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water just using the sun. >> this opens up whole new possibilities. >> al jazeera america, proud to tell your stories. this is al jazeera. hello there. welcome to the newshour. i am nickel clark live from our headquarters in doha. in the next 60 minutes, the u.n. says more than a thousand iraqis will be killed in march, alone, as isil sets up attacks on civilians. >> the university in kenya sets up. farmers in the philippines call on the government to help them. japan's oldest tech firm gets a
foreign owner for the first time. the multi-billion drawer takeover of sharpe. ♪ we begin in iraq where the u.n. says there has been a defendant sharp rise in the number of iraqis killed in march. new figures show more than 1,100 died, almost double the figure of february. half of them were civilians and that figure does not take into account deaths linked to secondary effects of violence. people who fled their homes and died to expose you're from the elements and lack of food and healthcare. the u.n. blames isil for increasing attacks on civilians. the armed group loses on the battlefield. they have taken a number of areas around the city. anbar is preparing to retake a small town on the northwest of ramadi. there is heavy fighting around ramadi and newer fallujah.
last year, isil was estimated to lost 14% of the territory it had controlled mainly in the north. here is the latest from the baghdad. >> reporter: there are many reasons behind the increasing of the death toll that was mentioned by the united nations. the clashes and the fighting is still going on. recently, it has increased highly. iraqi forces announced they are going to launch or they did launch that they will be operating in more than one area all areas in iraq are subject to an increased military operations with the iraqi forces and isil as well. also, we have to take into consideration the very bad system, earlier, some cities in iraq, when we talk about this
issue, we talk fallujah, a surrounded area from all directions. iraqi forces and people inside fallujah, with difficult circumstanc circumstances. many people died because of this made by iraqi forces. now, everybody is saying the coming battle inside mosul goes to mosul and could increase the number of the death people in the future. >> the armenian defensing minister said heavy fight something broken out. an enclave is located. under the control of local armenian forces to the fall of the soviet union. the fighting over the past 24 hours is said to be the worst since the cease-fire agreement ended the three-yar war in the
1990s. they have continuously demanded a run. they have not been able to find a peaceful solution. >> the journalist and lecturer says these types of escalations can lead to war. >> for the past 20 months, they have been escalating texts in terms of truce violations and military offensive against armenian installations. as we know, the meetings in washington have finished with the nukelar summit. a large scale offensive. the cease-fire that has been in place the past 22 years has been violated continuously. it's mostly a self-maintained cease-fire although the u.n. has been trying to negotiate a settlement. peace talks have been de-railed and by launching such a large
scale offensive, it contributes to a situation with loss of innocent life and casualties on both side. they have called for an immediate cease-fire and it is continuing to monitor the situation. we have no idea as to what russia will do, and in terms of the international community, i have to say that this corner of the world has been long ignored. i think it's time for the world to pay greater attention to the situation here because, as i said, it will have a large impact on the region if this is not resolved peacefully. north cokorea said it successfully tested an anti-aircraft weapon. the launch is unclear when or where they were taken. they say the north fired a short range missile off of the east
coast on friday. world leaders have ratified a treaty to keep nuclear material safely under lock and key. duri during a nuclear execute summit, 102 nations. president barack obama warned world leaders the threatsposed by armed groups like isil are trying to gain access to nuclear weapons. all smiles at the end of the nuclear security summit in the washington for good reason. an international treat that is correct requires countries to do more to safeguard nuclear material is about to take effect. u.s. president barack obama warned his fellow leaders more must be done. >> there is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible. >> reporter: obama's warning comes weeks after the isil
stakes in brussels. the suspects might have been spy okay a nuclear sierntist. but some anti-nuclear activists say the u.s. may have focused this summit on the wrong threat. they want more threacuts in nuc threats. they don't want north korea to become a nuclear state. that's a matter obama discussed with his chinese, counterparts on thursday. some say the administration has tried not to choose between nuclear execute and proliferation. >> it is found in far more states than just this state of nuclear weapons about 24 countries have material that could be used for a nuclear weapon. so what president obama did was really elevate political attention to these materials and provide political momentum for securing them and ideally eliminating them. >> this the final summit of its
kind. what happens now? >> today, we agree to maintain a strong architecture, including through the united nations, the international atomic agency and interpol to carry on this work. >> the real test of the summit's success will be whether nations continue their work on safeguarding their nuclear material without a nudge from the white house. ross cylinder jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> all right. stay with us here on the newshour. still to come, calls for south africa's president to step down despite his apologies for using public funds to renovate his homes. >> cherry blossoms from japan. >> the nba's golden boys lose some of their shine. we will have the details. the warriors' setback. the united states say it has
killed a key leader of al shabaab in somalia, one of three people killed in a drone strike near the kenyan border. he was er. he was involved in. >> taken to america to honor the vuktims. candlelight vigils will be held in nirobi. >> we are here to say sorry. also to say that this is an important day that will never be forgotten by the community in kenya. malcolm web is where the
communications are taking place? >> some government officials, university staff, residents and a handful of students gathered for a memorial ceremony. testimony of what happened a year ago today when the attack happened. this memorial was unveiled. it's recently being constructed and nicknamed for the people that were killed that day. there was certainly a lot of unanswered questions for the survivors and people in this community about what happened and why it was allowed to happen. but the event today is helping people lay some of those painful memories to rest. >> these students ran away and hid when dozens of their friends were shot and killed. mercy went under her bed for under 12 hours. it was a year ago when attackers from the somali armed group al shabaab stormed their university
in northern kenya. >> my name is malcolm web. i am a journalist. >> we spoke to mercy on the phone outside the campus after the attack. now she told us the full harrowing story of how her friend, carol, was killed. >> she was pregnant, seven months. so, i guess it was labor pains. she started crying. but soon they realized there was somebody inside the room. so they went directly to the bathroom. then more than 140 students were killed. the attackers came from this direction. they found students sleeping here inside the girls' torm tory. it's here most were killed. mercy was hiding inside throughout. there were only four police guarding the campus at the time. many are left wondering if the attack could have been
prevented. >> the university's former principal says it was an obvious and vulnerable target. he showed us letters sent to the government in the months before the attack requesting more security. he says they were ignored. he says the attack was a disaster for a region that's already poor and marginalized. >> it has led to more fear, more suspicion between us, so literally, we are in a quagmire. >> reporter: the additional execute came late last year. there are now 25 armed police to the campus. security in the whole of the northern region has improved. in january, the university re-opened for part-time students, mostly from girisa town. university staff are hoping hundreds more from all over kenya will feel safe enough to come and start courses in september. mercy and her friends practice a
song for the memorial ceremony. along with most survivors, they were transferred to another university in another part of the country. they say they never want to go back, but they say they will never forget what happened that day or the friends they lost. malcolm web, al jazeera, garissa, kenya. let's talk now to far a.m. malam, a former demty speaker at the kenyan national assembly joining us by skype from nairobi. it was an appalling attack. how do you assess how things have come on or not since then? >> it's been a very, very appalling and terrible thing that happened. i think it's flies in the face, of independent kenya. we have come a long way now. i can tell you. a lot has changed.
the security machine initially wouldn't listen to the signals and warnings that were given both by the leaders as well as by the people of the place. we have told them: how do you put in only four security officers to guard a facility that clearly was seen by everybody as prime target for al shabaab because shabaab wants to divide kenya along religious lines. about 90% of the students were non-muslims. the government was informed two months prior to the attack, two weeks, a month before that, two weeks before that attack, two days before that attack, and they kept only what they had in place. the government of the day will have to bear responsibility for a long time to come. >> when you say a lot of things have changed, how have they changed? attacks are still continuing. we have the attack in january, a hotel in mog dishu, suicide attacks in baido. >> we are talking about kenya,
talking about the attacks that have been within the boundaries or the territory much kenya. for reasons, we have been telling them we need to be able to deal with that. al shabaab can only be defeated by somalis, not beutopians or kenyans or by the americans. it can only be defeated by people who know and are able to track them in days and nights and literally fight them all the way through until they wipe them out. the security machine in the northeast est earn, the result is so claiglaring.
many have been arrested. many were killed. security machine has been such a marvelous job right now. >> that is kenya, as you say, in its simple, what about within somal i can't, al shabaab controls large areas of the rural south and central areas. what about the able to it within kenya's interest? >> i don't think international community has the good will to bring peace to somal i can't. it wouldn't take much. public up the somali security machinery for a fraction of what have it costs now, the international community and they would be able to wipe it out completely. let me tell you the bulk of the fighting including the kenyan forces who went into the jubilat was done by ethnic somalis from
there. through the ligeadership. >> able to wipe out the entire al shabaab within the shortest possible time. nobody is willing to do that. they feel like their country has been taken over by foreigners. we have to change the course of action if the international community is genuine an sincere. >> all right. we will leave it there. very good to get your thoughts on this. thank you very much. thank you very much. the u.n. execute council has agreed to send u.n. police to burundu. options will be presented within 15 days. the country has experienced unrest since april last year when the president decided to seek a third term. nearly 500 people have been killed.
more than a quarter of a million people have fled to neighboring countries. >> france is convinced the security council must do everything it can to help burundians to resume their troubles in the path of peace. this is our responsibility to the people of burundi. three people real dead and several injured in clashes between police and farmers in the southern philippines. demonstrators were angry about the lack of government help during one of the worst droughts in year's. >> reporter: the fields are dry. crops have failed. five months of drought have hit many parts and brought farmers to their knees. they tried to get their voices heard. they protested in the nearby town but on friday, it got out of hand. rocks were thrown at the police. police then broke the lines of the protesters.
then, shots can be heard. he ward 0 blames the police for his brother's death. >> in this church, whole families have taken refuge wherever they can in the grounds of the church. the young and old, sheltering from the sweltering heat of the day. with no agreement on how to end the stand-off, security forces have surrounded the church. they are well armed. on saturday morning, police were given permission by negotiators
to search the premises for weapons. police are letting in some food donations, but only after long discussions with civil society. >> we cannot rely any more on the response of the government. we already experienced it t we lie on the support and aid food aid being donated by non-government organizations, government institutions such as the food authority that these farmers will go home and not empty handed. >> while farming families wait it out, there is hope for a break threw. >> there are some misconceptions. we are here to -- not here -- we are not here to arrest them. >> it's briefed an agreement to end the protest may be reached over the weekend. how to some long-term problems remain a question for the government.
mindinaw. >> armed forces had to be called in to control rioting inmates in northern india. they said a guard used physical force on one of them. they threw stones at prison staff and police responded with gunfire. they took a senior prison official hostage. >> foxcon has finalized the takeover of sharp. it is the first ever foreign takeover of after major japanese electronics firm. it was sealed with a handshake. foxconn paid three and a ha$3 a billion dollars to acquire a 2/3 stake in sharp. today is an important day for hunai and sharp. one company em brassying another global company because we know
we can compliment each other. with our unique results and succeed together. sharp starrettt stated making belt buckels. failure to keep up with the depictal revolution has weakened its position today. it launched a liquid crystal display division and by 2009, the lcd plant was the world's most advanced but then investment and competition started to squeeze its finances. >> same year, sharp got its first bail-out from lenders. they began looking for a buyer. after a second bail-out and under extreme pressure, sharp access september the foxconn deal. >> from the university of shinzuka, he says the
introduction of a foreign management style is positive? >> i think what happened was that sharp wasn't really concealing it but they were, and they showed signs of backing off. what question lack is diversification. if you look at electronics, the domestic sales or domestic production in japan have more than passed compared to 15 years ago. they have not the japanese icon anymore. there should have been more foreign introduction. i would like to see what they can do is unify the technology
of existing these japanese companies and actually utilizing their distribution base to market all over the world. a good example is the takeover of nissan which was virtually a bankrupt company. use the technology and distribution base to widen your product bates by using these japanese companies they fought off. two 4 hours ago, many from texas to georgia were suffering some pretty big storms. hail was not that uncommon. strong winds. small tornados and there may be things -- not all of the storms. but they were wet, if you will of water.
60, sent, 100 millimeters. down in 24 hours. obviously there will be flooding. although the cloud has moved on, taking the worst of the storms with it, that's only about a day's worth of dry. so there is still water on the street from some of the southern cities. it looks fine now. doesn't it it is going off shore. sixteen degrees of daylight if you can see it. everybody back to early spring, in denver, all of california is it in the sun shine. you will notice winter is close. it has gone really.
thank you very much. >> it is cherry blossom season across japan and coincides with record tourism numbers when japanese engage in their traditional custom of doing their thing and throwing an out door party. rob mcbride looks at the excitement, the big business the blossoms bring. it happens every year. people shouldn't be amazed. it's still amazing. across japan, the cherry blossom is blooming. the whole country is gripped by looking at flowers. coinciding with perfect weather, the verdict for this system is it's as good as it gets. >> when it comes, it looks like it is snowing? >> i am glad i was born japanese. >> it makes you happy and you forget all of your troubles. >> pulling in the crowds is the
knowledge that one bad storm could blow it all away. all the more beautiful for being so fleeting. this could be the source, one of a number of hybrids at this park that's more than 100 years old and that has been the subject of a recent university study. researchers believe grafts taken from this one tree could be the origin of the most common variety of cherry tree that's in full bloom right now no such thing in a country which likes things to be precise. invaluable for the tourism industry. nihom plans a festabiful aroundt merchandising everything to do with the blossom. >> during cherry blossom season,
shops and stores get together to help create a experience. >> at nighttime, blossoms are created where they don't exist. with a weaker yen, the government sees tourism as vital for the economy. it had planned 20 million visitors per year by 2020, but it is already achieving that now it doubled the target to 40 million. better get busy planting more cherry trees. tokyo. >> here to come in al jazeera. it has been the subject of major debate trying to find out if there is a connection between the zika virus and birth defects. the verdict is in. plus: >> in cambodia, the united nations says thousands of children in orphanages are not, in fact, orphans.
violence is said to be worse since a cease-fire agreement. kenya marking a somber anniversary of one of the deadliest al shabaab attacks in the country. a year ago they killed more than 140 students. residents on the greek/macedonian border protesting by blocking a bridge that connects to local highways of the town. they say they are tired of it being used as a refugee camp. refugees were on the 13 seventh day of a sit-in near the railway line. thousands have been stuck there. not being allowed on to the next destination, more than 60 refugees trying to get to le sp os from the turkib coastal town. they were intercepted by the turkish coast guard. on monday, an eu turkey deal comes into effect. ankara has agreed to take back
refugees in exchange for resettling other refugees in europe. the u.s. center for disease control is warning of further outbreaks of the zika virus says rising temperatures could allow the virus to spread across the united states. zika is spreading fast in south america. protection kits are being given to pregnant women. on the world health organization says there is now scientific consensus that the zika advice is connected to microcephaly, a condition in which baeths are born with birth defects. >> for a month, it has been the one question without an answer. is the zika virus responsible for microcephaly in babies? scientists say they have an answer. >> we are swraer close to being 100% sure. i think at this point, all of our policies, our funding allocations are based upon the idea that this is a true link.
>> ever since brazil reported startling increases cases, scientists have been working for months to confirm a link between zika and microcephaly. during a health minister's summit last february, the pressing question was whether enough proof existed to confirm the link. >> we have 20,000 cases of zika in colombia. >> number can very. we don't have cases of microcephaly with an important amount of registered cases. we need to work more to find out why brazil has so many cases and we don't. >> zika infection during pressugnancy appears to increas the risk for several types of birth desktops and miscarriages. in fact, scientists say they have found the virus in the brains of affected babies. >> the most urgent imperative is to reduce the risk to pregnant women and their developing fetus. and that's the overarching frame
by which we make our plans, make our actions, we focus our research, we focus our activities and we keep ourselves motivat motivated what remains a known is exactly what the chances are that a baby will suffer from a birth defect if born to a zika-infetted mother. al jazeera. >> hundreds of anti-government protesters in brazil are once again demanding the impeachment of the president, demonstrators marched in s a lot of o paulo. she is accused of manipulating government accounts to win re-election in 20014. the lower house much parliament is due to vote within two weeks on whether she should be impeached. vietnam's parliament has sworn in a top policemen as a new president. he was the head of internal security agency which has a controversial human rights record. the ruling communist party recommended him in january. the post of the is the second
most powerful position in vietnam. the head of the communist party is the country's top leader. almost 12,000 children in cambodia live in or fanages. a government study says more than 70% of them have at least one living parent. now, there is a new drive to reunite these children with their families. in a second of our two-part series on orphans. >> reporter: the night before exams and pham is studying hard. homework is a privilege after coming to this orphanage. he isn't an orphan and neither are many of the children here my parents sent me to this center because they had problems earning a living. they couldn't send me to school. we didn't have food.
a recent study found 12,000 children live in orphanages but three out of four have a living parent. concerned about cases of abuse and neglect, the government and the u.n. are now pushing to return these children to their families. >> some of these institutions are actually not carefully monitored. they are not respecting minimum standards of care there are mechanics in place to inspect them. >> his parents say he is better off where he is. they earn less than $5 a day selling balloons on the street. >> if he stays with us, he will have to work hard. my son will end up as a construction worker.
the staff of the offanage say he has a betser chance if he stays with them. in this situation if we send them back, i don't agree. the u.n. and orphanages say that the welfare of these children must come first but the question is: who can offer better care? >> the government has yet to regulate that children with parents must return home. organizations like "together for cambodia" are hoping it doesn't come to that. car issue malia, al jazeera, cambodia. >> alan kiff is one of the founders of international child campaign. he says the money put into or fanages should support communities and families.
they lost control of the child care facilities. they allowed the west to run child care facilities. what we do now and our colleagues is to work with governments to take control again of the child care services and those children need to grow up in families. they need to grow up in their communities not just saying close down orphanages but do their research. the big organizations everyone has heard of, international development, plan international, safe the children, action aid even unicef. none support residential care for children. when those children leave those centers, they don't have the connections they need to live a
productive life we support child support services to reach out to those who are battling and support them with their children in their families. not separating children. it's like taking the children away from the problem. let's fix the problem and keep this child in the family in the community. >> south africa's president created a flood of calls to resign even though he apologized for using public funds to renovate his home. they say recalling him would tear the party apart tanya page reports from johan he isburg. >> reporter: the country's highest court delivered the damning word. both breached the constitution. it ordered the president to
repay the state covers for home improvements unrelated to security, things like an ampitheatre and a swimming pool. the president said the gross over spend should never have happened. it caused frustration and confusion for which i apologize on my behalf and on behalf of government. he cindy always intended to pay back the money? >> i accept the judgment and will abide by it. i will pay an amount beyond the
security upgrades. he was dismissive of the demand he repay some of the money spent on upgrading his sprawling rural home. the country's corruption watchdog investigated after costs ballooned. the public protector said he should repay a portion of the amount paid on non-execute measures. the government issued several reports that exonerated him from any wrongdoing. at the start of the constitutional court hearing, the president did a u-turn acknowledging he did 0 some money. but that's not enough for from his biggest critics. >> the economic freedom fighters say they will force zuma from. they are encouraging south africans to take to the streets. the opposition democratic alliance wants him to resign and they called his address to the nation's contradictory and insulting. they may not have won his resignation but they certainly have a lot of ammunition ahead of this year's local e legs.
>> the amc has backed him and thanked him for hum bing himself for an apology. he still enjoys the vast support of south sfrenz although the president is under unpress dented pressure. >> live pictures from a press conference in brussels where officials announced the airport will reopen on sunday. it has been closed for 10 days after two suicide bombings. more than 30 people were killed at the airport and metro
we have president zuma apologizing saying he intended to pay the money back. >> should be the end. shouldn't it? >> no. it cannot be to act like that, in this case, where a constitutional crisis of some sort because the court found the head of state he failed to protect the constitution. he says he will abide by the judgment. the only way to abide the judgment that basic says he is not fit for the office would be to stead down. >> he is clearly not going to do
that. we are mobilizing people to make sure the constitution is abided with properly en inside parliament, there are constitutional options such as calling for his impeachment in terms of our constitution to make sure that the president steps down. >> what do you say to suggestions that the opposition is overreacting in its calls for zuma's impeachment?
>> laughable. they brought the case to the constitutional court because the president for almost two years was refusing to pay and instead he was arrogant and disparaging he said he took a bond or a mortgage on the property. if you listen carefully. he says it's about the frustration that was caused. >> we appreciate your time. al national chair for the economic freedom fighters, an opposition party. thank you. >> let's get to support now.
>> thank you very much barca are 10 points ahead of reel with eight points ahead. they will try to erase memories. >> playing against five feeters each other against barcelona. that's it i am going enjoy tomorrow as a coach. >> tu is true there are less and less games ahead to be played and achieving a victory against one of the candidates could be decisive. >> chelsea on the bottom of the table villa with a 4-nil win.
in the next few minutes, manchester city will kick off and arsenal are hosting watford. all of those teams are trying to chase lester who aren't in action until sunday . >> the title, i think the team has the facility to fight with us. i am not polite the march toward history hit a hurdle. their home winning streak has been ended at 54 games beaten by
celtics. their first home defeat since january last year. golden state are bidding to break the chicago bulls records, 72 wins for the 7. they will have to win 5 of the last six games of the season to break that mark. tiger woods confirmed he won't take place at the master's in georgia. he hasn't played in a competition since august. this will be only the second time the 14-time major champion has missed the event since he made his debut in 1995. two are tied. the first women's golf major of this season 5 bird e and 3 birdies on her way to a round of 70. american leslie thompson is
aiming to win the event for the second in three years. she birdied the final hole. she shares the lead private practice session ahead of the grand prix saw familiar faces with mercies dominating. in con trest, the rival had a bad day. a second practice session short feeling he a wheel wasn't properly attached to his car. relations are tense between the drivers and governing body. the drivers wrote wrote an open letter saying the body was obsolete and i will structured. looking to secure back to back titles when she takes on svetlana in the final of the miami open later.
djokovic is through to the men's decider in florida. jockey has won 15 straight matches and is bidth for a 6 i think title that would match the reared held by agasi. he will face the japanese sensation. the world number 6 overcame australia's nick careous in straight sets 6-3, 7-5. badminton ranks as a chance for success in rio. getting national support is a challenge. for many here, badminton is just
fun. sonja wants to make it a career. >> i want to be here because when i am 8 years old, i have decided i want to take the goldmental. this is herein spiration, practicing at the indian open. she won a bronze at the london 2012 games, she became the first ever indian badminton player to win an olympic medal. all of the world's top players are here it's one of the last qualifying tournaments before the 2016 olympics. tickets are being given out for free. popularity will go up indian
players are performing better than ever. >> this is the second most played sport in the country according to the indian badminton association. but it lags behind in television viewership and sponsorship, which means it doesn't get the investment or attention it needs to compete with the likes of cricket, football or even tennis. world doubles champion and olympiyon says there is little government infrastructure and financial backing for aspiring players. >> the problem is that support comes in after championships. her parents hope she, too, can one day become a household name. al jazeera, new delhi. >> that's it for me. i hand you back to nick.
>> thank you very much. we will see you a little bit later. a monarch butterfly, they are making a comeback. the numbers tripled in 2015 after years of decreasing. this increase comes after an agreement with canada and united states to protect the species as john hollmann now reports. >> reporter: monarch butterflies in their winter home. millions travel from canada and the northern united states to the forest of central mexico. it's one of nature's longest migrations and most precarious. after years of serious decline, this season numbers of monarchs in mexico have more than tripled. biologist randon says nature and man have helped the insects out. the client has been benevolent. this meant more production. the government has planted millic we'd, the chief food
source for the larvae. it is the key. they lay eggs along the migration route and the plant serves as nursery and food for their young before the continue their parents' journey south. that's why canada, the u.s., and mexico have mounted a campaign to get the plant back in to gardens, farmland and schools along the. these. >> the basic idea which the children are very enthusiastic about is a food highway for the monarch butterflies from canada to here. >> these tiny creatures go on an incredible journey, two and a half thousand miles to get here. they do it using an internal come pass that guides them the u.s. government put more than $3 million into monarch conservation. with numbers down from their
peek 20 years ago, no one is getting carried away. >> we have to see what will happen in the long-term population. >> they say herbicide is the biggest danger. >> the problem is that farmers are using the herbicide round-up which monsanto produces and wipes out milk we'd. scientific data shows from 1999 to 2010, the increase in the use of herbicides eliminated 58% of the milk we'd in these places. with it, 71% of the reproductive capacity of the monarch butterfly. mexico. >> either way, it's a wonderful site. that's it for this news hour. another full bulletin in a couple of minutes. see you then.
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