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victories for ted cruz and bernie sanders in the race to the whitehouse you're watching al jazeera live from doha. coming up, one of libya's two rival governments steps down for the sake of political unity. iceland's prime minister becomes the first major casualty from the fall out of the panama papers. the international criminal court throws out the case against kenya's deputy president based
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on insufficient evidence. the front runners in the presidential contests have suffered gets in the state of wisconsin. bernie sanders picked up another win over hillary clinton. on the republican side ted cruz beat donald trump. >> reporter: it was a decisive victory for ted cruz in wisconsin, defeating front runner donald trump in the state's primary. it was a win cruz promised would change the course of the republican race for the white house. >> tonight was a bad night for hillary clinton. it was a bad night in the democratic primary and a worse night for her in the republican
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primary. [ cheers ] >> we're winning because we're uniting the republican party. >> reporter: the cruz campaign claims the latest victory will propel him to win future state contests and cause donald trump to fall short of the 1237 candidates needed to win the nomination before the july republican convention. it's a convention where krudz hopes to-- cruz hopes to become the party nominee it to take on hillary clinton. the path to her party's nomination has become more conflicted for clinton. bernie sanders was the winner of the democratic contest in the bid-western state >> with our victory tonight in wisconsin, we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses. [ cheers ] >> we have won almost all of
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them with overwhelming landslide numbers. [ cheers ] >> reporter: bernie sanders says his grass roots support will propel him to win bigger upcoming contests and allow him to increase his delegate count, but the maths favor clinton. she still has the lead in delegate support. the next contest in pennsylvania and especially new york will be a challenge for bernie sanders given clinton once represented the state in the u.s. congress. what is clear from this wisconsin primary is that the momentum of the both parties have been blunted for the front runners. it is expected that these nominating contests will go right through to the july convention bernie sanders says that after a difficult start, the he
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men tum is now with him-- the momentum is now with him >> with our victory, we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses. [ cheers ] >> and we have won almost all of them with overwhelming landslide numbers we're joined from l.a. by our regular contributor, william snyder. thank you for joining us. we have both men there claiming momentum. is cruz's victory enough to halt or even slowdown donald trump's speed? >> yes. it is, because there's a big turn against donald trump in the last week or so.
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he has been involved in a lot of controversies with women, over women, over things that he has said about other candidates and there is a growing sense in the republican of two things. one, heap can't be elected, he is a loser if the republicans nominate him and, two, a lot of republicans and other americans are concluding that he's a creep that's a big word there from you. thank you very much for calling it what it is. now, sand ders had recent victories over hillary clinton. is the it enough, though, for him to be able to close that wide gap between himself and clinton? >> it may not be because there are not that many delegates left to be chosen and democrats divide them proportional to the vote. in wisconsin they have winner take all, not all of them, but some are. in wisconsin all the delegates went to ted cruz. in wisconsin in the domestic creatic side they were split
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between clinton and bernie sanders. he is going to have to win big victories to catch up to her lead, but part of it is with super delegates. they can change their mind any time they want. if suddenly he moves into the league among elected delegates, those super delegates may begin shifting to him how do the super delegates feel about bernie sanders, about donald trump. these are the people who are anti establishment. >> first of all, the republicans don't have super delegates. they're feeling about bernie sanders and the democratic party is simple, he can't get elected. he is a socialist. it is a non-starter in american politics still. not to young people who don't mind it. they did not live through the cold war, but to a lot of party officials who ma make up the center delegates, they won't can't to take the risk because
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they are fearful that he will lose looking ahead, we have the yyomign, but the big prize is new york on april 19. what's your prediction there? >> i think wyoming could go to sanders because they're very vir scarce and progressive. they're the kind of people he does very well in caucuses because they're dominated by progressive activists, by true believers. one thing you can say about bernie sanders, that his big advantage over hillary clinton is very simple. it showed up today in the wisconsin exit poll. voters find bernie sanders inspiring. they do not find hillary clinton an inspiring figure. new york will be a big contest. she was elected senator twice from new york state. new york has a lot of minority voters and those are the kind that you don't see in wisconsin, but new york has latin owe and
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african-american. so they're going to turnout for her. bernie sanders intends to impose a very strong threat to her. he, after all, grew up in new york we shall wait and see. thank you for being with us. >> pleasure one of libya's leading political groups has announced that it will cease activities while this is seen as a step towards political unity, other parties remain divided over a u.n. brokered deal for a united power base. >> reporter: the special envoy to libya is all smiles because he has reached tripoli to help the unity government he helped form. he knows progress won't be quick. >> it must become an international city where they reopen their embassies. it will take time.
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we all have to push together >> reporter: he was greeted with the news that a political group will step aside. that self-declared government isn't the only challenger. another has refused the u.n.-brokered deal to the libyan court. another of tobruk has also departed known as the nga. politician has been tasked to head the gna and to attempt to unite the fractured libya. he has been mostly confined to a naval base. this is the first time libyans have reason to be optimistic after months of fight whiching has reduced cities to volume and a power vacuum. >> translation: our main demand is for us to be like other countries, to have a government security and an army. we don't want militias. >> translation: we want a
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government of unity. we want an army, police, solidity and a state that can protect its borders. >> reporter: the demands are a major challenge for libya which remain split between rival rees, militias and other groups iceland prime minister is the first political casualty of the so-called panama papers scandal. he resigned after documents showed that his wife had moved millions of dollars offshore to the virgin islands. >> reporter: it is as far as you can imagine from iceland to the british virgin islands, but the attempts by the prime minister here to help hide his wife's wealth there have finally caught up with him. she runs an ice-cream parlour named after the shelf company.
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>> it's very sour and bitter. >> reporter: it leaves a sad taste in your mouth? >> yeah. bitter taste. we all feel today. >> reporter: is that how you feel about this? >> yeah. sad and i am ashamed. like i'm shamed to be an icelander >> reporter: having walked out of the interview with confronted him in the part of the tax dodge had said he wouldn't resign and then tuesday saying he would if his coalition partners wouldn't stand by him. it is a standoff, but opposition groups believe he won't last until a plan of no confidence vote on thursday. >> there is no meeting in the parliament, no chamber meetings because people feel that the parliament cannot function in this state of crisis. we have a full pledged political crisis that needs to be solved. everybody except the prime minister himself recognised that
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this is doing tremendous damage to the reputation of iceland in the international context. >> reporter: the furious protests overall this reflects a sense of betrayal among the people. since iceland recovered from the bank crash, staumd construction project have restarted as the economy has picked up. yet the company's banks remain weak. controls on how much they can even take out of cash mnls. in that context, the idea that their prime minister has been helping his wife to hide tens of million i don't suppose of dollars so far away is for many people absolutely infuriating. so it has become part of the language of protest here in misquoted shakespeare, on a t-shirt in the shops and this one reads, "not my prime minister". soon he may not be panama's government says it will cooperate with any investigation following the papers leak, but it is
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threatening to take action any move to put it on a great list of uncooperative tax havens. >> reporter: the threat from france was a step too far for panama. it responded immediately. >> translation: in the case of france or any other country that includes panama on a grey list, the national government will have to analyse the situation and take a series of measures which, of course, could include reciprocal measures. >> reporter: what that means is unclear. regardless of what steps panama takes, the attention to the country's financial sector is unwanted. regarding the french threat, former diplomat and banker says the politics left panama with one choice >> they had to respond because there was political pressure. the grat root political pressure to defend national interests-- grass. >> reporter: since sunday's publication of the so-called panama papers, the government
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has been on a mission to tell reporters how much it has reformed the financial system, making it stronger and more transparent. it is a sector that has spurred growth and brought in billions of dollars. it's also long been known to attract criminals laundering money and tax shelters. two months ago the country was removed from a global grey lift of the money laundering countries. only to now face the threat of being put back on such a list. >> translation: it's a shame this news story comes out at the moment we want to show the world that they are complying with banking enormous. they talk about us like we're some specialist in money laundering. >> reporter: despite banking reforms and more transparency, many leader around the world don't by the claims that panama has cleaned up its act and they're pushing for the governments to take more drastic steps in the u.s. obama says tax
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avoidance is a global problem and one that his administration is working to stamp out. >> reporter: the american people are not talking a great deal about the panama papers in part because no americans have been named yet. still president obama made a surprise trip into the press briefing room hoping to use the news of the panama papers to highlight another change that his administration has made that went unnoticed on monday. it would have to do with the way corporations behave and what they do with their money. it's not the same thing as the panama thing. the only common thing is that they might seem wrong in theory. they're mostly for the most part legal. >> i want to make sure that we highlighted the importance of treasu treasury's action and what it did what it did. this goes out to corporate invergence. they're not news. it's when big corporations
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acquire small companies and then change their address to another country on paper in order to get out of paying their fair share of taxes here at home. >> reporter: even the president admitted he could try and make it harder for companies to take those steps but he can't permanently close the loophole. only the congress can do that. they seem unlikely to do that iven it's an election year. there could be a concrete impact for phizer which was hoping to move over to ireland at the lower tax rate. these new rules seem leak that merger will not go through still ahead, refugees protest as greece postpones their deportation to turkey. mexico city takes drastic measures to tackle an environmental emergency. nmental emergency.
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories this hour. republican presidential hopeful ted cruz has defeated front runner donald trump in the wisconsin primary. while it was a tighter contest for the democrats, bernie sanders added to his recent victories over hillary clinton. libya has taken another step towards political unity. the administration issued a statement saying it will step aside. the decision follows the arrival of a u.n.-backed unity in the capital last year. they will hold another vote on whether to accept the deal. iceland's prime minister has
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resigned in rising public anger over panama papers. he had been facing a no confidence vote and mass protests calling for him to stand down over his financial dealings. judges at the international criminal court have dismissed the case against the kenya's deputy president based on insufficient evidence. he had been tried on crimes related to humanity in which over 100 people were killed. >> reporter: he was charged with crimes against humanity but his trial has been brought to a close. it is a good day for him. and for his supporters too. judges at the international criminal court declared a mistrial alleging witness interference and political meddling. some people celebrated in his
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home streets >> they went for their own people. so at least we can say justice has been done. although the victims are crying foul, the icc did not do good investigation. >> reporter: eight years ago more than a thousand people were killed in violence following a disputed election. more than half a million were displaced. the international criminal court's prosecutors said politicians and their accomplices organized the violence. ruto, along with radiologist sang, were among six kenyans charged. one-by-one the cases fell apart. witnesses recounted statements or disappeared. the prosecutor and rights groups alleged a campaign of bribery and intimidation, something the defendants denied. for the victims there have been no justice abroad or at home. in kenya nobody was charged.
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this woman's niece was shot and killed during the violence. she is says it is too late to make a difference anyway. >> translation: necessity jailed them or let them go. it doesn't benefit me because if that child was still alive, she would have grown-up by now. she could have been going to work, have her own family, a child, even a husband. >> reporter: ruto and sang's lawyers asked for an acquittal. they didn't get it. >> according to the majority this decision does not preclude new prosecution in the future. either at the icc or international jurisdiction. this decision may be subject to appeal. >> reporter: it seems unlikely the prosecution will find more willing witnesses any time soon. so for now a victory for r turks o sang and much of the political class. with nobody left on trial a blow for the icc's actions here serious media and opposition
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say a government army plane has been shot down and its pilot has been captured. social media footage show fighters gathered around the wreckage in an area south of aleppo. the syrian observe tree rights said it was drowned by a surface to air missile. riot police in bahrain have disbursed tear gas. demonstrators have hurled stones at security forces. they were among thousands of mourners who had attended the funeral of a teenage boy who died on monday. he died of injuries suffered in a police chase his family said. greece has postponed the deportation of the next group of refugees and migrants to turkey until friday. refugees in a holding center on the greek island of lesbos have been protesting against the
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e.u.-brokered agreement. >> reporter: greece's migration office is confirming to us that for the time being the deportations have been suspended. they do not know for how long, but what we under is that the numbers are not sufficient to send people back to turkey. the majority of people who are locked up in detention centers, there are approximately 3,000 of them on greece's islands, want to apply for asylum. so you cannot put them on boats and send them back to turkey until they've been given the chance to actually apply for asylum. we do know that the system is still not in place. it is not working properly. e.u. asylum office are firming us that they're sending it back on wednesday to try and speed up the process. officials telling us this process will not formally start until the end of the week. so far those who have been sent back to turkey did so voluntarily. they were given a chance to
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apply for asylum. they chose not to. people in the detention centers are growing increasingly anxious and worried, uncertain of their future, but this is going to take time. greek officials say the normal process lasts three months for a case to be studied, looked into and the right of appeal. they're promising to speed up the process. the 3,000 locked up in detention centers, they are not among the 50,000 expected. they're not part of the e.u.-turkey deal thousands of peruvians have been protesting against the former president's daughter from running. he has been serving a 25-year sentence for inhuman treatment. >> reporter: she is running not only here in the city but in other cities around the country. these are not the first marches
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throughout this electoral campaign. there have been many people marching rejecting the candidacy of her, the daughter of the president who is in jail for human rights abuses and corruption. he is serving a 25-year sentence. people here tell us that they cannot forget the years when the death squads were killing university students. they cannot forget the years when the security forces, the government security forces were killing and the young people were killing, most of them poor people. while they were fighting terrorism. now they can only - they're also telling me that they cannot forget the years where the second most powerful man, the right-hand man gave up thousands and thousands of dollars in
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bribes to politicians, congress men, businessmen, journalists, right and left, so people here are saying that they will not vote for anyone named fujimori. she was the first lady during the years, was never accused of any crime. however, she once and she had needs to win the hearts and minds of some of these people at least to win the presidency because polls say that at least 50% of the people are against her candidacy and they say that they will never vote for her mexico city is taking measures to tackle an environmental issue. cars will onhave restrictions.
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>> reporter: smog here is like a filthy blanket. last month pollution was reported not seen since peak levels of the 1980s. for the next three months all drivers must leave the keys to their cars at home one day a week and one saturday a month. electric and hybrid car owners are exempt. >> translation: how can i agree with so many people will not be able to get around >> i think the authorities are not doing their jobs well. >> reporter: the stop gap measure has packed people onto buses and subway cars. public transportation was strange to keep up with the demand. it has been criticized for being unsafe, uncomfort annual and inefficient. >> translation: it is chaos. i should be at work because of the metro and the bus. >> reporter: residents are inhaling more levels of pollution because of the some supreme court decision last
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year. it requires cars older than eight years to stay off the roads one day a week. this program is not a long-term fix and doesn't address other factors contributing to pollution such as fact trees. >> translation: 80% of the money goes to infrastructure, tunnels and highway. the majority of money enthusiasm must go to improving public transportation >> reporter: some people are side stepping the new policy by using car pools. one company tells us they're seeing an increase in customers, but it also offers service to and from the city. >> translation: i think it would be good if they did trips within the city so we could car pool. that would be a big help. >> reporter: in the meantime, there is even more anger on the streets of mexico city than usual, adding to the backlash is uncertainy about what happens after this three-month program ends. right now government officials are not saying
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