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inspiring. entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". tonight, 6:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> hello from doha, this is the news hour on al jazeera. sources tell us forces are now in the yemeni city. >> families to the assad government to stop targeting as i havens after the recent shelling in yarmouk. >> the number of migrants in the mediterranean soar to 3800 saved by u boats. >> the fight of the century turned out to be business as usual for floyd mayweather,
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extending his record to 48 fights with a victory over manny pacquiao. >> developments in the war in yemen this hour, sources in aden told al jazeera that arab special forces are in the city. we have these exclusive pictures that urologist said to be those ground troops. saudi arabia denials the reports that its troops have entered the port city of aden to support the forces of the exiled president adou rabbo mansour hadi. pro hadi officials say at least 40 special force soldiers have landed on what they call a reconnaissance mission. >> according to the spokesman for the southern popular resistance the soldiers arrived sunday to target houthi fighters. there are reports that fighting has already taken place between these troops and the houthis around the airport in aden. saudi arabia has denied that it
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has any troops on the ground in yemen. let's go to riyadh now and speak to our correspondent. the saudis seem to be quite unequivocal at this stage muhammed. >> not quite so. if we listen carefully if you have listened carefully to the brigadier general the spokesperson of the coalition forces, he dodged the question by al jazeera in this respect but also, he on a couple of occasions when he was asked again and again he also said i can confirm that the coalition forces have not put troops on the ground today in aden, and he used this word today. to me, it's like why did he repeat the word "today." that to me means there is something going on and he said we don't reveal an operation that is going on, so these are his words.
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he on the one handled denied and on the other hand left the door open for speculation that there might be something really going on in cooperation and in coordination with the coalition forces there in aden. >> i guess leaving the door open because there is every chance that this will happen at some point. we've had a war there for sometime we've had airstrikes and campaigns of the like, troops near the border, troops going in at some point would seem like some sort of natural progression. >> yeah, that's true, but also let me remind that, you know, the saudis have threatened to use the card of grand invasion, but there was every expectation that this might not happen. they have been trying to avoid it by heavy airstrikes, trying to achieve the goals from air and not have to send troops on the ground. also everybody knows that the heavy cost of sending troops,
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the arab troops are not familiar with the ground there and their allies have been in the last several weeks trying to achieve the goals on the ground in yemen without sending troops and they have been mobilizing trying to help with weapons and cash and every other type of help to help the pro hadi troops and militias in aden and other parts of yemen to do the job. it's clear that there is bod coordination on the ground, centralized leadership and command in yemen we haven't seen that materializing yet and we have seen that it's different groups scattered there in their efforts and right now also, it's a bit confusing that, you know if the saudis and their allies want really to launch a grand invasion, why are they not talking about it in the open. they have always been clear in their reports about what they do in yemen and we have to wait
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and see why this is seemingly being done in a clan did he say tine way at this particular stage and whether there will be a ground invasion there on a wider scale in the next few days or weeks. >> thank you muhammed, for that. we've got al jazeera arabic correspondent in aden who just sent this report. >> it is confirmed beyond doubt by sources in the command in the popular resistance in aden. we spoke to some of those troops who spoke to us in a clearly no one yemeni dialects. it was clear on the battlefield. we could notice the difference in the military gear from the soldiers from those arabic countries. even if the coalition kept its secret there are limited ground
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troops. similar ground troops were dispatched to other stirs but the major battle is in airport in the airport which carries great military significance. >> we are joined in studio now from the department of defense at the king's college in london. thank you for your time. very careful with the word yes there is no one there today leaving the door open, it seems. >> right. first, we have to look at the separation in the broader framework of the military operation being conducted in the last 20 years, i would say. if you look at this operation started by a traditional faze, which was guaranteeing our supremacy and the anti air defense system, that is what they did at the operation. houthis could no longer be
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resupplied. now we transition into this phase into one which is much more on trying to wear down the houthis. last week, for instance, there was the bombing of the airport in sanna and it was a clear sign that they are trying to avoid houthis being resupplied. by doing that, basically, they are reducing the force of the houthis on the ground. >> why do it that way then? the only reason i said it, you think of an army like the saudi army it's well stocked it's got a lot of the countries on sight in support unless it could in theory go in there and take on the houthis. >> right but if you're on the ground it means that you will have to conduct some kind of counter campaign. as we've seen in the past in history, it's very, very costly,ized bloody. what you do here is rather creating a security parameter where they make sure that houthis will not get resupplied
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and then they just wear them down from where they are so now probably we're in this phase and also the coalitions wants to impose some kind -- not impose, but reestablish some kind of government structure in yemen. if you want to do that in such a divided country you better try to go for -- >> you've got to be careful because focusing on whether there are troops on the ground today or not there's got to be all sorts of advisors and people related to all sides of other countries at the gulf, all in there at the moment. >> right. >> trying to get first maneuver advantage, isn't it? >> first you have to define objective and find best way to achieve it. going with a grand operation would not be the-wisest way to do it, because it will be very costly.
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what instead what you do is you play with time by trying to avoid them to get resupplied. then you strengthen your position in the negotiation because at the end of the day there will be a negotiation for governance in yemen. you weaken the houthis at the same time you strengthen the supporters of hadi so at one point, there will be a settlement. that's the whole idea behind it. pleasure talking to you. >> thank you for your time. >> also on the ground in aden, fighters loyal to the exiled president hadi they have regained another area held by former president ali abdullah saleh. after fierce battles another region has been under rebel control since march. the fighting continues across yemen with the humanitarian
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situation getting increasingly desperate. it is difficult for hospitals to treat those in need of care. >> this is a dialysis treatment center in western yemen. it's run down, overcrowded and there are frequent power cuts. >> electricity is out most of the time. many patients have died. >> many have kidney failure and rely on dialysis treatment. >> the lack of fuel impacted the center's operation name lip the dialysis process. patients are behind their scheduled sessions. the life of many patients is under grave threat. >> the dialysis center has backup generators, but there's no power for them. >> today the center's in ruins. power is out and the generators are out of order. >> there's no electricity and
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patients are lined up. the center's generators aren't working because there's no fuel. >> like other cities in yemen who's data has been without electricity for a third consecutive week, some say the fighters loyal to ali abdullah saleh are seizing the fuel and stockpiling it to use in the war against pro government forces, exacerbating the suffering of people who are already seriously ill. >> the united nations says the syrian government must stop bombing and shelling the yarmouk refugee camp. it's becoming increasingly worried for the safety of civilians. the camp on the outskirts of damascus was bombed overnight on friday. thousands fled the camp when armed groups entered it months ago. >> a reported helicopter attack
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dropping chlorine bombs have been reported. >> medics wash the body of a man they say was exposed to chlorine gas. syrian activists say the government dropped barrels containing the toxic gas on the town. it's the second alleged chemical attack on the town this week and it's not the first time the syrian opposition has raised concerns. in 2013, united nations investigators confirmed the use of sarin nerve agent outside the capitol damascus without establishing who carried out the attack. the u.s. and many other governments have accused bashar al assad of attacking the people with chemical weapons accusations dismissed by the
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leaders in damascus. last month united nations security council ambassadors were shown this video. doctors are trying to revive three child victims of an apparent chlorine gas attack. it was too late. rebels say chemical attacks have increased in northern syria following major gains by the opposition in the province. this is a military parade on the outskirts of the capitol damascus the biggest show of force by syrian rebels only weeks after they captured the city of idlib. the army of islam is tasked with securing the capitol once the regime of bashar al assad is toppled. >> today we stand united against the iranians. they want to spread their influence here and have a persian state established here. i assure you we will fight and
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defeat them. >> across the country, rebels are shifting tactics. in the north armed factions merged under the army to capture idlib. now their eyes are set on attack here. it is assad's stronghold. the u.s. has retrained from arming syrian opposition fighters. it was concerned about its weapons landing in the hands of the group like al-nusra front an al-qaeda affiliate. nusra is now joining moderate groups in their fight to repel isil from syria. qatar and turkey provide significant assistance. assad fighters still hold ground in major cities. more rebel groups are now considering joining forces to defeat assad.
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al jazeera. >> at least 13 people have been killed in two explosions in the iraqi capitol baghdad the bombs going off minutes apart in a commercial area. the first was a car bomb detonating near cafes the second struck in the same neighborhood? lawmakers blame isil for these attacks saying fighters have infiltrated sunni refugees fleeing to the capitol from other parts of iraq. >> it's been a bloody few nights. this neighborhood was rocked by two bombs in quick succession late sunday. the latest attack according to some lawmakers was committed by the islamic state of iraq and the levant coming into baghdad disguised as displaced residents. isil's claimed responsibility for the bombings, saying nothing about its fighters in disguise. those fleeing isil violence have wound up in camps across
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baghdad. they were already afraid of revenge attacks a fear heightened after these bombings. >> this is all nonsense. we fled isil in anbar came with the clothes on our backs. shoe i can't sunni, we are all iraqi. why do they blame us? look at the way we live. >> there are allegations that the displaced are behind the attacks. >> this is a move by politicians to in flame sectarian hatred. look at this camp, it's mainly women, children and babies. there is no isil here. >> baghdad used to be a mixed city almost evenly split between shia and sunni. the demographics changed after 2006 as many sunnis left. >> between 2006 and 2008, it is still felt today since then, shia communities generally stick to their own neighborhoods but
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this new blame game has many people worried that there will be a rush to that sectarian blood letting and that this city will yet see more violence. al jazeera baghdad. >> egyptian army said it's killed 29 fighters in 11 days of raised in northern sinai. 133 suspects have also been arrested in the latest phase of a year long security crackdown. groups based in sinai have been attacking security forces since president mohamed morsi was overthrown in 2013. >> we're on the greek island where coast guards are struggling with a surge of migrants crossing from turkey. >> asylum seekers in south africa refuse to leave their camp despite promises of safety from the police.
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the annual press freedom prize was awarded to a syrian journalist. that coincides with world press freedom day being marked across the world. journalists at hour sister channel held a vigil in their studios in new york a few hours ago. in sarajevo, balkans remembered the many journalists and cameramen and women who put their lives on the line every day to report the story. a journalist we all know well and someone who knows firsthand about the lack of press freedom peter greste, who spent many
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days with colleagues in an egyptian jail. how are you? >> i'm fine, it's wonderful to be here again. it's been a very long time and really nice to be back in front of the camera. >> love live to see you back on al jazeera here with us. let's talk about world press freedom day after spending 400 days in jail. it's something which even though a case like yours in particular, the rest of our al jazeera staff goes on, but yours has dipped out of the lime light a little bit. we can't let the whole picture be lost. >> no, we can't our struggle or justice is still on going our case before the court for the three of us and mohamed fahmy baher mohammed and myself are all accused. more broadly i'm very concerned about press freedom. as a result of this experience,
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i've become closely associated with the wider issue globally and i feel very passionate about it very strongly about it. i think what we're seeing if you look at a recent survey by freedom house it's found that press freedom around the globe is the lowest level we're seeing since records began. the last three years were particularly bad in terms of journalists that were killed or imprisoned. we have a problem that really needs to be addressed we need to talk about it. >> the freedom house reported out of the 93 nations in the world that only 14 truly have press freedom. that is a scary thought for any of us who do the job. correct me if i'm wrong please. >> i will correct you, it was 14% of the world population. >> still not much. >> still not much. it's a spectacularly low figure. that's less than one in seven of us around the world. a lot of governments might dispute the definition of a free
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press, but we've seen that shrink. there's all sorts of reasons for that. i think one reason is that the war on terror has narrowed the space available for journalists to operate. we're seeing legislation limiting the scope of journalists' work in the name of national security, on the other hand extremist groups, radical groups like isis taking the heads or journalists. we're seeing the mutual space that journalists have traditionally been able to operate in seem to vanish to the point the media itself is the front lines in a lot of these battles. >> does it put you off everything you've been through and everything you've learned does it put you off? >> no, in fact, if anything, it makes me feel quite energized. i wouldn't be doing this job i wouldn't be a journalists if i didn't believe in what we do. what i've seen since freed from prison has made me very
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concerned about it, but i feel we need to do something to make sure that journalists do get a lot of protection. i had a lot of support from my professional colleagues around the world from governments and there are an awful lot of people who are still imprisoned around the world who don't get the support i have. i feel almost a sense of moral responsibility to stand up and fight for this. >> it's a long time since i said this peter greste, live, thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> more migrants have been saved from the mediterranean sea. 3,690 people were saved in separate rescue operations. the italian french navy and coast guard ships spotted them off the coast of libya add them to the unprecedented numbers rescued this year. both coast guards are overwhelmed by the numbers
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arrives from greece and turkey are expected to triple alone. >> it's the end of a long and dangerous journey. the greek coast guard plucked these syrians from a raft. among them, an 8-year-old, who drove to turkey with his parents and three siblings. >> i'm coming from, i and my family coming. i want any assistance. >> these children have seen their city reduced to rubble. more than once, their parents say, men's throats have been cut before their eyes. they are not rich, he works in the water utility she is a teacher. they spent all their savings on this crossing, three and a half thousand dollars. others by pass the smugglers.
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these two men controlsed earlier the same night with this dingy. it's only 5.5 kilometers. on a calm night it's an easy crossing. the coast guard picked up 1500 people so far, more than it collected all of last year. that's because tactics have change bed. >> we were facing kind of an invasion of very fast, fast boats with smuggler onboard and a kind of a sophisticated transportation and we needed to deploy our patrol boats in order to be able to tackle this situation, also to make some -- as well. >> smugglers tried to bullet proof their engine casings in vain. they put the people in rubber dingies. as soon as they see the coast guard, they are told to slash
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the boats. >> they are temporarily housing and feeding people here but it's overflowing. this family spent the night in the garden because there was no floor space. the mayor said he is shaving money off the local budget to feed these people. >> people are sensitive to the fact these people suffer enough to leave their country which is never undertaken lightly. they are worried how is cost going to be a sober these arrivals. >> 90% are from war zones and qualify for protection at refugees. greece and the united nations want them to be screened before they cross and sent illegally to europe but no policy has been aired yet. >> in nigeria the identities of more than 600 women and children rescued from boko haram are still unknown. traumatized captives including newborn babies were actually
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born in the forest where they were found. the government isn't releasing much information about the rescue. >> atrocities committed against these women will be documented but many questions remain unanswered. the world really started to pay attention to this part of northeast nigeria a year ago when boko haram kidnapped more than 200 school girls but they kidnapped three times that this year alone. this group was freed this week. many are too traumatized to speak. nigeria's army aren't saying if
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any are the ch. >> bok girls. as much say the women were armed and shot at their rescuers and others were killed in the battle. the lack of information from one of the largest armies in africa is astonishing. >> who are those people? we didn't even know that they were abducted. it shouldn't be the case. every nigeria should have a name. the government and the military, they can do more than we just heard on twitter. >> families in the northeast raised the alarm many times in the past. young girls have been going missing not just for months, but for years. until recently, boko haram had an area larger than belgium under siege. this poor region is fertile recruiting ground for its cause oh to establish an islamic
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state. it's built an army of men sometimes luring them with a promise of wives. it could take years to know what's really happening. for now there are parents living a nightmare who want their daughters back. >> let's look at the weather in africa. you see a lot of cloud behind you. is that normal for this time of year? >> in many ways it is, but i've seen heavy rain across parts of central africa at the moment. this season, rains go north and then south with the sun which is why you get northern extent just one rainy season a year, central get two rainy seasons and again the south is one rainy season. these big storm systems are working their way across. we've got lively conditions across ethiopia, tangiers, extending all the way toward far west of africa.
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it certainly is coming down at quite a rate. i suspect there is localized flooding as a result. keep the rain going all the way through the next 24-48 hours with some very heavy downpours rain extending right around the gulf region, so liberia ivory coast likely to see heavy rain. you can see the clouds pushing across and this cloud might well yield rain across saudi arabia and strong winds. we've seen a lot of dust late on monday and through into tuesday. >> thank you richard. goodness. we will meet north korean defectors easing into a new life in the south. they are doing it by learning english. >> in katmandu i'll be meeting the largest known group of
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children to of made it from the earthquake zone to the capitol. >> in sport we'll find out if san antonio can city on course to win back-to-back nba championships.
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>> we're on the news hour here on al jazeera and these are the top stories. sources have told al jazeera that arab special forces are in the city in aden. saudi arabia has denied reports that its troops have entered aden to support the forces of exiled president adou rabbo mansour hadi.
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pro hadi officials say special forces have landed on what they call a reconnaissance mission. >> the united nations said the syrian government have stopped bombing the refugee camp packed with palestinian refugees on the outskirts of damascus. it was bombed overnight on friday. >> two explosions killed at least 13 in baghdad the latest in a wave have attacks since thursday struck restaurants filled with customers. isil fighters are blamed, who are said to have i will fill traded sunni refugees. >> lets return to the war on yemen. our correspondent is in aden and sent us this exclusive report. >> we are now close to aden international airport where fighting is raging between the popular resistance and the houthis.
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we can see plumes of smoke which seems to be the result of an air strike by the coalition forces. there are popular resistance fighters shelling the facility every now and then as the houthis are stationed inside. it is a decisive battle and will have significant outcome. there again plumes of smoke as a result of shelling the positions of the houthi militia and forces loyal to the ousted president saleh inside the airport. it is a crucial battle and the the victorious side will shape the future of fighting in the coming days. >> eight days after the earthquake in nepal a 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble. now the countries only
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international airport has stopped accepting jets because of a backlog of aid flights. it is a growing concern that badly needed supplies are not reaching the interior of the country. chirp of course always the most vulnerable victims has left behind a new generation of orphans. we met a woman trying to make a difference. >> thanking god for their survival these young girls live in a strict several kilometers outside the capitol. their school was destroyed in the quake. sabina how frightened were you? >> when the quake happened, we were all studying and it was very frightening. the teacher led us out and we had a stand in the rain. >> now they are safe in katmandu but can't go home.
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the roads are destroyed and their parents missing. they're being looked after in the capitol by this woman. she set up this shelter for girls over 20 years ago as a ref final for victims of human trafficking. now she's taking in survivors of the quake and has asked the government to bring any girls that need a safe place to stay to her. >> i was in session that night and she is living with them and the others sleeping. i said at night if there is any attacks or the tremor, you have to go out and i showed them how to go out and i made a little drill for them. >> the group of 12 survivors have become close and spend most of their time together. the shelter has introduced lessons to give the girls some kind of structure. it's not all math and science. they are also tackling the arts. it's difficult for them.
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they've remained quiet since they arrived and they don't have the heart to join in. these girls have been fortunate to find sanctuary among the ruins, but there are bound to be many more in a similar situation across nepal with nowhere to go. al jazeera katmandu. >> thousands of protestors attended what they called a victory rally in baltimore. the celebration in the u.s. city followed the chief prosecutor's decision to charge six police officers involved in the arrest of freddie gray, the african-american man died later from spinal injuries, sparking widespread anger. we have this report. >> baltimore streets have turned from riots to rejoicing. what a difference a day makes. >> it will end at city hall, no matter what. >> when the marchers did reach city hall a day after six officers were charged in the
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death of freddie gray, thousands filled the street and the neighboring park. in a country where charges against police are rare and convictions rarer demonstrators considered the charges a victory. >> there was simmering anger. >> it has turned into a rallying point for us to continue to seek justice. we want justice and whatever that looks like, we can accept it. >> but there was also an air of relieved celebration. this couple making a statement beyond their wedding vows. >> this was the day she chose her husband. >> my husband is black and i know people say -- >> the protest in baltimore streets was near in new york, chicago, ferguson, missouri and other towns where black men have been killed by police. >> my grandmother was a young woman during the civil rights movements in the 1950's and
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1960's and i once asked her what she did. it turned out she didn't really do much of anything and that was very disappointing for me, and i don't want to say that i did nothing when my grandchildren ask me what i did. >> the police union called the swift charges a russia to judgment. >> our officers like every other american citizen are entitled to due pros. >> a case that originally seemed to follow a pattern of white police officers brutalizing young black men took an unexpected turn when the photographs revealed that three officers of black. demonstrators say that changes nothing, this isn't a case of black and white it's about blue police blue and brutality against african-americans. >> it's a human thing a human rights thing and everybody deserves to be treated by dignity and respect no matter your race. >> it's a movement that now spans the country the test might come when the verdicts come down for the officers chard in a court system where police
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brutality cases are notoriously hard to win. al jazeera baltimore. >> the u.k. has a general election and the right wing party emerged as a major force. the european union immigration and an out of touch political elite are said to be the ones responsible for the u.k.'s problems. if you want to try to understand why there is the force in british politics, consider this by a banker, offering the opinion that london he said was a first class city surrounded by a second rate country. it's that sort of obnoxious snobbery from the london elites
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which is being used to that advantage. the you kip>> on a cold day in the spring, the former fish market looks like a film set or after the zombie invasion, yet all this used to buzz with trade. >> like you see all the buildings that are empty now. it's a waste all these buildings now. it's like a ghost town. >> there were limits on the amount of fish britain could catch imposed by the european union so the independence party or ukip now rewards this place as a prime target. >> if they're talking about
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regeneration there might be an old crumb but nothing to improve employment prospects in gripples by. >> that is a powerful message. this used to be gripples by's main shopping street yet now row upon row of shuttered shops speak of a once major town on its niece. successive westminster government offer no replacements for the fishing industry. the anger is much deeper. it is that there are literally dozens of towns that are just like this. they're not just in a different country to the one inhabited by the metropolitan elite in london. it's like a different planet. >> further down the coast are other towns where the future of
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i kip will be decided. if he loses his party will fall apart. the conservative party is taking soundings by those who want to stay in the european union. the conservatives who accept the logic that immigration causes unemployment say they've got it wrong. >> it's a whole different wrong thing, isn't it? >> ukip are wrong. it's a different in mindset. ukip's mindset seems to be britain's cake is that size and can be no bigger. i say britain's cake can be that much bigger. we've absorbed a lot more people in and we still have very, very low rates of unemployment. >> what of ukip's argument that it could replace places like this. the labor camp says that's a load of hypocrisy.
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>> nearly all their people have caused huge problems and he himself has been the m.e.p. for 16 years and has no notable achievement for the area. >> in london, where there are the most immigrants, the economy is booming and ukip can't make in roads. they make in roads where there is hardly a for the purpose face to be seen. if the government looked after england a bit more, perhaps they wouldn't have ukip to worry about now. >> of course it's not very difficult to see what a lot of ukip say has been nonsense to scrutiny. recently they said the problem with the health service was too many with hepatitis.
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those six or 7 million votes would translate into perhaps 80 or 100 seats for ukip in the parliament. if that of happens it would be a completely different political system here. >> thank you for that report. >> still ahead relying on ancient canals but for modern living. we're in peru in a moment. >> sports reaction from the philippines after the defeat of their most famous figure in sport.
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>> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". tonight, 6:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america.
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>> for north korean defectors trying to settle into life in south korea a command of the english language is important something all south careens learn at school children. one school is trying to bridge that gap. we have this report from seoul. >> in central seoul a group of young people tell their stories about life in norse korea till painful stories of physical abuse, reflex, families torn apart. and stories told in english to an audience of non-koreans. it's pairing teachers with defectors who want to learn english. she says working in korean
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businesses left her little time for learning english something she's putting right during an extended stay in seoul. >> to be honest, i had to give up my english to do in the u.s. because i was struggling to make ends meet. i think defectors living in south korea have better opportunities. >> english education is taken seriously on the southern half of the peninsula. south koreans spent $6 billion a year on it. >> perhaps learning english is one of the most south korean things they can be doing. >> more than that, it's often a necessity to get ahead. >> south korean people are english crazy, they need to learn english to get jobs. a lot are cut off from the very
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beginning if they don't learn english. >> as well as improving their chances of making a success of their new lives for many of the graduates, learning english provides an important way of communicating the traumas of their old ones. al jazeera seoul. >> andy richardson is here to talk sport. with the boxing, i said it was basically two men bashle the you know what out of each other but apparently it wasn't even that. >> it is a fight that was going to draw people into boxing for the future. what you saw was mayweather very calculated way winning the fight and pacquiao is not the fighter he was. whether or not people go back for the rematch is less likely. it was build as the fight of the century, but for mayweather was business as usual in the points win over pacquiao, three judges
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all giving the decision by a comfortable margin as pacquiao slipped to a sixth career defeat. >> pound-for-pound mayweather and pacquiao are considered the greatest fighters of their generation but at the end of 12 hard fought rounds it was floyd mayweather juror coming out on top after weathering an assault earlier, but with each passing round, the bigger fighter dominated the ring. mayweather landed more punches and now cemented his place at one of boxing's great. >> for all those who wrote bad stories about me, i'm going to wake up early in the morning and see i don't recall's stories tomorrow. >> this was one of the sport either most hyped fight. >> i did my best, but my best wasn't good enough. >> hundreds of thousands of fans went to las vegas many just for
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the atmosphere, while others paid astronomical prices for tickets. >> it was billed as the fight of the century and whether it was will ultimately be decided by the history books. for fans that came from around the world the ultimate question is was it worth the wait. >> it was worth the wait, because everybody finally got to see mayweather at his best and do what he does best and that is box. >> i wouldn't have paid a color for it and i got the money to go. >> mayweather did what he was supposed to do. >> it was worth the wait. i wanted to see what was going to go on and it was a hell of a fight. i loved it. my man lost, but i loved it. >> this was the most profitable bout in boxing history with each taking home millions of dollars and for the entertainment capitol may have been a billion dollars weekend that helped to revitalize the city and the sport. al jazeera, las vegas nevada. >> pacquiao also said a shoulder
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injury hampered him before and during the fight and that he thought he might have done enough to get the decision. earlier, i spoke to sports write erik oliveras. he thought mayweather was a deserving winner. >> yes the judges did pretty much get it right. it's a sad fact, but we really have to admit that floyd mayweather did win this match. i know he does not want to end his career on a sour note. definitely he's going to be looking out to fight at least one more time, but my best advice for him is to take a few days off and just think about this because as we said earlier, this was a legacy fight. he's taken a couple of losses in his last few bouts. this tarnishes his reputation as one of the greatest of all time, but i think he's going to be fighting at least one more time. >> chelsea on course to win the english premier title. they need to win to secure a
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first league championship in five years. second half is underway. latest score chelsea one palace zero. >> west indies and england, 18 wickets fell on day two. west indies out for 257. taking six wickets. just getting started at england collapsed in their second innings. 39 for five under a lead of just 107 runs. >> the reigning nba championships spurs have been knocked out of the playoffs by the clippers. their star player scored 27. so did chris paul, despite missing a large part of this game through injury.
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shooting over duncan with a second left to go, they won it 111-109. >> i came back, blake kept asking me if i was all right. i thought about our team and all the things we've been through and i know that if it was any other guy on our team, you know, in a situation like this, they wouldn't have laid down, you know so just tried to find a way. >> both teams competed their butts off. it was great stuff a great series so congratulations to them. i am really happy for them. sad for us for a lot of reasons but really happy for that group who tried to get it going and they're obviously in the right direction. >> jamaica beats in the final here while the u.s.a.,. >> micah are the reining world and olympic champions. this is their first defeat in a
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final since 2007. the favorite holding rivals off next is the preakness at the second part of horse racing's triple crown. derby or darby? >> darby where i'm from. >> bringing water to one of the world's largest desert cities, 9.5 million residents of tapping ancient canals to increase water supply. we visited farmers in the tiny village who are making it all possible. >> ancient peru, they knew how
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to store water. these canals date back to the seventh century and now farmers are restoring and keeping them. it's their main source of water. >> we are cleaning the way from rocks so the water runs and doesn't overflow. >> at 4,000 meters above sea level, they let the water through canals, going to rocky areas where filtration is high, the ground is a sponge, the technique is known here. >> one of the reasons these are so efficient is that the bottom is porous, allowing the water to fill trait into the ground. it will resurface weeks or months later in springs down the mountains. >> the springs fill reservoirs during the rainy season. a non-governmental agency has helped farmers restore one of nearly 10 canals in the area. the recovery cost, nearly
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$20,000. >> the investment is peanuts compared to the great investments for a large reservoir needed in the base of the mountain. >> the water ends up here in the river, one of only three rivers that provide water to the capitol. >> lima is the largest city in the desert. experts say water is guaranteed until 2025. these canals could be replicated throughout the andes lima. >> the capacity for storage would be much larger than building reservoirs. >> the water utility company will invest more than $22 million to preserve the water basins in the andes through these projects. people like this 85-year-old woman are already seeing the
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effects. >> it has helped. we have water filtering and rung down radio veins. five years ago i used to carry water to water the fields. >> he know gross crops. if managed well, this ancient technique could also contribute to guarantee the right for millions of peru citizens to live with water. >> finally a look at recent land slides in bolivia exposed 5,000 well preserved dinosaur footprints. the park already had 5,000 tracks from different species. now that number has doubled. the park features life like dinosaur replicas. scientists say they roamed the area 65 million years ago. stick with us here on al jazeera. back with more news for you in just a moment.
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>> sources tell us that arab special forces are in the ground in aden. hello again from doha. we have the world news. the u.n. is appealing to the assad government to stop targeting civilians after the recent shelling in yarmouk. >> migrants rescued in the mediterranean ever soared. 3700 have been saved by e.u. boats. >> i was the better man tonight more calculated fighter. >> he maintains


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