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this is al jazeera hello. this is the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. fighting continues in yemen moments before a ceasefire formally comes into effect. greece condemns macedonia for fearing tear gas at refugees attempting to storm its border. hundreds of people are hurt.
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india's prime minister mourns the death of more than 100 people after a massive explosion is triggered by fireworks in a temple in india. the tiger population increases but the concerns remain about the future of the species. >> reporter: i will be here with all the day's sport including. the english premier included a ceasefire has formally started in yemen but fighting continued in the run up. a spokesman for the saudi-led military coalition which backed up by forces. talks are due to take place in kuwait next week. >> reporter: this is one of the oldest cities in the world and
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it has been in houthi rebel hands for more than a year and a half. people here and right across yemen have borne the brunt of the civil war and while they may have different allegiances, many are united in their desire for peace. >> translation: we're for peace. we support a ceasefire solution in every day. a ceasefire is what the yemeni people want. we need commitments that everybody abide by. >> translation: we need one that lasts forever, not just a few days >> reporter: the movement started in the north and has been going on for years. this latest conflict began in september 2014 when houthi rebels swept into the capital. they forced out yemen's government and have been fighting to expand their territory ever since. u.n. sponsored talks to end the
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fighting aare due to start in kuwait on 18 april but it will be complex to unrovl. the shia houthi rebels are backed by the former support of the president and have the support of iran. they have been fighting forces loyal to yemen's president. he has the backing of sunni tribes and a coalition of nine arab states led by saudi arabia. the saudi-led coalition launched air strikes last year when houthi fighters tried to move on aden. there are other groups in the south which want to breakaway from the north. qamishli has taken advantage in instability to grow in strength and there's a yemen affiliate of i.s.i.l. it emerged in 2014 looking to eclipse al-qaeda. no side has come close to winning yemen's war. houthi rebels still hold the capital and eight of yemen's 22 provinces, a year of air strikes
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hasn't managed to break their hold. all this has come with a heavy human cost. the u.n. says that more than 6,000 people have been killed since air strikes began. around half of them were civilians and almost a thousand were children. people were starving well before the houthi rebellion. now 80% of the 24 million people need humanitarian hayed. the u.n. accuses both of the main players of atrocitieatroci. there are calls for an end to the conflict. peace efforts have failed beforbefore we're joined on the phone by a spokesman from cairo. can you confirm if this ceasefire has actually come into force of all military action by the saudi-led coalition has come
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to an end? >> >> it is midnight local time. i think we hope that will ceasefire will continue until we reach the negotiation. there will be medical support inside yemen. this is why we had a meeting the other day, and today in the south part of the kingdom which a joint committee from the yemeni army and militia to make
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sure that they will form committee to observe the ceasefire on the ground and to make sure there's no misunderstandings i understand that there is a committee to monitor the ceasefire. does that mean that you are concerned about possible violations, possibly on the part of anti houthi resistant militias that are not operating directly under the military - your chain of kind but militias that are out there fighting the houthi houthis? >> look, we get the commission in the talk yesterday and today and we make sure that all the parties on the grounds, all the fighters are in this committee to make sure that the houthis and they're represented in the
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committee and the army with the group fighting on the ground are in the committee. so they're aware of the importance to support the ceasefire. i think we have a great chance today to go to kuwait with good conditions to start the mechanism of the implementation. we will take whatever steps necessary to make sure that violation will not happen what concessions are you willing to make to the houthis in kuwait? >> the discussion is yemeni, and there is no involvement in the coalition in this kind of talk because the coalition is there
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to support the yemeni government recognised by the international community. we are not part of the-- the forces, those that are in favor of reinstating the president, what do they want from the houthis because this has been going on for a year now. we're in a stale mate. yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis and has seen a great deal of destruction. will there be concessions that give houthis more of a voice in that country? >> >> if you don't mind, give me a little time, i will explain this. there is no stale mate in yemen. day by day there is a - this is why we get the houthis on the table of negotiation. if you remember, one year ago
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they refused. today they accept and they acknowledge this for the special envo envoy. >> in the political process it is necessary to bring recall to the table and talk about the mechanism of 216. it is not a question of concession from the government. it will go to the table of negotiation with the government. it is to implement the will of the international committee the only way there will be a permanent end to the fighting will be for the president to return to the capital? >> this is the will of the international community expressed by 2216. this is not the coalition willing. this is the will of all the international community that the government says
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does the other side refuse? >> no. the only way for them to be part of the political process is the implementation of 2216. we are not opposed to houthi spectrum. we're against any militia in yemen. they want to be part of the negotiation out of the political process. it's the yemeni issue what if the peace talks fail, does the bombing by the saudi coalition then resume? >> look, we always say it is clear that we will continue
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three line of effort. one is the humanitarian support for the population. it is supporting the political process. the military line to reach. today as we are - we confirm that we are fighting in the capital. today if the houthi understands this situation and they are willing to go to kuwait because they want to implement 2216, and to be part of the future of yemen. they can be part of the future of yemen as a political component of the political spectrum, but not as a militia thank you very much. it was good to talk to you. more from a yemen analyst. a number of interesting points made there.
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i ask about the ceasefires because we were seeing a great deal of fighting in the country leading up to it. does it look like this truce can work? >> we're about ten minute in now, so it remains to be seen. i think there is - i think when we compare this to the first two attempts of the ceasefire, it is important to remember that this is the third one, there are more positive signs as we look at the situation now than there were the last two times around. we're having these joint talks between the ceasefire committee split between members of the houthis and the military loyal to the president and resistance fighters. we had known that this was happening, but the fact that it's happening in saudi arabia is significant. the fact that it's happening another part that was under the line of fire of houthi shelling, that is symbolic and very
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interesting and very significant. i think even in a best case scenario, we're talking about building a potential foundation for a very long process to end this conflict in yemen, but there are potential signs that this could go better than it did the first few times around. speaking to the colonel just there, he is optimistic that the ceasefire will survive and it will provide enough breathing room for the parties to discuss something longer term. he is also very optimistic that the houthis will get behind 2261 which causes their withdrawal. what do you make of that? >> i think the devil is in the detail. when you look at 2216, it's a
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resolution where the key is not just the implementation, but it is effectively saying people invoking 2216 to say they have a blank check to write the houthis off the map and you have houthi speaks people giving an interpretation of 2216 that gives them more breathing room. followers of these are from sunna. it is a question of whether we're going to talk about the demobilization of the militias that have largely entered into areas where we're speaking of people or not from these areas going into. for example, taiz, many fighting on that side are not native
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taiz. the question is whether there is one demobilization and the hand over of heavy weaponry. those are key things that are very key demands from the saudi side and the government side. the question is whether the houthis will agree to it and how they will agree to do it it is a complicated battle field, but it will be interesting to see how the political process unfolds hundreds of refugees have been hurt after tear gas and rubber bullets were fired by macedonian police. it is understood that as mum 500 tried to storm the border. our correspondent is there and sent us this report. >> reporter: a heavy barrage of tear gas from security forces. still they tried to cross from the greek side. a few made it across only to be
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forced back. as some refugees threw stones, the forces fired not only tear gas but also rubber bullets, stun grenades and later water cannon. workers say they haven't seen scenes like this for many weeks >> today we received around 300 patients in our clinic. about 200 of them were from tear gas intoxication and 100 of them were injured by rubber bullets or other injuries. >> reporter: hundreds have reportedly gathered near the border believing it was about to be opened. macedonian officers denied that. dozens of refugees, including women and children, tried to breach the fence. for the next few hours there were sporadic clashes, a reminder of the frustrations
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that exist now that much of europe has closed its doors. for the many thousands of people camped out in this area, the aim remains to continue their journey north wards to a better life in the european union, and despite appeals for them to take up places in fish reception centers in greece, very few are prepared to move -- financial representing strz. -- official representing centers hundreds of victims are being treated for burn judges. 106 were killed in india. this is what it look like when disaster struck. the explosion happened during the annual festival at the hindu
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temple. a stray fire work landed on a pile of other fireworks. our correspondent sent us this update. >> reporter: there is an eerie calm here at the temple site. most of the area has been cleared but there are remnant of the incident. if you walk around, you will see bits of clothes, footwear. there are also piles of concrete and rubble. the sheds over there was where the fireworks were stored. 10,000 people were here to watch the display. as they were watching, a spark fell onto that shed sheting off the stored fireworks there >> translation: this was a major blow. the electricity went off. there was chaos. there were no arrangement to shift the injured. >> reporter: residents we spoke
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to say there weren't adequate safety measures or precautions in place. in fact, the authorities say the temple did not have permission to conduct the fireworks display. this has turned into a political issue with elections just about a month away. lock politicians were quick to visit the site and country's prime minister flew in to assess the situation there's more to come for you on the news hour. all the latest from the elections in peru. >> we're all in this together donald trump turned his attention to new york in the race for the white house. the 35 edition as what's known as the toughest foot rate on earth gets underway. action from the sahara desert coming up in sport
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united nations special envoy for syria has arrived in damascus. staffan de mistura is to met officials on monday. a cessation of hostilities began in february but it's coming under strain with both sides accused of violations. meanwhile, activists say i.s.i.l. is launching a major offensive close to the border with turkey. the prime minister says they're planning a joint offensive with the russian air force to take aleppo. our correspondent is following event from the town of gaziantep. >> reporter: some significant developments close to the turkish border today. we understand that i.s.i.l. fighters made an assault on
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around seven villages. it is said that the turkish artillery responded to those attacks with a number of coalition air strikes. activists are saying three or four of the villages have been retaken by the free syrian army. we also understand that fighting may be continuing in the remaining villages. these developments come on a day when the syrian government plans to retake control of the city of aleppo with the help of its ally russia. we're supposed to be seeing a partial cessation of hostilities. the syrian government said they made this announcement because they say they have come under repeated attacks. very worrying for the remaining civilians. we understand 65,000 families are still inside the city living
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in atrocious conditions. no running water or electricity. amnesty international saying that the syrian government has been targeting hospitals and medical facilities which we believe is an attempt to try and clear people out. so certainly some very worrying developments both for the civilians trapped inside aleppo and some serious concerns here on the turkish side of the border with those i.s.i.l. attacks so close to their territory to peru where exit polls are showing fujimore has received almost 40% of the votes. that means, who was the favorite heading into the vote, is unlikely to win an outright majority needed to avoid a run off. she is the daughter of the former president who is in jail nor crimes against humanity committed in his rule. as expected, she has done well
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in round 1, but it's not the end of the contest, is it? >> reporter: yes. the exit polls have given the results that everyone was expecting. what the polls have been saying for weeks now that she was the front runner, she was the front runner throughout the whole campaign and sheep has won, according to the exit polls, this first round of elections. the other confirmation is that the there-- the other candidates are fighting for a second place. just to give you the idea of the numbers they're getting from the exit polls, 20.9 and 20.3. so close. we will have to wait until we
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get to the very official results. we have invited one of the voters who was here in this polling station. you told me you did not vote for fugimore who is the leading candidate. why not? >> i didn't vote for her because i don't trust her. she was defending her father and in just a few months, she changed everything. she changed the speech that she has. that's the first reason. this is because i don't like her program. she wants to do exactly the same thing that her father was doing. that means big investments, that may be good for the economy, and give poor programs for the poor people but not changing what is really the main issue for them.
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it's just giving short-term politics but nothing for the long-term. that's why i didn't vote for her. >> reporter: she has really tried to win the hearts and minds of voters like you. she promised she would respect human rights, she promised that she would give reparations to victims of forced sterilizations and not use power in favor of her family, meaning that she won't use the presidency to free her father who is in jail. don't you think she has given very important steps? >> i think she is just using political marketing on. for the last 20 years she was the first lady of this government. she defended him all the time, saying that it was not his fault. she just changed her speech.
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she starts changing her speech to have these new voters and maybe trying to win in the first round. you cannot trust somebody like that. for a long time she was doing something and now she changes just because she wants. i think the people who vote against her will never want these speeches. her father did the same in 1990 when he promised the people that he will not use an issue and he did the. why trust a daughter, who worked with him, or the team members with her campaign work with her father. that doesn't make me believe here. >> reporter: some of her worst critics say that she would have to take another great step far
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beyond from what she has already done, meaning that instead of just recognising that her father committed mistakes, she would acknowledge that he committed crimes. if that was the case, would you vote for her? >> even if that was the case, i would not work for her. it is least that you would expect. i don't like her. if the daughter of somebody who was the president, most corrupted from the history of peru, it becomes the president of the state, you are giving a bad example of values to the people and abroad. i cannot vote for her. she is now - or anyone. i would never vote for that
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family because they are bad example for ethics it is a hard thing to carry that name. thank you very much for being with us. we will have to wait to see what is the vote, which is about 20% of the vote, this vote most likely will go to the group. perhaps at the beginning of the fast count and at the beginning of this early hours of tonight, we will probably see one ahead of the other but we will to have wait for the vote which is going to be crucial to see who wins the second place in this first round of elections yes. there could be surprises to come. there is more to come for you on the news hour.
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matter. proud to tell your stories. al jazeera america. you're watching the news hour. less than 30 minutes after a ceasefire started in yemen there are reports of shelling in the eastern city of taiz. hundreds of refugees have been hurt near the greek macedonia border after police fire tear gas and rubber bullets. there has been an explosion of a fire in a temple in southern india. more than 100 people were killed. the candidate in the u.s. presidential race were hitting
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the trail hard on sunday. donald trump seemed in good form despite losing to ted cruz on saturday. it has been a tough week after his comments over abortion sparked controversy. some analysts speculate that the trump claim might be losing momentum. me gloated about how many states he has won over his closest rival. >> i won 22 or 23 places. 22. the only one that can be beat donald trump, the only one that can beat donald trump and then he holds the bible up high, but i've been winning with the evangelicals which is incredi e incredible. which i should because they don't like liars. the only won who beat donald trump is ted cruz. except for one problem. he said i've beaten him six
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time. i've beaten you 18 times meanwhile bernie sanders has suggested the democrat nomination could be decided at a party convention. he has won the latest selection contest in wyomign. speaking at a rally in baltimore, they say they have a decision to make >> are we going to go forward with unity, confidence, optimism, roll up our sleeves, get things done together. renew the promise of america, deliver it for everyone willing to work hard for it. make sure that our children each and every one of them has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential or are we going to be divide, set against one another, go down false trails that lead nowhere. see our country's promise eroded. that's the choice in this election our correspondent is in washington dc and has more.
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>> reporter: hillary clinton and her surrogates in the democratic party establishment quick to attempt to scotch any suggestion of a contested convention. this is what they've been saying would happen. they said they would lose the early primaries and caucuses and make up ground. they've won out of the last nine. they've narrowed that pledged delegate deficit 200 points. their strategy has been the longer it goes on, the more popular bernie sanders will get, the less popular hillary clinton will get. what the sanders campaign is counting on is the super delegates, who will start to get jitte jittery. right now bernie sanders beats all of the republican candidates. as clinton gets less favorable on the campaign trail, as, perhaps, the scandal over her
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f.b.i. investigation into her emails, the bernie sanders campaign is counting on the super delegates switching their preferences to ukraine, the prime minister says he will resign this week. he has been in power since 2014. ukraine's president asked him to step down after a no confidence vote. >> translation: the political crisis in the country was created artificially. the desire to change one person blinded politicians and paralyzed their political will for real change. the process of changing the government turned into a mindless running in place. the authors of the crisis became hostages to these circumstances and hold all of us hofltage. the government, society and the state foreign ministers from the
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group of seven countries or g7 are meeting. they have all sent their top diplomats to discuss a host of the global issues, including terrorism as well as ukraine and north korea. all are expected to visit the peace memorial to pay tribute to victims of the atomic bombing more than 70 years ago. >> reporter: this city was chosen for this meeting precisely because of what happened here more than 70 years ago. on monday, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry will become the highest ranking u.s. official to come here and lay a wreath. this is the memorial to all those who lost their lives when the u.s. military dropped an atomic bomb on this city in august 1945 leading to the deaths of more than 140,000
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people. he will be joined by the other ministers. it will be a very highly symbolic moment. japan's government is expected to issue a declaration at the end of the meeting calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons as well as piece. japan is in a very difficult position here because on the one hand it wants to see the elimination of nuclear weapons, while on the other it is reliant on the nuclear umbrella that is provided by the u.s. the group behind last month's bombings in brussels were planning to attack again in france before switching to the belgian capital. that's according to prosecutors who say increased security in france prevented them from repeating their attacks on paris last november. four men have now been charged with the brussels bombings, including the so-called man in the hat caught on brussels tv. poland is marking the sixth year
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anniversary that marks the deaths of the president and staff. there are allegations that russia was behind the attack. >> reporter: they have become the enduring symbol of one of the darkest days in their history. the late president were among 96 people when the plane carrying them to a memorial crashed in russia. six years later, his twin brother heads the party. >> translation: i'm interested in a full explanation of what happened here. i'm here to show respect as we because there has been little respect here. >> translation: i wish that in the spirit of solidaritity and truth i can unite with the nation so we will never be
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ashamed of our identity and we can learn the truth about what happened. >> reporter: everyone on board the air force plane died when it crashed. the passengers included senior polish officials and 18 members of parliament. the investigation blamed pilot error nor the crash. the pilots, bad weather and air traffic control were to blamed it was found. some believe it was a political assassination. russia has denounced those allegations as absurd. to this day refuses to hand over the wreckage and flight data recorders. poland has opened a new investigation. the shock felt in poland in the aftermath of the crash has been replaced with divided opinion about the handling of the
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investigation. >> reporter: the political landscape may be different, but what hasn't changed is the sense of loss. and the quest to find out what happened >> reporter: with the change of government, many polls believe they now have a chance to find answers to questions they've been asking for years hunting, modern day poaching and the loss of habitat, the situation has been dire for one of the world's largest cats. the tiger in recent years. the endangered species is bucking its long-term trend. 100,000 tigers in the world before 2010 when there was an 3200 left in the wild. data released in india on monday shows estimates for the population are up to 3890.
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that's an increase of 21.5%. numbers in india, russia, nepal and but, an are up. a boost to conservation is paying off this is a. there is a global push to double the population. that's why the year is 2022 is going to be a significant year r it is the chinese year of the tiger so that's a happy coincidence. the chief adviser on wildlife on the fund for nature here on the u.k. joins us. it's not often that we here an optimistic story on animals in the rise, but tell us what is behind this? >> this information has come from the best data that we have available. there have been a number of national tiger surveys undertaken in countries to
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ascertain how well we are progressing in reaching the target that you mentioned of doubling the tiger numbers by 2022. we are trying to aim for 16,000 by next year. this has been brought together to assess what's happening but also making sure we're approaching the problem using the right actions in order to make sure we can achieve that target and we can you say that the tiger population has increased in india, russian, nepal and butan. how is that happening? is it people on the ground, locals or outsiders coming in to improve protection? >> there are a number of people who are working towards those great results from those countries. so governments are certainly key in those engagements. local organizations such as wwf and, of course, it is important
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to work with the local communities. they live next-door to these precious species in remote areas where these wild animals might have great attraction because hunting and poaching can yield sort of financial rewards. is that a message that is getting through to a lot of local populations? that this is - these wild animals should be protected whether it's that that are directly targeted or helping others coming in and hunting. >> poaching is one of the biggest threat to tie angers across their range. it's not the little guys, little people. we're talking about organized criminal networks that are involved in this trade. it is a very high profit, low
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risk business. they make lots of money. the chances of being arrested and prosecuted and sentenced to a severe amount is small. we need to reverse that. we need to make it harder for the criminals to be able to june take the trafficking and we need to make sure that we're reducing the profit, so the demand for the tiger profit the easiest thing to do is to take the financial incentive away rather than trying to stop these people, who they are hefty and organized. >> it is not a silver bullet to solve this problem. it supplementary development plan need us to that being el the problem all along the trade result. wwf is pushing for zero poaching on the ground. we're looking for professionalisation to target the poachers, through to dealing with the transit of the illegal
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tiger products through to the end and reducing the demand. we need to be tackling along the entire chain. into let's hope that we see more of them by the time we get around to the year of the tiger. thank you for that. there is more to come for you on the news hour. you're only as old as you feel. our reporter takes a look at the machine which lets you experience the effects of ageing. in sport, we will tell you how this rider overcame a broken arm to win one of cycling's oldest races. races.
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welcome back. you're watching the news hour. some reports coming through that houthi fighters are violating the ceasefire in yemen. this came into effect about 45 minutes ago. there are reports of shelling in the city of taiz. this is very important, meant to provide some sort of breathing room for peace talks that are due to take place between opposing sides in kuwait. we will keep an eye on the situation there in yemen. meanwhile. philippine's military say it will destroy the separatist group. 20 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded on saturday. it is the biggest single day loss in 20 years after fighting the group which is suspected of having links with i.s.i.l.
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>> reporter: the number of those who have died is expected to rise. those who are still wounded, they're still being extracted from the battle zone. there are still soldiers missing at this point. the army that was sent to fight this was sent months ago. it was an operation part of the order of the president to eliminate the presence of the group by the end of this year. that's not going to be easy for the government because the number of fighters are going up. it is in areas where it is considered to be the kidnapping area of south-east asia. more than 20 soldiers are believed to have died. the military says it has bombed
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an area. there is not enough information from the philippine government. it is still unknown how many civilians are expected in this operation and how it remains to be seen how it will affect the coming elections within the next three weeks time for your sport. >> reporter: thanks. we start with football and a big victory for leicester on sunday to remain on course to win the english premier league. they need to win three of their final five games to make sure of their title. they are seven points clear at the top of the table. it's a good qualification for the champion's league for the first time >> i'm happy because we got three points in a difficult
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match. we knew to play in this moment against sunderland. it was very difficult because in the last five matches they made a very fantastic performance. they won also against manchester united, if i remember well. then got three points is important. >> reporter: this is how the table looks. tottenham beat manchester three nil. it is a blow as they look to finish in the top four and qualify for the champions league. >> it was more or less an equal game until the first goal. i think the first part of the first half we were the better team. they were the second part the better team. in the second half we were equal. they had chances with shots and we had the biggest shots
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the opening stage of the 31 st edition where more than a thousand runners are competing in this ultra marathon. defending champion set the early place. he is going for his fourth title in the sahara desert. this one took victim rein the race. elizabeth barns finishing third. we spoke to barns after she finished the stage and asked her what makes this the toughest foot race on earth. >> it kind of has this feeling. it is unique to run in such an environment. to be able to chael get over a thousand people around this race and all the logistics involved is impressive. the heat is tough.
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this year it is a bit cooler. maybe it will warm up in the next few days. the sun is tough as well. it is what makes it the toughest foot race on earth. in a few days we will see people with horrendous bliss terrace and you will-- blisters and you will need more to go through. >> reporter: he expects to fight his fellow britain within the next 12 months. he wron the title on saturday by beating charles martin inside two rounds. >> he has got his own day set. he has got a rematch. let him get out of that way. i can't predict his plans, but i think it will happen in the next 12 months because i said it would happen in 18 months. i can't keep adding time to these dates. it's going to get closer and i would like that to happen
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sometime before the year ends or early next year >> reporter: a man has been arrested in the shooting death of former n.f.l. player will smith. he was shot and killed on saturday in what is called a road rage incident. his wife was wounded and taken to hospital. he was drafted by the saints in 204 and helped them to win the super bowl in 2010. he last played in 2012. one of cycling's oldest races ended in a close finish with the winner recovering from a broken arm in just five weeks to take the one day classic. matthew hayman who was forced into the pack here, injured himself in february and there were doubts that he would be competing. he was held up by a crash 150 kilometers from the end line.
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>> reporter: speith is into his final round in augusta and he is topping the leader board. this is how the standing was. he was one of four who were under par after three rounds. he is on course to win back to back masters titles. that's all the sport for now the effects of ageing are something most of us want to avoid for as long as possible. now a high-tech suit can simulate what it feels like to grow old while there's still time to prepare for it. >> reporter: it's a suit that looks fit for a super hero, complete with flashing lights and goggles, but this exo-skeleton doesn't give the wearer super strength. i'm going to walk slow. it simulates what it's like to
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grow old. jemworth sellers of long-term life insurance came up with in idea. >> this experience is a tactical way to get the conversation started naturally. >> reporter: not just with the senior set. displaying the suit at places like the liberty science center gives kids something to think about. the headset simulates what it's like to have vision disorders like glaucoma and macular degeneration this is what you're left with when your cells go. can you imagine walking around like this? >> no. >> reporter: as well as hearing impairments you get the reality of living with the muscle loss and arthritis common in the elderly. if i had to walk out with problems with my limbs and not seeing or hearing, it would be so disorienting. i don't think i would want to go
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out. i think i would go home >> that's a huge issue. that's theise legislation that happens. this is what we want to try and overcome by bringing this to everyone's attention. >> reporter: what engineers from the firm applied minds seem to have created is, in fact, an empathy machine. >> to see someone who could move about and then watch her legs and the difficulty with which she moved and hear the sounds, it made it more personal for me. >> if i were to sit a kid down and telling them i'm getting old, no-one is going to pay attention. no-one is going to pay attention to stuff in text, but if you can create such an experience, you can change people's attitudes >> reporter: and perhaps not just talk about the issues around long-term care, but better prepare for them. i am go home now and put my feet up that's it for the news hour, but i will be back in a few moments time with a full bulletin coming up. i will have a round up of all the day's stories in a few
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