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haiti prime minister resigns over anti-government protests that spread across the country. ♪ ♪ hello and welcome to al jazerra. live from our head quarters in doha. also address. after a long wrangler and four drafts ideal of sorts is reached in peru on ways to curb co2 emissions. japan heads to the polls in a snap election abe says is a ref remember doesn't on his economic policies. and building on the moon, sounds like science fix, but it's
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closer to fax than you think. ♪ ♪ we begin in haiti where prim minister has bee has he resignsr months of protests. demonstrating are calling for long-delayed election electionsy all juan to the president to step down. dominick kane has more. >> reporter: in recent weeks, protests like these have sprung up in the asian capital. now they are spread to go other cities. the people are calling for the government of the president to fall. no magic wand can save them. there is no way they can be saved. >> reporter: on friday the president said he would he accept the resignation of his prime minister as part of a plan to reach eye new consensual
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government. the president's problem is no elections in haiti for three years. the term of office of the current parliament will end next month and no new elections are scheduled. >> translator: the government was supposed to organize the elects for four years all they did was corruption. they ruined the country. that's why we take to the streets and we will be in the streets every single day, we are asking the u.s. government to come take the president with them because they are the ones that put him in power. >> reporter: the way the u.n. peacekeepers handled street protests on friday has also been criticized. some people have us coulded them of using excessive force. but they are responsible for policing hay. with protests growing seemingly all the time. now after an extended deadline and a long night of negotiations delegates at the u.n. climate conference in peru have finally reached ideal. developing nations had
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originally rejected the draft outline because it favored richer nations, the agreement will lay the foundations for a plan to be signed at next year's conference in paris. >> translator: allow knee tell you this deal is not perfect but respects the positions of the parties and based on what has been proposed and with this particular text we are all winners no exceptions, i have heard from all of the groups and i have the absolute assurance that with this text we are to receive we are all winner, more now from our environment the he had to*r nick clark who is huh be been following the conference in leam 56789 after two weeks of seamlessly endless debate. lima 2014 is finally over. the deal is, it's water down and thinner than before, by lesser countries fought hard for finance to be reinstated in to the text and loss and damage the
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compensation for climate clang immaterial plaintiffimpact, givm before the conference, lea limas been a disappointment but saved from failure by last-minute hustling. next year will be very tough if paris 2015 is to be successful. to turkey, where police have searched. eight peel detained and 24 others want today questioning. let's go do bernard smith live for us with us stan bull, why are these people being targeted bernard? >> reporter: elizabeth all of them people work for publications, media organizations that are sympathetic the muslim cleric who lives in self imposed exile in the united states, he used to be very close to the president,
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they'd spectacular falling out some years ago. these a detentions come a year since these publications led the coverage of a series of against the government. so the suggestion from these people is this is a revenge. however the suggestion is the reason they are being detained for questioning is that their coverage last year was an attempt to destabilize the government here in turkey. >> can we expect this operation to broaden to others, is it part of a wider crack down? >> reporter: well, news of these pending detentions was leaked on twitter on friday by a particular twitter user who seems to have it right. that this would happen. he was suggesting that there would be more, a lot more people and more detentions. no indication that that is yesterday happened. but clearly there is a lot of
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speculation here in turkey that more people may be swept in as the government tries to seek out people who covered the reporting of corruption allegations a year ago. >> bernard, thank you very much for that. that's our correspondent bernard smith joining us from istanbul. now, japan's prime minister is hoping for a landslide victory in a snap election he hopes will give him the mandate to continue economic reforms, they called a vote last month after japan slipped in to recession and his pap layer at this stalled. but voter turn out as expected to be at a record low because abe is zen to win and his main rivals have seen as weak contends, he hairy reports. >> reporter: closing out the campaign for a contest he's almost certain to win, japan's prime minister nonetheless paint this is as a high stakes choice. >> translator: if we could at a country where earn is given a chance japan will grow much
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bigger if we listen to democratic party of japan who says it ca in the grow because of the reduced population, japan will never grow. we are finished if we give up. >> reporter: two years in to a 4-year parliament. he says needs a renewed mandate for the economic recovery plan. stimulus, monetary easing, structural reform make up its three errors design today end inflation and spur growth. >> did he flax in japan is history praises are increasing and wages are not increasing very much. very clearly on inflation the government has been successful and households are even starting to doubt if too successful already. >> reporter: imports like the beef used at this fast food chain are getting more expensive. he is raising the price of its beef bowl a lunch break staple for the first time in 24 years. but despite the increased cost of living, voters seem incline today give abe more time.
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>> i hope that abe can revitalize economy everybody if there is inflation it will help japan. >> rather than seeing people change again i hope one person can stick around and do what he has to do. >> reporter: the prime minister has called this election at a time when the opposition? disarray and the voters seem disengaged. there is little too loose and plenty to game. this election is being framed not least by prime minister abe himself but as a referendum on his policy. victories and an extra two years if in power would allow to to move ahead on other controversial issues. no mention of nuclear power for example, the government plans to restart the first of japan's reactors idle in the wake of fuchs seem mfukushima disaster. it's already care yo carried ouw constitution.
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allowing it to make constitutional revisions. >> he could possibly attempt some constitutional reforms, but those would be very unpopular and i think mr. abe needs too remember in 2007 his government collapsed because the public thought he was focusing too much on his percentage ideological crusades and not focusing on the economy. if he does that again his government this time could end the same way as his first government. >> reporter: he lock to recall experts are predicting a low turn out in a snap election few appear to want but with a longer term in offers, and i bigger majority the prize, for abe it also make perfect political sense. al jazerra, tok tokyo. to yemen where at least four houthi rebels have been killed while battling al qaeda. houthi rebels are also in control of an area north of the capital. they blew up seven buildings. despite a peace agreement signed by all parties, but there is
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hope for peace as caroline malone aren't. >> reporter: residents here want to make hair city a symbol of peace in a country troubled by sign lens. the rebels took control of the cap that would san al saw nah sn september. they want to focus the country's cultural capital. >> translator: our decisions, goal, destiny, want, wasn't to type tiaz the capital of yemen. away from the political strive that the other political force have his been engaged in. >> reporter: houthi rebels are related by members of their political wing and have offered to support and help the local leaders to keep the peace. >> translator: we are ready to help the local authorities and security forces maintain peace and security in this province and across yemen. >> reporter: there were protests when the houthis began to take over neighboring provinces in recent months, people living in a city refuse today let the
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armed wing of the group n those representing it. iaz in yemen's parliament say tell spot say tell support the houthis as long as they use a peaceful approach. >> we are with the huge houthisn every plan they want but not if they use weapons. we will not allow it to ham. >> reporter: it's this cooperation that is keeping the city peaceful. we have much more to come on al jazerra. tailgated, threatened and intimidated. we report from chechnya where this human rights working says he no longer feels safe. plus. >> reporter: a am catherine soi in sudan where they are bringing thousands of children back to class.
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>> greed... >> bernie was stealing every nickel but he wasn't trading anything. >> ... and entitlement. >> you took my grandchildren's future away from them.
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♪ ♪ god to have you with us, i am elizabeth in doha. these are the top stories on al jazerra. the prime minister of haiti has resigned coming after months of anti-government protests that have spread from the cap tall port-au-prince to other parts of the country. demonstrate straighters also want the president to quit. after a long night the wrangler delegates at climate conference have finally reached ideal. and turkish police have
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searched the offices of a newspaper and tv station meant to exiled clerics, eight people have been detained and 24 others wanted to questioning. the iraqi army says it's killed more than 100 fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant across anbar province in the last 24 hours. there has been intense fighting in the cities of ramadi, and the border crossing. coalition air strikes and iraqi security forces have been backed by tribes men on the ground, anbar has a mostly sunni population who are against isil, leaders are now calling for more weapons and ammunition to help in the battle. indonesia's president has toured an area devastated by a massive landslide. he traveled to the area for meet survivors, rescue teams are now using heavy lifting equipment to clear the wall of mud and rock that's left at least 22 people
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dead. villagers in banglades bange trying to cheap unan oi up an o. communities are trying to clean up. here is the story. >> reporter: picking up oil from water on the southern coast of bangladesh people who live off the land cannot escape this environment the disaster, villagers along the river use their hands to scoop out oil. this spill has taken its toll on sea life and communities too. >> translator: we are facing a lot of problems because of the oil spills. it's affecting our poultry business and, we can't fish anymore us he we can't use the river water any longer for a daily necessities. >> reporter: thousands of liters of oiled spilled in to the waterways after a tanker hit another vice on tuesday, the area is protectioned and home to rare dolphins, ecologists are warning of an en environment the
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catastrophe. government officials are trying to figure out just how bad the damage is. >> we are getting sample of soil and water. to assess the pollution level. i have honored to get the sample of fresh, comparatively fresh soil and comparatively higher polluted soil. >> reporter: chemicals to disburse the eric sent to the region but first they are doing what they can combing the river bank and swamp lands. right now this is the only way to do the cleanup. there are no other alternatives to this. we may consider using oil dispersant, but that will have to wait until the end. however, we prefer the natural method to clean the oil spill. >> reporter: the theory is use -- the fear is using chemicals could make it everybody worse father damaging the delicate eco sometimes. most of the people in the village are earned that living fish in this area. but for the last four days because of the oil spill in the
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river they are no longer able to do so. their only source of income now is scooping the oil from the river and selling it to the government-run oil companies for a meager 30 u.s. cents a liter. no one really knows what the future holds for them. al jazerra, bangladesh. thousands of people across the united states have been protesting against what they say is police brutality. the rallies have been led by the familiar families of black hen who died at the hands of police. the u.s. senate has pass aid $1.1 trillion spending bill that end the threat of a government shutdown. the pressure provides enough money to keep nearly the entire government running until september of next year. now, on monday it will be one year since the start of a civil war in the world's newest nation south sudan. since the fighting began last december, 10,000 people have been killed and more than 2 million forced from their homes. people who have been displaced
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are facing unprecedented hardships like lack of food, water and healthcare. the conflict started after months of political in fighting between the president and his deputy that was fired. a ceasefire was signed in january but continually been broken. three-quarters of a million children are among those driven from their homes, some recruited as child sole squares on both sides of the conflict others have lost contact with loved ones from the upper nile states, catherine soi reports. >> reporter: diane idiana is 16s olds she has been taking care of her six sick lesion since february, this is the youngest. their mother was killed here, that father still missing. >> my father walks with a limp on that day when the fighting was too much he told us to run ahead because he would slow us down. that's the last i saw him. >> reporter: every so often they
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come to this uncief tracing office, they want to find out if their father has been located. it's not good news. >> insecurity is one of the reasons that it's not allow ourselves to go to trace the parents of these unaccompanied children. >> reporter: thihe is 17 years d and knows exactly where his parents are, he was told they are in oath cope i can't. he joined the sudans people liberation army when it was just a militia fighting the khartoum government. in january he was told by the national army to fight. >> i left the spla because colleagues from my tribe were killed. so just from the other tribe would kill us, even if we were fight for this same side. i was afraid they would kill me too. >> reporter: diana her siblings and hundreds of thousands of other children have not gone to school all year. many schools have been destroyed
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or closed because of security reasons and getting children back to school has been a struggle. many are afraid, they are traumatized and starting may not be a priority right now. but these children have en rolled in an emergency program to catch up with what they have lost. this village school only had 600 students before the conflict, now 3,000 have registered. the village itself is hosting roughly 80,000 displaced people. before december last year, only 1,500 people lived here. >> the children in south sudan like many places are very resilient. and the society is very resill agreement. it's been through 24 years of war. and these people are still going. >> reporter: they are about to write their end of year exams, they home they will pass with many teachers fled and most children juggling school and
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fending for themselves. just income class is good enough. cath rim run soi, al jazerra, in south sudan. now, more than 430 civilians in egypt have been referred for military court for their alleged role in protests last year. violence broke out when security forces tried to break up their protest camps they were december straighting against the premove of former president mohammad morsi the protesters are accused of killing police officers and burning government buildings. human rights workers in chechnya say they are being targeted as parts of a campaign of fear and intimidation. ising activist say it's intensified since they started accusing authorities of carrying on the collective punishment against families of suspected separatists rory challands reports. >> reporter: sergei and dema are scared. armed men have just tail care takhar through the dark rides of
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the country is a side. for safety they have come to tower hotel in the capital. the armed men are parked outside the human rights workers call the police and as main friends and colleagues as they can think of. and this is cctv footage tak tan early on saturday from outside their apartment. this man here, sergei says, he thinks is holding a gun, they knock on the door, then they speak to the neighbors, luckily sergei and dema aren' weren't tt the time. why do you think this is happening, sergei? >> translator: i think with these methods the leadership of the republic is using pain and loss for the killed chechan policemen to try to get rid of an organization that's undesirable for local parties and creates problems. >> reporter: chechnya's deputy interior minister arrives at the hotel to talk. he says one of the men who came to the apartment is head of the city's administration and that there is nothing to worry about. but while this conversation is
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going on, the human rights workers' office is torched. there have been many fires in chechnya in recent days, these houses belonged to the families of 11 fighters who launched an assault on december 4th that killed 14 policemen. one civilian, and the attackers themselves. it's been five years since chechnya's long decades of war were officially declared over, and this fresh violence has clearly angered the president. relatives of killers should be ban issued from chechnya and their home homes destroyed, he . criticizing the this as illegal collective punishment has led to the targeting of rights workers not just in chechnya, but moscow too. at an official rally on saturday the ngos were accused of being in league with terrorists. >> translator: we don't want human rights activist to his criticize our president, he's right and he does everything
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correctly. >> translator: i came to support people, myself president against others. >> reporter: so sergei and dema are working out whether to leave chev knee actual they feelin' tim dated and it's not safe anymore. rory challands, al jazerra,. al jazerra don't demand the release of our three journalist who his have now been impressed in egypt for 351 days, peter guest, mo hammer fahmy and bahar mohamed were jailed on false charges of helps helping the outlawed husband him brotherhood and are appealing against their convictions. sunday marks 42 years since humans last stepped foot on the moon, since then there have be called for a return mission everybody the building of a manned base on the moon. now a team of european researchers have come up with a novel way of make that go possible. our technology editor tariq bassly explains. ♪ ♪ >> you are now moon base number
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one. >> reporter: the idea of a manned base on the moon has been around for decades. and not just in the realms of science fiction. nasa's apollo missions gave the science community huge amounts of information about the lunar surface. but the vast cost of the program and waning public interest saw it axed in the 19 sects 1970s, w scientists are again look to the moon and mars. >> once you leave the earth's orbit and commit to an asteroid or mars you have cut off your support and supply line from earth. so you have to be resource. >> reporter: this honey comb like structure was built by a robotic 3d print irrelevant. scientists used a mixture of dust exactly like that found on the moon, they added water and a type of salt which turned it in to a concrete. they say this could be done on the moon and could form the building blocks of a future moon
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base. the team say using a robotic vehicle or a complete o fleet oo mix and squirt in to place the moon concrete would be faster, cheaper and safer than using astronauts to do the job. >> if you would today build a moon base with normal technologies, you have you would have to bring all the tooling, the astronauts and build the moon base there. with this technology what you do is you sends a man it the moon, the 3d printer to the moon and then you use the dust at that you find already on the moon to build the moon base around the machine itself. >> reporter: the concrete shield would protection the mission from small meteor impacts and block out dangerous radiation. >> on certain parts of the moon and on planets like mars, water does exist. and that really makes resupply a lot easier for future astro nats if the resources are there are there just take along the technology to extract them. >> reporter: we won't be setting
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up planned base on his other planets or the moon for decades at the very least. but when we do, new and innovative ways of building will be sensual. if we are going to turn sign fiction in to fact. tariq bassly, al jazerra, at the european research space research sent never the netherlands. now to a story about a long lost painting from hungary a children's film and an art historian with a sharp eye. rob matheson explains. >> reporter: a mouse and a mystery. stewart little a hollywood film about a mouse who shows that great things come in small packages. but watching the movie with his daughter, art historian was drawn to a painting hanging on a wall behind the actors. >> suddenly i became very excited and my daughter didn't understand why i am so excited. that was it. that was the first scene when i
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realized that there is a painting behind hugh laurie. >> reporter: he recognized it immediately. even though he had only seen it in a faded black and white photo. >> i took it like a miracle of christmas for me, it was a gift. for hungarian art historian and after christmas i started to make contact with the film makers. >> reporter: it's called sleeping laid we a blake vase by hundred gare vinnie artist robert, and it's been missing for over 90 years. >> translator: obviously in the second half of the 1920s everything was present in european painting. and those tendencies reached hungary too, he was able to catch all them in a wonderful harmony. >> reporter: no one knows how it got to the u.s., but a film set design found it in a californian particular shop. now it's been sold at auction for over $285,000.
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and a little bit of the mystery continues. a hungarian private collector has bought it, but no one knows who it is. rob matheson, al jazerra. and just a reminders that you can always keep up to date with the news on our website >> for three hundred years the most powerful countries on earth grew richer and stronger on the profits of the slave trade. more than 12 million men, women and children were forcibly transported from africa to the plantations and colonies of north and south america. today slavery is illegal in every country on the planet. yet slavery didn't die in the 19th century.


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