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solution, one that may not involve bashar al assad. see you tomorrow. that was the syrian envoy, saying talks were positive and constructive and they have submitted ideas for a political solution to the problems going on in syria. it really has been described as a moment of truth. that's how the u.n. special envoy for syria is saying about the latest round of talks to try to end the war, which has been raging for five years. he was speaking in geneva where dips are looking to build on a frank i am. >> truce which has reduced the level of violence in syria since it came into effect. i believe he is talking again. let's listen. no, that's a problem.
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the j special enjoy right rated there was only one way for it. >> i don't know whether anyone else has a plan b. here. i'm only aware of a plan a., which is giving the maximum chances but the maximum pressure by the international community in order to ensure that this type of infra syrian talks and the cessation of hostilities and the human task force is given the maximum opportunity. the alternative to that, to my knowledge would be regrettably returning to where we were, which was basically an ongoing conflict, which is going to be celebrate sadly and tragically into this time. i'm joined by the spokesman of the high negotiations committee. he's at the talks in geneva. good to have you with us. i'm not sure that you heard the
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syrian spokesman speaking in the last couple of minutes or so but he said he's feeling positive after speaking to staffan de mistura. he has submitted ideas for a political solution. any idea what this is? >> you see we are here to see whether this can negotiation starts. we came and as we keep repeating, we're keen really to see a solution that lifts the suffer from the syrians. we heard, you know, what mr. staffan de mistura said yesterday in fact, we heard it from him when he met with us here where we are staying. i agree there are positive
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points. we are willing to do anything for our own people there. >> would when you say you are willing to do anything for your own people there, where does this leave bashar al assad? that seems to me the main sticking point, the opposition wants him to go. we heard yesterday the syrian government say that's not under discussion. >> it's, you know, they can say whatever they like. i mean, the representative of assad, but for us, they only say what we promised our people to say and we only say what we were sent here for to say for our, you know, for our own people for their safety and to the bloodshed in syria.
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we will do anything for them and for them, i believe assad being in power again, it's not acceptable, and really, we stick to that. we will start negotiation about the transitional governing body and we'll start discussing all steps that follow that, but this is what our syrian people want in syria. they want to see a free syria without assad, without terrorism, without these militias or terrorists that are recruited from outside. i believe it's about times to no to this regime, to say no to these crimes in syria. >> if you are all going to the table, both sides going to the table with this major sticking point, i mean, what is it that you hope you can get out of these talks and do you have a
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red line? >> for us, as we said, we discussed this with mr. staffan de mistura and we know what was in the geneva communique. geneva one, and what we really agreed upon in riyadh during the conference of the opposition. i, you know, it's -- we are here to really see a negotiation about transition, a political transition in syria. we are here to really see some serious work. we want to see a serious partner, and also, we want to see action by our friends, because without our friend, without the support of our friends, without the support of the united nations and the
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special envoy, i don't think the regime will accept anything, but they should really, you know, this negotiation should really start, and we will see and judge it, you know, you can judge this prom day one, but let's say what happens tomorrow, then from there, you know, we can say how long this takes. >> i was going to ask you that, how long do you think this will take, when are we liking to see a deal and is that what we're looking to see here, a deal coming out of this? >> you see, we are seeing this, you know, about this negotiation. we are serious about, you know, the relief of all the people there. we hope events on how serious regime side is, because if they are serious to discuss this political transition in syria,
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if there is a good will, i don't think this will last for long, but, you know, with the regime that we really build with this mentality, it might take very long, but there has to be a time frame for this one, and has to be a pressure from the united states and russian side to make us stick what we decide in the end of this negotiation. >> wishing all sides the best of luck in these talks. thanks for taking the time out to talk to us. >> thank you. let's get our diplomatic editor james bays in geneva. we heard from the government representative, the opposition there, both sides saying they are feeling optimistic, that they've all got their ideas out there and they're on the same page. where does this leave the talks
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now, what's going to happen? >> well, the talks are underway, and we have now both sides going to be coming to the united nations, the government had their meeting with staffan de mistura. the opposition will be having their meeting on tuesday. interesting that the head of the government delegation, who isian ambassador to the u.n. in new york, chief negotiator her, he thought that mr. staffan de mistura will be meeting other delegations because the syrian government position is that the h.n.c. is not the only opposition delegation and it shouldn't get preference over other members of the opposition who have been invited by mr. staffan de mistura on an individual basis. listening to the ambassador, the chief negotiator, it was clear that the meeting they just had was a preparatory meeting. they haven't got much into the substance, although this was supposed to be the day that was the start of the substantive
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talks and he was talking about preparations for a proper discussion, moving in the coming days from form to substance. he said he had presented a document called basic elements for a political solution, which he said he hold would enrich mrs efforts. i don't think there will be great concern that that was the focus of the meeting that was mainly about the procedure at this stage, but i think it's worth noting that when they've had talks in the past, it has got bogged down, because the tactic of the syrian government has been to focus on procedure and agenda and try to avoid discussion of the key thing, what mr. donald trump himself in an earlier press meeting said the mother was all issues, including political transition. >> the mother of all issues, the opposition wants bashar al assad to go as we heard yesterday. his future is not under
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discussion, so where did this leave the talks? >> well, the future is under discussion, if you look at the key texts, which are the guiding principles, according to mr. staffan de mistura. one is the u.n. security council resolution set up at the end of last year, past the end of last year in new york. that talks about political transition and has a time line, 18 months for free and fair elections and the other principle is the geneva communique in 2012. let me be precise about what that says. it talks about a transitional governing body with full executive power. full executive power suggest to say me that that would take over from the president. it also says in that geneva communique of 2012 it will be by mutual consent. i think that's a key phrase for the opposition and why they keep going back to that geneva communique, because it's very clear, there is no way they will
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give consent to bashar al assad being part of any transitional process. >> thank you for talking us through day one, james bays live in geneva. >> 8.4 million syrian children have been affected by the conflict which began five years ago. this is according to a new unicef report, an estimate 3.7 million children have been born since then. nearly 7 million children are living in poverty. half of all syrian refugees are children. many of those fleeing the fighting in syria have taken refuge in jordan. we went to one of the camps housing them. >> when the first syrian refugees arrived in jordan, they never dreamed they would be here this long. five years later, a new generation has been born here. in february, rima became the 5,000th baby delivered in the u.n. hospital in jordan's biggest refugee camp. most of the refugees here in the
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camp are from dara province, just across the border from jordan. it's where the uprising began with protests against the arrest and torture of syrian teenagers. nearly half a million more refugees are in jordan cities, straining the country resources. the government has closed hundreds of kilometers of its border with syria to refugees except for the wounded. >> there are a lot of wounded. they include children and the fathers and mothers whose lives are forever altered. >> we were in the battle, the plane hit us. we were about 10 people, six were killed and the rest injured. i was then taken to a field hospital. >> he is going back to syria soon to meet his two-month-old son, born after he was injured and named after his nephew who was killed in the air strike, which maimed him. despite a receipts size fire, the wounded keep arriving. >> most of them at the beginning
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were gunshot or just bomb blast, but we have some cases of now mines. >> this 10-year-old boy was hit by shrapnel. surgeons are trying to repair damage to his chest after doctors in dara couldn't treat him. >> a lot of injured come here to a program that tries to treat their psychological as well as physical wounds. >> a jordanian sheer pivot tries to make the children feel safe enough to cope with the trauma. >> it affects behavior, our feelings. >> it's a generation of syrians learning to live with the legacy of war. jane ewrath, al jazeera, jordan. still to come on the al
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jazeera news hour, crunch time in the u.s. presidential race with upcoming primaries in the delegate rich states of ohio and florida, plus. >> i'm gerald tan in doha. why one of the largest exodus of con temp art has come to the middle east. >> i am going to sue her because i am tired of her. >> we'll tell you who has upset rafael nadal and why he is threatening legal action in sport with jo. >> turkey's pot has vowed to crack down on terrorism. a car bomb exploded at a busy
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transport hub on sunday night. more than 100 others were injured. let's get the latest now from ankara. we know that investigators have been on the scene, the president saying he's going to go after those responsible. what's the status now? >> jane, first let me tell you about the mood here on the scene. there is a palpable sense of fear and worry by all the on lookers here, the people that have come by, trying to check out the scene, trying to figure out exactly what happened and what turkish authorities are doing now to try to guarantee their safety going forward. one woman told us because of the number of attacks that have happened in ankara in the last six months, she's afraid, she was surprised, rather, that she and her family weren't dead yet, so that's the level of fear that we're talking about today in turkey's capital city. we know that at this hour, the
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cabinet is ensconced in an emergency meeting discussing the security situation. they are discussing the results of the initial, the preliminary investigation. the turkish government has not named who they believe to be responsible for last night's attack, which killed 37 people, but we did hear from one government official a few hours ago who told us that they are looking into the possibility that a female suicide bomber was involved and that that suspect is linked to the p.k.k. we also know that there were further air raids by turkish war planes today against p.k.k. targets in northern iraq and that there have been raids in various cities in turkey against p.k.k. targets and many suspects who the authorities belief to be affiliated with the p.k.k. have been arrested in those raised that are on going. the security situation is very much stepped up, but because this is the 30 attack that has
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hit ankara in six months and second attack that has happened in less than a month, there is so much fear on the scene and people are really worried about what this means for the overall security situation in this country. jane. >> i can just manual, muhammed, thank you. ivory coast soldiers are patrolling ivory coast beaches. al-qaeda's claimed responsibility for an attack there that killed at least 16 people, as well as the six assailants. it happened the unesco heritage site poplar with foreigners. we have a report from the scene. >> this attack started only beach, and you can see attackers have explosives, there's a flag there because security fores are going to try to secure this explosive that's still here. the attackers came from my right to the left, attacked two hotels before interesting this one.
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mid-day on that sunday, there were so many people sun bathing here and they all fled inside the hotel. come with me here. they all fled inside the hotel to try to find a spot, a safe spot. this is when the security forces entered this hotel and neutralized all six attackers. now this hotel, there is now a massive investigation scene, a criminal investigation to try to figure out how all of this happened. now of course, al-qaeda has claimed responsibility for this attack, and the chase at ivory coast is not a coincidence. there are 500 french soldiers here and these resorts here on the coast are very poplar with french expatriots living here in ivory coast. >> a senior researcher at the institute for security studies africa joins us from senegal via skype.
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why this attack, why now? >> i think this attack is another instance of what we have been witnesses over the past month with the latest attack approximate year and in november last year. i think this is the message -- trying to send. they are in a position to carry out attacks. al-qaeda is claiming to be behind this attack. what do you make of this seeming move of al-qaeda to new regions? is it because of isil claiming its own traditional lands?
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>> i think because of competition going on between al-qaeda at the global level but also at the original level in africa, the emergence of the is state, there have been some tensions between the al-qaeda movement in the sub region that resulted in the creation of some groups of people coming originally. i think it's also an administration of the fact that they want to show this trend that they are still in the position to conduct the jihad that they are doing. the message they are sending to the world -- thank you very much
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for talking to us and sharing your views there. german chancellor angela merkel is vowing to continue her immigration policy despite suffering in the elections. the anti immigration party made significant in roads into the new state parliament, winning nearly a quarter of the vote. >> we have of course evaluated and accepted the result of the elections and we have to say that yesterday was a difficult day for the christian democratic union, and we certainly discussed it in that sense. >> dominic cain has been following the elections and joins us live. dominic. what have politicians been
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saying about the results? >> well jane, as you said, we heard just there from the german chancellor angela merkel who acknowledged that it was a hard day for her party yesterday and the performance her party put forward yesterday, yesterday was the largest party. they have been the largest party for a considerable period of time but did poorly in other two states where rememberses were held. she acknowledged the hard day and also talked about the refugee crisis, saying that she felt it had been the defining theme of these elections and that it was a difficult situation and there wasn't an easy solution to the refugee crisis. she's also clearly indicating that she will not be changing the refugee policy of this coalition government, not anytime soon. we also heard a little earlier on from the alternative party, the a.f.d., from their leader,
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their chief speaker who spoke in berlin. she said she felt that these elections show her party is the people's party. she wants to change the republic in germany. they did make in roads into this parliament, particularly in this parliament where nearly one in four voters endorsed her party, but it is worth making paint that the vast majority of the electorate voted for other parties, many of those are pro refugees, so clearly there is a dividing line between on the one side, you have the alternative for germany party, which is growing in support and then on the other side, the other parties, the main parties, who appear still to endorse the refugee policy of the coalition government. >> the impact these elections are likely to have on the political set up in germany? >> well, that is the question,
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because the state parliament behind me here, for the past 10 years, the grand coalition that has governed germany has also governed there. the results of yesterday's election here means that it will be very i am practical for that coalition to continue governing here. so now, the christian democrats will have to find coalition partners. the parties are happily elected here. we know they will not work with the alternative for germany party, nor any of the other parties, so you have a situation where those who oppose the refugee policy of the grand coalition are growing in number, but the people they vote for cannot work with any of the main parties, and so one year before the federal election who's coming in september of next year, the question will be how long can the grand coalition in germany hold together, given that there appears to be a growing number of electors don't
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believe the number is the answer. >> tuesday is the big presidential election race. delegate rich states are now a must-win for both republican and democratic candidate dates. the next few days will be critical in deciding who becomes the candidates for the presidential election in november. alan fisher reports. >> people are waking up and help is on the way! >> the campaigning is a little more desperate, the language more chard, the stakes a great deal higher. >> let's show the world that democracy is alive. >> this could be the definitive week in the election campaign for republicans. two candidates have their states up for grabs, john kasich in ohio and marco rubio in florida. defeat for either and the race is over and donald trump is leading in the polls there and the other states before vote.
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>> march 15, yes, you could come up with a mathematical reason why you won't be able to clinch a majority of the the delegates, but practically speaking, he would be on his way to the nomination, i would think. >> get out of here, go home to mom. >> reporters believe he is not doing enough to stop violence against demonstrators who advertise repute him. that hasn't prevented him from taking a lead and he's difficult to stop. the texas senator might face a difficult tuesday. >> he is reasonably low to the delegate count. he didn't do well. donald trump won every state in the deep sought with that whichs the region that ted cruz was supposed to do well in. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton continues to rack up a big number of delegates. vitally important in securing the nomination. bernie sanders win in michigan just last week has put new life
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into his campaign. >> this gives him the right to stay in the race for a little while longer at the very least. he did a couple of good things, beat expectations, he did much better among black voters than he's done in any primary previously. if he can continue to do better among black voters which have really been his achille's heel in this primary, he can stay in the race and be competitive. >> an investigation into hillary clinton's email server whe whene was secretary of state, some believe that could still change the face of the race. >> that sander could inherit the nomination if she were indicted for something like that. >> it may ultimately be the defining moment in the presidential royce. it's weather with richard. another month and yet another
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global record smashed. >> absolutely pulverized out of sight. this is around the world in 15 seconds. bear with me. remember cop 21, there was a global agreement to limit global warming to no more than two degrees celsius. around the globe, things are changing and changing fast. across the atlantic, across the pacific to hawaii. they have a monitoring system where temperatures of rising. we've got more than 400 and particles per million in the atmosphere of carbon dikes side, which is the main driver of greenhouse gases and global warming. no matter where you are on the globe, it's having a massive impact. particularly in the last month, we've seen the average temperature, 1.35 degrees above
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the long term averages. that's not just slightly above. that's not just a mere record, that measures. compare with opinion 98, it was .8 degrees above the long term average. when you look at all these records being broken, october 2015, the only time one degree above the long term average and every month since has been more and more that way. no what ther where you are on the globe, it's having a massive impact. the average temperature is four degrees above the average. i'll be back next month saying the same thing. lots more ahead, including, worth more than gold, conservationists trying to keep a local tree from becoming extinct.
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a mission launched to mars to investigate the red planet issues the driver accused of deliberately running down a sled dog at the iditarod race gives his side of the story. that's coming up in sport with jo.
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>> looking forar political solution to the syria conflict. funerals have begun for victims of a bombing attack in turkey's capital, the death toll hassizen to 37 and the turkish president is vowing to crack down on terrorism. >> ivory coast on high alert after 16 people were shot dead. security forces also killed six gunman. al-qaeda's claimed responsibility for the attack. >> the war in syria is complex as you can imagine. the fighting has divided a nation into factions and alliances. lets look at the main international and regional players involved. the u.s. has been leading a coalition of countries in its fight against isil. it supports what it considers moderate groups including the syrian democratic forces while politically backing others on
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the other hand. russian is syria's government biggest ally, launching airstrikes against opposition groups and see toed resolutions against bashar al assad. iran has been supporting the syrian government by sending military advisers. turkey backs the syrian opposition, but it's been criticized for allowing rebel fighters and move arms easily across the border. gulf countries, qatar and the united arab emirates are supporting a number of rebel groups fighting against the syrian government. the syrian complicate began with peaceful protest against the government. opponents of the assad regime said they had no choice but to take up arms to respond to a serious crackdown. we met one protestor turned
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fighter. >> this is how the war began, syrians demanded freedom, they demanded reform and did so holding peaceful protests. they took to the streets with a hope for change and a better future. now abdullah is now a commander of one of the many armed grouped on the ground. >> i joined the revolution because we were living under oppression for years. for example, we used to see people getting arrested for no reason and never leave prison. when protests began, i was a university student. at the start, it was peaceful. we asked for freedom and a new constitution and end to the allow but they respond ford violence. we started to ask for the fall of the regime. there was more violence and we were faced with no other choice but to carry on. >> it didn't take long before the images of peaceful protest disappeared.
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a fierce government crackdown and bombardment were about silencing the voices of the opposition. abdullah, mike many other syrians found himself under fire and the poplar uprising descended into an all out civil war. abdullah said their goal has always been to achieve freedom and democracy, but syrians now find themselves in the middle of a complex war that has not only become sectarian but drawn in regional and world powers. >> we didn't think the struggled last five years. we didn't expect all this bloodshed. we didn't expect the whole world to stand against us. we didn't think that we would reach the point that we are today, a divided syria. we didn't go out on the streets to divide syria. we took to the streets for a free syria. it was a great feeling back then. we were saying what we wanted to say, and we felt free.
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>> a partial ceasefire that reduced the violence allowed them to return to the streets. these demon straes in rebel held areas were a reminder to the world of the poplar uprising that began in 2011. the slogans and chants were messages that said there is still an opposition that refuses to reconcile with the government. al jazeera. >> thousands of chinese coal miners have been taking part in rare protests. there were scuffles with police as workers marched in the northeastern province. the miners say they haven't been paid for more than six months. adrien brown has the latest from beijing. >> this was a very big protest. we haven't been able to independently verify pictures that we've seen on social media, but they show minors clashing with police and miners with family. they gathered outside the offices of the mine saturday demanding to be paid, saying in many cases they had been more
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than 12 to six months without being paid or receiving benefits. the question is this, is what we have seen in the province over the weekend a sign of what may be to come in the months and years ahead as china embarks on this delicate task which shutting down inefficient mines. the government has poured cheap money into these state owned enterprises to prop them up and keep them going. that had the effect of creating more debt. the government said that model can no longer continue. the question now is how hard they wield their ax and it may be here they wielded the ax too hard. the governor of this province denied that the workers were owed money. he actually made that statement here in china's parliament, which is meeting at the moment.
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he back tracked a few hours later saying what he said was in fact a mistake which caused even moring or. >> three palestinians have been shot dead in the occupied west bank by israeli security forces. two of the dead had shot at people at a bus stop near hebron. since the beginning, there have been regular attacks. we have a report from the occupied west bank. >> they might look carefree, but these palestinian youngsters are becoming more and more used to seeing violence on a daily base. recently, they witnessed israeli forces shooting dead a local 13-year-old in this refugee camp in bethlehem. >> i was just teen meters away when they shot him, said the 14-year-old. he fell to the ground. there was blood coming out of his mouth. then the soldiers ran towards us. we all ran away and they shot two other boys in the leg. of the roughly 200 palestinians killed since the current wave of
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attack started, almost a quarter have been under 18. this footage shows a 13-year-old after his arrest. he carried out a stabbing attack in occupant east jerusalem along with his cousin who was shot dead. in some cases, they are even younger, a 12-year-old was arrested recently at the entrance from a settlement near hebron for carrying a knife. she is serving a four and a half month sentence. her family have no direct contact with her. >> they imposed a huge fine on us. her sentence is disproportionate, four and a half months is a long time. we miss her whenever we sit down for meals. it's very different in the house now. >> for the family, this is clearly a difficult time. at the age of 12, she's the youngest palestinian in an israeli jail but there are around 400 other children behind bars and juveniles make up half
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of the 4,000 palestinians that israeli's detained since the current upsurge in violence began last october. for this organization for palestinian rights, it's part of a disturbing cycle of events. >> security forces are allowed to use live ammunition, excessive force in protest, which will increase the militarized zone in which children are growing up, so children are forced to pass through checkpoints, forced to interact with settlers, with soldiers all the time, including in their daily life. >> her brothers and sisters look forward to having her home again but it's hard to see what the long-term effects of her experiences will be on her and her family. al jazeera in the occupied west bank. demonstrators in vietnam capital have been protesting china's growing influence in the contested waters in the south china sea. 100 people marched in hanoi.
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demonstrators laid flowers to commemorate the sailors who lost their lives fighting chinese forces 28 years ago. the tree that gave hang congress its name could become extinct. it is worth more than gold and gangs of poachers moving in. >> this is one of hong kong's lush country parks on the border with mainland china. the wood lands are protected, making the area poplar for limiers. they are on patrol, looking for criminals. >> still alive, i think they will come back later on to cut the other part. >> he runs an eco park on the edge of the park. he and a team of local
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villagers are witnesses firsthand the disappearance of one of the stiff's most prized trees, the incense tree, a tree so rare, it's internationally protected. >> especially last year, i think they cut down more than 50 trees. i think within two weeks. >> the trees oil or resin is south after, but only for traditional herbal medicine but for its aromatic fragrance used in innocence and perfume. the oil is fetching more than gold. with the tree wiped out in china, hong kong has become the target of illegal loggers for
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international trade. >> they not only took the wood, they also took the root of hong kong out of our earth. >> the problem is not just in this park, it's in a number of country parks across hong kong. villagers are increasingly reporting signs of illegal harvesting in what they believe is the work of gangs from mainland china. if this kind of activity continues, the theory is that this tree, which is threatened will become extinct. >> this is the last plantation of wood trees in hong kong. there are just 6,000 plants here. most of young but all of sustainably grown. >> there are numerous examples. that's a value that 1 million u.s. dollars. >> it's the older wild trees which are considered the most valuable. as well as prayer beads and incense, it's used for luxury wooden art works. with demand falling well short of supply, conserve rationists want the government to protect what is left. >> i think within a few years, the trees will disappear in hong kong. >> with just a few people arrested, the scent of this wood doesn't look bright.
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we're going to take a short break and we'll take a trip to mars and i'll give you sport, as well.
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ings for more than 50 years we've been sending spacecraft to mars. they've discovered the presence of methane and water but haven't found trace of life on the red planet. russia and european union just launch add new mission to do just that. our science editor explains.
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>> we know more about the planet mars now than ever before. this are seven active orbiters on or above the planet from the u.s., european union and india. recent discoveries included the presence of liquid water. some of this is below the surface of the planet. they've also shed light on how mars atmosphere was depleted by solar winds. the big question, whether there's life on the planet remains unanswered. that's why the european and russian space agencies are sending the exo mars trace gas orbiter to the planet using an array of highly seneitive instruments to explore its atmosphere. in particular, it will look at the presence of methane and whether it's being produced by active volcanos or gas belching microbes. >> methane is a hot topic, so trying to understand the origin of the methane and where on the
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surface of mars and when it's being produced and how it is destroyed is very important. >> water in a liquid form has been seen on the planet surface before, but it's not known how much this exists nor whether this conforms to likes under its surface. >> we need to understand what is the water inventory with depth, because if you want to land people on there, they're going to need drinking water and you don't want to carry it with you. >> the exo mars mission will drop a small lander on to the martian surface. this will give it the opportunity to test its landing technology particularly in dusty conditions before a planned rover is sent to mars in 2018. along with existing spacecraft, another two from the u.s. and india are expected in the next two years. the flood of new data will tell us more about the red planet and its role in the formation of our solar system. nice time to give you sport.
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jo. >> jane, thank you very much. russia's hopes of being allowed to compete in the olympics hangs in the balance. the investigation may be brossenned into track and field and other sports. the country is banned from competition when system take state sponsored doping was discovered in the country. the original report will be rianne leads a week after russian tennis store maria sharapova admitted she tested positive. the drug was only banned at the start of january, but since then, more than 90 athletes from various countries have tested positive for the drug. sports fans are demanding answers. >> the public's confidence in sports was shattered in 2015 like never before. the public mood has soured, cynicism has prevailed and there
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is a general feeling that they're all at it. >> rafael nadal threatened to sue a former french minister who accused him of doping. he denied accusations. >> there was a couple of standards i heard comments like this and that is what this is going to be the last one, because i listened to comments from a person that should be serious, was was a minister of a big country and great country like france. i'm going to sue her and i'm going to sue everyone who is going to comment something similar in the future because i am tired that have. >> he spoke after his second round win at indian wells sunday. despite looking vulnerable at times, he clinched a victory over the player from luxembourg.
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he was given an opening round bye. djokovic battled back from a setdown to beat american qualifier in round two, the two time defending champion extended his winning streak at indian we also to 12 matches. >> in the women's draw, serena williams made it through total fourth rounds. cheering her on with former heavyweight champion, mike tyson. >> the polish player made it past her match, leaving 87 minutes to seal her place in the fourth round of the competition. >> his contract ends at the end of the season and the swede is yet to sign a new one. he proves why he was invaluable to the team, scoring a hat trick
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in nine minutes. >> we are very satisfied with this title, especially eight weeks before the end of the season. it is wonderful for everyone, but we have to stay focused because the season is not over yet. there are two months left for the season. we have to stay focused. tonight, we are going to celebrate, but form will focus and get our focus back on the competition, because there is still many games left. >> arsenal manager wenger said talk about of his team's season falling apart is becoming a farce. they were knocked out of the competition by watford. the pick of the gomes in the 2-1 win sent watford into the semis.
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a free kick, but a late equalizer sent them to a replay. >> it is new zealand's third win at the campaign and closes the gap on fiji to 106 points with four rounds remaining. this season's competition is also more important with the sports included at the olympics. >> golf's world number one has work told before the defense of his master's title next month. speith had bright moments, including this birdie on the final hole, but ultimately tied for 18th after sunday. it was 2011 the chan shop warts he will finished on top.
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he was received on the p.g.a. tour. >> teams at the iditarod are closing in on the finish lane. two seems allegedly were attacked by a man on a snowmobile saturday. the man ran into dogs killing one and injuring three others. he was arrested and charged with assault and reckless driving. he says it was an accident. >> i turned around because i was concerned and i just had so much adrenaline and it may have seemed like i was driving erratically, but my blood was pumped and i felt really bad. i don't know how i can possibly make it right for jeff and ali, but i hope they can forgive me. i didn't mean it. >> that's all the sport for now. jane. >> a new exhibition featuring
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the works of contemporary chinese artist opened in doha. >> at first glance, the piece resembles a painting from the mingh dynasties. take a closer look, the piece is called background story. the chinese artist ping. >> we first saw transparent glass then attached a chinese rice painer to it. eventually, it creates the special effect that we see. i call it light painting. >> this exhibition in doha coincides with the chinese year of culture, an annual exchange program qatar introduced to deepen ties with other nations.
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he held in the gallery, the show features 15 chinese artists, the largest of its kind in the middle east. the master pieces range from sculpture to painting, some installation and even video games. >> i'm playing the award winning video game called journey. with 111, i move the player around and with the other, change the magical universe. the artwork forms part of the vast creative landscape of china today. >> we're pushing for our video game from just entertaining people to actually communicating a message that could be relevant, that is human to the player. we want to push the game forward as art. >> the show was cure rated by globally acclaimed artist chung, known for his magic pieces made
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from exploding gun powder. >> for the past 30 years, chinese art attracted attention around the world but a lot of attention has been given to the social political context of the work and skyrocketing prices. the core issue of art is neglected, which is individual crafts manship. >> the artist is not present here. the art speaks of a generation exploring the tappices of change and convergence, up bringing, upheaval and formed their unique brand of art and beauty. >> the next bulletin is coming up in the next couple of minutes or so. bye for now.
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this is a moment of truth. >> the u.n. brokers a new round of talks in geneva to try to end the fiery conflict in syria. hello, you're watching al jazeera, i'm jane dutton live from doha. also coming up. funerals begin for the victims of a car bomb in ankara. turkey's president views to crack down on terrorism. an al-qaeda linked group said it's carried out an attack on a beach resort in ivory coast. re