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>> i'll have all of the sport, as sponsors react to the news that has shocked tennis, big name backs are pulling the plug on mar shia sharapova after she admitted to failing a drug test. ♪ hello, the u.n. is questioning the legality of an agreement which would see refugees and migrants in europe sent back to turkey. the high commissioner says it wants to know more about the safeguards in place to protect people. first jonah hull tells us about that deal between the e.u. and turkey. >> reporter: finally at the end of a long day and night, the break through they hoped for, the european union has reached an agreement with turkey that they believe marks the beginning
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of the end of europe's refugee crisis. >> this is a real game changer. >> the days of irregular migration to europe are over. >> our objective is to discourage illegal migration to prevent human smugglers to help people who want to come to europe to through encouraging legal migration. >> reporter: the agreement means that in future turkey will take back all of those making the illegal journey across the aegean sea to greece. one syrian refugee will be resettled. turkey wants more from the e.u. in return for its hope. double in fact the $3.3 billion u.s. already pledged to help
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syrian refugees. more cast iron guarantees about the reopening of its membership plan, and quicker access for its citizens to the e.u. these are crucial difficult details yet to be discussed. and hungary vetoing any attempt to resettle syrian refugees from turkey and italy. an agreement in principle only, then. it is nevertheless an important milestone. jonah hull, al jazeera, brussels. >> as we said earlier the u.n. refugee agency is worried about
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this deal. james bayes is at the u.n. in geneva with this report. >> reporter: the unhcr are saying they were not privy or party to this plan and they are seeking urgent clarification from the european union. they say on first reading they are very concerned. they gave a news conference here at the headquarters in geneva and there i asked the regional coordinator for the refugee crisis whether this e.u. plan in his view could be illegal under international humanitarian law. >> yes, collective expulsion of foreigners is prohibited under the convince of human rights. an agreement that would be tantamount to blanket return to assert re-entry is not consistent with european law or international law. >> reporter: meanwhile ban ki-moon is on a visit to europe
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speaking in berlin, he says he believes some e.u. nations were shunning their humanitarian responsibilities. >> reporter: thousands of frustrated people stuck in greece have been pleading with macedonia to open its border. >> the balkan state is right now only allowing in a small number of refugees to cross each day. they have been gathering at the border fence demanding that they be let through so they can continue their journey north. the french president, though, didn't offer much hope. >> translator: the refugees at the border of greece and macedonia, they have to understand, we have to speed relocation, and to a certain degree some readmission for those who do not qualify for asylum, however, these people need to be supported and provided with aid.
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greece will be responsible for this, but it will be financed by europe. >> hoda abdel hamid is live on the greece macedonia border. so hoda, what is the current situation there? >> reporter: it's a very difficult situation. just as we were waiting to go on air, a teenager came around with a snake that was about a meter and a half to two meters, it was a snake that was found in one of the tents in this camp, and i think it's very indicative of how bad the situation is here on the ground. added to that, the huge disappointment among the people, they were looking at brussels throughout the day asking any reporter do you know anything about what is happening there? they were hoping for an outcome, those more optimistic were hoping for the border to open, others were hoping to at least have guidelines on what could happen to them. would there be restrictions no restrictions, should they stay in greece or what is going to
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happen to them? they got none of these answers. aid organizations are also concerned about the outcome, because it does not address the issue of those already stuck here and in greece, about 36,000 of them. joining me is ameana, a syrian kurd from the town of aleppo, and she has been stuck here for several days now, and she was also pinning her hopes on the summit. thank you for joining me. yesterday you asked me several times about what was happening in brussels. now how do you feel today, that the border is still closed? >> actually, i had a big hope, which border will open, but my hope is broken right now, and i don't know what will i have to do. not sure if i don't know what to do.
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actually my hope is broken. and it's a sad situation. it is so bad. >> reporter: when i first met you. it was more than ten days ago now. you told me there is no humanity. it's finished. do you still feel like that? >> actually -- yes. yes, i feel that. >> reporter: what options are you looking into. the border has been closed for nearly two days. are you looking into other options about what you can do, where you can go? >> actually i can't turn back to turkey or syria. i don't know. maybe i have to wait and wait and wait, just like a few day ago. >> reporter: okay. and how is life in this camp for you? it must -- i mean at the beginning it was something, but now ten days later, how is it? >> the life in this camp, maybe you see that. it's terrible. it's so disgusting.
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it's so full of [ inaudible ]. it's so terrible, and disgusting life. >> reporter: now e.u. leaders are going to meet again next week. do you think you would have the patience of waiting here in this camp until they meet again? or do you hope that something will change then? >> actually right now, i'm waiting. i'm waiting to another meeting. and i hope the border will open. and we will go to our distance. >> reporter: thank you very much. her opinion is an opinion shared among many here. some have become pragmatic, and are taking the bus to go back to athens, but that's a very small number, about 150 people today. others are still roaming around the camp asking about what options do they have at this stage? how long will they have to stay
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in greece? many point to the fact that they don't have any money left, because the wait has been so expensive for them, and they also say they don't know how long they can continue living in these conditions. >> all right. hoda, thank you. now in the aegean sea any greek coast guard continues to pick up hundreds of refugees crossing from turkey on their way to the island of lesvos. mohamed is there and sent this report. >> reporter: there is no let upon the number after refugees arriving in lesvos. this morning we watched them bring in 400 refugees. several times a day, the greek coast guard makes trips to sea to try to rescue as many people as possible. once they arrive at the port, the refugees are taken by buses to camps like this one here,
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where they are not only registered and given the necessary papers and given temporary accommodation. in a departure from the usual norm that used to happen, about a week ago, the greek authorities stopped giving the refugees the special boats they used to provide them with to take them to athens. they said they did this to try to stop further congestion at the border they have at macedonia and also in athens, where between those two places, there are about 45,000 refugees who are stranded. now the refugees however can make their own means and continue with their journey onwards to wherever they want to be. tunisia's prime minister has called an attack on a border town near libya a terror strike aimed at establishing an isil
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emerate. a group of 50 armed men stormed a post. tunisia has now closed its borders with libya, and nazanin sadri reports. >> reporter: the people here woke up to this. the sound of heavy gunfire. the attacks on the town were on the national army and security forces. some local people report seeing dozens of fighters roaming the streets. tunisian authorities say they have killed many of them, including this man, whom they accuse of attempting to fire a rocket-propelled grenade at a police station. this was one of the targets, hear in the heart of the city. what this attack shows is that there is an organized well-armed group operating in this border region, and capable of hitting strategic targets.
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some wall this city the world west of tunisia, known for the smuggling of goods from nearby libya, it's markets and shops are now closed. tunisians have travelled from here to fight for groups like isil in libya, and many people here think isil is behind what happened. >> translator: they are dirt. we are not afraid of them. we're in solidarity with the government. i am a citizen. for us, everyone is in solidarity with the government. we hate them. they don't represent us. they don't represent tunisia. >> translator: of course i'm afraid. we're all afraid, because it is the first time that something like this has happened. >> reporter: one possible reason for the attack is revenge for a strike on a camp. last week, around a dozen armed fighters crossed the border,
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attacking security forces. but this time, it was a much larger group. >> translator: 36 fighters have been killed and seven more have been arrested. we have some information of some tunisian elements involved, but there are also foreigners responsible for this attack. we have gathered important information from the terrorists. >> reporter: the government recently built a barrier along the border to try to stop arms trafficking and fighters from crossing in. tunisia clearly needs better intelligence to protect itself borders. this fighting also shows the threat isn't just coming from libya, it's already within tunisia itself. al jazeera, southern tunisia. israeli police have shot dead a palestinian woman who say they tried to stab officers. the 50 year old was not carrying an knife when police opened fire.
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188 palestinians have been killed in similar sin incidents over the past five months along with 28 israelis. we have got lots more ahead on this al jazeera news hour, including the search for answers to the biggest aviation mystery of all times. i'm in northeast india, where this mine owner is still using children to extract co extract -- coal. and we'll have all of the sports details. the u.s. military says it has killed more than 150 al-shabab fighters in an air attack. they have confirmed the attack but says the u.s. figure of the number of death is exaggerated.
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they earlier said 27 people died. our correspondent has more from mogadishu. >> reporter: mogadishu has been the target of mr. al-shabab attacks, but not today. it's not known whether the capitol was the intended target of more al-shabab attacks, but the pentagon says it prevented a major offensive by using drones and other aircraft to attack a training camp. >> the fighters who were scheduled to leave the camp posed a significant threat. their removal, the removal of those terrorist fighters degrades their ability to meet their objectives in somalia. >> reporter: a relatively remote location to try to escape constant surveillance by u.s. aircraft. that doesn't appear to have worked. the pentagon says the camp has been monitored for weeks and surveillance indicated a major
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attack was being planned. al-shabab confirmed in a phone conversation to al jazeera, that there has been an attack on its training camp. it said the u.s. figure of more than 150 deaths was exaggerated. in a statement the somali government said it welcomed the attack: but the u.s. military strategy is not without controversy. >> on the one hand, military leaders primarily, and government authorities would say this allows us to attack leadership targets that will eventually cause the downfall of these organizations. on the other hand, some would say that there is very little evidence that cutting off the head of the snake causes the collapse of these organizations, that in fact they are able to replicate leaders very, very quick and replace them, so the
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efficiency of the drone strikes doesn't really bare out in the long run. >> reporter: al-shabab is an armed group with links to al-qaeda, fighting to overthrow the somali government. al-shabab has claimed responsibility for at last four major attacks this year. six people were wounded on monday when a bomb hit [ inaudible ] and exploded at a small airport, more than 300 kilometers north of mogadishu. a month earlier they claimed responsibility for a similar bomb attack on an aircraft. a up-u.n. security council arms embargo has long been in place to stop weapons from getting into somalia. the australian navy says rocket protelled grenades, rifles and machine guns were found last week in a fishing vessel
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apparently bound for somalia. constant surveillance does appear to be restricting their operations, but there is no indication their war will be over any time soon. families of those on board a malaysia airlines flight which disappeared two years ago, held a vigil to mark the anniversary. in bang shij families of the many missing passengers demanded answers as they proposted outside of a buddhist temple. here is a reminder of what we know. the boeing 777 took off from malaysia's capitol, boun for beijing in the early hours of march 8, 2014.
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about an hour later communications from the crew ceased and the aircraft disappeared from civilian radar. military radar tracked it for another hour, as it turned from his root and then vanished. transmissions from one of the monitoring systems indicated it then flew possibly for hours towards the southern indian ocean following this arc off western australia. florence lo florence looi has more. >> reporter: the second anniversary of the disappearance of flight mh-370 was marked in malaysia is in a rather low-key manner. politicians held a minute of silence in parliament behind me to remember all 239 people who were on board the plane when it disappeared. a team has also issued an interim report. according to the international civil aviation organization, an
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interim report has to be issued on each anniversary until the final report has been issued. so this is the second interim report, unfortunately it does not disclose any new information or information that isn't already in the public domain. the prime minister issued a statement on tuesday on the anniversary, saying officials are doing all they can to find the plane and to solve what is being described as the biggest civil aviation mystery in history. now two rather encouraging pieces of evidence have been found. two pieces of possibly plane debris were found. now investigators will try to determine if this did indeed come from the missing plane. investigators have also said that they expect the search operation which is ongoing in the southern indian ocean to
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come to an end sometime in jewel this year, and at that point, three countries, china, australia, and malaysia will make a decision whether or not to continue the search operation. south korea says its new sanctions against the north specifically target people responsible for developing weapons of mass destruction. rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: the new measures are designed to put further pressure on north korea on top of the wide-ranging sanctions already agreed by the united nations last week. key individuals and organizations from north korea and some foreigners giving government support will face sanctions. there will also be further restrictions on trade. >> translator: we will ban foreign vessels that will stop at the north korea port within [ inaudible ] from entering domestic ports.
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>> reporter: the restrictions include north korea restaurants. south koreans are being urged eat elsewhere, this is a further indication from the president that north korea only responds to the stick. from china's foreign minister a sign of growing alarm at the deteriorating situation. >> translator: if tensions are escalated or even grow out of control, it will be disastrous to all parties, as the largest neighboring country of the peninsula, china will not passively watch the peninsula become unstable. >> reporter: government leaders in seoul are showing they are preparing to take tougher unilateral action whatever the reaction from the north. they have chosen this moment to release a report alleging wide-scale cyber espionage from the north, hacking in to the
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phones of go staff. north korea has denied similar accusations in the past. south korea says these new ones are further evidence of a growing threat that requires a tougher stance. rob mcbride, al jazeera, seoul. the northern indian state is looking to revive its image with a summit to attract foreign investment. violent protests by an influential cast ravaged the area last month. faiz jamil reports. >> reporter: financial services business -- >> reporter: investors at the summit are hearing the sales pitch that they are open for business. a visiting businessman from the democratic republic of congo says the state of northern india is attractive. >> [ inaudible ] the business of many companies, so to reach all
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of the business quickly, and to do business quickly. >> reporter: government leaders are selling the state as a top designation for investment in india. it's location next to the national capitol has allowed the state in recent years to attract new businesses and tens of billions of dollars of investments from abroad. but the violent that recently took place nearby could damage that reputation. businesses across the state were indiscriminately attacked for several days last month. many were looted then set on fire. business owners say their hopes for further development were also destroyed in the flames, and they fear for the future. >> i don't think so that i'm safe now. i have been -- 50 people have been working for me. i have been giving employment to a lot of people. i have different organizations, but i'm not getting any security from the authorities that i'll be safe to continue my business.
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>> reporter: leaders of the community who are blamed by many for the rioting say it's the government's fault for causing safety concerns. >> translator: we blame the government's callus attitude for all of the trouble. we never had any issue of cast, but this government's political move has created all of this division. >> reporter: investors hope government compensation will be enough to rebuild their lives. government leaders hope more foreign investment will help redevelop the state. to make that happen, safety and security, though, needs to come first. faiz jamil, al jazeera. still to come on the program, divisions between the european union and the united nations about whether this weed killer used on crops around the world is safe for use. and high school graduates are struggling to find jobs in south africa. we'll tell you why. plus -- >> i'm in greenland where the arctic winter games are bringing
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♪ hello, this is the al jazeera news hour. a reminder of the top stories. the u.n. refugee agency says an agreement between europe and turkey would violate international law. tunisia soldiers have been shot for a second successful dave by gunmen on the run near the libyan border. the number dead has risen to 55, including 36 attackers. the u.s. military commanders say a drone strike in somalia has killed more than 150 al-shabab fighters. al-shabab has confirmed the attack but says the u.s. is exaggerating the number killed. more on europe's refugee
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crisis angela merkel has been meeting with ban ki-moon. she believes the agreement will help save lives. >> translator: i'm deeply convinced we have to do everything in our power to stop human trackicers and smugglers. we have had so many people die in the aegean sea. we will continue to be busy in the next few days. the basic structure has been agreed on. earlier this news hour, ban ki-moon and the u.n. have some real concerns, including about the way some nations are responding to the crisis. >> i'm concerned that many european countries are adapting increasingly restrictive asylum policies. the extreme right-wing and nationalistic political parties are inflaming the situation where we need to be seeking
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solutions. harmonious solutions based on solutions. and anti-anti-migrant and anti-refugees rhetoric, and by attacks against the communities. such actions divide communities, sew instability, and betray the values that underpin the european union. >> let's go to the ankara office director. he says there will be many pitfalls in the way of getting the plan off of the ground. >> the main pitfall that i see here, the main flaw in the plan is the following. so there is -- one part of the plan suggests that the european union will take one syrian refugees from turkey for every syrian refugee that is
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readmitted from greece to turkey. this sounds very good. of course there are two objectives in such a plan. the first one is to replace the irregular immigration route with a legal channel for migration to the e.u. so as to disrupt the business model of human traffickers. the second objective is replacing the fact that most of the illegal immigrants head for germany and a few other member states, there will be sharing in terms of how many refugees each e.u. member takes in. but the problem is, if all of the individual member states will address to adding up to a quota of refugees that they want to take from turkey, let's assume in 2017, turkey readmitted 20,000 syrian refugees from turkey to greece. it will mean the e.u. states
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will need to create a quota of 20,000 to take from turkey. but what if they fail to do so? the united states is monitoring reports that iran has carried out multiple missile tests. the revolutionary guard started the main stage of the exercise on tuesday. it is not clear if the tests will be in violation of a nuclear deal iran signed with international powers. -- importance nia's president is drawing attention. many are skeptical that he will act against entrenched interests. malcolm webb reports from the capitol. >> reporter: since winning
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importance nia's election last year, he has declared an unprecedented crackdown on corruption and wasteful spending. >> translator: there are very poor people in this country. there are officials who cannot find a suitable hotel in this country, so they opt to go to europe for a board meeting. >> reporter: just days after being sworn in, he paid a surprise visit to the hospital. he found broken machines and patients sleeping on the floor. so he fired the director. the government says it was loosing millions of dollars in revenues here because of
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corruption. he has caught the attention of social media users all over the continent and beyond, the trending hashtag what would he do has been a vehicle for thousands of jokes for saving money. some say it also shows a longing for better governance. >> i would like to see his team work along the same lines that he has, and for this momentum to be sustained, and i will be interested to have this conversation again in one year, and see has there been change, and something that we can say is really sincere and genuine, because it has managed to out live the early days of excitement of a new leader. >> reporter: he is not the first leader to come to power on an anti corruption ticket, but past promises have more often left people feeling like nothing has really changed.
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youth unemployment is a major problem across africa, and expected to get twice as bad in the next 30 years. about 400 million young people could be jobless, and having a high school diploma or university degree is not making it any easier to find work. >> reporter: this privately run job-training center is teaching high school graduates basic technical skills. the center in johannesberg would help them find work. some have been unemployed for years. this man owns the training center. he says finding work for job seekers isn't easy. >> just for opportunity [ inaudible ] you find yourself sitting with over 2,000 people coming to apply for the opportunity. many young people have lost hope. >> reporter: the unemployment
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rate in south africa is at least 25%. the unofficial rate is thought to be much higher. high school enrollment is very high. but many teenagers don't graduate. some of those who do finish, can't find work. the united nations says 4 million south africans were unemployed last year. the south african graduate development association says there with more than 600,000 unemployed graduates. students about to finish their degrees are worried. >> a person should have like a plan b, c, d, like me. i am always like i might not get a job. >> reporter: the government has created some jobs, but many are temporary and unsustainable. >> the [ inaudible ] other people [ inaudible ] such that they are ever going to work in lower levels of manual labor,
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but now that the populous is increasing [ inaudible ] so we get this kind of [ inaudible ] of people that are not going to be absorbed in the labor markets. >> reporter: rising unemployment rates is a challenge of most african countries. the continent has the youngest population in the world. almost 200 million people are between 15 and 24 years old. the u.n. says that number will likely double by 2045. most african economies aren't growing fast enough to give most of them a chance of employment. now to a controversy over potentially toxic weed killer. it can't be agreed if it causes cancer or not. a vote on relicensing the chemical has been suspended as concerns rise over the health
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risks. neave barker reports from the u.k. >> reporter: it's a bumpy drive across the 900-acre organic farm. >> this is the clover, although you can't see much at the moment. >> reporter: 15 years ago the farm stopped using all chemicals after noticing a big drop in wildlife, the fields are now fertilized naturally, the main substance the farm stopped using was a key ingredient in herbicides. but the world's most weed killer is now at the center of a global cancer scare. many countries are now rethinking the way they grow food. >> it's a poster boy for the use of chemicals in farming. it has been called the safest chemical there is. it would be a dramatic blow to those who think chemicals are the way to produce our food, a
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dramatic blow against that. >> reporter: according to research, it has now been found in a third of all bread here in the u.k. it is seen in soy and corn that effect cows. it is even been detected in breast milk. the big question is whether one of the world's most widely used chemicals is in fact toxic. is our weed killer actually killing us? the question has lead to a major dispute between scientists from the u.n. and e.u. last year the u.n. world health organization says it was probably carcinogenic. the e.u. was meant to announce a decision on tuesday on whether to relicense the herbicide for another 15 years. that decision has now been suspended until may. experts say more independent tests are needed. many original studies were commissioned by the
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manufacturers themselves. >> probably cancer risk will be concerned if we do most of these, because the indications are really strong, and it's not so complex. what we need is a single study, but well done. >> reporter: monsanto say they carried out more than 800 tests, proving their weed killer is safe. it has been used for 40 years in 160 countries with little concern, but several latin america nations have already banned it. france, the netherland and other european countries could be next. as long as there is conflicting scientific evidence, many countries aren't willing to take a risk with public health. neave barker, al jazeera, england. prosecutors in venezuela are trying to find out what happened to 28 gold miners who have been missing since friday. family members say the miners were killed by a gang. but the government says so far there is no evidence anyone was
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killed there. the opposition says it is all a cover up. three years ago al jazeera filmed children working in coal mines in an an indeeian state. now we have returned to see if a ban from the government has had any effect. >> reporter: this is a minor turned farmer. when the indian government banned coal mining here, he and many others switched to tumeric farming. he makesless money, but he is is happiers. but surrounding his field, we spot at least eight active mines. the ban, it seems has had little effect. we investigate further and find this boy. al jazeera filmed him three years ago when he was a child
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minor. he was rescued by a charity, but is back to working in the mines. >> translator: who is going to give me a job? all i can do is manual labor and rely on myself. >> reporter: he confirms mines here are still operational, and that children are still being used as labor. he takes us to meet some of them, the smaller one is his brother. he says he is 13 years old. >> translator: coal is very hard. sometimes when i strike stones like this in a mine, it creates a spark. my pickax has broken too. what scares me the most is the ghosts in there >> reporter: the mine owner offers them no protection if things go on, and it's dangerous work not fit for children. they also have to buy all of their own equipment. no one wears a helmet. this mine continues to extract
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coal in violation of the court order, and it is using children. these kids and their families are caught in a cycle of exploitation because mining is all they have ever known. they just don't know what else to do. coal that was extracted before the ban went into effect, was allowed to be transported. all new mining had to stop, but that was two years ago, yet the transport of coal from these mines goes on. >> translator: we showed the evidence to a local member of parliament who also used to own mines in the regions. >> people have been arrested, but you see when you have been in the business for so long, and people have nothing to do, so people are tempted. >> reporter: all the ban seems to have done is force the smaller mine owners to close down, while the bigger ones owned by the political elite continue to operate unchecked, and the children who work in
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them, seem to have no other alternative. breaking news now out of occupied east jerusalem. we're getting reports that two israeli policeman have been shot in the head near damascus gate. one is seriously injured. earlier a palestinian woman was shot by police, and another was shot east of tel-aviv. we'll bring you more on that story when we get it. >> now time for all of the sports. the highest paid female sports star of the past decade has admitted to failing a drug test. maria sharapova has tested positive for a banned substance. >> i made a huge mistake, and i -- i have let my fans down.
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i have let this sport down that i have been playing since the age of four that i love so deeply. >> reporter: the admission has shocked the world of tennis. >> i wanted to let you know that a few days ago, i received a letter from the itf that i had failed a drug test at the australian open. i did fail the test, and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: the drug was prescribed by her family doctor for the past ten years for health reasons. it aids oxygen uptake and endurance. it is not licensed in many countries, included in the united states. it has been on the world anti-doping agency watch list for more than a year, but only became a banned substance since
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march 1st. >> the substance that has been mentioned is are particularly serious substance. it comes under the classification of hormones and hormone modulators, and is considered to be a substance where there would be perhaps the most serious penalty applied, which could be up to four years, of course, for a first offense. >> reporter: sharapova has won five grand slam titles, and is the highest paid female sports player in the past year. many were expecting the 28 year old to announce her retirement, but she has no plans to walk away from the game. >> we're all used to maria to being such a fighter on court, and that's the way she is in her personal life, so i think we'll find she will fight on after
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whatever punishment is handed down. >> reporter: whatever her punishment will be, along with the recent match-fixing allegations, it is another blow to tennis. renaldo was booed by his own supporters during saturday's 7-1 home win. he scored four times. it comes a week after the portuguese player had criticized his teammates following the dauby defeat to athletico. they lead 2-0 from the first leg of this last 16 tie. >> translator: i am the coach, and i want christiano, i was booed too. and i think all of us were. i don't think it's something focused on one player. it's just that the audience want more out of their players.
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i think that's good for the players, to make them improve and always give their best. but at the end, i think the audience really love these players. >> reporter: another champions league game forces vosberg. julian scored twice for the visitors. victory would see the german side reach the quarter finals for the first time in their history. one of american football's most successful quarterbacks, peyton manning has decided to retire. the denver bronco's player won two super bowl titles, among his many achievements, but also faced problems with injury and public image. andy gallagher reports. >> reporter: widely considered one of the game's greatest quarterbacks. peyton manning's career spanned 18 years. he helped two teams win the
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super bowl and earned a record five most valuable player awards. on monday he bid the game an emotional fair well. >> when i look back on my career, i'll know i gave everything i had to help my teams walk away with a win. there are other players who were more talented, but there was no one who could outprepare me. and because of that, i have no regrets. >> reporter: mannings career began in 1998 when he was drafted for the indianapolis colts. he played 13 seasons taking the team to the playoffs a total of 11 times. and left a profound impact on the game and the state. >> peyton manning turned it from historically being a basketball state into a football state. that's the effect he had while he was there. he took them to a couple of super bowl, only winning the one there in indianapolis, but was able to get another in denver, but his impact on what indianapolis, and the state of
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indiana has become has been immense. >> reporter: at 39 he was the oldest quarterback to start and win a super bowl, but in recent seasons he was plagued by injuries. he has denied allegations of sexual asult as a student, and that a performance enhancing drug was delivered to his wife at their home. >> you don't have to wonder if i'll miss football. absolutely i will. >> reporter: he turns 40 this month. but few doubt he will leave an indelible mark on the game. the winter games have got underway in greenland after snow storms in the capitol had threatened to keep athletes away. around a thousand youngsters have flown in to compete in the event, which as paul rees reports is playing a vital role in building bridges between isolated arctic communities.
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>> reporter: transport options are limited here. greenland has no national road system, so helicopters planes or boats are the only way to get between towns. just 56,000 people live in this vast country, a third of them in nuke, we world's smallest capitol, now hosting greenland's biggest-ever sporting event. from up here you see how isolated greenland is, with a population that was fit inside an english premier football stadium. and that's why it is so rare for people from across the arctic to be able to come together and meet in one place. that's where the arctic winter games come in. medals competed for in sports from both the summer and winter olympics, as well as traditional sports rarely seen o out -- outside the arctic
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circle. but the real victory is bringing together young people who share the same culture but live thousands of miles apart. it has been a hard-fought victory, though, with a storm closing the airport and stranding hundreds of athletes until just before the first day of competition. >> we were supposed to come here like three days ago. >> we are the arctic, and we need to be somewhere where it is the arctic to experience arctic games. >> reporter: this man's job as a pilot is vital in getting athletes to the game. >> it's not like any other country where you can just drive a car. here we need to spending a lot of money just to see family. and when you get to see the other people from alaska or canada, it's nice to see that
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even though we're isolated, we see that we're not. >> reporter: paul rees, al jazeera, nuke, greenland. that's all of your sport for me. >> thanks very much. now it is international women's day, an event to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness about discrimination and harass. a group of mexican women have taken a novel approach to dealing with sexual harassment in their city. natasha ghoneim reports. >> reporter: it is often a fleeting encounter, but the anger and shame of sexual harassment on the streets can linger. these women are fighting back with a song called sexist to punk and a confetti gun. watch as they confront men who have made offensive comments or gestures at them. the men are surprised, although
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all of them told us they weren't embarra embarrassed. they hid their faces or laughed nervously. the last three years these three women have been confronting sexual harassers through performance. they say they have endured harassment on the streets of mexico city since they were children, and it's time it ended. >> translator: we live in a world where everything revolving around men. what we want to do is to empower women. >> reporter: but women's rights groups say educating men is key to changing attitudes. there is no law in mexico punishment street sexual harassment. even if there were in a country where there is great mistrust of the police, getting women to report it may be difficult, but there are calls to enact a law.
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>> translator: any changes in the law is going to take time, so it is very important to take direct action, educate, and talk to other women so they can ask for help. >> reporter: only a handful of men have ever apologized, although they may not be seeing results on the street, the women say they are seeing results from within. >> translator: now i feel more empowered and more confident about reacting, and i used to be afraid of walking in the street. >> reporter: the women are spreading their message via social media, and say they received support from across latin america. they hope they will spur a movement that is heard beyond the streets of mexico. natasha ghoneim, al jazeera, mexico city. stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news is straight ahead from london with my colleague. that's it for me. thanks for your company. stay with us. ♪
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