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>> this is al jazeera. ♪ >> welcome to it the news hour. i'm live from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. scenes of chaos at a the greek-macedonia border. police tear gas refugee a who is try to break down a steps. u.n. prepares to deliberate civi civilians on the third day an of a truce.
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>> the catholic church makes enormous mistakes by allowing thousands of children to be abused by priests. meanwhile, the film about the church's cover up "spotlight" wins best pictures at the oscars. now, macedonian police have fired tear gas at hundreds of refugees and migrants at the border who try to go through a fence in greece. that was the scene several hours ago. the tear gas was set off. after a large crowd of people were scene smashing a section of the border fence. about 6.5000 people are stuck on the greek side of the border. some have been there up to eight days with with little food and
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shelter as as macedonia only accepted a tricklel of people every day mainly from syria and iraq. well, the refugees are stuck in a huge bottleneck at the border waiting for macedonian authorities to let them continue their journey through the balkans and into western europe. we have the latest. >> the situation has calmed down. there are still 100 people, mainly young men sitting there just in front of that gate where the rising happened earlier today. they're chanting open the borders. open the borders. some of them are holding white flags behind the fence. there is a heavy presence hyped macedonian police and military who have been deployed there as soon as riots happened. earlier we saw an helicopter circle the area twice at known agitators. by and large the people have moved back to their tents.
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it is raining and it is pretty cold here. even as the situation has com calmed down and emotions are running pretty high. people were facing insurgency, now they're more uncertain and more scared. many have come up to us asking what will happen will effect them or help them. many are in disagreement by the waves of refugees, saying we need to be peaceful. we need to demand for the borders to be opened, but they were very worried that those images may turn further the european public opinion against them. >> 17,000 refugees could soon be stranded in greece. it is there they're considering bringing in the army to deal with with the situation.
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>> still they he come. 1800 refugees come in, and there is no one to welcome them. >> we faced difficulties to get here. now that we are here we want to cross over to macedonia, but we don't know if we can do that. >> they are now at the shelter for refugees. everyone here has the same objective. many are going for the open border, but not the many are leaving. one step closer to a new life the refugees say they want to head north to other countries in europe. these then are a member of the gentlemanci yazidi minority,
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and he shows me pictures. >> our homes in sinjar have been destroyed. our friends, sons and daughters were slaughtered. we have nowhere to go back to. >> the team of refugees has become a serious problem for greece. often seen as a transit point it's bee been turned into an refugee camp and they're often not permitted to cross the border. >> they're not allowed to cross the border. they're feeling sad and hopele hopeless. >> every day they remain in
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greece they live hard. >> mohammed, the european union-made some changes in the process for refugees and migrants lately. greece is now picking up the price among others. who do they blame, and who do they want to step in to solve this? >> well, sami, this area has become a place where they come.
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the greece government is dealing with with the crisis the best it can. the immigration minister said they're on the verge of declaring a state of emergency they declare a state of emergency. and will other areas come to the assistance of greece even though they face their own economic problems. there are some helping the refugees with food. others are giving them places where they can take a shower, change clothes, and where their kids can play.
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>> mohammed, thanks so much, from athens. refugees have been evicted from their camp in calais in france. fire broke out as police destroyed tents and camps in the area known as the jungle. doctors treated injured people. the court gave the green light to evict thousands of migrants. they had been living rough hoping to cross the channel to the u.k. they may eventually be able to apply for asylum in france. no. rome, italy seas foreign minister was among dignitaries welcoming 93 syrian refugees being resettle there had after fleeing the war in syria and living in camps in libya. an organization of ministers brought them in from the camps
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in libya. the united nations said there are half a million people struggling to survive in places surrounded by government soldiers or armed groups. with the first major truce in five years of conflict it is hoping to be able to distribute life-saving aid. the goal is to get supplies to areas on monday. and then more towns on wednesday. later in the week it's aiming to get aid west of damascus area. despite the pause in fighting there have been airstrikes in homs and idlib. in a letter u.n. chief ban ki-moon said continued breaches would make new talks unattainable. it says government forces have attacked several rebel-held areas using heavy artillery and barrel bombs. we're on the turkey-syrian
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border. maybe an hour ago the international support group began meeting to discuss this whole probable of violations and counter claims. what sort of solutions, if any, are they coming up with? >> it was the monitoring process to try to get some cessation of hostilities agreed. and it was largely due to the fact that they managed to reduce that problem. but they were able to, that is russia, u.s. and the warring factions inside syria that they were able to agree to this latest deal that came in to effect just over 48 hours ago. now, the problem is like you say, without having somebody on the ground in terms of the united nations, peace keepers, other kinds of independence or internationally recognized, right now you have conflicts of
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both sides violated. it is important to note that most of the video and images that have emerged inside syria go to show destruction caused primarily by the syrian air force that is the air force belonging to bashar al-assad, or the russians, and there have been a couple of instances where the syrian regime has accused rebels of violating the peace--the truce or the cessation of hostilities. the opposition just issued a statement saying that the death toll over the last 4 hours was 26 killed by syrian regime and the russian air force. so although that number is significantly less than what we've been seeing here. for example, the 24 hours of this deal coming into affect, it goes up to 150 people killed. that is significant, but it just shows you what a bloody war this is when people are saying that
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only 26 people have been killed, that is seen as an achievement. >> what about aid, is the u.n. able to meet its plans? >> well, we all know, unfortunately, aid has been used as a weapon in this war. so we've seen towns and cities besieged for weeks, months, and in fact,, we've seen children especially die of malnutrition and starvation, the latest was just around 4 hours ago in the suburb of damascus. the u.n. said that as you mentioned earlier, are going to be delivering aid, particularly starting today, which is also a suburb of damascus. this is all due to them getting approval from the assad regime, from the damascus government. obviously aside from that, even if they were able to get approval from the damascus government to go anywhere they wish in syria, which is a tall task, to say the least, isil has
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been mercilessly ruthless in many situation where is they've beheaded aid workers and taken them captive. and the fact that just the normal problems, barriers, and destroyed roads and lands which make it difficult for vehicles to get to these places, lack of electricity, water, these are difficult tasks, to say the least. >> humanitarian coordinator for the united nations in syria. they say the pause within the corridor of aid for those who urgently need it. >> i hope it's much easier as you know the united nations and our partners in syria have been delivering life-saving help, and we're now beginning to see would
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make it much easier for humanitarian workers to go to different parts of the country, especially those parts that have been extremely difficult if not impossible to reach. because of the fighting. but we welcome the cessation of hostilities wholeheartedly. >> we have breaking news. a suicide-bomber has blown himself up in northeast baghdad. the police in the region are hoping and reporting that at least 13 civilians have been killed, and 41 wounded, we'll bring you more details as soon as we get them. >> still to come on the news hour. haru declare a state of emergency after oil spills and devastate indigenous communities. plus calls for hong kong fair elections and tensions with beijing continue. and in sport, the short story that ended the long title
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wait for this golfer. a top adviser to the pope francis admitted that the church made enormous mistakes by allowing thousands of children to be abused by priests. from rome, we have reports. >> taking the witness stand on the other side of the world, on sunday night cardinal george answered questions by a sex abuse force in sydney. in 1970s to '90, 10s of
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thousands of children were abu abused by priests. they wanted to know why he didn't do anything to do it. >> he said that he felt too unwell to travel to sydney to confront the commission. that sparked outrage that raised travel expenses to rome for 15 survivors. >> he has to look-- >> i would love him to stand up and say, we didn't handle this well, but we can do better now. we can help the victims now. >> at 11 years old david was abused by his uncle a priest, who has since been convicted of 80 counts of child abuse. he was the first survivor to speak out in 1993. he said that the cardinal knew
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about him and his abuser. >> he was the bishop then, he had been a family friend. i had known him since i was a child. he was the bishop where i was living. i told him in the hope that he could help me in some way. he said to me, what will it take to get you quiet? >> the cardinal will give evidence once a day at least wednesday. he's not facing criminal charges but should the abuse commission rule that he either protected abusers his position will be in question. >> we go to the founder the "catholic voices." what do you make of the position and the stance taken here by the catholic church? have they done enough to clear up this problem? >> well, i think it's very good that they have the commission, and the cardinal is reporting to it.
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the church has claiming to get to the truth. so i think that we must get to the truth. it's been a long time ago, but the commissions investigate what happened then, and we can get to it. there seems to be two sets of people who are very opposed on the one handed there are people who say that the cardinal didn't do enough as a priest or young bishop. but then there are other whole other group who say that he was the first one to do something, who set up the guidelines in melbourne as soon as he arrived. he was part of the solution, not the problem. i think it's very important that it's brought out into the open and discussed and the truth is found. and whatever the truth is we go with it. in the church we are very keen on three things. catholics are very keen that this abuse should never happen again. and perpetrators and their enablers should be punished and
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victims should be compensated. we should work towards these three things. >> do you think enough things have changed, that the pile does not continue going forward? >> of course, i think a lot has changed. i mean, there is a huge awakening in the church and in the whole of society as we're seeing in different areas as these problems are exposed. the church itself has--i know the situation in the u.k. for example where very tough guidelines have been put in place, and that have become really the gold standard for other institutions, the government said so, that i think being at the head because we found this problem right at the beginning. we can help others as well. but that is in terms of putting in place guidelines, and making sure that if anybody carries out any abuse, he's immediately
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found out and dealt with. but of course this is all work in progress. and as far as victims are concerned who are unhappy with the system. for as long as they're unhappy we haven't done enough. of course, we need to keep goi going. >> what needs to be done, do you think, then, for those victims who suffer the abuse, some of the terrible stories of rape and abuse, you know, if you admit that or say that not enough has been done, what needs to be done towards them? >> well, i think it's for them to say, really. they are the one who is were hurt. they should be compensated and helped as well, of course, the abuse, when it happened, must be admitted and the cause needs to be looked at. this is happening with all the commissions that the clutch itself has asked for, all the investigations and the fact that they're carried out. it's happening in other parts of society, too, in schools, in
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media, among celebrities. there is a move in the whole of society to look at this, to bring things out in the open even though they happened a long time ago. the church is very keen for this to happen so justice is done. as far as the victims are concerned, well, maybe not enough has been done it help them, but it's really for them. once they know that they're being looked after they will say, well, things are much better now, and we'll known that we've gotten there. >> thank you so much for coming on. let's return to our top stories. the scene of chaos migrants have been stopped from tearing down the border fence. they're growing increasingly frustrated after macedonia and other countries introduce new limits of how many can enter their territory. we go to the doctor without borders spokesperson. good to have you with us. first of all, tell us what you
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experienced today. >> there was a peaceful demonstration in the beginning. people were asking for the police to open the borders so they can continue their journey. there was a small group of people who tried to cross the borderline and the police responded with tear gasses. at that moment there were many women and many children who took that police violence, and then they have been taken to our clinic. the children were crying. they were in shock. they did not know what was happening. as doctors without borders we want to denounce the violence against the refugees. >> do you see any preparations in place to deal with a
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bottleneck? >> we're being overwhelmed. there are three or four hundred people the situation is very hectic. people are desperate and they're asking for a safe passage. >> the greek authorities say there could be 70,000 people stranded. are you surprised that decisions were taken to make restrictions that would obviously lead to this sort of situation without there being proper facilities, as you said. you've already got four times the capacity there.
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>> yes, exactly. the camp can hold only up to 2,000. ngos are doing their best to respond, but the societies rely on the ngos. we're asking for governments to act now for the sake of these people who are seeking safe passage to europe and who are running away from war. >> thank you so much for talking with us. >> thank you. >> now, to hollywood after a night with the stars at the oscars. leonardo dicaprio finally took home th the best actor award. we're in los angeles. >> the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> they say good things come to those who wait. and he has sergely waited for this. five times he had come close but
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tonight was to be his night atnight at last. >> making the remnant was about man's relationship with the world. >> in fact, it took another big award, too. >> alejandro-- >> second time lucky for him. >> i can't believe this is happening. it's amazing to receive this award tonight. >> but no hat trick for his film. and here's why. >> "spotlight." >> this movie was best picture. it was a contender but it was not the favorite. which goes to tell you never know what will happen in hollywood. when it came to best actress, brie larson took that. she was happy to win, but she wasn't overly surprised.
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she was the hot favorite. >> thank you to all those who participated in "room." and thank you to all those who sad it. >> "mad max fury road" was a big winner. six oh oscars for this movie. all eyes were on the host, chris rock of the accusations of racism at the academy not far from anybody's mind. a subject he was expected to touch on and on in a subtle way. chris rock did not disappoint. >> man, i counted at least 15 black people on that montage. so hollywood's annual night of back slapping is over for another year. these oscars have been terrible with the issue of lack of diversity over shadowing things. as the film enters that period of soul searching, we'll be back next year.
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al jazeera, the oscars' red carpet in hollywood. >> the need to diversify is not just restricted to the oscars. it should be seen across the whole film industry. >> i think it was right to be all eyes on chris rock who was hosting it last evening. i thought he was brilliant in the way he handled it. he was political, confronting, yet funny about it. the whole point is it does need to evoke change. we're seeing that they're going to look towards change. they know it's not happening fast enough. they addressed this at the oscar's luncheon. hopefully i would like to see a change going back to the source to diversity in the film industry needs to happen. we need to see better casting, and more diverse films and tv shows and all those in the entertainment industry being green lit to allow a lot more actors and actresses and looking forward to next year there are
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some films which are getting oscar buzz "birth of a nation" which is about slavery in virginia in 1851. this has been touted an early frontrunner for next year. we'll have a much more positive year. >> thank you. we'll have more on al jazeera includes farmers in indonesia go hungry because of the el niño weather phenomenon. plus, we're in south sudan where ignorance over nations is leading to the deaths of pregnant women and new moms. and in sports with we hear of players changing the face of football in china.
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>> there is so many changes in my life... i was ready for adventures. >> from burlesque dancer to acclaimed artists. >> art saved my life. >> reflections from her new memoir. >> no no no no no... i'm way to dysfunctional to have an ordinary job. >> see what lies ahead for molly crabapple. >> who emerges from life unscathed? >> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change. >> welcome back. let's recap the headlines here on al jazeera now. refugees and migrants have been stopped from tearing down the border fence. they're growing increasingly frustrated after they have introduced new limits on how many can enter. refugees have been evicted
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from their camp in calais in france. they've destroyed tents and jacques in the camp known as the jungle. the doctors say they treated injured people. the head of the human rights of the united nations said that thousands of syrians under siege are at risk of starving to death. therfrance is demanding information about preach of a truce that took evacuate on saturday. they blame the government in russia for violating the cessation of hostilities. rebels are the one who is have gone against the first major truce in the five-year conflict. >> we have received indications that attacks, including by air, have been continuing against those controlled by moderated opposition.
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all this needs to be verified. they have demanded that the cessation without hostilities not be delayed. >> the e.u. and other international donors have agreed to a plan to give work permits. but there are still some serious obstacles. >> mohammed is from damascus. he has worked in the ice cream business since he was 14. when fighting started and syria's most famous chain of ice cream parlors came to jordan he came to jordan, too. before the war jordanians would drive to damascus for the day just for the ice cream. it is very poplar and they're advertising for new workers but
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under jordanian law there is a limit of how many syrians she can hire. >> we've had a lot of problems with labor inspectors. they come and take workers away if they do not have permits. that's why we make sure to do everything legal. >> i under the deal jordan is to make available 200,000 more work permits to syrian refugees over the next few years. donors would pray most of the costs. 100,000 syrians are believed to be working in jordan. 40% of them in construction without work permits they don't have any legal protection. most of them work for lower wages and longer hours than jordanians. addressing those issues could help persuade thousands of syrians to stay and support themselves in jordan. instead of leaving for europe. the european-funded scheme would provide permits mostly in construction and low-skilled sectors. it's expected to be part of an important change.
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right now only syrians who enter the country are allowed to work in jordan. that means that most refugees are not eligible. the proposed new rules would lift that requirement, and that could mean that many of the syrians now working illegally would be eligible for work permits. the professionals would still be out of luck. >> it's a cross sector here in jordan. and the syrians cannot work in those sectors because the jordanians are supposed to work on those sectors. this is why you can see that those who integrate to europe are from this class. >> if this deal with foreign doers goes ahead it might provide a solution for syrians looking for less skilled work. but better educated refugees are likely continue to look to europe for opportunities as the war in their home country drags on.
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al jazeera. amman. >> let's get more on the refugee crisis on the greece-macedonia border. good to have you with us. the screens we're seeing on the border, is this a sign that the e.u.'s plan the latest changes that were made in registration, the restrictions put on the number of refugees that can cross and so on and so forth, is it a sign that that policy is not working or is it a sign that it is working, and this is precisely what they want? they want the bottleneck to deter others from coming and trying to get onto the journey? >> well, i think what we see along the greece macedonia border is a campaign combinati
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combination of several things. it's several policies that have been put in place, and people from greece in other parts of europe, it is taking too long to take effect. now you see countries putting in place unilateral measures along the balkans to take matters in their own hands. >> some of these measures are the result of a european meeting ten days ago when new restrictions are brought up. surely they knew when they made those decisions that there was going to be a bottleneck. >> well, i think what is interesting to note about the meeting that took place, it was police directive. it was an operational decision between the e.u. member state austria and series of non-e.u. states, which were balkan
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countries deciding operationally how they would close the borders and who they would allow through. what is interesting is the gap between what is being decided and the police directives and what they're putting into practice and what that is translating into at the border. they are expected scenes of chaos. >> what you're say something that police officers and commanders are making decisions of this magnitude without politicians aware of being involved in this sort of decision making? >> well, it's difficult to know where applications are involved and they're endorsed the actions at certain extent. who to select through and why, we've seen that is also broken down and it really made in a meeting of police directives. there are questions about how far this is following a
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concerted plan that could step out at the highest level. or whether this is just a series of people looking at how to manage the flow in a very practical way and what are the implications as well as the political statements they have made about placing caps on the number who were claiming asylum. many will end up coming to a place where a large number of people find themselves. in order to do so they've taken matters into their own hands and push thad challenge back to the furthest point in europe, which is unfortunately greece. >> you a symbolic funeral has been held for a palestinian man who died of suspicious circumstances. prosecutors are investigating whether he was pushed or fell from a high floor. bernard smith reports. >> in gaza a funeral without a body staged by members of the
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marxist popular front for the liberation of palestine. it's for omar who died at the embassy in bulgaria last week. he was jailed in an israeli court in 1996 for his role of a murder of an orthodox seminary student. he escaped and ultimately showed up in bulgaria. >> even from inside the embassy, he was told that israel has all the keys to the doors. he although he was inside the embassy they could not protect him. they were urging him to go and leave the embassy. >> he had been hiding in the embassy after bulgarian authorities tried to detain him following an extradition request from israel. his family said that while he was there people dressed as security staff came in and said that a bomb had been planted,
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and checked the building where he had stayed. >> israel was responsible for what happened. and the palestinian embassy is responsible for not protecting him. the embassy did not do anything to relie relieve the pressure on him. >> his body was found in the embassy's backyard. security are speculating as to whether he was pushed or fell. as for his family in the occupied west bank they blame the palestinian authority for not protecting omar. president mahmood abbas has ordered an investigation into the circumstances into the death. >> u.s. student has given a tearful apology as he was paraded before state media in north korea. he was arrested in january after attempting to steal a political ballot from his hotel. north korean media said that he
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confessed to severe crimes against the state. the 21-year-old said he wanted the propaganda slogan as a trophy for friends back home in virginia. hong kong book sellers have appeared on chinese television. they were arrested for trading books illegally in china and confessed to selling 4,000 titles not authorized by the chinese government. the men work for a hockey congress publishing house which sells books critical of china's communistic leaders. vote necessary hong kong by elections have campaigned for greater democracy. the election follows recent violent protests highlighting the growing tensions with the government over freedoms and the autonomous territory. >> at 34 years of age, this is his first time in politics. he's supported the occupied demonstrations in 2014 and campaigned for electoral change.
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as a newly elected legislator in hong kong he hopes he can now make that reform a reality. >> reformists always something very important. especially now hong kong is a very critical juncture. we have to convince voters that we can deliver something that they can rely on. >> onone of an increasing number of politicians fighting for greater democracy in a city that's divided over its political future. six candidates ran by election. the youngest and most high profile after being arrested in the riots a few weeks ago. he campaigned for hong kong independence and came third place in the election and said the message for voters is a wake-up call for the hon hong kong government. >> it may have just been a with
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the full council election during september, it's also a test of the public concerns that increase interference from the chinese government in beijing. >> yes, to secure the hong kong local interests and local cultures, our language. >> they're afraid of losing their freedoms and human dignity. they do not want hong kong to become mainlandized, becoming a mainland-like city. so therefore that accounts for their support of the so-called extreme or radical forces in hong kong. >> with some vowing to use violence in their campaigns to protect hong kong from china's
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reach, it could b be be a turbulent year ahead. >> a drought has caused many farm necessary indonesia to delay planting their crops. we have reports from the villa village. >> he tried to plant corn three times this year but found instead of nutritious food only leaves grew. most plants died because of lack of water. and in the season was delayed because monsoon rains started two months late. >> this event only fell a couple of times. sometimes rains are heavy. but sometimes only drizzle. and sometimes onl there is no rain at all. >> the weather phenomenon el niño, which is predicted to reach its peak this month has badly affected monsoon rains in the pacific. in many parts of the indonesia
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crops are predicted to fail because farmers were unable to plant. people have been waiting for rain for more than two months now. but even this won't be enough to save their crops. their crops should be this high right now and food stocks are running low. this is all the corn that they have lest from last year's harvest. meals have already been cut back and they are hungry. >> i'm worried about the coming months. worried that we'll be really hungry because of this drought. >> the government has said that food stocks are still sufficient, but experts are having doubt. >> the government should closely watch food stocks right now and if necessary they should start handing out food supplies. they don't need to make a big deal about this, but just start handing out food where it is needed immediately. >> they have asked the national government for help. they also welcome international
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organizations to assist if the situation worsens. they can only hope that any help will arrive very soon. al jazeera. >> shortages of blood are a leading cause of death in south sudan's main hospital. patients, especially. pregnant and new mothers are dying without sufficient amounts of new blood foundations. we have reports from the capital of juba. >> in the maternity ward too many he women are dying from lack of blood why we treated her and found she needed blood. if they doesn't get blood she'll suffer heart failure and di . >> her mother was willing to donate but she wasn't a match. her father was a match but refused to give her his blood. the hospital could not help.
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>> while there is a blood transfusion center for general do imaginations at this hospital they say they haven't received any blood for over a months now. >> lack of understanding about blood transfusions often keep people from donating, even if it's for their own family. >> in the maternity ward this new mother was in desperate need of blood, but their family didn't donate either. >> they don't want to donate some of them are fearing the screening. they don't like to be screened. they don't want to know its status, for example, hiv status, hepatitis and all this. they mere--they fear that to be known. some feel if the blood is taken from them they would develop diseases. >> until cultural attitudes around donating blood change giving birth in south sudan will continue to be a great risk.
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>> in an emergency has been declared in peru three weeks after a major oil pipeline burst. 3,000 barrels of oil have spilled. >> there is a new danger in these ancestral waters. a couple of weeks ago 3,000 barrels of oil burst out of a pipeline and into the main source of water and food for several indigenous communities. the government say they shouldn't eat fish from the river. it has hit families hard. they're surviving on bananas. >> they're coming in and contaminating the forest more and more. my grandparents didn't have illnesses, but sickness is
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coming. the river is polluted. they didn't used to control the fish or what you ate, but the fish are now sick just as the people. >> the state company petrol peru, the man in charge of their clean up operation told us that the oil is almost all gone and the fish are fine. >> as petrol peru we say that the fish is okay and water is safe. >> i asked if petrol peru had any results to back that claim up. >> the studies have been taken and are being analyzed in lima. we haven't got the results. >> although he's quick to declare the river clean, petrol peru is accused of acting late. they're only acting now weeks after the crisis which has affected 200 people'sality. one of several they are child's
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bouts of fever are connected to the spill. >> i went to work and left them at work. when i came back i found my daughter had gone to the river and was covered in oil. >> over the years petrol peru have had plenty of practice in dealing with their spills. peru's main pipeline was put together more than 30 years ago, and environmental groups say that time has really taken its toll. this is just one of three spills in less than a month. and there is more. 20 spills in the last five years. all on the same pipeline. where the lessons will be learned this time has yet to be seen. john holman, peru. >> still ahead on al jazeera, a sharp exit for this nascar driver. andy will be here with that story in sports.
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>> welcome back. let's catch up with all the sports. fifa is trying to put all the attention back on what they're supposed to be all about. >> yes, new man. new job and first day at the office. jianni infantino said that his decision to put football at the center of the sports world governing body. he was elected to replace the president of fifa on friday.
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blaster has bee >> i was elected on friday to be the president of fifa, to be the leader of fifa. the leader setting the tone. the leader will have to do some convincing work. of course it's not a dictatorship. it's a democracy. i was to convince those to do the right thing and develop football the right way. >> government, leadership, that happens now. so i'm really happy with that. >> being released from prison early after serving time of tax evasion accused of hiding
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$30 million of assets. the 1974 world cup winner served half of his 3.5 year sentence and is back working with bayern youth teams. well, 3-1 win of hoffenheim leaving eight points behind. hey hit 22 lead goal of the season there. now the chinese super league season begins on friday with a flurry of high cost new signings. the aptly named have been showing the venue liner includes argentinian striker saying he'll be earning half a million dollars a week making him one of the highest-paid players in the world. cameroon rifery coast have also joined the team. >> i think the club's development plan interested me. this is the main reason i joined
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on top of financial reasons. i'm also very fascinated about chinese culture. i think playing here will be very interesting and challenging. that's why i came here. >> the nhl top two teams met on sunday with chicago hosting the washington capitals. chicago over the defending cup champions fell behind the power-play goal. they took 71 minutes to respond. and they didn't look back. scoring two more goals to secure the victory. and they stayed top of the western conference table. adam scott has won his first title in two years. the australian proven he's still a force even with the short putter. the long broom handle putter has been outlawed. the honda clas classic in florida since the world change and he won by a single shot from sergio garcia. >> good for everyone who likes
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talking about it, absolutely. and therefore good for me. therefore good for me because maybe we don't have to go over it too much any more. but again it just reassures me we're on the right track with the things we're doing. >> the nascar driver had to make an unexpectedly sharp on sunday. they're gettin--he was able to get out of the wreckage unharmed. the race itself was won by jimmie johnsons, his 7 victory. he's level with dale earnhardt with the all-time list. we have plenty more sport coming up later on. >> thanks so much, andy. well, stay with us here. we've got another full bulletin of news coming up in just a couple of minutes. and of course there's the website, al jazeera america.
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www.aljazeera.com.
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>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? >> coming up tonight, we'll have the latest... >> does the government give you refugee status? >> they've marched to the border. >> thousands have taken to the streets here in protest. >> this is where gangs bury their members. >> they're tracking climate change.
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>> tear gas on the greek-macedonian border as recognizes break through the fence. >> hello there, i'm barbara serra. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up from the program. despite sporadic fighting the u.n. said syria's shaky cease-fire is holding by and large. india's government tries to win back rural voters promising new roads and electricity for all villages in two years.

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