursday morning the operation to take back sinjar [ inaudible ] the operation is on three fronts the south, the west, and the east. the iraqi kurds are con if ied dekt they -- confident they will prevail. >> translator: we are fully prepared to attack sinjar
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[ inaudible ]. >> reporter: while the morale might be high, this operation is far from easy. the arrival of the president on [ inaudible ] success here will be [ inaudible ] against isil. but isil fighters have proved themselves resilient, and have bobby trapped houses. sinjar is important because it is also home to the community who practices [ inaudible ] isil views and heretic. when they took control they killed between 3 and $5,000 yazidis men. [ inaudible ] kurdish peshmerga forces taking the north in september. [ inaudible ] denying them of vital supply roots. right now the peshmerga on the
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outskirts of [ inaudible ], but it's not clear if that will happen in [ inaudible ] isil fighters are prepared for a long fight. imran khan, al jazeera. >> from the u.s.'s role in this operation [ inaudible ] >> first the u.s. is very c confide confident, [ technical difficulties ]
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>> more air strikes have been conducted in the last 24 hours. at least 20 [ inaudible ] special forces is [ inaudible ] but they stress these americans are not on the front lines. but they do say that there is this on the ground support, well back to make certain that the peshmerga are successful. >> thank you for that update from washington. health officials say a palestinian man was shot dead by undercover israeli soldiers in the surgery unit of a hospital.
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a warning the images [ inaudible ] disturbing. >> reporter: have a look at the second row to the left. what looks like a man dressed in an abya [ inaudible ] >> translator: so what do you think when a unit of undercover security raid your hospital. they came undercover, not even as socials to arrest one of the patients lying injured in his bed. the crime even became uglier when they surprised the companion of the patient and shot him with five bullets and executed him in the hospital. >> reporter: the companion was the patient's [ inaudible ] he died of his wounds. the suspect is then wheeled out of the surgical unit. he is accused of stabbing an
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israeli. his brother was in the room at the time. >> translator: the first thing they did was to handcuff my hands to a bed. abdullah was walking out of the bathroom. the security man asked him to standing in his place, and as he was looking at them, they shot him. >> >> reporter: that version differs from earlier reports which say that he was trying to stop the arrest when he was shot. emotions are already strained here. the last few weeks have been marked by protests and reprisal attacks from both sides. separating facts from opinions or even emotions isn't straightforward. news of the raid is spreading. there has been a somewhat muted response from the israeli side. lots more coming up on the
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al jazeera news hour. and afghanistan's ghost schools. while classrooms are empty, teachers have been collecting their salaries. and superyachts on displacing in qatar. in sport another slow start for the atlanta hawks. action from the nba coming up a little later. ♪ first details emerging of a major police operation involving forces in at least six different countries. a series of arrests were made of individuals alleged to be linked to isil. >> reporter: interesting, listening to imran's story.
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this story relates to a recruitment ring. recruiting young europeans, kurds to go fight in iraq and syria with the aim of extending the region in iraq. after five years of investigating and listening in to internet chat room conversations, that resulted in coordinated raids in six european countries, 26 premises, documents, computers seized and at least 13 individuals arrested out of a total of 17 arrest warrants. all of those people accused of being involved in terrorism offenses. italians describe this as the most important police operation
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to take place in europe in 20 years. they say they have effectively smashed this recru recrurecrui recruit -- recruitment ring. the leader went there as a refugee in 1991, and was convicted last year of praising the killers in paris. he was served his arrest warrant in prison. he will face extradition to italy, something the norwegians said they will be all too happy to try to facilitate. he was the founder of a sunni kurd group in iraq with alleged links to al-qaeda. he allegedly formed this new group to take its place. >> okay. jonah thank you for update from london. thousands of anti-austerity
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protesters have gathered in athens. john psaropoulos reports from athens. >> reporter: it's a wake-up call for syriza, the first general strike since it came to power resulted in violence with police. a sign of continuing anger. many people believe the party ignored workers on the left when it reversed its anti-austerity policy three months ago. unemployment is stuck at just under 25%, and many don't believe the prom -- promises to reduce poverty. more group of pensioners is more worried than the self-employed because their fund is bankrupt. >> translator: the problem is broader policy when small businesses are closing and professionals find themselves on the street, the pension fund
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can't gather enough contributions. >> reporter: there are 1.4 workers to each pensioner in the self-employed fund. like many self-employed people, sophia has fallen behind in payments and is trying to catch up. >> translator: i don't know if i will ever have a reward for the money i'm paying now. it's as though i'm throwing it down a sewer. if there were a choice i would opt for private insurance without question. >> reporter: these two are unhappy in work and retirement. a year ago the labor unions were behind syriza, they thought it was greece's best chance of breaking the vicious cycle of spending cuts and suspension. now that it has caved in, the unions are turning against it.
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social security analyst says pensions have already fallen by 45%. he thinks the government should crack down on undeclared labor. >> translator: you can't cut pensions and allow 6 billion euros worth of contributions to go uncollected since last year. businesses are in arrears to the system, or if someone works 25 days a month, they declare 15 days of pensions. >> reporter: but it could push greece further down the spiral of bankruptcies and unemployment. the united nations security council is to vote on a resolution condemning killings, torture and human rights violations in burundi. violence erupted in april when the president began his successful quest for a third term in office.
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since then, at least 250 people have been killed in political violence. the u.n. says it fears mass violence in burundi could resemble the rwandan genocide. catherine soi has more. >> reporter: the military and the police have [ inaudible ] they have been conducting door-to-door searches, they have also set up check points like that one, searching vehicles. the atmosphere is very tense. people are afraid. they have left their homes and gone to safer neighborhoods. [ inaudible ] have been found on the streets, rivers, bushes, it's unclear who is doing the killings, but some accuse security forces. the government says it is trying to stem out a growing rebellion and rid the country of illegal weapons. the u.n. has raised concern and
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so has the president in rwanda who has said this is taking an ethnic dimension and they have to worry about the group who's members have been accused of carrying out some of these atrocities. the government is down playing concerns. officials we talked to said all is well, the government is doing its job and trying to keep the country safe. around 25 people have been killed in southern niger in a boko haram attack on a village. soldiers later managed to drive back the armed group, killing 20 of them. boko haram has stepped up cross-border attacks in recent months. south sudan has invited rebel leader for a peace meeting in juba next week. he was sacked after the a queue.
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the united nations is warning that more than 50 million ethiopians will need food aid by january. it is the worst drought to hit ethiopia in decades. charles stat ford reports. >> 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 phenomenon that neither he nor his government can control, el nino. it has wrecked the lives of millions across this region this year. the well he used to use dried up a few days ago, because many people from surrounding villages had no choice but to use it. he sold one of his cows to buy
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enough food to give one meal a day to his children. we have nothing to eat now, he says. we need food and water. in some parts the livestock are dying. one herder said he has begun to receive food aid. he said that 40 of his cows had died and he only has five left. the cattle die first, he tells me. now as the drought is getting worse, goats and camels are beginning to die too. this is the worst drought to hit ethiopia and other countries in the region for decades. the figure who need food aid could rise up to 15 million next year, unless the international community step up with donations. the ethiopian government says the emergency food program is
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helping, but it admits it needs more assistance. they praise the government for what they say is its crisis management and fast reallocation of budget money. but the approximately $100 million given by international donors since october is nowhere near enough. a spokesman told us this is a very different situation to the 1980s, when a drought compounded by political unrest developed into a famine and killed hundreds of thousands of people. >> translator: the government is trying hard to save the lives of its citizens and successfully relocating money from its budget. during the previs drought we lost a lot of people and
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animals. >> reporter: how long can their resilience last? myanmar's military leadership has congratulated aung san suu kyi on winning sunday's historic elections. her party is on course for a landslide victory. south korea's supreme court has upheld the lifetime sentence for the captain of the ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people. he was convicted of several charges including murder. four other officials also jailed. the ferry sank in april last year. it's a school exam that practically stops south korea in its tracks. the university entrance exam can open or close the door on future jobs and even marriage
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prospects. harry fawcett reports from seoul. >> reporter: it's the kind of excitement usually generated by stars or actors, but these girls are greeting no one more famous than their older schoolmates, arriving for the college entrance exam. >> translator: we think we should muster up more energy so our senior classmates can have more energy. that's why we're cheering harder than students from other schools. >> translator: emergency services on stand by to deliver late comers, for parents who spent small fortunes on -- tutors there is nothing less to do. >> translator: society is like this so she can get a good job and have a happy life. it's a bit painful. >> reporter: this is exam taking
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at extreme sport, and costs often financial to the parents. this kind of mind set is almost unheard of. a 90-minute drive from seoul you find a school day starting like few others. morning assembly consists of attending to the cabbages. a time for conversations rather than lectures and the first rad dish of the season. this is a boarding school designed as an alternative to the high-pressure learning. >> translator: no more high school focus and college entrance, i wasn't going to achieve a good outcome in that exam. i was interested in reading and writing more than my peers. >> reporter: this kind of education is very rare in a country of 11,000 schools a knew dozen define themselves as alternative. for the overwhelming majority
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study goes well into the night. >> it is not simply educational policy. it is part of culture. deeply rooted culture or values. >> reporter: outside a buddhist temple in seoul, they have laid out extra mats for parents to come to pray, some all day, on the day their children take the exam. harry fawcett, al jazeera, seoul. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour. seeking british investments, india's prime minister arrives in the u.k. creating a buzz. how one of the world's smallest and most isolated countries could save the global bee population. and in sport, we'll have the
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hello again, the top stories on the al jazeera news hour. european leaders have created a fund worth more than $2 billion for africa, to help tackle the refugee crisis. both sides say the agreement is a good first step. they have been meeting in malta. health officials in the occupied west bank say a palestinian man was shot dead by undercover israeli soldiers in the hospital. kurdish peshmerga forces have launched a ground offensive to retake the town of sinjar from isil. they say they have already liberated five villages. it will cut off the supply line for isil. let's get more on that, and speak to a former u.s. advisor to iraqi kurds, joining us from
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boston. the kurdish council saying its objectives are to clear isil from sinjar, take strategic supply roots and establish a significant buffer zone to protect the city. will they succeed in doing this? >> i just spoke a few minutes ago to the chief of staff to the president. the president is actually in sinjar at the moment. he's commanding the peshmerga. he says that they have completely surrounded the city. they are in the process of entering it. it's difficult not because of the fighters who have fled, but because isis has fined a lot of the buildings. they say there have just been three peshmerga who have been wounded so far. so it seems to be a successful operation with no fatalities reported so far. they -- in addition to taking the town of sinjar, they also
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had -- say they have already cut highway 47, which is what links mosul and raqqa. this will mean that mosul is isolated. there will be routes through the dessert. but it's almost impossible to supply a city of 3000000 on back roads through the desert. >> can this town, peter, be held on to, and also if it is held on to, and retaken, who would control it? >> well, it would be controlled by the kurdistan regional government, controlled by the peshmerga, which is the military of -- of the kurdistan region, and they would -- i -- they have really brought a lot of forces to bear here, 20,000 peshmerga. they outnumber significantly the number of isis forces in the
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region, so yes, i think so. >> why has it taken so long to get to this point in sinjar? and also this must be quite significant and important for the united states at this point, because after 18 months of trying to fight isil, a lot of people wondering how much ground isil has actually lost so far, with the u.s.-lead coalition striking them. >> for the kurds it has taken a long time, because they have a -- a front of over a thousand kilometers with isil. and they have had to defend along the area. isil has had the advantage that they could choose where to attack. the kurds have had to defend the entire line. they have also pushed isil back in a number of areas, away from erbil, and kirkuk. but before they went into sinjar, which is geographically
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a bit disconnected from the kurdistan region. they wanted to have sufficient forces to make sure the operation was a success. for the united states, all of the successes have come with -- in partnership with the kurds. in iraq and with the ypg, the kurdish military in syria. that's very striking. oddly the united states has put most of its resources in support of an iraqi army, which has been totally ineffective, in fact really been the major force of weapons for isil has been the iraqi army, and the u.s. has done much less on the help the kurdistan peshmerga, nonetheless that's where the military success has come. >> you say military success, but how much difference would you say the u.s.-lead air strikes have made so far?
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>> well, i think they -- they have made a huge difference. first in august of 2014, it was the air strikes that prevented a genocide of the yazidis, protected them when they fled up sinjar mountain. it was the air strikes that stopped the isil on slot on erbil, the kurdistan capitol. they had a huge psychological impact, and air strikes are very important to this operation. the united states has been engaging in air strikes for weeks. they are providing air support to the forces that are now in and around sinjar. so it is a partnership. the problem that the u.s. strategy has with regard to the arab parts of iraq, is that in order for its to succeed, you need to have boots on the ground, and the iraqi army provides no boots on the ground,
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but at least in kurdistan and in the kurdish areas in syria, there are boots on the grounds. >> thank you for joining us on the al jazeera news hour. syrian government troops have taken control of a key area north of aleppo. it has been captured in a second major advance in the province this week. the town was largely controlled by the al-nusra front and other allied groups. india's prime minister beginning his first official visit to britain. neave barker joining us from london just outside of the british prime minister's residence in london, and a few moments ago they held a press conference at the foreign office. what did they have to say? >> reporter: that's right. both leaders left number 10 downing street behind me, and
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headed to the -- the foreign office which is only next door just behind the camera position here. so also did the protesters they moved a little bit further down, and phat -- gathered outside of the square. representing a whole different group of organizations from muslim groups, sikh organizations, a group calling for the independence of kashmir, and when that journey was made by both prime ministers, the roar from the protesters was incredibly loud incurred. such are the mixed feelings about modi's presence here in the u.k. on friday he will be addressing a crowd of 60,000 people at wimbley stadium. david cameron was keen to stress that this is about forging ahead
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in a new relationship. a modern relationship that really exploits all possibilities of building new financial relationships between the two countries and em-boldening trade between india and the united kingdom as well. in the past india has favored countries like france and even belgi belgium. so this press conference, and this end tire visit is all about boosting that relationship. most certainly the proverbial red carpet has been laid out. he is not the head of state, but this has all of the droppings of a presidential visit. >> and he is set to address the british parliament as well soon, we understand.
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that's -- that's quite rare. >> reporter: yes, it's incredibly rare, and a real sign of how important the british government are treating this visit by modi. this comes of course a month after the chinese premier was here doing something very similar indeed. all part of the government's policy now of looking east for greater trade ties with emerging economies. and what greater emerging economy is there at the moment than india, and of course the british government because of its historical ties and links with the country definitely wants a piece of what india has to offer. >> neave thank you. afghanistan's government has at least 8 million children enrolled in school, but activists say many of the children who are enrolled never turn up. in some cases they don't even exist. in the last of our three-part
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sere series, jennifer glasse reports on the ghost schools. >> reporter: these children say they want to learn, but their tent school in central afghanistan's ghor province is empty. they say they haven't been to school in weeks. >> translator: the teachers come two to three times a week, but they don't give us anything to study. >> reporter: the teachers do however collect their salaries. the human rights commission says there are hundreds of these so-called ghost schools in ghor province. >> translator: i cannot say it's 70 or 80% or more or less, but the situation of education here is worrying. last week out of 53 schools only 3 were working. >> reporter: in this village, the school had a padlock on the gate. no learning here. the education chief says the salaries of ghor's 4600 teachers
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are being paid. >> translator: because of security, we as education officials are not able to monitor and bid it in order to control and make sure that teachers and students are actually at the schools. >> reporter: he says security isn't a problem at the two schools we visited. but when we showed him our video, he couldn't explain why we found them empty. he blamed the lack of classes on irresponsible teachers and parents unwilling to send their children to school. that's not what the parents say. >> translator: when we ask the teachers, why are not you educating our children, they claim our children are not coming. when we send our boys, the teachers are not there. >> reporter: but the money continues to flow.
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teacher's salaries alone are about a half million dollars a month, no one knows where the cash goes, but there are allegations that at least part of it ends up in the hands of the taliban or other fighters. the schools that do have students are in areas that can be monitored like here in the provincial capitol. but elsewhere thousands of children have no schools and no teachers. education officials have known about the problem for years, but don't seem to want to do anything about it. a beekeeper in the south pacific thinks he could have the answer to one of the biggest problems facing global agriculture. honey bees pollinate a third of the world's food, but they are disappearing because of mites, disease, and modern farming techniques. our correspondent travelled to the remote island nation to find out more. >> reporter: this is a small nation, home to 1200 people.
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hidden away in the forests are hives of honey. the beekeeper says these colonies are the cleanest bees in the world. >> 99% of beekeepers in the world would cry to see bees like this. they would be envious to see a hive like this. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i'm not going to do it, even with mask on. that's crazy. >> reporter: andy is producing a range of organic honey products to fund his dream. a pacific bee sanctuary to combat diseases and mites plaguing the world's bees. he say they have the perfect climate to breed calm queens all year long. >> if you go too slow, you can't get the [ inaudible ] up, if you go to slow, it's hard to manage. >> reporter: it's isolated. the nearest country from here is
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300 kilometers away, which is why a bee sanctuary could work. the leader supports the bold plan, because it's a struggle to make money from agriculture here, due to a small work force and long shipping routes. >> if we need to borrow money to accelerate the process, we'll do that. at the present moment we're talking about the possibilities of becoming [ inaudible ] partners. >> reporter: critics say the island is cyclone prone. but they want scientists to come here to experience the buzz for themselves. drew ambrose, al jazeera. you can see more of drew's program on 101 east on thursday, 2230 gmt here on al jazeera. still to come on the news hour, we'll find out who has and
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who has not been approved to run in the fifa elections. details in sports. ♪
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our correspondent reports from doha. for the captain of the sup
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super yacht, polishing is all in a day's work. >> if you are a captain, you should know everything about the boat, about the yacht. this is like your wife, you know? it's more than taking care of your wife, this boat. >> reporter: the yacht and her sister super yacht are the stars of the third edition of the qatar international boat show. at 41 meters, the $16.5 million floating palace is the bigger super yacht docked here, and some of the world's coolest boats are also on display. 120 manufacturers and exhibiters are gathering these goods for enthusiasts. >> this is giving access to our existing clientele, but also continuing to show what we are up to these days, and as a semicustom builder, we need customer feedback to grow the
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company and develop new models. >> reporter: more than 15,000 people from 54 countries are expected to attend. last year's show generated nearly $30 million in sales. but the global decline in oil prices has had an impact on gulf economies. some states have told citizens, their governments may not be able to subsidize certain services. the organizers of this show say middle class families in qatar have high purchasing power despite low oil prices. >> we talk to the government and said we have a mission for the show, and how are we going to brand qatar and place them on the map for international shows. >> reporter: organizers say this region is one of the biggest markets for luxury yachts. it's also a hub for the production of world-class boats,
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and sales of luxurious yachts continue to go up. manufacturers are banking not only on sales, but also on making the right contact for lucrative sales in the coming months. now it's time for the sports news. >> thank you so much. the biggest rivalry in international football resumes later, argentina hosts brazil in a world cup qualifier. neither side has started their campaign well. after finishing runners up in brazil 2014, argentina has sailed to win their opening two matches. to make things worse they go into the march would their star forward due to injury. >> translator: the team's outcome is always tied to leo's absence. if the team loses then he team
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is dependent on him. but the truth is, winning or loosing, the absence of the best player in the world is of course important. >> brazil are in slightly better shape. they beat venezuela in their second. and their main man will be playing. he missed the opening game due to suspension, but goes into the match with 10 goals in his last 7 games. >> translator: if we analyze the numbers, stats, he is showing his performance is superior. he is on a growth path since he arrived in barcelona. >> reporter: chile are also in action. they face columbia and go into the match in top form. >> translator: being the best team in the world would be a nice prize. it's not the main thing at the
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moment, but i think it's a consequence of our good performances. there are always world cup qualifiers across asia on thursday. south korea beat myanmar to rema remain on top. it was south korea's fifth straight win of the tournament. japan beat singapore who managed to hold them to a scoreless draw in june. hungary face norway later in the first leg of the 2016 playoff looking to qualify for the first time in more than 40 years. norway also trying to end a euro hiatus. they do, however, have a very strong record against hungary having not lost against them for over 30 years.
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liberia's [ inaudible ] has been excluded from the list of candidates for the fifa presidential elections after failing an integrity check. here is a look at any five candidates: this man made a bid in the last election, but couldn't get enough support. this man has also made the list. this man is set for another crack at the top job after losing may's election, and anti-apartheid activist, turned businessman will stand. he has the backing of south africa's football association.
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our correspondent lee wellings have more. >> reporter: the favorite is the head of the asian football association in bahrain. but this election is taking place because of what happened with sepp blatter. it is controversial, because with mr. baliti not being allowed to take part, but those reasons not being disclosed by fifa, people are saying what about shake salmon? but the whole area of an integrity check, and the whole area of fifa's integrity once again extremely controversial. interesting names on the list.
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this man has said he will stand aside many michelle platini were allowed to run. and the prince stood against sepp blatter and was beaten. meanwhile the suspended fifa president is out of hospital according to his spokesperson. he was banned for 90 days by the fifa ethics committee last month. he is currently under criminal investigation for a $2 million payment. he was hospitalized with a small emotional breakdown. the world number 11 is looking for his first win of the year. he shot nine birdies on thursday to finish 8 under par.
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in the nba the atlanta hawks came from behind to beat the new orleans pelicans. paul millsap finished with 19 as the hawks rallied past the pell cans for 106-98 win. atlanta's seventh win in eight games. and that's all of your sport for you. back to you. >> thank you very much for that update. that's it for the news hour, but before we go let me take you live to london. in that is the scene at the british parliament right now. and that the indian prime minister. he is addressing the british parliament. a rare honor, one usually reserved for heads of state, but this highlights the important relationship for india and the u.k. with the british prime minister actually describing it as having big ambitions. we'll have more on that story in just a moment. do stay with al jazeera.
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