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proud to tell your stories. this is al jazeera. welcome. you're watching the news hour. i'm peter dobbie here in al jazeera. coming up in the next 60 minutes. fighting continues in the azerbaijan and armenia in relation to the nagorno-karabakh region. a boat load of refugees and migrants are rescued off the island of lesbos. we will take you to senegal where some syrian refugees have found a safe place to live.
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the 40th paris marathon is well underway amid tight security. we will be live along the route. we begin with the fighting between azerbaijan and armenia. the armenian defense ministry says there have been more attacks on sunday morning. dozens of people were killed on saturday which was the worst day of fighting in more than 20 years. azerbaijan says 12 of its soldiers were killed and armenia reported at least 18 dead. both say there have been civilian casualties as well. u.s. and russia calling for calm. the region of nagorno-karabakh is marked on yellow. right in the middle you can see it. it's in the middle of a dispute.
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armenian, the area was ruled by azerbaijan during the time of the soviet union, but it has been crawled by local armeniaans after a six year war killed an estimated 30,000 people. the shaded area that we've just introduced there, that limpings nagorno-karabakh with armenia. that is the so-called buffer zone. it is controlled by armenia, but it is claimed by azerbaijan. the armenian government is accusing azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire. our correspondent now reports. >> reporter: armenian forces report that there have been more attacks by azerbaijan military. both sides are accusing each other of firing shots on saturday. they blame each other for violating a ceasefire that ended a six year war. >> it is was in violation of the ceasefire regime, the
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international law, international mument law and the gen eve-- humanitarian law and geneva convention for what is done in the zone of nagorno-karabakh conflict >> reporter: it started with a decision in 1922. stalin placed the mountain enclave inside the newly created azerbaijan soef yeft socialist republic. they lived in peace for nearly a century. in the late 1980s when the u.s. sr was breaking up, they held a national referendum for independence from azerbaijan and for self rule. azerbaijan said the region did not have the legal right to do so and send its military to retake the area.
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thousands of muslims from the area were forced to flee. after years of fighting and more than 30,000 deaths, the region, armenia an azerbaijan reached a trowse in 1994. the republic is not recognised by the u.n. analysts believe the skirmishes could lead to war >> people believe at present wouldn't stay confined to those countries. there say big possibility of turkish intervention and also russian intervention if the fighting becomes an all-out war >> reporter: the groups have been trying to negotiate a peace deal for years now. the ambassadors are set to meet again on tuesday in vienna. even though the empire has long discovered, decisions it's leaders made are still cause to take up arms against each other.
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? breaking-- some breaking news for you. azerbaijan is saying it is ceasing fire in that separatist region of nagorno-karabakh. we will get more for you on that. russia has been calling on both sides for an immediate ceasefire. the russia president has pledged its support to azerbaijan. both parties are rival parties in the caucus region. in 1994 moscow brokered a ceasefire between the two former soviet republic to end a six year war. there have been a number of violations since then. russia has a significant military presence with two bases in armenia which is the major strategic partner in the region. it is a big supplier of arms to both countries, but sells more weapons to azerbaijan. turkey, on the other hand, has been backing azerbaijan which is
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ethnically turkic. turkey has had a blockade since the issue between more than 30 years ago. just put this in context for us, azerbaijan saying they will go on ceasefire. there have been ceasefire since 1994. it is largely held but there have been sporadic spikes of violence. why should this be any different? >> as you just pointed out, this is a conflict that has been simmering for many decades. it has the potential to spiral into quite a series region-- serious regional conflict because of the tensions that existed between russia and turkey and the differing sides that they're backing over this kind of regional dispute. at the moment it does seem like the triggers, the flash point
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for this surge in fighting are local, but it's quite murky and we don't have the full information yet about exactly what has been going on. both sides accusing the other side of broking-- breaking this ceasefire. the azerbaijaneris are saying that the responsibility likely with armenians. they say that they have inflicted serious fatalities on the armenian military and there have been responses that that's not true. it's very difficult to work out what is going on at the moment, but because there is so much weaponry in this area and because both russia and turkey are taking what seem to be differing sides over this, it does have a dangerous potential
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what's your reading of how the kremlin or mr putin will react to this. >> he has reacted already in the last 24 hours or so. the kremlin basically put out a statement saying that all the warring sides here should immediately stop. it's interesting that both of the leaders of armenia and azerbaijan have been in washington recently. they have been meeting with the state secretary, john kerry, and john kerry urged them to resolve this conflict, to put it to bed, to stop it forever because it has been dragging on for so long. quite what that meant for this particular flare-up is difficult to say at the moment. is it significant? we don't know. it's just we have to wait and see exactly what happens with this proposed cessation of
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hostilities that the azeris say that that they will engage in. will it stick? they will only persevere with it if the other side does so as well. the fighting is still going on in the region on sunday thanks very much. let's talk now on the news hour to a member of the armenia opposition party. the azeris are officially on ceasefire. they've either achieved what they wanted to or someone said to them you've got to pull the plug on what you're doing. do you think it will hold. >> i think that there is a very clear understanding what the azerbaijani side is doing.
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that side learned its own lessons from the ukraine, from wars and from syria. as they stated many times, conflicts may be a result to military means. they are not with the side that are dealing with conflict settlement as need yaltor, and-- mediator, and throughout the last years azerbaijani side did its best to weaken the positions of that organization in managing the conflict in its efforts to find a solution with both sides. since 2012 this-- this body
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doesn't function effectively. it was tried to have presidential summits during last years. in some cases they succeeded, but recently-- i'm going to interrupt you because i want to get to one other talk. when you talk about lessons being learnt, critics of both players in this conflict might say the same thing. there is another lesson to be learnt and it's the way that the leaders of the respective communities have used this conflict consciously to keep themselves in power as opposed to doing what they arguably should have done which was make sure that the template of peace that was put in place in 1994 held and held very successfully. >> right. this is true. conflicts became very important, strategic assets for russia to demonstrate itself as a global actor, especially after ukrainian war, after which
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russia was sanctioned. so i think from eastern europe to middle east, to syria, and now in the caucuses, russia tries to show that it is kremlin who is playing dominant role. it is not accidental that azerbaijani leadership was trying to improve not only its relations with moscow, but to please kremlin as well with its anti-western positioning. by the way, russia, along with turkey, were very interested in weakening of the positions of the group and russia is interested in limited escalation in the region after which it appears is a mediator. we faced this situation in 2014,
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when armenia being applicant was attacked by azerbaijani side across the armenian border even and putin played a role of mediator inviting the presidents i'm going to have to interrupt you for which i apologise. thank you for joining us here on the news hour. the greek coast guard has rescued a boat load of refugees off the coast of lesbos. greece is struggling to cope with the number of refugees arriving in the country as they try to make their way to western europe. residents of the greek town idomeni are becoming angry over the presence of the refugee camps. they want the camp cleared saying their businesses are
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being badly affected. our correspondent now reports. >> reporter: attitudes are changing, capacity has given way to anger. at first there was solidarity with the thousands of refugees and migrants, but now the people are telling the government in athens that livelihoods are at risk. some are furious. they say their quiet town no longer belongs to them. >> translation: when they came here we embraced them and gave them things, but now our lives aunbearable. we are scared to allow our children to play in the streets. no-one explains to us why they are staying here. >> reporter: the refugees and migrants have been living in the fields close to the border for weeks. farmers have lost their income. they can't plough their land. they hope that the protest
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action will pressure the e.u. to open the borders but it is adding more pressure on this country's already fragile economy >> translation: we are forced to rerout our trains and this means extra cost. we are paying 25% more and it takes longer to deliver the goods >> reporter: the police have tried to move people from the tracks. they have failed because people resisted and authorities have repeatedly said that they have no intention of evacuee vating them by force. this used to be a transit camp. it is home to more than 12,000 people. a few hundred have agreed to move to centers prepared by the greek authorities. the majority of the people here are reluctant. european activists in the camp are blaming the e.u. for what they say is a lack of transparency. 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 the
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people in. there is no full europe. it doesn't exist. listen to the people here on the ground that are stuck, that are not treated according to human rights. their life is put on hold. a procedure is set in place for people to exercise greek asylum, that system doesn't work at all. >> reporter: the people of idomeni say too they're under impossible strain. they temporarily blocked the highway to idomeni hoping that the authorities will act. once they left, refugees and migrants who continue to believe the border will open, make their way along a road that is going to nowhere there are growing concerns about the number of refugees in western turkey. about 300 people demonstrated against the setting up of registration desks and the building of camps in kili. people have been sent back to turkey under a deal between e.u. and ankara. irs first of all, we don't know
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who these people are. there are not only syrians in that group, there are members from the p.k.k., even people from zimbabwe. nobody knows who they are. how can i be sure they're not terrorists. >> translation: we feel sorry for the migrants, but we all know these policies are wrong. there is no need to say more the mayor of kili are worried about what the effect of the refugees will have on the town. >> translation: the infrastructure here is not suitable for this. nobody asked the people here before making a decision. first of all, there are concerns about security and where the people, especially the children, would live and where they would be educated. when you look at the latest data released by the world health organisation, they will be under threat in these areas thousands of syrians trying to get away from the war have ended up in lebanon, jordan and
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turkey. as record numbers are trying to go into europe, some are going further away from their homes seeking a better life. >> reporter: it is a lonely life. so far away from home, selling perfumes at a market stall here. this man lived on the outskirts of damascus, but fighting, the senseless violence and the smell of death was too much to bear. nearly three years ago with no end in sight, he left it all for a better life here in senegal. >> translation: i am not a refugee. i have my job here. the moment i feel my country is fine, i will definitely go pack. i hope all syrians can return to their country. >> reporter: in this great exodus in which five million syrians are fleeing their homes to wherever they can find sanctuary, he considers himself one of the lucky ones. he has made it out alive and
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found an accident enough place to work and live. here he says he is free, not like those who chose to go to europe. >> translation: europe to me decide big prison. you can't move freely. every move needs permission from government. they have restrictions also in europe. life is tough for them. >> reporter: you might think west africa is not an obvious designation, but hundreds of people have registered as refugees here. many of them are reportedly hoping to cross the sahara and then the mediterranean to reach europe using the well-known trafficking routes. then they want to make this area home. people from the middle east have settled here for generations.
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there has long been a syrian community here as well as lebanese. like this man born in senegal to syrian parents, he sells curtains made in aleppo >> translation: we're not going to let the war stop us. our supplier has moved to turkey and we continue our work as best as we can. trade is the lifeline of our people. >> reporter: life in syria is a swipe away. not good news. pictures of his home or what is left of it. this feeling of loss is only broken by the arrival of a new customer, a chance to forget the war for just a moment and phonings on life here in senegal. nicholas hawk the front runner for the republican nomination to become the next american president has
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reiterated his stance on syrian refugees. during a campaign tuna hall meeting donald trump - town hall meeting donald trump said he will sends them back it syria >> we have people coming from syria on migration, thousands of people. we have no idea who they are, where they come from, there's no documentation. we have to be crazy. no, i will tell you, they're going home. if i become president, we have to. we have to. we have no choice. where are these people coming from? where are our leaders coming from? what are they doing an opposition group in syria says it's taking control of two areas around aleppo. al-nusra front says it has killed 50 government soldiers during the offensive in the southern aleppo countryside. aleppo is close to the border with turkey and is strategically important in targeting supply
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lines into syria. do stay with us here on the news hour. still to come, fighting for their due, indigenous demand their century old right to fishing. a crisis in argentina school system means more than the loss of an education for many children. in sport, rinal doshgs is the win for his club-- rinaldo a magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off the south pacific nation of va-- vanuatu. the threat of a tsunam i has passed. the airport at brussels has opened to a limited number of passenger flights. some of the first people flying out of the airport start arriving a short time ago. extra security measures were put
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in place. the departure hall was partially destroyed 12 days ago. 32 people were killed between those two attacks. runners taking part in the paris marathon has started. it is taking place amid tight security. at least 57,000 people from 160 countries are expected to cover the course. emma hayward joins us live. what is security like? >> reporter: we haven't seen lots and lots of police lining the routes, but the organisers said that they will be considerably strengthening security here for this 40th marathon. we really only saw a hanful of officers where the race started. we spoke to one of them and he
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said there were police along the route. speaking to a competitor, he said the police were being discrete, they were keeping their distance. quite clearly, people here want this event to be safe. the organisers want it to be safe. given what happened in paris a few months ago, given what happened in brufls just a few weeks ago and, of course, what happened in boston back in 2013 perfect spring weather to run 40-odd kilometers. if one was to talk to a lot of runners, one would remember the scenes at the boston marathon which went a completely different way. that was a terrible incident if you're interested in your jogging or running or your personal security. if you stopped them, they've got to be seen to be doing this because we're not going to be giving in no that spectre of fear. >> reporter:-- in to that spectre of fear >> reporter: yes. that is the them. when we spoke to people at the start of the race before they were lining up to take part, one
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man came from moscow. he said that he didn't feel that the security risk was enough to put him off. one woman said she wanted to run for her country. i was talk to go a british couple who came from london who said you can't let the actions of terrorists put you off. it is a very tough part of the race for the runners now. people are saying that this is where you hit the wall. it is a difficult part of the race, but people powering through trying to keep going to the end. it is a bit hot, though, for the race today. it's really warm here in paris today. his honour: thank you time for the weather with everton. it is the cricket final in a few hours. how is it looking? >> reporter: not too bad. the women's finals taking place. the conditions are swelterring. it is on the hot side, 33 celsius.
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showers are a possibility. we have this clutch of storms just over bangladesh at present. they may make their what way into kolkata. there is always an outside possibility. these showers are of a heavy nature. in bangladesh we have seen 136 millimeters of rain in just 24 hours. over on the other side of the country into pakistan, a lot more persistent band of rain here. we've had 114 millimeters of rape in 24 hours. that one should weaken as we go on through the next few hours. going on to monday, those showers, a possibility to the far father west of india. clearing out of pakistan, but they it will still be there nevertheless. across that north-eastern corner where the showers look set to condition. pushing into eerp parts of bangladesh. that's where the rain will be. it should be safe for kalka
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tashgs hot and humid. similar conditions as we go on into tuesday. more hot sunshine coming in here. notice up towards the north-west are showerss. they've cleared away by this stage, but the showers will continue to the far north-east of india with a possibility of a little more thunder thanks very much. plenty for ground still to cover for you here on the al jazeera news hour, including parts of a city that has been destroyed. it is time to rebuild. plus. the high price of peace. how stability is hitting consumers' pockets.
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yarbaki hello again. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. top stories. azerbaijan has announced a unilateral ceasefire with armenia, but there are reports of ongoing fighting there. dozens of people were killed on both sides on saturday. in syria, al-nusra front says it has taken control of two areas around aleppo. it says it has killed 50 government soldiers. runners taking part in the paris marathon is taking place amid tight security. turkey's prime minister has promised to build the city of diyarbakir.
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clashes with the pk have left the historic part of the city in ruins. >> reporter: this man is now in debt. his small shop and café were closed for months. fighting between security forces and the p.k.k. has stopped. although his business is open again, he is not happy. >> translation: the people have nothing. they were hungry. there was to work, nothing. i'm in debt. i'm relying on my credit card and i don't know how i will pay back the bank. the government has to help us. >> reporter: he is not alone. many people in diyarbakir's historic part have been affected. the district of soul is the hardest hit. the government imposed the curfew in late 2015 and launched a military operation targeting p.k.k. members and affiliated groups. the fighting went on for months. house to house, street by
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street. local aid groups say between 40,000 to 50,000 people were forced to leave. the damage is estimated to be tens of millions of dollars. over two weeks ago the curfew was lifted and life is slowly returning to normal. tensions remain. police in plane clothes are everywhere. the police say some areas remain dangerous. some areas within the district of here remain under curfew. the government doesn't allow anyone to goep back to that area. as you can see, there are barricades still set up. turkey's prime minister has promised to curb what he called the terrorism of the p.k.k. speaking from the city's has toric place he pledged to rebuild diyarbakir. >> translation: we will not leave the area as it is now, in the way that the terrorists ruined and left it. we will reconstruct it in best way possible. >> reporter: not everyone here
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trusts the government. >> translation: the fighting was like a living hell. this is from both sides. no, i don't believe what the prime minister says. >> translation: i will trust him when i see everything is rebuilt. >> reporter: turkey's kurdish issue is like a bleeding wound. the p.k.k. has been fighting for over 30 years. a peace process collapsed last year, restoring trust will take much more than rebuilding homes and livelihoods debris found on the island of maurics could belong to the wreckage of the missing malaysian aeroplane. it is almost certainly from the air plan says investigators. it disappeared two years al.
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indigenous australians are caught calling for a slice of a multi million dollar fishing industry that they say they're being excluded from. many of them have been arrested on charges of poaching. the government says they're not entitled to fish even though their ancestors have done so for thousands of years. >> reporter: off the coast of here south of sydney are lobsters, oysters and abalone. commercially they sell for hundreds of dollars a kilo, but this man and another say they are not finishing commercially. they're fishing for their families. strict fishing limits shouldn't apply to them. for a repeat offender, he was caught with 75 appear lone rarn the 10 a day he is allowed under law. he was sent to prison for under
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a year >> i looked at the just and said to myself, you're kid, aren't you, and he didn't even look at me. >> reporter: authorities say limits are necessary to protect on stocks and ensuring fishing sustainable for fisherman who pay big fees for licences. >> reporter: what is at dispute is whether aboriginals should be under this law where they have been fishing here for thousands of years >> it is our culture to go and practice what we were taught when bee were young >> reporter: he was caught with too many abalone three years ago. he was prosecuted but when his lawyer said his cultural rights, the charges were dropped thichlt have a right to take those fish. on the legal front they're just doing what they're entitled to
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do. >> reporter: andrew does have a commercial licence. he pays nearly $15,000 a year to fish and sell prawns, but as an aboriginal man he resents that. >> we should not be paying for something that belongs to us. we shouldn't. if that's our resource why should we be paying money for it >> reporter: with the legal case, indigenous australians have now, in effect, won the right to small-scale cultural fishing, but necessity think they should be allowed to selfish too. keith admits he has sometimes sold abalone on the black market. protesters say that trade should be legal. >> at the end of the day we want to be part of that commercial industry instead of being made out to be criminals i suppose >> reporter: indigenous computers around here suffer from chronic levels of unemployment. fishing for profit, they say would help tackle that and protect their culture oscar winner leonardo dicaprio could be banned from indonesia because of his
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comments on environmental issues. he visited sumatra last week foefting photographs on social media. he expressed concerns about palm oil issues. the immigration department said he was could face black listed. in niger the five year term of the president is underway. he has been sworn in after winning 92% of the disputed elections last month. the opposition boycotted the processing alleging the poll was rigged. a coastal community in south africa is mourning the death of an anti mining activist killed last week. he had been battling for years to stop an australian company from mining titanium. >> reporter: hundreds turn out
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to mourn a community leader on the wild coast. anti mining activity visit was killed ten days ago. he was shot multiple times but unknown gunmen. he also known as bazuk led the crisis committee. it pass been fighting against plans to mine in the community >> the mining is not good for our area because our area we do agriculture. once the mining take over or take place, there will be no agriculture. >> reporter: fellow activists has been in hiding since his murder, but has come out to his funeral. >> now he is dead, who is coming next? that was my question. i just tell myself, okay, let me not be stupid and think who is coming next. no matter who, but let me not look back, let me go forward. >> reporter: people here consider this to be ancestral
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land. beneath these area lies nine million tons of the source of space age minimum ram titanium. it is used in everything from paint to space craft. -- mineral tie obtain yaum. they want to mine this area and create jobs. they allege that there has been local corruption. tribal crown princess says the government removed her father from his position as king because he was opposed to the mining. >> when the australian mining company to us finally, they came to beg us to sign for the community and we said we do not sign for the community. we do not own the land. we hold the land in custody for the community. so what the community says goes. >> reporter: the government department of mineral resources says it's consulting with the public and is not to grant it a mining licence, but meanwhile
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there has been ongoing violence and intimidation here and the community says it doesn't know who is behind the attacks. many here identified as pro-mining has refused to talk to us. with the entire community watching, he has been laid to rest. people here are worried that his death is only the beginning of escalating tensions which they fear could tear the community apart somalia has some of the most expensive electricity in the world. a kill awatt can cost as much as a dollar an hour. customers say they're being held to ransom by companies interested in making quick profits. >> reporter: these electricity workers in mogadishu are in a hurry. they are trying to connect more families to the electricity grid. business has never been better. that's because many people are returning to the city because of improving security. the companies which use diesel
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generators are benefitting from the global oil prices. electricity here is still expensive. >> translation: we charge everyone what they use. our electricity is the cheapest in the country. we think our customers can afford our price. >> reporter: electricity is a luxury that many people here can't afford. on average a kilowatt of electricity can cost as much as $1 an hour. that's five times more expensive than in neighboring kenya and ten times more expensive than the u.s. consumers say they never had it worse. >> translation: they charge me between $35 to $40 a month. if i want to change companies, they will charge me a disconnection fee which i can't afford to pay, so i'm forced to stay with them. >> reporter: some businesses in the city have taken matters into their own hands. this man bought a diesel generator for his ice-making business. >> translation: they give you electricity when they want and they stop it when they want.
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if i was to use these companies, my electricity bill will increase by more than 80% >> reporter: the industry is not regulated. more than seven electricity companies operate in the capital. all of them are owned by private individuals, but officials tell us the companies operating without a licence and paying no taxes and customers say the electricity companies charge them whatever price they want. the government says it is a wear of the consumers' complaints and is looking into if >> the only thing we do and we want to do is to bring about legislation that will monitor the companies that provide electricity. we hope that these legislations once passed by parliament will affect the price of energy. >> reporter: the companies say they're doing their best to lower their prices. consumers hope that is sooner
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rather than later the former brazilian presidential lula da silva says he will take up the job of chief of staff to the current president dilma rousseff and her government. he made those comments during a pro-government rally in the north-eastern town. lula da silva is under investigation for corruption was barred from the post by a judge, but on thursday the supreme court in brazil removed the judge from the case. dilma rousseff is fighting impeachment over allegations of irregularities within the government's budget. average which one prided-- argentina has seen a bleak period for the country's youth >> reporter: four hours away by boat to the nearest town, these children are trying to make it
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to school. it's in places like this where people say it's clear argentina's education system is in crisis. >> translation: we have problems with the ceilings of the school. electricity, drinking water. now there is a problem with deng dengue. we do what we can but it is a challenge. >> reporter: it's not just infrastructure. the delta area is so isolated that teachers have to sleep here all week so children can have classes every day. many have told us that sometimes going on strike is the only option they have. >> translation: teachers go on strike to demand better conditions, better salaries. the building is in very bad condition. there is no gas, no electricity. getting a poet is difficult out of school hours. >> reporter: 40 minutes away another school. headmistress says the problem is
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there's no drinking water. water is brought in cans, but now there is a shortage because of unpaid bills during the previous administration. >> translation: getting drinking water is a challenge. we don't have water sanitation system, so it is difficult. that's what we need. we're trying to give children a good education, but teachers should have better salaries. >> reporter: there's more than ten schools in the area and what happens here is a reflection of what has been going on across the country for a while. school here started early in march, but many institutions around this area remain closed because workers have gone on strike. it is estimated that last year children missed around two months of school because of strikes and problems with infrastructure. latest international tests have shown that the situation has affected education here. argentina, colombia and brazil are among the lowest ranking countries in the world.
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>> translation: education should be a state issue. public education is important because it is the only one that can bring equality because rich and poor children are getting the same. this is not happening in argentina. >> reporter: that's why immediate change is needed so that these children can get the education they deserve still ahead here on al jazeera, they say the only certain tease in life are-- certaintys in life are only death and taxes. find out why that is even more so in greece. and the grand prix.
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the economic crisis in greece is affecting everyone, even the dead. many funeral parlours have closed. a 23% government sales tax on funeral services is driving many businesses towards bankruptcy. >> reporter: this man is sculpting a war yar for a square. he thought he would make his living of the recently deceased. people are spending less on their deeply dmartd. >> translation: a life stone is 50 to 70,000. a bust 10,000.
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these are lower than they were before the crisis >> reporter: a stone's throw from his workshop is the first cemetery of athens. these begin at $32,000 for the lands alone and tens of thousands more for construction. even simple tomorrow stones and lines are often avoided. - tomb stones >> translation: a square metre of marble used to cost $150 euros and now it costs 250 because of the increased tax. >> reporter: sales tax rose from 13 to 23% last year and it has hit the funeral business hard. funerals at this cemetery used to cost up to $5,000. now they go for about 1300 and that includes the higher sales tax. so the mun his pallet, funeral-- municipality all make much less. many have to spend more financing their business because
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social security payments for funerals take longer to arrive from the government. many are going broke. >> translation: the money has dropped at least by half over a decade. the foundation offers 759 for funeral expenses and it used to give this on the day of the funeral. now it takes six months. the civil servants fund needs eight months to pay out. the farmers funds need two years and sp cover nothing at all >> reporter: many be received can't pay because they're uninsured. they abandon their dead in morgues until the hospital pays for the marble. the marble monuments are supposed to reflect their way of life. if current trends in greece ask an indication, life here is becoming cheaper time for the sports news. real madrid have beat barcelona.
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it ends the 39 match unbeaten run. real hit back and its chancing of pushing a win looked over when ram os was sent off. rinaldo got a winner later. >> translation: it is true that we're now 7 points behind them. people can see that we have more possibilities. we are compelled to keep fighting as long as there are mathematical chances to become champions. i think today we have cut out three vital points against the great rival. it has been a long time since real madrid have won here and this is a great boost in confidence for the last part of the season a huge boost. they move seven points behind barce. they traild leaders by six after
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their five one win over really. tottenham have loss ground in the race for the premier league title. they were held to one one draw. they put the home side ahead before harry kane equalized the result is four points behind leaders leicester. >> yes. we feel disappointed to drop two points, but we still believe that we will be better. >> reporter: england and the west indecency-- indies have the chance to win. the last time the sides met in a major final was the 2004 champions trophy which the idnies won. no team has beaten england more often in t20 history than the
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indies >> we know it is not going to be a normal game. even the semifinal was quite a lot of hype around the expectation of playing in a final. i won all of our-- want all of our players to embrace it. >> we more or less focus on us, and we believe if we do what west indies can do, we will always be destructive. >> reporter: that final will take place at eden gardens stadium. many hoped the host country would be the main attraction at the event, but they failed to make the last round. we find out how it has affected fans >> reporter: this is the world's second biggist cricket stadium with a capacity of 66,000. it's also the stage for the final of the sixth t20 world cup. it's not the match the tournaments hosts were hoping for in that they will not be
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featuring here. they have provided fans until they were knocked out in the sem eep finals >> translation: emotionally it makes april difference if india played. it would have been great. >> translation: it's a final and both teams play cricket well. so it will be good, but disappointing that the indian team isn't there >> reporter: the two teams that will be facing off, they melt before. that was just over two weeks ago in their group match. the wests won that. it was also in m, mushgs bai that they beast india taking the host country out of contention. >> translation: i like their honesty and their sportsman spirit. they entertain the crowd in whatever they do. they enjoy cricket and show everyone how cricket needs to be played >> reporter: england won the cup before in 2010 but most of this team are a new generation of players. of the 15 men on duty, six will be contesting their first major
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tournament. their opponents, they were the t20 champions of 2012 and many are saying this is the revival of west indian cricket. no-one has one the it twice, so many already been watching to see which team will make history for winning for the second time. >> reporter: the womens are taking on their poens. australia won the toss and elected to bat force. they're 148 for 5. a first play to score in the women's world twenty 20. west indies are on 29 for nothing on their fourth over. formula world champion lewis hamilton has secured poll position for sunday's grand free. he grabbed the poll with his final qualiing lap to just
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edge out his team mate. they finished half a second clear of the closest rival. he will start third ahead of his team mate. hamilton's team was a record for the bahrain circuit. >> i'm just really happy with that. so happy with that lap because throughout qualifying and practice you go around, you do a lap. it wasn't quite perfect. to actually finally put it all together. it's actually more a pressure lap as well because the previous lap i went off. so knowing i've got to improve even more, so then i did the lap before. so perfect. >> reporter: tennis, a resurgence winning her second straight title. asarenka beats duznetsova. she failed to win in the last two years. the straight sells will see her returning into the world's top
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five. >> it feels really good. there was a lot of adversitys today. i'm very proud of myself the way i stayed cool and focused and didn't get ahead of myself or distracted. it was tough, but i was really in the zone today. i felt that nothing was really bothering me. >> reporter: thompson has taken the lead going into the time round of the first women's golf major of this season. thompson this three under par to take a one stroke lead ahead of world number one. the 21-year-old is trying to win this event for the second time in three years. in the nba the rap tores were beaten. the detroit pift i don't knows
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over came the first career triple double to beat the bulls the 4 to 90. harris scored 21 points in this crucial victory. they are now half a game ahead of the indianna in the eastern conference. that's all your sport. back to peter thanks very much. see you later. n.a.s.a. and the european space agency have released new series of pictures. they have been use the infra-red capabilities. they were able to peer through the dusk which obscures this view. 27,000 light years away from earth. the images reveal more than half a million stars in the deniesest and biggest cluster in the game action ee - galaxy.
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