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this is al jazeera welcome to the news hour, live from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. myanmar's prlt to give aung san suu kyi the president boss. the u.n. refugee agency says the risk of panic and injury is real. construction company officials detained in india after a flyover collapseed and killed 24
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people. north korea fires a missile just hours after obama and president xi jinping call on pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons. >> reporter: i have all the sport, including the united states female footballers step up their fight for equal pay lodging a federal complaint. details later in the program. a new government post for aung san suu kyi. one ruling party legislator says it will make her, in effect, the president's boss. officially her title will be state councillor after her own party drafted a bill creating that post for her. the lower house is expected to vote on the bill on tuesday. she is barred by the constitution from becoming president because her children hold foreign passports. our correspondent sent this update. >> reporter: a large majority here in the upper house have
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accepted a very crucial bill which will give extended powers to aung san suu kyi. she was barred from running for president because of the constitution that says that her children can't have foreign nationalities. she has created a powerful position for herself which now seems to be in a similar level as the president and that's exactly why the military will still have 25% of the seats here in parliament. the majority of the upper house has voted in favor. >> it's important because the whole country, the votes for aung san suu kyi, and then we, the whole country, would like to see aung san suu kyi as a leader of the country. >> reporter: because it's a very new position especially created for aung san suu kyi, nobody knows exactly how it will look like, but it seems like she will
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not only have appear advisory role to government but also to parliament which gives her a position as a head of state, but nobody here from the n.l.d. has voted for the bill wants to say that her power is even higher than that of the president let's speak to the editor of a magazine and was political prisoner for his role in protests in the 1990s. why in your opinion is this position being created for aung san suu kyi? >> as everyone knows, she was sympathy chose the person she liked as president. i will say that this is advantage for the n.l.d. and political leaders in the next five year. actually, the constitution
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created that article 217 for the former military leader, but they didn't do anything over the past five years. so the n.l.d. is trying to take advantage of the article 217 in the constitution the union solidarity and goment party, they're saying that they're actually denouncing this move saying it's a power grab. are they right? >> according to the constitution, they cannot say this is a power transport to the aung san suu kyi. the constitution exactly states that the president can appoint someone like the state counsellor to advise to the president in any issue. so this is a role the president can give aung san suu kyi or
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anyo anyone, any group, in accordance with the constitution do you think she is going to use this role for immediately? as you know, in the west she is recognised as a hero for her struggle for democracy, but there are some who criticise her for her lack of response to when it comes to issues like the persecution of the rohinga and the muslims in the country. will she use this role to build national reconciliation? >> i think that is real intention, to build up the reconciliation, as well as to build up the democratic union with various ethnic people. i think that will be the real intention. the problem is that the military is still there, the military holds the three key ministry positions and military holds 25% of the parliamentary members. i think the n.l.d. and aung san suu kyi have tried to get the
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fish rule for aung san suu kyi to deal with the military as well as any kind of organization in the country with the intention thank you very much for speaking to us on the news hour. the u.n. is calling for safeguards to be in place before refugees are returned to turkey under an agreement. this shows where the risk of panic and injury is rising. the u.n. high commissioner for refugees is urging e.u. support to boost greece's asylum system. our correspondent is in idomenyi on the border. when the u.n. calls for these safeguards to be put in place, what safeguards are we talking about here? >> reporter: it's not just the u.n. other rights human rights organizations, aid groups, they're expressing a lot of
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concern about the e.u. turkey deal and their statements are coming less than three days before that deal is to be implemented on monday. we are expecting to see deportations, people being sent back from the greek islands to turkey. the united nations say that their concern is the safeguards are not in place, these people will not be given international protection. they're worried by the fact that there are not much experts working with the greek asylum service. they're saying that this process really requires more time. this is not the first time the united nations is actually expressed such concerns, but now, like i mentioned, three days before the deportations are said to start, they're talking about worsening conditions.
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they feel their case will be forgotten by the world. they are hoping that the borders will open and they won't have to wait for the relocation process because countries will take them. these people are excluded from the e.u.-turkey deal. there are hundreds being held on the greek islands. according to the u.n. conditions there are bad.
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over crowded, not enough space and the fact that the u.n. and other aid groups are refusing to operate inside those detention facilities because, according to them, it runs against their policy, they don't believe in locking people up. so they really do not know what is happening inside and increasing tensions between the different communities, we understand there was a stabbing incident between syrians and others. there's growing frustration and insecurity. people will say that they're running out of money, they can't feed themselves and they're relying on whatever aid they're being provided thank you. the rights group says turkish authorities have illegally expelling around 100 syrian men, women and children almost daily since early this year. in some cases children have been forced to return without their parents. it's also alleging that
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registration of syrian refugees has been scaled back in the southern border provinces. the report calls into question the e.u. deal with turkey which will come into effect next week. police have detained five construction workers in india. rescue workers and volunteers worked through the night searching for people trapped under the rubble. no further survivors are expected to be found as an area around the collapse has been fully surveyed. 90 people have been rescued so far. a 100 metre section that was still under construction collapsed and fell onto a busy road. this update from the scene of the collapse. >> reporter: this is one end of the flyover that snapped off. as you can see it has fallen onto not only construction vehicles but also a trak. we're told that the drifr of the truck managed to escape unhurt.
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other vehicles were. it was a slow search because this is a very congested area. the flyover is surrounded by commercial and residential buildings. >> translation: it was a really difficult task to move these huge steel birders. we had to-- girders. we had to cut them. >> reporter: the clean up operation is taking place with volunteers working alongside the army and fish rescue workers, but there is little hope of finding survivors. although we're told that people are still missing. what is also disturbing is that crowds have gathered again just metres away to watch all of this and further down under the bridge it's business as usual with people setting up stalls, passing through and vehicles parked once again below do stay with us. still to come, a rally for dilma rousseff. tens of thousands of brazil i can't answer take to the street
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battling their embattled president. plus new sex abuse allegations against peacekeepers in the car. >> let's have some fun. come here. come, seriously. >> reporter: in sport the captain turns the table on the media after his side is knocked out of the world's twenty20 first, turkish police have released footage showing the moment a car bomb exploded in the south-eastern city. the blast killed seven police officers and injured at least 27 others. the policemen were travelling in a bus when a nearby parked car full of explosives was detonated. our correspondent joins us to update us on what happened there in the aftermath of the attack.
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>> reporter: the residents of this area, residential area, they were in shock. they were describing how big the explosion was. to my left there is a house that is severely damaged and the person saying that his mum and dad were forced to go to the hospital because the ceiling partially collapsed on them and his wife and children survived. also the buildings, at least four buildings in front of me, you can see the windows shattered, so it all indicates how powerful the explosion was. this is where the explosion took place where you can see people are standing there. we also know from turkish media reports that the security services have identified one suspect and he appears to be leaving a car and then walking off. this is where you're referring to in terms of the security footage any claim of responsibility yet and what is the government
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saying in the aftermath of this attack? >> reporter: the government hasn't said anything yet. the prime minister is in town and he is attending friday prayers and he is going to give a tour in the area called south. there are some heavy clashes there with the p.k.k. as i said the government didn't name anyone for this attack, but everybody here seems to think that it is, indeed, the p.k.k. or the kurdistan workers party. the president erdogan, who was in washington dc, also blamed indirectly the attack on the kurdistan workers party, but i need to tell you that there is a growing sense of fear that turkey is witnessing a wave of violence. for the last few months, you have this and then there was a suicide attack in istanbul. that attack was carried out by
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an i.s.i.l. member. so turkey is battling on a number of fronts, not only the kurdistan workers party, the p.k.k. or its affiliated groups, but also the islamic-- islamic state in iraq and the levant the trial of two turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets are back in accused. they're accused of spying and trying to overthrow the government. they published a news story alleging turkey's government was arming fighters in syria. president erdogan denied the allegations. the case which has been widely criticized by rights groups is being seen as a test of turkish media freedom. in syria at least 31 people have been killed and dozens injured by government air strikes not far from the capital. the air strikes targeted the only hospital in the area which is a small town in damascus province. a school and two civil defense
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buildings were also hit. u.s. state department condemning the bombing saying it had reportedly been carried out by the bashar al-assad regime. britain rejecting the syrian president's proposal for a national unity government which would include members of the opposition. foreign secretary phillip hammond says only a transitional government without bashar al-assad can help solve the country's conflict. >> bashar al-assad talks about a unity government by which he means bringing one or two hand-picked regime friendly oppositionists into minor posts in the government. that is not sufficient. there has to be a change of direction in syria. there has to be the creation of a government that represents all the people, all the communities, all the faiths in syria. it has to be a government that is not or at least in the future will not be led by bashar al-assad the u.s. said its japanese and south korean allies have vowed to increase pressure
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against north korea's nuclear program. the three warned they could take faurth steps to counter threats from pyongyang. a dinner was held at the white house for heads of state and delegates from 50 countries attending the summit. on the agenda is how vulnerable nuclear materials can be better secured. our correspondent has more from washington dc. >> reporter: this is the fourth and final nuclear security summit of president obama's career in the white house. the president is trying to figure out ways of having the work of the summit continue after he leaves office. one thing that obama has been trying to do throughout this summit is to try to get countries to work together on things such as improechg the physical security-- improving the physical security of nuclear materials, whether it's at a hospital or clinic or a power reactor facility. one area that is very much of
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concern to the world leaders who are gathered here in washington is the idea that someone with nefarious intentions could get his or are her hands on radio active material and use it to build what's called a dirty bomb. apparently there was a concern that some of the suspects in the brussels attacks may have been trying to do surveillance on facilities in order to do just that. so that is very much a topic of conversation just hours after that u.s. statement, north korea fired another short range missile off its eastern coast. south korea's military says it's closely monitoring the situation and it's maintaining its readiness to respond. a north korean official said it will not tolerate searches of its ships in response to sanctions imposed in january. we talk to an asian affairs analyst. thanks for joining us on the
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news hour. north korea reportedly, according to the south firing this missile in the south and that they had jammed its gps signals, all of this taking place as that summit happens in washington. why is the north doing this now? >> it's really unknown. this is part of the play book that he inherited from his father in terms of creating some sort of controversy while other people are meeting. this is very, very different from those times because right now this is a slap in the face to president xi jinping, a tremendous loss of face as he is meeting with obama about nuclear issues. he has issued a stern ultimatum. china was very active in helping to draft the new restrictions against north korea and they said they going to enforce them. it is be willedering why he would choose this time.
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they're flying their drones apparently, according to south korean government, across and back forth back across the border and testing it. he said to his people prepared to eat roots, which he is preparing people for hardships ahead when you say china was very active in drafting that statement alongside the u.s., will china ever ally with washington's position on north korea? >> prior to today if you'd asked me i would have said the chinese position remains pretty stock. they don't want to force any kind of humanitarian situation/disaster in north korea nor are they looking to create a regime change using economic weapons, but today this really has changed things. the chinese public is not very fond of the president who they call little fatty 3. this will be a slap in the face of china. there is also a piece of paper
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that was handwritten that was supposedly saying that north korea is now seeing china as an enemy and this was supposedly broadcast. it has not been verified. if it is, in fact, true and the rhetoric goes against china there could be sharp reactions between south korea and north korea, how would you read the situation now? is it a tense time and what direction is it heading to? >> it's tense because no-one is quite certain. i mean, this is not the reaction that anybody expected. this really seems to be going on. in past, kicking sand at the u.s., south korea and japan, that's one thing, but when you're kicking sand very publicly against the only hand that is literally feeding you, it really points to something that is completely unfathomable by most people who are watching this situation. it's very hard to see beijing warming up to this young man who
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president xi jinping has refused to meet or invite to china. i don't think this is going to be given an invitation snoochlt we thank you for joining us on al jazeera. thousands of protesters in brazil have rallied to show their support for dilma rousseff. they believe impeecht proergs-- impeachment procedures are unjust and amount to a coup. >> reporter: they will not let their president go down without a fight. tens of thousands of her most strongest supporters took to the streets all over the country to try to embolden a president fighting for political survival and trying to stave off impeachment. >> translation: it is a very delicate situation, but there's nothing against the president to justify her impeachment. >> reporter: they see the
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impeechlt-- impeachment as a coupachment coup. >> translation: it is absurd that a democratically elected president would be removed by this. >> reporter: many of these people are poor or working class. the ones that have benefited the most from the generous social and economic policy are the workers party. today they're on the streets for a reason. thursday marked the anniversary of the 19464 military coup supported by congress that ousted leftist president from power and led to two decades of dictator ship. today dilma rousseff's supporters see parallels and believe democracy at risk. a constitutional lawyer says the impeecht against her is going
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through all the correct legal channels, so is it a coup? >> translation: no. i do not consider this a coup because institutions are working. this is a legitimate legal process in the constitution. >> reporter: it is a legal process and constitutional, then why is the president calling it a coup? >> translation: maybe calling it a part of the coup is the party. i have no doubt there is stealing of public funds going on. >> reporter: the opposition has protests planned in the coming days as well, but today it was her supporters helping a beleaguered president to hold on to a job that seems more tenuous by the day the weather with rob. thailand's sugar crop is coming in. >> reporter: it is important. it is the second biggest exporter of sugar and affected
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by el nino. there is some effect on the c p crop. this is the second largest exporter and the crop looks like it's down 20%. el nino took away some of the waters that would have helped with this crop. we don't expect the next tranch of proper weather to come in for a month or so. however, just ahead of the moon soon rains we-- monsoon rains go over. there's not much, but these are tropical showers. this was in bangkok yesterday, a decent down pour that made the streets flood. it's not going to happen every day, but tows thunder storms are around and probably will carry on from day-to-day. it is too early for the rainy season. if you take a parallel line from this one here towards bangladesh and india, imagine the atmosphere, you get the same sort of thing.
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ahead of the south-west monsoon you get these pre-monsoon showers. bleshg and north-eastern india have caught them in particular. they will continue in the next time thank you. more than 100 new allegations of sexual abuse by u.n. peacekeepers have come to light in the central african republic. the majority of the alleged victims are minors. our diplomatic editor james bays reports >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to the united nation sam pan that power was here for the inauguration of the new president as fresh allegations of abuse by peacekeepers emerged. the u.n. says it is interviewing 108 potential victims, civilians abused by those who were supposed to protect them. >> we talked to the families about what had happened to their
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daughters who in many cases were raped by soldiers or who had relationships with soldiers when they were very, very young and who are now left carrying terrible stigmas, as the soldiers have gone back to their countries with no accountability, the victims are left here ostracized in their communities and devastated by the experience. >> reporter: at u.n. headquarters in new york this was the reaction from the world organization's leadership >> the secretary general is shocked to the core at the latest allegations of abuse in the central african republic. his focus is on the victims and their families. we're talking about women, young children who have been traumatised in the worse imaginable way >> reporter: the allegations are against peacekeepers from african countries, serving with the u.n. and some from before the u.n. mission started. some of the most serious claims are against one of the world's
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most sophisticated militaries, a nato member france. it says it will investigate allegations made against members of its separate force which is not under u.n. command. james bays a belgium court has approved the extradition of the paris attacks suspects to france. salah abdeslam face iing annex tradition order. 130 people were killed in the paris attacks in november. thousands of protesters have marched across france over proposed labor reforms. it's part of a national wide strike against changes that could alter the country's 35 hour working week. jacky rowland has more from paris. >> reporter: it was planned as the climax to weeks of protests against the new labor law. trade unions and students joined forces to reject what they see
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as a conspiracy between politicians and big business. thousands turned out in paris, but the torrential may have deterred others. >> translation: this law is just not on. so i'm here protesting to demand that the law be withdrawn. >> translation: i would say the flexibility benefits bosses but certainly not the workers >> reporter: students have been particularly vocal in their opposition and they vented their anger against the police. they don't buy the idea that greater flexibility will encourage job creation. french workers expect a job for life, an idea that sounds totally antiquated to workers in most other countries. the reason so many young people have been out protesting is because they want the same kind of job security as their parents and grandparents had. french labor law is very
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complicated and the proposed changes have already been watered down several times. >> translation: it is important to listen. you know, we've had this high unemployment level for the past 30 years and it is necessary that people express their worries. >> reporter: francois hollande has promised not to stand for a second term as president if he can't reduce unemployment. particularly among young people. those elections are only a year away. jobless figures remain stubbornly high. jacky rowland plenty for still ahead on al jazeera, including the nigerian school that helps orphans traumatised by violence and ideology of boko haram. plus how refugees are revitalizing a rural new york community. a former world number one making a resurgence in tennis. n tennis.
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top stories on the al jazeera news hour. myanmar's upper house agreed a position for aung san suu kyi. u.n. is calling for safeguards before refugees are returned to turkey under a deal between ankara and u.n. e.u. support to boost of the asylum system and the deteriorating conditions. at least 24 people have died in
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india when a flyover collapsed onto traffic below. five managers from the construction company that was building the flyover have been detained. one of iraq's most prominent shia leaders has told his followers to wind down their two week protest. supporters had been staging a sit in, in baghdad's green zone. >> reporter: thank you for your sit in, with thanks and appreciation to you. >> reporter: with those words he called on the protesters to stand down. >> translation: after all these demonstrations, he took a positive step. he announced a new government cabinet today except the interior and defense ministry. we have achieved this. this should be approved by the parliament in the next ten days. >> reporter: wag dad heavily fortified green zone is where the elite live and work. par dadz separate them from the
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thousands of demonstrators camped out here. they want the prime minister to tackle corruption. chief of their demands replace the cabinet with ministers not affiliated to political parties. >> translation: these blocks have caused iraq and iraqis much trouble. we here are followers of him who is a symbol of reform. we will settle for nothing less than though reforms >> reporter: it's not that easy. by appointing new ministers unaffiliated with political parties he risks losing support of his blocks. if he doesn't, he will seen to be failing to deliver on promise. he can't afford either. the deadlock has diverted attention and rae sources from a much bigger threat. >> translation: the current state of emergency is affecting the war against i.s.i.l. troops in the provinces have to be reinforced by additional troops in baghdad and a recaution against attacks and
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security breaches. we call on all our people and our political forces to take this into consideration. >> reporter: this week the iraqi army launched a new offensive to try and retake the northern province from i.s.i.l. that campaign alone has made thousands of people homeless. back in baghdad the pressure is on the prime men sister, the i.s.i.l., economy and rifts all challenges to iraq's stability that the people won't let the prime minister ignore japan's prime minister abe says he will go ahead with another tax hike on goods and services next year. as rob mcbride reports, experts say the move could do more harm than good. >> reporter: running his basement noodle shop, sometimes working 20 hours a day, he feels every percentage point of every tax height. the increase in the rate of tax
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charged on consumer goods and services two years ago from five to 8% reduced hi march janes-- his margins >> translation: after the first tax hike we didn't raise our prices. we absorbed the difference because we didn't want to burden our customers. >> reporter: if the tax is increased again to 10% next year, he will have no choice because to pass it on in higher prices, even though his business will suffer. upscale his problems to the size of the world's third biggest economy, and you have japan's dilemma. raising the amount of tax everybody pays for goods and services is meant to tackle japan's ballooning public debt, but if the rise has the effect of slowing the economy and reducing the amount of revenue the government receives overall, then it defeats the purpose. even prime minister abe has admitted that publicly. many analysts believe his last tax rise helped push japan back into recession last year. >> reporter: all of this casts
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doubt on his so-called abe-nomics strategy of revitalisising his economy. with road accident wages rising half a % a year, many believe they can't survive a tax rise >> many say will say correspond to weakness of economy. that's why they have to do this. it is a very tricky thing for the government. >> reporter: tricky too for this man as he tries to set his noodle prices to keep his business going. >> translation: i wish abe would do something for the ordinary people instead of helping big businesses all the time so we can feel some benefit. >> reporter: it seems the stimulus measures intended to have a trickle-down effect for the whole economy have yet to reach this basement business
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in peru the remains of 40 farm we'res killed in a conflict 30 years ago have been returned to their families. relatives gathered for a mass in a school courtyard where the bodies were handed over to the families. forensic experts believe they were killed by shining rebels and burnt in a mass grave. a school in nigeria has opened its doors to children orphaned by years of conflicting voeflg the boko haram armed group. the school hope to bring children from different backgrounds together. our correspondent reports from north-eastern nigeria in the first of this two-part series looking at organs around the school >> reporter: a tip physical start to a school day. after the traumatic period in their young lives they try to get an education. the first step in putting the past behind them in changing their lives. more than 80% of them are orphaned in violence with boko haram armed group or sometimes in the chaos and description it
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generated. this is exactly what the group doesn't want them to have. this girl came to the school over a month ago traumatised. progress in the school has been slow. >> translation: all i want to be is a teacher so i can help others. >> reporter: her father was killed by boko haram, and her mother died in a displaced person's camp. the people who took her in were also killed anyway suicide attack. >> some shed tears and when you ask them about their mother and father. >> reporter: at least she can now afford to dream. for those who have been here longer, confidence has returned. >> translation: i want to be a doctor to help those in need. >> reporter: the young boy forced to watch his father being
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killed wants one day to help others. >> reporter: some children are those of senior boko haram officers with other ordinary children. they want to speed up the healing process and interest grates them so that at the end of their studies here, they can all blend in. they put their kids up with families who agree to host them while the school provides support. >> it is bringing in an opening, keeping not necessarily the soetal norms, what is in that society, how do you pair with other groups. >> reporter: for now most of the children have moved on, learning to be kids again. most importantly, trying to shape their future in part 2, we report from
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cambodia. that's where a campaign is underway to ree unitunite child orphanages with their parents who are still alive. obama's daul to increase the number of refugees accepted by the u.s. has proven controversial, but in one rural new york community refugees are not only welcome, they're helping the local economy. >> reporter: work on the noblehurst dare' farm in rural new york is loud and smelly. he is thrilled to have this job. he was once a farmer in his country but later as a refugee in nepal he couldn't work for 20 years. >> translation: with new technology here, the new system of milking in the dairy farm was challenging in the beginning, but now everything is easy. >> reporter: his boss is a sixth
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generation dairy farmer with reliable legal worker hard to find she jumped at the chance to hire him through the refugee training program >> we bring in a stable worker. it is a job that they enjoy, it is a long-term employee. we look for people that want to stay. >> reporter: he serves as a liaison between the farmers and refugees. he was one of 100,000 forced out of their homeland in the 1990s. many came from rural communities like this and feel at home on the farm. if not in the cold climate. the united states resettled 85,000 people since 2008 and in 2012 more refugees came from butong than from any other country. >> reporter: in the retch gee camp this man's family lived in a hut. now think have a five bedroom house partially subsidized by a state grant >> it is a good fit because the
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american workers really are not interested in working on the farms. >> reporter: pat standish runs a community group that is helping the people learn computer skills and english. some of the women have also gotten jobs in a local sewing factory. >> they don't mind the hard work. so it files a need. the gaps in the workforce that we're seeing >> reporter: for ray and hi family, coming to the u.s. was a turning point. >> i believe that, yes, if we have a will, america is a country that i believe offers all the opportunity to grow and have our dreams come true. >> reporter: while they didn't feel comfortable in a city, here in rural america they feel welcome and right at home frequent power shortages in pakistan have long been a source of public discontent, but a bold new initiative hopes to change
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all that. >> reporter: if pakistan has its way, then this solar panel field will become almost as commonplace as the wheat fields that dot the countryside. pakistan is in dire need of energy. electricity black outs are a daily occurrence and can last up to six hours. pakistan produces 11,000 megawatts of electricity a day. it needs double that to supply the country. this project in the south of punjab hopes to change that. a joint chinese pakistani venture, the idea is that fields like this could harvest the power of the sun across the nation >> we have assured to the world that this is a successful model, a success story. 100 megawatts project. which is a model of structures, model in the structure and these models can be repeated, can be replicated up to 1,000 megawatt and now after this success story, we have collected a lot
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of investment >> reporter: 100 megawatts can comfortably supply a town, but some say the plant's technology is out of date and inefficient >> my only criticism right now is that it's just very, very expensive. i think if it comes down, if you break it down to the installed cost per unit, it comes over almost a million u.s. dollars. >> reporter: but the costs are worth it says the government and it has turned its parliament build building into the country's first solar powered government building. it is a massive project and it means decades will see enough to power the entire country still ahead on the news hour, the top colombian restaurant that is serving up solutions for former rebel
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fighters. >> the pay disparity between the men and women is too large in sport we will hear from world champions who are accusing the federation of wage discrimination. discrimination.
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a top restaurant in colombia is helping with the peace process. decades of civil war has led to high unemployment particularly among former rebel fighters, but as our correspondent reports a government scheme is helping to
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reintegrate them into society. >> reporter: this is one of latin american's top 50 restaurants, but for the past eight years it has been serving more than fancy found. it offers training and army food to veterans and now to rebel fighters. >> translation: they want to know your experience and as a former rebel what can you answer? here i didn't have to lie. >> reporter: he escaped the captive four years but never recovered. she left her home town after threats and couldn't find a job to feed their children. when a government agency connected her with this area, she worried about not being able to work in hay restaurant and feared working shoulder to shoulder with her former enemy. >> translation: when i saw them for the first time i had the shivers. i didn't know what his reaction could be, but that same day we talked and i cried and since then he has been my support.
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>> reporter: her colleague lost his left eye and right leg to an farc land mine. >> translation: my first reaction was hash. it was hard for me to accept the idea, but we shared our stories and i understood they were victims as well. it helped me to move on and remove a huge burden >> reporter: the restaurant foundation oornlgly only hired former soldiers. hiring her was a bigger leap. >> there were, like, fears, veng, about security, about public opinion, many things, but at the end we said if we don't do it, no-one will do it. >> reporter: the kitchen has become a symbol of colombia's efforts to overcome its conflict, but convincing most entrepreneurs of participating in programs like this one is still an uphill battle. they say half of the entrepreneurs in the country would never hire a former fighter. >> translation: we have an issue of sta ma tiesation. it is not enough for the government to create
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opportunities, train these people and snow them responsibility if the moment they step out of the process they see a society that is not ready to receive them >> reporter: back here workers know a restaurant alone is not likely to reverse decades of fear and distrust, but they're convinced it might just hold the key to a recipe for reconciliation now it's time for sports. members of the u.s. women's football team have filed a wage discrimination complaint with the government. the three top world cup winners say they're receiving a fraction of what their male counterparts receive even they perform better and bring in more revenue. >> reporter: american striker alex morgan another u.s. record by scoring 12 minutes in the match this month. their victory in the world cup
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time was the most watched telecast in the last year, topping audience for any men's match. they complain their male counterparts were paid four time as much. they were paid $2 million carried to the men complektd to 9 million by the men when they were new yorked out early >> coming out of a world cup win and the pay disparity between the men and women is too large >> reporter: acting on behalf of the tul team, five players say in a complaint with the u.s. equal opportunity compliment commission that the disparity violates equity laws. >> in the past u.s. soccer has always used revenue generation as a reason as to why the women were paid as much as the men and i honestly feel that now that excuse no longer exists. >> reporter: the complaint is strategically timed, coming amid
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fears that the women's professional union may go on strike, threatening the appearance in the rio olympics this august. the u.s. soccer federation has sued the women's union to enforce what the governing body argues is a bargaining agreement that runs into next year. u.s. soccer says it hasn't seen the complaint and it was disappeared in the women's action. the men's national team goalie say they support the women's fight >> any time there's a labor dispute, athletes should fight for their rights. men or women. gender aside they should fight for what they believe. i have no problem with that. none of the mens players have a problem with that will that >> reporter: this legal expert say the women have a good case. >> i think that the u.s. soccer federation will have a difficult time showing that that is a justifiable disparity. >> reporter: the equal employment opportunity commission will investigate this complaint, but it is under no
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deadline to reach a decision. in the meantime this case has worsened the already serious friction between american football anyone straighters and their most celebrated players-- administrators the west indies once dominated the ticket have been instead lee declining over recent decades. they up set host india to go in the final against england. >> reporter: there are few supporters that have devoted as the host nation they carried intense pressure into this clash. the best batsman should have been run out but they missed them chance and thern kohli made them pay. he ended up with 89 off 47 balls
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in 9192 for 2 off their 20 overs. the west indies number one chris gayle was bold out in just the second over. over the last ten overs ruselin and semens were put on 80. he having only arrived in the country a few days earlier. nervous moments with the indies needing eight off the final over but they got there with three balls left. >> i think that it was maybe mighty day, luck on my side. things went the way i wanted >> after the break when we went into bowel, the first field yergs were fine but after that there was a considerable amount of due which meant the spinners couldn't bowl how they would have liked to it will be a double heavier. the women's team also advanced to the final, but for the first
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time in their history. they beat new zealand by six runs to progress and will take on three time defending champions australia india cricket plans and players are still coming to terms with their team's semifinal loss. the future of captain has been under question leading to an unexpected exchange with at journalist after the match. >> >> reporter: are you keen to get to playing after this turnt? are you continue to playing on? >> come here, let's have some fun. come. seriously. come. do you want me to return? >> reporter: i just want to ask you. >> i can't really say if you
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have a brother or son that can play, do you think i'm unfit? >> reporter: no. >> do you think i'm running? >> reporter: very fast. >> do you think i can be in the cup. ? >> reporter: yes. sure. >> then you have answered your question. >> reporter: thank you. >> you're forgetting something in miami opening has been, 10 years after she lost this turnt. the no.15 swept aside serena williams in the fourth rounds was a straight sets winner in this semifinal cost. she bet seven five six three. she will now face szarenka who is continuing her resurgence in the sport. she beat her opponent in straight sets. she is one win away from her second straight tournament victory after claiming indian
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wealth. in the men's draw japan's nishik roshgs i beat monfiles. he will now face kyrgioos who reached his first circuit. the first women's course major of the season has gone under waep. these two share their earlier lead after the opening round of the ana inspiration. the pair fired five under par at 67 to claim a one shot lead. that's it for me thank you very much for that. thanks for watching the news hour. we're back in a moment. we will have more news coming your way. see you in a minute you in a minute
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