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victory for republican ted cruz and democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders who beat out the party front runners in the wisconsin primary. welcome. i'm peter dobbie. you're watching al jazeera. one of libya's government steps down for the sake of political unity. the crisis in iceland continues after the prime minister resigns after the panama papers revelations. anger on the streets of per ur
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as thousands protest against the presidential candidacy of the front runner-- peru. the front runners in the democratic and republican presidential contest both suffered defeats in the latest u.s. primary in the state of wisconsin. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders picked up another win over hillary clinton and on the republican side ted cruz won against the front runner donald trump. cruz called it a turning point in the republican presidential race. >> 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
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democratic primary and it was an even worse night for her in the republican 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 that cause trump to fall short of the 1237 candidates needed to win the nomination before the july republican convention. it's a convention where cruz hopes to become the party nominee, to take on democratic front runner hillary clinton, but the path to her party's presidential nomination has also become more complicated for clinton. bernie sanders was the winner of the democratic contest in the mid-western state. >> with our victory tonight in wisconsin, we have now won seven
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out of eight of the last caucuses and primaries. [ cheers ] >> we have won almost all of them with overwhelming landslide numbers. >> reporter: bernie sanders says his grass roots support will propel him to win bigger upcoming contests and allow him to increase his delicate count, but the math favors clinton. she still has the lead in delegate support. the next contests will be a challenge for sanders given she once represented the state as a senator in the congress. >> reporter: what is clear is that the momentum of both front runners have been blunted. ted cruz and bernie sanders saying the course of the campaign has been changed and while it could be a messy path,
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it is expect that the nominating contest will go right to the july convention > bill snyder is a professor at george mason university. he says the results are a sign that donald trump's winning streak may be over. >> there is a big turn against trump in the last week or so. he has been involved in a lot of controversies with women, over women, over things that he said about other candidates. i think there is a growing sense of the republican party of two things. one, he can't be elected, he is a loser if the republicans nominate him and, two, a lot of republicans as well as other americans are concluding that he's a creep. super delegates are party officials, elected officials. their feeling about bernie sanders is that he can't get elected. he is a socialist. socialism is a non-starter in american politics still. not to young people who don't
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mind it. they didn't live through the called war, but to a lot of the super delegates, they don't want toic that the risk of allowing bernie sanders to win the nomination. republicans in wisconsin, they have winner take all primaries. some of them all. all the delegates went to ted cruz. in wisconsin in the democratic side the delegates were split between clinton and bernie sandersment of bernie sanders clearly got more. he will have to win very big victories to catch up to hillary clinton. part of her lead is with super delegates. they can change their mind any time they want. if suddenly sanders moves into the league among elected delegates, they may shift to him one of the two rival governments in libya is standing aside to "prevent any more bloodshed". the announcement comes days after the unity government arrived in tripoli.
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since 2014 libya has had two competing administrations. the one in tripoli and the other in tobruk. >> reporter: the envoy is all smiles. because he has managed to reach the capital of trip leap to meet part of the unity government he helped form. he knows further progress won't be easy or quick. >> tripoli must become again an international city where embassy reopens. this will take some time. it will not be tomorrow, but we will have to push together >> reporter: he was greeted the news that the group will step aside. th another has refused the deal to the libyan supreme court. the one based in toe bruk-- tobruk has refused. politician has been tasked to head the challenge to unite the
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fractured libya. he arrived in tripoli by sea last week because threats prevented him from arriving by air. since then he has been confined to a naval base. this is the first time libyans have reasons to be optimistic. after months of fighting that has reduced cities to rubble. >> translation: our main demand is to be like other countries, to have a government security and an army. we don't want militias. we want a government of unity. we want an army, police, salaries and stability. we want a state that can protect its borders. >> reporter: these demands are a major challenge for libya which remains split between political rivalries and other groups
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russia says it will support groups. staffan de mistura is in moscow meeting the russian foreign minister. he says he is hopeful of a new phase of negotiations ahead of the next round of talks in geneva. >> i must say i also want to make a point that [indistinct] we are extremely pleased on how the indications came from the liberation which has been april symbol for the whole international community of what needs to be the beginning of freeing areas which are of international value which we've been waiting for. that is something good there are conflicting reports as to whether a ceasefire between azerbaijan and armenia is actually holding. on tuesday the two countries agreed to stop fighting in the disputed nagorno-karabakh region
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after four days of conflict. they say the ceasefire held over night. the azerbaijan defense ministry is reporting 115 armenian violations in the past 24 hours. riot police in bahrain have fired tear gas. demonstrators had blocked roads and hurled stones at forces. they were among mourners who attended the funeral of a teenage boy. the opposition in iceland is renewing its calls for a snap general election after the resignation of the prime minister over the revelations over his an his wife's financial arrangements in panama. he is the first political casualty after the panama papers showed the premier's wife owned an offshore companies with big claims on ice land's banks. nerpdz, an undeclared-- in other words, an undeclared conflict of
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interest. >> 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 wealthed there have finally caught up with him. she runs an ice-cream parlour. her sell out is calmed wintris name after the shell company he and his wife established >> yeah. it is very sour and bitter. >> reporter: it leaves a sour taste in your mouth? >> yeah. a bitter taste, like we all feel today. >> reporter: is that how you feel all this? >> yeah. sapped and i am ashamed. like i'm shamed to be an eyes lander. >> reporter: he having walked out of the interview which confronted him with his part in the tax dodge had spent monday saying he wouldn't resign and then tuesday sailing he would if his coalition partners wouldn't stand by him. for now it's april standoff that opposition groups believe won't last until a planned no
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confidence vote on thursday. >> there is no meetings in the parliament, no chamber meetings or committee 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 this is doing tremendous men do you say damage to the-- at the damage to the country. >> reporter: it is a sense of betrayal among the people. since iceland recovered from the bank crash, staumd construction projects have restarted as the economy has picked up. the country's bank remains week and controls on how much people can take out of cash machines. in that context, the idea that their prime minister has been helping his wife to hid tens of millions of dollars on so far away is absolutely infuriating for many people. so pintres has become part of the language of protest here in
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miss quoted shakespeare, on the t shirts in the shops. this one reads "not my prime minister" still to come for you here on al jazeera, celebrations and anger as the international criminal court drops a case against the kenya's deputy president. mexico city takes drastic measures to tackle an environmental emergency. ronmental emergency.
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. a reminder of the top stories so
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far today. the front runners in the presidential continue tests have suffered defeats in wisconsin. bernie sanders picked up another win over hillary clinton. ted cruz won against donald trump. iceland's prime minister has resigned after the panama papers scandal. the leaked documents show his links to offshore companies. he was facing a no confidence vote in mass protests calling for him to step down. one of the two rival governments in libya is stepping aside. it's a step forward for the u.n. brokered national unity government to take over in tripoli. there's still resistance from the tobruk administration. the case against kenya's deputy president has been dismissed. the allegations against him remitted to post election violence in 2008.
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it saw over 1000 people killed. >> reporter: he was charged with crimes against humanity, about but now his trial is to a close. it is a good day for him. and for his supporters too. judges at the international criminal court alleged a mistrial alleging political infer ferns and witness tampering. some people celebrated in the streets >> they went for the wrong people. we can now see justice has been done. although the victims are crying foul, the icc did not do good investigations. >> 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
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prosecutors says politicians and their accomplices recordingd the violence. he along with another were among six charged. one-by-one the cases fell apart. witnesses recounted statements-- recanted statements or disappeared. the victims-- for the victims there has been no justice abroad or at home. in kenya nobody was charged. this woman's niece was shot and killed during the violence. she says it's too late to make a difference anyway. >> translation: jail him or let him go, it doesn't benefit me because if that child was alive she would have been grown-up by now, would have been going to work, is have her own family, a husband and child >> reporter: the lawyers had asked for an acquittal. that would mean they could be tried on other charges but they didn't get it
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>> according to the majority, this does not preclue new prosecution in the if you, either in 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 him, sang and much of kenya's political class. with nobody left on trial, a major blow for the icc's investigation here the south african president has are you aware vooifd an impeachment vote-- has survived an impeachment vote. he spent 16 million dollars of fund to repushish his hone. there is a major in the assembly. there were 233 against the motion with 143 in favor. thousands of people have marched against the daughter of the former leader.
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she is running for the presidency. protesters fear if she wins the election, people that collaborated with her father will come back to power. he is sevening a 25 year sentence for corruption and crimes against humanity. >> reporter:-- serving. >> reporter: they shouted never again, remembering thousands of people killed or disappeared by security forces during the government in the 90s. >> translation: the people associate him with so many killings her father was responsible for, so much injustice. >> reporter: they remembered the level of corruption that his right hand man accused of bribing politicians, businessmen, journalists. >> translation: we will never forget. no-one came out clean, judges, prosecutors, every had a price tag. >> reporter: demonstrators
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protested against her candidacy for the presidency and they chose this date on april 5, 24 years ago, when he led a koum with the military to disband congress and intervened against the judiciary and began ruling by decree. her name has divided the country as it did when her father fled the country. sympathy carries the weight of the name. >> reporter: her supporters say critics are unfair to her. >> translation: she can't be guilty for her father's mistakes. she is young and has many projects to fulfil. >> reporter: she signed an honor agreement to, among other things, respect human rights. she promised she won't use power in favor of her family, meaning
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she won't free her father from jail. she has led the presidential campaign with more than 30% of the vote, but hasn't been able to gain more support. >> translation: although she has distanceed herself from some old supporters and ol policies, some voters say there is absolutely no way they will vote for her. >> reporter: her greatest challenge is to create a new strategy to disassociate her from her father's legacy, as nearly 50% of the voters say they will never put an fujimore back in power greece has postponed the return of the next group of refugees and migrants to turkey until friday. refugees in a holding center on lesbos have been protesting against a deal between the e.u. and turkey that allows an car road accident - dash an car road accident to send them back--
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ankara to send them back. the worldwide fund for nature has warned the threats to u.n. listed natural world heritage sites. there are 197 such sites ranging from the great barrier reef in australia to the serengetti national park in tanzania. 11 million people depend on those sites for food or work. the report estimates that harmful industrial activities, such as mining and oil production, are threatening almost half of those sites. drt equitior general for the worldwide life fund international joins us from geneva. these areas, i think, already protected by certain conventions. how can this damage be done to them? >> absolutely. if you like, the headline of our report is exactly that half of the natural heritage are
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threatened by industrial activities or other uses, and these are special sites. it is very special places. not many make it to the top of the lists and if half of the sites are threatened, can you imagine what will happen to other places? this is indicative of areas which is so important, not just for nature, but also for our own development and well-being. it is indicative of the key challenge of our civilization, which is about how to learn economical economically. we have to change it how do you de coupcouple th? >> we have to learn and learn to appreciate the values, the services and the benefits, the nature provides to us. i think we're taking nature for granted too much and we are
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under valuing or even ignoring those benefits. our report is highlighting, in fact, very clearly how these places are important for people living around these places and for the economies of the country. 11 million people are depending directly, two-thirds of the places that we have identified are actually critical for water security, for cities, communities and economic activities around the sites. tourism is major source of income and jobs around most of these places. these have a price tag attached to it beyond the intrinsic value of their beauty and the nature and diversity that they protect. we have to learn how to put a value to understand the importance which could be intrinsic an cynic and scientific, but also economic. this is one element that we are
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highlighting very strongly in our report thank you six people have been killed and four people remain trammed after a coal mind collapsed in the north-west of china. it happened and rescuers are involved. china is stepping up pressure on neighboring north korea on its nuclear program. beijing has banned most imports of most north korean coal and iron ore. china buys two-thirds of the produce. our correspondent with more now from beijing. >> reporter: the trade restrictions are part of the u.n.'s tougher sanctions on north korea after the regime conducted nuclear and missile tests. the import ban clues items like
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coal, iron ore. these minerals are an important source of income for north korea whose main trading partner is china. these restrictions will hit north korea hard. the statement from the chinese ministry does come with what some people say is a loophole. it allows trade to continue as long as the proceeds are for the people's well-being and not for north korea's nuclear or missile programs. what is unclear is how china plans to monitor or keep track of that. china has been under significant pressure to be tougher on north korea especially after the north conducted nuclear and missile tests in the first quarter of this year. it has supported the u.n.'s tougher sanctions, but china has traditionally preferred a softer approach when it comes to north korea favoring dialogue and sentive. this is because china could lead
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to a lot of refugees and troops on the peninsula. this latest announcement could be seen that china is willing to change its approach when it comes to dealing with north korea next co city is taking drastic measures to tab el pollution. -- tackle pollution. >> reporter: smog drapes the city like a flilthy blanket. last month pollution was higher than it has been since the 1980s. all drivers must leave their cars at home for one day a week and one saturday a month. electric car owners are exempt. >> translation: how can i agree so many people will be left without a way of getting around >> translation: they're not doing their jobs well. >> reporter: the stop gap
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measure has packed people onto buses and subway cars. public transportation was already straining to keep up with the demand. it has been criticized for being unsafe, uncomfortable and inefficient. >> translation: it is an ons. i should be at work by 8.30, but i'm arriving 9.30 and later because of the metro and the bus >> reporter: residents are inhaling more dangerous levels of pollution because of the supreme court decision last year. it over turned a law requiring cars older than eight years to stay off the roads one day a week. >> reporter: green peace says the program is not a long-term fix and doesn't address other factors contributing to pollution such as fact trees. >> translation: 80% goes to infrastructure. the majority of money must go to improve public transportation. >> reporter: some people are side stepping the new policy by using car pools.
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one company tells us they're seeing an increase in customers, but it only 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. adding to the backlash is unsuretity about what happens after this three-month program ends. right now, government officials are not saying the u.n. has uncovered serious sanitation failures in the haiti peace-keeping mission. a report says it lacked basic facilities. the u.n. has refused to accept that it is responsible for compensating victims of the disaster. the instantly messaging service what's app is encrypting data. it says it will be virtually
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impossible for government or hackers to intercept calls. technology companies have been pressured their encryption services. more information at [ ♪ ] everything you are looking at at some point were covered with water. a lot of people want to move away, they can't afford to sell their house, throw another well. >> how did we get to this point. >> assuming that water would never run out.