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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome you are watching the news hour with me peter and 60 minutes of news and comment and crimes and u.n. describes what is going on in south sudan of the world's worst situations. japan remembers an earthquake that brought a wave of death and destruction. we report from the syrian border to how the country's health crisis is spreading into turkey and also this hour breaking the
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glass sanctions afghan merchants breaking on a boom with help from iran. >> i will be here with all the day's sport including the manchester united in the last 16 of the europa league. ♪ a new u.n. report has cataloged what it describes as a multitude of human rights relations in south sudan which began in 2013 and accuses both sides of deliberately targeting civilians for killing, rape and pilaging and they bore the greatest responsibility for the crimes and it quotes credible sources and says groups on the government side are able to rape women and opposition fighters and criminal gangs have targeted women and girls and evidence
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that children have born the brunt of the violence and maimed and they are yet to be established and warring factions on one side by the president and on the other by his rival the former vice president and diplomatic editor james base is on the news hour from geneva and difficult to remember a reporter over the years with such strong language in there. >> absolutely peter here at the human rights office of the united nations in geneva they are releasing reports on situations all around the world on a very regular basis but rarely something as shocking and as damning as this report and the report says that it was told by victims what happened to them in searing, devastating detail, there is criticism of the opposition but more criticism i think of the government's side, a government soldiers and
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militia aligned with the government accused of carrying out a scorched earth policy deliberately targeting civilians with mutilation, setting children and disabled people a light and burning them alive and there is the scale of the sexual violence. we have rape being used as a weapon of war, an instrument of terror. let me give you one other key figure from the report and that is from one single state in south sudan, unity state from april last year 1300 rapes reported and as you say the report goes on to say it believes some of those fighting on the government side some of the militia are not being paid, instead they are being encouraged to rape in lieu of pay. already we have heard from the u.n. high commissioner from human rights, this is his office saying this is one of the most horrendous situations in the
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world. >> it goes from the geneva to u.n. in new york, what happens after that? >> yes, well it's turning up in new york in one way, in just a few hour's time, seven hours time because the report's author and one of the high commissioner's deputies will be giving a news conference in new york close to where the security council sits explaining detail of this report and that is important because let me remind you that the security council is still debating what to do with south sudan in terms of sanctions and there are sanctions in place and regime that allows for asset freezes on certain targeted individuals but there are others on the security council and would like it to go further and an arms embargo and the u.s. has been reluctant to have an embargo and russia is
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opposed to the idea and the idea in this report is certainly now with the u.n. security council supposed to look at this again in about five week's time will concentrate minds. >> thanks a lot, james. let's take you live now to duba and al jazeera and hiba morgan and over to you. >> reporter: we have spoken to the government here about the report and they have admitted that it may have happened on an individual basis but say it's not the government policy. now with me here is the presidential spokesperson and what are you doing with these reports or for these people or who held the reports are held responsible. >> take the report seriously and when the report is about human right violations. however, our forces are under strict command to ob -- observe
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human rights and if there are individuals and soldiers that comes out to violate human rights then they are doing it at their own because the government doesn't authorize anybody to kill civilians. we tell them to minimize when they are on self-defense to minimize civilian casualties when they are actually forced to fight. and august 27 one president declares a ceasefire and not under defensive and depend olding ourselves on a number of occasions but have not been on offensive so in this particular case our forces have not committed violations. >> there is a report by amnesty international 60 civilians were sophisticated to death, how do
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you respond to that? >> both civilians and suffocated to death because this is inhumane and our forces cannot do that because we cannot benefit from civilians and we need civilians and their cooperation with civilian is maximum and cannot kill any civilian. however those areas where reported by amnesty international are the militias operating there and you cannot know who has actually done what at this point until we actually fully investigate this matter. thank you so much. >> peter that was the presidential spokesperson denies that the government actually had anything to do with the scorched earth policy that the u.n. reported and may have been individuals who committed these crimes but it was not based on the government orders. >> thanks very much. japan marking five years since
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the earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people. in tokyo a minute of silence was held at the precise moment the quake hit starting a chain reaction of death and destruction and tsunami caused one of the world's worst accidents when it took out the power supply at the plant and they thanked the world for its response during the disaster. >> japan would like to continue informing people around the world of the lesson learned from the disaster and this is in the field of disaster prevention and sharing as much as possible with expertise and technology. >> reporter: so what exactly happened on this day five years ago? the magnitude nine quake struck at 2:46 in the afternoon and you can see it on our map here up
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off the northeast coast of japan in relation to tokyo and lasted for six long minutes and set off a tsunami that at times crested as high as 40 meters almost 18 1/2 thousand died and 2 1/2 thousand have never been found and three nuclear meltdowns produce 166,000 tons of radioactive debris and generated 700 tons of radioactive water and between 300-400 tons of newly contaminated water are added every day as a consequence of the cleanup operation. over all the disaster produced 20 million tons of debris and harry faucet reports from the coastal town which was in effect destroyed. >> reporter: this was built nearly 100 years ago from the people and the flat coastal area to come up here and be able to look out to sea and this
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neighborhood was densely packed with houses that was simply swept away when the wave came through here and at its height it was two meters above this of high ground. in the five years since there has been immense amount of work as there has been up and down the coast and you can see the huge great piles of earth there where they try to raise the level of the ground to build an industrial zone, residential area slightly further and will be raised even further as means of protection from future tsunamis and seawalls taking place and this is up and down the japan coast and the prime minister saying another five years of revitalized reconstruction still aways but 174,000 people are unable to return the their homes 100,000 in here where there is an exclusion zone in the nuclear power station under going some trouble and here on the mountain
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is a shrine where people have been coming through the day to pay respects to the dead and many gathered at exactly 2:46 the moment the earthquake struck and the tsunami sirens sounded around the area and echoing out as people remember what happened five years ago as well as that 950 died and 41 are still missing and an effort to try and find missing bodies even know, five years on and also to places along the coastline it's a very important thing for those still grieving and still in the mourning process all these years later. prosecutors in brazil called for arrest of de-silva and eye donety fraud for a beach front apartment and he denies it and he was detained for corruption at the state oil company brass and everyone behaved themselves at the debate in the u.s. and
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donald trump left undamaged despite marco rubio was seen as having a home advantage and he was pressed on islam. >> reporter: this was the tamest debate and brought like to the positions held by the candidates and donald trump was asked to address his comments claiming islam hates the u.s. and asked if he meant 1.6 billion muslims. >> where large portions of a group of people islam large portions want to use very very harsh means. >> reporter: ohio john kasich doubted there ever could be a deal. >> i don't previous there is long-term permanent peace solution and pursuing that is the wrong thing to do. >> reporter: not as bad tempered as other debates. >> i can't believe how civil it has been up here. >> reporter: donald trump refused to respond to a number of attacks on several issues with policy details and not song bites and criticized trade
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tariffs on foreign imports. >> how does the president come and say i'm going to put 45% tax on diapers when you buy diapers on automobiles when you buy automobiles on clothing when you buy clothing and hurts you and we got to get beyond rhetoric of china bad and get to how do you solve the problem. >> reporter: this debate was in miami with the big cuban american population and marco rubio the florida senator who came from cuba and talked about this. >> today it has not. the fact of the matter is after these changes were made, after these changes were made there are now millions and hundreds of millions of dollars that will flow to the castro regime. >> reporter: covered issues important to american borders and looking at the personalities of the candidates and now they may have a better idea of policies, al jazeera, washington. much more still to come for
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you on the al jazeera news hour including we will meet volunteers in greece offering a small ray of hope to refugees who are stuck in political limbo and palestine and teachers of what they say is a year's old broken promise. plus i'm paul in green land where the quest to create new winter olympians could be creating a generation gap on the slopes. ♪ the european union hopes to begin relocating thousands of refugees from greece, the european commission has come up with a scheme to settle 6,000 refugees per month from greece to other member states and to better over see the people making it to greece and nato said they are sending war ships to the aegean and will focus mainly on people smuggling. >> we have an increased the area
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of operation. we have now moved into greek and turkish territorial waters and we have started to focus on the area around the greek island of lesbos and we are planning to move further south and in the coming days and week. >> the crisis is showing signs of improving and has been an increase in the number of refugees returning home. >> translator: at the moment 3,000 are returning to iraq every month and it's an up ward trend after their cities are liberated from i.s.i.s. and they say we can live with our families in peace, some go back to families who did not arrive and not able to come and means that is not the case that all refugees will stay and we must prepare them for a life back in their home countries. >> despite everything thousands of refugees are choosing to head
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to the greek island of lesbos despite knowing the borders and the further north are closed and living in camps set up by the greek government and this man runs one of them and this is his story. >> my name is tarash and i'm the director of lesbos. all the people before us it's not our refugees they are our guests, our visitors, our travelers. we come here because we don't like to stay visitors at the port in the sun and the rain on their own, to sleep on their own and we come here and open this place at aiden so we are in a good position now but we have a big but we don't accept the numbers. don't forget the people over there it's like a water, nobody
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can stop the water, nobody can stop these people, nobody tell them to stop the humans. my visitors are hungry and cold and want to sleep somewhere warm and continue the trip. on this we are operating. on this we are on our system and now all these countries say we close the borders and the people at greece, no, that is a game. some say for the terrorist to come, no, the terrorist are over there in syria and kill the people everyday. so the armies go over to syrian with the terrorist, yes, they are terrorist and many here, many terrorist, she is a terrorist. we don't need somebody from europe or from the other countries to say what is necessary to do here. no no no we need help.
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and people need help. we need sleeping betz and blankets and food and money to build new projects. john lennon, i'm not a dreamer and nobody can stop this war but it's necessary to stop the crime. this crime for all over there it's crime. somebody needs to stop it and i don't know the guy who can stop this. >> reporter: the u.n. special envoy to syria says a presidential election will happen in 18 months time and before that staffan de mistura says he hopes the warring sides will make progress to end the conflict and monday opposition groups will resume discussions
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in geneva and part of the talks focus will be presidential and parliamentary elections next year. for now largely the fighting goes on, international aid agencies warning that members of the u.n. security council are adding quote fuel to the fire and they put out a new report that shows 2015 was the worst of the five years of conflict and fighting and accuse russia, france, the u.s. and uk of under mining, their own u.n. resolutions by supporting rival warring sides or direct military action like russia and the u.s. led air strikes and say at least 50,000 people have been killed since april 2014 and an extra one half million people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid and last year the u.n. delivered assistance to 4% in towns and villages and less food. and daniel authored the report and says resent progress in
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syria is engaurjing but it is taking too long. >> the last couple of weeks have shown with the hostilities and the delivery of assistance to besieged communities that when the international community put their mind to it they can make progress on the ground inside syria. i think the question is why it's taken them so long to do this and why over the course of the past year instead have been adding fuel to the fire as the report says so i think that it's within the gift of these to ensure and insist upon the resolutions being implemented so this would entail and put adequate pressure to respect the ceasefire and set the stage for negotiations in geneva but also concretely stopping to send arms and ammunition to the allies on the ground and crucially a
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resecondi respecting international law and instead of targeting civilians and military actions. the bombing of hospitals inside syria is not only putting lives at risk it is putting extra strain on medical centers in neighboring turkey and doctors say they are at breaking point and many of the injured seek treatment across the border and we report from there. >> reporter: the syrian government and russian allies sometimes claim fighters hide in hospitals but surely not this one, it's a children's unit and the bombardment has cots and betz unusable and towns the close to syria's northern border with turkey and this firefighter says they have no water to douse the flames, there is no choice but to watch it burn. increasing destruction of places like maternity units put people in threat and the less hospitals
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and doctors and medicine to treat more people and combines to create a crisis in the few places the injured can look to. >> translator: because there are so many refugees now there is enormous pressure on what is left and no longer possible to treat some lesser injuries. >> reporter: all this means turkey has no choice but to move badly injured people from the border to its nearby small town and a constant flow of ambulances in and out. this hospital was itself evacuated this week when it was shelled by i.s.i.l. fighters and it's hardly safe here either but it's certainly better than the alternative, on the morning we were filming it received three patients who would needham tigss and it's like this all the time now. all the attacks on the hospitals put strain on this little union the turkish side of the border and had to bring in translators and double plastic surgeons who can deal with severe burns and
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trauma expects as well and staff told us there are now more syrian patients inside her than medical personnel and once treated here they have a choice to go home. this man returned to the border with bags of medicine and hobbling his way back to his little village inside syria and paid 100 for his drugs. >> translator: they brought my by ambulance because i was very sick and needed medicine for my heart or i was going to die. >> reporter: good news in in is no hospitals attacked since the cessation of hostilities but those still injured in the fighting the best they can now hope is that someone can get them to another country for treatment. lawrence lee, al jazeera, southern turkey. time for the weather here on the news hour and rob joins us and better weather in macedonia. >> two days of rain and you seen it on the reports and we've had in the middle of the mediterranean pressure is low with a big hole in the sky and
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clouds circulating and not just macedonia hit, that is the most notable, figures coming out from greece and the 40-50 millimeter mark but you can see the clouds quite well dispersed and the tops here algeria and tunesia and rain falling in the last 24 hours and there may be 1-2 showers we are looking at the greece-macedonia area and the green is where the rain shows itself and down to the african coast. still cold for snow in croatia and the gap opening up for a bit of sunshine and part of the big system meant temperatures in romania of 20-21 degrees in bukarest have come down and on the other side of the big revolving system has cold air in spain and portugal and snow falling, it's not the first time i know but significant snow for march and victoria it has come
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down here as well. however, despite the system looks the same the sun has come up and the winds are strong and warm up as the rain moves down to north africa. israeli forces raiding offices of a palestinian media company near my children through university but with tuition, transport, books and other expenses it has been very, very hard. >> reporter: so right now like thousands of others across the occupied west bank he is on strike and turning up at school and not teaching and say it's their only way of securing a promised pay raise and promotions and new elections for a teacher's union. this is an example of having to do two jobs is far from unusual. many teachers complain they are treated worse than other employees of the palestinian authority and in resent weeks they mounted a challenge to the government that few people saw coming. several protests have gone ahead
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despite security forces trying to stop them from reaching rallies and the walk out is not organized by the official union but campaigners have written to abbas and saying unrest if he doesn't step in to help the teachers. >> the methods that the teachers resorted to are totally legal, civiliz civilized, peaceful, just asking for a response to their demands. while the government to this in every single step they were behaving in violation of the law, our basic law and constitution. >> the government forced him and colleagues to go on strike and polls suggest a huge majority of the public backed them and what happens next could have prepercussions for the whole of palestinian society, al jazeera, ramallah in the occupied west bank. more ground to cover for you on the al jazeera news hour including. >> there are some things we probably will never agree on.
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whose beer is better, who is better at hockey. >> reporter: good nature between the u.s. and canadian leaders came to reaffirm their friendship. a controversial korean movie triggers painful memories of japan's war time past and in sport on a course where gold number one is struggling and the player ranked 230th makes things look really easy. ♪ ((úz@úxóxkxñ($9
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welcome back to the al jazeera hour and quick reminder of top stories u.n. accused all sides in south sudan war of targeting civilians for murder and rape, a new report describes what it calls a multitude trued of violations and japan marks five years since the earthquake and tsunami that killed 18,000 people and a moment of silence was held at the precise moment the quake hit and accused members of the u.n. security council of adding fuel to the fire of syrian conflint, a new report accuses russia and u.s. and the uk of their own resolutions. a kurdish support is making territorial gains in the north but syria defense courses and dominance of the campaign against aisle are making some groups nervous and we explain why. >> three weeks ago syrian
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defense forces took control of the northeastern city and now they gained another 2 1/2 thousand square kilometers of land from i.s.i.s. according to u.s. central command and says the mainly kurdish group now controls 20,000 square kilometers of northern syria, losing this deprived i.s.i.l. of a transit route between its two major strongholds of raqqa and syria and mosul and iraq and also oil and gas fields here and the city was once home to 40,000 people and many left before the battle began and others fled as u.s. led coalition air strikes were called in to prevent i.s.i.l. attempts to take the city back. >> translator: some fled to nearby villages. >> reporter: as he retakes ground syrian defense forces work to be a professional fighting force. here releasing video showing the
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help it is offered to an i.s.i.l. fighter. the u.s. government believes the sdf has the most effective fighters on the ground against i.s.i.l. in syria. but not every anti-i.s.i.l. and anti-syrian government is an automatic ally of the sdf, here fighters from the free syrian army targeted an sdf vehicle in a town in northern aleppo the group controls. it is because some fsa groups say they are suspicious of the kurd's long-term ambitions for the territory they control, bernard smith with al jazeera. hundreds of people in bangladesh marshing through villages to the forest during a second day of protests. they oppose two cold fire power plants being built by the world site and say they will destroy the fragile ecology and we are with the protesters in south
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bangladesh. >> reporter: hundreds started a move from the largest mango forest in the world, their goal is to tell the bangladesh government to stop the power plants in dozens of the mango forests and organizers to a 400 kilometer move stopped in various villages and towns to gather supporters, we are in southwest bangladesh where hundreds of people have joined the rally to show their solidarity and support for the move, many of them will join the organizers and then move, the government hardly is persuaded to go ahead with this power plant, international and local and environmental advise their concern for long time consequence of the power plants and we will have a disaster of
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consequence. staying here and the indian court has a fine for the spiritual leader for environmental damage and huge structures along a river bed for a three-day cultural festival and jamil has that story. >> reporter: this is the site of the massive three-day world cultural festival spread across a thousand acres or four square kilometers and a thousand performers and expected to attract up to 3 1/2 million people and what is attracting controversy because of where it's located. we are near the banks of the river in new deli, an equal area and an environmental assessment shown that the construction done to build all of this damaged the flood plains meant to soak up water as well as eco systems in the river bed and the organization says all of this is temporary and no permanent damage has been done. in the green tribunal says the
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organizers will have to pay for the full restoration of the area which could cost tens of millions of dollars and environmentalists say that restoring the full ecology cannot happen because the damage here has been done. 14 new cases of zika in bolivia and contracted the disease through mosquito bites and 13 cities targeted for fumigation to kill the insects. inflation here is the highest in the world and heaping pressure on the new president who is failing to live up to promises to fix the problem and here is theresa. >> reporter: at protest to demand that the new government of maki look the other way and this countries that one of the highest inflation rates in the world. >> translator: we have seen products rise over 300% like
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electricity over 700% and very worried on how people are going to continue like this. >> reporter: lopez lives in a village and says she is concerned about inflation and claims in spite of the rising prices her salary has not gone up. >> translator: we can have sugar from comparative and get it for free but everything is going up, the problem is we are not sure where it is going to end. >> reporter: the government has announced an end to subsidies to electricity and even though it has said it won't effect the poorer sectors many here have doubts how it's going to play out. >> translator: we the poor, we have to stop eating and we stop. we are used to hardships but it's a price of elbow electricity and gas and transportation goes up then we will be in trouble. >> reporter: for the government inflation is a problem because it is hurting this country's most vulnerable. the price of beef for example
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that is basic in argentina diet increased in the last month and people have stopped buying certain cuts because they couldn't afford them any more. for the last decade inflation has been a serious issue with some estimates pulling it close to 30% a year. and came to power last december with a promise to bring argentina's economy under control but it may be months before that happens with inflation in the eyes of some remaining the biggest challenge. >> translator: the government has the will to fight inflation but it is not succeeding. so far inflation is 15% this year and if it goes this way it's going to be 50 percent in a year. but they need monetary and fiscal policies and investment and so far we are not seeing it. >> reporter: the argentina government announced it will implement certain measures to assist the poorest sectors deal with the impact of high prices but for many those measures are
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not coming fast enough. al jazeera buenos aires. canada minister and u.s. president had warming of relations at a state dinner in washington and justin trudeau said they are siblings and trade of environment dominated their talks. ♪ it's been nearly 20 years since the leader of the north enneighbor last received the red carpet treatment at the white house and justin trudeau riding a wave of popularity here and abroad add glamour as he worked the white house crowd with president obama and appeared there were more eyes on the younger of the two men and engaged in friendly banter over the relationship between two countries that share the world's longest undefended border. >> there are some things we probably will never agree on
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whose beer is better, who is better at hockey. [laughter] relations between the neighbors have had many ups and downs, justin's father trudeau visited the white house in the 70s and early 80s and his u.s. opposite former president nixon once belittled pierre and described him as a pompus egg head and promised to set a relationship lately turned rocky of obama veto of the pipeline and harper and the u.s. and canada will work together to curb greenhouse gasses. >> take ambitious actions to reduce methane behalf of the oil and gas sector, reduce admissions of hydro fluro
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carbons and heavy duty vehicles among other plans to fight climate change. >> reporter: not often a canadian prime minister gets this much attention in the u.s., and shirtless pictures win over followers but trudeau is a role model for international leadership. >> i'm following the refugees and it's nice and inspiring since everything that is happening here and politicians not wanting to let in the refugees. >> reporter: with obama due to leave the white house in just ten months trudeau hopes the warm relationship holds up with the next president whoever it may be and with a possible donald trump as president came up at a news conference the canadian prime minister chose a diplomatic dodge at the white house. korean movie 14 years in a making is set to hit international screens and spirits home coming deals with
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comfort women in world war two and it's a blockbuster in korea and reunited anger against japan. spirits home coming is inspired by the harrowing true story of one surviving comfort woman forced into sexual slavery at 16 years old and the preview in seoul was attended by some of the few comfort women still alive, the box office success is all the more remarkable because of the long struggle to complete the film. 14 years in the making the director managed to raise the remaining budget through online crowd funding of thousand of individual donations. >> translator: i think the movie was made thanks to the will of the people to get to know their grandmothers. the plot of the movie is important but above all it's the fact it was directly funded and produced by the people themselves. >> reporter: outside the
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japanese embassy a protest by supporters of korean comfort women is a weekly event. possibly the movie success could not have come as a surprise in a country where the issue of comfort women is still felt so deeply, that is despite an accord signed last december between japan and south korea that was meant to resolve the matter once and for all. ♪ under the deal japan apologized and sat up a fund of nearly $10 million to help the surviving women. that has left many protesters even more enraged. >> translator: japan did not admit war crimes and says the offer of compensation is not legal and it means japan does not accept legal responsibility, we demand the agreement be nullified. >> reporter: it's estimated as nearly as 200,000 korean women may have been forced to work in japan's war time brothals and
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what they see as japan's refusal to accept responsibility for the suffering and this movie is fueling that anger. >> translator: i want god to make japan pay for their atrocities and feel the pain of the victims. >> translator: i hope many more people watch the movie so they will understand. >> reporter: clearly a painful experience but the box office figures show how around 3 million koreans felt the need to go through it, rob mcbride, al jazeera, seoul. it's been dubbed spring break for nerds and about to kickoff in the u.s. state of texas and the latest in technology, music and film in the south by southwest festival in austin and rob reynolds says how it's changing the face of that city. >> reporter: in the coming days live music will take over the streets of this city and bars, clubs, concert halls and juke joints will be packed with fans
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as the south by southwest music festival gets underway, it's in the 30th year and draws music from all over the world and it's an important venue for young musicians hoping to make the big break and just possibly achieve fame and fortune. over the years south by southwest has grown enormously and adding an independent film festival and a technology expo to the line up and tech lineups from the small to the digital bohemouth are represented here and on friday barack obama will be in houston addressing an audience of digital entrepreneurs and the origins of south by southwest success lie in the rich musical performance culture in austin's black and latino neighborhoods but as the festival itself became more commercial, more successful and famous worldwide it helped to give austin a reputation as a
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very cool, desirable city to live in so many wealthy mostly white newcomers began flooding into neighborhoods like this one and yoga parlors and fancy coffee shops are popping up on every corner and had the effect of raising property taxes on the long-term residents many of whom who are being displaced now, the very people whose musical talents gave south by southwest its start. still to come on the news hour all the sports news and a moment of good fortune for the best team in south american football and the rest of the details when we come back.
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businesses in afghanistan welcomed the lifts of economic sanctions on iran and one afghan city hopes to reestablish itself as a trade hub and take advantage of the influence and now we report. >> reporter: an molten-lova glass and a few gentle puffs of air and sculpting and the finish product and this is how one of the oldest expert glass makers of afghanistan crafts the city's famous blue glass. he has done it for 50 years but rarely he says has he been more optimistic about his business thanks to the recent lifting of economic sanctions against
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neighboring iran. >> translator: we were very happy. we are always happy when things improve in iran. >> reporter: among traders here who say sanctions against them damaged the economy and afghanistan's western trade hub that long held cultural links to its neighbor and heavily dependent on products either imported through or made in iran. it's amazing when you walk around here how many products you find that are made in iran. look at this laundry detergent, dish washing liquid and soap and cleaner and hard candy and chocolate all made in iran. even iranian music fills the streets here. >> translator: it was hard, importing goods were hard and many items were smuggled and now it's easier. >> translator: when iran was under sanction it directly
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impacted afghanistan's economy in a negative way. >> reporter: from the chamber of commerce says the lifting of sanctions means more imported products bought legally with insurance using money safely transferred through banks. >> translator: when merchants can use the banks the price goes down and pay for the products with higher quality. >> reporter: traders here are also eager to use iran as a transit point for products and the famous marbel and dried fruit and spices and his blue glass, potentially a badly needed boost for he and afghanistan's struggling economy, al jazeera, afghanistan. as promised time for sports news. >> thank you so much and said his team put in the perfect performance in the first europa
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league with and chester united and beating them 2-nil and the first meeting of the fierce english rivals in european competition and coming from daniel and roberto and had scathing criticism from former player ferdinand. >> first of all i want to give a remark if it is important what ferdinand would say what is important for you? you don't give your own opinion and then you use ferdinand's opinion. okay, very strong of you. very strong of you. very strong. i give my opinion. i give my opinion now. >> force it and it was a perfect pass in the box and nobody told me something different so this time it was a penalty and everybody agrees or not.
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>> what is being debated i should say. >> okay, sorry. >> reporter: defending champion were held to a nil-nil draw and fielded a weakened team against dortman and focus on trying to win the england premier league and paid the price and dortman winning 3-nil. >> and it's a good, good feeling to be the coach of a team that can step up with such performance every three days no matter who is on the other side and today was very, very hard and the winning so deserved and winning 3-nil against them is a huge, huge performance and it's good. over in south america's biggest club competition rei reigning river plate had a moment of good fortune at home to south palo and trailing 1-nil equalizer when the goal keeper punched the ball straight into a teammate and went in the net for a known goal.
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the game ended 1-1 in buenos air aires. the cricket board of the world t20 host india told pakistan to stop making excuses and play at the event and pakistan government wants a guaranty the team will be safe and tournament organizers have shifted pakistan from india to culcutter because of security concerns and the next game is schedule for next wednesday. >> translator: all the state governments are making proper security arrangements for them, no country has the right to point a finger at india and won't and giving proper security to each team and still making executions and pakistan should come and play the world cup and perform well. >> reporter: friends and family paid respects to former new zealand cricket captain at his funeral and crow died last week after a long battle with cancer
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at the age of 53. among the 800 in attendance were former cricketers and his cousin the actor russell crow. world number two andy murray believes tennis needs to perform more drug testing after the positive test for maldinium. >> it's better than it was a few years ago and last year i got tested a lot but last year i have been tested, once, twice this year and then three months in the year and whereas last year i got tested loads but this year has only been twice in three months into the year which clearly is not enough. >> reporter: golf now and your done spieth in danger of missing the cut for the second time this year. the world number one shot a first round 5 over 76 as he began the defense of his title at the championship and spieth
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is nine shots behind the joint leaders in florida and include 2011pga champion bradley on four under with charles house the third and ken duke and one of the shots of the day went to world 230 blaine bar bar who got an eagle on the par four, 12th hole. cavaliers coasted past the la lakers 120-108 and 2 1/2 games ahead of the toronto raptures for the best record in conference and beat the atlanta hawks 104-96 and had a game high 30 points and 19 more and raptures 14 of the last 15 games won at home. now the arctic winter games are coming to a close in green land on friday and while the competition has focused on youth not everyone has agreed it's the best way to improve green land record at major competitions and
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we report from the capitol in nuke. >> reporter: becoming a top snow border demands a large set of skills and in green land shovelling snow is one of them and they are used to preparing their own runs and have a few ways of speeding it up but there are no short cuts to the olympics. green land has one athlete to the last winter games in sochi and if these 18-year-olds do make it to the top they will have to do the same as the few who came before them and where the flight of denmark green land's rule is 3 1/2 thousand kilometers away. >> translator: yes, it is strange but we have to participate somehow. it's a bit sad we can't compete with green land if we get to the olympics and have to fight for denmark, denmark is a nice country too. >> reporter: green land would be suited for winter sports and hosting the games but the wind here is too strong to build real
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speed and getting regular competition on the more sheltered slopes of norway is beyond most budgets. >> translator: i want to travel and meet people who are better than me. of course there are some better than me here but the level is not that high, it's difficult because there is not much you can learn here. >> with travel to europe so expensive the arctic games are a rare chance for young athletes to compete in their own country but there are those who believe too much investment in youth is creating a glass ceiling for older green land athletes. >> translator: ex cross country skier was not amused as wearing the danish flag at championship but it's not one of identity but cash and money spent on the youth on arctic winter games but not on athletes in their prime. >> the young get very good experience but maybe they don't
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have so much else when they are finished with the game in 16-18 years and don't have anything to do so it's difficult for them to stay in the spot. >> reporter: life after sports still a distant sport and it's always good to know a friend has got your back. paul reese, al jazeera, nuke, green land. and that is all your sport for now and peter back to you. >> talk to you later and before we go look at the cute pictures and thai elephants using them instead of horses and 14th year and aims at giving elephants a break from work for a week and money donated will be donated to elephant conservation projects, that is what we call the hard story, 30 minutes of al jazeera world news top of the hour we will see you then good-bye for now. ♪
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