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al jazeera america. the first ship of deported refugees from greece arrives in tikili as parliament of a controversial e.u. deal you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha. the other top stories. one of the world's largest data leaks how world leaders and celebrities hide their wealth. lebanon security forces have dismantled the largest known sex
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trafficking ring freeing 75 mainly syrian women. plus. the show goes on for a popular music festival in pakistan despite an attack at a nearby park greece has begun sending refugees and migrants back to turkey under a controversial e.u. deal. the agreement brokered last month comes into effect amid widespread concerns about the legality and the possibility of the deportation of people at risk. the first boat carrying refugees from greece has arrived at the turkish coastal town of tikili. they're being put on ferries from the greening island of lesbian bottles. they're being accompanied from officers from the border agency.
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they're said to receive 2002 refugees on monday. refugees arriving from 20 march whose applications for asylum are being rejected are being returned. they will resettle one syrian from turkish refugee camps, but there are concerns this could split families, some who are already in europe or turkey proper and this is what turkey gets in return. the e.u. has promised 3.3 billion dollars in refugee aid and by june turkish nationals will not require visa to travel to certain e.u. countries. there is a push for turkish e.u. bid as well. our correspondent is joining us live from tikili. >> reporter: each person has one officer accompanying them.
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that wouldn't, on the face of it, seem like a fast process. >> reporter: it wouldn't, although the system that thai set up here does seem to be designed not to hold people here for any length of time, rather to process them. it wasn't a long process of getting the boats to shore. it arrived just off the coast here more than an hour ago. it lyn angered there for a good half an hour before making its way to port. suggestions here that they might have been waiting for local dig that trees here-- dignatories came. you can see that they've recollected screens to stheeld from our cameras. weave seen the arrivals get off the boat and start the process of registering. in total today there will be 202
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deportees arriving from both lesbos and the island of hios, two places here on the turkish coast here, where 131 will be processed and the others processed further away. we don't have a full breakdown of nationality who is claiming. no-one who has claimed asylum in agrees will be arriving today, only those who have agreed to come back to turkey. it is important for both sides that this works seamlessly as possible, this first experiment in this wider experiment of this controversial e.u. turkey deal. what happens to them after that is not clear. there may be two syrians on board, they will be taken to camps in land as was the suggestion in a wider sense in the recent days. what will happen to those countries. we under there's a larger
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proportion of pakistanis, for example our correspondent on lesbos. is it all going as planned, as scheduled? >> reporter: it was a calm and orderly operation, but greek authorities informed the media that this was to happen at 10am local time, but the operation happened hours earlier which really raised a lot of questions. activists and journalists here are wondering did they want to carry out this operation away from the world's cameras and activists were also asking why weren't they allowed to ask these migrants to declare publicly on whether or not they actually applied for asylum or not. but we understand from frontex, the e.u. external border agency,
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which actually carried out the operation, as well as from the e.u. asylum office that all the people who were deported today were given the chance to apply for asylum, but chose not to. we also understand from the e.u. asylum office is that they will be sending representatives to lesbos on wednesday to start the process of looking into the asylum claims. orderly calm process, we didn't see anyone handcuffed, nobody resisted, but the question is what happens when migrants and refugees who do apply for asylum and are rejected and they are asked to leave. we po posed that question to the spokesperson and the answer we got is that these people will have to leave and force will be used if necessary very briefly, the authorities that run the island and, indeed, all those small islands up and down the greek coast, is there a sense of relief for them because whilst they understand what people are
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trying to get away from, those islands have been overrun by migrants, migrants who are getting away from a terrible conflict, but surely they can't afford this, they can't cope with it. >> reporter: yes. lesbos was a gateway, really, for these migrants and refugees. it was the entry point to europe. we are now seeing the migrant trail reversed. at the beginning they were welcomed with open arms, provided with clothing and food, but at the same time these people are under strain themselves. this is a country with an already fragile economy. it is not just on the island. you have to remember 50,000 people are stranded in greece. we were in idomeni a few days and we saw the people of that village take to the streets and block the highway and asking the greek authorities what are you going to do. we can no longer survive like this. we need to employee our fields-- plough our fields.
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they are living on our fuldz and there are security concerns. there will be some relief, but a lot of people inside the detention centers who are subject to deportation,ic tell you that there is a lot of anxiety right now and fear and a lot of uncertainty because they could be next on those boats and deported back to turkey thanks very much. an unprecedented leak of data from a law firm has revealed how the super rich hide their money. the so-called papers come from the world's fourth largest offshore law firm. an investigation into the hidden wealth of some world leaders and celebrities show how they avoided tax and laundered money. >> reporter: it has been a booming hub here and a reputation of money laundering for the world's rich. an image to be encouraged by the release of millions of documents from this firm that spernls in
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setting offshore countries. journalists have analysed more than 11 million leaked files from the database. the documents appear to show links to 143 politicians. among the leaders named are the president of argentina, iceland's prime minister and ukraine's president. an unprecedented leak of documents shows how putin's inner circle became very wealthy. his best friend is at the center of a scheme in which money from russia state banks is hidden offshore. other relatives and associates of those implicated in the leaks include the son this malaysia's prime minister. >> i think it raises questions for the political class as a whole because european countries, the u.s., have been talking about greater
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transparency. switzerland has cleaned up their act in terms of banks. there have been a series of scandals. it turns out that offshore companies are still very popular >> reporter: investigators in the u.s. believes one mentioned in the documents supplied fuel for war planes that the syrian government used to bomb and kill tens of thousands of its own citizens. also revealed in the documents was a shell company in panama owned by the football staff as shown and his father. investigators are investigating messi for tax evasion. companies have been linked to that firm in pan athat. -- unanimous panama. in argentina the president failed to disclose the fact that he is a director along with his father and brother on a company based in the baha marks s and in brazil where there's an
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investigation into billions of dollars paid in bribes. five members of that law firm have been charged in that ongoing investigation in amongst all those allegations as we've been mentioning, close associates of the russian president vladimir putin are suspected of involvement. live to moscow. clearly, there is a difference between tax avoidance, which is legal, and tax evasion, which is not. this >> reporter: this is one of the reasons why the kremlin is often fairly successful in deflecting the worst effects of these kinds of exposes from getting right to the top of the tree in russia. vladimir putin, his name has been mentioned in these reports,
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but there is no got dcha, no smoking gun. what we have is a fairly murky series of financial deals and transactions that involve close associate of the president, but his name is not directly mentioned in any of the documents itself. we have one of his closest friends who is the god father of his oldest child. now, he has with the help of another who runs the bank roseea set up a number of offshore funds in various countries in the caribbean and these companies have taken loans and there you have effectively serious amounts of money, two billion dollars disappear off the books and become disposable
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to whoever wants to sdmoes of them. -- dispose of them. the kremlin knew this was coming. last week we had a briefing on an attack on the putin and his inner circle. it's called paid journalism. effectively, the international consortium of investigative journalism is basically funded by organizations like the soros foundation, the mcarthur foundation, which aren't welcome in russia, and this falls into what the kremlin portrays as an anti russian western media bias essentially thanks very much. a senior leader of the armed syrian opposition group al-nusra front has been killed in an american air raid. he died along with his son and
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others near idlib. he was the spokesman for the group. at least 25 soldiers have been killed in an i.s.i.l. sued attack. it is the sixth attack by i.s.i.l. in the area within the last two months. lebanese police have uncovered what they say is the largest human trafficking ring in recent times. 18 suspects are excused of imprisoned 75 young women as sex slaves outside of beirut. most them are young girls with promises of work. >> reporter: to protect her safety we cannot disclose the identity of this young syrian lady, so we will call her eve. until just a few days ago, eve was a slave forced to work as a prostitute. >> translation: we were never
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allowed to sleep properly. if we did, if a customer came and asked for us, we were forced to wam up >> reporter: after her parents died in syria over two years ago, she came to lebanon where a friend told her she would get a job. >> translation: we arrived at 10am. i slept for two hours when the boss said to wear short clothes. there were other girls. they said i had to put on make upened do my hair. i asked them why. he said you need to go down and work. you're with us now. it was new year's eve. he told me work tonight and tomorrow you can go >> reporter: she was being held captiving together with 70 girls in this building less than an hour's drive from beirut. >> translation: the next day as i put my clothes on to leave, he smacked me across the face. they dragged me to the living
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room. he started swearing at me and said, you're mine now. you will do what i tell you >> reporter: the sex industry in lebanon is high. it is a sex tourism designation. there is very little government regulation which allows for people like eve to be preyed upon and abused >> >> translation: if the customer didn't want to wear a condom, they were not forced to. we were all forced to have abortions. >> reporter: police announced that they had uncovered the largest human trafficking ring in recent times. 75 women, most syrian, forced into prostitution had been rescued. according to the police, many had been tortured and drugged. the police themselves have been accused of mistreating the victims. >> translation: when the police first detained us, the treatment was horrific. if we fell asleep, they would hit us, if we asked for water, they would hit us.
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they would hold a bottle of water and drink it in front of us. one girl wanted to go to the toilet. they refused. >> reporter: this woman is the head of anti trafficking unit. >> when the government - what the government needs to do is to amend the law, not to be only punitive, but also to be protective and more importantly to be preventive. here, again, i would like to highlight the importance of tackling the demand. the demand side. where we should is the buyers to refrain from buying sex. >> reporter: for two and a half years she says she has experienced hell on earth. although she is now free, she remains captive to the memories that continue to haunt her still to come for you here on this program.
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celebrations as the west indecency-- indies are the only team to win the t20 title twice. tle twice. west indisease west indisease s
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welcome back. the top stories. the first boat carrying refugees from agrees has arrived at the turkish coastal town of tikili under the migration deal. police are putting the irremember lar migrant on
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ferries to turkey. a data leak from a law firm has revealed how the super rich hide their money. the documents show alleged limpgs to 143 politicians, the so-called panama papers come from the fourth largest offshore law firm. 18 people have been people have been arrested in lebanon for having imprisoned 75 women of sex slaves in illegal brothels outside beirut. funerals have been held for the so soldiers killed in the fight be between azerbaijan and armenia. this footage was taken in a controlled part of the nagorno-karabakh. it shows the damage caused by the flesh complicate there-- fresh conflict there. arnl says there have been more attacks. a political analyst is joining us now from baku.
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this line of contact, obviously, remains tense. so when is a ceasefire not a ceasefire. one side were saying we are going to stop pulling the triggers and the other side was saying that's nothing more than an information trap. so what is it request in your mind? >> i think currently the ceasefire, it is an ongoing tensions between the two sides, but small fighting, but i think it will be resolved in a few days more, in the next few days resolved in what way and will that resolution last because multiple attempts at peace over the past two decades have failed. >> yes. it's true. there's a lack of trust between the parties and most things is that there is lack of proactive
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talk to mediators. they want to stop the escalation not to lead into the war between the parties. right now the question is not who fired the first shot. the question is that why the international media is lack of proactivity just to interrupt you. mediators surely need a momentum behind them. if part of that momentum is to come from russia or vladimir putin, he has big interests in these regions, but his critics are saying they want some form of managed escalation in this so he can be seen as a peace maker offset against those financial interests, those business interests that russia has in this area. >> let's say the russia is the mediators in conflict, but right
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now it is interested in control and stability in the area, but russia is not a part of the - it is not offering peace meeting process. vladimir putin is not the person that offering to both sides to come to the table and to discuss and to resolve this conflict. it happened two years ago when in august 2014 there is a similar tensions between the conflict parties, the two sides and to the western partners that the russia is their only strong party on the management, not resolution thank you. the indian prime minister has been awarded saudi arabia's highest civilian honor. security and trade topped the agenda. saudi arabia is india's biggest supplier of crude oil. sanctions against tehran have
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been lifted following last year's nuclear deal with world powers. 10 years has won best picture at the hong kong's film awards. it depicts xirn in 2025 in military uniform - china. it has been a box office success. tv broadcasts were pulled from the mainland. a music festival is hoping to lift the mood in pakistan. the show almost didn't go ahead but music lovers were determined to make their voices heard. >> reporter: the music plays on in a fitting tribute to a city globally renowned for its art and culture. part workshop and part open concert, it almost didn't happen after last week's attack in a
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park a few kilometers from here. they wanted to cancel the event out of respect for those who lost their lines >> it took us a while to consider whether to go ahead. it was decided it was all right to do this. >> reporter: the musicians, the fact that the festival has gone ahead is a blessing. this man is a blues singer who is happy to showcase his art. i just wanted to do something fresh with punjabi because it's my mother tongue and i wanted to do something new. i started experimenting. >> reporter: experimentation is one of the themes of this festival, as is going digital. aside from the bands there are a number of workshops and stalls that address the future of pakistani music and the music
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industry. >> reporter: it is the country's first streaming meaning service. there is 25,000 songs and 200,000 users. despite that it has faced teething problems with paying artists, something that is being addressed. >> we had a few problems with rights you but we have resolved them. we had approach to every artist and get their rights. >> reporter: the future seems right for pakistani music because of the fans who have come here to hear the music that they love the west indies have become the first ever two time winner of the twenty20 world title.
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>> reporter: england and the west indies faced off in what was to become one of the most dramatic finals in t20 history. it was the west indies who started better. england down to 23 for three inside five overs. the recover was led by 54. 14 of the last five overs helped england reach 155. the west indies chase started badly. striking again for joe. the surprise opening bowler taking two wickets, including that of star battle man chris gayle. it was now the west indies turn to fight back. samuels scored a century the last time they won the title and this time he had an 85. they still needed 19 to win in the final over.
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ben stokes was blown away by carlos braithwaite. he smashed three 6s in a row to get the score level. one needed from three balls, he sealed the win with another six. history for the west indies. heart break for ben stokes and england >> it is going to be devastating. it will take us the next couple of days, but we share everything we do >> it was just a joy. we needed this. we have been through so much and to come out here and win this tournament, it was just amazing. >> reporter: much has been said about the decline of the west indecency as a test force, but for twenty20 they're setting the standards let's wrap up this half hour. live shots in tikili in relation to the refugees arriving there
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