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we are back tomorrow at 7:0. have a great day. hello, welcome to the al jazeera news hour. top stories, russia begins pulling out its military from syria as talks on how to end the conflict enter their second day. >> on the fifth anniversary of the war, thousands still risking it all to find safety. >> a new president for myanmar, parliament has elected a civilian leader after more than half a century of military rule.
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we're live in the u.s. state of north carolina in another day in the race for the white house. russia says it has begun pulling some of its forces out of syria. defense ministry says the first group of war planes has already left. around 1,000 troops are expected to stay in the country. the russian military began its air campaign in september. the decision to pull out comes as the syrian government delegation and opposition meet in geneva to try to end the war. today marks exactly five years since the conflict began. 250,000 people have been killed, according to the u.n. half of the country's population has been displaced. >> we have correspondents covering all sides of this story. james bays is in geneva. we are in lebanon's becca valley
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and southern turkey, but first, we have more on russia's partial withdrawal. >> russian troops are starting to leave syria, a day after a surprise announcement by president vladimir putin. the russian leader said the main part of its forces would be pulled out. no details have been given on how many planes and troops are to be withdrawn, putin says they've achieved what they came to achieve. back in september, that was helping president bashar al assad fight when they called terrorists. >> i believe that the goals set out the ministry of defense and the armed forces has overall been fulfilled. that's why i ordered the minister of defense as of tomorrow to start the pullout of the main part of our military grouping from the requireian republic. >> the white house believes it will put pressure on the damascus government to be more flexible and agree to a political transition. the timing was significant.
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it coincided with resumed u.n. led talks in geneva. the message from putin to diplomatics, it's your turn. >> we believe that we have helped undercut their infrastructure, destroying much of their infrastructure. the fight against terror is going to continue. >> russian airstrikes in syria have allowed the syrian government to regain lost ground especially on front lines that are essential for its survival. the syrian government was told about the decision to pull out, a statement from assad says it was taken jointly. >> they used military force, but more importantly, they do this part of creating a diplomatic political process, where now russia co chairs the political process with the united states, which is a dramatic increase in russian power and influence over this pros. >> moscow, however will not end its military presence in syria.
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it will keep control of an air base on the mediterranean and they still have control of the port further south. >> it's a good timing because of the talks. the airstrikes have already declined, so pulling out the air force is not a major -- it won't have much effect on the battle approximate be plus they made clear a russia can easily come back in in the future. >> officials ruled out talk of a transition. the military pullback could be another message to damascus regime to be more flexible. after all, russia canned afford and open ended conflict.
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it remains to be seen when putin said the military has created the conditions for a peace process. >> our diplomatic editor is following talks. he joins us live from geneva. james, i'm just wondering what the response there has been of this partial withdrawal. >> i've been speaking to diplomats and they were all speculating on what it actually means. i have to say none of them have been told by that the russians, a range of diplomats i've spoken to from a range of different countries, some saying they believe this was a plan that putin had in the draw pulling out the troops so he didn't get bogged down inside syria and maybe the comments from damascus rejecting the whole process sponsored by the u.s. and russia is the reason white now putin decided to do this to show
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president assad ha who is boss. we've been getting reaction from the opposition. i spoke to the opposition spokesman. >> this could be a big relief for all people in syria if we see this really on the ground and we hope to see it very soon. it's a positive step. it's a positive decision, and i believe it needs interpretation on the ground there. if we see it, this will help us in this process here. he's depending on the support of putin. this will help us really to reach a political agreement and really achieve something for our own people there.
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i hope it will be an end to all these fights in syria. >> does it mean that president putin is still supporting penalty assad? that's the big question. >> until now, yes. until now, yes, he is supporting but we really want another good step from him, another good decision and brave decision to really be on the side of the syrian people instead of on the side of the dictator, you know, assad. >> there have been some suggestion that is maybe there's a deal between the u.s. and russia, a secret deal. if part of that deal was for president assad to stay on for a time, would you be prepared to compromise on that? >> really, we don't know if there is such a deal. we know that there is big efforts from the states, from european countries that really made putin take this decision. there were some, i believe, some meetings, some talks between the states and russia.
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hopefully really the big decision would be is to really bring democracy, bring freedom to syrians, away from this regime. i don't think it's acceptable among syrians to see assad any longer. >> james, that's one viewpoint as far as assad is concerned. what are the other players there saying about where this move by russia leaves him?
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>> it's nearly a quarter of a million, so five years after syria's war began, this is the situation. 4.7 million people displaced externally and that's just in four neighboring countries, and
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7.6 million displaced internally. in reality, more than half of syria's population is not where it was five years ago, and isn't returning anytime soon. we are joined live from a refugee camp in lebanon's becca valley along the syrian border. i'm wondering if people there on the fifth anniversary feel that now there is possible change. you know, jane, the mood here is pretty somber and of course is a grim anniversary or has become a very grim anniversary for many of the syrians who are sheltering here in lebanon in these makeshift refugee camps. many of them saying to us that they simply cannot believe that they still live in places like this. let's look around here, jane. you can see many of the shelters here are made out of plastic sheeting and bits of wood. these are very basic shelters. in fact, three families live in
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every single one of these tents, and as you can see, it's a very rainy and muddy day and this really is the conditions that these syrian refugees find themselves in five years after the start of this uprising. although they've been paying close attention to these talks and they certainly hope that there may be a diplomatic solution to ending the fighting in their home country. many are resigned that if that does happen that they'll be living here for at least a little while longer. still, they've told us that all they want to see is the fighting to end and that they want to go home. >> doesn't matter how many times you see those images, it is still shocking. lawrence lee is in turkey, home total highest number of syrian ref jeers and joins us live. what is the situation there, lawrence? >> i think really the story from here, partly at least is exactly
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how controversial human rights groups in europe seen as being the european union plan to try to relocate syrians back into turkey. let me move out of the way to explain why. that's syria just over there. there are refugee camps really dotted around the landscape, there is one on the road border between syria and turkey to the right and as you move to the left, very large camp to the syrian side and very large camp here as we continue panning. there's more syrians than any number of european countries combined. many of the syrians, the european union plan would involve potentially trying to relocate back to turkey. which has got 2.7 million refugees, many who the european union says are illegal. that's what's caused such disruption and concern among
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human rights groups because the plan might not only involve sending back to turkey but also putting them in deemed safe areas inside syria and groups say you can't actually determine what he said a safe area inside syria, because the front lines keep moving, armed groups keep taking territorial advantage. what if isil makes an advance, because their positions are only 10 or 15 kilometers from here. the head of human rights watch has written to every single european leader saying the plan to relocate syrian refugees back here is against national law and breaches the european constitution that human rights. it's very, very controversial. if you ask aid work is inside syria do the refugees know the balkan route into europe is shutting and what are they going to do instead, they say yes, they do know and some of contemplating trying to get into
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europe via north africa, going to libya and five years on, some of these desperate journeys are as debt pretty as they ever were. many flee to europe with hopes for a better future there, but the u.n. refugee agency said the burden isn't being equally shared. as we just heard, turkey has taken in most of the refugees from syria but just grants temporary protection, not refugee status. many migrants head to greece using it as a thoroughfare to the rest of europe. in 2015, close to a million refugees arrived there. the balkan countries have been criticized for closing borders to refugees. last week, macedonia, croatia, and slovenia announced their borders were shut. those shut borders have led to the death of three refugees from afghanistan. they drowned trying to across a river on the greek border with
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macedonia. 23 others were rescued from the water. the group had left a makeshift camp in greece where thousands remained stranded. we have this report. >> desperate to continue with their journey northward, hundreds of refugees make a dramatic crossing over river at the bored every of greece and macedonia. young men formed a human chain helping the women, children and elderly cross the river. many held children and their longings over their head as they waded across. >> we have no option but to go on. we have children and don't have most basic of services, no toilets, nothing. >> macedonian police have confirmed they are holding 400 refugees who breached their bored with greece. some 1,000 migrants including children left the sprawling camp in the greek village. they walked along the fence on want border that keeps them back in the hope they will find a way
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into macedonia. this is what they are trying to leave behind. the refugee camp that is fast becoming a word for misery. human agencies here offer a place to sleep for some, but thousands spent the night in small tents, pitched around the filth, while others simply sleep rough. this is a daily endurance, the flimsy tents they live in offer little protection from the rain and cold. >> to stay worm, they burn wood donated by greek villages, as well as pieces of plastic and old clothes. just look at how we are living. our children are sick. we've got no tents, no assistance. all we want is to get to germany. >> health workers at the camp have treated more than 100 children for different ailments in the past few days. >> most of the cases until now they have respiratory diseases, so upper respiratory disease.
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some infections or lower respiratory disease. we have some different varieties, and a few parasitic disease. >> a 9-year-old girl tested positive for hepatitis a. it has medical workers worried most. >> we worry about the vacation nation status of the children. the vaccinations are not complete or they are undervaccinated, so we can have some sporadic case of very preventable disease. >> they are planning to vaccination campaign for all the children in the camp. al jazeera, on the greece-macedonia border. myanmar's parliament has elected a new president, but
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already called a proxy president that it is expected the real power behind the throne will be the ruling party. >> this was a major milestone in myanmar's political transition. members of parliament voted for the man they want to lead the country into a new era. >> we announce he is selected to be the penalty of myanmar. >> it was no surprise, given he is from the national league for democracy party that won november's election and dominates both houses of parliament. the 69-year-old is expected to be a figurehead only. the party leader has made it clear she will be the one calling the shots. she's barred from becoming president by the constitution because she has immediate family members who are foreigners. negotiations with the military to set aside that section of the
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constitution failed. it's believed the nld may not wait long to make another attempt but relations with the military have recordly soured in recent months. the armed forces will remain very powerful, retaining control of three security ministries and veto power over conservative change. their presidential nomination who will now become vice president is former general, whose known to be a hardliner. under military rule, he oversaw a violent crackdown on an anti-government protest led by buddhist amongst in 2007. his nomination is seen as a sign that the military will not let the m.l.d. have its own way completely. for now, the ruling party will celebrate its victory in parliament and in fact will have one of its own as president. wane hey, al jazeera, bangkok. >> the author of the rebel of ran gone, a tail of defiance and deliverance in burma joins me
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from new york. hello. i father it's no surprise that he got the job. is he in a holding position now? >> that's exactly right. that's what the speculation says. i've been talking with people very high up for the last few weeks. when they have a moment, thought there might have been a significant change in the military mindset from the commander-in-chief, even from the former strong man that they might have loud the suspension of this clause written more or less deliberately, instead, at the very last minute, it turned out that the military said absolutely not. as far as we know, those negotiations came to naught and it's deemed that she is going to be a proxy president. she's going to call the shots and he's basically going to be obedient for her. >> she hasn't been shy saying that she issues the top woman, that she will be pulling the strings, that she is in control. how soon do you think where she
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will be able to do that officially? >> what isn't they're now unless i missed something recently in the last hours, she herself might be foreign minister. there was talk of that, a position where she could deem to calm the shots from a more official position, but the reality is the talk now, the plan b. within the nld is within a year, they will be able to have clause 59 which prevents her from the presidency somehow suspended or a vote in parliament go through. this still involves an accommodation with the military who retain a 25% block which seats, but the hope is that within a year, they will be able to somehow allow her to take the presidency. >> i'm wondering where this leaves the military. they still control a rather large block. do you think they are feeling a little insecure here? >> i think they've made clear that they are still pretty much
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in control. they wrote the script to what is happening currently right now and it is working more or less as they intended. in 2003, the unat a set in motion a roadmap, a seven step roadmap to what they call flourishing democracy, which they called the constitution. the constitution under which barred from the presidency, then they held elections in 2010 which were rigged. the nlb boycotted it and set in this parliamentary system. they didn't anticipate the huge win in parliamentary seats. that's where the unintended consequences have led to the negotiation happening now between the n.l.d. and representatives of democracy and military. going forward, it's going to be very, very interesting to watch how much the military bans, how successfully she and her party manages to get them to concede to more civilian rule. >> i'm sure we'll be talk to you again in the future. thank you. >> thank you so much. to the u.s. presidential
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elections. five states are voting on who they want to be the next presidential candidate. it's the most significant day since super tuesday earlier this month to win the republican race, candidates need 1,237 delegates. donald trump has 460 delegates, ted cruz 370, marco rubio 163 and john kasich has got 63 delegates. in the democratic party, a candidate needs 2,383 delegates to be nominated. hillary clinton currently has 767 delegates and bernie sanders 553. we are in raleigh north carolina. why is today so important for the republicans, would you say? >> well, a very good day to you jane. it's a little after 9:00 a.m.,
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the polls are open as you can probably see behind me, some people starting to stream in and cast their ballots. for the republicans, this is perhaps the most critical day of this process so far. it's going to be a day when we could by the end of it really narrow the field and get a better sense which who is really the final candidates fighting their way for the nomination on the republican side. here in north carolina we're in the capital of raleigh, critical state, it has the third most delegates at stake today for the republicans, but all eyes also are on florida, and ohio, florida a key state for marco rubio, the senator there. everyone saying that he really must win his home state to keep any chances of the nomination for the republican party viable going forward. of course in ohio, as well, that's called a winner take all state in terms of delegates. the governor there, john kasich very much needs to win his home state to continue on presenting
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himself as an alternative to donald trump, the leader, as well. in all of this, we have ted cruz, whose hoping to pick up delegates, as well, he's won the most states and has the second most delegate count. he hopes to continue his role, as well, and that all needs of course to the man everyone is trying to catch on the republican side, real estate mogul, donald trump, still leading. trump hoping that he can win florida and perhaps go even further to securing the nomination. we'll have to see, the voters are deciding that today. all eyes. >> when it comes to the democrats, is hillary clinton still in control of the race? >> well, it dependency who you ask. bernie sanders and his supporters would say absolutely not. she's still ahead in the
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delegate count as you mentioned coming into me here, but bernie sanders is coming off that upset win over hillary clinton in the state of michigan. he is looking perhaps to carry on some victories, as well. he's doing very well in the polls in ohio, missouri and illinois. he's hoping and his supporters are hoping that they will win more and continue on. clearly hillary clinton is the front runner. she's got a lot of advantage, she's got sort of the wind in her sails, if you will, but bernie sanders has been doing very very well and looking to continue some of his momentum to carry on his fight against hillary clinton. bernie sanders has been doing very well and hopes to continue that. let's stay in the u.s. but get the weather. louisiana is not dry yet, is it? >> no, nor should it be.
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it has about that much rain in it. half a meter of rain. it's still flooie, the skies are nice and beautifully blue, but this is not even on the shores of the mississippi. this is further west, but this is how much water still lice on the ground. it will take a long time to drain away. having said that, look at the blue you see through the trees, so the skies themselves are looking quite pretty and will stay that way for quite a while. the rain clouds have been there from the northeast taller, running to the midwest now. not huge amounts of rain but rain all the same. just for a change, the streets are new york are wet. temperatures come down to about where it should be. not huge amounts of rain. we have 30 or 40 millimeters sleptic city on the coast and 4h carolina. you'll notice that ohio is cloud-free, no problems with voters not coming you the because of the weather. that's not a problem. the big white street is obvious
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and that's where the most active weather will be in the next days, illinois and up towards the great lakes, really. you'll find a fair amount of rain coming in here. once that rain might be significant, the snow which is notice to see north of california, so in oregon, idaho, that's on its way out and all the southern states stay dry. jane. thank you for that, rob. still to come on the program, french foreign minister visiting the ivory coast after an al-qaeda attack. we meet the teen behind chile's first oscar success. at the top of the english remere league, the title draws closer.
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the top stories on al jazeera, russia is withdrawing the main part of its forces from syria. pilots have received a hero's welcome as they return to central russia base. russia began an air campaign in september. the fifth anniversary of the conflict, risking it all to achieve safety. trying to cross a river in an attempt to reach macedonia. >> myanmar's parliament elected a new president, the first
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democratically elected leader after 50 years of military rule. the constitution bars her from president. one man has chosen to limp in the camps with displaced people. al jazeera spoke to the govern of aleppo by his choice to live among those who have lost so much. >> it's my third time at govern of aleppo. the provincial council was formed after some government offices in liberated areas stopped providing services. in aleppo, we have about 140 elected local councils, which have been offering services to residents who didn't leave the city. they did a good job helping
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people stay in their towns, but now it's too hard to offer the same service was. the first priority is to offer people forced from their homes water aid and medical services. we have ambulances to transfer sick people to turkey or medical centers. we have water tankers we got from turkey. recently, we set up bathrooms for makeshift camps. we try to provide people with flour for bread. >> it's very painful when you leave the town you've lived in most of your life. it's really painful to leave behind old memories and move to a camp where you start your life from scratch, where we don't have basic necessities. all that happened to us because the regime is clinging tightly to power. the regime is ready to exterminate the people to stay in power. it has proved that it does not care about the lives of syrians. it has sold the country to whoever supports it. it has proved it does not belong to its people.
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displacement is pain and hardship, but syrians will not forget the sufferings and the destruction it has brought to the country. the people are determined to complete the part of the revolution until the regime is toppled. >> as a govern of aleppo, i could he hali have entered turkey. i left in the last hours after it was taken over by regime forces. many friends offered me places to live in, but i have chosen to stay in the camps to live their lives and look at their needs and to feel their sufferings. if i left to go to turkey or lived in a house, i would not feel the sufferings of displaced people in the camps. >> fighting continues in the yemen city of taiz days after government troops launched a campaign to recapture the city. houthi rebels have had control of taiz and its suburbs since july. we have this report. >> troops loyal to president
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adou rabbo mansour hadi on the offensive. they have recently retaken strategic hill tops and now hope to breakthrough houthi lines in the north. taiz is yemen's third largest city. its capture would pave the way for government troops to advance towards the capital sanna. a push fraught with risks. the she houthi rebels and their ally, former president saleh still hold grounds, rejecting a compromise. militias shelling a houthi military base. >> we hope to take over the base in the coming days. our fighters are clear the area and we will move now. >> fighting in taiz has turned into street battles. the roads are blocked. some are booby trapped to halt
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the army's advance. >> the reason we can't move forward are the explosives planted by the houthis. >> fighting in taiz isn't the all the way's only priority. further south, the situation in the sea party city of aden remains delicate. this is the aftermath of clashes between security forces and armed groups. the government says its military campaign is aimed at driving fighters affiliated with isil and al-qaeda out of the city. helicopters with the saudi led forces are taking part in the offensive. there are concerns that aden could fall into the hands of al-qaeda fighters in the arabian peninsula if security sentenced stepped up. these are newly recruited policemen tasked with securing the sea port city of aden. believe a modern army and police
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force won't be an easy task in a country still ravaged by armed conflict and political divides. al jazeera. turkey's military says it killed 45 fighters linked to the p.k.k. kurdish armed group in northern iraq. police broke up two separate demon straes in istanbul on monday. people were protesting about sunday's car bomb attack in the capital ankara that killed at least 37 people. police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds. >> government ministers from front are in the ivory coast as a show of support following an al-qaeda attack. at least 19 people died at a poplar beach resort sunday. the country has declared three days of mourning. we have this update. >> another injured has succumbed to their wounds. this is a investigation on going
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involving the united nations forces on the ground. there were special measures put in place to reassure them, such as beefed up personnel, military personnel at border areas but also at strategic location, banks, schools and government offices. the african body came under criticism from the press. the mass killer has been back in court accusing the government of treating him
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inhumanely. he is accused of shooting 77 people dead five years ago. he is currently serving 21 years. he said solitary confinement is making him depressed. he is appealing to the human convention on human rights. in thailand, the first trial is getting underway in a special court to hear cases involving human trafficking. most involve rohingya muslims. >> this is thailand's largest human trafficking case here in a new division created in bangkok's criminal court. those families impacted by these criminal gangs are still suffering. >> just over three years ago, fatima fled myanmar to join her husband in thailand. her husband fled two years earlier. they are members of the rohingya community largely excluded from citizenship. violence against this muslim minority prompted many to attempt to leave the country.
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instead of the better life he south. fatima's husband landed in a jungle camp along with other would-be migrants held by human traffickers looking to extort more money. when fatima arrived at the camp, she was asked for ransom money she didn't have. her husband is one witness among hundreds of others. some thai officials are accused of collaborating with them. he's still not free. easy kept in a shelter away from his family. for safety, fatima didn't want to show her face. it's not her real name. >> there are many traffickers still out there. we can't be here. we can't work here. they will kill us. many traffickers are not arrested yet. >> the case is based on mass graves discovered last may, hundreds of bodies were unearthed along the thai-malaysian border but the trafficking had been requesting on for here's. the most high profile defendant,
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an army general. back in december, one of the most senior thai police investigators on the case fled to australia. he fears for his life because of what he called threats from influential physician. >> some peel it is not enough and the investigation for this trial stopped early. >> the authorities are handling this in such a way that we believe unfortunately it may amount to a show trial. there is evidence in some cases evidence we believe that's already in the court's possession that would indicate a much broader list of people who should be brought -- who should be held accountable. >> he thinks thai officials want to show they are progressing on their human trafficking crackdown so needed the trial to move forward. even with the trial now underway, it's expected to take more than a year, not good news
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for fatima and her family, who not only remain separated, they don't know where they'll go once it's over. >> as indicated by how long the questions for the first witnesses in this trial taking place, it's going to be slow-going. that's to be expected, this is a new division in the criminal court here, so essentially we're going into unchatterred territory. pope francis confirmed mother teresa will be declared a saint. she worked mostly in cool tut at a hoping the poor. she founded the missionaries of charity order which has operations worldwide. the nobel peace prize winner died in 1997. still to come, we'll take a look at what happened when three children sneaked into barcelona's training session. >> i'm andy richardson in barcelona, a country with big plans for its cricketing future.
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here's an unlikely partnership. nasa teamed up with the national potato center in peru. they want to develop a potato that can be grown on mars. we have a report from the desert. >> it's billions of years old, the oldest desert on earth. this patch of the desert in southern peru even looks like it could be from another world.
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nasa scientist said change the sky to orange and you are on mars. >> we found the closest similarity to the soil on mars. we have done experiments from gone to mars. mars. the basis for life are almost non-existent here. >> that's why science terrorists from nasa and the national potato center believe it's the perfect soil to breed a potato in soil conditions like on mars. >> the potato is the ideal candidate. it has conquered all the climate conditions on this planet. there are more than 4,000 varieties in peru. >> researchers say the martian atmosphere has high levels of carbon dioxide which will help potatoes grow. scientists and university students are collecting data and testing samples of the soil for the experiment.
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at the international potato center, researchers will build a greenhouse simulating mars. 100 varieties have been chosen for the experiment. >> they will not be genetically modified but transformed by traditional breeding carrying male and female plants to create a new variety, a new clone. we hoope and are sure it will be positive because potatoes have the high ability to adapt. >> because the soil of the scenery and antiquity of this desert is the earth's closest equivalent to mars, scientists believe it's tremendously important for this and other experiments, however, they're worried that this place may be in danger of disappearing. >> scientists want peru's government to stop squatters who could destroy the soil and say this land must be protected because be if the experiment succeeds, potatoes could be grown anywhere and help ease world hunger.
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while growing potatoes on mars may stil be a long way off, at least for now, it's not completely science fiction. al jazeera, peru. in just a few minutes time, host india get underway in world cricket. the there tents is when the main figures get involved. for opponents, it is a new era with the black caps, capturing the sides following the retirement of brandon maccallum. >> in this tournament, honestly it could go any way and we get a dangerous side, and it will be an exciting one. it will be good to watch and the
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boys are raring to go. >> i think it's very important to be aware of everyone and that's something that all three of us collectively have been able to do in the past few series that we have played. >> one country having appeared is rwanda. cricket is growing quickly in the east african nation. it is hoped the building of a new international standard stadium will further hasten development. this report from the capital. >> that cricket has a foothold in rwanda is one of sport's least likely stories. its or begins are entwined in the genocide of 1994 when an
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estimated 1 million rwandans were killed in just 120 days. >> many were forced into exile in uganda and kenya where cricket is played. as rwandan ban dew return home, they brought cricket with them. >> charles was one of those early pioneers. he quickly found out his country's recent history was all around him. >> those days, it wasn't uncommon for a ball to be hit over the boundary and who goes to fetch it finds remains or aftereffect of the genocide. it was an inspiration to bring the area back to life through the game of cricket. >> more than 7,000 rwandans of all backgrounds are all united as cricket players.
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that growth in popularity hasn't been matched by development of facilities. >> an english charity is committed to helping rwandan cricketers like them take the next step. hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to built a building on the outskirts. >> if you haven't got a good place to learn, you haven't got a good place to create a national program, and with facilities comes improved i.c.c. funding and it professionalizes the sport. >> the target is that rwanda's cricketers to be playing at their new home early next year. al jazeera, rwanda.
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>> international football coach will stand down after this year's european championship. conte took charge of the team after the disastrous first round exit at the world cup and led them to first place in their qualifying group. tuesday, he said he missed the day to day life of club football. he has been widely linked with the move to premier league chelsea. >> it is true, the little man. [ laughter ] carry on, come on,
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man. we know it's difficult. it's difficult. we want to enjoy, we want to continue. of course, our fans are deeing, are so proud of us. we must to continue. >> are your fans right to dream? >> they must dream and we must work. >> man city could make history in the chance league tuesday. they go into the second leg of their round of 16 holding a 3-1 lead after an impressive win in the ukraine. a victory at home later would mean they go through to the course of finals at the competition for the very first time. >> well, i think the most important thing is to know that we are not already qualified for the next date. we are against the big teams that they know how to play these kinds of games. that for me is the first target.
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>> p.s.c. go to athletic co-madrid with a 0-0 score. since that draw in the netherlands three weeks ago. >> three children sneaked into bars lobe in a's training ground tuesday. they were offered photographers and photos with their i'd dolls. they actually got to play with suarez, knee mar and messy. that's before security escorted them from the pitch. >> andy murray's first tournament back since becoming a parent has been shored lived. he's been knocked out of indian wells. his shock defeat came when he lost in three sets to the world number 53. the world number two reached the quarter final five times but not this year. he was the biggest win of his
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career. >> the french open champion won in his third round match. the number three seat will play next. nba star seth curry just keeps getting better. he's the top scorer in the nba. his team the golden state warriors won back-to-back pacific tights on their day off sunday. he got to mark his 28t 28th birthday with a win over the pelicans. oklahoma city recorded their 45th win of the season. the annual iditerod rate had a musher celebrating his fourth win in five years. it was a record time, eight
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days, 11s hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds to complete the 1600-kilometer race. his father came in second place 45 minutes later, marking the second straight 1-2 finish. that is all the sport for now. >> thanks very much. chilean animated short film brought her the countries first oscar. the film is meant to offer a message of hope. meeting the team helped as heroes in the sand i can't go neighborhood. >> surrounded by school children, film director is received as a hero in the sanity i can't go chile neighborhood where he was raised. it's the same lower middle class neighborhood that you recognize in his academy award winning an mailed film, the bear story. for 10 and a half minutes, it takes the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions from joy to
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hard break to insense nostalgia. >> the idea was to portray a character separated from his family. it was inspired greatly by the exile of my grandfather, who was arrested during the dictatorship and then exiled in england. it was important that this not be literal for the film to be universal so the people from anywhere could relate to it. >> the team of families in separation does strike a chord anywhere but he is special lip in countries that are or still are living in oppression. their story is a david versus goliath tale, a small film country colleague animation giants to win an os core for a short film. >> right here in the neighborhood where he grew up, the message is quite clear and translates more or less into
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yes, we can, a message for these young people to follow their dreams. >> the story took almost four stories to make. >> having a small budget means you have to finance it as you go. often stopping to do other things to pay for your project. >> now, even quentin tarantino's executive producer is reportedly eager to make a feature film inspired by the bear story. >> it shows there's interest in investing in latin america cinema and the type of stories we propose. >> a story that few dreamed could win an oscar and which now could inspire others who thought it was impossible to compete with hollywood. al jazeera, santiago. >> make sure you stay with us. another bulletin is coming up very soon.
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♪ >> celebrations in russia as forces return back home from their military operations in syria. hello welcome to al jazeera, live from our headquarters in doha. i'm jane dutton. parliament has elected a civilian leader in myanmar after more than half a century of military rule. and we are in the u.s. state of chicago, and another big day in the race