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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm jane in doha and coming up, in the next 60 minutes syrian government forces further tighten their grip in aleppo and doubts grow about a plan to pause end fighting. sisi promises a new egypt in his speech before the parliament. the leader of the catholic church and stopping to heal a thousand-year-old rift. deep in a wilderness meeting
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with people brave enough to hunt these. ♪ inside and outside syria doubts are growing that the pause in fighting agreed on by world powers this week will actually happen. a deal is more likely to fail than succeed. on the ground government forces supported by air raids are trying to ensieshgel raids in the largest city of aleppo and captured strategic high ground after forcing opposition fighters out of the small town on the road down into aleppo, they are now in a position to move further towards the city to the next rebel-held town. on friday government forces captured the village as they attempt to close the circle around aleppo city and also took another town from the rebels. government forces have now
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essentially captured most of the rebel supply routes into aleppo. and zaina has more on the turkey-syria border. >> reporter: this high ground gives the syrian or my and its allies an advantage. the main rebel supply line to the west to the northern side of aleppo is now under fire. and this is not their only objective and it's not far from the only entrance to the opposition controlled enclave and the divided city of aleppo and opposition fighters are trying to keep the roads open for a siege in aleppo where tens of thousands live and it will only benefit the government. >> translator: the battle for aleppo was carried out by the international community who call themselves friends of syria and say we will not stop fighting under the siege is lifting and bombardment stops and no
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ceasefire until the regime. >> reporter: the people of aleppo come together to prepare for the possibility of a siege, doctors, activists, lawyers, journalists created what they call a united revolutionary front and a call to arms has been answered by civilians, men of fighting age are now receiving training before what could be a major battle. >> translator: these men will join their brothers in the free syrian army, they will hold positions and join offenses and teach our enemy lessons they won't forget. >> for those in the opposition the government military campaign across the country and resent battlefield gains will not force them to lay down their arms. there is opposition to a u.s. russian plan agreed in munich to pause the fighting within a week. rebel commanders say it is unrealistic because russian air strikes can continue to target i.s.i.l. and al-qaeda al-nusra
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front and believe they will exploit the presence of those groups to keep targeting the rubbles and government defensive weakened groups considered by the west as moderates and strong around aleppo and countryside of homs and risk losing the heart land in the north and the lifeline the turkish border by rebel commanders say the fall of aleppo won't be the end of the war and instead of direct confrontation they will result to regular warfare to loosen the government's grip on the ground, southern turkey. >> live to dominick in munich where syria is a dominant topic at a major security conference and what should we know dominic dominick? >> well jane several of the very important key players in the syrian crisis have been in munich through the course of this week we've seen comments
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from the russian government and we also heard from the u.s. secretary of state john kerry about the prospects for this peaceful solution the skepticism that has greeted the agreement reached on thursday night and during a wide ranging speech to delegates here he made this appeal. >> translator: this conflict will still require a political solution at some point in time in order to make peace no matter what happens. this is the moment. this is a hinge point. decisions made in the coming days and weeks and few months could end the war in syria or it could define a very difficult set of choices for the future. >> and the russians dominant what have they been saying? >> well, jane, the russian reaction to comments such as that we heard from sergei
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fedorov the foreign minister who was this most negotiations with john kerry and who was fundamental integral to any prospect of a peaceful solution saying the chances of a cessation of hostilities binding, being perhaps 49% in other words less likely than not as it were that there is more chance they will not succeed and then throw into the equation too jane that the russian prime minister when he spoke earlier on preceding mr. kerry he basically was saying he felt that the rhetoric surrounding the syrian crisis and other crisis in the world particularly ukraine and the way it had been pointed towards russia meant he felt the world was sliding back towards the cold war where russia was being accused of threats to nato and threats to the united states of america and other threats and this was not helping and it's worth making clear of course the russian government denies it's targeting civilians in syria and says it has national interest which it's trying to safeguard and there
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are no secret agendas for the russian government in syria, certainly that is the point of view they are trying to put across. >> back to you if you hear more and thanks for that dominick cane. elsewhere in syria reports remerging that 20 people have been killed by russian air strikes in the town in homs providence on friday. online we cannot verify shows people weeping over covered bodies which are said to include childr children. >> translator: for god sakes we are being slaughtered and exterminated and finished and no houses and displaced, where can we go, just tell me and don't know our nights from days and we wake up to massacres and sleep to more massacres. >> reporter: four civilians said to have been killed by army artillery fighter near fallujah west of baghdad and among them four children and two women and military says it was targeting
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i.s.i.l. controlled residential areas west of fallujah. a libyan airforce jet has been shot down over benghazi and it was hit as it was carrying out air strikes against fighters. according to the libyan airforce chief the pilot ejected and landed safely and don't know where he is, this is the third libyan jet to be down in 40 days. egypt's president announced he is handing legislative authority back to parliament and sisi made the announcement addressing pop politicians in cairo and working to a new egypt and holding the powers which was elected last year. >> translator: i had this power in an exceptional way because of a political situation and i asked all mighty to pave the way for you and help you achieve the aspirations of egypt and people declare to the entire world there is a democratic system and
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that the constitutional authorities have been built in this country, our great people are always for democracy and freedom. >> reporter: and egyptian authorities have opened the border crossing with gaza for the first time this year, hundreds of palestinians gathered at the border after getting permission to cross and gaza authorities say there are 3500 people in need of medical assistance and the crossing is mostly closed since october 2014 following attack in sinai. italian student found dead in egypt and the service took place in northeastern italy. he had been visiting cairo to research egyptian labor movements for his doctor degree and autopsy revealed he had been tortured and the prime minister demanded egyptian authorities carry out a full investigation. afghan refugees crossing europe
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they are seeking asylum in italy because it's too hard in germany, berlin accepted the most number of refugees coming in the eu but it is now tightnessing border controls and forcing many to take a new route into northern italy from slovania and we report on the italy-slovania border. >> reporter: northern italy had until recently entire by part by the refugees heading south to north or right to left on this picture in slovania but now there are hundreds trying to prove their value to italy. in the volunteers they are in italy as their claims are assessed and they have food and limited freedoms to see what the authorities make of them. not perfect but some here already got the supposed promised land of germany and found it impossible to terminate and they turned around and came back to italy.
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>> when i went to germany i see they took 300 people and giving us food and all that stuff but i saw it, it was very busy and one month nobody could or nobody came to us and ask anything. >> reporter: syrians, iraqis and afghans are the ones to get priority in the asylum cue but say it doesn't work like that in practice. they tried to go to germany to seek asylum but they are offering preferential treatment to syrians and based on that knowledge a growing number it seems are deciding to turn left at slovania rather than straight only and seeking asylum in italy instead. they complain there are as many afghans as italians and telling the authorities to spread them out to help integration and not alarm the locals. >> it would provide integration
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of learning the language, of getting in touch, getting acquainted with the territory and the society they are living in. >> reporter: gradually groups like doctors without borders are ramping up presence and talk on facebook advising of their options. asylum claims here can be processed in four months but even the germans are so efficient. >> invited by the police to go for a medical screening and after that to be invited to the place where they will formalize the particular request. >> reporter: italy could find itself with refugees arriving on the mediterranean in the south and balkin in the north and more pressure and more people, lawrence lee, al jazeera. a lot more coming up, on the al jazeera news hour. >> i'm catherine in nairobi this looks like money but it's not. i'll be telling you how people in this community are using it.
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and in sport royal madrid continue to be without the most expensive player in the world, we will tell you why later this hour. ♪ the lead of the catholic church is embarking on a jam pack schedule after arriving in mexico and pope francis was welcomed by huge crowds in the capitol, mexico has the second largest population after brazil and highlight the country's cartel violence and migration troubles and adam is covering the story. >> reporter: thousands have come out here in mexico city to watch the pope pass through the city after he landed here and coming from the talks in cuba he held with the russian orthodox church and his official functions begin on saturday and will start giving a key to mexico city and hold talks with
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the bishops and then on to other aspects of the trip and holding mass on sunday and that is a sprawling suburb on the edge of mexico city, that decision to hold a mass there and travel to other parts of the country wrecked by violence shows pope violence will show solidarity for millions of mexicans that live in parts of mexico that are wrecked by corruption and violence that are threatened by organized criminal groups or large parts of the country without fear and retribution from the government. after the mass on sunday he will travel to other parts of country and visit the southern state where he will meet with indigenous leaders for a long time. the catholic church held these people at arms length and he will wrap up the trip when he goes to northern mexico and holds a mass from people from texas and mexico attending that
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mass and which he will say a prayer for so many migrants that have died on their way north. france stopped in cuba to heal a very old rift and met the russian orthodox church which split almost a thousand years ago and the pair discussed very modern threats to christians. >> reporter: they said their meeting was an expression to the world of their hope. with hugs and kisses, pope francis and russian began to heal the 1,000-year-old wound. >> translator: we spoke as brothers and peace is made by working together. >> reporter: the patriarchs and the pope is side by side on the runway in havana provided an image to this historic day. the meeting was years in the making dating back to the 1990s,
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pope francis says in 2014 he told patriarch i will go wherever you want, just call me. cuban president castro helped orchestrate the meeting and the leaders' schedules converged with both having official visits in latin america and spoke three hours in a meeting room at the international airport in havana. the men emerged saying they are uniting to help what they called the extermination of christians in the middle east and north africa. they say the international community most help bring an end to the violence and what they called terrorism in iraq and syria and help the refugees. >> translator: defend the right of christians until the war is over. >> reporter: the two sides framed the meeting as a reconciliation but critics say it was an shrewd political move on the part of russia and patriarch is closely aligned
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with vladimir putin and meeting comes at a time when russia is facing pressure from the west due to action in syria and ukraine. critics say it was attempt by russia to bolster its profile in the west. the historic meeting certainly raised the profile of cuba. a triumph castro says we will continue supporting peace and referring to efforts to end latin america's longest war said columbia is next. al jazeera, havana, cuba. warming of relations there but touring in the u.s. it's cold. >> you think it's cold outside here don't go to north america. >> that is where it's cold particularly in the northeast and it's because of the wind, that is what is making it feel colder than it is and the temperatures for us well below freezing and as you can see from the flags here it's the wind and the wind is giving us the risk
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of hypothermia and risk of frost bite as well and bitterly cold there at the moment but fortunately it's just going to be quite short lived so here is what is happening at the moment, these are the maximum temperatures we expect and minus 12 is the best it's going to get in toronto and new york minus 8. if we fast forward into monday you see we are up to freezing there in toronto and above freezing in new york and this time a plus four degrees so by monday the worst of it is over so it's really this weekend that we've got to worry about. now as it all comes to an end the reason for that is this weather system here going eastward and it's pepping up as well and don't see some significant snow out of that. on sunday most of it to the west of the great lakes but gradually edging eastward as we head through monday. so as the temperatures begin to get a little bit higher, that is when we are going to see the snow so although it does turn
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milder on monday jane expect it to be rather wintry as well with lots of snow. environmentalists say air pollution is affecting 2000 deaths a year, young children and infants are among those most at risk and from kabul we rep t report. >> reporter: strapped to a breathing tube, inside and intensive care unit eight-month-old fights to survive. >> she is in a very serious situation. >> reporter: sick with a potentially fatal lung infection, next to her two more infants with infected lungs. doctors say this scene repeats itself every winter at kabul's only children's hospital, infants bedridden with lung infections likely caused by toxic air partibles and this is where health officials say you
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will find the poison air, the streets of kabul, one of the most polluted cities in the world. a city where your smartphone's weather app says the sky is blue but walk outside and what you see is an shrowd a dust and smog you can taste and smell. for years health officials say kabul's air has been polluted by poorly maintained cars that burn low-quality fuel and millions of people who burn toxic material for heat and get rid of garbage by setting it on fire. he is an activist from a local advisory group that consults the government on the environment. he says poisonous partibles in the air and pollution contribute to the deaths of around 2000 people in kabul every year. >> everyday we are losing a number of our citizens. even if one person is affected it's a problem. >> reporter: mohamed deputy director of the national environmental protection agency
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insists the government takes pollution seriously. why isn't your government doing more? >> it needs a long-term plan. a long-term process. >> reporter: there are things the government can do now, for example raise public awareness, it's relatively inexpensive, why isn't the government doing that now? >> the government has started this in the history of afghanistan this is the first time we are talking of environmental management. >> reporter: plans include investment in proper sewage and waste management systems and initiatives that won't help this baby but could help countless other afghan children, al jazeera, kabul. north korea announced it will stop investigating the fate of japanese citizens who were unducted decades ago, retaliatory act with sanctions on pyongyang and this was during
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the 70s and 80s and japan foreign minister acted to north korea's announcement. >> translator: it is extremely regrettably that north korea announced to suspend investigation by the special committee into abductions of citizens and are not thinking of stopping the agreement but the abductee issue. people in kenya are giving it a go and catherine explains how it works. >> reporter: these are traders in a town at the edge of the capitol nairobi and they are being introduced to a new community currency. >> translator: only traders registered with the grass roots
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association can use it. the association issues for free 200 vouchers equivalent to about $2 to each business taking part. the project coordinators say the vouchers allow traders to save their currency in crucial financial times. >> this is actually a currency that really promotes the community and if they have less they use the community currency so they can be able to access the goods and services that needs to be used at home. >> after selling her chilly bites she can go to a shop that accepts the vouchers and she buys bread using her hot currency in the voucher and the shop keeper can then buy vegetables for his family from the stall next door using the same voucher and it's the same as a kenya shilling and the vouchers. >> translator: i started by buying three kilos of potatoes
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and now i can buy a sack to last me for a week. i also get a lot of customers because if you are in this network you cannot buy anywhere else and must look for me. >> reporter: you must have a shop, an environment, a vegetable store, have a product or service that can benefit the next trader but many people here say they cannot afford to own a business and find themselves excluded from this as they barely have enough money to feed their families or a business and it's like in brazil and south africa. >> it takes a lot of time for them to understand how this works in the community so that has been a challenge so people look at their vouchers that we have and think it's just money, it's just a piece of paper. >> reporter: those who use local currency vouchers say if they are only accepted in small designated neighborhoods they have their uses, she tells us
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she is now able to save money and expand her business one colorful bill at a time. catherine, al jazeera, nairobi. the story coming in the armed group al-shabab claimed responsibility for explosion on a plane in somalia earlier this month and the group said it was a target of senior western officials who were on board the flight. one person was killed after being sucked through a hole in the fuselage and forced to make emergency landing on mogadusu airport. this is home to noninvasive species and the focus of a campaign to rid the wet land habitat of all indigenous people and a report from the national park in florida.
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>> reporter: he makes his living guiding tourists through the everglades national park and the area runs much deeper and grew up here and saw the first python as a child and it has exploded since then. >> we won't win the battle but if we keep the numbers down we have some type of control. >> reporter: they estimate the numbers are in the thousands and say the threat to the delicate eco system is very real. >> they are unstoppable and quiet and so deadly that we could be sitting here and not even know he could be sitting inside the willows and you will never see it. walk through the brush and keep walking until you step on one. >> reporter: wildlife officials issue licenses to people like leo sanchez hoping the numbers can be brought under control and he captured 18 and he bears the scars. >> i love them and like to dance with them but after that bite i
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realized that if i would have been alone that day and the python bit me where it bit me i probably wouldn't have made it. >> reporter: when the first of the hunts began it attracted 1500 people from 38 different states but wildlife officials say it's not the number of pythons that are captured and killed, it's raising awareness of what is considered one of florida's most aggressive species. education programs have been running in florida for a few years now as the threat for pythons have ground and some are skeptical but a reptile in the climate can never be completely eradicated, florida in the everglades. more coming up, in the al jazeera news hour including how the u.s. government is taking steps to end modern day slavery plus we look at how the humble radio is still going strong more than 120 years after the first broadcast and in sport how the
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international olympic committee is making hosting the winter games more attractive. ♪
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hello you are watching al jazeera and top stories u.s. second -- secretary of state is following a political solution to syria's war and urged russia to stop targeting opposition held areas on the ground. the arm grouped al-shabab claimed responsibility for a plane in somalia and earlier
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this month it says the target was senior western intelligence officials on board. one person was killed after being sucked through a hole in the fuselage. egypt's president announced he is handing legislative authority back to the parliament and sisi had been holding the powers despite the new parliament which was elected last year and let's talk about there is more with me in the studio and al jazeera analyst and why is he doing this now? how important is this? >> of course, keeping formalities and it's for me it's just keeping them for the sake of keeping formalities but the executive is -- has been transgress i transgressing evidently over the last three years so i think it's a matter of formalities. >> and the impact? >> the impact is that we are going to stay with one dominant
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power which is the executive, nothing is going to be changed. look at what happened during the last month. i mean over two years after the parliament first convened, they were supposed to be reviewing and endorsing 500, almost 500 laws that were passed over the last three years by two presidents. they reviewed supposedly reviewed and endorsed 500 laws in two weeks, that means one thing for me, it's rubber stamping the laws. >> so this was and endeavor and taking us through a list of things he has to go through and what is next on the list and i imagine the security is probably the biggest thing to deal with or issue. >> not now, it has always been the case since the time of
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mubarack, we as egyptians have been listening to this security issue for the last 35 years and before that even before that during the time so security has always been an issue in egypt whereas i believe that security is not much of an issue for egypt. i believe that these presidents, they tend to create their own frankensteins or frankensteins for the people to justify. >> being shot down, pretty much i would say. >> and all these things. look what happened during today's speech, i mean it was too general. he only touched base on few issues, in my estimation most of these issues are not actually relevant or very important issues. he kind of dropped out the most
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important issues that should have been dealt with over the last three years and i don't believe this is a very good time although on the other hand it was a well written speech but it didn't tell much. >> thank you, dozens of people have demonstrated in the occupied west bank city of ramallah in support of the hanger striker and refusing food 81 days in protest of his detention by israel without charge and he says he will fast until he is freed. protests in haiti as the caribbean country will vote for an interim president in the coming hours and the former president left office on sunday with no successor following a botched election and says they have been sidelined by parliament and asked on the streets getting their voices heard and we report from the
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capit capitol port au prince. >> reporter: a protest toward haiti's parliament and those who march are members of the opposition and come here because they want to make sure their voices are heard. most of them say democracy in haiti is at risk. >> translator: we are protesting to get a new president and new prime minister, all social sectors should be represented and former president michelle wants to put whoever he wants in power. we don't want that. ♪ last sunday michelle stepped down as president, leaving behind a power vacuum. the first round of haiti's presidential election was held last year but a runoff vote planned for the last month has been repeatedly delayed and made
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intense protests and opposition allegations of electoral fraud. they are going from one neighborhood to another one gathering and carrying pictures of the former president and say they are angry and that they don't trust parliament to pick an interim president to guide haiti into free and fair elections. [bell ringing] on saturday they will vote and elect an interim president and says they are working against time to get the country out of the crisis. >> translator: parliament is trying to get haiti out of this crisis and haiti has many crisis, economic one and social one and now political one. we need a new government to help the haiti government and the haiti people. >> reporter: this is haiti's worst political crisis in more than a decade, one president was deposed. many here say that former president and the international
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community are to blame. >> translator: for years the international community has been applauding everything he did, he was violating human rights, the constitution and handing the country to the rich and this is a problem when 78% of the country lives in poverty. >> reporter: and that is why these people vow to continue their protest, they want to make sure that whomever leaves hatety, even if it's just for the next few months it's someone that will truly represent them. al jazeera, port au prince. a new bill passed by the u.s. congress aims to ban imported goods if they are produced by forced or slave labor and include fish caught in southeast asia and clothes in sweat shops and gold minded by children. in africa rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: forced labor, what some call slavery still flourishs in the 21st century
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and they were forced to work on thai fishing boats and tortured abused and imprisoned and far from the only ones, 30 million people adults and children are trafficked like merchandised, forced to work and sold into marriage and sold as sex to prostitutes and campaigners say almost every region of the world has its victims. >> they produce about $150 billion in legal profits so it's a sizable chunk of any economy. >> now the u.s. congress has passed a bill that will ban the import of goods produced by forced and child labor. in fact, it's an amendment to an 80-year-old anti-slavery law. >> what the old law said, mr. president, is basically economics just trumped human rights. >> reporter: from seafood caught in southeast asia to cotton grown in kazakhstan and gold minded in africa the u.s.
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government lists 350 different types of goods from 47 countries that could be ban under the new legislation. anti-slavery advocates say aggressive enforcement by the u.s. department of homeland security will be key for the law's success. >> dhs will have to put the resources in the right place and going to have to change the way that they investigate. they have investigators all over the world and the capacity is there, they need to catch up with how global supply chains work in the 21st century. >> it applies to sweat shop labor in countries like bangladesh where safety is second to profit. products from forced labor have found themselves on the shelves of big u.s. retailers like walmart and whole foods and here in california lawsuits have been filed against the giant candy makers mars, hershy and nestle saying they failed to curb well publicized instances of child labor in the cacow plantations
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and they deny the charges and say they are working to improve labor conditions. ancient abuse and ultimate crime against human dignity still after now and hoping to make it a less profitable one. >> businesses in uk forced to reveal the gap of what they pay men and women for the same work and government announced on friday of companies with more than 250 employee also be required to publish the figures all know not until 2018 and say women earn 20% less than men a gap the government now wants to see closed. the u k minister for women and equality is niki morgan introduced the new measures. >> i want to be clear that gender pay gap is an absolute fallacy and that although we have the lowest on record we are not complacent and the
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regulations will be out in the next couple days and up for consultation and this is what we wanted to tackle after election last year and we think the heart of regulations is transparency and concentrating company's minds about the gender pay gap that we suspect and i think evidence shows exists in many companies. >> reporter: like a lot of countries the population of thailand is aging and that is having an economic impact, the workforce is shrinking as people grow older and families have fewer children and scott reports from bangkok. >> reporter: it's not uncommon for a thai grandmother to be cooking all day long but for 73-year-old she is cooking to earn money, not to serve her grandchildren their favorite meal. >> translator: i don't want to rely on my children. i am not a disabled person.
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i can work. we don't have any assets or properties. i have to earn money myself to make a living. >> reporter: her situation is becoming more common in tie land the economy means people have to work longer to put food on the table, 10 million thai over retirement age 60 are still working but it's not just the aging population here in thailand that is putting a drain on the economic future, a drastic reduction in fertility rate is also playing a major role. there is an average of 1.5 children in each household now that is four less children in each family than the average back in 1970. as a result in just over 20 years thailand's workforce will be 11% smaller, the fastest contraction among the developed neighbors in southeast asia. >> to the employee or older person or to extend or to
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promote employment of older working population is the necessary condition for the economy. >> reporter: adding difficulty for those looking to retire the thai tension system is extremely fragmented. analysts say to help reduce the cost of elderly care in the future the pension system needs to be reworked. but for 65-year-old boon-pon it's too late but to continue mending clothing on a bangkok swaub as long as his body allows. >> translator: i have to keep going until my eyes fail me, while i can still see i will carry on. >> reporter: unless changes are made more thai will have to spend their golden years working. scott, al jazeera, bangkok. the past 100 years have changed not least is the way we get our news and digital
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technology like smartphones invaded our lives but the humble radio and saturday is observed as the world radio day and 44,000 radio stations broadcasting to almost every one on earth in parts where mobile networks are patchy and nonexistent radio is crucial for disaster and emergency response. and we have an independent director for india's radio and joins us from new deli and why do you think radio is so important from where you are and in the world? >> you know, radio has a long history in india and the biggest advantage it has is that it has 99% penetration for the indian population, that is very important. the second big thing is that it's not disrupted by anything. radio is something that people can access actually even on their phones so they feel there
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is a continuous flaw of information to them and that is very crucial so both the government as well as private channels that broadcast radio is a lifeline for them and do not forget it is in a sense the sound of india today. >> how do you think radio can continue to be as relevant as it has been in the past? we saw new kids on the block if i can put it like this and podcasts which are challenging the status of radio. >> radio has evolved over the years, not as much as other media has and i think there will be inflexion points in the way content is created. we have to cope with the fact that while radio provides aind of ambient sound so you can actually continue to cook or learn or study or do something else, many things that happen during your day, drive, and
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radio therefore provides the kind of ambient media in terms of being involved in it. so i think it will have to regain that quality but will have to find ways of engaging audiences and make sure that audiences can talk back to them which is necessary for any media to survive. >> the penetration of it and it's receiving news from the radio, being able to communicate back, does that make parts of the world safer? >> i think it does, you know, the most important it provides is for communities that are unconnected for farmers, for teachers in remote locations who need to feel a sense of connectedness and india has actually been able to use this very much in terms of being able to reach technology, information in time to farming communities which is about 70% of the population even today.
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>> and it's relatively cheap, continues to be relatively ch p cheap. >> yes, you know, the fragment is cheap and it's something that makes and shows that everybody actually can access it. today if you walk down the street of india or through the villages of india you always hear in every home the sound of some kind of radio station on. also it integrates culture in many ways because each region has its own radio channel and government has spent large amounts of money to make sure that regional diversity is maintained while allowing parts of india to penetrate into parts of the world where also our eyes and residents and indians are able to connect to india through radio. >> thank you for talking to us through that wonderful medium thank you. sport system coming right um and
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another century but not enough for england and south africa. ♪
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♪ jane thank you so much, royal madrid we will be without the world east most expensive player for the spanish league game on saturday and has admitted the wellsh attacker is taking longer than expected and missing the champion league against roma and
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will help barsa elite at the top of the table to one point. >> translator: i'm always a little worried when we are injured and we are working on it and he is feeling better everyday and he won't be training with the grid because i said so last week and it's an issue taking him a bit longer and let's keep calm about it and we have to be at 100%. >> reporter: on saturday fourth police royal and look to finally get his first league manager at the 11th attempt as they take on espanyol on playa-royal and it's half time and threaten thund thunderland and scored with a goal three minutes in and marshal and it's one all at the break. five games take off at 15gmt and
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everton taking on west brom and 6th place in south hampton and swanzie and features last year chelsea hosting new castle and we will be the latest chelsea player to wear a mask after breaking his nose in training. >> he was very unlucky and his nose was a little bit broken. he will return today because today is the day they put on a mask and try to give him a mask as well so we are a team with a lot of masks, kind of zoro team. everyone says sp. >> adam scored an unbeaten 176 as australia took control of the first test against new zealand, it means his batting average is now higher than the australian
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donald bradman on 100.33. he was assisted by 140 and weldington as the aussies ended on 436 for 6. south africa cricketers nearly beaten england to level the series and england batted first and joe root got his 8th one day century and 109 on this occasion helping his side with 262 key wick ets early on and including one who in the last odi at century improves to a century and out for a duck this time around. lower order back man did manage to give the south african score card some respectability and held on for a one wicket win and it's 2-2 and decider will be in cape town. >> i keep saying that today is
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one to my cricket career and saying i'm happy i can contribute, if you want to do it for your country, it doesn't matter if it's for your country there is a special feeling so for myself personally i'm just happy i could contribute but in saying that i'm glad i did a month apart. new york mets henry has become the first major league baseball player to receive a lifetime ban for doping. the 26-year-old tested positive for a ban substance for a third time and he is currently serving a 162 game ban for his previous drug offense and lifetime suspension is the longest drug ban major league baseball has ever issued. south korea is tied for the lead with japan after the second round of the pebble beach proam
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in california and he was one stroke shy of becoming just the 7th player to shoot a 59 on the pga tour, finished the day with a career best 11 under 60, meanwhile world number one jordan spieth had luck on the 17th hole and struggled and finished 69, 8 shots back. champion ireland face france for the second match, this year at this year's competition. and drew opener against whales 16-16 while france hosts the irish and narrowly beaten italy 23-21 and ireland has not lost to france since 2011. >> their quality side is very, very tough place to come and play. whenever they say the national anthem i think if you are a fan on the ground it's a great place to be because it is sung with so much passion and obviously from
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a player's point of view on that you have to block all that out. >> whales play later against a scotland team who have not won in the last games and have not lost to the scotts in 14 years. >> it could have gone either way and i think scotland is very good and seem lucky and going out in the world cup and obviously close game on the weekend and developing, you know, new coaching system in place coming on board. very talented side and i'm sure they will come down with the conference but that conference doesn't have ability and what we have got in the squad. >> reporter: the olympic games is underway this norway the tournament is in lilheimer seen as the modern winter olympics in 1994, despite the country's obsession with skiing norway withdrew from the running to host the 2022 winter games and
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paul reese explains why. >> reporter: sporting events come and go but not all of them leave anything true and lasting behind them. lillie hammer is a bit different, the symbol of the 1994 winter olympics is still carved into the trees above its slopes. winter sports so much in the history of this place even the statutes of medieval kings have skis. now lillie hammer is looking to the future hosting the youth olympic games in the same venue as 1994 from 71 countries taking part and norwegian following and won gold before this generation was born. >> my parents talk about it still, it was such a happening and people were cheering and outside and having so much fun so it's kind of the whole experience and it's important also so see this is my only goal to ski in the youth olympic games but also think that i want
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to, you know, compete in the real olympic games too. >> reporter: some of the 15 sports are totally new such as mono bob. it's bobsled instead of a team of three or four. previous editions of the youth winter games provided a testing ground for new sports such as snow boarding that has gone on to be a success at the senior winter games but freshening up the program may not be enough to stop the winter movement getting stuck in a rut. skiing is a way of life but not so much that norway had $5.5 billion of oil money into hosting the senior winter olympics and pulling out for 2022 which will now be held in beijing. the oic lowered the cost of holding the games. >> we want to show and we are showing there are more flexibility with regard to the organization for the winter games and the rest is offered to
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the norwegians whether they want to join this field of interested cities which we see already building up for 2026. >> reporter: young athletes at these games may have the chance for senior olympics in the heart land of winter sports doesn't pass them by again, paul reese, al jazeera, lillie hammer. and that is all your sport for now and jane back to you. >> thanks very much for that, speaking of snow a lot of it has been falling in india's northern state creating a picture scene for tourist and the snow came during a deep plunge in temperatures in the city of shimler on saturday morning. some tourists said they never experienced snow before and others went out to play and take photographs and it's known for tourist resorts and surrounded by tribal villages. another bulletin coming up. do stay with us. ♪
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