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>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. >> besieged by i.s.i.l. the united nations carries out its first air drop to people starving in the syrian city of deir ez zor. but it may not go as planned. tentative truce. syrian president bashar al-assad has told vladimir putin that his country is ready to implement a
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cessation of hostilities in syria. iran elections. >> it's important for the future of the country. >> iranians get ready to vote in the first major election since the nuclear deal. and growing intolerance. >> the system to protect human rights is itself under serious threat and needs protection. >> amnesty international's annual report says attacks worldwide are at an all time high. good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america's international news hour. we begin by what might be progress in the effort to end the war in syria. ready to commit to two week cessation of hostilities. the saudi backed hnc says this
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will test whether the regime of bashar al-assad is serious about the truce. the kurdish ypg which operates in syria says it will also abide by the halt in fighting. , bashar al-assad told vladimir putin that he is ready too, to implement the truce. but the suffering caused by the conflict, aid trucks were unable to reach the town of deir ez zor last week because it is surrounded by i.s.i.l. forces. the u.n. tried dropping 21 tons of supplies today. al jazeera's diplomatic editor james bays reports from the united nations. >> at the security council there is stinging criticism of the syrian regime i, the blocked unl
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now assistance to muadamia. >> the number scope and complexity of bureaucratic and other obstacles placed in the path of simple aid deliveries are staggering. >> it did appear to have one rare bit of good news. >> earlier this morning a wfp plane dropped the first cargo of 21 tons of items into deir ez zor. >> reporter: but the world food program later released the statement that there had been technical difficulties and they would try the air drop again in a few days. it's not clear if any aid reached those in need. the issue of aid deliveries is extremely important. obviously, to get supplies to those in desperate need in besieged communities in syria but also, because it's part of the plan drawn up earlier this month in munich to restart the political process. the other part of that plan is the cessation of hostilities due to start in syria on saturday.
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>> ambassador powell will there be any ceremony to mark the cessation of hospital kilts gm neither the u.s. ambassador samantha power nor ganadi gatenof would mention, hours before it's supposed to start. james bays, al jazeera at the united nations. >> russian supported syrian president bashar al-assad. rory challands reports. >> it's been a very busy day of telephone diplomacy for vladimir putin. first of all he spoke to president bashar al-assad. now remember a few days ago assad said he wanted to carry on fighting in syria to retake the whole country. russia essentially was forced to
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tell him to shut up and it does seem now like bashar al-assad at least on paper is pledging commitments to the u.s. russian brokered ceasefire plan for syria. after that, putin spoke to the saudi arabian king, also to rouhani and to benjamin netanyahu. you duet a real sense of cautious optimism coming out of the kremlin right now. i think they believe they are on the cusp of achieving two of their main goals. the first one was of course shore up president bashar al-assad, prevent him from some sort of chaotic collapse. but the second goal was to convince the united states that russia is essentially an equal partner and needs to be treated
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with due respect in the middle east. >> rory challands reporting from moscow. president obama says he does not want to set high expectations for truce. the president met with jordan's king abdalla in the white house today. >> if over the next several weeks we can see some lessening of the violence that's been racking that country, then that prides us a basis to build a longer term ceasefire both in the north and the south and allows us to move forward open the political transition that ultimately is going to be necessary to bring an end to the civil war in syria. it also would allow us then to focus all of our efforts, all the parties in the entire world community, including russia, in going after i.s.i.l. >> the president also said the u.s. will keep helping jordan cope with the flood of refugees from syria. more than 600,000 syrians have
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registered as refugees in jordan. at first jordanians welcome them with open arms but with rents soaring, schools becoming overcrowded and scares,. >> 100,000 syrian refugees outnumber 90,000 jordanians. more difficult for them to find jobs, the municipality here is struggling to cope with jordanians feeling neglected in a city within a city. >> translator: assistance should be directed to jordanians the land owners and the rest to the syrians. in the past the most of the relief was directed to the syrians but not to the
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jordanians. >> reporter: tribal ties, but now paying the price for their hospitality. when the syrian refugees first started coming, jordanians welcomed them into their homes. but now there's more syrians than jordanians, those temporary guests are become permanent residents. jordanians say they're knot now competing with syrians for the lowest paying jobs. >> under the law they are not allowed to work so if they can find another source of income in addition to the assistance they receive it doesn't matter how much it is. >> reporter: runs this seven l phone shop by himself. jordanians say they can no longer afford to rent apartments. >> translator: we have become slaves of the landlords, you can't say a thing when they
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raise the rent because they say, i have 100 others from syria who can pay. changing the very sanitary of this tribal society. >> translator: jordanian society is conservative by nature. you never saw a man and woman walking in the streets who were not relatives. with the syrians coming everything has become permissible. >> are millions of dollars to care for syrians, it is not enough. weather while the syrians are the refugees, jordanians say they the ones who need help. jane arraf, al jazeera. ambassador always good to see you. king abdalla has said that his country is at what he called the boiling point because of the influx of refugees. jordan is an important u.s. ally in the region. what do you think the king
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wanted from the president? >> well, i think in the first instance that the king needs economic assistance. as jane arraf just noted in the piece, the influx of syrian refugees is creating a downward pressure on salaries and on income. and the jordanians simply can't tolerate that. jordan is a country that is bereft by most natural resources, even water isn't something they have much of. so they need economic assistance in the first instance. i think the king wanted and engagement that was serious and has a reasonable probability of success bringing about some sort of ceasefire in syria while simultaneously dealing with i.s.i.l. in syria and in iraq. >> is it helping jordan in the
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self interest especially in europe if jordan can't help refugees they're more likely to keep moving west. >> that's right. in the countries that immediately surround syria are really at capacity. i've seen the syrian refugee camps in iraqi kurdistan. the governments in the region, lebanon, jordan are at capacity i think. the arab states in the gulf unfortunately while they have given cash, have taken in very few refugees. there is another american interest in respect to the influx of refugees into europe and that is that the refugees are beginning to implicate, to have a tell deleterious effect on the unity of the european union as the states scramble to deal with this problem and that
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is certainly something that the united states doesn't want to see. the unraveling of european unity over the issues of the refugees. >> you point out how these countries are at full capacity. to put it in perspective, the equivalent to of the u.s. taking in more than 20 million refugees. >> that's right. >> jordan has big borders with syria, anbar province where i.s.i.l. is strongest. it is difficulty to understate the issues that jordan faces. >> absolutely right. i know the official numbers, six or 700,000 officially registered in jordan. i've seen media reports that the actual number could be as high as a million or perhaps more. as an example, to take an example from the region, there are nor syrians of school age in lebanon than there are lebanese of school age in lebanon.
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you can imagine that those kinds of numbers are beginning to mount in jordan as well. again a country with very limited resources. it's potentially deeply destabilizing. >> now king abdalla has said that we're already fighting world ld war iii against groups that he has called crazies. i.s.i.l. could be defeated fairly quickly if there was a will to do that. president obama has contradicted that. who do you think is right? >> legality me take that in two different ways. it is possible to defeat a human enemy. it's possible to kill people. the more difficult question, is going to be, the king is a military man and thinking of it in those terms and i understand that. the problem is what do you do with the ideology? we will be stuck with the ideology i think for decades to come.
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but yes i think the king would like to see a genuine commitment of forces by the international community to confront stiel i.s. militarily. in that respect i have to say jordan could do much more than it has since the incident of its own pilot being brutally murdered by i.s.i.l, it has scaled back its role. and the gulf states, saudi arabia in particular, have allowed themselves to be distracted in yemen, rather than confronting a mutual enemy in i.s.i.l. so it's a problem that is both yes, internationally, i think the americans haven't done enough, the russians are bombing the wrong people, they're leaving i.s.i.l. mostly alone and bombing the noni.s.i.l. opposition to the government of syria. but the regional countries also have not done in my opinion enough to confront this common enemy. >> intoambassador faisil astrabi
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it's a pleasure. thank you. foreign mifntse ministers on nations came one their own plan to stem the flow of refugees, the remaining asylum seekers would effectively be left in greece the main point of entry. they all claimed about the inequitable distribution of asylum seekers throughout europe. if the sharing of the resettlement of refugees isn't mandatory for member states. greek prime minister alexis tsipras has said, greece has done everything it can to stem the flow. greece is also increasingly turning oits military to help with the asylum application
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process. al jazeera answer john siropolous reports. >> reporter: these are the refugee facilities, on a military outpost in the east aegean. for the new arrivals there is the stability of rock, that's all. syrian refugee shot this video. hosan spent an hour on the island before being ferried to nearby island. >> there are a lot of people, they didn't give us anything, they told us wait to the boat, there is no place to sleep or anything. >> reporter: on leros it's a different game altogether. migrants play afternoon soccer with the volunteers who care for them. organization he like the leros solidarity network run shelters in buildings owned by the
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municipality. it is an entirely volunteer-based effort. but here too the military is acquiring a role. as europe becomes increasingly wary of new arrivals, this is a new reception center on leros just days away from completion. the government has tried to get it done for last five months, now the military has taken over and gotten it done in just three weeks. here fingerprinting will will happen quickly. so will deportation of economic migrants as opposed to refugees. a clear response, nato patrols in the aegean aim to prevent as many arrivals as possible. this may effectively cut refugees off from access to asylum. >> translator: the nato ships patrolling the aegean will make
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it difficult for boats embarking, returning people to supposedly safe third countries effectively abolishes a person's ability to apply for asylum in europe and be evaluated there. where is the european union headed. >> here at the frontier humanity and law are effectively balanced. john siropolous, al jazeera, leros. >> a plane crash, from tara air to jamsam, a starting point for mountain treks. it was just a 19 minute trip. contact with the aircraft was lost eight minutes after takeoff, it was not known what caused the crash. what amnesty international says are the biggest threats. and turning to hollywood in the
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fight against i.s.i.l.
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>> today's in context segment focuses on amnesty international's annual report on the state of human rights worldwide. the report analyzes the state of human rights in 160 countries but in a press conference today, the group gave special mention to the european migrant crisis. >> it's difficult to talk about europe as owhole.
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i think we've seen germany and sweden and many countries really stretch and do their best. but overall, for the richest block in the world, for a group founded on human rights values, it is shocking, incoherent. >> amnesty is warning there's a creeping trend of governments deliberately dismantling organizations for human rights, the system to protect them is under attack as well. the report paints a scary picture, 113 countries arbitrarily restricted freedom of expression and at least 122 countries tortured and mistreated people and 30 countries illegally forced refugees to return home to countries where they would be in danger. war crimes or other violations of war happened in at least 19 countries and armt armed groupsn
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136, joining us now to discuss amnesty international's state of the world annual report is the managing director of government relations for amnesty international u.s.a. very good to have you with us. this report though is extremely depressing. it says we have reached a made r for human rights. the progress since world war ii lies at threat. >> to protect human rights that very system itself the structures the institutions and the conventions or the standards are being ignored, flouted, and governments around the world that are responsible to uphold them are breaking them.
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>> while there is plenty in criticizing what governments are doing is it fair to say that the biggest issue could be beyond that, armed groups, including the, al qaedas and boko harams and the consequence he of their actions, including the refugee crisis in europe? >> well we've had arms insurrections in our world before and those are significant challenges and those groups are indeed testing the system and the ability of nation-states to respond to them effectively. and what you have happening though, is that in responding to those kinds of threats, governments are clamping down on dissents and freedom of expression and taking policies that they think will create security and create the rule of law and those are the very things that are contributing to people being politically oppressed and considering taking up arms which in turn needs the
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problem. >> the secretary of amnesty international says the crushing of civil society, the right to privacy and right to free speech, human rights dirty words but that is often the question, how do balance freedom and security. >> it is indeed a challenge. but we believe that you can do security with human rights. and i think in some ways, 2015 underscores the fact that when you do security without human rights, things go very wrong -- in the wrong direction very quickly where you have dissent in angola for example, people be arrested or the democratic republic of congo. that could be guiding government as well as international bodies about starting a rethink about
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how they approach security and protection of civilians. >> another point made is that the u.n. could be more vulnerable than ever. why? >> there were efforts to undermine the international criminal court, there were efforts by african governments to threaten to withdraw. there were countries that had visiting heads of state or officials that were wanted by the icc and those countries refused to arrest them or they just let them go. you also had a very, very sad kind of rejection of obligation he, towards refugees and migrants and that might be the thing that dominated the news. but no countries have or many countries are guilty of refonment, which is basically, sending refugees back into danger or where they would be killed. that is threatening the united nations and our system and all of our interest to try change that. >> some of the countries that are included in this report
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might not otherwise appear had it not been with the way they dealt with refugees. you say the u.s. hasn't led up to its responsibilities but the question is how far can countries go? as we reported in the end of last segment, austria and the balkan countries have said they need to tighten their borders further. >> we are calling for an equal distribution of the responsibility based on the size and the income of the countries. the united states has not admitted as many refugees or people in need of safe haven as it, and as it should. the problem is also that on the other side if you're not accepting refugees that are in desperate need of protection and you're not doing anything to actually stop the conflicts or provide some kind of remedy to the crisis then there's a double whammy and no one is going to be helped. there is a need for robust funding, for resettlement
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programs and to address humanitarian crisis but there is a need for countries to live up to their international obligations. >> pleasure to have you with us, thank you. destruction and despair in fiji, most powerful cyclone to ever hit the island chain. around in argentina, why tens of thousands who took to the streets of buenos aires are angry at the new president.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, mexico's president makes his first visit to the city where 43 students disappeared a year and a half ago. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. seven eastern states in washington, d.c. are under tornado watches tonight. at least three people were killed today and torrential rains and flood advisories across the region. flood warnings killed another three people an. >> charge related to the armed takeover of an oregon wildlife refuge. ammon bundy and others were
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arraigned in a federal courtro courtroom. a defendant fired back, you're the federal government you're going to do whatever you want. a $74 million award to a family whos of a woman who diedt october. the company says the products are safe and that it is considering an appeal. about 1200 similar cases are pending across the country. the u.s. and china have reportedly agreed on a new round of sanctions against north korea. the country drew worldwide anger after its latest flooucial nuclt and rocket launch. details of agreement are not yet public. aid is starting to reach fiji after a devastating cyclone
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ravaged the islands. andrew thomas has more. >> soldiers from fiji's capital have arrived and started to clear debris. there is an enormous job ahead. in some nearby villages virtually every house has been destroyed. many aren't waiting for soldiers and have begun their own temporary rears. but in a place where no one is insured there is a common plea. >> i need help from the government to rebuild my house so i can start my life again with my family. >> reporter: the island of ovalu was one of fiji's prettiest. in 2014, al jazeera filmed here, along the old colonial main street. then this, film from one of the
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strongest buildings in town, gives the trent of th strength . the port building has collapsed and churches are badly damaged. butter it is the smaller villages that look the worst, the storm that hit add lunch time on saturday and didn't pass until 7:00 in the evening. >> six solid hours. like you tear an exercise book and throw it into the wind. flew all around. >> reporter: and the remnants of another village were more stories of terror. about 40 people were sheltering in the community hall, that yellow building behind me but when its roof was ripped off, they rant to the only other community building still standing, the church. look what happened to it.
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the 72-year-old lady who couldn't run out was buried 50 meters from where she died. on ovalao, three people were killed. establishing the basics is a priority. many without homes are sleeping in schools. schools won't be schools again here for weeks or months. children's worlds have been turned upside down. hundreds of students were evacuated out to fiji's main island early on wednesday. no one seems to have any idea of when they nor normal life will return. andrew thomas, al jazeera on the island of ovalu, fiji. the president of egypt is blaming terrorism for the downing of a russian airliner, the plane crashed last summer in the sinai peninsula. today's egypt's president blamed terrorists who wanted to damage tourism in egypt as well as the
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country's relationship with russia. an i.s.i.l. affiliate claimed responsibility. fighters took advantage of a security vacuum in sobrata, the fighters beheaded 11 members before they were forced out of the city. the attack came days after the u.s. air strike on a city outside sobrata, killing dozens of fighters. helping libyan troops fight in benghazi, against i.s.i.l. and other groups in benghazi. they have also been training libyan forces and working with u.s. and other teams, the french ministry declined to comment on the report. transferring detainees from guantanamo to the united states, a u.s. official testified that
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that would be illegal. loretta lynch was asked about closing the prison. >> certainly that is state of the law most recent passed in the ndaa and certainly as it respects the department's appropriations we also do not participate in any efforts to do so. i would note that the administration is committed to working with congress to make that happen and unit certainly in light of this can current statutory framework we anticipate that is what will occur. >> lynch repeated the white house stance that closing guantanamo would eliminate it as a source of terrorist propaganda. one of the things that distinguish, the obama administration is trying to change that and it's looking to hoimed fohollywood for help. al jazeera's rosiland jordan reports. >> top gun, not just one of the
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biggest movies the 1980s. but it's also an example of a successful collaboration between hollywood and the u.s. military. now, the u.s. government is looking to the entertainment world for advice on how to defeat i.s.i.l. the group uses social media to recruit young would be fighters. secretary of state john kerry recently sat down with movie executives for advice on how to challenge i.s.i.l.'s messaging. >> folks in hollywood and silicon valley who are really experts in conveying messages, whether it's through film or through entertainment, are worthwhile to listen to and to seek -- we should be seeking their advice how we could be doing our job better. >> on wednesday another meeting of government and industry to figure out how to undermine i.s.i.l.'s message. but in the past this kind of cooperation has been
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controversial. >> these bombs will go off today. >> what do you want from me? >> it's the truth i swear to you on my family's life. >> reporter: critics hate the glorification of torture in shows such as 24. it is also safe to assume the white house didn't work with the studio that made a movie about the 2012 attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. experts say the u.s. government's outreach is understandable. but. >> it is weird to go into a meeting with mostly older studio executives. >> i'm not your friend, not going to help you. i'm going to break you. any questions?
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>> reporter: a fictional word of warning that both private companies and government officials might want to heed. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> secretary of state john kerry said today he's aware that iranian authorities have arrested the father of a u.s. citizen who has been detained for months. wrote in facebook that her husband is now in prison, the same prison that his son has been held since october. he was the one u.s. citizen known to be held in iran, that wasn't part of the prisoner exchange. vote for the body is seen as being more important because it would be responsible for choosing the next supreme
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leader. al jazeera's andrew simmons records from tehran. >> campaigning is now over and for iranians preparing to vote the main issue is the ailing economy and how much it could be transformed with the lifting of sanctions. the impact they've had could be seen by anyone landing in tehran. runways could resemble an aircraft museum. multibillion dollar order from iran, including a-380 double decker aircraft. but many iranians want to see the color of the money coming into the country. this millionaire investment banker says the scope is enormous. >> totally diversified industry, well educated people natural resources and a very large market for consuming. beside that, a market untapped
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for around ten years. >> reporter: oil is the bedrock of the economy but iran wants to reduce reliance on it. investment areas include the car industry and a host of other lines of manufacturing. while the investment potential is big will there be new jobs and better wages? these are the questions of voters, and with a banking system that needs reform and bailouts, people want to know when they'll see improvements, when they can afford to indulge again in iran's vast retail sector. international sanctions had a limited effect on the rich while the poor became poorers. always able to rely on support from lower income families. if their living conditions improve then could that be changing? the answer is, it could do. because moderate president hasan
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rouhani is responsible. >> at the moment, there is lack of confidence and lack of -- i mean knowing each other and to get to know each other more, to get familiar with iranian business, we need more time and more communications here. >> so it could be too soon for some voters to be convinced despite what hears to be increasing support for moderates and reformers, it might not be enough to see a parliamentary defeat for hard liners and conservatives. andrew simmons, al jazeera, tehran. >> tomorrow night an in context look at iran's election and why it will be the first of its kind. the president of bolivia has admit admitted defeat in his quest to run for a fourth term in office. evo morales, vote 51% to 49%.
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to let morales win again in 2009. morales begrudgingly accepted the results but also took a swipe at his rivals on the right. >> the referendum has finished and the results of the referendum is finished. we respect the results, part of democracy, i also want to tell that you had a yes won with certainty the right would have said it was a fraud. just like the corrupt of the right flee they consider themselves politically persecuted. >> the leftist morales helped lift millions out of poverty but his administration has been plagued by allegation of corruption. argentina's president mauricio macri is facing his first strike. protesting widespread layoffs, al jazeera cps teresa vo has more from buenos aires.
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>> it's been almost three months since mauricio macri took office and there are already labor protests. >> translator: the first measures have been to benefit the rich and not the wor working class. he is benefiting the agriculture culture, mining sector. >> left wing groups some labor unions, took to the street on wednesday. the government says it is trying to deal with a bad economic situation that the government of cristina kirchner left behind. over the last month macri has devaluated the currency. the government is firing people as an excuse to bring back argentina's neoliberal past. >> translator: they are shrinking the state and firing state employees and then they will allow companies to do the
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same. thousands of people will be laid off. this government protects companies but not us. >> reporter: wednesday protest was also a test for the government as it is trying to gain back the control of the streets of buenos aires. in 2015 there was over 6,000 demonstrations in the city and that's another thing macri would like to see changed. the government says that blocking traffic is illegal and that's why they have put a protocol in place to prevent situations like this one. but people say that protocol is against their right to demonstrate and that is why they have come ohere to the center of buenos aires to challenge the government . >> ah haalejandro says, the chae of macri is to get the government moving. >> he started with a 71 approval rating. just this month he lost five
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points. he is in the high 60s. the challenge for macri will be how to remain popular, besides having to make all these transformations. >> reporter: the coming months promise to be difficult for the government as thousands have vowed to continue to show their anger on the streets. teresa vo, al jazeera, buenos president enrique pena nieto traveled to the city where 43 students disappeared, flag day, questions surrounding the case overshadowed today's festivities. igwala is a iconic city that cannot be overshadowed by the
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situation. education reform turned into clashes between white and black students. also the one material europe is spending $1 billion to research and could shape the next generation of smartphones.
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>> india announced today women will be allowed to take on combat rolls, women began serving in armed forces in 1992. women's rights activists have welcomed the opening of combat rollroles but say real gender py is a long way off. some government protesters say those who speak ill of india to be executed. the protestors are from the student wing of indian prime minister narendra modi, in south africa, students protested at universities across the country. they were originally demanding free education and workers rights but as hermida miller reports from the free state province the protests have now
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sparked racial classes. >> black and white students clash at the university rugby match. black students say they were protesting peacefully, they say white students and their parents attacked them but the spectators say they were defending themselves. >> turned violent immediately. protesters were pushing people against the gates and hitting them and kicking them and three were threatening the one guy they were going to kill him and all that stuff. you know it just turned very violent very quickly. >> reporter: the university of the free state is traditionally white and afrikans, protesting for what black students say is a lack of transformation. >> the institution, i feel that
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black students in particular are treated subhuman in this situation. that is the reality. that was again reflected to the way black students were treated by white students. >> reporter: protests along racial lines have continued at the university, quickly chased off the grounds. on campus students remain divided. many here say the latest racial clashes highlight the situation. both regarded english and africans as languages, change in policies will take time. meanwhile, all class he will be suspended and white pitted against blacks on what very
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consider their right. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. >> germany's der spiegel says, putin's, says the lack of strategy from europe and the u.s. is letting putin achieve his goals of increasing russian influence in the middle east and eastern europe. rapprochement and friendship only embolden putin's aggression. left turn maybe coming to an end, noting elections in venezuela, argentina and bolivia have all swung to the right. long been distinct from the global north but it argues that economic pressures and globalization are pushing south american countries. gop primary showing donald trump
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winning thing jackpot on the presidential casino' casino's mo one shot. appeals committee cut blatter and platini's suspension from eight to six years. with respect to a $2 million payment to plat-ini. they say they will appeal to the court of arbitration for sport. this week fifa will elect a new president to replace blatter. focusing on a new material that could revolutionize the cell phones of the future. as tarek bazley reports, graphite. >> 200 times stronger than steel but almost invisible to the eye.
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graphine conducts electricity, it is a flexible and cheap alternative to silicon and metal based electronics. >> it is at the same time very thin and flexible and extremely good electrical conductor. very hard to find in any other material. electrical conduction is felt as a building block. >> the european union spending $1.2 billion over ten years of research into graphene, the way we produce cars electronics and the way we produce clothes. one of the reason why mobile phone makers have been slow to adopt it in their device he. that though may be about to
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change. whether to use in sensors or gloves, experimental applications for the material are being demonstrated at this year's mobile world congress and phone makeers are interested. some are doing their own research. but the man who won the nobel prize for finding graphene. >> what we prefer to talk about is the family of crystals rather than graphene alone, and collectively they hold much more power than only graphene. because where graphene cannot do something so there are other materials which you can understand, the thing of the future is really in the collective usage of those materials in combinations. >> reporter: the next generation of electronics may be the focus here but in the years ahead, these one atom thick
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materials could completely reengineer our mobile world. tarek bazley, al jazeera. >> that's it for this edition of al jazeera america's world news.
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good evening, this is aljazeera america. >> holy cow! >> a powerful storm system has killed at least six people moving through the south and east and the danger is not over yet. the standoff on capitol hill over the president's plans to nominate replacement for supreme court justice scalia, the republicans say don't even think about it. >> it's going to be an amazing two month


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