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hello, welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. the u.n. expresses concern about the welfare of refugees being sent back from greece to turkey. myanmar's parliament votes to give the prime minister more power unrunning the country. a collapse kills 24 people in india. the world championship u.s.
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women's football team demands the same pain at their male counterparts. the plight of refugees fleeing conflict appears to be getting worse. the u.n. is calling for safeguards to be put in place before refugees return to turkey under a deal between ankara and the european union following a warning of deteriorating conditions in makeshift refugee camps in greece. amnesty international is accusing turkey of forcibly returning syrian refugees back to the war-torn country. the rights group said turkish authorities have been illegally expelling 100 syrians daily since early this year. we'll speak to amnesty in a moment but first sedona hodor joins us from the greece-macedonia border. a lot of concern about how this process is going so unfold.
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>> this isn't the first time the u.n. and other organizations have criticized the way the u.n. is handling the refugee crisis. the u.n. raising its voice really three days before that deal is to be implemented. monday, we are expecting to see deportations, migrants and refugees being sent back to turkey. the u.n. expressing concern that these migrants and refugees who are held in detention facilities, which are in effect prisons on greece's islands as they process their asylum requests, the u.n. is worried that they're just hasn't been enough time for these requests to be properly processed and they're worried whether or not these people, you know, international law will be respected, so a lot of concerns. they are also talking about conditions in these detention facilities deteriorating, overcrowding, sanitation problems. the u.n. expressing concern but it's clear that the e.u. is bent on implementing this deal. it is important for them to
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implement this deal. it will serve as a deterrent when people start seeing deportations happen, this is going to disencourage people from taking the journey. ever sips the deal came into effect on march 20, there have been hundreds of arrivals on greece's islands. >> your bear on the greek macedonia border on a catch. we can see the lines of tents, children wandering about. give us a sense of the conditions there. it's brett bad. many say we are running out of money. we survive only with the help given by aid agencies. the greek government is struggling to build these people, to build accommodation centers so they can be in proper shelters. some centers are ready, but not everybody is convinced that they should leave this makeshift camp because they believe by staying here, they're hoping to convince e.u. leaders to change their
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policy, to open their borders. they feel if they go to accommodation centers, their case will be forgotten. right now, the only option is to apply for asylum or the relocation program and that program has really been very slow. we heard the u.n. express concern that the greek asylum service doesn't have the ability to deal with these asylum requests so they feel they'll be here for months or maybe even years. the situation is deteriorating, the u.n. expression concern, but clearly the e.u., no sign of the e.u. changing its policy anytime soon. >> more evidence of that deteriorating situation from the amnesty international report we referred to earlier. let's get back to that. we are joined live from london, welcome, sir. amnesty is accusing turkey of returning refugees back to
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syria. >> what we documented in the eastern turkey provinces last week were a series of incidences of groups of 200 syrian refugees being rounded up, collected and sent back in buses, six, seven at a time across the border back to the conflict zone that they're fleeing. combining this with numerous credible sources in the region, aid workers, lawyers, other refugees, for whom a near daily practice of returns of this kind is an open secret in the region. it really points to a deeply problematic practice that has fundamental significant consequences for the legality and the humanity of the situation. tell us more about the situation of those who are returned. what did they face when they go back to their countries of origin? >> well, most of them are handed back across the border to the
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local militias. there they end up in camps. some we spoke to in the camp, conditions there or notoriously bad and deteriorating. there have been growing allegations of abductions from them, so really sent back to extremely poor conditions, and growing numbers of people gathering in those camps fleeing fighting elsewhere in syria, so the risks of very real for them. >> a cornerstone of this e.u. turkish deal is turkey being a safe place of asylum. can we say that it is? >> we emphatically can't say that it's safe so long as numbers in the hundreds, but likely thousands of syrians, most of them unregistered that don't have temporary protection status which is precisely what the syrians being returned will be when these are being rounded up and sent back in these numbers to syria.
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there's one case, a shocking case of three small children, 10, 11 and nine picked up in a park in a play ground, spending a few days in detention in turkey and then shipped across with an uncle, but separated from their parents, who are now still there, cowering in an apartment back across the border. >> we'll leave it there, thanks very much indeed there for giving us that perspective from amnesty international. turkish police released footage showing the moment a car bomb exploded, the blast killing seven police officers and injuring 27 others. the policemen were traveling in a bus where a nearby parked car full of explosives was detonated. we have this update. >> turkish security services have identified one person as a suspect after appearing in a cctv footage. that person left their car
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parked in that corner behind me, then he walked off and then it was detonated by a remote control when a mini bus carrying turkish police officers, it killed a number of those officers and wounded many more. meanwhile, turkey's prime minister is also visiting an area, the district with heavy clashes over the last few weeks and months between the turkish security forces, as well as the p.k.k. those are fighters who belong to the kurdistan workers party, which is outlawed here in turkey. the trial of two turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets resumed. they are accused of spying and trying to overthrow the government. they published a news story alleging turkey's government was arming fighters in syria.
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the president erdogan has denied the allegations. the case which has been widely criticized by rights groups is seen as a test of turkish media freedom. indian police have detained five construction company officials. that's after a section of their building collapsed in india. 24 were killed, 90 people have been rescued but no further survivors are expected to be found. we have the very latest from calcutta. >> the street once under the shadow of a flyover now cleared of concrete slabs and mangled metal. >> the people were under the debris yesterday. the second part of the operation, the flyover is still leaning in one direction, so that will be taken down in a
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systematic manner. >> the slob is hanging off the bridge held together we concrete and twisted iron rods. residents look on with a birdseye view. they are buildings once nearly touched the edge of the flyover. the two-kilometer bridge took up the space in the main thoroughfare. there was no choice but to pass under the building works. that's how two members of this family lost their lives. concrete slabs fell on to a ricksha taking them to market. >> i have lost everything, my entire family is gone. i don't know how i shall run the family. i'm already 75 years old and i'm left with my grandson. what do i do about his future? i don't know what to do without my son. >> the search for vehicles trapped under the debris continue through the night, but
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police say no one was pulled out alive. the chief minister canceled all her campaigning for upcomes state elections to survey the scene. vows that those responsible will be punished and there will be an investigation. in the light of day, locals are skeptical. they worry that the elections are the focus of politicians' attention right now. >> two years ago, a similar flyover collapsed in the city and though there were no casualties, people say if the government had taken action after the promise back then and cradled policies and checks and balances for construction, a tragedy of this scale may not have happened. despeed warnings that this area is unsafe, crowds gathered to watch the machinery break apart the flyover's crumbling edge. further along, it's business as usual. pedestrians passing through and vehicles parked under the
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bridge. infrastructure in indias growing city has struggled to keep pace with rapid construction. 69 were killed, 74 died when a high rice came down in mumbai three years ago. more than 100 were living in it while he was still being built. in 2014, building and safety violations were the cause of an 11 story building collapse which killed 60 people. let's take this on. let's speak to c.e.o. of the foundation for restoration of values. >> it's a very sad case. it also points out to rampant
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corruption in the infrastructure sector. we know that this was the case where this particular company, this is a private company and they were awarded contract in all probability, they were awarded contract by the money exchanging hands, and it has led to this. in the past, this company has been blacklisted by, you know, two major infrastructure giants, and also by the government. despite that, they were still allowed, calcutta development authority awarded contract to this company and this is what has happened. the bridge has collapsed. >> if corruption is so rife, shouldn't the blame go all the
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way up the chain to the upper chains of government. >> absolutely. until the government takes strict action against this, this will continue, but then corruption is rampant, the report talks about the sorry state of affairs in india. there are politicians, the corporates and all join hands. as a result of it, it's the poor who suffer the most. >> it's next to impossible to attempt to stamp out, so what can be done? >> well, the laws have to be strengthened while we have the prevention of corruption act. initially, you know, this particular act was only to bring
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that under vehicles the people accepting bribe. now the bribe gives are punished, so now government has -- efforts are being made to strengthen the law. the bribe givers are to be brought within the ambit, they are to go punished, as well. also it's important to understanunderstand at this poit india has ratified united nations standards against corruption. reports are being made, but what is very important is businessmen have to understand, corps receipts have to understand that business has to be conducted in an ethical way. if money takes precedence, if bribery takes precedence over everything, then the country is going to lose, the country will become bankrupt, detectives will
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rise, lives -- people will suffer and eventually, economic development of the country is bound to suffer if this continues. >> all right, we'll leave it there, thank you very much for your perspective only. still not quite clear what happened here, but an investigation is on going. we'll see how things pan out there. thank you very much indeed for your time. still to come, an israeli military court rules on a soldier accused of killing an injured palestinian man. putting their past behind them. we're in nigeria to see how 13 orphaned by violence are rebuild their lives. >> we've got sport coming up in a half hour or so. the united states female footballers step up their fight for equal pay, lodging a federal complaint. >> on to syria where at least 31 have been killed and dozens injured by government airstrikes not far from the capital.
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the early hospital in the town was hit. a school and two civil defense buildings were also damaged. france has just reacted to the bombing saying it vitals the on going truce in parts of syria. britain has rejected the syrian president's proposal for a national unity government which would include members of the opposition. phillip hammond said only a transitional government without bashar al assad can help sox the country's conflict. >> bashar al assad talks about a unity government by which he means bringing one or two handled-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, and it has to be a government that is not or at least in the future will not be led by bashar al assad. >> myanmar's upper house
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approved a new government post. she'll be in fact the president's boss. the house is expected to vote on it is proposal on tuesday. she is barred from becoming president because her children hold foreign passports. we have this update from myanmar's capitol. >> a large majority in the upper house accepted a very crucial bill which will give extended powers to the prime minister. she was barred from running for president. now she has created a very powerful position for herself which seems to be similar level as the president. that is why the military which still that 25% of the seats in parliament was very much against it. the majority of the upper house has voted in favor. >> it's important, because the
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whole country would like to see her as leader of the country. >> it seems she will have not only an advisory role to the government, but also to parliament, which gives her a position thought of as the head of state, but nobody here has voted for the bill wanties to that her power is even higher than that of the president. the united states and its japanese and south korea allies vowed to increase pressure on north korea. the three warned they could take further steps to counter threats from pyongyang. hours after the u.s.
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statement, north korea fired another short range missile off its eastern coast. on friday, a north korean official said his country will in the tolerate searches of its ships under new u.n. sanctions. they were posed in response to pyongyang's latest test in january. it is a sign of worsening relation witness china. >> this is part of the playbook he inherited from his father in terms of creating some kind 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 chi j. >> ping as he meets with president obama.
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new restrictions were drafted against north korea and they said they are going to enforce them. it is bewildering why he would choose this time. this has changed things. the chinese public is not very fond of kim jong-un who they call little fatty three. he is widely derided. this will be seen as a slap in the face of china. there was some piece of paper that was handwritten that was supposedly saying that north korea is now seeing china as an enemy and that this was supposedly broadcast. it has not been verified. if it is crew and the rhetoric in north korea against china, there could be sharp reactions. >> a woman in liberia has died from ebola after the country was declared free of the disease. u.n. health officials say eight ebola cases have been identified in guinea and are under medical
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treatment. a school in nigeria opened its doors to children orphaned by years of conflict involving the boko haram armed group. the school hopes to bring children from different backgrounds together. we have a report from northeastern nigeria looking at plight of orphans around the world. >> a typical start to a normal school day for these children after the most traumatic period in their young lives. they are trying to get an education, a first step in putting the past behind them and changing their lives. more than 80% were orphaned in violence involving the boko haram armed group. this is exactly what the group doesn't want them to have. she came to the school traumatized. her progress in the school has
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been slow. >> all i want to be is a teacher, so i can help others. >> her father was killed by boko haram. her mother died as a displaced persons camp and people who took the child in were also killed by a suicide attack. >> some shed tears. when he ask them to tell what they remember, they remember mother and father. >> they can now afford to dream. confidence has returned for those who have been here longer. >> i want to be a doctor, to help those in need. >> the young boy watched his father being killed wants one day to be helping others. >> the orphaned offspring of some senior boko haram fighters are here alongside orphans.
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at the end of the their studies here, they can all blend in. >> they put their kids up with families who agree to host them while the school provides some support. >> by the time you bring him to an orphanage, he is not necessarily aware of societal norms. how do you fit in with other groups. >> for now, most of the children have moved on, learning to be kids again. most importantly, they are trying to shape their future. al jazeera, northeast nigeria. the second part that have series coming up. we'll report from cambodia where a campaign is underway to reunite children with their parents. that will air saturday right here on al jazeera. time for the weather now and
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stormy weather in the u.s. >> the season has start mildly unless you happen to be involved. this is how the u.s. of course, you often get cold air against the air from the gulf. this is the damage in oklahoma. this took place yesterday, so about 30 hours ago. this is probably an ef1, maybe an ef2, so the start of the season. the frontal system that brought it in has moved on. it's broken. it's just showers on the back end. this is alabama you're looking at now. trees down, trailer parks damage, quite often they tip these things over and throw them out of the way. that's happened again. no one's suffered except minor injuries. what's happening next? here is the line of the cold front itself. ahead of it, massive clouds still, still a potential to bruce pretty big thunderstorms.
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ahead of it, you have got this warmer share. behind, cooler. the cold air is tucked way back in the northern plains states. you've got the staggered changing temperature. nevertheless, on the east coast and the south, particularly the east coast, the temperatures in the 20 said here. that area is wet and quite warm. as the cold front goes through, it gets cold for some. terrible it will feel fresher. nick. >> thanks, rob, see you later. >> tributes have been paid to one of the world's most acclaimed architects known as the queen of the curve for her innovative designs. she died of a heart attack at age 65. her buildings include the london aquatics center. >> buildings designed by her can be seen around the world from moscow to miami, hong kong to azerbaijan. she's widely known for the aquatic center, built for the
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2012 london olympics. her futuristic designs have curves and have multiple perspective points and fragment geometry. >> born in baghdad, she studied math at beirut university before embarking on a career at the architecture association in london. by in that 79, she'd established her own london practice, fast becoming a revolutionary force in an industry heavily dominated by men. in 2004, she became the first woman to win an architecture prize and earlier this year, collected the gold medal from the institute of british architects. >> it's also fantastic that i'm aid for work which was really not mainstream, was very
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deliberately trying to question all the things that kind of took for granted and weave a way to a kind of new urban life in the city, which was to do with connectivity and accessibility. >> it was said that her designs invoked the chaos of modern life. her own life came to an end in the early hours of thursday morning. a statement from her company said she contracted bronchitis earlier in the week and suffered a fatal heart attack while being treated in hospital in miami. she was 65. >> plenty more still ahead, new allegations of sexual abuse by u.n. peacekeepers come to light in the central african republic.
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>> come here, let's have some fun. >> the cricket captain with the media after the side is knocked out of the world 2020.
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>> the u.n. calls for safeguards before refugees are returned to turkey under a deal between ankara and the european union. amnesty international accuses turkey of forcibly returning
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syrian refugees back to the war-torn country. 25 died in india when a fly over in calcutta collapsed. five people have been detained. myanmar agreed to the new post designed to give the leader a powerful role in running the country. an israeli military court ruled in the case of a sole
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-- >> unconfined until unarmed, basically the chief military prosecutor denying fly belief in the defense of the soldier that he was war required at the time, in kass today. he quoted words that the soldier deserved to die, he stabbed my friend and deserves to die. he's been released to base until tuesday. if you look at the video and we went through it extensively with the man who shot it, also looking for video not published on the inner net, you see that
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moment following the attack where both men, both palestinians have been stabbed. one was already dead, the other one shot lying around and you see soldiers, medics, settler moving around him very casually on the phone, not posing any sort of threat. this is also what the chief prosecutor said, quoting the video, he said it was very clear that none of those around him, including two commanders seemed to be threatened and it's causing a lot of controversy here in israeli, a majority of israelis supporting the soldier and this is a concern. we had many op ed editorials in leftwing papers, one saying this could be a milestone in the dehumanization of palestinians when it comes to israeli society. why, because yes, this man carried out an attack. there was a stabbing of a soldier who was lightly injured, but he had been shot, he was incapacitated and out of the blue, this soldier shoots him in the head. if that is something that is
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acceptable and expected in israeli society, then there's a very concerning development in how that is playing forward. >> all of this in the context of a time of rising tensions in the region. >> absolutely. it's been six months of violence between israelis and palestinians. there have been a lot of these knife attacks, also many times palestinians dispute they happen at all. this is where we've seen many videos of incidents, alleged attacks and attacks of soldiers shooting to kill. over 200 palestinians have been shot dead in this latest round of violence. the questions palestinians will tell you is that they shoot to kill no questions asked. videos like this will do nothing to calm the street, will do nothing to appease palestinians or even to try and tell them that actually yes, this is not the case, and also, especially they don't believe that any justice will be done. if you look at any previous cases, of situations where the evidence is not as strong as
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what we see on this video, people have -- the soldiers have never really been convict of anything and now we have a video that is so strong, we looked at it through and through and trying to try and understand both sides of the story but really when you look at the facts, this video clearly shows that none of the people around the palestinian were concerned about any kind of explosive device on him and when you see the soldier cocking his weapon, it takes around five seconds to shoot, you have one commander who stays on the phone, you have a settler who will close his ears expecting the shot to happen. he then shoots and people keep milling around at usual. it's very dramatic video and dramatic moment. the words of the judge throughout this trial have been quite sympathetic to the soldiers. i think the prosecution hard to keep him in detention but today that did not happen. >> thanks very much, stephanie decker reporting. more than 100 new allegation
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of sexual abuse by u.n. peacekeepers have come to light in the central african republic. the majority of the victims are minors. >> visiting the victims, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, samantha power was in the central african republic for the inauguration of the countries new president as fresh allegations of abuse by peacekeepers emerge. the u.n. is now 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 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
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communities and devastated by the experience. >> at u.n. headquarters in new york, this was the reaction from the word 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 are talking about women, young children, who have been traumatized in the worst manualable way. >> the allegations are against peace keepers from trick condition countries serving with the u.n. and some before the u.n. mission started. >> some of the most serious claims are against one of the world's most sophisticated militaries and 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, al jazeera at the united nations. thousands of protestors marched across france over proposed labor reforms as part
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of a nationwide strike against changes that coucaller the country says 35 hour working week. jacky rowland has more from paris. >> it was planned as the climax to weeks of protest against the new labor law. trade unions and students joined forces to reject what they see as a conspiracy between politicians and big business. thousands turned out in paris, but the torrential rain may have deterred others. >> this law is just not on, so i'm here protesting to demand that the law be withdrawn. >> i would say that flexibility benefits bosses but certainly not the workers. 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
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for life, an idea that sounds totally antiquated to workers in most our 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 allow is very complicated and the proposed changes have already been watered down several times. >> it is important to listen. we've had this high unemployment label for the past 30 years. it is necessary that people express their worries. >> 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 and jobless figures remain stubbornly high. al jazeera, paris. in peru, the remains of 40 farmers killed in a conflict 30 years ago have been returned to
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their families. relatives of the victims gathered for a mass in a school courtyard where the bodies were handed over. forensic experts believe they were killed by shining path rebels and buried in mass graves in the 1980's and 1990's. >> thousands of protestors in brazil rallied to show support for the embattled president. they believe impeachment procedures amount to a coup. we have a report from brasilia. >> they were not let their president go down without a fight. tens of thousands of president rousseff's most ardent 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. >> it is a very delicate situation, but there's nothing against the president to justify her impeachment. >> they see the impeachment as a
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coup orchestrate by the opposition to regain power without elections. >> i am here against a possible coup which will happen in this country if the president is i am peeved. it is absurd that a democratic contractually elected president by the majority and by the rules would be released like this. >> today they're on the streets for a reason. thursday marked the anniversary of the 1964 military coup supported by congress that ousted the leftist president from power and led to two decades of dictatorship. today's rousseff's supporters see parallel and worry democracy is at risk. a constitutional lawyer said the impeachment against rousseff is
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going through all the correct legal channels, so is it a coup? >> no, no. >> no, i do not consider this a coup, because institution are working. this is a legitimate legal process in the constitution. >> if the impeachment process is a legal process and constitutional, then why is the president calling it a coup? >> maybe calling it a coup is part of the identity crisis of rousseff's workers party. i have no doubt there is large scale corruption and outright stealing of public funds going on. >> the opposition has protests planned in the coming days, but today it was rousseff supporters helping a beleaguered president to hold on to a job that seems more tenuous by the day. al jazeera, brasilia. one of latin america's finest restaurants is helping one time enemies in colombia to
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reconcile. it is difficult for former combatants to find a job. we have a report from medellin. a government scheme is helping reintegrate them into society. >> it is one of the top 50 restaurants but for the past eight years has been serving more than fancy food. it obvious training to former veterans and now for former fighters. >> a prospective employer wants to know your experience and who can recommend you. here i didn't have to lie. >> he escaped four years ago. she left her hometown after threats and couldn't find a job to feed her children. when a government agency connected her here, she worried about not being able to work in a foodie restaurant and feared working shoulder to shoulder with her former enemy. >> when i saw him for the first time, i had the shivers.
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i didn't know what his reaction could be, but that same day we talked and i cried and since then, he's been my support. >> her colleague lost his left eye and right leg to a farc land mine. >> my first reaction was marsh. it was hard for me to accept the idea but was he shared our stories and in understood them, as well. it helped me move on. >> the restaurant originally only hired former soldiers. hiring him was a bigger leap. >> there were like fears of course about security, about public opinion, many things. if we don't do it, no one would do it. >> the kitchen has become a symbol of colombia's efforts to overcome its conflict by convincing entrepreneurs are participating in programs like this one is still an uphill battle. >> half of the entrepreneurs in the country would never hire a
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former fighter. >> we have an issue of stigmatization. it's not enough for the government to give opportunities, train these people if the moment they step out they face a society that is not ready to receive them. >> back at the restaurant, workers know a restaurant alone is not likely to reverse decades of fear and distrust but are convinced it might just hold the key for a recipe for reconciliation. steal ahead, could japan's efforts to boost its economy backfire. we'll speak to the people who will be affected by another tax hike inch in sport, the words best surfers are ringing in the new season. we'll tell you which woman conquered the famous break.
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>> welcome back. japan's prime minister will go ahead with another tax hike on goods and services, all part of an effort to reduce public debt. a report from tokyo said the move could do more harm than good. >> running his basement noodle shop, sometimes working 20 hours a day. he feels every percentage point of every tax hike. the increase in the rate of tax charged on consumer goods and services two years ago from 5% to 8% reduced his margins.
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>> after the first tax hike, we didn't raise our prices. we be a soaked the difference because we didn't want to burden our customers. >> if the tax is increased to 10% next year, he'll have no choice but to pass it on in higher prices, even though his business will suffer. jump scale his problems to the size of the word's third biggest economy and you have japans dilemma. >> raising the tax everyone pays for goods and services is meant to tackle japan's ballooning public debt but if the rise slows the economy and reduces the amount of revenue the government receives overall, then it defeats the purpose. even the prime minister admitted that publicly. many analysts believe his last tax rise helped push japan back into recession last year. all of this cast doubt on his so-called strategy of revitalizing the economy. with wages rising a tiny half a%
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per year, many economists believe the economy can't bear another testimony rise and the government will be looking for reasons to postpone it. >> they cannot say they are going to postpone. you know the weakness of the domestic economy. that's why they have to bring a global economy. it's a very tricky thing for the government. >> tricky too for him as he tries to set his noodle prices to keep his business going. >> i wish he would do something for the ordinary people instead of helping big businesses all the time so we can feel some benefit. >> it seems his stimulus measures intended to have a trickle down effect for the whole economy have yet to reach this basement business. rob mcbride, al jazeera, tokyo. from that, it's time for sport. andy's here. >> the members of the u.s.
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football team filed a complaint with the government, saying they're being paid just a fraction of what their male counterparts perceive even though they play better and bring in more revenue. >> long ball from the u.s. >> american striker alex morgan breaking another u.s. record by scoring just 12 seconds into this olympics qualifying match last month. the u.s. women's team is drawing fans to the stands and beyond. their victory in last year's world cup final was the most watched football telecast in the u.s. ever, topping the american audience for any men's final match, but the women players complain their male counterparts last year were paid four times as much money, even though the females generated millions more revenue. the women earned $2 million for winning the 2015 world cup compared to $9 million collected by the men in 2014 when they were knocked out early. >> just coming off of a world cup win and the pay disparity between the men and women is
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just too large. >> acting on behalf of the full team, five players say in a complaint with the u.s. equal opportunity employment commission that the disparity violates u.s. pay equity laws. >> in the past, u.s. soccer has always used revenue generation as a reason as to why the women weren't paid as much as the men, and i honestly feel that now, that excuse no longer exists. >> the complaint is strategically timed coming amid fierce the women's professional union may go on strike threatening its appearance in the rio olympics this august. the u.s. soccer federation has sued to enforce a collective bargaining agreement that runs until next year. u.s. soccer said it hasn't seen the complaint, administration it was disappointed in the women's action. tim howard, the men's national team goalie has said they support the women said fight. >> anytime there's a labor dispute, athletes should fight
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for their rights, men or women, you know, gender aside, they should fight for what they believe in and is fair compensation. i have no problem with that. none of the men's players have a problem with that at all. >> this expert say the women have a good case. >> i think the u.s. soccer federation will have a difficult time showing that is a justifiable disparity. >> it is under no deadline to reach a decision. this case has worsened the already serious friction between american football administrators and their most celebrated players. tom ackermann, al jazeera, washington. the west indies once dominated international cricket but have steadily declined over recent decades. in the shortest form of the game, they are finding great success. they upended india for a spot in the 2020 final against england.
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>> there are few supporters as devoted as indian cricket fans as the host nation they carried intense pressure into this mumbai clash. he should have been run out on one, but they missed their chance and he made them pay. he ended up with an unbeaten 89 of 47 bombs in the 99-2 of their 20 overs. the west indies danger man was out in the second over. after of the past 10 overs, russell simmons would put on 80. simmons having only arrived in the country a few days earlier. nervous moments with needing eight over final over, but got
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there with three balls left. >> with luck on my side, i ride my luck. >> after the break the first were fine but after that, there was considerable amount of dam meant. >> it's going to be a double-header in calcutta on sunday. the women's team also advanced to the final but for the first time in their history. they bead new zealand by six runs to progress and will take on three time defending champions, australia. he will lease hohman, al jazeera. >> indian cricket fans are still coming to terms with that defeat. the future of captain has been under question leading to this unexpected exchange with a journalists after the game.
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>> do you intend to continue on after that tournament? >> let's have fun, please come here. come come come, seriously. do you want me to recap? >> i was going to go ask you. >> i can't really say if a brother or son can play. do you think i am unfit. >> no. >> do you think i am running. >> very fast. >> do you think i have a chance at the world cup? >> yes, sure. then you have answered the question. you are forgetting something? securing her spot in the miami open final 10 years after she last won this tournament. the number 15 seed is what world number one serena williams in the fourth round, the straight set winner in the semi.
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she is one win from her second straight tournament win after claiming indian wells. in the men's draw, survived five match points to win in the quarter finals, the number eight winning. he reached his first semifinal on the masters circuit in straight sets. he'll break into the top 20 rankings. first woman's golf major is under way in california. hitting five into par rounds of 67 to take a one shot lead, the
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world number one is three strokes behind. the world's best female surfers are competing at a famed belgian break. in this final, moved to the top of the overall standings, she got to ring the traditional bell that is the prize for winners of this event. ok, there's your sports for now. archeologists in egypt have been using radar technology to scan an area behind king tut's tomb. they believe there may be a hidden burial site for his mother. more news coming up in just a couple of minutes. stay with us.
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>> the u.n. calls for safeguards for refugees before they are sent back to turkey from greece, as conditions in makeshift camps deteriorate hello. i'm nick clark live in doha. also ahead - an israeli military report releases a soldiers accused of killing a palestinian, to a military camp myanmar's parliament hopes to give aung san suy kyi a more powerful role in running the