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>> it's going to bring a review of the whole system and none of the reforms have really resulted in smaller level of corruption.
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>> thank you for joining us and shedding more light on the corruption reporting project, which was world in releasing the panama papers, thank you. now starting mob greek authorities will start sending refugees for resettlement back to turkey. the deal between ankara and the european union has been criticized by many civil rights groups. we have reports from lesbos. >> these are the people who face deportation if their request for asylum is rejected. refugees and migrant locked up. since march 20th these camps have become detention centers.
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journalists are barred were entering, so we asked questions through the fence. he said that there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. >> i defected from the syrian army, and i can't be sent back. two syrians qualify as refugees or is it just some of the question. it's a concern among the united nations that safeguards are not in place. >> with feel there are deficiencies and gaps both countries that still need to be addressed. we're not opposed of returns as long as people are not in need of protection. and human rights are adhered to. >> there will be no mass deportations an.
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ships are waiting at the port, and dozens of officers, the e.u. external agency has been deployed to escort the refugees back. many are searching for a better life, and some have family members who have already reached northern europe before it shut its doors. but the deal and tighter border restrictions have not stopped. authorities in greece say almost 2,000 people have landed on their shores. the deportations may send the message that doors are closed at least through illegal channels. >> well, turkey is still building reception centers for migrants who have returned from
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greece. laborers say they started on friday and they'll work late into the night on sunday. refugees will be sent to the turkish town of takili. >> well, if all goes to plan, and turkish and greeks say that it will, this is where the first batch of people from greece to turkey will arrive. this is the port of tikil. and just a few meters away from the dock that's the background where these people will be processed and registered. the people we've been talking to are very adamant that they don't want to stay here. there have been large-scale protests this weekend. even earlier on sunday a lot of people signing a petition in the main square if front of a big sign that says no refugee camp
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the interior minister was talking on sunday and said that the deal which came into force on march 20th has had an impact already in terms of the number leaving the turkish coast cline heading for greece. these numbers with dropped off beeply although there are still several hundred being picked up in greek islands every day since. the real test is the fairness of all this. whether these people'sered will be preserved. this is really a big experiment of how to deal with this. >> now to yemen where president hadi has announced a big reshuffle. it has come weeks before peace
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talks are expected to take place in kuwait. yemen has been in turmoil since september 2014 when mouth fighters took control of most of the capital of sanaa. in september 15 president hadi returned to aden. the biggest charge is sacking his vice president. the new vice president also split during the arab spring up rising and the primar earlier i spoke by skype with adam barron. >> we're looking at this decision coming just two weeks before peace talks are sent to
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start. we're seeing the replacement who is one of the few, i would say, political figures in yemen who even despite the war, he's being replaced by his now adversary ali abdullah saleh considering the background it is suggested that even as we're having these peace talks on the horizon, that there is this possibility on the other hand that the battle could be building up. >> a spokesman for the al-qaeda linked al nusra front has died. he was reportedly killed with 20 other fighters in idlib.
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it comes as al nusra front killed 50 other soldiers in aleppo. we have reports on the battle of syria's largest city. >> al nusra front fighters. it's a fight to gain control of the town of pro syrian forces with the help of the russian air force. al nusra's tanks began to shell their enemy's positions from a distance. the battle has started. but it will only take hours for them to take control of the highest point, an area that overlooks the town. they suffered heavy losses. >> we managed to seize control and force the regime fighters to pull out of the towns and surroundings. we destroyed a number of shia
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fighters. >> uunexploded shells dropped this week. is slowing begans are everywhe everywhere. it cases that fighters were here. shortly after rebel fighters captured the area they started. they said that the rebels lack the air cover to protect their advances. five years after the conflict began the fighting continues. >> still ahead for you on al jazeera, why children in argentina are struggling to get a good education.
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also mozart's figero in english and spanglish makes it more accessible.
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>> now in other stories we're following, armenia continues to accuse azerbaijan, and despite an unilateral cease-fire to end the worse flare-up of violence in the last few decades. is. >> despite claims of a cease-fire what we've been hearing from the armenian side is that shelling continues throughout sunday and into the evening and that was corroborated by journalists on the ground, who said they have
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come under shelling. no sign yet in lull in the fighting. the worst fighting we've seen in this region in more than 20 years since the 19 4 cease-fire. both sides are accusing each other of firing the first shots. they blame each other of ending a crisis fire that ended a six. year war. >> it was a violation of the cease-fire, and th some have called it the froze be conflict. it started stalin. he placed a people in the area
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where they lived in peace. armenians held a national referendum of independence from azerbaijan and self rule. but azerbaijan said that the region did not have the legal right and sent in its military to retake the area. thousands were forced to flee, and after years of fighting and 30,000 deaths the region armenia and azerbaijan reached a truce in 1994. >> we're fighting on our own territory. if they don't want to die, let them get off our territory. >> it is not recognized by the u.n. and many believe that it could lead to a greater regional war. >> the question mark people worry about is that it probably
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wouldn't be confined between the two countries and there is a good possibility of russia's intervention if it's an all-out war. >> france has been trying to negotiate peace. they'll work to find an peaceful end to this, and it's hope thad those ambassadors will find some form of common grounds with azerbaijan and armenia when they meet early next week. >> the families of the victims of esther's bombings in lahore say that a climate of fear
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continue, and they say they'll never go back to the public park where the blasts hit. >> they gather at the graves of those they lost. this family lost two sons and one daughter. they were looking forward to a holiday weekend at the popular park. >> the weekend is a holiday for the children and the next day they had school. they said let's go to the park and they can be a little free. we went to the park and i watched as they ran. i saw my children underneath the bodies of others. my husband lost a leg and is in hospital. i'll never go back to that park again. i'm too compared. >> at home through their grief they talk about the short lives of their children.
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like many in the park they came from the poor poorest parts of the region. they came to the park for an ice cream. the attack was designed to stir up sectarian tensions and target christians. but for these families it says it doesn't matter. many of those who died in this attack are buried in ancestral burials. their lives changed in an instant and their children died violently. the government is increasing security in the city but there is a sense of fear and fearlessness. al jazeera, rural punjab.
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>> brussels' airport is running again. airport services stopped for a moment of silence before planes started taking off. the metro station was attacked and 32 people were killed. now move to go south america where education standards are among the lowest in the world. argentina once prided itself on the education system. >> in an area filled with small rivers and islands. the children are trying to make it to school. it's in places like this where people say it's clear. argentina's education system is in crisis.
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>> we have problems with the feelings of the school. electricity, drinking water. now there is a problem with dengue. we do what we can but educating people here is a challenge. >> it's not just infrastructure. the delta area is so isolated that teachers have to sleep here all week so children can have classes every day. many have told us that sometimes going on strike is the only option that we have. >> they go on strikes for better conditions and better salaries. there is no gas, no electricity. getting a boat is difficult outs of school opposite. >> 14 minutes away another school. water is brought in cans, but now there is a shortage because
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of unpaid bills during the administration. >> getting drinking water is a challenge. it's difficult. we're trying to give children a good education but teachers should have better salaries. >> there is more than ten schools in the area, and what happened here is a reflection of what has been going on across the country for a while. school year started early in march, but many institutions around this area remain closed because workers have gone on strike. it's estimated that last year children missed around two months of school because of strikes and problems with infrastructure. and the latest international tests have shown that the situation has effected education here. argentina, colombia and brazil are among the lowest-ranking countries in the world. >> education should be a state issue. public education is important because it's the only one that
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can bring equality. because rich and poor children are getting the same. but this is not happening in argentina. >> that's why immediate change is needed. so that these children can get the education they deserve. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> immigration is a hot political topic in the united states, and it's center stage in a remake of a classic opera called "figero 90120". >> meet figero. the star of mozart's classic opera, the marriage of figero reimagined as an undocumented mexican immigrant where the original character was a servant to a count. this figero lives on the estate of a real estate tycoon. his boss has his eye on susana.
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>> it's in english and splans splanglish. >> star jose perez is himself mexican. >> it's an interesting cast of what w we have here. it's the microcosm of the american society. >> it was performed 230 years ago. at heart it's a story that pits haves against have nots. in this case an undocumented immigrants. at the manhattan school of music productions like this are helping to draw new audiences to opera. >> we have a name and the title that the audience is going to recognize. then you have a contemporary iconic reference that people are going to identify with, and it's
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a smashup that you'll want to see because it's new and different. >> he wanted to create a work as revolutionary as mozart's was in his day. >> there are universal human rights that are fundamental. in today's day and age, whether we're talking about undocumented workers in the united states or syrian refugees in europe, there is a similar dialogue. >> an important conversation that can be sung as well as spoken. kristen saloomey. al jazeera, new york. >> winning best picture at the hong kong film awards. it depicts the city in 2025 with children in military uniform and the cantonese language dying. the provocative portrayal has
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riled china. you can find more on everything that we're showing on our website. including the panama papers leaks, organizations, world leaders, and their activities. >> s i was the first to have my identity. >> i never felt a connection to anything or anyone. and i was constantly just trying to fit in.


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