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this is al jazeera. the growing refugee crisis, a flare up in the caucuses a fight over a disputed region deadly flash floods, 15 years of infrastructure money, wondering where it went. >> real madrid a 2-1 win that
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keeps them in with a chance of winning the spanish league title. >> it's two days until europeaning union's deal to sends rejected asylum seekers back to turkey comes in to force. people in both grease and turkey are losing patience. protests in the greek border town of idomani over the thousands of immigrants camped there. the refugees and migrants say they are suffering the same fate from idomani in northern greece, zeina hodr reports compassion has given way to anger. at first there was solidarity but now, the people of edomini are telling the government in athens that livelihoods are at risk. some are furious. they say their quiet town no longer belongs to them.
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>> when they came here, we embraced them and gave them things, but now, our lives are unbearable. we are scared to allow our children to play in the streets. no one explains to us why they are staying here the refugees and migrants have been living in the fields close to the border for weeks. farmers have lost their income. they can't plow their land. the people in the village say the refugees have been stealing their chickens and for the past two weeks, the main freight railway line to the rest of europe has been blocked by those who are now stranded in greece. they hope it will pressure the eu to open boarders, but it is adding more pressure on this country's already fragile economy. >> we are now forced to reroute our trains by bulgaria and this means extra costs. we are paying 25% more and it takes longer to deliver the goods. >> greek police have tried to move people from the tracks. they have failed because people resisted and greek authorities
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have repeatedly said that they have no intention of evacuating it edomini by force. >> this used to be a transit camp. it is now home to more than 12 the,000 people. a few hundred have agreed to move to accomodation centers prepared for them by the greek authorities. the majority of the people here are reluctant. penal activists in the camp are blaming the eu for what they say is a lack of trans piece. they have set up this information center to explain to those trapped in greece their official options. even as they argue that the system is not functioning. >> our message is: let all of the people in. there is no full europe or something like that. it doesn't exist. our message is listen to the people here on the ground that not treated according to human rights. their life is set on hold, procedures that are set in place for people to exercise the greek asylum system doesn't work at all. >> the people of the town say they are under strain. they temporarily blocked the
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main highway hoping that the authorities will act. once they left, refugees and migrants who continue to believe the border will open make their way along what has become a road no nowhere. al jazeera. edomini. >> in italy and western turkey, around 300 locals have demonstrated against the setting up of registration desks and the building of revifugee camps in their town. they will house asylum seekers who have been sentence back from europe. first of all, we don't know who these people are. they are not only syrians in that group. there are members of the pkk. they are even people from zimbabwe. nobody knows who they are. how could i be sure they are not terrorists? >> we feel sorry for the migrants, but we all knows these policies are wrong. there is no need to say more. >> the mayor is worried about the effect an influx of refugees will have on the town.
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>> the infrastructure is not for this. nobody asked the opinion of the people before making a decision. there are concerns over security and about where these people, especially the children, would live and where they will be educated. when you look at the latest data released by the world health organization, is it will be under threat, especially in the areas where they will build camps. >> it is one of the turkish towns due to receive funding from the eu's deal. its mayor says it will help them cope with an influx of refugees that's already more than doubled the town's population. >> we never call them refugees but our guests. the first event in the 21st century is the war on syria. the best is the humanitarian effort. now, they are hosting more refugees than are citizens and
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we share everything, our immediatelies, our street did, our air. >> azerbajan sells the disputed region, both sides accuse each other of violating a cease fire that ended a conflict in the 1990 did. armenia says 18 soldiers have been killed. a civilian was reportedly killed when tanks and artillery were used to shell the town of tartar. the president says it's the heaviest fighting since the cease-fire in 1994. >> the infantry and artillery and now we have 18 people killed and 35 injured. >> the mountance carry is just inside the azerjabiani order but
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a self-declared armenian enclave. after the break-up of the soviet union, a war broke out between the countries in 1990 and 1988. an estimated 30,000 were killed in the conflict before a truce was agreed in 1994, in effect, creating a de facto state under the control of local ethnic armenian forces and the armenian military. azerb azerbajan has called for a return of the territory but there has been no framework for a perm peace agreement. i am joined now buyerin young at chathamhouse here in london. thanks very much for coming in. as you were saying there, violence breaks out in this region on a regular basis. tell us more about what's behind this latest flare-up. >> well, indeed, this particular
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escalation. we have seen a pattern of escalations, especially aggravating starting from around 2014. now, it's,primary reason is that azerbajain more specifically has been growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of protest. the peace process and by escalating the situation further on. i believe baku has been trying to attract more of the international community's attention into the conflict resolution efforts where, at the same time, this escalation coincides with over the period of time when armenia decided to enter the russian eurasian union citing security reasons. i would say statement given that russia remains a peace broker but at the same time, an important arms dealer. >> exactly because both are
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buying weapons from russia. >> indeed. i would say when there is more, when there are more weapons, westminster, there will be more escalation. >> or the threat of escalation always hage over the situation. >> yes. >> so we have these two countries, armenia and azerbajain after the break-up of the soviet union. they reach a truce in 1994. fundamentally, the conflict has not been resolved. it's essentially in stalemate, frozen with the occasional flare-up of violence. where do we go from here? does this situation just go on? >> indeed, the situation will go on unless the sides do find the courage to set up -- to step up and to go for concessions, so to say. given that the escalation has been growing and it's increasingly more difficult to
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achieve any progress at the peace table, when the weapons are firing in the background. >> why do the am government's on both sides not -- do they see it as being in their mutual interests to see this resolved? >> well, indeed. but both governments would normally have interests in not seeing the conflict resolved because it does help them to divert attention from most of the domestic issues t democracy deficiencies primarily. at the same time, we should not under estimate the importance of national interests because both armenians and others, it is an important area. thank you very much for giving us your insight into this from chathamhou house.
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thank you . there is much more to come for you on the news hour. kenya marks the first anniversary of the university attack in which 148 people died. we will tell you about the rare butterfly that's finally, making a comeback in mexico. and it's the second most played sport in india after cricket. find out why badminton could be the nation's key to a big success. police have arrested around two dozen around the square. the protests denouncing isl islamophobia was organized into a defiance on a ban on demonstrations. riot police have been guarding the largely muslim neighborhood. far right groups have planned a demonstration there and anti-racist protesters were planning to turn up.
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meanwhile, brussels international airport will reopen for a limited number of passenger flights on sunday. the departure hall was damaged last month when it was attacked by suicide bombers. a metro station was hit shortly afterwards. at least 32 people were killed in the attacks. the opening was delayed as the government tried to reach a deal with police unions over new security measures and passengers entering the airport terminals. but full operations are not expected to be restored until late june or early july. bell jump's police spokesman said reinforced security measures will be in effect on sunday. >> before entering the airport building, an initial check will be carried out. we are going to check their travel documents, their id, and make a comparison between the two. we are also going to give them a security check and a back baggingage check. >> 11 people have been kidnapped while clearing land mines in afghanistan. the miners were abducted on
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friday. a police -- police say a military operation to recover them is underway and tribal elders have already tried negotiating their release. also in afghanistan, four days of heavy rain combined with a lack of proper drainage has led to parts of the capital being submerged under up to 50 centimeters of water. half of the international aid sent to afghanistan over the past 15 years has been earmarked for infrastructure development but as this report shows, many it in kabul are asking where all of that money went. >> it is said the best way to get to know a city is to walk it. that's a tall o order for the nearly six million residents of it kabul. the afghan capitol seems to always be soaking in rainwater, mud and even sewage. a newspaper editorial this week suggested residents who want to go anywhere use a boat. >> our children are stranded inside the school, and there is
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no one to help them out. it's difficult for sec people to access hospitals. major people are having trouble trying to go anywhere. >> whenever it rains, damaged roads and gutters full of garbage and mud turn streets into rivers. most cars can't navigate through the streets and puddles. many are often abandoned. there is no water drainage system. all we see is water floating in cities. there is there is no one to do the work properly. everyone is feeling their own pockets. this problem has to be solved. >> billions of dollars of international aid has poured into post-war afghanistan. most residents say they think the money has been miss spent by ministers and greedy politicians. they say government officials higher their own businesses for construction projects or get kickbacks when awarding contracts. >> if the money was spent the right way, then there would not
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be a situation like this. millions of dollars of money came to pakistan. >> some residents even say the construction materials used in public works projects are often substandard. residents say most of new roads and infrastructure last only a few years and then need repairs or a rebuild. >> as we all know, the kabul city is not a normal city. about 75% of areas in kabul city were built without you are urban planning. >> reporter: international assistance in the past two decades was widely believed to be a rare opportunity for afghanistan to re-invent itself and become a 21st century city. now, with little chance, there will be any more outpouring assistance, afghans say they will have to address the crisis, themselves, take responsibility,
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and rely on their own resources and resourcefulness. paul chadurgion, al jazeera. now, turkey's news agency says five turkib soldiers and a police officer have been killed in a bomb attack in the southeastern town of mesaban. the assault is being blamed on kurdib pkk rebels. turkish forces were carrying out a mility operation when a bomb left by pkk rebels was remotely detonated. meanwhile turkey's president says he is concerned about rising islamaphobia in the united states. he made the comment while opening a new islamic center in the u.s. state of maryland. he also condemned u.s. president, candidates for saying muslims are terrorists. >> it is very interesting and shocking for me to observe some of the presidential candidates here in the united states using these allegations and using these labels against the muslims on a continuous basis and openly
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al jazeera john hendren has more from there. >> turkey's preponderate ended his trip to the united states with throngs of proceed turkish supporters surrounding him. he ended with a speech saying isl islamophobia was on the rise and said muslims should not pay the price for a handful of people committing violent acts in the name of islam. he is willing to say that the attacks in paris and brussels were awful for europe and asked people to remember that turkey has paid the highest price. that's, of course, after sueciled bombings in arrangeara and istanbul and elsewhere in that country. it was a controversiam trip at the brookings institution in washington, d.c. he was giving a speech. outside his security forces proecht protested with protesters. of course, he was snubbed by president obama. he wanted today have obama attend the opening of this islamic cultural center here in maryland. >> the white house said no.
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erdowan wanted a bilateral meeting. the white house said no to that. he did have a brief talk on the sidelines of that meeting. it was a difficult trip but one that ended well for erdowan. >> a sharp spike in the number of iraqis killed by violence in the month of march. the u.n. mission to iraq says at least 1,1119 people were killed. that's a spike of 67%. due in part to the change in tactics from the so-called islamic state of iraq in the levant. iraqi forces backed by u.s.-led airstrikes have advanced in recent months and isil has responded by ramping up large scale bombings taying civilyaz. worst affected is the capitol where 259 civilians were killed. another 1500 iraqis were injured in mar in march. around a third there were civilians. the rest were kurdish peshmerga or government-affiliated fighters. al jazeera's waddill ibrahim has
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the latest from baghdad. >> there are many reasons for the increase of the death told mentioned by the united nation. recently it will has increased highly. iraqi forces announced they are going to launch or they did launch a operation in more than one area. not all of them or even in the felt prove i knew. many areas in iraq are subjected to increased military operation made between the iraqi forces and isil as well. also, we have to take into consideration that the very bad circumstances that some cities in iraq are witnessing, especially when we talk about this issue, we talk about fallujah. fallujah is a surrounded area from all directions, seized by
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iraqi forces and people inside fallujah, they are talking about bad circumstances. they are witnessing. and they are passing through. many people died because of this circumstances of they siege made by iraqi forces. now, everybody is saying that the coming battle inside mosul or the going on operation close to mosul could increase the number of dead people in the future. >> a fire has broken out at a huge mall under construction in the capital doha. there are no reports of injuries, but laborers and staff have been evacuated. 500,000 square meter shopping center is near a stadium that will host some of the 2022 world fifa games. a memorial service has been held in kenya for the 148 people killed at the attack ol garissa university a year ago. fighters from the somali armed group al shabaab stormed the campus in northern kenya
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sparking a siege. malcolm web was at the university's commemoration event. ♪ >> the victims of the attack came to learn, but their studies and their lives were brutally cut short. many complained the authorities did nothing to prevent the attack in spite of being repeatedly warned and that changes came too late. now, the local government paid for a mem memorial inscribe described with their names. >> we put elaborate measures not only to the university but to the whole town, to the whole township and even to the region to make sure that every cannian who comes here is to do business or who comes here to work or comes here to study is safe. >> a yoosh ago, 142 students were killed and dozens more injured when xwunmen from the somali armed group attacked the campus. at this memorial event,
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survivors struggle. >> it was terrible. officials, university state staff, people from garissa town to commemorate those who were killed. the hundreds of students who survived the attack aren't here they mostly came from other parts of kenya. most of them were transferred to another university after the attack. most of them say they never want to come back. in their new campus in the city in western kenya, these survivors held their own memorial ptaiz says he still struggles to study. the attackers went from room to room killing everyone but somehow missed his. >> i can study in the day. when people are talking, some guy you feel like you are back. it's a fear inside of me always. back at garissa artists
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paint a muiral. university staff say the cleanlied up classrooms and improved security will help to attract a new intake of students from across the country come september. they hope the many lives lost here won't put them off. malcolm web, al jazeera, garissa, kebia. >> one of nell son-in-law mandela's former cell mates has called for south africa's president jacob zuma to step down. he said president zuma can go so the wichita falls can frofr a crisis of confidence. the call came in an open letter published after a court rule that zuma had failed to uphold the constitution. he has since apologized and said he will pay back some of the $60 million of state funds he spent on his private residence. now, monarch butterflies are making a comeback in the mexican state of mochocan. for 20 years, their numbers have been falling. they are back on the rise.
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from mexico john hollmann reports. >> reporter: monarch butterflies in their winter home. every year, millions travel from canada in the northern u.s. to the forbests of central mexico. it's one of nature's longest mass migrations and one of the most precarious, but after years of serious decline, this season, numbers ofman monnays in mexico have more than tripled. biologist rendon saysnate and man have helped the insects out. >> the climate has been very benevolent this winter. this meant a lot more reproduction. as well, the public of the u.s. has helped to conserve and plant milk weed, the chief food source for the monarch butterfly. >> it is the key. monnays lay eggs along the route and the plants serve as nursery and food for their young before they continue their parents' journey south. that's why canada, the u.s., and mexico have mounted a campaign
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to get the plant back in to guard edges, farmland and schools along the route. this will class are doing their bit in northern mexico. >> the basic idea which the children are very enthusiastic about is a food highway full-time from the monarch butterflies. >> these tiny creatures go on an incredible journey, two and a half thousand miles to get here. they do it using an internal come pass that guides them to a relatively small area of forests that they have never even seen before. the u.s. government in particular has put more than tleel million dollar in to monarch con serbvation, but with numbers still way down from their peak 20 years ago, no one is getting carried away. >> i think it's too early to declare it a success. we have to keep watching to see what's going to happen to the long-term population. >> obstacles still lie ahead. environmentalists say herb sides are the biggest danger. >> the problem is that farmers
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are using the herbicide roundup which mon santo produces and wipes out milk weed. scientific data shows from 1999 to 2010, the increase in the use of herbicides eliminated 58% of the milk weed in these places. with it, 71% of the reproductive capacity of the monarch butterfly. >> that, among other factors, means it's too early to tell if we are seeing a comeback or just a short respite for the monarch butterfly. john hollmann, butterfly sanctuary, mexico. there is much more to come for you on the news hour. we will tell you why the huge inflatable cannabis joint is being pair aided near the white house. at tablisi fashion week wheregans are hoping work will get recognition. a place in the history book beckons as india and the west
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a plan to resettle refugees in turkeys draws closer. greek protesters want the refugees gone from their village while protest orders in turkey are against the setting up facilities to house them in their country. there has been heavy fighting between the forces of armenia and azerbajain. both sides are reporting numerous casualties and accusing each other of violating a shaky cease fire. bell jan police have arrested around two dozen left wing protest orders in brussels square defying a ban on demonstrations. and a number of white ring and anti-racist protesters where far right groups have planned a demonstration. three people have been killed and dozens injured after a demonstration by farmers turned
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violent in the philippines. the farmers are angry over what they say is a lack of government help during one of the country's worst drought in years. the latest. >> the fields are dry. crops have failed. five months of drought have hit many parts of mendenau and brought farmers to their knees. unable to feed their families, they tried to get their voices heard. they protested but on friday, it got out of hand. rocks were thrown at the police. police then broke the lines of the protesters. then, shots can be heard. eduardo was one of the farmers killed. he blaimz the police for his brother's death. >> the only reason we came here was to demand a raise from the governor. we were surprised to see the police. the reason there was trouble was because the police tried to stop our demonstration. >> this is the city highway and it's a very busy road on most
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days. earlier this week, farmers were given a permit to demonstrate but not block the highway when the police moved in, there were clashes and up to three people were killed and as many as 4,000 people have now taken sanctuary in this church. >> whole families have taken refuge where they can in the ground, the church. the young and old, sheltering from the sweltering heat of the day. with no agreement on how to end the stand-off, security forces have surrounded the church. they are well armed. on saturday morning, the police were given permission by negotiators to search the premises for weapons. the police are letting in some food donations but only after long discussions with civil society. >> we cannot rely any more on the response of the government. we already experienced it. so we rely now on the support and aid food aid being landed by organizations, government institutions such as the national food authority that these farmers will go home and
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not empty handed. >> while farming families wait it out, there is hope for a break through. >> there are some miss concessions on our activity did because we are here to arrest them but we are not here to arrest them. we are here to facilitate the respective community. >> reporter: it's believed an agreement to end the protest may be reached over the weekend. but how to solve their long-term problems remain a question for the government. al jazeera. indonesia has threatened to ban leonardo decap row over his criticism of the palm oil industry. he visited a park last weekend. he wrote on social media that palm oil plantations are destroying the country's rain forests and endangering wildlife. an immigration official said companies that don't like his comment can petition immigration to bar him from the country.
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north korea state media released photographs of its leader with a new anti-air guided slowing them blow up aerial targets. the south said they fired a missile after the north korean leader was urged to end provocations. >> mourning the death of an anti-mining activist murdered last week. he had been battling for years to stop an australian company from mining titanium in the region's coastal dune downs. a report now from eastern cape. >> hundreds turn out to mourn a community leader. anti-mining activist was killed 10 days ago. he was shot multiple times by
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unknown gunmen. he led the crisis committee. it's been fighting against plans to mine titanium in the community. >> the mining is not good for our arrest because our area, we do agriculture and once the mining takes over or techs place and there will be no agriculture. murder has come out to his funeral. legal me not be stupid and think who is coming next. no matter who, but let me not look back. let me go forward. >> people here consider this to be an cest recall land it's used
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in everything from paint to spacecraft. the company, trans world energy resources wants to mine this area and create jobs. the crisis group alleges there has been local corruption. tribal crown princess says the government removed her father from his position as king wuz he was opposed to the mining. when the australia i can't be mining company came to us finally, they came to bogus to for the community. we said we do not sign for the community. we do not own the land. we hold the land in custody the government. says it is consulting and meanwhile there has been ongoing violence and intimidation here
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at a time entire community watch if anything him be laid to rest. people are worried his death is only the beginning of escalating tensions. >> the u.s. where pro-marijuanaa protests have been protesting outside the white house. they are calling for the legalization of the drug. it is listed as a schedule 1 banned substance along with drugs like haeroin. activists want cannabis removed from the list. it is legal in varying degrees in 23 u.s. states but only in four can it be used for recreational purposes. for more on this, we are joined by brandon website, one of the organizers of the event outside of the white house and two is
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enough. both are in washington, d.c. thank you for speaking to us. brandon, if i could start by asking you. this was a protest, i supposed designed to attract a great deal of attention and to send quite a strong message you constructed a 50-foot long joint which you paraded? >> i did not connell assume it adds part of the process. that's where we have to start. it wasn't just about a smoking. the consumption as a medication or as a neuro procetect ant, th joint is symbolism, 51 foot to be exact to represent d.c. as the potential 51st state.
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>> the president, he started a mission. i am a veteran and a soldier. we never stop our mission. when i was in iraq on my tours, with ptsd and other injuries, coming back home was a mission to get recovered. you referenced earlier, ma'am. i would ask him to finish his job by legalizing the research. the only way we are going to get past the economical nature of someone smoked a joint of someone consumed cannabis and saved their like from chemotherapy. >> has dom from the federal government. >> let me put that point to you, will. is it about time that the process begins to legalize cannabis at least for the purposes of medical research so that scientists can get to work on finding out if it can bring relief to veterans as brandon was describing suffer from post-traumatic disorder or to help with the aftermath of
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chemotherapy? >> yes. i think everyone recognizes that there should be research into the marijuana plant just like we have with any other plant. you know, we get morphine from opium. there is nothing special about the marijuana plant to say that we can't get -- we cannot get medicinal components of it but what the protest is about and what we are protesting as well is this legalization and commercialization of marijuana. that's what it was about in d.c. it wasn't about medical marijuana. we had medical marijuana t it wasn't about getting people out of jail or removing sentences because we had decriminal malized campaign in d.c. and where it's funded across the nation. what it's really about is big money, big marijuana in an industry that's unfortunately going to profit off of marketing addiction. >> so, brandom, what are your thoughts on that? do you make the distinction between cannabis for obviously being legalized for medical
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purposes and then the problems and the sort of domino effect of the commercialization of this drug? >> thank you for calling it canabis. he called it marijuana it. in and of itself is a discriminatory word that came from a senate commission hearing. i try not to use it. cannabis, the purpose here in d.c. was not to allow commercialism. what we didn, what our wonderful mayor did if you are in public housing or if you are on medicaid or if you are on obamacare, you can't access medical cannabis or medical marijuana. that's a problem because you can't pay for it. it's still discriminatory. when we have an individual here on a coalition against the reform of the laws, what we have, many individuals here in d.c. who are homeless, who live on t on the other side of the river or who don't have access to quality healthcare that allows them to choose the medication.
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everybody has the right to choose the medication that saves them. for this that choice, it should be covered by medicaid, public spending so we are happy the opposition who still continues to use the term marijuana is progressive by realizing research has to happen. understanding that the access froms the policy is removed from people who need the medicine the most. >> what are your thoughts to that right now? you have canbis being legal? it's verying degrees in some 23 u.s. states, i only in 4 for recreational pick-up what brandon is talking about is allowing people who are sick or whose pain and suffering can be relieved by this drug to have access. change in that direction. >> yeah. and i think what brandon is saying, great talking points when we want to give marijuana.
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what's funded the legalization efforts. what the d.c. council, people were testifying, people were upset when that congress prevented us from fully commercializing the substance. so people, again, we have it legalized. you can possess it, grow it in your home. people aren't happy with that because at the end of the day, what brings in money for politicians, is when you have it fully legalizing, what brings in money for corporations is when you have it legalizing that's what we are so much guess. not against people that truly need the components of marijuana. medicines out there, more being researched that are focused on that specific issue. to be honest. medical marijuana. no other medicine in the world that we just vote on whether or not this should be medicine
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marijuana should be subject to the approved process that we use for every other medicine. we are hearing conflation of issues that legalizing it, commercializing it is somehow, we are trying to tie in this medical issue. i understand that because we all want to see people receive medical treatment from any plant that can help them. that's not what the protest outside of the white house is about. that's not what the campaign was about. allowing marketing the marijuana product. >> we have to leave it. thank you very much. getting both of your thoughts on this topic which a debate on this i am sure will continue for a while yet. brandon website and bill jones, thank you. >> do stay with the newshour because we have more still ahead for you. we will tell you how lewis hamilton stayed on track to break a record ahead of the
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a catwalk at fashion week, robin foristier walker, pieces are inspired by unique local trends: ga overall economy is looking foggy. fashion hasn't noticed this is
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fashion week, one of two fashion weeks competing for home grown designers a sign of a healthy sector. >> it is a fashion capitol est post soviet world. really it to wear collections are popular with buyers in ukraine. a celebration ofgan fashion, a show case. some of which is internationally recogni recognized. it isn't the catwalk keepinggan fashion alive. >> take a stroll through the streets and its easy to findgan girls loyaling wearinggan fashion. it is a small town, sogan buyers and designers enjoy a close
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relationship says diana. we think in the same way. we create some things that they like. they like something that we create because i thinkgans have something, one taste. fax istas who see potential here not to re-do it. to finnesse the edges. they are exciting things that to weeks a little bit, could propel it on to a much bigger platform. >> in other words, today, tblisi, tomorrow, maybe the world. robin forestier walker, al jazeera. >> even doha with sport. >> thank you. real madrid has bien barlings
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loana to keep their fading l la liga hopes alive. it has ended the unbeatenrun. barca has the lead hitting back. chances of pushing for a win look to be over when sergio was sentence off of there. minutes later, cristiano ronaldo getting the winner. 2-1. >> win moves around to seven points mind barcelona. time is running out for them in this season. athletico's title bid, six points after a 5-1 win over real betis. now, tottenham has lost ground in the race for the english premier league title. they were held to a 1-1 draw putting the home side ahead before harry cane equalized. yes. we feel now we will be disappointed.
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still believe. it will be a very tough one no harm. but at 2-league wins in a row. they are still eight points behind the leaders. >> a chance and the only way we can achieve that is to play games with our team. based upon our movement and our technic ability to pay at a eye place. >> lester play south harpton on sunday. city consolidated their place with a 4-nil win. west ham are 5th after a 2-2 draw with crystal palace. al relegation, beating new cassettel six points from safety sundayer land in the bottles 3. theydrew nil-nil with we feel braum. aston villa sliding towards relegation for the first time since 1987. this week, they fired their
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manager and a 4-nil loss leaves them 12 points from safety. defending formula one world champion lewis hamilton has secured poll position for sunday's grand prix. grabbing poll with his final qualifying lap. the mercy paraffin issuing half half a second clear t sebastian beggel local start third ahead of his teammate. hamilton's time a record for the circuit. >> so happy. goes ahead. whatever it may be. sot to actually finally, pull it all together. it's actually even more over pressured as well went off. noing i have to improve even more yeah. too perfect
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>> two thiechl as they head into sun's cal cuta. the last time they met, the the 2004 champions trophy. the windies won that one. century. england and the group stages here in india, the england captain saying the windies much more than a one-man team. >> en before we played the west indies in the group stage, it was quite firm in saying it wasn't just the west indies team. it's important that when you are playing against good sides you don't focus on one or two good players. it's everybody. anybody can hurt you. >> we were focused on england. we more or less focus on us and we believe if we do what westi s westiners can do, it will be. india has won two gold medals in the last 40 years. badminton ranks as one of their
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best chances for success in rio. a report. for many, badminton is just fun. they hope to make it clear. she started training two years ago. but one day, she wants to do even better than her role malingdz. >> i want to be because then i am eight years old. i want to take at a time gold medal practicing at the indian signing there won a bronze she became the first ever indian badminton player to win an olympic medal. tournaments before 2014 olympics. tickets are being given out for
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free. mover and more champ being beings produced. the popularity will go up. >> but capturing the public interest has been tough. even though indian players are performing better than ever. this is the second most played support in the country according to the indian bad midon association. it lags behind in television viewership and responseoship which means it doesn't get the investment or attention it needs to compete with cricket, football or tennis. world doubles champion and olympian says there is little government infrastructure for aspiring players. >> the problem is that at a time support comes in after you become a champion, but the support doesn't come at the initial stages of becoming a champion. she trains twice a day and like most serious players, her
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players are footing the bill. they hope it will pay off as the game's professional status improand she can one day become a household name. al jazeera, new delhi. >> that's your sport. back to mariam in london. >> cherry blossom season in japan. >> means parties under the trees and a major boost for tourist numbers t rob mcbride looks at the sun and big business. >> it happens every year. so people shouldn't be amazed but it's still amazing. across japan, the cherry blossom is blooming. the whole country is grabbed by hunami. quite literally, looking at flowers: coinciding with perfect weather, the verdict for this season is its as good as it gets. >> when they fall, it looks like it's snowing.
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>> i am glad i was born japanese. it makes you happy and you forget all of your troubles. >> pulling in the crowds is the knowledge that one bad storm could blow it all away it is all the more beautiful for being so fleeting. this corb the source of much of that beauty. one of a number of hybrids at this park in northern tokyo. it's been the subject of a recent university studie. grafts taken from this one tree could be the origin of the most common variety of cherry tree that's in full block right now t. >> sharing a common generaletic background would help explain why the cherry blossom comes with such certainty. no bad thing in a country which likes things to be precise. and invaluable for the tourim industry. tokyo district plans a festival
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around it. promoting its own cherry trees and merchandising everything to do with the blossom. during cherry blossom season, local shops and department stores get together to create an experience. at nighttime, blossoms are created where they don't exist. with a weaker yen and upcoming olympi olympics, the government sees tourism as vital for the economy. it had planned 20 million visitors per year by 2020 but it is already achieving that. so now, it's doubled the target to 40 million. better get planting more cherry trees. rob mcbride, al jazeera, tokyo. more on that story and everything else on the website. the address is more to come back. i will be back with a full
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