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a second batch of migrants are sent back from greece to turkey as part of a deal to reduce the numbers reaching europe you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead, panama paper scandal, protesters demand argentina's president to step down. voters in jdibouti goes to the pole with at long-term leader hoping for a fourth term.
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the luxury boat industry in japan in a sinking economy greek authorities are returning more migrants to turkey. the e.u.-turkey deal came into effect on monday with the aim of halting the influx of people into europe. two boats have arrived in turkey with pakistani men on board. turkey's parliament has just approved the onward transfer enabling ankara to send the men back to pakistan. we're live in dikili on the turkish coast where the refugees are drew to arrive harry will join us in a moment, but first to lesbos where the first boat has set sail. tell us what you know and what you've seen. >> reporter: we understand a total of 124 people will be deported today.
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45 people all male, all pakistani, they were sent in the are early hours of the morning. they are now in turkey. a second boat is at the port waiting for the 79 others to board. also frontex, the e.u. external border protection agency, confirming that the majority are pakistanis. who we understand is that all the people who were deported today did not want to request asylum. this was the case on monday because people who were sent on monday did not request asylum as well. this has been called voluntary returns. we were here. we watched the process. it was calm and smooth and orderly. the people were boarding the ferries did not appear to be resisting deportation, but there was a small group of activists here making it clear that they disagree with the e.u.'s solution to the migrant crisis, calling it inhumane. the e.u. has come under
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criticism. it is trying to ease those concerns. today it allowed the u.n.h.c.r. to send representatives inside the detention centers to talk to these people before they boarded the buses and before the buses took them to the port. the u.n. confirming to us, but they're also saying that their are concerns that some safeguards are not in place both in greece and turkey, particularly the greek asylum service. they're saying that these people are not getting property access to the asylum service. there has been administrative chaos, as you can imagine, thousands of people, not just those who arrived after march 20, are stranded in greece and greece is unable to cope with this crisis. the e.u. has sent experts. they say the process begins formally tomorrow. they're assuring everyone that each case will be studied individually, but they're saying what they're going to study is
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whether or not turkey is a safe country for these individuals. this is where amnesty international is criticizing the deal. amnesty is saying we don't know what is the criteria in place to send back these people to turkey. still criticism. e.u. trying to ease those concerns. the deportations continue thank you for that update from lesbos and greece. crossing over to the west coast to dikili the final designation. my question to you harry is it actually the final designation because i'm reading here, this is according to the news agency that the turkish parliament has approved an agreement that enables turkey to send migrants back to pakistan. so what happens to them when they get to where you are? >> reporter: indeed. it is not the final designation. it is another staging poeflt in this extraordinarily point in
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this extraordinary journey. on the greek side there has been a similarly orderly process here. the men got off the boat onto the little tented obviously aenl where they've been processed and they await, as the majority of those coming on the second boat p being bussed hundred kilometers away to a detention center which will be up in north-western turkey. what turkey wants to do is send these people, these non-syrians, in this case largely pakistanis, back to their countries of origin. turkey doesn't accept refugees from countries like pakistan. it seems that they will be classed as economic migrants. so that puts more focus on exactly what has happened in greece whether the nature of their desires to leave the home country, whether that has been assessed properly and legally.
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there is a november governmental organization which is trying to match up people on this side of the journey in turkey with legal representation here, but it's far from color exactly what rights and what information these people will have access to. one other point, when all this started on monday, there's lack of clarity as no whether syrians came on monday. some say two and some say none. we were led to believe that this second round of rurps would feature a substantial number of syrians. the turkish government officials that we've been speaking to say they don't expect any syrians to come back on this second day of returns either. one of the key parts of this deal, returning syrians here, swapping them out for i aone for one basis and sending others who are here in camps legally to europe. that has yet to begin thank you for that update. there's growing anger at argentina's president because of the panama papers scandal.
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hundreds of protesters have gather outside the government house demanding that the president resign. on thursday the public prosecutor asked for permission to investigate the president's role in offshore accounts after he was named in the papers. he says he has nothing to hide. >> reporter: argentina's president won last year's election on promises to crackdown on corruption. now he is at the center of a probe on judge that. it is over his connection with an offshore company in the bahamas. the details have been released in the papers. he has sworn that he has done nothing illegal. >> translation: i'm at ease. i have nothing to hide. i'm going in front of a judge with all my information so that a judge can verify it is the truth. i am also at the disposal of any judge. >> reporter: many think
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differently. >> translation: why do people have offshore companies? in general to hide something. he was trying to hide something from the state. that's why he needs to be investigated >> reporter: a state prosecutor agrees. he has asked a judge to open an investigation into the president's offshore dealings. his name and in hay company owned by his father. he says the company was closed in 2008 and that he was not a shareholder of the company and never received any make-up from it. now it is up to the judge to-- any money from it. now it is up to the judge to die about an investigation. this is happening at a very special time in argentina and that is when businessmen and politicians close to former president cristina kirchner are appearing in this courthouse almost every day. she is expected to appear in court next week herself. the call for an investigation into presidential macri is being viewed as part of a bigger
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political fight happening in argentina between kirchner's party and the government. questions are being raised about the independence of the judiciary. >> translation: they are investigating everyone, but some judges are also taking sides between those who support the government and those who oppose it. >> reporter: macri is facing other problems. rampant inflation is not making his job easy and economic instability has forced people onto on the street. the panama paper sn only adding more david cameron's late father was also implicated in the sandal. he says he only bid from the offshore fund before he took office. he says he sold his stake in the fund for more than $40,000 in 2010 before entering downing
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street. >> we had an investment trust which we sold in january 120. that was worth something like 30,000 pounds >> reporter: was there a profit on it? >> i paid income tax on the dividends. there was costs on it which was less than the capital gains tax. i want to clear about everything because i don't have anything to hide. >> reporter: in iceland protests over the scandal continued for a third day calling for immediate elections. the prime minister resigned after he was implicated in the revelations. demonstrators and politicians are demanding the resignation of other key figures in the government who have also been named in the papers. djabouti's government is going
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to the polls on friday and the president hopes to extend his 17 years in power. the campaign has been unfair some say. >> reporter: it's a last minute hunt for voters in the presidential election. long serving president is campaigning for a fourth term. he is expected to continue his fight to hold on to power. >> translation: i will continue to fight unemployment. we will establish an industrial zone. weep want to take our share of employment opportunities in africa and beyond. >> reporter: this strong show of support in the final hours is a reminder of his dominance of politics here nor the past 17 years. shis supporters are-- his supporters are confident he will
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win and serve for another five years. candidates are running, and this man is one of them. >> translation: people are ready to defend their votes. >> reporter: across the capital bill boards with huge portraits of the president and his campaign slogans are visible almost everywhere. portraits of the opponents are absent. opposition leaders complain of lack of fair media coverage for their campaigns. some of them are boycotting the elections. >> there are not so many. only 800,000. >> reporter: the opposition are
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angry that the president rescinded his decision not to seek a fourth term. i asked the president why he chose to stay on. >> translation: the decision belongs to the people. i'm not here by force, but by the will of the people. i can not ignore their wishes. >> reporter: as they dance towards election day they understand that it may not bring about a change of guard still ahead on al jazeera, we're in peru where the daughter of a former president who is behind bars for human rights abuses is the favorite in the country's upcoming election, but not everyone is happy. we will tell you why venezuelans are getting an extra day off at weekends. weekends.
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welcome back. the top stories on al jazeera. greek authorities are returning more migrants to turkey. two boats have arrived in dikili with pakistani men on board. the deal came into effect on monday with the aim of halting the influx of people into europe. hundreds of protesters are demanding the resignation of argentina's president who has been named in the panama papers scandal. the prosecutor will investigate mac are ri who is accused of corruption. -- macri. a fourth term when voters go to
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the polls on friday is what the president of djiboti hopes. diplomatic steps are being stepped up between the armenia and azerbaijan forces in nagorno-karabakh. the truce is in its fourth day but both sides are accusing each other of violations. >> reporter: a flurry of diplomacy has flowed at a trilateral meeting between azerbaijan, russia and iran. foreign ministers discussed the violence. azerbaijan sees an opportunity to kick-start the long stalled process for a comprehensive settlement. >> it is a must and for everyone it's recognised that status quo is not only unsustainable, it is
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unacceptable. soon there will be naive ideas and somebody else that they can keep it as it is forever or for long period of time. then it will be more outbreaks of the clashes and so on. >> reporter: what azerbaijan wants is for pressure to be put on armenia to withdraw its army from azerbaijan country. the country best to apply that pressure is moscow. moscow has lob owed hard for both sides to step back from the brink of all out war-- lobbied hard for both sides. >> translation: we are more interested than any other that this conflict is resolved as soon as possible. these who suffer are the displaced people that live in the region. its integrity as a transit infrastructural region is under
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mined. the prime minister was to meet his armenian counterpart. he warned against allowing the conflict to slide into what he called a hot phase. so far russia has been unable or unwilling to push him as hide as he wants. the guns are mostly silent now, but renewed violence could conceivably pull russia and azerbaijan's turkey into fighting with even more destructive prospects for the region. for any final settlement to have success, they will have to put behind them years of bad blood and take on the domestic political risks of a commitment to compromise. it is not clear that moment has been reached yet
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to iraq where half a million people are facing starvation. human rights watch say residents in the i.s.i.l. held city of fallujah have forced to make soup from grass. that's due to food shortages. the city is under siege and few supplies have reached the country since december. the president sisi will the king of saudi arabia will discuss military cooperation. saudi arabia is expected to sign a deal to finance egypt's patrol yum needs for the next five years. italian andy egyptian prosecutors have met in roam to discuss the torture and murder of a student in cairo. he disappeared on january 25. his body was found in a ditch nine days later. >> reporter: it's a meeting that has been closely watched by
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italian public opinion. egypt's general prosecutor and a senior police official arrive in roam for talks. they could expect some tough questions from italian officials on egypt's investigation into the killing of this man. the 28-year-old postgraduate student disappeared in cairo. his mutilated body was found on the outskirts of cairo. among italian officials there has been scepticism as to how well the crime was being investigated. they were initially saying that he had been killed in a car accident. it has been a highly emotive issue here. the public anger is putting pressure on the government. some suggest that the egyptian government has been deliberately giving misinformation to italian prosecutors. the taste is a real test of
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relations between egypt and ultimately lee with the northern african's big partner. there are details of calls to and from his phone as well as surveillance video from cairo's metro. the prime minister told the senate in roam on tuesday that the authorities had failed to hand over those two sets of information. >> translation: if there is not a change in tack, the government is ready to react, adopting measures that are both immediate and proportion eight. >> reporter: egyptian authorities insist their investigation is transparent. the visiting officials are reported to have brought large amounts of data with them to roam to discuss with their italian counterparts. all the while the family are agonising over why their son was killed and who was behind it
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on sunday people in peru will vote in a presidential election. the front runner is the daughter of the former president who is in jail for human rights violations. >> reporter: this is the last chance they have to convince voters that they are the best option to become president of peru on sunday's presidential's election. the daughter of former president, who is in jail for mass murder, and corruption. she has been a front runner throughout this electoral process. she has more than 31% of the vote. way behind her is a former
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economy minister who has 70% of the vote and next to him running neck to neck is this woman with 16.8% of the vote. she is a left wing candidate, 35-year-old, the youngest in this electoral process. jujimori has a great challenge, not only to win part of the 30% of undecided voters, which is a few days from election. she needs to try to win the harpts and minds of some of the 45% of people who say they will never vote for her for the next two months venezuelans will begin their weekends on fridays. the government's decision is an effort to curb power consumption. that's as the main hydroelectric
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dam hits low records. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine that curbing one's grooming habits might help to solve venezuela's dire electricity problem. >> translation: this is a problem that has been on around for 10 years and for which advocate measures were never taken. if the president think that not blow drying our hair is going to help, the situation is worse than we thought >> reporter: it might just be the case. on wednesday the government cut short the working week for the next 60 days and the president asked women to stop drying their hair. >> translation: diminish the use of drying machines and use hair dryers for special occasions. do you think, women, this is possible? >> reporter: this reservoir in eastern venezuela provides 65% of the country's electricity.
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it is now only three meters away from the level at which operations would shut down. unless it rains soon and a lot, the water levels will continue to drop. in the city people are taking small measures. in this tiny shop, she says that candles were usually bought by devout catholics to light to their saints. >> translation: candles are hard to come by. i go to resellers that's why i have them. they are too expensive for most. >> reporter: people buy them now in case of much feared blackouts but only when they can. she is describing a situation all too familiar for venezuelans, a shortage of the basic things and a constant increase in price that is hard to keep up with. >> reporter: this candle factory could be banking on an
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electricity crisis, but a lack of materials means that it has been forced to close its doors. the situation currently facing venezuela has been called a crisis, but if prolonged back outs were to take place, the country could be faced instead with a major collapse. >> reporter: brazil's president dilma rousseff has promised to change the way politics is conducted if she stays in power. she didn't give details of what she will propose. she faces impeachment over corruption allegations. on wednesday the head of the congressional commission recommended that the impeachment process on move forward. the lower house will be voting on whether she will be removed. taxi drivers in chile have been protesting against services such as uber. they say they're not safe and they do not conform to labor
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laws. the prime minister has suggested that congress will consider tighter rules for care sharing businesses. the annual china international boat show is known to attract big spenders around the globe, but a corruption crackdown as well as a slowing economy has prompted yacht makers to change their sales pitch. >> reporter: the china shanghai international boat show, billed as the largest of its kind in asia, has taken a hit. there are two reasons for this. the chinese government's corruption crack doub over the last three years has let the ultra risk avoid spending on luxury items. the slowing economy has only made things worse. yacht makers have shifted their strategy and are now eyeing a new segment of customers.
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>> today we are centred and focused on taking people on the sea, organise ragattas, for sailing, to get out and compete and have fun, and then we can grow a small community and develop that leisure. >> reporter: in line with the shift in buyers, is a shift in product. this is what yacht makers are focusing on. smaller boats aimed at people who love sailing. this goes for 200,000 and it is what is considered an entry level product. the market for yachts in china is still relatively small, compared to europe around the u.s. the private sector finds it has the government behind it with a new emphasis on water sports. >> translation: the state counsel has issued tourism guidelines. it wants to promote water sports as a sporting and leisure activity. we will see strong support for infrastructure being built-in the next few years. >> reporter: the last couple of
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