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we need to know what's going on around the world. we need to know what's going on in our back yard and i think al jazeera does just that. >> e >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm jane dutton in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes... [ beeping ] nigeria's president condemns back-to-back bomb attacks that killed over 100 people - as evil. former egyptian president hosni mubarak is sentenced to three years in gaol for embezzlement. five men are convicted in one of russia's high profile
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murder cases. the son of the murdered woman says guilty people are out there. >> i'm robin adams and a football team that surprised many. more from the n.b.a. finals as miami's big guns get their title defense back on track. evil - that is the word nigeria's president goodluck jonathan used to describe twin bomb attacks that killed over 100 people. no one claimed responsibility. analysts say the blast bears the hallmarks of boko haram. emergency services are searching flow the rubble. it could be the worst attack by far. the two explosions took place in jos, ripping through a market and bus terminal. we have this report. >> reporter: the target was a
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busy marketplace near a bus terminal and railway station. the bomb was packed in a minivan, designed to cause as many deaths as possible. >> there was the explosion. by the time i went there i look at a lot of dead bodies. >> a second blast in a car packed with explosives. it hit some initial response teams. >> lessons learnt is that when there's a bomb there's bound to be a secondary explosion. every person will lay on the floor. >> a fire broke out that gutted the bus station and badly burnt many of the dead. jos has been a flashpoint for violence in the past. it has seen two years of relative peace until now. apparently part of a violent campaign waged across the country. there's no claim of responsibility so far. this attack is suspected to have
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been carried out by boko haram - an armed group in the north, that says it wants islamic law. president goodluck jonathan's spokesman says the president assures all nigerians that the president is committed to winning the war and:. >> the most audacious attack was the kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls in northern borno over a month ago. it attracted the world's attention. the french president posted a meeting in paris. the ministers agreed to a coordinate strategy. a regional force is set up to control the areas. france and the u.k. and united states committed more resources. for the people shopping in the marketplace, those plans may not be enough. parliament agreed to extend a state of emergency in the north-east, more than 100 people lost their lives hundreds of
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kilometres away. >> we are joined live from jos. it looks like devastation behind you. what is it that you are seeing there? >> reporter: indeed. the scene is one of utter devastation most people that carried out the bombings chose the area. if i show you how much devastation is caused there is on this side the car that was carrying the bomb blast was behind the red fire truck, and where it was, there is a huge crater in the ground. happening at the time this was packed with people, shoppers coming to get the goods at the market. there were passengers who were
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coming from the bus terminal or going into the bus terminal or the people coming to jos university teaching hospital patients and relatives. when it happened, that was the first one, then the second bomb happened 100 metres away causing similar devastation. this had a higher death toll than the two bomb blasts that happened in the capital abuja. >> let's leave it there, the scope of the twin attacks and bring in the head of peace and security at the united nations university in brussels. devastating attacks, again - women, children - anyone is a target. there's no level too low for the perpetrators, is there? >> thank you very much. unfortunately there seems to be nobody that is outside the target physically. which is very, very worrying.
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>> can we assume it is boko haram, and what do you make of the fact that they have attacked jos? >> well, i mean, so far we haven't had anyone claim responsibility for it. usually boko haram is pretty quick in coming out with similar responsibility. boko haram - the question is why have they moved to the center part of nigeria. it's a serious question to address. >> what do you think it suggests about them? excuse me for interrupting. their incredible confidence - they are under the spotlight of the world. they are being hunted down and are able to pull this off. >> yes, i mean let's look at it from this angle. if it is boko haram, why would they do this. for four or five years they
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grave maximum international attention, which they have not got until a couple of weeks ago. they crave a response from the government, which yes did not get until they wept into chibok. now they have the attention. they want to maximise and sustain the attention to make sure whatever grievances they push across are well listened to. the fact that the nigerian government is a bit slow and the international community was slow in responding - it has emboldened them to do more and more. more and more. this may be a question of testing the will of the international community which is engaged with the nigerian government to resolve the crease sis, to see -- crisis to see how far they are willing to go. >> you see the government response, goodluck jonathan called it evil. what have they done to put a stop to this? it has been going
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on for many years. >> yes, it has. the government has been taking steps. you may call them small steps. in my mind they are not steps that probably will be effective enough to address the insurgency. it is okay to say let us have original coordination, which is good in the sense that boko haram is regional, not just confined to nigeria. in nigeria, what is the government doing to tackle this, seriously? i talked a week ago about the problem of radicalization of nigeria youth. nobody is addressing that. you have university shot at random. some time after seven or eight months. nigerian polytechnics have been shot down. we don't know how long the youth will be home. they are not employed. institutions that includes. what do they do? the government has to do a lot more.
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we assure the nigerians. it is good that the president came out quickly, unlike before, to describe this has evil. we have to move beyond. we have to have beats on the ground. the government has to be more engaging, effective and efficient in dealing with the insurgency. >> good to get your thought. thank you very much. >> former egyptian president hosni mubarak has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement. his sons allah and gamal were convicted and will spend four years behind bars. the three were fined $2.9 million and ordered to reemburse over $17 million to the state treasury. they were convicted of stealing around $17 million allocated to renovate the presidential palace. eight people have been killed in fighting between rebels and government forces.
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hutus launched an attack. they have been fight ght the central government and are trying to force the military to withdraw from the province. israel is accused of unlawfully killing two palestinian teenagers. the united nations and the united states are demanding an investigation into the shootings which were caught on video. a warning that some images in this report are disturbing. >> reporter: a day of widespread anti-israeli protests. it is a day, an annual occasion marking the formation of the state of israel, known to the palestinians as the catastrophe. a short distance away security footage emerged showing two palestine teenagers shot and killed in two incidents. witnesses say neither posed a threat to the israeli soldiers who fired on them. a senior u.n. official agrees. >> the u.s. calls for an independent investigation into
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the two deaths, and urges israel to ensure that security forces adhere to the basic principles on the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials. >> from the u.s. state department a careful statement asking for additional information. >> we are closely following this incident and the video. we are seeking additional information from the government of israel. we have been in touch. we look to the government of israel to conduct a pro. and transparent -- prompt and transparent investigation to determine the facts, including whether they are forces proportional to threats proposed by the demonstrators. this is the video that triggers the outrage. in two cases the two teenagers are shot within metres of each other. witnesses scramble to their aid. neither survive. responses from israeli and palestine officials were predictably polls apart. >> this was a situation where there was a threat to life.
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the policemen operated accordingly, as to the edited films, i have seen many. i have not seen the clip, but am familiar with the method. >> the fact that the united states and united nations among others ask for the investigation is proof that there is foul play and there is an assassination bit the israely soldiers against the young men. >> with multiple ongoing investigations of a similar nature, there's little optimism of a resolution. this is a rare case where the alleged incident was caught on camera. more to come here op al jazeera - why some syrian refugees in lebanon say they'll go home to the battle ground in search of better health care. plus... >> i'm kath turner in new york. the united nations says there's an unprecedented global expansion of the synthetic drugs
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market. how the drug agents in the u.s. are cracking down on the illegal trade. >> the 2020 world champions take on india in a first international match of their tour. . >> in russia, is a jury convicted five men of involvement in the murder of journalist anna politkovskaya. three of the men had been acquitted in a previous trial. anna politkovskaya, an award-winning investigative journalist was shot in the elevator of her moscow apartment building in 2006. her work was critical of russian president vladimir putin. rory challands is in moscow with details. >> reporter: four of these men are from the same family - three brothers, an uncle and a retired policeman. the court decided only one of
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the many. rosman makhmudov pulled the driver, but the two brothers and uncle had given assistance. the prosecution will recommend that all five men get life sentences. it is, of course, a verdict welcomed by the family and friends of anna politkovskaya. but what they say is that these men, the ones found guilty were just the hit men, and that the actual responsible parties for this, the people that ordered anna politkovskaya's death have never been caught. russia and china signed one of the biggest gas deals ever. vladimir putin is in shanghai for a strategic summit of ain states. russia has agreed to provide china with 30 years worth of gas. >> three cases of national mourning have been declared in serbia, more than 30 are thought
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to have died in flooding across the ball dance. tens of thousands were forced to abandon their homes. we have this report. >> reporter: this woman says sandbags could have saved her house. no one came to help. in one night her home and life slid away. >> i put my life savings into this house. i don't know what to tell you. the pain is just overwhelming. >> the location makes it vulnerable. it's in a valley. the river runs through it. >> in many towns and villages, the floods took people by surprise. in just two days the tiny river rose three metres, sending a torrent of mud and water through the heart of this community. >> the landslide destroyed bridges, cutting off many villages. and it's taken people's
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livelihoods too. the woman shows me the field where she farms. they are covered in a blanket of mud. she says nothing can grow here again for years. >> the young will leave this place. . this is the saddest thing. if the country would help, they'd stay. >> people here say they need the basics - things like food and drinking water. they also need building material and equipment. the european union is here to see the damage. and help. the embank. of the river has been destroyed. >> in the surrounding rivers they have to be rebuilt. we have problems with the water distribution, and waste management. >> right now this is the biggest threat. the hillsides are heavy with water. rain could send the unstable land down into the village. people in the balkans are mourning the dead. but the floods have destroyed a
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way of life. people here say things will never be the same. let's stick with the weather. not rain in spain, but asia. >> that's right, asia has sign a lot of wet weather. if i show you the satellite, you see the huge blanket of cloud from japan to taiwan to the south-east of china. for many of us across the region it's been very, very wet. let's start with a look at what is going onto the north. you see the huge blanket of cloud. it gave us violent weather. in tokyo we saw wet conditions - mickie and minnie in destiniland looking soing -- disneyland looking a little soggy. the reason is 52mm of rain falling in tokyo. over the next few days in japan things will get better.
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there'll be showers. friday, it will be drier and brighter. further south - there'll be more in the way of wet weather. here there has been a phenomenal amount of rain. around the quan dong province, where we see the wet weather. the showers continue to keep coming. 89mm of rain reported. if you think that's a lot. let's look at what has gone on in taiwan. there has been 348mm of rain, nearly 14 inches of wet weather. more to come over the next few days as well. >> thank you. it is the second biggest democratic exercise in the world. after india - from thursday to saturday people across europe will vote for a new european parliament. 400 million people are entitled to cast their vote. they'll be the first elections since the economic crisis since 2008. immigration is a major issue.
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these factors give the pvb led, a prominent voce. lawrence lee went to the home down to discover how dutch voters are reacting. >> reporter: having your hair cut is not a bad way to find out what public attitude are like. after all barbers spend their life talking to africans. the mood is that lazy europeans have to do work, and stop getting the dutch and others pay their taxes. >> when i'm on holiday we work harder. it starts with lunch. when we have lunch in holland, we go to a shop, we buy a sandwich and carry on. if you go to the southern parts of europe, when i go for lunch i start at 11 o'clock and finish at 3 o'clock. >> reporter: he works this a little town where the dutch-german border is invisible. it's a gab between the houses.
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down the road is the european union. many here would burp the european dreamt. it is the home down of leader of a growing party trying to bring down the e.u., which he insists led the people the wrong way, by opening the borders. >> a lot of people won't like if there's more controls at the border. if we explain that economically the benefits when it comes to sovereignty, our immigration. if they are - if they are more stronger and bigger than the negative sides of it, i can sell it to a lot of people. >> time has proven the establishment powerless to stop the rise of the passes. >> if we were unable to stop the dangers, it could easily, populist, have the majority in the parliament in 2019. businesses that rely on the boarder spare the lacklustre
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response to the anti-europeans. >> we do more business with italy than all the brick countries together. that wouldn't happen if there wasn't an e.u., if there was no euro, and i cannot understand why the pol stirns, from which party, cannot come with a simple fact that everybody could understand the relevance and importance of europe. here is the big question - what happens over the course of the next few years if parties say they are unable to defeat the army like the french national front. what haens if by the end of the decade there's a mandate to put the borders back up. the anti-europeans persuaded many europeans that the dream of free movement is a social nightmare which warped europe's parliamentary. europe spent 70 years trying to
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tear down the walls. by the time the children are adults, things might be different. >> joining me now is helping mayor, head of the european programme at the global policy unit. talk us through what this is all about, what the vote stands for. >> well, the vote, as you said in your package, is likely to show an increase in support, especially the right-wing pop u lifts, but it is not going to derail the policy making progress. the moderate parties retain the majority in the european parliament. given they have worked op a coalition in the past, the strengthening of the fringes will likely increase the cop rags. the policy making will not be derailed. of course, the challenge remains in the different nation states to confront head on the arguments that the pop u lifts are putting forward. that's a job for the next
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few years. >> you say it won't be derailed. there's a report by the european council and foreign relations saying there could be 200 european skeptics. won't they fight to secure the abolition of this. >> there may be 25, 30% of euro skeptics. that means 70% are from the main extreme parties. given the history of corporation, a main plot in particular the social and democratic plot. i don't think the mechanics will be affected. again, as you said... >> tell us what the parliament does. what does it stand for? how does it make people's lives better? >> the parliament is a co-decision making parliament that takes decisions together with the council. since its inception it increased its power base and has a lot of impact on the lives of people.
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this is not well understood amongst the citizens of europe. i concede that point. it doesn't mean that the european parliament isn't important. it has gain the porps, and might -- importance and might well be important in the future. >> do the result of these elections impact national elections? >> yes. i mean, that depends - that's - that's the interesting point to look at after the election, how it translates into international politics if you look at the u.k., there's a feeling amongst the conservatives that an increase support will split the right wing vote in the national election, that could mean conservatives losing the government and leading to a labour government. that is why there has been a reluctance among conservatives to tackle the arguments brought forward by the likes of some. there is a big impact on the national political ties course behind the numbers, the
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quantitative result. this is effectively an erosion of the democratic bases of the european union. it has to be addressed. >> thank you for helping us to understand. there's a lot heading there. >> crisis talks convened by the army and thailand ended without on agreement. the meeting follows the declaration of marshall law with the army patrolling the streets. soldiers surrounded the area where red shirts loyal to former prime minister yingluck shinawatra. opposition protesters demand an entirely new administration. joining me is leon mccartedy a lecturer -- mccartedy a lecturer at nottingham university. if this is not a coup, what is? >> i think generally to call it a coup presumes the outcome. if this is a temporary - i guess
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a temporary claiming of power to present an escalation of tensions between the two protesting factions, which is, i guess, to some degree what i home. then coup is presumptuous. so we'll have to wait and see. it will - a lot of it will depend on how the protesters respond to marshall law. >> a coup is a moveable feast if you see what is happening in thailand and how it's justified by the party, whether it works in its favour or not. >> absolutely. i mean, i think what the military has done is it's decided to intervene before events escalate to an extent where che land's reputation regionally and globally is too severely damaged. i think what it has done is it's seeing tensions brewing.
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after the court intervened a couple of weeks ago, clearly tensions from the red shirts and the protest and claims that they are moving towards the still war meant that the military decided to make a move now, pre-emptively. whether or not this leads to a long-term seizure of power by the military which is by no means off the cards is to be seen. >> you raise a question of whether the reputation is damned. clearly it has. you have a government in power that has no power. >> well, that's true. but as is frequently the case, so long as the businesses and the key people in the country, key political figures, media figures, so on and so forth feel that business can be done on a day-to-day basis, the reputation may not be damaged beyond repair. if we were to escalate or move forward towards still conflict or war, then we would be in
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trouble. as the loss of the courts are saying, the military move is quiet. there's not so much talk of a military - the military sprens not as intrusive as being in previous coups, or others happening at this moment in time. i think the military is sending a signal that it's business as usual, and preventing a further deg rattedation of the thai reputation. >> i wish we could talk more about the polarized society. but we have to leave it there. more to come on al jazeera. libya on fire. more fighting and death. the government says elections will go ahead. we are in tripoli. plus... [ ♪ music ] >> rock band led zeppelin is in court accused of copying one of
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hosni mubarak has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement. hosni mubarak's sons were convicted and will spend four years behind bars. a russian jury convicted five men of the murder of anna politkovskaya. the award-winning journalist was shot in the elevator of her moscow building. more on president hosni mubarak gaoled for embezzlement. in february 2011 he was forced out of the office following mass protests. he was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 over the killing of protesters by security forces on camels. that verdict was overturned. he was released from prison in august 2013. he's been under house arrest at a military hospital since then. it's a charge over the camel battle that is remaining.
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he faces a retrial. five days out from presidential elections politicians promise to make the dire straits of egypt's economy a top priority. >> reporter: one in four egyptians live on less than $4 a day. egypt's cash reserves are low, unemployment is high, growth is slow and foreign investment non-existent. the third-largest economy does not fare well when it comes to poverty. $60 million live in stumps. families of eight are cramped in a small room where the kitchen and toilet are in the same room. living conditions are worth. civilians are in charge. the military has deep interests in the economy. >> translation: there is talk that the army owns 40% of the
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economy. it's not true. it doesn't exceed 2%. >> reporter: the economy says other regions hold back europe. mismanagement is a problem, especially on basic groups. researchers say an unfair tax system is in issue. it's estimated between 2008 and 2012 the large corporations contribute 13% in taxes, half the amount paid by individuals. the disparity of income between the poor and rich. a doctor earning over $60, forcing millions of egyptians though travel abroad. nearly 4 million are without a job. faced with the challenges, there has been a few infrastructure projects, a rise in minimum wage and cancelled fees for state-owned tools. fuel shortages and power outages
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have become a part of daily life. solving those issues is at the heart of the presidential campaign. >> translation: i'll buy 1,000 trucks with two or three young men. they drive them to farm, take the produce and sell them. >> the front runner this time is retired army chief abdul fatah al-sisi. he's hinting at cutting spend and reducing policy. egyptians heard it before. for the hundreds of thousands struggling to survive, promises alone don't mean much. >> pakistani military jets bombed taliban targets in the tribal region. reports suggest 32 taliban fighters have been killed in the strikes. >> the crisis involving pakistan's biggest television network spread to the media regulator. some members of the regulatory body ordered go network's
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licence to be suspended. the next day the regulator retracted the decision. we have more on that from islamabad. >> reporter: pakistan's electronic media regulatory authority has 12 members. five private, the other seven from the government. the government is resisting a move to ban go tv after an announcement by the private members of the pakistan electronic media regulatory authority that three channels run by go, including news and entertainment, would be shut down until a final decision is made on the 28th, as to whether the licence will not be cancel. the licence, inspection came in a press catholic church, shot by the government members of the regulatory authority, leading to some chaos within the
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organisation itself. there was commercial pressure across pakistan not just from the ordinary public, but the religious party who were angered by a recent morning show on go tv which was deemed to be blass famous and warn that if the regulatory authority is not able to stop go transmission, the religious parties will lay siege to the offices in islamabad. go in trouble and an expectation that within the next few days or weeks it may be shut down. >> amnesty international warps that syrian refugees in lebanon are in need of better health care. some are risking their lives to get treatment by return to war-torn areas in syria. we have this report. >> this boy is 15. he was playing with his friend when a shell hit his neighbourhood in damascus. he lost his hand and part of the
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his genitals in the attack. he had surgery in syria, his family fled to lebanon. they may have to go back. he needs another operation, and an artificial hand. his family can't afford paying for it in lebanon, and aid organizations are not helping. "they tell us to go to damascus, because it is too expensive here." . >> translation: i will take him to damascus, and put our lies at risk. just not to lose a child. they are the ones that launched the shell. >> so the family is left to seek help from the government they say is responsible for inflicting his injury. this is what amnesty international means when it says syrian refugees are faced with ag jobbizing choices. syrian refugees have little chance to get the health care they need. in syria health services are
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free to all. in lebanon it's a private system. health care is not affordable even for the poor. most syrian refugees can't afford treatment. the u.n. and other aid agencies say they lack the funds to provide for the refugee's needs. they end up prioritising. the need for care is huge. the camps have no surm systems, but -- sewerage systems, what food there is is contaminated, this doctor helps the refugees and is frustrated when easily treatable illnesses are life threatening due to lack of care >> translation: there are many cases that need treatments like x-rays and scans. the lebanese governments cannot afford it. the private hospitals are not obliged to cover the cost. >> this man is 6 years old and is diagnosed with a brain tumor
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and needs chemotherapy. his family spend $300 to travel to the war zone for treatment in damascus. >> we sacrifice our lives for the sake of our child. the road to damascus is not safe. we have to go. >> refugees like this are forced to return to the war they escaped. senior libyan air force commander is the latest military figure to turp against the government. two people have reportedly been killed in the latest attack in the libyan capital, destroying several vehicles in the sworn district of tripoli. despite the violence, national elections have been announced. we have more on the government efforts to restore stability. >> reporter: marching with rhythm and firm steps - these men want to be soldiers in libya's army.
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they get basic training for four months, including different drills and classes. >> we want to prepare the fighters. we give them military lessons and tactics to raise efficiency. we have our forces to protect libya. >> trainers focus on discipline. many of the recruits fought against colonel muammar gaddafi's regime. the libyan army integrated thousands of rebels like her. libya doesn't have a well-equipped army, one that is capable of overcoming tribal and regional loyalties. >> the plan to build a modern army is son track. capabilities of forces are growing. libya sent thousand for training programs in european and arab countries. there are plans to send more. the u.s. africa command is worried about security and has a
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liaison team to coordinate training requirement. >> the colonel is a director of training at the technical military school and the challenge is not the lack of weapons or equipment. >> the important thing is to build a soldier with a military doctrine far from polarise aces. the loit which should be to the nation, the people and constitution. equipment can come later. building a soldier with a new culture requires ests. >> the libyan army is decades old. its arsenal lies in ruins. they are accused of negotiating the military. libya lacks the political will to build its forces. >> translation: there is some development in building our forces and there are setbacks. there's a feeling that some politicians and militias hippeder the effort to form a strong army.
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>> libya has many challenges. the top priority is to restore security and enforce government authority. >> al jazeera has written to several leading figures, asking them to secure the release of its journalist. he has been held in a cairo prison without trial for nine months. they accuse egyptian authorities of endangering his life. he has been on a hunger strike and is continuing to refuse food. he has been put in solitary confinement where there's been attempts to force-feed him. the al jazeera have sent letters to senior foreign ministers and abdullah al-shami's lawyer wrote:
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>> al jazeera is demanding the release of its other journalists, have not been in prison in egypt for 144 days. the trial of peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed is set to resume on may 22nd. they are falsely accused of conspiring with the muslim brotherhood. >> sales of amphetamine have reached record levels with asia driving huge demand for the drug the the amount of amphetamine pills and crystal meth trippled to 36 tonnes. mina and india are identified was the biggest producers. japan is the most lucrative market with a price of $700 per grap. the u.s. is one of the front lines of a booming synthetic drug market as gath turner reports. >> this street in manhattan is known for smoke shops, selling
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products such as cigarettes, class pipes and rolling papers. we september in two al jazeera producers to find something on display. k2, spice, molly, bath salts, sting u lants and hall usino gepition - designer drugs popular with the party crowd but not easy to find:. >> two weeks ago the drug enforcement administration launched raids across 28 states in the u.s. agents arrested 150 people and seized $20 million in cash and assets linked to the sin thet k drugs market. the agency is up against an unfamiliar enemy. >> this is a new frontier, a when we have not seen
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historically when it comes to overseas production of the drugs. it's ever-changing and evolving, making it difficult. >> in the last five years, 300 drugs emerged mainly in china. the ipp ingredients are legal and upregulated. they are bought and delivered via the internet. a report by the united nations shows an increase in drugs around the world. supply routes emerged, feeding into asia. the u.s. reports a growing use of cocktails, added to amphetamine. if someone has a bad rehabilitation or overdoses, medical staff don't know what they are deal with and can't treat the patient. >> the d.e.a. says taking the drug is like playing russian roulette. the agents si is fighting assistance, and no shortage of drug users willing to take the
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risk. we have breaking news coming in to us. reports of another attack in nigeria. this one in borno state. we are hearing that 17 people have been killed in alagorno close to chibok, where the girls went mussing. houses in -- missing much houses in the town were destroyed. we'll talk on the line to our correspondent. what do you know about the attack? >> reporter: well, a government official and residents say the suspected gunmen from boko haram attacked the village and set the village op fire. it is near chibok where the more than 200 girls have been kidnapped and are missing. according to resident from that area, the gunmen came to town in the early hours of today,
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probably from the middle of the night, early hours of the day. attacked homes. they used machetes. there's little information apart from this. most of the residents fled and left the area. >> we'll talk to you again when you have more information on the latest attack more to come here on al jazeera. >> in sport a day to forget for the new york yankees - outplayed and outclassed in chicago. robin is standing by with the details.
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is justice really for all?
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a turkish movie is to win the palm d' or. >> reporter: political statement tore a movie. the latter say "winter sleep "s maker. it's been tipped for the palm d'or. "tales of chekhov", others reported to prime minister recep tayyip erdogan and the crack down. "winter asleep" is the power of a wealthy man with a skewed moral compass trying to control the destinnies of his subject. for the producer it's a reapplication of society than
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an -- reapplication of society than an individual. it's not a similarity which with character or persons. it is from turkey, and turkey itself is a character too. >> freedom of speech, freedom of expression is an issue that comes up time and time again. we have seen that this year with the likes of a ban on twitter and youtube. cinema is different. it tells stories in a sut ler way. it employs metaphors. is that enough to grant some form of immunity, and will that keep the censors away. >> if journalism and movie making gets together, that kind of domain will be seen - may be seen as a threat. >> this movie about poverty and class exploitation was banned by turkey in the 1970s. its maker smuggled it out and brought it to the cannes film festival, earning him
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seven years in gaol. separating politics and pictures, still impossible. >> if you have a camera you record reality. there's something about that you can't control. to matter how much of a democracy it may be. there's an oligarchial element to the way one person controls the lives of many. >> turkey's film industry is hopeful it will be left alone, in the short term that it takes home the palm d'or. >> several sports with robin. what is happening in the world of the n.b.a. >> we'll start the finals and the miami heat levelled the series. the pacers into the quarter, one point ahead. the offensive power of lebron james. he tit 22 points.
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and added a top score with 23 on the night. the champions sealing a win. the series back to miami for game 3 on saturday and gaem 4 on monday. >> i played a game, you know, the game presents itself, i try to take change of it. i need to do something. i did a great job in the third quarter giving the guys a look. hitting cb four 3, but i needed to make buckets to help in the fourth. i came through for us. >> today was about how bad we want it. it wasn't about xs and os. it was about how bad do we want to win the game. and we proved it and showed. it wasn't a perfect game, by no stretch of the information. we fought and dug down deep and eventually the game turned to a favourite. and we loved the games.
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>> tough loss. you have to credit miami for making more plays down the stretch. they played good. had a couple of key turnosis and a couple of defensive breakdowns leading to threes, which were big plays. we have a split. we'll respond, look at the tape and make the adjustments. >> turning our attention to cricket. sri lanka beat england in a 2020 international at the oval in london after losing the toss and being sent in to bat. they capitalized on three drop catches. top store with 49 out of 20 balls, alex made 66 in the reply. it was the distance, three for 28. sri lanka - winners by nine
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runs. beginning a 5-match series beginning at the obviously on thursday. we count down the days to the start of brazil 2014. it's word remembering the country has hosted a world cup. it was a month ago. a suppress at the street world cup was pakistan using the success a win, 1.5 street kids in the country. >> a month after claiming a bronze medal, the pakistan team returned home as heroes. the 9 former street kids making it to the squad made headlines, including a 13-0 win against india. >> belair... >> when i was on the street, no one cared for me. everyone realises that we have importance in the society and can do better if opportunities are provided to us.
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>> al jazeera first met oas. >> s in april as they prepared to face the world cup. the competition was organised and included teams from 19 countries. the sides continued to raise awareness of the flight of the teams by touring the country. >> the theme behind the campaign was to give a message to 1.5 street children, that they can do better and bring fame to the country, if they can be helped, trained and rehabilitate. >> for the kids now, they are off the streets. this is the main goal. these kids are off the streets going from strength o strength. we hosted a nation-wide tour. they have gained publicity throughout the country. these children are in a great position now to go on and do something great in their lives.
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their success has been recognised by the government, the country's national assembly signing a resolution to ensure the rights of the 1.5 street children living in pakistan. >> we are into the 11 stage of the giroux d'italia. cadel evans with the yellow jersey. the final sprint went to a third stage. evans in the bump behind and held on to his 57 second lead. oo 3-season long track has come to an end, a deal signed with the yankees. backers giving up four runs and six innings as the yankees fell
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to a defeat at riggly field marking its 24-game unbeaten run in japan august 2012 is obvious. the international cricket council has been kept busy and is updated. we read all about it. all of the big sports stories there for you as well. more later. >> we have a story on a spat about a beautiful piece of music pt the authorship of one of the greatest rock competitions is being disputed in a court of law. (♪) rock band led zeppelin is accused of copying part of its 1971 classic stairway to heavy yn from this. [ ♪ music that was the hit "taurus" played by spirit. the surviving membersful led zeppelin denied the accusation.
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both toured together in the 1960s. that's the end of this bulletin, thanks for watching.
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>> mainstream republicans fending off tea party challenges in several states, a major battle for the heart of the gop. >> improving ties, russia and china work to go solidify their relationship and how it could have a big impact on washington. >> it's all about getting you back to work and getting you to win and play games. >> no pain, no gain. that new class action lawsuit agt