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this is al jazeera this is the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. >> i did not act dishonestly the president defends his actions. greece pushes ahead to force refugees from the country. waving goodbye to the threat of attacks of armed groups using
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nuclear weapons. leaders meet in washington. caught on camera, two suspected drug smugglers making a trip to the u.s. >> reporter: a new season but so far the same story in formula one. mercedes lead their rivals in practice south africa's president president has will apologised for what he calls confusion and frustration over the millions of private money he spent on his private resident. he spent 16 million dollars upgrading his home in a swimming and theater. he said his actions were in good faith and he will repay the money. it comes after a court ruled that his failure so fair to
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repay back the money is in failure of the constitution. he had been offered a promotion. >> reporter: the country's highest court delivered the final damning word on the president and national assembly. both breached the constitution. it ordered the president to repay for home improvements unrelated to security. things like a theater and swimming pool. in a statement brought cast live to the nation he said the gross over spend should never have happened >> the matter has caused a lot of frustration and confusion for which i apologise on my behalf and on behalf of government. >> reporter: but he defended his actions saying he had always intended to pay back the money.
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>> i will abide by the judgment. i have consistently stated that i will pay an amount towards the security upgrades once this had been determined by the correct authority. the court has ruled on the matter and has devised the determination by the national treasure. >> reporter: she was dismissive of the demand he repay some of the money spent on upgrading his
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rural home. the country's corruption watchdog investigated after costs ballooned. the public protector said he should repay a portion of the 16 million dollars spent on non-security features. he dismissed the findings and the congress led government issued several reports that exxon raid him from any-- exonerated him of any wrongdoing. he did a u-turn acknowledging he did owe some money. that's not enough for his biggest critics: the freedom fighters are saying they will force him to leave office and urging protesters to take to the streets. they may not have won his resignation but they have a lot of ammunition ahead of this year's local elections. >> reporter: the anc has backed zuma and thanked him for humbling himself with an
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apology. the activities dominates the donance of the anc which enjoys the support of the vast amount of people, although party is now under pressure speaking after his speech the ruling anc party said it accepts the president's explanation. >> this is news that there was no intention on the part of the president as he himself has said, and the member to deliberate act inconsistent with the constitution. we appreciate the apology by the president to the nation this evening. it was important that the president humbled himself and apologised to the nation more on this, an african journalist and associated editor
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joining us now. can you start by giving me your take on how important this ruling is by the constitutional court? >> it's very important because south africa is a constitutional democracy. we have a president of the republic who has been found by a constitutional court, a full bench, that he had flouted, effectively, his oath of office. that's why there is a lot of noise about it that the president needs to resign because he has embarrassed the government, he has embarrassed the nation, he has embarrassed the congress because the court has found that he has flouted his own office effectively yet he is defiant. he made an apology, but he refuses to resign. apart from the damage to his reputation and his credibility, how might this affect his
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influence in the country? >> it does pause his apology is hollow and everybody says so and everybody can see that, but he is determined to remain the president of the country because he is not just a man by himself. he has a lot of people who back him and people who benefit him not being in office. what is happening is the president has a standing and they will continue on backing him so he will remain in power for the foreseeable future, but there is resistance from his own ruling party and from civil society as well. there are a lot of people complaining about this. is not just the only problem. there are other problems. he is a man who doesn't have a lot of credibility and questionable moral standards and
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very questionable judgment generally. it is going to be a very difficult time ahead for him and for the ruling party because we are preparing for local government elections that have to happen within the next four months or so. it is going to be very, very difficult for the campaign. it will remain and retain the majority of the councils, but it is likely to lose primarily because of the discredited president we have at what point do calls for zuma's possible exit from the political stage grow louder from within the anc because we heard from him today. for now he seems to have the wholehearted backing, but do they have concerns about the impact of the scandal on the party itself, increase public distrust in the anc?
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>> public distrust in the anc has increased and people do not trust the president. we've seen in parliament that a debate has been ongoing. people have been trying to block parliamentary debates. issues related to the president controversies, but i fake you back to the first one. africans can see right through the anc that it is not wholly and totally behind mr zuma. there are calls from senior leaders of the anc for the president to resign. only two weeks ago, senior leaders of anc were served in liberation struggle. the military unit of the anc delivered the memorandum calling for a special congress where mr zuma would be replaced
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thank you so much much for giving your thought and reaction to these developments syrian state media says government officials have uncovered a mass grave in the city of palmyra. the remains of 40 people were found, 23 of them women and children. it comes as syrian troops continue to clear the ancient city of land mines. troops recaptured the city from i.s.i.l. last month. days before it was due to be implemented, u.n. and human rights groups have criticized the european union's plan to stop refugees reaching europe through greece. they want safeguards put in place before refugees are returned to turkey from greece. the u.n.h.c.r. is concerned
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about the indefinite detention of refugees while their applications are being processed. meanwhile amnesty international has accused turkey of illegally returning thousands of syrian refugees to pair war torn homeland. it is highlighting the dangers refugees might face if they are deported from greece back to turkey under this new deal. authorities on the greek island say at least 10 people were injured over night in clashed between migrants inside a holding center. police sources say two people were stabbed in the incident. afterwards 300 people broke through a fence and fled telling officials they fired from their safety and did not want to return to turkey. this update from our correspondent >> reporter: the u.n. expressing concern about. e.u.-turkey deal three days before it is to be implemented. hundreds of my grant and
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refugees who landed on greek shoress since 20 march are now being held in detention facilities. the u.n. is concerned about the conditions inside those detention facilities which are basically prisons. the u.n. says that they're over crowded lack of sanitation, but it's not just that. the world organization is worried that these people, their asylum requests are not being properly processed because of the lack of time and they're also concerned that international law could be violated. >> today we're urging the parties to the recent e.u. and turkey agreement on refugees and migrants to ensure that all safeguards are in place before any returns begin. this is in light of continued serious gaps in both countries. >> reporter: the u.n. is also concerned about the 50,000 migrants and refugees stranded in greece.
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these people are not part of the e.u.-turkey deal. they have been trapped since europe closed its borders. the u.n. says tensions have been on the rise. we have heard of fightings between the different communities on the ground. many of those stranded in greece saying they haven't been able to apply for asylum. no-one picks up their calls. the u.n. is worried that greece does not have the capacity to process all the asylum requests. >> the capacity of the service to register and process claims will create more problems. there are daily ceilings on registrations, lack of access to the skype system for registration whereby people receive their appointments and their interviews via skype. this is adding to the anxiety
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>> reporter: the e.u. seems intent on implementing the deal. it will be an important show of force to show my dpranlts and refugees that they are serious, especially since the deal came into effect on march 20, but the arrivals continue, a lower number in the past, but they still continue to land on greek shores. deportations could be seen as a deterrent the kurdistan workers party has claimed responsibility for a car bomb which killed seven police officers in south-east turkey. the attack didn't stop the turkish prime minister from going ahead with a planned visit to the city. >> reporter: the explosion shattered the calm of this residential neighborhood. a car packed with explosives detonated here. the damage is clear. this family, this shock. they survived the attack. >> my parents were cooking in the kitchen. i was in the bathroom.
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my children were studying in the living room. all of a sudden with a powerful explosion we felt the storm and saw something very strong coming on to us. it was like an apocolypse >> translation: we heard the explosion. we were worried and scared. >> reporter: the car was parked here and it detonated by a remote control once the minibus carrying the police arrived at this corner. the explosion was so powerful it shot erred the windows of the surrounding buildings. security officials say they have identified the unanimous this cctv footage as the main suspect. turkey's prime minister didn't want to disrupt his preplanned visit. he is here as part of the government's plan to rebuild the historic part of the city.
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for months it has been hit by fighting between the security forces and the outlawed kurdistan workers party, the p.k.k. he says turkey will not bow before attacks and violence. >> translation: your brothers had come here so the turkish flag would continue to wave. they gave their lives so the area did not fall into ruin like aleppo. >> reporter: a suicide attack carried out killed several several tourist last month. both ankara an istanbul have seen spikes in attack. the country security and the economy are the targets. several officials of closed their missions and states have warned their citizens against visiting the country especially south eastern turkey. thursday's bomb attack will
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increase fears of more attacks there's more to come for you on the news hour. israeli soldier accused of shooting dead an injured palestinian is released to open detention in a military camp. also. we visit a nigerian school giving children orphaned by boko haram a chance to make a fresh start. in sport why the u.s. women soccer team could be striking on and off the pitch the nuclear security summit in washington is drawing to an end. 102 nations have ratified a tree tea to prefbt nuclear terrorism. it will give countries more tools in the event that nuclear material is stolen or there is an attack on a nuclear facility.
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u.s. president obama also warned world leaders of the threat posed by armed groups like i.s.i.l. trying to gain access to nuclear weapons. our correspondent has been following this summit. how important is this deal. what does it allow countries to do? what does it empower them to do? >> reporter: basically it's putting more stringent requirements on countries that have nuclear material to do more to make sure that they're store itting and transporting the material or handling the material in safe and secure ways. this is a treaty that had been in existence since before the september 11 attacks, but it was only after those attacks that a real push was on to try to toughen the requirements of this particular treaty. any time now this should be coming into force and as you noted it is going to give countries much more capabilities in order to manage their nuclear stock piles effectively and
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safely. there is also something else at work here as we heard just a little while ago from the u.s. president obama. >> no terrorist group has yet succeeded in getting their hands on a nuclear advice. our work here will ensure that we are doing everything possible to prevent that. this is also an opportunity for the nations to remain united and focused on the most active terrorist network at the moment and that is i.s.i.l. the majority of the nations here are part of the global coalition against i.s.i.l. a number of our countries have been targeted by i.s.i.l. attacks. just about all of our nations have seen citizens join i.s.i.l. in syria and iraq, so this is a threat to us all hearing the president there issuing a stark warning about the possibility of nuclear material falling into the wrong hands, particularly those of armed groups like i.s.i.l., but
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what about the nuclear programs of nation states? >> reporter: even though that wasn't the exact focus of this particular summit, the president did have the opportunity to talk about what nation states are doing with their nuclear weapons on the sidelines and notably there were two team meetings on the sidelines on thursday. the president met with the leaders of japan and south korea as well as with the president of china to talk about what more can be done to prevent north korea from trying to develop a nuclear weapons program. it has long been suspected, no-one has confirmed it, but there is enough anxiety among these leaders that they're trying to find ways of dealing with north korea's efforts to turn it into a nuclear state. while it wasn't the exact focus of this particular summit, this was a situation where the leaders had a chance to reaffirm that this is important and, in fact, it is worth pointing out that a senior state department official is on his way to seoul
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to continue discussions on how to stop north korea from developing and potentially using nuclear weapons thanks very much. as she was mentioning there, north korea has vowed to keep pursuing its nuclear and ballistic weapons program. it comes as south korea says the north fired another short range missile on thursday. the korean peninsula is in a state of semi-war. a political affairs analyst says pyongyang's behaviour is a sign of worsening relations with china. >> this is part of the play book that he inherited from his father. this is very, very different from those times because right now this is a slap in the face to president xi jinping, a tremendous loss of face as he is meeting with obama about nuclear issues. he has issued a stern ultimatum.
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china was active in helping to draft new restrictions on north korea and they've said they're going to enforce them. this really has changed things. the chinese public is not very fond of the president who they call little fatty three. this is a slap in the face of china. there is also a piece of paper that was handwritten that was saying north korea is now seeing china as an enemy and that this was supposedly broadcast. it has not been verified. if it is true and the rhetoric in north korea goes against china, there could be very sharp reactions an israeli military court has ruled that a soldier accused of injured a palestinian man can be moved to an open camp. he was shot in the head and killed in hebron in the occupied
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west bank. he was lying on the ground having been wounded after allegedly attacking an israeli. charges against the soldier have been reduced from murder to manslaughter. >> reporter: israel's chief military prosecutor and in court today to try and fight the decision by the judge that was to release the soldier into open arrest, which is meaning he will go to a military base unconfined and unarmed. to read some quotes from the session, it was said the videos and testimony indicate the neutralized terrorist posed no threat. this is military words. he said however, many movements the terrorist made at the scene, none of the people, including the commanders who were standing next to him, were not alarmed and in this speaks volumes. this has to do with the defense the soldiers saying that he felt threatened and his colleagues
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were threatened by the incapacity paid person. he believes he had the potential to carry out another attack in terms of having explosives on him or something like this. the prosecution making it clear they were not buying this and, therefore, they believed that he should remain in custody. that has not happened. he is now on open arrest in a military base and will appear in court again on tuesday the pentagon says it has killed a senior al-shabab leader in a drone strike in somalia. they was killed with two others in mogadishu. u.s. officials believe he was involved in an attack on the mogadishu airport and an attack on a hotel. a school in nigeria has opened its doors to children orphaned during the conflict with the armed group boko haram. the children will be studying along others whose parents were members of boko haram.
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a report in the first of this two-part series looking at the plight of organs all around the world >> reporter: a tip physical start to a normal skoo school day for these children. after a traumatic period in their lives, they try to get a normal education. a first step in putting the past hipped them. more than 80% of them have been involved in violence from boko haram. this is exactly what the group doesn't want them to have. this girl came to the school over a month ago traumatised. her progress in the school has been slow. >> translation: all i want to be is a teacher, so i can help others. >> reporter: her father was killed by boko haram. her mother later died at a displaced persons camp. the people who took her in were
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also killed in a suicide attack >> some are crying and they tell you they were remembering their parents. >> reporter: at least she can now afford to dream. for those who have been here longer, confidence has returned. >> translation: i want to be a doctor to help those in need. >> reporter: the young boy forced to watch his farce r father being killed wants one day to be helping others. the off spring of some boko haram fighters here study here aside the children of those killed in the violence. they want to speed up healing here and at the end of their studies they can blend in perfectly. the school provides some
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support. >> by you put them in or fannage, he may not know the societal norms. what is it in that society, how do you peer inwards. >> reporter: for now most of the children have moved on, learning to be kids again. most importantly, trying to shape their future in parliament 2 of our series on orphans we report from cambodia where a campaign is underway to reunite children who have managed to find their parts. that's on saturday. don't-- their parents. that's on saturday. more to come for you on the news hour. officials detained after a flyover collapses. working side-by-side with an enemy. colombian restaurant astaffed by
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. taking you through the top stories. south africa's president says he will respect a court order to repay funds back that he used to upgrade his residence. his supporters say he did not act dishonestly. obama says 102 nations have ratified a treaty over the protection of nuclear material. he warned against the threat posed by armed groups like i.s.i.l. u.n. calling for legal safeguards before refugees are returned to turkey under ankara's deal with the european union when obama called for an increase in the number of refugees accepted by the u.s., it didn't go down well, but in one rural new york community
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refugees are not only welcome, they're helping the local econo economy. >> reporter: work on the noblehurst day dairy farm in rural new york is smelly. but this man is happy to have this job. he was a refugee in nepal and he couldn't work for 20 years. >> translation: with new technology here, the new system of milking in the dairy farm was challenging in the beginning, but now everything is easy. >> reporter: his boss a sixth generation dairy farmer with reliable legal workers hard to find she jumped at the chance to hire him through the refugee milker training program >> they bring us a stable work dwrer, it is a job that they enjoy and it is a long-term employee and we look for people that want to stay. >> reporter: this man stands as a lee a soon.
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he was one-- liaison between the refugees and employers. he was also a refugee. the united states resettled 85,000 people since 2008. in 2012 more refugees came from butong than from any other country. in the refugee camp his family lived in a hut. now they have a five-bathroom house partially subsidized by a state grant >> it is a good fit because the american workers really are not that interested in working on the farms. >> reporter: this woman runs a community group that is helping them learn commute skills and english. some women have got jobs in a local sewing factory. >> they don't mind the hard work. it fills a need. the gaps in the workforce that we're seeing. >> reporter: for ray and his
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family coming to the u.s. was a turning point >> i believe america is a country that offers all the opportunity to grow and have our dreams come true >> reporter: while they drnt feel comfortable in a city, here in rural america they feel welcome and right at home indian police have opened a case of cull pabl homicide building a flyover. at least 24 people were killed and more than 90 injured when a 100 metre stretch of the traffic fell onto midday traffic. the construction company denies responsibility. >> reporter: a street once under the shadow of a fly over now being cleared. >> the main part of the operation is over. the people were under the debris
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yesterday. now the second part of the operation which you see the fly over is still leaning in one direction, so that will be done in a system tack manner. >> reporter: workers say it will take up to three days to remove a precarious slab that is hanging off the bridge held together by pieces of concrete and twisted iron rods. residence look on with the bird's-eye view, their buildings once nearly touched the edge. the 2 kilometer bridge had taken up all the space above the main thoroughfare which is why people had no choice but to pass under the building works. that's how two members of this family lost their lives. concretes fell onto a rick show that were taking this man's son and dunl. >> translation: my entire family is gone. i don't know how i shall run the family. i'm 75 years old and i'm left
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with my grandson. what do i do about his future? i don't know what to do without my son. >> reporter: the search for vehicles trapped under the debris continue through the night but police say no-one was pulled out alive. the chief minister cancelled all her campaigning for upcoming state elections to survey the scene vogue that those responsible will be punished and there will be an investigation. in the light of day, locals say they're sceptical. they worry that the elections are the focus of politicians' attention right now. two years ago a similar flyover collapsed in the city and although there were no casualties, people say if the government had taken action as it has promised back then and created policies and checks and balances for construction, a tragedy of this kind may not have happened. even here memories are short. despite warnings that this area is unsafe, crowds gather to
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watch the machinery break apart the flyover's crumbling edge. further along it's business as usual. once again, stalls said up, pedestrians going through and vehicles under the bridge. frequent power shortages in pakistan has long been a source of public discontent. a new initiative is hoping to change that. >> reporter: if pakistan has its way, then this solar panel field will become almost as commonplace as the wheat fields that dot the countryside. pakistan is in dire need of energy. electricity blackouts are a daily occurrence and can last up to six hours. on average pakistan produces 11,000 megawatts of electricity a day. it needs to double that to supply the country. this project in the south of punjab hopes to change that. a joint chinese pakistani venture, is that they coup
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handwritten esthe-- harness the son. >> it is a model success story to install 100 megawatt pilot project, which is a model and it can be repeated, replicated up to 1000 megawatt and after this success story, the government has implemented investment >> reporter: 100 mega watts can supply a town, but some say the technology is outof date and inefficient. >> my only criticism right now is that it is very, very expensive. i think if it comes down, if you break it down to the installed cost per unit it comes over to almost a million u.s. dollars. >> reporter: but the costs are worth it as the government says and it has turned the parliament building into the first public
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solar-powered building. they are becoming popular across the country and it means it could be decades to take enough of these to power the entire country myanmars's unner house has approved a post for aung san suu kyi. she will be the state councillor. it will make her, in effect, the president's boss. the lower house is to vote on tuesday. she cannot become president because her children hold foreign passports. >> reporter: a large majority here in the upper house has accepted a very crucial bill which will give extended powers to aung san suu kyi. she was barred from running for president because of the constitution that says that her children canned have fortunately
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narcotics-- can't have foreign nationalities. the military was against about it, but the majority of the upper house has voted in favor. >> it is important because the whole country vote for aung san suu kyi. the whole country would like to see her as a leader of the country. >> reporter: because it is a very new position, especially created for aung san suu kyi, nobody knows exactly how it will look like, but it seems she will have not only an advisory role to the government but also to parliament which gives her a position as a head of state, but nobody here from the national league for democracy has voted for the bill wants to say that her position is higher than that
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of the president a woman has died from owe bowl a-- ebolin in lie ber i can't-- liberia. while it is no longer a health emergency it does still expect some cases to occasionally pap. u.s. health officials are warning that the zika virus is almost to reach southern states of america as tremps rise in the coming weeks. the center for disease control is holding a summit to prepare the u.s. for a likely outbreak. it has been linked to microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with small heads and brain damage. scientists are racing to find out why. >> reporter: for months it has been the one question without an answer, is the zika virus responsible for microcephaly in babies. scientists say they have an
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answer. >> we're very close to being 100% sure and i think at this point all of our policies are funding allocations are based on the idea that this is the true link. >> reporter: ever since brazil reported a startling increase in case last autumn. scientists have been working for months to confirm a link between zika and microcephaly. there was a summit where it was advised. >> translation: we have 20,000 cases of zika in colombia. we don't have cases of microcephaly with an important amount of registered cases. we need to work more to find out why brazil have so many cases and we don't. >> reporter: zika infection during pregnancy appears to increase the risk for several birth defects and miss carriages. scientists say they have found the virus in the brains of affected babies.
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>> the most urgent imperative is to reduce the risk to pregnant women and their developing foetus and that is the over arching frame by which we make our plans, we make our actions, we focus our research and we focus our activities and we keep ourselves motivated. >> reporter: what still remains unknown is exactly what the chances are that a baby will suffer from a berth defect if born to a zika-infected mother donald trump has been ramping up the rhetoric on extending a wall along the u.s.-mexico border. a new video has emerged that the current fence isn't much of a barrier for some. two suspected drug smugglers with large backpacks were caught on camera scaling the fence. a police car was parked nearby but no effort is made to stop them. after spotting the camera, the pair run back to the fence and
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cross over to mexico again. more from mexico city. >> reporter: this video from a mexican television news channel shows a brave incursion of two young men into u.s. territory, a box taped to each of their backs which authorities suspect were drugs. they were only in a the u.s. for a few months. they climbed it again. they climbed over in and less than 30 seconds they do this quite often it seems. we have filmed there several times. we have spoken with smugglers who tape heroin to their body and . there say tunnel under that fence and we have seen footage of cata parks urts used to sling
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marijuana and cocaine over the border. it shows that drug cartels and organizations will use any means at their disposal to get drugs into the u.s. they have to get money back into mexico and they use some of the same strategies as the conflict in colombia winds down, one upmarket restaurant is helping to bridge the divide between former army soldiers and farc fighters. it is part of a government scheme aimed at reintegrating people from both sides into society. >> reporter: this is one of latin american's top 50 restaurants. it has offers training and wounded veterans and now to rebel fighters. >> translation: a prospective wants to know your experience. as a former rebel, what can you
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answer? here i didn't have to lie. >> reporter: she escaped the farc. she never rvr recovered. she left her home after threats and couldn't find a job. when she was connected with this restaurant, she worried about not being able to work in a food restaurant and feared working shoulder to shoulder with her former enemy. >> translation: when i saw him for the first time, on i had the slifr shivers. i've talked and cried and he has been my support. >> reporter: he lost his left eye and right leg to an farc land mine. >> translation: my first reaction was hash. it was hard for me to accept the idea. we shared our stories and i understood they're victims asz well. it helped me to move on and remove a huge burden >> reporter: the foundation only originally hired former
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soldiers. many >> there were fears, of course, about security and public opinion, many things, but at the end we said if we don't do it, no-one would do it. >> reporter: the kitchen has become a symbol of colombia's efforts to overcome its conflict, convincing most entrepreneurs of participating in programs like this one is still an uphill battle. polls say half of the entrepreneurs in the country would never hire a former fighter. >> translation: we have an issue of stigmatisation. is it not enough for the government to train them if at the moment they step out the society is not ready to receive them. >> reporter: back here workers knows a restaurant alone is not likely to reverse decades of fear and distrust, but they're convinced it might just hold the key to a recipe for reconciliation now brussels main airport
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looks likely to reopen on sunday after police and the government resolve their dispute over how to best screen passengers. the airport has been closed to passenger flights since the suicide bombers killed and wounded dozens in the departure hall last month. it was due to reopen on friday evening, but airport police threatened to go on strike. federal police want the passengers to be checked in front of the terminal while the police say it will just shift the danger outside. still ahead, heavy weight study research says the world has more owe bees than underwait people for the first time. we look at whether the tomb of king tut is the burial site of his mother and the soccer in sports. in sports.
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for the first time in recorded history the global population is more obese than it is undernourished. it has risen to 640 million people considered obese. they compared the weight and hate of 20 million people across 186 countries. on average the global population has become 1.5 kg heavier each decade. while the problem shouldn't over
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shadow the problem of famine global steps are needed to tackle the problem. if the trends continue then by 202518% of men and 21% of women are expected to fall into the obese category. a professor is the lead author of the obesity study told us lower income levels are a major contributor to the levels >> the highest obesity levels in the world are happening in the middle income countries. pacific island nations, middle east and some parts of caribbean and latin america. in some sense they're largely with the exception of english speaking world is actually managing to eat better andy with the sport. >> reporter: thanks so much. a formula one fans were hoping the new season might bring different faces and cars to the front of the field, they may be
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dispainted. mercedes again dominant. a bad day for ferrari. a wheel wasn't properly attached to this car. he went quickest with his team mates. lewis hamilton just behind. an open letter to the governing body saying it was obsolete and ill structured. novak djokovic is on course for another open title. he has now won 15 straight matches in miami. he hasn't lost there since 2013. he broke world number one in the first set. novak djokovic winning. kyrious place in another semi-later on. the first classico on saturday with a real madrid fighting to
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stay in the race. barcelona are ten points ahead of them. there are eight games left in the season. real their third and looking to come back. >> translation: we need to enjoy it, playing against good players, sizing each other up against barcelona, but that's it. i'm going to sleep very well tonight because tomorrow i'm going to enjoy my first barcelona against real madrid. i want to enjoy it. >> translation: it is true that there are less and less games ahead to be played and achieving a victory against one of the candidates to win the title could be decisive. >> reporter: the fight for player quality in u.s. football looks set to qualify for some time to come. champions of the women team have filed a complaint saying they're paid a fraction of their male counterpart. u.s. soccer is refuting the
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claims. >> reporter: american striker alex morgan breaking another u.s. record by scoring just 12 seconds into this olympics qualifying match. their victory in the last year's world cup final was the most watched in the u.s. ever, topping any men's match. their complag their male counterparts were paid four times allows much money, even though the females generated millions more revenue. the women earned $2 million for winning the 2015 world cup compared to 9 million collected by the men in 2014 when they were knocked out early >> coming off a world cup women, the pay disparity is too large. >> reporter: acting on behalf of the full team, five players say that the disparity violates u.s.
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pay equity laws >> in the past u.s. soccer has always used revenue generation as a reason as to why the women weren't paid as much as the men. i honestly feel that now that excuse no longer exists. >> reporter: the complaint is have a tea jikally timed coming amid fears the women's professional union may go on strike threatening its appearance in the rio olympics this august. the soccer federation has already sued the women's union to enforce what the governing body argues is a collecting bargaining agreement that runs until next year. u.s. soccer says it hasn't seen the complaint adding that it was disappointed in the women's action. the men's national team goalie says they support the women's fight >> any time there is a labor dispute, athletes should fight for their rights, men or women. gender aside they should fight for what they believe and it is
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fair compensation. >> reporter: this expert say the women have a good case >> i think that the u.s. soccer federation will have a difficult time showing that that is a justifiable disparity. >> reporter: the equal employment opportunity commission will investigate this complaint, but it is under no deadline to reach a decision. in the meantime this case has worsened the already series friction between american football administrators and their most celebrated players world's best female surfers have been competing in an australian break, bells beach in victoria. it is the second stop on the world tour. conlogue moved to the top of the overall standings. that is our sports. back to you thank you. egypt has invited archeologists and experts from around the world to establish if secret chambers are behind the wall of
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tutankham un. they believe it could be a burial chamber housing the remains of his mother whose final resting place has been an in mystery. >> the team worked for 11 hours with the radar. they were supposed to give some results, but they prefer to study it carefully and they will deliver us the results within a few days, one week maximum. this will not be the final result because it's the one of many steps. the next step will be another vertical radar which will take place by end of april that's it for the news hour, but you can find much more on that story and everything elsewhere covering on our website., there you will find all the latest comment, analysis and video on demand.
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this week on "talk to al jazeera" sinner song writer natalie merchant >> i stumbled into this as a way of life. i had no intention of being in a band or a singer. it happened to me by accident she has rerecorded her break through solo album tigerlily, but this time with a twist. the essence of the songs remains unchanged >> i think tigerlily, a song like carnival is not political.