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story", thanks for watching, i'm ray suarez. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour i'm martine dennis in doha these are the top stories. fighting continues in yemen. rebels still have not responded to a saudi offer of a ceasefire egypt's former president hosni mubarak's 3-year sentence on corruption charges is upheld but he can now go free having already served his time 70 years on russia
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celebrates its victory day against the nazis with a massive military parade. relief in liberia as the west african country is finally declared free of ebola. but first saudi jets bombed areas close to the international airport in the yemeni capital sanaa. it's a day after the saudis offered the houthis a 5-day ceasefire that could begin on tuesday, that's if the rebels agree to stop targetting saudi villages. there has been no official word from the houthis so far. for now, the heavy fighting continues. hashem ahelbarra reports. >> reporter: issue strikes in yemen, coalition forces striking command centers, ammunition
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posts, and the homes of top military. sadr province is a military target and civilians are urged to leave the area. saudi arabian officers say they will implement a 5 day humanitarian ceasefire starting from tuesday, but warn it will only hold if houthis stop targetting saudi villages. >> translation: the militia escalated the situation targetting the saudi cities. we need to protect the cities and guarantee the safety of saudi and yemeni cities. >> reporter: fighting is escalate escalating across yemen. tribesmen loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi say they have repelled a houthi offensive in a province. it's a crucial battle for both sides. the province has most of the oil and gas reserves.
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>> translation: this is the front line, this area was under the control of the houthis, now we have captured it. the rebels are regrouping and planning a counter-offensive. >> reporter: in the city of tiaz, pro-government troops backed by the militias captured the mountain. the high ground overlooking the city. these are some of the weapons and military equipment seized from soldiers supporting deposed president ali abdullah saleh. if the houthis lose tiaz, they lose a vital supply line for their fighters in aden. hakim al-masmari editor of the >> the houthis are unlike likely to agree to a ceasefire. >> rising public anger against
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the houthis because they show willingness to offer a ceasefire to end the clashes, and to give dialogue and negotiation a chance. the houthis have now had not responded to the calls. that is why there's hatred to the houthis, have not given reaction, so that is why that is hatred why they are hated now. and why are they not allowing. this ceasefire to take place and allow aid to enter the country and give negotiators a chance. instead destruction in the country the former egyptian president hosni mubarak and his two sons can go home despite a judge upholding a 3-year sentence on corruption charges, because the judge ruled they have already served time behind bars. he has faced a string of charges, where he was charged with ordering the killing of
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protesters. he initially was sentenced to 25 years and was acquitted in a retrial. that verdict is being appealed and a fine decision will be made next month. the second case was one of embezzlement. hosni mubarak was accused of squandarring public funds on the renovation of his private residences. in his retrial on saturday, the court found him guilty sentencing him to three years in gaol. he has served that time. therefore he can walk free. hosni mubarak was charmed in two other corruption case and he was cleared in one, and the other never made it to court. we are joined by an exiled egyptian journalist and a resident fellow city university in new york. what do you make of the findings today, essentially the former president, if he's free to go home? >> it's not a surprising
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verdict. i personally expected such a verdict to come out. when i first you know, some months after hosni mubarak was taken from his post, i had a chance to look at the indictments of hosni mubarak and his sons and all his aides and i could see clearly everyone could see clearly, that the charges were carefully picked and seeds were planted in the indictment. so of course it was not surprising that the - they were all convicted at the first stage. trial. and i believe that the objective of such convictions were to apiece the rising feelings of the revolutionaries and the public but they knew in the
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next stage of the trials they were going to be acquitted. today's conviction i believe, aimed at two or three things - one is to apiece again, the rising feelings of the old revolutionaries and the public and the second which is more important in my view is to kill any chances, future chances for hosni mubarak's son to run in a presidential election. >> so where do you suggest this decision is coming from. is this, what you suggest, a conspiracy or is this politically driven by above? >> i believe the whole thing was fluctuating according to the political situations and developments, and it's so unfortunate. >> effectively what you are suggest something that public opinion is such that is wouldn't particularly matter that former president mubarak is being
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gradually cleared of all of these charges, it would appear. >> i believe, if i understood the question correctly, i believe that this conviction came out because of the public anger over the mass murders, but in my view it's primarily to kill future chances for mubarak's sons to run in upcoming elections. >> thank you very much indeed. thank you the retrial of our two journalists, the al jazeera journalists in egypt has been postponed to june the 1st. mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr are accused of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. charges they deny they were released on bail in february after spending more than
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400 days in prison. a judge dismissed charges against them but ordered them to stand trial again 55 inmates and 12 police me have been killed during a prison break in diyala province. more than 50 have been missing since a fire broke out in the prison. the prison holds around #300 in mates. police are searching for them. russia held the annual victory day parade to celebrate 70 years since the end of world war ii. victory day in russia marks nazi germany's surrender to russia. many did not attend because of russia's involved in neighbouring ukraine. let's hear some of what vladimir putin had to say. >> in the past decade the basic international principles have been ignored.
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those invented after the sufferings after the war. we saw attempts at a neopolan world and now forces gaining momentum. all undermining global stability, our joint goal should be equal stability for all countries, a system responding to current threats we can talk to andrew woods, a former ambassador and joins us from london. this is an important day in the russian calendar. is that the case and if so why. >> it becomes so, and it's proper to pay deep tribute to the millions of soviet people not just russians who died in the war. it is appropriate to have compassion for their former enemy, because they lost millions too. >> indeed... >> on the other hand... >> the former soviet union was the nation ta suffered the
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heaviest loss of life. how did that - how did that experience, if you like feed in to today's events. >> it's been used by the current regime in moscow to glorify russia, and not everybody who contributed to the victory. it's been treated as though it was russia alone who defeated the germans, to whom they were allied at the beginning of the war, and has been distorted into narratives of russian national pride, when it should really be a lesson for us all in avoiding war, overcoming the difficulties that lead to war. >> indeed. and how will the no-show of so many of the leaders, present-day leaders of the allies how will that have gone down been
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perceived in russia? >> well it will not be taken kindly by the regime. for a lot of people, however it would be a signal of the way russia is isolating itself in the world. would you say then that the russian people obviously rallying gpt a popular national leader. would you say that russian people will feel aggrieved at the lack of attendance by so many western leaders? >> possibly some of them. on the ordinary hand they are told the world outside is their enemy. perhaps it shouldn't surprise them altogether. one should be careful about how popular one really is and there should be doubt about where they are going and what the future will hold for it. >> andrew wood live from london.
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thank you very much there's a lot more to come from the programme, including people from myanmar used as slaves on an indonesian fishing trawler, we hear from a mother that hasn't heard from her son in years. and a corruption scandal putting pressure on a president to resign and why lebron james was not a happy man during the n.b.a. play-off game. now to syria where international inspectors found traces of sarin gas in research sites used by the regime. this comes after activists reported the use of gas. fighting in an area close to damascus has been continuing between hezbollah, and the opposition fighters. we have more it's thought to be a battle
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of surviveal. hezbollah says it is gaping the upper hand in the fight for the area, with few losses on the battlefield. hezbollah fighters were killed, and they announced a strategic withdrawal. the army of groups leading the fights - one of fighting as part of a coalition. hezbollah and damascus inspectors found traces of sarin gas and a nerve agent on the sites. samples taken from experts in december and january tested positive. it comes with increased regime attacks, the latest of which was
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a chloirne attack in idlib province, more than 70% were affected. >> we believe the factual record was straightforward and devastating in terms of syrian regime use. as a factual matter, it is true that no one is mandated to establish attribution for the attacks, and we need to fix that. >> away from the fighting, in the southern city, the opposition is restoring historical sites that have been damaged during the war. the project is aimed at clearing and restoring the town that has a castle and a roman theatre. a ray of hope in a province that a new life without war may be possible. doctors without borders says it's evacuating its international staff from south sudan, because of concerns of an imminent attack. last year the hospital was burnt
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and looted during an attack. we can talk now to pete buff deputy operations doctors at doctors without borders. he's on a skype line from amsterdam, i believe. tell us about the hospital operation you have in leer. tell us about where it's based and who you fear the aggression from. >> yes, good afternoon. our teams in leer are operating a hospital with 80 beds. so this year alone they have conducted more than 20,000 consultations for the population in the region. it's the only hospital that serves a population of roughly 200,000, and it's the only... >> i'm afraid that line seems to have gone down. we'll try to get him back.
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in the meantime we'll move on. the world health organisation declared liberia ebola free. experts are warning against complacency because new cases are being reported elsewhere in the region. caroline malone reports. >> reporter: these students are the picture of health as liberia is declared ebola free. the virus has not been seen in this country for 42 days, twice the incubation period. >> i lost my father to the deadly ebola virus. now i see my country getting back to normal. i'm happy i'll see my friends play, joke, shake hands. things i have not been able to do for six months. >> the people in neighbouring guinea and sierra leone are still dealing with ebola. the world health organisation says both countries reported nine new cases in the last week. that's the lowest weekly total, this year, but it means ebola is spreading. new cases in sierra leone and guinea puts liberians at risk.
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>> we know that ebola, on the borders, especially with sierra leone, the entry points in liberia and sierra leone, and guinea. >> reporter: the disease killed nearly 11,000 people since it was first detected more than a year ago. people with ebola get fevers, diarrhoea and often bleed internally. the virus spreads through bodily fluids and kills half that it infects. there's no known cure for ebola, but a vaccine has been quickly developed over the past year. trials on health volunteers show it's safe and has been used to protect workers in guinea. >> like with many fatal diseases that are relatively contagious we rely on a vaccine, trying to avoid catching the disease is what will help the most. >> the who has been criticized for being slow to respond to the outbreak, despite
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warnings from groups like doctors without borders, who dealt with the early cases. there are still lessons to be learnt in the health communities. doctors in liberia are feeling confident. >> if it happens that we have an upsurge of cases coming back, it means that would be a new outbreak, which we don't wish for. but if it should come, from the case management point of view, we are very well prepared. >> reporter: 4,700 people died from ebola in liberia, more than any other country. it has now got rid of the disease, and although there's a threat of a new outbreak, people are hopeful they have seen the end of the ebola in liberia so a u.n. security council made an urgent appeal for calm in burundi. at least 13 died in demonstrations beginning two weeks ago.
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protesters say president pierre nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term violates the constitution. the u.s. threatened to place sanctions on anyone involved in violence against protesters. the u.s. is calling op north korea to refrain from raising tensions after reports that it launched an underwater ballistic missile. state media reported that it was sent from a submarine, and the leader kim jong un oversaw the operation. hours after the announcement south korean officials reported three missiles off the eastern coast. pyongyang's use of ball sfk missile technology is a violation of multiple u.n. security council resolutions australian police say they prevented a bomb attack planned for sunday, arresting a teenager in melbourne on friday, diffusing three home-made explosive devices. the suspect is due in court on monday and there are no links
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with five teenagers arrested last month for plotting an attack on veterans' day the bodies of seven killed in a helicopter crash in pakistan including two am bass doors has arrived in pakistan. the word is the indonesianian and malaysian ambassadors were kill. a technical failure caused the crash right now a little earlier we were rudely interrupted from our conversation with doctors without borders. pete, who is on the line from amsterdam. and, pete thank you for coming back to us. tell us again about the kind of aggression that you are fear in leer in south sudan, in unity state. who is likely to be the
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aggressor. why are you moving your international staff out? >> apologies for the technical area. we unfortunately in south sudan cannot be confident that the medical teams and infrastructure are respected as mutual grounds by the conflicting parties. since the beginning of the conflict in december 2013 we have had several of our hospitals attacked looted burnt down during spells of fighting. we have seen patients attacked in the hospital. as now fighting is reported close to where we run the hospital for the population in the region we had to evacuate our staff as a caution, and seize the medical services in the hospital. >> from what you are saying it sounds like the conflict is far from abating, particularly in
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unity state. >> yes. we have also witnessed new displacement coming into the refugee sites north of leer. so insecurity continues to affect the civilian population. and people are on the move fleeing into the bush and other places where they feel safe how many people do you ordinarily serve in leer in this town in the southern part of unity? >> we estimate that the population benefitting from the services in the hospital is around 200,000. this year alone we have carried out more than 25,000 consultations. at the time of the evacuation we had more than 30 patients in the hospital. we have treated more than 2,500 children from malnutrition. the net call needs in the area is great, and the hospital is the only secondary health care
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facility. >> what conditions are people more generally living in in this area? you talked about children having to treat many many children for malnutrition. >> yes, since the beginning of the conflict this is now 1.5 years ago, large parts of the civilian population have been displaced and displaced several times. that means that coping mechanisms food stocks are running low, they are vulnerable to disease, like malaria. as the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate the civilian population has a greater risk. pete booth of doctors without borders or medecins sans frontieres. thank you for giving us that glimpse into the dire conditions experienced by people in south sudan. thank you now, more protests expected in guatemala calling for the
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president to quit. the vice president resigned of a top aid was linked to a multi-million corruption scandal. >> reporter: thousand of guatemalans celebrated the vice president's resignation in the capital guatemala city. it was the culmination of weeks of progress. anger and frustration that had been directed to the ruling party was replaced by chants and cheers and firecrackers. it was called a victory for the people. it was announced by the president, and said to be a praised decision. >> after talks, i reiterate the vice president courageously made the decision to resign. what i think is everything had its time. their are processes that i
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insist should be followed and respected. the private secretary is alleged to be a leader of a scam. investigators issued a warned for his arrest when he was on a strip. when she flew home she held a media conference. they called on congress to remove immunity from prosecution and pave the way for legal action. others were implicated, including the head of the tax authority. when the president was elected. he promised to combat crime with an iron fist. and this suggested success. melina is not standing for office, but with four months before the presidential election, some fear the damage to the ruling party has been done. the presidential candidate withdrew from the race and
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protesters called for the president to resign too. time for a look at the weather. you are starting with the southern united states. >> yes, i'm trying to think about where to stand. there's stormy weather all over the place across the south. there's a subtropical storm affecting the south-eastern areas. there's the storm clouds that could develop further tornados in the next 24 hours, and this cluster of cloud across the south-west. and it's this area which is - shielded an area of snow in southern california. they have seen a decent covering of snow over the last day or so. that system is dying away at the moment. there's more snow in the forecast. across the south-east. we have a subtropical storm moving to the arrow lineas and
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storm clouds across texas. and for oklahoma kansas, there's a significant storm developing. meanwhile, anna will make land across the carolinas, and there's a chance of 50 do 100mm of rain and one or two places could see 150mm. the storms continue. notice there's snow across the rockies, and developments taking place across the west through into the mid west and indeed the mid atlantic as we move to monday. heavy rain, and showers pushing to the eastern sea board. >> thank you very much. more to come on the al jazeera newshour including with the formation of a right-wing government. we ask the palestinian students what it means for their future. plus... ..they mourn the dead. nepal's sherpas face an uphill future after the earthquake.
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mubarak's three year prison sentence. he's allowing the egyptian president to go home as he has served time in detention, and recently in a military hospital. russia is marking 70 years since the defeat of the nazis in world war ii. several world leaders watched the military parade through moscow. most leaders were absent in protest at the ongoing crisis in ukraine now, a day after the election results came in and the u.k. is talking in the news taking in the new, i should say, and that the conservatives defied the predictions and they won the majority and three other party leaders resigned. let's talk to our correspondent in london. so really a tumultuous time in british politics. i wanted to ask you more about the pledge made in the manifesto, that david cameron
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said to the british people - you can have a referendum. you can decide whether you stay in or leave europe. isyes,s backed himself into a corner. it iof, and when he came back from seeing the queen yesterday, he spoke at 10 downing street and committed himself again to delivering this referendum a straightforward yes or no on whether the u.k. should remain part of the european union, and something that he promised the british electorate that they would get a chance to vote on by the end of 2017. there's a specific deadline on this. personally, i don't think many in this country think that david cameron wants the u.k. to live outside european union. he has a hard core awkward members who are very very
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skeptical about the european union, and he has to deal with them. it's one of the first challenges that he has to face, and it's a serious one indeed it is. meanwhile he's been lining up the top tear, and so familiar faces take the the top jobs. who else. are we getting any more idea as to the complexion of the cabinet. business as usual for the top jobs. sending out a message of business as unusual that many thought would go against them. many people certainly in the english part of the u.k. believe he's on the writing track. george osborne, they stay in the same hands. he has a small majority
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government. he doesn't have to share power with the lib dems. they have gone. he has positions to redistrict amongst his own parliament that will give him treats in which to demand favors. >> simon mcgregor-wood, he'll keep his eye on developments in the u.k. forest. >> now, a military transport plane crashed in the south of plane, killing 10 crew members. it took place on the edge of seville's airport. the airbus a400 m was undergoing trials at the time of the accident. seville's airport as been temporarily closed. >> palestinian leaders ruled out a possibility of resuming peace talks with the israeli government. the coalition formed by binyamin netanyahu includes the jewish home party which has rejected is 2-state solution.
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it wants to expand illegal jewish settlements in the occupied west bank and east jerusalem. mike hanna reports from ramallah. >> reporter: a political science class under way at this university. 61 seats out of 120 formed the israeli government, students are told. if any party left, the government would collapse. under discussion, how the palestinian authority will deal with a right-wing israeli government. >> the most likely option is we'll continue as is. >> among the students opinions are divided about whether they can have a say this their own destiny. >> there's no chance for peace. it's a right wing government aimed at expanding settlements. there's nothing we can do. >> palestinians should take advantage of the new status, going to the criminal court, and expressing objection to occupation by popular resistance. >> we have no option but to unite ourselves.
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divided we can't stand up for them. >> reporter: at student council elections last month demonstrated the extent to which the palestinians were divided. representatives achieved a clear majority over followers of the p.l.o.'s movement. >> it's not clear to the extent that opinions of students are reflected. in the wider palestinian community. the vote sends a message to the p.l.o. and the palestinian authority that support in a vital demographic is waning. >> there has been a large pa security crackdown in the wake of the vote. speakers have been detained in sweeps throughout the west bank. putting in jeopardy attempts between reconciliation between fatah and hamas. >> if you want to solve the internal problems you need the strategy, basically. we don't have strategy. we don't have an outlook. what are we looking for, forward for - negotiations?
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we are not going to have negotiations under the circumstances. and the question on campus and further afield, whether the palestinian authority has a role to play at all two weeks on, the death toll from nepal's earthquake has risen to more than 7,500, among them, 19 people that died on mt everest, triggered by the break. now with the season cancelled. sherpa guides are worried about the livelihood. we have this report from kathmandu. >> reporter: it's not what he's used to carrying on his back. for this man, getting the family supplies is just as important for the moment. he should be guiding mountain ears and trekkers across the peak of himalayas. nepal's earthquake ended the season.
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money is tight. his wife has to decide what to cook and how many meals to have in a day. >> my villa not destroyed much but is still affected. we have a problem here to live in kathmandu - it's very expensive. financially it's very very bad. >> reporter: he r.e.m. jipizes with his -- reminisces with his daughter and worried about his family. some are alive, but cut off from the world. no help has come yet. his cousin died but he wanted to go. the journey is unsafe. roads blocked and bridges out. it's a worry not just for him but many others that depend on foreign tourists. the community is recovering from the deaths of a dozen sherpas killed in an avalanche. that came to an abrupt end. earnings plummeted. the earthquake brought more
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hardship. this is a funeral for a sherpa killed in the quake. the family and community gathered to pay respects. it's hard to bear for any community. >> translation: nepal has come to a stand still with last year's disaster and now this. we are trying to help the sherpa as much as we can. we are trying to get the government to help us. >> reporter: the focus of sherpa work is to help in the rescue and recovery effort. their knowledge of the earthquake-effective zone is comparative. with the infrastructure all but destroyed, it's hard to believe it will be up and running in 12 months, leaving shemprpas with an uncertain future. >> we feel safer.
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sometimes it's less difficult to find a way. sherpas hope to earn as much as 1,000 in a regular season. usually it's enough to see them through the year. praying for help is all they can do right now. 15 fishermen arrived in myanmar after being rescued from myanmar. a leading company is accused of treating more than 300 fishermen as slaves forcing them to work long hours without pay, beating and housing them in unsanitary conditions. florence louie met the families with two fishermen in the nearby
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state. >> it was poverty that drove her son away, first to thailand and then to indonesia. >> translation: we are a farming family, it is no longer profitable to work on the farm. on the other hand we don't have money to start another business. the farmers were losing money and he needed to find a job somewhere else. >> this man told his mother he was working on a boat and he would be back in three years. those years have come and gone, without a word from him, until a few days ago. kt found out her son is safe, after being rescued by indonesian authorities, and will soon return home to myanmar. her son could be one of hundreds of irregular migrant workers, forced to work in slave-like conditions on fishing trawlers, in indonesia. one company used a prison cell to lock up workers. these men, many from myanmar, were paid a pittance and abused, until they were rescued by indonesian officials. her son is among them. al jazeera met him in indonesia, last month where he's awaiting repatriation.
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it's small comfort for her. she didn't know if he was dead or alive for years. >> i have relied on my two sons. i can't rely on them now. the more i think about it the sadder i become. i wish my younger son comes back soon. >> reporter: all she has to do now is wait. myanmar police and officials are in the midst of confirming identities and processing documents of hundreds of fishermen. they are hoping to bring them home later this month. there'll be more men and women hoping to leave home, eager for better playing jobs abroad. despite stories of ill-treatment that compatriots come back with the chilean president is seeking a new cabinet. michelle bachelet's approval ratings is at a low after a string of corruption scandals.
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her second withdrew from a government charity after allegations of influence pedalling. respects have been paid by police to a colleague who was shot and killed. a funeral for brian more is a reminder of dangers after protests of police brutality in the united states. >> reporter: a final salute to officer bryan moore, the 25-year-old killed in the line of duty, the only son of a retired n.y.p.d. officer. >> out like that. for what? for nothing. you know, people don't realise what we do for them. >> reporter: prosecutors say this man, dmitrius blackwell shot moore in the face, the officers approached him for questioning. last year has been tough for the n.y.p.d. >> we have not had a death, then we had two assassinated, and then officer moore, doing what
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we ask cops to do. >> reporter: the deaths at a time when police and their behaviour nationwide is analysed closely. >> go back to 9/11, especially in new york. every cop is a hero. this has completely changed. new york, ferguson, chicago, baltimore. everywhere across the country. it's apparent to the country that there's a lot of bad stuff that has gone on. >> reporter: the change in public standing is not lost on police officers, present or past. >> throughout the nation it's terrible, why would you want to be a cop. >> reporter: so at the precinct where moore worked neighbourhood residents brought flowers, expressing sadness and appreciation for the tough job that officers have. >> if anything is wrong, you are
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sick, someone is hurting or you need assistance, they are the first ones you think about calling, they are the first ones there. >> reporter: co-workers recalled the dedicated young officer. >> brian always helped people, always helped people. >> reporter: with less than five years on the force, officer brian moore received awards. his death a reminder of the risk all officers face, and how hard heroes can fall. now, the u.s. presidential election may be a year and a half away but the race is hotting up. white house correspondent patty culhane looks at the contenders and their chances of winning in 2016. >> it's more than a year and a half away but candidates are on the trail. >> we've dom take our country
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back. >> reporter: being nice to children. shaking hands and asking for votes. touting their past experience. so far there's a senator. this one and this one. and, of course the senator turned secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> don't you some day want to see a woman president of the united states of america. >> reporter: it seems likely there'll be more than a few governors jumping into the race. who has the edge? historically there's not one clear path. there has been three or four presidents. 17 governors of state, lime thomas jefferson, clinton. having senate experience can be a negative. >> do you want me to talk? >> reporter: trying to explain complex vote remember this. >> i voted for the $83 million, before voting against it. >> reporter: they have
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challenges. they can say they have an experience of running a mini version of the u.s. but they have clear records, and they can be hard to explain. >> i wake up fighting for the people. >> chris christie will have to explain why his state's credit rating has been downgraded nine times understand his leadership. >> some historians believe in the end it matters less what a candidate has done than who they are. >> in a day and age of massive media, you need to be a charismatic figure the power of president yal personality. people want to think that you are on their side that you touched their live. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. coming up, all the sports news with andy.
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he's in poll position in the spanish grand
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. >> now, the kazakh government is worried not enough citizens can speak their own language and is spending millions to project an image or a strong state with a rich language and culture. very this report now.
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>> reporter: if you have ever tried learning a language, you know that songs can help. this course is also keeping alive an ancient oral tradition. the organiser in the pink dress worries that the kazakh language is in trouble. >> translation: we linguists are very much concerned by the quality of kazakh language learnt, not just by ethnic kazakhs, but other kazakh stance. >> reporter: there is a mission to strengthen not just the kazakh language, but culture. casting is underway in a drama marking 500 years in kazakh history, an order from the president of kazakhstan himself. >> translation: there's no doubt the project about kazakh history breathe. is as vital as the air we breathe. to move forward sometimes we
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need to look back. he's been given a lot of money, but less than a year to shoot a 10-part series. >> reporter: it's about authenticity, a multi-million project. the first episode to be broadcast in december. one of the most important things is it will be in kazakh language. why the urgency. the leadership wants to forge a common national identity, and after ukraine, it is anxious about its own sovereignty. in multi-ethnic kazakhstan many don't speak the language, here, i heard russian or a hybrid of the two. it might not be a solution to the problem, but i showed the linguist a popular kazakh music videos. >> kazakh girls never throw their hair back. she is impressed with the
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lyrics. the artist is attracting a cult following. that is having unexpected benefits. >> a lot of people said, after listening to my songs, because they want to understand what these singing about. i'm delighted by this. >> if the top down directives will not bring them together. this might time for the sports news with andy. >> nico rosberg qualified in poll position for the spanish grand prix it is his first poll of the season. he's second in the standings behind the team-mate and defending champion lewis hamilton. lewis hamilton was second quickest missing out on a fifth straight poll. sebastien vettel is the closest rival, qualifying back in fifth. barcelona and real madrid in
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league action this saturday with two points separating them at the top of the spanish league. they are there after the win over bayern munich. huge uncertainty over the end of the series with games set to be suspended with concern over tv rights. >> i don't think that we can get to that point. i think dialogue will win, and the whole thing can be solved before a strike. players will have arguments. >> chelsea confirmed the champions, much of the focus. sunderland picked up a win, a 2-0 victory lifting it out of the bottom three. nigel pearson has been named manager of the month, after four straight wins saw him move out of the relegation zone and they
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continued a bid for safety against southampton. >> a couple of months ago it looked to be a difficult run in for us, very difficult to envisage winning five out of six. as we have done. but later on it transpires that we needed to do that another league where it's all to play for is the algerian premiere division. let's look at the table there. it is wide open all 16 teams mathematically able to finish first. 11 points separate top to bottom in 26 games. all teams are back in action in the next few minutes. i spoke an an algerian football journalist about why the teams are so difficult to separate. >> my personal take is that the standard is as high as it's ever been at least on the pitch.
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we have seen three algerian clubs stay in the league, which no other country put three clubs at this stage of the competition. when you compare the algerian and the international standards, it's the best it has ever been. the reason it's at a low standard is because of the low numbers of goals scored. lebron james didn't have weight in the game. cavaliers beaten on the buzzer. bulls with a lead. james going 41. here he is having a little exchange. both players given technical fouls. barely 10 seconds left cleveland tied the score with a 3 pointer by j.r. smith, derrick rose coming through for the bulls. 99-96. game 4 in chicago on sunday.
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>> i don't want to sound cocky, but the shots that you want to take as a player there's opposition and i'm just thankful and grateful that my team-mates gave me the ball. >> but the game was not run or lost on the play. there were so many other opportunities to win, as well as they did. one more play. we can learn from it. we did everything - we played as hard as we could to get a win. >> the western conference - the l.a. clippers beat the rockets taking a 2-1 series lead. doc rivers able to watch his own son austin score a game high 25 points. >> it was great. it was needed. he was very aggressive and that's what we've been telling him to do.
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we started with rebounding and that got him into the game the win in the southern hemisphere in the top club competition didn't come easy with the sharks leading, but a try from general -- jeremy thrush for the hurricanes put them ahead rory mcilroy is in contention at the halfway stage of the players' championship. the northern irishman hitting a 1-upped par. 2-time champion tiger woods just about making the puck thanks to a birdie on the final hole. kevin nar and jerry kellyn. more from me later on. that is your sport for now if you want to keep up to date with the developing stories, you can go back to the website. i can bring you up to date in a
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fighting continues in yemen. rebels have not responded to a saudi offer of a ceasefire. hello, i'm martine den nice doha. also to come in the programme - egypt's former president hosni mubarak's 3-year assistance on corruption charges is upheld, but he can now go free, having already served his time 70 years on, russia celebrates its victory day against the nazis with a massive military parade. relief in liberia as the west african country is finally


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