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>> she could prove what she was saying. >> [rapping] crack in the system. >> [rapping] this is los angeles. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello and welcome to a news hour from al jazeera in doha and our top stories, political deadlock in yemen, several parties pull out of talks to form a new government. inside inside kabani and the battle has ended but the battle to survive continues. fleeing boko haram niger people go to chad to escape the violence plus. wayne hey from new zealand
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and the world's largest dairy farmers and hit by a slump in global milk prices. ♪ we begin in yemen where efforts to resolve the political crisis appear to be crumbling, the so called southern movement that wants to break away from the north suspended participation and talks to form a new government and calling it an absurd dialog and a waste of time. let's look at the main political players in yemen, houthis emerged as the most powerful group in yemen and seized control of the capitol sanaa in september. general people's congress was founded by the former president in 1982 and ruled yemen for 30 years and remains a powerful figure. the islam party is a major opposition group in yemen and combined both tribal and more
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hard line factions and the nobel peace prize winner is a member of that party and then there is the southern movement which demanding independence in southern yemen and says they have been marginalized politically and economy. let's go live to aiden and jamal is there and why does the southern movement feel these talks are a waste of time? >> well as you pointed out they believe that since the houthis took over sanaa by force then there is no point discussing or having dialog because the houthis were in control were interested in dialog they would have sat around the table than marched on the capitol with their weapons and their guns. the southerners believe there are two options between which they can choose. one is to continue boycotting these talks until some sort of political consensus is reached
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and that can only be done once the southerners relinquish power and things go to prior to september 21st when they took over the capitol. the other is total cessation and total independence from the country and would be more confusing really here because yemen depends so much on the southern parts of the city and 70% of the trade and economy is based here as well as the strategic harbors in the south and entry points of aiden and other points and it's very complicated as it stands now. >> have the houthis under estimated the southern movement and is there cause for optimism the u.n. envow brokering them is confident that a political deal can be reached. >> well as far as the houthis are concerned their main aim was to capture the capitol in leaked
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recordings between them and a phone call between their leader and the ousted president. they had clearly planned to essentially take over the main points of power so the airport, the government buildings and so forth so at that end they achieved this as you say whether they under estimated or misread the situation by taking over the capitol they may lose half the country that is something that is debatable and a lot of people are certainly discussing that. now, in terms of calls for hope while there are protests taking place and maybe that is the unknown factor in this political calculation or miss calculation depending how you look at it and there have been protests in the capitol today and ties in the south and other places maybe that will essentially cause some sort of headway that people will then start listening to a popular front that wasn't
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strictly in a political camp or others but in terms of tangible results on the ground it's difficult to see whether that optimism is derived from. >> many thanks and reporting from aiden in southern yemen and adding to the turmoil in the country soldiers who threatened to block a major highway leading to the bob straits, a lane in the sea and this is after houthi fighters shot and killed an army commander and two guards. troops in the democratic republic of congo preparing for combat operations against fdlr within a few days. the democratic forces for liberation of rwanda or fdlr was formed in 2000 and the group has around 2000 fighters and considered to be the largest rebel group operating on the eastern border and some of the members and leaders accused of being involved in
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rwanda genocide in 1994 and the rebels were given until january 2nd to surrender or face military action and we go live to the eastern democratic republic of congo and al jazeera malcolm web is there, the group, fdlr agreed to lay down their arms but didn't do so before this deadline why was that? >> well it's one faction of the fdlr that said and still say they want to lay down their arms. the international community say they had apple time to do that and lots of people believe they are playing games and stalling things and still want to disarm and it's taking time and said even since the launch of the operation was launched on thursday they said on friday they are still in the process of disarming. however critics and many analysts say they are playing games and trying to buy
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political capital and say they want talks with rwanda and they say talks are out of the question and international community backs them on that and don't recognize the fdlr as a legitimate political group. however, there are some questions now regarding when or if this offensive will go ahead. some diplomates off record are raising some questions about the level of political will on the part of the congolese government for get on and do this the congolese in the past hired fdlr hired for fighting alongside it against other rebel groups but congolese say it's ready and capable of doing this and will do this and the fighting is going to start any day now. >> what sort of fighting source are the fdlr malcolm and how easy will it be to force them to lay down their arms and what impact has it been since they have been in the eastern
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congolese region? >> they have been accused of several massacres and lots of violence against civilians and they denied doing any of these things but a lot of documentation of that. they are not very strong militarily compared to what they were in the past but their advantage is the north of them they can use gorilla and put on civilian clothes and use civilian population as human shields but if the army are fed and paid have strength in numbers with the numbers and support and if they are there it's widely known they can do the job of disarming the fdlr. >> malcolm web live and that very issue is on the agenda at the african union summit in the ethiopian capitol and trying to figure out how to bring a
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lasting peace to that region of the eastern democratic republic of congo and live now to al jazeera's catherine is at the african union headquarters and you heard malcolm talking about the political will. is there the political will, is there agreement among african union members on tackling the rebels in the eastern democratic republic of congo? >> sadly the leaders and heads of state here are closely watching events developing in the democratic republic of congo. they all seem to understand the need for this offensive, the need to clear a congo office rebels, the need to stabilize that country but there is also concerns about the humanitarian crisis that might come out of it. we have been speaking to humanitarian organizations and saying this has to be planned very carefully so that toov void
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or to reduce the casualties that would incur, there was a meeting earlier this morning of representatives of the great lakes region and the southern africa development block and this meeting was talking about specifically this against fdlr plans, operational plans as well and say this needs to be done and as malcolm mentioned there, this rebel group is saying that they are ready to do some but i don't think that argument that statement is going to pass away against this offensive, adrian. >> while we have you catherine it's the last day of the african union summit there and perhaps you would wrap it all up for us and tell us about zimbobwi taking the chair of the african union. >> yes, a lot of mixed reaction
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to that robert's election as au's chair this year some people saying it's going to taint the image of the african union but others say it's a democratic process and the leaders chose who they chose and robert has a right to be a chair of that of the african union and it's not just about him, it's the country zimbobwi and it's symbolic and should not look at it and top of the agenda is boko haram and expect decorations on this the issue of the regional force to fight boko haram and au council called for 7500 strong regional force to help fight that group. it will be interesting to see how even after this is in by heads of state how this will be implemented and how this regional force will be operational considering that nigeria is reluctant to help foreign troops and also high on
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the agenda is the issue of the conflict in south sudan and the country's insult and peace talks that have been going on. this conflict and this president and south sudan president and the rebel leader have been holding direct talks to try and move this peace process forward and try to move the stock forward, the au piece of security council issued a communication and threatening sanctions against a group who derails the process, the sanctions have been threatened before so people are just waiting to see what will happen and no one is holding their breath on any breaks really any time soon. ebola is high on the agenda this disease that has effected some of the most poorest countries in the continent and something elsworth -- else worth noting and african union depends on foreign funding and
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good will from member states and makes it difficult for it to do its job, there is an au foundation that has been launched prior and assaults for funds raised especially with the private sector we are waiting to see how this is going to go. but officials say it's very difficult to work under this and the limited resources that it has. >> catherine many thanks catherine in islamabad. a major battle taking place between chad and boko haram in northern cameroon. the chad army said it killed more than 120 fighters in the confrontation. a convoy of soldiers and military vehicles cents into cameroon from chad two weeks ago to help deal with the growing threat from the armed group. chad is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees from nigeria. the january 3 attack in bargo where hundreds of people are believed to have been killed
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caused a surge in displacement and al jazeera mohamed reports from the capitol. >> reporter: on the shore of lake chad and what is laid by boko haram is laid there beyond nigeria borders and this is the group driven from village's in the northeast and western chad is now their home. the camps are quickly filling up as hundreds of refugees cross the border daily. >> translator: we have seen a massive influx of nigeria people from the third of january and thousands are out during this period and majority of refugees are civilians. >> reporter: the refugees also include members of pro-government malitia, and he is one of them. >> translator: they will kill our people and the people come
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in the village and all tack attack them and the people just run away. >> reporter: the needs of the refugees remens some aid agencies are providing food and shelter. others like the international red cross are helping people to track down missing relatives. . >> translator: my husband brought us here and then returned home his brother was killed by boko haram and had to check on the family and they attacked the village again and i don't know if he is dead or alive. >> reporter: a crisis in the making with potential to destabilize the region. for now international attention is not on refugees but how to put a stop to boko haram campaign of pilage and blood
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shed mohamed, al jazeera, chad. much more still to come here on the news hour talks to resolve the conflict in ukraine are called off after more civilians are killed in the separatist held east plus thousands expected at a rally caused by spain's new austerity party and we are live in madrid. it's golf and we all have days like this. later in sports tiger woods records the worst round of his 19 year professional career. ♪ iraq's prime minister al-abadi has a summit in baghdad with religious factions and this is across iraq and live to baghdad and jane is there, jane this conference comes as sunni
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feelings of disillusionment and sidelined by the shia government play high what has prime minister abaddi been saying today? >> this is the biggest gathering of government leaders along with religious officials and diplomates as well as others. since the government was formed really last year. what he has been calling for as the president has as well is national unity. now that was the slogan of this government. it was to have papered over these differences and see rifts, in fact, among segments among the iraqi population but not just sunnis dissolutioned, this is a crucial time for iraq in the past few days and increase in attacks by i.s.i.l. and illustrates the dangers being faced here as well as an investigation into what is shaping up to be a massacre possibly by shy yeah malitias
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talking to the people in the providence and the prime minister addressed that indirectly and in his message about theshy -- shi and delivered a warning. >> translator: we need to be unified and put an end to i.s.i.l. and we could put an end to i.s.i.l. through government reforms. we have to be determined to defeat i.s.i.l. on the military security and social fronts if we do this we defeat our enemies sooner than we think. >> so how does this all play in the bigger picture, jane of the fight against i.s.i.l.? >> well the other thing the prime minister said those engaged in killings and kidnappings are criminals and no better than terrorists and did not mention the alleged massacre but everyone took it to be a reference to that. the way it's playing out here is although there is a lot of emphasis on these coalition air
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strikes and big picture of military gains and i.s.i.l. being beaten back from some places there is a war here within a war. and that is really the war that has to be fought on many levels including getting those sunnis back in. one of the points that was made after the prime minister and president left by a christian leader was that it was a shame that the senior leaders didn't stay for the rest of the conference and it was a conference of reconciliation and dialog there wasn't a lot of dialog going on. >> jane is live in baghdad. the u.s. military says the chemical weapons expect from i.s.i.l. has died in an air strike and in a statement u.s. command said malik was killed on mosul on january 24 and he was a chemical weapons engineer under the rule of former iraqi president saddam hussein and joined al-qaeda in 2005.
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peshmerga have driven fighters from islamic state of lavonte out of the state of kurkook after they attacked the city killing a commander and at least 25 of his soldiers and often has come under attack by i.s.i.l. fighters and hoping to get control of the oil fields near that city. across the border in syria people from the town of kobane are starting to return to their homes and the town and infrastructure devastated by four months of fighting and kurdish forces pushed i.s.i.l. out and al jazeera mohamed reports and the battle to rebuild the city is only just beginning. >> reporter: it's only been a few days since the streets of kobane went quiet, four months of combat have taken a huge toll on the town and those who remain throughout. >> translator: i was terrified, i'll never forget those moments
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and stay until i die and we lived near the front lines. >> translator: fighters gave us food and water, there was no electricity. the children were very scared. >> reporter: it's been months since she and her children have been able to walk around their hometown and she stays in kobane moving around as fighting spread from one area to the next and the first time he sees his family home. >> translator: they will destroy people's lives and before there was people and traffic and they all fled to turkey lebanon and iraq all gone it's sad. >> reporter: this also caused the islamic state of iraq and lavante and 8500 fighters died here and this is a turkish national being returned to his family and this brought a new found pride morning kurds but everyone here says it's not over yet.
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the house has been destroyed so they turned the basement of a building into a hospital and it's here you really feel the battle is still ongoing all around kobane. i.s.i.l. controls hundreds of surrounding villages and kurdish fighters trying to push them back and wounded keep on arriving, there is no water, doctors lack equipment and medical supplys and they had to adapt under pressure. >> translator: in a real hospital a doctor has what he needs, here we had to forgot about it all and work in a primitive way and don't have the means to work properly and find if vital organs were touches and an enough and uncle died in my arms i couldn't save them. >> reporter: the battle for cow kobane have joined and the syrian stronghold of i.s.i.l. >> translator: some from kobane came to defend us there and i
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saw what happened in raqqa and had to held here and some died and others carried out suicide and some cut to pieces, images i will never forget and painful but give you motivation to keep fighting. >> reporter: kobane surrounded by i.s.i.l. is a military base for the kurds and it's from here they prepare for the battles ahead. i'm with al jazeera, kobane. supporters of president mohamed morsi have been demonstrating in cities and marched in all alexandria and others in the nile delta. al jazeera demands the release of journalists in prison 399 days greste and mohamed and fahmy were wrongly accused of colluding with the out lawed
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muslim brotherhood and al-sisi said he would like to see the case resolved. sunday is 400 days in prison for the journalists and ahead of that peter greste has written a letter saying freedom is a continual fight and on the first they overturnd the convictions an ordered a retrial and no idea when it will begin or how long it will take and we remain strong and do what it takes to clear our names and win our freedom, 400 days still feels far too long to correct an injustice. the government in the philippines and rebels from the islamic liberation front promising to keep working on a roadmap to peace, both sides met in malaysia for a new around of negotiations and signed an agreement that will see fighters from the separatist group disarm, the peace talks were thrown in doubt after 44 policemen were killed in fighting with the rebels in the southern philippines on sunday.
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ukraine's government is still hopeful peace talks with separatist leaders will go ahead, the negotiations were supposed to start in m i nsk but collapsed after they pulled out and battles with ukraine troops in the east with more civilians killed in the cross fire and al jazeera charles stratford reports from donetsk. >> reporter: the wreckage of a car, the dead have been covered, the aftermath of more killing in the eastern ukraine. >> translator: i can barely walk. i'm going to faint says this woman. >> reporter: witnesses say the attack happened as people cued to get food hand outs in the culture center in the city of donetsk, the second attack hill a trolley bus close by. >> translator: people started jumping out and hid behind the wall i drove closer and some
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people started to run toward me says this man. >> reporter: he ducks as another explosion rings out. there has been a dramatic escalation in the violence in the region in recent weeks, attacks come just over a week since at least 13 people were killed when what is believed to have been a mortar hit another charlie bus also in donetsk. the separatists seem to have grown in confidence since they claim to have taken control of donetsk airport on january 20th. the fighters who refer to themselves as soldiers in the army of the donetsk people's republic have promised to widen their offensive. they have said they are not interested in truce talks. the u.n. says that more than 5,000 people have been killed in this conflict so far and then at items to restart truce negotiations in the capitol minsk failed with the government
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and others blaming each other for the fighting and no one claiming responsibility for attacks in donetsk today but one thing is for sure and highlight how difficult it is to restart these peace talks charles stratford donetsk, eastern ukraine. now a weather forecast and the weather over europe is like a cold bowl of porridge and not my words but his and we have the latest that is an official description. >> it is and visually gives an impression, if i run the satellite picture it certainly looks like it the sad thing is it is cold and it would be nice if it was warm and throwing rain and snow for many countries and some places it is causing a bit of a problem but not everywhere and this is general snow and no more than a couple of centimeter centimeters and running to the night and that was just italy and a problem in slovakia and
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snow on the ground there and aircraft went to neighboring austria and hungry and the next thing to pick up on is what is coming from between my legs is the line of cloud here driven by quite strong winds right down to the surface so on the coast of cruatia we have the seas picking up, as a result of that well it's likely to cause problem in any coast. this is just a gentle start. these are not big waves yet but preparations are being made. i don't think necessarily it's this particular case that will be worst hit. if we go ahead to the forecast look at the winds here and the big circulation all over europe. in fact, in the next day or so it will be the north coast of africa in particular where winds look like gale force that will be pretty well battered. >> thanks indeed and still to
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come on the news hour calling for clemency for two death row inmates in indonesia as execution looms, the mission to save india's river which is revered by millions and in sport the latest from australian open finalists and williams goes for the 19th grand slam title. ♪
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♪ this is the news hour from al
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jazeera, and adrian in doha reminder of the top stories and yemen pulled out of talks to form a new government and houthi leaders and party of former president are still participating. troops in the democratic republic of congo say they will begin combat operations against fdlr and rebels are hutu accused of taking part in the rwanda genocide in 1994. iraq's prime minister al-abadi called for united fund against i.s.i.l. at a security summit in baghdad and several religious and political factions are taking part. more on the top story then and let's look back at events that led to the crisis currently underway this yemen and ali stepped down after mass anti-government protests in november 2011 a few months later hadi elected president
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after running as the only candidate in the election in january 2014 the national dialog conference agreed on a document to provide a basis for a new constitution but in july 2014 the houthis demanded the government resign in connection with the dispute over fuel subsidies and a month later president hadi gave in and sacked his cabinet then in september last year the houthis seized control of the capital sanaa. by january the houthis stormed the presidential palace and just days later the government and hadi had resigned and mohamed is a former yemen ambassador and government advisor and joins us life from london. thanks for being with us sir and what do you make of what is going on at the moment and southern movement withdrawing from these talks, why do you think they have done that? . >> well we in the south have very much got disappointed with
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the whole process over the past three years people have been speaking about forming a federal state whereby the south would be real partners instead of just participating in it and unfortunately all events had led to the conclusion that these forces in the north, the forces of corruption and with the old gods do not want to proceed to a new democratic state and as the field report obviously shows that it has proven to ask that it is only violence and violence plays back for them. now the only way for us in the south is to take our, you know way to reforming our state and letting these people who are trying now to force themselves by violence understand they cannot force their will on us in the south and most of the region of the north. >> okay so the big question now is where do you go next?
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>> well i mean we have been expecting the united nation envoy to lead us to sort of a new settlement but unfortunately over the past few days it has -- things have proved that these people are bent on taking and moving things the way they want. so i mean security council should be discussing this in two weeks time and we were led down and the security council has been saying it will impose sanctions on people who are trying to derail the whole political settlement and what we have seen is only current and nofr -- never saw the u.n. council stick on the force and pass human rights abuses. >> so many thanks indeed and former yemen ambassador and government advisor.
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the new government in greece says it won't continue with strict austerity measures put in place and held talks with the head of the euro group on friday and refusing to negotiate bail out terms for the so called international grouping of international bodies over seeing its debts. ahead of the euro group. >> the greek people have gone through a lot for the past few years and had to endure many tough measures however a lot of progress has been made putting greece back on track and it's i'm not to lose the progress. >> the spanish party is open to emulate the success of greece's new ruling party and thousands are expected to join madrid in the coming hours and the left wing party wants to end use tear for by creditors and promising
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to seek a write-off of spain's debt if it wins elections later this year. 7 people arrested in the german city after violence erupted at proand anti-muslim rallies. demonstrators fought with police of what was the third protest to be held in the eastern city in the past week. and in vienna, 38 people arrested out an lavish ball organized by the freedom party of austria and thousands were calling an end to the black tie event which draws far right groups across europe. legal options running out for two australian citizens on death row in indonesia and convicted drug smugglers and could face a firing squad in weeks and has fueled a growing public campaign for clemency as andrew thomas
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reports from sidney. >> reporter: sidney warehouse actors rehearsing a very personal play. >> i'm sorry, i'm sorry. >> reporter: dreaming is a story of prisoners on death row in bali life so bleak they fantacise real lives and ten years ago they were arrested in bali and for heroin smuggling they were given death sentences and appeals exhausted and indonesia executed more next week and they could be next. for the actors who visited their reef life counterparts and have become friends, time is running out. >> we are doing what we can for these guys and helping them out, that is what we do i'm an actor and that is all i can do. so i'm just trying to do the best because i care about my friends, you know. >> reporter: their play aims to raise money and awareness even at this late stage, this was
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first performed back in 2008 and back then there was still hope for the characters real life counterparts and now it's extinguished and it has an urgency it has not had before. a frenzy of campaigning and well-known australians bear voices and families have gone on television to plea. >> they are good kids and everybody makes mistakes and did somebody stupid and they don't deserve to die, they don't. >> reporter: they have rehabilitated in prison and he has become an artist who has taught other prisoners. >> if prison is to reform yourself i think both the boys have done that. >> reporter: the prime minister too has called for clemency and similar calls from brazil and dutch governments were ignored two weeks ago and australia has not said and relations will be damaged if it goes ahead and the president seems resolute.
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>> translator: they should be strong and ask the public to say if they take strong measures because of executions and if for example a certain product in indonesia should face these consequences, it's difficult and suffering from international drug gangs in indonesia. ♪ on thursday there was a vigil and concert in sidney the call have mercy but seems unlikely australians can save two of their own. andrew thomas al jazeera, sidney. on sunday we are reporting from west java on the extent of indonesia's drug problem and examples why the new government continues to punish them with the death penalty, all day sunday here on al jazeera. more now on antiausterity rallies in spain we were telling you about a few minutes ago and
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jackie is here from madrid and what sort of turn out are we expecting for this march today? >> reporter: jackie can obviously not hear me standing up there above that square in madrid, a big one is the answer quite a big turn out we are expecting and jackie i understand you can actually hear me and what sort of turn out are we expecting for this march today? >> we are expecting a big turn out, exactly how big is always difficult to predict, however the organizers do have the weather in their favor, bright blue skies over madrid this saturday. the organizers say that people have been organizing themselves at a grass roots level all over spain and have been hiring buses, people have been e-mailing each other to organize car sharing and, in fact, a number of families as many as
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400 families here in madrid are offering free overnight accomodation and giving a sofa for people who have come to take part outside of the city and the demonstration is expected to be big and hope 100,000 and how big they will know in an hour or so. >> tell us about the left wing party that wants to end austerity measures imposed by spains creditors. >> it's a brand-new party. at the moment really it seems to have captured this public desire for change this public indignation of what they see as a privileged elite, the established political parties, and even to an extent the monarchy, ordinary people see they are seeing their standard of living growing increasingly worse while the establishment seems to be doing okay. and they do have seem to have captured the mood but at the
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moment it's untried and untrusted and it's against the establishment and against corruption but we don't exactly know yet what it stands for and that test will only come to the end of the year expecting general elections here in spain. certainly at the moment the opinion pole suggests he is the most popular party in france and whether that is in sprain and whether that will translate to votes at election time is another question >> in the hours ahead and many thanks jackie in madrid. just ahead here on the sport. >> i'm russell in sidney with the very latest from the asian cup final as they take on south korea. ♪
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♪ hello again and environmentalist in india try to save the waterway which is now a toxic dump and why the cleanup effort isn't working. >> reporter: she has come to the banks of the river to pray for the souls of their ancestors. it's a pilgramage she makes for blessings for her children and forgiveness and every time she brings offerings of candles, and innocence for a river that is considered holy by many. >> translator: in hindu we believe she is the mother the mother gives birth to us and the river is the mother that raises
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us. she protects us from our problems and miseries and get peace by coming to her. >> reporter: but activists say this devotion is contributing to hazardous levels of pollution. despite being revered as a goddess, this is used to dump rubbish, sewage and industrial waste. it is now considered dead in some parts with no life able to survive in these waters. alarmed by the crisis the national green tribunal has increased fines for people throwing waste. >> there are people who are bullish and they don't want to follow the rules so for those people this is how they work and can find the problem and others will be careful next time. >> reporter: over the years the government has invested millions of dollars to cleanup the river but it hasn't worked. just a few kilometers downstream
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the mayor cause of the pollution becomes obvious. this foam is evident of the millions liters of untreated sewage that flows into the river everyday. to cleanup the river activists say this waste has to be di -- diverted and used for irrigation. >> little needs to come back to the river, let's try and did vertical all -- divert it for some use or another. >> reporter: the poor use is effecting rich ecology and health of the community. they depend on the river to survive and fines and funding and activists say what is really needed is the political will to save the river, al jazeera, new deli. time for sport and here is sanaa. >> thank you, and world number one williams jun won the 6th
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australian title for the 19th grand slam and beat her in straight sets and broke early in the first set before play was suspended due to rain and took the set 6-3 and did show resistance and wrapped up the match on a tie break. tiger woods had the worst around of his 19-year career and the phoenix open and he had 11 over par, 82 included 6 bowing bobies and a triple bogie and field over 132 and 14 major champion missed much of last season after undergoing back surgery. >> that is gulf and we all have days like this unfortunately mine was in a public form and in a public setting but we all have
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days like this. we take the good with the bad and the thing is even on bad days like this keep fighting because on the good days you have to keep fighting as well. >> reporter: in the asian cup between sidney and australia broke the deadlock and the first goal they conceded to win and australia still holding on to that 1-0 lead late in the match and we go to roell at the stadium and if it remains this way how significant will this result be for australia? >> i think usually significant sanaa and you have to look at the history of futbol or soccer and it was viewed as a minority sport and played by immigrants from italy and greece and balkins but with the success of this tournament and the success
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of the socoroos and will win it if they hang on for the next few seconds and rivals at the big cards on the ozzie-futbol and rugby and they are saying the australian deserves to host a world cup and with the current evidence you would not argue with him. >> speaking of the president who is attending the final has it been viewed as a success? >> absolutely yes, we had eight sold out matches and the futbol federation were estimating half a millions wanting to go through the turn styles that and exceeded that and fans from abroad and that has been a huge economic boost for businesses and all the host cities and we had fantastic matches over 80
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goals scored and classic iran and iraq and the best game i ever seen and host and the final and looking like they will win it and that is the definition of a perfect tournament. >> a very tense match and i don't know if you know but the score is 1-1 right now and we will come back to you in a few minute's time. quarter finals of the africa cup of nations will kickoff on saturday, the first match will see neighbors congo and democratic republic of congo in highly anticipated clash and yet to win a match in the tournament and three draws made it to the last eight and congo ranked 61st in the world, qualified as group a winners and their coach claud has reached the knock out stage for the 7th time in 8 attempts and with 5 different nations. >> at this level it's not by chance. basically it's where we are
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from beginning of a good performance. now surely we want to have a new step and it will be very difficult in congo but we are ready. >> reporter: the match sees the host guinea take on 2004 champions at tunesia and the other quarter finals will be played on sunday. >> we know this country and we heard it when they qualified and it will be an hell of a job. that is life. it's an hell of a job, you know circumstances, you know the moment of the game. >> guinea was given just two months notice to host this event after morocco withdraw and games played in some remote parts of the small county and residents here hope more than just the new stadium will be left behind when the futbol end and andrew
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reports. >> reporter: deploys his distinctive barbecue style for much of his life and also have a degree in logistics and works as a warehouse manager but says recently shifts have been hard to come by. he like many in his small town is hoping the africa cup of nations will bring more than just futbol to this remote part of guinea. >> translator: the project will start after the cup, the government says all the big companies are coming the cup finishes on the 8, then the investment begins. >> reporter: huge oil reserved discovered in guinea in the mid 1990s and since then it is africa's third largest oil producer behind angola and nigeria and little of the wealth has made it beyond the country's ruling elite and estimating half the population still don't have
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access to clean drinking water and nearly 10% of children die before the age of five. the president has been in office since 1979. his image and influence are everywhere. human rights watch says the oil boom has been used to entrench and enrich his position at the expense of the people. but when there is the political will public projects can be done. take the futbol stadium and weeks ago this venue was over grown and built until spanish and grass were called upon. >> translator: we thought it was mission impossible the biggest problem was bringing live grass from spain, we flew in four boeing 747 full of equipment for the pitch and it was a huge effort. >> reporter: game days have seen the locals cashing in on some rare passing trade and in this market we couldn't find any defensing voices about the
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division to spend millions of dollars on the stadium. >> translator: i want to thank god and our president for doing what they do. we are very happy to be hosting the cup. >> reporter: an futbol tournament is not what the majority of people in guinea need but for now it's all they have andy richardson in new guinea. lost the first meaningful game in the league in two years and the league defeats at that time had come after they already racked up the title but returned to receive 4-1 thrashing and second place closes the gaps on the leaders to eight points. and finally just a quick update from the final of the asian cup and south korea and diamond and finished 1-1 against australia and the match is heading into extra time that is it for me. >> many thanks indeed and new
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zealand is the world's largest dairy exporter and farmers facing a difficult year and not only are they struggling with hot, dry weather but low prices for milk and making it much harder to earn a living and from the new zeeland's north island way we report. >> this is the heart of the new zealand industry where the hills are usually lush and green but in the providence of white castle like most of the country it has been a long, hot summer and the moisture in the soil is disappearing and forecasters say there is not much rain on the way and dairy farmers like chris lewis is preparing extra feed for their cows but the dry may produce a positive. >> when there is dry conditions our production has dropped a lot, the market has reacted by increasing the price. >> reporter: and that is exactly what the new zealand dairy industry wants to hear and it's the largest exporter in theyear-old but because of increased supply in markets and decreased demand from china the
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price has crashed and most supply to the giant cooperative and it reduced this year's forecast pay out to farmers by almost 50% after last year's record high of 6 dollars and 49 a kilogram and there is a feeling most can absorb one bad year but not two in a row so now everyone is looking to the future to try to predict exactly where the global dairy industry is headed. those watching the markets believe reduction in price was more of a correction than anything else and the industry will pick up. they believe the slump won't have too big impact on new zealand zealand's economy that relies heavily on exports. >> see the story of what is china continuing and it's definitely a soft pinch for the sector but more medium and long-term we see continued
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growth into the sector. >> reporter: all the farmers can do is try to adjust to their hefty pay cuts. >> a big learning curve for us and we will look at our expenses and look at our business model and we might have to make some changes for the future. >> reporter: the good news is they revised their forecast down because of dry weather and a drop in supply should mean an increase in price, wayne hey with new kettle in new zealand. an ice climate the world first and it took an hour to be the first person to scale the frozen face of niagra falls on the border of u.s. and canada and it's solid and he managed to claw 50 meters up as water rushed beneath the frozen surface. the latest on the day's top stories straight ahead on al jazeera, i'll see you again, bye for now.
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yemen political crisis deep enand boycotting talks while protests continue on the streets. ♪ hello i'm nick in doha and more to come on the program, bridging the political divide and iraq prime minister hosts a summit at bringing riverel factions together. a rally about to get underway for the party and the missions replicate what is happening in greece. a crisis in the making where in western chad now home to hundreds of