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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to this newshour, live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. an historic meeting between two presidents in havana. with cuba's record of human rights under the spotlight former d.r.c. advice president found guilty of murder, rape and pillage by the international criminal court. >> tight security in south-east turkey as kurds celebrate the
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nuroz spring festival after months of fighting. plus... >> i have all the sport. australia cricketers relation tearing a first win at the 20 twenty20. >> if i was a lady player, id go down every night on my knees and thank god there's a roger federer and a rafael nadal born a top tennis official apologises over comments about female tennis players, but it reopens the debate about pay in sport the u.s. and cuban presidents met in havana in an historic meeting, where they pledged to put aside the differences that divided their countries for decades. this is the first visit by a sitting american president in 90 years, president obama called it a new day. cuba's record on human rights was also under the spotlight.
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president castro was pressed on where his country stood on political prisoners. this was his response. >> give me now the list of political prisoners. you mentioned it now. which political prisoners. give me a name or names or when this meeting is finished. you can give me a list of the prisoners. if there are these political prisoners, they'll be freed by tonight for his part president obama said that cuba is making progress. >> i said consistently after more than five difficult decades the relationship between the governments will not betransformed overnight. we continue, as president castro indicated to add differences, including on democracy and human rights. president castro and i had frank conversations on these subjects.
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the united states nose of achievements in education and health care. importantly, i affirm that cuba's destiny will not be decided by the united states or other nations. cuba is sovereign, and rightly has great pride in the future of cuba, it will be decided by cubans, not by anyone else. al jazeera's lucia newman is live in havana. and listening into the press conference. >> do you think anything has changed in the attitude of the two leaders? hello, what struck me when i heard most of them speak is how much president obama believed or said that he believed that there had been progress made in the last 15 months since both leaders decided to embark on the role of normalization. while president castro
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underscored what needs to be done. he said we cannot normalize relations until the embargo, what they call is the blockade is lifted, until the guantanamo base is returned to us. he said it was easier to blow up a bridge than to rebuild it. so a different way of looking at things, especially on the human rights issue, they do not see eye to eye. president castro wants the united states to agree to disagree on that. president obama says that is not something that he is willing to do. and another . point is to have telecommunications. president obama talked a lot about spreading helping cubans have access to the internet. the importance of internet. another american telecommunications companies, or, sorry, but president castro responded quickly saying we will allow internet only in the
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appropriate use based on our national interest. clearly it means cubans will have the least access to internet in their homes, any country in the world. they have to be waiting longer. even though there are some small improvements it was a lengthy press conference, what is happening right now though. what happening right now though. >> it's another extraordinary event, it's broadcast on cuban tv. a meeting between president obama and entrepreneurs, he spoke to a barber, and a woman designing t-shirts and wants to export them. they want to know the details of the economic measures that the white house announced. how far do they go, how easily
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will it allow them to have a bigger exchange commercially with the united states and the american business center. president obama told them that other american hotel chains will enter into joint ventures. there's still a lot of grey areas, and no one really nose how much of an opening the attempts to bypass the embargo will make brett neumann, live from havana. thank you so much for that one of key points raised at the press conference was the issue of cuban political prisoners. joining us live from washington d.c. is marion smith, the executive director of the victims of communism memorial foundation. thank you for being with us on the programme. tell us about the type of people, the kind of people who at the moment are held as political prisoners, if you like. in cuba. >> right.
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well, today in the press conference we heard more about the imperfections of the united states than we have heard about the human rights crimes of the castro regime. president raul castro continued to deny the existence of political prisoners. our organization provided a list of 51 individuals. artists, journalists average citizens that want to live a life that is free. and sometimes it is exercising a god-given right to free speech. for that they are in prisoned because they are viewed as a threat, existential threat. in his remarks president castro stated if someone provides a list. he'll see that the prisoners is released by midnight tonight. >> we are going to do everything we can with our friends and
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cuba. to ensure president castro is true to his words. >> i know your organisation ace is for normalizing relationships with the president, surely that was raised at the press conference where the president and president raul castro were is there. that was a step in the right direction, isn't it? >> did we hear on admission that there were political prisoners in kunar, no. >> that was -- cuba, no. the question was asked and you are going to furnish a list. >> we'll see what the response is to the release of political prisoners. yesterday 300 people were violently arrested by castro's forces, and they are forces intended to keep the island of cuba, which could be described as a giant prison, to keep them silent. it is unclear whether or not the
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people of cuba would vote for the castro brothers. for a single party dictatorship, free speech is an existential threat. >> surely the u.s. has more chance of influencing what's in kooub aif it has -- cuba if it has relationships with that country. >> cuba enjoyed diplomatic relationships with canada and a host of european countries, democracies. they had millions much tourists from the countries go to cuba. what good has been done? >> what we are afraid of, and what we hear from our friend, dissident, pro-democracy activists is that the united states for many decades has been the only major force in the world who is their ally, representing the interests of the people of cuba as opposed to the communist party of cuba, and many feel that the move by the united states, where we have not
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used the leverage to get a single economic or political reform from the castro government, they have not promised to do anything. in fact, yes promised that -- in fact, they promised that they had changed. castro will be as committed to the id yoing any as it -- ideology as it has been. just on the ease. the foreign affairs ministry of cuba announced together with the public of china. they remained committed to the irreversibility of social im. for the castros, that's code word for dictatorship. >> is the reality that the castro brothers will not be around for that much, both old of course, and isn't it good for the u.s. to be involved in cuba before the brothers are no longer a part of the political process? >> that is true if it's only on
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the personality of two individuals, what the castro brothers have done is build up a corrupt regime. where the party, the military and family members and henchmen control the political and the economic machinery of the island of cuba. and i'm afraid that by the united states trying to open up western business opportunities, and access to capital, we have concerned legitimacy, and money to prop up a party that frankly is more likely to stay in power now, after raul and fidel castro were off the scene than they were two years ago. great to have you on the programme. joining us from washington d.c. thank you so much the international criminal court found a former congolese vice president guilty in what was found to be a landmark usage of rape and sexual violence.
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it included murder rape and pillage that he was found guilty of. paul brennan is at the hague, presenting this report. >> reporter: this is jean pooer dember, senior politician and a war criminal. his trial had compeopling evidence of how his -- compelling evidence of how his private army held a campaign of rape, murder and piilage in the central african republic. >> small platoons were organized. groups of three or four soldiers invaded houses one by one. they stole all the possessions that could be carried off. and raped the women. girls and elders.
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regardless of their age. >> bemba never actually issued an order to rape and murder and his defense team existed that his militia crossed the boarder into the car, and were under the command of that country's leadership. in 2007 before his arrest. bamba was interviewed by al jazeera and brushed away questions by the i.c.c. >> reporter: you will know the international criminal court... >> no, oimpt involved in -- i'm not involved in anyway of these things. >> reporter: what i'm saying they have you in their sights, don't they? >> no, no, that's not true. check your information. >> reporter: so there's no question of you ever having to go to the hague. >> it's over but nine years later the i.c.c. found unanimously against him. the 5-year trial of john pierre
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bem ba heard details of the cynical sexual humiliation by the soldiers. rape was commonplace. there were gang rapes, people were raped in front of relatives, one woman was raped by two soldiers and diagnosed are h.i.v. it was a court's decision to put the sexual crimes at the front and center of the case against jean pierre bem ba which sets the case out as a landmark ruling. >> bem ba as found guilty on all five counts. sentencing will be at a later date. and he faces a life sentence if the court considers it is justified by the gravity of the crime. the victims spect is to be a long sentence indeed. >> still to come on the newshour, yemen's warring sides agree in principle to hold peace
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talks by the end of the month. could this mean a ceasefire. plus, belgium police are looking for this man in connection with the paris attacks. >> and in sport, the tampa bay rays arrive in cuba. for one player it means more than just a baseball game. first, the islamic state of iraq and levant said 30 government soldiers have been killed in aleppo. it came after fighters broke into an industrial area north of aleppo. taking control of the capital. sources told al jazeera that isil fighters took control of the oil field east of homs. 26 pro-government fighters have been killed near palmyra, as damascus steps up its efforts to recapture the ancient city. the syrian observatory for human
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rights said isil was able to stop an offensive by pro-government sources. war planes believed to be jets struck parts of the city and surrounding areas. russia asked for an urgent meeting with the u.s. on how to control the cessation of hostilities, and warns that it could use force against those it accused of breaching the fighting. it rejects any delay in peace talks. political transition has been a focus of talks. president bashar al-assad negotiators say they will not discuss his future. the diplomatic editor james bays has more details. >> the syrian government novembers that attack is sometimes the best form of defense, and the chief negotiator accused the opposition of delaying tactics and not taking the negotiations seriously enough. he said on what many believe is the key issue, the future of
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bashar al-assad, it was not a subject that his delegation was prepared to discuss. >> are you, and this is a key issue prepared to discuss the future, president bashar al-assad. >> president bashar al-assad has nothing to do with the syrian indirect talks. the references of hour talks do not indicate anything. do not give any indication whatsoever with regard to the issue of the president of the syrian republic. this is something that is already excluded from the scene. >> later at the same podium, the u.n. special envoy stefan ge moistura said he was in an hour to start discussions about political transition, and would raise the issue with ambassador javry. >> he said it was - i'm not revealing a secret.
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premature at the moment. my message was premature means imminent. it is important to start addressing their own understanding. it is clear the political transition was - no one questioned that. neither the council nor in vienna nor in the if-15. so we'll have to be realistic on that. >> a spokesman for the main opposition block told me bashar al-assad was the main issue, and the reason for all the problems in syria. he said if they are not prepared to discussion that, why are they here. >> a new round of r.j. umberger broken talks could be held for the month. it could lead to a ceasefire. >> the announcement was made met the envoy last week. past attempts to strike a deal failed because of growing
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divisions in the country. it is a pivotal moment in the country. >> if you will, nothing is a settlement. we are approaching these facts on the ground, and i can say this is the beginning of a defining moment, not the defining moment itself. i believe we still need or require time before lasting peace is achieved. >> 36 iraqi troops have been killed in the town. alcapaza in separate suicide attacks. 25 other soldiers were injured north-east of the city. iraqs targeted positions manned by the security forces kurds in turkey have been celebrating the new year in the southern city. it's a different scene from last year's celebrations.
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after months of fighting twine the kurdistan party, and the p.k.k. in december, the turkish army launched military operations using heavy weapons, where the armed group supporters are active. curfews have been in place in the district and the city of desrae. in eight months of fighting turkey said it killed more than 3,000 fighters. police officers and soldiers died. independent searchers say 250 civilians died. with 350,000 displaced to what human rights campaigners. >> we report from where the latest curfew was lifted to allow the celebrations to take
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place. >> reporter: it's the first kurdish new yeesh since the clash of the ceasefire, every person is checked on entry, for explosive belts, up and down the commercial street. almost every side alley is blocked by armed police. the turkish police followed and filmed every shot. nothing to jeopardize the control. there's no trace left of the flags that used to ply. the military operation has been going on for four months. the decision by the p.k.k. to fight turkey here. left the civilians. for desperate choices. >> translation: it hasn'teneded. i have never seen anything like it. i had to leave these clothes. i don't have a wife. my son and his wife went to stay with other relatives. i live with my friend.
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>> it was very difficult, the sound of bombs and guns. i have my family with me, six children. we have been waiting for it to end. we have food and water and managed to survive. >> reporter: before the ceasefire ended. they had been getting on their feet, with the help of state money, now the regional government is having to pay to put people up in hotels. fighting in the streets caused collateral damage. >> the turkish military will not let us go down the side streets where the fighting is at its worse, they are looking for explosive devices. statistics speak for themselves. according to the turkish authorities, more than 300 p.k.k. fighters killed, and 300 fighters gis placed from their -- displaced from their homes, and the operation is happening right now. >> there, the kurdish men watched the soldiers from the outside. none would go on camera over
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fears of repercussions, but the mood is one of fear and loathing. for the sense of expression, many kurds say they wished the p.k.k. had never picked their fight in build-up areas. >> illegal and legal groups started the struggle in the city center. the state reaction was harsh, if there were two neighbourhoods supporting the p.k.k. that damaged the city. they used to burn villages, now they are burning the city. >> so in the park where the ceasefire hundreds of thousands celebrated, a tiny fraction turned out and land that should have been pull is empty. even here, there's a huge turkish president. for many kurds, it is a sour new year hundreds of refugees are continuing to make the dangerous journey from turkey to greece, despite a deal at stopping the influx into europe. the full scale of the crisis has
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been highlighted in drone vision, that shows thousands of life jackets piled up near the coast of the greek islands of lesbos. greece is struggling to cope with the number of refugees arriving from the borders. refugees will be deported, going back to turkey, in change for aid and visa requirements for turkish citizens turkish citizens arrived on lesbos to implement the team. there has been problematic getting it under way. >> this man is hoping ris request for asylum in europe will be accepted. it may have come too late. he reached lesbos the day knew rules came into effect. liberal party has been closing one boarder after another. now there's an agreement making
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it harder for migrants and refugees to stay. >> we arrived 3:00a.m. on march 20th. they together us to an example and registered us and told us to wait. they are separating nationals. we can't go to syria because of the war, and in turkey we can't make ends meet. >> selim was taken to the can't where all that arrived after the deal came into force are staying. monitors are in lesbos to supervise the implementation of the deal. hundreds of experts. judges, interpreters are arriving as well. >> there's a lot of confusion, because refugees arrive. people steal thing after the registration. they can have a permit to travel in greece, and try to across the boarder. >> it's not the case any more.
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>> now he has been emptied by the population. it arrived before. these people are sent to mainland grease, authorities are trying to separate the old from the new. once they reach the mainland the asylum seekers will be placed in shelters while they wait to see if they are eligible for the relocation programme. for now, they are stuck in greece because routes further north have been closed. >> under the agreement, migrants and refugees that arrive on greece's island from march 20th onwards will not be allowed to travel to mainland grease. they'll stale in centers like this -- stay in centers like this until assume applications are processed and there's a possibility that they may be sent back to turkey. the deal has not discouraged people from making their way to europe. greek officials say there hasn't been significant changes in the
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number of arrivals, there is concern among asylum seekers, and aid workers of mass deportation, the majority of arrivals are from countries in conflict, and would qualify as refugees, there's now a new reality coming up in a few minutes time, revolutionary or on its way out. where now for the twitter - 10 years after the first tweet. plus... ... >> i'm in bedford where the world's longest and tallest aircraft is being unveiled. >> and in sport - after a year out of football. harry redknapp starts his new job - his first outside england. utside engla
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hello again, a reminder of the top stories son al jazeera. at a joint news conference in havana, with a cuban counterpart. president obama hailed a new day in the two country's relations. castro says the u.s. trade embargo remains an obstacle.
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the international criminal court found former congolese bem ba guilty of war crimes more than a decade ago. and russia asked for an urgent meeting on how to control a temporary ceasefire in syria a russian judge said a ukranian pilot is complicit in the killing of two russian journalist. nadya is accused of directing ceasefire in 2014. the judge was considered by political hatred. she said she was captured by pro-russian separatists and should be treated as a prisoner of war. >> belgium prosecutors are looking for a man alleged to be an accomplice of salah abdeslam, captured in brussels on friday.
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police found naj gym laachraoui's d.n.a. on bops used in the attacks. . >> new footage of the cap fewer of salah abdeslam. it ended a manhunt for the last man in the paris attack. it also gave investigators new leads. police are now looking for 24-year-old najim laachraoui, linked to salah abdeslam. his d.n.a. reportedly found on explosives used in the paris attacks. french and belgium prosecutors say more work is needed to unravel the network behind the killings. >> there are other individuals who must be found so they can give an account of themselves. i would like to acknowledge the
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huge work done by all the teams on both sides of the boarder and express condolences to all victims of this drama. >> salah abdeslam has been held in isolation in a maximum security prison in brugge, where he has been cooperating with investigators. according to french prosecutors, he told investigators that he planned to blowhimself up during the paris attacks. but backed out. he had also been planning more violence. the belgium lawyer insist the claims must be checked. he planned to sue the french prosecutor for revealing details of confidential investigations. it promises to be a fiercely fought case. police revealed more details about how they found salah abdeslam. in a brussels cemetery is the unmarked grave of his brother, who flew himself up in the -- blew himself up in the paris attacks. he was buried the day before
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salah abdeslam was arrested. a small group of mourners gathered at the funeral, police listened in with surveillance equipment. what they overheard allowed them to tighten the net. it was a suspicious piece of delivery that gave away the exact location. he's fighting extradition to stand trial in france. reportedly offering more lenient treatment. it is expected to appear before a judge on wednesday, when the court will order his continued detention. bernie sanders has won another primary, this time with democrats abroad. it's an important victory for the presidential hopeful, who won 69% of the vote. it got him nine of the 13 delegates at stake. 35,000 american citizens living outside the u.s. voted in that primary well, four of the candidates
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in the u.s. presidential election are addressing the annual meeting of the american-israel public affairs. hillary clinton hit out at donald trump's claim that heed be neutral over israel. >> that america cannot be neutral when it comes to israel's security or survival. we can't be neutral when rockets rained down on the residential neighbourhoods, when suicide bombers target the incident. some things are not negotiable. anyone that doesn't understand that has no business being our president brazil's supreme court has confirmed the senate will have authority to review impeachment. >> dilma rousseff is facing
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impeachment proceedings, and using embezzled funds. her ally and former president is facing arrest over corruption allegations,led to the estate oil companies paris metro bass. members set up to hold impeachment hearings have been moving quickly on the case. a third want her to be impeached. adam raney is outside brazil's presidential palace where some protesters are gathered. explain why? >> you may see behind me a couple of hundred protesters, a few minutes ago they were standing in front of me. they were protesting for the supreme court to stay out of the case so far. now, former president lula cannot serve as minister to the counter president because there's an injunction against
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the people. and only people that can remove that is the supreme court. you have anti-government protesters trying to keep pressure up on the ministers and the judges, to make sure they don't wade in on the case at this point. what the concern is if former president lula gets back into government. with his charisma, charm and contact, he'll take some of the pressure off dilma rousseff, who is unpopular. this is one chess move in the wider battle to get dilma rousseff out of power. and the government right now trying to steel itself to the ong battle. throughout the day on monday, dilma rousseff spoke with advisors, and is expecting to hold meetings with the president on monday night. counting votes to see how many people in the congress, 50 meters from me, are for or against them. so they know what strategy to
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take. >> the head of the immachment commission has been speaking on monday. do we have clarity about how the process is going? >> well, he did announce the date, that date of april 11th. and a what happened, the commission of what they are going to support going to the wider house. any kind of showing his hand. we'll do what the people demand of us. what he's saying is there's an opposition congressman. two-thirds of brazil is standing against dilma rousseff, and he's hinting that the commission will recommend the impeachment. it means they'll recommend the house. interestingly some people who are watching this say they are in u.n. chartered territory. they have a fast-moving case: he wants to rap up his work. so brazil's constitution is
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roughly 28 years old. so it's not year if all the steps laid out will be followed european union headquarters in marley's capitals came under attack. it happened at a hotel which served as a military training base. one attacker has been killed and two suspects arrested. the e.u. says none of the star are hurt. 600 e.u. personnel trained security forces there in senegal, the pro-government camp claimed referendum on proconstitutional reform. if confirmed, it includes cutting the presidential firm from 7-5 years from 2019. the move is supported by those
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that came to power. they report a yes vote had won based on provisional figures. >> zanzibar's ruling party candidate has been declared the winner of the election reshun. shine governed for -- re-run. shine governed in the sim autonomous area of tanzania. people voted in a controversial re-run of october's pole on the archipelago. the opposition declared victory, but the electoral commission ignored the vote. >> 10 years ago today. a software developer changing the way that millions around the world communicate. it was the first ever tweet, helping to bam a social media giant. as technology editor reports. >> it may not be a force of nature. the twitter bird has become a
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force online. today, 320 million use twitter every month. pushing out around 6,000 tweets. 500 million tweets every day. twitter's share price hit 69. after it went public, it is sitting at 17, and twitter is believed to be struggling to attract new users. >> arch rivals facebook and google are dominant. >> at its launch, twitter was heralded as a new and revolutionary way to communicate. during the arab spring five years ago it was used to help protesters organise, since then, it's used to launch vicious personal attacks. >> it has become a space where people experience really, really challenging personal invasion of what is for many a work space. by people who have particular
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sort of one-sided interests. >> it's an account of being creepy or obnoxious. twitter responded to the harassment. it set up a reporting system, but the public platform is risky. >> we heard the story of reporters that were miz construed. i think giving them control for the individual tweets may get them back for the platform. over 10 years it lost more than 2 billion, prompting moves to sell advertising on the platform. what they are doing is profiling you, and monetising that information. monetising you. the very lucrative business. so - but the commercialisation of course is against the interest of people that use a platform who want a quick means
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of communicating. >> to win over more users twitter has been making changes, including the launch of a live video streaming site periscope. users may take care about how and what they tweet. for many, it will remain as it has always been the the possibility to connect and communicate in real time with an unprecedented number of people let's get more on twitter. joining us live from ann arbour in the u.s. state of michigan, is daniel, a professor of computer science. welcome to the al jazeera newshour. thanks for being on the programme. how do you assess the impact of twitter, 10 years down the line. i think twitter, and the social media sites had a big impact in society. some of the good things that came out of twitter have been
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the ability it gives to people to disseminate and access information quickly. this is really important in many, many situations. and in particular, where things are changing past. for example. like you brought up in the case of political in stability, where there were revolutions going on. when news are breaking. twitter and other social media sites give all the information. it has been powerful for society. >> reporter: it's proved to be a huge success, but many are predicting that twitter will die out. is that likely, do you think. >> i personally don't think it's likely that twitter will die out in the next five years. more importantly i don't think something like twitter would
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exist in the next. >> in the next 20 years or longer. this ability has provided to disseminate quickly. to get people they need quickly is something that i am sure will stick around for a long time. given the amount of usage that people give to twitter, and the numbers that are active on the site, i don't think it's likely that twitter will die out in the next five years. >> when you speak to the young people, despite the fact that their idols are prolific users of twitter to tweet out messages to the fans, some young people say we are not interested in twitter, we have moved on with social media. >> yes, there's always some of that going on. i think we have heard the same things about facebook. where, you know, other media sites come up, and they attract the attention of a lot of the
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younger people, people looking for something else. as a mainstream opportunity, i think twitter is one of the ones that is up there, and along with facebook. so i think probably they need to stay active, and they have been trying to stay active in adding features, trying to listen to the people who do use twitter, and give them what they want, and there has been some struggles that they are having. i think they seem to continue to try to give people what they want. i am sure they'll continue to do that. >> part of the problem is it's a crowded social media network out there, isn't it. every week you hear of the next big thing coming around the corner, and it's hard to compete in that environment. >> absolutely. and given the advantage that they have, because they have all
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these users on their site is changing for others to come up and take it away. >> in fact, when you think about it. when a new media site comes up, it makes no point for somebody to try to switch unless all the other people that are connected makes the switch. that makes it hard. for people to want to witch to some other side, they need to do it as a group, with others connected to the site. it's difficult for groups of people, large groups of people that make the transition. >> great to talk to you. >> british u.k. unveiled one of the world's biggest aircraft. it looks like an airship that works, and it can be used for surveillance. >> reporter: it is the world's tallest and longest aircraft
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dwarfing everything else in site. the airline doesn't need a proper run way to take off. >> filled with helium, the vessel will carry cargo and people. inside the cockpit, the controls and a mixture of airship and plane, both of which david burns is used to piloting. >> it is at the back, 70 meters behind the cabin, and the engines are up around the side. you can't hear them. all you hear is window noise, if there's tush uens, it's a gentle motion. >> reporter: the dimensions of the airliner 10 show why it would be easy to spot in the skies. at 92 meters long and 43 meter high, it's larger than the bigger passenger aircraft currently flying. that's 73 meters long with a wing span of 80 meters. both are smaller than the
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ill-fated hinn dem berg airship built by germany in the 1930s. back then, and when this hangar was at the center of the airship industry, the balloons refiled with flammable hydrogen. now it's helium making it safer and easier to manoeuvre. >> when this is air bound, it will use a third as much fuel as a regular big aircraft and has the potential to stay up in the air for weeks on end. >> the aircraft was originally commissioned for the military, to carry out surveillance work with afghanistan. the designers brought it back to britain to modify and rebuild it. so surveillance work may not be its only use. >> it can land on water, ice, snow, grass, deserts, meaning it
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can go anywhere and take heavy loads from point to point. the most amazing thing it can start with is help and disasters. >> test flights start later this year. the engineering team hopes that the sky will be the limit. >> still to come in sport, australia get their first win of this year's world twenty20. twenty20.
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welcome back. time for all the sport now with robin. >> thank you.
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everyone, good to have you along. one of the biggest tournaments outside of the grand slams have been embroiled in an argument of sexism. this one finished up in california, as soon as as novak djokovic and al jazeera one the titles, the attention turned away from matters on the court and the role of women players. >> indian wells, one of the richest event in professional tennis, the prize money for men's and women's is the same. a rare example of paid parity in sport. the man in charge of indian wells courted controversy after a remark made about the women's tour on wta. >> in my next life when i come back i want to be someone in the wta. they raid they are lucky, very, very lucky. if i was a lady player, they go
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down every night on my knees and thank god roger federer or rafael nadal were born. >> more arriving. the wta issued a statement calling them disappointing and and alarming. novak djokovic denounced the words, but reopened the debate bay saying stats show that: the argument over equal pay in tennis and other sports is a new, some say women tennis players should be paid less because they pay few ir games, in the grand lambs, it's the best of -- grand slams it's the best of three as opposed to best of five like men. >> one of the women's stars serena williams says the women's matches sell out before the men.
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>> yes, i'll surprised, specially if it's me and venus, and last year, when we played the final. we were sold out before the big final. tennis is one of the few spots where equal prize money for men and women have been added. last year the top 10erbers were endorsements. australia cricketers recorded the first win. bangladesh batting first in this super-10 much in bangalore. the middle order keeping the scoreboard ticking. sign posted at 126-5. kuaja had the reply, setting them up nicely.
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and the aussies going on to win by three. >> they play an friday. >> the pitches i'm not used to as: it's nice to have the experience and confidence. it will be a new challenge, the right players, it's something i'm looking forward to semifinals at one point reducing to 4 for 4. opponents stayed in to put on an innings of 103 to 8. new zealand's charge was full. and they reached a start of six wins. they went into the last four. football news for you now. chelsea isn't his only possible option for next season. people leave israel with the
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national team when the 2-year contract expires. chelsea will be replacing the manager at the end of the season. they step down on an interim possession. >> the word chelsea is not taboo, we could also say italian teams, right now my mind. when you make the decision it's not easy, and isn't without aftereffects. >> i have a hard time accepting the decision i made. but we've made it. we'll see what the future heads, and if there's something good abroad. >> the national team held the first training session. the former boss took charge, against bangladesh. it will be the first experience of international football
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major league baseball team the tampa bay rays arrived in havana. it's the first time rays feel that they returned home so they can play. it was met by the family. u.s. president, president obama, and the leader raul castro. it competes since 1999. >> this is something i didn't believe until i hugged by knees, it's been three years since i have seen them. it's thrilling, but also painful. >> back to felicity in london thank you for that. just a reminder, you can find more in sport, click on to the website. that is it from me, felicity barr and the newshour team.
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