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plus. >> reporter: cuba is a very small country with a disproportionately large number of ballet stars. i'm in havana at the national ballet school where i will tell you the secret of its success to myanmar where a new political chapter has gun after more than 50 years of military rule. power has now passed to a mainly civilian government. at a ceremony in the capital htin kyaw was sworn in as the country's new president. his close ally, friend and leader of the n.l.d. aung san suu kyi was appointed as minister of foreign affairs, education and energy. she will also over see the presidential office. the new government faces several challenges, including maintaining stability with the military, tackling human rights abus and resolving the ethnic
conflict with the rohinga minority. >> reporter: myanmar has its first elected civilian president in half a century. a big and emotional moment for many here who have suffered under military rule for such a long time. the president htin kyaw is a loyal aid to aung san suu kyi who was constitutionally barred from running for the highest office because her children have fortunately nationalities. following his first address to the nation he said he promised to try and change the military constitution into a more democratic one. aung san suu kyi is sworn in for four ministries. she is now the more than minister, the education minister and energy minister and leading the president as office which makes her a sort of super minister. many here regard her as the real president. but in the meantime, the military are still present here in parliament but also in the government so many are wondering
how much change this new government can really bring to myanmar but hopes are very high and the new president has urged everyone to be patient joining us live from london is an expert on myanmar. how much real power does aung san suu kyi have here? >> i guess she has got as much as she wants, peter. she is in charge of four ministries, as your correspondent said, and she has made it clear from the outset that she will be in charge of the overall direction of the government and of the president in particular what are the big issues she has to be seen to be addressing? >> well, it depends who you talk to. i mean, the question of bringing peace to the country, which has had civil wars raging ever since independence is probably the single bestest thing, but then there is-- biggest thing, but there's is many still living in
poverty, the question of the rohinga minority in the far west, who are stateless, which is a continuing source of great friction with the outside world, and then for aung san suu kyi in particular the main issue is the constitution, which has prevented her from becoming president and which guarantees that despite the general election and her victory, the military will continue to have a very important, in fact central, part in the way the country is run she has either been gifted or she has decided to take the department of foreign affairs. so the outside world will, perhaps, be hooefing a sigh of relief with that because the outside world will say they can work with her, but it is important not to completely de-ify her as of yet. what will she be like to work with? >> people are going to find out. she is very clear of her own
opinion, that she is by far the most popular politician in the country and she believes that she rightly she should be the president. she is not going to have a great deal of opposition within the party or the government. on the other hand she has had good relations with diplomats and heads of state around the world for a long time. she is probably the only person in the country who the rest of the world can be pretty sure will know what she is doing in foreign policy basically what we're saying is she doesn't react well to either internal or external criticism. however, if somebody says to her, say a year down the road when she has addressed the issue of infrastructure, when she has terraced the issue of the economy, perhaps, if somebody says skweetyou've got to deal with-- "you've got to deal with the rohinga issue", she is not known about talking about that every, what will her reaction be? >> it depends on how things go from here. certainly she has not showed any
interest in giving that a high priority, and although despite its importance to the outside world within berma itself, it is regarded as a subset of the other numerous problems with ethnic minorities of which the rohinga is a glaring and very ugly example what's the big issue that might prove to be political thin ice for her or just to ask you differently, at what point is the political honey moon over because we've all perceived her through the prism of she is this quiet woman, intelligent, well educated, who fights a very quiet but determined fight. she has now got to, in effect, i guess, come off the high moral ground and show the world that she can do it working with the man who is now her president. >> i think the main thing we have to watch is whether anything happens because she has
said, and the new president htin kyaw has also said in his very brief inaugural address, that changing the constitution is a high priority, that turfing out the military of the high power. we know the military don't want to do that. the danger is instead of having swift dramatic change, which the people of burma are waiting for, we will have an impasse while she was trying to get the military to allow her to become president. my feeling is that that would be a dangerous thing. they've got a terrific democratic mandate, the opportunity for making significant changes is right there and she should grab it and make the most of it thank you very much. brazil's coalition government appears to be crumbling after the embattled president dilma rousseff suffered another blow. the party says it is walking
away after protests against dilma rousseff. she has been face is claims of corruption for a long time now as well as even possible impeachment. >> reporter: party bosses from the prime minister bd the largest political party and the strongest ally for many years of the ruling workers party, but on tuesday in a vote that lasted all of three minutes, the leaders decided to take a starkly different path that thrusts brazil into deeper crisis >> translation: from today on onwards in this historic meeting, we are breaking from president dilma rousseff's government. >> reporter: many saw the move as, perhaps, a fatal political blow to president dilma rousseff who now very likely won't survive mounting pressure in congress for her impeachment when it comes up for a vote in
two weeks from now. di and her allies say she won't resign reminding that 52 million people voted her into office. but the mud slinging on all sides continues. with their country's politicians fighting for power, many regular brazilians are watching it all unfold wondering what has become of their country. >> translation: the politicians are destroying brazil. no-one cares about anything. all prices are going up and no-one does anything about it. i'm telling you, it's difficult. >> translation: all this corruption. politicians hide money in underwear and socks and the poor suffer. >> reporter: as for the opposition, they have more marches planned to call for dilma rousseff to step down and no doubt are enner jisd by the news of her coalition krup belling around her, for a
president that is running out of time to save herself police in pakistan are preparing to disburse protesters staging a sit-in protest outside the parliament in the capital city. the demonstration in support of the country's blasphemy laws has continued despite the passing of several deadlines. taking you live to our correspondent in islamabad. there was a soft deadline two hours ago now. did that pass off peacefully? >> reporter: it has. i think what has happened is that over the past few days that there is a lot of people who have trickled out, many people have been arrested as they attempted to leave the venue. so at most you have less than a thousand people that would be about eight to 900 at the maximum. right now the prime minister has held an important meeting and he has told the interior ministry
that this should be cleared up by today. just to give you an idea, there is about 100 to 150,000 people who commute daily to islamabad. that shuttle service known as the metro bus service is suspended. half the city is paralyzed. the telephones are not working. the government has to work on this and work on it fast. they said they will not give it any weapons. they will over power the crowd seven to one wherever they decide. when we've been talking to some policemen who are saying they're here for the last three days and they keep telling us it will be in the next hour. people are losing their patience and i believe from what we are hearing that this will be resolved one way or the other as the sun goes down over slabbed if those demonstrators refuse to go away or if the prime minister has got that wrong and it's not cleared up by close of business today.
what else can he do? >> reporter: the prime minister cannot do much because the demands these people are making are impossible, sometimes even preposterous. he is not going to buckle down under pressure, he has already said this is not happening and we will not allow something like this to happen ever again so far as islamabad is concerned. it was a security lapse that let these people in, in the first place. they will give them more time to think it over and the crowd is now just a few hundred and there is no way they can resist a force which is over 7,000 strong which is probably going to cordon and then tighten the noose. just to give you an idea, the crowd is a few hundred metres behind me and this is our office, it is also the first building in the commercial hub.
whatever happens, this particular area is already blocked as far as tell kwhungss are concerned for security reasons-- telecommunications are concerned for security reasons thanks for that. plenty more to cover for you here. including the parents of an indian student killed in egypt reject the explanation of how he died. the mangrove rain forest under threat. the semifinal stage in t20 syrian officials say they've removed 150 bombs planned by i.s.i.l.-- planted by i.s.i.l. in palmyra's ruins.
it was captured on sunday. bashar al-assad says the advance represents an important political and strategic victory. his government has offered to work with the u.s. against i.s.i.l. insisting damascus is a credible partner, but the u.s. says government war crimes have allowed i.s.i.l. to grow. strategically it lies in eastern syria. it is a symbol of syrian history with its 2,000 year old ruins some of which i.s.i.l. halls destroyed. joining us now is the security analyst. he is the director for the nearest and gulf analysis. they've taken palmyra can they keep it? >> that remains to be seen. we've seen i.s.i.l. pull out to the north-east of the country. we have to wait and see whether
they can retain this and whether they intend to push even further east looking to the north for a second, because the push to the north stopped quite suddenly. that's how it felt when it did stop. how come. what happened there? >> it stopped because the russian planes stopped bombing up there. we noticed that the trend in syria today is that where the russians go, the syrian regime troops make advances. so russia is leading the way deciding which areas the regime can control or would control in line of whatever agreement reached with them. it seems that they have divide the areas of control for the warring parties in syria between the opposition, between the kurds and the syrian regime and we can see this now because
there is no other explanation why after major advances up the north all of a sudden it stops. it doesn't make military sense instead of underpinning what the syrian regime want in damascus to do, are you saying that the russians are fighting their own fight and the syrian regime is, in effect, a junior partner here? >> of course. i believe right now both the russians and americans are trying to control the unfolding events on the ground. each party by controlling its own allies on the ground. the russians either directly, personally, so they are leading wait, and with the americans and their allies is how much aid they provide the opposition that will enable them to expand their areas of control if the i.s.i.l.-controlled area, however, is shrinking by
the week, despite this move to the north having stopped suddenly, some will say the caliphate shrinking, but it is more than just territory, topography, it's an idea and surely i.s.i.l. will try and, if only as a concept, try and push their agenda, their line in different way >> >> the caliphate is going to end up like al-qaeda, it is an idea, groups here and there. we see today i.s.i.l. trying to emigrate to north africa, mainly into libya, looking for unruled territories, to go in and enforce its own rule, establish itself. now everybody is coming to syria and iraq. i think the only way for them is to be reduced in size and expelled from their territory. the big question here is that
who is going to inherit their territory, how much the regime will get out of it and how much the opposition will get and how much the kurds will get. this is what we're going to be seeing unfolding in the next few months based on whatever agreements are reached between the powers thank you very much. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is calling for international solidarity to deal with the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. he has urged world powers to take in more refugees fleeing the conflict in syria. mr ban ki-moon was speaking in geneva aimed at resettling syrian refugees. >> i ask the countries act with solidarity. in the name of our shared humanity, but sharing path ways for the admission of syrian refugees. these pathways can include resettled or humanitarian
admission, family reunions as well as labor or study opportunities let's take a quick look at where many of the syrian refugees have ended up. more than four million have sought refuge in neighboring countries. turkey has taken in more than two and a half million people since the war began back in 2011. more than a million syrian refugees live in lebanon. iraq has more than 250,000 and more than 600,000 syrians are sheltering in jordan. other syrian refugees have travelled to europe. the u.n.h.c.r. say that over five years e.u. countries have received close to one million asylum applications from syrian refugees. our correspondent is in kilis on the turkey-syria border. >> reporter: turkey says it has reached its limits when it comes to hosting syrian refugees where 2.5 million syrian refugees are registered in this country. over 272,000 of them living in
container cities and tent cities like this. they are scattered across the country. now, turkey probably won't welcome comes from the meeting that comes from the meeting and is calling on the other countries to help with their resettlement program. turkey cannot accept the crisis on its own. when you look at the countries participated in geneva, more than 92 countries discussing the future pledges for hosting syrian refugees, there are estimates there are 4.8 million syrian refugees and about 10% of them are in dire need of resettlement many continue to make their way to europe, of course. thousands are stuck on the greece-macedonian border. they're refusing to leave the makeshift tent city there. more than 12,000 are camping out in tents in the open air and they don't want to move to temporary dwellings built by the army. they have been staging protests
in the hope that the macedonian government will let them cross the border. our correspondent joins us live from that area. as far as the e.u.-turkey deal is offset by the conference informed, it is about finding some place for the refugees to go. where you are the problem for authorities is that they can't be seen to allow that kind of set-up to become more permanent than it is already. >> reporter: yes. greece is now a host country. it is no longer a transit country. 50,000 migrants and refugees stuck here, 12,000 of them here living out in the open close to the macedonian border. people are still hopeful that the european union will change its policies and open the border.
they have been criticized saying erecting pensions, closing borders, they're not the answers. they need to speed up the relocation and resettlement program. this is the only choice these people have now is to apply to this program or apply for asylum in greece. people here it could take months and years. some of them have been separated from their families. there's one woman who told us that her husband and four children are in germany, another man says his wife managed to reach germany before him and his three boys and now she is diagnosed to cancer and he wants to reach her. he says they don't have time. they want to reunite with their family members. they're staying here hoping that the world will pay attention to their plight and allow them to relocate. a lot of december piration and frustration, but still some sort of hope. -- desperation and frustration thank you. a live update on the other end
to lebanon's beqqa valley. what is the dilemma here facing the lebanese authorities? >> it ranges from a lack of funding to a lack of infrastructure to essentially a lack of any basic services to be provided for the hundreds of thousands, around a million, refugees as you mentioned earlier on the program who are here. i'm going to step aside and let the camera show you maybe just a glimpse of how these people have been living for the past four/five years. this is not a place that is suitable for living for a few weeks let alone for the years that have gone by through that time bitter cold, winters and cream heat in the summer. there's no d.n.a..age here, electricity, no insulation, very little schools here. that's why when we're standing
here and looking around and there's plenty the children who are just roaming around with nothing to do. this is the problem. the problem is that while, yes, these conferences have taken place and continue to take place, nothing has been done on the ground to either provide some sort of accident housing or accommodation, something that just preserves the basic humanity of these people, let alone of talk of resettling them in other countries thank you very much. no charges yet, but the man accused of hijacking that plane from egypt to cyprus using a fake suicide belt has and in court. he has been described as psychologically unstable. the motive behind the hijacking are unclear. all the passengers and crew are back in egypt. now the world weather. bad weather across parts of asia. >> reporter: bad for them, very,
very dry. it is normal for an el nino year. what an el nino is a slight warming of the waters of the pacific ocean and that impacts the weather in many parts of the world. for this lesion what we often see is a lack of rain and that's little comfort to the people here who are desperate for some wet weather. it doesn't affect all of us. some places still see some beefy showers. under that tine cloud saw 133 millimeters of rain there and that fell in 24 hours, so there are still very large showers around. there's just less of them than usual. you can see further north there's plenty of dry water. for kl because it has been dry over the part few days it has been hotter as usual as well and with that heat there's a humidity issue. it is really quite unpleasant there currently. it doesn't look like it will stay dry. further north and for the northern parts of thailand we have a problem with the dry weather and heat.
that has led to a reduction to the amount of water in many of the reservoirs. this is in the far north of thailand. so very dry currently and unfortunately not a great deal of wet weather on the cards. a couple of showers over parts of thailand on thursday, but it is still not the heavy and persistent rain that we really need thanks very much. the world's largest mangrove rain forest is under threat. the rain forest in bangladesh is a world heritage site. there has been a few accidents in the last few years and little is being done to protect the area. >> reporter: in the late afternoon of march 19 a barge carrying more than 1200 tons of coal sunk in a dolphin sanctuary. they're still securing the coal from another cargo vessel that sank in this area back in october last year. >> translation: we have to be
very careful when we're lifting the coal out. if you move it around too much it will start to dissolve and spread in the water. >> reporter: the barge that sank this month was carrying almost three times as much coal. salvaging that wreck is expected to be a slower task. it was the third time in two years that a vessel carrying coal or ill has sank in this stretch of the water. the bangladesh announced cargo vessels. a ban had previously been announced in 2014 after a large oil spill. only to be lifted last year. >> translation: this is the only route that connects the areas. the other routes have become shallow. to shut this down was a huge economic blow for the country. >> reporter: this is the largest mangrove rain forest in the world. it has become the focus of large protests.
environmentalists have been worried about the impact of a power plant that will be built 15 kilometers from the world heritage site >> it is totally unpredictable. any project is going to harm the area, that cannot be. >> reporter: the government says the coal plant is vital to meet the country's growing economic demands. the rain forest looks set to remain the center of a tug of bar between activists and the government-- tug of war still to come for you here, eight days since the brussels attacks, jacky rowland reports on the fear of people who are different. plus. >> reporter: all you care about is getting that next fix, whatever you have to do it from businessman to drug addict, the claim that doctors may be part of the problem, not
ban ki-moon is calling for solidarity to deal with the syrian refugee crisis. high-level talks are being held in geneva to work out how to resettle people that fled the war. brazil's president is under more pressure to resign after coalition government left. the mother of an italian student murdered in egypt rejects the government's explanation. >> reporter: this man went missing in cairo on 25 january, the fifth anniversary of the uprising in egypt. his body was found nine days later in a ditch beaten, burned and electrocuted. they say he was killed by a criminal gang. his mother rejects this account.
>> translation: i won't tell you what they did to his face. on that face i thought that all the evil of the wofrld had poured on-- world had poured on to him. his face had become so small and his skin a color you could not imagine. the only thing i could recognise of him was the tip of his nose. we're talking about torture. >> reporter: supporters have been holding vigils calling for a proper investigation into his death. he was cambridge to doctorial student on movements in egypt. marks were consistent with other cases of torture carried out by egyptian security forces. >> it is not just him, it is the thousands of people who are in jail, who have been jailed recently. at least 3200 and some without a
warrant, without a cause, without trial, and they're to stay and rot in jail. somehow the egyptian jail you go in walking on your legs and you walk out with a cane, that's if you can walk out. >> reporter: the interior ministry has denied all allegations of involvement saying its agencies are known for integrity and transparency. the egyptian police are expected to hand over their evidence to italian prosecutors next week. the prime minister insistsity lee will-- insist italy will insist on nothing less than the truth belgium has revised the number of people killed in last week's attack down from 35 to 32. they say some of the dead were counted tell. many are still in hospital. two of the suicide bombers came
from the same brussels neighborhood. molembeek was also the city where the ring leader of the paris attacks was arrested. >> reporter: it is under scrutiny here. it started last year and then intensified a week ago. the focus is on a small group of radicalized young men. but some belgians are starting to regard the whole muslim community with hostility. >> translation: it is sad it has come to this. i saw their poster yesterday saying let's expel the terrorists. when they say islamist, they really mean all muslims, but it is wrong to make generalizations. >> if 200 or even 500 people come here, there are 500 people here. we will be here to defend our shops. >> reporter: brussels has had a taste of trouble on sunday. a few hundred extreme right wing
protesters marched to the scombar that has become a memorial to the victims of the attacks. their banner was anti i.s.i.l. but their chanting was against immigrants in general. a tense standoff followed which the police ended using war cannon. spreading fear and mistrust was clearly one of the objectives behind these attacks. i.s.i.l. wants to drive a wedge between different communities in europe and provoke confrontation between muslims and non-muslims. members of the belgian parliament have been debating new security measures. the far right party has criticized the protesters on sunday, but it is calling for tough new controls on belgian citizens who happen to be muslim >> they have to make a choice or they reject the sharia, they reject violence and we want an official declaration of them,
signing that declaration. if they don't want to sign the declaration they have to be expelled out of our country and out of europe >> reporter: all of which stands in stark contrast to the messages of peace and unity at the shrine to the victims. these attacks been a test of democracy in belgium and that challenge is not over the chinese president xi jinping will meet the u.s. president obama in washington while north korea's nuclear program is dominating the agenda they will discuss other issues when they meet on thursday. >> reporter: the largest nuclear safety center in asia-pacific recently opened in beijing. it is funded by china and the u.s. a sign of the two country's close cooperation on nuclear issues. it is spurred in part by north
korea's nuclear ambitions whose government is believed to have conducted four nuclear tests in the last 10 years, the latest in january. how to kerb north korea is something u.s. president obama and his chinese counterpart president xi jinping will have to address. >> where china is unwilling to do is to be so tough on north korea that either the country or the regime become unstable which means millions of refugees flooding across the border into china and which could potentially means a take over of the north by south korea which is a u.s. ally and potentially extending the u.s. influence. >> reporter: it's not only in the korean peninsula that china fears an expanding u.s. presence but it is in the sea where china has become aggressive in recent years as asserting what it sees as its territory. several other nations also lay claim to parts of the south china sea.
the u.s. says it is neutral, but sailing a warship into the area has angered china. >> president xi jinping is a more analyst leader and risk tolerant. he has a vision of china being it this regional if not global power. >> reporter: that division will ultimately affect the relationship with the u.s. >> reporter: the u.s. is already a super power. china wants to become one. to do that it is ready to redefine its relationship with the u.s. and the rest of the world china security forces looking for the author of a second letter calling for president xi jinping to resign. the four-page document was published on a chinese website in new york. it is was subsequently deleted. he said she sabotaging the rule of law and encouraging people to eye dollise him. spending money on foreign aid
and leaving little for health care and education. at least 11 people were detained following the publication, including relatives of exsild writers. the u.s. republican hopeful donald trump's program manager has been charged with battery t otherwise known as assault. he is accused of grabbing and bruising the arm of this journalist here. it happened during an event earlier this month. donald trump says he is innocent and will plead not guilty. >> reporter: donald trump has been speaking in the last few hours saying that he supports his campaign manager that he is not the sort of person that would commit that sort of offence and he has no intentions of getting rid of him from his campaign. this all goes back to an event at a trump venue in florida at the beginning of the month. she was following him out of the haul trying to ask questions when suddenly she felt herself being pulled backment if you
look at the video you can see her move back. some distance almost as much as half a metre. she said she felt as shoo she was being pulled down. she identified him as the person who was pulling her. within a few hours she posted pictures on twitter of bruises on her arm. she also reported the incident to the police who investigated. they invited the manager to the police station in florida at 8 o'clock on tuesday morning. he attended and he was charged with misdemeanour assault. in florida the bar for that is low. if you lay your hands on someone and that contact is uninvited, you can face this charge, and it carries with you to one year in prison or a fine of up to a thousand dollars. he has never been in trouble with the police before. in fact, he is a former new hampshire police officer. he says he is innocent and he is looking forward to his day in court in may. immediately after the incident he actually said that he had never met the reporter in person
and accused her of being untruthful. the man who made his reputation on a reality show has no intentions of uttering the famous words "you're fired", to the man me sees as very important for his bid for the white house the central african republic's newly elected present will be sworn in. >> reporter: is this the man who is going to reconcile the central african republic. the coming months will show. he is officially the country's presidential. the former prime minister won a run off last month. he took 63% of the votes. his main rival, this is him, and he said he would not challenge the result. that is despite claiming that
there had been widespread fraud. it will bring about what is said to be the first elected government in three years. the country has had a transitional leadership since 2014 and the new leaders campaign director says he plans to focus on peace and disarmament. the car is only now emerging from a devastating civil war. in 2013 the former president was overthrown by muslim rebels known as the seleca. it led to fighting with christian militia launching counter-attacks. thousands of people were killed and nearly a quarter of the country was displaced. central african republic is one of africa's poorest country. 60% of residents live in poverty here. the new president fought this election as a man of the people and now bringing those very people together and without bloodshed returning is a very
real and very difficult task it's almost exactly a year since 14 the people most of them students were killed in kenya's university attack. security forces have blamed al-shabab supporters hiding in camps that housed somali refugees, but as catherine soi reports from dadaab, refugees there say they're also victims of the armed group. >> reporter: a patrol here in the refugee camp. one of five camps in the town here in north-eastern kenya. at night these young refugees will take over operations which is home to more than 100,000 somalis. just before dark they map out their route. there used to be 400 volunteers like it this. now there are only 42. >> translation: many people who join us give up along the way because there is no money. we try as much as we can to
patrol all night. our aim is to keep everyone safe. >> reporter: safe from criminal gangs or even armed groups. this is the largest and most danger use camp here. the security forces are reluctant to come here at night. governmental officials and aid workers have been killed or kidnapped allegedly by the al-shabab group. refugees we talked to say that they're also victims of al-shabab. this man asked us to hide his identity. he says he came here after his father and brother were killed by al-shabab gunmen in somalia. he still receives mysterious phone calls from people threatening to kill him too. he is almost certain those calling him are the same people who killed his relatives. >> translation: my life has become very difficult. i suspect everyone when i move around in the market. i live in constant fear because i know that people who are threatening me could be in this camp >> reporter: the government sees the camp as a security threat
>> >> militarily we can say that the attacks have gone down, but there are still a lot of radicalization within the camps. >> reporter: al-shabab fighters have carried out a series of attacks in kenya, most notably an attack last year at a university where 148 people were killed and another in a maul where 67 people were murdered. security forces believe that some of the attacks were planned in the camps. i asked this refugee leader if he thinks the camps have been infiltrated by al-shabab? >> translation: the problem you're talking about is real, but i cannot talk freely and explain the details. that should tell you something. >> reporter: many refugees in this half a century old settlement are now living in fear, caught between al-shabab on one side and kenyan government forces who don't trust them on the other. kath win soy
not a criminal problem. >> reporter: as this man walks the streets of chicago he knows by nightful 78 americans will have died on this day of a drug overdose from opioids. he knows because his 20-year-old son was one of them because he taught him how to do heroin >> what people don't realise is how quickly it turns into a monster. you live to use and use to live. it takes away all moral value judgment, all you care about is getting that next fix, whatever you have to do to get it. >> reporter: this man was a successful be that as it may turned addict, turned convict for drug crimes. his is no longer an unusual story as the u.s. president pointed out at a forum. >> this is not something that is just restricted to a small set of communities. this is affecting everybody. young old, men, women, children, rural, urban, suburban. >> reporter: a growing problem
that the president was told is deeply rooted in the u.s. culture >> we then developed this culture also of a pill for every pain f i fall down i bruise my knee, i may not need opioids. i'm sure i do not need opioids, but somehow we have said that our goal is to make people pain free. >> reporter: the white house says the problem is simple. in 2012 american dock force gave out 259 million prescriptions for powerful pain pills. that's enough for every adult american to have their own bolt. for many it leads to addiction and eventual turn to heroin which is cheaper and often easier to get. the president is announcing moves to make it easier for doctors to treat their patients. increasing funding for agreement centers. >> if you take illinois, the state is broke right now. most of the state funded treatment centers are cutting resources left and right. a majority of people that are
struggling have state insurance or no insurance. there's nowhere for them to go to or it's a six to eight week wait to get someone into treatment. we're losing the battle. >> reporter: that means losing almost 50,000 american lives every year as promised time for sports news. >> reporter: thank you very much. cricket world t20 has reached the semifinal stage. the only unbeaten team left in the championship is new zealand. england won this back in 120. the only survivor from that success is the captain of the current team. his team got off to a bad start losing to the west i nrngs dies but then recorded wins. morgan believes his team can only get better. >> i think certainly my experience of getting to knock out stage of a tournament is that you've done the hard work
and it's almost now you earn a licence to go out and express yourself as much as you can, and to me that attitude means getting the best out of yourself. so you have guys coming out who are relaxed about performing and performing on the big stage, i think that takes a lot of weight over your shoulders >> reporter: their opponents new zealand are the only unbeaten team left in the competition, as i said, having seen the lights of england and australia. unlike england, the black cats yet to play in new delhi, but the new captain, who was only appointed at the start of this tournament, says they've got enough variety in their squad to pick the right team no matter what the conditions. >> yeah. i suppose i've been fortunate to play under these conditions a couple of times, but i think in 2020 cricket anything can happen and in terms of favorites, like, every time is strong. coming into this tournament, both sides believe they could go all the way. we're no different.
i'm sure england are no different >> reporter: this will be new zealand's nine final. their record is particularly good. it first was in 1975. they ended up losing. to 1992 their third world cup, a third defeat this time against pakistan. they've reached the last four in the world t20 in 2007. once again they lost. after eight attempts they finally got rid of their semifinal and beat south africa last year, eventually losing in the final on to australia. qualifying for f.i.f.a. has been take place. argentina had their third state victim and he had this man to thank his captain. his 50th international goal in a two nil goal over bolivia.
he joins a club to reach that mark. the other results in south america saw uruguay beat peru. two goals in a final ten my clients saw brazil rescue a two two draw with paraguay. they're third of the way through qualifying. uruguay sit on top and ecuador level with them. brazil in sixth place. remember only the top four automatically go through to those finals in russia in 2018. >> you, the media, were told that these world cup qualifiers would be tough, different from previous editions. it is true that we are in sixth position for the standings, four points behind first place, but
the difference between the other two teams was one or two point. you told us we were facing many challenges and we are >> reporter: the first qualified team for the 2017 cup of nations has been confirmed. morocco secured their place with a two nil win. nigeria are out of qualifying after a one nil defeat in egypt. a three three dry with ethiopia. the champion ivory coast draw one one with sudan. world cup holders germany put the misery of last week's defeat by england behind them with a comprehensive thrashing of italy. the germans raised to a two nil half-time lead. the man who scored the world cup winning goal here, two more in the second half and a
consolation. germany celebrating the first win over them since 1995. portugal and belgium fans and players paid tribute to the victims of the bombing in brussels last week. this had to be moved from the belgian capital for security reasons. security was high at the stade de france in paris where the french were playing for the first time since the stadium was attacked last november. the venue will host the opening game and final of euro 2016. france beat russia four two in that match. scotland also beat denmark. england's good form was short-lived as they went down to the netherlands. >> at the moment i'm just disappointed that i'm sitting here having lost a home game in front of 82,000 people after such a good performance on saturday night because it really is a high followed by a law.
>> reporter: it tennis now. novak djokovic is proving impossible to beat in the open. he advanced to the quarter finals with a kwom tortable six three, six four win over the 14th seed. he is on course for a fifth title in six years in florida and will face an australian in the final eight. also through to the last is berdych. in the nba the warriors beat their opponents. with eight games left in the season, they're six wins away from matching the all time record of 72 that was set by michael jordan back in 1996. you're looking at one of the if you new zealanders. that is steven adams, brother of valerie. he went to detroit on the back
of an eight game winning streak. they couldn't make it nine in the row. it's just over four months time until the opening ceremony of this year's rio olympics and australia's athletes have got their out fits sorted. they showed off their designs they will wear for the opening ceremony. the candy striped creations have been described as preppy sheet and the lining has the name of every australian gold medallists. i don't think that was one of the costumes, but that's all for now we are back at the top of the hour. i hope to see you then. in the meantime, checkout the website aljazeera.com website aljazeera.com
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